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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 »

Whom Would You Have Saved Who Died?

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If any of you are on Goodreads and subscribed to the Harry Potter Group, you may  have seen and even answered this question. To some it may seem senseless–whoever is dead is dead, and there is no point in trying to change the facts. But I believe fandom is about asking questions of the stories we love, not just reading and accepting. Fandom is about digging deep, tearing stories apart to find their core, and ... Read More »

Crucial Moments Absent from the Half-Blood Prince Film

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As any Harry Potter fan can attest, the biggest anxiety you face is trying to figure out what parts of the book are going to be cut from the movies. Generally, you understand that certain things need to be changed for the screen, but you can almost always assume that the most important moments will be included, partly, or hopefully, in their entirety. This is why Half-Blood Prince was such a huge disappointment for me. ... Read More »

483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 17 Update: Closing Ceremonies

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Daily Prophet Sports Correspondent, Ginny Potter, reports as the 2014 Wizolympics in Sochi come to a dramatic conclusion at the Firebird Stadium, with Russia handing off the Wizolympic Salamander to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 15 Update: W.W.N. Report

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It's getting cold at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan reports on the magic-intensive Ice Course at the Firebird Stadium, as well as the exciting final round at the Avalanching event, while Glenda Chittock greets the teams of Expedition Wandless as they race to reunite with their wands. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 14 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The snow is falling at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan reports on the Avalanching qualifying rounds and gets an expert opinion from author Daisy Hookum on the recent scandals at Expedition Wandless, while Glenda Chittock covers the competition's penultimate event in Krasnya Polyana. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 13 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The action is sweeping by at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan reports on the major upset at the Curling event, while Glenda Chittock covers the rule-breaking shocker at the Expedition Wandless camp. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 13 Update: Wizard Curling Final Round

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The roaring of spectators could be heard from across Russia from Firebird Stadium this afternoon as the Swedish and Canadian teams faced off in the final round of Wizard Curling. Fans say that it was one of the most thrilling matches that they had ever seen. Since Canada has won the gold medal in Wizard Curling for the past eight years, Swedish fans were not taken aback when Canadian curler Aimee Ouellette delivered three flawless ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 13 Update: Wizard Curling Qualifying Rounds

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As the 483 1/2 Wizolympics arrive closer to their end, the events in store seem to be getting increasingly thrilling. Day 13 presents us with a wizarding tradition and fan favorite - that’s right - Wizard Curling. Earlier today, eight countries’ teams competed in qualifying rounds to determine who would ultimately be competing in the final round, which will be occuring at 3:00 pm this afternoon. If you are sitting on pins and needles waiting for the championship match to begin, fret not! We at the Daily Prophet have put together a brief history of one of the Wizarding World’s beloved sports, Wizard Curling. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 12 Update: W.W.N. Report

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It’s a race to the finish at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.’s Lee Jordan reports on the daring teams competing in the Skrewt Sledding event, as well as the special Squib guest at the ongoing Snow Shoveling competition, while Glenda Chittock details the deep dive taken by the athletes of Expedition Wandless. Read More »