Ilvermorny and Eaglecrest: Sorted into American Wizarding Schools

Always the land of diversity, we here in the US have not one but TWO wizarding schools (one official, one made up in the wonderful world of the Internet, which is…very American):  Ilvermorny and Eaglecrest.  I wanted to sort myself in both and see what happened!

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On Pottermore, J.K. Rowling recently announced that the United States has its own wizarding school, Ilvermorny.  While it is AMAZING to have a Hogwarts of our own, the school has been pretty controversial.  Each house is represented by Native American legends, which could be cool if it were coherent or based in a narrative where Native Americans created the school.  Instead, Irish wizards created Ilvermorny and adapted Native American culture as they saw fit, which is…pretty problematic.   Continue reading

Top 6 Heartbreak Songs

If love is one of the best emotions a person can experience, then losing love must be one of the worst.  Thankfully, no one is alone in their bitter pity parties.  If this Valentine’s Day is a painful one for you, then once again the answer is music!  I suggest these six songs if you need to scream out your heartbreak.

1)  Not in That Way by Sam Smith
My favorite blogger Sashayed linked to this song before Sam Smith’s album was released, and I listened to it at least fifty times.  In one sitting.  As a perpetual piner, I adored the fact that someone was singing about loving someone who didn’t love them back.  It is my heartbreak jam, and I revel in feeling less alone in my rejection.

I’d never ask you cause deep down I’m certain I know what you’d say You’d say I’m sorry believe me I love you but not in that way

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