But clearly, she still thinks about the characters. Still imagines what they’re up to. Still understands that we want to know, too.
I’ll say it again: if Harry’s got a new scar, J.K. Rowling knows how he got it, and that means there’s a story.
And for the first time in a long time, I think it’s one she might be willing to tell.
—from Harry Potter and the Chances J. K. Rowling Writes Another Wizarding Novel by Josh Corman (via wilwheaton)
This should be reblogged by everyone. Even if you’re straight, you should be a supporter.
US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blankethttp://goo.gl/WwvECT
Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.
Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.
Scotland hasn’t had any school shooting since 1996. Because. We. Have. Strict. Gun. Laws.
Japan and England bans guns outright, not even their police carry guns, and their gun crime rate was less than one percent. And Canada has strict gun control and our rate of gun crimes in 2009, the “worst year” was 2.5 percent. America hasn’t gone a single year in recent memory without having a mass shooting, and most of them happened at schools, where the shooters get their guns from parents or friends. Not only that but its getting worse every year.
Stop Fucking defending the second amendment
Whoa. That’s a lot of wizard people. We’re super honored to have a place on your dashboards; thank you for sticking around!
To celebrate this, we’re doing a giveaway! Here’s what you could win*:
- Harry’s other sock that he hasn’t had a use for since he gave half the pair to Dobby.
- two bags of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans with the normal flavors picked out because we got hungry.
- a piece of toast with scorch marks in the shape of Voldemort’s soul.
- a piece of each HPA staff member’s soul, adding up to one-ish complete soul.
All you have to do is 1) reblog; limit 2.7 reblogs per person 2) perform a graveyard ritual involving flesh, blood and bone, being careful not to resurrect Voldemort 3) send us a pizza.
* All the owls are boycotting us until we stop making puns every time we stop by the post, so you’ll actually be winning the idea of these prizes. Ceci n’est pas une giveaway.
In the magazine this week, Margaret Talbot profiles the novelist John Green, and looks at how he created a vibrant fan community long before the release of his best-selling book, “The Fault in Our Stars”: http://nyr.kr/1iMf1MN
Illustration by Bartosz Kosowski.
It’s a long read, but well worth the time. Fantastic piece.
The best piece yet written, I think, about my books and the history of nerdfighteria.
Absolutely worth a read. All 8 pages. To the very end. Do it. Now. (Or when you have the time to, but soon)
LeakyCon is on track to be the biggest, nerdiest, most awesome fandom¹ celebration of the summer and we have sneaking suspicion there might still be a few fun surprises left in store.
July 30–August 3, in Orlando, Florida! Be there.
¹ Which fandom, you ask? We love them all: Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Nerdfighteria, Game of Thrones, Buffy, Disney, Divergent, Avengers, Orphan Black, Lost, Once Upon a Time…you name it, it’s welcome at LeakyCon!
I’m the only person who gets to say she CAN FREAKIN WAIT. Well not the ONLY person but one of the only like, 20 people. But I still CAN’T FREAKIN WAIT like.. in that good sense.