Welcome District residents to the first annual Hunger Games Advisor Breakdown. Representing District 12, we have Haymitch Abernathy. Trusted Advisor to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, winner of the Hunger Games himself, and also a deeply flawed man. Can you blame him? Living in a dystopian future where children are forced to hunt each other for sport would take a toll on anyone.Read More
Hoo, boy. We may have bitten off more than we can chew with this one. Gandalf is a character written about (and created) by J.R.R. Tolkien many times and in many forms. We also know that there are many, many people who are, shall we say, a little…obsessed with the collective works of Tolkien. With that in mind what we’re about to say may be considered blasphemy to them: because there are so many iterations of Gandalf, we’re going to focus solely upon his mentorship of the fellowship of the ring in the 2001-2003 movie trilogy. We hope we’re not breaking your heart by doing so. If so, well…Read More
Hello, and unless you’ve been living under a rock (which in that case, please let us know how much rent is because LA housing prices are ridiculous) you probably know who Professor Dumbledore is (ok, sorry, Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.) The beloved Hogwarts headmaster from the Harry Potter series guided the titular hero (fancy-speak for “Harry Potter”) in his epic quest against Voldemort. Dumbledore served as both a mentor and a protector to Harry, and in Flerish-speak, we call that a twofer!Read More
It’s a rare person who truly enjoys their time in high school, especially once they find out it’s nothing like what TV said it would be. Waking up early, having finals, the repeated amount of winter fire drills (not really a problem in Los Angeles, but some of us weren’t so lucky to grow up here and came from more northern climes…you think they let you stop by your locker to grab your coat when it’s 15 degrees outside and the fire alarm is ringing? Think again, my friend!)Read More
Through a very informal poll, when the Flerish team got together to discuss who or what an Advisor was, one name kept coming up—Yoda.
Since appearing in The Empire Strikes Back in 1981, Yoda's become synonymous with mentorship and training. He’s almost universally admired as a bastion of wisdom and guidance, but is it a deserved reputation?Read More