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Lisa Bunker

Lisa Bunker
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The editor for the Characters section of the Lexicon was Lisa Bunker who was also the founder of Accio Quote. So it was a natural fit for her to collect quotes by and about the main characters in the books as she worked to bring each character’s biography up to date. Read More
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From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Vernon: He cleared his throat nervously. ‘Er … Petunia, dear … you haven’t heard from your sister lately, have you?’ As he expected, Mrs Dursley looked shocked and angry. After all, they normally pretended she didn’t have a sister. ‘No,’ she said… Read More
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Quotes by and about Sirius Black From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs Purveyors of Aids to Magical Mischief-Makers are proud to present THE MARAUDER’S MAP (PA10) Madam Rosmerta: “Of all the people to go over to the Dark… Read More
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From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban “And Professor Lupin stepped over you, and walked toward the dementor, and pulled out his wand,” said Hermione, “and he said, ‘None of us is hiding Sirius Black under our cloaks. Go.’ But the dementor didn’t move, so Lupin muttered something, and… Read More
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From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ‘Oy, Fred! C’ mere and help!’ (PS6) ‘What’s that? Said one of the twins suddenly, pointing at Harry’s lightning scar. ‘Blimey,’ said the other twin. ‘Are you –?’ ‘He is,’ said the first twin. ‘Aren’t’ you?’ he added to Harry. Read More
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Quotes by and about Hermione Granger From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone “I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could have been all killed — or worse, expelled.” (PS9) “You’re saying it wrong,” Harry heard Hermione snap. “It’s Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, and make the ‘gar’ nice and long.” (… Read More
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Quotes by and about Draco Malfoy From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ‘My father’s next door buying my books and mother’s up the street looking at wands,’ said the boy. He had a bored, drawling voice. ‘Then I’m going to drag them off to look at racing brooms, I… Read More
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From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban The first Divination class: A voice came suddenly out of the shadows, a soft, misty sort of voice. ‘Welcome,’ it said. ‘How nice to see you in the physical world at last.’ Harry’s immediate impression was of a large, glittering… Read More
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I have begun a sweep of the character pages, but it is going slowly because it is so complicated. First, old style pages need to be switched to the new design, then double-checked for Book 7, all the old [Y-whatever] dates have to be removed, and then I need to… Read More
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The third trailer for tomorrow’s ITV1 documentary [TLC YouTube Channel] shows Jo diagramming the family trees for the marriages and children of Harry and his friends. The tree is now on the Lexicon (thanks Mugglenet!) Here is a list of the new canon from the trailer: The Battle of… Read More
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I posted this last night to Accio Quote, and figured it would be of interest here too… PotterCast 130 (December 17, 2007) text | audio Helga Hufflepuff gave the House-elves at Hogwarts “good conditions of work.” Her intent wasn’t to be activist,… Read More
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The Leaky Cauldron has announced that J.K. Rowling will be the featured guest on tomorrow’s PotterCast. Leaky staffers Melissa Anelli, Sue Upton and John Noe were on hand for the first extensive fan interview since 2005. Melissa promises new canon and lots of fun, so stay tuned. Among other… Read More
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I’ve been waiting for a full transcript from Leaky, but want to post this list of canon summaries now. I figure I can add to it later. These summaries are actually based upon four sources: TLC and HPANA, as well as Eldritchhobbit‘s and iamstarmoms LiveJournals. Read More
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The profiles for Snape, Luna and Voldemort have been updated. Voldemort’s entry is humongous but still good reading, I hope! I also reworked the main character index page, taking out almost all of the graphics, so hopefully it will load faster. Read More
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I’m on a roll. Flitwick, Greyback, Neville, Regulus and Sirius now have updated profiles. That may mean that some of the quick facts still need to be looked at, but the major work of the page — the narrative profiles — has been done. I am especially fond of the… Read More
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Hi everyone, Today I worked on the character timelines, as they are the backbone for any future work. So far, I have updated: Dumbledore, Albus Dursley, Dudley Malfoy, Draco Snape, Severus I also updated Hermione’s page and found a groovy new portrait of Xenophilius Lovegood by Red Scharlach. In case… Read More
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I have been working on several entries at once, and think they are ready to be published. Some are brand new pages: The Carrows, Dumbledore profile (not the Quick Facts yet), Pius Thicknesse, Vincent Crabbe, and Kingsley Shacklebolt. Others were older pages that I (and others like Steve) revised for… Read More
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Steve, Bel, Paula and I will be at Prophecy this week; if you see us wave Hi! If you’re wondering why my character pages are stuck in a time warp, well, that’s why. Steve has three presentations this week: Playing in Jo’s World Spend a little time looking… Read More
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Revised 7/24/07: We have three new character pages! Thanks to Michele Worley we have one for Grindelwald; Lexicon Essays editor Paula Hall has made her character pages debut with Bathilda Bagshot and Xenophilius Lovegood. I also corrected Hermione’s middle name (the source for the “Jane” was World Book Day),… Read More
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From the Bloomsbury website: J K ROWLING AND THE MIDNIGHT READING: Bloomsbury Publishing is delighted to announce that now everyone will be able to hear J K Rowling read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in a live webstream from the Natural History Museum in London at the… Read More
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Here they are, recordings of the entire A&E show have been posted to YouTube. You ask, what am I talking about? The Lexicon’s Supreme Mugwump Steve Vander Ark was interviewed by the Arts and Entertainment Network along with John Granger (Who Killed Albus Dumbledore?, Looking for God… Read More
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In honor of Jo’s latest Wizards of the Month, I thought it was high time I updated my lame-o page on the Hogwarts founders. Isn’t it interesting to compare how they have been depicted? Can anyone think of an information category that I’ve left out? Later edit: they’ve been revised… Read More
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I meant to post this last week, but got distracted by the terrific cover art. Red Scharlach has released new artwork of Madam Rosmerta — in the style of Toulouse Lautrec’s poster art. New Lexicon artist Sloan de Forest (cf: Eileen Prince) has sent us her drawing of Luna… Read More
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Of course GrandPre is not doing to tell us what happens (you wouldn’t want that anyway!), but she does talk about how she creates the covers, and provides clues to those of us (who me?) who are trying to figure out what they might mean. “Potter artist Mary… Read More
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It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! Scholastic has released the cover art for the Deluxe edition. I think it will be a big surprise. I won’t spoil it for you, take a look for yourself: Scholastic Deluxe edition cover art. WARNING, SPOILER BELOW Later edit: From… Read More
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Jo has updated her site with an announcement of her plans for July 21st! Tickets for a massive booksigning event will be distributed through her English-language publishers: Bloomsbury Scholastic Raincoast Allen & Unwin She has really focused this book launch on the fans. In… Read More
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As a former art history student and someone who has labored over the Lexicon’s pages on the Black Family Tree I was ecstatic to see the first images showing Warner Brothers’ interpretation (right; click on image to see larger version). The tapestry appears to be huge, with a dark green… Read More
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Did you notice the new look to our What’s New page? Several months ago we told you about the new design we were working on, and that we’d try to have a large section converted in time for Book 7. Unfortunately that was my task and I have had an… Read More
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Thrilling, confounding, gorgeous cover art! Be sure you’re sitting down when you look. High-resolution artwork has been released today by Scholastic and Bloomsbury [Link outside: Leaky Galleries]. :Gulp: Treasure! Patronus! Locket! Silver Hogwarts? Strange triangle/circle emblem! Veils? Hallows? Let the… Read More
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Quotes by and about Lord Voldemort (Tom Marvolo Riddle) From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Hagrid to Harry: “Some say he died. Codswallop, in my opinion. Dunno if he had enough human left in him to die.” (PS4) Hagrid to Harry: “Better Hufflepuff than Slytherin,” said Hagrid darkly. Read More
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We have some new images from Makani: Slughorn, Prof. Binns, Nick, and Ginny. Enjoy! I also recently added some short quotations by movie cast members about the roles they play: Daniel Radcliffe, Jason Isaacs, and Emma Watson. P.S. Makani just redesigned her personal website. Nice Job! I am… Read More
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We have been hinting on and off of projects we are working on behind the scenes here at the Lexicon, and we’re ready to tell you of the smaller project: the redesign of the look and organization of the Lexicon! It is a difficult task that has fostered a lively… Read More
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One of the Lexicon’s most often-cited Rowling interviews is the 2001 BBC Christmas Special “Harry Potter and Me.” Not only was it beautifully produced, it remains to this day an important source of Potter canon — especially the scene in Jo’s office where she shows her class lists of Harry’s… Read More
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We asked Roonwit to write this entry about his (and Pablo’s) research into the titles, and this is what he sent us… Warner Bros. have often registered decoy trademarks with the real Harry Potter titles, for example the trademarks HARRY POTTER AND THE GREEN FLAME TORCH, HARRY… Read More
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As John said, we’re trying to research this with more authoritative sources than are usually found free on the web. Some brilliant research and theorizing is being done, but here at the Lexicon we want to be cautious and make sure we’re giving you the best tools we can. One… Read More
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“Canon fodder” will be an intermittent series of posts about cool stuff that can be found in the dark corners of the Lexicon. Wizard Currency Converter: Have you ever wanted to give a gift certificate in Galleons, Knuts and Sickles, but didn’t know the exchange rate? The Lexicon has a… Read More
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I know that the character A to Z lists are very very long and I have been meaning for a while to give certain characters their own pages so that their A to Z list entry can be shortened. So here goes: Lavender Brown, Seamus Finnegan, Ernie Macmillan, Griselda Marchbanks,… Read More
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Fans of Laura Freeman’s artwork know of her special project of Harry Potter Tarot cards. The Lexicon has just received special permission to reproduce some of these on our pages. Images of Umbridge, Lupin, Hermione, Luna, Hagrid and the Weasleys have now been uploaded! Really nice work, Laura! See also… Read More