Author Archives: Keith

Slytherin of Troy

dearsnape

Dear Professor Snape, This is supposed to be a question for the professor of the Defense against the Dark Arts class. However, I am sort of doubtful of their teaching skills, and after hearing so many praises from my peers whilst you were taking over prof. Lupin's classes,I find myself inclined to seek out your guidance on the matter. The current research I am working on is dealing with the creature called the Lamia. The Lamia takes the form of a voluptuous woman who also has serpentine features,such as her lower half of the body, having the sense of smell with her tongue ,etc. Now, am I free to assume that the Lamia can be subdued if one knew Parseltongue? And I'd also ask of your personal input with dealing with the creature, should it attack you. How would you deal with it? Read More »

Regretful Ravenclaw

dearsnape

Dear Professor Snape, I recently attended an event where I had to deliver a speech, and I was terrified. A muggle-born friend of mine insisted that all I really needed was, "Dutch courage” and that I had to, “Imagine the audience naked." After three double Firewhiskeys I prepared to grace the stage, whilst clutching my wand in my hand for dear life. The good news is I managed half of my prepared speech without a hiccup. The bad news? I wordlessly banished the clothes of every audience member in the auditorium. What would you suggest I do to overcome my crippling, and frankly criminal stage fright? I've been threatened with a stint in Azkaban for indecent exposure, unless I can publicly apologize to the entire Wizarding Community for my recent transgressions. Read More »

Excited Gryffindor

McGonagall

Dear Professor McGonagall, I have a few questions for you, How is a muggle selected to be a student at Hogwarts? Did you go to Hogwarts when you were younger? Now that you are headmistress who is head of Grifendor? In Harry's fifth year you said you would help Harry become a Aour, did you really? Now I have some good comments about you, you have been my favorite Professor. I love how you give Harry discipline and you were one of his biggest supporter! I'm so excited that I can actually send a letter to you! Read More »

Future Animagus

McGonagall

Dear Professor McGonagall, How long does it take to learn how to become an animagus? How will I know what animal I will be? Read More »

Quidditch Tryouts

McGonagall

Dear Professor McGonagall, How old must a student be to try out for Quidditch? As Potter was the youngest player on our team in centuries, I understand there is less chance for younger hopefuls, but is there a minimum age required? What age would you recommend? Are there certain ages you would assign to different positions as Seekers have to be fast (and small) and beaters have to be strong? and if a player is selected for a position they were not aiming to get (ex. Chaser instead of Beater) can they decline? Read More »

Scholastic releases the back cover art by Kazu Kibuishi for “Order of the Phoenix”

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We have been seeing these back cover pieces come out regularly in preparation for Scholastic's release of the set on August 27. Here now, is the latest one to be revealed for Book 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Read More »

Lumos and LeakyCon Bring Charity Magic to London this week

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Lumos, the charity founded and chaired by J.K. Rowling to end the systematic placement of children in so called "orphanages" around the world, has teamed up with LeakyCon, a fan conference which grew from the website The Leaky Cauldron, to bring its message and mission to the core worldwide Harry Potter fan community. Read More »

A Free Elf

Malfoy

Dear Mr. Malfoy, It is hard to prepare your own food, wash your own clothes and clean up after yourself? Read More »

Rubber Duck

Weasley

Dear Ronald Weasley, What exactly is the function of a rubber duck? Read More »

Freedom For All

Weasley

Dear Ronald, Are you really the treasurer of S.P.E.W.? What caused you to decide to join the organization? What can I do to help the poor house elves? Read More »

The Grandparents

Potter

Dear Harry Potter, Whatever happened to both sets of your grandparents that Dumbledore couldn't send you to one of their homes when you were a baby? In your biographies by J.K. Rowling, she failed to mention the fates of Lily and James' parents. I hope I did not bring up an unpleasant subject, but as a concerned Potter supporter, I feel it is my right to know. Read More »

Shazzy Shampoo

Lockhart

Dear Professor Lockhart, Do you use shampoo on your luxurious hair or do you simply magic it clean and gorgeous. Would love some ideas on how to keep my hair looking great like yours. Shazzy Read More »

Remember Nothing

Lockhart

Dear Professor Lockhart, I have the worst memory ever. I try and look back on my childhood, and I can't remember a thing. At this point I don't know if I ever had one. Have my memories been obliviated from my mind? Even now, things like names, places, and dates are hard for me to remember, and they are all new memories. Is there anything i can do? I'm tired of walking around feeling like I am in an empty shell. What are some things I can do to improve my memory. I have a remembrall but I forget what I am suppose to remember. I am so confused... I can't remember Read More »

Young Student

Hagrid

Dear Hagrid, Is it possible to have a unicorn as a pet? Sincerely, Young Student Read More »

Grateful Gryffindor

House-Elves

Dear House-Elves, Is it fun working in the kitchens? Read More »

Ravenclaw Traits

Flitwick

Dear Professor Flitwick, I've always thought of myself as a Ravenclaw, but recently I've been wondering: What traits are valued in Ravenclaw besides for intelligence? Does one need to do well in school to be a Ravenclaw? Or can they just be creative and inquisitive? Thanks so much, Em Read More »

Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw

Sprout

Dear Professor Sprout, I've been asked into Hogsmeade by two boys. One is a strong, handsome Gryffindor, the other a witty and intelligent Ravenclaw. I like them both, so who should I choose? Read More »

The Dueler

Flitwick

Dear Professor Flitwick, Is it true you dueled before becoming a professor at Hogwarts? If so, did you duel anyone interesting? Read More »

Curious about Drarry

dearsnape

Dear Professor Snape, What are your thoughts on Drarry? Do you think it's meant to be? Read More »

In the Name of

dearsnape

Dear Professor Snape, What was your initial reaction when you learned Harry Potter named his second son in your honour along with the Headmaster's? Read More »