**WARNING: This post contains spoiler alerts**Completing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may have been one of the highlights of my summer. As a crazed Potterhead, I fell in love with the initial pages when I first started reading it. It became more and more of a page turner, as I flipped through the rest of the book, admiring every single word, every dialogue, every description. After the release of the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011, I thought the Harry Potter obsession/trend was going to come to an end. But here we are, in 2016, and the fascination of the wizarding world still continues today. We have been given a play, the play script, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be releasing this November. The year couldn't get better. But anyways, back to the Cursed Child - it was written almost like a fan fiction, which is most likely why many praised it. We, the readers, were only given a preview/sneak peak of the personas of Harry's and Ginny's children. We were not familiar with the characters, not even the adult versions of everyone introduced (Ron may be an exception). My favorite character in the play is, without a doubt, Draco. He seems like the one character that has evolved the most; he went from this troublesome, mischievous bully to a matured, sophisticated being. A part of me also pitied him because of his wife's death and his history, noted in the past seven books.
The new Harry Potter play script could not have been better, and I genuinely applaud J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, for creating the best sequel possible and for not letting the world forget about Harry Potter.
The 2016 presidential election has rekindled my interest in politics and current events. Both candidates are making headlines, some ridiculous, others impressive (you know who I'm talking about). Even as an eight year old, I supported Hillary Clinton when she ran in 2008. Back then, I was a bit oblivious about the candidates' stances, but hey, Hillary Clinton, a woman, was running for president. Why not? As a 16 year old, of course I know about where each candidate stands, don't worry. Without a doubt, I still support Hillary Clinton and I always have, even before Bernie Sanders, who was pretty popular among the young. Now that he is supporting Clinton, there is one other person who I would like to discuss my opinions about. You know who it is. The one and only....Jeb Bush. Just kidding, Donald Trump. I, among the rest of the world, find many of his statements barbaric. How is this man running for president? It relieves me that he is not winning in the polls, but honestly, you never know. I don't want to live in a country where immigrants are unwelcome, people of other religions are frowned upon, young teenagers cannot receive abortions. A country where guns can be obtained and used easily, where global warming is believed to be "a hoax", and therefore the issue is left alone, a country where immigrants must take a test to prove they are patriotic - this is all ridiculous. It is August 2016 and it disgusts me that there are supporters of Trump who believe everything that comes out of his mouth. Trump is too sarcastic to be president. I would not trust him when making deals with other countries, when giving a speech after a mass shooting, when dealing with serious matters. In this election, there is only one person who can handle this job, and I know she will be great at it.
Hey y'all! So I decided to change the theme of my blog - hope you like it. For navigational purposes, the Bloglovin' follow button, archives, and categories are at the bottom of the page. I recently traveled to London and Edinburgh, two cities I deeply fell in love with. London, a very busy city, but still manages to have its own quirks. Edinburgh, colder in temperature, yet simply beautiful. My trip lasted for ten days (including travel time) and I wish it was longer! Being a massive Potterhead, I took the Warner Bros. Studio tour near London and the Pottertrail in Edinburgh, both of which I highly recommend. I also visited HM Yacht Britannia, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and a few other tourist attractions, all of which I enjoyed. For more pictures from my trip, my photography Instagram is @pareen.photos.