Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Morgan Media and Secondary Characters Bloghop

Morgan Media is a business that provides services to authours and was created by our dear Rachel Morgan.  Services include book covers, proofreading, book trailers and more. Rachel has truly outdone herself and the website launched on Monday May 20. So hurry on over and check it out to see if any of her services are right for you. 

Today I'm participating in the Secondary Characters Bloghop hosted by Rachel Schieffelbein cohosted by Theresa PaoloKelley LynnJenny Morris Suzi Retzlaff and Jessica Sayler. Today I'm going for the more obscure characters, ones you might have forgotten or not think of as much. There is a big spoiler for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, so if you don't want to know skip Amos Diggory's section.

Sally in Oblivion

Oblivion is a 2013 sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise as Commander Jack Harper  (Tech 49), a drone repair man in year 2077 on a ravaged Earth. Sally is the mission controller for both him and Victoria (his communications officer and lover). Unlike the other two Sally is stationed on the 'Tet' which is a space station orbiting the Earth. She gives them directives including warnings of Scavs (alien invaders) and allows the release of drones to assist Jack on his missions. With her Southern Accent and charm she is a fun gal to talk to even when it's monotonous work being done. But there is another side to Sally and when she asks if Victoria and Jack are an effective team, everything goes well until someone stops saying yes. And her secondary role takes on a new form.

Sally: Tower 49, this is mission control. How are you all doing this lovely morning?

Sally: Are you an effective team?

Sally: There's been a pattern of insubordinate behavior recently.

Amos Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book and Movie)

While he's technically a minor character Amos Diggory starts off in both the book and movie as the happy and proud father of Cedric Diggory. 

But when tragedy strikes in the last half he shines best in the movie. 

Played by Jeff Rawle I've seen very few outright sob fest by men which are not only top caliber but gut wrenching. Amos's sobs were truly of a father who lost his son and while his role might have been minor his grief wasn't. Just look at the two shots below if you disagree with me.

(Tragic) Quote: [Pushing his way frantically through the crowd] Let me through. LET ME THROUGH! Let me through, THAT'S MY SON! That's my boy! 

Well that's the gist of it. Remember to check out the other blogs in this blogfest and thanks for stopping by. See you guys on Friday for the Celebrate hop and Becoming a Legend Cover Reveal.


  1. I haven't seen Oblivion yet, but it's on my list!
    Some secondary characters really do shine!

  2. That Southern twang certainly made Sally stand out.
    Congratulations to Rachel!

  3. Great post. I'm going to hop over to Morgan Media and check it out.

  4. Great choices. Yeah, Morgan was just too chipper not to be creepy. The things she kept asking. *shudders*

    And I found Diggory's grief so powerful!

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  6. I haven't seen Oblivion. Actually haven't heard of it either. I'll have to go check it out though--or actually if it's at the theaters, wait till it's on DVD.

  7. Like a lot of commenters above, I haven't seen Oblivion either. I'm definitely interested in it now!

  8. That's a great secondary character from Harry Potter- I'm not sure who mine would be from that series...Luna perhaps?
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  9. I haven't seen Oblivion, or (and I hate to admit it) Harry Potter. But Harry is on my TBR list. I look forward to reading about Amos!

  10. I haven't seen Oblivion. I have a hard time watching Tom Cruise. LOL. I never really thought about Cedric's dad that much. But he is a great tragic character.

  11. Oblivian sounds like an interesting film thanks for sharing!

  12. I haven't had a chance to check out Oblivion, yet, but it sounds pretty good.

    Amos Diggory isn't a character I would have thought of for this, but he does fit....nice one! :)

  13. Great picks! Sally is officially creepy even when she's being professional, and Amos Diggory is an awesome choice!

  14. Checked out Rachel's site. Very impressive!

    Great character choices. I counted on you to be unique!

  15. Good choice with Amos! Harry potter is so diverse :)

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  17. Amos Diggery is a fantastic choice!

  18. I haven't seen Oblivion. May have to check it out.

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  19. I saw Oblivion the other day and Sally had the right balance of helping and turning the MC life upside down.

  20. havent seen oblivion yet, but i love a good southern accent! more to look forward to

    and a strange, but worthy choice from harry potter. we saw this again recently, such a sad ending!

    great post! & yay for morgan!

  21. Amos always annoys me for the first part of Goblet of Fire, because he keeps going on about Cedric being the better Quidditch player, and he's just a little too boastful, but you have to forgive him by the end of the book. It really is heartbreaking.

  22. I remember that scene in Harry Potter. It was heartwrenching.

  23. Haven't seen either film. The secondary characters are like the seasoning on food that makes it taste better.

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  24. Thank you so very much for sharing about Morgan Media :-)

  25. I don't much care for Tom Cruise, however, Oblivion knocked it out of the park for me. That being said, some of my favorite movies of all time have Tom Cruise in them. 1) Vanilla Sky (can't get enough of this one) 2) Interview with the Vampire (love it) 3) Jerry Maguire (man Cuba Gooding is so good). So's weird I don't really care for Tom Cruise all that much because I absolutely love some of his movies.

    Go figure.

  26. Haven't seen Oblivion and *hides* I haven't read or seen Harry Potter either. I feel like I'm breaking the law when I say that lol

  27. I'm hiding with Theresa about not seeing Oblivion! *sniff* What is wrong with me? Don't answer that! Good choice on Amos Diggory though and I love how you've gone with the more obscure characters! :)

    And YAY for Rachel's new website. I'll have to check it out!

  28. If I've seen Oblivion it was in snapshots. I think I should check it out again. Hubby will approve!

  29. Amos Diggory: Truly one of the most moving and heart-wrenching scenes I've ever seen in a movie. :'(

  30. I've never seen Oblivion, but I must say your description is chilling: everything goes well until someone stops saying yes.
    Wow. That's powerful.

  31. Hi, Sheena,
    Hope you had a productive labour day.
    Congrats to Rachel!

  32. That scene is quite possibly the best in the entire Harry Potter movie franchise.


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