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Harry Potter fanfiction alternative to Deathly Hallows

About 3-4 years ago I read a novel length Harry Potter fanfiction that was an alternative to the Deathly Hallows. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by freyley on Jan 8, 2017 - 12 answers

Harry Potter pregnancy announcement

My parents are visiting soon and I'm going to tell them I'm pregnant. My sister is going to wear a "future aunt" type shirt and we will wait for them to notice. But all we can find are lame ones. Help us design a Harry Potter themed aunt announcement shirt! [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Nov 8, 2016 - 14 answers

Spending time at Disneyland Vs Universal Studios

Our family of four is going to California in less than two weeks. Our mission is basically to see Disneyland and Harry Potter World/Universal Studios. We have 2 little girls, one in Kindergarten and the other a Fifth Grader. We have six days to spend between these parks. We are thinking about 4 days at Disney/California Adventure and 2 days at Universal/Harry Potter world. Does this seem like the right allocation of days in these parks? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Nov 7, 2016 - 11 answers

Gift ideas for a teenage super nerd? UK specific?

I'm getting a Christmas gift for the teenage (14ish) daughter of a friend who lives in the states, and am wondering if there is something that I can get here in the UK (London, specifically) that she wouldn't be able to get herself at home? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Oct 16, 2016 - 13 answers

Cozy, nerdy fall book recommendations

Looking for a few comforting, fantasy-ish books I can immerse myself in while washing dishes or drinking my tea. Bonus points for audiobooks! [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Oct 10, 2016 - 39 answers

Making paperbacks more durable

The new(ish) Scholastic paperback editions of Harry Potter have lovely cover art by the excellent Kazu Kibuishi. I'd like to own a nice set of Harry Potter books with this art, but I'd hate to have my pretty books wind up with bendy covers and other paperback issues. Does anyone have experience with taking paperbacks such as these and re-binding them as hardcovers, or otherwise making them more durable? Difficulty: There's a box they've got to fit in, and the spines line up into a piece of art.
posted by 4th number on Sep 8, 2016 - 14 answers

Harry Potter language question

The spells in the Harry Potter books are in a kind of Latin. There is a Latin translation of the first Harry Potter book. What language are the spells in that? (PLEASE SAY GREEK!) What language are the spells in the Greek translation? (PLEASE SAY EGYPTIAN!)
posted by thatwhichfalls on Aug 25, 2016 - 9 answers

How intense is Harry Potter & The Cursed Child?

My kids (six and eight years old) want to see Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, but the recommended age on the website is 10 years old. I'm trying to avoid spoilers, so I'm reluctant to do too much googling on this. And I'd strongly prefer to see the play before I read the text. So, I'm hoping some MeFites have seen the play and can advise. How would you say it compares in scariness and overall intensity to (for example) the Harry Potter movies? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Aug 19, 2016 - 8 answers

Harry Potter trivia for treasure hunt

I want to use obscure Harry Potter trivia to make an Easter morning treasure hunt for my daughter. She has read the books so much that I say she's working on memorizing them. What difficult trivia questions could lead to answers of things that we might have around the house? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Mar 26, 2016 - 11 answers

Weird display name on Line2

So, when using the Line2 app, why did my colleague's name show up as a Harry Potter character instead of her real name? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Mar 17, 2016 - 4 answers

How to make the most of a trip to Harry Potter World?

Friends are visiting Harry Potter World - How can I help them get the most out of the experience? [more inside]
posted by Farce_First on Mar 1, 2016 - 14 answers

Cool Harry Potter gear, or sources for same?

Seeking the wisdom of Mefites as far as cool gear/accessories/spinoff items related to the Harry Potter books. [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on Dec 1, 2015 - 13 answers

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is perfect!

My daughter is turning 11 next year and I am writing her a Harry Potter inspired story (fanfic) of her very own. She is the star character in a story about her first year at Hogwarts. Can you help me name some of other characters? [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Aug 17, 2015 - 16 answers

Where can I buy Sirius Black's coat?

I am obsessed with Sirius Black's housecoat. I love the peak lapels, warm dark color, and widely spaced stripes. I'm also a university professor where I could wear something like this on a regular basis. I've scoured thrift stores for years, with little luck. Where can I find this garment or similar? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Aug 7, 2015 - 9 answers

Is this JK Rowling quote apocryphal?

In internet discussions about guns and magic, invariably someone will mention that Rowling said that a wizard will lose to a man with a shotgun. Did she? [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Jun 11, 2015 - 11 answers

Talk to me about chipolatas

I need to serve chipolatas at my Christmas dinner this year, but I only vaguely know what they are. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Nov 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Pimp my Potter

How can I make my Harry Potter reading experience super awesome? [more inside]
posted by Triumphant Muzak on Sep 24, 2014 - 23 answers

Need a blue and bronze Ravenclaw tie

Suppose someone needed, for reasons too silly to get into, an "authentic" Harry Potter Ravenclaw tie. Anybody know where one can be found? The catch: must be blue and bronze, the book colors (the movies switched it to blue and silver and most merch seems to follow that). UK-style with stripes running from the wearer's left shoulder down to the right side would be nice too.
posted by Wretch729 on Apr 11, 2014 - 8 answers

huffleTUFF not hufflePUFF

My best friend in the entire world got me this adorable Harry Potter poster. I want to frame it. [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Apr 1, 2014 - 9 answers

Birthday Party Emergency

Please hope me, DC mefites! Looking for two things for a birthday party TOMORROW: the Thames and Kosmos perfume kit and Harry Potter chocolate frogs and Bertie Bots every flavor beans. [more inside]
posted by frecklefaerie on Mar 21, 2014 - 6 answers

accio worldbuilding project

I'm working on a worldbuilding project set in the Harry Potter universe that incorporates Bengali culture and history. What can I do and what resources can I consult to make this project awesome? (Mild spoiler for Pottermore inside.) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Harry Potter fanfic recommendations

I'm looking for good (as in well-written and canon-compliant) and preferably complete or regularly updating fics that expand the HP series. They can be prequels or sequels or depict "missing" time in between the books. [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Dec 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Zap! Pow! Wizards grow up!

So I've been reading Harry Potter to the kiddo (7) at nighttime for a while and she's loving it. I'm enjoying it too to the point where I don't really want spoilers on anything. However as things get darker I have some concerns about the stories ahead... [more inside]
posted by Artw on Nov 14, 2013 - 44 answers

Help me plan the most awesome party ever!

Looking for unique, fun, cost effective ideas for Harry Potter themed 31st Birthday Party. [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Apr 7, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me plan a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

A friend and I want to get to the Harry Potter theme park at some point in 2013 (I guess during March/April or September/October when it isn't so hot, though the fall is hurricane season so maybe that is a bad idea?). Neither of us has ever been to Orlando theme parks and we're kind of at a loss. And is there a way to do this that isn't so crazy expensive? [more inside]
posted by leesh on Feb 6, 2013 - 24 answers

When a wizard turns 17...

Can any Harry Potter experts tell me more about when a wizard turns 17 and receives a watch? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Nov 17, 2012 - 23 answers

Where-y Potter?

A couple of years ago I found a website that had a bunch of essays about popular culture. There was a group of them by one author that were quite (sarcastically?) critical of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. I'd like to find and read them again, but I remember so little about where I found them. [more inside]
posted by themanwho on Jan 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Underwater Light where are you?

Help me find old Harry Potter fanfiction by Maya, also known as Mistful. [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Jul 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Hanging out with Dumbledore and Gandalf

I want to read all of the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings books. How do I go about this so I can maximize my experience? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Jul 21, 2011 - 34 answers

What can the Ministry of Magic do for you?

In the Harry Potter mithology, what are the responsibilities of the Ministry of Magic and who elects the Minister?
posted by vega on Jun 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Can you help point me to some interesting Harry Potter related reading?

Can you help point me to some of the best and most interesting Harry Potter related reading? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Nov 30, 2010 - 16 answers

Harry Potter and the Lack of Web-Books.

Copy of the Deathly Hallows? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Nov 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Everything's gone 19

Is the fact that the Harry Potter epilogue is set nineteen years later a Dark Tower reference? Or is this just confirmation bias? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Apr 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking for old Harry Potter fanfic.

Looking for an old, very adult-themed Harry Potter fanfic story (please, don't laugh) I read years ago online. [may be NSFW] [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Oct 19, 2009 - 6 answers

The Magical World of Harry Potter: The Soundtrack

A friend of mine is throwing a Harry Potter party for Halloween. I've agreed to help her find suitably themed music. But beyond Harry and the Potters, I'm not sure where to begin. Recommendations? Picking up on themes or scenes from the books is encouraged. [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on Oct 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Harry Potter premiere tickets?

Tickets to the premiere of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Beeps in a movie seen at the cinema. Why?

Are movie studios inserting beeps into movies shown at cinemas to spot which cinemas have lax security? [more inside]
posted by slater on Jul 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Why (and how) do we identify with characters?

I'm looking for theoretical / psychological explanations of how and why people identify themselves with characters in books or with pop cultural figures. [more inside]
posted by LucretiusJones on Oct 8, 2008 - 5 answers

The Thomas Pynchon/Harry Potter/collective unconscious phenomenon

Is Albus Dumbledore's surname really some archaic English noun? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Jan 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Harry Potter is heavy reading!

Should I finish off the Harry Potter series of books even though I get totally depressed after reading them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2007 - 26 answers

Should I sell my signed Harry Potter book?

Should I sell my signed copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? I'm proud of it, but not attatched...yet. [more inside]
posted by jonty on Sep 11, 2007 - 42 answers

permoveo facies!

Does there exist a widget/web based application that realizes the concept of the Harry Potter fantasy universe's photographs/paintings whose subjects move and talk? Shouldn't there? [more inside]
posted by jackslashkerns on Jul 29, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find Harry Potter Spoilers

Please help me spoil Harry Potter 7! [more inside]
posted by fermezporte on Jul 24, 2007 - 16 answers

How will I live without Harry Potter?

Help me deal with my grief over the end of Harry Potter. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jul 22, 2007 - 68 answers

Make me a cheap wizard

So I want to indulge my inner child by waiting in line at midnight to buy the new Harry Potter book. Yeah, that's right--I fully intend to knock innocent children over to get to the front of the line when the doors open. How can I dress up as a wizard for less than 10-20 bucks? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jul 6, 2007 - 15 answers

US versions of a book to the UK

How can I order a US edition of a book from the UK? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on May 2, 2007 - 19 answers

Difficult to find Emma Watson interview

I'm looking for the movie footage (digital or otherwise) from which these screencaps are taken... [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Dec 14, 2005 - 3 answers

Proof J.K. Rowling Isn't Evil?

So I've been on a couple of dates with this girl when she tells me she won't see Harry Potter because someone told her that J.K. Rowling said something like... 'If I can convince one child to disobey his parents, to not believe in God, then my books have done their job.' What's the real story on this? [more inside]
posted by shanevsevil on Nov 22, 2005 - 37 answers

Hogwarts Sticker

Where could I get a "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" windshield sticker? You know, like the collegiate one's you see on the back of alumni's cars? [more inside]
posted by icontemplate on Jul 18, 2005 - 3 answers

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