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by Megaera Selwyn
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Ask a Prefect
Topic: Snitch Play
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Hey Tom! :D In the beginning, you receive a logic puzzle you need to solve. The 5 main clues are hidden in squares throughout the grid, and you find them by either stumbling upon them, or by answering trivia questions and being given the location to the next clue. As for the grid, you need to ha...
by Megaera Selwyn
Sun May 23, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Gone Series
Replies: 2
Views: 94

I'd LOVE it if they became movies, or even a tv series. I think that could work brilliantly, with the proper casting. I can't definitively say that I have a favourite part - I did enjoy the shocking reveal at the end of Gone, regarding Little Pete and the FAYZ (of which I will not elaborate ...
by Megaera Selwyn
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Which Disney Animated Film Is The Best?
Replies: 179
Views: 5035

I voted Beauty and the Beast, but it's not necessarily the greatest. >> It was just the very first movie I saw in the cinema. I was...five years old, I think. Anyway, I honestly could not say which Disney animated film is the best. But IMO, their early works were the true masterpieces. BatB, The...
by Megaera Selwyn
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Gone Series
Replies: 2
Views: 94

I picked up the first two books (Gone & Hunger) and read them both in one night. Without giving the plot away, it's probably what the plot of Lord of the Flies would have been if the kids had had X-Men like abilites. Although it's shelved under YA lit, it's not for the sensitive read...
by Megaera Selwyn
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Anyone Writes?
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Ugh, I have been wanting to do NaNoWriMo for years! D: I just never seem to have the time. Maybe I'll attempt this year. It depends on how packed my schedule becomes. I think it's interesting so many write original works for it. Just my opinion, but I wouldn't ever put something orig...
by Megaera Selwyn
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: So I Have A New Addiction
Replies: 11
Views: 386

QUOTE (DaKeed Napper @ Jan 28 2009, 11:21 PM) Just wandering around the hallways. Looking for someone to keep Professor Winters company ..... I'd be delighted to! I do so love dastardly machinations. :P On topic: I love Mario Kart! I haven't played the Wii version yet, but I ma...
by Megaera Selwyn
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Twilight
Replies: 73
Views: 1862

Jacob, hmm. I liked him best in the first and last book. The first because we saw so little of him and didn't have to dwell on his whingy side :lol: , the last because he was finally starting to act mature. Now, I get that people find Jakey more believable because he "acts his age", bu...
by Megaera Selwyn
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Breaking Dawn (the Spoilers Edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 503

I agree with Chloe - Renesmee and Hermione are not even up for comparison; Hermione, although difficult to carry and pronounce, is a legitimate name. It was in The Winter's Tale , a Shakespeare play, which was written more than 300 years ago! Hermione was also the name of the daughter of Men...
by Megaera Selwyn
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: The Rivendell Point
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Oh, what a clever idea! I'd always told my friends to read some books up to a certain point, but it never occurred to me to name the concept. I like the Rivendell Point; I shall use it from now on! :D I'll mention two series I love that I've heard people say are "boring"...
by Megaera Selwyn
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Twilight
Replies: 73
Views: 1862

WHAT?!?!?!? :o Grrrrr! Stupid people ruined it for everyone! :angry:

But if I were SM, I'd write it anyway. I wouldn't let mean people spoil my fun. Way to be a pushover, Steph.
by Megaera Selwyn
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Who Do You Like Most In The Harry Potter Movies?
Replies: 157
Views: 4388

In order of appreciation, my favourite characters are: Severus SnapeLucius MalfoyMinerva McGonagallDraco Malfoy I actually "casted" some of those characters before the official casting! I remember telling my mum how apropos Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith would be for the roles of Snape ...
by Megaera Selwyn
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Breaking Dawn (the Spoilers Edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 503

:lol: Yeah, who wants to say Rehn-ez-may all the time? And do NOT go back to Nessie, plzthks.
by Megaera Selwyn
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Breaking Dawn (the Spoilers Edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Well, I've pretty much vented my spleen about BD in IRC with Zenix, so I'll just say this: RENESMEE? NESSIE ?! Use your brain, Bella dear: Name smushes and made-up names are NOT yewneek or cute, they're hideous. They're not real names. Naming a child "Apple" doesn't...
by Megaera Selwyn
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Maybe Eight Book In 10 Years
Replies: 93
Views: 7039

Hmm. The Potterhead in me is squealing in all her fangirl-y glee at this news. But the logical side of me wonders whether or not it's a good idea. If she caves and writes a continuation, won't fans just be all, "Crap, it's the series that won't DIE!"?
by Megaera Selwyn
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Top Ten Authors And Poets
Replies: 18
Views: 337

Authors: J.R.R. TolkienOrson Scott CardJane AustenMadeleine L'EngleIsaac AsimovSherrilyn Kenyon (minus certain parts)J.K. RowlingStephenie MeyerFrank HerbertLois Lowry Poets: Lord Byron, George GordonRobert FrostDylan ThomasEmily DickinsonWilliam ShakespeareElizabeth Barrett BrowningWilliam Bla...
by Megaera Selwyn
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: How Do You Pronounce Your Name?
Replies: 1019
Views: 27399

Glad for this topic, as mine's a bit of a trick.

Selwyn is simple: SEHL-win.

Megaera is more difficult: mah-GEHR-ah.

If someone can't pronounce Meg, my nickname, I'll throw my grammar books down the toilet, á la Ginny Weasley. ;)
by Megaera Selwyn
Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: What Is In A Name?
Replies: 1227
Views: 33384

Megaera is, of course, one of the Furies (Erinyes) of Greek mythology. I chose it because there is a character in the HP books called Alecto and she is another of the Furies. Megaera also sounds like a good, pureblooded name, which is what my HOL character is supposed to be. ;) Selwyn is from the H...
by Megaera Selwyn
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: The Topic For Introductions!
Replies: 1394
Views: 40416

Megaera Selwyn, reporting for duty! :D You can just call me Meg. I'm 22, from Texas, USA and have quite the obsession with Harry Potter. Ask my friends - off the top of my head, I can tell you all the tiny little details of the books without looking them up. They complain that it's too ...
by Megaera Selwyn
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Getting Into Harry Potter
Replies: 554
Views: 22493

My story is relatively straightforward. When I was 11, I was desperate for well-written, engaging and challenging books to read; unfortunately, at the time, most books with those specifications were for adults and it bothered my dad to see me reading "grown-up" books. (Note that my mum ne...
by Megaera Selwyn
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: How Many Books Do You Read Per Year
Replies: 216
Views: 5593

I read a little over 500 last year. I kid you not. I wasn't real swift in math in high school, but I was so talented in English that I "graduated" from all classes pertaining to it when I was 12. Y'know those anal retentive English teachers who insist on perfect grammar at all tim...

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