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review 2016-10-20 00:00
Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide: Hermione Granger
Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide: Hermione ... Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide: Hermione Granger - Felicity Baker Good for fans of the series.
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text 2014-10-29 04:59
Top Ten Characters I Could Have Been for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.


The Obvious Choices: Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Daenerys Targaryen


Hermione Granger, as I'm beyond sure any book blog reader knows, is the main female character of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, one of protagonist Harry Potter's two best friends. In the film adaptations, she was played by Emma Watson.

To nail this one, you'd either have to use one of Emma-as-Hermione's iconic outfits (for example, the pink jacket and jeans look from Prisoner of Azkaban or her pink Yule Ball dress from Goblet of Fire) or, unlike the movies, stick to the Hogwarts robes (the movie version of which is pictured on the left).

Hermione's frickin' awesome, so this is a great option just for that reason, though of course it's going to be a well-used one for at least a few more years to come. If you happen to have some friends willing to dress up as Harry and Ron (and/or Luna, Ginny, Neville, etcetera), this could be part of a totally awesome group costume.

With Mockingjay Part 1 coming out next month, The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen is undoubtedly going to be a very popular costume choice. As I'm sure everyone knows, Katniss is the protagonist of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and she's played in the films by Jennifer Lawrence.

There are a few options here. There's Katniss's Catching Fire "wedding" dress, its transformed black, winged version, either of her Games uniforms, and her District 13 uniform. Some of the coolest ideas are out of the realm of possibility for most people, such as actually making the "wedding" dress transform, but anything that could evoke "Girl on Fire" imagery would be pretty awesome.

Daenerys Targaryen is the female tritagonist of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, played by Emilia Clarke in its television adaptation, Game of Thrones. This is a blonde one, so it'd take a bit more work for me than a natural blonde, and I think I'd rather opt for Clarke's own method of becoming blonde--a wig--to dying my hair.

In any case, Daenerys is a fallen princess seeking to reclaim her homeland, which is awesome, and she's got dragons, which is also awesome. And if you show up to a party with a Jon Snow, you'll be the shit (though don't be surprised to see other Danys and Jons there), and if you show up with a Jon and a Tyrion, you officially win Halloween. (You lose points if your Tyrion is not, in fact, played by someone with dwarfism.)


The Gothic Choices: Bellatrix Lestrange and Violet Baudelaire


Bellatrix Lestrange is a supporting villain from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise; in the movie, she's played by the unconventionally beautiful Helena Bonham Carter, though her book counterpart is described as having lost her looks by the time she appears in Order of the Phoenix.

If you want to dress up as someone generally gothic and don't mind being a villain, Bellatrix is a great way to go. Especially if you've already got the curly dark hair that Bonham Carter rocks in the role!

If you shy away from villains but still want to go for something vaguely gothic, Violet Baudelaire is an option. She's a protagonist of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, a teenage orphan and inventor, and was played by Emily Browning in the film adaptation of the series. This one would be particularly awesome if you can dress up with friends and/or siblings willing to be Violet's own younger siblings, bookish preteen Klaus and toothy infant Sunny.

As for the costume itself, you could base it on one of Browning's film outfits or opt for something more in line with Brett Helquist's illustrations.


The Badass Choices: Alanna of Trebond and Mew Zakuro


Alanna of Trebond is the lady knight from Tamora Pierce's first feminist fantasy series, Song of the Lioness (which is one of my childhood favorites and long overdue for a reread on my part). She's never been adapted in film, television, or any other official art beyond the various book covers, so there's no iconic outfits to choose from here, but Alanna has two distinctive features: copper hair (and a boy's haircut for much of the series) and purple eyes.

That's more work than I'm willing to do, honestly, but I'd love to see someone really go for this! Alanna is freakin' awesome.

Zakuro Fijiwara is the fifth and final team member of Mia Ikumi and Reiko Yoshida's magical girl manga series, Tokyo Mew Mew. She's a magical girl style superhero genetically enhanced with the DNA of a grey wolf, so she's got a serious wolf motif, including a wolf's ears and tail when in her transformed "Mew Zakuro" identity.

This one really would work best if you're Japanese, obviously--which I'm not--but a purple wig, a replica Mew Zakuro uniform, and costume wolf features will get the point across no matter what race you happen to be. And she's got a pretty awesome weapon that's used as a whip, so there's that.


The Childhood Nostalgia Choices: Mrs. Jeepers and Ruth Rose Hathaway


Mrs. Jeepers is the creepy, possibly vampiric teacher from The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, first appearing in Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots.

While Mrs. Jeepers may or may not be a vampire, she definitely does wear polka dots, and her other most distinctive features are her green brooch and thick Romanian accent. This is a costume I have never heard anyone even consider using before, nor one that I've ever thought of until today, but I would love to see someone do it!

If you've got curly and/or poofy red hair, Mrs. Jeepers is a great choice (on that note, so is Mrs. Frizzle!)--though don't be surprised if you find yourself having to explain who you're supposed to be! If I ever find a good wig or muster up the courage to go red and curly, I'd totally give a Halloween as Mrs. Jeepers a shot!


Ruth Rose Hathaway is a main female character of Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries series. Though she's a small child, I'd be totally on board with playing an "all grown up" version of Ruth Rose. She has a super distinctive style of dress that I'd love to see translated to adult fashion: she wears one single color on any given day, from her hair accessories to her clothes to her shoes. You'd need to have (or fake, of course!) her curly black hair to pull this one off, though, and I certainly don't.

I'd love to do this one year.


The Classic Choice: Nancy Drew


Nancy Drew is a the girl detective. She's from the 1930s, was revitalized in the '50s, and she's still going strong today. She's been played by various actresses since her conception, starting with Bonita Granville in the 30s and ending (so far!) with Emma Roberts in 2007.

If I were doing this costume, I'd definitely go with a 50s aesthetic, though that's certainly not a requirement. Her blonde hair, though, is definitely a requirement. (And I will resoundingly ignore any assertions that Nancy is "titian-haired". Get your retcons out of here!).

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review 2014-07-18 15:33
Recensione Fan Fiction - 30 Days di theshinygirl (Harry Potter)


Titolo: 30 Days

Autrice: theshinygirl

Trama: Severus Piton e Hermione Granger vengono catturati. Osserva la loro relazione cambiare in 30 giorni durante i quali vengono tenuti prigionieri in una cella.

Genere: Angst, Dark, Sentimentale

Stato: Completa

Capitoli: 31

Fandom: Harry Potter

Personaggi: Hermione Granger, Severus Piton, Mangiamorte


Salve a tutti, eccomi con una nuova recensione. Questa volta non recensirò un libro bensì una fan fiction appena letta.

La fan fiction in questione è "30 Days" scritta da theshinygirl e tradotta su efp, la fiction fa parte del fandom Harry Potter.

È il sesto anno ad Hogwarts ed Hermione si risveglia in una cella senza ricordi di quello che le è successo con lei si trova Severus Piton, lo scontroso professore di pozioni. I due sono stati catturati dai mangiamorte e ancora non sanno cosa succederà, se verranno mai liberati o se verranno torturati e uccisi. Inizierà così una prigionia della durata di 30 giorni durante la quale il rapporto tra i due detenuti si farà più stretto e forte.

L'autrice riesce in 31 capitoli a narrare una bella storia, intensa e drammatica. Il racconto è scritto dal punto di vista di Hermione e questo rende più viva la vicenda e riesce a fare immedesimare di più il lettore. Mi è molto piaciuto lo stile, non avendo letto la fan fiction in lingua originale non ho potuto analizzare la scrittura originale ma posso dire che la traduzione è davvero stata fatta benissimo e riesce a trasmettere tutte le emozioni che sicuramente l'autrice voleva condividere con il suo pubblico. La storia è davvero ben scritta e mi ha colpito tanto da spingermi a leggere tutti e 31 i capitoli in una giornata. Ho adorato questa Hermione e mi sono ritrovata a pensare cosa avrei fatto al suo posto, in una situazione analoga, di certo sarei impazzita e non sarei riuscita a lottare fino alla fine, anche Severus mi è piaciuto, ammetto però di aver avuto sempre un debole per questo personaggio quindi molto probabilmente sono un po' di parte nella valutazione, in ogni caso l'ho trovato molto IC nonostante la situazione, cosa veramente rara nelle fan fiction, non era troppo sdolcinato nè troppo duro ed è stato un personaggio ben sviluppato in tutti i dettagli. Questa fiction quindi l'ho amata così tanto da non aver trovato difetti? La risposta è ni. Mi è piaciuta come poche, mi capita spesso di leggere fan fiction essendo il mio hobby ma spesso non mi colpiscono perchè banali questa invece mi ha colpito fin dalla trama peccato per la caduta di stile nel finale che per me è un vero CONTRO.




Dopo aver scoperto che Piton era in combutta con i mangiamorte ho pensato... Oddio che figata, che colpo di scena, chissà che finale drammatico e pieno di emozioni, basta ricordarsi come Piton si fosse avvicinato ad Hermione anche se ahimè non nel senso che mi sarei aspettata, era stato un avvicinamento delicato,e pensavo che ci sarebbe stato un possibile finale happy ending con Harry e company che salvavano la situazione uccidendo tutti e salvando Hermione e Piton oppure un finale drammatico alla Romeo e Giulietta con i due che si sacrificavano per salvarsi a vicenda insomma o ancora Piton che salvava Hermione e veniva ucciso... Insomma qualcosa di simile ma mai e poi mai mi sarei aspettata che tutto era una prova dell'Ordine... Che Lupin, Severus e Silente abbiano anche solo permesso che potesse essere fatto del male ad Hermione in quel modo... È terribile.

L'autrice avrà anche voluto creare un super colpo di scena di quarto livello ma questo è stato troppo, totalmente illogico ed odioso e la scelta di cancellare la memoria alla cavolo così...

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Davvero una delusione, per quanto mi riguarda la fan fiction è finita in uno dei modi da me ipotizzati... Questo finale dell'autrice infatti non lo accetto proprio, finale a parte consiglio questa fan fiction soprattutto siete amanti di Severus e Hermione e in qualche modo un po' li shippate (come si fa a non shipparli? Sono così carini insieme <3)

Detto questo vi saluto e alla prossima recensione


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url 2014-02-02 16:19
Rowling decides Harry should have hooked up with Hermione

From a to-be-published interview of JK Rowling by Emma Watson:


“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she says. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”


“I know, I’m sorry,” she continued, “I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”


When I read this, I started laughing. I recently watched the last two Harry Potter movies, and when we got to the part where Ron has stomped off and Harry and Hermione were living in the tent together, I turned to my husband and said, "They'd be having so much comfort sex."


I don't really like Harry and Hermione as a romantic pairing though, even if maybe Ron and Hermione isn't that great. I always dug that they were rock solid friends, and it seems lame to me to have high school seniors end up married in any pairing. They should all go to wizard college and make out with people they haven't known their whole lives. 




Harry Potter and Luna Lovegood holding hands in one of the HP movies



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Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!

Hermione Granger, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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