The History of Magic in North America: 1920s

Well, kids, we've reached the end of our magical journey with Pottermore's Magic in North America series. If you haven't, be sure to check out my quick hits from 14th-17th Century, 17th Century and beyond, and the history behind Rappaport's Law. Today's history lesson focuses on the 20s--which is, of course, the time period in … Continue reading The History of Magic in North America: 1920s

The History of Magic In North America: Rappaport’s Law

An alternate title for today's magical history lesson could be "Dorcas Ruins Dating for Everyone". Before I jump in with today's quick hits, be sure to check out the recaps of Day 1 and Day 2 of Pottermore's North American magical history lessons. Today's lesson focused largely on a specific law called Rappaport's Law, which … Continue reading The History of Magic In North America: Rappaport’s Law

The History of Magic In North America: 17th Century and Beyond

So...yesterday's Magic in North America story from JK Rowling got some serious backlash. If you're unsure why there was such an outcry from Native American people, I'd check out A Tribe Called Geek and Dr. Adrienne Keene to hear about the entire thing. Plus, you should probably just follow A Tribe Called Geek anyway, because … Continue reading The History of Magic In North America: 17th Century and Beyond

If You Aren’t on Pottermore Yet, It’s Time to Join

GUYS. Are you on Pottermore? Maybe you were way back when it originally kicked off and you found yourself underwhelmed. I hear that. I wasn't totally stoked on Pottermore when it first launched, but with the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie coming out, the Potter more has been completely … Continue reading If You Aren’t on Pottermore Yet, It’s Time to Join

Everyday Cosplay: Slytherin

With my recent re-sorting into Slytherin, I decided that I needed to update the last Harry Potter-themed everyday cosplay I did a while back to reflect my proper house. While my Gryffindor everyday cosplay was a bit brighter and more colorful, I felt like a Slytherin would keep their look a bit more sleek with some … Continue reading Everyday Cosplay: Slytherin

Getting Sorted Into Slytherin Isn’t a Bad Thing

I'm sure you've heard the rumbling around the Harry Potter fandom. After the re-launch of Pottermore, many fans have discovered that the Sorting Hat quiz was re-invented as well. Many of us took it, and the results shook us to our core. Sure, maybe we fudged our answers the first time around and took the new Sorting … Continue reading Getting Sorted Into Slytherin Isn’t a Bad Thing

5 Fandom Friday: My Top 5 OTPs

I'm not a big shipper myself. Sure, I have fictional couples I like, but I'm not like the shippers I tend to see on the interwebz who are pining for non-canonical romances that will likely never be. I tend to be more of the variety of shipper that says, "If the show tells me to like them … Continue reading 5 Fandom Friday: My Top 5 OTPs

Everyday Cosplay: Bellatrix Lestrange

It's great to emulate awesome characters who encapsulate everything that is good in the world like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Spider-Gwen, or even Katana Girl, but sometimes it's fun to channel someone a bit more...evil. *cue diabolical laughter* So that's what I'm doing today, creating an everyday cosplay look inspired by bad guys, and what better … Continue reading Everyday Cosplay: Bellatrix Lestrange

Potter Week: In Defense of the Time-Turner

It's Potter Week (brought to you by the wonderful team at Common Room), and today's Potter-Prompt is called PotterPowers, and it's all about charms, spells, and other things of that sort. While there are TONS of spells from the magical world that I'd love to try out for myself (using alohomora alone would make life infinitely easier for … Continue reading Potter Week: In Defense of the Time-Turner