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I wish you both a long future of health, love and laughter! I am pleased to say that I have added some stunning new artwork by four longtime Lexicon contributors: Red Scharlach (The Crouches), Riikka Jäntti (Ron, Draco, Snape), and Laura Freeman (Scrimgeour). I think you’ll agree… Read More
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We’re still adding new information from Half-Blood Prince. Lisa has the new characters added and Michele has been adding new spells and magic items. John has been working on the Reader’s Guide pages for the new book, listing all the new information in chapter-by-chapter format. You’ve been very helpful as well. Read More
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I need to add a follow-up to my comments of July 20. I wrote that in response to a horrible, sickening post on a Harry/Hermione website. I still feel exactly the same way about what I read there. I am still appalled at what someone wrote in the name of… Read More
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More updates all over the site. I have had a few notes from people who have been spoiled when they Googled something like ‘Death Eaters’ and hit the Lexicon’s page. I am truly sorry if that happens. We talked about the whole problem of spoilers before the book hit the… Read More
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If you want to see my notes prior to my making updates, I’ve been putting them out on my livejournal. I warn you that they contain massive spoilers (that’s what they’re for!) I’ve made some small updates to the Spells Encyclopedia and the wands page already (more to come)… Read More
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This is Steve reporting in. I’ve been on vacation and offline for a few days, but I’ve been busy anyway. I just uploaded some revised pages and I’ll be adding more soon. John has been busy working on the Reader’s Guide to the new book. I think it’s worth mentioning… Read More
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I am in the process of adding new characters: Alecto; Amycus; Aubrey, Bertram; Belby, Marcus; Belcher, Humphrey; Benson, Amy (Muggle); Bishop, Dennis (Muggle); Burke, Caractacus; Cadwallader; Chorley (Muggle); Cole, Mrs. (Muggle); Coote, Ritchie; Cresswell, Dirk; Cuffe, Barabas; Damocles [Uncle]; Flume, Ambrosius; Gaunt, Marvolo; Gaunt, Merope; Gaunt, Morfin; Golpalott; Greyback, Fenrir;… Read More
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The Open Letter to J.K. Rowling September 2004 FROM MUGGLENET AND THE HARRY POTTER LEXICON Dear Jo: Not surprisingly, we’re thrilled to know that you visit the Lexicon and MuggleNet on occasion. We are delighted that the work we’ve done is helpful and appreciated, not only to you but… Read More
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I’ve been adding spells and other things from the last few chapters of Order of the Phoenix over the last couple of days, finishing up the cataloging of book five. Our new editor, John Kearns, has been working through the Reader’s Guide pages, organizing them with index material and making sure they’re… Read More
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Within Harry Potter (HP) fandom, ships—relationship theories—come in all shapes, sizes, and speeds. Some ships are small sailboats with elegant, white sails that can carry only a handful of fans as passengers. These ships, while not popular, are beautiful and fun nevertheless. Other ships are cruise liners: quick, massive, powerful,… Read More
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I’ve added a few more maps to the Atlas of Hogwarts. I think there are enough there now to satisfy just about anyone’s wishes. But there is much bigger and better news. If you follow the links to Sources of Lexicon information, you’ll find pages giving details about the various… Read More
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Just added new maps to the Atlas of Hogwarts and a new essay by Cornelia Remi which is simply outstanding. There will be more to come. We’re hard at work getting things ready for the 16th…which is barely two weeks away!… Read More
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I just added a new link to the resources page. It’s been a while since I’ve added any new resource links, and as I added this one it occurred to me that it would be worth mentioning why I don’t add more links. As a policy, the Lexicon does not include… Read More
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The ‘Error’ in the Title Graphic This is an email I recently received: Subject: Flaw on the picture on the main page I don’t know if this has been called to your attention before, but there’s a typo on the main page. The word “complete” is spelled “compleat” in… Read More
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We’ve just passed the 30-day point, waiting for the publication of the sixth book. Here at the Lexicon, we’re gearing up for the massive task of integrating all the new information from Half-Blood Prince into the 700+ pages of the site. Between now and July 16, we’re trying to make… Read More
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Often there is a fine line between arrogance and confidence, stubbornness and being willful. Snape, for one, accuses Harry of strutting around Hogwart, arrogant like his father. For the most part, I don’t believe Harry is arrogant at all. Arrogance is defined as follows: giving one’s self an undue degree of importance; having or showing feelings of… Read More
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This evening I’ve been doing a lot of file maintenance throughout the Lexicon. In the process, a lot of filenames and links have been changed. Dreamweaver does a marvelous job of managing that sort of thing, but it takes a while to re-synch everything. If you happen to encounter a… Read More
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Every so often I get an e-mail from someone who is dismayed because nothing new has been added to this page. I completely understand. I don’t post here nearly often enough. If you really want to know why that is, you can refer to any number of apologetic entries in… Read More
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Our Spanish language partner site, Eldiccionario.org celebrates its first anniversary tomorrow! ¡Enhorabuena Pablo! ¡Feliz cumpleaños!… Read More
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And now… announcing a page with Peeves quotes, just in time for April Fool’s Day. Come join the fun over at the Leaky Lounge where Peeves has gotten loose and is raising quite a ruckus!… Read More
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We now have a “bookquotes” page for Petunia and the Dursley family, and more complete listings for Neville and Draco, all due to Asphodel (aka Lori Damerell, she of the magic fingers)! Coming soon: a more complete listing of quotes by Lord Voldemort, courtesy of Lady Stratford. Read More
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I have created 13 new pages listing book quotes for most of the major characters. Also, the pages for Draco, Ron, Hermione, Sirius, and Ginny have all been reorganized and enlarged! New sections include information on the actors who play the characters in the movies and new artwork. I hope they are… Read More
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I’ve just updated the Floo Network Home Page for March. With it I have added (as requested by you) an archive of all the past trivia. Soon there will be a similar archive, but for the Recipe section. So, have a look and see how much of a Harry Potter… Read More
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Sooner or later every fan stumbles across certain mysteries in the Harry Potter books. Some actually find them in the books, other stumbled across them in discussions online. Once discovered, any good fan will then ponder whether this intriguing new mystery is a clue, foreshadowing, foreboding, a misdirection (red herring),… Read More
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I have been working on expanding the pages for the main characters. I am adding interior navigation (similar to a Table of Contents), quotes pages, expanded name research, new artwork, and more that I can’t think of right now. So far the Dumbledore, Hagrid and Snape pages are done. Read More
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The following essays have been hooked up to the essay index that were previously missed: The Ethics of Rowling Luna’s Place in the Expanding Circle of Friends by Antosha Quirrell’s Leave of Absence by Melissa Erin Friedline Where Does the name “Knight Bus” Come From? by Morag Traynor In cases… Read More
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First, congratulations to JKR on the birth of her daughter. And for the rest of you out there… the following essays have been hooked up to the essay index that were previously missed: Battle of the Department of Mysteries by Kendall Smiley George Weasley by Jana Tucker Is Dobby a… Read More
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Happy birthday! No, it’s not some Harry Potter character this time. It’s two people, actually. By a wonderful quirk of fate, Melissa Anelli of The Leaky Cauldron and I share a birthday, which is today, the 27th of December. I have no idea what Mel is doing to celebrate hers,… Read More
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Yeah, July 16, I know! I have a feeling that I’m the only fan who read that and panicked. I started looking hard at what needs to be finished around here before then, and it’s a bit daunting. It looks like it’s going to be an exciting seven months! I… Read More
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Christmas is early! We just couldn’t wait. The Floo Network is pleased to announce its holiday gift to you, our loyal readers. We are delighted to welcome a new website, Madam Scoop’s, to the Network. The Floo Network, which brings you the best Harry Potter resources on the planet, now… Read More
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Just updated the timelines with Hermione’s birthyear, just revealed on Jo’s site. There are more details, but they will have to wait until this evening. Let me just say again how thrilling it is to have this kind of direct line from Jo. (And just how thrilling it is to… Read More
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If you haven’t already seen it, check out the holiday version of our main menu. Thanks to Laura Freeman, whose artwork already graces many pages of the Lexicon, our friends Moony, Wormtail,  Padfoot, and Prongs are having a bit of fun with their favorite Slytherin. We can’t thank Laura enough… Read More
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Did some updating on the new guide to Jo’s website. Then I noticed that she’d added Bill’s birthday on November 29. I figured I’d quickly add that to the timelines… But wait. If Bill was born on November 29, that means he turned eleven the year BEFORE he started Hogwarts. And… Read More
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A couple of new pages have been added: a page listing various competitions in the Wizarding World, including the Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw and the annual Swedish broom race. a page listing organizations such as the B.O.G. (Brotherhood of Goblins) and S.P.E.W. an expanded guide to Jo’s website in our “sources of Lexicon… Read More
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I’m working very hard to catch up on essays which have been waiting in my work pile for so long. This evening I added one entitled …and I Grew Up With Percy…which I really enjoy. A beautiful drawing by Marta T. of the Weasley siblings appears on the page, too. Read More
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Okay, so we weren’t there as the Weasley children grew up, all seven of them in that wonderful magical house. But I think we can make some fairly shrewd guesses as to what it was like. After all, one thing is certainly true, and that’s the fact that siblings compete for their… Read More
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Thanks to Trish Drasnin, I have now posted the synopses of all four Daily Prophet newsletters which Jo wrote in the late 1990s for Bloomsbury. Sorry, I don’t have permission to reprint them word for word (although Jo, if you’re reading this, please consider letting me do so!). However, I have… Read More
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Well, here’s another tiny little mystery cleared up. I have just received word from a very reliable source that this sentence of Fudge’s on page 613 of the UK version of Goblet of Fire is incorrect: “You’ll forgive me, Dumbledore, but I’ve heard of a curse scar acting as an… Read More
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The following changes were released by Rowling’s publishers in the summer of 2004. As of summer, 2005, they had not been included in Scholastic editions. However, both Bloomsbury and Raincoast editions now incorporate the changes. The translators, who work from the Bloomsbury text, are incorporating these changes into their editions of the book as well. PS… Read More
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Well, you might already see one thing that’s new…the font on this page. We’re gradually changing every page in the Lexicon to this new font, Georgia, since it’s designed to be particularly easy to read on a web page. Josh and I are changing each page that we edit, so… Read More
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I’ve done a lot of editing of the timeline, thanks to helpful suggestions and error-checking from a lot of you. Thanks so much for helping out. I also added a new page, a “year calendar,” which lists birthdays and other dates of importance through the year. This will obviously… Read More
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I am primarily a trio shipper; by that I mean I enjoy reading and writing fics about various pairings of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. However, as far as reading goes, I will read pretty much any ship, even if I don’t ‘ship’ it—with two exceptions: Harry/Ginny and Draco/Hermione. I tried to sit down and think about… Read More
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Okay! It’s done! It took me four days, but I’ve finished a complete update of the timeline. There have been a lot of corrections and additions (and I’m still working on adding some of the information about who won the House and Quidditch Cups for the last ten years). And… Read More
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I was delighted to see the answer to another of my Open Letter questions on Jo’s website today. I have added the October 17 birthday to Flitwick’s page along with the first name Filius for sure. It’s just nice to know. Thanks, Jo. I have also turned on the link for… Read More
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I’m doing more editing today–nothing huge to report yet, although we’ll see what I get done. I do want to mention that the graphic on the main menu page for the sixth book has been  missing the hyphen ever since I created it. That’s because when the title was first… Read More
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Ah, the fun of switching servers. I think I’ve caught all the really bad errors — like missing six or seven main character pages and transferring an out of date version of the “Explore the Wizarding World” page and forgetting to transfer the entire atlas section. Josh has been going… Read More