"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" ~Albus Dumbledore

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Simply Follow The Owls

So, J.K Rowling's Pottermore annoucement was revealed a few hours ago and I have just watched the video again, this time without shaking with excitement. I for one am beyond excited for this project and I cannot wait until October to find out more. What I like about the video is that Jo spoke directly to us, the fans, describing us "as enthusiastic and inventive as ever".

She also said thank you. To us, the readers. Really, Jo? We love you and all, more than you can possibly imagine, so I think it should be us thanking you for the literary miracle you have written for the world.

Describing the Harry Potter fans as a "wonderful, diverse and loyal readership" is simply beyond amazing. And boy, does she have a way with words! That is the perfect way to describe Harry Potter fans, because true fans are loyal to the story and characters - the fans are as important to the author as the story is to the fans.

One last thing: "additional information I've been hoarding for years". What? WHAT? I cannot express my excitement and surprise and... oh my God, I want to know now! October cannot come quickly enough!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

In Memory Of Those We Lost

Whether it be in the Battle of Hogwarts, 2nd May 1998, or in the fight against Voldemort after his return in 1995, we will never forget those who gave their lives for the side of the Light, for Harry.

In Memory Of Those We Lost

Monday, 13 June 2011

Life at University

So, I have finished first year! Isn't that amazing? I suppose I shouldn't boast too much until I actually find out how well I did in exams. Anyway, I have written quite a few things over the last few months about how university is for me but now it's time for something different. Last week, I took my camera in and filmed some parts of my campus, mashed them together and voila! YouTue video! Yeah, bet you didn't know I was also on YouTube! Oh, you did? Have I already mentioned that on here? I can't remember.

Anyway! Here is my video. And you know, feel free to make fun - I am already aware that I make crappy videos and am not very comfortable in front of a camera.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A Good Man Goes To War

Obviously, spoilers ahead. Do not recommend reading if you haven't watched the episode yet.

So, can anyone say mindf*ck? Overall, I loved the episode. It was complex, engaging, both funny and cute moments and just everything that good Doctor Who should be. So, some notes that I can't be bothered to put into full sentences:

  • Loved the poem/verse thing about Demons Run - a nice little motto for life kind of thing and successfully summarises most of the Doctor's adventures
  • Eye-patch lady is a pretty scary villain in the way she was so cold
  • Rory with the cybermen kicked ass! On that subject, loved the question "Where is my wife?" plus the message from the Doctor (aka the explosion). That was the best moment for Rory so far, in my opinion. 
  • Amy's little monologue to her daughter was heart-warming and emotional and so good. Karen Gillan's acting  has been and continues to be amazing in this series.
  • Loved how the Doctor recruited all those people - the good guys from all the villains from past adventures
  • The future army/clerics reminds me of the stereotypical image of the trigger-happy US Army of today 
  • The headless monks were incredibly creepy - the tied neck after the hood, oh my God, that was terrifying! 
  • Melody - first off, such a beautiful name. Second, loved how Rory was so proud and how adorable he looked when he was holding her. Third, I was thinking about Amy's "time-head" comment at the beginning of the series and was kind of right - because she was conceived in the time vortex, she was influenced and whatnot to Time and Space, thus Time Lord DNA. Nice twist, Moffat! 
  • Now that I think about it, were we actually told why eye-patch lady wanted Amy's daughter? I know it had something about making her a weapon against the Doctor, but what did the Doctor do to be so scary in the first place? Or am I just missing the point that it's the Doctor's legacy that they are so frightened of? 

Now, the ending. The truth. Surprisingly, some of my friends and I had actually theorised that River was Amy's daughter.I liked how it was explained through the translations as well, it stopped it being rushed out in one breath. For one horrible moment, I thought the Doctor was going to run away and we wouldn't know! Oh, and his mime for kissing Amy's daughter: hilarious! Matt Smith's expressions have always been priceless but his mix of shock and pleasure when he found out the truth was just brilliant.

Of course, I have missed a few points and I'm sure I could find loads more to talk about but I am going to stop there. And the 'Coming soon', did you see it? A skeletal hand holding the sonic screwdriver! Who, what, how, huh? We have to wait until autumn to find out; September can't come quickly enough!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Doctor Brennan's lab assistant?

Yes, I just took a personality quiz to see which lab assistant I am most like from 'Bones'. Not what I thought my 50th post would be, I had hoped for something a little more entertaining and unusual but oh well. I just had to share this piece of knowledge. 

So, here's my result:

At least I wasn't Daisy! No, I do kind of agree with it - I don't think I've had a hard life though. And I'd like to think my love life is "colourful". 

Here's the link if you are interested in finding out who you are: http://www.buddytv.com/personalityquiz/bones-personalityquiz.aspx?quiz=100000051 

See you tomorrow with a review of the mid-series finale of Doctor Who!