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Back in the heyday of Harry Potter fandom, when we lived in eager (desperate) anticipation of the next book, Rowling gave quite a few interviews. It was clear from the answers she gave that she had the details of her created world and her plot lines very carefully planned out. However, inevitably some of the answers she gave turned out to be incorrect, either because she dropped a story line or changed her mind. Just for fun, here are three Rowling interview quotes which gave information she later changed or left hanging: Read More
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At the Lexicon, we try very hard to spell everything correctly according to the books. We also try to capitalize words that Rowling capitalizes. We figure that if we carefully follow the books, we should be able to get it right. How very wrong we are. Read More
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On the evening of May 26th, 1992, Harry, Hermione, Draco, and Neville serve detention. The punishment, which they earned by trying to get Hagrid out of his own stupid mess with the baby dragon, is to tramp around the forest in the middle of the night, unarmed, looking for something ruthless enough to attack unicorns. 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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I have been asked two questions a lot lately. Here are the answers. I think the third movie is unbelievably awesome and incredible. Yes, I see flaws, but only in that it was edited a bit too far, so that  some important information was inexplicably left out (e.g. Lupin’s relationaship… Read More
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I’ve received a few emails over the last week asking whether I would be including things like the Dean Thomas backstory on the Lexicon. This is a bit of a problem, one which I’ve been strugging with ever since Rowling’s website went live. Here’s the puzzle for me: Is information… Read More
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NOTE: All OP page references refer to the UK hardback edition of OP. Page references to GF refer to the UK paperback edition. Introduction I believe that OP sets in motion a trend that had begun developing in PA and GF: the trend of Harry and Hermione becoming partners. They are in effect equals in leadership roles, and though Harry certainly… Read More
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Fawkes, Professor Dumbledore’s phoenix, has played a prominent role in the first four Harry Potter books. With the fifth book reportedly titled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it is worthwhile to speculate about Fawkes’ past. There is strong support in J. K. Rowling’s canon for the theory… Read More