Author Archives: MuggleNet

Snape on Amortentia


Dear Professor Snape, I'm sorry if this question is too personal, but I've always been curious, what does Amortentia smell like to you? Mine is hot chocolate, the earth after rain, and wet dog. Also, I'm afraid I might be just as forgetful as Neville, but I think I've lost my potions textbook. Could you please tell me the recipe so I can study for our upcoming test? I promise I won't try to brew it. Thank you, A Ginger Gryffindor Read More »

13 Days of All Hallows’ Eve: “What Ever Happened to Baby Norbert?”

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“You want to willingly sneak out of the dormitory and skulk about in the Forbidden Forest? If we aren’t eaten by a dragon, we might get caught!” Nicholas knew he didn’t want to get caught out of bed after hours, but the thought of seeing a real, live dragon quickly vanquished his concerns for rule breaking. With a grin, he replied, “Okay, I’m in.” Read More »

The Seven Battles


The "Potter" series is rife with sevens, and as I recently started exploring, many of those sevens fall into a 3-2-1-1 pattern dictated by the potions riddle in "Sorcerer’s Stone".... Read More »

Five Muggle Books Hermione Loves That Prepared Her for Hogwarts


The Brightest Witch of Her Age is near and dear to many of our hearts. However, not much is known about Hermione's life prior to her arrival on the Hogwarts Express in 1991. Read More »

Seven Magical Facts We Learned From Pottermore’s Update

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Ever since Pottermore came out in 2009, J.K. Rowling has been adding exclusive information bit by bit, but up until now, fans have had to work for their information. With the new design, the game changed for the everyday information seeker. I took a stroll through the Pottermore pages to find the juiciest information you may have missed before.... Read More »

Overcoming being underestimated


Dear Professor Longbottom, How do I deal with people who constantly underestimate my abilities? Sincerely, Oswin Read More »

Still Hoping for a “Quidditch World Cup II” Video Game


The "Quidditch World Cup" game was an incredible experience for many fans. It was a new way to explore the Potterverse; it had a unique graphic design that set it apart from the films or the other "Harry Potter" video games, and it moved beyond the books with new characters. Sadly, playing this game today amounts to retro-gaming: It didn’t age well. Read More »

Dumbledore as Headmaster: The Worst Thing to Happen to Hogwarts


Many would agree that Dumbledore was a genius, the greatest wizard of his time, a master of strategy, and even a qualified mentor. However, he held a position at Hogwarts he should not have kept, for he used it to further his own personal goals and neglected the core nature of his task. Read More »

Regarding Fred and George’s fireworks…


Professor Flitwick, What was the Charm Fred and George Weasley used to create a swamp in the hallway when they made their exit? I know you kept part of it because you thought it was a great piece of Charmwork. Is it still there though, after the Battle of Hogwarts? And have you kept any of the fireworks they used? Do you happen to know the Charm for making those? Thank you for your reply, a Ginger Gryffindor Read More »

Are there wizard veterinarians?


Hello, Professor Hagrid. As a Muggle-born, I do not know much about the Wizarding World. While I have many questions I would like to ask, here is the one I've selected: Are there wizard veterinarians? I know this is sort of your job at Hogwarts, but what about outside of there? Surely, all wizards all over the world need some sort of care for their Hippogriffs and Phoenixes... If there are wizard vets, how would one go about training to become one? Is there a specific school for becoming a wizard vet? Oh, and I'm hungry for details - how does one examine a Phoenix, which is hot with flames? Or how do they protect a Unicorn during surgery from (literally) bloodthirsty people? I hope this letter finds you well, and please respond as soon as possible. Sincerely, Roaring Ravenclaw Read More »

Reasons Why Everyone Needs to Read the “Harry Potter” Series


BuzzFeed and non-"Harry Potter" fans, the reason we Potterheads always talk about the series is because we are so enthusiastic about it, and we want to share our enthusiasm with others! So whether you're reluctant to read the series like I was years ago, or whether you've never wanted to give it a chance because everyone seems to love it, here are my reasons why I wholeheartedly believe everyone should read the "Harry Potter" series. Read More »

Mean girl friend


Dear Luna, My mom says that mean girls don't get mean they just get meaner. I know who the popular girls are and one of them is my friend. I've known her since I was five and I'm afraid she is going to get mean,selfish, and ditch me forever. She was my first school friend and I don't want to lose her. Sincerely, Confused and Scared Read More »

Getting to know someone you like more


Dear Ron, How can I get to know a witch that I like better? Sincerely, An Inquisitive Gryffindor Read More »

17 Thoughts While Re-Watching “Goblet of Fire”


Previously, we've given you our thoughts while re-watching the first three "Harry Potter" movies: "Sorcerer's Stone", "Chamber of Secrets", and "Prisoner of Azkaban". Today, I'm giving you the 17 thoughts I had while re-watching the fourth movie of the series - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". Read More »

That one about the troll, the hag, and the leprechaun…


Dear Professor Dumbledore, Could you please finish the joke you started in Harry's fourth year, where a troll, a hag, and a leprechaun walk into a bar? I know a plethora of fans (including myself!) really want to hear the end of this joke. -Ashrita Read More »

Six Things Hermione Granger Taught Me


Thank you, Hermione Granger—not for being the brightest witch of your age, but for teaching me valuable life lessons that I continue to remember to this day. Thank you for giving me a friend during the "Harry Potter" series. Thank you for being you. Read More »

Identification clarification


Dear Severus Snape, Hi, I'd just like to know, are you Snape from the books, or Snape from the movies? Are Harry's eyes blue or green? Sabrina Read More »

A Look Back at “What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7”: Chapter 3: “What JKR Says”

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Today, I will be reflecting on the third chapter of the book, which discusses what the author of our beloved series, J.K. Rowling, said about Book 7 before it was even published. I'll be going through each of the points in the chapter to see if what JKR led us to believe actually occurred. Read More »

Flowers for a girl


Dear Professor Sprout, I am writing to you in desperation. I really like this girl at school and I want to make a good impression by presenting her with flowers, but I don't know which ones are her favorite. I know that some even have magical properties! Is there a plant or flower that is sure to win her affection? Sincerely, Chuck (in need of luck!) Read More »

Want to be an Animagi


Dear Professor McGonagall, I have looked through many books and have not found out how to become an Animagus. As you know, I'm a hard working student and I am willing to make the change... please get back as soon as possible. Ella Read More »