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How Costumes (…Clothes) Reflect Characters’ Personalities (With Examples Because Duh)

Costumes
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We’ve gone through candy. We’ve gone through scary movies (I mean kinda.) And now…we’ve gotta talk about costumes. Or rather, about how characters’ costumes (aka clothes) reflect their silly selves. Because that has something to do with Halloween?? (If you were hoping I would tell you what to dress up as for Halloween, then the answer will always be Count Olaf.) But I swear to you that this will be great.

1. First, characters dress like their personalities. 

Take The Doctor. (For example. Don’t kidnap him. That’s rude.) With every regeneration, he’s obviously a different human being with different likes and dislikes, but before you know any of them, you get an idea of who he is by what he chooses to wear. Continue Reading

5 Harry Potter Sweets That Would be Nifty to Have in Real Life

Harry Potter Sweets
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I’ve always had really weird yet strong opinions about which months belong in which seasons.

December is the only winter month, because Wintriness=Christmas in my mind. Spring lasts from January to May, which means the weather goes from Cold/Blah to Grey-Roadside-Slushy-Blah to Actual Spring. Summertime contains June, July, and August. And fall (or its more dignified twin, autumn) has the months of September, October, and November.

That being said, my mental calendar (or mentally disturbed calendar, whichever you prefer) failed me last month. I totally forgot that September was the beginning of fall. And my forgetfulness had nothing to do with the warmness of the weather or being in Florida or having a crazy month, obviously. Continue Reading

25 of My Favorite Literary Quotes

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Hello to everyone! Family, friends, random nice people, and bots from all over the world that are indexing this page.

Today I would like to share with you a few of my favorite literary quotes. Some of them I’ve loved for years, and others have become my favorites in the past few days as soon as I realized they existed.

So without further ado, I shall bestow them upon you in no particular order, because you can’t rate greatness.

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“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” Continue Reading

Why Harry Potter is the Best Young Adult and Children’s Series

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Gred and Forge. There, I said it.

Oh, you wanted more than that? Then turn to page 394. 😀

Harry Potter has a lot going for it. Action. Humor. Quidditch. But the core of what makes Harry Potter great is quality writing and storytelling. And we’re going to start with the writing.

Writing Quality

• Style

One of the best things about the series is its style. It isn’t weighted down by dull descriptions or dialogue that stretches on for pages. Instead, it’s light, slightly whimsical, and sarcastic at times, drawing you further into the story. Continue Reading