Monday, August 27, 2007

Magical Trading Cards: Chamber of Secrets completed

I have colected all the HPCS cards. You can see screen shots of the full collection below (click to enlarge).

I also have plenty of repeated cards. Join my team and I may give you a couple if you wish. Just register at the Magical Trading Cards website to start collecting.

After register go to "Teams and Rankings" and join:

ID: 81082
Pass: younopoo

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Time Line

This will be my working base:

December 31 - Tom Marvolo Riddle is born
September - Morfin Gaunt returns from Azkaban
December 6 -Rubeus Hagrid is born

Unknown - Fridwulfa abandons Hagrid and his father, her human family

September 1 - Minerva McGonagall starts her first year at Hogwarts

before September - Dumbledore visits Tom Riddle in the orphanage and offers him a place at Hogwarts
September 1 - Tom Marvolo Riddle starts his first year at Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin

September - Tom Riddle learns about the Chamber of Secrets and decides to find and open it

early 1940s
Albus Dumbledore is the Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts
Frank Bryce returns from fighting in World War Two

September 1 - Rubeus Hagrid starts his first year at Hogwarts and is sorted into Gryffindor

Unknown - Hagrid acquires an Acromantula egg and hatches Aragog in a Hogwarts cupboard
Unknown - Hagrid's father dies

September 1 - Tom Riddle starts his fifth year at Hogwarts and is made a Prefect

May - Tom Riddle learns to open the Chamber of Secrets and releases the Basilisk
May - Myrtle, a Hogwarts student, dies in a second floor bathroom after seeing the Basilisk
June 13 - Hagrid is falsely accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets
June 13 - Aragog the Acromantula is released into the Forbidden Forest
after June 13 - Rubeus Hagrid is expelled from Hogwarts
after June 13 - Tom Riddle is given an Award for Special Services to the School
after June 13 - Hagrid remains at Hogwarts and is trained as gamekeeper, thanks to Dumbledore
July - Tom Riddle commits his first murders: his father and grandparents in their Little Hangleton mansion
September - Tom Riddle meets with Professor Slughorn and asks him about Horcruxes
September - Tom Marvolo Riddle creates his first Horcrux: the diary

June - McGonagall leaves school
September 1 - Tom Riddle begins his seventh year at Hogwarts and is made Head Boy

Unknown - Albus Dumbledore defeats the dark wizard Grindelwald
June - Tom Riddle graduates and applies for a job teaching at Hogwarts

Unknown - Tom Riddle kills Hepzibah Smith, framing her house-elf, Hokey
Unknown - Tom Marvolo Riddle disappears

Unknown - Rita Skeeter is born
Unknown - Bellatrix Black is born

Unknown - Lucius Malfoy is born

Unknown - Narcissa Black is born

Unknown - Albus Dumbledore becomes Headmaster of Hogwarts School
Unknown - Bertha Jorkins is born

December - Minerva McGonagall begins teaching at Hogwarts"

Unknown - Voldemort resurfaces and applies to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts

Unknown - James Potter is born
Unknown - Lily Evans is born
Unknown - Sirius Black is born
Unknown - Peter Pettigrew is born
January 9 - Severus Snape is born
March 10 - Remus Lupin is born

early 1960s
Remus Lupin, as a small boy, is bitten by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback

Unknown - Regulus Black is born

Unknown - Bartemius Crouch Jr. is born

September 1 - Lucius Malfoy starts his first year at Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin

September 1 - Sturgis Podmore starts his first year at Hogwarts

Unknown - Arthur Weasley and Molly Prewett elope and quickly get married

Unknown - Lord Voldemort rises to power
Unknown - Remus Lupin is accepted to begin his first year at Hogwarts
Unknown - The Whomping Willow is planted at Hogwarts
September 1 - The Marauders start at Hogwarts
November 29 - Bill Weasley is born
Unknown - Remus Lupin's friends discover he is a werewolf, explaining his monthly disappearances

December 12 - Charlie Weasley is born

Unknown - Nymphadora Tonks is born

Unknown - Sirius Black runs away from home and is disowned by his family
Unknown - The Marauders finally learn the complex spells necessary to become Animagi
September 1 - Remus Lupin, at the start of his fifth year, becomes a Hogwarts Prefect
Unknown - Knight Bus conductor Stan Shunpike is born

Unknown - Mundungus Fletcher is banned from the Hog's Head

June - James Potter publicly humiliates Severus Snape for Sirius Black's amusement
September - Sirius Black plays a fateful practical joke on Severus Snape and James saves Snape's life.
Unknown - The Marauder's Map is written

Unknown - James Potter and Lily Evans are made Head Boy and Head Girl of Hogwarts
Unknown - Sirius Black sees his cousin Bellatrix for the last time - until they're both in Azkaban
Unknown - Oliver Wood is born

August 22 - Percy Weasley is born

June - The Marauders sit their N.E.W.T.s and leave Hogwarts
September - Sirius Black gets his own place, having inherited money from his uncle Alphard
September - Cedric Diggory is born
late October - Angelina Johnson is born

Unknown - Lily Evans and James Potter are married
April 1 - Fred and George Weasley are born

Unknown - Cho Chang is born
Unknown - Peter Pettigrew starts passing information to Voldemort
Unknown - Regulus Black attempts to back out of being a Death Eater and is killed on Voldemort's orders
Unknown - Orion Black, father of Sirius and Regulus, dies at age 50
September 1 - Gwenog Jones starts her first year at Hogwarts
September 19 - Hermione Granger is born

Unknown - Albus Dumbledore interviews Sibyll Trelawney for the post of Divination teacher at Hogwarts
Unknown - Igor Karkaroff is captured by Mad-Eye Moody and sent to Azkaban
Unknown - Rosier and Wilkes, both known Death Eaters, are killed by Aurors
Unknown - Ernie Macmillan is born
March 1 - Ron Weasley is born
June 5 - Draco Malfoy is born
June 23 - Dudley Dursley is born
July 30 - Neville Longbottom is born to famous Aurors Frank and Alice Longbottom
July 31 - Harry Potter is born

August 11 - Ginny Weasley is born
September - Severus Snape is hired by Dumbledore to teach Potions at Hogwarts
October 24 - The Fidelius Charm is cast to hide the Potters, with Peter Pettigrew acting as Secret Keeper
October 31 - Defeat of Voldemort; James and Lily Potter are killed

This is from the HP Lexicon that has a great time line, I will work from here on.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

HPMTC Video: The Maze

The Maze of the Triwizard Tournament.

from the HP Magical Trading Cards website

Monday, August 6, 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007

HPMTC Video: Look at me

Harry and Voldemort at the graveyard.

from the HP Magical Trading Cards website

Friday, August 3, 2007


Here are the murders used to create each of the Horcruxes (from JKR web chat)

The diary: Moaning Myrtle

The ring: Tom Riddle Snr.

The cup: Hepzibah Smith, the previous owner

The locket: a Muggle tramp

The diadem: an Albanian peasant

Nagini: Bertha Jorkins (Voldemort could use a wand once he regained a rudimentary body, as long as the victim was subdued)

From this we may conclude that the murder doesn't have to be made using a wand (Avada Kadava curse) - I don't know why, but I was convinced that it had to be. The rest of the process is still unknown.

HPMTC Video: Accio Firebolt

Harry summons his broom during the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.

from the HP Magical Trading Cards website

Thursday, August 2, 2007

HPMTC Video: Twins and the Marauders Map

Fred and George Weasley give the Marauders Map to Harry.

from the HP Magical Trading Cards website

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Harry Potter and the Moonlight Reading

Webcast of JK Rowling reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the Natural History Museum, London on the 21st July 2007.

part 1

part 2

Wizard of the Month

Rowena Ravenclaw

Medieval (precise dates unknown)

«One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Rowena Ravenclaw was the most brilliant witch of her time, though legend has it that a broken heart - cause unknown - contributed to her early demise.»
in J.K.Rowling