Tag Archives: Harry Potter

[Fanwork Recommendation] Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis

Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis is a new fan-made series that looks at Hermione’s life post-Hogwarts. It’s incredible, relatable, and funny as hell for the most part (but don’t let your guard down like I did because HGatQLC … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Sorta Snarky Review

Note: I absolutely wrote the wrong title down initally because I am a space case. Deal with it. I went and saw Fantastic Beasts this past week. Considering that my video review is almost an hour long, obviously it inspired … Continue reading

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Stop Using the Harry Potter series’ Original Publication Dates as an Excuse for Rowling’s Diversity Fails

Every time I talk about J. K. Rowling’s current and continuing diversity fails, someone always has to show up to remind me how she “couldn’t write diversely because it was 1997”. Without fail, people are more invested in protecting Rowling … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 – Allegory Overuse (ft. Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series)

Content warnings: this installment of Urban Fantasy 101 contains very brief mentions historical acts of oppression (largely in vague terms), sexual assault and pedophilia in Laurel K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, as well as more indepth references to anti-Black and anti-Native … Continue reading

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Letters to the Author – JK Rowling

Part passive aggressive stress valve, part honest attempt at expressing my continuous frustration with JKR, this first post for Letters to the Author  is me at my grouchiest. Future posts will be more moderate. Maybe. Dear Jo: I can’t remember … Continue reading

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On JK Rowling’s thing about after the fact diversity

My big issue with all of this “after the fact diversity” that we’re seeing around JR Rowling and the Harry Potter series is that she’s getting so much credit for doing basically nothing with regard to representation.

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Fantastic Beasts & Invisible Diversity in the Harry Potter Series

For a body of media that seems fixated on different avenues of oppression, the Harry Potter series is seriously lacking when it comes to actual diversity and oppression that doesn’t revolve around magical beings. Seriously, just about everything’s a metaphor … Continue reading

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