Harry Potter

Flash Fic Festival: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the 2016 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Flash Fic Festival! You’ve read the script-book. You’ve seen the play. You’ve debated with Internet friends about what’s canon. Now, it’s time for imagination. With all the different reactions to The Cursed Child, we at FAN/FIC Magazine want to create a community-based challenge to revisit, rewrite, or reclaim the eighth instalment. If you could add or change any scene in the play, what would it be? With the //

REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you haven’t seen or read it yet, whip out your Time-Turner and spool backwards now. The time has come for yet another article reacting to the strange tale that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ve been an avowed Potterhead ever since I received The Philosopher’s Stone as a gift for my thirteenth birthday. As such, I have been nervously anticipating the release of Jack Thorne’s The Cursed //

All Our Secrets Laid Bare by firethesound

August 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Draco slipped his hand into his pocket and closed his fist around the bottle cap, running the pad of his thumb over the ridged edge. It was foolish and sentimental and utterly unlike him, but Draco thought that he’d keep it as a reminder of the night he decided he was serious about Harry Potter. It’s six years after the Battle of Hogwarts and Draco Malfoy is working as an Auror. But the stigma of his Dark Mark still lingers as he is only trusted with the most menial, low-level Magical Law //

Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill

May 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory. Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy. Malfoy felt inevitable. Fanfics that feature the Party Games trope get a bad rap. The plots of these fics usually rely on games like Truth or Dare, Never Have I Ever, or Spin the Bottle to advance the narrative and quickly drum up sexual tension. //

Tom Felton Meets the Superfans

April 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

“From Beatlemania to Beliebers. Trekkies to Twihards. Behind every great success story there’s an army of fans. Most just want to show their appreciation. Some take it further to prove their dedication. But there’s an elite group who go above and beyond this: they push the boundaries and walk the line between keen interest and life-changing obsession. But why?”—Tom Felton Why obsessive fans act the way they do is the central question of Tom Felton’s documentary, Tom Felton Meets the //

Played for Laughs: Shaming Fans on Late-Night Talk Shows

March 23, 2016 // 3 Comments

There has been an unfortunate trend in recent years of late-night talk show hosts shoving fan works, particularly slash fanart, into celebrities’ faces. Judging by the clips spanning the international late-night landscape, from The Graham Norton Show to Jimmy Kimmel Live, the purpose of these segments is to shock and appall the celebrity victims and their audiences. Ripped from online fan sites without permission, fan works become the butt of a cruel joke that mocks and ridicules their //

The Bad Guy Always Wins: Why We Romanticize Antagonists

January 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

The first time I fell head over heels for an antagonist was when I read Interview with the Vampire at the wise old age of thirteen. I instantly became enthralled with Lestat in all his robust glory and his snarky, large personality despite him being portrayed as a selfish monster. I’ve always been fascinated by antagonists that don’t quite seem to understand they are the villain in someone else’s story. Eventually as a writer, and as a consumer of media, it became important for me to //

Hey JK Rowling, You Should Be Able to Do Whatever the Hell You Want

December 11, 2015 // 3 Comments

Dear JK Rowling, Because you care about your fandom and take time out of your very busy schedule to drop knowledge on us about the Potterverse, I want to send you this very important message: you do whatever the hell you want with your characters. If that means crushing fan theories on Twitter, you do that. If it means you have one, two, three, or even forty sequels only available to those lucky bastards in London (I’m looking at you, Cursed Child), you do that. And don’t you ever feel like //

JK Rowling, Please Stop Shutting Down Harry Potter Fan Theories

December 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

Dear JK Rowling, You are one of my heroes. Harry Potter forever changed the world of a little girl obsessed with magic, and your books sparked my desire to write. That being said, we need to talk. I love that you are so involved with your fans, really, I do. Few writers find the time to indulge your fans as much as you do. You are kind and polite, yet you don’t take shit from anybody, and always manage to say what needs to be said. However, here are a few things that maybe didn’t need //

For the Love of Draco Malfoy

October 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

Draco Malfoy is the Slytherin fantasy of Harry Potter fans across the globe. His popularity became so notable that J.K. Rowling said she was “unnerved […] by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character.” Readers can’t help but swoon over his Death Eating, Voldemort-following angst. Sure, he might spend the majority of his time at Hogwarts threatening to tattletale to his father, but he’s still the bad boy we all wish would sweep us off our //