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Potterous-a bit more humorous

So guys, we are back again at pottering after a long break. Hope u all are doing great potterfans. Coming staright to the point, we all know Harry Potter is a bit serious stuff, right.

So,how about adding some humour to it to break the ice. Coz Harry loves that big smile on your face, a’int it?  So get your ticklish bones ready coz here we are ready with some siriously good humour spells, some of which even muggles would appreciate. Lets get started-

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And which one looks better?

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Someone’s having a running nose…

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Pissed-emort

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That’s what u call a Gringer-face!

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Anybody has an extra?

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When the question is short and answer has to be long…

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Oops!

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Why so sirius?

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Thug lives!!

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Siriously…

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That’s one hell of a school i wanna study in…

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Beauty and the beast..who is who?

Which one made u Laugh out loud. Tell us in the comments below!

Voldemort:A Necessary Evil


If only there is a villain in the story, then only a hero is born..Voldemort’s character portrayed a sense of fear, courage and evil. After he heard Sybil’s prophecy, his fear drove him to kill James and Lily and then ran behind Harry. What makes Voldemort a good villain?

He is not a good villain. He is far too impulsive, narcissistic, egotistical and predictable to be a good villain. It is ironical that the only books where seemed very frightening were the ones where he wasn’t even there. Otherwise, he is just one who manipulates young girls (book 2), can’t delegate work properly (book 4), can’t beat a bunch of unruly teenagers ( book 5), and gets killed by a boy who expects to die and defeated by a dead guy (book 7) . Not to mention that his coterie consists of crazy people who cant think for themselves and one person who has been fooling him for 14 years. He is only a villain only because others say so, and are fearful of him. Which is very different from someone like Tywin Lannister.

A wise man once said that a hero is only as good as the villain who opposes him. I am all but certain that wise man was captured, tortured to excruciating effect, then blasted into smithereens by one Tom Marvolo Riddle, otherwise known as Lord Voldemort, the most awesome bad guy of all time. For those of you who disagree, I pity you…the best way to incur the Dark Lord’s wrath (which usually involves his gigantic pet snake eating your head) is to fail to recognize his malevolent superiority. Therefore, before he inevitably catches word of your lack of faith (and he always does), allow me to lay bare precisely what makes him so exquisitely evil.

1. WHAT’S IN A NAME…THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED?!?!

Moby Dick. Goldfinger. Lex Luthor. All brilliantly delicious handles for some of film and literature’s greatest heavies. And how do the most powerful wizards and witches refer to the most feared member of their community? They don’t. “You-Know-Who” is the closest they’ll come to calling him anything, which is all the more surprising considering that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is actually dead for the first three books. That, dear Muggles, is respect. And how did he amass the incredible street cred to earn it?         

 2. HE TRIED TO KILL A BABY

Back when this all started, Voldemort’s big move for power—the coup to end all coups—relied on murdering a drooly-faced Harry Potter, who just sat there innocently in his diapers as a large, angry man zapped him point blank with an Avada Kedavra curse. For those of you unfamiliar, this is the magical equivalent of a flamethrower that also launches grenades filled with acid. Onto a baby. Now that’s just cold. Even The Terminator, a robot whose sole purpose was to wipe out all of humanity, understood that while pregnant moms and yippy adolescents are fair game, babies are just plain off limits. So why does Voldemort try to kill Harry, not just as an infant, but repeatedly? What could his nefarious motive possibly be?                                       

 


3. STRAIGHT-UP HATE

Lots of bad guys are simply motivated by taking over the world. The really special ones have a penchant for ethnic cleansing along the way. While both of these pursuits hold mild interest for Voldemort, what really gets him up in the morning is his hatred for Harry Potter. What’s Voldemort’s nefariously convoluted plan in the first book? Kill Harry. The second book offers an even more devious plot: Kill Harry. By the time the fourth book rolls around, he’s not even trying to disguise it anymore. A villain whose sole purpose in life is to kill the hero keeps his life nice and simple. Sure, there’s a prophecy in there somewhere, but I’m pretty sure it’s just an excuse for Voldemort to concoct a series of elaborate Wile E. Coyote death traps for Harry, only causing him to become progressively more enraged as he’s forced to endure the “meep meeps” of unrelenting failure. And guess what the Dark Lord doesn’t care about?

4. SISSYPANTS REDEMPTION

Sympathizing with villains as young children and then paving the way for their corresponding heartwarming redemption is all the rage these days. Star Wars committed an entire trilogy to young Anakin Skywalker—all for the purpose of helping us understand why he turned to the dark side. Even the Smoke Monster on Lost was a little boy, once. A boy who loved his mommy very much. Do you know what Voldemort thought of his mommy? Me neither. Because he killed her. Technically in childbirth, but who’s to say he wasn’t planning it for the nine months it took him to gestate? Later, when we meet him as a child in an orphanage, Young Tom (it isn’t until later that he must not be named) has already developed an interest in making things burst into flames and leading his friends into dark caves from which they never return. There is no heartbreaking tragedy that led this boy down a path of evil: he was simply born that way. And “redemption”? Please. In order to be redeemed, one must first be capable of guilt…or at the very least, admit to wrongdoing. The only thing Voldemort admits to doing wrong is murdering Harry Potter…and it ain’t for lack of trying. Which brings us to the final and most critical point distinguishing You-Know-Who from his loathsome peers…


5. HE’S, LIKE, REALLY HARD TO KILL

Have you ever considered breaking your immortal soul into a bunch of different pieces and then hiding them so you can resurrect yourself, just on the off chance that you get murdered? No? Well one guess as to who has.

When the Dark Lord wasn’t devising new and inventive ways to kill Harry, the guy actually had the foresight to design his own comprehensive life insurance policy. And here’s a spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t read the books—even this plan ultimately fails. Y’know, because good always triumphs over evil and stuff.                   

 Voldemort seems to be a lot more sadistic and just generally insane from the averge run of the mill villain. But at the same time he is nothing less than a genius. I think that this combination of evil insanity and natural brillance make him a very formidable foe and an unique villain.

Personally I think he beats Darth Sidious and Darth Vader on the evildometer (thats a wrench to admit, especially from a Star Wars fan like me).

Well, the most obvious comparision that comes to mind is Voldemort-Sauron.

We have the horcruxes that prevent Voldemort from dying and we have the ring that prevents Sauron from dying. After they are being defeated for the first time (Voldemort by Harry, Sauron by Isildur) they both spend an existence in spirit form, trying to gain back power and a body.

Unlike Voldemort, Sauron never suceeds in it.

Both are declaring a war to the free world. Both use slaves and dark creatures in their army.

Both have a group of elite soldiers working for them (Sauron the Nine, Voldemort the DE)

Both seek absolute power.

The difference is that Voldemort is much more human than Sauron. We never get to meet Sauron in person, he is more like an evil force of doom, but in distance. From Voldemort we get to see his past, his parents, his flaws, his youth. This makes him in a way more terrific, because we see the development of a human into some sort of supervillain.

 Lord Voldemort is not one of my favourite villians of all time, although in terms of purely literary characters he would not be far off the mark. One of things necessary for a great villian is that they must be a three dimensional character. I am not entirely sure that Lord Voldemort is yet. There’s very little grey with Lord Voldemort, he is for instance pure evil, cannot love, has practically no soul and was seemingly always like this.

I find it hard to compare Voldemort to Darth Vader, because Darth Vader has the possibility of changing. He still has good inside, weather Voldemort has chosen another path long ago. In this saga I would much more compare to the Emperor. We see in the newer SW movies also a more human emperor, his motivations and how he rose to power.

As for agent Smith, that’s difficult because in the first movie agent Smith is an employee of the machines, he does not work for himself but for others. He is not independent, not even an authority person and he does not seek power like Voldemort. However he does so in the Matrix sequels, becoming a virus with the purpose of infecting as much people as he can. This is more like Voldemort.

 The literary villain who is most like Voldemort for me is Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes stories. Moriarty is a diabolical fiend who will stop at nothing, though sometimes he seems to exist only in the mind of Holmes, which is hard for Watson to understand. That’s alot like the Harry-Voldemort connection that only Dumbledore seems to understand.

Also, this description is alot like Harry’s vision of the “spider” who is the mastermind of evil when he and Dumbledore are talking in HBP:

“He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them. He does little himself. He only plans. But his agents are numerous and splendidly organized. Is there a crime to be done, a paper to be abstracted, we will say, a house to be rifled, a man to be removed — the word is passed to the Professor, the matter is organized and carried out. The agent may be caught. In that case money is found for his bail or his defence. But the central power which uses the agent is never caught — never so much as suspected.”

 Voldemort is quite generic and worked best as a distant yet menacing presence like in Philosopher’s Stone where for instance, he mostly only appeared in nightmares rather than the day to day routine. The author knows her creative limits well enough not to overtax them.

A better context to set him in would be amongst such more consistently present villains such as Snape or Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix.

Voldemort differs from Sauron and the Emperor from Star Wars in that they have different motivations. Sauron and the Emperor are motivated mostly by power. Voldemort has a lust for power mixed with bigotry against Muggles and Muggleborns. In this respect Voldemort is more similar to Adolf Hitler while Sauron and the Emperor are more similar to Joseph Stalin. 

One other villain Voldemort has similarities to is Shakespeare’s Richard III. Richard had his young nephews murdered and then asked their mother for her daughter’s (the murdered boys’ sister) hand in marriage. Voldemort also committed murder within his family.

He is on his way to becoming the Warlock Lord Brona, a druid who has lost himself to the power of evil. He has his minions (Skull Bearers) who are leading the fight to let him take over the entire world. They are evil and his faithfull servants. He has the strongest magic with one “Good” Druid (and friends) there to stop him.

Voldermort is a breed of his own.The dimensions of his character are so unique that he can’t really be compared to other villans.A necessary evil though…

Want Your Own Flying Car? Read This Article

This flying vintage car!!Wish you had the same?

Yeah potteritians,its the same very Ford owned by Arthur Weasly which always came to Harry’s rescue,in his out-house-break(better call it jailbreak…).

Every muggle’s surprise and every muggle’s wish,this car,whether it was rescuing harry or just a joy ride amongst the skies,it was fit for all terrains.With an unmatchable average.

The Flying Ford Anglia was a light blue Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe that was modified by Arthur Weasley to be able to fly, as well as become invisible, via the use of a specially installed device called an Invisibility Booster. It was also modified so that it could fit eight people, six trunks, two owls, and a rat comfortably.And what you call a car too spacious-a caaaar!

The Flying Ford Anglia was first used in the summer of 1992 by Fred, George, and Ron Weasley to rescue Harry Potter, who was locked up in his room at the Dursleys’ and had been unable to receive any mail from the Wizarding community as a result of Dobby’s attempts to protect him.

At the start of their second year, Harry and Ron used the enchanted car to get to Hogwarts when the entrance to Platform 9¾was sealed by Dobby, in another attempt to protect Harry by preventing his return to school.

The car was used again and again in the series,these are just a few of the instances.Well for you muggles,how nearer is this dream to reality?Lets find that out.

A flying car is a type of personal air vehicle that provides door-to-door transportation by both road and air.

A practical flying car would have to be capable of safely taking off, flying and landing throughout heavily populated urban environments. However, to date, no vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle has ever demonstrated such capabilities. To produce such an aircraft would require a propulsion system that is quiet, to avoid noise complaints, and has non-exposed rotors so it could be flown safely in urban environments. Additionally, for such aircraft to become airborne, they would require very powerful engines. Many types of aircraft technologies and form factors have been suggested, such as ducted-fan and tiltrotorvehicles, but most previous designs have suffered from problems,such as that of noise and stability.

Prototypes and test flights are already in action.For instance:

1. Urban Aeronautics’ X-Hawk is a VTOL turbojet powered aircraft announced in 2006. 

2.The Moller Skycar M400 is a prototypepersonal VTOL (vertical take-off and landing)aircraft.Moller has been making VTOLS from 1960s though it is yet to achieve free flight out of ground effect.

3. The Xplorair PX200 is a French project of single-seater VTOL aircraft without rotating air foil, relying on the Coandă effect and using an array of small jet engines calledthermoreactors embedded within tiltwings’ body. Announced in 2007, the project has been funded by the Government of Franceand is now supported by various aerospace firms. A full-scale drone is scheduled for flight at Paris Air Show 2017, followed by the commercialization of a single-seater flying car in the years after.

4. On May 7, 2013, Terrafugia announced theTF-X, a plug-in hybrid tilt-rotor vehicle that would be the first fully autonomous flying car. It has a range of 500 miles per flight and batteries are rechargeable by the engine. Development of TF-X is expected to last 8–12 years, which means it will not come to market before 2021-2025.

So yeah,its just half a decade before we see the first flying cars hovering above our cities.Lest the cost,the dream is the fastest turning into reality.Cheers potteritians!

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

The eve of July 31, 2016 saw the release of a new Harry Potter saga by the grace of Jack Thorne and J K Rowling, bringing to the great fandom the story of Wizarding World 19 years hence, a world free of Voldemort, the darkest Wizard ever known, yet surrounded by darkening horrors. A world where a few choices made could alter whole era but love, the strongest of all magic, still holds the World together.

Henceforth I present to the fandom the script of the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to explore the Wizardy world together. Readers can download the book in PDF format from the link given below.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I and II (Special Rehearsal Edition)

I hope you enjoy the journey to Hogwarts 19 years hence as I have.

 

Teleportation AKA “Apparition”

“Harry felt Dumbledore’s arm twist away from him and re-doubled his grip: the next thing he knew everything went black; he was pressed very hard from all directions; he could not breathe, there were iron bands tightening around his chest; his eyeballs were being forced back into his head; his ear-drums were being pushed deeper into his skull”-

-Harry Potter’s first experience with Apparition.

Apparition is a magical method of transportation and is basically the magical action of travelling by having the user focus on a desired location in their mind, then disappear from their current location and instantly reappear at the desired location.In short, it is a form of teleportation. Disapparition,on the contrary, means disappearing from a place.

There have been several instances of apparation, i.e., teleportation in the harry potter series.For example,Voldemort performed a combination of this method and unsupported flight in the films as he and Harry were falling off a cliff in The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, resulting in Harry being inside the smoke pillar with Voldemort.

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ROWLING’S INTERVIEW BY MUGGLENET AND LEAKY CAULDRON

To understand a creation to its complete extent, it is often good and necessary to get acquainted with the purpose of its creation and the opinion of its creator. So is the case with our favored Wizardy creation Harry Potter. The many mysteries of the book has led to many fan-fictions and speculations by the fandom. Many unanswered questions are waiting to be addressed. What would be a better way to quench the thirst for all this inflamed curiosity but an interview with J. K. Rowling – the creator herself. So here I bring to you one such interview with the hope that you would enjoy it and be satiated.

JKRowling-EmersonMelissaOn July 16, 2005, immediately following the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, MuggleNet’s Emerson Spartz and Leaky Cauldron’s Melissa Anelli met with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in her Edinburgh, Scotland home for an exclusive interview. This interview was monumental and still remains as the biggest interview the fans of Potter were able to examine on all things Potter.

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The Draco Trilogy

Though Rowling has characterized Draco as a pathetic villain and a bully who hates muggle born magical folks, or well, shows that he hates them, owing to his family’s legacy, he has been much favored by the readers and the fandoms. He has been much a mysterious character for many, and the hatred between him and the great trio- Harry, Ron and Hermione has always been regarded as a heated chemistry between the characters demanding more attention than Rowling cared to give.

Owing to these desires and demands here I bring to you yet again another fan fiction that brings out undiscovered and pretty much craved traits of Draco for Dramione and Drarry shippers by Cassandra Clare.

A review by Harry Potter Wiki describes the series in following manner.

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The James Sirius Potter Series

When Rowling wrote the last book of Harry Potter series, she declared that she would now be bidding farewell to the series, once for all. But little did she know the love of her fans for her magical creation that would motivate them to procure fan fictions of her work.

In this post I want to draw attention to one such fan fiction about Harry’s son James Sirius Potter written by G. Norman Lippert. The series started in 2007 and is a pentalogy, alongwith some complementary writings from the author, the last book yet to be published. The series is a narrative of adventures of Harry Potter’s first born son, James Sirius Potter in 7 years of Hogwarts. The pdf files of the series are available here for fans to read, share and review.

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The Times of Potter

“I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do.”-Time Tuner.

 A Time-Turner is a special timepiece in which an Hour-Reversal Charm has been encased, for added stability. It is a device used for time travel, and it resembles an hourglass on a necklace.And we have seen it being used by Harry and Hermoine in The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Ever wondered if anything as above such stuff even possible?Is time travel possible?There comes the Tacheyon-the famous subatomic particle which is believed to leap into past and to future.

It has an imaginary mass,i.e.,negative mass and a velocity more than that of light,actually sometimes,even infinite velocity.Decrease its energy,and it accelerates even more.Wow!Amazing,isn’t it?

And this faster than light speed makes it possible to time travel,leaping from one space time zone to another space time zone.That is,from present to past or present to future.Bizarre!

Now this particle is still to be found out.Though it is very much possible to exist theoritically,and there have been many positive indiacations as well-from the experiments of the 70s and 80s to the CERN’s LHC of today about its presence.

So,lets keep our fingers crossed in the hope of finding it soon.Believe it,once it’s found…and within some decades Time Travel,Teleportation and all such stuff will be a reality.An ode to the Harry Potter.

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