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Well, just for starters, as of the Spring of 2013, the whole site has been redesigned, reorganized, and bundled (kicking and screaming) into a new web building program. In which, it rapidly became clear that much of my previous layout couldn’t be reproduced. Back when the site was first built, lo, in something like 2002, all pages had to be laid out in tables, and, moreover, in tables that were nested inside of other tables, and on ad infinitum. When the site was given its first major redesign, in 2004, I was still using the same program, and things hadn’t really changed all that much in just two years. Or if they had, I didn’t know about it.

I still didn’t know about it — and was still using the same program — when the site was redesigned again in 2007.

Nor did I know it, for certain, at any time since. Although I had a pretty good idea of what the writing on the wall was trying to tell me.

It’s been a long time, in internet years, since 2004. My former web building program is obsolete, and wasn’t going to survive another system upgrade, so I had to learn a new one.

Oh dear.

We were now dabbling in HTML 5 and CSS 3, and tables were now only used for compiled data. They’re certainly not generally used for designing and laying out the pages themselves. So, I ended up having to cheat and bully a new program into showing me something like what I wanted to see. Basically, you hada whole new site to explore. Some pages were combined, some split up into a whole lot of new ones. Quite a lot of things were not where you left them, but most of them are still there.

By this time you've probably all figured it out.

The various Collections to be found on the site are:

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The House That Cedric Built by Cirocco Jones Nov 2, 2014
Minerva McGonagall: Spinster Detective by The Real Snape Feb 22, 2015
The Magic Carpet of Oz (redone and reposted) April 10, 2015
The Best Revenge, vol. 1–3: by Arsinoe de Blassenville (Repost: adjustments, better resolution exports) Jan 11, 2017
Revised Statement of Red Hen Policy regarding Publication Projects: Main Page Nov 6, 2017
Recapitulation by Mundungus42 Nov 13, 2017

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Ah, Fandom: Hoggy-Warty Xmas Card 2015 Jan 9, 2016
Ah, Fandom: Like it’s 1999 Jan 9, 2016
Ah, Fandom: Sunday Afternoon in the Staffroom — added poster download file Jan 9, 2016
Student Work: Art 620: Midterm Dec 16. 2016
Student Work: ET24: Final Project Dec 16, 2016
Student Work: ET25: Midterm June 1, 2017
Student Work: ET25: Final Project June 1, 2017
Ah, Fandom: ‘Little White Book’ interpretation guide added to Potterverse Tarot Deck June 20, 2017
Ah, Fandom: Repost of higher-resolution files of Unposted Publication Graphics June 20, 2017

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Beauty x 3: updated with regard to new examples June 30, 2012
The Temple of Vanity (Again): moved into this collection Aug 1, 2012

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In the Belly of the Beast Feb 14, 2010
Uncle Fred’s Scrapbooks Mar 2, 2010
General update of the collection Jan 9, 2012

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The Briar Patch: A Report on “Unity”

Mar 8, 2013

Missed Opportunities: The Power He “Knows Not” May 4, 2013
With 20/20 Hindsight: Additions to The Werewolf Caper Nov 27, 2016
General edits and revision of the whole collection May 4, 2013
Added link in: The History of Magic Sept 26, 2017

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The Werewolf Caper moved to main Potterverse Collection

May 4, 2013

General edits and revision of the whole collection May 4, 2013

Go to The Potterverse UNhallowed Collection

 

With regards to the Potterverse collection(s):

We are totally off the clock.

And off the map as well.

Rowling’s version of the story is officially complete. (Pay no mind to the woman behind the curtain who is attempting to rewrite the series in an online format.)

I say Rowling’s version, because by this time it ought to be obvious that the Harry Potter phenomenon has grown to encompass any number of rival versions that Rowling has had little direct input upon. Fandom is like that. It’s taken Potter fandom longer to reach this point than your typical media-based fandom would have, but it has definitely reached it. For example; after spending a year and a half drafting out ever more intricate methods by which Professor Snape might have managed to survive being bitten by Nagini, it is now largely accepted that — should a fanfic author need him to show up in the course of his or her story — then, of course, he survived. And one is now less fascinated by how he did so, than in what happens next.

And, as for what Rowling has to say about who ended up paired off together; it is to laugh! That, dear reader, has devolved into a mere suggestion.

Nor is any of it likely to stop on a dime any time soon.

The previous General Update to these Collections was: October 31, 2007

There isn’t going to be another one. Not a general one.

Although something very like a general update was undertaken in the course of rebuilding the website for the current posting over the Spring of 2013. Quite a lot of essays got fairly extensive revision. And there was even a new one added.

Still, with the closing of the official canon, most of my game was finished. I am primarily a theorist. We no longer have a free hand to try to figure out what is going to happen in this series.

We still have a reasonably broad scope for trying to figure out what already has happened. As anticipated, there were a lot of loose ends dangling in the breeze at the end of the final volume of the official Harry Potter series.

We also have as wide a scope as we ever did to try to extrapolate what may have happened in the past, or what could have happened.

As a theorist, I was primarily concerned with attempting to sort out the patterns which appeared to be embedded in the text, as we were given it, with a view toward getting either a broader, or a more focused picture than what was immediately evident upon a casual reading. Most of the theories which I built in pursuit of this goal have either been exploded, or confirmed, or partially confirmed, or shown to have been irrelevant to the story as Rowling chose to tell it.

This does not necessarily mean that I am finished with the Potterverse. Only that any theories which I continue to explore will probably have even less to do with those areas with which JK Rowling has concerned herself.

And it certainly does not mean that I have abandoned producing publication projects of Potter-based fanfic. Publication projects are what this site is all about. And there will undoubtedly be future Potter-themed graphics added as well. There’s still a lot going on here.

In the meantime, however, it seemed appropriate to reorganize the material in view of the fact that there will almost certainly be no further professionally published novels concerning the life and times of Harry Potter.

JK Rowling claims to have learned to never say never, so it is unknown whether we may or may not eventually get additional novels from her set in the Potterverse.

But it would be a bad idea to count on it.