Five Favourite Characters from the Forgotten Houses part 3


Finally, it is Slytherin’s turn to celebrate some of their best members. Slytherin is too often painted as the evil house, with little or no acknowledgement of how Slytherins have contributed to the series and helped Harry to defeat Voldemort In the last installment of this mini-series, I will highlight five of my favourite Slytherin characters, and why they should make you proud to be sorted into Salazar’s house! 1. Narcissa Malfoy: Okay, she is ... Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: House-elves and Pudding shouldn’t mix

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We start Chamber of Secrets with a look at Harry's horrible summer, a house-elf, and a flying pudding. Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER… Have Grown Up with the Dursleys or the Blacks? #MNWYR

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The Dursleys or the Blacks? Is there a third option? Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Gryffindor Wins!

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We take a look at the last chapter of the first Harry Potter book on Pottermore. It's only the beginning... Read More »

The Parseltongue Predicament


So, as anyone with a truly inquisitive mind would, I’m going to put my questions out there and hope for an answer (that’s your cue, J.K. Rowling!). Read More »



See UCLA help bring the sport of Quidditch to life! Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Unhelpful Centaurs

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As we near the end of the first book, Harry and his friends will need all of their skills to make it through the enchantments guarding the Stone. I, and other Pottermore users, breeze by. Read More »

Harry Potter, Sam Malone, Gaston, and the Male Ego


The "friend zone" and "male ego" are common in literature, television, and film, depicting men as the ones in control of relationships and courtship. Does Harry himself have a case of the male ego? Read More »

Twleve Alternative Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches


Ron's book couldn't do Harry justice! Check out these alternative ways to guide you as you attempt to charm a witch. It's harder than it looks; witches are exceptionally bright and clever. They don't fall for tricks easily. Read More »

Harry’s Influence in the Muggle World


It’s funny how McGonagall’s prediction in 'Philosopher’s Stone' when just a few hundred people were aware of Harry’s existence became real in the 17 years after its publication. Everyone knows about the bespectacled wizard, his influence expands all over the world. Here’s a compilation of some of the areas Potter has influenced over the years. Read More »