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Well, as of the Spring of 2013, the whole site was 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 a later version of 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 My former web building program is obsolete, and wasn’t going to survive another system upgrade, so I had to learn a new one.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 now had a 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.

And at some point in the forseeable future you are going to have to figure it out again, since I’ve got another case of my software no longer being supported by my hardware staring me in the face.

This time, however, I’ve got a functioning legacy computer to move things to until there is a new rebuilt site available for upload. So, probably at some point in 2019 you’ll get to explore a whole new Red Hen Publications website.

But this one doesn’t seem to be broken yet, so it will do for now.

The various Collections to be found on the site are:

Most Recent Projects

Upload Date

Revised Statement of Red Hen Policy regarding Publication Projects: Main Page Nov 6, 2017
Birds of a Feather: Voyage #1 by WolfWillow July 16 2018
3rd Star to the Right by Gelsey October 23 2118
Taller Tales #7: The New Skin by Mottsnave October 31 2018
Taller Tales #8: The Clear Cut By Mottsnave October 31 2018
Taller Tales #9: The Good Friend by Mottsnave October 31 2018
The Hogwarts Faculty Mascot is a Cobra by Potionpen Nvember 27, 2018
The Thickened Light by Mundungus42 May 14, 2019
Re-export of older posted fanfic projects. Low-res versions now exported at slightly higher resolution May–June 2019

Go to Publications Collection

Most Recent Projects

Upload Date

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
Student Work: ET25B: Midtern — The Hulk Dec 23, 2017
Student Work: ET25B: Final — Jack Pumpkinhead Dec 23, 2017
Ah, Fandom: SS/HG Holiday Gift Exchange 2017 Jan 10, 2018
Ah, Fandom: Hoggy-Warty Xmas 2017 Jan 10, 2018
Ah, Fandom: Graphics-only version of an unposted Publication project uploaded to the relevant page Feb 5, 2018
Ah, Fandom: SS/HG Holiday Gift Exchange 2018 Jan 13, 2019
Ah, Fandom: Hoggy-Warty Xmas 2018 Jan 13, 2019

Go to Graphics Collection

Most Recent Postings Upload Date
General edits and light revision of the whole collection Summer, 2018
Removed the ‘Temple of Vanity’ page due to obsolete code Aug 15, 2019

Go to Commentary Collection

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General edits and light revision of the whole collection Summer, 2018

Go to All Things Relative Collection

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General edits and light revision of the whole collection Summer, 2018
Yet more adjustments and revisions to The Werewolf Caper Jan 19, 2019

Go to Concerning the Potterverse Collection

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General edits and light revision of the whole collection Summer, 2018

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 may have served as a starting point for, but 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 good 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. Potter fandom is still going strong.

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

There probably 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. And given that the site is due another rebuild, there may be some further editing before that new site gets uploaded (ETA sometime in 2019). But, still, don’t expect a major overhaul of what is there now.

With the closing of the official canon, most of my game was finished. I was 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. Or how it might have happend if something had happend a little differently.

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 have been 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 might 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 more Potter-themed graphics added as well. There’s still a lot going on in those collections.

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.