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Posted on Thursday 1 November 2007 at 6:14 pm

No more official WotM?


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So it looks like JKR has officially ended the Wizard of the Month feature on her website. Starting today, it is apparently just an archive of past ones with no new ones coming. I'm kind of sad about that. I really liked getting the new wizards every month.

[Insert obligatory pimping of my hp_wotm community for anyone else who wants to still get a fix of WotM entries. Fan made ones are better than nothing, right?]

Also, why is it always that the stuff that I find most interesting is largely ignored by fandom and everyone talks about something else? Today, people can't stop talking about JKR's charity book of wizarding fables and the lawsuit over the print version of the Lexicon. I think it would be freakin' awesome to get my hands on the wizarding fables, but since I don't have 50 billion dollars and there is only one up for auction, I know that isn't going to happen and I don't really care about the lawsuit. Why isn't anyone talking about JKR's PoA draft notes? Or are people talking about it and I just missed it? I can't decide if it implies Remus was originally going to be the DADA prof in book 7 as well as 3. And it definitely implies the Divination prof was going to be named Pettigrew at one point. Am I the only one that finds this interesting?

EDIT: Comments are starting to make me think that the lack of conversation is caused by no one knowing about the notes that intrigued me rather than no one being interested. They are handwritten notes on JKR's website that appear to be course outline info for PoA. The top of the sheet says:

Quirinus Quirrell (1)
Gilderoy Lockhart (2) (scratches) (6) (scratches)
Remus Lupin (3) (7) -->gap--> Sinistra
Enid Pettigrew (4) (6) (7)
Oakden Hernshaw (5)

Then there are some notes about the Trio's year three schedule and professor names with "Divination: Enid Pettigrew" included.

To see this for yourself go to JKR's site and
  1. Go to the Rubbish Bin page and hold your mouse over the sneakoscope in the top left corner until it moves aside revealing a symbol that looks rather like a "?"

  2. Go to the Extra Stuff page and use the pen to draw the symbol on the small piece of paper

Comments:

gilpin25
gilpin25 at 10:44 pm on 01 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
What notes where? Although if I'm going to see more evidence that he was supposed to have a nice, happy ending once upon a time, I may stick to all those stories about Beedle the Bard.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 10:49 pm on 01 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
It is one of those hidden things you have to hunt around for. In this case:
  1. Go to the Rubbish Bin page and hold your mouse over the sneakoscope in the top left corner until it moves aside revealing a symbol that looks rather like a "?"
  2. Go to the Extra Stuff page and use the pen to draw the symbol on the small piece of paper
drumher
drumher at 10:56 pm on 01 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed her book on the History of Quiddich, so the fables book would be a fun read too. Alas, I just checked my savings account and I don't think I can swing it.

I would love to discuss those tantalizing notes you mentioned but apparently, I'm not hanging out in the right places as this is the first I've heard of them. To be honest, since the lame (IMO) ending to the series, I've pretty much steered clear of anything official. I like my fantasy world better.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 11:08 pm on 01 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I edited my post to include some more info on the notes and how to find them.

I really think it implies Remus was going to be DADA for part of year 7, but I could be wrong.
Shield Wolf
shield_wolf at 9:35 pm on 04 November 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Or you could be very, very right...

A friend and I had theorized that Remus would either return to Hogwarts to teach DADA or, even more plausibly, tutor Harry privately again whenever they could meet for lessons over the course of the year. We even decided that an emotional rift would occur between the two before the end, but it would have been because Harry was becoming overwhelmed by his desire for revenge, rather than because Lupin temporarily lost his marbles, and it would have led to a fairly shocking climax involving both of them.

I'm agreeing more and more with certain fans that JKR deliberately retooled Remus' character and subplot quite late in the writing of the series, meaning that she had very different plans for him originally.

For what it's worth, it sounds as though Enid Pettigrew was probably the bereaved mother briefly mentioned in PoA as having received Peter's finger after his alleged heroic death. Once again, I'm convinced that the Marauders all were once far more integral to the overall story than they became by the end of it.

Why, Jo, why?


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