The development of a Harry Potter TV show at this moment adds legitimacy and support to J.K. Rowling and her destructive ideology, and I strongly oppose its creation.
I know it has been a few months, but now that we’re cozy in the new year we are coming to a new start with The Demigod Diaries. The book includes short stories, art, and puzzles about the characters of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus. I am really excited to dive back into The Percy Jackson Project, and I hope you all are excited too!
Throughout Doctor Who’s six-decade history it has gone through innumerable changes. The Doctor/Companion dynamic has always been at the heart of the show. Yet, as the characters shift so do their dynamics. This post explores the the relationships between the Tenth Doctor and Rose (Tenrose) and the Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz (Thasmin). I pay distinct attention to why the Thasmin dynamic feels notable compared to other relationships due to race, gender, and sexuality. Furthermore, I touch on how the critical reception of the writing of Doctor Who in Jodie Whittaker’s era as a whole was affected by racism, sexism, and Covid-19. Finally, I investigate how the imbalance of power between the Doctor and their companion affects their relationships.
I love short stories and Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes is no exception. There is something about a short story that keeps me interested and excited that a novel cannot match. This isn’t to say that I do not love novels. I would not write so many book reviews if I did not love those as well. However, I find short story collections like Demigods & Magicians to be a breath of fresh air. Thus, I enjoy reading them whenever I get the chance.
The Serpent’s Shadow is definitely the best book out of The Kane Chronicles trilogy. It wraps up the entire story neatly while still leaving room open for more to come. I am interested to see where the Kanes intersect with the demigods. My next entry in The Percy Jackson Project will cover the short stories with overlap between the series.
To be fair, I should have expected The Throne of Fire to grab my attention. I have loved many of Rick Riordan’s books thus far after all. Nevertheless I was not prepared for how much this book dragged me into the narrative. The fact that we read the story through the lens of a recording continues to compel me. This unique manner of storytelling is fascinating. That is to say nothing of the story itself, which is one that I continue to find compelling. Enjoyable? Well there are several caveats that I will get to shortly.
I’m back and things are more interesting than ever as we dive into another installment of The Percy Jackson Project—albeit one that actually doesn’t feature Percy at all! So without further ado, here are my thoughts about The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid.
If it is not related to fanfiction and fan creation, I want nothing to do with Harry Potter. I actively avoid supporting J.K. Rowling in every way I possibly can. Her power and influence is insidious, and permeates almost every aspect of my life, but I cannot abide what she has said and done.
The thing I love most about Doctor Who novels is the chance they give to explore in depth the characters which aren’t always given enough of a chance to shine in the series itself.
There is no functional difference between UPG/ SPG and headcanon/ fanon; it is only because people perceive fandom and religion as distinct entities that they are not allowed to fully coexist. My perception is that this is because people may think that comparing religion to fandom delegitimizes religious practice, but that strikes me as nonsense and I don’t at all agree.
Fanfiction was my solace, and my rescue, and it showed me that everything was OK. It gave me happy endings, as well as one’s that weren’t so happy, and a way to explore the darkest parts of myself with no consequence. In fanfiction I found a friend and a partner in myself and in my writing, as there were no stakes, no pressure, and yet plenty of reward. Escapism, but also family, and creation.
One thing that I’ve always loved about Doctor Who is the way that people unfamiliar with the Doctor and how they operate react to them, and so I loved that The Good Doctor starts off from the perspective of someone utterly bewildered about what is going on.
Given that there’s no new episodes of Doctor Who until 2020, I decided to read some books that cover the adventures of The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan, and Graham. I started with Combat Magicks because the book is about witchcraft and battles between Attila the Hun and the Roman Empire. How could I possibly resist?
May the gods grant me patience because I am incredibly sick of the implication that because two (or more) people are in a romantic relationship that necessitates the relationship also be sexual. This came up when I was doing research into people’s opinions on the relationship between Crowley and Aziraphale in Good Omens, categorized as […]
I’ve been getting into Tarot cards lately, and I’ve always been into Harry Potter, so it is only natural that eventually I was going to combine the two. The first thing you need to understand is that when I decide to pick up a new hobby, I commit. So when I decided to take up […]