Hey Everyone! My name is Sierra and I have been a Potterhead since 2001 when the first movie came out. I know - it's quite the crime to have seen the movie first and only then become a fan, but such was my journey into Harry Potter's magical world. I've never looked back since!
I just graduated from a Muggle university, but like many out there, I still haven't quite figured out what to do with my future - save for the fact that I know it will involve Harry Potter in some way. I am currently working abroad in Europe teaching English and I also write for Level 9 with my fellow awesome Unspeakables. I love to talk about Potter, so hit me up anytime!
Dementors After Dark: A Look at How These Creatures Breed by LumosNight3
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Summary: An essay inspired by a recent episode of Alohomora!, in which I give my own theories on how dementors breed. Creepy thought, but interesting to ponder nonetheless!
Half the Life, Double the Problems: The Consequences of Unicorn Blood by LumosNight3
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Summary: 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!
Summary: Interested in talking about Mandrakes beyond the fact that their cry can kill you? Want to see if there might be a deeper meaning behind their screams and odd life? Then grab your earmuffs of any color you like and join me as I try to find out what these plants have to do with the series' larger themes of life and death!
Summary: This is what I hope to develop as a series of essays that look at the topic of death within the Harry Potter series. More specifically, I will be trying to find evidence of an afterlife (or lack thereof) and what exactly it consists of. The first essay will look at ghosts, but future essay topics will likely include the scene at King's Cross, a brief look at portraits, the Resurrection Stone, various key scenes from the series, and more! I'm sure I will discover more as I go along. Hope to see you there with me!
Siriusly Slytherin?: Sortings in Wizarding Families by LumosNight3
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Summary: Somewhat of a follow-up to my first Quibble, The Seven Wonders of Weasley, I take a look at how sorting affects the Black family, in particular Sirius. This is not another lengthy analysis of specific characters and their attributes, but rather I'm trying to think about why J.K. Rowling sorts Sirius so differently from his family for reasons beyond the fact that he truly is a Gryffindor at heart.
Summary: This quibble attempts to look at the sorting process through the Weasley family. It seems entirely possible after all the new information Pottermore has given us about the four houses, that some characters of this family could have actually been in other houses, yet JK Rowling keeps them in Gryffindor. The quibble looks at what houses each Weasley could have been in and then asks the question why they were kept in Gryffindor and posits the theory that maybe JK Rowling would have put them elsewhere, but kept them in Gryffindor to maintain the plot. It also opens up several other questions that allow plenty of room to theorize about the sorting process, especially in relation to families who get sorted together like the Weasleys.
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!
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.