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Christmas time has come once again, and being the easily manipulated fool that I am, I’m doing another Christmas List of Six! I’ve done elves, I’ve done reindeer, I did Santa Claus, and now I’m turning my attention to that lovable Christmas friend, the snowman!
But not just any snowman, I’m talking of course about…the Abominable Snowman!
The Yeti is a far cooler creature than someone like Frosty the Snowman, and the Yeti usually deals in a lot cooler magicks. Yes, yetis are real, and they totally practice magic. Everybody knows this. They live in the Himilayas. They’re the Asian branch of the Sasquatch family. It’s basic cryptozoology, everybody.
Join me after the jump for the coolest yetis and Abominable Snowmen in pop culture!
This video was originally posted more than a year ago, but it’s only now making waves on the Internet. I watched it the other day and it brought tears to my eyes, so I definitely wanted to share it with the rest of you. Surely a bunch of you are Harry Potter fans, right? This video is all of the important Professor Snape scenes in chronological order, set to some moody music, detailing the life and tragedy that was Severus Snape.
All credit goes to Youtuber kcawesome13, who has quickly become an Internet sensation for this video. It’s just so haunting and brilliant.
Also, major shout out to my dad, who loved the Harry Potter books just as much as the rest of us and turned me on to the secret that Snape was actually a good guy long before he ‘killed’ Dumbledore. That guy’s theories really made me think.
The Internet can be so helpful sometimes!
Thanks, CGP Grey, that was a load of help. I’ve never read any of Tolkien’s books, but I love The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and quite honestly, I suppose I don’t really know why the One Ring is the way it is. This video really helped clear everything up in the way that only the Internet can.
He’s also got a second video detailing the origins of the various races of Middle Earth!
I make no bones about my life as a young fan fiction writer. I am actually quite proud of the work that Young Sean churned out at such a young age – even if I can rarely bring myself to go back and read the stories I wrote. You can check them out at FanFiction.net. Those stories laid the groundwork for the Sean you know today.
And one of the things I loved more than anything else was creating my own Mary Sue characters in popular fiction. Though back then, I had no idea what a ‘Mary Sue’ even was.
According to TVtropes.com, Mary Sue is the derogative term for an original fan fiction character inserted by the author into an already popular series, usually to serve as some kind of wish fulfillment. Mary Sues typically have dramatic backstories, awesome names, unique looks, and more often than not, upstage the main characters. For example, say you wrote a Harry Potter fan fic and inserted your own original Hufflepuff wizard, and the story was all about how your wizard fell in love with Draco Malfoy and turned him into a good guy with the power of love. It’s that sort of idealized character inserted into pre-existing stories.
I don’t think I was ever that bad, but I loved creating my own original characters for all my favorite cartoons and movies. Join me after the jump to take a look at just a few of them, and feel free to share some of your own in the comments! No judgement.
Also, as Google has revealed, I was not the only person in the world to come up with these exact same ideas. But I was young, and the Internet wasn’t a thing yet, so forgive me if some of these ideas aren’t 100% unique or original. They were to me at the time.
My little sister’s birthday was last week, and I’m still having a hard time believing that she’s in her mid-20s. It helps that we live several states apart and only see each other on the major holidays. But still, come on, world! Cut me some slack! There’s no way she’s that old now. Regardless of age, I still love her, and the best way I know how to show love these days is with a List of Six dedicated to her.
This also qualifies as her birthday present.
I did a similar list a few years ago for my brother around his birthday. But in researching this list, I discovered that brothers are a much bigger deal in pop culture than sisters. His list was all about awesome brother teams, like Mario and Luigi, but that sort of thing apparently doesn’t exist very often in pop culture when it comes to sister siblings. What’s up with that? Besides the obvious gender inequality inherent in all of fiction.
Still, I ain’t buying her a real present. So here’s a list of the 6 coolest little sisters in pop culture!