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Dear JK Rowling, I am unabashedly a huge Harry Potter fan. I first encountered Harry when I was in Junior High, volunteering at the public library (nerd status, I know). The children’s librarian handed me book 1, and I was hooked. I even used to frequent Harry Potter message boards back in the day with my friend Kathleen (we were “Parvati” and “Lavender” cause we also shared an interest in divination, ha). Anyway, all this is to say, Harry holds a sacred spot in my heart. But I’m not one of those fans who can recite things verbatim, or remember every tiny detail, so if I’m missing something, I hope one of those fans will help me out. I’ve been interestedly following the news that there is a new Harry Potter prequel-of-sorts in the works, for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them...
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Dear Chris: I really did not want to write this open letter, and would have preferred to speak to you in person, in private. Indeed, ever since the domestic violence incident with Rihanna two years ago there have been attempts, by some of the women currently or formerly in your circle, women who love and care deeply about you, to bring you and I together, as they felt my own life story, my own life experiences, might be of some help in your journey. For whatever reasons, that never happened. By pure coincidence, I wound up in a Harlem recording studio with you about three months ago, as I was meeting up with R...
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Open letter for GMA Network and The viewers Masaya ako sa ngayon natatamo kasikatan ng AlDub/ MaiDen dahil naisasama ang pangalan ng Eat Bulaga at ang GMA. Proud Kapuso ako. Madalas sabihin ng tao "Hindi naman marunong mag-alaga ng artista yang GMa na yan eh". Pero sa tingin ko hindi nagkulang ang network, at ang mga artista nila. Kundi kayo mga viewers na ang habol lang para maki-uso lang. Tuloy ang GMA network na maglabas o mag-magproduce na dekalidad na programa para sa atin kaso hindi niyo nagawa pansinin dahil sa pagtapat ng mga Branded nila artista. Naging issue ba sa GMA ang ratings para ipag-walang bahala nila dekalidad na programa nila? I guess not. Dahil patuloy parin sila pagbigay na quality na programa para sa manunuod nila. Katulad ng The Rich Man's Daughter at My Husband...
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I always wanted to write a letter to you. A letter explaining how much of an effect you had on my entire way of thinking. I put it off and forgot about it, because I presumed if I wrote you a letter you would receive so many you might never even get to read it. Now I've missed my chance and it is something I regret. If I had ever gotten the chance to meet you I would've thanked you. Your books thought me how to deal with the world. I first found your books when I was a teenager and in subtle words and sarcasm you explained to a timid teenager what to expect from the world around them. The way you wrote about people, you explained how most people react in different situations. I've learnt so much from your books and your characters, reading "you do the job thats in front of you" as...
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An Open Letter to Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen Dear Joe and Bryan, As a long time listener and fan I’d like to write to you both regarding your views on Education and the Economy. I feel that both of you underestimate the value these institutions have in society and culture as a whole. We have greater autonomy as individuals than ever before. Unfortunately this can create an attitude dismissive towards institutions playing the roles of cornerstones in civilization. On both accounts I feel your misguided views come from a disconnect between created value and inherent value. Ultimately what we all appreciate are good people whose words we can trust. In the long run Education and Economics reward these attributes. Regardless of technical proficiency or perceived skill, if...
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Dear Ms. Rowling, I wanted to write you a letter so that you'd know there are writers, as well as readers, who think Lynn Shepherd is wrong. On their behalf, I beseech you not to give up writing as she suggested. I hope this missive doesn't arrive too late... Like many authors, Ms. Shepherd is frustrated at the rocky, dusty, and rock-dusty path we writers tread. Success seems so far away and despite our efforts to pen works of art and then peddle them to our readers, the best-seller lists contain mostly the names of the already-famous. James Patterson, Michael Connolly, Donna Tartt. You. I mean, where's my castle in Scotland? But don't feel bad, because Ms. Shepherd is wrong. You haven't stolen any of my readers, nor bumped me from the front table at Barnes...
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Dear Ellen, God loves you. You are created in his likeness, you bear his image, and He loves you. He really loves you. I don't know what you're upbringing was like… I'm not going to try and diagnose your lesbianism as being a result of daddy issues or "never having the loving arms of a father." Besides, whatever way you were brought up doesn't really matter. Based on what the Bible teaches (pleeeeeease don't tune me out here. Drink some coffee. Take an Adderall. Do what you need to do… but don't tune me out, yet!), before your upbringing, before you even exited your mother's womb, sin had already affected you. I'm sure you know the account of Genesis 3-Adam and Eve-well. As most people in America do… even if they just view it as a fictitious tale. I do not view it as a fictitious...
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I recently read Salman Rushdie discussing his latest work 'Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights' and what really caught my attention is what he said inspired it! Rushdie feels as though the world is turning upside down and society is drastically changing. His exact words were: "[The novel’s storyline about Jinns] connected in my mind to this idea I had about living in a world where the rules are breaking down, where the world is changing so fast in all directions that a lot of people have a sense of bewilderment. You don’t actually know what the rules are anymore, and you have a sense that maybe there are other people much younger than you who do know what the rules are, and are thereby make billions by inventing, what, Snapchat? What the hell is that? That, apparently,...
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Dear Anthony, I recently read that you thought it might be time to change the image of the beloved 'chain-smoking, smooth-talking and sexist' James Bond and I think perhaps you're right! I've loved reading and watching James Bond as I've grown up, from the witty one-liners after defeating his enemies to the ease at which he would pick up some of the most beautiful women in the world. I'm sure a lot of die-hard Bond fans will be getting a little annoyed at the idea of a politically-correct Bond, but my understanding is though although he may be rewritten somewhat, it is a rewrite that is needed to keep him relevant. That isn't to say that we all want our Bond to become some awkward grovelling Hugh Grant-type, afraid of saying anything a little risky! But I'm sure as a seasoned...
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I love Stephen King's work...but I have a problem with it. Well not exactly with his 'work' but what's done with it. For starters there's a lot of it and what this means is that some of it just isn't going to be as good as others. There is of course nothing wrong with that! Stephen's had some pretty amazing novels in his time and it'd be near impossible to have the same level of success with each piece of work. His work is well known for being adapted to make films, take The Shining for example, what an amazing book and film! But the problem I have is that the success of some of these novel turned films has meant the flood gates have literally opened and now there is a seemingly endless amount of some truly awful films with King's name attached to them. The problem I have is that...
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