10 Real-Life Lessons from Make-Believe Witches

by T. Mack

Have you ever considered how many different cultures create the foundation of modern America? It’s a lot. Consider it for a moment and really think through it. There’s Native American, British, Spanish, French, African, Chinese, and too many others to list here. Now consider this… every single one of these cultures has some form of legend or belief in witches and witchcraft. Even when they’re not called witches exactly, there is someone in the history of nearly every culture who could be put in that classification. It’s such an interesting thing to think about- all these different beliefs, customs, languages, and practices that meld together to make our unique culture. But they all have witches in common. Is it any wonder that witches play such a prominent role in our entertainment, from literature to plays to television to movies? No matter the medium, witches are iconic and legendary.

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I love witches and greatly adore them as part of my entertainment. I enjoy witch stories. I gobble them up. Almost all witches get my love: spell-casting witches, potion-making witches, good witches, bad witches, natural witches, practicing witches, whatever. And in case you were wondering, I absolutely count wizards, warlocks, sorcerers, and mages in this category.  Fortunately for me, there is lots of entertainment that features these folks and lets me enjoy them in all their magical glory. I’ve even found that if you pay special attention, there are some pretty fascinating things you can learn from witches and their stories. Allow me to break it down.

Here are ten things that makes witches so amazing and what they’re able to teach us about ourselves: Continue reading

Fandom Funnies!

by T. Mack

It used to be that with the exception of Star Trek and Star Wars, differing fandoms could exist in peace without much strife. Then came the internet and character rap battles. We watch these videos and even when we love both sides, we feel pressure to pick a winner. I adore both these strong, female characters and their respective franchises. But seriously, I think that one burn (you’ll know it when you hear it) puts Hermione on top of Katniss in this battle. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Who do you think won this rap battle? Let me know in the comments.