Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Okay, let's have a moment of silence to commemorate how bad I am at consistent posting. -----------------------. Done. Now I have a mission for several of you. It is very hard and requires the most skilled minds. Here are your instructions.

1. Go to the "Who Am I?" page of my blog.
2. Comment as to whether you see the fancy font on "In a hole in a ground, there lived a Hermione."

Thank you! I know this is a really short post and you all probably hate me, so I'll give you a funny picture to occupy the emptiness and lack of stuff in this post. Plus it has ducks. I like ducks.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Life Update :)

Hello my darlings! I'm here to bring you an update on my life! 

So FIRSTLY, I fixed my blog header. Remember it was a collage? Then I deleted an account connected to this one and it (along with most of my other pictures) went blank :(. But it's back! Yay!

Second of all, I recently finished Season 3 of Supernatural. Which only took me five days. 

Social life? Um...does fantasizing about myself hunting with the Winchesters count?

No spoilers, but at the end my reactions were basically:

BUT I've started Season 4, and that's introduced me to Misha Collins as Castiel.

I am both a) in love with him, and b) absolutely terrified of him. Seriously. He is frightening.

UMMMMMMMMMMMM.........OH! Piano covers. Right. 

Okay, don't kill me. charger.

Sorry! But I am doing my very best to find it! But I DO have a song picked out, and I am practicing like crazy to get it perfect!

Well, that's about it for now! Let me know what's been going on with you in a comment! Stay fantastic!


Sunday, August 4, 2013






Let me introduce you to...



So on Friday, I heard they were announcing the 12th Doctor actor on Sunday. But I thought people were just trying to get the WHOVIANS ALL WORKED UP!!!!!




So at first my reaction was.

Then I realized it was real.
And then--
And as soon as my family saw me sobbing and wandering around the house bumping into things they just sort of--

Now if you'll excuse me I am done with the world.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Piano Covers

So, this is something that maybe probably sort of likely will happen. I've considered taking videos of me (well, my hands) playing songs on the piano, and then posting them to this blog. What do you guys think? It would be pretty rare, since my camera might not work, and the sound quality could be bad, but it's a though.

If I do post videos, the first one is likely to be "On My Own" from Les Miserables. And maybe "God Help the Outcasts" as a second?

PLEASE tell me what you think and any song recommendations (I have Les Miz, Phantom, Disney, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Love Never Dies, and lots more). I have mostly musical songs, but also some very well known songs, so leave some ideas! Thank you!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Latest Obsession

 *Deep-breath* My name is Hermione Thérnadier, and I am a binge-watcher.

*Collective gasp*

Yes, it's true. I could watch a whole season of a TV show on Netflix in one sitting. It started with Doctor Who, then Sherlock, and now we have my latest obsession for binge-watching: Supernatural.
I first heard about it through a friend who I have to thank for my Whovian-ness, and then my sister got hooked, and now me.

Supernatural is about two brothers who, after losing their mother to a demon of the younger brother's six-month birthday, are raised by their dad to hunt monsters. The two brothers are Sam (Jared Padeleki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). But it's sort of annoying, seeing as Jared, who plays Sam, also played Dean from Gilmore Girls. I got used to it eventually.

Anyway, while Dean is outgoing and more of the party type, Sam is the kind who would be sitting in the corner of a room at some huge party reading a book, or observing--the wallflower type. The show centers around the brothers' hunts for monsters, and the demon that killed their mother.

I L-O-V-E (why does spelling it add emphasis) this show, and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't scare easy :P.

Hermione T.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

To Be Read List

A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Les Misérables Volumes IV&V, Victor Hugo

The Fault in our Stars, John Green
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Within the Year
Emma, Jane Austen
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Yeah...went to the bookstore and got a Sherlock Holmes collection :P.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Ideal Eponine

Okay. This post may be very long and rant-y, (and watch out for spoilers) so, if you are curious to hear what I have to say on the topic of "My Ideal Eponine," I suggest you get comfortable with some limeade and a pudding cup or two or three or eighty-seven.

Alright. Deep breath. Aaaannnnnddd.

For those of you who don't know, I am currently reading Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. As of today, I am currently on Book Eighth of Volume III: Marius, after completing the prior two Volumes (Volume II was awful, just saying). The past few chapters have rather excited me because Eponine has now been introduced (the older Eponine, not the bratty, spoiled little one who was introduced way back in Volume I). Reading about her, as she enters Marius' apartment, sent by her father to ask for money, as she shows off to Marius that she can read and write, and as she states how handsome she believes him to be, triggered this question for me:

What, taking both the book and musical into account, do I expect in my ideal Eponine?

And here we go.
I feel I can make my point by looking at the much-loved Eponine solo "On My Own." "On my own, pretending he's beside me/all alone I walk with him till morning," etc., etc. I ask myself (and perhaps you might ask yourself this, too) What is Eponine feeling at this moment? For many, it is sadness. For some, it is frusturation, For me? Bitterness.

I've never thought of Eponine as one to pity herself. Rather, I feel she would feel bitterness and resentment towards herself, her parents, and even Marius.
Well why Marius? Doesn't she love him?
Of course. But at this point in her life, Eponine is confused. She is feeling this unbearable pain at Marius' love for Cosette, which makes her resent Marius. Why is he doing this to her? Eponine pushes her feelings of love aside until (SPOILER ALERT) her death, when she takes a bullet for him by putting her hand  in front of a gun aimed at Marius.

A part of "On My Own" around the climax of the song says, "Without me his world will go on turning/A world that's full of happiness that I have never know". There are a good deal of people who enjoy this sung through a face full of tears. That's okay. But personally, I believe that Eponine is stronger than that and should sing those words like they're poisonous.. She's gone through life trying to keep her head up while she's stuck in almost literally Hell (pardon). "Her name was Eponine/Her life was cold and dark yet she was unafraid", anyone? I feel like Eponine's big question in "On My Own" is pretty much "What is wrong with Marius? Why do I feel this way?" but most of all "What is happening?" She's confused. Bitter. Resentful. And that is my ideal Eponine.