I seem to have accidentally taken a week off of blogging. I got a bit burned out after all the posting last week, but there was a bigger issue going on. Namely, it was a huge week in my favorite club, the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup on Ravelry. The House Cup is a 3-month crafting competition among a few hundred students who are sorted into houses like in the Harry Potter books. I have been playing since our fall term in 2010....more
Everyone loves Gary Oldman, right? Whether he is playing a super-villain or ... a super-villain. There are so many great Oldman roles to choose from — from some high-ticket features to little-known gems. There are even a few that are appropriate to watch with the kiddies. Here are some of my favorite Oldman movies.Sid and Nancy (1986) — Oldman played the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious and made him both a caricature and human at the same time.Nancy, "I hate my fuckin' life."...more
For my third installment in my nerdy quiet book series, I decided to step out of the sci-fi universe and take a step towards fantasy. What better fantasy book to start with then Harry Potter. Right?...more
J.K. Rowling's first post-Harry Potter book has been placed on bookshelves and downloaded to e-readers across North America. Will the public accept The Casual Vacancy, her first book written for adults, for what it is? Or will they be too focused on what it is not? The reviews are in and well, people are having a hard time leaving Harry Potter behind....more
Oh sure, go ahead and laugh. But while you're laughing, please note that in the middle picture below, the one where I'm dressed for a midnight screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," I'm wearing Slytherin colors. So you might want to reconsider that whole mocking me thing....more
Yes, the day has finally come. J.K. Rowling has announced that she's publishing a new novel. The Blair Partnership website updated earlier today with the news. Details, including the title, will not be released until later in the year but they have confirmed that the novel will be targeted at adults.