In October 2018, I had the privilege of giving a paper at the annual Harry Potter Conference, hosted by Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. My paper entitled "Harry Potter: a Fool and a King" focused on the presence of chess and tarot elements in the series -- some hidden in the very structure of the story, others, more obvious, hidden in plain sight. If you're curious, you can read my paper here, and if you do, don't forget to check out the corresponding slideshow here !
One of my favourite books is Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind. I fell in love with the world Rothfuss created, and would LOVE to hear Kvothe playing the lute! (what does a lute even sound like?) I can't wait for the third book to come out, but in the meantime I figured I'd share my vision of the mysterious Denna.. Diane.. Dinael...
Once upon a time, there was a girl who spent her days drawing.. stuff, and decided to post that stuff online, and that was when a mommy blog met a daddy blog and gave birth to a teeny tiny baby blog. (Awwwwe) That happened in March, a few years ago, so today marks the first day of this blog's birthmonth! Woo! In order to celebrate... here's a few of my favourite things (besides the obvious raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens) that I've posted here since this blog was born, enjoy! :)
Not a selfie of me, obviously. Which, I suppose, defeats the whole purpose of the word 'selfie,' if ever there was one, but that's a whole different matter -- anyway, lately I came across a bunch of those pics, you know, surely you've seen them before: scarcely-clad young women on a night out, posing in front of sports cars, presumably not their own, because.. well, I never could figure out why. My point is, those pictures made me wonder how today's youth and their way of life would look, transported into a world of fairy tales, with princesses and tiaras and princes riding on their white horses.. This is what came out of it.
I've always been a great fan of C.S. Lewis's work -- as well as the other great authors who've walked the streets of Oxford, but I digress.. Anyway, in case you were wondering, this is a reference to Narnia, hope you enjoy. And if you know where that wardrobe can be found, feel free the share the GPS coordinates!