Harry Potter Month is hosted by Faith at Geeky Zoo Girl and Micheline at Lunar Rainbows Reviews. This fun event runs throughout the month of July. Find out more about it here.
I've been a little slow getting into HP Month this year, in part because this is the first time that I'm working during the Summer. Nevertheless, I'm not planning on letting the Harry Potter spirit pass me by! It's July and I'm going to celebrate!
Have you ever heard of My Life as a Background Slytherin? If not, I am going to introduce you to it. It is a fanmade comic strip by Emily McGovern which is updated once a week. You can find it on Facebook or on her website by googling the title.
I'll be honest, I did not like it at first. A fellow Slytherin had told me about it and I looked it up and I was not amused. Later, the same Slytherin was talking about it animatedly and I decided to give it another shot. I went to the beginning of the comics and started reading them in order. This gave me an understanding of the characters and the basic ongoing jokes. Now I am in love with it. And it's not just for Slytherins! There are also a couple of My Life as a Background Hufflepuff/Gyffindor/Ravenclaw comics.
Maybe not every HP fan will like the comics, but they certainly grew on me. My Life as a Background Slytherin is another example of fan creation which catches the imagination of the fans just like A Very Potter Musical or Harry Potter Puppet Pals. Once a fan, you can run around saying things like FLOUNCE! or Badges! and your fellow background Slytherins will laugh with you.
Does anyone else read My Life as a Background Slytherin? Is there another HP fan creation that you love?