Isidora & Leslie Nielsen

Dr. Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it? Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious. Dr. Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley. Dr. Rumack: You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital. Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it? Dr. […]

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Isidora & Pirates

They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me and by that time no […]

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Isidora & the colour purple

My mother loved the colour purple. It wasn’t just her favourite colour, it was one of her favourite things. She loved purple & the outdoors. The smell of the sea. Camping. Bike riding. Her biggest passion was the visual arts and crafts (for which she had no formal training), though she worked for an American multinational company all her life. […]

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Isidora & the scientist

There is nothing cooler than growing up with a geek dad. I had heard of Douglas Adams and Alan Moore before Hollywood got hold of them and had long chats over books and the universe next to a huge office poster of Batman. Of course, when you have someone constantly trying to get you to read certain authors, those are […]

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Isidora & The Boy Who Lived

In the longer-than-necessary The Order of the Phoenix, Harry asks Luna why are they the only ones who can see Thestrals, a species of skeleton-like winged horses that everyone else deems invisible. “They can only be seen by people who’ve seen death,” she replies. This little sentence sums up what I see as the special something of the entire series. […]

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