Owl Bookmarks.

2015-06-21, at 16:28:53
Lately Bookstagram (that's the term referring to all of the Instagram accounts related to books)
has been invaded by a group of owls (or a parliament, as it's also called).
They're not any owls, though, but bookmark owls.
These absolutely gorgeous Hogwarts owls were designed by Sash-kash over at Deviantart!
You can find them and download them for free over at wizwares.com.
I'd recommend buying some photo paper (Satin, Matte or Glossy finish) to print them on,
and don't forget to change your printer settings to "high" for the best result possible.
It's honestly not a lot of work for such gorgeous bookmarks, especially as they're free.
My favourite is the top one in the middle row, it looks so tiny and fluffy!
Hedwig's also included in the collection (middle), but my Hedwig has already moved to a friend of mine.

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Eleven's hour is over now...

2014-08-23, at 20:26:44
Today is both an amazing and a very sad day to be a Whovian (not Dweek, I refuse to accept that term),
because today is the day that Capaldi takes over the show in his very first entire episode.
Sure, officially we said goodbye to Matt Smith last December already, but we didn't really get to see that much of Capaldi. I think a lot of Whovians are very excited and nervous right now. Excited because their favourite TV-series is finally on again, and nervous because will Capaldi be as extraordinary as Matt Smith or David Tennant?
To me, saying goodbye to Tennant and Smith was very difficult.
Tennant is the Doctor I grew up with, so quite naturally he's MY Doctor and holds a very special place in my heart. I was very suspicious towards Smith when he took over, but I ended up falling a little bit further in love with him in every episode. He's not really my doctor, but he sure is my Raggedy Man.
In a little less than half an hour,
we'll find out if Capaldi's able to fill out the big shoes left behind by his predecessors.
The first episode of Season 8, called Deep Breath, will premiere on BBC 1 at 7:50 GMT tonight.
Will you be watching it with me?

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Mini Book Haul.

2014-06-05, at 20:30:19
Two new books have dropped down into my mailbox recently,
and I'm really excited because it's two books I've been really looking forward to getting my hands on!
The first one is a copy of 12 Years a Slave which was made into a film earlier this year. It became very popular, roused deep feelings in most viewers and won an Oscar for best movie. I was deeply moved by the film, and I therefore thought it'd be a good idea to get the book so that I can read Solomon Northup's own words, and really get the full experience. Just one warning: this film/book isn't suitable for the faint of heart.
If you'd like to get your hands on the book, you can do so >here< for 4,80€.
Beautiful Darkness is the second book in the Beautiful Creatures series written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I absolutely loved the first book and the film based on the book, I think they've made a very clever adaption of the classic witches and wizards, and they've managed to make the story sound believable. I'm absolutely chuffed to bits to finally own the sequel, so that I can continue reading about Lena, Ethan and the world of Casters and Mortals.
If fantasy and love stories are more to your liking, this is definitely a book for you. Get your copy >here< for 9,60€, or get the entire trilogy >here< for 32,20€.
What I love about The Book Depository is that they always send you a bookmark along with your book. No need for leaving ugly dog ears in your precious books anymore!
The bookmarks that The Book Depository are sending out now are actually designed by their customers, and they're insanely cute and clever.

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Hot and Hotter.

2014-04-04, at 18:03:16
I've found the most brilliant car commercial ever,
the car is gorgeous and the man sitting inside of it is even more gorgeous.
I am, of course, talking about Tom Hiddleston. And the car?
An F-type Jaguar. *drools*
The commercial's also very cleverly made to attract fangirls,
what with Tom Hiddleston teaching you how to master the Art of Villainy and everything.

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Hogwarts is here!

2014-04-03, at 19:28:08
A few days ago,
a new website called hogwartsishere.com opened its gates for Harry Potter fans worldwide.
The aim of the site is to give people an "online Hogwarts experience", meaning you get to earn points for your houses by completing assignments in different courses, you get to find Chocolate Frog cards and share a dorm with your friends.
Here's what the creators say:
"Thanks to the Wizengamot, the British and American Ministry of Magics and a handful of tech-friendly professors from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry , a Hogwarts education has now become available online to all aspiring witches and wizards.

You are now able to enroll at Hogwarts, collect your textbooks and begin taking our 9-week courses online. You can now progress through all seven years of schooling and be assigned a professor, homework assignments, quizzes and more.

Meet other students online by joining a House dormitory, chat with others in the Common Room, browse and contribute to the Hogwarts Library, collect chocolate frog cards, earn galleons & house points and so much
I already signed up the day it opened,
and so far everything's been a bit buggy, but they're working really hard to fix everything.
There are already assignments for some courses too,
so if you feel like taking a break from Muggle school you can sit down and do a few magic assignments instead! ;)
Already a member? Add me as a friend!

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The marks humans leave are too often scars.

2014-01-29, at 20:16:53
Hi to all of my beloved readers,
I haven't had any time to update today because I've been studying History for 8 hours (almost) straight.
Which has been terribly tedious.
I have to study a bit more before I think it's time to go to bed, though,
so I'll just leave you with the trailer for The Fault In Our Stars.
Hazel and Gus don't look like I imagined they would, but Isaac is much more handsome than I imagined him.
I'm certain the movie's going to be perfect, though,
and that cinemas worldwide will flood due to people crying so much while watching TFiOS.

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2013-10-14, at 10:17:04
I decided to put together a small collage with Harry Potter stuff that I want,
from bookdepository.co.uk. It's not a lot, but it's very expensive. 105€ for a box set is crazy,
but it's a lot cheaper than buying a box set in a book shop.
The small cage with Hedwig in it can be used as a necklace, and I think it's utterly adorable!

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Sherlock Series 3: Behind the Scenes.

2013-09-19, at 19:51:24
BBC recently released a few behind the scenes pictures from Series 3 of Sherlock,
which I find terribly exciting! We've been waiting for series 3 for so long now, and it's nice to get at least
a few pictures. They've pushed the release date even further now, and it's now rumoured that series 3 will be released on January 1st 2014. On my 18th birthday. Best birthday present ever!
The picture I posted above is by far my favourite picture among the lot, because they both look so happy 
and excited. And it looks like Sherlock's purple shirt of sex is back! ;)

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BBC buys Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves.

2013-09-12, at 09:00:50
BBC has apparently bought the Swedish TV-drama Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves,
which makes me incredibly happy because now I'll finally be able to force my English-speaking friends to watch it. It'll (most likely) be with subtitles, but it's better than nothing.
Honestly, it's the greatest TV-series made in Sweden, ever.

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Adventure Time with Cyr.

2013-09-02, at 09:01:43
Code red, code red!
Cyr's blonde! What the fudge?! I mean, it looks kind of cool, but I much prefer his dark brown hair.
I also don't like that his hair is an ugly kind of blonde (yellow/orange).
Can't someone tell him to do something about his hair?...
Those muscles, though...

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1D Tattoos With Tyler Oakley.

2013-08-30, at 09:00:02
It has finally happened, Troye and Tyler have finally made two videos together!
They're so utterly, terribly cute that I could literally feel my heart melt while watching the videos.
Tyler and Troye: Get married already!

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Talk Whovian to me.

2013-08-25, at 21:36:13
Today has been a big day in the life of Melody,
I've actually started watching Doctor Who for real. Throughout my years here on planet earth,
I've seen a few stray episodes here and there of Doctor Who, mainly when it's been on TV,
and I've liked it. But I've never actually sat down to watch the whole series from the beginning
(not the very beginning, because those episodes are positively stone age).
I started from The Parting of the Ways, which is where the doctor regenerates and Eccleston is replaced by 
Tennant. I didn't really feel like watching the episodes with Eccleston, mainly because I think he seems
so... bland, compared to Tennant.
I'm only a few episodes in,
but I've already been reminded at least a dozen times of why I didn't want to watch the series in
the first place. I find the series quite terrifying sometimes, and those who know me can confirm
that I'm easily scared. I hate scary movies, and I really don't understand why I thought watching the
TV-series Hannibal was a good idea in the first place...
I'm also prone to nightmares, so I'm sure I'll be sleeping with the lights on at least a couple of times this winter.
To me, Tennant is the true doctor. Maybe because it's him I've seen the most of.
Maybe because I love him as a person and an actor.

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My One True Love.

2013-08-24, at 10:18:52
This is probably the cutest video of Joey I've ever seen,
and I totally want to move to Tanya's parents' house! The cat pavillion was so cool,
the pond was amazing and the chickens were the fluffiest and cutest chickens ever.
I'd probably be just as fascinated as Joey if I went there!

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Picking up Troye Sivan.

2013-08-22, at 16:23:00
You haven't missed the fact that Caspar also does daily vlogs,
have you? This is by far my favourite, it's soo adorable!
Although I'd probably drop dead if I saw Caspar standing at the airport with a sign saying "Troye Sivan"..

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Tyler Oakley and Caspar Lee livestream.

2013-08-19, at 18:17:23
Entertainment deluxe when you're ill,
although it's not as fun now that Troye left. For those of you who don't know,
Tyler is celebrating his 1 million subscribers on Twitter.
Sorry for the awful lack of posts today, but nothing much worth mentioning happens when you're sick.
You know.

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Dumbledore's man, through and through.

2013-08-19, at 15:11:00
My cold actually got to the point where I couldn't breathe properly last night,
so when I was supposed to get up and go to school this morning, I still hadn't managed to fall asleep.
Lovely. So today is going to be another Potter day for me.
The film I decided to watch today is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,
which is actually the saddest one, in my opinon.
For the longest time, I thought that Sirius was my favourite character, and it's only now,
7 years later, that I've realised that Dumbledore's actually been my favourite character all along. That's why I just can't stand to see (or read) him die in the Half-Blood Prince.
I don't care if he made a few mistakes when he was young (or when he was old either, for that matter), because he's just human.
People criticise him for deceiving Harry,  "You raised him like a pig for slaughter."
Yes, indeed he did, but what other option did he have? The fate of the entire wizarding world, and Muggle world alike, was depending on Harry killing Voldemort. I think Dumbledore actually did a great job supporting Harry,
apart from maybe in the Order of the Phoenix. I'll admit he made a mistake there, but then again, he's just human.
I know Dumbledore genuinely cared for Harry,
and Harry cared for Dumbledore too. I love how Dumbledore puts his arm around Harry to lead him away in the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. And I genuinely believe Dumbledore knew that Harry wouldn't really die. He's an old, wise man, surely he must have had it all figured out.

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Jacksgap Twin Teleport Prank.

2013-08-09, at 15:44:20
I'm so glad I checked Twitter today, because otherwise I would have missed this completely.
This is truly genius, and Finn and Jack performed perfectly. They were perfectly timed and put on a believable show. The only think that I'd like to acknowledge is that their voices sound different. A lot different.
And they don't really look very much like each other at all.
They're, by far, my favourite twins in the whole wide world, though.
Have you seen any of Jack and Finn's videos? Do you like their videos?

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The new Doctor Who.

2013-08-06, at 21:58:56
If you're a Whovian, then you've probably already heard the news. Or if you're just a Tumblr addict.
Or if you've checked any news site lately. But if you're one of those who haven't, then I'm glad to announce that 
the new Doctor has been revealed! It's Peter Capaldi, and, although he's a lot older than Matt, I can really see him as the Doctor.
I'm still not a Whovian though, I don't have time to get tangled up in yet another TV-series.
But I'll watch it someday. When I have the time.

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What's in my mouth?! Bertie Bott's edition!

2013-08-06, at 19:04:10
It has finally happened, my two favourite American youtubers have finally made a collab 
and it's flawless! They're both so funny and so sassy and so cute, and this is a "challenge" that I'd love to try.
Unfortunately, I'd have to go all the way to London to get my hands on a packet of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans. We have jelly beans here, though, but they're not quite as extreme. Some of them are quite vile (like cinnamon...), but most of them taste OK.

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Part 6: I did not die.

2013-08-05, at 11:10:39
The final part, part 6, of my Sherlock fanfic. 
>Part 1< >Part 2< >Part 3< >Part 4< >Part 5<

Sherlock was watching John from a distance. He was hiding behind the bush this time, so that it would be easier to sneak up on John if need be. He was frightened, because for the first time in his life, he could hear his heart speaking. It told him to reveal his presence at the graveyard, to let John know that he was alive, but his rational mind told him to wait a little longer, he still had some matters to tend to. He was also afraid that, however much John cried for him now, he'd be angered to know Sherlock had betrayed him like this, and Sherlock couldn't bear the thought of losing his friend again.

John was talking to his tombstone, and Sherlock tried to will the little old lady a few tombstones down to go away. John quickly solved that problem for him, though, by very loudly exclaiming "Oh bugger!" The lady gave him a weird look and waddled away. It was another headache that pained John. Sherlock knew that the same way he knew John was currently at the verge of tears. His stance and his right hand rubbing his temples told him everything. Sherlock took one step forward, but immediately regretted it and withdrew back into the shadows.

It seemed as if John was trying to gather up the courage to do something, it was fairly obvious. "What I'm trying to say, Sherlock, is that - is that..." His voice cracked. Sherlock waited patiently, eager to know what John knew within his heart.

"THAT I BLOODY LOVE YOU!" he cried. Sherlock's shoulders relaxed, and he whispered ever so quietly, "I know, my dear. I've known it all along." John sat down next to the tombstone, and Sherlock really had to restrain himself. He enjoyed watching John sit there, though. His mind was content with just seeing his old friend, but his heart yearned for something more, and he felt it within his bones that this was the final battle - the battle where his heart would win, once and for all.

It was almost sunset, and John Watson stood up to leave. Sherlock's heart leaped in his chest as he realised it was now or never. The perfect moment provided itself when John turned to face his tombstone one final time, and started reciting the old bereavement poem.

"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep" John's voice carried all of the pent-up emotions he'd cradled for three years now.

Sherlock seized the opportunity to step out behind the bush and approach John. His heart was beating loudly in his chest, his own body betraying him, but still he managed to keep his voice steady. "I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow."

"No, it's not possible..." John exclaimed. He sounded shell-shocked, and Sherlock didn't blame him.

He proceeded to take a few steps closer to John as he continued the poem, "I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain." He noticed John was fighting the urge to turn around, possibly afraid of what he might see if he did.

"You're dead, I saw you fall!" John's military posture was back in place, his shoulders tense, which indicated great emotional turmoil, judging by the anger so clearly noticeable in his voice. Again, Sherlock didn't blame him.

Still, didn't let it dishearten him, "When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush." He knew John wouldn't reject him.

"Of quiet birds in circling flight, I am the soft starlight at night." John jumped slightly when Sherlock accidentally stepped on a few dried leaves left from last winter.

"I'm just imagining things again..." John sounded almost as if he wanted to believe it was just his imagination. Perhaps it had been easier to accept his death than it would be to accept that he was back.

Sherlock leaned in closer to John, after three years deprived of any contact with his friend, he needed the intimacy. "Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die." Sherlock heard the tiniest crack in his own voice, and he knew John had heard it too. John knew for certain that Sherlock was real now, and so he turned around.

John's proud moustache shocked Sherlock, he would later admit, but it was only natural that John would get a moustache. For weeks after Sherlock's death, John had been too numb to bother with mundane things like shaving, and after he'd finally snapped out of it, he'd wanted to show the world he was no longer the man he used to be. That he was scarred. That he was broken. That he was a thousand years older and wiser than before.

He wanted to make John realise that he'd never left, so he told him about the clues. Sherlock could see the cogs turning in John's head, and his expression of realisation as he finally seemed to understand everything. The morse code. The candle. Everything. There was nothing Sherlock could do but to hug John, as tightly as possible. He was so glad he didn't have to hide anymore, that he'd gotten his friend back and that he'd soon be working again. God he'd missed his work.

"I have one question though..." John asked thickly. Sherlock hugged him just a little bit tighter, because apparently that's what you do when your friend is worried or scared. "Yes?" he said.

"Are you coming home now?" Sherlock burst into a big grin, a genuine one, because yes, he was finally coming home again. "Yes!" he answered, without hesitation, laughing a relieved laugh.

They walked out of the graveyard hand in hand, since Sherlock could sense John still needed him as an anchor, to know that it wasn't just a dream, to know that he was really back for good now. While they walked, Sherlock told John about what he'd been up to during his three years of death. He told him that he'd sorted things out, that he was able to come back to the world of the living again. John didn't know how he'd done it, but apparently Sherlock had cleared his own name, all while being dead. They walked that way for a while, until they found a cab, which they quickly jumped into.

"221B Baker Street," Sherlock told the cabby. Then, in retrospect, he faced John and added, "I know you haven't been staying there, but you haven't actually moved out, have you?"

"I... I couldn't go back to the flat after you, um, you know... Too many memories, I was flooded by a tidal wave of emotions as soon as I got anywhere near that place. But technically, it's still ours, yes. And all of your things are still there, Mrs. Hudson wasn't able to donate them anywhere after all, because of their sentimental value."

"So neither of you have sold or donated anything?" Sherlock sounded happily shocked as he caught John's eyes, seeking confirmation. London was rushing by outside of the cab windows, but Sherlock didn't care. His world, right now, revolved around John Watson, Mrs. Hudson and his flat. Soon enough, it would expand to Lestrade, work and London.

"Not a single eyeball. Well, apart from your money. It was donated to some charity, I'm sure they were very thankful for the generous amount." John sounded a bit concerned, he barely had enough money to get by, and he had no idea how he'd make it if he had to feed Sherlock too. Not that he ate, anyway, but the man had other expensive habits. He was determined to make it work, though.

Sherlock laughed, "I didn't need that money anyway. I'm sure the British Heart Foundation will put it to good use. Besides, I don't think Mycroft will complain about lending me some money until I can start working again."

John's jaw was hanging open, "How did you?... nevermind. I'd almost forgotten how remarkable you are." He smiled a happy smile that, for the first time in three years, even managed to reach his eyes. "Oh, I almost forgot: I think you'll be pleased to know that Mrs. Hudson kept your skull."

Sherlock smiled an amused smile and shared a knowing look with John, "Really? Did she now?"

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