Tag Archives: order of the phoenix

The Day I Met Luna Lovegood

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Thirteen years after the release of "Order of the Phoenix", Luna Lovegood still stands as one of the most compelling and admirable characters from the "Harry Potter" series. I look back on the day I met her. Read More »

Beyond the Veil: A Threadbare Divide Between Living and Dead

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Twenty years ago today, Sirius Black fell through the veil in the Department of Mysteries. How translucent is that veil during the painful grieving process? Do souls sometimes linger a little longer around their loved ones before journeying permanently beyond the veil? Read More »

MuggleNet Rereads “Order of the Phoenix”

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Nothing like a little rebellion and teenage angst. MuggleNet rereads the fifth installment of "Harry Potter". Read More »

Harry Potter’s “Order of the Phoenix” Pop-Punk Playlist

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It's the playlist you didn't realize you needed for all of Harry's angsty fifth year. Read More »

Severus… Please…


"The Prince’s Tale" shows us the progression of the exceedingly complex relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. However, there is a gap in "The Prince’s Tale"... Read More »

All the Best Revolutions Start in Pubs


On this day, October 5, in 1995, Dumbledore’s Army was formed by a group of students in a pub. These students weren’t the only ones who have been inspired to take action amongst the chink of mugs and dusty atmosphere that have come to be associated with local pubs, taverns, and other lower scale eateries and watering holes. In honor of these “pub revolutions," here's a list of some of our favorite examples of uprisings rooted in pubs and bars from fictional works. Read More »

19 Thoughts While Re-Watching “Order of the Phoenix”


Ah, we have finally made our way to the re-watching of Order of the Phoenix, one of most polarizing installments of the series, both book and film. Nearly as stark and dreary in cinematography as "Prisoner of Azkaban", OotP jacks up the teenage angst in its main teenaged cast, as well as the threatening and illusive nature of Voldemort's mission to decimate the non-pure-blood community. Read More »

Seven Times Hermione Granger Took Ron Weasley’s Lines in the Movies

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Harry needs both Ron and Hermione in his life; together, Ron and Hermione generously provide all the elements that Harry needs to be a fully functioning, more-than-adequately happy human being. By ripping the dialogue out of book-Ron's mouth and shoving them into movie-Hermione's does nothing except satisfy Harry/Hermione shippers and destroy any character building on Ron's part. Read More »

The Transparent Dangers of the Wizarding World


It takes true strength to walk away from what you wish you had, which is why I believe the Mirror of Erised and the Veil are far more dangerous than any Unforgivable Curse. Read More »

Understanding “Dudley Demented”

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What really happened 20 years ago in the mind of Dudley Dursley during the Dementor attack in Little Whinging? Read More »

The Things We Lost: Remembering Sirius Black

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How Sirius Black's death helped us process our own losses and feel less alone. Read More »

Ten Reasons Why Voldemort May Still Be More Likeable than Umbridge


Let's have a big Voldemort and Umbridge debate... Who was honestly worse in your opinion? Read More »

Ten Times Harry was the Sassiest Boy Who Lived

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Harry is especially good at wielding the sass. Therefore, behold, the top ten times Harry was the Boy Who Sassed. Read More »

Tribute to the Magic Tree Bookstore


Ownership of the Magic Tree, an independent bookstore in the western Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, is changing hands. MuggleNet held two "Harry Potter" book release parties in coordination with the Magic Tree and has compiled stories and details of the Magic Tree's impressive 30-year existence. Read More »

Lovely, Wonderful, Loony Luna Lovegood Appreciation Post

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In any other medium, Luna would’ve been a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. However, JKR deftly avoids this one-dimensional idealization and hands the readers one of the most fascinating characters in the HP ‘verse. Read More »

Parchment and Clothing: Tools of Freedom

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You may not think so, but graduating from school and being given a piece of clothing really isn't all that different. Read More »

Gruellingly Nauseating and Onerous MuggleNet Exercise – The Order of the Phoenix


This gruelingly nauseating and onerous MuggleNet exercise was designed to test your knowledge of the "Harry Potter" universe as it unfolded in "The Order of the Phoenix." Many will try, few will conquer. Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 110: “Enter the Dream Team” – now available!


MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series, Sirius is captured in London, and Harry realizes for the first time that he may need help from the adults. Join Eric, Kristen, Rosie, and special guest author Shelby Bach as they jump “Out of the Fire” in Chapter 32 of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". Read More »

J.K. Rowling releases new Pottermore short story on Dolores Umbridge

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As we learned last week, J.K. Rowling has written a new story on Dolores Umbridge, arguably one of the most disliked characters in the series, as part of Pottermore's Trick or Treat Celebration. Today, that new story has been released! Read More »

Pottermore releases first set of “Order of the Phoenix” chapters!

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Over the past week, Pottermore has been teasing its followers on social media and the Pottermore Insider that "all will be revealed" today, October 31, Halloween. And indeed, they did make quite the reveal! As many fans could have guessed, that Halloween secret was the release of all-new moments from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". Read More »