Category: How To

Great Hall / Pottermore

Ideas for a Spooky Harry Potter Halloween Party

Throwing a spooky Harry Potter Halloween party is as easy as Divination class, even if you’re more Filch than Fleur. Awin, the company that runs the Etsy affiliate program, is running a contest for Etsy affiliates. Media Medusa is an Etsy affiliate, so I thought it would be fun to jump in. (Disclaimer: If you […]


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Alexa Skills for Movies – Times, Quotes and More

Did you know Amazon has several Alexa skills for movies? Someone at Amazon is a movie buff, because they know just what a movie junkie like me wants out of my Amazon Echo Dot. I tested a lot of Alexa skills for movies to find the ones that were the most helpful and the most […]


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How Amazon’s Alexa Can Help You Right Now

Amazon’s Alexa has skills out the ying-yang, as my husband would say. In fact, Amazon’s Alexa has become my most valuable tool in my never-ending fight against chaos, unorganization and forgetfulness. I bought Amazon’s Echo Dot when it went on sale. It was possibly the best purchase I’ve made in my adult life. I keep […]


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Outlander Dinner Menu and Recipes

An Outlander dinner menu, and Outlander recipes, aren’t very sexy. Scottish food is pretty basic — meat, bread and maybe some kind of root vegetable. That’s because the Scottish Highlands are a harsh place to try to grow crops of any kind, let alone something exotic, like tomatoes (wink). The wind is relentless, the sun comes and […]


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How to Match Your Phone’s Wallpaper and Ringtone

I love to coordinate my phone’s wallpaper and ringtone. It’s is a big part of my geek lifestyle. When a big movie is coming out, or there’s a new season premiering on TV, I switch up my phone’s wallpaper and ringtone to pump me up and to show the world what I’m into. Are you thinking, […]


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Hagrid's Hut

Ambient Sounds for Geeks (Background Noise)

One of the reasons I love taking my laptop to Starbucks is the blur of ambient sounds in the background while I work. Sometimes I focus better with the murmur of voices in the background, as opposed to the deafening silence at my house. It really just depends on what I’m writing. Of course, it […]


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Books in a Row

How to Read More, Watch TV Less

A lot of us busy bees want to read more. If you’re a book lover, it’s always one of your goals. We have stacks of books on the nightstand, waiting to be devoured. We have “to-read” lists on Goodreads that scroll for days. I even keep a mental list of books that friends have mentioned […]


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Game of Thrones Season 6 Recap

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Recap: How to Remember

Game of Thrones Season 7 returns July 16 at 9 p.m. and the world can hardly wait. This is the penultimate season of Game of Thrones, with only seven episodes instead of ten. Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, with input from author George R.R. Martin, will have to pack a lot of story into those seven hours. […]


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88th Academy Awards for Oscar Bingo Cards

How to Oscar Party: Bingo Cards That Work Every Year!

Oscar bingo cards are a must-have item for any Academy Awards party. I had an Academy Awards party years before they were a thing. As a theater student, I loved going to Oscar parties with my friends. Living in Los Angeles, I couldn’t escape Academy Awards fever. It’s a bigger day than Christmas and Rosh Hashanah […]


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How to Read Media Medusa in Flipboard

I’ve been asked several times why Media Medusa doesn’t have an app. There are a few different reasons. First, the blog looks pretty good in browsers on mobile devices. If it was unreadable or unwieldy, I would be more likely to consider making a Media Medusa app. The other reasons are the same reasons people […]


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How to Know if You’re a Slytherin

As most Harry Potter fans know, the Slytherin House has produced successful wizards, as well as evil ones. Yeah, Voldemort and Grindewald were awful. But Andromeda Tonks and Regulus Black were good-hearted. My friends who were sorted in Slytherin on Pottermore don’t feel bad about it at all. (That, in itself, proves they’re Slytherin through […]


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Geek Gingerbread Houses for Christmas

Making a geek gingerbread house is the perfect way for a mega fan to celebrate Christmas. I may be a geek, but unfortunately, my kitchen skills are in the negatives. Where I live, we’re very lucky to be treated to a different gingerbread village, every year, at a local architect’s office. RLPS Architects holds a contest […]


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Outlander Yule Log

Where to Find Christmas Yule Log on TV and YouTube

Looking for a TV Christmas Yule Log on DVD? Scroll to the bottom of this article. We’ve got some suggestions from Amazon. Last year was the first year that yule logs pinged on my radar. What’s a TV yule log? It’s when a network or channel airs a looping video of a cozy fire, usually […]


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Throw an Outlander viewing party

Throw a Braw ‘Outlander’ Viewing Party

Outlander seems to attract the kind of fan who not only obsesses about the TV series, but also makes Outlander a way of life. Pretty soon they’re speaking Gaelic, wearing tartan wool as everyday cosplay, and hanging thistle accessories all over their home. (Some of us find excuses to wear our official Outlander wristers while we work. […]


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Netflix Guide: Hacks and Secret Codes

You want great entertainment. Now. We put together this Netflix guide so you can organize your queue, find movie and TV show suggestions easily, and manage your viewing history. Netflix has been leading the way for digital content since 1997. Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over […]


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‘Outlander’ Schedule for STARZ 2017

Updated October 16, 2017: Outlander is set to return in October 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. STARZ is airing 13 episodes based upon Voyager, the third of eight books STARZ released a synopsis and pictures for Book Three (Season 3). Download my Outlander cheat sheet for a full list of episode titles in each season, […]


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Cut Cable TV to Save Money? Pros and Cons

As prices rise, and options dwindle, many TV lovers are considering whether or not to cut cable TV. Will it save money in the long run? Let’s explore. P.S. At the bottom we’ve got bullet points and a list of the best streaming services out there. To Cut the Cord? Or Not? You know what […]


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Inkitt Is Changing How Books Get Published

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Inkitt for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you ever been reading a book that was so bad you wondered how it ever got published? On the other hand, have you ever read a friend’s just-finished novel, and knew it could be a […]


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How to Save Money for Comic Con

If you’re a geek like me, you need to save money for Comic Con. Comic Cons are so much more expensive than they used to be! Back in the day, if you were willing to wait in line for hours, you could see whoever you wanted for free. Even get an autograph! I waited in […]


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Burned books

How to Abandon Books without Feeling Guilty

You don’t have to feel guilty. It’s okay to abandon books. There were times when I still operated under the same rules and guidelines I had in childhood, like never quitting something once you’ve made a promise, or completing a task no matter what. It wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I realized […]


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Thor: The Dark World / Walt Disney Studios / Marvel / Jay Maidment

Infographic: Marvel Movie Release Dates

Use this visual guide to follow the timeline of the upcoming Marvel movie release dates. I’ll be using it to mark up my calendar.


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