Thursday, April 26, 2012

A to Z - Weasley's & Wights

The Walking Dead

Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Most of the story takes place in the Atlanta area, as the survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory zombies (or "walkers," as they are referred to in show) who devour any living thing they catch, and whose bite is infectious to humans. The plot is focused primarily on the dilemmas the group faces as they struggle to balance their humanity with their survival. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy before the zombie outbreak. At every turn they are faced with the horror of the dead walking again, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that the structures of society have collapsed.
Now if you have followed me for a while now, then you know I LOVE the comics and the show. Obsessed is more like it.

What Dreams May Come
While vacationing in Switzerland, Dr. Christopher "Chris" Nielsen accidentally meets artist Annie Collins, with whom he has an instant connection. They marry and have two children: Ian and Marie. Their idyllic life comes to an end when the children die in a car crash, and while things are at first very difficult with Annie mentally breaking down and the risk of divorce hanging over their heads, they manage to pull through. However, on the anniversary of the day they decided not to divorce, Chris is involved in a car accident that kills him. Initially confused as to why nobody can interact with him, Chris lingers on Earth, watching Annie cope with the loss and attempting to communicate with her, until he understands how this harms her, and he decides to move on. Meanwhile, on Earth, Annie is unable to cope with the loss of her husband and commits suicide. Chris, who is initially relieved that her suffering is over, quickly turns to anger when he learns that those who commit suicide are sent to Hell, as it is their nature to create "anti-fantasy" worlds based on their pain. He is adamant that he will rescue Annie from Hell

William Golding

A British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth. In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
His fictional works includes: Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, Pincher Martin, Free Fall, The Spire, The Pyramid, The Scorpion God, Darkness Visible, The Paper Men, To the Ends of the Earth; Rites of Passage, Close Quarters, & Fire Down Below, also The Double Tongue.

One of my favorite families! Surname of a pure-blood family (though the most recent generation has many non-pureblood members. The Weasleys are related to many other wizarding families, including the Blacks, Prewetts, Longbottoms, Crouches, Delacours, and Potters, as well as the Muggle Granger family. All members of the Weasley family (except one: brother of Septimus Weasley) are red-haired and sorted into Gryffindor house upon attendance of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The family home, known as the Burrow, is located just outside Ottery St. Catchpole, in Devon, England. The Weasleys live near other magical families such as the Diggory, Fawcett, and Lovegood families.
The Weasleys, unlike many other pure-blood families, willingly associate with Muggles, Muggle-borns, and half-bloods and do not consider themselves superior to others because of their blood status.
  • Arthur
  • Molly
  • Bill
  • Charlie
  • Percy
  • Fred
  • George
  • Ron
  • Ginny
Extended member
  • Septimus Weasley — father of Arthur and his two brothers
  • Cedrella Weasley née Black — mother of Arthur and his two brothers
  • Weasley children's cousin - Son of one of Arthur Weasley's brothers
  • Arthur Weasley's two brothers - Arthur Weasley's brothers
  • Fleur Weasley née Delacour — wife of Bill Weasley
  • Audrey Weasley — wife of Percy Weasley
  • Angelina Weasley née Johnson — wife of George Weasley
  • Hermione Weasley née Granger — wife of Ron Weasley
  • Harry Potter — husband of Ginny Potter née Weasley
  • Victoire Weasley — eldest child of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour
  • Dominique Weasley — middle child of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour
  • Louis Weasley — youngest child and only son of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour
  • Molly Weasley II — older daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley
  • Lucy Weasley — younger daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley
  • Fred Weasley II — son of George Weasley and Angelina Johnson
  • Roxanne Weasley — daughter of George Weasley and Angelina Johnson
  • Rose Weasley — daughter and older child of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
  • Hugo Weasley — son and younger child of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
  • James Sirius Potter II — eldest child of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter née Weasley
  • Albus Severus Potter - younger son of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter née Weasley
  • Lily Luna Potter – daughter of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter née Weasley

Nature spirits in the Norse religion. These nature spirits divide up into 'families', including the Álfar (elves), Dvergar (dwarves), Jötnar (giants), and even gods, the Æsir and Vanir, who are understood to be prominent families among them. The term 'families' (ættir) is often translated as 'clans' or 'races'. These families sometimes intermarried with each other, and sometimes with humans. Sjövættir (sea spirits) are guardians of the specific waters. The tomte or nisse is a solitary vätte, living on the farmstead. He is usually benevolent and helpful, which can not be said about a mischievous illvätte. However he can cause a lot of damage if he is angry, such as killing livestock.

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  1. How do you know so much about the Weasley family lol?

  2. I like the family Weasley family tree picture.

    I just recently finished the Walking Dead Compendium 1 which includes the first 8 chapters. I think am becoming obsessed as well.

  3. I loooooove the Walking Dead. It's such a dark vision of the future. And I love the Weasley's. Ron Wesley is the epitome of loyalty. Even when he stumbles a bit.

  4. What a fun post!! Ah, the I love thee...;)

  5. I really enjoyed the first season of The Walking Dead. I'd watch the next one.

    I haven't heard of Wrights before. Interesting!

  6. Yes! The Walking Dead! Excellent choice.
    The other day my son said, "Mommie, there are no such things as zombies."
    I laughed and replied, "Kid...wait til you see The Walking Dead." LOL. (Of course I didn't show it to him - that's several years away.)

  7. Walking Dead is my favorite show on TV right now. They do such a great job of making it real life. I can't wait for the new season!

  8. Hi Danielle - what a great "W" post. Lots going on here! I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead - comic first, show second.
    Thanks for introducing me to the Wesley family - intriguing.

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

  9. Great post! I recently started watching The Walking Dead with my boyfriend, and although it's not really my kind of thing, I find myself wanting to know what happens next! Great Weasley section, I love the Weasley's and there were a few family members I didn't know about included there, so thanks! :)


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