The Magic Resisted

When the muggles are taken from us, all that is left is for the wizards to unite.* Day 31 Very aware of my surroundings. Released a baby mandrake from a water orb. I know how the poor little guy feels. We’re all screaming inside. Fought off a boggart to free Ron. The magic resisted. FoundContinue reading “The Magic Resisted”

Gabaldon’s Fifty Shades of Red

While movie sequels sustain the box office, so too, book series are at the forefront of the latest crazes: from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, Twilight to Divergent. Let’s face facts: we like to binge (*cough* House of Cards). I am no exception. Despite reservations, I picked up Diana Gabaldon’s novel Outlander a fewContinue reading “Gabaldon’s Fifty Shades of Red”

Five GIFs that express the sensation of flying with sinus congestion

The title pretty much says it all. Visiting family for Christmas is a great delight; however, flying home with a head cold is more like: 1. Bubblegum about to explode 2. The Death Star exploding 3. Doc Ock losing control of his sun 4. The birth scene in the Alien movies 5. Priori Incantatem inContinue reading “Five GIFs that express the sensation of flying with sinus congestion”

Occlumency for Sleep Talkers

“Occlumency, Potter. The magical defense of the mind against external penetration. An obscure branch of magic, but a highly useful one.” –Professor Snape (Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) One ominous night in fourth grade, I confronted my mother at 3a.m. to demand why my guinea pig was not on the bookshelfContinue reading “Occlumency for Sleep Talkers”