How Harry Potter affected our generation of people

Harry Potter Isn't Done Bewitching Our Generation

"It's leviOsa, not levioSA"

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If you ask anyone to name a book series, eight out of ten people will say, Harry Potter. Have you ever wondered why that is? You know, apart from being quite literally one of the best selling series of all time.

As an "adult" of twenty-one years old, I am proud to say that I grew up in a time where the Harry Potter franchise wasn't complete, meaning I was present whenever the films were yet to release in theaters, as well as a few books written by J.K. Rowling.

I was there whenever there was a Harry Potter movie premiere. As a kid who loved the idea of magic, it truly was a surreal experience!

Not only did I love the entire ambiance of Harry Potter, but I resonated with the characters as well.

I looked up to Hermione for being wickedly intelligent, as well as Ron for being loyal, and Harry for being humble and kind despite having an awful childhood and cruel family members.

The Harry Potter series made me feel less alone most of the time since my parents worked a lot. I was always at my public library sitting down with a bag of Skittles and a big ol' Harry Potter book (This was before kids of the age of ten and under had technology; let me and my skittles be).

Each individual book brought me a different kind of happiness and opened up my mind to creativity, which is a big reason as to why I am a writer today.

I've seen and heard of from a lot of people, both older and younger than myself, on how the Harry Potter series impacted and changed their life for the better.

They tell me that Hogwarts is kind of like an escape they can go to whenever life just gets a bit too hard. The movie saga brings back an entire wave of nostalgia that honestly just can't be beaten by anything else.

The day that Deathly Hollows Pt. II came out in theaters, signaling not only the end of the Golden Trio's adventure but also tons of people's childhood as well— bittersweet sentiment could be felt all around as the end credits rolled on the screen.

However, as soon as JK Rowling introduced the Fantastic Beasts series (with five feature films on the way) people left and right rejoiced endlessly. Excitement could be seen all around the internet as everyone exclaimed that they were "going back home to Hogwarts."

I have no doubt in my mind that years and years from now, Harry Potter will still be one of the most beloved books of our time.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.
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If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...


1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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Poetry On The Odyssey: It's a Girl

An ode to the little girl raised to be insecure.

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They raise little girls to be insecure

Little girls grow to be big girls

People always ask big girls why they're so insecure

Big girls aren't quite sure

Day after day the big girl can't keep up

She's exhausted

Her soul feels worn

The big girl learns to grow hard

In a way, she's a bit stronger

People call her a bitch

Bitch

What is that?

How can she let that affect her

It's simply the only way to be her

She mourns that little girl

Hoping that one day

She'll be strong


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