Admiring Harry Potter (opposite of making fun of)Harry Potter is not exactly irreplaceable.Admiring Harry Potter (opposite of making fun of)6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Harry Potter is hardly a classic.
Harry Potter doesn't hold a candle to greater works of fiction.
Harry Potter was just a lucky score.
My name is Makingfunofstuff, and I have read all the Young Adult Fantasy books in my library. You will not find another book like Harry Potter. You will not.
Let's talk about opinions.
Whether or not we enjoy something is an opinion. The intrinsic quality of an object is not.
And there are a lot of things about Harry Potter that deserve great respect.
I don't want to say the series is taken for granted, as it is obviously appreciated by many people. But I do believe that for the most part, we don't actually realize what the crucial elements are that set this story apart and raise it above the average work of YA fiction.
I don't know if J.K Rowling is a genius, or just had very good instincts about how to tell a story, but she comes across as a master at avoiding many mistakes that other autho
HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Alfred Chapter 2Alfred cheered as the bell rang, grabbed his bag and ran out of the room. Running down the hallway he bumped into Gilbert.HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Alfred Chapter 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
‘There you are dude!’ Alfred said and high fived the German.
‘Kesesese~! Vhaz’s up Alfred?’ Gilbert asked.
‘I wanted to ask, if you got your penpals letter back yet?’ Alfred said.
‘Nein not yez, neizher has bruder, vhaz about you?’ Gilbert asked.
Alfred shook his head.
‘I’m hoping to get the letter this afternoon.’ Alfred replied. ‘I better go.’
‘Bye! Have a good afzernoon!’ Gilbert called after Alfred as the America took off running down the hallway and outside.
Alfred got the keys out of his pocket and unlocked the door to his house. Unlocking the door, he opened it and entered.
‘Mother I’m home!’ Alfred called out and closed the door.
Suddenly a woman came out of the kitchen, she was a fairly tall and had long dark brown hair, that was in a plait and
Strangers .:America x Reader:.Sharply exhaling the cold air, which allowed you to see your breath shorty; you walked across the street. Not even bothering to look either way or even one way, it didn’t matter, any more to you. Blank. Your mind felt as if it was about to explode with all these negative feelings and thoughts.Strangers .:America x Reader:.3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You didn’t care if a car came and hit you. You just couldn’t bring yourself mentally to stop it from happening. You’d just let it happen. Seeing as to how you felt yourself slowly slipping back into suicidal thoughts, but you never had the nerve to take your own life.
Nobody cares, you bitterly contemplated as you sluggishly moved your sneakers across the pavement, and they will never truly care.
As you continued walking, you realised that a car in fact was heading towards you. That made you stop cold in your journey to the little book store over on the other side. The driver of the car must have thought you were insane, but truth be told you would’ve
2P!Hetalia x Reader - Insanity 2P!England's Ending"Poppet? What are you doing to poor Flavio?" you heard Ollie ask.2P!Hetalia x Reader - Insanity 2P!England's Ending2 years ago in Horror More Like This
"He's bad!", you answer cheerily, happy that YOUR Ollie was there to set Flavio straight. The fire that was in your eyes only seconds before died quickly when seeing Ollie in all of his pink and blue neon brightness.
Flavio started stuttering, "I-i-i swear Oliver! I d-d-didn't do anything to her!"
"Did you kidnap her Flavio?", Ollie said angrily, a dark aura starting to form around him. You blushed, he was doing this because of you!!
"Y-y-yes sir", Flavio stuttered nervously.
"I would called that doing something to her, wouldn't it be doing something to her Flavio?!", he said, the dark aura growing bigger.
"Yes, I am so very sorry, Mr. Kirkland!", Flavio said.
"Fine. But this is your warning Flavio Vargas!! Is she injured?", Ollie asked menacingly.
"No sir," Flavio said.
"I'll let it slide this time Flavio, this is your last warning!!", Ollie exclaimed.
"Bye bye!", you called out sweetly as Ollie pulled
HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Arthur Chapter 1The British Flag.HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Arthur Chapter 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You squealed and smiled. Putting the folder to your chest you walked back over to your table.
‘Grace Foster?’ Mr Flare asked.
You shot a thumbs up to your friend as she walked up and got her folder. She ran over to you and sat back down in her seat. You looked at the folder she had and noticed an Italian flag on it.
‘Jason Grayson?’ Mr Flare called out last.
Jason got up and walked over grabbing the last folder.
‘Okay you may now open your folders!’ He said.
You saw out of the corner of you eye Grace rip her folder open. You chuckled and opened yours. You picked up the letter and began to read.
To the male or female student that gets this,
My name is Arthur Kirkland, I’m 17 living in London, England. I like reading, writing and drinking tea. What is your name? Do you have any hobbies? Where do you live?
You looked at the letter and blinked quickly.
‘Who did you get?’ Grace asked and nudged you.
2p! Germany X reader X Germany: first loveI watched the axis trained. they don't seem to notice I'm here. I could hear Germany's voice scream at Italy that made me jumped. "Italy!!! run faster!!!" he raised his voice. "I'm trying," he whined. Japan was following behind. I'm surprised he didn't yell at Japan. I try to think how to make Italy run faster. I thought of it. I just hope Italy won't get mad at me. "Italy!!! run!!! England is behind you!!!" I yelled. He run so fast you could see dirt flying behind him. he passed Germany. Germany screamed, "Hey!!!!! stop!!!!" He chases after him. Maybe I overdid it.2p! Germany X reader X Germany: first love3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Italy stopped his running after awhile. he cried on my shoulder. I kept apologizing just help him to run. he peck my cheek. my face flush. he whispered, "now we're even." Italy knows how to make me embarrassed. he was like a brother to me. "______" I hear Germany said my name. I turn to him, "yes...." I could feel my face heat. I had feelings for him. I doubt he has for me.
"did you finished coping English notes," he
2P!Hetalia x Reader - Insanity Part TwoYour first killing spree didn't occur till about 6 months after that day, the day your sanity disappeared. Every day, you would train with a different person. Monday, you would cook with Ollie, but you would use "special" ingredients, "gourmet" as he called them. Tuesday, you would train with Al, learning how to properly swing a baseball bat with enough force to bash someones skull in, Viktor would usually co-teach you because you could easily apply this knowledge to a shovel or water pipe. Wednesday (HUMP DAAAAY!), you would train with Francois, learning how to properly take blood from a victim without wasting a precious drop. Thursday, you learned knife throwing with Luci. Friday, you learned how to properly handle a deadly hockey stick with Matt. Saturday, you learned hand to hand combat with Lutz. And on Sunday, you would go through a series of mini "tests", to see how much you learned, how much you actually remembered, and how good you wer2P!Hetalia x Reader - Insanity Part Two2 years ago in Horror More Like This
HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Matthew Chapter 2Matthew opened the door to his house and closed it.HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Matthew Chapter 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
‘Mama, I’m home.’ Matthew said.
His mother appeared at the door to the kitchen and smiled at him.
‘There is a letter for you, I put it on your desk’ his mother said.
‘A letter? Okay thank you mum’ Matthew replied and walked upstairs.
Opening the door to his room he placed his backpack on the floor next to his bed and took out his homework. He walked over to the desk and sat down before he looked down at the letter.
‘I wonder who it is from…’ Matthew said and placed his homework down.
He opened the letter and began to read.
My name is (First Name) (Last Name). I’m your penpal~! I’m from London in England. I like reading, writing and cooking. I have a pet cat named (Cats Name). She is a cute like ginger cat with a white blaze on her nose. I’m sorry my teacher Mr Flare says I have to hand this in sorry!
Talk to you later,
AmericaxReader:Hetalian ChristmasAmericaxReader:Hetalian ChristmasAmericaxReader:Hetalian Christmas3 years ago in Drama More Like This
(NOTE: Both of you are fans of Hetalia, so is his siblings. And both of you are in grade 8 or 9)
Alfred grabbed my arm and dragged me all the way to his house which is done the block. When we headed inside his house we hurried up the stairs into his room before his brothers and sister ask any questions. "So why'd you bring me here, Alfred?" I asked him. He was searching for something in his closet till he came out with a bomber jacket with the number fifty on it and a tan uniform of some sort on one hanger and on the other he had a school uniform with a brown jacket with the number fifty on it too. "Ok dude, what should I wear to the Hetalia Christmas meet up?" He asked. I sighed. We've been fans of Hetalia ever since we found out about it last year or so. Alfred and I been hooked ever since and would spazz about anything related to the show. Take social studies last week for examp
Slenderman x Reader Always There for You Part 3Slenderman x Reader Always There for You Part Three~Slenderman x Reader Always There for You Part 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It has been at least a month since you had last seen Slenderman. After trying to capture your tall friend, Willie and you found his camera and watched the videos that he recorded. Let's just say that when you guys saw Masky and Hoodie a week after that, they stayed at their distance. After kids stopped disappearing almost everyone let go of calling you a witch.
During his absence, Wiliie and you were able to get a lot of stuff done without feeling watched or as if you guys were being stalked. Sure, you missed the feeling a little but one thing was always bugging you, when was he coming back? You couldn't sleep sometimes knowing that you friend was gone.
It was the end of the school week so Willie came over. Your mom greeted you at the door and you guys ran upstairs. As you got up stairs you guys shut the door and looked out the window. It was silent until Willie spoke up, "it's been almost a m
2P!America X Reader: Blissful Torture (Part 1)2P!America X Reader: Blissful Torture (Part 1)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
2P!America (Jason Jones) X Reader: Blissful Torture Part 1
A/N: This my very first Lemon and I'm so ashamed of myself for writing it because I got dared too ._.||| Wait, that's a lie, actually. I will make a second part to this with the lemon in it so the story isn't too long.
But anyway I hope it's not too crappy.
And if anyone didn't know, (Y/n) = Your name, (E/c) = Eye colour, (H/c) = Hair colour and (H/l) = Hair Length and so on.
And thoughts are in italics. E.g. This is an example
...Oh and there will be some swearing too.
~~~3rd Person P.O.V~~~
A sigh slipped past (Y/n)'s lips. She represented the country of (*Country of your choice*). But she was currently lost in New York City, hoping to be able find the World Meeting place.
Jesus Christ, this city is huge! I'm never going to be able to find where the World Meeting is...! All the streets look the same.
But before she knew it, he (h/l)(h/c) haired girl's
HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Feliks Chapter 1The Polish Flag.HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Feliks Chapter 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yay~! You think and look at the folder with a smile.
Retreating back to your seat you sit down and watch as one by one the others walk up and take a folder.
‘You may open your folders now.’ Mr Flare said.
You looked down at the folder again and debate whether or not to open it. Sighing you opened it and began to read.
Dear the, like totally awesome person who gets this,
My name is like totally Feliks Łukasiewicz. I love the colour pink especially a hot hipster pink! My hobbies include being with like my best friend Toris, going shopping and talking with my pony friend!
Like write back soon,
You finish reading and nudge your friend Amanda who was sitting next to you. She looked at you.
‘What (Name)?’ She asked.
‘Who did you get?’ You asked.
You haven’t bothered to look at the flags on others folders so you were curious about whom your friend got.
‘Oh a guy from Spain named Antonio.’ She replied. ‘
HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Matthew Chapter 1The Canadian flag.HetaliaXReader Pen Pal: Matthew Chapter 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sweet! You think and push some of your (hair colour) hair out of your face.
Walking back to your seat you waited for Grace, Jason and Amanda to get their penpal folders.
‘Okay go ahead and open up the folder, inside will be your letter!’ Mr Flare said.
You watched Grace rip open the folder and you saw the Japanese flag on it. Jason opened his next and you saw the Prussian flag with a smaller flag in the corner but you couldn't see what it was and finally Amanda opened hers and you saw the Chinese flag. Opening yours you picked up the letter and looked at it.
Dear whoever gets this,
My name is Matthew Williams, I’m 17 and I live in Ottawa, Canada. I like playing Ice hockey, cooking and being noticed. I have a twin brother but he doesn’t notice me very often… I also have a pet bear named Kumakichi I think his name is… But he doesn’t know who I am either… Well my teacher says I need to hand this in.
2p! America x Reader: Bad Guy part 3 You met Alfred outside of school like he had asked and began the walk to his apartment. It still wasn't clear why he wanted you to come over. If anything, you'd figured he didn't want anything to do with you. Yet, here you were, walking side by side, listening to him talk about one of his other teachers that seemed to have pissed him off.2p! America x Reader: Bad Guy part 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"...So, I told her to shove it right up her--are you listening, ______?" he said loudly.
"Huh? Yeah, I was just thinking," you admitted.
"Why think when you can take action?" Al asked, with a wild smile. He swung his bat around like he was hitting a home run...and nearly took off your head. "Ehehe, my bad, Shortstop."
"Maybe you should be more careful where you swing that," you chided.
"You won't be saying that if you were alone here," he argued.
That was true, his neighborhood made you feel uneasy, but wit
Synesthesia (Prologue) 2p!Canada X ReaderSynesthesia (Prologue)Synesthesia (Prologue) 2p!Canada X Reader2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
[2P!Canada X Reader]
Warning! This has a slight crossover with Canaan (the anime).
Sound to smell, color to sound, emotions and intents to colors.
That is how the world was in your senses.
Different, that you were.
Special, is what they called it.
Let us start this story back in time, when you were born.
You were born in [Home Country] with parent[s], and [siblings, if any].
Then, like the sparkling rain, it came down along with the terrorist organization, the illness that murdered your whole town/city. The survivors went insane.
But, because you were different, special, you lived with a special ability; that to use all your senses simultaneously.
After the government officials intervened, you were raised to be a weapon.
Your mentor was Oliver Kirkland, a cheery blond, British fellow. He was childish, bubbly, often made cupcakes (but most of the time, they were poisonous). He constantly smiled, and didn’t take criticism all that
2P!CanadaxReader Fearful yet Brave Chapter 5...2P!CanadaxReader Fearful yet Brave Chapter 5...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
2P!CanadaxReader Fearful yet Brave Chapter 5...
Automatic censor, any and all cuss words are bleeped out with ****'s.
It was, without a doubt, creepy to have a cop living in your house for a few days. While you were home he'd just sit on the couch in the living room watching every t.v. show ranging from PG rated shows to rated R shows(for violence and gore of course). He'd check on you every hour on the hour just to make sure nothing happened. And he NEVER SLEPT! He'd check on you in the middle of the night and the on night you woke up to get a drink of water you found him still on the couch watching t.v. (Does my nyo-talia self ever sleep!? Haha!)
It was now the day of the press conference and your small town's tiny City Hall was packed full with reporters from national networks. 'Guess this is big news or some political figure hasn't done something stupid recently...' You thought since you don't like the news. (All it does is piss you off and if you wanted to watch
2P!AmericaxReaderx2P!Canada Broken Part XVIIIBE WARNED THIS GETS VERY DARK AT THE END!2P!AmericaxReaderx2P!Canada Broken Part XVIII2 years ago in Romance More Like This
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(Name) walked out to see Oliver after her break down, “How did you know?” she asked him.
“I could see it in your eyes.” He told her softly.
“What could you see in my empty eyes.” She asked unamused.
“Exactly that, they were empty.” He said, “I saw nothing and it broke my heart.”
“What do you see now?” she asked in a sad tone.
“You.” He said with a soft smile, “I know this may sound odd, but I think that my brothers have been helping you.”
“What the hell are you talking about?!” she cried.
“Were you able to feel anything before they came into your life?” he asked.
She bit her lip and then nodded, “Th…they haven’t even been cruel to me since I…became theirs…” she said in a softy tone.
“I didn’t expect that.” He said.
“I thought you were why
Slenderman x Reader There weren't many chances for me to interact with humans outside of stalking and killing them. Halloween was the only option for centuries - that is, until recently. In the past few years these things called Conventions started poopping up. Many people took it as a chance to dress up in costumes like on Halloween - called Cosplays - except they were usually characters from the media. Meaning more people would be in disguise in one area. More people dressing up like creepypastas. More chances for creepypastas to interact without problems.Slenderman x Reader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
After finding out about these conventions I decided to check it out. I managed to sneak into a nearby convention under the guise of a cosplayer. However, I was surprised at the attention I got. The very positive attention. It seemed like everyone wanted to take my picture - though of course they couldn't. Many even asked for hugs, which I declined (some d
Punk!England x Goth!Reader part 3 Turning Tables~~~~~Arthur's POV~~~~~Punk!England x Goth!Reader part 3 Turning Tables2 years ago in Drama More Like This
I just sat there, staring at the ceiling. I couldn't get her out of my mind. I felt that she had to be my main priority now. My brother tried to rape her and I was the only one that defended her. I should have never told him my feelings for _______. She wouldn't have been hurting days after. But still, it was because of that, that I admitted my feelings to her. I'm glad I did otherwise it would have weighed me down forever with regret.
I stayed home with _______ instead of going to school today. She couldn't bare facing Alfred after the incident. Neither could I. My own brother was attempting to rape her and I was the one the beat him unconscious. It was different from all the other times I used to beat up Alfred. There was do much more blood and I couldn't hold back.
I layed back on the arm of the couch with _______ 's head resting against my chest. Her eyes closed abd her breathing slow and at ease, she looked adorable when she was asleep. I
PrussiaxReader: Mein Engel 01“You…you jerk! How could you do that to Mr. Austria?! Ugh! I’ve had enough of your shenanigans; good bye!”PrussiaxReader: Mein Engel 012 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I-I’m sorry, mon ami, but zhat wasn’t very nice.”
“Sí, amigo; you’re not what you used to be anymore.”
“You’re such an ass! I can’t believe I let you touch me that way! We’re through, Beils—Bai—whatever your name is!”
“Zhat is enough, bruder! I’ve had enough of your…your…pranks…and your attitude! I have no choice but to throw you out on zhe streets!”
“I’ve had enough of you! All you do is drink, go out with friends, have no-strings-attached sex, and sleep all day! What happened to being a businessman!”
“Big brother Prussia…what have you done?”
He laid his forehead on his arm, the latter folded along the edge of the countertop. His puffy red ir
America x Reader - Country SongsAmerica x Reader - Country Songs3 years ago in Romance More Like This
here you were bored but of your mind Sitting on your couch watching the only thing on tv " Cooking with England". you couldn't imagine the horror the forced audience had to indure.
About halfway into england making... whatever the hell that black crap was you felt a vibration in your pocket.
You answered your phone "Hello?"
"Yo dude! Im bored so i'm coming over there ok" America yelled into the phone
"Huh? oh America yeah Sure i dont care."
As soon as you Hung up you heard a bang.
"So ______ what do you want to do."
"Well right now im watching this." Pointing to the tv.
"No way! Lets watch th- wait is that a guitar?"
Right when you said that he started playing Some country song. He loved his country.
"______ you want to try"
"Sure i could probably write a song while im at it."
"Pfff as if!" Laughed the american
You got up and took the guitar "go sit down i'll show you" them you started singing.
"I'm Totally straight for America! I'm totally straight for the U-S-of A! Fr
2P!America X Hot Headed!ReaderIt was a cold winter day and you were heading home. You had just got picked up from school by your parents for the ump-teenth time for fighting school.2P!America X Hot Headed!Reader3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But it wasn't your fault, the other kid just had to call you a hotheaded freak of nature for no reason. Where you really gonna just stand there and take that? Hell no! So naturally you were going to stand up for yourself, and naturally you got in trouble for a fighting a fight that you obviously didn't start. Like the principle would really listen to you though. Hahaha! Gee, don't you just love school sometimes?
Oh, well. At least you didn't get suspended. Despite the fact that you did get.... aggravated a little bit easier than others, you still had some of the best grades in your class. Others looked up to that quality about you and even asked you for help, heck, you basically had your own tutoring job. And it's thanks to that little fact that you met him.
“_________” the secretary called you from her office the next day,
2P!HetaliaxReader - Insanity 2P!America's EndingYou glanced behind you at the door and saw your favorite person.2P!HetaliaxReader - Insanity 2P!America's Ending2 years ago in Horror More Like This
"Whatcha doin' ______?" Al asked casually.
You giggled. "I was just about to snap his neck, that's all!"
"Okay doll, continue on!" he said with a sadistic grin.
"Yay~!" you cheered, and snapped poor Flavio' neck like a pretzel stick. You ran up to Al and kissed him lightly on the cheek.
"Thanks Al! Ollie wouldn't have let me!" you chirped excitedly, as he blushed. You skipped out of the door and noticed a dark red, no, BLOOD red convertible parked outside in this unknown neighborhood. Al walked out of the house behind you. He jumped into the car and thrust the key into the ignition and motioned you into the passenger's seat. You skipped over and hopped in. Al gunned the engine and drove off. You loved the feeling of wind blowing through your hair. You threw your arms up in the air and "wheeeeee-ed" in delight. Al grinned.
"Wanna go faster babe?" Al asked you.