The Pensieve

An Academic Guide to Harry Potter

Archive for the 'Just for Fun' Category

Updates and Plans

It’s been a long time since I updated this poor, neglected blog. First things first: our school has a Harry Potter Club that has had four trivia tournaments for students and one for faculty. I won the faculty tournament and will go on to face the champions from Slytherin (12th grade), Gryffindor (11th grade), Ravenclaw [...]

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Dangerous Wands

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. I have watched this a bunch of times, and it cracks me up every time.

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Wrackspurt Got You?

If there is one single mythical creature Luna Lovegood refers to, or for that matter in the HP universe, that I’m tempted to believe in, it’s the Wrackspurt. Luna defines the Wrackspurt thusly: They’re invisible. They float in through your ears and make your brain go fuzzy. (HBP 140) In the HBP film, Luna can [...]

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Re-Reading Harry Potter

I became a fan of the Harry Potter series after GoF had already come out, but was still in hardback, just before the first movie was released. I think I began reading the books in September 2001. I am glad that the movies have brought in more fans of the books, but I have always [...]

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The Ultimate Deathly Hallows Prediction Exam

TLC has an exhausting prediction quiz.

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Happy Birthday, Professor Snape!

Happy Birthday to the professor we love to hate. Snapey, you’re my favorite character, and I fear that by the end of DH, you will no longer be with us, but you’ve never been boring, so thanks for the hours of enjoyment!

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This Is Embarrassing

I wish I’d done better, but it was hard.

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Restoration Continued

I’ve been working on restoring the Pensieve today. The good news is that I have all the posts (of course, that may be bad news, depending on your perspective). The bad news is that I’m not technologically proficient enough to figure out how to convert the HTML files into a Movable Type export file so [...]

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Happy Birthday, Professor Snape

Happy Birthday to Professor Severus Snape, my personal favorite character in the Potterverse. And here’s to a vindication in Book 7 (and a noble, relatively painless death).

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I’ve spend an enjoyable hour or so browsing Makani’s HP art. Some of her pictures are very funny. Her art has appeared at the Lexicon, and she has recently joined the staff of TLC. If you haven’t checked out her art yet, go treat yourself. I laughed out loud at some of it.

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