After weird sports and traveling around the world trying different cuisines, I decided to make a column that touches upon one of my passions and hobbies: media. I love watching movies and TV shows, reading books and comics, as well as playing video games. After 25 years of consuming media, I realized that there are certain themes or motifs that repeat themselves, which I later found out are called tropes. So I decided to write a column and, each issue, present some of them to you, dear readers.[READ MORE]
Harry Potter Read-Along Update February Fortescue
As we are nearing the end of winter, we are also nearing the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Our Read-Along is continuing to do very well, and during the last two months we've had seven participants, which isn't bad at all! We read one chapter each week, complete two weekly tasks, and answer trivia questions daily. The rewards, other than the enjoyment of reading the Harry Potter novels again and sharing that love with others? You earn Scales! Scales are the Slytherin points system.
Don't forget, you can still complete Chapter Twenty-Six and the March chapters until March 31st. There's more fun to come, and everyone is welcome to join the Read-Along at any time! See you in the Dungeons.[READ MORE]
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Fortescue's Forecasts for You February Fortescue
Welcome to this issue's column! I bet I know what you're hoping to learn: because it's March, and March is the month of green, you're wanting to hear all about how good fortune awaits you! Will you win the lottery? Get a raise at work? Finally meet mister “he'll do because he's rich?” Well, guess what? I have no idea. But I do know about other forces which will impact our lives this month.
There are two planetary aspects we need to become aware of for March. The first concerns Power (do I see some excited coiling and hissing from my fellow Slytherins?) while the second emphasizes Rule-Breaking. Very interesting combination, don't you think?[READ MORE]