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My favourite Percy Jackson quotes

Okay, I’ve truly got the Percy Jackson bug. THE SERIES IS AMAZING, CAN YOU BLAME ME? Here’s to hoping most of them are there in the TV adaptation!

With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later. -Nico di Angelo, Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian

I cannot agree more.

Deadlines aren’t real to me until I’m staring one in the face. -Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

*my procrastinating self shuffles guiltily*

“You hit the lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.” -Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

Rachel is many things, and among them shines the word fearless.

Percy: “Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?”
Grover: “It only works on wild animals.”
Annabeth: “So it would only affect Percy,”
Percy: “Hey!”Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Ok, so, I read the books from my mother’s school library, and I still have this one saved in my album. I loved it that much. Look:

Bye!

Snigdha

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Some stuff I wrote

Hello!!

Today you shall get tortured treated to some haikus I wrote! I’ve actually never tried my hand at writing these, so this is my first experience!

An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond—
Splash! Silence again.

Matsuo Basho

The rain goes pit-pat
It’s soothing, nice, relaxing
I feel peaceful, good

Books are your best friends
Always there for you, are cool
Forever listening

Beautiful and soft
Thorny stems but very pretty
Roses represent love

Keep you snug and warm
Suck you in and you just drown in
Quilts are comfortable (this one is pathetic)

And, because I’ve finished Heroes of Olympus (the series was brilliant, by the way) and don’t have new books to read anymore, I wrote one on grief.

Grief wraps, entangles
Pulls you in its deep, deep depths
Grief is absolutely vicious

*expectantly looks at everyone for applause* *is greeted by silence* *crickets chirp*

Until next time! 👋
Snigdha

Harry Potter

My favourite Harry Potter quotes

Because why not? It’ll be from books and movies both!

1. No need to call me sir, Professor.– Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (book)

#fearless

I clearly remember the first time I read this utterly savage quote in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I put my book down and went, “Oh, damnnnnnnn! That must have HURT!” And I still do. Every. Single. Time.

2. Turn to page 394.– Severus Snape, Prisoner of Azkaban (movie)

I love the way Alan Rickman delivered this dialogue, which resulted in it becoming one of the most legendary lines in the Harry Potter fandom.

3. We could have been killed, or worse, expelled.– Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (book)

How 10-year-old Emma Watson (yeah, she was 10 at the time of shooting the movie) is excellent and made me laugh a lot. And I’m sure I’m not the only one!

4. We’ve got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.– Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (book)

Sirius could have been a loyal Death Eater to Voldemort, inherit his family’s vast fortune and be the perfect son in general, if he had chosen the Dark side. However, he did not do any of that. He remained loyal to his best friends, godson and The Order of the Phoenix until his last breath and fiercely hated The Dark Lord and his followers. I find that really admirable.

5. Working hard is important. But there is something that matters more: believing in yourself.– Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (movie)

This is so true. It really speaks to me. I can’t verbally express how much I adore this quote. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will immediately lose the will to work hard.

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Famous Female Authors

Happy Women’s Day to every woman (and future women, like, you know, girls) in the blogosphere!

To celebrate this occasion, I’ll be listing some world-famous female authors.

J.K. Rowling: The Harry Potter author became the first woman on the planet to become a billionaire by writing books. She also writes under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

J.K. Rowling

Louisa May Alcott: The author of Little Women and its sequels (Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys. She was one of the first women to author books when writing emerged as an option for a living for women.

Jane Austen: The well-known writer of the books Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility was a rebel, a radical and a feminist.

Dame Daphne du Maurier: Daphne du Maurier was a romance novelist, whose stories, ironically, have been described as “moody and paranormal”, wrote books such as Rebecca, Crows, Jamaica Inn and My Cousin Rachel.

Daphne du Maurier
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Brilliant things about being a bookworm

  • You can get lost in another world when you’re stressed, angry, sad, or any other emotion that brings you down.
  • It makes you more empathetic to people’s experiences because through book characters’ experiences, you come to know of different types of difficulties people go through.
  • It enriches your vocabulary, blah, blah, blah.
  • SO. MANY. GENRES. Sci-fi to travelogues, horror to comedy, you name the genre, you’ll find a book.
  • No trouble coming up with a wish list. You know your state, and you always have an eye on books published by your favourites, and your interests are ever-growing.
  • Ernest Hemingway rightly said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” A book will be there for you when no one is.
  • A whole mine of quotes can be found in them, which you can entertain yourself with, or apply in real life.
*uncontrollable laughter*

Or, on a more serious note,

*turns serious*
Interview with a fictional character

Interview with a fictional character (part 8)

Being the Little Women fan I am, I’ll do an interview today! It’s with Theodore Laurence (you may know him better as Laurie)!

Theodore Laurence in Little Women (2019)
Source: https://littlewomen.fandom.com/wiki/Theodore_Laurence

Thrilled to have you with us, Theodore!
TL: Merci, Ms. Tiwari.
Me: [blushes because he said tHANK YOU TO ME IN FRENCH]

Q: Uh- a- a little about yourself, Theodore.
A: I’m Theodore Laurence, better known as Laurie. My wife’s named Amy and a daughter called Elizabeth. My best friend is Jo, who is Amy’s sister. I’m very close to the March family. I live in a house called Parnassus.

Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: I’m generous (I think) and I’m a very jolly sort of person.

Q: How did you feel when you pranked Meg?
A: [blushes slightly] I thought it was a very good idea at first, but when Mrs. March scolded me, I was truly ashamed of myself. I will continue to be embarrassed by the memory forever.

Q: Moving on to good memories. Which incident with Jo was most fun with you in your childhood?
A: All my time with Jo was extremely fun, but the time she cooked was truly hilarious, because the food was horrible, and she was hoping that it would be good. I had kept going on and I was laughing internally all the while! I think Jo must have seen that laughter in my eyes, because she burst out laughing, and we all laughed till tears ran down on our cheeks.
(Note: Chapter 13 of Little Women, ‘Experiments’ for those who don’t remember!)

Q: What’s your favourite quote?
A: “Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.” -J.M. Barrie.
(Note: I know the timeline doesn’t fit, but this quote seemed very Laurie-like.)

Love having you here, Mr. Laurence!

Signing off,
Snigdha

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Wordle

Deviating from my usual topic, I will be talking about a word game that has set the world on fire: Wordle.

An example of a game of Wordle

If you’re on social media, you may have seen celebrities and ordinary people alike sharing their results of this brainteaser through black, yellow and green box emojis. In this puzzle, you’re supposed to guess the final word only through the boxes. The word can only be 5-lettered. It’s extremely fun, though a tad hard because you receive no clues to what the final word other than the three boxes. What do they signify, you ask?

The green box signifies that the letter of the word is in the word and is the right place.
The yellow box means that the letter is in the word, but not at the right place.
The black box denotes that the letter is not in the word at any place.

I honestly cannot say that I’m addicted to the game because it gives you only one attempt at guessing the word per day. That is best part, if I do say so myself. It prevents addiction. Though I have done it every single day since 21st February! 😜

Here are my results for today’s attempt:

Wordle 252 5/6

🟨🟨⬛⬛⬛
🟨⬛🟨⬛🟨
🟨⬛⬛🟨🟨
⬛🟨🟩🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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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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