harry potter confessions.

harry potter confessions.


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harry potter confessions.

harry potter confessions.


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I still love Harry Potter. Yes, JK Rowling has said stupid things, there are inconsistencies in the world, they lack diversity, the spin offs are meh. But I think that we need to remember what made us love this series in the first place. Narratively they are complex and fairly clever and the characters are flawed and interesting. They revolutionised fiction and defined my childhood and teen years. I love Harry Potter and I always will. The bits you don’t like are what fanfic/headcannon are for.

New Harry Potter Wand Installation Added to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos


Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos
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In support of author J.K. Rowling’s charity Lumos, Warner Bros. presented a new wand installation outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. As part of an on-going project to London’s City Arts Initiative, which considers proposals on artistic and cultural merit to improve and enliven the City’s streetscape.

The latest project titled Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos includes nine wands standing upright. Each one is an impressive fifteen feet tall and line up alongside the street leading to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

In what could be considered the biggest wand ceremony in wizarding history, the induction included a live performance from the Grenadier Guards performing music from the Harry Potter series such as Hedwig’s Theme to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Head prop maker Pierre Bohanna for both series, and Paul Harris – leading choreographer for the combat sequences in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – was also on hand for a little wand choreography lessons.

Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos will be on display outside St Paul’s Cathedral from October 16th until November 13th. And every evening at 6.45pm, the wands will perform a short light display every 30 minutes. Check out the schedule of daily activities on Wednesdays opened to fans.

If you’d like to make a contribution, visit the official Lumos website here. Right now, fans can receive an exclusive Newt Scamander pin, with all proceeds going to J.K. Rowling’s organization.

Check out more photos behind the cut!

Harry Potter Wand Installation London
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Harry Potter Wand Installation London
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Harry Potter Wand Installation London
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Finding Family and Christmas in a Wizarding Wonderland

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There’s something undeniably magical about this time of year. It’s wintry and festive, inviting friends and family to gleefully sing holiday songs, gather for decadent feasts, revel in the enjoyment of hot beverages, observe long-held and deeply cherished traditions–and even start new ones. It’s a wonderful season, and we can’t help feeling there’s no time like the present to remember the spirit found in the Harry Potter series.

As common as the themes of overcoming hardship, perseverance and sacrifice are the themes of friendship, loyalty and love. They go hand in hand, in fact, for friendship, loyalty and love drive us to endure, while hardship and difficulty provide us with the opportunity to appreciate our blessings all the more. We see this beautiful truth in Harry’s life–though he always felt the bittersweet absence of his parents, he gained immeasurable joy from his close relationships with Ron and Hermione. They became his family. They gave him purpose. They brought him cheer when he needed it most!

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And Rowling knew the importance of bringing those themes home in a memorable, relatable way, giving them life through the trio’s friendship and peppering her writing with countless moments of levity. For though they walked with one another through the darkest of times, it was the sweet moments of peace and joy which stood out. The frivolity and happiness they shared in one another’s company, especially this time of year, was, and is, truly infectious–we still feel it and are inspired by it!

This season is not just a winter wonderland for us. When Harry Potter is the tie that binds, we find family all around, just as Harry did. So let’s laugh and play and celebrate this holiday season the magical way as we reimagine a classic with a Hogwarts twist. We’re betting it will take you back to a snow-covered Hogsmeade, our wizarding wonderland…

Wizarding Wonderland

Hagrid sings, are you listening

Round his hut, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight

Fang’s happy tonight

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

Gone away are the fudge flies

Here to stay, spiced mincemeat pies

Myrtle coos a love song

Harry hurries along

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

By the Shrieking Shack we build a snowman

Then duck beneath the cloak which all conceals

We’ll spy Malfoy coming round the bend

And pelt him in the head till he turns red

Later on, we’ll conspire

As we dream by the fire

To face unafraid

The Dark Lord’s brigade

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

In the courtyard we can build a snowman

And pretend that he is Severus Snape

We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman

Until he finds us out and flaps his cape

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling

Though your nose gets a chilling

We’ll frolic and play, the magical way

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

For all the Potter fans celebrating Christmas today, we wish you great joy! Embrace your loved ones tightly. Hold on to the magic around you every day. And remember, there is always light in the darkness and hope where it seems lost.

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