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Month: December 2016

I Am Your Mother: Aunt Beru

I Am Your Mother is a series of articles on The Cost of Motherhood in a Galaxy, Far, Far Away. Our focus will be on mothers within the movie saga.


Beru Lars, known as Aunt Beru, isn’t actually a mother – she never has any children of her own in the Star Wars saga. But she fills the role of mother for young Luke Skywalker, sparing him the pain of growing up without one.

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Can You Choose Your Patronus?

First introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Patronus is an advanced defense charm. It’s used in the series as a shield to protect wizards from dementors. A Patronus is produced by concentrating on happy memories, and it can take on two forms: corporeal and non-corporeal.

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I Am Your Mother: Leia Organa

I Am Your Mother is a series of articles on The Cost of Motherhood in a Galaxy, Far, Far Away. Our focus will be on mothers within the movie saga, starting with Princess Leia herself.


Leia Organa bursts onto the scene a hero: she’s hiding stolen information from Darth Vader, the most feared man in the entire galaxy. She watches her entire planet get destroyed but remains loyal to the Rebellion that her father died for. Throughout the Original Trilogy, Leia is a witness to – no, an active participant in – the making of history.

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Should Sirius Black Have Killed Peter Pettigrew?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban focuses a great deal of time misleading its readers to think that Sirius Black has broken out of Azkaban to kill Harry Potter. However, in a shocking twist, it is revealed that his target is none other than Peter Pettigrew – or Scabbers as we’ve come to know him.

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