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Hogwarts Houses

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In one of the clubs a while ago, we got to sorting well-known figures into Hogwarts Houses. So I thought I’d post the ones that I remember, and add some more. Just for the record, Game of Thrones refers to both the books and the show. It just gets really annoying typing ‘A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones’ all the time.

Gryffindor:

  • Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
  • Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)
  • Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) – though she’s also pretty damn Slytherin
  • Barristan Selmy (Game of Thrones)
  • Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
  • Charming / David Nolan (Once Upon a Time)
  • Daryl Dixon (Walking Dead)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Debra Morgan (Dexter)
  • Echo (Dollhouse)
  • Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time)
  • Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)
  • Henry Mills (Once Upon a Time)
  • Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
  • Max Guevara X5-452 (Dark Angel) – though she does possess Hufflepuff qualities
  • Mulan (Mulan)
  • Ned Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
  • Owen Harper (Torchwood)
  • Paul Ballard (Dollhouse)
  • Peter Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Robb Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)
  • Zoe Washburne (Firefly)

Hufflepuff:

  • Angel Batista (Dexter)
  • Australia
  • Belle (Once Upon a Time)
  • Bonnie Bennett (Vampire Diaries)
  • Carol Peletier (Walking Dead)
  • Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Charlie Bucket (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Clark Kent (Smallville)
  • Davos Seaworth (Game of Thrones)
  • Gwen Cooper (Torchwood)
  • Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne (Firefly)
  • Hodor (Game of Thrones)
  • Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes (Lost)
  • Ianto Jones (Torchwood)
  • Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
  • Lana Lang (Smallville)
  • Leo Wyatt (Charmed)
  • Lisa B. (my mum)
  • Lucy Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Manny Bianco (Black Books)
  • New Zealand
  • Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took (Lord of the Rings)
  • Piper Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
  • Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard (Once Upon a Time) – Snow could be a Gryffindor though
  • Tara Maclay (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Walter Bishop (Fringe)
  • Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Xander Harris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Zhaan (Farscape)

Ravenclaw:

  • Bennett Halverson (Dollhouse)
  • Bran Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Drusilla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Inara Serra (Firefly)
  • John Crichton (Farscape) – Gryffinclaw
  • Joker (Batman)
  • Klaus Baudelaire (Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • Logan Cale (Dark Angel)
  • Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)
  • Poison Ivy (Batman)
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Topher Brink (Dollhouse)
  • Toshiko Sato (Torchwood)
  • Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones) – difficult to choose between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • September (Fringe)
  • Shepherd Derrial Book (Firefly) – most difficult Firefly character to sort
  • Simon Tam (Firefly)
  • Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
  • Susan Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia) – another Ravenpuff
  • Tara B. (my sister)
  • Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan (Bones)
  • United Kingdom – actually, the UK could be Hufflepuff as well
  • Violet Baudelaire (Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • Wesley Wyndam-Price (Angel)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle (Angel)
  • Zelda Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)

Slytherin:

  • Adelle DeWitt (Dollhouse)
  • Anya Jenkins (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Bronn (Game of Thrones)
  • Bruce Wayne (Batman)
  • Caitlyn B. (me)
  • Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
  • Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Carribean)
  • Cathy Dollanganger (Flowers in the Attic)
  • Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Chiana (Farscape)
  • Chris Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
  • Damon Salvatore (Vampire Diaries)
  • Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
  • Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
  • Edmund Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Eric Northman (True Blood)
  • Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • James ‘Sawyer’ Ford (Lost)
  • Jayne Cobb (Firefly)
  • Lana Luthor (Smallville)
  • Lex Luthor (Smallville)
  • Loki (Thor)
  • Mayor Richard Wilkins (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Nina Sharp (Fringe)
  • North Korea
  • Olenna ‘Queen of Thorns’ Tyrell (Game of Thrones)
  • Peter Bishop (Fringe)
  • Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Game of Thrones)
  • Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)
  • River Song (Doctor Who)
  • Rumpelstiltskin / Mr. Gold (Once Upon a Time)
  • Rygel (Farscape)
  • Salem Saberhagen (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Tony Stark (Iron Man)
  • Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) – Slytherclaw
  • Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • United States of America
  • Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Walternate (Fringe)

My God, there are so many Slytherins! I’ll definitely add to this later. If you want to know where I would sort any other characters (or countries or famous people…) then just leave a comment below.

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Top Fives

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I made a list of my five favourite poems, when I realised “why don’t I make a list of my top five everythings?” instead. So here are a bunch of my top fives!

Poems:

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Dylan Thomas)
  2. A Poem Written By A Bear (Tao Lin)
  3. The Painter (John Ashberry)
  4. The Raven (Edgar Allen Poe)
  5. Sonnet 73 (William Shakespeare)

TV Shows:

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Doctor Who
  4. Firefly
  5. Supernatural

Actors:

  1. Johnny Depp
  2. Helena Bonham Carter
  3. Enver Gjokaj
  4. Alan Rickman
  5. Amy Acker

Books:

  1. Harry Potter (JK Rowling)
  2. A Song of Ice and Fire (George RR Martin)
  3. Dollanganger Series (Virginia Andrews)
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis)

Superpowers:

  1. Shape-shifting
  2. Telekinesis
  3. Technopathy
  4. Dimensional manipulation
  5. Regeneration

Fictional Characters:

  1. Arya Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  2. River Tam (Firefly)
  3. Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  4. Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
  5. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)

Mythical Creatures:

  1. Witch
  2. Vampire
  3. Reaper
  4. Dragon
  5. Nymph

Time-Travel:

  1. The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
  2. 12 Monkeys
  3. The Terminator
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  5. Lost

Short-Stories:

  1. The Egg (Andy Weir)
  2. The Monkey’s Paw (WW Jacobs)
  3. Snow, Glass, Apples (Neil Gaiman)
  4. The Last Question (Isaac Asimov)
  5. The Tell Tale Heart (Edgar Allen Poe)

Motivation to Drive?

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I have decided that mayhaps I might think about finally going for my learner’s. There are two reasons for this recent change of heart. That is, the change of heart from ‘not bothered’ to ‘slightly less not bothered’.

1. I DISLIKE GETTING LOST IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE:

The other day, I wanted to go shopping. That night was Robyn’s 21st, and I needed to get her a birthday present. As well as buy myself some more Bewitched. Tiernan would be meeting me at my house beforehand, and I estimated his arrival time at about 4:30. I decided to go to Plenty Valley, since I’d taken the bus home from there before, and kinda sorta remembered the way. I left at 2:30, giving myself 15 minutes there, 15 minutes back, and half an hour at the shops. Well, at least that’s what I planned.

Before I left, I quickly looked up the route on Journey Planner. It took me to a different bus stop than the time I had caught it home, but I just put that down to the difference in direction. So I got on the bus, and attempted to make my way to Plenty Valley. I sat there happily for a while, and finally noticed that we were approaching Plenty Valley, so I prepared to prepare to get off the bus. We circled Plenty Valley without stopping. I waited a bit longer for the bus to enter the shops, and then, huzzah! We circled it again. Only again, the bus did not stop. I looked around confused for a while, and then figured we’d turn back and circle the shops for a third time, and this time we’d actually stop. Only… we didn’t. We kept driving and driving, until finally I realised that no, willing the bus to take me where I want will not make it so. So I kept waiting. This time, I waited for the bus to stop at a bus stop near lights, so that I could actually cross the street in the middle of nowhere without dying. Finally, it happened, and I managed to catch the bus back five minutes later. I got off at South Morang station, since I could remember seeing the shops when we stopped there on the way. So I walked to the shops, and managed to get there at about 3:30. Yes, what was meant to be a 15 minute trip had somehow taken me about an hour.

I bought my DVD’s (6 seasons for just over $60, yay!) and a gift card for Robyn, and happily went on my way. It was about 4:15 by then (oh shut up, I like shopping, okay?), so I knew I was probably going to get home after Tiernan. By the way, this was a freezing cold windy day, and Tiernan doesn’t have a key. So I texted him, and then I texted mum that she would probably have to let him in. I searched for the bus stop, and found the bus shelters. Yay? But they were not stops, oh no. They bloody well got rid of the bus stops at Plenty Valley! No wonder that bus circled and circled and never entered! Yeah, I should probably mention that the time I caught the bus home from there was about four years ago…

So I walked back to South Morang station. And tried to figure out which bus to catch. There were like nine there! I mean, seriously! But then I decided that the one called Bundoora RMIT was probably my best bet. Until I looked at the map and discovered that it kinda stopped there. So I scratched that idea, and caught the one to Northland. Luckily it took me to Betula. Although not so luckily, by the time it actually go there, it was dark, and as usual, I missed my stop. So I press the button for the next stop, and as I’m waiting there for the doors to open, the driver asks “this one?”. No. I wanted the next next stop. Clearly. So I finally got off the bus, and walked/ran/jiggled/sang my way back home. Aaand finally got there at about 5:30.

So yes. I dislike getting lost in the middle of nowhere. And apparently at a bus stop in the middle of somewhere. It turns 45 minute trips into 3 hour vacations. Although, to be fair, I manage to turn lots of things into 3 hour vacations (ahem, a one-hour trip to Geelong). So perhaps a license might help to fix that! Although, to be honest, I’m not particularly good at directions either…

2. I WANT TO KILL PEOPLE WITH MY MUSIC:

I am sick of losers driving past my house with their shitty little doof-doof music blaring in my ears. The other day, I was sitting innocently in the lounge room, watching something (or possibly playing the Sims, because I’m awesome like that), when my ears were poisoned by a super-loud and super-clear “Superman that hoe, crank that something YOOOU!”. So I said a little prayer to myself. It went something along the lines of “please don’t be Tara please don’t be Tara”. And then in walks Tara. Bloody Tara! I was ashamed. This house is supposed to be associated with scary screaming music! Or weird cello music! Or 90’s pop music! Or the Corrs! Not this blasphemous crap (I’ll just disregard the fact that it’s on my iPod, shall I?).

Aaand that entire paragraph isn’t particularly relevant… Hmmm… But anyway, yes, I am bloody sick of people blaring their bad music loud! So I would like to blare my good music loud. And my god, let me tell you, blaring good music loud is fun! The other day month year, me and Tara were driving somewhere in her shiny new red Getz. We were just casually sitting there in pink and yellow dresses, windows down, singing along to some Slipknot. Or was it Disturbed? No, I think it was Slipknot. So yes, there we were, listening to Slipknot, when a red light happened next to the tram stop. And you should have seen the number of orange-faced sluts waiting for the tram! Upon hearing our awesome music, all the girls just turned and looked at us. And you should have seen their faces! The looks on their faces upon seeing girly pink and yellow dress-wearers and not face-painted evil-looking goths was priceless!

So I want to be able to freak out people myself, with my own music, in my own car. Which would preferably be a lime green Volkswagen Beetle. Which would probably add to the confusion between the appearance and the music! I believe I would be better at freaking people out than Tara. Or at least confusing people. Either one’s fun, I just bloody love my music! I could play Antichrist Superstar, followed by What if God was One of Us?, followed by Greensleeves, followed by Gilded Cunt… Tehehe. I might even throw some Scottish pirate metal into the mix. All the more to confuse people!

So yes, my reasons for maybe getting my license are not the normal person’s reasons of wanting to get places fast. Oh no. I just want to not get lost, and kill people with my music. Fun times.

Things That Piss Me Off

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I found a list of things that annoy me the other day, that I wrote a few years ago. I thought I might post it up here, with a few alterations. So now it shall be a mixture of things that annoy me a bit, and things that really do actually piss me off.

  • Girls who take photos of themselves while thrusting their hips together, hands on hips, arching their backs, and pouting their lips.
  • People who post photos of themselves online with the caption ‘ugh I’m so ugly’. If you think you’re ugly, you hide the picture or photoshop it nice. You’re clearly just seeking compliments.
  • Girls who say “I’m so fat, I’m so fat” all the time to fish for compliments.
  • Girls who do the above, and then when someone finally agrees, they get all bitchy.
  • People who share their own photos on Facebook. As in, post a photo of themselves on Facebook, and then 6 hours later, click the ‘share’ button. Yes, there are people who do this. Yes, this makes me want to eat my own head.
  • People who post photos of food on Facebook. Okay, this doesn’t piss me off as such, I just don’t get it! Why do we need to see your food? Sure, it’s understandable when you’ve made an awesome pool-cake or something, but why do we need to see your boring old salad?!
  • When I need to stretch my toes, but my feet are half asleep, so my toes won’t separate.
  • The fact that I have no control over my sleepy morning self. Yes, sleepy morning me, I did set that alarm for a reason.
  • The fact that I have no control over my sleeping self. Yes, sleeping me, I did put that bandage on for a reason.
  • When people misspell words. Especially easy words. Like spelling lose as ‘loose’. Gaaaahhhhhrrrrrr! Die you people, die!
  • When people use the wrong their/they’re/there.
  • Americans who assume they are the centre of the universe. AKA, 99% of Americans. No, the whole world does not say hard R’s! Yes, humour is spelt with a U! No, you should not have the default English language, especially since ENGLAND INVENTED YOU!
  • TV shows who fail at Aussie accents. Yes, I’m looking at you, LOST. Seriously, how on Earth, does an Australian character, played by an Australian actor, have such a bad Australian accent? No, Aaron is not pronounced Erin.
  • TV shows who try to pass off one accent as another. Yes, I’m looking at you, Prison Break. First you try and pass off a clearly British man as an Australian one. And then you make him say bollocks. And cut off the T while saying “it has”, instead of the H. Real Aussies say “it’as” – not “i’has”.
  • People who are racist against people by excessively claiming racism.
  • People who try too hard not to be racist.
  • People who are racist in general – especially people who are racist against white people. Why do I say that? Because clearly I’m gonna care more about my own race than other people’s. Some people will call that racist. But I just call it common sense.
  • Hypocrites. Although I’m a bit of a hypocrite at times. But that’s cool, because hypocrites can do that.
  • When my nan argues about God and tries to disprove science. And convert us.
  • When people try and claim my ideas as their own.
  • When I really love a song, but can’t remember the name. Or any of the lyrics. Or the artist. Or the tune. Or even somewhere that I’ve heard it before.
  • Wanting something expensive and seeing it everywhere, but when it finally goes on sale, it’s nowhere to be found.
  • Buying something, then going back to find it is on sale.
  • Fur clothing. Faux fur or no fur! Yes! I finally used my slogan!
  • Tony Abbott.
  • People who are against gay marriage. No, not just laws against gay marriage. I do not like individual people who are against gay marriage. It wouldn’t hurt them. It wouldn’t even affect them! Being anti-gay-marriage is just plain mean. I know the use of the word ‘mean’ probably sounds immature, but it is very fitting.
  • Non-gay people who get offended at any (and I really mean any) use of the word ‘gay’, just because they know someone who is. Gay, I mean. And who doesn’t actually get offended by nearly as many things as their non-gay acquaintance.
  • A race/racist/racism-related version of the above statement.
  • People who think goths are evil. 
  • When I open my Caramello Koala or Freddo Frog all nicely (AKA, head first), and the chocolate doesn’t match the wrapper. As in, I get the legs first. Blast you, cadbury! I opened it that way for a reason, Goddammit!
  • Mouth ulcers in such bad spots that the Bonjela won’t stay on. And neither will the salt. Or the Vegemite.
  • Actually, ulcers in general.
  • When I download a movie in iPod format, only to find out that my bloody iPod is a dickhead and doesn’t like it.
  • Even worse, when I convert a movie into iPod format, only to have the same thing happen.
  • The fact that gorgeous bras are just not made for people with giant breasts! Yes, U-Bra company, I actually would like to wear a low-cut dress once in a while!
  • Cinema bitches who accept a birth certificate and not a concession card, and then have the nerve to ask if the person with the birth certificate wants to see the film alone. Yes, because the person with the concession card will just bum around for two hours while their friend sees the movie without them…
  • Cinema bitches like above, but who also don’t even accept parental consent – either in the form of a signature, or even them buying the tickets to give to their children.
  • When I get given Pepsi Max instead of normal Pepsi. Okay, hearing Pepsi Max when I say “Pepsi, thanks” is perfectly understandable. But hearing Pepsi Max when I ask for “Pepsi, please”? Hearing Pepsi Max when I ask for “Pepsi”? Hearing Pepsi Max when I ask for bloody “normal Pepsi”?!
  • The McIdiots who got rid of M&M McFlurries. How did that conversation even go?! “Oh, this dessert has great sales, everyone seems to love it. You know what an awesome idea would be? Let’s get rid of it and sell some crappy attempt at gourmet instead!” Growl.
  • Waking up after an awesome dream.
  • Not having superpowers.

This turned out to be more of a completely new list of things that piss me off. Oh well, the old stuff just wasn’t as pointful.