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10 Slytherin Tattoos for the Dedicated Deatheater

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The Sorting Hat has figured you out and decided you belong to the House of Salazar Slytherin, the most cunning and ambitious of the Hogwarts founders.

In this devious and proud Hogwarts House you will be in great company- hugely successful wizards such as Merlin, The Bloody Baron, and Lord Voldemort have come before you.

Some of the more dedicated Slytherins have decided to permanently mark their bodies with designs to celebrate the powerful house to which they now belong… Would you show your love for Slytherin in this way?

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If Lord of the Rings characters were Zodiac Signs…

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The Zodiac consists of 12 signs, each with particular characteristics assigned for people born at specific times of the year. For centuries now, each month-long period has had its own constellation but for Jonah Malamud it just wasn’t enough.

The Instagram blogger decided to collate the main characters from his favourite fictional world and with an obviously astute and scientific mind (!) went about assigning each Middle-Earth resident with their star sign according to their characteristics.

Check out the twelve below and let us know in the comments or on FB if it is correct!

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Newly discovered ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ book covers revealed

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The Baby-Sitters Club has recently been announced as making a comeback and many fans are very excited.

Zacksploitation Comics decided to celebrate by taking classic Baby-Sitters Club book covers and having a bit of fun with them. Using his editing skills and fatuous humour, he created a handful of cheeky and laugh-out-loud funny covers for the classic tween reads.

Find Zack on Facebook and at his website.

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Man Tweets his FIRST ever viewing of the Harry Potter movies

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As much as it may amaze you some people have yet to watch the movie adaptation of the Harry Potter series. (I know!) One of those folk is Chef Swasty on Twitter. Chef describes himself as “Conqueror of Greenland, heister of couches, bane of shitty-neighbors, YouTube chef, uneducated in movies” in his Twitter bio. His lack of magic was never on purpose- sometimes movies or fads can pass us by- but he certainly made up lost time by binge watching every single HP movie over the course of a few days. Live tweeting as he watched, his reactions during the emotional rollercoaster are just brilliant. The live Twitter thread is immense- as one can imagine- but the full thread can be found on Imgur.

For now, here are Chef Swasty’s hilarious reactions to the first two movies…

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‘Green Book’ Wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards

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Last Summer, we reported the news that Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) and Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings, Captain Fantastic) were set to star in a film called Green Book. Inspired by a true story, the film follows a white driver as he chauffeurs a famed black musician on a tour through the deep south of the United States. The film takes its name from Green Books, which were published in the early to mid 20th century and were travel guides that informed black travellers in the US of where they could find accommodation, restaurants, and gas stations which would serve them in segregated America.

 

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Hilarious Honest Book Titles from ‘Story of My F*cking Life’

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Story of My Fucking Life has been creating hilarious (but fake) honest book titles since March 2017. Their snarky, cringe-worthy, and relatable titles range from embarrassing moments we all experience, to some we would be ashamed to admit. According to their ‘About’ information on their Facebook page they say:

“New stories added daily or at our convenience.

Submit your tales — your life is bullshit too!”

Good to know we can add our own shame to the ever-growing list of tragic titles.

If you submitted a title about your life- what would yours be?

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How Many Books Can You Read in a Year? Take the Test

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We all know reading is about quality not quantity but with so many books on the TBR it’s great to be able to power through them quicker than most. According to the Pew Research Center, the average American who reads gets through twelve books a year, and now you can find out your reading speed with this new test.

Lenstore has devised a test to measure your individual reading skills and see how long it will take you to tackle the world’s most popular novels. Take the rest below and see how you fare!
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Tumblr has a seriously hilarious obsession with Harry Potter

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Tumblr is absolutely stuffed full of fandoms sharing their obsessions, observations, and frustrations. There is a group of fans for every television series, movie franchise, graphic novel, and all kinds of literature; many of them end up on Tumblr armed with GIFs and memes, and ready to fly the flag for their fandom.

The Hogwarts/Harry Potter fandom is one Tumblr has been obsessing over since forever and, despite the last movie being released back in 2011, they’re still going strong!

Some of the funniest observations ever made about Harry Potter and the wizarding universe can be found on the blog site, and here are our favourites…

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Gruffalo Coin Will Celebrate 20 Years of Julia Donaldson’s Loveable Monster

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It’s now twenty years since parents started reading The Gruffalo to their children and Julia Donaldson’s loveable monster has certainly stood the test of time. Since the release of the children’s book there has been a stageshow, follow on books and even various themed woodland events in the UK and now to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the book’s launch, there’s to be a Gruffalo 50p piece launched next week.

The Royal Mint is keeping fairly tight lipped about the coin, and so we don’t know yet what it will look like but we assume it’s likely to feature the monster, and possibly the mouse who bravely stands up to him.
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Hilarious Valentine’s Cards for Harry Potter Fans!

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Valentine’s Day should be magical, and a moment to share how you feel about the object of your affections. If you are both fans of Harry Potter and his whole wizarding world then artist Ben Kling has what you need.

From his Tumblr page, Ben shows us some of his best work to date- Harry Potter themed Valentine’s cards! Not all of them are PG13- be warned- and they are all slightly awkward, pun-filled, and full of magic.

If you love someone who should’ve attended Hogwarts then we have the cards for you, but be warned- there is the occasional swear word and distinct lack of romance…

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