Interview with a fictional character

Interview with a fictional character (part 5)

I’m interviewing Grover Underwood this time! He’s an extremely brave satyr (also happens to be the best friend of Percy Jackson). I’m glad to interview him (it’s also very relaxing after Lord Voldemort). I’m taking the interview after the events of Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian. So beware of spoilers!

We’re glad to have you here, Mr. Underwood!
GU: *starts chewing a bit of the expensive sofa set I’d just bought* Call me Grover, please.
Me: *is obviously flustered and startled*

Q: A-a small introduction of yourself, please, Grover.
A: My name is Grover Underwood. I’m a Member of the Council of the Cloven Elders. I have a girlfriend named Juniper. My best friends are Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase.

Q: What was the most terrifying moment of your life?
A: Nearly getting dragged into Tartarus, maybe? I don’t know, I have a lot to choose from.

Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: I’m a lover of nature, enchiladas and coffee. I’m terrified of Cyclopes. I hate bunnies, the bullying things steal celery from defenseless satyrs.

Q: What are your thoughts on Percy Jackson?
A: He’s pretty awesome, though stupidly reckless and has gotten himself or me or Annabeth nearly killed much more than I like.

Q: How did you feel when you went around the US, trying to persuade nature spirits to protect their bit of nature?
A: It was very difficult, obviously, and I missed my friends a lot. But I knew I was doing something good, which kept me going on.

It was lovely knowing more about yourself, Mr. Un- Grover!

See y’all!

Snigdha

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1 YEAR SINCE ADMIST!//Celebration//Ideas needed//We need a party

No, today is not Admist’s birthday, it’s in March. Like seriously, next month.

So many good memories, we can’t believe a year has passed!

March- The idea of Admist and prepping for it

May- The first post

These 2 months are muy special for us

But as much as we’re in for a party we’d love to hear ideas from those 40 (plus more) beautiful people who followed this small blog and supported it, what would you like to have in March?

Collabs?

Guest posts?

Contests?

Tags?

Games?

A “what we did this year” post?

A logo change?

A site decoration?

Special surprise post?

We’re hoping to hear some nice ideas from you guys and we’ll definitely start posting them from March 1st. 😊

If you want a Collab, Guest post or interview reach out to -datta.kaashvi@gmail.com and snigdhatiwari38@gmail.com

Thanks,

Kaashvi and Snigdha

Interview with a fictional character

Interview with a fictional character (part 4)

Hello!

I’m here with another interview with a fictional character! It’s…. Tom Riddle a.k.a. Lord Voldemort! SH(notSherlockHolmes), a great friend and blogger, gave me this superb idea. Thanks!

Let’s, uh, let’s begin before he decides to go on a killing spree. (Also: He is not aware I am a Muggle-born because I have told him I’m a Muggle-hating pureblood, so please, for your own sake, do not tell him my real blood status.) This interview is placed during the First Wizarding War.

We are, um, delighted to have you with us.
TR: Gosh, can we be done with this already?

Q: A small introduction, please, Mr. Riddle.
A: *snappishly* I’m Lord Voldemort, not Tom Riddle. Don’t call me by my filthy Muggle father’s name. I’m the commander of the Death Eaters. Darkest wizard of all time. Heir of the great Salazar Slytherin.

Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: Dark. Sinister. Sadistic. Not to mention, super cool. 

Q: What’s your greatest wish?
A: To be immortal and rule over the entire world.

Q: What are your talents?
A: I was a brilliant student during my time at Hogwarts and was a great favourite of all teachers, except that Albus Dumbledore. I specialize in Dark magic. I’m also exceptional in duelling. I’m an Occlumens and the best Legilimens. I can fly without a broomstick.

Q: What’re the qualities you look for in a person you’ve just met?
A: They should be loyal to the death. Should be interested in the Dark Arts. Should not be a sissy. Should be atleast half-blood. 

Q: Who’s your favourite Death Eater?
A: Bellatrix and Severus, without a doubt. Oh, and Bartemius Crouch Jr. was quite great too.

We, erm, loved having you with us!

TR: *goes out of the room dramatically, with loads of flourishes of his wand and robes*
Me: *is visibly traumatised*

S-see you! B-bye!

Snigdha (definitely a Muggle-hating pureblood)

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Tamara de Lempicka

Hi!

Its been a while since I have posted an artist bio so here’s one today!

„I live life in the margins of society, and the rules of normal society don‘t apply to those who live on the fringe.“

Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish painter who spent her working life in France and the United States. She is best known for her polished Art Deco portraits of aristocrats

 Art Deco, a classical, symmetrical, rectilinear style that reached its high point between 1925-1935. Drew its inspiration from such serious art movements as Cubism, Futurism, and the influence of the Bauhaus. In Paris, it was a dominant art form of the 1920-1930 period. Of all the artists pursuing the style „Arts Decoratifs“, one of the most memorable was Tamara de Lempicka.

Tamara de Lempicka studied art the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Montparnasse under Maurice Denis and Andre Lhot.

In 1932, Tamara de Lempicka began showing her work at various galleries in Paris.

In 1925, Tamara de Lempicka had her first major exhibition in Milan, Italy. It is believed that she finished 28 new works in 6 months.

One of the most famous female artists, she still stays in our heart

Thanks,

Kashviiii

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The most frustrating things about being a blogger

Helloo!

Kaashvi and I did this one together!

  1. Running out of ideas
  2. Not getting time to blog
  3. Getting brilliant ideas but unable to blog
  4. Errors from WordPress’ side
  5. Writing a great post, but not many people viewing it
  6. Having an amazing idea, but not getting how to write it down in a post
  7. Proofreading it a million times and still thinking if something can be changed

See you all,

Kaashvi and Snigdha

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Book Spotlight

Hey everybody!

Plants have to experience constant stress on their continuously changing environments because of human beings. There are numerous factors that contribute to their ever-growing strain. Non-heritable modifications in physiological or biochemical characteristics tend to reduce or decrease growth and productivity, and sometimes lead to death. Has it got your interest piqued? Do you want to know more about this topic? There are books on this concept! One such book is called The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment.

Cover of ‘The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment’

If you plan on reading this book, tell us in the comments!

Keep doing your bit to save environment!

See you,

Snigdha and Kaashvi

Books Worth Reading

Books Worth Reading: Animal Farm

I’m here with another review, and it’s Animal Farm, by George Orwell! (Also, as I’m writing this, I have realised that the two Books Worth Reading posts were published two days in a row, and this is the third! Jeez!)

“Remains our great satire of the darker face of modern history.”- Sir Malcolm Bradbury

Some info (though slightly unnecessary here): Written by George Orwell, published on 17 August 1945 and has 95 pages in the Penguin Books edition.

Cover of Animal Farm (same one as mine)

Theme/s: Corruption of ideals and power.

Genre: Political satire, fiction.

Synopsis: The animals of Manor Farm rebel when one day, Mr Jones, the drunken and lazy man they are forced to call their master, forgets to feed them. The pigs, being the cleverest, take over the farm and promise to remove all terrible inequities of the ranch. But as time passes, the ideals of the envisioned utopia begin to crumble and corruption takes hold of the farm.

Review: Animal Farm is another unputdownable book I’ve read. How George Orwell slowly unravels each of the Seven Commandants is something only the best and the most experienced of authors can manage to do. When I got more curious about this book, I came to know that some of the characters were based on real-life people (Leon Trotsky, a revolutionary who was against Joseph Stalin) served as the base of Snowball’s character). I also found it very interesting that Napoleon was the only animal who was named after an actual human being. George Orwell also showed the various kinds of people though animals, who believe in a communist government, and he did it perfectly. The one who blindly believes and obeys was the horse Boxer. The one who does not care and this government was just another passing phase of their life was the cynical donkey (but ironically, the smartest) Benjamin. The mare Mollie is the one who cannot rid themselves of the notion that they do not have a master anymore. There are so many more personalities that Orwell flawlessly illustrated to the (by now) story-captured reader. Let me tell you this, I will never be tired of rereading Animal Farm and I assure you, you will not too.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 stars)

Recommendation: Suitable for people interested in political satires and ages 12 and above. 

More by George Orwell: 

  1. 1984 (A book I’m absolutely dying to read)
  2. Burmese Days
  3. Homage to California 
  4. The Road to Wigan Pier
  5. Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Let me know below if you liked Animal Farm, thought it was okay, or disliked it!

Keep reading,

Snigdha

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The Remarkable Blogger Tag (by Snigdha)

Heyyyy!

The Remarkable Blogger Tag was made by Selina from Selina’s Garden of Thoughts. Kaashvi nominated me for this tag (I suppose that’s the best thing about having a collab blog 😜).

RULES:

  • Add the featured image 🖼️
  • Tag your post with #the remarkable blogger tag
  • Pingback to original post 
  • Mention the creator 
  • Share something unique about you 🥰
  • Answer the nine questions the person who nominated you has asked 🤔
  • Ask 9 nine questions for your nominees 😁
  • Nominate 10 – 15 people 😆
  • Have fun! 🤩

Something unique about me:

I read 110 books in 2020-2021.

Selina’s Questions:

If you could turn back time, what would you change?

Ok, so I pondered on this for a good 5 minutes, and my answer is not becoming friends with a girl I dislike.

Where’s your go-to happy place?

My go-to happy place is my room, and snuggled in a warm quilt and reading a book.

Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?

An ambivert, tilting a bit towards introversion.

What three things do you look for in a good friend?

I have multiple kinds of friends, so this is a difficult question.

  1. They need to be fun and have a good sense of humour.
  2. They should be aware of my sarcasm before befriending me.
  3. They should know how to deal with my temperamental self.

This doesn’t really answer the question, but I tried…

What are some of your hobbies?

Reading, listening to music and blogging.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because it was a new venture during COVID-19, and blogging always seemed a bit… exotic and cool.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on you and your family?

I have become this COVID freak and become obsessed with sanitization, otherwise, COVID-19 has not impacted me in any other way and have become more introverted.

What trait do you wish you had?

The ability to be empathetic to other people’s experiences, which are not the same as mine.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Be who you are say and say what you feel, because who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

Kaashvi’s questions:

What is your least fav book?

Uhhhhhhhhh…. I don’t have a least favourite book.

What is the one show you love to watch the most

A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.

How has lockdown affected your life?

You’ll find the answer above!

What are your hobbies?

Reading, listening to music, blogging.

What makes you keep blogging?

When I’ve written a work, I feel proud that I have written it.

Who is your fav actor?

Not much into actors… can’t really say.

Who is you fav singer?

I listen to a wide variety of songs, so can’t choose!

Whats your fav book?

Someone finally asked me this question! Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Wonder & Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian.

Who is your fav blogger?

Anoushka!

Whew! Wasn’t that exhausting (and gruelling)!

I’m keeping this open-ended, feel free to do it!

Bye! : )

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The remarkable blogger tag!

Hola amigos!

So Selina made this tag and when Ridhhi.B performed it and kept it open I thought why not!

So here’s me doing the remarkable blogger tag *jazz hands*

RULES:

  • Add the featured image 🖼️
  • Tag your post with #the remarkable blogger tag
  • Pingback to original post 
  • Mention the creator 
  • Share something unique about you 🥰
  • Answer the nine questions the person who nominated you has asked 🤔
  • Ask 9 nine questions for your nominees 😁
  • Nominate 10 – 15 people 😆
  • Have fun! 🤩

Something unique about me-

Umm I play really good guitar, do kathak, sing and do western and hip hop

Selina’s Questions:

If you could turn back time, what would you change?

Hmm, I think before lockdown the last day I had in school I wold go back and enjoy it the most and spend time with my friends

Where’s your go-to happy place?

My happy to go place is my room, With my music on and me surrounded by Taylor swift posters and books on my table

Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?

EXTROVERTTTT!!, I am veryy social and love to meet new people….I love to talk a lot with anyone who has the time to listen and lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve making new friends

What three things do you look for in a good friend?

Ok soo,

1- They need accept me as who I am

2- They be creative and fun to hang out with

3- They should be friendly and kind

What are some of your hobbies?

Blogging, dancing, reading, singing, rapping, plating guitar, painting

Why did you start blogging?

Ummmmmmmm Yea right ummmmm (wait Did I seriosuly forget when?)

Oh May 26th that’s when I started blogging

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on you and your family?

Thankfully no, I have lived happily with my family with no one getting sick 🙂

What trait do you wish you had?

*nervously looks away* The ability to listen sometimes

I talk to much sometimes and then I’m like wait did you have something to say to

What’s your favorite quote?

Life is not about surviving the storm but about dancing in rain

Sep

@snigdhatiwari

Maggie

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5- YOUUUUU!!

My questions-

What is your least fav book?

What is the one show you love to watch the most

How has lockdown affected your life?

What are your hobbies?

What makes you keep blogging?

Who is your fav actor?

Who is you fav singer?

Whats your fav book?

Who is your fav blogger?

Thankssssssssss

Good byyeeee

Books Worth Reading

Books Worth Reading: Extra Credit

Second post of Books Worth Reading is here! I’ll be reviewing Extra Credit by Andrew Clements.

Who knew a simple letter could turn a few people’s worlds upside-down?

Some info: Extra Credit is written by Andrew Clements. It was published on 23rd June 2009 and has 183 pages. 

Theme(s): Friendship & cultural and traditional divide.

Synopsis: Abby Carson is going to be held back in Grade 6 if she doesn’t get a B or higher and her quizzes and tests for the rest of the year (four and a half months). So, she has to do an extra-credit project to help her to go to Grade 7. Extra credit project: writing a letter to someone in another country. Sounds simple enough, right? But then, in the country of her pen-pal, things aren’t as simple. 

Review: Abby Carson has to do an extra-credit project to pass Grade 6 and go on to Grade 7 and ends up doing a pen-pal project with someone on the other side of the world as her assignment. Easy, yeah? She chooses the country of Afghanistan. The teacher, Mahamood Jafari, which Abby’s teacher is in contact with selects Sadeed Bayat, the best student in the village of Panjshir. But according to the tradition of the people of Panjshir, a girl talking to a boy is considered improper. So, Sadeed’s sister, Amira dictates the letter in Dari, the local language, and Sadeed translates it to English. But then, Sadeed and Abby’s friendship does not make some people happy. Suddenly, after a shocking incident that happens with Sadeed, stuff doesn’t remain easy anymore. 

One thing I loved about the book (though I’m sure it was intentional as hell) is that Sadeed and Abby were absolute opposites. He was a boy, she was a girl. He was from a conservative culture, she was from an open-minded one. He was an elder sibling, she was the younger one (this may sound a bit stupid to some people, but I like it). He was an excellent student and she wasn’t. There are so many differences between them, but what I adored about Clements’ main characters were that they somehow seemed to understand bits of each other. Not everything, but just some parts. I also liked how Andrew Clements made Abby and Sadeed seem so… real. The story made me keep guessing about what was going to happen next. My favourite parts of Extra Credit were the letters exchanged between Illinois and Panjshir. 

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Recommendation: Suitable for children of ages 9 and above. 

More by Andrew Clements: 

  • The Report Card
  • Lunch Money
  • Frindle
  • Lost and Found
  • Troublemaker