Monday, April 2, 2012

A to Z - Books and Bifrost




Bible... the Zombie Bible(s)
By Stant Litore
@thezombiebible



Band of Brothers

A 2001, HBO,  ten-part, 11-hour, television, World War II, miniseries based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen E. Ambrose.


The narrative centers on the experiences of "Easy Company", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. The series covers Easy's basic training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, the American airborne landings in Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Siege of Bastogne, and on to the end of the war, including the taking of the Eagle's Nest.



Beautiful Creatures

By Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Movie casting details on their websites!


Bellatrix Lestrange 


The first female Death Eater introduced in the books, and one of the most faithful members of Voldemort's inner circle. She is described as being highly attractive yet emaciated due to her time in Azkaban and described as having long, kinky black hair and dark heavily lidded eyes. She is in desperate need of a comb because her hair looks a hot mess. Bellatrix is portrayed as paranoid, mentally unstable and fanatically devoted to Voldemort. She takes an obvious pleasure in acts of torture and cruelty. Despite her apparent mental instability, she is a witch of prodigious ability, as demonstrated by all her victories in duels against other characters, and as noted by Harry in the final book. She has two sisters and is the cousin to Sirius and Regulus Black and also the aunt to Draco Malfoy and Nymphadora Tonks.




Bifröst

Is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world or Earth) and Asgard, the realm of the gods. According to the Prose Edda, the bridge ends in heaven at Himinbjörg, the residence of the god Heimdallr, who guards it from the jötnar. The bridge's destruction at Ragnarök by the forces of Muspell is foretold. Scholars have proposed that the bridge may have originally represented the Milky Way and have noted parallels between the bridge and another bridge in Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú.

45 comments:

  1. You had me at ZOMBIES....

    Great start... to the challenge "B" is for Brilliant!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

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    1. Thanks! Your concept is pretty brilliant itself!

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  2. Great post, I particularly love the part about Bellatrix Lestrange! :)

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    1. She is pretty special. Even tho she's a shrewd woman, she's one of my favs.

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  3. Thisis the first Zombie theme I've seen for AtoZ! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Is it really? I thought people would be all over it. Well good. Hope you keep stopping by.

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  4. Bellatrix is one of the scariest characters in fiction!

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    1. True, she's pure evil and I love every bit of it.

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  5. Love these, and I think Bellatrix is such an intriguing character!

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  6. Great B items of interest. And Miranda is right, scary too!

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  7. I love to hate Bellatrix. I have heard of rainbow bridge before, albeit I learned it from the Marvel comic Thor.

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  8. Band of Brothers was an awesome show! Bellatrix Lestrange was a complex character, really, and I think HBC played her very well in the movies.

    Happy Monday!
    Jaycee's A-Z

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    1. Every time BoB is on I stop what I'm doing and watch.

      HBC is probably the reason why Bellatrix one of my fav characters. She's perfect!

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  9. Lots of great examples of things (and characters) that begin with B!

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  10. How cool, I didn't know Beautiful Creatures was being made into a movie. I can't wait for that one!

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    1. I can't wait either and the actors they are picking are great fits to the characters.

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  11. Pure win just for the inclusion of Norse mythology!

    /Wes

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    1. Thanks Wes! It's something that I have recently "fallen" in to.

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  12. Another insightful post. The Zombie bible looks especially interesting.

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    1. It is! It combines biblical references and zombies.

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  13. Wow, you've got B's coming out the yin-yang. I love that you mentioned Bellatrix. She's one of my favorite villains.

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    1. LMAO! Thanks! She's mine too. Cool yet creepy!

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  14. I love Bellatrix. She's just super evil. You don't need to worry about sending her out to kill someone and then wondering if the job was done.

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    1. Totally! <-- I sound like a total "valley girl". If I had to pick someone for my team; it'd be her.

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  15. Bellatrix and Luna are my faves in HP series. Talk about polar opposites! LOL

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    1. I love Luna too! My fav line is "I see them too"

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  16. Wow. You managed to get Norse Mythology and Band of Brothers in the same post? Impressive. *** New follower***
    - Maurice Mitchell
    The Geek Twins
    Film Sketchr
    @thegeektwins
    @mauricem1972

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    1. I'm pretty random so I can manage to fit a lot into one piece. Oh look a kitty!

      New follower as well - thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Bellatrix is a favorite of my Harry Potter characters and conforms nicely with your B is for ... day. I like the detailed bio you give of her.

    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com Theme: A World of Crime

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    1. Thanks, she is a complex character and related to everyone!

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  18. Cool interesting stuff. Love it!

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  19. Came by to say thanks for following my blog and reciprocate! Fun post! Glad to be connected! :D

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  20. Zombies, zombies, zombies! Finally someone who shares my appreciation. Have you been watching the Walking Dead? Can't wait for next season. Your blog is pretty sweet. New follower here!

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    1. Are you kidding me?! I obsess over the Walking Dead! Next season is going to Rock if it follows the comics. Have you read any of the comics yet. Cool stuff.

      I'm a new follower of your as well and loved your "A" post. So funny!

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  21. I had a lengthy conversation with students I teach about when zombies fit as sci fi and when they fit as paranormal. Great conversation :)

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    1. Oh man, I wish I could have been there for that conversation. I love to hear others opinions on zombies.

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  22. You collected some of my favourite Bs here. Bellatrix is the character I loved to hate in Harry Potter. All this and Norse mythology and zombies too? ;) Good luck with the A to Z Challenge.

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    1. Cool. I'm glad there's another person out there that shares in the same interests as me. Thanks for the luck! And good luck to you as well.

      PS - Your writing is superb!

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