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Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Creatures| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is:  Favourite SFF Creatures

1) Dragons
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Let’s be real: Dragons are just the best fantasy creature. Don’t@Me
/Dragon like creatures, like Wyverns. Basically from any book/tv/film. Dragons are just amazing! Abraxos from the Throne of Glass series is adorable.
My all-time favourite dragon has to be Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon!



2) Wookiees – Star Wars
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Who doesn’t love Chewie?!
He’s adorable. Love him!!


3) Kandra – Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
The Kandra are such a cool and interesting creature. They are so well written and their history is just great to learn about throughout the books. Sanderson is a genius.
I freaking adore TenSoon, one of my favourite Mistborn characters!


4) Chimaera – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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I freaking love the Chimaera Laini Taylor created! Such a cool world and concept. (No spoilers) But they’re so interesting!


5) Squirrelcat – Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

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I never thought in a million years I fall in love with a squirrelcat but Reichis from the Spellslinger series is one of my favourite characters. He’s so funny and bloodthirsty. Live for his comments. Legendary.

 


What are your favourite SFF creatures? Let me know in the comments 🙂


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Fictional Places I’d Take a Date To| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Fictional places you’d take a date

 

1) Velaris 

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Imagine taking your date to freaking Velaris?! How romantic and amazing would that be!
City of Starlight, what could be better?


2) Cabeswater

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I would love to explore Cabeswater like the gang does. And who better to take with you than a date? It’d be a fun, magical date for sure!


3) The Galaxy from Star Wars
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Flying around the galaxy with your love? How amazing would that be!
Possibilities are endless, it’d be a great adventure with no dull moments.


4) Asgard

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I have always loved the Thor films. And thought Asgard looked pretty damn amazing. It’d be a beautiful location for a date! (Be even better if the date was Loki *swoon*)


5) Narnia

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Narnia has always looked like paradise to me, ever since I was a kid I wished I could be whisked away to Narnia. Imagine going for a romantic walk through Narnia, it would be so lovely. Plus talking animals!! Bliss.


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Characters I’d Want at Friendsgiving!| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Characters You’d Want at Friendsgiving

I’m British, so we don’t have Thanksgiving but I’d love a Friendsgiving! 
Here are the characters I’d love to have at a Friendsgiving:

1) Princess Leia – Star Warsleia

Being my favourite fictional character of all time, I’d obviously love to be friends with Leia. Having her at Friendsgiving would definitely assure no dull moments!


2)  Apollo – The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

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Apollo is so amusing and ridiculous that I’d love to have him as a friend and invite him to Friendsgiving as he would definitely make me laugh. (+ plus music and poetry so entertainment for all) 


3) Ferius Parfax – SpellSlinger by Sebastien De Castell

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Ferius is such an awesome character! I’d love to sit and talk to her for hours, I feel like she’d have tons of cool stories to share.


4) Loki – MCU

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Do I need a reason to want to be friends with Loki?! He’s fucking Loki.
I’d invite him to Friendsgiving, not only so I could dreamily stare at him, but also because Loki definitely needs a friend. 
He can take over my world any time. 



5) Literally everyone from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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So, I’m kinda cheating with this one but if I didn’t lump them together this list would’ve been all SJM characters. (Haha)
I’d so love to be apart of Aelin’s court + friend group; how amazing would that be?!
The banter, interactions, and genuine love between these characters is just amazing and I’m envious of their close friendships.

 


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Characters I’d Love To Cosplay As | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Characters I’d Cosplay As

I am finally back with another T5W post, I skipped the last two weeks as I couldn’t think of anything for the topics. However, this week I absolutely had to do this topic, especially as it is Halloween!

5) Blue Sargent – The Raven CycleImage result for blue sargentArt source

The way Blue’s style is described is just cool and quirky, I love her individualism.
Also, the fanart of her! The artists really capture how I imagine Blue’s quirkiness and style.  I just want her outfits.



4) Daenerys Targaryen – GoT/ASOIAF
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In both the books and show Daenerys has amazing clothes and I just want to pretend to be her for a second, okay? I want fancy dresses and dragons.



3) Feyre – ACOTAR
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Feyre clearly has an amazing wardrobe. I need it.
From the Starfall dress to the Illyrian wings, I would love the rock a Feyre cosplay.



2) Elektra – Daredevil (TV show)

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I just love this character, she’s one of my favourites from the show. Her comic book outfit is cool too but I fell in love with the character on the show. She’s such a lovable sociopathic, badass woman. I live for it.



1) Princess Leia Organa

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Of course, I’d love to cosplay as my favourite character ever. Other than the fact I’d love to be Princess Leia, her outfits are amazing. She’s iconic. Need I say more?


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Favourite Villains | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Favourite Villains

*This is going to be a combination of book and film characters*

1) Victor Vale – Vicious + Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

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A new favourite of mine! Having recently read Vicious and Vengeful by V.E Schwab, I fell in love with Victor Vale. He’s such a cool character and as the series name Villains suggests, it’s all about villains!


2) Cersei Lannister – A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin/ Game of Thrones

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I know everyone hates Cersei but I love her? She’s such a complex and interesting character. Lena Headey plays her SO well in the show. She’s so underrated.


3) Loki – MCU

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Love of my love, Loki. Need I say more? He’s just amazing. By far my favourite MCU character. Would love to see a Loki solo film.


4) Magneto – X-Men

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I love a villain with a tragic backstory and who’s a bit misguided. I can totally see from Eric’s point of view and I totally sympathise with him.
Also, Michael Fassbender? Hello.



5) Darth Vader – Star Wars

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For me, no other villain has ever compared to Darth Vader. He has such a presence about him, that remains unmatched. He just has something other villains don’t, it’s hard to explain but he’s definitely my all-time favourite and always will be.


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Favourite Magic Systems | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Favourite Magic Systems

 

1) Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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Allomancy is the magic system feature in Mistborn, Allomancers have the ability to consume metals and gain abilities from different metals. Mistborns can consume all metals, whereas, Mistings can only consume one type. The Magic system is really cool and there are other types in there too, they’re really well explained and easy to follow!


2) Lightbringer by Brent WeeksImage result for lightbringer brent weeks covers
The magic system in this universe is Drafting, it uses the spectrum of light to draw luxin, different colours to different things. Most drafters can draft one or two colours but the Prism can draft all colours. There is a catch – the more you use your power the quicker you die. It’s such an interesting magic system, great series and so underrated!


3) Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
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Another Brandon Sanderson magic system (his systems are honestly the best ever). In Warbreaker, the system is known as Breaths, everyone is born with one breath, however, you can buy more but it has to be given willingly – you cannot steal it. The more breath you have the better and more vivid everyone appears, breath can also be temporarily put into inanimate objects, making them come to life.


4) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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This one is a little hard to explain but basically, reincarnation is the ‘magic’ of the chimaera but also there’s a running theme that magic comes at a cost.


5) Star Wars
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Obviously, I had the mention the Force. I feel like everyone knows the Force, so no need to explain too much and if you don’t… who even are you!?
I love the spectrum of the Force, the good, the bad and the balance. Plus, if having the Force is needed for owning a Lightsaber, I want in.

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Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This weeks topic is; Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations

This was a bit of a tricky subject for me! It took me a while to think of some to include, I am not the biggest classic reader and tend to dislike the ones I have read.

1) 1984 by George Orwell
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Not going to lie, I didn’t like 1984 at all. The themes and the underlying message are important but Orwell’s writing is an actual snoozefest. SO BORING. I will never reread 1984, I only read it for college and I didn’t expect to be so dull. I think the story would work so much better in a film, I know there is an older film but it would be nice to see a modern take on it.


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Obviously, there is a modern adaptation of Narnia, however, there is only 3. Unpopular opinion: I love the Narnia films. I wish they’d continued to make them. I want more! Would definitely love to see more modern stories of it!


3) Jane Eyre
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Okay, so I absolutely love the 2011 adaptation with Michael Fassbender as Mr Rochester (swoon), but they did cut out a lot of the book. I think it would’ve worked even better as a mini-series like the BBC did with Pride and Prejudice (1995).


4) The Secret Garden
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I haven’t read this, yet but I plan to. I absolutely adored the 1993 film as a kid, it was one of my favourites I would rewatch over and over. I would love to see a modern remake of it, they seem to be remaking every classic at the moment, so why not The Secret Garden!?

 


5) His Dark Materials
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This is more of a modern classic but it is one of my favourites. The 2007 film The Golden Compass is the worst adaptation, it does the books no justice at all. Thankfully, my wish has been granted and the BBC are making a TV show. I am praying it goes right this time and does the amazing books justice!


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