Thursday, October 25, 2012

Top of the Heap!


Monday's Riddle foretold this week's fortune, opening up the topic of prophecy. Lizzy's review of The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox took us on a journey into another place, where a young girl finds her legacy amongst some fascinating creatures. Wednesday, we were predictably excited to be a part of the Spooktacular Book Giveaway Hop, and like the gypsy says, there could be a fortunate story in your future, so be sure to stop by for your chance to win some amazing books, plus a $10 gift card to Amazon.com. Friday, we will be hosting Victoria Simcox, author of The Magic Warble. It will be fun to learn a little more about the story behind her story, and we hope to see all of you there!

The idea of prophecy is so interesting- words that have been staged to fit a situation, but are, of course, completely subjective to the reader. This being the reason we find them so fascinating! After all, just the fact that you read them covers that part of the prophecy, right? It all depends on how you digest the meaning!

This week's top of the heap: Great prophets! 




Fairday: I had fun writing my own prophecy and playing with the words to allow readers to find their own meaning, while keeping my true intentions somewhat cryptic- a challenge, but extremely entertaining!

Here's one from the prophet, Nostradamus, that I find particularly spooky ; ) ~ F



Century IX Quatrain 36
A great King taken by the hands of a young man, Not far from Easter confusion knife thrust: Everlasting captive times what lightning on the top, When three brothers will wound each other and murder. 

*For some reason, this reminds me of Coldplay, Viva La Vida





Lizzy: I love stories about prophecy, and I enjoy connecting the dots as the tale evolves. There have been many amazing books that include a prophecy, but the one that sticks out the most for me is Professor Trelawney's foretelling of Harry Potter's destiny. ~ L

"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies ... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not ... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives ... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies ..."
~ Prophecy made to Albus Dumbledore by Sybill Trelawney



12 comments:

  1. That Harry Potter was just on TV the other day. Prophecies can be fun. I wrote one for my first series, but haven't published it yet. Not yet ready for primetime. :)

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    1. Hi M Pax, Cool! We can't wait to read them- good luck with your series : ) Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  2. Prophesies can be such fun - especially when they're open to interpretation in a variety of ways - love the way they can twist and turn!

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    1. Hi Jemi, That's why I personally love them- I enjoy coming up with the interpretation! The twist and turn is the best part! Thanks so much for stopping by today : ) ~ F

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  3. Hmm Ok I am comfused how Noatradomus reminds you of Cold Play?

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    1. Hi Heidi, LOL- yes, for some reason, the lyrics in Viva La Vida by Coldplay remind me of that particular Quatrain- who really wants to be king? Thanks so much for popping over- great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  4. Sybill Trelawney's prophecy gives me goose bumps no matter how many times I read it!

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    1. Hi Barbara, It was so CREEPY in the movie! That voice of hers when she says it to Harry was so very scary! : ) Always lovely to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by ~ F

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  5. lol. I thought you meant Viva La Vida Loca.

    There's always room for a Harry Potter reference. I love that about the series. She sounded so cool when she was saying her prophecy. It was really well done compared to what I was thinking when I read that part in the book.

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    1. Hi Adriana, Ha! I don't know if that fits- or, does it? ; ) Me too- love the H.P. reference. I always feel like I'm privy to a secret language that only witches and wizards understand- and, any one who doesn't get it, clearly a muggle. Always lovely to hear from you! ~ F

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  6. Nostradamus - quite the read. Who knew what he meant by so much of his riddles.
    Sybil Trelawny - how much fun was she? I loved the whole Grim thing.

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    1. Donna- I love your response! Thanks for stopping in. :) ~L

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