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Snape had no misgivings about working for Voldemort at the time he overheard the prophecy, yet a short time afterwards he changed sides and turned spy for the Order of the Phoenix. Betrayal of Voldemort is not a step that could be taken lightly. What caused this complete change of heart? It was only… Read More
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Snape is not a good guy. His treachery has been written in black and white all through the Harry Potter books and especially in Half-Blood Prince. Even so, some Snape fans are looking for a reprieve. One person I work with actually said, “It’s no excuse, but he did have to kill Dumbledore or die himself.” And then… Read More
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Just thought I’d keep y’all up to date on what we’ve been working on. Aside from the usual (and fairly boring) site management stuff, Michele and I have been exapnding the Reader’s Guides for various chapters of the books. I have been working my way through Philosopher’s Stone lately and just added… Read More
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Today marks the birthday of my fellow Floo-network webmaster, Melissa Anelli. If you get a chance, wander over to the Leaky Cauldron and add a birthday wish comment there for her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA! – Steve (whose birthday it also happens to be, but who is a LOT older than… Read More
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Take a look at our Lexicon Christmas Card, which I uploaded this afternoon. Everyone hasn’t had a chance to sign it, but I decided to make it live anyway because it’s almost Christmas and I wanted all of you to see it. Read More
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No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Laura’s fabulous Marauders artwork has been temporarily removed. We realized that the main menu page has changed a lot in a year and the old Christmas page didn’t include all the new links and buttons. So we’re working on adding Laura’s artwork… Read More
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We’ve been working on updating the reader’s guides lately (particularly those for Goblet of Fire, for some reason), and areas referenced by them. Strictly British is now a section rather than a single page, and is gradually acquiring new material. You also may have noticed that Which Wizard‘s links have been undergoing… Read More
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I had a blast doing the fan interview for this week’s Pottercast! If you’re curious about the Lexicon’s fine artists, please visit our “Artists” page that has links to biographies, mini-portfolios and their websites. Read More
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Congratulations to artist Makani (Heather Campbell), who is now a staffer for our sister site The Leaky Cauldron. Makani’s artwork has been drawing quite a lot of attention due to her drawing skills and laugh-out-loud cartooning. See the entries below (September 11 & 18) for links to some of Makani’s… Read More
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I hope you noticed the boooo-tiful new Hallowe’en artwork created for us by Laura Freeman! Poor Myrtle looks like she’s about to dive into the U-bend! Can you guess that book this scene is from?… Read More
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Where is Little Whinging? What sort of place did Harry Potter grow up in? The books in the canon give us several clues, mostly in Books 1 and 5 (Philosopher’s Stone and Order of the Phoenix), but beware . . . there may be a red herring! In Book 1, the first letter from Hogwarts (and presumably the others), is addressed to Harry in “Little Whinging,… Read More
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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 the Hermit in an equally wonderful essay, “Surrey: Showing… Read More
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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, punctuation, and spellings used throughout the books. Even if… Read More
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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 new page with lots of information on giants. Read More
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I am beginning to redesign and revise the character timelines! So far Dumbledore‘s and Snape‘s are pretty much finished. My goals with these revisions is to make the timelines easier to use, more complete, and as precise as possible on the dates. Read More
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We have four more artist mini-portfolios to tell you about: Sebastian Theilig, Tea with Voldy, Jeannine Delleré, and Cassie Songer all now have pages about them and their artwork. Read More
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More art news! As you know, we have agreements with many different artists who allow us to display their stunning artwork. Until now, there has been very little information about them, so we have begun creating “biography/mini-portfolio” pages for the artists who want them. So far there are pages for … Read More
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Yup, me again. I am very pleased to announce the addition of a new artist’s work to the Lexicon! Her name is Makani, and I have just finished adding her paintings and drawings of: Young Arthur & Molly Weasley, Dumbledore and Fawkes, Remus Lupin, Hestia Jones and Emmaline Vance, Fenrir… Read More
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The reorganization project is complete! Information-wise, I have added new research into Trelawney’s name: Sibyll (Sybill) Trelawney, and thanks to Santiágo Peresón, we have our first quotes for Book 6: Quotes by and about Sibyll (Sybill) Trelawney… Read More
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Lots of updates all over the site. The Lexicon is constantly changing. One thing we added was our statement of editorial policy, which is on the page about the Lexicon and its staff. On a staff-related note, it is my sad duty to announce that Josh Santilli, my stalwart assistant… Read More
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A few essays have been connected/reconnected to the essay index lately in the midst of all our site maintenance. Most of them predate the publication of Half-Blood Prince (and thus appear earlier in the essay index than visitors might expect) but are none the less interesting for that. We hope you enjoy them. Read More
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The Encyclopedia of Potions has been partitioned into sections while undergoing maintenance. These and other pages on various magical disciplines are still undergoing updates. There may be occasional hiccups when attempting to follow links to specific potions pages as those links are being moved from the (formerly) single main potions page… Read More
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Lots is new! Mrs. Black and her son Regulus have their own pages now, and Mundungus‘ page has been re-worked. My big project this weekend was to redo the way the wizard pages are grouped, and I’m almost done. I’ll post later with links when it is out of beta. Read More