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Elena Galatas

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  1. I haven't seen the film yet, either, simply because I live in the United States and it did not premiere until today. That being said, I'm seeing it tomorrow, and I honestly am equally apprehensive and excited to see it. Crimes of Grindelwald left me with mixed emotions, but the largest one is complete confusion by Queenie's decision to join Grindelwald. That was absolutely the last thing I expected from her. I think there is a part of me that can understand her desire to just be able to be herself and be free to marry who she wants (ie. Jacob) , but I still never thought she would abandon her sister like that. I'm going into the film with an open mind and a hopeful feeling, but there is a large part of me that just hopes they fixed what (I feel) they messed up in the previous film. I can say, though, that I've seen a lot of people saying "there's absolutely no way that Creedence is some long-lost Dumbeldore brother!" like he was told by Grindelwald, and while I agree with this - we have a fairly well-known layout of the Dumbledore family's childhood and such - that doesn't necessarily mean that he can't be related to the Dumbeldores in some way; from what I've seen, Grindelwald doesn't necessarily outright lie, so much as twist and manipulate the truth to his own advantage. I think that's one of the most dangerous things about him. He knows exactly how to manipulate people to do his own bidding. Speaking of Grindelwald's manipulations, this just brings me back to the idea of Queenie joining him. The more I think about it (while writing this out) the more I can see how he managed to convince her to join him. The man is extremely manipulative, but he's also incredibly charming and charismatic. He knows what he wants, and he knows exactly how he can achieve it. Grindelwald knows that with someone like Queenie on his side, someone who is equally charming as well as a powerful Legilimens, he can get much further in his plans than without her. As for her legilimency and using that to see through Grindelwald's plans to his ultimate goal (one she would never support), I have no doubts that Gellert Grindelwald is a very gifted Occlumens. We saw Voldemort try and fail to penetrate Grindelwald's mind when he was in Nurmengard in 1998, and that was 53 years later; you can only imagine how much stronger he was when he was younger and in his prime. So when others ask how Queenie didn't see Gellert's true intentions, my best guess is that he is protecting his mind from her with occlumency. Combining his status as an Occlumens with his manipulations and charisma, it's honestly a bit surprising that he didn't have even more followers than he did. With all of that said, I'm more excited than anxious about Secrets of Dumbledore, and I am just counting down the hours and minutes until I see the film. It's 20 hours, 39 minutes, and 20 seconds as of right now. >.>
  2. Am I watching Lord of the Rings for the 100th time? Why yes. Yes I am...

    1. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      \o/ I love watching them -- and I think I've watched the extras even more times than I've watched the movies. Oh yessss.

    2. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      Lol I have a marathon at least once every month or two. I love them so much. I’m still working on actually reading the books, BUT I love Tolkien and the movies so much. I’m starting Two Towers when I get home/on lunch if I can find it on Netflix xD

  3. I still need a new Captain Swan siggie >.> XD

    1. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      nice 2048 game you made, though. :) (everyone, look in DoHGaS - she MADE that second 2048!)

    2. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      lol thank you xD

  4. I need a new Captain Swan sig/av. *whine*

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    2. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      dkahsdkfjhasd it's a couple from Once Upon A Time, haha. Emma Swan/Captain Hook. They're cute and gorgeous together. Plus - I'm in love with Colin O'Donoghue. I believe I told you about him when we were talking in IRC, haha.

    3. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      (*nods*)(you did) just love hassling you :D

    4. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      lmao I both hate and love you. XD <3

  5. On a personal level, please keep my family in your thoughts. My mother passed away this morning, so I'll be gone for a bit.

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    2. Prof. Felicia Hartwick

      Prof. Felicia Hartwick

      my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself.

       

    3. Prof. Will Lestrange

      Prof. Will Lestrange

      <3 so sorry for your loss!

    4. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers everyone. They're greatly appreciated! I'm just happy to see this year end, ha.

  6. Wow! The new skin is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!

    1. Sirius Fudge

      Sirius Fudge

      LIKE! (Since there is no like button for this.)

    2. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      We need like buttons...

  7. My obsession pushes me to create a new Captain Swan sig...but my skills urge me to not...

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    2. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      Ooh, I like that. I think I'm going to change the picture, but I really do like it! ^-^ Thank you!

    3. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      Actually, since there are multiple forums, and I can't choose which pictures I like best, I'm going to use multiple signatures ha. I'll use that one on the HOL forum, if that's okay with you! I really like it. ^-^

    4. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      I need a good background for this picture: http://i.imgur.com/BMwftum.png

       

      Any suggestions?? I would just use the background on the picture, but them kissing takes up 75% of the image, and I'm not sure how to make it better ha.

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