Pottermore, PoA Chapter 15 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 10: THE QUIDDITCH FINAL

Scene 1 (“Gryffindor Wins the Cup”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • Nice artwork with Harry lifting the Quidditch Cup, banners waving, and streamers coming down.
    • COLLECT binoculars from the Gryffindor female in back of the waving Gryffindor arm.
  • Zoom 2:
    • COLLECT 5 Galleons – from the stands to the right.
    • COLLECT Chocolate Frog Card for Leopoldina Smethwyck (the first British witch to referee Quidditch) – from further down the field past the waving banner to the left.

Okay… so where is the Wolfsbane Dust Chocolate Frog Card that I’m hearing about?

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

    • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
    • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, PoA Chapter 14 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 14: SNAPE’S GRUDGE

Scene 1 (“Buckbeak’s Appeal”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT a Bath bun – in the foreground, to the right of the candle.
  • Zoom 2:
    • Move cursor to get Buckbeak to eat from the bloody ferret meat in front of him.
    • Move cursor to get Fang to yawn.
    • Move cursor to make the worms move.
    • COLLECT Chocolate Frog Card for Wilfred Elphick (first Wizard gored by an African Erumpet) – by opening the top drawer beneath the worms.
    • COLLECT a Galleon – by opening the second drawer beneath the worms.
    • COLLECT Flobberworm Mucus – at the base of the chest beneath the bowl of worms.
    • CLOSER LOOK at the letter sent to Hagrid concerning Buckbeak’s attack on Malfoy – from the pocket in the hanging coat.

Scene 2 (“The Shrieking Shack”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • Move cursor over Harry’s head, to get Harry to become visible from beneath his Invisibility Cloak and hear the cloak removed.
    • COLLECT a bar of Frog Spawn Soap – from Ron’s pocket.
    • COLLECT a Leaping Toadstool – from the base of the tree next to the Shrieking Shack.
    • Move cursor over gate to hear it creak.
    • Move cursor over the pathway to get a squishy sound and the movement of what might possibly be leaping toadstools. (sorry, can’t tell precisely)
  • Zoom 2:
    • COLLECT Valerian Sprigs – from the valley to the right.
    • From the Comments:
      • COLLECT a Sprig of Lavendar from the dark patch on the side of the central hill. (Thanks, Annie and Elizabeth!)

Scene 3 (“A Spare Bit of Parchment”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • Move the cursor over the jars on Snape’s shelves to see some of the contents move.
    • COLLECT Pufferfish Eyes – from the left side of the third shelf to Snape’s left.
    • COLLECT Bat Spleens – from the floor below the shelves to Snape’s left.
    • COLLECT Dragon Liver – from the floor below the shelves to Snape’s left.
    • COLLECT Eels’ Eyes – from the right side of the second shelf to Snape’s left.
    • Move cursor over the bag to Harry’s left to see one of the items move. (sorry… can’t tell what it is).
    • CLOSER LOOK – the insult the Marauder’s Map gave to Severus Snape.
    • Move the cursor over Snape’s right arm to get him to throw the floo powder in the fireplace – and bring Lupin into the picture.

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

    • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
    • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, PoA Chapter 13 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 13: GRYFFINDOR VERSUS RAVENCLAW

Scene 1 (“Ron Tries Out the Firebolt”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT Dried Nettles – from the far end of the Quidditch Pitch.
    • COLLECT a Galleon – in back of the sleeping person (I assume this is Madam Hooch?). You can get Madam Hooch to snore by moving your cursor.
    • COLLECT a Chocolate Frog Card for Cyprian Youdle (the only referee ever to die during a Quidditch match – killed by a curse) – on the ground in the front row of the stands.
    • From the Comments:
      • COLLECT a Bertie Bott’s Grass-Flavoured Bean – from the grass between the two nearest posts. (Thanks, Annie!)
  • Zoom 2:
    • Move your cursor to help Ron fly Harry’s thunderbolt. At one point, you can even get him to loop-the-loop through one of the goalposts!
    • UNLOCK “The Firebolt” (JKR-Exclusive Content) by clicking on the third goalpost. This is fantastic information about Harry’s broom!

Scene 2 (“A Rude Awakening”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • Another delightful Stephen Fry or Jim Dale audio reading, complete with the McGonnagall voice.
    • COLLECT a Chocolate Frog Card for Alberic Grunnion (inventor of the dungbomb) – next to the trunk at the foot of the bed.
    • COLLECT Toothflossing Stringmints (for your dental hygiene needs) – from the left side of the trunk.
    • Move cursor to make the green thing move and make noise. (Does anybody know what this thing is called?).
      • From the Comments: It’s apparently a fanged frisbee nibbling on the paper. (Thanks, Sara!)
  • Zoom 2:
    • Moves the scene to the left. I’m not finding anything to collect here. I hope commenters find something!
  • Zoom 3:
    • Zooms the cursor IN.
    • Move cursor to middle bed to watch the scarlet Gryffindor bed curtains fall.
    • COLLECT a galleon – from the trunk at the foot of the bed to the left.
    • COLLECT  dungbomb (Peeves will be so thrilled!) – from the top of the chest next to the bed to the right.
  • Double-clicking after this just reverses the zoom levels.

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

    • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
    • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, PoA Chapter 12 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 12: THE PATRONUS

Scene 1 (“Expecto Patronum”)

Nice to finally see a scene that is named after this blog! ;)

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT the Chocolate Frog Card for Andros the Invincible (an ancient Greek Wizard who is supposed to have produced a gigantic Patronus) – in the drawer of the first desk to the left in back of Lupin.
    • UNLOCK “Dementors and Chocolate” (JKR-Exclusive Content) – on the desk in front of where Harry is sitting. There’s not really much content there though.
  • Zoom 2:
    • Move cursor towards Lupin to lock up the boggart.
    • COLLECT 5 galleons – by opening the door to the shelves to the left.
    • COLLECT a Bertie Bott’s Pumpkin-Flavoured Bean – from the drawer to the desk next to the desk with the Chocolate Frog card.

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

    • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
    • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, PoA Chapter 11 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 11: THE FIREBOLT

Scene 1 (“The Firebolt Is Confiscated”)

I think I may have messed up the Zoom levels in this chapter, so if commenters can verify or correct the zoom levels, I would be very grateful.

After this chapter, I will take a break until I have finished teaching my class. I should return in about 7-8 hours.

  • Zoom 1:
    • Stephen Fry reads this dialogue-heavy scene and uses a delightful “McGonnagall” voice to read her lines.
    • COLLECT Chocolate Frog Card for Dunbar Oglethorpe (next to books to the left of the gobstones). Oglethorpe was the Chief of Q.U.A.B.B.L.E. – a Quidditch “betterment” league for Britain.
    • Move cursor to make Hermione pull the book up over her face.
  • Zoom 2:
    • UNLOCK “Gobstones” (JKR-Exclusive Content) – found on table in back of Ron. By moving your cursor, you can also get a gobstone on the table to squirt gunk. I’ve always wondered about Gobstones, since I knew that Severus Snape’s mother was an avid player while at Hogwarts.
    • COLLECT Spellotape (from the chair to the right, near McGonnagall).
    • COLLECT Homemade Mince Pies from the table next to the gobstones.
    • From the Comments:
      • COLLECT a bauble from the Christmas tree. (Thanks, Annie and Elizabeth!)

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

    • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
    • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, PoA Chapter 10 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 10: THE MARAUDER’S MAP

In this chapter, we take our first trip to Hogsmeade!

Pottermore gives us a great feast for the eyes. But I do hope commenters have found items that I have missed… because there SHOULD be a ton more stuff to find in Hogsmeade!!!

Scene 1 (“Dissendium”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • Move cursor to get the door to open and shut.
    • Move the cursor to get the visor on the armor at the right to move.
    • UNLOCK: “The Marauder’s Map” (JKR-Exclusive Content) – click on the map in Harry’s hand next to the statue of what appears to be a crouching crone. (sorry, haven’t read PoA in awhile so don’t remember the statue descriptions from this scene).
    • From the Comments:
      • COLLECT Mistletoe Berries (above the statue). (Thanks, Kristen Learned and Annie!)
      • COLLECT Chocolate Frog Card for Gunhilda of Gorsemoor – one-eyed, hump-backed inventor of a cure for Dragon pox (and apparently, the subject of the statue). Card can be found at base of statue on right side. (Thanks, Annie!)
  • Zoom 2:
    • COLLECT Jiggery Pokery and Hocus Pocus (on the floor through the open doors. I think you have to open the doors at Zoom 1). This is actually a pretty funny title because the name of the book is comprised of “faux spells” that Harry called out when he was trying to get his cousin Dudley to back off at the beginning of CoS.
    • You can also see snow falling through the window behind the open doors.

Scene 2 (“HoneyDukes”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • COLLECT an Acid Pop from among the “lollipops” on the counter. “Acid Pop” will be a password to the Headmaster’s Tower in HBP.
    • Move cursor to group of students on the right to get what looks like a purple balloon to spontaneously inflate and float upward.
  • Zoom OUT 2:
    • COLLECT a Choco-ball (from middle counter – looks like a cupcake).
    • COLLECT a Peppermint Toad (from the green items on the left shelves).
    • Move cursor to male student at the left and watch him breathe fire (presumably using a Pepper Imp).
    • Move cursor to ring the shop bell.

Scene 3 (“The Three Broomsticks”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • Blustery, cold, snowy, windy. Can move cursor around to get a snowball lobbed at you.
    • Really nice artwork and animation, but I’m not seeing much to do here.
    • From the Comments:
      • COLLECT a sprig of holly from the upstairs window of the nearest building (The Three Broomsticks?). (Thanks, JennyKruschke!)
  • Zoom 2:
    • Move cursor to get student at the left to breathe fire.
    • Move cursor to get doors to The Three Broomsticks to open.
    • COLLECT Chocolate Frog Card for Glover Hipworth (inventor of the Pepperup Potion). Side-effect of his invention: the drinker smokes at the ears for hours afterward. Card can be found on the ground to the right of Hagrid and Cornelius Fudge.
    • COLLECT snow ball (to right of the fire-breathing student).

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

    • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
    • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
    • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.

Pottermore, PoA Chapter 9 (what I’ve found so far…)

DISCLAIMER: This is not exactly a live blog and it’s definitely not a Finder’s Guide. It’s what I’ve found so far. There’s also probably some stuff I’m missing. :)

Here’s what I’ve found so far (DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!)…

CHAPTER 9: GRIM DEFEAT

Scene 1 (“Gryffindor Versus Hufflepuff”)

  • Zoom 1:
    • Dementor voices and rain noises. See Dementors on the ground looking up at Harry. I don’t think there’s anything to find here.
  • Zoom 2 (pulls back and moves frame up into the sky):
    • Stephen Fry or Jim Dale reads the scene from the audiobook. Selection ends with Harry remembering his mother’s scream.
    • Move cursor to get Harry to chase the snitch.

That’s all! There does not appear to be anything to collect in this chapter.

Key to Zoom Levels:
I am using the conventions I’ve seen used elsewhere when discussing Pottermore zoom levels:

  • Zoom 1 = the original zoom level.
  • Zoom 2 = zoom in one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom 3 = zoom in two levels from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 2 = zoom out one level from Zoom 1.
  • Zoom OUT 3 = zoom out two levels from Zoom 1.