The Crimes of Grindelwald is Full of Plot Holes and Here is Why That Matters

After watching The Crimes of Grindelwald, I decided to write down everything about that movie that confused me. (Note that these are not all plot holes. Some are just stuff that might take multiple viewings to understand, but I doubt I want to watch this movie again.) (Spoiler warning, btw, in case the title didn't … Continue reading The Crimes of Grindelwald is Full of Plot Holes and Here is Why That Matters

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Oversimplification of the Impostor Syndrome

I'm going back to my Tumblr posts. I'm going back to two posts, published as "Oversimplification" Parts 1 and 2. I realized that the unifying theme is movies about extreme academic pressure and the impostor syndrome. I've suffered from the impostor syndrome, so makes sense that I was really worked up about how these movies … Continue reading Oversimplification of the Impostor Syndrome

The HP Cast: Those Who Captured Their Book Counterparts

In my last post, I commented on members of the HP cast who gave fantastic performances, but redefined the characters from the books. Here is a shoutout to the characters who captured the book characters really well in my opinion. James and Oliver Phelps as Fred and George Weasley brought an energy to the screen … Continue reading The HP Cast: Those Who Captured Their Book Counterparts

The HP Cast: Those Who Redefined the Characters

Evanna Lynch was the perfect Luna Lovegood. Maggie Smith was the perfect Professor McGonagall. Alan Rickman was the perfect Severus Snape. Imelda Staunton was the perfect Dolores Umbridge. Helena Bonham Carter was the perfect Bellatrix Lestrage. Now, I’m sure not everyone agrees with the above, but I get the feeling that this is the general … Continue reading The HP Cast: Those Who Redefined the Characters

Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, and Noma Dumezweni

So, you may have heard about casting of award winning actor Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And the controversy surrounding that is the reaction of many fans to the fact that the actor is black. Whereas, Hermione is definitely, white right? Not necessarily. J.K. Rowling didn't seem to think … Continue reading Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, and Noma Dumezweni

Women and Sex in Game of Thrones

These are some more recent posts, written earlier this year in March, I think, so they are more in line with my current perspectives. And provides a better update since my 2012 post. http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/138263045686/women-and-sex-in-game-of-thrones-part-1-sex-as-a%5B\embed] http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/138666350656/women-and-sex-in-game-of-thrones-part-2-rape-and%5B\embed]