• Magical effects An Obscurus is a powerful Dark force that develops inside a young witch or wizard who has to constantly repress or hide their magical abilities (WFT). The children who develop an Obscurus have lived through some kind of trauma associated with magic, which creates shame and the attempt to suppress their… Read More
• Source Rowling’s evening address at Carnegie Hall, part of her Open Book Tour following the publication of Deathly Hallows. She answered pre-selected questions on a variety of topics. The biggest reveals were that Dumbledore was gay and the explanation of why the basilisk venom didn’t destroy the fragment of Voldemort’s soul… Read More
• Character Octavius Pepper was a wizard who disappeared in the early spring of 1997, as reported by the Daily Prophet. It was implied that the disappearance is connected to an attack by Death Eaters (HBP21). Podcast:… Read More
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Let me just start out by saying that I cry easily. Just ask my wife. I cry at sappy commercials with fathers sending their daughters off into the world while remembering every father-daughter dance and scraped knee. So you’d think that reading the Harry Potter books, especially the first time… Read More
• Trivia The Marauder’s names are proudly displayed on the Marauder’s Map: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs.  Each Marauder dies before the end of the 7 book series. The order of their deaths is the opposite order of how their names are listed on the Map. James/Prongs died October 31, 1981 Sirius/Padfoot… Read More