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5 Fandom Friday (Wednesday): Characters I Identify With

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I never seem to be on schedule with these posts… :( I started work and it’s been pretty busy but I still wanted to publish this one since I knew exactly which characters to include in this (last) week’s list, which had the topic of “characters I most identify with”.

The 5 Fandom Friday linkup is organized by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick.

1. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): (how is she on every list I make?) I always identified with the insecure, geeky Willow who was extremely loyal to her friends and had a very fixed comfort zone. She loved books as do I and she was always empathetic toward others.

2. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter): for pretty much the same reasons as with Willow, I always felt a kinship with Hermione. She is sometimes a bit too literal and meticulous but she has a big heart and she is a lovable bookworm (which I hope I am :P )

3. Bonnie Bennett (from The Vampire Diaries): she’s compassionate and loyal, but never afraid to stand up for herself. She has great inner strength and she stands by her beliefs.

4. Susan Pevensie (from Narnia): Literally gets sucked into a magical world (same way as I do with books) but later in life loses her belief in magic. I’ve always loved the idea of magic but my belief has wavered since childhood. I still love stories about everything magical, though. Like fairies. And Mr. Tumnus :P

5. Donna Noble (Doctor Who): Donna is a klutz and sometimes has her foot in her mouth but she means well. I just love her.

+bonus: Pippin from Lord of the Rings (bit of a clueless doofus but again, a lovable one)

5 Fandom Friday: Characters I Identify With

There are loads of other characters as well but these have really stayed with me over the years.

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Moms

5 Fandom Friday is back! This week’s 5 Fandom Friday linkup topic was “favorite fictional moms”. I have lots of those because I love mom characters but I tried to narrow it down to just five.

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1. Molly Weasley

This was such an easy pick. I absolutely adore Molly’s character. She is such a warm and loving person and even took Harry under her wing without even thinking about it twice. Also, she completely kicked ass in the Battle of Hogwarts!

2. Piper Halliwell

One of my favorite characters from one of my favorite shows. Piper was always my favorite of the three Halliwell sisters and I knew that she would make a great mom because she was already in the beginning a very down to earth, warm person. And she held the sisters together even when Phoebe and Prue didn’t get along.

3. Joyce Summers

Joyce was a great mom to Buffy in BtVS and I always felt that considering what a handful she had for a daughter, she took it in strides. Can’t be easy raising a vampire slayer! She became one of my favorites over the course of the show and her death was really tragic.

4. Snow White/Mary Margaret

Snow missed Emma’s childhood but she is doing everything she can to make up for it now. She clearly is a devoted mom and wife and she loves Emma even though it took her a long time to get to know her.

5. Emma Swan & Regina Mills

I couldn’t pick between Emma and Regina because they’re both great moms for Henry. Emma wasn’t there for Henry when he was smaller but like her mom Snow, she has been making up for the lost time. Now she is a great mom who does everything to protect her kid. And Regina: even though she was the Evil Queen, she has turned a new leaf and is trying to be a good person – including a good mom. Of course, she was always a good mom because she always tried to protect Henry. In the beginning, it was her only redeeming characteristic, but now she’s a great character – complex and fascinating!

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More info on the linkup can be found from The Nerdy Girlie‘s blog or the SuperSpaceChick‘s blog. Basically it’s a weekly reason to fangirl.

5 Fandom Friday: Fictional BFFs

5 Fandom Friday (a linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick – check their amazing blogs out for more information on the linkup!) is here again. This week’s topic for the post was “My Fictional BFFs”.

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1. Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

a loyal friend and a lovable geek…a girl after my own heart! I always related to her a lot while watching Buffy and I think we would be awesome friends!

2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter:

There’s nothing I don’t love about Hermione. She’s just as much of a bookworm as me and we both like school. She’s also honest and a good friend, which is really important to me.

3. Piper Halliwell from Charmed:

I always loved Piper the most out of the Halliwell sisters. She was the most down to earth and strong, while still being maternal and compassionate.

4. Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars:

My favorite “liar”. Emily is relaxed, tomboy-ish but also enjoys girly things. Just like me. And we both like swimming. Maybe she’d encourage me to exercise more? :P

5. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter:

Luna is so quirky and adorable. She is an amazing friend and isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Anyone would be lucky to have a friend like her!

Honorable mentions go to Pippin from Lord of the Rings, who would make me laugh probably all the time and to Mary Margaret (Snow) from Once Upon a Time, who is sweet, brave and loyal.

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5 Fandom Friday: To Be Read/Watched/Played

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday linkup topic was “Things I’ve Bought But Haven’t Read/Watched/Played Yet”. And there are so many… My biggest problem is books, because I buy them all the time and get them as presents and I never really have time to read anything other than school books.

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1. Buffy season 8 Library Edition HC comic book

This is actually my most recent buy, because I’ve been drooling after these comics forever and I finally found them for the cheapest price in an online bookstore. So, I had to get it. Obviously.

2. Buffy: the Making of a Slayer

This book is so fabulous and I got it recently from London (it was on sale and dirt cheap!), but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. Can’t wait though – especially because I did read the introduction to it written by the lovely Amber Benson, who played Tara in BtVS.

3. Outlander #2: Dragonfly in Amber

I fell in love with Outlander when I started watching the tv show, and naturally I picked up the first book as soon as I could…and then I hinted that I wanted the next one for Christmas and my wish came through. I’d love to read it but it’s so thick and I’m in the middle of my exams so I’m scared to pick it up in case I won’t be able to stop reading it. But come vacation, and I’ll read it through in a few days :)

4. Kingdom Hearts 2 for PS3

My boyfriend got this game for me as a present because when I was younger I obsessed over Kingdom Hearts and I have to say that I really still like them a lot. We got the first game as well when it came out on PS3 and that’s why we got this too. We just haven’t really had the time to play it through yet (we’re maybe halfway through) because you really should have at least a few hours to spare when you start gaming…

5. Stanley Kubrick Bluray collection

This I actually got for my boyfriend as a Christmas present and we’ve been meaning to watch all the movies but have only gone through a couple so far.

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You can find more information on the linkup from The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Style Guide

After I did the post about Sookie’s style, I wanted to do another fandom style post but this time with the BtVS ladies. I love 90s fashion and I think a lot of the outfits in BtVS are really cute. Nonetheless, I felt I needed to narrow my focus so I chose the college years (starting from season 4 of BtVS) where Buffy and Willow’s style evolved and matured from the first seasons.

Buffy and Willow: the College Years

 

 
Both Buffy and Willow wore a lot of skirts in college, Willow favoring maxis while Buffy opted mostly for ankle length and midi skirts. The Slayer still liked to wear leather and Willow hadn’t ditched her signature quirky outfits either – they simply matured and made them more college appropriate. Both seemed to also like floral patterns and bright colors, which I personally love :)

Classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

 
I also thought I’d add here a traditional Buffy outfit, which I’m fully intending to do for Halloween some year!

Vintage Buffy: My Favorite BtVS Moments

In honor of my (finally) complete thesis paper on the adorkable Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer I wanted to make a post celebrating my favorite things throughout the show. Willow’s character has been one of my greatest inspirations ever since I was – I can’t believe I’m even using this word – a tween, and the show is and always will be one of my favorites. There are so many amazing things about the show but I ended up narrowing it down to 10 of my (current) favorites represented by these awesome gifs.

1. Angel and Buffy’s relationship: it was such an emotional roller-coaster and I loved their chemistry.

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2. Buffy’s training: I always thought it was cool when they showed Buffy doing martial arts in slow motion or during her training – it was easier to appreciate it than during an intense and fast-paced fight scene.

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3. Buffy’s sass. Enough said.

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4. Spike: just look at that smirk :D He’s one of my favorite characters and I though it was great when he started being one of the Scoobies.

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5. Willow becoming a goddess: finally she got over all the darkness and pain, and became the great good witch that we all knew she was deep down inside!

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6. Tara: anything with Tara is my favorite part of the show. Seriously. Anything.

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7. Faith being all evil during season 3: she was the character I loved to hate.

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8. Anya and Xander: they were perfect together and I was so brokenhearted when they split up :(

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9. More Willow: I loved seeing Willow do big spells – she was so bad-ass!

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10. Everyone dancing and having fun at Bronze: sometimes there were happy moments without stress, evil, or vampires. Those moments showed the tight bond that the characters had outside all of the slaying business.

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Quick Update

  • I had a horrible flu just a little while ago (just on time for my big thesis presentation) so now that I have done a big part of my school projects, I’m just trying to relax and take it easy so I won’t get sick again. Normally I’d just push myself just as hard as normal but then I always end up getting sick several times in a row. Not this time! Okay…just kidding – I am swamped with projects so I do work super hard, but I am definitely trying to take better care of myself.
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  • I recently started emailing and writing letters with the super amazing Ingrid from Smilingrid (go check out her blog, okay?) and I would love to get some more people to write to regularly… I miss letter writing; I feel like it’s a bit of a dying art and it’s so exciting to get mail – other than bills – so I thought I’d start a Pen Pal Project here on my blog. If anyone would be interested in exchanging emails or letters, go check out my new Pen Pal Project page for more information :) I’d love to interact with my readers more!
  • I’m working really hard on my Buffy the Vampire Slayer thesis paper (I love my topic :D ) since I don’t have a lot of time to finish it – it’s due already on 30th of this month! Scary! But I’m pushing through and hoping for the best :)

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A Peak Into My Bag

What I have in my bag:

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1. My Tiimari pencil case (a mere 2 euros that one)

2. A bright Marie Claire wallet from a Asia’s biggest mall in Indonesia

3. Another product from Indonesia (ITC): my make-up bag

4. A Doctor Who day planner for 2014 (one of my favorite purchases this winter) which you can buy here

5. my (also pink) bus card

6. a key to my house (duh)

7. My red Nokia 700 phone

8. An old Creative Zen Mozaic mp3 player

9. Slayer Slang by Michael Adams (research for my BA thesis)

10. a pink coin purse which I got from my friend as a present