A spell was cast over Orlando last weekend, but apparently none of them were Fidelius, Disillusionment nor Muggle-Repelling charms because thousands...
Had Dumbledore been written as gay, Granger as black, or Anthony Goldstein as Jewish -- three interpretations which have been asserted or endorsed by Rowling since publication -- she may have diversified her fiction with a legitimate and powerful literary voice.
This inner dilemma that Rickman brought out in the character of Snape, that good and evil are everywhere but that we have the ability to choose what we want to be, is the most important lesson I learned from Harry Potter.
When we love someone, we need to love them like Snape -- unconditionally and always. When we are given hard choices to make in life, we need to stick with loyalty over deceit.
I not only didn't have to follow a template or measurement of my brain's responses in comparison to the people (Muggles) around me, I also got to satisfy the child-like part of myself that was raised to believe that parentless people (or kids with serious PTSD) could be heroic.
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
The problem with rejection is not the rejection itself, just the fact we cannot understand the greater plan behind it in that moment. Nor do we want to as we are too busy licking our wounds and cursing the world. Rejection only makes sense with hindsight. Here are six reasons that rejection (eventually) rules:
Young Muggles around the world hold their breath before opening their mailboxes, waiting for the day a snow-flecked owl will deliver their acceptance ...
By the time you hit 30, you're expected to know what you're doing with the rest of your life. No finding new passions. No rising to unexpected heights of success. You're an adult. The remaining decades are just about not screwing it up. Right?
In anticipation of the Sorcerer's Stone anniversary, we researched that ultimate expression of appreciation and came up with a list of 17 things we wish had happened in the Harry Potter books.
I have several buildings in mind that would be perfect, but am certainly open to your suggestions, and I love real estate shopping. Once we find a place, let's talk to Nate Berkus about decorating, he seems like a fun guy to work with.
Kurt Vonnegut has written almost 20 bestselling books. His book Cat's Cradle is required reading in almost every high school. I love him. But... he was a total failure.
I am not sure when I read the first book or when I finished reading them for the first time. I do remember it was 2006 when I read them the second time. All seven books of them. In one week. In between working full time and researching infertility treatments.
We can probably expect an interlude between the next seasons of Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots, and the duration of that lull will hinge largely on how PBS chooses to balance and accommodate the sometimes competing goals of content accuracy and viewer demand.
The author creates a world in words on a page. A voice artist gives audio life to those words and world through the "theatre of the mind." The very best of voice artists become invisible as you listen to the life they have created.
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