The Quibbler

July’s Quibbler Contest Winner: A Juggling of Gingers


Maybe it’s their fiery red hair. Maybe it’s their mischievous spirits. Maybe it’s their altogether positive outlook on life. Whatever the reason, the Weasleys are adored by fans all over the world. In the books and films, they each play an important part in the series. But the question still remains: who is the superior Weasley? Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Vanquisher of Voldemort #MNBHP


The difference between those who truly love and those who don’t comes down to remorse. We all make mistakes—even Dumbledore. It is the ability to feel remorse for those mistakes that gives us the ability to change and grow in love. Read More »

Becoming Severus Snape: Protector of Lily’s Son #MNBHP

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“You have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment?” “Don’t be shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?” “Lately, only those whom I could not save,” said Snape. He stood up. “You have used me.” “Meaning?” “I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter —” “But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?” “For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!” From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. “After all this time?” “Always,” said Snape. DH Love drives us to do things we cannot imagine. For Snape, it was protecting Harry Potter—the son of his greatest enemy and his greatest love. Always-love is not easy. It makes ... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Dumbledore’s Man #MNBHP


Harry is Dumbledore’s man through and through from the very beginning of the series, where he chooses friendship with Ron over Draco, to the end. Read More »

Becoming Kingsley Shacklebolt: Brave in Love #MNBHP


“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” Read More »

Becoming Ron Weasley: Comeback Kid #MNBHP


"How come you’re here?” Apparently Ron had hoped that this point would come up later, if at all. “Well, I’ve — you know — I’ve come back. If —” He cleared his throat. “You know. You still want me.” Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Trusting in Hagrid #MNBHP

Hagrid and Harry Motorbike

“No, I think you’re like James,” said Lupin, “who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.” Read More »

What Can Timeturners Teach Us?


By Paige Crawley Timeturners present a number of conundrums. Many fans have spent huge amounts of time trying to decode the exact inner workings of the timeturner, or deciding whether or not they support linear or circular time theory. Underneath the physical aspect of this device, we can look at the literary significance of the timeturner, and what we can learn from the events surrounding them. The first question to ask is, ‘How on earth did a thirteen year old girl get one of these?” In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione warns Harry that misusing timeturners can have disastrous repercussions and she also mentions that it is incredibly difficult to procure one. Therefore, one can assume that using a timeturner simply to take more classes is rather out of the ordinary. Anyone who went through the trouble to get one must have immense trust in the intended recipient, and in this case, it’s Professor McGonagall. McGonagall has always shown a special interest in Hermione, perhaps due to her exceptional skill in Transfiguration, or, maybe, McGonagall sees herself in Hermione. This is likely, since McGonagall goes to great lengths to help Hermione. Without the timeturner, it would be much harder to ... Read More »

Becoming Dudley Dursley: Softie #MNBHP


I don’t think you’re a waste of space…. Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Old #MNBHP


Oh, weaker resistance, slower reflexes, Amycus,” said Dumbledore. “Old age, in short…One day, perhaps, it will happen to you…if you are lucky….” Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Kind to Bullies #MNBHP


Good evening, Amycus,” said Dumbledore calmly, as though welcoming the man to a tea party. “And you’ve brought Alecto too….Charming…” The woman gave an angry little titer. “Think your little jokes’ll help you on your deathbed then?” she jeered. “Jokes? No, No, these are manners,” replied Dumbledore…. Read More »

Becoming Remus Lupin: Determined to Forgive #MNBHP

Remus Lupin

While Harry is determined to hate Snape, Lupin is determined to forgive him... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Friend of Luna #MNBHP


"You could’ve taken anyone!” said Ron in disbelief over dinner. “Anyone! And you chose Loony Lovegood?” Read More »

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


"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


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 »

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


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


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

Becoming Neville Longbottom: Most improved #MNBHP


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

Remus Lupin

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 »

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 »