Author Archives: Nicole

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Humble know-it-all #MNBHP

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"I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being — forgive me — rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger…." Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: The Chosen One #MNBHP

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Becoming Harry Potter: The Chosen One ~ In Harry’s sixth year, he is labeled The Chosen One because of a prophecy made when he was a baby…. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: Boar found in China shopping mall, pixies to blame

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On Sunday, a boar was found in a children’s store in a shopping mall in China…. reports from the wizarding world seem to be laying the blame at the feet of a nearby pixie breeder.... Read More »

Jessie Spano from “Saved by the Bell” the inspiration for Hermione Granger?

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The other day I was whiling away some time watching "Saved by the Bell," and I had a sudden realization: Jessie Spano is Hermione Granger… only she was written before Hermione Granger. So is Jessica Spano, in fact, the inspiration for our bushy-haired friend? Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Flawed in the best of ways #MNBHP

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Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Flawed in the best of ways #MNBHP ~ Dumbledore’s greatest flaw is also the best part about him... Read More »

Becoming Ginny Weasley: Hopeful despite Umbridge #MNBHP

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Becoming Ginny Weasley: Hopeful despite Umbridge ~ Ginny is able to see through Umbridge in a way Harry didn't even consider... Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: Ashwinders to blame for Yellowstone supervolcano

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Scribble Inkwell reporting from Yellowstone National Park in the US, where Muggles have discovered what they believe is a massive reservoir of magma hiding up to 30 miles below the surface of their beloved park. A local wizard and Ashwinder breeder has another theory... Read More »

Becoming Neville Longbottom: Most improved #MNBHP

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Becoming Neville Longbottom: Most improved ~ In their seven years at Hogwarts, Neville Longbottom is clearly the most improved student of them all…. What brought about this transformation in Neville? ... Read More »

Becoming Remus Lupin: Friend of strangers #MNBHP

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Becoming Remus Lupin: Friend of strangers ~ "Lupin strolled away from the bed and over to the werewolf, who had no visitors and was looking rather wistfully at the crowd around Mr. Weasley…” Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: Nifflers to blame for beach erosion

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"Fantastic Beasts" news: Nifflers to blame for beach erosion... Read More »

Becoming Ron Weasley: Prefect #MNBHP

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Why would Dumbledore choose Ron? Even if he didn’t want to put the pressure on Harry, there was still Seamus, Dean, and Neville to choose from. But he chose Ron, and I think I know why... Read More »

Becoming Hermione Granger: Beautifully secure #MNBHP

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But Hermione is still considered beautiful and is asked to the dance by Victor Krum! How does she pull this off?... Read More »

HogCon: Exhibition Quidditch – Part 2

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After a brief interruption from an escaped St. Mungo’s patient and former Death Eater, the Exhibition Quidditch game between Harry Potter’s Gryffindor team and Draco Malfoy’s all-Slytherin team is underway with Lee Jordan and Luna Scamander in the announcer’s box… Read More »

MuggleNet March Madness ranking roundup: The best and “least” best books of Potterdom

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Over the course of March Madness, the MuggleNet staffers have presented six separate articles ranking the "Harry Potter" books from best to least best, in our various opinions. Here were the results... Read More »

Becoming Dobby: Weird but free #MNBHP

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Becoming Dobby: Weird but free ~ Yes, Dobby is weird, but he is also free. Free to help other dismissed elves. Free to rescue the Chosen One. Free to do the good he was prevented from doing when he was the Malfoy’s slave…. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Quick to forgive #MNBHP

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Becoming Harry Potter: Quick to forgive ~ Harry and Ron have been at odds from page 285 (give or take) to page 358! Harry, bewildered and frightened, turns to his best friend (one of them) for comfort only to receive rejection. And yet, before Ron can even say, “I’m sorry,” Harry forgives him…. Read More »

HogCon Day 2: Dumbledore’s Army panel discussion continued

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HogCon Day 2: Dumbledore’s Army panel discussion continued ~ Scribble: “Just one more question, Arabella. But first, for those of you just joining us for the DA discussion panel, welcome. Thank you for deciding to grace us with your presence.” (Says in an uncanny impression of Professor McGonagall). “Now, as I was saying, I have one last question. This one is for Mrs. Hermione Weasley…" Read More »

Becoming Hermione Granger: Toast Deliverer #MNBHP

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Becoming Hermione Granger: Toast Deliverer ~ What Hermione bringing Harry toast says about her and how a simple act shows the power of the Hermione-Harry friendship... Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Judge of Beards #MNBHP

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Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Judge of Beards ~ Fred and George, along with some of their peers, have broke Dumbledore’s specific warning and decree for underage wizards not to submit their names into the Goblet. He could be livid—certainly if this were Umbridge the boys would be carving, “I Shall Not Break Arbitrary Rules,” into their hands. But, Dumbledore chooses instead to complement the boys’ beards. Why?... Read More »

HogCon Day 2: Dumbledore’s Army panel discussion

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As we open Day 2 here in the Room of Requirement—the original meeting grounds of the infamous DA—a panel of the surviving members of the DA awaits questions from the crowd... Read More »