October 19th, 2013

Yellow Brick Road

Literary Lads We Love: Peta Mellark

I choose Peeta, as one of the Lad's I wanted to write about, for several reasons.

First of all, he's tough.  He's been through a lot of crap in his life.  He lives in District 12 to begin with.  Probably one of the toughest Districts to live in next to 11.  They live by their means, every single day.  A few are luckier than some in 12, but most just live with what they have.  Peeta had an abusive mother, but he did what he could to with stand her.  Luckily, his dad and brothers were kind to him.  And he's strong, physically, and mentally.  He may be kind-hearted, but that doesn't mean he's not strong.  He can lift sacks of flour.  And hell, he survived two Games, and a hijacking, and he had to have his leg replaced by a prosthetic.  The fact that he survived two Games and a hijacking says more about his mental strength than anything else.  I mean, I personally don't think I'd survive the Games.  I don't think I'd have the ability to get through it.

Second, he's kind.  When Katniss was starving, he gave her the burnt bread.  He looked after Katniss, more so during Catching Fire, than anything else.  He was there for her, holding her when she had a nightmare. He helped her put her life back together.  And Katniss helped him, too. (And I LOVE Katniss, but this is not a ladies post, so I won't go into that love).  Peeta never had a bad thing to say about anyone.  He never killed, unless it was because they were attacking Katniss.  He did everything he could to protect her.  And I love that, so much.

I just...I love Peeta.  I love everything about this guy.  And he is one of my favourite literary characters.  Ever.

PS: This was for lisal825's Literary Lads We Love meme thinger post challenge! :) Thanks for hosting, this was fun :)
Harry and Voldemort

Literary Lads We Love: Neville Longbottom

Neville Longbottom is one of my favourite literary characters of all time.  He's a BAMF.  He's so unsure of himself to begin with, and then he just grows up and chops a head off a huge snake, and just...I love him, so much.  So, I created a fanmix based on this love.  (Don't mind my crappy graphic and my choice of songs, its starting to get late and I'm getting tired. XD) Lyrics and links to videos under the cut!  Enjoy! :)
["Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes"]
STAND by the Rascal Flatts -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Vzpjv_kR4

Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend, you might break
Cause its all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide that you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands shake it off
Then you stand

RAISE YOUR GLASS by P!NK -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ

So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways, all my underdogs
We will never be, We will never be anything but loud
And nitty, gritty, dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and
Raise your glass!
Just come on and come on and
Raise your glass!

I DON'T WANT TO BE by Gavin DeGraw -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gFCW3PHBws

I don't want to be anything
other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
is think of me and I have a peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me

CARRY ON WAYWARD SON by Kansas -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_2IdybTV0

Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

CARRY ON by FUN. -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7yCLn-O-Y0

If you're lost and alone
Or sinking like a stone
Carry on
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
Carry on

Carry on, carry on.

PS: This was for lisal825's Literary Lads We Love meme challenge thinger, and was a lot of fun! :) Thanks for hosting! :)

Presenting Theme Week!

So, amyofaquitaine has done this previously, and I thought it was a GREAT idea, so I'm nipping the idea. Coming in the next couple of weeks, I'm going to have a themed week here on my journal. All entries for that theme will be public. So comment, have fun, and prepare to have a magical time with.....