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Everything about Nine was great




Everything he said was pure gold



And not just the funny and sass…


Literally everything


Even when he don’t say anything, tho




I love how he was always smiling


Even though he was the most damaged Doctor


The way he looked at Rose



image hells yeah



I want him back

This was not ok

imagined if he had stayed one more season tho we would have never let him go



Dear readers,

Like me, Twitter may have told you today that it is National Siblings Day. Thank you Twitter. And maybe you have siblings and spared a thought for them. For me, blogging inspiration struck! The thing is, in my totally biased opinion my siblings are the best in the world. Why?…

I find this super-adorable for a couple of reasons. First, my parents had to instate a “No Singing at the Dinner Table” rule because my sisters and I would randomly burst out into song: sometimes songs we all learned in school. Other times totally random made-up songs. I am now 24 years old and in grad school and when I go home we STILL get yelled at for singing at the dinner table. 

And second, I would LOVE to see more siblings of three. It would definitely be an interesting way to investigate relationships. I mean, I’m very close with both of my sisters but in VERY different ways. 

However, we are three girls which, while maybe not SUPER popular is at least familiar. My sisters and I want to dress up like the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus for Halloween some year. 

princessbookworm This just made my day! I love that you and your sisters had a ‘no singing rule’ at the table, and totally agree about exploring the different relationships within a sibling trio (triforce?). Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it’s always wonderful to know that something you write resonates with someone else :) P.S. Perfect Halloween idea is perfect - hope you guys go for it!


I am so entirely sick of people ragging on characters that want/try to do the right thing. see: Captain America, see: Superman, see: Scott McCall

It’s always so utterly transparent too. Like I get it, these characters make you uncomfortable because you see them in all the…

Dear readers,

Like me, Twitter may have told you today that it is National Siblings Day.  Thank you Twitter.  And maybe you have siblings and spared a thought for them.  For me, blogging inspiration struck!  The thing is, in my totally biased opinion my siblings are the best in the world.  Why?  We share a similar sense of humor, they’re both great people, and I can always count on them.  Basically, our relationship boils to down this:

  1. When we were kids, our parents would occasionally have to come up with a ‘no talking rule’ at the dinner table because an hour+ into dinner we’d still be chatting and giggling at stories with each other (but it was a school night and there were things to be done).
  2. To this day, when we play Mario Party, we play with a collective goal – make sure none of us comes in last and the computer player loses.  Everybody wins.

Of course, that’s not to say we don’t have our disagreements.  It’s not all dinner chats and playing nicely, we certainly hit snags now and then.  But really, what compelling sibling relationship doesn’t?

But that’s the beautiful part…it doesn’t matter.  Whatever happens, at the end of the day we’ve got each other’s backs.

Avatar The Last Airbender - Katara, Sokka Water Tribe gif

But then National Sibling Day got me thinking about siblings in pop culture.  After thinking a back to shows I grew up with, books I love, movies, etc., I’ve come the realization that the world of storytelling is sadly lacking in siblings of three (seriously, a gold mine of narrative opportunity).  Characters tend to jump from only child, to one brother or sister, to Weasleys.

"He got off, he got off!" Ginny, Fred, George Weasley - The weasleys by SivJE on deviantART

“He got off!” The little details JK added to imply the strong bond between Ginny and the twins as the books progressed? Brilliant.

And there’s nothing wrong with that; there are fantastic stories featuring those dynamics!  I mean, you’ve got everything from Sherlock Holmes and Thor listed above to Rocket Power (weren’t 90′s cartoons the best?),  to the Boxcar Children, Pride and Prejudice, The Chronicles of Narnia, and so on and so forth.  All 0, 1, or 3+ siblings.  Sure, it tends to work out fairly well as the protagonist forms a trio or group with best friends (two of which will inevitably enter a romantic relationship).  But there are a few exceptions I’ve managed to pinpoint.

Bob's Burgers siblings - Louise, Tina,and Gene

In the cartoon world, there’s the Simpsons, the Belchers, and the Incredibles (huh, there really aren’t many siblings at all in Disney movies).  Sitcoms seem to be the most common place to find the family with three kids; Modern Family, Boy Meets World, Full House, The Middle, Even Stevens, and probably a few more.  Now in books, the only trio that jumps out at me are the ever unfortunate Baudelaire children.  There must be others, though…

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny

“Sometimes, just saying that you hate something, and having someone agree with you, can make you feel better about a terrible situation.”

It’s interesting to me that I’ve never come across any sibling group of characters that exactly mirrors our gender and order (boy, girl, girl) – who knows?  Maybe I’ll write that some day.  If you have a sibling, you know what a huge influence brothers and sisters have on your life.  Mine make me laugh and inspire me all the time with their antics and the way they see the world.  I can’t imagine a life without them!

Anyway the real point here is: Middle children, we’ve got to do something about this woeful under representation.

Have siblings of your own that you connect with certain stories?  Have a favorite sibling duo, trio, clan team that I’ve forgotten?  Leave a comment!  Thanks for reading, cheers!  Until then…

Mischief managed

Costa Rica trip - bro, sis, and me

An old favorite :)

Siblings of Three - A look into the siblings of pop culture - and my own! #NationalSiblingsDay Dear readers, Like me, Twitter may have told you today that it is National Siblings Day…


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