Showing posts from December, 2020

Tag of Ten: MCU Bolgathon

  Tag of Ten: MCU Blogathon Well, Happy New Year everybody! 2021 will kick off with the anticipated blogathon featuring everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Miss Woodhouse and I have collaborated to bring you ten tag questions, which you can find here. If you wish to participate, make sure and drop a comment on that post as well. This month also marks my one year anniversary since joining the blogging community. Yay! Without further ado, here are my answer to our tag questions for this month- long blogathon. Be warned, there are heavy SPOILERS down the line. Avengers... Assemble! ~ Number One ~ Q: What is Your Favorite Movie? A: Avengers: Endgame                                    This really has so much criteria attatched to it, like story development, character arcs, actions scenes, and ultimately payoff. So, probably the best that neatly includes everything was Endgame. I laughed, I cried, I shouted with joy, and I received an emotional payoff never before seen in any mov

New Year's Announcement

  New Year's Announcement As 2020 comes to a (thankful) close, we look to 2021, which hopefully will bring bigger and better things. Along with that, Miss Woodhouse and I are collaborating to bring you an exciting blogathon that will run all January, starting the first of the year. Join us as we host: 23: A Tribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe I hope you're just as hyped as we are! If you want to join, simply post one of our blog buttons and comment below so we can add to our list of participants. For this blogathon, you can post about anything and everything related to the MCU. The movies in question begin with 2008's Iron Man and end with Spider- Man: Far From Home. This brings us to a total of 23 movies! Along with everyone's post, you will find our tag below. Feel free to post this to your blog and answer, we'd love to know what you think! 1. What is Your Favorite Movie? 2. What is Your Favorite Stan Lee Cameo? 3. Who is Your Favorite Character from the Ori

House Special: December 2020

  House Special: December 2020 This marks both my last post for the year, as well as rounding off the House Specials for the whole year. It will soon be 2021, plus my one- year bloggiversary. To start off 2021, I am collaborating with Miss Woodhouse over at Notes from a Heartfield Girl to bring you a month long Marvel Cinematic Universe blogathon. Look for the announcement on both blogs before the end of the year. For today, I'm giving you ten characters from classic Christmas stories. There will be SPOILERS down the line. Happy reading! ~ Number Ten ~ Olaf Olaf's Frozen Adventure House: Hufflepuff I'd thought I'd start out with the least traditional of the bunch. I'm taking from the Holiday Frozen special that was released a few years ago, specifically for Christmas. Plus, Olaf is a snowman, which is very Christmas-y. One of his defining traits is loving warm hugs, which is staple for almost every Hufflepuff. He's warm, caring, happy, energetic, and just in ge

Top Ten Christmas Movies

  Top Ten Christmas Movies It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time for songs and Christmas trees and the best of traditions: watching Christmas movies! Today, I'm listing my favorite Christmas movies I love watching every year. It's required viewing. There will be SPOILERS down the line. On with the show! ~ Number Ten ~ Christmas Vacation (1989)                                     It may not be the most wholesome or family- friendly movie of the bunch, but goodness if it isn't just a fun Christmas comedy that never fails to make me laugh. It celebrates the concept of family coming together for the holidays, no matter how crazy, while at the same time poking fun at the crazy. There's all the usual traditions, like getting a tree, putting up lights, and cooking turkey, but with a classic Griswold family twist. It's very relatable on a lot of levels, even if it's dialed up to eleven.  ~ Number Nine ~ How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019) I love the

Top Ten Ice Users

  Top Ten Ice Users Hello everyone! I'm back! November was a busy month for me, and I didn't quite finish Nanowirmo, but I had fun and some good things came of it! So, I'm back to delivering your weekly edition of the North Star. In spirit of December, winter, and Christmas, I'm kicking off this month with the top ten ice users in fiction! For this list, as long as a character can wield ice a power, it's fair game. And there will be SPOILERS down the line. Grab some hot chocolate and let's go! ~ Number Ten ~ The Snow Queen The Snow Queen                                     This might be one of the oldest examples of an ice powered queen, long before Frozen was ever a concept. Hans Christian Anderson introduced us to the powerful villain of the story, a queen with power over snow and ice, bringing winter into a village and luring a boy to his potential death. There have been several editions to her character in other works, but my personal favorite is from the se