I really love learning languages, though due to the way my university schedules languages courses, I haven't had a lot of opportunities to do so. As far as languages I know, I know a tiny bit of Spanish (but it's so…"
A group for all the nerdfighters who love learning languages-whether they be ancient or modern, reality or fiction (yes-nerds who are interested in fictional languages such as Klingon, Elvish, etc. are welcome too!)
"Aha, well I like it! Aberforth is hilarious. I was kicking myself when book seven came out for not realising it was him in the Hog's Head. I haven't actually listened to much wrock (unless the AVPM soundtrack counts, in which case…"
"Hmm... But we do see transfiguration that animates otherwise inanimate objects wearing off when that object gets old at other points. (The Irish Shamrock that squeaks the names of the Irish Quidditch team players comes to mind. Also Ron's…"
"Harry's pseudo-death actually turned me into a complete wreck. I remember the first time I read DH when I didn't know he was going to survive, I couldn't contain myself: I wept for hours. There are SO many tear stains on those…"
"Haha it's ok, Chelci! I accidentally come off as sarcastic all the time--it's hard to read tone over the internet.
Gabe, have you tried Etsy? There are a lot of people who sell wand replicas there. (Also--you make wands? AWESOME. I collect…"
"Haha, yes, I love McGonagall's dry humour. "It unscrews the other way" basically sums up why I love her so much.
I know what you mean about Harry. He really is such a great character, he's really introverted, but he's…"
"In all seriousness, I really agree with the sentiment--both John's and yours, Danno. After all, Harry Potter has affected my life more than a good number of my friends. Why is considered weird to view HP as real as them? It's so much more…"
"Ravenclaw ftw! *high five*I'm glad you said 'characters' because, as you guessed, I find it so hard to choose! Luna is definitely one of them. I mean, she's such a beautiful, fantastic person. I love Fred, George, Hermione,…"
I love, live, and breathe stories. I'm about to graduate college and hope to make my way either writing or telling stories to people who care. I'm an enormous Potterhead, Ravenclaw, and Snape fan.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Harry Potter, everything by John Green, everything by Neil Gaiman, East of Eden, A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the RIngs, House of Leaves, anything by Kurt Vonnegut, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Crime and Punishment, White Noise, Lolita, Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Native Son... I just really love to read.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
The complete works of Shakespeare
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Aha, well I like it! Aberforth is hilarious. I was kicking myself when book seven came out for not realising it was him in the Hog's Head.
I haven't actually listened to much wrock (unless the AVPM soundtrack counts, in which case I've listened to that more than I care to mention xD), but I'll definitely check that out! I actually liked the the movie adaptation of The Prince's Tale. Alan Rickman is such a great actor and he conveyed his heartbreak brilliantly. I loved the scenes of them as children, though I thought they could have put in that one where they meet James on the train. I didn't think Snape cradling Lily's body was creepy at all. It doesn't make *much* sense for him to be there, but I can imagine him rushing there as soon as he heard rumours about what happened.
My favourite movie, ooh.... I'll confess now to not being a huge fan of the movie adaptations .... I think they lost a lot of the essence of the books and they made some unforgivable mistakes xD. Despite the cast of amazing actors they had. *sigh* I know I'm picky.
Although I think the last few were better than a lot of the previous ones... I thought Radcliffe's acting improved a great deal, for instance. And I kind of love Helena Bonham Carter, so seeing her play Hermione-as-Bellatrix was defnitely a highlight for me. I think my favourite director however, was Alfonso Cuaron for 'Prisoner of Azkaban', so I'd probably say that PoA is my favourite :D What are your opinions of the adaptations?
Haha, yes, I love McGonagall's dry humour. "It unscrews the other way" basically sums up why I love her so much.
I know what you mean about Harry. He really is such a great character, he's really introverted, but he's funny and so easy to relate to too, which I suppose is the mark of a good protagonist. And Snape is such a beautifully complex character .... 'The Prince's Tale' is just so heartbreaking and wonderful. Though I think the way he bullies his students prevents him from being a favourite of mine. Aberforth is brilliant - I'm assuming your user name is a homage to him? I like it! :D
My favourite book is OotP too! I never find anyone else whose favourite it is! It's just soo good ... introduces us to such great characters as Luna, Bellatrix and Tonks. And I agree, I like the glimpse into Marauder-era Hogwarts. And, like you, I feel Hogwarts is the heart of the series and I LOVE the whole DA emerging to fight back for it. It's just like, aw yeah, Dumbledore's Army. It doesn't get more awesome than that :D
Ravenclaw ftw! *high five* I'm glad you said 'characters' because, as you guessed, I find it so hard to choose! Luna is definitely one of them. I mean, she's such a beautiful, fantastic person. I love Fred, George, Hermione, Bellatrix. But I think my favourite person at the moment might be Professor MacGonagall. She's hilarious, she's incredibly awesome and she also has a big heart. Who's your favourite? :D And what's your favourite book of the seven? DFTBA!