Here There Be Witches

Happy Halloween my lovelies, I hope you all have a fun-filled, candy-strewn, and above-all safe holiday! Remember to keep an eye out for the impossible and eerily unexplainable because tonight magic is most definitely real and the Faeries will be a-roaming!

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Harry Potter MASH

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Alright my lovelies, time for a blast from the past with one of my all-time favorite games…MASH! That’s right, the future-predicting phenomenon that has foretold the numerous men I am going to marry…you know, one day (though as of now I have currently married none of them, but I live for hope lol), as well as the awesome exotic locales I’m going to call home (again, nothing to show for all this oracular knowledge but I have faith) and pretty much everything in-between. I don’t know if you guys played this in school but this was the one that has stuck with me over the years and I have taught it to not only my younger brother but pretty much every younger cousin of mine as well as any friend I’ve ever had. So I figure it’s time that I bring that wonderful, suspenseful, and miraculous game to you my lovelies! Now the rules may vary depending on who you’re with, their playing preferences, and just how evil and vindictive they want to be that day, but I’m going to keep it simple. Each category gets three slots to be filled in with answers of your choice and we’ll work from there.

Now as great as this game is normally, my brother and I amped it up a notch (due to sheer boredom) and now we’ve created our own themed versions, including The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, The Tudors, Star Wars, X-Men, Disney, Pretty Much Anything We Want At The Moment, and of course, Harry Potter! And tonight my lovelies, I’m thinking what better than the great Mr. Potter himself?! So let’s begin shall we…

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Right off the bat (though you’ll see it lower on the list here, but I’m changing a few things to make it easier for us to play), choose Up or Down and pick a number between 1 and 20. That number is your Tally number. Now I choose Up and my Tally is 18, so I’m going to start from the lowest option and count up, repeating the tiers until I hit 18. Whatever option I’m on when I hit 18, that’s my future! (These are just my answers so make sure you right down your own as we go along!)

Harry Potter MASH

M = Malfoy Manor

A = Azkaban

S = Shrieking Shack

H = Hogwarts

Future Spouse:

  1. Sirius
  2. Harry
  3. Lupin

Wizarding Profession:

  1. Daily Prophet Journalist
  2. Magihistorian (I don’t know if this is real, but I’m going for it lol!)
  3. Hogwart’s Librarian

Mode of Transportation:

  1. Norwegian Ridgeback
  2. Disapparation
  3. Firebolt Broomstick

Color:

  1. Gold
  2. Bottle Green
  3. Purple

Magical Creature:

  1. Snowy Owl
  2. Gem Turtle (I know it was just a small reference, but I’ve wanted one since!)
  3. Fang

Nemesis:

  1. Umbridge
  2. Voldemort
  3. Bellatrix

Ally:

  1. Hermione
  2. Kingsley Shaklebolt
  3. Dobby

House:

  1. Slytherin
  2. Gryffindor
  3. Hufflepuff

Family:

  1. Weasley
  2. Potter
  3. Lovegood
  1. Magical Blood  or
  2. Muggle
  1. Wealthy or
  2. Poor

Up or Down

Tally: My tally is 18

Alright my lovelies, let’s count it up…I’ve got all my first option choices! That’s right, I’m going to marry Sirius, work as a Daily Prophet Journalist, have a gold Norwegian Ridgeback for transportation and a snowy owl for a pet. My nemesis will be Umbridge herself, and my ally will be Hermione and I will be a Slytherin Weasley!!! (No hate for the Slytherin’s please, it’s where I was sorted into on Pottermore and after the initial devastation/self-doubt/what kind of person am I really DAY or so it took to recover from the shock, I slowly became proud of my Hogwarts house!) And I’m of magical descent and wealthy to boot! Whoot Whoot!!! And yet with all that apparent wealth, I find myself living in the Shrieking Shack of all places. Well you win some, you lose some 😀

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Make sure to comment below and tell me what you’re future looks like my lovelies! I cant wait to see what the future holds for you all! 😀

And a big thank you to J.K. Rowling for writing such a perfect, epic story and for introducing us to all these unforgettable characters, places, and ideas! You’ve truly changed my life. Thank you 😀

Once Upon a Time…

Hello again my lovelies! As I said two posts back, I recently discovered a new show to obsess over/totally fall in love with and it’s nothing short of sheer fairy tale perfection: Once Upon a Time! I first saw the show when it premiered and watched the first six episodes before I fell behind and quit — which isn’t unusual for me as I hate having to watch a show at a specific time every week, I’d rather just buy the seasons and binge watch whenever I want — but I loved what I saw and always wanted to catch back up, so for Christmas I grabbed the first three seasons on DVD and immersed myself in the wonders of Storybrooke Maine and the Enchanted Forest.

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I was immediately re-hooked and delighted by the familiar fairy tale characters and the awesome twists and turns that altered the stories just enough that I was left guessing. At first I watched it alone (my mom and brother were less than thrilled at my movie choice), then six episode in, my mother sat down and started watching — which meant when we finished season one we had to re-watch it so she could catch up and see it from the beginning — then before we started season two, my brother decided he was interested so we had to wait for him to catch up. So all in all I think I watched season one three times before we all sat down together, all equally obsessed at this point, and devoured the second and third seasons, placing our bets on who was who and what was going to happen next. (I totally called who was Bae and who was Pinocchio by the way, amongst other things.)

It was one of the most fun two weeks I’ve had in a while, just sitting with my family and all of us just totally enjoying the show and having such a great time together. (One of the funniest moments for me was when I came home and found my twenty-something brother sitting on the couch watching the show and he just looked up at me with a completely serious worried expression and was like: “I don’t know how Snow and Charming are going to work this one out…”). With great humor and poignancy, Once Upon a Time cast a magical spell and as each episode passed, I fell further and further in love. The complexity and growth of the characters and the story is superb and the acting in spot on. And while the graphics may not be perfect, they have a whimsical charm that just sucks you in until you don’t care that things look a little different.

A few of my favorite elements include the Rumplestiltskin /Belle relationship as well as the whole Bae/Emma/Hook deal (oddly enough I love Emma with both men, separately of course lol, which is way out of character for me as I am a pick-and-stick-until-death type of person but I just love both of those relationships and how each character grows from experiencing love.), Regina and Robin Hood, and the many, many complicated parent/child relationships: Rumple & Bae, Regina/Henry/Emma, Cora & Regina, and of course Snow White and Prince Charming with their daughter Emma, the savior of Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest.  Later on I’ll do a Favorite Moments List, but all in all the show is AMAZING and I can’t wait to see season four when it comes to DVD in August (so no spoilers please)!

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If you’ve not seen the show I cannot recommend it enough, and it you have seen it what do you think? Do you have a favorite character/couple/plotline…let me know!!!