The Harry Potter World

Hello my little Wanderers, I’m back with another and final post about the Harry Potter series.

Harry and Luna - Incomplete by MiaHeartnet

Well, I was actually going to talk about the differences between the books and the movies, but I later realized I kind of did that in the previous posts, and while not thoughtfully, it’s there. So, instead I’m going to talk about curious facts and some errors of the Harry Potter books and movies I found in the internet.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone:

Curious Facts:

  • J.K. Rowling wrote her first notes and sketches in napkins during her travels around Scotland through King’s Cross and she later used a typewriter.
  • The script of “Harry Potter” was rejected until Rowling arrived to Bloomsbury.
  • Before publishing the Harry Potter saga Rowling had to type twice the manuscript of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” because she didn’t had enough money to pay someone else to type and photocopy it.
  • In the United Kingdom the title of the first book is “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, while in North America is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. So each time they mentioned the name they had to film the scene twice using both names respectively.
  • The editorial of the Harry Potter books in the UK, Bloomsbury, they asked J.K. Rowling to changed the title “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to “Harry Potter and the School of Magic” which happened in the case of the French version, but Rowling refused.
  • The name of the mirror of “Erised” is actually the word “Desire” inverse, which seemed fitting since the mirror is supposed to show a person’s heart deepest desire.

Errors:

  • The snake Harry frees in the zoo supposedly winked at Harry, but snakes don’t have eyelids.
  • In the Hogwarts letter Harry receive, it says that students can take” a cat, an owl, or a toad, which bring the question as to why did Ron took a rat instead of the animals previously mention. Shouldn’t he had been punished?
  • When Hermione first introduces herself she mentions having practiced a few spells before that day, but muggleborns aren’t supposed to use magic at home, and although she wasn’t aware of this, shouldn’t a teacher had warned her and her parents about it?
  • During the house sorting Rowling wrote that after Harry’s sorting there were only three people left: Lisa Turpin, Ron Weasley, and Blaise Zabini, but Dean Thomas was in the same year and therefore should have gone after Harry.
  • During the first book Rowling describes Hagrid as two times taller and five times wider than a normal person while in the fourth book (The Tri-Wizard Tournament) she says that Hagrid is only as two times taller but only three times wider than a normal person.
  • During the sorting, McGonagall supposedly brings a chair with four legs for the children to sit on while being sorted, but in the movie the chair has only three legs.
  • During the chess game Ron takes the place as horse and moves forward “sacrificing” himself, but horses can’t move forward.
  • Headless Nick says that he hasn’t eaten anything since 400 years ago but in the second book it is revealed that he has been dead for 500 years. How come?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

Curious Facts:

  • This book was actually going to be titles “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” but Rowling decided to make instead a chapter that would later allow her to create the sixth book.
  • The clock the Weasley’s have is different in the fourth book.
  • This is the only book that gives the year in which the story unfolds. Sir Nicholas says it’s his 500th death anniversary and his death is given as October 31, 1492. This means that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is set in 1992, and Harry was born in 1980 as the J.K. Rowling confirmed later.

Errors:

  • To un-petrify those attacked by the Basilisk, they must take a potion. However, Sir Nicholas is a ghost, and how he himself said in the first book, can not eat or drink anything at all, How did he even ended petrified? He is dead!
  • Ronald Weasley says when he was three, Fred turned his teddy bear into a big nasty spider. If Ronald was three, Fred was around 5 or 6 years of age, thus, not old enough to make transfiguration spells, as they are one of the most difficult branches of magic. Not even with accidental magic.
  • Harry’s wand has the tail feather of a phoenix (Fawkes), who gave only 2 feathers. However, in order to leave the Chamber of Secrets, Harry grabbed the tail feathers of Fawkes. Possible Correction: after the “rebirth” in the second book, Fawkes could have regained his feathers (?).
  • In Flourish and Blotts, Lockhart gives Harry the entire collection of books for free, but he gives them to Ginny murmuring that he buy his instead, but later there is a fight between the Malfoy’s and the Weasley’s. When did Harry got his books?
  • Harry finds Mrs. Norris petrified on the second floor. When Dumbledore asks him to follow him, Lockhart suggests they use his office, indicating that it is located just up the stairs, which means that Lockhart’s office is on the third floor. However, later it is mentioned that Harry went to the second floor corridor, to go to punishment in Lockhart’s office.
  • Hermione says that the Polyjuice lacewings should be boiled for 21 days. However, Ron throws the dead lacewings on top of the leeches. He shouldn’t had been able to since it was only the first day.
  • Hermione said Moaning Myrtle lives in the first floor bathroom. However, when Harry sees the inscription on the wall outside the bathroom are on the second floor (and I think they later mention her living in the third floor).

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

Curious facts:

  • Marcus Flint, a Slytherin student, repeatedly appears in the book (more times than other secondary characters).
  • J.K. Rowling accelerated the publication of the book at the request of fans.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is the favorite book of many people (despite being short and lacking the presence of Lord Voldemort). Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has said it is her favorite, and J.K. Rowling said the same before publishing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  • The symbols used in the photo of Sirius Black in the poster of “Wanted” translate to “more or less human.”

Errors:

  • The entrance to Muggles is prohibited in Diagon Alley. How did Hermione’s parents came?
  • In June, Fred and George Weasley discover they have only managed to get a few OWLs However, in subsequent books, it is firmly established that the results of OWL are sent to the homes of the students at the end of August.
  • Ravenclaw Quidditch team mounted Sweepers 7. However, Oliver Wood later tells Harry that Cho Chang, who is the Ravenclaw seeker, mounted on a Comet 260 (what?).
  • Before Harry and Hermione go back in time, it is mentioned that Buckbeak is tied to a tree. When they return in time, Buckbeak is tied to a fence.
  • When Harry is buying his books at Flourish & Blotts, mention that it is attended by the administrator. However, when Harry is staring the book seventh(?) book, it is said that the store is attended by a shop assistant.
  • When Harry and Hermione left the hospital using the Time-Turner, Dumbledore says it ten (minutes) to midnight. But when they return to rescue Sirius, they hear Dumbledore say there is still five minutes until midnight.
  • When the group leaves the Shrieking Shack, the initial order is: Crookshanks, Lupin, Pettigrew, Ron, Snape, Harry, Hermione, and Sirius. However, when they return at the time the order is Lupin, Pettigrew, Ron, Hermione, Snape, Harry, and Sirius.
  • In the Shrieking Shack, Ron crawls to the four poster bed and lie in it. However, when Lupin arrives, it is mentioned that his eyes turned to Ron, lying on the ground.
  • Mr. Weasley mentions that Harry and Ron have ended up in the Forbidden Forest twice. But Harry is the only one who has been in the woods twice. Ron was just once, to see Aragog in Chamber of Secrets, for the first time, Harry was the only one in the forest (Philosopher’s Stone).

Harry Potter and the Tri-Wizard Tournament:

Curious facts:

  • J.K. Rowling promised this be the longest book in the series, breaking her promise with the fifth volume, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Rowling cried when she wrote Cedric’s death and Dumbledore’s speech at his funeral.
  • Rowling confirmed that Cedric comes out of Voldemort’s wand with the spell Priori Incantatem during the final battle of the book because Wormtail killed Cedric with Voldemort’s wand.
  • Harry’s watch works at Hogwarts because magic the floating in the atmosphere of the school makes some Muggle objects, like Colin Creevy’s camera in the second book, to work properly.
  • At the end of the book, Harry still see the carriages that take you to the Hogwarts Express without the Threstrals, despite having witnessed the death of Cedric. JK Rowling explained that Harry first had to “digest” all this death, to be able to see the Threstrals.
  • In the sorting ceremony, a girl named Natalie McDonald is pointed out. Natalie really existed: she was a girl from Canada who was seriously ill and was really fond of the Harry Potter books, so she wrote to Rowling, who replied and told her some of the secrets of history. Unfortunately, when the letter arrived, Natalie was already dead. Rowling put Natalie in the Gryffindor house.

Errors:

  • When Fred and George Weasley trying to enter the Triwizard Tournament, and are thrown away by Dumbledore’s age line, the Headmaster advised them to go to the hospital where a couple of students being served, including Fawcett, a Ravenclaw student. Then at the Yule Ball when Ron and Harry out of the party for a walk, meet Karkaroff and Snape who says to a student, “Ten points from Hufflepuff, Fawcett.”
  •  In the book “Quidditch Through the Ages”, it is said that the first World Cup was in 1473, and that the following are performed every 4 years. The World Cup 1994 is the number 422, but can not be 422 world cups in 521 years. Calculated correctly, the World Cup attended by the Weasleys, Hermione, and Harry would be number 131, and should had been done in 1993 instead.
  • Sirius tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione, that Dumbledore and the three of them are the only ones who know that he is an Animagus. However, Lupin and Snape know too.
  • When Fred and George bet at the Quidditch World Cup with Mr. Bagman, it is mentioned that Fred put the paper with the betting on his robes. However, he was wearing Muggle clothes like everyone else.
  • During Priori Incantatem, Lord Voldemort’s victims emerge in reverse order. However, James emerges before Lily. He should emerge after, as he was killed before Lily. (This error was corrected in later versions of the book).
  • Percy says: “It was wrong to make a public statement without first checking with your Head of Department [Arthur Weasley]”. However, in the third book states that Mr. Weasley is the Head of the Department.
  • When Moody demonstrates the Imperius Curse, it is said that it was used in Harry 4 times. However, later, it is mentioned that Harry felt, for the third time in his life, the sensation that his mind had been emptied. This should be the fifth time since he had already experienced 4 times before the effects of the Imperius Curse.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

Curious facts:

  • The secret code to enter the Ministry of Magic via the phone boot, 62442, means MAGIC on the keys of the phone. When you dial this number on the phone at Rowling’s official website you can unlock extra content.
  • Members of the Order of the Phoenix communicate using indectectables Patronus, with the exception of the receiver of the message. Initially, Rowling claimed that communicate with Knitting Chocolate Frogs, but later changed her mind.
  • Two former members of the First Order of the Phoenix killed Gideon and Fabian Prewett. Rowling announced that they were brothers of Molly Prewett, who after marriage, took her husband’s last name, Weasley.

Errors:

  • In Chapter 30, during the Quidditch match, Harry and Hermione find seats in the last row of the top. However, when Hagrid arrives to ask them to accompany him to see Grawp, he moves down from the row behind them. If Harry and Hermione are in the last row of the top, there should be no line behind them.
  • In the British edition of the fifth book they speaking of Algernon Rookwood, but in Book 4, they talk about Agustus Rookwood.
  • In chapter 9, when Harry lends Hedwig to Hermione, Harry stays crouched until he hears Hermione closing the door. However, when he hears that Hermione and Hedwig are gone, he runs across the room to close the door (but the door was already closed!).
  • In the first game of Quidditch, Harry is happy that is cloudy, so that sunlight does not reach her ​​eyes. However, minutes later it is said that the stadium is in a bright sunlight.
  • In chapter 28, it says that every person in the school seemed to know how Dumbledore had overcome two Aurors, High Inquisitor, the Minister of Magic, and his assistant who is Percy, and was not supposed to be in the office with him, because he left minutes before the “confession” of Dumbledore, to send their notes to the Ministry.
  • In practical OWL exams, the students .are called in alphabetical order according to last name. Harry is in the same year that Hannah Abbot for one of the exams, Abbot and Potter so should not have been called together.
  • Harry says that Dobby had left the Malfoy to give a warning two years ago, but since it happened in the second book, should have said three years ago.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

Curios facts:

  • The Muggle Prime Minister mentioned in the third book of the series, and on the sixth, coincides with the real prime minister who ruled during the time span in which the Harry Potter (1991-1997) states: John Major.
  • When Horace Slughorn mistakenly calls Ron “Rupert” and shows little care about it, it is because Rowling wanted to make a nod to Rupert Grint, who plays Ron in the Harry Potter films.
  • The film of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince started to be prepared before they even began shooting the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  • In this book the mysterious character Blaise Zabini, who is named in the first book when he is selected to Slytherin, appears.

Errors:

  • In the cover of the American version, it shows Dumbledore with his right hand in perfect condition, but the text emphasizes that the whole time his hand and right arm are burned and hurt.
  • When Harry and Dumbledore admitted to Slughorn’s house, ‘something dark and red was scattered on the wall’. Then when the kind of blood was question, Slughorn explains, ‘In the walls? Dragon … My last bottle, and the prices are very high at this time.” However, in the fifth book when Hagrid finally returns in Chapter 20, he was wiping his face off dragon blood, which was greenish.
  • Slughorn says, “A bottle of Felix Felicis is enough to twelve hours of luck. From the moment you take it to the end, you’ll be lucky in everything you propose.” But then, Harry says, “I do not think you need it all, not twenty-four hours at least… “
  • How can Ron and Lavender being in a “prominent corner” of the common room, if in the first book indicates that it is a circular room?
  • When Harry makes the Quidditch tryouts, some first years have brooms. However, in the first book it is indicated that first years are not allowed to have brooms or join a team (Harry being an exception).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

Curious facts:

  • Printing the manuscript of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” took 5.5 hours, the scripts for the film were about 500 pages, which justified dividing the movie in two parts.
  • Making the “Seven Harry’s” was complicated, Daniel Radcliffe had 90 shots for one scene.
  • In every scene where Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange appear together, she moves or is located on the right side of Voldemort, traditionally known as the place of the most loyal.
  • Although it it not mentioned in the book or movie who killed Remus and Tonks, Rowling revealed that Bellatrix killed Tonks while Dolohov killed Remus.

Well, that’s all my little Wanderers (it was awfully long… puff!)

Anyway, as I mentioned earlier, this is the last post about the Harry Potter (yes, you can cry). I’m still not sure which book or movie I’m going to do next, so I’ll just wing it.

See you on Wednesday~

Buh-bye!

-WorldWanderer out!

 

Re: Eric Frein Cop Killer Captured

Frein is accused of killing one police officer and wounding another about seven weeks ago.

He had been spotted multiple times, they had found his belongings in several different spots, and he even turned on his cell phone and attempted to make a call. But he somehow evaded the hundred plus people hunting him down.

In the end he was not hiding deep within the woods like it was assumed, he was hiding in the comfy, well comfier than being on the run in the woods for murder, enclosure of an abandoned aircraft hanger.

Although the entire surrounding area, including the abandoned hangar, had been searched already authorities were back due to sever sightings in the area. It was during this search that authorities spotted Frein walking back towards his hiding spot.

Instead of the much expected gun battle between officers and Frein, Frein surrendered to authorities relatively peacefully-if we forget hiding out for seven weeks.

When he was arrested he was armed with two guns, a rifle and a handgun.

Now that the search is over residents may sleep much easier, no more buzzing helicopters searching the nearby woods 24/7, no more scares, no more schools closing (well good for the parents). Now justice can be served and the hundred plus men and women who were looking for him can be assured they have done a good job narrowing in on Frein.

Another man who suffered throughout all of this was James Tully, every day he walks 5 miles to work in order to support his family. To make his walk worse he gets stopped an average of 5 times each way due to his appearance. He looks somewhat similar to Eric Frein, and when you are searching for a cop killer/FBI most wanted, somewhat is enough to take action.

Tully eventually started wearing his employee id badge around his neck on his walk to and from work just so it was there for easy access whenever he got stopped.

However the man’s hard work was rewarded when someone who heard of his story and setup a donation for him,so he could buy a new car, it quickly raised $22,000 and that is where the fundraiser was closed. Even if the car is a little late it is still nice to know that a hard working man caught a lucky break.Pennsylvania Police Keep Stopping Man Who Looks Like Fugitive Eric Frein

 

Fingerprints Part 8

You took me out on a date one day, in the middle of august. The entire park was pleasantly warm, heat warbling across roads, casting a beautiful haze. I felt so happy I could die. Now if you don’t remember much of our relationship, I can hardly blame you. Surely, though, you will have to remember this.

How could you forget breaking up with me?

It was brief and unceremonious. We didn’t have enough in common, our maturity levels weren’t aligned, and you were really starting a new phase in your life. The excuses tumbled from your tongue. You were monotone, and clearly rehearsed. Quickly shifting away from the softened truth, you decided to rattle me. There was also someone else. A few others, in fact, and you didn’t want things to become too messy. I understood, didn’t I? We weren’t together for the sake of love. We were together because of the electricity that sparked between our skin, the arch of my shoulder blades, and the willingness of my mouth.

I still adored you. As you walked away, I loved the familiar swing of your hips. You were so beautiful. It was the sort of piercing beauty that stabs into a person, hollowing them out, filling their body with obsession. I refused to accept that you had done this with other girls, whispering your secrets into the eagar ears of naïve teenagers. Did you kiss them in the movie theaters too, pressing your saltine tongue against theirs? Did you make them feel so dizzy and lovesick it hurt?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Hello my little Wanderers, I’m back.

TODAY! Today we are going to talk about the sixth book of the Harry Potter saga: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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The plot differs substantially from the previous volume: in this book sooooo many things happen (not like the Order of the Phoenix where the story seems to stop), in fact, some people refer to it as a first volume of the seventh book or a mere transition. True, it is the volume that has more to do with the next book (the rest are kind of auto-conclusive), but I would not define it as a story of mere transition. The information is very important and decisive for everything that happens in the last book, and the entertainment that generates in this volume is very high.

The return of Lord Voldemort has finally been officially recognized by the Ministry of Magic, although there is little that the authorities are able to do to stop the wave of attacks by the Dark Lord’s Death Eaters. In this weather of collapse, Harry, Hermione and Ron return to Hogwarts, the only place that seems safe throughout the magic community, as the director is Albus Dumbledore, the only one who Voldemort seems to fear. But despite the railway safety measures teachers can not avoid suffering brutal attack against two students. And meanwhile in the background, Dumbledore begins to impart Harry private lessons in which he will explore Voldemort’s past in order to find a way to survive the final battle.

Of the seven books that comprise the series, this is my second favorite (the third one being my favorite). While one can not deny that… there is a lot more to be expected, which most looking forward to reading the most exciting, is the last book, I liked more this penultimate volume than the others. The reason, other than it is much more dynamic and interesting than the latter (the first half of the seventh volume may get bored at some point) is primarily the role given the figure of Voldemort. Basically for 2 reasons:

He is the villain of the story (and Rowling finally decides to tell us about him!!). Through the memories of Dumbledore Harry discovers firsthand the life of Voldemort: his stay at the orphanage, his life during Hogwarts, his conversion to the dark arts in youth, etc. It is extremely interesting to know what the Dark Lord in this book allows us to understand the motivations of their behavior or why he became evil. As a result of this knowledge, we learn what the Horcruxes are and how to destroy He-Who Must-Not-Be-Named. This information is very important because it is basic for the next volume, and because the concept is a way of asking me the outcome of the story very original and carefully worked.

I personally find much more attractive the villains characters, either because of their past of because of their reason. Overall, the good ones, the heroes of the story are usually flatter than a sheet: they generally meet all the prototypes and have gotten (they are handsome, friendly, honest, honorable, brave, etc.). That is, that sometimes writers can make you get to take for granted these “perfect” people. The wicked have errors, have suffered or are suffering torments of a different nature, tend to act as a result of something bad that has happened in their past… in short, they are more human, more believable and more complex feelings than typical heroes novels. So reading these characters usually more attractive and tend to generate greater empathy in the reader.

have to admit here Rowling does not sin in excess: Harry is not perfect (in the previous book he had picked some grudge) and is more appealing than his enemy, Lord Voldemort. The Dark Lord is rather flatter than a typical villain. But still, the fact that we know him better increases the interest of the story.

Another thing that I like so much in this story is the eponymous correspondent between Harry and Voldemort. In this volume we see that the two are very similar people, who have lived similar experiences since childhood, have a support character, a fairly parallel reactions, etc. This also generates interest, since such a high correspondence between the hero and the villain of the story, makes us identify more with the characters, we create them again, we doubt over their actions. And the ambiguity is a good incentive to keep it interesting.

Finally, mention the involvement and importance of Snape in this book. At this point the author had already played more than once with uncertainty (is Snape evil, or good?), But this book handles this ambiguity more explicitly… and of course deploy its resolution for the final volume of the saga.

Why I decided to read: I was hooked, how was I not going to read it?

Best: His ambiguity. What we know of Voldemort. Corresponding “conflicts” between Harry and the Dark Lord

Worst: Voldemort could have been more interesting. He is too flat.

Would I read it again?: Yes, many times I’ve read and will read again.

Would I recommend it?: Of course. It’s one of my favorite books of the series.

Well, that all once again my little Wanderers. I hope you liked it.

See ya!

-WorldWanderer out!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Hi, my little Wanderers!

This is the last and final book of the Harry Potter saga made by our beloved J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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It was published on July 21 of 2007, ten years after the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, first came out. In this book, the last battle between Harry and Voldemort takes place. According to Wikipedia, this book quickly became a hit and became the book most sold in all times.Not even 24 hours after the first release, more than 11,000,000 books had been sold already (the previous book had been 9,000,000 and something…). This book was definitely the most awaited of all times.

Anyway, back to the story. The story continues where the previous book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, left off (which is why some consider this book as the first volume of the two books).

Dumbledore had left Harry with the a dark and dangerous, not to mention nearly impossible, task: destroying the remaining Horcruxes. Harry feels devastated after the death of him mentor, and having never felt so alone before doesn’t know what to do. He fears for his life as well as the lives of his precious people. Regardless, he finds the strength within himself and forces himself to keep going, for his sake, his friends’ as well as the rest of the magical world. So when he finally turns seventeen (which is when witches and wizards are considered adults in the eyes of the magical community) and the tracking spells are lifted, he must leave the safety of his house in Little Whinging and travel to the Burrow where it seems to be the only safe place for him at the moment. Fortunately for him, he is going to be accompanied by  a couple of member of the Order of the Phoenix that will ensure his safety, along with his best friends in the whole world that will not only help him finish the task left by Dumbledore but also realized alongside with the Boy-Who-Lived that this little adventure will demand more of them that they had initially thought.

This book is definitely my second favorite after the Prisoner of Azkaban. And I have to admit that it’s much better than the previous even though the Half-Blood Prince is very good book (I guess my second favorite would be between these two books).

I guess that the reasons for this were:


 SPOILER ALERT


  •  The sub story about the three brothers contrasts perfectly with the search of the Horcruxes.
  • I love how harry discovers Dumbledore’s story and how actually Albus didn’t used to be the wise and ‘light’ man he always portrayed himself to be. In my personal opinion, Dumbledore was simply too old and was used to use people as pawns more than allies or friends. It was all a chessboard game to him, he just needed to move the correct pieces. In a way, I think I always saw Dumbledore as a bad guy too. I mean, where int he world was he when the Golden Trio got themselves in trouble? Wasn’t he supposed to be there and ensure the protection of his students? And wan’t it cruel of him to practically torture Snape when he revealed Harry was going to die like “a pig for slaughter”? Seriously, all of this little facts leaves you thinking whether or not the Headmaster was actually a good or bad guy.
  • Snape. There isn’t really much to tell about him, I think his simple name is enough. Rowling had us think that Snape was the bad guy when in reality he wasn’t, but instead he was a good guy trying to hide his own feelings, not only to protect himself, but also to protect the last precious thing he could cling to. Harry. The son of his best friend, and the woman he loved until the end.
  • Rowling was really good closing any topic that could create questions later with the help of all of the books.

There were things that I also disliked about the book:

  • The pace of the novel was irregular. Some parts were incredibly fast and abrupt while others were terribly slow it was almost painful to read. The first half of the book was excessively paused and there are things that make it almost tiresome. And then the second half is very hurried it’s kind of difficult to follow.
  • The end. No. Nope. I’m sorry, it just didn’t convinced me. To be honest (and maybe a little cruel too) the book should had ended with Harry’s dead. Plain and simple. Why? Simply because it would have made sense. Harry is an Horcrux, and the only way to destroy it is to literally kill Harry, why he returns to life I have no idea. Voldemort’s soul was supposed to be attached to Harry like a leech. A LEECH! That little piece of soul had been feeding of Harry’s very essence and maybe even soul. That at least should have made it a part of Harry, therefore: Avada Kedavra + Harry + Horcrux = Death Harry. Capisce? Anyway, Harry should have died and despite not being a relatively “happy” ending (as the protagonist dies), Harry would have died a hero, protecting what he believed in and the people he loved and finally reuniting with his family in the afterlife.
  • .Another thing about the ending that I didn’t like was that it didn’t really made sense that Harry returned with Ginny (I can hear you HarryGinny lovers, I have nothing against this pairing) firstly, they are related. YES, THEY ARE! Arthur Weasley’s mother (or grandmother, not quite sure which one of them) is a Black. Harry own grandmother (James Potter’s mother) was a Black. And for someone that didn’t really supported inbreeding he was doing a pretty bad job at it (cough-hypocrite-cough). And secondly, I don’t really feel like Ginny loved Harry (she used to be a pretty hardcore fan of the boy for god’s sake!) and I’m not saying that the possibility of her actually developing real feeling for Harry was impossible, but it would have been very unlikely.
  • Then, Harry gained the title of “Master of Death” after he reunited the Hallows, which by default means that his soul is tied to the being “Death”. First of all, shouldn’t this make Harry’s soul immortal. And second of all, should he stop aging?
  • Anyway, the epilogue. This shouldn’t have been done. Really. Why did Rowling decided to add this pages that consisted of the events 17 years later? Was this really necessary? Specially in the movie, this scene just seems unnecessary.

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In resume, while it has its bad parts, this book is great and enjoyable. A first time reader would never had imagined the twists it has.

Why I decided to read it?: Well, I couldn’t just start reading the saga and leave without knowing the ending, could I?

Best: Definitely Snape’s and Dumbledore’s story.

Worst: It was a little tiresome, Ron’s jealousy was kind of pathetic and the ending was a little poor, enjoyable but poor

Would I read it again?: Duh! Of course I will, it’s one of the bests books out there (Saga and all)!

Would I recommend it?: 100% YES! TO EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE!

Well, that’s all my little Wanderers. I hope you liked it.

Buh-bye!

-WorldWanderer out!

P.S. I have to check for the previous posts, I have no idea what happened there );

Marshawn Lynch on the way out?

Over the last week there have been several reports stating that Marshawn Lynch is unhappy with head coach Pete Carroll. This triggered speculation as to why this could be and all signs turn to Lynch being unhappy with his role or lack thereof in the Seahawks offense recently.

Carroll has said he wants to get Marshawn over twenty carries out of the backfield, a feat he has accomplished only once this entire year. In the game against the Chargers Lynch carried the ball only six times although he averaged six yards per carry, and in the Cowboys game Beastmode carried the ball only ten times despite averaging six yards per carry yet again.

Another article later in the week reported that the Seahawks front office was done with Lynch’s on and off the field antics, and they were likely to move on after the season.

The prior Seahawks player who was said to be unhappy with his role and the organization was unhappy with was former Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, who was shipped out to the Jets. This led to thoughts about the Seahawks also potentially trading Lynch, who is due to make 7 million next season if he reaches all his bonuses, prior to Tuesday’s 1 p.m. trade deadline.

With two promising young backs in Christine Michael and Robert Turbin set to go, it appeared more likely than some would think to move Lynch especially considering Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is due for a big contract extension next season and the Seahawks could use all the cap room they could get.

Pete Carroll came out and spoke about the trade rumors stating firmly that Marshawn will not be traded and is an integral part of the Seahawks future.

Marshawn Lynch, Dan Quinn

Procrastination

procrastination 10-29Procrastination is one of the most widespread studying pitfalls known to studentkind. Often procrastination comes under the guise of a legitimate occupation.  After all, the book report isn’t due for another two days, and it really is pretty important that you reorganize your bookshelf. And you should also probably make yourself a good hearty snack. And before you begin, you really should see what’s new on social media. You do have a kind of legitimate question to post in that homework study group. You’d better stay on Facebook until somebody answers it. And while you’re sitting in front of the computer, it would be a shame not to take advantage of the games someone took the time to install. Minesweeper, anyone?

Perhaps your mental line of reasoning doesn’t get quite that desperate, but it is alarmingly easily to let an hour or more go by preparing yourself to be productive.  And if two days later you haven’t actually gotten around to writing that book report, you’re going to be in for a long night. And yet students so often repeat the same mistakes. I’m fairly sure students have been procrastinating ever since they invented long division.  And where does that leave us? Not only is a wasted evening pretty unsatisfactory at the end of the day, but also a hasty last-minute book report isn’t doing any favors for your blood pressure—or, in all likelihood, your grades.  So all-in-all, it probably is better to buckle down and get things done ahead of time. Minesweeper can wait.

McGladrey is over…

What’s up everybody?

McGladrey is over and it was won by the one and only Robert Streb! Robert Streb? Who the heck is Robert Streb? Well do not feel bad if you have not heard of him. This is his first ever PGA tour win. And you know what sucks? Chris Kirk tied for 4th! But then again this is the best finish by a McGladrey defending champ in the history of the classic!

I have got fantastic news! Well for me anyway! While looking at the PGA tour schedule, It occured to me that the tour will be coming toward my neck of the woods this year! It will be here for the US open! It will be in the summer, but my next paycheck will probably go towards tickets. Heck, I may just book a hotel for three nights, and go every dang day! Here’s my plan, when that fantastic looking Rory Mcilroy is signing a bunch of good looking women’s hats and junk. Ill sneak up, very slowly, patience is the key, take his bag and run as fast as my legs will carry me! His iron set alone is worth a few hundred bucks, I figure I would use it to pay for the hotel, but I would probably just end up keeping them for myself! Now that I think about it, I should take Mcilroys wedges and irons, Bubba Watsons BEAST driver, and Adam Scott’s putter! (This is all a joke)

Nighty Night, all! <3

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Adam Scotts Putt

P.S. Yes, this is actually how Adam Scott putts

Caramel Corn

Hi Guys!

I’m not sure about you, but I just LOVE the smell of caramel corn, kettle corn and chocolate corn! Corn is probably the only reason why I go to Salmon Fair or any type of fair. Unfortunately for me, as a senior in High school, I did not get a chance to go to any fair at all this fall. I was upset about it for a while. It has been AGES since my taste buds enjoyed the aroma and taste of corn. Then, I’ve been thinking…can’t I just make them? So, I searched up several recipes and finally found easy recipe So for this blog post I am gonna be sharing how to make caramel corn. I also might post how to make other varieties (chocolate corn, kettle corn, and etc) in the future, but for now, this is what I have!

RECIPE

Ingredients

10 cups (100g) air-popped popcorn*
1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
1/4 cup (80g) light corn syrup
1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 200F degrees. Spread the popcorn out onto 2 large baking sheets. Set aside.

Combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, cream of tartar, and salt in a medium saucepan over a medium-high heat. Stir constantly and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and quickly stir in the baking soda. Pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir gently until all the kernels are coated.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Allow to cool on the pan and break apart large clusters if desired. Cover the popcorn tightly once cooled; it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.Enjoy!

Oh and I went to Seattle about a week ago and I went to a bakery called PiroshkyPiroshky. It’s a Russian Bakery. Most of their pastries cost about $4-5 but they are absolutely amazing! They are in PikePlace and I think you guys should try it out as well!
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A Little Basketball Preview

The basketball season is quickly approaching. It seems crazy to think that the football team as already played two-thirds of their games. However, with Chris Petersen’s squad struggling, Husky fans can have something to ease the pain if the basketball team can find the success that has avoided them the past couple of years.

I am personally very hopeful for this season. The Huskies were predicted 6th in the PAC-12 by the coaches on media day last week. I definitely think a top 4 finish is what the team should be shooting for. I think the team is underrated. Nigel Williams-Goss and Andrews Andrews are ready for breakout seasons that should help give UW one of the best backcourts in the league. Williams-Goss being back for his second year will allow for him to establish an even greater role as a leader. He happens to be the best court general I have ever seen. I watched them run through some drills while I was at Lorenzo Romar Basketball Camp this August and he is such a positive and nonstop voice on the court.

Another reason this team is underrated is because nobody has witnessed the beast that is Robert Upshaw. Upshaw was forced to sit out last year after transferring from Fresno State following his freshman season. He is a man among boys when he gets out on the court. Lorenzo Romar hasn’t had this dominant of a big since probably Jon Brockman. His inside presence combined with the experience in the backcourt should lead the Dawgs to the Big Dance for the first time since 2011.

I’m super excited for the season and I hope that the team surprises everyone like I believe they should!

I’ll be back on Friday.

Mr. T

Post Homecoming Blah

Homecoming was fun. Yeah that is basically all I have to say about it, I know totally disappointing, but hey, I would rather having nothing to say then a boat load of crazy Homecoming drama. Really, the whole night was a blur, I can’t really remember anything beyond my feet hurting because of killer high heels oh, and glow sticks, I definitely remember glow sticks.

Now that Homecoming is over though, there really isn’t anything going on. I mean Halloween, but all the Homecoming prep sort of sucked the fun out of that. Or maybe it’s just the fact that now that we’re in high school Halloween just doesn’t seem really, Halloween-y anymore.

I mean, no trick-or-treating, no cutesy costumes and goofy class parties…growing up doesn’t seem too great right now.

Then again there’s parties and scary movies and Costco-sized bags of candy, so it isn’t all bad. After Homecoming though there is most definitely a lull, no major social events, sports seasons are wrapping up, it’s like the dance sucked the energy out of everyone.

Or maybe that’s just high school really starting to set in. The quarter is practically over which means we are officially in school, halfway done with fall and about to kick off the holiday season.

I guess this time of the year has always had a lot more magic to it, starting with months of prepping for Halloween, it takes forever to decide what costume to wear when you’re nine, then once Halloween was over it just rolled right into Thanksgiving and then on to winter break. Now though, it feels like all that magic got used up for Homecoming and Halloween is just sort of, there.

Sad to think about, right? At least, for me it is.

It feels like there is this huge gap where nothing is happening and there could totally be something. Not something big, but just something to make it more spirited I guess. Maybe the school could put on a haunted house, just to get students more excited. Might be a cool idea, but who knows.

What I do know is that I am officially exhausted. School is sapping my energy and I don’t have any left for, well, anything.

xoxo Freshmeat

Week 8 Review

Welcome back everyone!(All four of you) We are officially halfway through the season and things are just starting to heat up. Lets start things off with a nice, meaty, helping of power rankings.

Power Rankings

1. Denver Broncos: How good is Peyton Manning? Don’t answer that. The 38 year old is proving that age is just a number, and his age is probably the amount of touchdowns he’s gonna throw next week. With explosive play makers like Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emanuel Sanders, and Julius Thomas around him, Mile High’s offense is scarier than even the spookiest halloween costumes.

2. New England Patriots: Don’t ever talk bad about Brady and Belichick. NEVER. The Patriots continue stacking up TDS despite having no one at the reciever or running back position. On Sunday they dropped 51, that’s right 51, on the Bears. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are showing that things have not changed at all. The evil empire lives on.

3. Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals just keep on rolling. After a close 4 point win over the Eagles, Arizona once again proves that they’re no joke. With the best run D in the league and a wide recieving corps that will make you cry in a fetal position, the Cardiac Cards will gave anyone they play a cardiac attack.

4. Dallas Cowboys: I wouldn’t worry yet if I was the Cowboys, although they did lose to a 2-5 Washington Redskins team who were starting their third string QB. That high powered Cowboys offense look stymied on Monday Night, scoring only 17 points. DeMarcus Murray had another sensational game, running for 141 yards but only got 19 carries. Go figure.

5. Philadelphia Eagles: My Eagles lost a nail biter to the Arizona Cardinals. Although I am still fuming, I will admit they still looked good in a losing effort. The front 7 is doing an excellent job pressuring the quarterback and shutting down the run game, but the secondary still needs work. Also Nick Foles has got to stop giving away the football like it’s a fruitcake on Christmas.

Upset Pick O The Week

I called it. I CALLED IT. Last week I predicted that the Redskins would shock the Cowboys behind an excellent performance by Colt McCoy. I don’t know who’s more surprised, me or Jerry Jones.

Lets see if I can get lucky two weeks in a row. My upset pick for week 9 is the St.Louis Rams going into Levi Stadium and coming out with a W. The 49ers are coming fresh off a bye with a 4-3 record, but they have looked shaky all season. The Ramsw just got trounced by the Chiefs, but I’m relying on the surprisingly good play of undrafted QB Austin Davis to lead the Rams to another resounding victory.

That wraps up another juicy week in review. You know the drill, come back on Friday for more enticing tolerable insights sentences. Until then,

I’m the Chip Kelly Express, and remember, if you’re not scoring, you’re not trying.

World Series is over!

Back on Saturday, it was Jason Vargas for the Royals up against Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants. The Royals sent Vogelsong to the showers early after driving in four runs off of him in just two and two-thirds innings. At that point, the Royals were up four to one, and it looked like the Royals might take a three to one lead.

But the Giants weren’t just going to give the Royals that kind of lead, and they stormed back by scoring ten unanswered runs. The final score would be 11-4, Giants tying the series up at two a piece.

In Game 5, Madison Bumgarner was on the mound, and he was dominant.

The Giants scored five runs, which was way more than enough, as Bumgarner would pitch a complete game shutout. The Giants took the series lead three to two.

Yesterday, the Royals needed to win this game to force a Game 7. The Giants just could not get any of the Royals out. Yordano Ventura, who had RIP OT on his hat for Oscar Taveras who got in a car accident over the weekend in the Dominican Republic and died, pitched a gem. He went seven scoreless innings, as the offense exploded with ten runs. The series was tied at three, and we were headed for a Game 7.

Game 7 exceeded expectations by far. It was a great game as Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Hudson were on the mound. They both left the game early as both teams wanted to give the ball to the bullpen.

Each team scored two runs in the 2nd inning, then Michael Morse hit an RBI single in the third to give the Giants a three to two lead. Madison Bumgarner came in in the 5th inning in relief on two days rest. He pitched great, and he went all the way into the 9th.

But with two outs, Alex Gordon got to third on a single and an error by the center fielder. Salvador Perez could not capitalize on the situation, as he would pop out to the third baseman Pablo Sandoval, and the Giants have won the World Series.

That is all that I have for you today! See you later MLB fans!

Upcoming Concerts: November

October is finally coming to a close, and in just a few days time, you’ll be taking down your Halloween decorations, munching on leftover candy, and wondering how you’re going to spend all your free time now that all the holiday excitement is over? Well, this post should hopefully solve that crisis, because listed below are a bunch of talented musical acts from all walks of life, which all conveniently have concerts in the Seattle area in the next couple of weeks. So sit tight and get out your credit card, because you’ll probably find yourself buying tickets for one of these shows soon enough.

The Black Keys
8:00pm Saturday, November 1, 2014
@ Key Arena, 305 Harrison ST, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $31-$71, available on www.keyarena.com

This rock-indie duo originally rose to fame with their sophomore album Rubber Factory in 2004, and quickly grabbed the attention of thousands despite their modest beginnings in the midwest. Anyone invested in blues-infused indie-rock should definitely check them out and not miss this opportunity to see one of their well-renowned live shows.

Hey Marseilles
8:00pm Saturday November 1, 2014
@ Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland AVE, Kirkland, WA
Tickets: $20, available on www.kpcenter.org

For local band Hey Marseilles, there is no better place to play than here in Seattle. This cutesy folk-pop band has always proven to be a good time, and at a good price of only $20. If you happen to miss them this time around (especially if you happen to find yourself jamming out to The Black Keys at the Key Arena instead), rest assured that they will always have another show scheduled for their hometown.

Digitalism
8:00pm Tuesday, November 4, 2014
@ The Crocodile, 2200 2nd AVE, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $20, available on www.thecrocodile.com

Despite hailing all the way from Hamburg, Germany, this synthesizer-fueled, EDM-esque musical duo is bringing the party all the way to Seattle with a mixture of remixes and original tracks. Be sure to catch them now while tickets are still cheap, because they’re proving to be climbing their way to the top quickly.

B.o.B.
8:00pm Wednesday, November 6, 2014
@ The Showbox SODO, 1700 1st AVE S, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $29.50-$35, available on www.showboxpresents.com

This phenomenal rap artist not only collaborated with Bruno Mars with his number one hit “Nothin’ on You”, but also penned and released three other chart-toppers in the course of a year. He also worked with Paramore’s Hayley Williams on his single “Airplanes” back in 2010. If you’re a fan of any kind of pop, rap, or crossover genres, this is definitely a show that you should try make it to.

Usher
7:30pm Wednesday, November 26, 2014
@ Key Arena, 305 Harrison ST, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $64-$831 available on www.keyarena.com

This pop-superstar-slash-The-Voice-judge hardly needs an introduction, but the fact that his floor tickets cost $831 is testament enough to his popularity. But you can still catch his show for much cheaper if you’re willing to take a spot in the seats.

So sit back, and enjoy your shows!

-M&M