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New essays! Platform 9 3/4 and Muggle magic


It’s been awhile, but I have a couple of new essays posted, authored by a regular contributor, Ravenclaw Rambler. He’s got some ideas about the location of Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters, as well as some thoughts on “muggle magic.”

Keep checking back for new essays all this week, as I have a backlog I am trying desperately to clear before the release of Deathly Hallows; we Lexicon staffers are going to be mighty busy updating the Lexicon in the days and weeks after Deathly Hallows comes out!


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  • John

    I’ve been waiting for some new essays, that’s great!

  • Heidi

    Thanks so much for adding these essays, but I’m wondering… How much longer till the embargo on your full OoP set report is lifted?

  • Big_Kelpie

    I love essays and now i have an excuse no to study thank you!

  • Katie Bilius

    Thanks so much! I love the essays. I was actually up till 3:00 last night (well, this morning) trying to read them all. 🙂

  • daveindetroit

    Glad to read new essays. They were excellent (although Jo has stated in an interview that Hogwarts definitely IS in Scotland. They help pass the next 5 days. More please.

  • DB Fwoopersong

    I often think about the Muggle Magic Ravenclaw Rambler sited. These days, as I seem to feed my HP obsession beyond any assumed limits, I find myself seeing more and more arenas in which the Wizard and Muggle worlds seem to cross. In fact, while watching the last 20 minute of OOTP in IMAX 3D, I certainly pondered the magic of the medium. On a related note, the brilliant Muggles at work on the new HP Universal Theme Park attractions have promised amazing never-before seen technologies that I can only imagine in magical terms. Thanks for the essay!

  • Deborah Hubbard

    What excellent essays! Thank you, Ravenclaw Rambler.

    The “self-propelled” carriages from Hogsmeade station to Hogwarts are interesting … but I wonder if they “have” to be drawn by thestrals. Perhaps it is just a courtesy to the beasts, to allow them to feel – and be – useful instead of just alarming. Dogs like to be taught to do things, like fetching newspapers for their owners, that could just as easily be done by other means; but the pooches benefit! Who is to say that thestrals, their fellow-carnivores, do not?

  • What exactly do you mean by this:
    “entering a small room, seeing the doors close by an unseen hand, experiencing a strange sensation in legs and stomach, and then seeing the doors re-open to reveal the room outside to have been utterly transformed!” ????

  • ravenclaw rambler

    Lisa Marie – I was trying to describe what a lift (elevator) would seem like to someone who had never come across one before. The thought was inspired by the time machines in Isaac Asimovs novel “The End of Eternity”, which are very like lifts but move along a time axis rather than a vertical one.

    However, on re-reading OP I have realised that the wizarding world is familiar with lifts: they have them in both the MoM and St Mungos.

  • Ah ok, thx.