Harry Potter AnalysisThe wonderful world of Harry Potter has touched countless lives upon its release. It contains many colorful elements from magic and fantasy to fighting bald snake people with little wooden sticks. Yet at the same time, despite touching so many countless lives, the ever-popular series has not been without its fair share of criticism, a large portion of which may not have been completely unfounded. Harry Potter has been said to promote more than a few more shady practices. It wouldn't hurt to explore and prod some of them in scholarly analysis.Harry Potter Analysis5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Let us take, for example, the most prevalent example in the HP wizarding world. Wands. Harry Potter and friends often use their wands to solve problems and, more often than not, create quite a few of them. HP, Ron, and Draco are constantly seen "whipping them out" and "waving them around," despite the fact many teachers advise most of the Hogwarts students against doing so. This could function as a sort of subliminal nod to boyhood fasc
Clumsy: Italy X ReaderClumsy: Italy X Reader2 years ago in Romance More Like This
'First time when I saw your eyes
Boy you looked right through me, hm hm
Play it cool, but I knew you knew
That cupid hit me, hm hm'
It was your first day of high school at Hetalia high. Just moved into town, in a new house, with new friends, and pretty much, new everything. Your dad dropped you off in front of the huge building, and you jumped out, slipping your headphones on and listening to some loud music as you walked up the stairs. People stared, how could they not? You were a new face, a pretty one at that, but you weren’t one to be shy about stuff like that. You let the pairs of eyes burn through you as you strode up the steps to the front entrance.
“______! Hey!" Someone called from behind you. It was your next door neighbor, Eliza. You turned around and gave her a warm smile. You talked for a while as you walked past the soccer field to get to the the science building. Just for a second your attention turned to the group of boys on the field and to your unfort
sheepskinYour love smells like snowsheepskin10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the deep of August, sucking
me like mosquitoes and you.
damn, you always had a talented
tongue, knowing just what to say
to roll me between your teeth and
keep me there; and I was hoping—
no, trusting— I’d not be crushed.
I should have known when
you raised your bones against me,
when you clattered your molars
together but never bothered hiding
the truth below your belt.
And a part of me says
I was in love with you.
Spanish Are Dancers(SpainxReader Oneshot)Antonio sat on his porch and sipped intently on a glass of red wine, much like he would do any other hot afternoon. But, this particular afternoon was special for you were at his home. You took chaste sips of your red wine and enjoyed the feel of the Spaniards near playful green eyes on your body.Spanish Are Dancers(SpainxReader Oneshot)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Your home is so beautiful.. I'm so jealous." You said in a voice just above a whisper.
The passionate male beamed at your compliment before swiftly replying flirtingly, "Gracias mi amor ! But you are much more beautiful~."
You shot him a playful glare before looking down at the red liquid in your wine glass. You gave it a twirl before saying, "You lying Spaniard."
He chuckled as he scooted towards you with easy movement. Some of your (_h/c_) was tossed over your shoulder as hot lips came in soft contact with your neck. "Never," Another kiss to the neck was sent your way, "Would I lie about that~!"
You were sent into a giggle fit as he dug his face into your neck swee
Bruised BlueBlood red rosesBruised Blue3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bruised blue violets
Tears falling to the floor
Ripped up valentine's
A necklace hanging on a broken chain
You stormed out into the pouring rain
I sat and watched you from my window
But I was silently crying 'Don't go'
I stared at the mess
The one I had started
If only I hadn't lied
And hadn't tried to hide it
Spain X Reader Love Is a Wonderful ThingSpain X Reader Love Is a Wonderful Thing2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Romaaa~! Please, please, PLEASE help meee~!!"
Antonio whined, looking up pathetically at the already irritated Italian, grumbling and sitting up in his bed.
"With what, idiot?"
Antonio whimpered, widening his eyes for a puppy-style beg. "I need help with confessing to her!" Lovino's honeyed eyes slowly swiveled to the Spaniard. If looks could kill, poor Antonio would quite possibly be strangled. "At 2:00 in the f***ing morning?!?! I'm sure your ragazza is still sleeping to!" Lovino balled his hand into a fist, bringing it down on Antonio's chocolate brown locks, hard.
Whining again, the Spaniard brought his hand up to his head, rubbing it gently. "What was that for, Lovi?"
Said Italian growled. "One, don't call me 'Lovi'. Second, you woke me up at two in the f***ing morning. Three, you're supposedly the 'country of passion,' so you figure out how to confess to her."
Antonio yelped, covering his mouth with both hands, those green eyes growing even larger, his face blowing up int
Say It (Spain x Reader)Say It (Spain x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Four hours. You were breathing so hard it felt like a mallet in the back with each exhale. You had come over to Spain's house, as you often did, to practice dancing and hang with one of your best friends, him.
He looked over at you, and grinned. Bastard. His breathing was hard, but he obviously wasn't nearly as tired out from the exhausting dance the both of you had been working on for the last 240 minutes.
"Here." Spain said cheekily, offering you a water bottle. "Have a drink".You caught your breath. The light caught his hair making it shine. His cheeks were flushed, and his long, drool worthy body stretched out elegantly. You'd seen that same body dance, and shivered at the thought.
Reminding yourself to come back down to earth, you snatched it, and drank the entire thing down in one gulp. Spain looked impressed.
"Wow, your freaky good at swallowing things." he said. You didn't know whether to faint or face palm. Was he trying to be dirty, or were you just reading it wro
My Name [Romano x Reader]It was a beautiful morning today. [Name] was sprawled out on her bed, thinking about how she should get out of bed. She was still in her pajamas, which consisted of a baggy t-shirt and bottoms. But she was quite tired, so she decided against it. In fact, she was trying to drift back into dream land, maybe getting another hour or two of rest.My Name [Romano x Reader]2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
However, her boyfriend Lovino wasn’t having any of that. He strolled right into his girlfriend’s room, pausing to look at her sleeping state. He let out an annoyed sigh before making his way to her window, flinging the curtains open so the sun would shine down on her face.
“Wake up ragazza, today’s a nice day outside. Don’t waste it,” He demanded, turning around and leaning against the window, waiting for her to rise. [Name] had been through this multiple times, and kept her composure, slowing down her breathing so it would appear she’s still sleeping.
The Italian blinked, his hazel eyes radiating a look th
Drunken Confession [Drunk!Prussia x Reader]Drunken Confession [Drunk!Prussia x Reader]2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You were studying for that dreaded test that everyone in your Mathematics class was worried about. It was supposed to be very difficult, and you decided that it was mandatory for you to at least brush up on some lessons that you were worried about.
Since when did math start including the alphabet too?
Resisting the urge to pull your hair out in frustration, you took a deep breath and absentmindedly glanced at the digital clock sitting to the side next to you. The numbers 9:45 PM glared back at you, as if taunting you with the gloomy fact that you may have to pull an all-nighter.
Your cell phone began ringing just as you were about to make the final decision to throw your book out and burn it. Surprised, you momentarily wondered who in their right mind would call you at almost 10 at night. Probably someone with mental issues.
Taking a look at the name that flashed back at you, you grimaced.
Roommate!Romano x Dancer!Reader- Who's Boss?PLEASE BE GENTLE WITH ME.Roommate!Romano x Dancer!Reader- Who's Boss?2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"(Name)? Are you sure you want a guy as a roommate? He might get urges with the dancing you do." your father warned.
You smiled and laughed,"Dad. Really. I'll be fine! I'll let him know when he's getting to close for comfort!"
He sighed and shook his head, putting your last box with all your personal belongings in it on your bed. He turned to you and smiled, bringing you into a bear hug.
"Love ya, lil bit. (A/N: My dad has been calling me that since the dinosaurs walked the earth xD)" he said, kissing your forehead.
You smiled and kissed his cheek,"Love you too, dad."
He ruffled your head and left the room. Your mom walked in and hugged you, kissing your face all over.
"M-Mom!" you whimpered, struggling to writhe out of her bone crushing grip.
She giggled,"My little girl is growing up~! She's finally going to college!"
You sighed,"Love you mom..."
"I love you too, sweetie. Make sure you keep practicing your dance moves~" she
ZombiesThe dead stumble into the nightZombies3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Empty graves left open
Under the moons eerie light
The smell of brains is potent
Horrified Screams pierce through the air
Ghastly figures roar through the town
On destructive paths, no one knows where
Terrified beings dragged to the ground
With blood, they'll paint the morning skies
Killing everything in sight
Under the silver-lit moon, it's no surprise
The undead will win the fight
Everyone becomes a mortal foe
Civil war in the streets
If you have fear, don't let it show
The zombies plot is almost complete
Pain and agony in every shout
They ignore their merciful cries
The human race they will wipe out
An promise you can't deny
Crimson eyes wathing the wicked
The chaos is quickly spread
Murder is a plague being transmitted
As if the streets were paved in red
The population has decreased
The battle was won
Now they will return to peace
For the bloody war was done
Monsters and Kisses Spain X ReaderMonsters and Kisses Spain X Reader2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was a dark, stormy, evening. You were all alone with nothing to do. Nothing was on TV and you knew no one would want to do anything with you in this weather. You let out a long sigh and started for the kitchen. A sudden knock came from the front door. You quickly ran to the door and opened it, not wanting whoever it was to get soaked. “Spain what are you doing here?”
“I thought you might be bored all alone, so I came over to see if you might want a bit of company.” Spain gave you a cheerful smile and removed his drenched coat. “You don't mind me being here, right? I can leave if you want me to.”
“No, I don't mind at all. Let me just get you a towel, you soaked and I don't want you to get sick.” Leaving him in your home's entrance, you quickly ran off to fetch him a towel. When you returned he was standing in your TV room drenched and shirtless, looking for a movie to watch with you. “H-here's your towe
NordicsxSick!Reader - RecoveryNordicsxSick!Reader - Recovery2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Of all the bugs I could’ve gotten,” _____ grumbled quietly, putting her arm over her eyes, “it just had to be this kind.”
“Don’t worry, _____,” said Tino as he patted her shoulder. “You’ll get better soon.”
“Yeah,” added Mathias, who was sitting on the other couch next to Lukas and Emil. “You’re gonna be running around on your feet again in no time.”
“Shh!” _____ hissed sharply before letting out a pained moan. “Stop talking so loud.”
Mathias blinked in confusion, certain that he wasn’t talking at such a high volume, then furrowed his brows at her. “You okay, _____? Need something?”
“Would you like to go up to your bed?” said Tino softly.
_____ nodded, slowly pushing herself up from her position on the couch, and got to her bare feet. She suddenly began to shake, her head spinning and a crawling sensation going up her esophagus. S
Spain x Clumsy!Reader- Hips Don't LieSpain x Clumsy!Reader- Hips Don't Lie2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You silently stared up at the sign that had been plastered in rather big, brightly bolded letters above your head labeled 'Carreido Dance Studio', the heavy black and white striped gym bag that you had packed before you left your house slipping off your shoulder the longer you looked upwards. When your friend had told you not a few hours earlier that when you took a left by the only Starbucks in town you would see a bold sign offering cheap dancing lessons, she wasn't kidding. It surprised you as to why you had never seen this building before she had even recommended the class to you, just for the fact it had stood out like a sore thumb the longer you stared at the small brick building located in between a family owned dentistry and a worn down thrift shop that looked like it had been closed for years. You removed your gaze away from the sign, nervous (e/c) hues staring down to the simple flats you had managed to find buried in your messy closet. At that moment, you couldn't help but f
You're mi tomate now... - (SpainXReader)You're mi tomate now... - (SpainXReader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“________-_________! ¿Cómo estás ahì? Are you finished with your line?!?”
As your friend said that, you fell on your back on the watery soil. Not really caring about your state.
Why did you? Simple, too tired. And it was not some time of the night, it was 7 o’clock in the morning.
How did you manage to end like this? Lack of sleep? Oh, no no. That night you slept soundly.
It was simply fault of that friend of yours, that cheery, life-is-beautiful, the-sun-is-high, tomato-lover Antonio.
All the junctures of your body were terribly screaming in pain, for standing up too much in one shot. Bringing a hand in your hair, you removed them from your face as the almost burning sun caressed your skin, and the sweat that covered your body.
Picking up tomatoes surely was funny, when you were with him. But hey, after some kilometers the body needs to rest! You were even wondering HOW he managed to do all of this all the mornings.
You closed your e
Mafia boss!Romano X Reader X Mafia!SpainMafia boss!Romano X Reader X Mafia!Spain2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So boss, vhen should we take them out?" a blonde man in a black Gucci suit asked to his boss. "If they-a don't pay us buy tomorrow-a then we shall attack" The boss replied rudely, clearly showing a disliking to the German man; his strange gravity defying curl bobbing a but as he talked hushed; you see the restaurant he was in was a dangerous one, full of other mafia groups as this is a nicely hidden place in the back of a tightly squeezed ally but amazingly big on the inside with a gigantic stage on one side of the room usually smooth Italian bands would play and a calm atmosphere would be set as most of the mafias had a glass of wine with a cigar.
Right now around a table where a mafia of five, there were more members; WAY more but the more important ones are here right now; Everyone in the restaurant suddenly quietened down as a tall man with slicked back black hair (He was one of the trumpet players in one of the bands that played t
SinkingRecently I've been sinkingSinking2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a stone into a pond
Having skimmed across the surface
Of life for far too long
Please may I have a new heart
Along with a new mind
I cannot reverse this feeling
No, I'm sorry, not this time
Recently I've been sinking
Into myself like quicksand
No one sees as it swallows me
Each grain a mislaid plan
Please may I crawl inside your love
Mingle hearts until the end
I cannot reverse this feeling
No, I'm sorry, not again
Recently I've been sinking
Such an overused metaphor
But one which is cathartic
When choosing to explore
That I could save you my love
And in time you could save me
As fear and loneliness will dissolve
Doused in our empathy
France x Reader: All I GotFrance x Reader: All I Got2 years ago in Romance More Like This
France x Reader: All I Got
Request for MizureChan
The rain bombarded the window. It was hell outside, but inside it was warm. You sat on your couch, looking miserably at your unstarted cup of cocoa. Your eyes were red and your nose was runny. But you weren't sick. It was a simple matter, really--someone had just broken your heart, and their bonds to you. Your cellphone still had the text message he had sent you. "I'm breaking up with you. I found someone else who made me very happy last night. We can still be friends, right?"
Outside you could heard a car door slam. You ignored it, trying instead to focus on your misery. A rap on the window, and someone called your name. You looked up. A man with long blonde hair and pools of blue eyes stood in the rain, begging to be let in. You stood and walked to the door, leaning into it for a minute, pondering whether or not you were to let this man in. He was your best friend, though. When you opened the door, he was soaked from head to toe. But
Italy x Reader - How to say 'I Love You'Italy x Reader - How to say 'I Love You'2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ring ring ring
Ring ring ring
"Mmmph... stupid sounds, why won't you shut up...?"
Ring ring ring
"Five... more minutes..."
Ring ring ring
"Okay, okay! I'll get up if you just shut up already, stupid clock!" You cried before realizing you had been talking to an inanimate object. Sighing to yourself, you pressed the off button on your alarm clock and held your face in your hands.
"I honestly wonder sometimes if I'm going mad..." You mumbled, shaking your head. As you groggily tried to rub the sleep out of your eyes, a sudden voice caught you off guard.
"Vee~ _____, you're finally up! I was wondering when you'd wake up, bella!"
Feliciano poked his head through your bedroom door before he bounced over to your bedside, his curl seeming to bounce with each stride that he took.
"Oh, hey Feli," You said with a yawn. "Mm... I'm tired..."
It took you another five seconds to finally comprehend what was happening at the moment.
Feliciano was here
Sunburn: Part 5 (THE END) Still yelling, both Stan and Annie were swallowed by the water. Upon submergence, Stan noticed three very important things about the room they were now in, 1: spikes now lined the wall, ceiling, and floor, 2: The current(s) was VERY strong, and 3: The door was now closed. Still, he only had about one second to notice all of this before the various currents started fighting each other over where their helpless bodies would be tossed. Pulling the painting close to his chest and tightening his grip on Annie’s leg, Stan braced for impact on the spike covered wall that he was hurtling towards. There was a thud, both Stan and Annie screamed, and the two were once again thrown off in a different direction. The shields had held true!Sunburn: Part 5 (THE END)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Back and forth, forth and back, back and forth once more, the pair was flung around the room screaming in terror. The shields were holding out well against the spikes, excluding the fact that water damage and, well, the fact that they had been
Spain x Reader - Lucky Meeting~Spain x Reader - Lucky Meeting~2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You sighed happily, skipping towards the stop, your hands full of many different bags. You had just gone shopping with your friends, after receiving your first pay for your summer job at a cafe. It wasn't that much, but enough to fill your wardrobe with new brand autumn clothes, that you will wear at your new school.
Stopping at the stop, you put your bags on the ground as checked what time your bus will arrive. If you would be in the mood, you could easily make it on foot, but seeing that you were with many bags and your foot already killed you, better ride a few stops and be almost near your house. Good, still five more minutes to wait~ You smiled, rocking on your feet slightly, waiting for the bus.
Though, you couldn't help, but be a bit jealous of your friends, that lived near the mall, while you alone needed to ride here a good way from your living street. Oh well.. Sighing, you just hoped, that the bus would be a new
Chronoscape, Chapter OneChronoscape, Chapter One9 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Can a line of events be traced to its origins, only to connect with its end?
Sept 17, 14:15
Apex clouds converged around the azure mountain of ice. The polar ocean rumbled, somewhere beneath, grappling into the iceberg, gnawing away at its foundations.
Grim, fluttering celestial arc released a blinding sphere of light has from the cloudy grasp. Scorching beams of sunlight smashed into the iceberg with relentless fury and the iceberg screeched in fear of their attack as glittering veins of cobalt and silver pulsated upon its surface. The temperature was rising, as the iceberg drifted south, pushed forward by the slashing wind. The iceberg fought against the warm currents till its last breath, but all was hopeless. An unyielding crack started to crawl across its surface, explosions of cold mist whooshing as the iceberg crumbled, expiring away; connecting with the clouds and the ocean.
Oct 4th, 9:12
A tiny, conical drop of water spiraled through the gray and blue mush of fog tha
Open Chair - Jealous!America X ReaderOpen Chair – Jealous!America X ReaderOpen Chair - Jealous!America X Reader2 years ago in Romance More Like This
For the first time in the obnoxious boy’s history, America was the first to arrive at a meeting. Often he wandered in late or what he called “fashionably late”, though that was only an excuse which he had been using for over a century now. This excuse, however, did not settle well with most of the countries and frequently ended with Germany or England berating him for it.
He snickered to himself as he made his way through the empty room, imaging the awestricken faces of those two when they saw he had appeared before them. He could barely contain himself as he thought about the bragging that would surely ensue on his part and the disapproving grunts on theirs. He moved quickly to the end corner of the table, not wanting to waste any time, and took a seat in the second to last chair. In the end chair he placed a stack of newspapers that he had been carrying down with a smile. He leaned back and with a contended sigh plucked t