Rosie Payne

"We'll be there, Harry."

Hi! I'm a proud Hufflepuff from a small village in the south-west of England. Harry Potter has been my obsession for as long as I can remember (literally), and I love finding new ways to think about the series even after all these years.

Rosie Payne (RP)
Hogwarts HouseHufflepuff
Ilvermorny HouseThunderbird
Calls HomeEngland
Posted by in Harry Potter Lexicon Minute
One of the things I’ve always loved about Harry Potter is the little not-quite-clues, the throw away comments linking everything together that you only notice and realise the significance of after several rereads of the books. There are too many examples to list them all here, like Aunt Petunia… Read More
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Halloween has always had a significance in the Harry Potter series. To start with, it’s the date of James’ and Lily’s deaths and Voldemort’s downfall in 1981. Then, in Philosopher’s Stone Quirrell tries to take the Stone for the first time by letting the troll in;… Read More
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I wrote an essay recently about the timing of the attack on Neville’s parents, talking about how he must have been around five years old when it happened (give or take a year or two). This means he has an awareness of what happened and remembers his parents… Read More
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Neville and the attack on his parents. I’ve always had trouble with the timing of this event and others surrounding it, and rereading the Pensieve scenes in Goblet of Fire leads me to think that it didn’t occur straight after… Read More