Some people will tell you that university study is the paramount of stress in their lives. Those people are liars. Semesters full of lectures, tutorials, seminars, assessments and exams are smooth sailing compared to the last week of the holidays. Here are my reasons why.
J.K. Rowling did an incredible job at manufacturing the Harry Potter universe, but there remain a couple of concepts which don't fit just right. A reddit user has posed a brutal, ancient war as the answer to several plot holes. She concludes it is highly possible that a vast war took place between wizards and muggles sometimes … Continue reading The Great Muggle War
Last year when I saw my Dad's side of the family for Christmas, my Grandpa asked me what grades I received for my subjects that semester. I told him I received two distinctions and two high distinctions. He told me none of it counted because I study a "bludge degree". Why did he even ask?
Morning all, As always, *SPOILERS ALERT*. This post will talk about Ariana Dumbledore, the younger sister of our favourite headmaster. Could she be an obscurus? Here's what we know (about Ariana) from the books; Ariana was abused by a group of muggle children when she was just six years old. Her father took revenge on … Continue reading Was Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurus?
There are a variety of Harry Potter theories circling the internet which attempt (with varying success) to fill in the gaps or draw connections between events in Rowling's books. One which I have recently come across, and which makes logical sense, is that of Draco Malfoy being a werewolf. *Spoilers alert. Obviously* There are a variety … Continue reading Is Draco Malfoy a Werewolf?
As twenty years of our Hogwarts adventures with Harry and the gang come to a close, a new spin-off is broadening the horizon of the wizarding world beyond the borders of Great Britain. America played host to the 2016 film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Further sequels have been announced, with fans hoping for further insight into Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located in North America.
It feels like only yesterday that I ventured onto the UOW campus for the first time, but I'm five semesters in to my degree, with four more to go (plus Honours, hopefully!), so I've officially passed the halfway point. It's been an interesting semester for a few reasons. I began my public relations major, which … Continue reading Semester Reflection: Where I’ve Come