Mischief Managed!

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” A prankster’s boast for sure, but in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it’s much more. When Fred and George ...
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Petunia Dursley’s Magical Motivation

When an author creates characters that provoke rampant and sometimes heated discussion over motivations and histories, I’d warrant that the author has officially hit a Senior Echelon. When there is a ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #337: The Nixie

OFFENSES: Enchantment, Drowning, Kidnapping DESCRIPTION: Water Sprite, Half-Human Half-Fish in appearance ALIAS: Nix, Niwiht, Nihtes, Nyx, Nikwus, Nikwis, Nikke, Neck PROVENANCE: Irish and German folklore A shape-shifting water fairy from early ...
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The Fairies of Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye, located on Scotland’s west coast, is an amazing landscape of grassy knolls, scenic hillsides, rock formations, and castles, where fairy folklore abounds. Almost everywhere you turn, there ...
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The Boggart has been Released on Pottermore

Earlier today, Pottermore released the first few chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, including the Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson featuring the adaptive Boggart. Rowling presents new ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #353: The Vila

It is easy to fear a witch. The green skin, the warts, the potions, the cackling... But what if your captor were breathtakingly fair, with long flowing hair that sparkled about ...
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World-Building: Even the Smallest Detail…

One of the rich aspects of fantasy fiction is the immense world-building behind the imagined cultures. It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien created multiple languages for Middle-Earth and mythology before ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #351: The Boggart

A small, pesky household fairy originally found in English folklore, the Boggart was likely invented to explain unexplainable misfortune within the home. ...
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