What Literary Magic Makes ‘Harry Potter’ So Special?

What Literary Magic Makes ‘Harry Potter’ So Special?

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Nineteen years ago today, the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone was brought to the big screen, branding the Wizarding World in our young hearts and ever evolving minds. Here we are, almost two decades older than when we began this journey with out favorite boy wizard, and we’re just as amazed (or, more accurately, obsessed) as ever by his story. In commemoration of the day that brought Harry and his magical adventures into our lives for good, I thought I’d give a bit of a brief analysis (with some of my own personal Potter memories) about what makes Harry Potter so special?

The Real Hogwarts Experience According to ‘My Life as a Background Slytherin’

The Real Hogwarts Experience According to ‘My Life as a Background Slytherin’

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to Hogwarts while the events of the seven books were taking place? Wonder no more. Emily McGovern has laid it all out in her brilliant comic series, My Life as a Background Slytherin (and Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor). Tag yourself I guess? Here are my faves.   Ravenclaw I’m just saying, her objection DOES make sense. Now, maybe this was explained in a tweet or something, I don’t know, and I frankly don’t care. Most of England is south of London, and much of Wales, as well as …

The Real Hogwarts Experience According to 'My Life as a Background Slytherin'

The Real Hogwarts Experience According to 'My Life as a Background Slytherin'

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to Hogwarts while the events of the seven books were taking place? Wonder no more. Emily McGovern has laid it all out in her brilliant comic series, My Life as a Background Slytherin (and Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor). Tag yourself I guess? Here are my faves.   Ravenclaw I’m just saying, her objection DOES make sense. Now, maybe this was explained in a tweet or something, I don’t know, and I frankly don’t care. Most of England is south of London, and much of Wales, as well as …

Top 7 Harry Potter Memes

Top 7 Harry Potter Memes

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Harry Potter has had twenty plus years to percolate in popular culture, and it’s produced a lot of content, including memes. Here are some funny ones.   He Takes His Job Seriously   Image via Imgur   The last thing Snape needs is art teacher vibes. I hate to let them down! It does make me feel like I understand Neville’s suffering though. Once in grade school, an art teacher told me I was bad at collages. I was stunned. I’m just glad I didn’t need to eat it.     Harry Potter, King of Shade   Image via LiveAbout …