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It's the Fictional Characters Picnic!

By Vitoria BasApril 24, 2017
We're earlobe-deep in the season of picnics! Also the season of "I didn't even know I had sweat glands there!" and "This park belongs to the mosquitoes now. We must respect their customs and live by their laws." But mostly, picnics! We'd like to think our picnic game is pre More  →
It's the Fictional Characters Picnic!

The Chillest Parts of Every Hogwarts House

By Vitoria BasApril 13, 2017
We're not saying Hufflepuff is definitely the chillest house, but they do curate terrariums.  This slideshow was originally published in November 2016 More  →
The Chillest Parts of Every Hogwarts House

Most Likely to Expire: The DEFINITIVE Hogwarts Professor Death Ranking

By Vitoria BasMarch 23, 2017
Hogwarts is not for the faint of heart. Even before The Boy Who Lived came in and kicked up a seven-year ruckus, the job of Hogwarts professor was perilous at best, mortally perilous at worst. Between the misfired magic and the "Forbidden" Forest (come on, everybody was gett More  →
Most Likely to Expire: The DEFINITIVE Hogwarts Professor Death Ranking

From The Ministry of Magic's Archives...

By Vitoria BasMarch 21, 2017
Wizarding world bureaucracy: just like muggle bureaucracy, but with more animation! Oh, and instead of waiting in line at the DMV, you have to enter through the toilet. If you glean one lesson from this treasure trove of official Ministry documents, let it be that the des More  →
From The Ministry of Magic's Archives...

10 Romantic Moves in Literature That Are Actually Creepy in Real Life

By Vitoria BasMarch 2, 2017
Some buy flowers for the people they love. Others watch them sleep for nine hours straight.This slideshow was originally published in April 2016 More  →
10 Romantic Moves in Literature That Are Actually Creepy in Real Life

The Hogwarts Class of '78 Yearbook Photos

By Vitoria BasFebruary 21, 2017
Has there ever been a graduating class as skilled in the art of Harry Potter Protection than the Hogwarts Class of 1978? We submit that there has not! And so, for your viewing-while-sobbing pleasure, we present yearbook photos from a simpler time. A time when Wormtail's only More  →
The Hogwarts Class of '78 Yearbook Photos

The Most Under-Appreciated Characters in All of Harry Potter

By Vitoria BasFebruary 17, 2017
TBH, we can't wait for the inevitable day that Vitoria Bas teams up with J.K. Rowling herself to illustrate the forthcoming edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Hashtag-Ban (IT's A FIRST DRAFT, OKAY?). But until then, we get to keep soaking up her brilliant HP ima More  →
The Most Under-Appreciated Characters in All of <i>Harry Potter</i>

The Saddest Fictional Sacrifices of All Time

By Vitoria BasJanuary 20, 2017
The self-sacrifice is an essential plot-point in so much of fiction. It can be redemptive ("Look...at...me..."), allegorical (when in doubt, safe to assume Christianity), or the ultimate Edible Arrangement (say it with sacrifice)!  Which category do each of our 10 saddest More  →
The Saddest Fictional Sacrifices of All Time

Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

By Vitoria BasJanuary 20, 2017
We’ve all fallen for the irresistible charms of Ginny Weasley. To borrow a chant: she’s pretty, she’s cool, she dominates [that] school! She’s almost too good to be true, which is actually my number one complaint about her characterization. HOT TAKE: Ginny is not actually that great. Let me break it ... More  →
Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

Instagram Dispatches from Hogwarts

By Vitoria BasJanuary 19, 2017
We've already explored the small tragedy of the wizarding world: in exchange for MAGIC(K), wizards and witches give up the chance to share every moment of their lives with everyone they've ever met. Hashtags to hashtags, dust to dust. We dream of a world in which Hogwarts More  →
Instagram Dispatches from Hogwarts