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

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Harry Potter Challenge – Day 21-25

Today is the second-to-last day for the Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge!

Day 21: Pick one character to bring back from the dead.

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Just one!?  If Lupin had survived the Battle of Hogwarts, I would choose Sirius.  I want them to be BFFs for the rest of their lives.  But I can’t bring back one without the other, because they’ve already spent so much of their lifetimes alone, and I hate that for them.

I would bring back Dumbledore, but let’s be real.  He’s old, he lived a good long life, and he walked into death with his eyes wide open.

I’m a monster, and I never really cared all that much about Dobby.  I could maybe get on board with bringing back Hedwig, but in the end there’s only one choice:  Fred Weasley.

GEORGE NEEDS HIM.  I NEED HIM.  He died too young and too funny.   Continue reading