On October 6th the illustrated version of the first Harry Potter book HP and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone in the USA) will be released and I am extremely excited for it. I have seen the samples and my little geeky heart skipped a beat.
As I am nearing the age of 30, I think plenty of people don’t quite understand why I am still so obsessed with a story that was written for children, and while I don’t owe any kind of asshole any sort of explanation, the explanation is quite easy. I WAS a child when the first book was released. From there I grew up with Harry and his friends. As they entered awkward teen years, I was in the midst of my awkward teen years, as they got slammed into adulthood, I did as well. I literally grew up with these books. But honestly, even if you are only now as an adult getting into Harry Potter, GOOD FOR YOU!! It is not just a well written series, It is an incredible story that will warm the heart and soul and make you want more from that magical world. This story feels like home to me.
For me, it is like comfort food. When I have bad days, I watch one of the movies, read one of the books, or listen to the Audio books (narrated by Stephen Fry which i HIGHLY recommend for any Potter fan) Harry Potter is to me what Star Wars is to so many. I think the beauty of being an adult is you can do whatever you want. My geeky dream is to get the chance to go to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour, also there’s a train trip that goes to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and the scenes of the Hogwarts express over the stone bridge apparently come from this exact train trip. One day…haha
Now for all of you adult Harry Potter fans, Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for liking something. I don’t really understand why it’s perfectly okay for grown men to yell and scream like banshees for sports teams, but we are “weird” because we like a series of books and movies. Fuck em. Fuck anyone who says that you shouldn’t love this magical world. I love it, and I will never care if someone thinks I am childish. I plan to have a HP themed 30th birthday party.
The world is small. Our lives are short. Love what you love. Obsess over Harry Potter, Star wars, Doctor Who and everything else. Laugh and cry over fictional characters. Just be you. Be you and be proud of it! In all of your geeky glory!!