Everyone loves a good bad guy, right? It’s why we all prefer Hannibal Lector over Clarice Starling, prefer Scar over Simba and Wile E. Coyote over The Roadrunner. It’s all about depth and mystery – we either need to know the backstory so that we understand the motives behind the evil, or we need to be told as little as possible so that we’re left to fill in the gaps ourselves.
From what we know, and what we don’t, we form an opinion on every villain, from the named henchmen like Oddjob or Paulie Gatto, up to the masterminds themselves like Emperor Palpatine or The Joker. It’s just the way it is.
With all of this in mind, there’s a few Death Eaters we find out about through the Harry Potter series… But which is best? Which are in the Top 5, even? Well, let’s find out, shall we?
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Good day to you all! It may (or may not) be a surprise to hear that very recently, a new film set within the universe of Harry Potter has been released, and it’s certainly made an impact here – tonnes of you are reading Benny’s article discussing which Dumbledore was better, and rightly so because it’s great. But it got me thinking. Who else can we discuss in a similar fashion? I reveal to you all, my ranking of the Defence Against The Dark Arts teachers!
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Everybody loves fan theories and everybody has their own. They’re great ways to add to a film, tv, or book series by expanding upon plot points, and it’s always interesting to hear someone else’s feelings on a character’s motivation. I’m obsessed with them and have come up with a fair few myself. Long ago, I wrote two posts discussing some of my favourite fan theories. Now, I’m doing it again. Here, for the third time, are my top ten favourite fan theories.
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Only an all loving God could come up with a place as vile as Hell. Whether you think of it as a vast, empty space where you’re separate from God’s love for all eternity, a fiery inferno or a complex structure composed of nine circles, Hell is simply not a nice place. As an atheist I don’t believe in a Hell, Heaven or Afterlife and, although I find the idea pretty repugnant, I do find it fascinating. I’ll be very honest here, if there is a Hell then I have a one way ticket (apparently atheists and mass murderers deserve pretty much the same punishment in God’s eyes). The idea of meeting famous people in Hell came up at a recent site meeting and we’ve decided to write our own personal choices, admittedly mine is ‘late’ by several weeks but I have been experiencing a bought of emotional and psychological turbulance recently so I hope you don’t judge me too harshly. I have to stress that I don’t believe everyone on this list deserves to go to Hell but by the laws of the Bible they’ve all committed at least one sin. So, without further adieu, I present my top ten people I would like to meet in Hell!
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The Resurrectionist is an interesting book. It’s essentially two books fused together. The first half being a biography of the fictional “Dr Spencer Black” starting at his childhood spent robbing graves and chronicling his descent into madness. The second half contains Dr Black’s lost work “The Codex Extinct Animalia”.
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Before I start this review I just want to have a little chat.
I’m going to be doing these reviews about pony stuff every now and then. I really like the stuff but I know that not many of you like it or even know anything about it. I’m trying to spread them out a bit so people don’t get annoyed but it does mean that I’m getting behind on MLP stuff I want to talk about so I just ask that you just let me get on with it. I promise that I am not just going to talk about it constantly. Anyway. Without further ado, onto the review.
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Much as I love the Harry Potter series I will admit that there are several plot holes that seem to draw a lot of attention from fans and take effort to answer. Amongst these is the question of why the Wizarding world, including Voldemort himself, didn’t ask the Muggles for help or use Muggle technology, after all we have nuclear weapons and guns whereas wizards have wands that require aiming or some degree of advanced skill. So is there an answer for this pretty big question?
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