Hello fellow Potterheads! While I'm known 'round these parts as Hippogriff, I'm usually called Hayley. :)
I'm from Canada and was introduced to Harry Potter only a few years ago when some friends pretty much forced it down my throat! However, I am as dedicated a fan as anyone and thoroughly regret not getting into this way of life sooner.
A proud Ravenclaw, I love to read, write, dance, and play Quidditch (I'm a Seeker). I am also currently an Unspeakable for Level 9.
Summary: A fun way to learn about Arithmancy
Woah! insanely accurate!!
Summary: A little look on how Hufflepuff is just as good as the other 3 houses.
Very similar to what i said in my quibble, The Marring of the Hufflepuff Name. I completely agree that Hufflepuff is just as good as the other houses, and I'm not even a Hufflepuff!
Summary: A look at why the Hufflepuffs do not deserve the reputation many give them
I concur! I too wrote a quibble about Hufflepuff House Hate, so I definitely agree with this message.
The Sorting Test: A Look at the Houses' Personalities by RoseLumos
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 11]
Summary: For my first Alohomora essay, I decided to look into the four Hogwarts Houses. I have noticed that there has been some confusion when a person is sorting themselves because they feel they fit into many of the characteristics of many of the Houses. I decided to create a situational test that looks into a Housesâ€™ personality rather than their characteristics.
I think this is a good situation that would apply to all the houses, but I think even people within the houses might approah it differently. For example, I am a Ravenclaw and I would do what you said if possible, but more likely I would alert everyone around me and call the fire department. I might attept to get in after some planning, but only if I was quite sure I would not be killed. However, some Ravenclaws I know might go straight in and improvise. They can do this because of their quick thinking and logic skills. So, people can vary within these guidelines, even if they identfiy with a particular house.
Summary: In this close read, I take a look at each individual obstacle standing between Voldemort and the Philosopherâ€™s Stone and rank them on what year of school would be required to get through each challenge. Was it too easy to get to the Stone if three first years managed to get all the way through? Or do Harry, Ron, and Hermione possess unusual and unique skills that gives them an advantage?
Similar to my Quibble, The Power of the Golden Trio. I agree that it is a little implausible that they could get through when fully grown and educated wizards could not.
Three Lessons we can all learn from the Harry Potter series by RahRahRavenclaw
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 3]
Summary: To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I look back on the series and present 3 lessons we can/have all learnt from the series and their applications in our society today.
*Adapted from an essay I wrote
Very well written! I enjoyed this! I also learned how powerful love is, and that it really can overpower anything. One more smaller lesson I learned and still try to live up to is one my favourite character Luna Lovegood taught me: to not care what others think. To be my own person. And I think it is absolutely genius of Jo to weave in so many valuable lessons into this series. Thanks for this essay!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I agree that I missed a big point out with love. *facepalm* I'm very passionate about Luna and her contrast with Hermione in particular. Perhaps I'll do a Quibble on the pair sometime! I'd enjoy that! Also I loved your Quibble on animal cruelty! Was a really interesting read! :D
Summary: This Quibble takes a look at the intricacies of Polyjuice Potion! If you're interested in how science and magic collide and want to get in to a good debate on DNA issues in Polyjuice Potion, then read on!
I agree that the potion probably changes the DNA completely, but magic comes into play with keeping the mind the same (in the wizarding world, I think this is quite separate from the physical brain) and transforming the non-DNA attributes as well. So, I definitely believe that magic and science work together to make this (as well as transfiguration) possible. Great essay, I love thinking about the inner workings of Polyjuice!
Summary: As we dive deeper into the wizarding world, I ask what may seem like a surprising question to many fans.
You've done it again, Ali Wood! Great quibble!! I, too, would like to live there anyway, especially now that Voldemort has been vanquished. :)
Ravenclaw and Hermione Granger: Not A Match Made in Heaven? by suprememugwump
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 4]
Summary: In this, the third part of my "A Guide to Sorting" series, I look at what the Sorting Hat has to say about the "smart house." I also argue that JK Rowling had more reasons than convenience for not placing Hermione in Ravenclaw.
I think another thing that could contribute is her choices (a recurring theme in the series, as has been discussed on the podcast). She says "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things â€“ friendship and bravery...". This indicates that she truly values bravery over intelligence, which I believe really makes her Gryffindor. Great essay!
Author's Response: Yes, I totally agree with the discussion on the podcast and your discussion about how it's Hermione's choices. I just wanted to approach this from a different angle, since a lot has already been said about Hermione's choices already.
We've talked a lot about where the curse of unicorn blood comes from, but just what exactly is the curse?! That's what this Quibble seeks to find out!
I'm back with more of my thoughts and questions that I had while re-reading the Harry Potter books. This time from Chapters 1 & 2 of Chamber of Secrets.
I pair up characters with magical creatures that are like them.
In which I try to explain my views on prejudice in the Wizarding world, and connect it to certain areas of the muggle world as well. The category is Fantastic Beats and Where to...
This is an essay I wrote for school comparing and contrasting the lives of Harry and Voldemort. It starts with their childhoods and continues until the end of the books.