Fan Girl Friday!

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Ah, Friday, the best day of the week. What? You say Saturday is the best day? No way, pal. Saturdays don’t bring a blog post all about your favorite fandom finds, that’s reserved for Friday! And today’s Fan Girl Friday is oh-so-magical! That’s right; I’ve found tons of Harry Potter-themed goodies to make you giddier than a Weasley Wizard Wheezes Love Potion!

 

Last Christmas, Huff the Hubs and I got some of our peeps a subscription to Loot Crate. I think they were pretty much the best gifts EVAH! A box of geeky goodies delivered RIGHT to your door?! Yes, please! LC has a ton of crates to choose from for every fan out there. And NOW they’ve finally added a Harry Potter one!

loot-crate-hpThe crates are delivered every two months and are packed to the brim with exclusive and officially licensed Harry Potter gear! Click hereClick here for more details on prices and what’s inside!

 

JK Rowling is not only an amazing writer, but she is incredibly loyal to her fans. She knows that, even thought Harry is grown with kids of his own, we’re still chomping at the bit for any kind of wizarding world news. This week on Pottermoe, JK announced more information about wizarding history in America and the magical ruling body–The Magical Congress of the United States of America–MACUSA, for short.

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Here’s a little tidbit:

“America remained one of the most hostile environments for magical people, mainly because of Scourer descendants who had vanished permanently into the No-Maj community and who kept suspicion of magic alive. Unlike most Western countries, there was no cooperation between the No-Maj government and MACUSA….

It was in Washington that President Elizabeth McGilliguddy presided over the infamous ‘Country or Kind?’ debate of 1777. Thousands of witches and wizards from all over America descended upon MACUSA to attend this extraordinary meeting, for which the Great Meeting Chamber had to be magically enlarged. The issue for discussion was: did the magical community owe their highest allegiance to the country in which they had made their homes, or to the global underground wizarding community? Were they morally obliged to join American No-Majs in their fight for liberation from the British Muggles? Or was this, simply put, not their fight?

The arguments for and against intervention were protracted and the fight became vicious. Pro-interventionists argued that they might be able to save lives; anti-interventionists that wizards risked their own security by revealing themselves in battle. Messengers were sent to the Ministry of Magic in London to ask whether they intended to fight. A four-word message returned: ‘Sitting this one out.’ McGilliguddy’s famous response was even shorter: ‘Mind you do.’ While officially the American witches and wizards did not engage in battle, unofficially there were many instances of intervention to protect No-Maj neighbours and the wizarding community celebrated Independence Day along with the rest of American society – although not necessarily alongside them.

One of the most significant American magical laws was created in 1790, when MACUSA approved an edict to enforce total segregation of the wizarding and No-Maj communities. Rappaport’s Law, named after then-President Emily Rappaport, was created as a result of one of the worst breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy ever known, a breach in which the daughter of Rappaport’s Keeper of Treasure and Dragots and a Scourer descendant almost exposed the existence of magic worldwide. With the passing of Rappaport’s Law, intermarriage and even friendship between wizards and No-Majs became illegal in the United States.”

Read the full story here!

 

I don’t really wear too much makeup. And, to be honest, I don’t really spend a lot of money on my makeup (Hello, ELF!) But if this Reddit dream became a reality, I’d totes drop the Sickles for it!

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The Reddit user, Spellsandstars, says that while these were just a fun little craft to throw together, that she’s starting to think about making them a reality! I may have to watch some of her makeup tutorials, though, because this momma barely knows how to apply eyeliner!

 

Have something you want featured on Fan Girl Friday? Hit me up on Twitter @thehuffmanpost!

 

Happy fangirling!

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Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit’s Friday! And I tell you what, I’m am SUPER jazzed about all of today’s news! Seriously, its like the Geeky Gods decided to smile upon me this week with all of these squee-worthy finds!

 

No lie, I woke up to a text from my brother-in-law telling me that Lego just unveiled two of their new sets! Why did he share this news with me? Because one of the sets is a tribute to The Beatles! AHH!

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I cannot wait to see what design Lego comes up with! I’m definitely getting this set (and keeping it far from Huff the Tot and Huff the Babe!). The second set Lego will be releasing is Apollo 11!

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Though the design is not yet set in stone, Lego revealed on their blog that the set will be about 3 feet tall!

 

And speaking of The Fab Four, Hot Wheels is getting on the Magical Mystery Tour by releasing commemorative Beatles-inspired cars!

FGF Beatles HotWheelsThe Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary cars hit Walmart stores nationwide on June 15th! Eeee!

 

And in other Lego news, the brick building company dropped a new trailer this week, debuting the new characters for their Lego Dimensions video game! Check it out:

Sah-weet! The new characters drop into stores June 14th! In the words of Jake and Finn, “Mathematical!”

 

This week on the Pottermore website, Ron Weasley, his sister Ginny, Neville Longbottom, and Luna Lovegood (also known as Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch) were all sorted into Hogwarts Houses!

I used to be upset that my House (according to Pottermore) was Hufflepuff, but knowing Ron and Neville will be there, I’m not so dismayed anymore!

 

Come across something you want featured on Fan Girl Friday? Hit me up on Twitter @thehuffmanpost or share in the comments below!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

Fan Girl Thursday

Hello nerdy guys and gals! Friday came early this week! Well, at least my Friday came early this week since me and Huff the Hubs are hittin’ the road! But, I couldn’t go on a trip without first giving you some geeky goodies to quench your nerd thirst!

 

Get excited Whovians (more specifically, Ten fanatics!) because the complete David Tennant box set is available for pre-order!

So. Much. Tennant.

So. Much. Tennant.

This 26-disc set, on sale for £99.99 ($156) comes with every episode that Ten and his fabulous hair star in, as well as Christmas specials, outtakes, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and more! AND, if you’re one of the first thousand peeps to pre-order, you get a mini sonic screwdriver!

 

Here lately, Huff the Babe has really been getting into Disney. Specifically Minnie and Mickey. She has a Minnie Mouse doll that her Nana got her that she LURVES. So when I saw this, I immediately squealed:

"Oh boy!"

“Oh boy!”

This super cute nightlight is on sale at Home Depot’s website! The light connects to a small charging station and can be operated with a small switch or it can be taken off the stand so your little one can snuggle it all night long! There are four different characters to choose from: Mickey, Minnie or Mike Wazowski and Sulley from Monster’s Inc. Adorbs, right?!

 

 

Last week I told you about how that awesome authoress, JK Rowling wrote a new story all about that pink-wearing-evil-cat-lady Dolores Umbridge. Well, turns out Rowling actually wrote FIVE more stories and posted them to her site Pottermore!

"It says right here that I'm a genius!"

“It says right here that I’m a genius!”

The stories cover backstories from people like Professor Trelawney, to magical creatures such as the thestrals, and wizarding places like Azkaban Prison! Register and check it out!

 

 

There’s a chill in the air, folks. Its time to bundle up and take care of those precious lips of yours the Shakespearean way! Check out these bard-worthy lip balms from Perpetual Kid!

"To be chapped, or not to be chapped. That is the question."

“To be chapped, or not to be chapped. That is the question.”

The chapsticks come in a set of three, each one with a distinct scent and picture. There’s Shakespeare, Macbeth, and Hamlet!

 

Have a great weekend, peeps! I’ll tell you all about my travels on Monday!

Fan Girl Friday

Happy Halloween, ghouls and boys! I’ve got some great goodies to make today even more magical! Today’s Fan Girl Friday is all about our favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter!

 

I think I need to plan another trip to London. There’s an amazing hotel–The Georgian Hotel–that has fully renovated Wizard Chambers! Yes, you read that right, wizard! That means you can actually sleep in a Potter-themed room!

Does room service offer Butterbeer?

Does room service offer Butterbeer?

Seriously, I think its worth the almost $300 a night fee! Click here to take the virtual tour! See if you can spot all of the Easter eggs that only true Potterheads will find!

 

 

Our beloved author, Queen JK Rowling (okay, she’s not a queen…but she’s literary royalty in my eyes!) has released another short story on her website Pottermore! This one is all about that sugary-sweet-yet-horribly-evil-spawn-of-a-Squib, Dolores Umbridge.

So. Many. Cats.

So. Many. Cats.

Not only does Rowling give us a backstory to Umbridge and her evil ways, but she also opens up at the true inspiration for the awful teacher turned Muggle-hater (turned Azkaban prisoner!).

 

 

Have you been watching The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon? If not, you should be! He’s absolutely hilarious and gets so many celebs to do AMAZING things! Like this jaw-dropping rap from The Boy Who Lived himself, Mr. Daniel Radcliffe! Watch!

 

I sincerely hope you have your costume finished for tonight. If not–and you need some inspiration–take a gander at these Harry Potter themed costumes!

Just don't throw a book at her head!

Just don’t throw a book at her head!

 

"Don't mind the Quick Quotes Quill."

“Don’t mind the Quick Quotes Quill.”

 

Who wouldn't want to grab this cute little Snitch?

Who wouldn’t want to grab this cute little Snitch?

 

Everyone have a safe and happy Halloween!