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Throughout the Harry Potter books, there are some variations between the Bloomsbury (British) and Scholastic (American) editions. Below the first section on "Philosopher's vs. Sorcerer's" is a section on other different terminologies used.

Philosopher's vs. Sorcerer's

When Scholastic was publishing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in America, they decided to rename the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They claimed that the American and British uses of the word philosopher were a bit different, so therefore sorcerer was a more appropriate word. Any true Harry Potter fan, American...
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posted by zar_far11
*DISCLAIMER* I did not come up with any of these, I found them all online and put them together...the links which i used are cited in the description. So let's not waste any more time and get started with the 50 Random Harry Potter Facts!!

1) Hermione's last name was going to be Puckle.
2) Hedwig was played by a male in the movies.
3) If a Muggle were to come across Hogwarts, all they would see was a sign that said, "Keep out, dangerous building."
4) Fred and George were born on April Fool's Day... That should explain their mischievous acts :)
5) Snape was partially based on a teacher JKR once had....
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HOGWARTS STAFF
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore: His first name is from the Latin word alba, "white." His last name, according to Rowling interviews, is Old English for "bumblebee." In colour symbolism, white often stands for purity, so the headmaster's name suggests honour and a hard-working nature ("busy as a bee").
Professor Binns: A bin is a large storage container. A dustbin is British English for a garbage can. This boring professor could be described as a ghostly storage for information that many Hogwarts students view as rubbish.
Headmaster Armando Dippet: Armando is from the name Armand,...
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posted by ginnyweasleyfan
Harry Potter married Ginny Weasley. They had three children, James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. He became head of the Auror's Department under Kingsley Shacklebolt.

Ginny Weasley played quidditch for the Holyhead Harpies. After deciding to raise a family, she retired and became Senior Quidditch correspondent at the Daily Prophet.

Hermione Granger married to Ron Weasely and had two children, Rose and Hugo. Hermione went back to Hogwarts and sat her NEWTS before working for Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures and helping house elves. She then moved to the Department...
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•“Tired of walking in on Harry, Hermione and Ron all over the school, Professor McGonagall had given them permission to use the empty Transfiguration classroom at lunchtimes.”

•“Stars winking in front of his eyes, he grabbed the top of the hat to pull it off and felt something long and hard beneath it.•“‘Nice socks, Potter,’ Moody growled as he passed, his magical eye staring through Harry’s robes.”

•“‘Everyone seems quite relieved, though, considering they all knew I’d get off,’ said Harry, smiling.”

•“Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds.”...
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Here's a comparison and contrast essay I wrote for school - keep in mind my English teacher has never read Harry Potter, so I had to explain stuff.

When comparing a book and a film, or something similar, the first thing one thinks about is obviously the plot. And in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, at first glance, you'll find it's rather similar in both the book and the film. Harry, Ron and Hermione, the main trio, go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their sixth year. They're shocked when they find out that ex-Potions Master Severus Snape has been named Defence Against...
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By now I feel like most people know about and have formed opinions on Delphi and the details surrounding her birth. I know I definitely have and I thought I'd share them.

I'll just put it right out there; hell yeah I'm glad it happened! I know that there are a lot of people who hated the fact that Bellatrix had a kid--and believe me I do understand why, I'll get to that in a bit. But I personally was really excited. I saw the leaked script back in June (or so) and I hoped quite feverishly that it wasn't a hoax. Because the Lord knows that I'm happy that Bellatrix's legacy will live on through...
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posted by surbhi-sm10
Ron and Hermione repeat quotes

Said by Ron :-

"Devil's Snare, Devil's Snare... What did Professor Sprout say? It likes the dark and the damp-"
"So light a fire!" Harry choked.
"Yes - of course - but there's no wood!" Hermione cried, wringing her hands.
"HAVE YOU GONE MAD?" Ron bellowed. "ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?"

Said by Hermione:-

"How - how're we going to get in? I can - see the place - if we just had - Crookshanks again! said Ron
Crookshanks? ARE YOU A WIZARD OR WHAT??

________________________________________________________________

Said by Ron :-
'Ron was great,' said Tonks warmly, relinquishing her...
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posted by HopeEve
ahem. try not to laugh.
ahem. try not to laugh.
ok so I found this stupid person listing all the reasons why twilight is better than twilight. so I replied to every single one. and this is her picture:





1. Robert Pattinson, can you say HOT? And he's totally sexy when he sparkles!

So? Hotness has absolutely no correlation to acting ability. He was also in Harry Potter first.


2. Taylor Lautner, I mean, have you SEEN those muscles?

NOT HOT. Strange nose, closed up eyes and no acting ability. That is just my personal opinion. As I said, hotness has no correlation to acting ability.

3. Kristen Stewart. An extremely talented and beautiful actress, with...
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CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE

VOLDEMORT'S PLAN



While Harry Potter was in Hhogwarts getting hit by Bludgers and losing his memory, Lord Voldemort was having problems of his own. So far, all of his plans to capture Potter had failed.
"What is the news?" Bellatrix Lestrange asked. Like all the Death Eaters, she was fiercely loyal to him, perhaps too much so.
"Nagini tells me that the boy is as vulnerable s ever. Dear, Bellatrix, for the plan to succeed, the boy must trust us," Voldemort said, caressing the huge snake. Bellatrix bowed and went to find Yaxley, who came quickly.
"You requested me?" he said,...
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posted by Thecharliejay
1. I will not poke Hufflepuffs with spoons, nor will I insist that their House colors indicate that they are "covered in
bees".
2. No matter how good a fake Australian accent I can do, I will not imitate Steve Irwin during Care of Magical Creatures
class.
3. "I've heard every possible joke about Oliver Wood's name" is not a challenge.
4. Putting up Doug Henning posters in Filch's office is not appropriate.
5. I will not go to class skyclad.
6. The Giant Squid is not an appropriate date to the Yule Ball.
7. I will not use Umbridge's quill to write, "I told you I was hardcore".
8. I will stop referring...
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posted by Thecharliejay
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Mrs Abbott – Mother of Hannah Abbott, killed by Death Eaters
Hannah Abbott – Hufflepuff student in Harry Potter's year, member of Dumbledore's Army, later the landlady of the Leaky Cauldron and wife of Neville Longbottom.[1] She is portrayed by Charlotte Skeoch in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Euan Abercrombie – Gryffindor student who enters Hogwarts in Harry's fifth year
Stewart Ackerley – Ravenclaw student who enters Hogwarts in Harry's fourth year
Falco Aesalon – Ancient Greek wizard, first known Animagus
Cornelius...
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posted by FashionBug12
"YOU STUPID MUDBLOOD!" Draco screamed. "How dare you humiliate me?!?"
They were in front of the Potions classroom, everyone had left, even Snape. The candlelight from the chandeliers, was the only available light.
Hermione didn't even flinch as the spit from the disgraceful mouth in front of her. She tried to keep her cool, which really isn't that hard for her.
"Malfoy, I dont think a simple slap between enemies is that humliating. You decided to accept it, you arse." She spat. 
Draco glared at her with his gray-blue eyes. 'That stupid mudblood, how dare she say that to me?'
As Draco's large hand...
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posted by Misharrypotter
When my dad took me to get my stuff I could not chose betwin a owl or a cat.My dad said a owl would be better for me becose it could take my mail to were i wanted it to go how cool. When i got my owl the first thing i did was look at it and see want it looked like it was black and brown and had big yellow eyes. And I got to go to the wand shop and get my own wand, after a while try out diffen wands i thought i would never get out of there. Then filly I got my wand a 13 in and I forget want made it mine or want he said they was so much noise coming out from outside the last thing i heard from him as somthing about a Harry Potter. When i got outside to see want the noise was it was a fight betwin a boy with glass and a other boy with yellow hair and a girl and a boy cherring a boy named Harry so I thought one of them must be named that. I got to the trian geting raed to go to hogwarts so I got on qick and wave bye to my dad.

Hope you guys like part two
posted by Hermione30
Order of the Phoenix
Order of the Phoenix
Book 5 Mistakes
NOTE: Many of these book mistakes were corrected in later versions, so the mistake may not appear in your HP book.
* The cover of OOTP shows Harry in the Department of Mysteries holding his wand in his left hand. However, it is clearly stated that his right arm is his wand arm.

* On page 1, Harry is lying in his Aunt's hydrangea bush, but on page 7 he recalls that "someone magical had been near him as he lay among Aunt Petunia's dying begonias..." Thanks, Trixie!

Possible Explanation: Aunt Petunia may have had a variety of plants and flowers in her garden.

* In the Hardcover...
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posted by mbalzar
December 1, 1944
    Minerva McGonagall walked down the corridor with her head held high; she simply couldn't help but feel pleased with herself. And, who could, for that matter? She had finally done it, she was finally a teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
    The young Transfiguration teacher walked confidently into the great hall on her first day of teaching, and she felt a small jolt of satisfaction as she passed by the Gryffindor table on her way to the staff table. It was not that she had ever disliked sharing meals with her fellow...
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posted by vanillaicecream
Characters


Aberforth - In Gaelic, it means "from the river." It is also the name of a small corporation in Edinburgh.
Ambrosius Flume - As the founder of Honeydukes, his first name most likely comes from the word "ambrosia," which is especially sweet and delicious. A "flume" is a "narrow tunnel" that usually has something flowing through it. Combining the names, he can be seen as a supplier of sweets. Coincidentally, there is also an underground tunnel that connects Hogwarts and Honeydukes.
Abraxas (Malfoy) - The supreme Gnostic Deity. Had the body of a man, the head of a cock, and serpents...
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I do not own Harry Potter, or A Midsummer Night's Dream. I did have a dream in summer one time, though...I think.

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CORNELIUS
Now, Lydia, our nuptial hour
Draws on apace; four happy days bring in
Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow
This old moon wanes! She lingers my desires,
Like to a step-dame or a dowager
Long withering out a young man revenue.

LYDIA
Four days will quickly steep themselves in night;
Four nights will quickly dream away the time;
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities.

CORNELIUS...
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Ways To Humiliate, Annoy or Infuriate Ronald Weasley.
(These work best if you are a Slytherin.)
1. “DAYWALKER!”
2. Give him Clearasil wipes for his birthday.
3. Paint his room maroon when he isn’t looking.
4. Tell him Emerson’s considering making a move on Hermione, then look sympathetic and explain that you understand why he’s threatened, Emerson’s so... so...*dreamy sigh*
5. Depending on how badly he takes it and how funny you think it is, repeat number 4 with Harry/Draco/Dean/Michael Corner/Lockhart/Crabbe/Goyle/Snape/Sirius/any random boy or girl from Hogwarts, every few hours.
6....
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posted by BellaCullen96
1. Tell him Hermione has a boyfriend.

2. Repeatedly ask him whatever happened to "Lav-Lav"?

3. Tell him Krum is coming back.

4. Stare pointedly at his forehead, looking bewildered.

5. . . . And when he asks what you’re looking at, say in a disappointed voice, “I just thought you’d have a scar too, being Harry Potter’s (sigh adoringly then look superior) sidekick and all.”

6. Tell him that Krum is having a welcome back party and everyone is invited.

7. . . . Except him, that is.

8. The next time someone says “Ron”, state loudly, “Isn’t that the name of Harry Potter’s useless...
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