Mink! Mink!

Wouldn’t you want to know what your Patronus is? Of course I would. It would be cool, if I had to use it when it is needed 😉 So I went ahead with the Pottermore’s Patronus Quiz and guess what my Patronus is.


Yes, it is a bushy tailed Mink. Let me be honest. I never knew that such a creature even existed until it became my Patronus. Probably because they aren’t talked about much, except for their fur. And of course we don’t find it in my region. I agree that this wasn’t what I expected. I don’t know what I expected…can’t have a lion or an elephant as our Patronus now can we? It would be too big and too weird. But I ain’t complaining. These are cute. Did you have a chance to figure yours yet? Care to share?

Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “bus.” Use it as it is, or find a word with the letters “bus” in it. Have fun!



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My house(s)

I had registered with Pottermore a couple of years back. But I forgot my password to login. When I tried to use the ‘Forgot the password’ option, they informed that I wont be able to retrieve it since the site had changed after I had registered. Of course it has. But thankfully when I reregistered it I was able to use my username and associate my house to my account. And I also figured out my Ilvermorny House and more about my wand too. Here is what Pottermore told me about my houses and my wand. Which house(s) do you belong to?


Wizardry object profiling in Muggle world

I have always thought of my blog and to a major extent the hard disk drives or any such storage device as an example for Pensieve. According to Pottermore’s fact file on Pensieve,


Memories can be siphoned into the basin to be recalled at a later date

To clear the mind of certain memories; to examine memories at a later date; to show memories to a second party

That is precisely what we do over here in our blogs, at least, I know that I do it over my travel blog, so that I can revisit my travels anytime and reminisce about those moments.

Do you have any other example that can fit with the fact file of Pensieve?

Now that, that is out of the way, let us see one more object profile from Pottermore. It is the Marauder’s Map.


Shows the location of any person or ghost on Hogwart’s grounds, isn’t fooled by an Animagus or an Invisibility Cloak




When I saw this I was reminded of the Google Location services,  even though it isn’t exactly the same but still very close in concept. Do you know that you can login to your google account and enable the location services and can share your current location to people whom you chose to share with. They will be able to know the exact location of yours, irrespective of the latitude and longitude. The only difference is that it is a bit secure than Marauder’s Map because you select the people you want to share your location with and not just any random stranger (even though I think they can if they hack it a bit , I guess…every such thing has a hack or a loophole).

What do you think? Anything else resemble the Marauder’s Map for you?



Latest Gossip on Harry Potter

I got these forwarded to me. Thought that I would share with all witches and wizards out there.

Today’s gossip on the latest happenings in Wizarding world as reported by Rita Skeeter. Apparently, there is a Quidditch World Cup 2014 going on in Pottermore which is being reported by Rita Skeeter regularly and 08th July’s edition of the news contains the happenings in the world of Harry, Hermione, Ron and some other members of Dumbledore’s Army.

And a slightly older one:  If you want to see some funny reactions to the Mom and Pop quiz : Harry Potter Edition check it out. The last guy was the best. Just refused , totally refused to high five his parent. There seems to be a lot of pressure on the parents from their kids.