True story. When I read the first Harry Potter book, back in the dark days of the autumn of 1999, I had no idea how to pronounce Hermione’s name. What I came up with was… Hermey Own. Like Hermey, the elf who wanted to be a dentist in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Plus Own. HermeyContinue reading “On Mispronunciations”
Friday afternoon, for reasons that still mystify me somewhat, I began musing on Harry Potter. But not in the way that people usually muse on Harry Potter. Who ends up with whom, how the seventh book will end, that sort of thing–not my interest, sorry. Rather, I thought back a few years to the releaseContinue reading “On an Odd Harry Potter Musing”
Today, the second day of the Farpoint Convention. 🙂 And just because this is strange, House Sparkleypoo. 🙂
Wouldn’t it be grand if Hermione Grainger found a copy of the Necronomicon in the Hogwarts library?
The local Barnes & Noble held Friday night a Harry Potter release party. At midnight that night, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix went on sale, and in the hours leading up to its release a number of activities were planned–readings, trivia contests, costume contests, cookies and punch, that sort of thing. FridayContinue reading “Adventures in Potterdom”
I’m about 50-50 on deciding whether or not to go to the Barnes & Noble Harry Potter midnight party. On the one hand, I think the party might be a fantastic place to meet single women. Harry Potter as conversation starter. On the other hand, there are going to be children there, children up wellContinue reading “On Midnight Harry Potter Parties”
When the first Harry Potter movie came out, my coworkers and I were talking one day about how Electronics Arts should make a video game devoted solely to Quidditch. EA produces some of the best sports simulations in the video game industry, and their name is synonymous with quality. When people think video game football,Continue reading “Quidditch!”
Yesterday brought two surprises. The first, and potentially the most important, was that I got my power back after five days. Raleigh, North Carolina was hit by a massive ice storm on last Wednesday, leaving upwards of 70 percent of the Raleigh/Durham area without electricity, and without electricity I had neither heat nor water. AfterContinue reading “Stalking the wild Harry Potter book”
I am writing a book. There’s a scene in That Thing You Do when the Wonders are about to perform on television, and Lenny asks Skitch, “How did we get here?” And Skitch Patterson, with his Spartacus fixation, says, “I have brought you here, sir, for I am Spartacus.” It’s that sense of unreality thatContinue reading “I am Spartacus!”
Which Harry Potter kid are you?