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6th May '18 1:03:40 AM Luppercus
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** But there must be something magical about Acromantulas, as spider's biology is not design to be that big, an arachnid would not be able to walk or maybe even breed at that size, thus making public the existence of the Acromantula may break the cover and show that magic do exists.
2nd May '18 7:18:25 PM Traveler123
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* The Acromantulas are an even more puzzling case that cannot be easily hand-waved. They're large(growing to the size of a small elephant), extremely aggressive spiders that live in colonies, hunt in packs, and actively target humans because they like the taste of human flesh. They are basically apex predators wherever they choose to live, and it's hard to explain why such dangerous creatures aren't known to muggles. They don't make any distinctions between muggles and wizards, and are so dangerous that Voldermort apparently didn't even consider trying to make them allies during the Second Wizarding War, since he probably knew that Acromantulas wouldn't understand or even care about an arrangement where it was okay for them to attack some people but not others.

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* The Acromantulas are an even more puzzling case that cannot be easily hand-waved. They're large(growing to the size of a small elephant), extremely aggressive spiders with human-level intelligence that live in colonies, hunt in packs, and actively target humans because they like the taste of human flesh. They are basically apex predators wherever they choose to live, and it's hard to explain why such dangerous creatures aren't known to muggles. They don't make any distinctions between muggles and wizards, and are so dangerous that Voldermort apparently didn't even consider trying to make them allies during the Second Wizarding War, since he probably knew that Acromantulas wouldn't understand or even care about an arrangement where it was okay for them to attack some people but not others.
2nd May '18 7:15:40 PM Traveler123
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* The Acromantulas are an even more puzzling case that cannot be easily hand-waved. They're large(growing to the size of a small elephant), extremely aggressive spiders that live in colonies, hunt in packs, and actively target humans because they like the taste of human flesh. They are basically apex predators wherever they choose to live, and it's hard to explain why such dangerous creatures aren't known to muggles. They don't make any distinctions between muggles and wizards, and are so dangerous that Voldermort apparently didn't even consider trying to make them allies during the Second Wizarding War, since he probably knew that Acromantulas wouldn't understand or even care about an arrangement where it was okay for them to attack some people but not others.
30th Apr '18 3:35:44 AM Joyce13
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** Keep in mind that right after Krum took a Bludger in the face, the Irish Seeker Lynch went diving for the Snitch. At this point, Krum's only options were to do nothing (other than get his injury healed) and let Lynch get the Snitch or go after it himself in hopes of catching it and minimizing Bulgaria's point loss.
4th Mar '18 2:51:46 AM fearlessnikki
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** Well Dumbledore is quite old. So he is technically from a time where what we would consider child abuse was more accepted. In the 40s and 50s there was strong emphasis on obeying your parents and discipline for misbehaving. Spanking for instance was still seen as somewhat acceptable even as late as the 80s. He may not have realised just what Harry had faced at the Dursleys' hands until he actually met him - or at least what kind of effect it had. His reluctance to tell Harry the prophecy could have been borne from realising just what Harry has gone through already because of his actions, and him eventually calling out the Dursleys for their behaviour in Book 6 could come from some HeelRealization.
9th Feb '18 12:08:32 PM sugaricequeen
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9th Feb '18 12:08:19 PM sugaricequeen
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[[folder: Dumbledore's past]]
* According to Pottermore's article on ''How to live like Albus Dumbledore'', "One of the best things about Dumbledore Ė and itís a long list Ė was his willingness to talk candidly about matters that meant a lot to him, including a lot of his personal history. That ability to spill your guts when itís appropriate is refreshing. It means there is little room for dishonesty and itís the most mature way to approach a situation." Now, I love Dumbledore as a character despite his flaws, but this doesn't seem very accurate - in ''Sorcerer's Stone'', he specifically lies to Harry about what he sees in the Mirror of Erised despite desiring the same thing as him, and it's a plot point in ''Deathly Hallows'' that Harry starts to harbor misgivings after discovering so many of the things Dumbledore kept from him. How do these match up with him "being willing to speak openly about matters that were significant to him and that encompassed his own past?"
8th Feb '18 7:58:49 AM sugaricequeen
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* I've noticed that the books seem a bit conflicted as to which Killing Curse rebounded on Voldemort in Godric's Hollow. On the one hand, Harry himself is typically referred to as the only case of someone surviving the Killing Curse, the first film shows baby Harry being held at wandpoint in a flashback, and in ''Deathly Hallows'', Voldemort specifically recalls looking down at baby Harry after Lily has been taken out...But then there are a lot of other retellings where the spell that kills Lily is the one that rebounds and kills Voldemort, too. I'm just wondering which scenario was actually the case here.

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* I've noticed that the books seem a bit conflicted as to which Killing Curse rebounded on Voldemort in Godric's Hollow. On the one hand, Harry himself is typically referred to as the only case of someone surviving the Killing Curse, the first film shows baby Harry being held at wandpoint in a flashback, and in ''Deathly Hallows'', Voldemort specifically recalls looking down at baby Harry after Lily has been taken out...out, which means it was Harry's curse that rebounded...But then there are a lot of other retellings where the spell that kills Lily is the one that rebounds and kills Voldemort, too. I'm just wondering which scenario was actually the case here.
8th Feb '18 7:57:55 AM sugaricequeen
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[[folder: Rebounding Killing Curse]]
* I've noticed that the books seem a bit conflicted as to which Killing Curse rebounded on Voldemort in Godric's Hollow. On the one hand, Harry himself is typically referred to as the only case of someone surviving the Killing Curse, the first film shows baby Harry being held at wandpoint in a flashback, and in ''Deathly Hallows'', Voldemort specifically recalls looking down at baby Harry after Lily has been taken out...But then there are a lot of other retellings where the spell that kills Lily is the one that rebounds and kills Voldemort, too. I'm just wondering which scenario was actually the case here.
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3rd Feb '18 12:26:05 PM the16bitcomposer
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*I'm more surprised that wizards haven't screwed up the Muggle economy by using magic to easily steal things. Need new furniture? Just apparate into the furniture store when it's closed, shrink any furniture you want down to pocket-size, and then screw up any video cameras that may have recorded you before disapparating. Or use magic to make perfect counterfeit money and "buy" anything you want from Muggle stores.
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