remember may 2nd, 1998
the battle of Hogwarts
|Jon Snow:||You have your mother's eyes.|
|Harry Potter:||You must be Ned Stark's bastard.|
“If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign… to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin. Quirrell, full of hatred, greed, and ambition, sharing his soul with Voldemort, could not touch you for this reason. It was agony to touch a person marked by something so good.”
Yes! Once Upon a Time/Harry Potter mashup FTW!
Totally reasonable price point!
Two fun things I’ve been working on lately, one is my usual weekly comic book reviews for Kabooooom! I read and reviewed ‘Saga’ #5 and loved it. Seriously, this book is one of my favorites, maybe ever, and we’re only five issues in!
The second project, and ugh, is project totally the right word, is a series of articles I’m beginning for Nerds in Babeland in where I compare ‘The Walking Dead’ the comic book to ‘The Walking Dead’ the television show, discuss the changes made for the show and whether they worked or not. My first installment is up now and feedback is greatly appreciated!
Now, I apologize. Get ready for another long one folks ‘cause I let the weekend come and go before I updated with my recently contributed articles. To make things a bit more manageable I’ll start with a few you should read only if the headlines tickle your fancy:
If a ‘Star Trek’ Animated Series Was to Happen, It’ll be in the Abrams’ Alternate Timeline| Could There be Dark Elves in ‘Thor: The Dark World’?| ‘The Wolverine’ Concept Poster Now Official, Plus Shooting Begins Next Week| ‘Booster Gold’ Script on its Way to Syfy Next Month
The Emmy nominations have been announced and are as unsurprising as usual. What am I excited about? Game of Thrones and Sherlock were both nominated, with Peter Dinklage, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman scoring acting noms. If these guys don’t win I’ll be furious. I’m already confused because Dinklage was nominated in the Best Supporting category and not Lead Actor. Who do they think is the star of this show, anyway?
Neil deGrasse Tyson defends the original starship Enterprise at Comic-Con and it’s grand. He’s, as always, elegant and awesome. I just love the dude. Watch:
Here’s a few more video related posts worth a watch:
‘Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later’ is very funny. It’s the epilogue we deserved and I can’t wait for more. And those ‘Hobbit’ movies, man do they look gorgeous. Have you heard Peter Jackson now wants to make them into another trilogy!??!! I know! I’m sure they’ll be lovely, but Pete, I can’t wait any longer!
The Olympics begin on Friday and I’m stoked. I don’t know why, because I’m not super into sports or anything, but I freakin’ love the Olympics. Maybe it’s the pageantry, maybe it’s the whole world community atmosphere. I don’t know, but I’m excited. And I’m especially excited once I heard this crazy rumor that I’m praying is true: Mary Poppins and Voldemort to Duel During Opening Ceremonies
How weird is this?!? I don’t care, I think it sounds awesome and I hope they actually pull it off.
Lastly, in the way of articles, I wrote a few things about ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Go figure, being THE movie releasing this past weekend.
I haven’t got around to doing a proper review, and I’m not sure I ever will, but I’ve collected a few thoughts about the movie and the tragedy in Aurora below the cut.
The Goblet of Fire
1 oz vodka
1 oz blue curacao
3 oz lemonade
Pinch of cinnamon
Directions: Pour vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade into a goblet-type glass Top with a splash of 151 proof rum Light on fire Add the pinch of cinnamon to the flames (cinnamon will spark) *** Blow out flames before consuming! ***
Yup. Definitely want to host a Harry Potter party and make many of these. Mmm.
Oh god! So true. I wanted her to DIE! Voldemort, meh, lock ‘em up, he was just a misguided miscreant.
But Umbridge…best, worst character ever!
I love Snape even though he’s a dick
I think I may love Snape because he’s a dick.
Let’s face it, the coolest thing to come from the Harry Potter phenomena isn’t J.K. Rowling‘s epic and engrossing saga, the endearing child actors turned veritable hunks and babes nor the insane amounts of dirty fanfiction. Well, okay, erotic Potter fanfiction is a pretty sizable tentpole of the fan community, but the coolest thing is magic. Or at least the fantasy that with a swish and flick of a wand anything is possible.
Now, take that notion of “anything is possible” and place it in the twisted minds of some nerdy bastards who’ve grown up imagining themselves in the wizarding world, and well, you get this Top 10 list. So, beginth the Top 10 Spells and Potions from Harry Potter Nerd Bastards Would Use Inappropriately.
10. The Tongue-Tying Curse, The Babbling Curse, Confundus Charm & Veritaserum
Let’s begin innocently enough. One terribly frustrating aspect of the age of information we live in is spoilers. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have the power to make all those douches ruining it for everyone else shut the fuck up? Yes. Enter the Tongue-Tying Curse and the Babbling Curse. One prevents certain information from being revealed by literally having someone’s tongue curl backwards on itself and the other causing them to babble incoherently. There’s a chance these might not stop said douche from typing a spoiler, so to be super safe, use a Confundus Charm. It’ll cause your target to become completely beffudled and forgetful, so much so they’ll probably forget even how to operate their smart phone.
But what to do when you’re seeking out an important spoiler? Like you need to know the entire plot of The Dark Knight Rises and you just so happen to have Christopher Nolan hogtied in your basement? For that, Veritaserum is a must. The truth potion will have Nolan telling you every dirty detail about Batman and Catwoman doing the nasty. That’s happening in the next film, right? Oh man, I hope so.
For more inappropriate ways of using magic click here. And believe me, things will get a whole lot kinkier over at Nerd Bastard’s.
Here’s a backlog of articles I haven’t posted from throughout this passed week. So sue me, I’ve been spending any free time I have finishing A Feast for Crows before DragonsDay, July 12th, when A Dance with Dragons is released. Westeros is consuming me but I am so close to, umm, starting another book.
All the rumors of a Harry Potter themed MMO or online community have been a little too imaginative. Pottermore isn’t anything that inventive but rather a new, interactive way to experience the books. It’ll be a free for users but you’ll have the opportunity to purchase eBook versions of the Harry Potter books (for, like, the first time ever) in an online store. Okay, cool. But I would have freakin’ loved a Harry Potter MMO. I wanna be a wizard…err, witch.
Above is the video of JK Rowling explaining Pottermore. For the full press release and more info on what this new experience will be continue on to Nerd Bastards.