• Review my college essay please?

    This is a first draft that I wrote, and I was wondering if someone who does not know me could read this essay and help me fix it to an acceptable standard, please and thanks! I walk through the archway and see snow glistening on the roofs of a small village drenched in the 95 degree heat and reality runs away from me. Barely any time to ponder... show more
    This is a first draft that I wrote, and I was wondering if someone who does not know me could read this essay and help me fix it to an acceptable standard, please and thanks! I walk through the archway and see snow glistening on the roofs of a small village drenched in the 95 degree heat and reality runs away from me. Barely any time to ponder and wow at the scenery, though. I have to get to the castle first, or else there will be lines. And waiting. I’ve been waiting eleven years for this, no more waiting. I hurry past the impossible snow and the crowds of tourists. They will wait in a line later. Once out of the village you can see it. It’s Hogwarts; or a replica of it at least. I pause at it’s grand sight and snap a picture. But I can look at it more later, right now the lines need to be addressed. I hurry past another archway and, finally, I enter Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The magic, the stone, the wonderful attention to detail that was employed in creating this replica of the prestigious school. Only now am I reminded that I have come to the place that I have been dreaming about for eleven years towing along behind me some less enthusiastic baggage. Namely, my mother and two sisters. As much as I love them, they don’t seem to realize how important an accomplishment this is for me. Walking slowly and not fully oohing and awing at the magic of Hogwarts are two things that they excel at and two reasons why I wish I had gone alone, as well as their insistence that reality is closer than I would like to accept. But reality is the here and now that we all must eventually face, and is incidentally the reason that I have written down my first encounter with a professionally built Hogwarts. College is upon me and I have to accept the sad fact that I didn’t go to Hogwarts, and and I won’t have a career as an internationally acclaimed quidditch star like Ginny Weasley. However, I do get the opportunity to face reality in a friendly, nurturing, college-type environment. This environment will ideally be somewhere where I can learn and grow, as well as add to my own personal stash of experiences that make me the person that I am today. During my college experience I wish to find again the disregard of reality that I have held onto for so long. As Albert Einstein says: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” P.S. I realize that it's not very good, it's a first draft, deal with it :)
    2 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 7 years ago
  • How to view Pages documents?

    So I e-mailed myself a pages document from school and I just want to view it at my house. Is there a way to do that? I hear that you're supposed to do that export thing, but it's too late now, so is there a way that I can look at it?
    So I e-mailed myself a pages document from school and I just want to view it at my house. Is there a way to do that? I hear that you're supposed to do that export thing, but it's too late now, so is there a way that I can look at it?
    2 answers · Software · 8 years ago
  • Does anyone else get annoyed by people who call themselves vampire fiction fans but haven't read Dracula?

    I do. I know quite a few who just refuse to read Dracula because it's too long and complicated. I personally think that if you're going to call yourself a fan of something, you should be well rounded in the subject, even if you don't like part of it. It really bothers me when I talk to people and they say they LOVE vampire fiction, but... show more
    I do. I know quite a few who just refuse to read Dracula because it's too long and complicated. I personally think that if you're going to call yourself a fan of something, you should be well rounded in the subject, even if you don't like part of it. It really bothers me when I talk to people and they say they LOVE vampire fiction, but when I start talking about Dracula, they haven't even seen the origional movie. Anyone else feel this way?
    4 answers · Books & Authors · 8 years ago
  • Why are Sci-fi and Fantasy always paired up?

    It's a little annoying. I don't dislike sci-fi, but I'd much rather read fantasy, and when I go to the bookstore/library it takes me forever to find a good fantasy book that has nothing to do with science or a futureistic world.
    It's a little annoying. I don't dislike sci-fi, but I'd much rather read fantasy, and when I go to the bookstore/library it takes me forever to find a good fantasy book that has nothing to do with science or a futureistic world.
    6 answers · Books & Authors · 9 years ago
  • If Felix Felicis has to stew for six months, then how does Slughorn have it ready on the first day of class?

    He was in hiding all summer, so when did he have time to make a potion that takes six months?
    He was in hiding all summer, so when did he have time to make a potion that takes six months?
    5 answers · Books & Authors · 9 years ago
  • What would happen to a vampire if they got hit by Avada Kedavra?

    I'm writing a fan fiction that will eventually include this, and I was wondering, since vampires are already dead, what would Avada Kedavra do to it?
    I'm writing a fan fiction that will eventually include this, and I was wondering, since vampires are already dead, what would Avada Kedavra do to it?
    8 answers · Books & Authors · 9 years ago