4 Girls I want to Date and 4 I want to sleep with

All over the blogosphere I see posts with titles such as “my fictional boyfriends” and “fictional boy crushes”. I’m pretty sure I wrote one myself not too long ago (although now I can’t find the link, so maybe I didn’t???). At any rate, today I was planning on writing about my fictional girlfriends, but it turned out that most of the characters i’m attracted to in fiction would make TRASH girlfrieneds, so instead I’ve turned it into a date or bang list, since realistically, for half of these characters I’m only looking for a hookup, nothing more.

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End of the Year Extravaganza Part III // T5W Characters on the Naughty List

We’re in the final stretch until Christmas Day!!

If you’ve missed the first couple editions of EYE (end of year extravaganza) (idk why I’m suddenly trying to be cool and come up with acronyms) (I just used two three parenthesis in a row help me) you can catch up on them here:

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An Open Letter to an Author

Before I start this, I wanted to point out that I’m trying out a new theme for my featured images!! I know you can’t see it from this page, but if you want to go to the home page and check it out and tell me what you think I’ll love you forever!! ❤

Dear JK Rowling,

You brought me into my very first fandom, and for that I love you and will never be able to forget you, even if the entire Harry Potter world miraculously drops out of history (it won’t, I promise).  You taught me what a book series could be, what friends could be, and that a 14 year old can conquer a force which had most adults cringing in terror.  At 10, I thought I could too.  Through your writing, you managed to give a frightened, shy little kid the confidence to believe in myself, and know that other people are sometimes wrong.

From there, you succeeded in continuously inspiring me book after book, and I learned what it meant to grow deeply attached to a character and feel like they are your best friend even though you’ve never met them, and they don’t know who you are.

Through Hermione you taught me the definition of feminism, of equal rights, and made it cool to be smart.  You gave me someone to look up to who was a girl but still a badass and way better at literally everything than the boys she was friends with.

Through Ron I learned that even if you don’t have everything you want, you can still do something, still be happy.  And, more importantly, he showed me the importance of family in life, and how you can’t go anywhere without them.

Through Luna, you showed me that it’s okay to be different, to be unique, because although some people will make fun of you, it’s always better to be yourself.  The right people (the ones you want in your life) will love you all the same.

Through Snape and Draco, you proved that some people are not what they appear, and just because someone puts on a tough front doesn’t mean that they aren’t hurting on the inside.  Normally, when people are cruel, it means that they are hurting even more than the rest of us, and we should help them.

And, through Umbridge, you made sure to let everyone know that some people truly are just plain evil.

But that’s not all.  In fact, it’s far from the most important reason which you inspired me.  What caused me to write this letter to you isn’t because of Harry Potter characters in a novel, but because of you.  Your passion, your dedication.  As someone living in the US, I don’t always know about the political figures who you talk about, or what laws you are even advocating for.  But, that’s not what matters.  What matters is that you are advocating for something, that you are using your platform for a purpose.  Sure, you’ve been told that rich, famous people shouldn’t know anything about politics, but you defy that stereotype every single day.  You prove that EVERYONE should have a voice, and you’ve taught me the importance of standing up for what you believe in.

And oh, your responses to Twitter trolls.  Your confidence in yourself, and ability to stand up for what you believe in with humor has me in awe.  I’m so very impressed by you, and I wish that I had the same confidence in myself that you show on a daily basis.

This is starting to sound like a love letter, so I’m just going to end it here, but know that you will always have a special place in my heart.  (ugh, I’m doing it again)

Thank you for everything.joce-sign-off


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If Fiction Were Reality: 7 Fictional Characters I Would Love to Meet

Recently, I was thinking about how much fun it would be to be friends with a character in the book I was reading, and I realized again just how many fictional characters I wanted to be friends with.  And let me tell you, it was a lot!  It took all of my being to narrow it down to my 7 favorites (I was going for 5).  All of these people are so funny, smart, incredible, and just genuinely interesting people that I want to sit down and have coffee with!

1.Hermione Granger (Harry Potter by JK Rowling)Image result for hermione granger

I’m sure she would probably be on everyone’s lists.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to meet Hermione!  She’s sassy, super smart, and basically rules the world.  Plus she puts up with two of the most annoying boys of all times (I love them but let’s be honest here…) so she deserves our never ending adoration.  I want to just get the chance to talk to her because I feel like the whole conversation would be so fun. (PS I’ll “settle” for Emma Watson)

2. Anise (Girl out of Water by Laura Silverman)

I’m in the middle of reading this book right now, so maybe she’ll turn into a whiny prick and I’ll have to edit this list and delete her.  But as of today, she seems like a fun, lighthearted teen that I could totally see myself being best friends with.  I want her to teach me how to surf, and basically live her life.  No need to meet her, just let me be her.

3. Christina (Divergent by Veronica Roth)

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I adore Christina.  She’s so blatantly honest, but loyal and tough and an altogether amazingly good person.  If I could pick someone off this list to have my back no matter what, it would be her.  Everyone needs a badass friend to keep them safe and yet be completely honest with them in every situation.

4. Amma Preaker (Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn)

Amma is messed up, and an altogether crazy little girl.  She’s 13… did Flynn do her background research on this one? Seriously though I just want to see how a kid could start to act like that.  I just don’t believe it until I see it.

5. Mark Watney (The Martian by Andy Weir)Image result for mark watney

He’s so fucking smart.  Why aren’t I him.  Just… just… stare in awe.  Plus his sarcasm is top notch.  Imagine having babies with him.  They’d be smart and funny and hot and perfect.  *Breathes deeply to calm myself down* He is one of the most perfect human beings that literature has ever created.

6. All of the Hobbits (Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien)

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I want to see a hobbit! Frodo, Bilbo, Sam, I couldn’t decide so I went with all of them.  They all have such great personalities and I want to hear them talk about their adventures.  Plus, it would be a great bonus to see their big feet and little houses!

7. Jasper Hale/Cullen (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)

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He’s just so moody and calm but sweet and nice all at the same time.  His personality is so deep and intricate that I want to talk to him so that I can learn more.  I feel like in Twilight Jasper was the one we learned the least about, and it made me so mad.  I even named my guinea pig after him when the books had first come out!!

Which fictional characters do you want to meet? Do you agree with any of mine? Comment below!


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Author Interview: Erin

I’m so excited to be posting my very first author interview ever!!  I love talking to everyone and reading their work, and being able to share it with others is such a privilege!

Erin is an amateur fanfiction writer who mostly writes Harry Potter fanfics.  You can find her work on FanFiction.net, so make sure to check out what she’s written so far!  I was fortunate enough to be talking with another Erin (whose work I’m editing) and she told me about this Erin, and we started an interview, which went a little (or a lot) like this…

How did you choose your pen name?

WhyamInotinRavenclaw – My frustration at only being able to be in one Hogwarts house- Hufflepuff is my primary house.

What is your latest piece of writing?

Lady Knight

How did you decide to write it?

I wondered what it would be like to be growing up in the shadow of heroic parents, and what a pain it would be, and went from there.

Do you have any tips for writing and getting started?

Start writing, then edit.  If you try to edit as you write, it will be very slow.  Write about things that interest you.

What’s your favorite book?

Dang… Harry Potter series or Throne of Glass Series.

Why did you decide to start writing fanfics?

I wanted to see what would happen to the character I loved.

Who’s your favorite ship?

Fremione

Which author (if any) inspired you to start writing?

John Green

How do you plan to celebrate the winter holidays?

With my family – Singing Silent Night as we put baby Jesus in the manger

What is your favorite part of Christmas?

Mass with my family

What hobbies do you have?

Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Photography, writing, reading, knitting


I was so glad to have the chance to sit down and talk with Erin, and learn a little more about the person who wrote the awesome Fanfictions that I love to read!  And, I’m a little shocked, because I never thought of Fred and Hermione being together.  Ugh.  I still love Ron (I know that’s an unpopular opinion).  If you’ve ever read Harry Potter, please take the time to go to Erin’s site, and read one stories.

Are you a writer or a blogger who would like to be interviewed?  Contact me, I would love to read your work, review it, or interview you!