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Fantastic Beasts on my WALL

What I did yesterday, I think was my week's 'creative best', yes, really!

I had this copy of the book, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", it was kind of a picture book (meant for kids under the age of 10), I bought it a while back since my obsession with everything Harry Potter is always on a boiling point. I tore off the covers (on finding that there wasn't much to read) and stuck it onto my Pin-Board and that too quite neatly!

Well, it is looking cool, here's a picture!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ..on my wall!

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Harry Potter Books Celebrating 15 Glorious Years

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released 15 years back, and what, life has never been the same!

I know, all of us (Potter heads) have friends from Hogwarts and the magical world and its not possible to live without them!

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the release of the first book and the logical birthday of Harry Potter.

Here is a very good post I would like you all to read, it will surely bring some nostalgia.


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Quidditch ..in Olympic?

I could not belive my eyes when I came across this mail from Alivans - the wand shop and this is super exciting just read on (following is the mail from Alivans):




In this edition of The Clairvoyant: Quidditch on display LIVE in London as a lead up to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games...read on to find out more about the event and how to purchase the OFFICIAL OLYMPIC Quidditch jerseys...oh yeah, and FREE shipping.
  
1.    The International Quidditch Association (IQA) will be presenting a 4 team Quidditch Expo prior to the 2012 London Summer Games (in Oxford) on July 8th. This Olympic event will have teams from the US, UK, Australia, and France competing. Each team will be made up of only the best players from their respective nations. All teams will, of course, be playing with Alivan's broomsticks (the Official Broomstick of International Quidditch) and this event will be the first time our Convertible Sweep will be used, officially, in competition. The official team jerseys for the event (US, UK, Australia, and France) are available for purchase for the 1st time ever. Click here to get yours now directly from the IQA.
2.     Free Shipping is ongoing now at Alivan's - Every order over $40 ships for FREE - visit www.alivans.com to take advantage and SAVE.

Magically, 
 

Finneas Alivan
P.S. As mentioned above the official jerseys (same jerseys the players will be wearing) from the Olympic Quidditch event can be  purchased from the IQA by clicking here:
P.P.S. Don't forget the FREE SHIPPING - nada, zip, zilch, free!


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    Car Mania

    There is one thing in the Harry Potter series which bugs me really, its the Weasley's Ford Anglia in the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! I have been thinking about it for a couple of days now, how exactly did it come to Harry and Ron when they were fighting for their dear life against Aragog's family. If you find the answer then please let me know.

    Thinking about Ford Anglia, I browsed some car websites and came across Shop4UsedCars because seriously being a student I don't have a big stash of cash to spend otherwise. Surprisingly, its a great website! You would find a car of your liking here, take my word. It has this complete collection of cars to choose from, you name it and they have it, plus, they have more locations than any other dealer.

    The prices seem to be reasonable and these guys are trustable. My favorite is a Jeep Wrangler, completely freaky! The best thing about this website, they have categorised the cars for "Under $10,000" which is great (atleast for students like myself). You can narrow down your search by price, make, model, style, etc.

    Shop4UsedCars, Salt Lake City, UT, seems to offer the best ramge of automobiles, specially so because these people have been in this business for over a 75 years now! Thats saying something! They have their stores at 39 locations with 34 new car franchises, 3 used car stores and 2 collision repair stores.

    So, if you are planning of buying a four wheel ride for yourself please browse what Shop4UsedCars has to offer to you or you can visit the site just for casual surfing, it serves both purposes.

    Happy riding!

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    Harry Potter ENCYCLOPEDIA

    This is a guest post by Imogen.




    J.K Rowling Confirms Harry Potter Encyclopedia is Underway – Will Your Questions be Answered?
    J.K Rowling has delighted fans this week by confirming that there will be another Harry Potter related book. Despite the release of her first adult novel this September, it seems that the best selling author isn’t ready to leave the wizarding world behind her just yet, as she informed fans that she is currently working on a Harry Potter encyclopedia. Taking to the FAQ section of her website, Rowling said: “for a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia of Harry's world, and I have started work on this now – some of it forms the new content in Pottermore. It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity." 

    Four years ago, Rowling took a small American publishing company to court over their plans to publish Harry Potter Lexicon – an unofficial, online A-Z guide of all things Harry Potter. Rowling claimed that this was ‘theft of her work’ and won the case. So news that she is now planning to create her own, official manual has been greatly welcomed, with one fan tweeting ‘Happiness x10000, it’s like Potterhead Christmas!’
    No further details about the content of the encylopedia have been revealed yet, but fans are speculating that it will be a guide to the creatures, customs and characters of Harry’s magical world that will hopefully answer some of the questions that were left open at the end of the final novel. Some of these questions may include:

    What was the baby Harry saw in his ‘dream’ after being killed by Voldermort in book 7?
    It is widely accepted that the crying, baby-like creature that Harry and Dumbledore see during the Kings Cross ‘dream’ chapter is the part of Voldermort’s soul that had lived within Harry. Rowling tells us that Harry was the horcrux that ‘Voldermort never intended to create’ and by using the killing curse against him, Voldermort unintentionally killed that part of himself. However this was never fully explained in the book and when Harry asks Dumbledore what the creature is, his only response is ‘it is beyond our help.’

    Why doesn’t Harry ever use the killing curse in battles?
    The answer to this could be deceptively simple – Harry is a good person and therefore will only ever seek to disarm, not kill. However some fans have questioned the logic behind this, especially when Harry is up against Voldermort – the person who killed his parents and has been responsible for so much evil work.

    What happened to the Dursleys?
    At the beginning of book 7 there is a poignant moment when Harry and Dudley say goodbye that suggests that while the two may never be great friends, they are not parting as enemies. The last we hear about the Dursleys is that they have gone into hiding and are being protected by Aurors. However we never find out if Voldermort caught up with them or if Harry ever had any contact with them again.

    What is beyond the veil that Sirius falls through in book 5?
    It is no secret that the veil and archway that Sirius falls through represent death. Some fans have referred to it as a ‘portal to the other side’ which seems plausible when you consider that Harry hears voices and has ‘the strangest feeling that there was somebody standing right behind the veil.’ The theory is that when you pass through the veil you die, and, as Luna suggests, the voices that can be heard are the voices of the dead who are just ‘lurking out of sight’. However the presence of such an important portal throws up a lot of questions, especially when one of the best loved characters is lost beyond it. Why does it exist within a room in the Ministry of Magic? Do all wizards that die go beyond the veil? What about ghosts? And perhaps most importantly, did Bellatrix’s curse kill Sirius or did he die because he fell through the veil?

    Were the Malfoys ever punished?
    Before Voldermort’s return, any witch or wizard who had previously been associated with him was put in Azkaban. Despite their late realisation that their family was more important than their allegiance to the dark lord, the Malfoys were well known Death Eaters in the last few novels. Therefore many readers have questioned if they were punished. At the end of book 7, Harry sees Draco at Platform 9 and three quarters where he gives him a ‘curt nod and turns away’. This suggests that Draco at least was spared from going to Azkaban, but what about his villainous father Lucius? Were they ever accepted again by the wizarding world?

    Despite her original claims that the final book would tie up all of the loose ends of the series, it seems that there are still a lot of unanswered questions for fans. Harry Potter is a character and a story that has had no problem engraving itself into the hearts and minds of those who have followed it, so it would be nice for some of the unfinished business to be dealt with in the upcoming encyclopedia.