“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”
Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.
JK Rowling knows her beans.
Reblogging because I like that phrase a lot.
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I love how dementors are synonymous to Umbridge. I agree with this completely.
This… is really amazing. I-… wow.
The technical term for this is a chiasm. Props to JK for using a great old storytelling technique.
Harry could feel Ron shaking.[…] ‘HERMIONE!’ Ron bellowed, and he started to writhe and struggle against the ropes tying them together, so that Harry staggered. ‘HERMIONE! HERMIONE! HERMIONE!’[…] Harry felt the ropes fall away and turned, rubbing his wrists, to see Ron running around the cellar, looking up at the low ceiling, searching for a trapdoor. […] Ron was now trying to Disapparate without a wand. […] Hermione’s screams echoed off the walls upstairs, Ron was half sobbing as he pounded the walls with his fists. (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows)
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Napoleon crossing the alps, Jacques-Louis David (1801) / Beez in Tha Trap, Nicki Minaj
Favorite moments of Ellen hosting the 86th Annual Academy Awards
René Magritte, The Lovers, 1928
Magritte’s mother was a suicidal woman, which led her husband, Magritte’s father, to lock her up in her room. One day, she escaped, and was found down a nearby river dead, having drowned herself. According to legend, 13 year old Magritte was there when they retrieved the body from the river. As she was pulled from the water, her dress covered her face. This later became a theme in many of Magritte’s paintings in the 1920’s, portraying people with cloth covering their faces.
Benedict (as Sherlock exhales his first lungful of smoke): “Oh, look at the enjoyment. That was enjoyable for the first take.”
Sue: “Yeah, and by take twenty …”
Benedict: “I had nicotine poisoning and I didn’t sleep properly that night and I had a huge scene to do the next morning. Kids, don’t do it. It screws you up, smoking – it’s not fun.”
- Sherlock DVD commentary: “A Scandal in Belgravia” -
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storm over the serengeti. photos by nick nichols