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Ashmita Shanthakumar

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

Hello! I'm Ashmita. I have been a Harry Potter fan since I was a little kid casting spells, flying on a broomstick and making potions around the house. (I put so many toxic things in these “potions.” It is a miracle I’m alive.) I became a full Potterhead when I was eleven and re-read the books (and re-read, and re-read). I love this fandom and the spirit of magic that will always be in the Harry Potter books. Harry Potter has shaped my whole life and I am very grateful for it. Harry Potter has been a part of me that will never fade and I love it in more words than I can describe.

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With Solo: A Star Wars Story now playing in theatres, I thought it may be interesting to visit the similarities between two beloved franchises: Harry Potter and Star Wars. The protagonists Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker share many familiarities. They both live with their aunt… Read More
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When the casting for the Cursed Child came out many people were surprised that they chose a black woman to play Hermione. After all, Emma Watson, a white person, played her in the movies and that was the representation people were used to. J.K. Rowling never specified the race… Read More
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“Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders” If you’ve been part of the Harry Potter fandom you’ve probably heard this phrase throughout the internet but a lot of people don’t know where it comes from. In the Philosopher’s Stone the Sorting Hat says: You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are… Read More
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Everyone is familiar with Ron‘s pet Scabbers, who turns out to be Peter Pettigrew, a traitor who sold out the Potters to Voldemort. What I’ve always wondered though, is how Ron was able to bring him to Hogwarts? In Harry’s Hogwarts letter in The Philosopher’s Stone, it… Read More