I Ching (我清) for iPhone*

I’ve been searching for meaning for as long as I can remember. Past ventures include experimenting with tarot cards, astrology, palm reading, numerology and visiting a psychic. Given this, it makes perfect sense to me to explore a topic I am passionate about, but in a different culture. For this assessment I will be focusing […]

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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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The Camera, the Tripod & the Wardrobe

The technique which most fascinated me in MEDA101 this semester (and which I subsequently decided to focus my final piece on) was continuity editing. I used various shots to narrate Olivia’s movements. A scene from the film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) had resonated with me for some time. When I viewed it more recently, I noticed the cleverness of the continuity edits and thus decided to replicate that scene for my project.

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Where I’m From

  I come from the swing on the tree in my yard, which my mother once told me was magic That’s the first line I came up with in my attempt to replicate George Ella Lyon’s poem Where I’m From. When my family moved to our quaint little farm, my mother dubbed the large ornate tree beside […]

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