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Random Conversations by Lizzy Lovegood07/03/2006
Delve into my mind, the mind of a Harry Potter-obsessed young woman, and read the conversations which I have had with Harry Potter characters. Find out why the chicken had to go to the bathroom and all those weird things that Jo forgot to mention.
J.K. Rowling has placed a series of clues in the “Harry Potter” series to show the reader that Severus Snape is not a traitor to the Light; he is, in fact, one of the most dedicated to the cause. This essay will outline the clues from the text to prove that the “greasy git” can also be called “Dumbledore’s man through and through.” It will attempt to show that the scene on the Astronomy tower should not be taken at face value-- Dumbledore’s death by Snape was a planned collaboration between the headmaster and the spy.
S.S. loves L.E. by JoTwo06/27/2006
A discussion of all the evidence within and outside the books that supports the theory that Severus Snape loved Lily Evans.
Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour - the reasons they are meant to be.
How to Write Hagrid's Dialect by SwissMiss02/15/2007
A must-read for fan fic writers interested in accurately depicting Hagrid's dialect.
Children of Night -- Lycanthropy and Lycanthropes in Terms of Reproduction by Draconn Malfoy12/05/2005
Hermione's written an essay as her Advanced DADA project. Is Lycanthropy hereditary? If so, what are the odds of the baby inheriting its parent's curse? And should werewolves be allowed to have children? With her usual precision, Hermione looks into the problem. A Back to School challenge response.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the British Public Schools by Shaun Hately12/13/2005
The purpose of this essay is to examine Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as presented to us in the writings of J.K. Rowling, within the context and traditions of the British 'Public Schools.'
The Ages of the Next Generation Characters by SwissMiss12/07/2007
A very important treatise for writers of Next Generation fics. Discusses the ages of all the Next Gen characters, with implications for their interactions, including ships.
Hermione's Actual Age by who girl01/02/2006
It is a well known fact that Hermione used a time turner in her third year, however how much she aged from it is debatable. Here is a reasonable answer, using the books, math, and other reliable sources in order to get it. Slightly edited
But He Called Her a Mudblood by JoTwo07/13/2006
An analysis why Snape's Worst Memory does not preclude Snape being in love with Harry's Mum.
The Value of the Galleon by Elfwreck01/06/2006
The two-cent Knut, and other contemplations on the value of Wizarding money. Includes conversion tables, commentary & quotes from the first 6 books.
That Riddle, Snape... by Sigune12/13/2005
Is Snape evil? I don't think so. Apart from it being an awful letdown, it would also mean that JKR is a sloppy writer. Is Snape good? Well, he has just cast an Unforgivable Curse, and we all know what that does to your soul, so far from me to go and claim he's all sweet and nice and so misunderstood. But maybe he needn't be either of those. Here is my theory for Snape's behaviour in HBP, in a long (but hopefully not dry) essay with plenty of canon reference :-).
Married?...With children? by JoTwo05/16/2006
Speculation about who the married teacher is.
Defending the Indefensible by JoTwo11/20/2006
Why there are no excuses for how MWPP behaved during SWM
A Great Writer. But - Christian? by Fabio P. Barbieri01/08/2008
An analysis of the religious and philosophical ideas that underlie JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels.
Family Ties by AuthorByNight12/13/2005
An exploration of the various factors when writing about a canon character's family.
Head, Heart, Hand by Erebus12/02/2005
J.K. Rowling once said that Harry needs Hermione badly. This is undoubtedly true. But Harry also needs Ron. The Trio often work as a single united whole. However, just as your head, hand and heart don't draw lots on whose turn it is to pump the blood today, the members of the Trio don't just do things willy-nilly. An essay on Trio dynamic.
Come On Eileen by JoTwo07/17/2006
Everything you wanted to know about Eileen Prince ... but were afraid to ask.
House Points: Relative Values by SwissMiss06/11/2006
A helpful guide to House point values for fan fiction writers.
A short essay including canonical support and analysis for the pairing of Lily/Severus.
The Knave of Spades by Yamato12/31/2005
Some thoughts about Draco’s character development in HBP and some speculating about his role in the final book. Spoilers ahead, do not read this if you haven’t finished HBP.
Too Much Exposition by pennswoods03/07/2006
Why I think Rowling is working a little too hard to make us distrust Snape.
Secrets of the Classlist by Grace has Victory09/14/2008
Non-fiction essay about Harry Potter and his 39 classmates. Originally written pre-HBP, this new edition has been revised and corrected in the light of DH canon.
Black Magic: A Guide to the Dark Arts by Emeric Switch06/01/2007
Ever wonder what a Dark Art was? Ever wonder why they were Dark? I did, so I theorized. Take a look at my ponderings and contemplate the Dark Arts.
And This is Petunia by Sister Magpie03/07/2006
A look at the Lily/Petunia relationship from Petunia's point of view.
Harry Potter and The End by WolfenMoondaughter12/12/2005
My thoughts regarding various theories on the prophecy, Horcruxes, and the possibility of Harry's death.
What's My Line? by JoTwo07/17/2006
Discussion about what the occupation of Harry's parents might have been.
House Points: What Is Their Purpose? by SwissMiss05/21/2006
A brief survey of the reasons behind the House points system at Hogwarts.
How Does Magic Work? by Sister Magpie03/07/2006
A look at how magic functions within the Potterverse, with specific focus on Sectumsempra and Crucio.
Eight: The Magically Neutral Number by Tricia and Kati09/03/2006
Everyone thinks that there are seven pieces to Voldemort's soul. But what if there's actually
The Structure of HP and What It Means for Draco Malfoy by Erebus12/02/2005
There's an old playwright's adage about the gun on the mantlepiece. If you show people the gun on the mantlepiece in Act One, then you have to have the safety catch come off in Act Two and fire it in Act Three. Draco Malfoy's the Harry Potter gun.
Into the Depths of Dumbledore by Karmatic12/07/2005
A deeply analytical essay on the most powerful wizard in the world, written Pre-HBP.
Anatomy of a Murderer by Sister Magpie03/01/2006
An analysis of the Dumbledore Murder plot in HBP, in terms of Draco Malfoy's character development.
Harry Potter - More Than a Character by Mistress Aeryn05/14/2006
An exploration of the effect of
Sibyll Trelawney and the Art of Divination by Zarathustra07/12/2006
Have you ever truly looked at Trelawney's predictions? Not just the two prophecies, but the ones she tosses off in class? Would it amaze you to discover they are true?
A short essay exploring Snape's motivations and destiny within the HP universe.
Finding the Founders by Wemyss12/04/2006
A toponomastic and prosopographic approach to locating the Founders's origins
Todmorden, W Yorks, as the likely site of Spinner's End, in light of new evidence from DH.
Yet Another Snape Theory by DovieLR12/19/2006
Why Snape's killing Dumbledore may have been A Good Thing, and Snape's new responsibility.
Crossing Rides by animeluvr806/26/2007
Some of us Harry Potter fans have a bit of a problem. It’s not a large problem necessarily. Not life threatening, but it does cause dilemma for many. The problem interferers with fan fiction reading and writing for some. For others, it makes posting in forums and taking stances in arguments a tad more difficult then it is for most. Some have to hide their little secret, pretending to have only one stance and secretly indulging in the other when no one is looking.
How Many Harry's Are There? An Essay on the Population of Wizarding Britain by commendatore12/10/2007
This is a study of the UK population during the Harry Potter at Hogwarts era which seeks to determine how many wizards live in Britain, and how these figures might be determined.
Toby or not Toby? by JoTwo11/20/2006
Everything you(n)ever wanted to know about Severus Snape's father
Harry Potter on the Couch by Snuffy11/17/2009
The Effects of a Violent Childhood on the Boy Who Lived This is an academic essay for a Master's level course on the effects of violence on children, particularly domestic violence. It discusses the effects of Harry Potter's traumatic upbringing and school years on his psyche. I'm considering a rewrite to include events of the last book. Reviews are appreciated! I got an A+.
Neville's Verbs: A Character Study in PS by SwissMiss08/28/2006
What can we learn about Neville Longbottom through the verbs associated with his character in Book One?
Quaternary intertextuality: fan fiction as a tool for analysis of canon fiction. by edaindirith07/26/2006
Ever wondered whether fan fiction has any other use than titillation? Quaternary intertextuality outlines a possible use of fan fiction as a tool for analysis of characterisation in canonical fiction. Several techniques are considered, and some questions regarding fan fiction as a meme and as a subject of anthropological study are raised.
Fools' Gold by JoTwo04/25/2006
Theory about why alchemy might feature in book 7 and who could be an alchemist.
Magical Theory by Mara20212/13/2005
An essay about the theory of magic, mostly from a physical point of view. Includes bits of the M-theory, 'programming' and various spells and techniques.
Behind the Veil by JoTwo09/10/2006
Theory about what may happen in book 7 based upon JKR stating in an interview that she is a Christian.
Harry's parents: was it in the stars? by JoTwo05/16/2006
Speculation about the star signs of James and Lily
Of the Same Coin by kowaiyoukai05/08/2007
This essay discusses the differences between Gryffindor and Slytherin, as well as the system of placing students into houses using the sorting hat.
Draco Malfoy: Where Does He Stand? by reena07/30/2007
This essay follows Draco Malfoy through his experiences in Deathly Hallows and attempts to speculate as to his motivations and virtues, or lack thereof.
The Snape Question by darkriddler06/06/2007
Snape--good, evil, or complex?
What is that mark on Draco's arm? Are we absolutely sure it is the Dark Mark? How about a scratch from Fenrir Greyback.
The Importance of Borgin and Burkes by Zarathustra02/20/2007
From the outset you would not believe that such a dirty, hole in the wall junk shop would have such importance in the Harry Potter series, but it does. We know that it is essentially a wizarding junk shop that caters to the darker elements of wizarding society. Items keep showing up from the shop and are used later on in the series. I believe that there are further items of importance that reside there, which have yet to be discovered.
Discussion of the possible locations of Puddlemere (home of Quidditch team Puddlemere United) and the home of Quidditch itself, Queerditch Marsh.
Snape - Who Can Trust Him? by Carmen Black06/13/2007
Severus Snape: Good? Bad? Neither. He's in it for himself.
Magical Theory for the Muggle-Born Dummy by Gesundheit08/13/2008
Some interesting insights on the basics of magical theory in a sparkly, purple, easy-to-read format.
The Myth of Total Fanfic by Sister Magpie05/05/2006
A look at the ways authors strive to make fanfiction "real" so that readers can feel a fic actually "happened" on some level of reality.
Gnomes are from Zurich, Goblins are from Vienna by Wemyss03/26/2009
An analysis of Gringotts and the Wizarding economy and monetary system, from a Vienna-Chicago-Virginia school monetarist perspective
An Issue of Death: Thestrals by Emeric Switch08/31/2009
Why could Harry not see the Thestrals until his fifth year? What do you have to do to see one? The intriguing creatures, the lucky Winged Horses, have aroused much speculation in the world of Harry Potter analysts. To see the main arguments summed up, please read this essay and be encapsulated in the topic yourself.
Polyjuice Potion by twisted.glamourx308/04/2007
Polyjuice Potion is both versatile and complex - in this essay, I've tried to put forward some information, both canon and from opinion, about some of the most popular Polyjuice rumours and questions.
Pondering Peter Pettigrew by Contrail03/10/2007
A collection of essays taking an in-depth look at some of the questions surrounding Peter Pettigrew.
Applied Magic Theory: Contraception by story64505/19/2006
Take potions, charms, and spells, throw in contraception and out comes a system of classification for magic in the HPverse.
Of friends and foes by a78965410/02/2007
This story takes places after GOF. -“Now that wizards face a danger far greater than Voldemort, we must learn to work together with our enemies. Only if all wizards are united can we hope to survive. You must find an ally in your enemy. To help you do this, this year you will no longer be divided in houses. Instead, you will be assigned a partner with whom you will work during the year… that student with whom you best need to improve your relationship.” As Dumbledore said it, Harry could only stare horrified at a very frightened Draco Malfoy, who was looking back at him. Snape shook his head in distress. “Trust Dumbledore to create havoc the very year in which Voldemort decides to send his daughter to Hogwarts.”
The Boy Who Lived and the Girl Who Died by Night_Wanderer04/27/2012
The real reason why Snape hates Harry before Harry even arrives at Hogwarts is hidden in the three questions that Snape asks Harry in the first Potions class.
Snape and the Mirror of Erised by Night_Wanderer05/09/2012
While there is plenty of fanart depicting Snape seeing Lily in the Mirror of Erised, there is also a canon scene in which Snape does, in fact, see Lily in the Mirror of Erised.