Every wizard uses their magic uniquely. Whether it be a signature pose, a battle cry, etc.
Necromancers can sense how long a person can last throughout their lifetime. However it is forbidden to tell said person, otherwise, they’ll suffer a life-threatening curse.
Despite being generally passive in nature, Theurgists can summon rainbows and hearts that can easily cut through your body.
Recycling in the spiral is much different than our world, instead of separating bottles and cans, wizards need to separate by elements. Such as one bin for Fire magic and another for Myth.
A Dryad’s tears have magical healing properties, it can cure most common diseases and even can be used to craft special items.
When a wizard is going through puberty, their body does uncontrollable habits, such as Diviners electrocuting themselves on occasion.
If a wizard gets a fever naturally, they’ll be unable to do certain things such as run or teleport, however they will learn a unique spell exclusive to that individual. Example: A Pyromancer learning how to breathe fire while another might learn how to turn their whole body into flames without harming themselves.
Conjurers have the ability to visit another’s dreams, but they can only view them, not change them.
A peek inside my middle school X-Files scrapbook...
So, I’ve tried to think of something meaningful that I could get the XF cast to sign at Wizard World this weekend, and I started thinking a lot about my childhood X-Files Scrapbook.
After a few days of hunting (where I found a lot of other cool stuff from the 90s), I found my beloved scrapbook deep in my storage unit. I took a peek inside, and it’s just this incredible confluence of XF fandom + puberty.
Yes, that’s right, before we kept “receipts” on Tumblr, we were scrapbooking them. Please note the fuzzy dog stickers holding everything together because I am dying.
Weekly TV Guide advertisements that I definitely got off some website and printed off of my IBM Aptiva. This was for The Rain King. Note that I am the woman in love.I, a 12 year old, am Fox Mulder’s greatest peril.
I found this Tofutti Fruitti promo in some women’s magazine, cut it out, and made the connection. FBI Agent in training over here.
At my school we were “forced” to make covers for our textbooks. We had free creative reign as long as it wasn’t “offensive”. This is but one of my textbook covers. I think it’s the nicest one. Note the shippiness and the pre-Gillovny era Gillovny photos.
I definitely printed the shippy quote from Haven’s collection of shippy quotes. For sure.
This was a health class assignment on puberty. I think from grades 6-8 I managed to work The X-Files into every. single. school. assignment. “Sometimes, I feel like I’m the only one who is obsessed with X-Files.” Which was kinda true of my peer group at the time.
Cover page for my home ec assignment. You know, I think I was a better writer and creative as a child, even though I still work in a creative industry today/have a fucking masters degree.
A friend left this in my mailbox when she came by to hang out and I wasn’t there. My friends really knew how to fuck with me.
Ok, but look at this (PRINTED!!) online poll. How the fuck could they split up the shippers like that? I demand a recount.
I found these photos in a fashion magazine and was inspired. Again, I was a better writer/creative as a child. This is fucking hilarious.
Above, a school assignment where we had to make a totem pole of our interests/dreams. This is the kind of cultural appropriation they wouldn’t allow in Canadian schools today. Can you spot the Emmy and the Golden Globe?
Hope you enjoyed this lil trip down memory lane. Oh, and if you’re at Wizard World this weekend, say hi! I’ll be lugging this monstrosity around and you’re welcome to check it out in person.
thought about this recently, and I’m not sure if it’s already been addressed
before now but in any case here are my thoughts on this. Feel free to dispute
it or whatever, it’d be interesting to see other people’s views and opinions on
this if they have any.
in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione gets herself a
Time-Turner. No big revelation there, just the facts and basis of my train of
thought. I began to speculate about the nature of the Time-Turner’s magic. In
the Prisoner of Azkaban, the book and film Time-Turners worked pretty much the
In short, a witch
or wizard goes back in time, do what they need to do and then few hours later
they approach the part in time they originally went back. At this point,
according to the book and the film, the past-selves go back in time as the
future-selves had done, and then once they’ve gone the future-selves pick up
where the past-selves left off. Essentially becoming the present-selves, if
that makes any sense at all.
scene in the Prisoner of Azkaban film, when Harry and Hermione are running to
the hospital wing after saving Sirius and Buckbeak, and they barge in on
themselves vanishing and Ron being very confused about it. It wasn’t like in
Back to the Future, when Marty just moulded back into existence seamlessly
without explanation. Harry and Hermione, catching up on the time stream,
reached the point they went back in time and therefore continued with their lives
from that point onward.
Now that was
what confused me about it. Fictional time travel is confusing enough but I
speculated about anyway, and what this means for the individual who has
recently returned to the present. I figured, since their memories of the events
that transpired as they were dodging their past-selves didn’t fade, that not
only mentally, but physically and emotionally they have aged.
I did some
research, because I’ve got nothing better to do in my spare time than research
fake time travel :P I found what I’d been looking for on Pottermore, which had
new and exclusive content about the nature of Time-Turners. Pottermore said
that the safest amount of time going back is around five hours, because of
research, trial and error whatever. Wheat really interested me was Eloise
apparently, Eloise Mintumble experimented with time travel back in the day, and
went back in time to the fifteenth century. When she returned – whether she reappeared
or caught up wasn’t stated – she had aged five centuries; I’m going to guess
she reappeared after botching an experimental form of time travel, aside from
hour-based Time-Turners. She wouldn’t have caught up at all considering the
time, but what got my attention is that the amount of time she went back, she
aged. Confirming my train of thought.
went back in time five centuries, and upon her return aged five centuries. Now,
considering other things I’ve noticed, I’m going to consider this a rule of
magical time travel for argument’s sake. That the amount of time you go back,
is the amount of time your body takes in toll. Which essentially means,
theoretically, while using the Time-Turner, the user still ages the additional
goes back an hour, you age that hour. Since memories are still intact, it’s
rational to assume the emotional and physical development or decline of the
time traveller does not revert back to its original state they were, before they
traveled back in time.
brings me to my initial point of speculation, that Hermione Granger is older than
her friends Ron Weasley and Harry Potter. She was always more mature than them
mentally, but now after the Prisoner of Azkaban, she is both physically and
emotionally older than the both of them, and by quite a bit also.
I’m not sure
about particulars, maybe someone else a lot smarter and more die-hard about
Harry Potter than me can figure it out, but let’s say that a Hogwarts Class is approximately
an hour long. Thanks to the Harry Potter Wiki, we know that the third year
Hogwarts schedule included these classes:
Defence Against the Dark Arts
History of Magic
Study of Ancient Runes
Care of Magical Creatures
And in third year
– anybody, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong – Hermione attempted to take
all twelve classes, hence why McGonagall felt the need to give her the Time-Turner.
Now, throughout the book and film of the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione
constantly disappeared and appeared at strange intervals, presumably when she
needed to go back to sit another class.
the days she had to repeat an hour or two, and maybe there were those few times
she used the Time-Turner for longer study sessions or more time on assignments,
etc. Now, again I don’t know the particulars, imagine the amount of times she
went back, each day, then each week, then each month. Take away the Holidays
etc, it still equals a considerable amount of time.
I don’t think
she’s anywhere near an entire year older than Harry and Ron thanks to the
Time-Turner. However, I believe at the end of the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione
was nearer Fourteen than Thirteen. I can explain why/speculate why, and again
if anybody would like to dispute this, I’m interested in your point of view.
Right, so the
obvious thing to bring up is that Hermione is a thirteen year old girl. Even
witches and wizards go through puberty, and I think Hermione hit that stage of
her life during the worst possible year. Because of the Time-Turner Hermione
aged quicker than she should have naturally, so she would have reached the age
of puberty before her other pre-pubescent classmates, which I think is
demonstrated subtly but clearly in the Prisoner of Azkaban. Even if she didn’t
hit puberty exactly in her third year and began beforehand, Time-Turner or no, the
Time-Turner still had an effect on her.
tells me that the puberty in young women occur around ten to fourteen years old,
so in fact Hermione may have started early on, and many of the girls in
Hermione’s year may have even reached puberty before her. But nevertheless,
because she’s experiencing more time in such a short span because of the constant
application of the Time-Turner, she’s developing twice as fast than everyone
else in her year. Therefore, maturing faster and enduring more than the
Prisoner of Azkaban lets on, but still again I think shows; her emotional
stress in regards to Ron, and her anger towards Malfoy for example.
did in fact hit puberty in her third year/develop twice as fast then it corresponds
with the way people react to her in future books; I’ll explain that soon
enough, but lets just pause here and think about what hell Hermione would have
went through if that were the case, that her third year was the year she hit
puberty, because of the Time-Turner.
went through puberty in her third year thanks to the aging effect of the
Time-Turner, then she had one of the worst year of her young life; with the
immense stress of her ridiculously huge work load, helping Hagrid with his
legal troubles, and not to mention her so-called friend and future husband Ron
being a little shit to her the entire year. All that on top of menstruating and
everything else, let’s appreciate how boss Hermione is for taking all this on
and coming out on top.
Now, my second
line of reasoning that Hermione’s more physically developed towards Fourteen
years old in the Prisoner of Azkaban, is the reaction of men around her in the
Goblet of Fire. This was the year that the entire trio would be around
fourteen, making Hermione around fifteen-ish. Nevertheless more developed than
the rest of her classmates, and this shows considering it’s the year Harry and
Ron start noticing women.
Chow Chang, a girl a year older than him, so assumingly more grown into her
body than the girls in his year, or his future wife Ginny a year below him. Now
lets have a look at Ron, who shows interest in women before in the Prisoner of
Azkaban with Madam Rosmerta, who is clearly a more developed woman than the
girls in his year. He expresses this interest in older, more shapely women in
the Goblet of Fire too, since he crushed hard for Fleur Delacour for a while.
His disinterest in Padma Patil, a girl in his year, was abrasive, which brings
us back to Hermione.
Ron had a
thing for Hermione. It was clear and adorable at the time and he did not handle
it well, since it took them seven books and eight films for him to mature up
and for them to get together. But here’s the thing, if it weren’t for the fact
that Hermione was technically older/more mature and physically developed than
the other girls in their year, I don’t think Ron would have noticed Hermione at
all that way in the Goblet of Fire. I think the fact that they were close
friends, alongside the physical maturity Hermione had reached - due to her
premature aging effects of the Time-Turner – is what pushed Ron to see Hermione
as a prospect, so early on in their relationship.
The whole Ron
and Hermione will-they-won’t-they should have occurred much later I recon; take
away the Time-Turner and I believe just that. Ron comes off, to me at least, as
so typically male and shallow around then, so he’d would definitely only notice
Hermione romantically once he noticed she was more womanly than she should have
been for her age. Or, when he got jealous that other guys started showing
interest, which add to this point.
Victor Krum also noticed Hermione
romantically, and he was eighteen in the Goblet of Fire. Hermione would have
been around fifteen-ish because of the Time-Turner, though Krum didn’t know
that, he just noticed she was an attractive woman. He appreciated her physical
development as well as her mind; and also got jealous when he thought she was
into Harry, which was adorable.
that an eighteen year old wizard would be cool with dating an officially
fourteen year old girl, the point remains that since she was physically older
men began to notice her at an early age. So because of the little triangle
between Hermione, Krum and Ron in the Goblet of Fire, I believe that in the
Prisoner of Azkaban that Hermione is indeed close to fourteen years old, or at
least thirteen and a half or a little over. Still considerably older than Harry
I doubt I’m
the only Potterhead out there that has thought about this, but in any case I
was in the mood to share my thoughts on it. If you actually read the entire
thing, well then thank you. I hope I hadn’t made a complete gobshite of myself
okay but mtf trans nonbinary luna lovegood though??? like?? can you imagine??
I am IN LOVE.
Demigirl? genderfluid? bigender? they’re all amazing.
Luna having the most amazingly supportive father, I mean like from childhood luna got to wear her favorite dresses and keep her hair long and be herself. and when she got to hogwarts she experienced transphobia for the first time. See, I doubt the wizarding world has puberty blockers, and idon’t think her dad could have gotten them for her. So she starts puberty and students start being mean to her, and then ftm harry becomes her friend, and they talk about all sorts of things, and they’re like polar oppisites in that Luna’s never faced negativity for her gender, while Harry’s never faced acceptance. So the two band together, and Luna never lets the mean kids get to her, and she eventually becomes the one to go to with gender questions in Hogwarts, she helps everyone she can, and Luna is just the strongest person.