Top 5 Fictional Characters I Learnt From

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It is Teacher’s Day here in India! Commemorating that is today’s post on what I learnt from fictional characters… 

5. Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock

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What I learnt:

Okay, this one is quite superficial, but *shrugs* learning is learning!

  • How to deduce people

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  • How to survive when shot in a non-fatal area

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  • How to use clever insults!

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4. Isabella “Bella” Swan  from The Twilight Saga

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Before you all click “Unfollow” and run away, I’d like to add this – she taught me what NOT to be.

What I learnt:

  • To not be as selfish, stupid, petty and (insert choicest negative traits here) as her.

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  • She is engaged to the man of her dreams, and the only thing she does is whine about how he is sooo over-indulgent and caring towards her (and how annoying that is). Gee, Bella. I feel so sorry for you.

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  • Fine, she chooses Edward over Jacob. That means that she should let go of Jacob, so that he can find someone for himself. But oh no, Bella has the cake, eats the cake, and takes the cakes of others as well.

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3. Anne Shirley from Anne Of Green Gables

Ah, finally, a sensible heroine 🙂

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What I learnt: 

Anne taught me that it is okay to be wildly imaginative and trusting, always hoping for the best while preparing for the worst. She actually made me feel normal and accepted at a time where everybody was calling me ‘weird’ and ‘freaky’ for being dreamy:

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hopeful:

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and just a *teensy* bit dramatic:

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2. Anthony Howard “Tony” Stark from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

This might come as a surprise to most of you (considering the events of Age of Ultron and Civil War) but Tony continues to be my first crush and all-time favorite superhero.

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What I learnt:

Tony inspired me to dare to aim high, to not be afraid of failure, to be wild, impulsive and just plain arrogant and awesome. Be gutsy, be brave, and be proud. Considering that I have a tendency to hesitate before doing anything, Tony taught me this:

 

 

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  1. Remus John Lupin from Harry Potter

This must come as no surprise, since I’m always talking about how my love for Remus Lupin, Werewolf Extraordinaire, is an eternal and undying flame kindled in my heart…Apart from the little things about him that makes me go “Awww,” here’s what I learnt from him.

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What I learnt:

Your life may be screwed up as hell, but I have no rights whatsoever to take it out on others. Lupin’s kind and non-judgmental attitude towards everyone did wonders to my hard little heart. The way he treated others shows the strength of will he must have had, battling a terrible condition, but trying to not let it show. Wise indeed.

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Granted, he had his moments of crippling inferiority which an insensitive soul may call ‘weakness’.  But I believe that he realized the gravity of his action only after Tonks became pregnant, so I don’t  particularly blame him for that, because all of us have experienced the “What have I done?” feeling before.

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It does take a lot of courage to fight for the future even when it means certain death. And I deeply revere Remus for that.

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Oh, and just ignore me choking here, It is just those damn onion-cutting ninjas.

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But ending on a happy note (read: HP better than Twilight!!!)

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Wanna argue with me about one of my nominees? Or just want to share the lessons you learnt from fiction? Feel free to share them below!

 

 

 

 

My Ships And Songs

 

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Hey guys!

Sunday today, time for fangirling finally found!

Here’s a list of my favorite ships and the songs I associate with them:

  1. James Potter x Lily EvansInto The Night, Santana Ft. Chad Kroeger

I feel that this is what EXACTLY James would have sung when he first saw Lily. And the beats to the song suits James’ personality so much – proud and upbeat.

2. Remus Lupin x Nymphadora Tonks A Thousand Years, Christina Perri

A more beautiful match cannot be found.

3. Tony Stark x Pepper PottsLeave Out All The Rest, Linkin Park

I feel that this is fitting especially after Age of Ultron

4. Hazel Lancaster x Augusts WatersPhotograph, Ed Sheeran

I also considered Tobias and Tris from Divergent for this one, but meh, I’m in the Tobias hating minority, so I stuck with Hazel and Gus instead.

5. Teddy Lupin x Victoire WeasleyBest Song Ever, One Direction

I know that there is absolutely nothing given about them in canon (Thanks for disappointing me, Cursed Child ), but this is how I imagined their relationship would have gone.

Have better songs for these ships? Or better ships for these songs? Or hell, totally different ships and songs? Share in the comments below!

 

 

 

#TeamIronMan

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Considering that Robert Downey Jr. and Tony Stark (!) were my first crushes, this was a no-brainer for me! #TeamIronMan #TeamStark

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(Though Cap looks amazing in this poster…wait, did I make the right choice? YES, I DID!)

So what about you?

Avengers 2: The Age Of Ultron (3D) – Movie Review

Director: Joss Whedon

Production: MARVEL Studios

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, James Spader and others.

While infiltrating the HYDRA base, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is brainwashed by mysterious twins, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen) to create Ultron (voiced by James Spader), a global peace-keeping machine. Born out of Stark’s ego, Ultron comes to one conclusion: global peace can be achieved by destroying all humanity. Thus ensues a game of wits between the Avengers and Ultron.

Though the plot is clichéd, what makes the film click is the character portrayal by the star-studded cast. The ever-glamorous Tony Stark is even more sombre and serious after Iron Man 3. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a bit more modern than we last saw him. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is a bit more outgoing and friendly towards the mortals. Pietro and Wanda are like a breath of fresh air in the film.

As for Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), I have only three words : Oh. My. God. Joss Whedon, you are devilishly wily *bows and slow claps are heard*.

But what pissed me off in this film was long, boring fight scenes (especially one between Hulk and Iron Man), and less screen time for RDJ. Just kidding.

As a MARVEL fan, I loved this film. Witty dialogues, great humour and character development made it the rollicking sequel everyone anticipated. However, I strictly recommend it for movie-goers to watch atleast The Avengers to get a basic idea of how this film works.

I am rating this **** out of *****.