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Discussion - HBP [06 Jan 2006|01:37am]

ex_superstit361
Half Blood Prince stuff here..about a certain person who goes by their three initialsCollapse )
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LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE! [15 Dec 2005|10:48pm]

starchild_dream
46 weeks! o_o Wow this community is........dead?
No no no! We cannot have that!


Hello, my name is Jaz (Moony for short), I'm your new owner/mod/headmaster/etc.

True, as I must admit myself as to liking the movies, I do prefer the books more. It's a lot better when you can take your time, when there isn't a two-hour limit on the fun. You can imagine everything the way you'd like it to be, even though it looks nifty on screen, you can have it your way in the imagination world.
Well, there's a lot more in the books...that's the main reason.
That and I can read it wherever I go.
La la la. o_o

Well, I'm off. Let's breathe some life into this place!
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[23 Jan 2005|09:58am]

the_duke
My theory revolves around the Mimbulus Mimbletonia.

Very rare, native to Assyria, this plant resembles a grey cactus, but with boils where the spines would have been. The boils are a defensive mechanism that spews Stinksap upon contact.

This plant is a particular favorite of Neville Longbottom's, who received one as a present from his Great Uncle Algie for his 15th birthday (OP10).

This plant has always interested me since I read Order of the Phoenix for in the chapters that surround the battle at the Ministry of Magic this is where we first find out about The Veil and some things about it.

Some of the things we learn about The Veil are told to us first hand i the book and other things are left quite vague. I picked up on something interestingly curious when reading through the book and that is what my theory is based on.

The plant I mentioned is the curious object in my theory that links with The Veil in the Ministry. At an earlier stage in the book before the group happen upon The Veil a few of them get sprayed accidentally by Neville's plant, the Mimbulus Mibletonia.

If memory serves me right, I've not read the book for a while, the people that get sprayed are Harry Potter, Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood. The two that did not get sprayed, but whom where also there, were Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

I thought nothing of this until a later point occurred - when the group of wizards and witches are in the Ministry and see The Veil that Sirius Black goes through.

Voices are also heard from behind The Veil by some of the people that are there...namely Harry, Neville, Ginny and Luna. This group are strangely attracted to The Veil for an odd reason that the rest can't figure out. The other two people in the group are confused at which voices the first group are hearing as they don't hear any voices from beyond The Veil. These two people are Hermione and Ron.

It now becomes apparent that the same people that are drawn to The Veil are the ones that got sprayed by Neville's plant, the Mimbulus Mimbletonia. The people that weren't interested in The Veil did not get sprayed by the plant.

So with the facts I present you I now need responses on whether or not you think that Neville's plant will aid anyone communicate with people that have stepped beyond The Veil or not.
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Oliver Wood [07 Nov 2004|01:53am]

the_duke
I'm trying to find out where Oliver Wood was born...I know Sean Biggerstaff is Scottish but where is Oliver from in the books? If you know could yo also back it up with a fact from somewhere? Thanks in advance.
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A clue from JKR [02 Sep 2004|10:18am]

daisan
[ mood | curious ]

I have no idea if this has been posted in the harry_potter community because I do not watch it anymore, but I haven't seen it posted here or at the Golden Snitch.

So....

Any thoughts on JKR's latest statement, as seen in this weeks Time Magazine where she says:

"Why didn't Dumbledore kill, or try to kill, Voldemort?" JK Rowling, posing one of two questions she says no one has yet asked about her Harry Potter book series but should have. The other is, Why didn't Voldemort die?

If there has been a discussion on this already, I apologize, and would definitely appreciate any links to it.

My thoughtsCollapse )

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Whaddya think? [15 Jul 2004|11:52pm]

hermione13
Since no ones written anything in a while so I thought I would say something.

Um... lets see.



The new books title is supposed to be "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" right? who do you think that prince will be?
It might be a dumb question but its something
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Books over Movies anyday [04 Jul 2004|11:26am]

the_duke
I first heard of Harry Potter when the first movie came out and because it was everywhere and hyped to the max it put me off the whole thing. I thought it was a kiddies movie and wasn't interested although I've always liked magical stories and things like that, I thought I might have liked it but didn't want to see a childrens film that is over-hyped.

About a year later my boss at work, who I get along great with, asked if I'd read the books as he'd just finished the fifth book and thought that they were great books...me and him have read a lot of the same books and have similar interests in a lot of things fantastical....this left me surprised that he'd read what I believed to be kiddies books...I work in a shop that buys & sells things - new & old - and someone had sold us the first four books in a box set (sealed) about a week earlier and we still had them floating about...I decided to buy the books in the box for a total of £6 and began reading the first one on the bus home...Harry was at the zoo when I had to get off the bus and when I got home I continued reading for most of the night. I was amazed how captivating the story was.

I've now read all five books. I had to go buy the fifth book from a shop up town for the regular cover price (Hardback = £16.99) and I also bought two Barry Trotter novels at the same time.

It was after reading the first couple of books that the movie of Philosophers Stone came into my work second hand and I purchased it and came home that night and watched it and was upset at the slower pace the movie has compared to the book.

I love the books and only quite like the movies. This is proven by the fact that after reading the five books that are available at the moment I began reading them again yet I still haven't been bothered to go see the Prisoner of Azkaban movie yet...I know I'll eventually get round to seeing it but I probably won't bother with the cinema release...I'll see it when it comes out on disc and even then probably just wait until it comes into my work because I got the first two films that way so why change now?

Anyway...that's my fanatical post about how much I now love the books. I'm one of the most obsessed HP fans I know, actually I'm the only one I know. I always find this amusing considering how much I hated Harry Potter before even reading the books or seeing the movies...I think the hype that was around the first movie killed it to start with for me and I hadn't heard of the books untill after the first movie release.

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The Duke
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[04 Jul 2004|12:39am]

tarnishedestiny
I'm just curious... why do you all like and how did you get into Harry Potter?

For myself, the how: My friend showed me the first book in Middle School... many a year ago. At least 5-ish... though that seems so long ago. It was before PoA was released, because I remember being excited when that one was in the library.

Why I like them: They're so well written.. even though they are called childrens books, teenagers and adults can enjoy them. There's so much in them, so they appeal to all ages. I can really get into them; as I'm reading I can picture it all and it's like I'm watching the book, more than reading it. ^_^

Short answers, becase it's hard to put into words just how I feel.

I'm looking forward to hearing from everyone else.

P.S. We're still fairly new and small... it'd be nice to get more active. If you have HP loving friends, tell them about us. ^_^
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Tom Riddle [01 Jul 2004|03:11pm]

the_duke
In the books we find out that Harry sometimes and at strange times hears a voice in his head. Like when Quirrel was holding him he heard screams and a voice in his head saying "Harry, harry". When in book 5 when a certain person falls behind the veil Harry is thinking after in the tower and a voice in his head says something like "Of course he's dead" although Harry doesn't want to believe this voice.

I think this voice is part of The Dark Lord's essence/spirit that was transferred to Harry on the night of the attack on his parents and himself. I think that the part of You-Know-Who's mind that is in Harry is the thing that gace him the scar and is also the thing that causes him pain when he is near The Dark Lord - as if the part in Harry's head is trying to escape and rejoin with You-Know-Who.

I expect a part of one of the forthcoming books will reveal lthat Harry had an imiganry childhood friend called Tom Riddle - name coming from the voice inside his head. We'll learn that Tom Riddle has been talking to Harry since an early age and would also be the same part of The Dark Lord's spirit that has helped Harry do his Dr. Doolittle bit and talk with the snakes.

That's what I think anyways....I could be wrong.

Regards

The Duke
-=D=-
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new [20 Jun 2004|02:45am]

kutiechick
[ mood | awake ]

Whew...glad to find this community. I am a recent Harry Potter fan but am thoroughly obsessed as of now. I read some of your posts about spoilers for Order of the Pheonix and things, well...I know that I just finished reading that one this past week, but I didn't read the first one till less than 6 months ago - I'm very new. But I guess that some people didn't get into it right away, I know my reasoning was stupid - didn't want to become obsessed plus was in an environment that didn't exactly smile upon reading books about "witches and wizards" but now I say, "whatever" because I am definitely a fan. Ok, enough said...hope to have some good discussions here...

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Uhmm.... [17 Jun 2004|09:48am]

hermione13
[ mood | artistic ]

I was rereading the first book..and came to the part where Professor McGonagall is asking Dumbledore if Lily and James are really dead. But McGonagall was in the Order right? Wouldn't members of the Order be the first to know that Voldemort was defeated? And that Lily and James were dead? I don't know. That part has just been nagging at me.

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[16 Jun 2004|08:13pm]

thejoysofjess
WOO!

i totally got harry potter and the philosopher's stone in the mail today!

don't ask why i felt the need to own both the british and the american versions, but i do. one day i will buy the spanish version, and one day i will buy the british version with the kid cover.

i actually just wanted to see what was different.
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[14 Jun 2004|03:04pm]

sugarfritter
[ mood | awake ]

Does anyone else get Harry Potter cravings? Like you'll just be sitting around then all of a sudden you get this undeniable urge to read some Harry Potter?

It happens to me occaisionally. Usually a chapter or two will curb the craving..

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Question [14 Jun 2004|12:57am]

emilysplaid
[ mood | curious ]

When Voldermort was reduced to little more than spirit after his attack on Harry when Harry was a baby... how did Voldermort keep his wand all those years? He didn't have hands or pockets... where did he put it? We know that he still has it because he uses it against Harry in GoF.

Same question with Sirius, how did he get his wand back after he escaped from Azkaban?

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[13 Jun 2004|11:53pm]

bigmoron
[ mood | headachey ]

OotP spoilernessCollapse )

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You know.. [13 Jun 2004|03:00am]

hermione13
I always hear so much about saying anything about The Order of the Phoenix being a spoiler..but the books almost a year old right...? so..shouldnt all Harry Potter fans have read it by now?
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animagi [10 Jun 2004|10:48pm]

roguetrina
I just finished rereading GoF and one little thing bothers me. Reeta Skeeter turns out to be an unregistered animagus just like james and sirius. It just seems that there are too many animagi running around. Hermione makes a big deal that they have to be registered but how are there so many unregisted animagi running around?

GRR, it has been bugging me!
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[10 Jun 2004|12:40pm]

zoeycleybourne
In thinking about things that may or may not happen in the last two books, I've come across some very interesting theories, (as well as some exteremly stupid ones), and I was wondering what people here thought about the idea of Ron being a Seer.

I personally have come to really like that theory, and think that it would be wonderful for Ron to finally have a niche that no one else has. Thoughts?
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[08 Jun 2004|10:13pm]

bubblesnap
I'm kind of interested in reading books about harry potter.
Can you recommend any?
Also, were Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts any good? I mean, were they captivating, or just kind of school books?
I want to read them, but am contemplating whether or not I want to buy them or just borrow them from the library.

thanks!
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[08 Jun 2004|12:40pm]

bigmoron
What's your favorite quote from a Harry Potter book?


Most of my favorites are said by Dumbledore. I have many that I love, but I think for now I'll go with:

"Alas, earwax."
--Dumbledore
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