The Resurrection Stone is a Lure to Death

Did sinister Death plan this all along? Did he design the stone to lure the Cadmus to death under the guise of a magical object that would bring his dead lover back to life?

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About Value, Words and Desire

Depending on what one desires and what they have experienced, their definition of value and any ideals attributed to it will be diverse. Of particular interest to me is the conflict between the deserved value of something and the numerical amount assigned to it, as defined by Oxford Dictionary.

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The Great Muggle War

J.K. Rowling did an incredible job at manufacturing the Harry Potter universe, but there remain a couple of  concepts which don’t fit just right. A reddit user has posed a brutal, ancient war as the answer to several plot holes. She concludes it is highly possible that a vast war took place between wizards and muggles sometimes […]

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Was Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurus?

Morning all, As always, *SPOILERS ALERT*. This post will talk about Ariana Dumbledore, the younger sister of our favourite headmaster. Could she be an obscurus? Here’s what we know (about Ariana) from the books; Ariana was abused by a group of muggle children when she was just six years old. Her father took revenge on […]

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Theory: Draco Malfoy is a Werewolf

There are a variety of Harry Potter theories circling the internet which attempt (with varying success) to fill in the gaps or draw connections between events in Rowling’s books. One which I have recently come across, and which makes logical sense, is that of Draco Malfoy being a werewolf. *Spoilers alert. Obviously* There are a variety […]

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Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

As twenty years of our Hogwarts adventures with Harry and the gang come to a close, a new spin-off is broadening the horizon of the wizarding world beyond the borders of Great Britain. America played host to the 2016 film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Further sequels have been announced, with fans hoping for further insight into Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located in North America.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Onions

Every online destination you visit is recorded and stored (like this). An IP address, which records your location details, directs the content you email, or otherwise transmit, to various other nodes in the internet. This occurs the same way a postal address transmits packages to a different locations in a suburb. In response to the […]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hackers

Aside from the Snowdens and Assanges of the world, hacking can be used for darker purposes. Cyberwar is defined by various characteristics, including surveillance, subversion, impersonation and sock puppets (source). Let’s imagine the notion of cyberwar outside of the internet space. I’ll give you a good guy and a bad guy, Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. […]

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Potterwatch: How the Dank Lord Defeated the Dark Lord

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a magic radio station called ‘Potterwatch’ played a pivotal role in the defeat of Lord Voldemort. Hosted by Lee Jordan (that Gryffindor bloke with dreads who commentated Hogwarts quidditch matches), the program allowed users all over the wizarding world to tune in and contribute, to recognise and discuss issues which arose […]

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Interfaces to Transmedia Narrative

    This post is the first destination of several this week; join me on an epic adventure around the internet (who knew floo powder worked on hyperlinks as well as fireplaces?) to discover the meaning of transmedia narrative! Nowadays, a novel isn’t the only way to enter another universe. The notion of transmedia allows […]

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