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How to be a Harry Potter Fan as an Adult

The Harry Potter generation has now hit their twenties, and whether we like it or not, this effects what we want out of our fandom. Although we are often the first to stand up and disagree when someone calls Harry Potter “just a children’s book,” there are some aspects of the fandom that are specifically geared towards kids, and sometimes you just feel out of place there as an adult. But there are ways to keep the fandom alive and be a grown-up at the same time. Read more for the Geekettes’ tips on how to HP as an adult! Continue reading How to be a Harry Potter Fan as an Adult

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The Best Moments of Theatricality to Come From Harry Potter

imageThe Harry Potter books have inspired eight movies already, with a new trilogy of films based on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them companion book coming. The HP films have drawn almost every British actor who has ever won an award. Soon, Harry Potter will grace the professional stage in London. These books are so full of drama and intrigue, they need to be retold, and rethought with immense theatricality.

Here are some of the absolute best moments which were inspired by or came about because of The Harry Potter series:

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Harry Potter and the Sustainable Legacy

Like so many others, when my Hogwarts letter failed to come, I begrudgingly accepted it. I supplemented my access to the Harry Potter universe in a variety of media. Celebrating Hogwarts and her amalgamation of characters in a surplus of fandom. I have no lack of resources. il_570xN.298284321

Our connections to its story and characters are palpable and however awesome any transformation may be, it’s always best to get it from the source, which leads to my recent resurgent into the magical world through Pottermore. Clearly late to the party (the website was published in 2009), my dreams (along with my collective compatriots’)  are answered. Welcome my friend to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The in-depth website from J.K. Rowling herself allows players to interact within the universe, offering exclusive stories and immersion in to the Harry Potter universe.

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My Health Challenge to you, Gamers!

In my previous post I talked about why gaming can be good for you and made references to people I see on the internet reporting back, my own balanced life, and the broken gamer stereotype. Gamers can be healthy people with balanced lives and great hobbies all while engaged in a good game.  While I alluded to it, I didn’t discuss exactly how gaming impacts my lifestyle. I’d also like to discuss a challenge I have for myself and all of you.

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“My Immortal”: Harry Potter Fan Fiction Keeping the Love Alive

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Happy Harry Potter week! For this celebratory week, Brianna and I will be talking about a Fan Fiction very close to my heart. This Fan Fiction is “My Immortal.” This Fan Fiction is infamous. Infamous for being hilariously bad. So bad that it’s amazing.

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“Hawkeye”: It May ‘Look Bad’, But It’s Oh So Good

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Spoiler Alert!

Bro? Seriously? Why are you not reading this series?

Marvel Comics is mainly known for one thing: comic books. However, with this series, they have officially crossed into the world of comic art. In all my years of readership, I have never encountered a series as thoughtfully drawn, organized and written as “Hawkeye”…

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Let’s get started, shall we?

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1000th Post: What It Means To Be A Geekette

In honor of our 1000th post (HOW AMAZING IS THAT???), we wanted to bring together our writers, and talk about what being a Geekette means to each of us.

For me (Sarah), being a Geekette isn’t just about being a geek. It’s about working to bring IMG_4700all kinds of people together, regardless of gender, sex, orientation, race, etc., and creating a space where every one can feel like a part of the community we all love so much. Four of us came together with one goal in mind with this website: to break down the boundaries women face in the geek world. But I think that the term “Geekette” has come to mean so much more than that.  It’s about creating a community in itself, and including all people who want to be included, and repecting all people around us.

Here’s what the rest of the Geekette team thinks!

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Welcome to Harry Potter Week 2015!

imageWe at Daily Geekette (most of us anyway) love Harry Potter. Last year we celebrated Harry’s birthday, as well as J. K. Rowling’s birthday, with a whole week of awesome articles. We had so much fun doing it that we’re back for year two! We’ll also be celebrating Neville Longbottom’s birthday!

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What to Watch This Weekend: “GTFO”

You’ve heard about #Gamergate, you’ve heard about harrassment in online games, you’ve heard about Anita Sarkeesian — probably from conflicting stories or multiple sources covering different time periods and perspectives. Well, what if you could see it all in one convenient location?

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Harry Potter’s Search for Happiness: How Hogwarts Changed His Life Forever

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter is introduced as an eleven-year-old orphan who lives with his mean aunt and uncle and lives in a cupboard under the stairs. He leads a miserable life and wants nothing more than to escape somehow. One day, while on a trip with his cousin, aunt, and uncle, there is a knock on the door. Well, it would be more accurate to say the door was knocked down. A man named Rubeus Hagrid tells Harry that he is a wizard and gives him an invitation to attend a school called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is an opportunity that changes change Harry’s life forever.

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