accepting my slytherinness

I didn't join Pottermore for the longest time. My relationship with Harry Potter was intense, but troubled. It oscillated between shameless joy and celebration to cheek-biting scrutiny and critique. In one past life, I'd enthusiastically dressed up in costume and painted signs, windows, and children's faces for the midnight releases at the bookstore. In another, … Continue reading accepting my slytherinness

The Cultural Exchange

My husband knows he married a Harry Potter enthusiast. And he, himself, long ago admitted that he once-upon-a-time had been something of a Star Trek fan. "When I was a kid," he said with emphasis, as if awaiting judgment. But what judgment was I to pass? I was well into my twenties when I spent an entire semester solely on Harry Potter and … Continue reading The Cultural Exchange

my review of harry potter and the deathly hallows part two

(Originally published at Press Plus 1) (SPOILER-FREE, BUT YOU WILL PROBABLY HATE ME ANYWAY) I've lamented before, often at great length, about the inherent difficulties that lie in attempting to review something so beloved as Harry Potter. That difficulty is only compounded when taking into account the fact that this is indeed the last film … Continue reading my review of harry potter and the deathly hallows part two

my review of harry potter and the deathly hallows part one

WARNING: THERE BE SPOILERS It’s difficult to offer a review of a Harry Potter movie without first providing a preface stating one’s biases. Are you a Harry Potter fan? If you aren't, why are you going to bother seeing (the first part of) the last instalment now? Why are you even bothering to read a … Continue reading my review of harry potter and the deathly hallows part one

the seven harry potters

Finally, the still I've been waiting to see. The Deathly Hallows ad campaign is one of those things where you really wonder why they should even try. At this point, it's probably the safest cinematic investment any studio could ask for. Two movies? So people are paying double? Done. I must admit though, as one … Continue reading the seven harry potters