Author Archives: Amy

An Interview With Des Doyle, Director of Showrunners Documentary

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Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is set to be released on October 31st and I got the opportunity to ask its director, Des Doyle, a few questions about his film. Showrunners is a feature length documentary, exploring behind the scenes of TV shows and giving an inside look at the work the creative minds behind the projects do to keep the shows rolling. Read More »

Book Review: Showrunners: The Art of Running A TV Show by Tara Bennett

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When watching television shows, we usually get so swept up in the story that we don’t stop to think about all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Keeping a show on the air depends heavily on keeping audiences interested and maintaining a healthy story arc. Who is in charge of keeping the ship afloat? That would be the showrunners. Read More »

If Neville Longbottom Was “The Chosen One”

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I know this is a topic that has been discussed before, but it’s something I find very interesting to delve into. There are so many “what ifs” that we can explore in the Potter series, but I think this is one of the biggest ones. If Voldemort had interpreted the prophecy to mean Neville and his parents, there are quite a few things that would be different about the story. You see, it’s not as simple as switching characters and leaving the story and the outcome the same. Different characters react to things in different ways and make different decisions that can completely change the course of a story. Read More »

If Pictures Could Move

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I’ve always thought the moving pictures of the wizarding world are one of the most interesting differences between Muggle and Wizard lives. When you think about it, we take pictures to capture a moment in time. Even our moving pictures taken on film or SD card have limitations. They are still a specific moment and the people within them can’t branch out of what has been recorded. Read More »

10 Things That Mean a Friendship Is Real

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The trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione are arguably some of the most famous friends in today's society. This is a list of things that mean a friendship is real, inspired by our favorite fictional friends and their relationships. Read More »

Potter On Birthdays Past

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This happens to be my birthday weekend, so I was being a bit reflective this morning and was thinking about what past birthdays have brought. One that stood out in particular was my twelfth birthday. One year after I should have gotten my Hogwarts letter, I celebrated my birthday by going to see Mugglenet’s own Emerson Spartz and Ben Schoen at a nearby bookstore where they would be talking about Mugglenet.com’s book What Will Happen In Harry Potter 7. Read More »

‘Potter’, Schools, and Corrupt Administration

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I’ve been seeing a lot in the news lately about investigations at public colleges involving Title IX violations. I’ve been following these stories for my own reasons, but while doing so I’ve found it really interesting to read about the lesser known violation of “retaliation.” Most Title IX cases that make it into the news are about sexual assault, but lumped in with this issue is often the cover up by the university that a complaint has been filed at. Schools are getting caught more now then ever before for the mishandling of Title IX issues. Of course, you are probably wondering what this has to do with Harry Potter. Read More »

Re-Watching “Potter” as a Television and Film Student

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I'm a communications student. I like to think that explains me pretty much to the fullest. I have always watched movies more carefully then all my friends because that's what I'm interested in. Every DVD I get I have to get the one with the most special features and behind-the-scenes footage. I love to see how things are created to come alive on the screen. Since I've been studying communications for the past two years in college, these habits have escalated. Last semester I even wrote my final paper for my cinema and digital technology class on the cinematography within the "Harry Potter" movies and how it changes from film to film as the directors change. Read More »

Why Dobby’s Death Was So Devastating

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When "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" hit movie theaters, I was of course right there at midnight. The night was all excitement, but even though I loved the movie it ended in tears. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried while watching Dobby die on the big screen. When the lights came up in the theater, my friends were appalled to see me in tears. They hadn’t read the books, so they didn’t fully understand. Read More »

Create Your Own Felix Felicis Necklace

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Just in time for St Patty's Day, create your own necklace of liquid luck! This was originally a Christmas ornament I made, but I see no reason why you can't add a longer chain and wear it around your neck for a little extra luck. It's really simple to make. All you need is a glass vial, gold seed beads, decoupage glue, a silver chain, and an optional four leaf clover charm. Read More »