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Hunger Games and Pottermore

Posted in Books, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Movies, Twilight with tags , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by Samantha Rose

No, I have not yet entered into Pottermore. I’m getting so impatient!! Although it would be awesome to be a Gryffindor, I would love to be a Ravenclaw. Heck, I’d settle for Slytherin! Just please, someone shoot me if I’m in Hufflepuff. Just kidding…kind of. I mean, everyone knows Hufflepuff is the worst house, right?!? (Sorry if you were placed in Hufflepuff…) Ok for those of you wondering what the heck I’m rambling about, it’s about Harry Potter/Pottermore. Once you enter Pottermore, you are sorted to one of the four houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff.) But I haven’t been in to Pottermore yet…but I’ll post about it once I do get in.

Another really amazing book series is the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The series is being made into movies (Of course..) which I’m actually really excited for. I had my doubts about the cast, but after viewing the teaser trailer and several movie stills, I have faith in the cast. Anyway, Lionsgate has recently opened an interactive site with the Hunger Games. Although nothing is really available yet, you can be placed in a District (There are 12 Districts in Panem, which is basically the country of the book). I got District 8-the textile district. There is another fan-made site which has also yet to be fully opened. Again, you can be placed in a District. I was placed in District 11 (Rue’s district!) on this website. Both sites look interesting, and I look forward to seeing more from them.

A while ago, I posted about Twimore, a spoof of Pottermore made by Kaleb Nation. Although Twimore was a spoof, it does make you wonder if there will be an interactive site for the Twilight Saga soon. Stephenie Meyer’s site rarely posts, although other fan sites are going strong. To be honest, I hardly keep up with the Twilight Saga anymore, and I haven’t seen Eclipse since I watched it in theaters. (A bit of a shock, right?) Even if Twilight doesn’t have an interactive site, I feel like these types of sites could become standard for popular book series. They certainly do offer an in-depth experience of the novels, and I’m excited to see what Pottermore and the Hunger Games’ sites will be like.

So what do you think? Should interactive sites for novels become a thing?

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Cool Stuff

Posted in Movies, Photos, Random, This post comes out of boredom.. with tags , , , , on August 16, 2011 by Samantha Rose

So..this post is about, well, cool stuff I guess. (Because that’s not super vague or anything…)

1. Webcam!! I just installed our webcam on our computer so I can do cool stuff like this….

2. Google Chrome, which I downloaded because I wanted this photo editing software…little did I know that Google Chrome is one of the coolest things ever. At least right now, anyway. It’s probably actually not that cool, but I just think it is because I just started using it.

3. The editing software mentioned above, which lets me do cool stuff like this….

4. BFF Taylor on Youtube (and Twitter). I just started watching her channel, and she’s hilarious! She’s really crazy and hyper pretty much all the time, but that’s ok!

5. This…

6. The Computernerd on Youtube and Twitter…also this shirt by him…

7. This (very expensive) necklace from Tiffany & Co.

8. The Hunger Games movie. The books were awesome, and judging by the few pictures released from filming, the movie is going to be amazing too.

9. This shop on Etsy that does really cool car decals.

10. The show How I Met Your Mother. Me & Molly watch it most mornings because it is so funny! Our favorite is Barney, played by Neil Patrick Harris.