Thursday, June 14, 2012

Top of the Heap!


We have been looking forward to this Top of the Heap post all week! We fired up the cauldron on Monday's Riddle, opening up the topic of witches. Lizzy reviewed The Witch of Blackbird Pond, taking us all for a dip in a place where swimming is considered to be somewhat more sinister than we could have ever imagined. And, (drum roll, please : ) we're bringing it home with a shout out to our favorite witches. So grab your broom and let's go!

This weeks top of the heap: Best witches

Fairday: I have to admit, I have been having a hard time choosing. There are so many awesome witches in stories- and I like almost all of them. So after mulling it over for a while and going over my list of fabulous witches: Samantha from Bewitched, Hermonie Granger, (Lizzy's pick is also one of my top witches : ), the white witch from Narnia, the three witches who become the one in Stardust, Being a Romantic in the Realm of Faerie, I can go on and on here- see what I mean. SO... I decided to compose a compilation of my favorite qualities in these crafty ladies and come up with my own witchy character. When I think of a witch, this is who she is in my mind...

Her name is Clementine Moffit and she is a natural witch. She mostly keeps to herself, but does hang out with a couple of other witches that she's known forever. When duty calls, she will wear her fancy, witchy clothes and cloak. But, most of the time, you will find her in jeans and a t-shirt. Her magic is very powerful; she can summon the wind and weather and speak to the animals. She has a broom, but for long distances, travels as a murder of crows. She is kind and likes to help people, but finds it annoying when they condemn her.

She first appeared to me in a story I started to write, and I've been hanging out with her ever since : ) ~ F

Here's a snippet about Clementine Moffit from my story: 

In one fell swoop, the crows lifted from the trees. They began to merge with one another, becoming a mass of swirling black feathers. As the cluster of winged birds moved closer to the ground, a figure began to take shape. The shadowy form of a woman emerged out of the melding murder of crows. The witch landed gracefully near the sleeping child. She was thin and dark, wearing a billowing gray cloak. Her vibrantly yellow eyes had an intensity that could shake even the most powerful of kings. She moved silently towards the boy, and he did not wake. Reaching down with slender arms, she lifted up his small body, then launched herself into the night sky. A thousand crows moved through the air, their wings pounding and rushing madly as they flew over the old graveyard on top of the hill.


Lizzy: There are so many witches out there with different qualities that I love to read about.  But my favorite has to be Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter series. I love her spunk and kindheartedness. She stands up for what she believes in and won't let anyone mess with anyone she considers family. Mrs. Weasley may look sweet, but she wields a wand with a lot of force. The scene in The Deathly Hollows where she duels Bellatrix Lestrange is awesome! Mrs. Weasley is a force to be reckoned with for sure! I would have a blast going to the bungalow for one of her delicious home cooked meals where I could watch her interact with her children and husband, Arthur! You go, Molly Weasley! ~L

"Beds empty! No note! Car gone - could have crashed - out of my mind with worry - did you care? - never, as long as I've lived - you wait until your father gets home..."
     -- Molly Weasley



14 comments:

  1. Two very interesting choices! Fairday, I love the idea of combining attributes to create your own witch!

    Lizzy, I'm with you, Mrs. Weasley is awesome! I usually take the road less traveled, and the maven of the Burrow is definately that!
    Greg
    http://thedelivererssharkeyandthejewel.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Greg! Thanks for stopping by! This was a fun post to put together : ) ~ F

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  2. Mrs. Weasley is always the gracious lady. Clementine seems like a very mysterious witch. Nice drawing!

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    1. Hi Elaine, Great to hear from you- Mrs. Weasley is so gracious- perfect descriptive word for her : ) ~ F

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  3. I have to agree with Lizzy. Mrs. Weasley was a great witch, but then she had a lot of practice while raising those boys.
    I loved the excerpt. Great writing.

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    1. Donna- I love Mrs. Weasley, too! There is just something about her and I agree that all those boys must have helped her to hone her skills. So happy you enjoyed the excerpt! ~F

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  4. Witches are one of the greatest imaginary inventions ever (:
    I wonder... do you ever repeat your weeks?

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    1. Adriana- I couldn't agree more! So far we haven't repeated any of our weeks- but you never know! :) ~F

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  5. I love the name Clementine Moffit and really enjoyed the excerpt about her. I must admit I'm partial to the evilest witch of the all - Dorothy's Wicked Witch of the West. I bet she'd love that creepy spider you have wandering on your sidebar. I write Horror and love all things creepy! Thanks for a peek into your world. :-)

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    1. Lexa- Thanks so much! I think her name is very fitting and I am so happy that you liked the excerpt. I can understand being partial to Dorothy's Wicked Witch of the West. She came up in a lot of our posts and comments last week! :) I agree with you- she would probably love the spider. I enjoy horror and creepy stories. Thanks for stopping by! ~Jess

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  6. I love your Miss Moffit witch. She sounds cute and fun! And I agree with you on Mrs. Weasley. SUCH a great character!!!

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    1. M. .Christine- I love Fairday's Miss Moffit, too. The stories she has written that involve her are such fun! Mrs. Weasley is awesome! :) ~L

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  7. I love the witches in The Witches of Eastwick, and in Practical Magic. Any good witch, really. :)

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    1. Cate- Great choices! I enjoyed the witches in both of those! ~Stephanie

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