Tag: Harry Potter

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Stuff We Love: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a love letter to Ravenclaws

Did you like Harry Potter but thought author J.K. Rowling lacked logic? Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI researcher and writer, did. So he created a 122-chapter fan fiction designed to right that perceived wrong. The result, Harry Potter and the Method of Rationa…

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J.K. Rowling apologizes for killing Harry Potter villain Severus Snape

It’s seems that fans aren’t the only ones who mourn Snape.

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Burn! J.K. Rowling Smacks Down Hater Who Threatens to Burn Her Books

We love J.K. Rowling for her expansive and surprisingly realistic look at wizards in her famed Harry Potter series. But we also love her for her sharp mind and sharper tongue. So when one hater threatened her on Twitter, she came up with a comeback so full of fire, the entire internet felt the burn. […]

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Speed-watch the Harry Potter series in 78 minutes

It’s a speed-run of fun.

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Android users will be able to cast Harry Potter spells on their phones

I love my iPhone, I really do. But unlike the Android phone, it isn’t a magic wand in disguise. Yes, you read that right. The Android phone is about to become imbued with the power of Harry Potter. According to the Verge, Google and Warner Bros. have teamed up to create a phone that responds […]

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6 Gifts on Amazon Prime Day to Give to Your Enemies

Today is Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s day of lowered rates and deep discounts. If you absolutely, positively need something awesome shipped to your doorstep, here is your window of opportunity. Open wide. But not everything Amazon has on offer is worth buying. We found several ridiculous items, none of which we would purchase for ourselves, not […]

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Getting Accepted To A Magic School Is More Complicated Than Those Owls Let On

Admit it: You want to go to Hogwarts. You want to play Quidditch, eat treacle tart in the Great Hall, and wear the blue and bronze of Ravenclaw or even the colors some other inferior house. You want it right now. And so do the folks at College Humor, who made a video about their […]

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J.K. Rowling shares her rejection letters, again proving she’s awesome

J.K. Rowling is one of the world’s most successful writers, with several hundred million pounds in the bank and more awards you can shake a seven-book series at. But you wouldn’t know it from her rejection letters. Rowling’s first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known in the U.S. as Sorcerer’s Stone), had been rejected […]

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J.K. Rowling’s new stories to act as primer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

These stories may be required reading for the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Infographic of the Day: How much is the dollar worth in Galactic credits (and other sci-fi currencies)?

How much are gold dragons, galleons and galactic credits worth in dollars and pounds?

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