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New Years

HAPPY NEW YEAR my dear reader! Three days into 2016 and I am so excited for what this new year has in store. As per usual I’m super busy, but that’s not going to stop me from updating you on some of my more recent fandom escapades in the upcoming months. That being said, look foreward to the following (late) reviews of these most awesometastic stories:

  1. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Abominable Bride (Sherlock special)
  4. The Husbands of River Song (Doctor Who)
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Posted by on January 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Attention Potterheads! The official trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has finally arrived!

tumblr_ly2r9ugdx51qhiopiAs the trailer assures us, there’s to be wizards, and witches and magical beasts, American slang, and Eddie Redmayne all wrapped up into a spinoff that will test the tides of this fandom. That being said, though most of the characters we’ve come to know and love aren’t present, I have confidence that in the end we’ll open our hearts to this new story, and let good ol’ J.K. open another door to the magical world.

For all you muggles out there, (as well as any potterheads who’ve been living in a cupboard under some stairs) allow me to explain why so many of us are crying over what seems to be “a white dot and some swirly lines on a dark screen” and “that guy I keep seeing but don’t actually know about”.

You see, the fandom that lived, has decided, in light of all being well with Harry Potter and the gang, to pull a classic Lucius Malfoy (from A Very Potter Sequel ), and travel back in time. This is a pretty big deal, seeing as this fandom:

  • has been dealing with lack of new content with AU’s, crack ships and steady increase of fanfictionUntitled
  • has gone into a near Sherlockian level state of madnness (see: tumblr)
  • has stated on multiple occassions that they’d pay money to watch a normal day at hogwarts
    • Alternatively, a whole 2 hours of Harry doing menial tasks or simply breathing

As you can see, we really, really need this.

Set in America, 70 years prior to the boy who lived and all his glory, the movie is to be centered around Newt Scamander, magizooligist, future author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and grandfather of Luna Lovegood’s husband Rolf. It is Scamander who speaks the incantation ‘Lumos Maxima’ at the beginning of the trailer, that works to rekindle the hushed flame of the fandom fire. Evidently let a hoard of magical creatures loose in New York, prompting a fresh, and presumably action filled adventure.

Now, for those of you with doubts your doubts, here are some suggestions:

  1. If you’re still dissappointed that this is not a marauders movie: https://www.youtube.com/embed/znEOtSKnNbI“>Gathering Storm, a fanmade film is coming soon and looks promising. Additionally, if your patience is being tested as is, I’ve got a long list of fanfiction suggestions waiting to be asked for
  2. If you’re uncomfortable with a not-quite-hp-hp-movie, you could
    1. Read the books & watch the movies over again
    2. Wait till it’s part of the abc family Harry Potter weekends
    3. not get your hopes up, so that you’re pleasantly surprised

I, for one, have been drowning my feels in fanfiction since Deathly Hallows premiere. I’m totally hyped and at risk of possible dissappointment I’m going to express my total support for this film. This film is a chance to expand our canon knowledge of the wizarding world, and with that, all that’s left to say is:

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Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Emma Approved

Emma Approved

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Clara Oswald is dead and I don’t know what to feel. (to be continued when the crying stops)

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

My anthem right now

For future reference:

  1. you need eggs when you’re baking cupcakes
  2. don’t volunteer to bake cupcakes, unless you’re sure you know how to make cupcakes
  3. don’t panic
 
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Posted by on November 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress


Sara Bareilles released her new album What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress last Friday, and it is spectacular. I have to admit, I didn’t know about the Musical (the book, or the movie either for that matter) before listening to the album. But, after a little research, with songs like When He Sees Me, and She used to be mine playing in the background, I can honestly say I’m sold.

The entire album screams ‘musical theatre’ and I absolutely love it. Sara’s voice is so full and powerful, and the music is knit together so flawlessly that each character’s emotions resonate with you for long after the song is over. It’s one of those magical compilations that brings one to another place and time, and I strongly recommend you check it out.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Seeing & Losing Sight

Consequences for Foresight
In the depths of the darkness, preteen Jenna discovered the masterful art of fanfiction. She began with a Harry Potter fic called “seeing”, and it was magnificent. Intrigue, emotions, adventure and suspense, all the things she loved. Upon delving further into the abyss, she quickly learned that, like regular novels, fanfiction ranged from praiseworthy to “My Immortal”, and how time travel can truly change everything. She studied tropes, Mary Sues, Alternate and parallel universes alike. There were sad stories, happy stories, and every situation one could possibly imagine. She was fortunate to be in a fandom so large it  seemed infinite, she wishes the same fortune for all going through the fanfiction stage; stay out of the M rated stuff and stick with the fluff (or those bookworthy 100 chapter ones with angst and character development those are great too)
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Posted by on November 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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