Crimes of Grindelwald: The Pillar Post

One of the things I dislike about the Kindle is I don’t know how to organize the novels, plays, and works of non-fiction on the device so I don’t have to scroll through every eBook I ‘own’ to find the one I want. No doubt there is a way to catalog or sort the books into virtual shelves or folders but I don’t know it (and cannot find an illustration of how to do it easily, say, via a John-proof YouTube video). I rarely use the Kindle, consequently, even when I travel and it would be a great convenience.

A WordPress weblog like HogwartsProfessor presents something of a similar challenge. It is a miraculous means of communicating thoughts to a large audience at a cost of close to nothing. But. Once a site has more than a few posts on it, even with a search device readily available to foster hunts for specific topics, it is no small thing for even the most serious reader to find all the relevant posts in a site’s archives, not to mention being able to tell which are the most important, except by sorting and reading for hours.

Which just doesn’t happen. The average first time guest at this site is here only for seconds. Requiring attention for hours for that reader to find the relevant posts he or she wants to find and read means quite simply that they will not be found and may as well, frankly, not have been written and posted. There are nigh on 2,000 posts on HogwartsProfessor. Without an easily accessed file system on the home page, a system cued to essential subjects, only 1 in 10,000 visitors will be able to find the posts they want for academic research into what has already been published or for personal benefit.

Last week I began the process of sorting and filing HogwartsProfessor articles into what Yaro Starak calls ‘Pillar Posts’ with a collection of urls to the things I and other Potter Pundits have written about literary alchemy in the ten years we’ve been online. For starters, these Pillar Posts will only be link lists that have been sorted into categories for easier navigation (let me know if there are subjects you want included in this project; I have twenty Pillars on my to-do list). The goal is to have proper write-ups of take-away points on the relevant subjects, something like a HogPro wiki.

Today’s entry in the Pillar Post Project is Crimes of Grindelwald. Believe it or not, there are already fifty HogwartsProfessor posts on the second Fantastic Beasts film. After the jump, you’ll find them all in one place and sorted into nine categories. There will soon be a sidebar on the left hand side of the page where the twenty Pillars will be prominently displayed.

Thank you in advance for your patience and support during this project! Sharing your ideas would be a simultaneous grace and blessing.


nota bene

Is ‘Nagini’ the Name of the Maledictus in Crimes of Grindelwald? Nagini Gaunt? (Loomis/Granger)

Deleted Scene Dialogue: Theseus/Leta (Willis) (Hardy)



Crimes of Grindelwald Group Portrait: Is It a Meaningful Picture of the Story? (-> Groves) (-> Sipal)

Box 2703: A Pointer to Alchemy in Crimes of Grindelwald?


Ring Composition

Crimes of Grindelwald: The Story Ring




Guest Posts (Barnhart)

not bene (Schaubert) (Voetberg) (Frankel) (Frankel) (-> Groves) (Groves) (Groves) (Loomis) (September Fawkes) (Semmens)


Predictions (-> Sipal, Tarantino, et aliis) (Loomis) (Hardy) (Semmens)

The Ariana-Credence Theory (Rectenwald) 

Rowling Interviews

Fantastic Beasts: The Presence Speaks




Actor Interviews

Fantastastic Beasts Cast Visits Alabama?

Fantastic Beasts: ‘Absurd Fan Theories’

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