Our Favorite Timeless Plots

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  There are seven stories in the world.   It’s a well used maxim and not necessarily true. (Kipling, for example, claimed there were sixty-nine stories in the world). But the truth remains that various plots have been invented and reinvented since the beginning of the press. Some have been re-imagined so often that they [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Things That Really Don’t Matter

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It’s going to be a pretty short Gimbling in the Wabe this week, not because I’ve suddenly lost my gift of gab, or had an epiphany that brevity really is the soul of wit.  It’s because what I feel like addressing is quite simple. It started with a sudden hoopla on social media about how [….]

Rowling Sinks the Good Ship

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Yesterday, the long-silent Harry Potter fandom received a bit of a shock when news leaked that JK Rowling admitted she would not have paired Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley today. During an interview held by Potter actress Emma Watson for Wonderland magazine, Rowling admitted that her initial preference was to have Hermione and Ron remain [….]

Awesome Fan-Made Mug Shots After Voldemort Won

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Tumblr user Pragmatique has created these gorgeous Harry Potter posters that envision a world where Voldemort had won, including wanted posters for our favorite teen wizards and propoganda posters for Voldemort and the Malfoys. The ladies look especially fierce in their Wanted posters – who would cross Hermione when she looks that tough?! (via Nerd [….]

The Most Common Phrases in ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ and ‘Twilight’

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From Flavorwire: Ben Blatt of Slate decided to see what adjectives, adverbs, and sentences pop up most in the popular young adult series Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter. Twilight is, to no one’s surprise, superficially glittery and “wrapped in emotion.” J.K. Rowling has a heavy “reliance on suspense.” Blatt noticed an interesting pattern in [….]

Harry Potter ‘Fanfic on Film’ is Pretty Cool

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12 years ago, on Nov. 16, the film adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” opened in theaters, starting an eight film series that would go on to gross more than $7 billion. It has been over two years since the final film was released, but that didn’t stop filmmaker Wren Weichman from continuing the story [….]

USPS announces how to obtain your First-Day-Of-Issue Harry Potter 46 Forever Stamps

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From Mugglenet: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is releasing a new Harry Potter 46c Forever stamp for the upcoming holiday season. While there have still been no images of the stamps made available yet, the USPS has announced in a recent bulletin that they will be releasing the ‘Potter‘ themed stamps beginning on November 19th. Prices are 46 [….]

Rowling’s ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’ Becomes a Short Film

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From Mugglenet: A group of students at the New England School of Communication in Maine are creating a short live-action film adapting J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’ from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Filming on the short has already begun, and by the looks of the production video from NESCom’s official page [….]

‘Harry Potter’ Producer Speaks On ‘Very Special’ ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’

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“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling delighted fans last week when she made an announcement with Warner Bros. that she has plans to continue the world of the famed boy wizard. “I can’t talk really about it yet,” David Heyman, producer for the “Harry Potter” films, said in a recent interview with ComingSoon.net. “All I can [….]