The Great Muggle War

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

Was Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurus?

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?

Is Draco Malfoy a Werewolf?

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?

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

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.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Onions

Every online destination you visit is recorded and stored (like this). An IP address, which records your location details, directs the content you email, or otherwise transmit, to various other nodes in the internet. This occurs the same way a postal address transmits packages to a different locations in a suburb. In response to the … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Onions

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hackers

Aside from the Snowdens and Assanges of the world, hacking can be used for darker purposes. Cyberwar is defined by various characteristics, including surveillance, subversion, impersonation and sock puppets (source). Let's imagine the notion of cyberwar outside of the internet space. I'll give you a good guy and a bad guy, Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hackers