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Redwall Series - Collection from Winchester, Southampton/ Hampshire, or Delivery

A decent price for a whole series of books! :D

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This picture means a lot to me, because I think it highlights the absolute beauty of two people being physically close together purely as friends.
Friendship is a beautiful thing, and I find sometimes that people who ‘ship’ every two characters who hug, or get close, are almost deteriorating the beauty of their simple emotional relationship. Friends hug, they dance, the hold one another and tell each other they’re wonderful and it’s possible to have a soul-mate in a friend without it ever being a sexual thing. 
When things are hard, and my best-friend holds me I feel a relief like no other. Do I want to have sex with him? No. Am I in-love with him? Very much - but not in a “I want to have your kids” kind of way. In a “please stay with me, because even when we argue and you upset me, you make my life so much better’ kind of way. 
In this Harry and Hermione are united by the years, trails and tasks they have undergone together, as well as their looming fates. And by the same token, so are the actors, who have worked together since they were children. 
This picture, this scene, is of two people who love each other in the most pure way, holding onto each other as they give support and try and find courage, and strength and support in one another at the same time.
Why would you need to change any part of that?

This picture means a lot to me, because I think it highlights the absolute beauty of two people being physically close together purely as friends.

Friendship is a beautiful thing, and I find sometimes that people who ‘ship’ every two characters who hug, or get close, are almost deteriorating the beauty of their simple emotional relationship. Friends hug, they dance, the hold one another and tell each other they’re wonderful and it’s possible to have a soul-mate in a friend without it ever being a sexual thing.

When things are hard, and my best-friend holds me I feel a relief like no other. Do I want to have sex with him? No. Am I in-love with him? Very much - but not in a “I want to have your kids” kind of way. In a “please stay with me, because even when we argue and you upset me, you make my life so much better’ kind of way.

In this Harry and Hermione are united by the years, trails and tasks they have undergone together, as well as their looming fates. And by the same token, so are the actors, who have worked together since they were children.

This picture, this scene, is of two people who love each other in the most pure way, holding onto each other as they give support and try and find courage, and strength and support in one another at the same time.

Why would you need to change any part of that?

(Source: my-hair-is-on-fire-freja, via elefantazia)

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Thank you J.K. Rowling

I know that alot of people have negative things to say about JK Rowling, but right now, publicly to whoever bothers to read this, I want to thank you.
I’m dyslexic. As a child I could not read or write properly and had alot of emotional trauma and difficulty because of it. It’s difficult to express how it feels when people call you stupid or lazy because you can’t put down what you want to, or read. The worst part was what it did to my mother, who figured out the truth and was told by my teachers for a long time that she was crazy, that I was perfectly ‘intellegent’, and that she was paranoid.
I struggled for years, and resented reading and writing with all of my heart because of it, because nobody ever helped me learn it properly.
And then my brother started reading Harry Potter, and he loved it so much he wouldn’t shut up about it. I hated even the sight of books, so I couldn’t have cared less, but my mother knew that I would like the story if I was given the chance to hear it.
So she bought me the tapes. And she was right - I loved Harry Potter. I listened to the tapes for hours, and they made me happy, and sad and excited, and I absalutely loved them. My mother bought me the tapes as and when they came out…But eventually the tapes just weren’t coming out fast enough, and I was so desperate to find out more, so desperate to be reunited with the characters I loved, that I forced myself to read the books.
And then again.
And then again.
And then again.
And it was so difficult, each page was so hard I memorised them and could recite them back perfectly. But even though it was painful, and took me weeks and weeks, because it was Harry Potter - because JK Rowling had written something so incredible - I could do it.
In a few years I went from having a reading age many years younger than me, to having a reading age many, many years older. At eleven I had a reading age of 18, and because of that I could finally concentrate on learning to write and spell.
It was an uphill struggle, but the more I read, the easier it became and now - nearly ten years on, I can proudly say that after all the tears and tantrums and struggle I walked away from my English A level with an A*.

JK Rowling - you taught me to read. You helped me learn to write. And starting this year I am going read English and Creative Writing at University.

I hope to be a published writer in the future.

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