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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)
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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: Funko Pop Figures

It’s time for another 5 Fandom Friday linkup post! If you want more information on the linkup, check out The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. And please join the linkup if you’re at all interested, it’s a lot of fun!

So, this week’s topic was our favorite Funko Pop figures, which I have dutifully listed below :D
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I have to admit that I don’t actually have any Funko Pop figures (this is one of the problems of living in Finland…we have nothing cool here). BUT, if I could get my hands on some of them, these following ones are my absolute favorites!

My Favorite Funko Pop Figures:

1. Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I even wrote my BA thesis based on Willow (and BtVS in general) so I just love this little Willow figure. She’s always been one of my favorite characters in a TV series EVER. (I also liked the Buffy and Spike figures…)

2. Smaug from the Hobbit

How cute is this one?! I’ve been a fan of Tolkien ever since I was a kid and Smaug is a great character…also, dragons rule.

3. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Did I already mention that dragons rule? …well then I guess it’s obvious why I’d want to have also the mother of dragons ;) Daenerys is so kick-ass and I like strong female characters. And Game of Thrones.

4. Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood

I really love True Blood so this would be perfect for me. Sookie is fun and strong, which are qualities I like.

5. baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy

How could I not want this cutie?! Groot is adorable. Period.

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Which ones are your favorites? Do you own any of these figures? :)

Style Inspiration: Luna Lovegood

As a continuation of the Buffy and Sookie style posts I’ve done, here’s one of Luna Lovegood, the lovable hippie-ish friend of Harry Potter’s. Her style is very fluid and flow-y, incorporating hippie vibes and pastels into an earthy wardrobe. She has a lot of lilac and pink as well as light blue in her clothing. The items are always perfectly suited to her strange but charismatic character.
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I tried to incorporate here the colors typical to Luna and the soft femininity of many of her dresses and tops. Her personality shows in every item of clothing, which is really admirable.

Maybe a possibility for a Halloween costume? ;)

//This post was scheduled as I’m in Ireland when this post is being published. So, as soon as I get back I’ll be posting about my trip!