Anyone out there who has been, or is, a teenage girl could affirm for all that it’s not anything like a cakewalk. I’m yet to experience anything that fills me with the same amount of inner uncertainty than my teen years did, and I’m currently in my mid-twenties trying to navigate ADULTHOOD…
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several cities on Thursday in an escalation of protests against President Nicolas
We need to talk about the revolution that is happening in Venezuela. The government there is blacking out media to/from its citizens. The military and the police are killing young, unarmed protesters. It’s under-reported in American and European media, and it’s going to get much worse. We can’t turn away.
“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”—Emily Asher-Perren (via anarchymydear)
Here follows my reactions and recapping of Sherlock Series Three, Episode One. If it does not go without saying, do not read this if you have not watched the episode because not only will it be utterly spoiled for you and you also won’t have a clue what is happening. Let’s go!
This is well worth the read (if you’ve seen the episode) for a giggle. You go Jessica! You go Sherlock!
I just got home from seeing the latest Hobbit installment.
I’m really disappointed. It was a fine movie, but it was really 2 hours and 40 minutes of filler. I’m really doubting Jackson’s case for it needing to be three movies, it’s all about the dollars obviously. Performances were great. The effects were obviously great, but it felt like it was all good performances and effects and no story. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy it, but I got bored of the story going nowhere. Which sucks, as I can watch the LOTR extendeds gleefully, and I enjoyed the first Hobbit movie, so clearly something ain’t right.
The last one better be fucking amazing, otherwise what was the point (other than making soulless billions)?