Chapter Names, Yea or Nea?

When you're reading a book do you like when authors name their chapters, or would you prefer to have a simple "Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3" naming scheme? I've been going back and forth on it for awhile now and need some input. » 3/06/15 4:44pm 3/06/15 4:44pm

Hermione - The Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks

I know! Low hanging fruit Buzzfeed and all, but I just found this and I believe is odeck and groupthink worthy. We all know that Hermione was the best witch of them all in Harry Potter. » 2/20/15 4:44am 2/20/15 4:44am

Harry Potter and the Half-Bled Pig

Vegan Harry Potter megafans are out there, everybody. They largely focus on veganizing recipes inspired by the books in order to be able to enjoy their favorite wizarding foodstuffs. Sometimes they ask questions about the role of vegans in the books, but these discussions are few and far between. I did not honestly… » 12/19/14 12:44am 12/19/14 12:44am

Besides, you're pronouncing it wrong.

I'm pretty sure Hermione's my patronus. Also, I'm a huge nerd. But I couldn't help myself—the incongruity in the top meme demanded that I do something about it. » 10/10/14 7:35pm 10/10/14 7:35pm

So, "Rapunzel as..." is a thing?

It's always interesting to see all of the randomness that shows up in Google Images when searching for something else entirely. Apparently people love photoshoping Rapunzel as their favorite literary heroines. Found a bunch of intriguing ones, but no Rapunzel as Lisbeth - so far anyway. » 6/24/14 10:02pm 6/24/14 10:02pm

Our Women In Fiction Contest is down to the final four contestants!

When we started this March Madness competition, we had no idea how amazing it would be. With the hundreds of character submissions and thousands of votes each round, we found it difficult to narrow down the options session by session – and our audience clearly had the same heartbreak while voting. Time and again a… » 5/12/14 9:56am 5/12/14 9:56am

"Ronbledore" Secret Pages

There's a delightfully insane theory running around that Dumbledore is, in fact, a time-travelling Ron. The Toast has made, quite possibly, the most beautiful series of proofs for this that I cried. » 4/19/14 10:03pm 4/19/14 10:03pm

Warner Brothers will adapt J.K. Rowling's wonderful extended Harry Potter-universe Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them into a trilogy of "megamovies," according to the New York Times. What is a megamovie? Who cares! "The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the… » 3/30/14 1:17pm 3/30/14 1:17pm

Breaking: J.K. Rowling Regrets Pairing Up Ron And Hermione

J.K. Rowling was interviewed by Emma Watson for an upcoming issue of Wonderland magazine and she dropped a bombshell. » 2/01/14 7:37pm 2/01/14 7:37pm

NFL Player Announces "Hogwarts" as Alma Mater

In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, a Carolina Panthers player declared his alma mater to be "Hogwarts" in the opening minutes of Sunday Night Football. I was so certain of what I thought I'd just heard but was still incredulous b/c I wasn't paying enough attention to the screen to see the guy hamming it up in… » 12/10/13 12:14pm 12/10/13 12:14pm

Auror's Tale: a badass auror fights wizard gangs in NYC

Since we've been on the subject of Harry Potter fan films, this trailer's been out for a while. Part 1 came out recently, and I can't wait to watch it. Link after the cut. » 12/06/13 2:28am 12/06/13 2:28am

The Greater Good: A Dumbledore and Grindlewald Fan Film

Fan Films, the future of fanfics? Okay maybe not but they do seem like a growing medium. Here is a film looking at the split between young Dumbledore and Grindlewald. The special effects are kind of cheesy and they have silly "I'm casting at you as hard as I can!" faces but it is a pretty good look at important event… » 12/05/13 11:52pm 12/05/13 11:52pm

Stop what you're doing and watch this Harry Potter fan film

This Harry Potter fan film has amazing special effects and great wizard fights. WrentheReaper directs and creates the special effects for this film taking place in the world of Harry Potter but following it's own story. So far there is just the one short film but more is promised to come and I can't wait to see what… » 12/04/13 11:24am 12/04/13 11:24am