Introducing: The Phoenix Initiative

TPI

 

Hey guys!

My friends and I have started a social project called The Phoenix Initiative. It is the rallying cry of teenagers against something they have to face and endure everyday – gender stereotypes.

No, liking pink does not make you “girly”, nor does liking to play sports make you a “tomboy”. Being a guy who loves to dance doesn’t make you “effeminate”. And oh, did I mention that every human has the right to cry without being judged?

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We, the Phoenixers, believe that even if we have changed a single person’s mindset, we have done something towards a better, safer world. We may not be old and wise,but we do know what is right and what is not.

We are sure that you too would have faced situations like this before. Join us. Rise from the ashes.

You can follow our blog, The Phoenix Initiative.

On Instagram @phoenixinitiative11

Like our page on Facebook – The Phoenix Initiative

We are coming soon on YouTube and Twitter.

Ciao!

Madvanthi

 

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#5 Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Sick of being late again! This is another one of my combo-prompt posts. I’m responding to what my Patronus and Boggart will be in today’s post.

Cutest one I could find.

Cutest one I could find.

I took two tests ( one at What’s My Patronus? and the other at Teen quizzes) to determine my Patronus, and both of them unanimously decided it would be an otter. Considering my similarities to Hermione Granger (I can prove it if you like), an otter seems to be my only possible Patronus. Stupid, seeing that I’ve never liked otters (they stink of fish, and I’m vegetarian). But they seem to be pretty intelligent creatures, so I’m okay with that.

I just hate this word.

I just hate this word.

I really, really, hated this messed-up Boggart test. Honestly, the three things I’m most scared of are losing everyone I love, being judged, and yep, you guessed it right. Failure. I’m also scared of worms, but the test doesn’t seem to count that. I’m half INFP and half INTP (a mixture of Luna Lovegood and Hermione Granger according to this). I say this because I just have a slight preference for Feeling over Thinking. Still, it irks me to know that failure is my Boggart. Maybe my Riddikulus spell will turn it into ‘Success!’ instead…

What is YOUR Patronus and Boggart? How will YOUR Riddikulus spell combat your worst fear? Let me know!

#3 Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Okay, so I FINALLY figured out that I’ve been getting the dates wrong for each of the MOTW (stupid, stupid, me). I really don’t know what to do, so I guess I’ll go on with the prompts I’m already doing, and try to catch up with whatever I’ve left. Maybe combine two prompts in one post. I don’t know.

The prompt this sentence deals with asks us to name our favourite Hogwarts teacher. As mentioned before, it is the one and only Remus Lupin. Reasons already given!

So the next prompt I’m taking now is quite interesting: What would your Amortentia smell like?

Amortentia (if you’ve forgotten), is the most powerful love potion in existence and has the smell of whatever the user finds attractive, knowingly or unknowingly.

My Amortentia will probably smell like oleander blossoms, mint, fresh paper, and petrichor (the smell produced by rain hitting the dry earth, or the scent right before it begins to rain).

I like the heady fragrances produced by oleander. It makes me feel heavy in the head, but it is pleasurable all the same. Roses make me feel dizzy, and I just don’t like their scent. Oleander is better (and a more fragrant) alternative.

Mint is heavy too, but it is a fresh sort of heavy, making you feel light and heavy at the same time. It overwhelms you, catches you by surprise and has a sharp smell (what does that even MEAN?) but it is just awesome.

Every time I buy a book, I take some time to smell it. Stupid, I know, but it smells good all the same, all dry and papery and fresh…You know what? Smell a new book yourself? You’ll know what I mean.

And now for petrichor. I didn’t even know the right word for ‘the scent before it rains’, but Google gave me the solution. Petrichor smells fresh, as if everything is going to be reborn, and the messed up world is going to be cleaned. It is quite pleasant and nice. I’m no big fan of the rains (mud and slush, ugh!), but petrichor is an exception.

What would YOUR Amortentia smell like? Do let me know.

#2 Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Today’s prompt wants us to name our best ‘Neville’ moment. I’ll obviously choose his killing of Nagini with Gryffindor’s sword. Usually, we always see Neville Longbottom portrayed as a cowardly boy, but his sudden surge of courage to ‘avenge’ Harry is remarkable.

Also, though he is a pure-blood, he was believed to be a mediocre wizard. I have an explanation for this. Wands choose their owners. In Neville’s case, it was vice-versa. Since he used his father’s wand, his magical caliber was far less reduced than it would have been if he had taken a wand that chose him.

Do you agree with this theory? What is your best ‘Neville’ moment?