one of my favourite films and books


“Yata!” Which means something along the lines of “A bunch of bitters, who will probably learn how to cook delicious food out of nothing”. Sunny Baudelaire, the youngest Baudelaire from film, book and Netflix upcoming show. 

This time I can’t tell you which one is my favourite because I love them three, but I think the perfect sunny to me would be a combination of the Netflix baby with the books teeth and the film dress. Which one is your favourite?? Are you all as excited about the upcoming show as I am??? <3


You can check them too on my instagram and my twitter accounts, both named drianbgar! you can find the links on my tumblr page.

Hogwarts School Uniform

The other day I read a series of posts on the Hogwarts uniform and how book!uniform differs from movie!uniform, which is more canonical and whether there’s been/there should be some retconning to unify the books, films and illustrations from different sources. Since wizarding fashion is one of my favourite subjects (particularly since the word “corsets” was mentioned in HBP), I thought I had to write a post about it. So here it goes.

On tradition and unmuggleness

As much as I like the movie uniforms, the way I see it, they’re irreconcilable with those described in the books, which, both because they’re from the book and because that’s how I see them in my head, I consider canonical. Most people point out as proof of this that in a couple of occasions we are told more or less directly that the basic (I’ll talk more about this later) uniform does not bear any house indicator (see the Penelope Clearwater and Crabbe-and-Goyle’d Ron-and-Harry Cases, both in CoS). This is true. However, what I see as a bigger issue is the fact that the movie!uniform is basically a muggle school uniform with robes instead of a blazer, which, considering how often we see wizards struggling with muggle clothing, doesn’t really add up. And given that school uniforms tend to be on the conservative side of fashion, it would make much more sense to have the Hogwarts uniform resemble traditional wizarding attire.

On openings and trouserslessness

The movie robes are completely open at the front save for one (PoA-onwards) or two (PS-CoS) little clasps, which would take next to no time to do up and undo, so the movie robes would be put on and off like a bathrobe or a coat. However, most (if not all) of the times we see Harry changing into his school robes he’s described as pulling them over his head. To me that implies that the front is not open all the way down, that maybe there’s just a small opening with a few buttons, like a polo shirt. Either that or the robes are open all the way down but fastening and unfastening them is so tedious that students simply never do them up or undo them all the way. In a pre-zipper world, a front opening like that would most probably mean a metric tonne of little buttons, at least (look up some old-timey portraits, particularly of women’s fashion. They took their buttons seriously). No one has time to fiddle with that many buttons, so it would be easier to undo a few of the top ones and pull the robes over your head.

Personally, I think the left-hand version fits the description of “plain black work robes” better. And yes, there’s no indication anywhere in the books that the sleeves are flared or gathered at the top, but they look more wizardy this way, so. 

For an even more undeniable piece of evidence that supports the idea of having a closed front, look no further than Snape’s worst memory in OotP. When he gets levicorpused by James, we see his underwear. He’s not wearing trousers. Wh. Why is he not wearing trousers??? Because there’s no risk of accidental exposure of one’s undergarments when there isn’t a massive opening on the front of one’s robes, that’s why. Also, if for some sinister reason he had not been wearing trousers under open-fronted robes, everybody would’ve been able to see his pants already and it wouldn’t have been “funny” when James revealed them.

Moreover, it seems that trousers, even though they are worn in the wizarding world, are neither required nor part of traditional wizarding attire. See the old man at the Quidditch World Cup. Trousers have been adopted to some extent, but they are not considered wizarding clothing per se, but rather a garment borrowed from muggles. So if we go back to the idea that uniforms tend to be conservative, the Hogwarts uniform would have probably been designed to be worn with no clothes underneath other than underwear.

On hats gone with the wind and cloaks

Hats. “One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear.” Day wear. In the films (PS, basically), hats seem to only be worn on special occasions. And I can understand that; On set they’re probably a huge inconvenience as they like to fall off and have to be touched up constantly and may cover something/someone important. Still, canonically, a pointed black hat for day wear is part of the Hogwarts uniform.

Now, do not quote me on this, but I am positive that in one of the books there is a description of a windy day where students grab the brims of their hats so that they don’t get blown off. That’s the one and only time in the whole series (that I can remember) where the uniform hats are said to be brimmed. It makes sense, though, as traditional witch hats do have a brim. Modest brims seem adequate for uniforms. (I do think it is strange to make students wear hats indoors, but oh well.)

(Edit:  ‘ “Maybe I’ll skive off Divination,” he said glumly as they stood again in the courtyard after lunch, the wind whipping at the hems of robes and brims of hats.’ - OotP, chapter 17)

Then there’s the winter cloaks. Again, plain and black, this time with silver clasps. No crest, no house colours. And there’s also the protective dragonskin gloves, which seem to be used both as protective gloves for Potions/Care of Magical Creatures/Herbology and as regular winter gloves.

On house pride (or the lack thereof)

So far we have established that the uniform consists basically of plain black garments: a set of black robes (closed front), a black cloak, a black hat. Hence, by default, there is no way to tell what house a student belongs to just by their attire. Or is there? Here’s where the “basic uniform” I mentioned  before comes into play.

It is true that the robes, hats and cloaks are plain black when bought. And yet, there are many points in the story when Harry seems to simply know what house some students belong to, even when he clearly doesn’t know them. We get constant references to “a gorup of first year Ravenclaws” or “a Hufflepuff girl”, and since the story is told from Harry’s point of view rather than an omniscient narrator’s, there must be a way for Harry to tell apart people from different houses without knowing them personally. So how can we reconcile the ideas that some people’s house is recognisable at first sight while other people’s isn’t? It’s quite simple: CUSTOMISATION.

Bagdes, scarves, appliques, ribbons, hat ornaments, buttons, socks, belts, and a long etc, to show your house pride. Just as we can get jumpers and hoodies and caps and whatnot with the name and colours of our uni or specific college, kids in the wizarding world are probably able to buy (and make) house merchandise. These items would be available at Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, and parents would send them to their children once they’ve been sorted or the kids themselves would be able to get them via owl order.

Some students may only wear a small badge on their chest. Others a scarf+turtleneck undershirt+bandana+animal-shaped hat bauble combo. I love to imagine some kids wearing ridiculously tacky things, like red-and-gold neck ruffles or bee-striped boots. And those kids who are not as inclined to show off their house? They can just wear their basic black uniform.  

Me:  I’m fine.

Also me:

  • When will we meet Theseus?
  • What’s Tina’s favourite book?
  • Will Jacob show up again?
  • What were Credence’s aspirations?
  • Did Newt ever play quidditch?
  • What would a Newt and Queenie friendship be like?

whimsyfulwanderings  asked:

Any recs for books with Slytherin power couples? I loved The Queen's Thief and am currently reading Dunnett's House of Niccolo on bookelfe's suggestion, but I'd love to know if there's any other good ones.

despite this being my favourite genre I can think of a lot more tv/film examples, but let’s see.

  • the ultimate slytherin to end all slytherins is lymond, star of dunnett’s other series; I am still leisurely making my way through his books and haven’t read the niccolo ones yet! there are so many excellent plotters and schemers in those books, though. 
  • I recommend sarah rees brennan’s demon’s lexicon trilogy for the delightful slytherclaw/slytherpuff pairing that is alan/sin.
  • check out mike carey’s lucifer graphic novel series for the lucifer/mazikeen pairing, which is more king/lionheart but has a lot of those great plotty vibes too.
  • OOH hilary mantel’s wolf hall; I’ve only read that one book and am waiting for the third in the series to come out before I read the others, but her cromwell is a great schemer in that model.
  • I’ve just started rereading the daughter of the empire trilogy by raymond e. feist and janny wurts, which is 100% court politics and intrigue (though in fantasy-japan instead of fantasy-greece) and features a rare female protagonist; if you like the queen’s thief books, you’ll probably like this, though it’s a lot less tightly written.

Acting will never stop to amaze me…

The answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything, is forty-two.

-Deep Thought, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Happy 42nd Birthday Misha!


get to know me ) favourite book & movie ⇨ the perks of being a wallflower

❝ There’s something about that tunnel that leads to downtown. It’s glorious at night. Just glorious. You start on one side of the mountain, and it’s dark, and the radio is loud. As you enter the tunnel, the wind gets sucked away, and you squint from the lights overhead. When you adjust to the lights, you can see the other side in the distance just as the sound of the radio fades because the waves just can’t reach. Then, you’re in the middle of the tunnel, and everything becomes a calm dream. As you see the opening get closer, you just can’t get there fast enough. And finally, just when you think you’ll never get there, you see the opening right in front of you. And the radio comes back even louder than you remember it. And the wind is waiting. And you fly out of the tunnel onto the bridge. And there it is. The city. A million lights and buildings and everything seems as exciting as the first time you saw it. It really is a grand entrance. ❞

Get to Know Me Tag 💖

 Ok so I was tagged in three different tags but they all seem fun so I decided to morph them into one!!

Thanks to infiniteisaks, skamyou, and vildesevas for tagging me!

Name: Hols
Country: Australia
Height: almost (5’5)
Occupation: nothing,,, i am a high school senior
Hobbies: watching films and Cardio Barre
Favourite season (of the year not Skam I know what you were thinking: summer!!!!!!!!!!

Favourite Colour: #E3CEF6
Favourite Animal: fennec fox

Star sign: pisces
Favourite book: The Chaos Walking Trilogy
Last song you listened to: This Must Be My Dream by The 1975
Coffee, tea or hot cocoa: tea or hot choc!!! anything but coffee
How much do you use ketchup on a scale from 1-not at all, to 5-on all foods: like a 4, but only on food that it’s reasonable to have tomato sauce on
Average hours of sleep: 8-9
Last thing you googled: Moonlight Cinema Sydney
Last message you sent someone: “sweet as” (i love new zealand slang)

Who do you think will be s4 main?: still holding out hope,,,, although i dont think anyone would disappoint me
Favourite Skam character: jonas
Biggest not canon ship: Even X Season 4
Best Skam quote: “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind always” 
How did you find out about Skam?: to be honest i have no clue   

Blog created: idk,,, definitely less than 2 months ago
Why did I choose my URL: because i love isak and noora
Number of followers atm: 1.3k

music part of the tags:

rules: put your music on shuffle, list the first 9 songs and your favorite lyrics from each, then tag 10 other people to participate. 

song #1: On Hold by The XX

“now you’ve found a new star to orbit, it could be love I think you’re too soon to call us old”

song #2: Pink Skies by LANY

“i love the way your green eyes mix with that Malibu indigo”

song #3: She’s American by The 1975

“don’t fall in love with the moment and think you’re in love with the girl”

song #4: Open Arms by RKCB feat. Demo Taped

“lost to my own devices, patience just seems to wear me down”

song #5: The Sunshine of Your Youth by Cheerleader

“has it been this way forever, and you’ve only noticed now?”

song #6: Teenage Miracle by TOWER

“still i had to lie and say that you can have it all”

song #7: XO by Nightly

“i cant focus when you’re with me, i cant sleep when i’m alone”

song #8: Talk Too Much by COIN

“you know i talk too much, honey come put your lips on mine and shut me up”

song #9: This Must Be My Dream by The 1975

“well, i thought it was love but i guess i must be dreaming, ‘bout feeling something instead of you”

i tag:

@isaksavedeven, @isakschili, @evabakken, @evakposts, @rosyevak, @metaphoricallocker, @pansyisak, @parallelevenxisak, @starrynightisak, @evenbnaesheim

freecake4all  asked:

1, 29, 42, 53? Thanks!

Wasn’t quite able to do this yesterday, I apologize

1. selfie

selfie feat. Stuart

29. favourite film(s)

Some of my all time favorite films are: Jurassic Park, The Iron Giant, Porco Rosso, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

42. favourite book(s)

This one is a little harder…probably, all of the Howl’s Moving Castle books, as well as Archer’s Goon, and Aunt Maria (all by Diana Wynne Jones). Also Bellwether, by Connie Willis.

53. 5 things that make me happy

Animation, nature (especially forests), pretty clouds, cats, and my friends <3

Thank you so much for asking!

anonymous asked:

Fave MCU/Harry Potter/Star Wars films?

I’m not overly familiar with the MCU, but Guardians of the Galaxy was good fun. Still trying to figure out why there was a talking raccoon there.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which was also my favourite book in the series.

A New Hope is probably my favourite Star Wars, although I haven’t seen the original trilogy in some time, so I may need to re-assess. Rogue One was terrific, too. Don’t judge me too much, but I’m also liked the parts of Attack of the Clones that featured Obi-Wan and not-yet-lovestruck Padmé. Padmé deserved better.     


There’s one thing I can tell: I’m weeping with joy every time I watch Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I hoped that the adaptation of the book would be adequate. I never even considered the fact that it would be PERFECT. Add here the fact that my favourite character (from the book) turned out to be even MORE favourite in the film version. I cannot thank all those people enough…

Aaand time for a few small facts about this one:
- the visible card is the Wheel of Fortune, see the book for reasons;
- the blood on the glass/mirror shard is also plot-related;
- it’s semi-transparent, so it actually changes colour depending on the background.

P.S.: Go and give a kiss to Enzo Cilenti and whoever cast him, he’s a pure pleasure to listen to, to watch, and to paint!
P.P.S.: I did finish painting this to Kaizers Orchestra’s “Død Manns Tango”, so it feels appropriate to share the tune xD  

tagged by @witchmilk666 thank u ♡ ♡ ✨✨

Relationship Status: im all alone lol  

Favourite Color: im not gonna answer this there are so many beautiful colours!!! 

Pets: my bunny patti and my sister’s bunny rune  

Last song I listened to: can i say the lotr soundtrack bc ive been. watching lotr for the past three days i,,.. there hasnt been time for music 

Favourite TV show: twin peaks, atla, gintama, mushishi, skins..

First Fandom: maybe winnie the pooh if we go way back .. if not, atla :,)

Hobbies: art, photography, music, film, nature, food, adventures …. toshi……

Books I’m currently reading: im not reading any books rn :(

Favourite Book: one of them is coraline by neil gaiman!!

Worst Thing You’ve Ever Eaten/Tasted: ive probably erased whatever it was from my memory 

Favorite Place: i have many favourite places, too many to list here … but they are all magical and often close to nature✨

i tag @ultra-snuskmumrik-universe @rosapirogdraws @oswilds @murasakikenna @fairlycaring @dark-ppa @marcocoabodt this ones also optional no pressure!♡

anonymous asked:

Hey, Sian! A Richonne shipper and huge, HUGE fan of The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Red Dragon here. Just curious, do you ship Hannibal and Clarice? Also, have you read the new spoilers for 7x10? :)

Hi! Awww you’re my people! Red Dragon is my favourite novel. The Hannibal Lecter tetralogy is my favourite series of books, though I love TSOTL film more than the novel because Sir Anthony is brilliant. I do ship Dr. Lecter and Agent Starling (I am trash)! However, I like the idea of Clarice and Ardelia as well. Oh, and I loved Hannibal with Lady Murasaki, too.

I only just had a look at the new Richonne spoilers. What on earth is Scotty G trying to do to us? I need to see his Richonne fanfiction notebook! I am convinced he has one. I’m sure he scribbles ‘Rick ❤’s Michonne’ all over it LOL

Hey, thanks for dropping by. You really made my day. Anytime I get to talk about Dr. Lecter and Richonne in the same conversation is golden. I love you 😍  

About Bellatrix

I was thinking that book!Bellatrix is much more serious than her film version, and that she comes off as a touch socially inept (like when she and Narcissa visited Snape).

I always thought there had to be one solid reason for why she bonded so obsessively with Voldemort, and my conclusion is that she must not have had a very happy childhood. I think in general Narcissa, being so beautiful and feminine, must have been the favourite daughter. Bellatrix must have been more of a grumpy dark!Hermione. Intelligent, but not very charming. Not very praised by her parents. And not as beautiful as her sister.

Then Lord Voldemort came along and she was touched when he told her he valued her for her intelligence and talent and blah blah blah next thing you know she’s in love with him. Typical.

Five Favs...

Been tagged to list my favourite five things by  steverogerspug.  Thanks!! Although I still don’t know how to gif things (one day I will and my blog might actually get more followers) but here are my five favs!  

Favourite Watch:   This is a really difficult one to pin down as I love so many shows. Past and present.  Sense8, Travelers,  Stargate (both SG1 & Atlantis),  Star Trek, Buffy, Angel, Shadowhunters, Brooklyn-99, Chuck,  Firefly.  So many!!  But for me it’s watching the Marvel films that give me most joy and helps my writing muse! Not just one here or there either, I HAVE to start from the beginning with Iron Man and watch them all in order.  I can’t just watch one. 

Favourite Read: Easy! Terry Pratchett!  I love reading his discworld books and have done since I was given his first Colour of Magic.  Always makes me laugh.  My favourites are the ones with the City Watch and Angua the werewolf too!  Give me a TP book and I will get lost in it.  I was honoured to have met the man on my 18th birthday (all those years ago!) and he signed and gave me a hard back copy of Feet of Clay.   

Favourite Listen:  Again this is difficult to pin-point because it depends on what mood I’m in. I have music on my i-pod that ranges from scottish and irish folk, to pop…country…rock. jazz, heavy metal, opera… I have everything. Soundtracks, whatever. But I must admit I do have a favourite band and I always like listening to them. My brother got me into them and they were the second band (After Aerosmith) that I ever saw live.   Metallica.  Also I had a huge crush on James Hetfield!  Still do. ;) 

Favourite Workout:   My favourite workout is one I can’t actually do any more. :(  I love swimming.  I could swim before I could walk. I lived in water, but due to a condition in my ears I was apparently born with… my ears got screwed up even more and so I can’t get water in my ears or they’ll get infected. Sucks big time.  Also heavy metal concerts don’t help either, but dammit!  So instead I like to do a bit of dancing instead… especially when doing household chores. :) 

Favourite Eats:    Without a doubt, Haggis.  Aways Haggis.   As my mum’s side of the family is from Scotland, Haggis is something that’s my mum has always cooked and I can’t get enough of it .   Lovingly cooked and served with cabbage (still with a crunch) and mash potato and  gravy.  Oh yes!  

Hope that helps! XD 

pupcakectm  asked:

grey 💓

Grey: two facts about my favourite things?
⊙ One of my favourite things is my cat, and she is a six year old black (and a bit of white) cat called Petal,and a fact about her (that isn’t her description) is that she sleeps with me on my bed every night and she hates it when I go out lol
⊙ Another one of my favourite things is TV shows/films/books with LGBT storylines, and instead of a fact about it I’m going to do a couple of recs/faves of mine from each category lol whoops
TV show: Call The Midwife, Last Tango In Halifax, Holby City, Home Fires, The Halcyon, Orange Is The New Black (Netflix) Pretty Little Liars (Netflix) and One Day At A Time (Netflix)
Film: Carol, Imagine Me And You, Pride, Lost And Delirious, Loving Annabelle and The Danish Girl
Book: Read Me Like A Book (Liz Kessler), Unspeakable (Abbie Rushton), Alex As Well (Alyssa Brugman), If I was Your Girl (Meredith Russo), Will Grayson Will Grayson (John Green), Carol (Patricia Highsmith) and This Book Is Gay (James/Juno Dawson)

Lol this isn’t really the ask but w/ever have some of my faves