Implications of Considering Simulation Theory

In my previous post for this task, entitled Simulation Theory & Conjectures of Post-Humanity, I broke down the reasoning behind Bostrom’s hypothesis that we are living in a computer simulation. Assuming, as this theory argues, that it’s not impossible that we are living in a simulation, henceforth I will discuss the implications of considering these ideas. Simulation […]

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The Resurrection Stone is a Lure to Death

Did sinister Death plan this all along? Did he design the stone to lure the Cadmus to death under the guise of a magical object that would bring his dead lover back to life?

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Literature Review: Tabooed Topics in Narrative

“What happens when the story involves suicide, murder, crime, war, death, incest or rape? What if these were part of our family stories? And as writers, what do we ‘do’ with these difficult memories?” (Guntarik et. al 2015)

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The Great Muggle War

J.K. Rowling did an incredible job at manufacturing the Harry Potter universe, but there remain a couple of  concepts which don’t fit just right. A reddit user has posed a brutal, ancient war as the answer to several plot holes. She concludes it is highly possible that a vast war took place between wizards and muggles sometimes […]

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Was Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurus?

Morning all, As always, *SPOILERS ALERT*. This post will talk about Ariana Dumbledore, the younger sister of our favourite headmaster. Could she be an obscurus? Here’s what we know (about Ariana) from the books; Ariana was abused by a group of muggle children when she was just six years old. Her father took revenge on […]

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In the Blink of an Eye: Digital Narrative

Underlying Research Binge drinking, the consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol in a relatively short time-frame (Drug Free World 2017), is generally known to be a dangerous activity yet it still occurs on an alarmingly regular basis, particularly with teenagers and young adults. Excessive alcohol consumption can cause an impaired ability to make decisions and maintain […]

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Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska (2005) was John Green’s debut young adult novel (remember him? He wrote the novels-turned-films The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns). It won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association. I have no words. Honestly, this book should be used as prescription medication for psychopaths; it is IMPOSSIBLE to feel […]

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