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By Geeky Gem

Over this past year I have told you how I feel about movies that were once books. Now I know I have spent nearly all of these telling you about Harry Potter and as much as I would like to say this one will be different it won’t. However it will be the last time we visit the boy wizard and his friends as we enter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In this blog I will cover the book and the two movies that came from it so when I give my score at the end I am looking at both part one and two as one epic movie.

This was J.K Rowlings last tale of the boy wizard and she finally let it go with a bang, I waited for this book for ages and got it the day it came out and as usual vanished for a few hours. I now have all the books displayed on my book shelf and I am just re-reading them now, I am currently on Goblet of Fire. Any way the thing about this book is the epicness of it, this is where we find out which one can live while the one dies. Harry and his friends are on a mission to find the remaining Horcruxes and break Lord Voldemort down piece by terrifying piece. The only thing that got to me while reading this book was that for a good chunk of it it’s just Harry and his friends on a camping trip and I know you had to go through this in oder to get to really good stuff and believe it was worth the wait. This book answer’s all the question that have been building up, you followed Harry and his friends for years and this will bring everything to an end and I think J.K Rowling finishes the series in the perfect way.

The way the book flows is fantastic, you just go on the adventure with them hoping that they will be able to defeat Lord Voldemort. After all that is the big question Can Harry Beat him?

If you have never read these books at all then you really have to, it’s not just hype they really are good books and well worth losing a few hours too, Just ask my cousin u until this year she had never read them and had only seen the movies, she too like me is rereading them. Time to move on to the movies then.

Now with the movies Warner Brothers decided to spilt it into two-part and now this seems the norm, for big book adaptations with a few movies following suit. The director was the same for both movies as was the writer. David Yates and Steve Kloves team up to take on the final chapters of Rowling’s books. From The Gringotts Wizarding Bank raid to the epic Battle of Hogwarts.

These two movies back to back make for one great conclusion of Harry’s big screen adventure and the did a brilliant job. This isn’t because they have an epic looking Dragon in te movie oh no this is because they took Rowling’s words and ran with them, ever part was something new. From the calmness of Bill and Fleur’s wedding to the one of the biggest on scene fights I have ever seen, that’s right Mrs Weasley vs Bellatrix. Oh did you think I meant Harry vs Voldemort? Will i guess that was a big fight, wasnt it?

My favorite part is when Professor McGonagall tells Seamus and Neville they can blow up the bridge into Hogwarts its was brilliant and played out so will and there were just so many goods points throughout the two movie run. Plus it has a dragon, did I mention that? Oh I did. If you havent seen any of movies then please watch them even if you never pick up the book you will enjoy the story that unfolds.

Well I guess we better answer the question that I try to answer all the time was the book better than the movie. Now as it stands Book is winning 4 – 2. That being said I think this time I will award the point to, the movie. I just think it did ever thing right, that’s not to say the book wasn’t fantastic it was but the movie just had ever thing I had in my head when I read the book there on the screen. Well done movie you finally pulled one back and the score is now Book 4 – Movie 3.

Join me again soon for anther page vs picture where I will finally move away from HArry Potter and on to another hot bit of Hollywood property.

Untill next time Happy reading and watching.

World of Warcraft: Or How To Lose Hours Of Your Life In One Go.

By Geeky Gem 

Now we all know that I am geek, but did you know I am the type of geek that likes to play online games? Well just one online game to be honest, not that many online games were played before I got into this one, but I am ever so glad I did. I’ve been playing this online game for about two years now on and off. I am of course talking about World of Warcraft, or WoW, to those in the know.

 WoW is massive multi-player online role-playing game or MMORPG by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth game released in the Warcraft universe, the first being Warcraft: Orcs and Humans back in 1994. WoW takes place within the world of Azeroth, about four years after the events in Blizzard’s previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The game came out in November 2004, 10 years after the first Warcraft game hit the shelves.

The game is so addictive, it has expension packs in order to make the world bigger for players, these are The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm. There is soon to be a new expension pack called Mists of Pandoria.

 In game you can choose a number of races with a number of roles. You can be anything from a Human to an Elf, and have the skills of a Mage, right though to a Paladin.

MMORPGing is not for everyone and I can see why, it can be a bit of pain when there are loads of poeple around trying to talk to you and all you want to do is kill the big bad beasty that is coming right for you. I however really enjoying playing this game and will spend hours at a time lost in the rich world and story as I try to level my Paladin higher then my Boyfriends Mage.

The graphics in the game are really good, and some levels you get to fly a Dragon or Girffin depending on the race you choose to be. The game is set out for all levels of gamers from the novice to the well experianced and this is a good thing, as we all have to start somewhere. If you have never played it before and fancy giving it go then I would reconmend it.

Happy Gaming.

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