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What Is The Unlocking Charm?

The Unlocking Charm is used to open locked windows, doors, or objects. It’s cast using the incantation “Alohomora”. Instructions for use of the spell are found in the first volume of The Standard Book of Spells. In The Sorcerer’s Stone, the book is on a list of required textbooks for First Year students.

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Why Can Queenie Read Minds?

QueenieQueenie Goldstein is an American witch who we meet in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She and her sister Tina get caught up in Newt Scamander’s adventures when he comes to New York in 1926.

Queenie works in the Wand Permit Office of the New York MACUSA office. She spends her days “making coffee” and “unjinxing the john”, a job she describes as less than glamorous.

While most would describe Queenie as glamorous herself, she brings more to the table than her beauty.

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Can You Choose Your Patronus?

First introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Patronus is an advanced defense charm. It’s used in the series as a shield to protect wizards from dementors. A Patronus is produced by concentrating on happy memories, and it can take on two forms: corporeal and non-corporeal.

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Should Sirius Black Have Killed Peter Pettigrew?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban focuses a great deal of time misleading its readers to think that Sirius Black has broken out of Azkaban to kill Harry Potter. However, in a shocking twist, it is revealed that his target is none other than Peter Pettigrew – or Scabbers as we’ve come to know him.

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The Isaac Project

isaac-reviewAfter Rebekah finds her boyfriend cheating on her, she decides to forget about trying to fall in love. Taking after her namesake in the Bible, she decides that she wants to have a modern day arranged marriage.  And she wants to get married as soon as possible so her ailing grandfather, who raised her, would be able to see her get married. Her friend would search for a husband for her and God would give her a sign to know which man would be the one. Continue reading

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