I’ve safely returned from two weeks of traveling! Trying not to cough up a lung, at the moment. I’ve taken drugs and vitamins to manage symptoms. I need to, if I want to finish writing A Study In Magic like I said I would at the end of last 2016… I shy Read more…
Around the time I posted chapter 51 of A Study In Magic, I started writing an original novel. Numerous drafts and as many plot changes later, I finished “MEMORY CHASERS“. It features the (odd) children of my original characters, Robert and Jacqueline, particularly their son Erik, who, due to terrible Read more…
I’ve been thinking about degrees of magicalness in the Harry Potter world. It came about while I was fleshing out chapter ten of A Study in Magic: Application. So beware if you’re the type who hates spoilers.
From Great to Average to … Lockhart
Lockhart’s magic ability perplexes me. He excelled at memory Charms, but mediocre to bad at everything else. How? How?
Let’s suppose memory Charms are N.E.W.T. level magic. Hermione doesn’t even try to learn it until after book six, so the evidence seems to point to this direction. Based on this, one may think Lockhart had N.E.W.T. level Charms education. Neville Longbottom got an “Exceeds Expectations” for his Charms O.W.L.. Can we further assume Lockhart was at least as good as Neville in his fifth year?