Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Review

A few thoughts about the new Harry Potter Play/Book
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play that was written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. Thorne directed the play as well. Since the production is a play, the book is written in script format. A lot of readers complained that they had trouble reading it in script format, but I found that it was a nice change-up from the traditional books. After all, this is not a traditional Harry Potter book to begin with. The original story by J.K. Rowling was completed after the Deathly Hallows and there is no way around that. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was just a bit of an extension for the fans.

That being said, yes there are parts in the screenplay that were not written by Rowling. Die Hard Potter Heads will reject the screenplay entirely just because of that fact alone. This screenplay is meant to be read with a perspective. You will obviously not be as satisfied with this book as you may have been with previous ones.

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The book is surrounded by the usual characters of the Harry Potter series along with Harry's son, Albus, and Draco's son, Scorpius. The two kids become great friends and get into loads of mischief together all because Albus and Harry do not have a steady relationship.

The plot is the perfect balance of being complex, but not complex enough to jeopardize the integrity of the Harry Potter series. The plot fits in well with events that had previously taken place in the series. The book is right around a 300 pager making it not too difficult to read. It did not make me want to stay up all night and read it, but it certainly was not a let down.

I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, and not comparing it to the previous books in the series. It is certainly a different type of literature by Rowling and it that is important to keep in mind. If you are looking for a traditional Harry Potter book to add onto the series, this is not the book for you. However, if you are looking for a short extension to get your Harry Potter fix, i suggest picking this book up from your local book store.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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Logan Paul Ending His Daily Vlogs Is The Best Change For YouTube

Logan Paul and his toxic entitlement is finally on its way out.
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Almost everyone on social media can recognize Logan Paul, a YouTube star who has amassed over 16 million subscribers last year. He is known for his insane antics and pranks around all parts of the world, and for a while, the Internet praised him for his obnoxious nature. For the majority of his career, Logan Paul was clean regarding any scandals or misconducts. Until 2018.

In January of 2018, Logan Paul traveled to Japan to film a video about his "adventures." While having a similar persona to that of a stereotypical American tourist (but worse), Logan distastefully went around Tokyo and disrespected the people and culture of Japan. Despite his insolence in the big city of Tokyo, perhaps his venture to the forests was his ticket to the eventual catastrophe.

Logan Paul and a couple of his friends visited Aokigahara, also known as "Suicide Forest" due to the high amount of suicides that occur within it. They began walking around the forest and joking, until Logan stopped and claimed that he saw a dead body hanging from a tree. While filming the suicide victim, Logan and his friends began to laugh and joke about finding a dead body and continued talking about how that was the "craziest thing they've ever seen."

Shortly after the video was posted, Logan received major backlash from social media. Not only did he get a massive amount of criticism from regular people and celebrities alike, he also lost millions of subscribers and followers on all of his social media platforms.

After taking time to "reflect," Logan came back with a video about suicide awareness and also donated one million dollars to prevent suicide (which, by the way, happened only after his ad revenue was cut). Had he learned his lesson? We thought so. Until a couple weeks later. Right after his suicide awareness video, Logan Paul posted a video of himself with his friends being obnoxious again — tasering dead rats.

It is very clear to me that Logan Paul did not truly feel remorse about the Tokyo trip, he just put on a show for everyone watching because he got caught. The year 2018 has been rough for Logan, and earlier this month, he finally announced his retirement from doing his daily vlogs.

Logan Paul does not have any respect for the world outside of his privileged, Beverley Hills bubble, and the world is finally starting to realize it. Logan has a massive amount of influence on Generation Z, and the lifestyle he is promoting is extremely unhealthy to developing minds. YouTube, YouTubers and we as people have a duty to have respect and empathy for people, animals and cultures worldwide. By taking out a small portion of the problem, we can help to stop anymore people like Logan Paul plague the Internet.

To help eliminate Logan Paul's influence, you can go to sign a petition with over 25,000 signatures to ban him from YouTube. Also, it would benefit everyone to avoid watching his videos and earning him money for posting them. When we stop Logan Paul, we stop his legacy from being a successful one.

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