Friday, July 31, 2015

HAPPEE BIRTHDAE, Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling!

Two very special birthdays to celebrate today: The Boy Who Lived turns 35, and the enormously awesome J.K. Rowling celebrates her 50th birthday!

I'm sure given the title of this blog, you probably already know I'm a HUGE Potterhead, so I'm celebrating by curling up on the couch with a Butterbeer Frappuchino and The Chamber of Secrets (I'm trying to re-read all the books this summer in between being crazy busy reading for school). 

Note the (in need of a touch-up) tattoo of Hermione's wand.

Of all the fun Potter-related stuff out there online, one of my favorites is A Very Potter Musical, a fan-made musical production from StarKid, "a coalition of writers, directors, actors, and designers dedicated to creating accessible, quality theater for the modern era." They also created and performed A Very Potter Sequel and A Very Potter Senior Year. Darren Criss, who you might know as the actor who plays Blaine on Glee, stars as Harry Potter. The best part? ALL THREE MUSICALS are available on YouTube! Definitely check these out if you haven't already, the fun and catchy songs will be stuck in your head forever.

Just a quick last word before I go back to reading and enjoying my drink: I'm a big believer in embracing your fandom. If you find a thing you love, be proud to love it. Share it with others. If you read a book that you adored, pass it along. If you have a TV show, movie, or video game that you feel passionate about, talk about it. You'll be surprised by how many people share your enthusiasm, and it is so great to find people that love the things you love just as much as you do. 

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