I posted my first post on this blog on June 23, 2007. It was about my excitement for the upcoming release of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. I laid out my predictions for that final installment. View Spoiler »My predictions were right. I predicted that Snape was “good,” Harry was a Horcrux, and Harry would die because he was a Horcrux. I put “good” in quotes because Snape is a morally gray character. He was only “good” because he was compelled to be by Lily’s death. If Lily hadn’t died, he would’ve continued to follow Voldemort. Also, you might be saying that Harry didn’t die. My response is that he did die. That’s how Voldemort’s soul left him and why we was able to talk to Dumbledore. He just didn’t stay dead because he chose to return and finish what he started. « Hide Spoiler
I can’t believe that was 15 years ago. Some years have been better than others, but I’ve really enjoyed my little corner of the internet. I debated whether I should say anything about my blogoversary since I haven’t blogged continuously the entire 15 years, and my blog now only shows posts from December 29, 2021 onward. (You can read about the whys if you’re interested.)
Blogging’s very cathartic for me. I love talking to people about the things I enjoy doing, especially reading and books. I love the creativity I get to express through blogging. And, I love all the friends I’ve made around the blogosphere. I actually met a lot of my IRL friends at different book events for bloggers in Utah. (There were a lot of us at one time. Now, I’m one of only a handful remaining.) I also have many online friends I’ve met through blogging, and I hope I can meet them IRL someday.
To celebrate my blogoversary, I’m hosting a giveaway for a book from The Book Depository (up to $15 value). The giveaway will go until the end of June and I’ll announce the winner on July 4 (if my internet is up by then as I’m moving on July 1 and 2). The giveaway is open to any country The Book Depository ships.
I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.
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