The Thursday Thirteen website seems to not be available today, but I am posting a Thursday Thirteen anyway. So, here are thirteen of my favorite websites. They are in no particular order and I have excluded my favorite blogs from the list.
1. J.K. Rowling’s Website. Not only is this the website of my favorite author, it is one of the best designed websites I have ever encountered. It’s unique and interactive and I have spent hours at a time exploring it. Plus, the little extra bits of Harry Potter information that are scattered throughout the site make any Harry Potter fan’s day.
2. Broomsticks and Owls is the first Harry Potter related message board I ever joined. I have been a member there for over two years now. It has a very close-knit feeling to it, as it is very small. But, we’re very welcoming to new members and always appreciate them! I like all the Harry Potter forums I’m a member of, but this one will always be special to me.
3. Petfinder. Without Petfinder, we never would have found Benny, so that one is self-explanatory. It is great to be able to look at listings for pets that are far away from your house.
4. Harry Potter Fan Fiction.com is where I ‘publish’ my fan fiction and read numerous other wonderful stories. I spend a lot of time there and it has definitely helped with my post Deathly Hallows Potter withdrawal.
5. The Leaky Cauldron. What can I say about Leaky? Well, it is my favorite place to go for Harry Potter related news. Plus, it has a forum and TLC is organizing a Harry Potter convention, which I plan on attending.
6. Dogster. Because any site where people can create profiles for their pets and then talk to other pet owners while pretending to be their pet is brilliant.
7. Harry Potter Fan Fiction Forums. As affiliated with #4. It’s where all of us fan fic writers go to talk about our stories with people who actually get it. Plus, if it weren’t for that forum, I am sure I never would have completed my NaNo.
8. The Harry Potter Lexicon. Despite the lawsuit between it’s owner, Steve Vander Ark and J.K. Rowling, I would be lying if I said this site wasn’t one of my favorites. It’s an invaluable resource for fan fiction writers, who don’t want to spend hours leafing through the books to find out a tiny bit of information needed for a story. However, I must note that I did not support Vander Ark’s side of the lawsuit. A book form of this website is blatant copyright infringement and completely unfair to J.K. Rowling.
9. Bored.com. Anytime I have a few minutes to do absolutely nothing, I can always count on this site to provide me with useless entertainment.
10. PotterCast. Because what Harry Potter fan wouldn’t want to listen to an hour of Potter-related stuff once a week? I won’t say much about PotterCast in this post, as I plan on devoting an entire post to it in the near future.
11. MuggleNet Fan Fiction. This was the first fan fiction website I came upon and it introduced me to what spawned into quite the addiction. Although I like the way HarryPotterFanFiction is designed better, I still read stories on MNFF and enjoy every one of them.
12. Capitol Steps. The songs they have on this site are absolutely brilliant. It’s a must visit for anyone interested in making fun of the hysterical people who run our country. No politician is save from their parody skills.
13. Things My Dog Ate. This site is a must see for anyone who has a dog who destroys things. It’ll make you laugh and probably feel better about the kind of destruction your dog inflicts upon your house. Plus, Benny is on that site.
Anyone sensing a pattern with these?
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