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My feet still hurt and I’ve been back a full day now. But oh was it worth it! I had so much fun during the con…insanely stupid and unnecessary drama unfolded in the after hours part of the trip, but I won’t bore you guys with those details. Especially since I am trying to ignore them as best I can.
First and foremost for my excitable news…I met Tom Felton! Well, met is probably a strong word, we hardly had a conversation or anything, but me and some friends and the Eagle Scout did take a picture with him! A few weird fangirl tidbits: He smells great. I have no idea what he wears but it’s nice. His shirt (I got to put my arm around him) was very soft, couldn’t tell what the fabric was made of but I did wonder about it. Most importantly, I managed to not squee and mumble out a very excitable “it was nice meeting you” and he actually responded to that…can’t for the life of me remember what it he said, we were ushered from the picture area very quickly, but I heard a response. Is it weird I forgot how English he was going to be? Last thing I saw him in had him doing a very convincing American accent. Anyway, so that was fun and pretty crazy.
I also bought way too much stuff…or should I say the Eagle Scout bought way too much stuff for the both of us. I am now the proud owner of a Sword of Gryffindor because apparently I was in desperate need of a sword. I also have my very own Gryffindor robes, and a Spider Gwen hooded dress. We got quite a few really awesome pieces of art as well and an amazingly drawn deck of cards where the suits were changed to the four elements from ATLA. It also has really great pictures of lots of characters from the show. The Jokers are the foaming mouth guy and the cabbage man…which is just gold. We are most definitely broke now and I feel it was worth it.
The absolute best part though was all the awesome cosplayers we saw. If it weren’t for the epic swag and celebs you can meet at a con I would literally go, find a great place to sit and just watch people walk around. Actually, I spent a decent bit of Sunday just sitting and enjoying all the cosplayers that passed by me. In fact, I got so many pictures I’m going to upload all of them on my computer and just give you pictures from Megacon. But that probably won’t be up until tomorrow since I have lots of laundry and stuff to do tonight.
Sigh…after such a geektastic weekend it’s really hard to return to the regular world. I miss everyone getting my references already. Anyway, that’s all the gushing I’ll do today. Look for those pictures tomorrow. Happy Memorial Day guys and as always, thanks for reading.
This is just going to be a really quick post because I wanted to prepare you all what what’s coming. Today I’m headed to Orlando where Mega Con is taking place. A few people from some of my favorite fandoms are supposed to be there and I’m really excited. I’ll be there until Sunday night, so expect a rather long and excitable post on Monday telling you all the amazing stuff I witnessed. It will also probably contain tons of awesome cosplay pictures. Unfortunately, this year I was unsure if I was going or not until the very last minute so I will not be cosplaying, though hopefully next year that will not be the case. Anyway, I hope you guys have as awesome a weekend as I’m about to have. Until Monday, thanks for reading.
So there is a fan theory that Harry, Ron and Hermione actually represent the other three houses and the only reason they were placed in Gryffindor is because they were brave enough to ask…this blows my mind, but not for the reason you might think.
Neville didn’t ask to be placed in Gryffindor, he actually tried to convince the Sorting Hat he wasn’t brave enough for Gryffindor, but the Hat insisted he was and placed him there anyway. Think about that for a minute…
Basically, what blows my mind about that is that, if the fan theory is correct then Neville should’ve asked to be in Gryffindor. If the fan theory is still to be considered correct despite Neville not asking to be in Gryffindor, then that mean means Neville was so brave and chivalrous and so…Gryffindor, the Hat changed the rules for him! The Sorting Hat knew Neville would never ask to be in Gryffindor, but it also knew he was meant to be in Gryffindor, more so than even Harry Potter.
I think this one sticks out a lot for me because, I have loved the character of Neville Longbottom since he first lost Trevor…maybe I just have a soft spot for the underdog, but I think, deep in my heart I knew he was more than he was being written as in Philosopher’s Stone. I knew he was a Gryffindor for a reason. Maybe the Hat made mistakes once or twice, but I never thought Neville was one. So, this fan theory just resonates with me because it proves just how Gryffindor Neville has always been. He might have been scared of many things, but he woke up every day and faced them head on. He took the punishment and kept on pushing. He was, in my eyes, the bravest Gryffindor in Harry’s year, perhaps one of the bravest there ever was.
Just thought that might be something to think on. Anyway, two posts in a day…I’m a wild woman ;D. Until next time guys, thanks for reading.
So I got the idea for this post by the abundance of “Not all those who wander are lost” tattoos I’ve seen popping up for years now. I see tattoos like that and I feel like Inigo Montoya, “You keep saying that sentence, I do not think it means what you think it means”. So, I decided to take some common misquotes and explain, either what the quote actually is, or what it actually means, because I’m sure it’s not what some of you think.
- “I took the road less traveled…” I’m going to be quick because people should know by now, but in case you don’t go read through that poem again. The roads are exactly the same by Robert Frost’s own description. Basically what it’s actually saying is that choosing a path is useless, Frost was a pessimist.
- Star-crossed Lovers Used to describe people who have a difficult love life ahead of them. People described Romeo and Juliet this way and they assumed it meant that these two were destined to be together but the road would be hard…actually, star-crossed means destined to die. Stop saying this about others…it’s creepy.
- “’tis love that makes the world go ’round” Said in Alice in Wonderland by the character The Duchess, who was a vile villain, and possible child murderer. In fact she says this right after condoning the beating of her baby because the poor thing sneezed. The statement was meant sarcastically and in stark contrast to the character’s actions, not to be taken to heart.
- “Luke, I am your father.” This is also one people should know by now. Luke accuses Vader of killing his father, because that’s what Obi Wan told him and Vader counters with, “No, I am your father.” and the whole theater died from shock.
- “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Never has Sherlock said this phrase in any of Doyle’s books. In fact the four words were used at the beginning of The Crooked Man, but the “…my dear Watson.” appears first and after a few lines of dialogue, Watson exclaims something and “Elementary” is the reply, but that is as close as these four words ever come to each other in the books.
- “With great power comes great responsibility.” This has been both misquoted and misrepresented. Uncle Ben does not say this in his last lecture to Peter, during the origin story of Spiderman. Do not misunderstand, it is a quote used in the last panel of the origin story, but it is merely end narration, not spoken by any characters. Also, the actual quote is, “With great power there must also come great responsibility.”
- “Not all those who wander are lost.” I’m not even going to lie, I could see how if you’d heard the quote out of context you might think it’s ridiculously boho and about finding your way in life or whatever, but it’s really not even a little about that. The original line appears in a poem in The Lord of the Rings that alludes to very important plot points. It actually is a description of the life of the character Aragorn, but it’s been taken out of context for so long it has lost its original meaning. I think it is also quoted in the movies…but then Gandolf was referring to a hoard of killer orcs (don’t hold me to that, it’s been a bit since I’ve seen all three movies) so…you know, not really what you thought it meant. Also, just as an after thought, I’ve seen the tattoo say “Not all who wander are lost” but that’s technically a misquote, missing the word “those” between “all” and “who”.
So there you go, tell your friends, because some of these things are very far away from what people think they mean now. Some of these are just little tidbits of knowledge though, so enjoy!