Monday, July 31, 2017

Could there have been a different Chosen One?



Could there have been a different Chosen One?

I've been sitting on this post idea for nearly three years and I never got around to publishing, because 1. I wanted to be fair and impartial and 2. I didn't want to offend anyone who might not agree with my thought process.  Finally I just wrote it all up in a blur last week and decided to post today, for Harry Potter's Birthday.


Now for those of you who know me, you've likely already guessed my answer here^^ but I wanted to discuss it nonetheless LOL. I've often come across posts on the internet about how a lot of people think that Hermione for example could have done a much better job at defeating Voldemort than Harry did. Or how the Prophecy wasn't clear if The Chosen One would be Neville or Harry so this means that Neville could have been The Chosen One too.  And as Harry Potter's biggest fangirl, my automatic response is to get defensive, despite how much I adore and admire both Hermione and Neville. Given my knee-jerk response to the whole idea, I wanted to delve into it a bit more logically and also see what my fellow Potterheads think.

So let's start with the apparent favorite. Could Hermione have been the chosen one? Now I love Hermione to bits and I share a lot of similarities with her, as many nerds and bookish people do. Obviously I think she's brilliant, there's no denying that. She's capable, skilled and she knows every spell, jinx, hex, incantation known to wizards and witches. She's also undoubtedly brave so she possesses many of the traits that got Harry so far in his questing. BUT...(you knew there was a but coming up right?) But... you have to admit that she's somewhat closed minded. She's infallibly logical but at times her logic and lack of instinct can be a hindrance.  She refused to believe Malfoy was a Death Eater.  She refused to consider that there was a Horcrux hidden at Hogwarts. And most importantly, She refused to believe in the Deathly Hallows. Her logic inevitably got in the way of all the clues that Dumbledore left, or to mounting evidence to the contrary.



Beyond that, book Hermione specifically rarely wanted to take many of the risks that the trio needed to take, especially during her first 5 years at Hogwarts. She was always fighting against Harry's instinct and better judgement.  Don't get me wrong, Harry got a fair share of things wrong too - namely in suspecting Snape (then again who wouldn't have?) and in thinking Sirius was in the Department of Mysteries (again, after how many accurate visions he'd seen, who could blame the guy) but more often than not, Harry was right.  Hermione would not have gone after Quirrell. She would not have kept the Marauder's Map and therefore found out what she needed to know about Sirius. Hermione might have succeeded with the Triwizard's Tournament, but I doubt she could have handled Voldemort returning any better than Harry did. Hermione's refusal to believe that there was a Horcrux hidden at Hogwarts OR to believe in the Deathly Hallows at all would have meant game over for the quest...if she ever got that far to begin with. It was because of Harry that she went out on all those adventures. Granted she saved his butt more than once but she still wouldn't have even been there if not for him.

Now on to Neville. Could Neville have been the chosen one? Now Neville is a true hero, just like Hermione is. Neville is brave, selfless and a true Gryffindor. The bravery he showed in his first year, standing up to Harry, Ron and Hermione comes from himself and no one else can take credit for that. But people forget that Neville never would have found his bravery if Harry Potter hadn't been around. Harry, telling Neville that he was worth 10 Malfoys. Harry, standing up to Malfoy himself, not to mention Umbridge, Snape and Voldemort. Neville himself admitted to Harry that seeing Harry stand up to Umbridge and the like was inspiring and that's what made him stand up to the Carrows in DH. So had Neville been the Chosen One, who would have inspired him to go out and do what's necessary? We can't assume he would have gotten that inspiration otherwise. He needed Harry to bring out his inner heroism.



On the other hand, Neville's heroics are, in a way, more significant than Harry's. Harry was never truly afraid of much. Sure he felt fear, but it never really overcame him. Neville however, always seemed terrified whenever he took up something daring or dangerous.  For Neville to risk 1.fighting Malfoy, 2. training in the D.A., 3.Infiltrating the Ministry, while being so horribly frightened shows that while he feels fear strongly, he's inspired to overcome it. But there's no denying that Harry is the one to inspire him.

Now what of Ginny Weasley? I read an AU (don't ask me where, I can't remember) where Harry dies at Voldemort's hand in the Forest and Ginny is the one to face The Dark Lord in the end and defeat him. And do you know what?  I can actually see this happening -as much as it breaks my heart - because Ginny was possessed by Tom Riddle once before. She knows what she's up against more than anyone and the loss of Harry would certainly be motivation enough for her to step up (not that book Ginny needs help in that department). But the scenario resides on the fact that Harry does most of the legwork and when he dies, his Horcrux is destroyed too, so Ginny need only face the weakened Tom Riddle in the end. In this instance, Harry remains the Chosen One to me but Ginny certainly fills his shoes nicely.



So the bottom line is this for me: even if I try to approach this topic critically, I can still only imagine Harry Potter as the Chosen One. I'm sorry, I tried but I remain Harry Potter's ultimate fangirl. Some people see his character as a 'special snowflake' but I see him as a boy who knew love briefly as a child and then suffered incredible losses but through it all, he retains an inherent need to save his loved ones from further harm at the hand of Voldemort.  Harry is lucky yes, he has amazing friends that do indeed save his life.  But doesn't EVERY hero have those friends?  And don't those heroes remain THE one true hero despite that?  Harry Potter is the Chosen One. No other character could have been so brave and fearless. No one else went out of their way to learn skills that would protect them and the ones they loved. Harry purposefully sought out how to produce the Patronus Charm, and a host of other DADA spells. He was put in extreme situations and adapted to survive. Sometimes he was lucky, yes but through it all, Harry Potter remains the hero that Dumbledore knew him to be. That every single person who met him knew him to be. And no one will ever convince me otherwise #sorrynotsorry



That's just my 2 cents on the matter.  Now it's your turn! Tell me: do you think any other character could have been the Chosen One? Why/Why not? Even though I'm set in my answer doesn't mean you have to :)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fandom Mashup #119

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!  Instead of offering up excuses why my FM post is late (again - I went river tubing yesterday and only got in at like 9pm) I'm just going to leave this here:



"Their daring, nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart" - Pick 5 characters from other fandoms that would be sorted as Gryffindors if they were at Hogwarts

Ronan Lynch

This one is kind of cheating since author Maggie Stiefvater sorted him for us but he's my favorite Raven Boy and he's in MY House so I couldn't leave him out ♥

Rose Tyler

My beloved Rose Tyler is as Gryffindor as they come - she's brave and selfless.  Sure The Doctor brought those traits out of her but they're HER nonetheless!


John Watson

I love me some John  Watson and if Sherlock is a Ravenclaw - which he obviously is - then Doctor Watson is a Gryffindor. He's a soldier and he's always looking for another adrenaline fix. 


Sam Winchester

Both of the Winchesters have some Slytherin tendencies to them yes, but I think Sam has time and time again proved himself in terms of heroism, bravery and chivalry.


Kaladin Stormblessed

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone as heroic and courageous as Kaladin. He's like an adult Harry Potter kind of guy from ancient times!

What characters from other fandoms would YOU sort into Gryffindor?



Friday, July 28, 2017

Harry Potter IS the Gateway Fandom


For a lot of readers, Harry Potter was the fandom that launched it all!  It opened the door to a passion for reading (if we didn't have it already), a deep love for the fantasy genre at large but more importantly, it turned a great number of people into fanboys/fangirls for life.


I was always a geek, even as far back as I can remember as a kid and I tend to get obsessed with the things I love. Apparently it's an introvert thing

Nevertheless, that's just the way I am.  There is no middle ground and that seems to go hand in hand with being a bookish person or just plain being an introvert. The bottom line is:


Looking back, I'd say that my first official fandom was Batman, though I didn't know I was in a fandom back then. I was in my early teens and that lasted into my late teens.  Then I hit University and like many of you know, reading took the backseat. So I guess my fangirl self did too. And then I graduated and had time to read again...so Harry Potter happened. That was my first book fandom and my first foray into high-fantasy books.  I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that it altered my very existence. Because of it, I joined countless other fandoms like Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, The Old Kingdom, The Raven Cycle, Brandon Sanderson, Sarah J. Maas...(yes those last two authors get their own fandom spot since I love everything they write.


Doctor Who was a big one in terms of fandoms and  I wouldn't have gotten into if I hadn't seen David Tennant in a Harry Potter movie and then recognised him from ALL the fandom things on Pinterest. Doctor Who led me to Sherlock, Merlin, Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash...the list goes on.

But Harry Potter started it all for me. It's like my life is divided into ''Before Potter'' (or B.P) and After Potter (A.P.) I never knew then fandom life until a bespectacled, green eyed boy with a lightning scar walked into my life bursting with magic. And once he showed up, my life was never the same. It was magic. And you know what?



Was Harry Potter the Gateway Fandom for you?
If not, what fandom started it all for you?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Harry Potter Moment #202

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 All!  Today we've got one of my favorite topics where we recommend books to characters from the Wizarding World! And I'm even more excited today because we're recommending reads for my beloved Remus Lupin ♥

Which books would you recommend to Lupin?




The Wolves of Mercy Falls - This one is fairly self-explanatory right?  The Wolves of Mercy Falls are all about people dealing with being or becoming Werewolves.  I think a teenaged Lupin would have really appreciated reading about other people with his furry problem.

The Raven Cycle - Apparently, Lupin and Maggie Stiefvater go together!  The Raven Boys are almost like another version of The Marauders. I picture Lupin taking a trip down memory lane with the Raven Boys and I think he'd enjoy them a great deal.

Lord of the Rings - And an epic, life or death questing adventure would be something Lupin could relate to.  I think he'd like Aragorn, Legolas, Faramir and Boromir...as well as Gandalf :) And who doesn't enjoy some Hobbits?!


Dead Poet's Society Movie - Ok I know that this is a movie but John Keating and Remus Lupin are both inspiration, life changing teachers.  And I don't think Lupin ever fully appreciated how significant he was at Hogwarts so I hope that this movie helps him see.

What books would you recommend to Lupin?


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Loveable Villains in Harry Potter?


Loveable Villains in the Wizarding World

The other night I was thinking about those Villains we love to hate. I'm talking about the villains that just light up the page or screen.  You love them despite yourself... even though you might still be terrified of them. You may be secretly rooting for them when they face off against the hero OR you may just LIVE for the times when your favorite hero faces off with them - like I do. I'm talking about those character gems like The Joker, The Master, Moriarty, Lucifer and Crowley, The Riddler, Ra's Al Ghul, Bane - and most of the other Batman Villains - The White Witch of Narnia (maybe that's just me?), Maleficent (excluding the movie where I just plain LOVE her), Loki and Darth Vader.

Now some of you might debate me here - and feel free to - but to me, these characters^^ aren't anti-heroes (with the exception of maybe Loki), they're straight up villains BUT you can't help but feel for them despite that.In any case, sorting out villains from anti-heroes isn't the point of this post  >.< The point is: this got me thinking about Harry Potter and how there are no love-to-hate villains in the series.  I mean, I straight up hate Voldemort, Umbridge, Bellatrix, and the rest. Sure I love Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter's performances, but there is NO love the actual characters. Like, at all. We could debate over Snape of course but I no longer see him as a villain (I'm not excusing his hateful behaviour though, we just all know what side he was on in the end) so he doesn't really fit the bill here either. Nor does Draco Malfoy. No, the Wizarding World just doesn't seem to have any villains that fit the "love to hate" bill for me.

I hate you, you and you...and yeah, even the ones in the back^^

I know that the Harry Potter series isn't the only series like this -  I don't love any of the villains in Lord of the Rings, The Old Kingdom, Throne of Glass or The Hunger Games. They're all formidable villains, they're the perfect antagonist for their respective  heroes, but they basically scare the shit out of me. And that's it. And now I'm wondering how J. K. Rowling would actually handle a love-to-hate villain. I wonder if Salazar Slytherin would fit the bill? I mean sure Slytherins are typecast as obsessed over blood-purity, even though that isn't always the case but we know that Slytherin himself was indeed obsessed with blood-purity... I  can't help but wonder if he would have had a love-to-hate aura about him. There must have been something to draw Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff to him.

He doesn't LOOK nice... but neither did Sirius when we first met him.

Another reason I need Rowling to write a Founder's book/series. Add that to a Marauder's book/series and Hogwarts: A History and you've got my entire wishlist. I hope she gets on that ASAP LOL!


Do you have any love-to-hate villains in the Wizarding World?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fandom Mashup #118

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 :)


Hey! Look who's back with another late Fandom post. Womp womp!  I totally forgot that yesterday I had a staff outing which completely distracted me from my fandom tasks. I solemnly swear that I will do better next week ;)


Your new Magical Senate from last week has gained powerful, if ignorant opposition *eye roll* Who do you think would be leading this opposition? 

Lucius Malfoy

Oh isn't Lucius the perfect fit here?  I literally thought about him the second I started working on his post. Lucius is all about being powerful but ignorant....a combination that didn't work out all that great for him if memory serves...

Chancellor Palpatine

Now the Chancellor isn't ignorant, but he could be labelled misguided and he'd certainly be all about stopping peace before it starts so I picture him being all up in this scheme - while pretending to be all for it of course.


Saruman 

As cunning as Saruman is, I think he fits the bill of powerful yet ignorant -though he certainly wouldn't think so. I can totally see him pulling a Palpatine: pretending to be a friend of the Senate while secretly working to undermine it.


Crowley

Now I adore Crowley but you can't deny the guy is looking out for his best interests. Always.  I can't see Crowley liking this Senate much because it's contrary to his own agenda.  He'd be a crafty yet entertaining adversary. 


Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft certainly is powerful but he sure as hell isn't ignorant.  I don't see him being a fan of peace though since he's so political (did I say that out loud?) but he could easily help the Senate sometimes and plot against it when it serves his purpose.

Who do you think would oppose our Senate for Peace?



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?