Author Archives: John Kearns

More About Hallows

As part of our quest for the possible meanings of ‘hallows,’ Lexicon friend Bandersnatch kindly agreed to assemble some information for us. The result is an excellent essay which gives us some context for the new book‘s title. Enjoy: The … Continue reading

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Deathly Hallows

Good morning! We’ve been working around our already jammed holiday schedules to do some site updates with the new book title. We’ll be abbreviating it site-wide as DH, as you probably could have guessed. I’ve got a brand-new page up … Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about: wizarding communication

Before I fall asleep on my keyboard, here’s another old page I’ve just finished gutting and revamping – wizarding communication. Enjoy!

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New page: owls owls owls!

This was another tangent that blew up into a two-day project, but we now have a new page with details on owl post and a newly edited page with lots of new information on owls. As always, send additions if … Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about: Brooms

I’ve been taking a break from my big project, working on fixing broken links and minor errors and so forth. Then last night, Belinda and I started chatting about some of the Lexicon’s “forgotten” pages, that don’t really have a … Continue reading

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Do wizards have restaurants?

About a week ago I was studying through the first few chapters of PS and realized that I hadn’t done justice to the Muggle zoo, having ignored the reptile house and zoo restaurant despite writing an entry for every other … Continue reading

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The Lexicon is more complete than ever!

It’s funny that I haven’t posted here in a while, because I’ve probably worked harder on the Lexicon in the last two weeks than ever before. You’ll hear more about that in the near future, but tonight I’m taking a … Continue reading

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New page: Riddle’s Orphanage

I’ve moved twice this summer so I haven’t been around much, but Lumos re-invigorated me just as I was starting to settle down so I’m excitedly diving back into my sections again. I’ve been messing around with the gazetteer some … Continue reading

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Feb 17, 2006

I haven’t posted here in a while, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! I’m very excited to announce the debut of the Lexicon’s newest section: the Gazetteer. It’s a list of all the countries, cities, buildings, and other places … Continue reading

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October 24, 2005

John here, with a new essay. It’s written by Ravenclaw Rambler, and is called “In Search of Little Whinging.” It’s a look at the location of Little Whinging and Privet Drive, with a different interpretation from the one previously presented by Nik … Continue reading

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October 15, 2005

We have a really cool new addition to the site, and a fantastic reference tool at that. Mrs Muggle has given us permission to post her detailed compilation of Potterwords, which is a usage guide to all of the abbreviations, capitalizations, … Continue reading

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October 7, 2005

I’ve just finished a reorganization of the Bestiary, along with giving it a bit of a face lift. The old pages will stay up for a little while as we work to update links across the site. We also have a … Continue reading

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