My jumbled mix,
a flurry of mental parts
fidgets like twitching fingers,
unable to be still
but no good in stepping firmly forward.
My own weakness for sentiment and obsession from paranoia has driven me to sleep this late, leaving me extremely aggravated. Damn myself.
Odd compulsion to draw all over my body tomorrow, this ‘want to get a tattoo but can’t decide what’ thing is getting out of hand.
1. Always post the rules.
2. Answer the questions from the person who tagged you and write eleven new ones.
3. Tag eleven people and link them to the post.
4. Actually tell them you’ve tagged them.
1. Ideal road trip - where would you go, who would you go with, and what would you do?
A tour of Europe. I’d see the tourist spots, but take a few days just to wander and soak in the culture of each town and city, drinking different kinds of tea, eating different cakes and diving into old bookstores and theaters. I’d choose Deon because he’s my favourite company, or Chloe because she’ll freak over the same European things I would shout about. (eg. when seeing dreamy British stars) Then again, there are so many different people I would love to go to different places with so I can’t really choose!
2. An invention you want to see made in the future?
Something that gives me the ability to fly. Not in a big metal ship but more like a jetpack or a spell or clip-on wings!
3. Favourite movie?
Pocahontas touches me on a personal level, but I love so many. The Incredibles, Coraline, Toy Story, mostly animated. Oh and About Time!!!!! Fell deeply in love with that one.
4. If you could change one thing about your favourite movie, what would it be?
Pocahontas follows John Smith to England. It makes sense, she yearned for adventure and he offered her one with love.
5. A music group/artist you would do anything to get front row tickets for?
Well my first and only real concert was Lenka, and I lovvvved it. Wouldn’t say no to front row tickets! She threw toffees too but I was too far to get any, so definitely first row would include a yummy bonus.
6. Weirdest dream you’ve had?
Weird dreams are pretty much a regular thing in my mad head. Last night I dreamt Marks and Spencer were selling live pickle-berry babies in jars. I heard it wailing but no one but Ankita and I seemed to care, and when I picked it up it was surprisingly heavy. After comforting it it was implied that I was bringing it home, but I woke up because it fell onto my ear and I jumped myself awake.
7. Favourite Youtuber?
Hmm, now this is slightly tough because I don’t follow anyone in particular. ‘AndymetSonia’ is lovely to watch because they’re both sweet and adorable, ‘RhettandLink’ is just brilliant. Lenka’s videos are delightfully creative, its all a matter of mood really.
8. Favourite AU?
(I had to google this) The marvelous Harry Potter universe!!!!!
9. Top 5 OTPs?
Gosh, okay. Pocahontas and John Smith, Katara and Aang, Owen and Cristina, Mr and Mrs Incredible, Woody and Bo Peep. Are the animated ones counted?
10. Favourite TV show from your childhood?
mmmmmmmmmm The Powerpuff Girls. Oh no BARNEY! & Hi-5!
11. Do you have a catchphrase/saying that you frequently use?
'Its a sign of affection!' (when I bite people)
I had no idea you could tag people on Tumblr.
My questions to you:
What is your favourite story?
What is your most touching memory?
If you would have one wish, what would it be?
Which animal do you most relate to?
How do you choose what to wear each day?
First thought when waking up?
Favourite foooood? (with detail thank you)
Whats your security blanket?
What would you name your first child (both boy & girl)?
Thank you India from http://thescienceofdisneydeduction.tumblr.com/ for tagging me! I had no idea anyone I’ve never met knew of this blog I keep, let alone know about it enough to be considered in a quiz. This is so lovely, as you are. ;)
Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that."
Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)
JK Rowling is a brilliant storyteller but romantic relationships seem to be her weakness. Ron and Hermione made the only couple to completely make sense with beautiful, gradual development. Harry and Hermione’s relationship was special because it was platonic, but deep with familial love. We’re all confused and indignant but his snippet says a fantastic lot.
'It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once, and Ron, who told Hermione she was a know-it-all at least twice a week, said loudly, 'You asked a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don't want to be told?”
Greys had really powerful moments.
Sweeties brother and sister decided to keep me company in my room instead of staying downstairs, awwwww. I have to say, I’m very proud of myself for thinking of such usefully interchangeable furniture. My boxes have helped turn my room tonight into a super comfy late night show centre. Absolutely love the bed my talented father made for me too! The best.
I’ve been trying to complete my essay all weekend but I keep getting ridiculous notifications like these popping up on my research windows. I’ve never even heard of notices like these, nothing else was included but white space. Where are they coming from AND WHY!
Recently JK was having a lovely chat with Emma and she kind of cast a little bit of doubt on the long-term romantic prospects of Ron and Hermione — what did you think about that?
YEAH YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you.