Top 5 characters that are definitely in Ravenclaw

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https://i.imgur.com/XS0XVS1.gifHello, happy Hump Day!

Today’s T5W topic is characters that embody my Hogwarts house. I’m pretty solidly Ravenclaw so I’m gonna pick characters that are Ravenclaw-y too!

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According to the Harry Potter wiki, traits that Ravenclaws possess are:

  • Intelligence
  • Wit
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Individuality
  • Acceptance

So with those in mind:

Alise Finbok from The Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hobb

City of DragonsAlise is the daughter of a prominent trader who enters a marriage of convenience with a man who is a bit of a dick. But through her marriage contract, Alise is able to journey up the Rain Wild River to lands of the Elderlings, a long-dead people who left nothing but ruins behind. Her goal in life is to catalogue and record every bit of information she can learn about dragons and the Elderlings. A pioneer of knowledge.

 

Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)The only Ravenclaw (or Hufflepuff, arguably) in a family of Slytherins, Tyrion is another one that’s very apt to gather knowledge. He’s intelligent and quick-witted. No point going into further detail because, well, pop culture.

 

 

 

 

Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 5 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #5)I could also see arguments for Gryffindor here, but I think due to Winry’s intelligence and her lack of risk-taking, she’s more of a Ravenclaw. Winry is the Elric Brothers’ childhood friend and automail mechanic. She’s very good at what she does, and she gets rather nerdy and excited when being shown new automail technology. She’s fantastic.

 

 

Karris White Oak from the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks

The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)Karris is one of my favorite characters in the series if not my favorite. She’s always calculating, refining her techniques, predicting opponents’ motivations. And she’s really weirdly poised while doing it all. Karris is classy, and very, very Ravenclawy.

 

 

 

The Fool from the Tawny Man trilogy by Robin Hobb

Golden Fool (Tawny Man, #2)The Fool is the reason why I decided to participate this week. He was the first character to pop into my head when I started brainstorming. He’s creative, he’s refined, he’s intelligent, he’s definitely an individual, he’s accepting and loving, he has a wit that is both funny and mischievous. I think every needs a Fool to be their buddy.

 

 

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And that’s it! You know, it was weird – to compose this list, I just went down through my ‘read’ list on goodreads, paused at each book and picked out a few characters… it was really really easy to be like ‘no, he’s a gryffindor’ or ‘no she’s a slytherin’. Like, it was no problem categorizing them. Harry Potter is so prolific, man.

So what do you think! Agree? Disagree?

Top 5 Fictional Jobs

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It’s hump day, whop whop. This week’s topic is fictional jobs. And I’m going to try really hard not to pick five Harry Potter jobs. Really hard, people.

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5. Night Circus performer (The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern)

The Night CircusThis would be so fantastic. The Night Circus arrives without warning and draws people in with its mystery and fantastic performances. This book, first of all, if you haven’t read this book, read it. Listen to the audiobook if you can – the narrator is just perfect. But I would love to be part of this group. I’d probably do something silly but it would be amazing all the same.

 

 

4. Blackguard (The Black Prism by Brent Weeks)The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)

These are a group of elite drafters that guard the prism. They’re highly skilled in fighting, drafting, intrigue… basically the equivalent of a navy seal swat team. It would be so cool to be part of them, mostly so I could do a lot of drafting. :”D If you’re interested in this book (which I highly highly recommend), look-it at my blabber.

 

3. Hogwarts professor (Harry Potter by JK Rowling)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)I think I could be McGonagall’s apprentice and then be the transfiguration prof when she retires. I could do it. I could do it.

 

 

 

2. Liveship captain (Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb)Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)

I don’t think I’d be crazy about the whole ‘three of your family members must die on this ship first’ but it’d be awesome to be captain of a ship that could talk to me and be my friendy.

 

 

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1. Hogsmeade shop owner (Harry Potter by JK Rowling)

I don’t even know what I’d sell. I’m leaning towards having a bakery. I like baking and I think I could manage it. Honestly, who wouldn’t want to be in Hogsmeade every day?!Image result for hogsmeade


And that’s it! :”D Keep an eye out for that camel.

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Items I’d Give as Gifts – Blogmas 12/21

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Hello! Today is Wednesday and as this is posted I’m currently on a plane heading home! Tomorrow’s post will be live-written. As I’m sitting here physically writing this, it is currently December 12th. πŸ˜›

This week’s topic is fictional items I’d give as gifts and honestly like a lot of people I’m guessing, allΒ of my gifts will originate from Harry Potter. I just can’t help it man. Bear with me here.

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5. Sweets from Honeydukes

Because who wouldn’t like candy, man. Especially magical candy. It also doesn’t help that my sweet tooth is currently through the roof. I blame my uterus. πŸ˜›

4. Butterbeer from The Three Broomsticks

Again, same as above. It’s snowing here as I write this so I could definitely use a warm pick-me-up and would love it if someone gave me this as a gift. :”D

3. A wand from Ollivanders

It makes me wonder that if I’m a muggle if I could even hold a wand or if it would reject me on principle. I don’t remember – was it mentioned in the books?

2. An owl from Eeylops Owl Emporium

Because an owl, especially one that doesn’t bite. I want a Hegwig. ❀

1. An all expenses paid trip to Hogsmeade

This I feel would be the ultimate thing. It reminds me of those all-expenses paid trips people take on cruises and stuff, but this would be to a wizarding village. I think this would be great and would definitely be the best gift I could receive. :”D


And that’s it! And that’s also all for my pre-written posts! Apologies if they’ve been a bit bare and scrappy – it’s hard to pre-write ten or so posts and give each one a lot of fullness and attention. It became clockwork after a while. @@

Happy reading!

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Moms

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Happy Wednesday! Moms this week! HERE GOES NOTHING.


4. Izaiyoi from Inuyasha

Collab - Izayoi and Inuyasha by Cati-Art

(Image credit to Cati-Art and Ryuuha on deviantArt – will remove if artists request it.)

This is Inuyasha’s mother, a human who raised a half-demon all on her own, despite the storyline suggesting she was alienated from her village for doing so. This is one character in the series that Inuyasha seems to have unconditional love for throughout the entire thing – it’s nice to see.

3. Mama Higurashi from Inuyasha

Here’s another Inuyasha character, this time Kagome’s mother. Never actually given a first name, which is something I’ll touch on later, Mama Higurashi is very lax about Kagome disappearing into the feudal era for weeks at a time and is always supportive of her daughter – unconditionally and constantly. Kagome sees her as a good role model and she is.

 

2. Trisha Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist

This is Ed and Al’s Mom, the whole reason the plot for the show kicks off in the first place. This character is warm-hearted and caring and is a driving force in the brothers’ lives. I really like how her personality pans out as Ed and Al grow from babies into children. She encourages them to be creative and adventurous.

1. Molly Weasley from Harry Potter

I highly doubt this character will be sparse in everyone’s lists this week. She’s like, the ideal mother. Scary but caring and lovely but stern. She’s wonderful.

 

 

 

So the thing I mentioned above in my number 3 selection:

Mama Higurashi doesn’t have a first name in the series. It’s neither mentioned in the 170 some odd episodes of the anime, nor is it mentioned in the 40+ volumes of the manga. And I found that weird. And then I thought about it: I could only come up with four moms. They’re so underrepresented in fiction! Goodness! Some of them don’t even have names! I’d love to read an epic adventure featuring a mother as the main character. Goodness.


And that’s it for this week. If you’d like to participate, the group can be found here.

Happy reading!