*Rolls eyes*

My sister called me after reading the last couple of blogs to inform me that “snuff films” are films where people have sex with girls and murder them on camera. . … Obviously this does not happen in Harry Potter. At least no one is filming the murders and I’m pretty sure she does not mention sex at all in the books.

Definition of a snuff film: (brought to you by http://www.dictionary.com)

–noun

1.

Slang . a pornographic film that shows an actual murder of one of the performers, as at the end of a sadistic act.

Origin:

1970–75
Sorry J.K. Rowling for my misuse of the words “snuff film”. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is more like taking all of my favourite characters at the end of the book and lining them up behind a chemical shed and shooting them one by one. No cameras. No sex.
Except I guess Tonks and Lupin, I mean, how else did they get baby Teddy? I don’t think that was taped though.
Have a good weekend! 😀 hahaha

End of the Week Roundup

I’m most definitely aware that this was a self indulgent week where I got to talk about my favourite series. Not everyone likes wizards and witchcraft like I do. But if there were any series that didn’t make this kind of thing supremely cheesy, it’s definitely this one.

Like I’ve said before Harry Potter is my security blanket. I was actually voted Most Likely to Marry Harry Potter in the 12th grade. And I still proudly wear that title.

I really just don’t want people to miss out on the imagination and will power that it probably took J.K. Rowling to write this thing. It’s hard to write books, especially series that are so intertwined as these ones. All your questions get answered and you miss out on a lot if you just watch the films.

There are always books that get you back into reading, Harry Potter was mine, and I’ve heard Twilight got an entire universe of twitterpated girls to read again.

Find your genre, find characters you love, find something to get you back into reading or interested in it in general. It’s important and helps keep your brain intact.

If there were a sign like the finger spread thingy from Star Trek I would do it right now in honour of J.K. Rowling and her magnificent series… I guess I’ll just settle for a stern look at you to scare you into reading.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–J.K. Rowling

This book is a snuff film. I’m serious. It starts out with everyone trying to get Harry out of Privet Drive before he turns seventeen and then BAM, two characters are dead and George has a hole in his head.

Then it slowly kills off random characters that you wouldn’t really care about, like Susan Bones’ aunt, minor characters.

It takes you through a journey where Ron, Harry and Hermione are no longer at Hogwarts. They are on the run because the Dark Lord has finally taken over the wizarding world and it’s a terrifying place to be a wizard. Hell, even being a muggle is scary, he’s taking out bridges and the Dementors are breeding so there is fog everywhere. Muggles are being murdered for no reason other than being regular people and wizards are dying because they are against Voldemort.

Harry, Ron and Hermione must find the Horcruxes in order to take down Voldemort for good. Too bad they have zero clue where they all are. Amidst all this there is a wedding, and a series of them getting caught and chased.

Then the epic battle which everyone knew was coming.

Where most of my favourite characters die one after the other. I don’t think I stopped crying during this book.

 

Snuff. Film.


Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince–J.K. Rowling

I swear to God I blacked out the moment she told me one of my favourite characters died. I had to go back a few pages and read it again because it was too traumatizing for me to focus.

This book is the calm before the storm. Dumbledore is talking to Harry more about what they should be doing about Voldemort (about time, right?) and he’s even taking him on adventures in order to get certain things they will need to take him down. You get to have a look into Voldemorts past as Tom Riddle and find out he was a douche right from the start.

This one a few weird things happen, like oh, I don’t know, my literary boyfriend getting a girlfriend! Even Harry is harboring some unwanted/wanted feelings for a certain red head. And I’m not talking about Ron.

I think the last three books I could still read over and over and over and over and not get annoyed that I know the whole story because I always find something different with them. Hell, even though I’ve been reading the first four since I was about twelve, I still find something new with those.

I cannot stress enough to read all of these books.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix–J.K. Rowling

Remember yesterday when I told you that Voldemort is back and making it really public that he’s back? Well, in this one dude actually is  showing his face places. Even has a welcome reunion with some Ministry of Magic folk by the end of the book.

After the unfortunate event in the last book, where Voldemort comes back in human form and there is a death of a beloved character, Harry is thrown  back to the Dursleys and gets no messages from his friends save “We can’t tell you what’s going on, but don’t worry.” he’s starting to get frustrated.

This whole book is about teen angst. Harry is peeved that no one listens to him, that no one is seemingly doing anything about anything, and that there is a new biotch in the castle trying to push Ministry regulations down their throats. (Dolores Umbridge.)

Everyone tells me that this book is the set up for the rest of the novels, and I can see that. But I also think this is one of the best ones, because it actually gets you mad and riled up for Harry. Plus the Weasley twins are hilarious in this.