20 Fan-tastic Redesigns of Harry Potter Paint New Wizarding Romances

20 Fan-tastic Redesigns of Harry Potter Paint New Wizarding Romances

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I believe J. K. Rolling’s fantastic books about the Wizarding World not only present an imaginary territory in her mind, but also unfold dimensions of creativity for so many Harry Potter fans… And this allows them to be Fan-tastic.     Screenpaint has this amazing article about HP fans’ creativity. We love to see Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermonie, James and Lily, and Lupin and Tonks in Rowling’s original settings. They’re romantic couples, no doubt. Yet, paralleling the Potterverse, there are lines of flight sprawling and multiplying with a group of unsatisfied, bold, and creative fans-artists. They reimagine the romances among characters, scatter them, …

5 Book-Inspired Dates for You and Your Literary Lover

5 Book-Inspired Dates for You and Your Literary Lover

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Ah yes, nothing is quite as lovely and dreamy as a first date that you’ve been looking forward to all week. Those butterflies, knowing smiles, and subtle touches can get pretty dreamy. However, if you’re a bookworm or on the more creative side, sometimes dinner and a movie just doesn’t cut it.   You want to get to know your date, but you always want to impress them and show them a little bit about you and how fun you can really be. Well, we’re here to help when it comes to the dream literary date. Everyone wants to feel like …

James Joyce’s Steamy Love Letters Are Better Than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

James Joyce’s Steamy Love Letters Are Better Than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Irish writer James Joyce may best be remembered as a literary icon whose written work, Ulysses, cemented his image as a wise and intelligent mind hiding behind a soft and innocent-looking face.   Don’t be fooled, however. Yes, he is in fact intelligent, but he’s certainty not soft (in more ways than one). Behind those puppy dog eyes, thick mustache, and posh bowtie happens to be a dirty old man. Seriously dirty, dirty man.   The same passion and experimental attitude this linguistic mastermind brought to his stories and poetry he also translated to other avenues of his personal life. For those unfamiliar with …

This Witty Comic Strip Makes Classics Chuckle-Worthy

This Witty Comic Strip Makes Classics Chuckle-Worthy

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Literature has a way of bleeding into other mediums. Movies, TV, comics, etc. However, when readers turn their eyes to classics, they usually don’t give them funny spins. Canadian comic artist Kate Beaton does her own thing, though, portraying classic books as hilarious comic strips.   Via Warren Smith   Since about 2007, Beaton has produced an online comic strip called Hark! A Vagrant. She has produced hundreds of comic strips, covering a wide variety of subjects including literature, history, superhero stuff, and everything in between. Her work has been featured in notable magazines and newspapers from Time to Wired. After taking a look …

Swipe on the Tinders of Famous Literary Characters

Swipe on the Tinders of Famous Literary Characters

1. Holden Caufield     Not into phonies. 6”2, if that matters. Smoker. Drinker. I’m probably the biggest sex maniac you ever saw, but recovering from an operation on my clavichord.   2. Golem     Looking for a ring. Something to call precious.     3. Patrick Bateman     Return some videotapes and chill?   About Huey Lewis and the News: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in ’83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp …