Harry Potter Fan Writes First Page on Her Wall

Through the power of magic one Harry Potter fan has dedicated a whole wall to the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 

Ok so maybe she didn’t use magic- she is a muggle after all- instead she used a projector and a steady hand… and she has some tips for anyone who may want to try something similar.

Muggle-born witch Meredith McCardle was sorted into Ravenclaw house and, by her own admission, has Slytherin tendencies so it makes sense that she would have such passion and dedication to something she loves.

Using Twitter as her platform, Ms McCardle gave tips and hints to other Potterheads who wanted a page on their wall too:

  1. Do not rely on the projector to stay still and straight.
  2. Measure both sides from the ceiling with a tape measure to make sure it’s straight. Adjust projector accordingly.

  3. Use a smudge-free pencil (if it exists)
  4. Use good quality paint to avoid a second coat.

Amazing! Well done, Meredith!

J.K. Rowling Responds to Couple’s Harry Potter-Themed Proposal

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All wedding proposals are magical, but they don’t get much more magical than a Harry Potter-themed proposal. As a huge fan of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series, Heather Pearson decided to ask her girlfriend, Kelsey Stacey, to marry her this Halloween just gone with a Potter-themed proposal.

The proposal quickly made the rounds online, and it wasn’t long before Rowling herself chimed in. Plans for the proposal began when 26-year-old Heather discovered an artist who folds the pages of books to create special messages. Heather ordered a design made from her and her girlfriend’s favourite Harry Potter book, The Goblet of Fire, which read “Marry Me?” Read More

The Best of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ Authors Game

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Whose Line Is It Anyway has been around since 1988, originating in the UK with a handful of comedy geniuses- Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton, John Sessions, and Rory Bremner, among others. Consisting of short games that test the comedians’ improv skills, with plenty of audience participation, it soon became a televisual favourite.

The format has since been adopted by the USA but this pure comedy brilliance started with this original UK series… Enjoy these 10 snippets of their fantastic ‘Authors’ game.

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Todd Bol, Founder of the Little Free Library Movement Dies

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When Todd Bol used an old door to create a tiny library for his garden in 2009 he can’t have imagined the impact it would have. His friends and neighbours all loved the idea and less than a year later he’d made more, some for sale, some he gave away.

Eventually he got right behind the movement, setting himself a goal to create 2,150, which would beat the number of Carnegie libraries in the USA, less than a decade later and there are 75,000 tiny libraries on the front lawns of houses of eight-eight countries in the world.
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What would ‘A World Without Hermione’ be like?

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Hermione Granger, powerful witch and great friend, was key in the defeat of Voldemort. Without Hermione what would’ve happened to Harry and Ron? They’d have almost certainly been killed, or worse- expelled!

The Harry Potter Alliance have been investigating gender inequality in education and what impact women make in the world when they’re given the same opportunities as men. Using the hashtag #WithoutHermione, the campaign hopes to highlight the importance of encouraging women and girls in education- what would have been the fate of Hogwarts without Ginny, Cho, Tonks, and McGonagall? Spoiler alert: everyone would’ve died.

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‘She Is Booked’ bookmarks support women’s causes

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Bookmarks can say a lot about a reader, and She Is Booked hope you will make a statement with their latest project.

She Is Booked was launched on the 19th of October this year as an online shop.

They sell bookmarks with two differing designs: “She Is Booked”  and, “I Read Like A Girl” with 100% of proceeds donated to women’s charities.

With the #MeToo movement was their inspiration in the first place, writers and entrepreneurs Natasha Minoso and Jacqueline Mellow began their cause with donations to RAINN (The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) with hopes to reach out to more charities eventually.

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Potter Fans’ Engagement Makes J.K. Rowling Cry Happy Tears

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Harry Potter remains as popular with kids and adults alike, but I doubt anyone is as enamoured with the fantasy series as these folk…

Many of the people who were fans of the book as children and teenagers have grown into adults who are equally obsessed with it. The world of magical beings, strange creatures, and amazing heroes, continues to hold a place in their hearts.

J.K. Rowling, author of the novels and Queen of Twitter, stumbled upon a photo posted by a fan in which they show off their Potter-inspired ring tattoos. The most amazing thing? They’re a Hufflepuff and a Slytherin! Who’d have thought people from these two very different Hogwarts houses could fall in love?

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