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OK, maybe everyone else who’s read the Harry Potter books caught on to this fact before me, maybe I should have noticed this or thought about it more or what-have-you — Terry says she knew this somehow, but isn’t sure how or why she knows it. But I hadn’t realized that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is located in Scotland.

Makes sense, of course, especially when you see the mountainous landscape as represented in the movies; that’s certainly not the gentle rolling hills I have in my head as making up most of England. And that train ride from King’s Cross Station to Hogsmeade sure does take a while. It had just never occured to me and kind of threw me for a bit of a conceptual loop when I saw a reference earlier today to “Hogsmeade, Scotland.”

Sort of like when I first read that Metropolis is supposedly is in Delaware. I mean, c’mon… that’s almost as bizarre as saying that Paragon City, the setting of City of Heroes, is in Rhode Island. That’s just ludicrous, right? Right?

Written by Allen

January 24th, 2006 at 12:11 am

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