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Pets I wish I owned!

In honour of National love your pet day – here are my top 10 pets i wish I owned!

  1. Hedwig (Harry Potter)
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Hedwig was more then a pet which is evident by the fact I cried my eyes out when she died. She was Harry’s companion, his only contact to the wizarding world during the summer. She was his friend. She sent and delivered post and always knew how to find Harry. For Example at the beginning of Harry Potter and Prioner of Azkaban – She left the Durselys to deliver a birthday gift to Heromine who was on holiday at the time in France and knew to come back to find Harry at the Leaky Cauldron. Amazing! In fact as mentioned by Harry himself she never failed to deliver a package or letter for him. I could go on and on about how terrible the films are (the films are far more superior) but one thing change they got right was Hedwig’s death in the book she was in her cage when she was struck by a killing spell but in the film she sweeps into protect Harry and gets struck by the killing spell which i think was a more fitting ending to a pet that has been by Harry’s side from the beginning.

2. Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)

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So i guess he was technically a evil wizard forced to be a cat for 100 years as punishment so he is unlike some other pets on this list – the fact that he can speak is part of the reason he is so awesome. He is witty and sarcastic and steals every scene.

3. Abu (Aladdin)

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Abu is more then a pet he is really Aladdin’s sidekick. He helps Aladdin steal food and always takes more then he needs yet he is also generous as seen in the film where he gives some of the food to some hungry children. He will literally do anything for Aladdin how many friends do you know that will turn into an elephant for you? He really went above and beyond!

4. Pikachu (Pokemon)

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Some people may argue other Pokemons would make better pets. Audino who is very caring or Rapidash who could get you to places really fast or even Sylveon who’s power is to make everyone around them positive. So why Pikachu? In fact it is odd that a Pikachu was chosen as the poster Pokemon back in the day because as a Pokemon there are probably better ones. But the bond between Ash and his Pikachu which is very rare in the Pokemon world makes me want to have one. Pikachus have very soft fur and everyone loves a pet they can cuddle. They also are the only Pokemons that have their own language which I find adorable.

5. Toothless (How to Train your Dragon)

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Where to start he is playful, inquisitive and intelligent. He is very protective over Hiccup and will stop at nothing to guard him from all harm. Do I need to say anymore?

6. Lassie (Lassie)

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He is intelligent, loyal, brave and has save countless lives! Long Live Lassie.

7. Gromit (Wallace and Gromit)

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He is a dog that can knit, read, cook, makes sure you get up on time and he even graduated from university!

8. Stich (Lilo and Stich)

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An ailen that looks like a koala. Stich goes around with Lilo riding bikes and saving the world from ailens together. Love them!

9. Pascal (Tangled)

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Pascal is a true and loyal friend to Rapunzel. He is constantly cheering her on. Being Rapunzel’s only companion he is very protective of her and can be highly affectionate to those who he seems worthy enough.

10. Scooby-Doo

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He helps solves mysteries do i need to say anymore? Scoobert (or scooby for short) is very loyal to his human companion Shaggy and his friends even though he is often scared of the ‘baddies’ he always lands up facing them and being a key part in helping the gang catch the ‘baddies’.


Three Friendly Movies

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My Girl

Movies don’t depict friendships between boys and girls very often, at least not when they’re below their teenage years. This depicts an awkward girl, Vada, who hangs out with an even more awkward boy, Thomas, who has so many allergies that he can barely leave the house. There’s a friend for everyone out there, no matter how strange the world may consider them.

My Girl Where Are They Now | POPSUGAR Entertainment

Good Will Hunting

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck play best pals, just like the kind they are in real life. Damon is a genuis with a chance to get out of their Boston neighborhood, and make something of his life. But he doesn’t want to leave his friends behind. In a moving scene, Affleck tells him that he has to go fulfill his dreams—that he’s insulting him if he doesn’t. Real friends don’t hold you back, even if that means that they have to lose you. Good Will Hunting shows us the healing power of friendship and the selflessness at its core.

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Waiting to Exhale

A heartwarming story of four friends who support each and help one another find the love that they deserve.

Waiting to Exhale [Movie Review] | Noire Histoir

When Famous people actually are friends with each other.

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My top 4 friendships that make me go awww ….

  1. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio

Jack may of not survived in Titanic but Leo’s friendship with Kate is still going strong after 20 something years, In fact In 2012, when Kate secretly got married it was Leo who walked her down the aisle – a sign of trust that speaks for itself.

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2. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Friends who make it through Boston’s Cambridge Rindge and Latin School together are friends for life right?

3. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

Jen is godmother to Courteney’s daughter and Courteney was Jen’s maid of honour.

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4. Adam Levine and Jonah Hill

There DADS met at school!!! Adam and Jonah literally grew up together. Jonah even officiated Adam’s wedding.

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Friendship in Harry Potter: The Trio

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Who is Harry Potter’s best friend? Ron or Hermione? While I feel that Ron and Hermione are both equally important to Harry, the title of his ‘best friend’ is still up for debate.

Each friendship could have their own page but instead am just going to give you the highlights.

Harry and Ron

During their falling out in the events of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, both Ron and Harry were shown to be miserable. It was also during this time that Harry reflected on just how happy Ron made him. He realised there was hardly any laughter in his life, no lighthearted moments, and Hogwarts was just nit the same. When they became friends again, Harry was over the moon with happiness.

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Ron joined Harry in more adventures than Hermione did. Whatever plan Harry had, Ron would go along with it, no questions asked. Hermione was always more reluctant to go through with Harry’s ideas at first, and it was Ron who would back Harry up. Despite being petrified of spiders, Ron accompanied Harry to the Aragog’s lair and then he also followed him into The Chamber of Secrets as well. In all of Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts, Ron would be by Harry’s side.

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Harry and Hermione

Harry only survived everything he went through in the books due to Hermione. He literally owes her his life. examples include: Hermione saved him from the Devil’s Snare and from being poisoned. Even while petrified, it was her research that Harry found out that it was a Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. She was also the one with the Time Turner. Hermione trained Harry for the Triwizard tournament. She created Dumbledore’ Army. She was responsible for the trio surviving during the Horcrux hunt. Harry Potter would have been dead by the end of the first book if it wasn’t for Miss Hermione Granger.

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Stronger as a trio

When Harry tried to tell everyone that Lord Voldemort was back, no one wanted to believe him, but Ron and Hermione stuck up for him, and they believed every word obviously! Whenever someone would call Harry a liar who was just seeking attention (which happened quite alot), Ron and Hermione would defend Harry regardless of what others thought, even if it would hurt their friendships outside of the trio. Now that’s true friendship.

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Also the boys would stand up to anyone who would refer to Hermione as a Mudblood. Harry and Ron refuse to sit by when people discriminate Hermione because they will do anything to defend her and protect her.

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My favourite thing about them is they are not like a normal friendship groups we would see as they are not a clique. They all have different blood statuses and their social statuses vary greatly. If this was some American teen drama they wouldn’t be friends, which makes this friendship so pure it is clear that they are so close simply due to the fact that they feel connected and truly care about one another rather than being put/forced together because of similar statuses or because society says they should be friends.

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It is pretty obvious as the series goes on that the trio is constantly learning and becoming more open-minded because of each other. Hermione learns to let loose a little, Ron learns to be more caring and considerate, and Harry learns that he can’t do everything alone. They all become stronger and better people because of the beautiful friendship they have formed throughout their years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I may start crying any minute so am going to leave it here.

12 Reasons Hermione, Ron, & Harry Would Make The Best Friends IRL

Friends – The TV Show

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“I’ll be there for you (when the rain starts to pour)/ I’ll be there for you (like I’ve been there before)/ I’ll be there for you (cause you’re there for me too)”……….

The great thing about friends is that each friendship between the six is different. Here is what each friendship teaches/tells us about friendship.

Monica and Rachel

They’ve been friends since high school and they’re still friends now. Sure, they went their separate ways but when they came back together, it was like nothing had changed.

Whats great about the show is that it shows girl friendships at their best and shows that it’s not always sleepovers and boy talk there is also hardships of their relationships, including fights and falling outs. But in the end you and your best friend make it through.

Rachel and Monica … | Tv: friends, Friends tv show, Amigos para sempre

Chandler and Joey

Chandler and Joey are the kings of bromance. The two go so well together, with Chandler being the more responsible adult with a boring job and Joey being more a wild child.

Chandler is able to bring Joey back to reality when he needs to and Joey helps Chandler to loosen up. These two bring out the best in each other. It’s clear that this friendship knows no bounds.

Phoebe and Joey

Phoebe and Joey had a pure friendship. It’s not the friend zone but just purely the friend. They never crossed that line unlike the other four. Phoebe and Joey had their own “dates”, in which they would discuss their other friends. They had their own nicknames for each other. They are a prime example of a guy and a girl that can be close friends and never date.

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Chandler And Monica

Chandler and Monica are very different from Ross and Rachel from the get go Ross and Rachel had a romantic connection. these two from the get go were best of friends, they support each other no matter. They’ve seen to depend on each other a great deal as Monica helped him lose weight during season 2, reassured him that he wouldn’t die alone during season 1, comforted him about his crush on Kathy and gave him sex advice in Season 4. Chandler also apparently told her about his third nipple, and he was the only one who knew that it was her underwear on the telegraph pole outside the apartment. Chandler also comforts Monica when she’s upset, like when she discovered that Phoebe moved out or when she was upset about not having a child or a boyfriend in Season 3.

They’re so perfect together, in fact, that they fall in love and the natural progression from friends to lovers in season 5 didn’t seem forced by the writers due to their solid friendship in the first four seasons.

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Rachel and Chandler

They share a close friendship, often consoling and confiding in one another. On one particular occasion, they share a stolen cheesecake with each other and conceal it from the others. Particularly in earlier seasons, they go out to lunch together a few times.

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Friendship in the Harry Potter books

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Where to begin…..

It would be obvious to just talk about a trio but there are so many other friendships that are overlooked in the series so am going to write about them today and tackle the trio next week.

Lavender Brown And Parvati Patil

Pretty much from their first year, these two girls are always side-by-side. They are loyal friends throughout their entire time at Hogwarts, and they have one of the most consistent friendships in the entire series.

They shared a dormitory throughout the series (along with 3 other girls one of them being Hermione). From the very first year they would discuss everything including: Divination, gossip, fashion, in fact it was Parvati who told Lavender that Hermione was crying in the girls’ bathroom after Ron made fun of her during a Charms class.

By the sixth year Parvati also became slightly annoyed by Lavender’s romance with Ron Weasley. Although Parvati initially was supportive of her friend’s feelings for Ron, as the two seemed to whisper and giggle about him before they began ‘going out’ , Parvati was very embarrassed by the obsessiveness to which Lavender threw herself into the relationship. Lavender and Ron were often seen snogging in public, she also started getting possessive when he was with other girls. Despite this setback Ron and Lavender were not meant to be and by the end of the sixth year Parvati and Lavender remained close as ever.

Sadly, Lavender was killed after being savaged by Fenrir Greyback in the Battle of Hogwarts. It is unknown how Parvati took the news, but it can be assumed she was devastated by the loss of her best friend.

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Parvati Patil

Dean Thomas And Seamus Finnigan

Dean and Seamus were also best friends during their time at Hogwarts. They grew close to each other during their first year at Hogwarts when they became dorm mates. The two were often seen together at school, and outside of schoolo when Dean attended the Quidditch World Cup with Seamus and his mother. Seamus initially believed the Ministry of Magic and the Daily Prophet which went against Harry Potter’s claim that Voldemort had returned, but this did not appear to have affected his friendship with Dean, who believed Harry and by the end of the sixth year they were both members of Dumbledore’s army.

Seamus was also displeased when Dean was chosen as the replacement Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team over him when Katie Bell was injured, but again, the two still remained best friends and supportive of each other. Since Dean could not return to Hogwarts for his final year as he was half muggle, the two did not see each other for some time, and they missed each other greatly. When Dean eventually did return to Hogwarts in to fight in the final battle, Seamus was so excited to see him that he even ran to hug him.

Seamus and Dean

Sirius Black and Remus Lupin (and James Potter).

As Sirius’ relationship with his relatives deteriorated, he gained lifelong friendship in James Potter and Remus Lupin.

When they discovered that Remus was a werewolf. To support him, Sirius, James, and their other friend Peter secretly became Animagi. This allowed them to accompany Remus during his transformations and keep him under control. Sirius took the shape of a huge black dog, from which he gained the nickname ‘Padfoot’. James would become a stag and would be known as ‘Pongs’ and Peter would become a rat known as ‘Wormtail’. The four friends called themselves ‘The Marauders’ and used the nicknames ‘Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs’. They also created the Marauders Map, which allowed them to see where everyone in the castle was at a given time which allowed them to sneak around and avoid teachers during their time at Hogwarts.

After Hogwarts Sirus remained best friends with James and attended James’ wedding to Lily Evans as best man. When their son Harry was born, James and Lily named Sirius godfather. They remained best friends up to James’ death.

After joining the Order of the Phoenix, Sirius found himself very mistrusting and at high levels of stress due to the war against Lord Voldemort. He even no longer trusted his old friend Remus Lupin, suspecting he was a spy and excluding him from important information. Therefore, he did not reveal to Remus that he decided not to be the Potters’ Secret-Keeper when they became targets of Lord Voldemort, instead giving the job to Peter. This turned out to be a fatal mistake as Peter betrayed them all leading to the deaths of James and Lily. He was sent to Azkaban for Peter’s crimes, and Remus initially believed that he was guilty. After he escaped from prison i he told Remus the truth and, together, they planned to kill Peter and the two reclaimed their friendship, before Sirius’ death two years later.

The ending of the three Marauders who had stayed true to their friendship to the very end — James, Sirius, and Remus — was bittersweet: though they all lost their lives to the two wizarding wars, it can be theorised that they were reunited in death, never to be parted again, as seen when Harry summoned the three of them with the Resurrection Stone… this got deep real fast all of a sudden.

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Ginny Weasley And Hermione Granger

While Hermione is mostly shown hanging out with Harry and Ron because the story is about Harry, Hermione is also good friends with Ginny. The books mention this in passing several times.

Hermione was one of Ginny’s best female friends and her confidante. Ginny was a year below Hermione in Hogwarts, and they had become close by Ginny’s second year when Hermione comforted Ginny when the presence of Dementors upset her . Hermione stayed in Ginny’s room during her frequent visits to the Burrow during summer vacations. Also Ginny was the only one that Hermione confided in when Viktor Krum asked her to the Yule Ball, and the only one who knew that she had kissed him at least once. Ginny had also told Hermione about her teaching herself how to fly and about her relationship with Michael Corner before her family and most others were aware of either.

Hermione even would go on to give Ginny advice on how to deal with her feelings for Harry. However, Ginny was one of the few outside of the trio who was not afraid to stand up to Hermione when she felt she was wrong, for example when Hermione scolded Harry Potter for using the Sectumsempra spell.

Eventually the two became sisters-in-law through Hermione’s marriage to Ron, and Hermione is even the godmother of Ginny’s oldest child.

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Hermione and Ginny

Destiny’s Child Music Review

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It may seem odd am starting with the band which replaced two members they had known since childhood by putting two other members in a music video……Beyonce is all business but they are my first group about friendship because the final trio went through it all and Beyonce never forgot them on her way to the top when she bought them back for that Superbowl performance. Here is a song from each album that show girl group friendships at the best…..everything from the cattiness of previous memebrs to the strong formation as a trio that we came to love.

First though am just going to point out that survivor turns 20 next year and every track was written and produced by Beyonce who was only 20 at the time. Mind Blowing!!

Jumpin Jumpin – from Writing On The Wall (1999)

“Last weekend you stayed at home, Alone and lonely, Couldn’t find your man, He was chillin’ with his homies, This weekend you goin’ out, If he try to stop you, you goin’ off.”

Basically girl, get a life and stop being so dependent on a man. In a relationship, everyone needs time to themselves, whether that be staying at home with a glass of wine and watching some cheesy rom com or going out on the town with the ladies. If you rely on your other half to provide all of your social fulfillment, you’re always going to be miserable. You need to go out and have some time just being you.

Survivor – from Survivor (2001)

“Thought that I’d be helpless without you, but I’m smarter
You thought that I’d be stressed without you, but I’m chillin’
You thought I wouldn’t sell without you, sold 9 million”

Sorry pass members of Destiny Child they are right they still sold 9 million copies of writing on the wall even when you left and they survived like no other group with survivor which went on to be the best selling album in the UK and the USA that year.

Girl – from Destiny’s Child (2005)

“Take a minute girl come sit down
And tell us what’s been happening
In your face I can see the pain
Don’t you try to convince us that you’re happy”

The fact that the girls wrote this after a conversation the girls had with Kelly about how she was in an abusive relationship really shows girl friendships at their best. Whatever you say about the early days of Destiny’s child the trio in the end they formed a strong friendship through thick and thin.

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Today is International Friendship day!!! To celebrate I was going to write about my favorite friendships in Movies, TV shows and books…. but there is so many i am going to dedicate a whole month to friendship (she types remembering she forgot to write her posts for Independence month….oops……..sorry life got in the way). here’s to a month of celebrating friendship.

What is the 4th July all about?

Here are some movies to explain ……..

1776 (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

To be fair this is pretty accurate on how the whole thing went down. The movie keeps things accurate by using direct quotations from Adams, Franklin and Jefferson.

Denzel Day #1 : “Glory” (1989) | Keith & the Movies

It tells the story of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, made up of black soldiers – some of them was free men from the North, some escaped slaves – and led by whites. If anything this film shows that racism has been there from the birth of independent America. When we look back at it we remember that with independence came freedom for slaves that we forget that black people also fought in the civil war.

Side note: The film implies that most of the soldiers in the 54th regiment were former slaves, when in fact a majority had been born free men in the North.

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When it comes to historical accuracy its all over the place. Its message is clear Americana are brave the British are monsters (which is an unfair portrayal)…….. But this is an American movie and the British did lose.

or if you don’t care about the history of the 4th July here are some fun alternatives.

National Treasure' is Now Available to Stream on Disney+

Its a treasure map on the back of declaration of independence written in invisible ink of course! LOL. Surprisingly this is the only part of the film that makes sense. This film is totally crazy and good if you are just looking for some mindless fun (honestly didn’t mean to make it sound like a hooker).

Jaws: Classic Versus Contemporary - CineNation - Medium

It’s set on the 4th of July!……any excuse to watch Jaws for the millionth time.

I Know What You Did Last Summer' Reboot Hooks 'Oculus' Filmmaker

Everyone knows what happened the 4th of July weekend in 1997.