When I started dating my current boyfriend, he decided it was time to finally pick up Harry Potter, if only for the sake of our relationship. Otherwise, how could he hope to communicate with a girlfriend who speaks in 50 percent Harry Potter quotes? Ever wondered what your impression of the books would be if you picked them up in your mid-twenties, two decades after they came out? Wondering if it’s worth your time to jump on the bandwagon now if you missed the boat so many years ago? Let’s ask him and find out! Continue reading Never Too Late – Picking up Harry Potter as an Adult
Integrity, loyalty, empathy, compassion. These are some of the moral components of lessons learned throughout Harry Potter. The novels have taught their readers lessons in being good people, in standing up for what they believe in, for fighting for what is right and raising your voice to do so. That is why when J.K. Rowling did not raise her own voice in light of the casting within the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films, something seemed off.
J.K. Rowling is a fantastic writer and has been a triumphant voice against hatred, in favor of feminism and equality. However, her support of Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald makes her commitment to those beliefs questionable.
Trigger Warning: Discussion of abuse
Hello Daily Geekette Readers! Today we wish Harry Potter, and his creator J. K. Rowling, a very happy birthday! As we do every year, The Daily Geekette will celebrate by taking a look at the world that Rowling has created and trying to see it through new lenses.
The Harry Potter canon expanded this year to include the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the play The Cursed Child. We’ve got some really great articles for you this year based on the new canon, as well as on the books we have continued to love for the past 20 years.
Stay tuned for some awesome new articles and have a happy Harry Potter Week!
Check out some of our previous Harry Potter articles here!
Happy Harry Potter week, friends! Our annual celebration is upon us. Our queen, J.K. Rowling, and The Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter, are another year older. In honor of this joyous time, we will be recreating Harry’s birthday cake made by our favorite keeper of keys, Hagrid. This cake is being made in super easy mode: the cake has two ingredients and the frosting is store-bought. So, sit tight and follow me on this magical baking journey. Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake: A Harry Potter Baking Experiment
Hello fellow Harry Potter fans! It’s Harry Potter week, and that means getting ready for HP movie marathons and re-reading the series! When I entered the world of Harry Potter, you could say I entered in reverse. I actually watched the movies before I read all of the books. This is very unusual for me, since I always try to read the book before the movie adaptation comes out. However, when I was younger I just couldn’t seem to pick up the books and read them. I like to think of it as something that was meant to be. With that being said, there are some pros and cons to experiencing Harry Potter in “reverse.”
Welcome to the Thursday of Harry Potter Week! All this hubbub about the play script has got me thinking…What’s next? JKR already has quite the diverse repertoire. In addition to the original Harry Potter heptology, there are the reference books Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch through the Ages, plus the book of fairytales, Beedle the Bard. Not to mention all her non-Harry-Potter-related adult works, some of which were written under a pseudonym. On the silver screen are the original eight movies and now Fantastic Beasts is on the way (with new content from JKR). And coming up is the drama production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and its script, which will be released on the 31st. Lastly, there is the interactive web experience that is Pottermore. So what genre or medium should J.K. Rowling tackle next? Let’s consider a few options: Continue reading What Should J.K. Rowling Try Next?
What’s in a Hogwarts House? This year, we interviewed some of the witches here at the Daily Geekette to find out where it is the Sorting Hat assigned them.
Using the following questionnaire, some of our staff waxed poetic on their responses, while other offered some concise answers:
Today is a very important day in the Harry Potter fandom. On this day, the Boy Who Lived was born. Not just Harry, though. Our Queen, J.K. Rowling also graced our planet with her majestic presence. In honor of them, we are making homemade Butterbeer to toast in their honor. Continue reading How to Make Butterbeer
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.
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.
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.