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[29 Jan 2005|03:06pm]

jsj4degrees
Who do you guys think the Half-blood Prince will be?

I can't wait until the new book comes out!

http://www.mugglenet.com/books/futurebooks/index.shtml
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[06 Jun 2004|12:51pm]

jsj4degrees
Anyone know when the next HP book will be out or if it will be as long as TOOTP?
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my lupin/pettigrew/dumbledore theory [26 Apr 2004|02:33am]

___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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[12 Oct 2003|04:12pm]

desiccatedberry
[ mood | frustrated ]

I think this community needs some serious spicing up. nothing has been posted for a month and a bit!
so, what do people think the big plot twist could be that j.k rowling talked about in her interveiw with jeremy someone?
She also gave lots of clue's... like there will be a big thing about lilly and Harry having the same eyes....
also that there will be a bug revelation about why some people become gohsts and not other's....
some speculation please!
are harry and voldemort related? There is always a big thing about how similar they are... and as all pure bloods are interelated... but is it all just too damn cheesy?
I dont know... people help me out here!

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[31 Aug 2003|07:26pm]

bohemrev
[ mood | contemplative ]

Has anyone seen the movie Ed Wood? It's directed by Tim Burton, and it stars Johnny Depp. Its about the dude who directed Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Well, anyway. I'm only bringing the movie up because in it, Ed had a girlfriend who liked to wear pink Angora sweaters. Anytime I hear pink Angora sweaters I think of the horrid thing Umbridge wore in OotP. And later in the movie it turns out the girlfriend's name is Dolores!

Coincidence? Or is JK Rowling a fan?

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anyone think this is more than coincidence? [26 Aug 2003|12:11pm]

tiptup
[ mood | contemplative ]

on page 487, a hospital door says
"CREATURE INDUCED INJURIES
DANGEROUS
DAI LLEWELLYN WARD:
SERIOUS BITES"

if you read the first word of each like, it sounds out to be "Kreacher dangerous, die Sirius."

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Formal Debate #2 [24 Aug 2003|10:01pm]

bohemrev
[ mood | listless ]

It's time for our next formal debate! As before, participation is most welcome.

The debate is open to all members, and serious points of view are most welcome. If you have a debate topic for a future debate, e-mail the community at debate_potter@hotmail.com.

Rules for debate
1. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, so don't bring people down.
2. If you wish to make a statement, or arguement, back it up with opinion. Don't just say 'Snape is stupid.' Give reason why you think so.
3. Again, just have fun.

This topic is one that is always really fun to discuss with people, because alot of people have different opinions (myself included) on what it might mean in the rest of the series.

Formal Debate Topic: The Unforgivable Curses
Mind Control, Pain and Death. Perform one, and its Azkaban for you. Harry himself has now cast Crucitus. What does this mean in the future? Will he do it again? Will others perform them? Who will be the next victims? Is Avada Kedavra Voldemort's fate?

What's your opinion on the terrible trio, and Harry's act in OotP?

Debate begins now. Have at you.

-Mod.

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Hufflepuff rights. [24 Aug 2003|03:23pm]

pikibikki
[ mood | blah ]

This is something I've been wondering about ever since the release of the fifth book.

It's always occured to me that the major Houses - Gryffindor and Slytherin - got the spotlight. What about the other Quidditch matches between the Houses, like Ravenclaw vs. Hufflepuff? Cho Chang was a source of spotlight for Ravenclaw, and Cedric to Hufflepuff - but lesse here. Chang is now a lovesick and heartbroken girl who semi-chases after Harry but then the next week (overexaggerating here), goes out with some other guy, and Cedric is... well, deceased.

So the spotlight for Ravenclaw shifts off to Luna, an all-around wierdo of a geek. Well, that's okay with me. Case closed with Ravenclaw.

But whatever happened to Hufflepuff? If you read over the poem that the Sorting Hat sang, that could be taken as, 'well, the rest of the student had no talent and they sucked, good ol' Helga took them in feeling pity for them'. From what I remember, Wood took caution in the third book, against the matches with Hufflepuff. However, if I remember correctly... the Weasley twins had called the Hufflepuff Quidditch team a pushover soon afterwards. As much as I love you, Fred, George, that's minus twenty points. :O

It seems as if JKR is making talented/smart, courageous, and ambitious people more important than the good ol' hardworking bunch. Shouldn't the hardworking people be more successful and less-ridiculed in life? Don't these beloved students of House Hufflepuff, represented by the BADGER OF DOOM, deserve some spotlight NOT as some sort of source for ridicule?

... Couldn't the name be any better than Hufflepuff? It reminds me of the Three Little Pigs. ._.

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Formal Debate # 1 [16 Aug 2003|05:33pm]

bohemrev
[ mood | working ]

As part of the debate_potter community, it is my intention to start a formal debate here once a week. I was intending on posting it yesterday, but our area has had some trouble with power.

The debate is open to all members, and serious points of view are most welcome. If you have a debate topic for a future debate, e-mail the community at debate_potter@hotmail.com.

Rules for debate
1. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, so don't bring people down.
2. If you wish to make a statement, or arguement, back it up with opinion. Don't just say 'Snape is stupid.' Give reason why you think so.
3. Again, just have fun.

I figured I'd get this topic out of the way, as it is still fresh in everyone's mind, and very important to many fans (and many characters in the book as well.) Besides, it's already been brought up, and I figured that you might as well just get it out now, so we can start with other topics.

Oh, and if you haven't read OotP, this spoiler will /not/ be LJ-cutted. It's time to start discussing it.

Formal Debate Topic: Sirius's Death
How do you feel the death scene was written? How will this death affect the characters at a later date? Why was this character introduced if he was just killed off...etc. WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS!

Debate begins now.

-Mod.

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[14 Aug 2003|05:40pm]

tiptup
[ mood | blah ]

may contain spoiler materialCollapse )

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[14 Aug 2003|03:52pm]

castlemew
[ mood | okay ]

Hello. :D This is very quick, but it's something that sort of hit me the day I finished the book whilst talking to my friends about it and I thought it was ubernifty. >> <<;

Does anyone else think it's an odd coincidence that Peter Pettigrew now has a SILVER hand, and Remus is a werewolf? Rowling didn't make a huge deal out of the hand being made out of silver and it's been my experience that she glosses over the things that will be important later, perhaps in the hopes of distracting her readers so things are more surprising. XD;

I also think it'd be funny in a twisted way if Pettigrew turned good again at the end and went to save Lupin or something (Harry IS supposed to have some reason to be glad he's still alive, remember?), and then accidentally grabbed him with the wrong hand. Oops. Are werewolves hurt by silver in human form? Because that would suck for ol' Moony. ;3

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Sorting Ceremony [14 Aug 2003|12:17pm]

wanderingmaiden
[ mood | calm ]

Can anyone think of why they cut the Sorting Hat's song out of the movie? Without reading the book you really wouldn't know the difference between the houses (other than Slytherin being the bad one). I thought it was a real pity to cut such an interesting part of the story out of the movies.

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[14 Aug 2003|12:27am]

bohemrev
[ mood | cheerful ]

Welcome members! This is just a list or rules and what the communtiy is about. It is posted in the User Info. Have fun and start debating :D

This community, debate_potter was created to give a place for the serious fans of Harry Potter to come and debate the inner meanings, the future, the themes, characters, and other related things in the insanely popular series created by J.K Rowling.

The books, as many know, have a very large fanbase. There are also varying levels of fans. With all respect to the fanbase, many things have erupted over the years since the first book's release in 1997, that have been...not quite cannon. Of course, this is refering to many Slash and non-slash relationships, and fan-girlish-ness that has taken over.

Are you sick of reading nothing but Draco/Hermione, Harry/Snape fanfiction? Are you tired of talking with friends that have nothing more interesting to talk about then how great Draco would look in leather pants? The this community is listening!

This community will debate, discuss and just generally talk about things related to character development, the future, and theme. Inner meanings, the name-game, and other important facts.

Alas, some rules apply.

1. No fangirlish-ness (first and foremost)
2. Discussion topics may not refer to character relationships, unless they are considered cannon. IE. Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione are cannon. Draco/Hermione is not.
3. This community is not for the posting of news (movie news, pictures, etc.)
4. Comparisons are welcome. (Comparing movie-books, character-character, etc).
5. Discussion of fanfiction is welcome, if the story is seriously related to the books. IE, is non-slash, non-humour, non-songfic. Lori's Paradigm of Uncertainy is an excellent example of great fanfiction.
6. Have fun.

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