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The Witching Hour [11 Jun 2005|12:28pm]

geeterz
[ mood | chipper ]

I'm sorry if this post isn't allowed.

"The Witching Hour" needs some help spreading the word, and my friend requests that anyone going to HBP midnight party could maybe help by passing out flyers.

Here is the post. He would really appreciate any help!

Crossposted everywhere (sorry!)

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newbie [17 Sep 2004|10:38pm]

restlesswolves
[ mood | curious ]

Hi, all. This is my first post, but I decided to join because I've been an HP slueth for about a while now. I got the first mysteries book almost as soon as it came out, same with the 'new clues' addition. I was so excited about it that I began analyzing the 5th book like a fiend...it's covered with pink post-it notes. My parents think I'm insane, as do most of my friends, but it's good to know that there are others like me out there!

I have a few theories about the septology...and I have opinions about the theories presented in the books, and I'm so excited about discussing them here.

My first comment: I completely disagree with the James/Remus theory. This may just be because I've had this odd dislike for James ever since the fifth book...and because I LOVE REMUS with every fiber of my mis-guided being. I do think that it's well supported, but I also think it's quite a long stretch.

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Chess Theory Link?? [14 Sep 2004|08:57am]

gwenlister
Small favour to ask you guys. You know the Chess Theory? I was trying to tell my friend about it but I can't remember everything so I was wondering if anyone has a link to it. I'm sure it's been posted somewhere on LJ dozens of times.

Got it -- never mind. :)
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the questions of Slytherin house [13 Aug 2004|03:44pm]

paintedponyxox
x-posted in 3broomsticks and sane_potter
I have always been bothered by the seemingly concrete idea that anyone from the Slytherin house is automatically bad/evil/a villain. I really think this is only what we`re supposed to believe at this point. Now that I think about it, isn`t it kind of weird how there`s only a small handful of Slytherin students that we know that much about? The only students we know for sure come from families that support Voldemort are Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, and the only other person that is even mentioned that often is Parkinson. (Rule #2)
Most of the Slytherins that we know enough to hate are Purebloods from the biggest Pureblood families - the Blacks, the Malfoys, the Lestranges, etc. But I was very interested by this hint in the chapter 6 section of New Clues: "HP sleuths should have been taking very careful notes as Sirius described the background on each member of his family. One thought that should be flitting through the heads of HP sleuths is that it`s not always which Dark Wizards are on that Pureblood tapestry, but which ones are not." I think they`re trying to hint at Snape here. I believe that Snape probably isn`t a Pureblood. Read more...Collapse )
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Figg's Cats & Polyjuice potion [08 Jul 2004|08:12pm]

jessifly
Well, this is my first post. Actually this was my comment to a post about the relationship of squibs and their cats by kokopelli, but I thought I'd post it again in case anyone has any ideas on this.

I haven't read my books in a while, but I think Ms.Figg has only 4 cats (Mr. Tibbles, Snowy, Mr. Paws, and Tufty). Something interesting to me is how a couple of their names are similiar to some wizards names I noticed. For example Tufty (= Tofty, he was one of the examiners for the OWLS), and his friend (also an OWL examiner) is named Tiberius (= Tibbles). Also interesting is that Figg's house smells of cabbage which we know to be a sign of Polyjuice potion. So I suspect Tufty and Mr. Tibbles to be the OWL examiners on the potion. As far as Snowy and Mr. Paws, perhaps they are just regualar cats, but otherwise the only connection I can make is Snowy = Snow Owl = Hedwig? There was a third OWL examiner mentioned... Madam Marchbanks.. I suppose Marchbanks = marching feet = feet/paws = Mr. Paws? Those are a little more far fetched.. but anyway I thought I might share these thoughts..
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[23 Jun 2004|07:29pm]

paintedponyxox
[ mood | artistic ]

I`m pretty curious to know more about that quill that Umbridge makes Harry do lines with. There must be more importance to this part of book 5 than to help illustrate that Umbridge is sadistic and evil. What would a quill like that actually be made for? I`m sure it`s intended use is not to torture students for punishment. Everyone`s first reaction to this part is to be shocked because of the fact that the pen cuts the words into your skin. But what bothers me is what is does besides that. The idea of writing a statement in your own blood is rather dissettling to me, if you know what I mean.

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[23 Jun 2004|12:00am]

kissme_deadly07
This community is so dead. It makes me sad. We need to start posting stuff.

What do you all think of the new movie?
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[06 Jun 2004|11:40pm]

paintedponyxox
Hello, everybody. I`m new.
I guess I`ll start off with a question that has bothered me for a long time:
If Peter was Lily and James`s secret keeper and was the only one who knew where they lived, then how did Hagrid go there to get Harry? Sirius knew how to get there, but I`m sure Peter told him where the house was as soon as the charm was finished because there was no reason for him not to know. But as far as we know, Hagrid wasn`t really that close to the Potters (if he really knew them at all). Or maybe he knew them a lot more than it`s seemed so far. It`s kind of weird how almost everyone around Harry knew Lily and James at some point but seem to hold back that information. Even Tonks says something that makes it sound like she saw them a lot, even though she would have been kind of young.
On another thought, can someone explain to me where I`m supposed to go with these "running bits?" I really don`t understand how one is supposed to lock them together and figure anything out. All I understand so far is that they emphasize things that have significance to the story. Noses are emphasized a lot, Neville breaks his nose near the end of the book.....so what? Can anyone give me an example of running bits in one chapter that reveal any kind of concrete information and absolutely prove that JKR puts these things in on purpose?
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my lupin/pettigrew/dumbledore theory [26 Apr 2004|02:34am]

___sexhair
[ mood | contemplative ]

I have a small theory that involves Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, and Albus Dumbledore.

Ever since Volde *cringe* You Know Who endowed Wormtail with a shiny new silver hand, many HP theorists have suspected that this new appendage will be the eventual downfall of Lupin, since he is a werewolf.

First off, I think it should be noted that the legend of silver being deadly to werewolves is common but is not always the case in every culture or story. Sometimes there is a very specific way you must use the silver in order to kill the werewolf, and in some tellings and cultures, silver does nothing to harm the beast so the whole silver thing is not universal. So we must keep this in consideration when thinking about this theory, because you never know what path of this myth that JKR is going to take in her own story.

And now, onto my theory...we learned in Book 1 that Dumbledore was a noted alchemist right alongside his good buddy Nicholas Flamel. Alchemy is the medieval practice of turning metals into gold, right? Well, let's envision a tense battle scene between members of the Order of the Phoenix (including Dumbledore, of course) and a handful of Voldy's most trusted and powerful Death Eaters. Let's say Voldy has personally asked Wormtail to go after Lupin, hoping that the silver would somehow kill him. It would make sense to make Lupin a prime target of Voldy's, because after Sirius, Dumbledore, and Mr. & Mrs. Weasley, Remus is one of the adults closest to Harry and we all know how Voldy likes to prey upon those who care for Harry the most. Let's say that Wormtail senses an opportunity to go for Lupin, and he does...but in steps Dumbledore, who uses his expertise in alchemy to change Wormtail's silver hand into gold, rendering it unable to harm Lupin.

I know that this scenario has a very small chance of happening, but I just thought I'd mention it to ease the fears of all the Lupin fans (me being amongst them!) so that they don't all believe that it's hopeless for dear old Moony.

Please tell me what you think of my theory, or if you have anything to add, please comment with it! And if you are in any other HP/HP theory-related communities that you think might like to discuss my theory, please let me know so that I can join and cross-post and start up a fresh discussion. Thanks!

cross posted to: hptheories // hogwarts // harry_potter // debate_potter // potter_sleuths

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*falls off a broomstick* [21 Apr 2004|06:33pm]

skullaptora
[ mood | potter-ish ]

Hi, my names Ashley, im lucky 13, mhm, i just wanted to introduce myself, i became of fan of Harry Potter when the 1st book came out. And indeed, i give some thanks to Liz, who kept me on the go with still holding on, and being a Harry Potter fan. So ya, thats all for today, its nice to meet you all

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[01 Apr 2004|01:15am]

kissme_deadly07
I was just re reading book five and I realized something. Petunia was explaining to Vernon how the Dementors guarded Azkaban. When Petunia gave her explanation telling how she knew about the Dementors she said "I heard - that awful boy - telling her about them - years ago."

Maybe I'm not remembering correctly, but I'm thinking the dementors started guarding Azkaban after Voldemort's downfall, This means it would have been impossible for her explanation to be true.

Petunia HAS to have some contact in the wizarding world.

Kay, this is all. :o)
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[18 Mar 2004|01:27pm]

kissme_deadly07
[ mood | excited ]

Greetings. Just thought it was time to introduce myself. :o)

My name is Courtney, I'm 15 years old and from the state of Kentucky. I've been a Harry Potter fan for around three years. I didn't discover the works of Galadriel Waters until last year while looking around on Mugglenet.

I'm so glad I found this community. Thanks for starting it Dema! *Big smile* <3

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[04 Mar 2004|11:26am]

misspadfoot
I had to share the following from the JRK chat on The Leaky Cauldron.

I had to cut them because then I started babbling about themCollapse )
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The chamber of secrets [10 Feb 2004|11:43pm]

ex_buckbeak909
Not long ago i made a post on this community about a j.k rowling saying there is a clue in the chamber of secrets. She said something along the lines of

' there is a big clue in the film, i have a hard job covering all the clues up, this one is very important'

I read it a long time ago, and don't have a link.

In every book so far we have been told by hermione

'How many times do i have to tell you, you can't apparate inside hogwarts, it says so in hogwarts:a history'

And what does dobby do in the hospital wing after he bewitched the bludger.... he apparates.
he doesn't just make himself invisible because harry is clutching him... and then clutching thin- air....

So i think house elves being able to apparate and disapparate inside hogwarts will become quite important in future books

any thoughts?
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the harry-james-switching thing in New Clues [10 Feb 2004|12:20pm]

pippajane
Hi all... good to see absolutely nobody's written since my very first message (my computer has been out of action for a couple of weeks...)

I've just been reading the forums on Mugglenet and there's something there about GW thinking James and Lupin switched in some way? Can someone PLEASE fill me in on this - I've got no idea.

Thanks,
Pippa
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help required [26 Jan 2004|11:03pm]

pippajane
[ mood | relieved ]

Hi all, Thank god I found this LJ. I've been following the posts on the mugglenet.com forum for the Hints Guide but because I live in Australia, I have virtually no chance of getting a hold of the book itself. I would really, really appreciate it if someone could fill me in on some of the basics, and maybe even allow me to email/post questions as they arise (don't worry, I'll try not to inundate you). My first, basic question is as follows: What are the "rules"? I know one of them has to do with interruptions, but... Much appreciated... thanks, Pippa

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[16 Jan 2004|06:29pm]

kearnsdotcom
[ mood | confused ]

question:

in OotP, the kids all go to the Hog's Head bar to start the D.A.

Harry notices that the barman looks "oddly familiar".

any thoughts/answers as to who he might be?

<3

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[08 Jan 2004|04:14pm]

moaningmyrtle24
Hey HP fanatics! I have a theory/connection to share with you all that I ontained from my friend Jaanelle. I credit all of this to her:

Okay, you know in OotP when Harry and co. reach that eath Room the first time before he finds the prophecy and all the chaos begins? Harry is entranced by the veil and feels to need to step through it. If you notice, JKR mentions that Neville, Ginny, and Luna are also mesmorized. Some people began to wonder what connection the four of them had that Ron and Hermione, who were not impressed by the veil, are not. Naturally, I started to assume that it had something connected with death, similar to the thestrals. But how had Ginny seen death? She hadn't as far as we can tell, so that theory went out the window. So thanks to my friend Jaanelle, she realized that the four of them had something else in common also. Think back to the beginning of the book when they were on the train ride to Hogwarts. The four of them were in a car together and Ron and Hermione had prefect duties, so they were not there. Neville proudly showed his newly given Mimbulus Mimbletonia to everyone, and he prodded it with his finger I believe, the result of which splattered Harry and everyone else with the disgusting stinksap. To make a long story short, I think the stinksap connected them and it had a lot more magical properties than Neville seemed to think. And it made them all mesmorized by the black veil, which makes me believe that Neville's innocent pland has some ominous and foreboding features. Comments, anyone?
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So... [02 Jan 2004|09:53pm]

tashmania
[ mood | curious ]

Hello! First time posting in this community, and I have a tiny question.

In the 'Goblet of Fire' when Harry has relating what happened after he touched the Triwizard Cup and faced Voldemort, he talks about 'Priori Incantatem'-the reverse spell effect. He mentions that an echo of Cedric came out of Voldemort's wand. At this point, Sirius says, "Diggoru came back to life?" And Dumbledore says, "No spell can awaken the dead."

Am I the only person who thinks that this could turn out to be a very important piece of information in one of the coming books? Perhaps even in the final duel between Harry and Voldemort?

Thoughts :)

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newbie [30 Dec 2003|11:04pm]
_disease
Hii, i'm Lizzie. I love Harry Potter, i've been a fan for about three years. My favorite characters are; Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin, Sirus Black, the twins, Dumbledore, and of course Mr. Potter. =)
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