Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Harry’s Birthday? I Could’ve Sworn it Was on July 31?

Today makes the 20th anniversary of the publication of a children’s book. That’s usually not a monumental occasion in popular culture. But in this case it’s like the release date for Meet the Beatles. On this date Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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Caturday – Pining for Summer

There are sparrows and chickadees in the trees outside, singing and carrying on. Luna Lovegood would like to join them, bringing great injury and death. I guess we should have named her Bellatrix Lestrange.

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Sort of How I Spent My Summer

It turned out that I got quite a bit read this summer. John Scalzi’s The Last Colony, two of Stross’s Laundry Files books, a manual on the Steampunk movement, re-read The Magicians, Daniel Abraham’s splendid closer to the Dagger and … Continue reading

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Alan Rickman – An Appreciation

In geek circles, Alan Rickman is known for two particular things: his marvelous run as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies and for the long-suffering and pompous Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest. In pop culture he will always be … Continue reading

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Master has given Dobby a sock

My wife has given me the gift of warm tootsies. Ever since I’ve been free of wearing a cast/boot on my foot I have been wearing these black sandals with a Velcro strap across the top. They’re two sizes too … Continue reading

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Yeah, It’s a Nerd Rant. Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn Ya.

My wife has issues with reading. She has had issues with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as long as I’ve known her but for the last fifteen years or so it has ruined her ability to read. This is pretty heartbreaking for someone … Continue reading

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Writing Down the Gals

While rewriting, it occurred to me that the book opens with three chapters each introducing female characters. I’m adding foibles and textures, getting things right. The photo above is a perfect example of how to get it right and how … Continue reading

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