Like every other woman who went through school with frizzy hair and the label “the smart girl,” I identify strongly with Hermione Granger. I have no illusions about how clichéd this is. It’s about as original as every non-Republican professional woman with glasses believing herself to be the real-life Liz Lemon.
Tag: Harry Potter
On Reading Twilight and Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter moved me to rush home and re-read the whole series from the beginning. I also figured that since Eclipse was releasing to theaters soon after my return, I would trudge through the final three installments of Twilight and have a wonderful time writing a series of blog posts analyzing… Continue reading On Reading Twilight and Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Our Awesome Soft Opening Adventure
My wife and I had planned our trip to Florida (our vacanymoon to steal a term from a friend) around the biennial Joss Whedon conference Slayage. We thought we were getting incredibly lucky because Universal Orlando’s new theme park—The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, obviously—had been pushed back to a Spring 2010 opening. When we… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Our Awesome Soft Opening Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Soft Opening Impressions and Red Carpet Event
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has its grand opening on June 18, 2010. My wife and I are currently vacationing (pseudo-belated honeymoon style) in Orlando, but have to leave before the 18th. Luckily, Universal is going through their soft opening right now, and we were able to sneak a peek at some of the… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Soft Opening Impressions and Red Carpet Event
Whose Story is It Anyway?
Every story is about someone, one particular character without whom the story could simply not be told. Every time we pick up a book or watch a movie, we are investing in this single character. It might be the main character; it usually is. We follow them as spectators through their adventures, trials, and journeys,… Continue reading Whose Story is It Anyway?