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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 original web building program was obsolete, and it 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 all 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 were 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 yet another case of my software no longer being supported by my hardware staring me in the face. And of course large portions of the site’s navigation elements once again are no longer supported by the current version of the program. This will entail a full redesign. Which I am not exactly regarding with enthusiasm. I rather like the site as it is.

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 2020 you’ll get to explore a whole new Red Hen Publications website again.

But the existing 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

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
Birds of a Feather: Voyage #2 by WolfWillow Jan 26, 2020
All the Stories are True by Delphipsmith Apr 13, 2020
The Poison Garden by Turtle Wexler May 31, 2020
The Best Revenge Vol. 1: 2nd Edition by Arsinoe De Blassenville Nov 26, 2020
The Best Revenge Vol. 2: 2nd Edition by Arsinoe De Blassenville Nov 26, 2020
The Best Revenge Vol. 3: 2nd Edition by Arsinoe De Blassenville Nov 26, 2020
Birds of a Feather: Voyage #3 Nov 17, 2021

Go to Publications Collection

Most Recent Projects

Upload Date

Ah, Fandom: Hoggy-Warty Xmas 2018 Jan 13, 2019
Ah, Fandom: SS/HG Holiday Gift Exchange 2019 Jan 14, 2020
Ah, Fandom: Hoggy-Warty Xmas 2019 Jan 14, 2020
Unposted Publicarion Graphics: Original illustrations from The Best Revenge, First Edition Nov 26, 2020
Ah, Fandom: A Report on ‘Unity!’ moved to this collection Sept 25, 2021
Ah, Fandom: Hoggy-Warty Xmas 2020 Nov 18, 2021

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

Most Recent Postings Upload Date
General edits and light revision of the whole collection Summer, 2018

Go to All Things Relative Collection

Most Recent Postings Upload Date
Revision and additons to: One Good Slytherin Apr 14, 2020
Added to Missed Opportunities: The Longbottom Affair

Apr 18, 2020

Added to …and a Cast of Dozens: Albus Dumbledore Apr 19, 2020
Revision and expansion of: The Werewolf Caper (Yes, again!)

Apr 21, 2020

Revision and expansion of: Man’s Best Friend Apr 22, 2020
Moved from the UNhallowed collection: Subhead: Harry Potter and the Dark Lord May 14, 2020
Minor additon to: O! The Times are Out of Joint! May 14, 2020
Addition and reconsideration of: 24 Hours Feb 23, 2021
Updates to O! The Times are Out of Joint!, The Courage of Lily Potter & Hostage to Misfortune May 15, 2021
Fixing damaged page and fairly major edits to: Albus Dumbledore May 17, 2021
Rewrite, new graphics: The Noble House of Black Sept 20, 1021
A Report on ‘Unity!’ moved to the Graphics collection Sept 25, 2021
Revision to: Loose Canon Oct 9, 2021

Go to Concerning the Potterverse Collection

Most Recent Postings Upload Date
General edits and light revision of the whole collection Summer, 2018
Revision and additions to: Advancement of Learning Apr 18, 2020
Moved into the main collection: The Longbottom Affair Apr 18,2020
Moved into the main collection: Albus Dumbledore Apr 19, 2020
Revision and Shifted to the Out on a Limb subhead: Attempting Necromancy Apl 21, 2020
Moved to the main collection: Subhead: Harry Potter and the Dark Lord May 14, 2020

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 retcon the series in an online format, and gleefully butchering canon in a slew of film spin-offs.)

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 first 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 last major General Update to these Collections was: October 31, 2007.

There probably isn’t going to be another one any time soon. 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 or after 2020). 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 happened 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.