FictionWriting

Harry Potter and the Unexpected Obsession

A while ago, I wrote about some of the aspects of the Harry Potter that I took issue with and how I accidentally wrote a novel in an attempt to make a Harry Potter story without so much abuse and poor teaching. Well, I’ve just released a second novel set in the Harry Potter …

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Activism

Resisto Tyrannus

I use writing Harry Potter fanfiction as a way to give myself a break from the cacophony of political turmoil that seems to pervade everything right now. However, it has even managed to seep into my Potterverse ponderings, ruining my whimsical reverie. So I made up a new Harry Potter …

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CosplayFashionGeekery

Corporate Cosplay

Most of the costumes I make aren’t exactly workplace appropriate. I put mounds of work into them, but I only get to wear them four or five days a year, at conventions, where I effectively pay for the right to do so. This seems very silly. Recently, I’ve started making …

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Newt Scamander standing with a sculpture of a lion
CosplayFeaturedFictionFilmGeekery

A Hufflepuffian Protagonist

Newt Scamander is an unexpectedly interesting hero. He is even more interesting when compared with Harry Potter. It may seem like an unwarranted comparison. Harry Potter was a child in children’s movies. Newt Scamander is an adult in an adult movie. They may share a universe, but they’re fundamentally different …

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FictionGeekeryWriting

Harry Potter and the Consequences of Overthinking Children’s Literature

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve spent much more time lately thinking about Harry Potter than is typically considered healthy for a grown man. Over the past few months, I’ve rewatched the movies, played the Lego games, read most of the books, listened to podcasts, and spent a …

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FeaturedFictionGeekeryWriting

In Defense of Fanfiction – A Convert’s Tale

Fanfiction has a pretty bad reputation. Part of it is earned, but a lot of it is just because it sits pretty far down the list on Maslow’s hierarchy of nerds. Nerds have a pervasive inferiority complex so we spend a lot of time distinguishing ourselves from our perceived lessers …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: The Halloween Twenty Sixteen Edition

Good day, Earthlings- it’s October 31st, when the rest of the world understands why cosplaying is so satisfying but hates to admit it. I have to say this Quickies bag o’ treats here is just about overflowing. There’s even a post on The War of the Worlds anniversary. Let me …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Obama Wired, Giger Book, Voyager Golden Record, Potter Spells and More!

Happy Friday, all y’all! I’ve got some cool Quickies for you so… Pencils down and surf’s up. I will admit I haven’t had a chance to read this yet but it’s got to be interesting. Plus this is fantastic that a sitting president has been interviewed at Wired. Barack Obama, …

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