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Written by CHT64; compiled by Thesewingsaremadetofly and occasionally Melx100
Edited by Melx100
Let’s start off with the riddle from Tuesday. Made by LectorMagnificus, it went like this:
I was once subjected to public humiliation,
Which escalated into a larger conflict.
Later someone was helped out by me,
Simply as a result of their imagination.
Who am I?
There were no hints or incorrect guesses for this one. After 25 minutes, Melx100, the first person to guess, asked if it was Urg the Unclean, after debating between two options. Lector confirmed it, later adding: Urg the Unclean is mentioned just after yesterday's answer, Ogg, in GoF (Goblet of Fire). Pretty interesting!
Let’s move onto today’s riddle, suggested by Eaglewarrior33, which went like this:
I attended a very prestigious school
Becoming talented and well-known
I later shared my knowledge with others
And my ideas were improved on by another
Who am I?
Now, Eagle is known for his super hard riddles, but this one was guessed in 35 minutes by UnicornSaysHi (good job!). The hints given were “this character was male”, and “they had no speaking parts in the main series”. Some of the incorrect guesses were Hermione Granger, Bathilda Bagshot, Albus Dumbledore, Cedric Diggory, Harry Potter, and Nicholas Flamel. The correct answer was the man who wrote Advanced Potion-Making, Libatius Borage!
You can always find these posted at 9:40 PST if you want to participate. Now, let’s hear from Brystal about the current games and events going on!
Games and Events
Written by Brystal Granger
Edited by Yeetlol59
Now that you’ve read about CHT’s riddles, time for some more games and events that have been happening on the wiki these days!
There’s been a very interesting Snape Debate by @Lxvenderjewel (Also credit to @spacebearwolf). A lot of people participated in that. It was a very heated debate, with strong opinions. Honestly, I thought Snape was good, now I’m having second thoughts.
Moving on, @Sunnysideupeggs continues their Daily Quizzes, they seem fun. Next, @MarvelPotterhead27 posts some “Kiss Marry Kill” games (if you’d call it a game), with characters so hard (either hard as in I can’t kill any or I want to kill them all), I can’t decide.
@NotMaie did an ABCs game with saying a word (related to HP) and saying another letter the next user should use for their word. It still looks active, check that out! There are a lot of word/letter games these days... @Lxvenderjewel does yet another Wrong Answers game, that one’s active too. @Book lover 2010 also did one of those… try some other games guys XD
@RobotFlowerOfficial did another.. you guessed it- Wrong Answers Only. This one was about Umbridge, and there were some hilarious answers in the replies.
Finally, there’s a game other than Wrong Answers Only. @Bellatrix Black Fan21 did a very interesting game- a song one where they changed the words from what seems like Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton (though I may be wrong). The “singing” person was Draco, which everyone got right.
Yet another interesting game- @SarahLovesCats does an emoji Guess the Characters—they look fun, though all of them are answered already.
Next, @DorkyforLife0701 continues their “Dorky’s Riddles.” If you want to participate, they’re posted 8:30am PST every day!
That’s all for Games and Events, thanks for reading!
Fanfics and Roleplays
Written by DorkyForLife0701
Edited by Reilin345
User RobotFlowerOffical has started a roleplay where... everyone is Umbridge? Seems like good fun! RobotFlowerOffical has also started a RP where everyone must share a small dorm room, what could go wrong there? SarahLovesCats has also started a RP labeled, ‘Hogwarts 1st year RP 🦉✉️.’ That one seems fun and mischief-filled so far. SarahLovesCats has also started another RP named ‘Shipping Roleplay.’ For all the users that like having a ship in RP’s, this should be the one for you. Be sure to check them all out, they all seem really cool!
Now that we’ve covered our RP’s, let’s take a look at the amazing new Fanfics!
Iidreaminqxwillows has recently posted chapter 5 of her Remus Lupin, now Wolfstar, fanfic! It's a very well-written story, and I highly recommend it! Another user, Ihavemagic, has recently started a series of taking songs and turning them into Harry Potter related parodies. Make sure to take a look at those, they are hilarious and fun to read! NotKateMione had posted Chapter/Part 1 of their new fanfic ‘What’s Old Is New.’ I think we can all agree that the title is simply brilliant! Follow the story of Lynn, it’s pretty good so far!
To see all the roleplays and fanfics mentioned in this article, or to see any we didn’t mention, go and check out the ‘Fanfics and Roleplays’ category!
Now, let’s move on to Trivia, Facts, and Canon!
Trivia, Facts, Canon
Written by Ivy Granger
Edited by Littlebluebubble
Trivia, Facts, Canon! Today’s is going to be heavily based on the trivia portion, so let’s go! First up, our ‘Daily’ Fact! Dean was originally supposed to be part of the main trio; he is pictured with Neville, Hermione, Harry, and Ron in the chapter ‘The Midnight Duel’ by JK Rowling at early stages of Harry Potter. Did you know that? Now, let's move on to our trivia portion today!
First up—where did JK Rowling get the inspiration for Hermione’s name? Do you think you know it? Answer in the comments! Next, for ultra fans, name twenty spells! Good luck! Now, going only slightly easier, what are the first and last words of the series? Now, for the next hardest before we get to the most difficult of them all! What are all the official wizarding schools? Lastly, name all of the ministers- in order! You heard that right, each one of those leaders!
Last but not least, today is the 124th birthday of Newton Artemis Fido Scamander, a name of which I totally did not copy and paste from the wiki. Happy birthday to one of our favorite Hufflepuffs and Magizoologists!
Person of the Day
Written by Livi23awesome
Edited by Iidreaminqxwillows
Ginny Weasley- Continued: Still unknowing what would happen to her, she continuously wrote in the diary, telling the diary all about her and confiding in it. She went down to Hagrid's Hut several times, hoping she could see Harry there. Nevertheless, she continued using the diary, and parts of Tom Riddle's soul poured back to her and started to slowly influence her.
Around the beginning of October, she was not her usual self and started to look peaky. However, because it was cold around the castle, nobody thought it was serious. Percy, thinking that it was the cold, had forced Ginny to take Pepperup Potion to help her.
By October 31, however, Tom Riddle's memory took full control of her. Tom Riddle used Ginny to open the Chamber of Secrets and release the basilisk. The basilisk then petrified Mrs. Norris and had Ginny write a threatening message that read "THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED. ENEMIES OF THE HEIR, BEWARE."
After the attack, her brothers thought the reason for Ginny's unhappy mood was due to the fact she was a cat-lover and was sad that Mrs. Norris had been petrified. They didn't think that it was anything else.
Tom Riddle took over her two more times, and the basilisk petrified Colin Creevey and Justin Finch-Fletchley. She was clearly very upset, and her brothers thought it was for different reasons. Fred and George tried to cheer her up, but they did it the wrong way.
Continuously using the diary, she told the diary how she thought she was going crazy. She had woken up with rooster feathers all over her robes, and she couldn't remember where she had been on Halloween on the day that Colin had been attacked. She began to think that she was the one who was attacking everyone, and the missing memories began to affect her health.
She remained at school during Christmas with her brothers instead of going to Egypt to visit her eldest brother Bill. Ginny started becoming suspicious of the diary, and a few weeks after Christmas, she tried getting rid of it by throwing it down a toilet in the bathroom that was occupied by Moaning Myrtle. After she got rid of the diary, she sent Harry an anonymous valentines day card that could sing. She was on her way to Charms when she saw Harry receive it. To her horror, Harry's bag tore open, and all of his contents dropped onto the floor, which included the diary. Unfortunately for Ginny, Draco Malfoy exposed Ginny and told everyone that she was the one who had sent Harry the card.
In fear that Harry would be able to find out about her feelings for him, and that he would find out that she may be the one who was responsible for all the attacks, she waited until the boys' dormitories were empty, then ransacked Harry's belongings to find the diary. Once she got it, she left.
What she did not know, however, was that by retrieving the diary, Tom Riddle now had the opportunity to take over her again. This time, the basilisk petrified Hermione Granger and Penelope Clearwater.
Worried, she tried to tell Harry and Ron what was happening. However, she was unable to speak, and Percy had interrupted her. Tom Riddle, who had been trying to take Harry into the Chamber, was furious, and he took control of her once more.
Under the influence of Tom Riddle, she wrote a farewell message on a corridor wall, then had her enter the Chamber of Secrets so that she could die. "She had poured so much of her life into the diary that she could not fight Tom's control of her, and the last thing she remembered as she lay down on the floor of the Chamber was Tom coming out of the diary." (Harry Potter Wiki, Ginevra Weasley) Tom Riddle had fed off her, and he gained enough strength to become corporeal. He regained the state of his 16-year old self. Tom grew stronger by the second, and the life in Ginny faded away as she fell unconscious.
After she was conscious again, she woke to find up that Harry had saved her life and had destroyed the diary with a basilisk fang. Her health was restored. Crying in fear, she told Harry what had happened, and also added that she was sure that she would be expelled from Hogwarts. They left the Chamber with the help of Fawkes, and Ginny was reunited with Arthur and Molly in McGonagall's office.
Being the kind man he was, Dumbledore told Ginny that it was not her fault and told her how even older and wiser wizards had been tricked into doing Voldemort's bidding as well. He sent her to the hospital wing to recover with a mug of hot chocolate.
After the incident (which would traumatize her by the way), Ginny was back to normal and was happy for the rest of the term. She traveled back at the end of the school year with her brothers, Harry, and Hermione on the Hogwarts Express, playing Exploding Snap. She also told them at one point that Percy had interrupted her because she had walked in on him and Penelope Clearwater kissing in a classroom, and he was scared that Ginny was going to tell her siblings. She begged them not to tease Percy about it (and it obviously won't work because *ahem* you have Fred and George as your brothers).
Reporter’s Note: I will not be continuing Ginny for now, but I’ll be working on some smaller characters. I’m going to work on some smaller characters where I’ll be able to cover most of their life in 1-3 parts (Obviously Ginny’s takes a lot longer than three parts) Some people I’ll try to cover soon: Tonks, Dudley, Lavender, Viktor Krum, etc.
Compiled by Brystal Granger
Edited by Watermelon1820
Hiya! Brystal here, and I’d like to talk about how Ron is So. Underrated.
In his first year, he decides to sacrifice himself for a boy he’d known for like 7 months. I would hesitate on doing that, and eleven-year-old Ron didn’t even think about it. Ron was very brave for doing that, but he gets little to no respect for that.
In his second year, Ron goes to the Forbidden Forest with Harry by following the spiders: something he’s scared of a lot. Would you go to a forest that’s forbidden by following the insect you’re scared the most of? It takes a great deal of bravery for that. No wonder Ron was in Gryffindor.
Next year, in Ron’s third year, he accuses Crookshanks of eating Scabbers AKA Peter Pettigrew. It could be because he hated Crookshanks- but imagine how scared he must’ve been. Forget the fact that Scabbers was Pettigrew, imagine him as if he’s a normal rat. He was in the family for 12 years, and if he died because Ron didn’t look after him well, Ron would feel so bad. He needed someone to blame. Crookshanks was the most likely reason Scabbers was gone, so that’s what Ron thought.
In year four, Ron starts to “hate” Harry, which is what Harry thinks from his point of view. But did you ever think of how Ron felt? His best friend was the center of attention, but he didn’t get any. And when Harry got chosen for the Tournament even when he was underage, Ron most likely got jealous. He wanted to get in too. Why did Harry get all the attention? He was his best friend, but still no one realized him. Now do you think Ron was just being moody when he started to not talk to Harry?
Thanks for listening XD. I could go on and on on why Ron is underrated, but since the Prophet is long already, I’ll let you move onto the IRL HP News. And a side note: if you’d like to submit one of your own editorials, just contact one of our staff members or submit it on our Fandom (if you can’t find our Fandom, just ask for a ping).
IRL HP News
Written by Melx100
Edited by MariaPark2000
Hey there! Now that you’ve gotten your dose of Editorials, let’s move on to IRL Harry Potter news. Let’s start off with a fun fact of the one and only Emma Watson, actress of Hermione Granger: Did you know she was born in Paris, France? That’s right! She is British, but was born in that beautiful city and still speaks a bit of French!
Next, we have birthdays! Kelly MacDonald turned 45 yesterday! If you don’t know who she is, she played Helena Ravenclaw, also known as the Grey Lady in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two! Next, Nathan Barris, who played a Snatcher, was born a day ago in 1988! Happy birthday to them! Since there were no actor birthdays today, let's move on to a bit of news currently going on in the actor universe! The beautiful Emma Watson is retiring! Shocking to hear, her explanation was that she wanted to spend time with her boyfriend (alleged fiance), Leo Robinton! Now onto the ship of the day!
The ship of the day is Demumbridge! Do you support this ship as well?
The quote of the day is: “I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending that I don’t exist.” -Harry Potter
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