Author Archives: Caitlin

Comic Review: The Tenth Doctor #2

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In this second beautiful comic from Titan Comics covering a new series of adventures with the tenth doctor, David Tennant’s beloved character comes to life alongside new companion Gabriella Gonzalez. Artists Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande piece together an exciting and aesthetically pleasing story with  brilliant new monsters and a great new companion for the Doctor. The highlight of the comic is Cerebavores and Pranavores: non-corporeal beings that inhabit earth and influence human thought. Cerebavores are, ... Read More »

Five Favourite Characters from the Forgotten Houses part 3

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Finally, it is Slytherin’s turn to celebrate some of their best members. Slytherin is too often painted as the evil house, with little or no acknowledgement of how Slytherins have contributed to the series and helped Harry to defeat Voldemort In the last installment of this mini-series, I will highlight five of my favourite Slytherin characters, and why they should make you proud to be sorted into Salazar’s house! 1. Narcissa Malfoy: Okay, she is ... Read More »

Five Favorite Characters from the “Forgotten Houses” part 2

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Hufflepuffs, it's your turn! It seems Hufflepuffs are always getting the short end of the stick - losing Quidditch games, for example, and having a reputation, according to Ron, for being push-overs. Even when they got a chance at glory with Cedric, he ended up dead. It seems Hufflepuff just can't win. But here are five fantastic 'Puffs to make you proud! Read More »

Five Favorite Characters from the “Forgotten Houses”

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As a Ravenclaw, I know how tough it can be to be a fan in one of the series neglected Hogwarts houses: Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin - it seems Gryffindor gets all the love! It seems there aren't any characters that remind us of how cool our house is, or what a Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff really looks like. Read More »

Outcasts and “Harry Potter”

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I think much of Harry Potter’s success can be attributed to the fact that all of us have felt like Harry at some point – we may have never been locked in a cupboard or neglected and malnourished, but we do know how it feels to be an outsider to the world, to feel misunderstood and silenced, and to hope that a half giant with a pink umbrella will come rescue you from your horrible family. Read More »

Interview with JR Han

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According to some studies, reading rates among young people is down. However, publisher JR Han plans to engage kids with a new series of books combining Asian mythology and the modern form of the graphic novel. I interviewed JR to find out more about his graphic novels. Why is it valuable/important for teens to read? Comics are a new format invented in 20th century. Comic books are beloved by most generations thanks to the artistic ... Read More »

5 heroes to replace the “Harry Potter”-shaped hole in your heart

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As excitement builds around the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", some fans are left wondering what a new film will be like without Harry. Even with the magic of the original series, it will be hard to wait in line for a new movie that won't feature Harry onscreen. To fill the void, I've compiled a list of five heroes who are as courageous, selfless, and loyal as the eleven-year-old with a lightning bolt-shaped scar. Read More »

5 Reasons Why I Ship Harry and Cho

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No relationship in the "Potter" series was nearly as honest or poignant as Harry’s with his first crush, Cho. I think the series may have come to a more interesting end if Harry had married Cho instead of Ginny. I am a Harry/Cho shipper through and through, and here’s why. Read More »

In Defense of Ginny Weasley

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Ginny Weasley gets a lot of hate in the fandom, and given that we so often criticize those who don’t read the books, I have to wonder why. Although the film franchise did not do the youngest Weasley justice, anyone who read the books knows Ginny is one fierce lady. Read More »

10 Potter Ladies Who Kick Butt

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Minerva McGonagall: Professor McGongall doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap. Minerva is tough but good-hearted and never goes down without a fight, standing alongside Harry and the trio until the end of the battle. Hermione Granger: Hermione is a given on this list. She uses magic to defeat everyone from schoolyard bullies to the most evil wizard of all time. Hermione is powerful and clever enough to destroy the Horcruxes and helps Harry every step ... Read More »