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Neville Longbottom and the Magic of Self Belief
*Spoilers from the Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling ahead* As a fan of the Harry Potter world, I would like to say that my appreciation for Harry Potter does not mean I share all of the author's thoughts about the world we live in. I thoroughly believe that the key messages and magic created in the Harry Potter works are great enough - and establish the importance of unconditional love enough - to be removed from any prejudices of the original author. As such, I have chosen in this case not to discuss recent events pertaining to this author.
Busting straight out of the gate like a vampire out of a fresh grave, I'm going to begin, and most likely continue writing under the assumption that many of you currently reading this Vocal submission is perhaps not very familiar with the television series Angel. That being said, you may be inclined to believe that I'm under yet another assumption when I say that, I am as sure as a sinner in Sunnydale that your boss, husband, or wife would be compelled, to at very least be able to conjure a modicum of leniency and understanding if you dropped all calls, reschedule all meeting with your lawyers, and postpone all business deals to go and binge-watch all five perfectly crafted seasons of this televised masterpiece, Angel. This similarly-themed Buffy The Vampire Slayer spinoff series, Starring David Boreanaz is my favorite television show of all time. If I could sum up in one word the reasoning behind my almost spiritual gravitation towards this series, I would unequivocally choose the word "real". Angel the tv series about a vampire with a soul, aired in October of '99 is demon killing, soul-stealing unrequited romance birthing, action-packed, a fantasy drama, created by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon. A few of the overall themes of Angel include atonement redemption and the sacrifice of one's desires for the greater good. These themes work so well in Angel because Angel lives as both the protagonist and antagonist in the same body. Angel's arch-nemesis biggest fear and biggest regret is only himself. In traditional vampire lore as with this series, if a human is bitten by a vampire and made to drink the blood of their undead future sire, the human side will die, they will lose their soul and reawaken as an eternally blood-hungry demon of the night. In the show, this exact pseudo intimate process took place in 1753 when Darla, Angels first toxic love interest turned then named Liam from a young irresponsible Irishman, to a gluttonous plague of unbridled evil and wit named Angelus. As one half of the dubiously dubbed duo, The scourge of Europe. The series was set in the present time of then 1999, which gave it a modern feel that neither attempted to recreate the past or represent the mysterious possibilities of the coming 2000s. Angel is one of the very few shows that I've seen that seem to encapsulate the subtle forward-thinking values of the 90s without inundating the audience with enough repetitive overt ideologies to make a human head explode. Angel is a spinoff of the tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which could very well be considered a direct testament to the previous statement and the subtle forward-thinking posture of the 90s. I've even seen it rightfully labeled a neo-noir. A vampire detective with a soul trying to atone for his past seems to be a balanced, mixture of some of history's greatest fictional characters such as Bat Man, Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula. For what must have been a century Angelus, the soulless vampire demon along with Darla tore through the families of Europe one after. in the 1800s The pair of vampires Angel and Darla became a quartet of death with the addition of Spike and Drusilla. The four being of like minds and dead hearts continuously fueled each other's evil nature. Sowed as much destruction and terror as the sunset would allow, that is until the unstoppable force met the immovable object and fate would make its presence known in the form of gypsies, grieving the loss of their family member at the hands of Angelus, The gypsies knowing they wouldn't have the ability to match the infernal strength of the undead, decided to give Angelus the only thing that could inflict never-ending damage on a spawn of hell. The gypsies gave Angelus a soul, which in turn gave the once sadistic personification of blood-sucking evil, a conscience. When you mix an eternal life with a conscience and a never-ending reel of evil you committed, the concoction created is eternal life in a self-made hell on Earth. The degree of variance between Angelus with a soul and Angelus without a soul is so distinct that just having a soul creates an entirely new persona named Angel. In addition to having a soul part of the curse states that if Angel experiences one moment of true pleasure he will lose his soul and turn evil once more. A hundred years or so after the curse Angel meets Buffy the vampire slayer, chosen by the powers that be to dedicate her life to fighting evil. When Angel and Buffy's relationship begins it is what hopeless romantics daydreams are made of. Although Darla and Angel have very strange chemistry, Angel is often portrayed as Darla's puppet. She understands what he longs for and teases and hints at her power to grant his wish, but he and she both know that's not possible. Darla only can be evil and manipulate anyone who can benefit her evil nature. Buffy on the other hand is the antithesis of Darla in every sense of the word minus the blond hair. When the characters meet, a love story fit for a teen drama ensues. Angel equipped with a human soul can for what may have been the first time in his life feel the pleasure of romantic love. What makes their love interest more significant than most is the underlying consequence of indulging in what is on many levels forbidden. Buffy is the vampire hunter in love with a legendary vampire demon who has a soul that he will lose upon enjoying one moment of true pleasure. Angel's desire for love clouds his judgment leading him to causes Angel to lose his soul, turning him into Angelus, one of the evilest and dangerous antagonists either show had to face. After their very first night of physical intimacy, Angelus does that thing he does where he toys with his victims before he kills every single one of them. Although I haven't even begun to give full character breakdowns, Angel in general was a show that I made a connection to as just a kid. I didn't understand a lot of the underlying themes and motifs then, which to me means that even taken as a surface-level drama Angel the tv series about a vampire with a soul can be enjoyed just for what it is, A great show.
When I first read Harry Potter as a pre-teen, I didn't think much of Percy Weasley. That's not to say I thought badly of him; he was there, and occasionally had speaking lines, or appeared to be the butt of a prank or to try and rein the twins in, but overall, Percy was easy to overlook.
Off With Their Heads!!!
Disclaimer: All quotes in bold are taken from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, 1865. “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
He Was an Assistant Pig Keeper
It may not be popular among the animators at Disney, but you would be hard-pressed to find a more compelling tale than that of Taran in The Black Cauldron. The 1985 animated film is loosely based on Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain, a re-imagined take on Welsh mythology set in the Middle Ages. Taran, a teenage wannabe-warrior and his oracle pig face off against the Horned King, and make a few friends along the way. It's cheesy. It's predictable. And it is the best example of a classic fantasy since once upon a time.
What Order To Watch Jojo Anime? The Chronological Order To Watch Jojo Anime
What order to watch Jojo Anime? In this today’s article, we will discuss what JoJo's Bizarre Adventure watch order is. You may be wondering why anyone would want to realize about Jojo's watch order.
The Legend of Clarice: The Beginning
I am Clarice, Goddess of the Ocean. Have you heard my legend? I spend my days watching ships on the horizon as I walk the ocean waters. My body is a portal for the deceased on the ocean to cross over to a better place. Some people I have saved before they take their last breath, but few are worthy of such a gift. Unlike most goddesses, I was not born into this role - I was given the choice of life or death on November 28, 1717. I was travelling aboard a slave ship on its way to Chile when Blackbeard and his pirates hijacked the ship. In fear, I curled up in the corner of the boat I was on. I saw men get shot down and their bodies tossed in a pile while women and children walked the plank. One of Blackbeard's men eventually found me in the chaos, and I was forced to walk the plank with the other women. I was praying for salvation as I sank to the bottom of the freezing, dark ocean waters when Poseidon himself came to me.
Dorothy? You know her! Don't you? Dorothy is the protagonist in L. Frank Baum's book "The Wizard of Oz." While the book was published in 1900, the film version is a classic from 1939. The classic film has entertained the young and the more mature for over 82 years.
For this show I am going to tell you what it is about and then list some facts about it. This show mainly follows these two brothers as they go on fighting demons, ghosts and other supernatural like creatures with close friends and family. They have to go through a lot of struggles throughout life but they always had each other no matter what. For this show I am going to tell you some interesting facts about it.
Gaston on Reddit
GASTON: WIBTA (would I be the a-hole) if I (24m) got my love interest's (17f) father committed unless she accepted my proposal of marriage? She's the prettiest girl in my town, and the only one who doesn't fawn over me. I'm a hunter, a real alpha male, and I must pursue and obtain the best of the best. But this girl just isn't interested! I've tried telling her what she is supposed to want in life. I've tried to paint the picture of our marital bliss (hunting dogs! half a dozen sons!). I even tried surprising her with the grand romantic gesture of a surprise wedding. And nothing! All she cares about is her books and her kooky old father. I figure I can impress her with my superiority if she has to rely on me to keep dear ol' dad out of an asylum. My friends think it's a good idea but some jerk in the tavern mentioned "coercion" and "manipulation" like they were bad things. WIBTA?
Geralt the Witcher, Hogwarts Professor
Geralt stepped out of his office and found his classroom full of fifteen- and sixteen-year-old children. Each one wore black Hogwarts robes and sat attentively. Their chatter died out as soon as he appeared.
Fleeing the Plumber
I pull a turnip from the ground and throw it at the block above me. A green mushroom falls from the block and I catch it handily. A tall cliff looms ahead of me, but I see another block nearby. With one more well-aimed turnip, I hit the second block and watch a beanstalk erupt from it. Leaves alternate sides on the stalk, close enough together for me to climb without any adjustments to my long pink gown.