• 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 Winkus Oddpick was a writer on the Daily Prophet’s op-ed page (DP3). Oddpick wrote an editorial entitled “Why can’t goblins be more like elves?“, which appeared on p.32 of the Daily Prophet after the Chipping Clodbury riot (DP3). Read More
• Source Harry sends a letter to Sirius, he encounters Cho Chang and she calls him brave, and the Gryffindor team’s first practice is less than spectacular.  Percy sends Ron a letter warning him against continuing his friendship with Harry, and Sirius communicates with Harry through the common room fire. Read More