I was inspired to write this article as a response to the excellent article written by Ben Blake. Now I have always liked Ben both as an author and a person but in this case, he is wrong. Sorry Ben. He states that fighting in sci-fi film is unrealistic, more akin to dog fights in […]Read more "Magic and Sci-fi – Ben Blake is Wrong!"
10 things I would tell my younger self; 1. Don’t use credit cards I have spent years living off credit cards eventually you end having to have credit cards simply to maintain the ones you have. I’m paying them all off now but I dread to think of how much interested I’ve paid over twenty […]Read more "10 things I would tell my younger self"
I don’t understand how Christmas can only be a few weeks away. There must be some mistake it can’t possibly be that time again. I demand a recount, somebody has messed up the calendar. I’m sure once it’s looked at by experts it will be discovered it is in fact still October. Until the official […]Read more "How can it be Christmas again?"
There are some people who are a joy to be with, hanging out with them makes life a happier place. There are some, whoever, who are the opposite of this. People who just suck the very joy from life. Doesn’t matter how well you are doing they will do their up-most to bring you down. […]Read more "Dementors are abroad"
I have been giving this a lot of thought and I have serious concerns about student welfare at Hogwarts. The students are organised into Houses, this is very common in English schools and the Head of House is responsible for their welfare. In Hogwarts the Head of House has a very hands off approach to […]Read more "Hogwarts fails on student welfare."
Just started my annual re- read of the Harry Potter books. Actually I’m lying at the time of writing this I’m on book two by the time I post I could be on book three. Anyway this year I have started with this special book. The illustrations are amazing. Although I love my kindle, books […]Read more "Started my annual re-read of Harry Potter"
This is a departure from my usual sort of post. For a change I thought I would hunt down some Harry Potter memes and share them. When I went hunting I was a bit shocked at how nasty and misogynistic some of them were. I don’t know why I found it so shocking after all […]Read more "Harry Potter memes."
Just to be clear I’m not saying I have a problem liking Harry Potter, I think we can all agree it’s perfectly normal. My problem is the new book is coming out in July. Yes, it is a book, it might be in play script form but it has writing on pages telling a Harry […]Read more "My Harry Potter Problem"