Thursday, July 20, 2017

Harry Potter Moment #201

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 
Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

Hello all!  I hope everyone is having a nice week? It's been wicked warm here so while I started catching up on my blog-hopping and Harry Potter Month catch-up, it was too hot to be productive for too long. I'll continue catching up next week :)

Favorite Dean Moment

Dean is one of those characters I wish we'd had a chance to get to know more! He seems like a genuinely nice and interesting guy.  I think my favorite Dean moment isn't so much a moment, it's just how he's so intensely into sports.  I'm not a sports freak personally but something about his unbridled enthusiasm makes me smile.


What's your favorite Dean moment?



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Hogwarts Tag



Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser did this tag a while back and I had started it up as a draft but never got around to put in my answers, much less publish it.  Since it's Harry Potter Month though, it seems like a perfect time to post this now :)  Here goes:


Am I pure-blood, half-blood or muggle born?

I've previously said that I thought I'd be a half-blood but through various readings/HP personality quizzes, I'd changed my mind: I think I'd be a Muggle-Born.




Which wand chose me?

My wand is a Hawthorn with Phoenix feather core, 10 and 3/4 inches, surprisingly swishy and flexible! If we're going by how JKR did things according to birth months for a specific wood, then I'd have a Ash wand (which I sort of prefer) but I'm keeping my Phoenix core ;)




Did I take an owl, a cat, a rat or a toad?

Are you kidding me? I'd bring a cat obviously. Specifically, my black cat called Nox ♥  I'd still want my own owl though so I'm hoping to bend the rules because I'm such a good student (heh) I fancy a black owl like Sirius' one that bit Harry in the GoF film LOL!




*Yes I commissioned a Harry Potter custom painting of my cats.
See the full version on my IG. Thank you Kayla!


Where did the sorting hat put me?

To make a long story short, I was initially sorted into Hufflepuff in 2012 but since then I've been consistently sorted into Gryffindor on Pottermore and all the personality/sorting quizzes I've done since.  Proud Gryffindor right here but if we're being specific, I'd say I'm an even more proud GryffinPuff.



What house did I want to be in?

When I got sorted I wanted to be in Ravenclaw and I was really upset that that wasn't where I ended up.  I've come to realize that I might be a bookish geek but I obviously value bravery and loyalty more than anything else (GryffinPuff)...and I'm 100% ok with that!



What lessons are my favourite and least favourite?

I think my favorite lessons would be Charms, followed by Transfiguration and Defence Against the Dark Arts. My least favorite would be Potions ONLY if Snape was teaching it O.O otherwise I'd love that too and my least favorite class would be History of Magic cause Professor Binns sounds BO-RING




The form my patronus takes:

A cat of course! Pottermore says specifically a Nebelung Cat but I'm fine with any kind of cat, especially a Panther ♥




What does a Boggart look like for me?

Probably being thrown out of Hogwarts or something akin to Hermione's version of failing all her classes >.<




Do I partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?

Is there a Hogwarts book club? I'd be all over that!  I wasn't especially sporty at school (read: not at all) but I've always fancied trying my hand at Quidditch - especially since we could repair injuries with magic.



Where would I find myself hanging in my free time?

The library!  The Gryffindor Common Room of course. Oh and probably quite a bit of time spent on the school grounds, whatever the season!


What would I most likely get detention for?

Sneaking about under my Invisibility Cloak after dark of course. What? I was only going to the Library!



What career do I want after leaving Hogwarts?


Wandmaker remains the Career I'm most drawn to within the Wizarding World. Something about it just seems endlessly fascinating.



If you want to have a go at this, then consider yourselves tagged!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fandom Mashup #117

Fandom Mashups
Fandom Mashups is an original feature here at Lunar Rainbows Reviews.  Every week, I propose a unique fictional scenario and then we build our own personal dream team of five fictional characters from five different fandoms to complete the task!  Anyone is welcome to join up - all I ask is that you link back to me somewhere in your post :)

Hi everyone! Here I am with another belated FM post! Sorry!  In the midst of moving, unpacking, subsequently needing to buy a new car (YIKES! Stop the world, I want to get off!) and organizing the new place, blogging has been slipping in my priorities but my goal is to change that starting now! I'll be backdating this post for continuity and hopefully this will be the last of my lateness.

Thanks Gandalf! 

You've been tasked with appointing a new Magical Senate to regulate ALL magical worlds and bring peace across all realms.  Who would you put on this Senate?

Gandalf

Speaking of which^^ Hell yes I want Gandalf on this Senate!  I nearly put Galadriel till I remembered that Gandalf foresaw the rise of Evil even before she did! Gandalf is brilliant, powerful and peaceful unless there's no other path.


Yoda

Yoda's vision might be prone to being clouded by the dark side, but he's wise and tempered which would most certainly be an asset on this Senate. And we all know he has experience with Senate's to begin with...

Dumbledore

Sure Dumbledore made a few mistakes in his youth, but he's learned from them the hard way and that makes him all the wiser! He's a genius, he's brave and he's one of the good guys. There is no Senate without him.


The Doctor

Since this Senate is seriously lacking in females, let's go with the 13th Doctor today (EEP!) The Doctor is as wise as wise comes and he...I mean she has travelled far and wide so his her knowledge and experience would be a huge advantage here!

Mogget

Mogget has made some poor judgement calls in his life, but he has since made up for them in my books! I think his experiences have moulded him into a better ''all-powerful being'' so I'd love to have his input in this Senate.

Who would you have on this Magical Peace-Senate?


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Harry Potter Moment #200

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 
Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

Happy Potter Thursday friends!  I've finally gotten my internet hooked up at the new house but obviously now I'm terribly behind on my blog hopping...not to mention Harry Potter Month.  I'm working long hours today, tomorrow and a half day on Saturday so I'll start catching up Sunday and into next week!  I hope everyone is making the most of July and making Harry Potter Month extra magical? Side note: this is my 200th Harry Potter Moment of the Week!  Wow! Here goes this week's topic:

Which character would be your study partner?


This will likely be the most popular answer today but I'm going to have to go with Hermione. Sure sometimes her know-it-all tendencies can be annoying but the bottom line is she'd be SUPER helpful as a study partner. One year she made exam study time-tables for Harry and Ron!  She's also bound to be able to help me if I get stuck or if there's something I don't understand so you really can't go wrong with having Hermione as your study partner!

I'm sure there would be lots of other great choices: Dumbledore, McGonagall and Lupin instantly come to mind...

Who would you chose as your study partner?





Fandom Mashup #116

Fandom Mashups
Fandom Mashups is an original feature here at Lunar Rainbows Reviews.  Every week, I propose a unique fictional scenario and then we build our own personal dream team of five fictional characters from five different fandoms to complete the task!  Anyone is welcome to join up - all I ask is that you link back to me somewhere in your post :)

Happy belated Sunday All! I only got my internet connected at the new house on Tuesday so I missed my own deadline for my Fandom Mashup Post...better late than never right?  How is everyone? It's been a very warm July so far on our end - yes it does indeed get warm in Canada - LOL! I hope everyone's July is off to a good start? Here's our fandom topic of the week:


You've been exploring ancient ruins that are thoroughly haunted and brimming with secrets. Your looking to uncover some secrets and your best bet is to ask someone that's been there a long time - a.k.a. a ghost. Eeep!  Your aim is to summon one to talk, NOT to bring it back to life. Which characters do you think could best help you with this?

Sabriel

My favorite light Necromancer ♥ Sabriel would know just the way to summon a ghost temporarily and release it properly so it doesn't start wrecking havoc! She's also used to talking with the dead so she'd be a major asset here.

Sam Winchester

Sammy or Dean would work here but Sam would be more understanding about talking to ghosts instead of just getting rid of them. Dean is pretty black and white so I don't think he'd be as helpful as Sam in this case

Avatar Aang

Avatar Aang is connected to the Spirit World so he'd be a natural here. He could cross over to the Spirit World, find a helpful spirit and ask questions without really bringing the Spirit back to the world of the living!


Merlin

A super powerful wizard is always helpful when you're dealing with ghosts. Merlin is just that and he has access to a lot of spells so he should be able to summon a ghost, get information and dismiss it no problem.


Gandalf

Apparently, I'm pulling out the big guns to summon a ghost but hey: wizards are dead useful.  Gandalf faced on of THE baddest Necromancers around so I have a feeling he'll know how to summon a ghost without the pitfalls. 


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Harry Potter Moment #199

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 
Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

Happy Saturday all!  So, obviously I'm late posting my HPMotW...here's what happened: the internet went out at our old appartement last Tuesday and they could only send a technician on Thursday, which was the day we were moving to our new house...so that was useless. The only issue is that they can only come to connect the internet at our house on Tuesday! So I've been living in the stone ages since then LOL!  Which sucks all the more because we kicked off Harry Potter Month and I haven't been able to set up posts. I couldn't even find the Blogger App to install on my phone to hold me over! Anyway, long story to say that I will start getting back on track next week. Here's my belated post:

Would you rather face a dragon or the acromantula?



Dragon. Any day of the week.  See, I might just die facing either but if I saw a dragon I'd be all ♥.♥  because dragons are awesome. BUT. If I saw Aragog...I think I would die of fright on the spot. So I'd rather die amazed by a dragon than terrified of a giant spider haha!  

What about you guys?



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fandom Mashup #115

Fandom Mashups
Fandom Mashups is an original feature here at Lunar Rainbows Reviews.  Every week, I propose a unique fictional scenario and then we build our own personal dream team of five fictional characters from five different fandoms to complete the task!  Anyone is welcome to join up - all I ask is that you link back to me somewhere in your post :)

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far and that today will likewise be enjoyable for everyone! It was Canada yesterday here so I actually enjoyed a rare Saturday off :O It rained throughout the day though so we weren't able to take in the festivities or fireworks. Oh well, a Saturday off is a Saturday off nonetheless!  Speaking of people who enjoy festivities...much more than myself:

Where are the Extroverts at?  Who are your 5 favorite fictional social-butterflies?

Ginny Weasley

Maybe not so much movie Ginny, but book Ginny was very outgoing (other than around Harry when she was younger). She certainly had a lot of friends and an active social life - she was popular, she was known to stand up for Luna, she played sports, the whole nine yards!


The Doctor

This might vary slightly based on what incarnation he's on but nevertheless The Doctor is always willing to chat up strangers! He might keep his entourage small (which is one of the reasons why I love him) but he's quite social all the same.


Richard Gansey III

Gansey is another character that might keep his social circle small, but when it comes down to it, he was the friendliest and most outgoing of the bunch! He'd often be sought out by people outside his entourage and he was always friendly and polite!


Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson is a party animal.  He might be obnoxious and loud but that doesn't mean he isn't social.  He's always willing to go out in crowd for celebrations and he's always willing to participate when angry mobs form LOL!


Spongebob Squarepants

I adore Spongebob even though I'm nothing like him - I'm definitely more like Squidward haha! Regardless, there's not denying that Spongebob is a friendly, people-person (or Sponge I guess...)  and that he's as social as they come :)

Who are your favorite fiction extroverts?