Author Archives: Amy

Why Dobby’s Death Was So Devastating

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When "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" hit movie theaters, I was of course right there at midnight. The night was all excitement, but even though I loved the movie it ended in tears. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried while watching Dobby die on the big screen. When the lights came up in the theater, my friends were appalled to see me in tears. They hadn’t read the books, so they didn’t fully understand. Read More »

Create Your Own Felix Felicis Necklace

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Just in time for St Patty's Day, create your own necklace of liquid luck! This was originally a Christmas ornament I made, but I see no reason why you can't add a longer chain and wear it around your neck for a little extra luck. It's really simple to make. All you need is a glass vial, gold seed beads, decoupage glue, a silver chain, and an optional four leaf clover charm. Read More »

10 HP Characters That We Meet in Real Life

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There are so many distinct characters in the Harry Potter series that are completely believable purely because we have all come across someone like them in our day to day lives. Here is a list of some of those characters and their real life counterparts. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 11 Update: Cliff Stunning (Qualifying Round)

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Welcome to the qualifying round of Cliff Stunning. This event really is one of the highlights of the Wizolympics winter games. It’s everything that the games are supposed to be about wrapped into one. There’s danger, teamwork, and excitement to be had here. We have three teams vying for the two spots that are available in the final round. The countries competing in this event are Spain, Ireland, and Russia. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 7 Update: Wand Skating

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Welcome back to Wand Skating at the 483rd ½ Wizolympics. It’s warm weather here in Sochi, but freezing spells are in effect here inside the dome that houses our skating rink. There is no lack of ice here. In fact, the ice has been cleared and is now a blank canvas ready for our next competitor to make their mark on. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 7 Morning Update: Wand Skating

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As the stands start to clear out, the competitors for today’s wand skating event take the ice. As usual, France has a high amount of entries in this event. With four chances at defending their ten-year running title, it looks as though France is once again standing in high probability of taking home the top honor in wand skating. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 2 Update: Dragon Wrangling

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This morning we saw things heat up in this 483 ½ winter Wizolympics, as the Dragon Wrangling event got underway. Seven competitors circled around Reginald Indra, the son of the dragon keeper, Kevin Indra, and referee for today’s event. Indra is a stout man with dark, curly hair and rather thin arms. Perhaps his father’s invention of the Fumosis spell made it unnecessary for any physical force when taming dragons, therefore causing the younger Indra not to grow any muscles. Read More »

The Technicalities of Quidditch

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About a week ago I was watching a Quidditch match on youtube. At one point in the game, a chaser was standing directly next to the snitch. He was standing there for some time while a play was happening that didn't involve him. This raised a question in my mind. Can only the seeker catch the snitch? I had never thought of this before. It would make for an interesting game if a seeker was diving for a snitch and some random beater came out of no where to snatch it up for the opposing team. While I'm sure that muggle Quidditch players have done their research on the subject, and the chaser I was observing was doing as he was supposed to do within the rules of the game, I wanted to make sure. Read More »

What Draws Us to Our Favorite Characters?

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In any book or movie, people tend to feel drawn to certain characters. As humans with our own unique thought processes and life experiences, these favorite characters say a lot about us and our own character. There is a certain connectivity that we feel with some characters that endears them to us more then others. Read More »