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What Makes a Good Redemption Arc?

Redemption arcs in fiction usually go one of two ways: either the character in question realizes how horrible they've been and makes up for their actions with good deeds (usually by helping the hero with their endeavors), OR they regret all the horrible things they've done and are immediately killed off right after that. Sadly, the second path is seen more often than the first, and it's not a very good arc at all.

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JK Rowling Posts Twitter Tribute to Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, the actor that portrayed Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, passed away four years ago. His death has deeply impacted the fans and, of course, the creator of his most beloved character, JK Rowling. Even though Rowling, who wrote the seven-book series, didn’t write the script for the movies… she was involved in the making of them and like all of us, she holds a special place for Rickman in her heart.

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A fan of the films went on Twitter to thank Rowling for writing Snape’s character and for convincing Rickman to play the role. Rowling then responded back by discussing how Snape plays a role in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, and how when she first saw the character on stage it almost brought tears to her eyes because for a moment she thought Rickman would be turning around (since Snape starts off on stage with his back to the audience).

Snape is definitely the undercover hero of the Harry Potter series. The way he played double agent for Dumbledore to keep track of Voldermort was heroic and wise. I remember reading that for the first time and being in complete shock. Unfortunately, the movie doesn’t do the reveal justice, at least in my opinion, but true fans know what that final moment between Harry and Snape means. However, Alan Rickman did a phenomenal job portraying Snape and he will forever live in the hearts of fans all over the world. Whenever I hear always, I will always think of Snape. 

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The Very Best Very Potter Musical Memes

What is there to say about A Very Potter Musical? It’s one of the greatest works of all time. If you’ve seen it, you’ll understand, and if not, you should probably just go watch it right now. Not even to enjoy these memes better, just because everyone deserves to experience it. Anyone who likes Harry Potter, though, can appreciate the show’s genius, whether they’ve seen it or not.

Watching it the First Time

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This really captures the humor of the whole thing. It’s already there in the source material. It’s very close to the surface. And yeah, the Harry Potter books are wonderfully funny when they want to be, but there’s SO MUCH there that can be brought out. And boy does Very Potter Musical find all of it. They spent a full quarter of their budget on a giant chocolate bar. Go watch it.

 

Cannon?

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When I tell you that Malfoy is the best part of this play, I want you to understand how seriously I mean this. Voldemort tap dances. The sheer physical comedy, I simply cannot describe the genius. Half of Malfoy’s time on stage is spent rolling around. It’s genuinely dazzling. And I’m also pretty sure this is just cannon. Malfoy throws around his father a lot, but do we think his father actually cares?

 

Wisdom

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Listen. Listen. It may seem like that’s a bad name for a school. But like. Hogwarts. When was the last time we thought about that? Certainly not this decade. Maybe not this millennium. Also, this is another Malfoy thing, and you know how I feel about Malfoy. I’ll try and stop. But seriously, a wizard school on Mars? That’s basically the best place I can think of. Why did they throw sci-fi in there? Because they’re geniuses.

 

Seems Fair

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This may be another Malfoy thing a little! Let’s talk about Snape. He throws his cape around, he takes points from Griffindor, and I think that’s valid as it gets. And look at that wig. Honestly I could just go on forever. If you think Snape sounds good, just wait until you see Dumbledore. He’s the absolute most, and I’m amazed all the memes weren’t about him.

 

Zefron

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As someone who’s never had an opinion on Zach Effron in my life, boy do I have opinions about the Zefron poster in a Very Potter Musical. It’s so, so funny. Dumbledore would rather be defeated by Voldemort than destroy it. And Voldemort turned a poster of Zach Effron into a horcrux. They don’t explain this! Zefron poster horcrux. Of course. Makes instant sense.


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