The Beginning of The End: Our History with Harry Potter

The YAM Magazine team owes a lot to Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. There probably wouldn’t have been a YAM Magazine to speak of without Harry and his magical universe of wizards and witchcraft.

Each of us has a story, but we wouldn’t be able to share it with all of you if it hadn’t been for a little animated Flash file, a small email inquiry, and their love for a certain Harry Potter couple that editor Amy and Julyssa fatefully met. Both Peruvians, both in very different parts of the world, both born in the same month just barely one year apart, both madly into Harry Potter — it was like a Prophecy put them together!

So here we are, a bunch of us sharing our stories with you of how Harry Potter changed us forever.

5 Responses

  1. Julili says:

    “U have this cute little picture there (i don’t know what they are called) I just wanted 2 tell U that it’s so cute! Hahahaha

    Yeah his face expression was priceless! Lol!!”

    “Thank you for saying that the avatar I’m using is cute, because I did it! :D I love his expression in that shot~ ;)

    Keep in touch, will ya? I’m off to japanese class now… I need to review my lesson before my teacher beats me up, LOL”


    • amy says:

      @Julili, LOL – I was studying Japanese at the time. GOSH! I don’t think my Japanese has improved much since…

      by the way, the Swedish covers for the series are AWESOME.

  2. Rodrigo says:

    I forgot to mention that the POA film at the time was the one that I loved the most and pissed me off too at the same time, lol.

    • amy says:

      @Rodrigo, I had an interesting experience with PoA. It’s my fave book, but also my fave movie. I think it really struck a good balance of the book, movie and being fun and fresh. I mean, besides from the lousy werewolf (poor professor Lupin, indeed), it still feels like I haven’t watched it more than twice.

      • Rodrigo says:

        @amy, There was some things the film didn’t translate from the book that I valued a lot. Eventuallly, I did thought of POA as the best Potter film (until DHP1)… but a few more tweaks, a bit more of extra time and it could have been easily above the 4-star rank.

        Maybe I got enraged too at the time ’cause POA was the first Potter book I ever read. So amazing that Cuarón had to deal with an amazing book and adapting those was a hard task. Speaking of Cuarón, I wished he directed Deathly Hallows along with Iñárritu.

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