book of opposites


It’s kind-of ironic that when the ‘Harry Potter’ books were being published, people were getting terrified that the books would encourage young people to start doing witchcraft and Satan-worship, and make us into awful people that would despise polite society.  

If anything, the books made us do the opposite. The ‘Harry Potter’ books encouraged us to stand up for oppressed minorities, to question the establishment and to not blindly trust media organisations. 

We understand that an authority is not perfect in everything it does, because we read how much Fudge and Scrimgeour messed things up with the Ministry. We know that media will always have an agenda, and often that it does not reflect reality, because we saw how the Daily Prophet altered news stories and took the Ministry line on things. We know that we must stand up for oppressed minorities, as we saw how house-elves, magical creatures, and muggle-borns were treated in the wizarding world. 

We were with them with they found the stone, discovered the chamber and freed the prisoner. We were there in the Tri-wizard tournament, there in the department of mysteries and there learning about the half-blood prince. We were there at the battle of Hogwarts, when all seemed lost but hope survived and saved the day. 

We were there, and we continue to be there. The wizarding world might have been saved, but our world still needs saving.

i met you and i knew you were a storm
and i was calm like the sea
i knew you’d bring along destruction
but maybe i did it for the excitement
so i let you in,
waiting for you to pound like a lion
i, your weak prey
but it was fun while it lasted
you made me feel adrenaline
and when you left,
i became a little more fearless
—  opposites clash
People like you don’t notice girls like me. You’re the type of person to play sports and hang out with large group of people, whereas I’m the type of person to hang out with a few friends and read a book. Some say opposites attract, but not in my case.
—  opposites attract // excerpt from a book I’ll never write #9

“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.” - Hermann Hesse

Another drawing I did for the coloring book that got put on hold. Opposites Attract: Skateboarder Louis and Dancer Harry. You can see the other coloring pages here. As always, if you print out and color in, please tag me…I’d love to see what you create!

Dear Evan Hansen Characters as Books They Should Read
  • Evan: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (this for Connor too), Underdogs by Markus Zusak, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Jared: The Maze Runner by James Dashner, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Connor: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Dove by Robin Lee Graham, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • Zoe: Looking for Alaska by John Green, How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Alana: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Sold by Patricia McCormick, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Cynthia/Larry: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Heidi: Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

One Sentence Summary:

A friends-to-lovers romance where our human heroine & clawed, knife-toothed, gray-skinned non-human beta hero are arranged married.  

What part made you fangirl squeal:

  1. Every damn 75,500 word.
  2. Literally any time Brishen opened his mouth and said any of his swoontastic, respectful, kind words to our heroine.
  3. When both flat out told each other in a blunt but non-mean spirited way “Yo, you ugly.”

Favorite Character:

LITERALLY BOTH! Brishen is a sweetie hero & Ildiko is a walking meat Popsicle with a spine of steel. 

How smexy was the smex?

She teaches him about the G-spot AND making out, French-style. Plus dat sloooooooow burn sexual tension that only pops off after heart-feels start to flutter? WHAT YOU THINK THE SMEXTASTIC LEVEL BE!

Name That Trope:

Beta Hero, Friends-to-Lovers, Opposites Attract, Arranged Marriage, Human/Non-human Pairing

Whose Line Is It Anyway:

“I will cut out any tongue that would try and besmirch you. I’m adept at spear and sword as well. Just name who you want me to skewer for you.” - Brishen

Got any bitching to do?

LITERALLY NONE! My only complaint is that book 2 is more of this OTP & I GOT OTHER SHIPS THAT NEED SAILING DAMMIT!

Visually Depict Yo Book Feels:

Famous last words:

I WILL STAKE MY FANGIRL REPUTATION ON THE FACT THAT YOU SHALL lOOooOOOOoOOOOoooOooOOooOOooVE THIS BOOK! The whole thing is our heroine navigating her cultural differences with her new hubbie while he falls hard for her WHILE THEY BOTH GO FROM EWWW TO AWWWW! Get thee to a bookstore or library, YOUR SOUL DOTH NEED THIS, DAMMIT!


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