The BBC actually licensed these for the upcoming anniversary.
So. I just recently finished a draft of a secret project and turned it into my editor. This is what writing it was like:
Stage 1: Get an Idea
My ideas are usually very vague, but there’s something there that just thrills me. I obsess and obsess, and then I have to write.
Stage 2: Joyfully Dive In
Everything is easy and wonderful and good and it’s all working out so well! This, btw, is the shortest stage of all.
Stage 3: Wait…this is work
Stage 4: No, wait…I can do this.
Stage 5: No, wait…I definitely can’t.
Stage 6: Give up and watch Pitch Perfect for the 2478934th time.
Stage 7: FOCUS. JK, procrastinate some more.
Stage 8: Realize I’ve not showered in three days and that I have NOTHING to show for it.
Stage 9: Start with one of these:
Stage 10: Really get into it. Like, total, intense focus spiraling out of control. Forget to bathe for three days, but at least I have something to show for it.
Stage 11: Collapse.
Stage 12: Realize I still need that one final image to make this thing gold…
Stage 13: Still nothing.
Stage 14: NOTHING. WHY AREN’T I SMART ENOUGH TO FIGURE THIS SHIZZ OUT?!
Stage 15: Quit.
Stage 16: Make mild threats in the manuscript’s general direction.
Stage 17: Quit. Again.
Stage 18: Hide.
Stage 19: Get and idea…maybe…and convince yourself it’ll work.
Stage 20: Write like the wind.
Stage 21: Realize you don’t actually hate everything you’ve written.
Stage 22: Finish just in time to send it to your editor and start questioning all your life choices again.
Stage 23: Watch Pitch Perfect for the 2478935th time.
Disney Halloween: Aurora
Next to Bell as Hermione, Aurora as Daenerys Targaryen has easily been the most suggested for this series, so here it is! I have a confession to make. I’ve never even seen Game of Thrones. (Don’t shoot me!) Im poor and i don’t have HBO :/ So this one took a little bit of research. Did i do both character justice?
What do you think?
If you have any ideas for the other princesses, Let me know!
View the rest of the series here!
So you’re in Gryffindor and you’re unhappy? Why?
Gryffindor is the bravest House
Gryffindor is the House for those who are courageous and willing to stand up to wrongdoers. While I’m a staunch opponent of the idea that “Gryffindor = automatically good,” Gryffindors who are good tend to be people who will stand up to those committing evil acts; Gryffindors are people who, when an injustice is committed, will fight back.
Because of its emphasis on bravery and courage, Gryffindor House tends to be the House of heroes within canon. I’m sure that if we had a welcome letter for Gryffindor, it would mention famous adventurers, Curse-Breakers, and maybe a few Ministers for Magic - but as it is, you have two wizards who are known for defeating prejudiced warlocks and ending wars.
Gryffindor isn’t just about bravery
Gryffindor is also about wanting glory: wanting to be known and remembered for what you’ve done in life. Gryffindors don’t want to sit around and wait for life to come to them; they tend to be doers, people who make things happen. (Think about canon: Not learning DADA? Gryffindors form a secret society to teach it!)
Gryffindors don’t shy away from confrontation; they’re willing to stand up for what they believe in. Being in Gryffindor can help your sense of self-worth: people in Gryffindor tend to either believe themselves worthy or develop the sense that, because they’ve been Sorted into Gryffindor, they are worthy. It’s a House that tends to bolster self-esteem.
One of Gryffindor House’s stated ideals is chivalry - about being kind to and helping people who can’t stand up for themselves. This isn’t the archaic “women are helpless” sort of chivalry: it’s about advocating for people who aren’t able to do it for themselves, and about helping those who society has deemed lesser. An integral part of chivalry is being polite: while we don’t get the emphasis in canon on this, politeness is an ideal Gryffindors should aspire to and something that the House represents.
"But I don’t feel like I’m brave enough!"
Gryffindor House isn’t always about people who are overtly brave, or about people who start out with oodles of courage: think about Neville, who was afraid to go into Gryffindor for fear of not living up to its reputation. Just because you don’t look or seem like a stereotypical Gryffindor doesn’t mean you aren’t.
And there’s more to courage than just getting into a fight or opening your mouth. “Sometimes, courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” Sometimes, courage is the ability to live with illness, cope with prejudice, or overcome other obstacles. Courage can be simply managing to survive, not necessarily vaulting tall buildings in a single bound, dueling Dark wizards, or standing up for someone else. Sometimes, courage is finding the bravery to get through a single day, or to confront your personal fears. We don’t see as much of that kind of courage in the books, because it’s not generally the stuff that great heroic epics are made of, but it’s just as important as the sort of courage that the books laud.
Gryffindor has the most and best-developed characters!
Seriously, if you need to find a character to identify with, the odds are you can find someone in Gryffindor: the vast majority of characters who are good, developed, and have a House are in Gryffindor. Lily, James, Remus, Sirius, Neville, Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Fred, George, Percy, Charlie, Bill, McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Dean, Seamus, Lavender, Parvati, Katie, Alicia, Angelina - if they’re named and have a lot of screen time, odds are that they’re Gryffindor. There are a wide variety of personalities and interests represented: you could be quiet like Remus or Neville, brilliant like Hermione or Dumbledore, friendly like Ron, athletic and popular like Sirius and James, wry like McGonagall - but whatever your personality and strengths, odds are there’s a Gryffindor you can identify with. Compare this to Ravenclaw, which basically has Luna, Flitwick, and Cho, or Hufflepuff, with Tonks, Cedric, and Sprout, or Slytherin, with so few characters who are thoroughly good and kind-hearted. Even Godric Gryffindor is consistently portrayed as a hero by JKR on Pottermore.
Gryffindor has complex, well-drawn characters; they get the most page time, and reading the HP books is mostly reading about the exploits of Gryffindors. 5/6 of the Extended Trio is Gryffindor; most of the DA members were drawn from Gryffindor, and virtually every member of the Order whose House affiliation is also known has been in Gryffindor.
You have a gorgeous common room
Gryffindor’s common room is terrific! In addition to being in a tower (which means you have some great views), it has gorgeous tapestries, a warm log fire, and comfortable leather chairs. It feels home-y and warm. Really, it’s cozy; it gives the sense of a warm, safe place on a cool winter night, with the fire blazing and the comfortable surroundings. And now that you’ve won the House Cup, you even have downloadable backgrounds and graphics of the Common Room to enjoy!
You have the most merchandise by far
Gryffindors will never lack for a Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws have so many merchandise woes; even Slytherins will occasionally have difficulty finding something. But if there’s merchandise for HP, Gryffindor House is the automatic default. You can get boxes, bags, T-shirts, chess sets, a snow globe - even a replica of the Sword of Gryffindor, if you so choose. Most wand replicas are even Gryffindor wand replicas; any character-related merchandise tends to be Gryffindor characters, particularly the Trio. If you want to express your House Pride, you’ll never have any problems doing so!
And, more than that, people will always appreciate you for showing your House Pride. Hufflepuffs who show House Pride tend to get taunted; Slytherins tend to get called evil; Ravenclaws may end up in arguments over whether they’re wearing the correct colors or animal. But Gryffindors are known as the hero House, and you can use that reputation to wear all of your merchandise without the disadvantage of having angry people arguing with you over your House Pride. (And to anyone who dares to say you’re a Gryffindor because you’re jumping on the bandwagon or because it’s popular, well, you can tell them that you’ve been Sorted into Gryffindor on Pottermore - or just tell them that you actually know what the Gryffindor values are all about and embrace them more than any other House!)
Gryffindor is the only House with a surviving relic, post-DH
Not only is the Sorting Hat a Gryffindor relic (being his Hat, and enchanted by him), the Gryffindor sword is the only extant relic of the Founders after DH - the only one that Voldemort didn’t find and turn into a Horcrux. In addition, the sword turns out to be integral to destroying the Horcruxes - and, being a Gryffindor, the sword magically presents itself to you at need! Every other House lost their relic - the Slytherin locket, the Ravenclaw tiara, the Hufflepuff cup. But you got to keep yours!
J.K. Rowling is a Gryffindor
J.K. Rowling is indisputably a Gryffindor; it shines through the text, whenever she talks about Gryffindor House, and used to be in the FAQ on her old website. She’s stated it multiple times: “if anyone’s Gryffindor then I’m Gryffindor.” Merlin might be a Slytherin, but JKR herself is a Gryff.
J.K. Rowling actually assumed that Gryffindor was so awesome that you didn’t need a Welcome Letter - that Gryffindor had been so wonderfully portrayed in the books that nobody needed any more reasons to want to be in Gryffindor!
And if you aren’t convinced, remember: this Sorting is really fallible! It’s not the end-all and be-all of existence; liking forests or fire could have landed you in Gryffindor, or just picking the most popular answers to many of the questions, since overall the Pottermore Sorting Hat does have a bias towards Gryffindor. If you’ve thought about what I’ve said and read this post and still don’t feel like you’re in the right place, then Sorting on another account will probably give you another House; if you want to submit a 27-question Sorting to see what you’re more likely to get, then go ahead. If you read another House’s Welcome Letter and connect with it more than you connect with Gryffindor, then you probably belong there. But, while the Gryffindor Welcome Letter is sparse, you can always re-read the books and remember what we’ve seen about Gryffindor values and what Gryffindor House represents. There’s no reason to cry over an Internet quiz, especially one that’s as flawed as Pottermore’s!
Hopefully this helps. If not, message me again and tell me why, exactly, you’re so unhappy to be in Gryffindor - the House has plenty of good qualities, and the books demonstrated those quite a bit! If you just don’t see yourself in this list of qualities, or if you know it’s not you, that’s one thing - but if you think that being Gryffindor means that you have to be stereotypically brave, brash, or arrogant, then you’re wrong (just think about Neville or Lupin!) Gryffindor is a great House, and Gryffindor is awesome!
I’M SO SORRY I SHOULD HAVE LEFT A NOTE!
Nah, I’m okay. Work’s been pretty busy, as has personal life, and I just haven’t gotten around to updating. Hopefully, I’ll be back in the Tumblr loop quite soon! But thanks for checking in, dear. *Hugs*
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"Loki’s New Groove"
Someone had to do it.
I keep laughing at Loki’s “BD” face in this poster. Seriously, Loki, nobody does that in real life.
Well, nobody in their right mind.
Well, OK then.
*cleans Thor’s face lovingly*