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4th Aug '16 9:31:27 PM marbehraglaim
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* The more you think about it, the more absurd the owls' abilities at transporting messages seem. They go way beyond the abilities of homing pigeons in our world. For one thing, they seem to understand English. For another, they obey commands to deliver their messages to specific individuals. Finally, Harry's owl is repeatedly able to track down Sirius Black when he's in hiding, when even Harry has no idea where he is, when he could be literally anywhere in England (assuming he even is in England). This suggests that the owls have tracking abilities beyond that of some of the most powerful wizards. It makes you wonder why they aren't used more for that purpose in the wizarding world, as a tool for finding missing people.

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* The more you think about it, the more absurd the owls' abilities at transporting messages seem. They go way beyond the abilities of homing pigeons in our world. For one thing, they the owls seem to understand English. For another, they obey commands to deliver their messages to specific individuals. Finally, Harry's owl is repeatedly able to track down Sirius Black when he's in hiding, when even Harry has no idea where he is, when he could be literally anywhere in England (assuming he even is in England). This suggests that the owls have tracking abilities beyond that of some of the most powerful wizards. It makes you wonder why they aren't used more for that purpose in the wizarding world, as a tool for finding missing people.
3rd Aug '16 9:01:38 PM Candy-Heart-375
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31st Jul '16 7:51:51 PM marbehraglaim
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31st Jul '16 7:50:47 PM marbehraglaim
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[[folder:Owl abilities]]
* The more you think about it, the more absurd the owls' abilities at transporting messages seem. They go way beyond the abilities of homing pigeons in our world. For one thing, they seem to understand English. For another, they obey commands to deliver their messages to specific individuals. Finally, Harry's owl is repeatedly able to track down Sirius Black when he's in hiding, when even Harry has no idea where he is, when he could be literally anywhere in England (assuming he even is in England). This suggests that the owls have tracking abilities beyond that of some of the most powerful wizards. It makes you wonder why they aren't used more for that purpose in the wizarding world, as a tool for finding missing people.
21st Jun '16 5:08:35 AM Luppercus
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21st Jun '16 5:07:10 AM Luppercus
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**Many reasons: he made not expect a very good afterlife after all he has done, he may not want to be a ghost if that's one of the choices as ghost can't do really anything and he has a very big ego and wants to rule the world something that he needs to be alive for.
21st Jun '16 3:49:22 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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[[folder: Fear of Death?]]
It's a point made in ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Voldemort's fear of death could be understandable if he really thought death was CessationOfExistence, but what is the point of making the horcruxes, since the way horcruxes ''work'' is definite proof that there ''are'' such things as souls and there ''is'' such thing as an afterlife?
6th Jun '16 7:39:13 PM inspibrain101
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** OP here- I actually did refer to it as a "fairy tale" on purpose; while the original fairy tales did, I'll admit, contain some dark events such as those you listed above, they were not really depicted as such. I'll refer to Harry Potter Book 1, which involved a poor guy who had a dark sorcerer's soul leeching off of him and hanging off of the back of his head. That's some pretty messed up stuff, but the way it was depicted in the book, it did not seem so dark; a surprising plot point to the ten-ish year olds who were reading at the time, little more. Heck, in the second book, the basilik, a monstrous creature that can kill you WITH A LOOK, fails to kill all but one of its victims, who later came back as a ghost, which doesn't really count as a 'death' in the mind of a child. This, to me, could have been a very dark event, but was played off as a slightly more whimsical adventure. Later in the books, things get incredibly dark, and plot points that previously had an abstract, faraway quality to them, such as the murder of Harry's parents, suddenly seemed to be depicted as incredibly dark and horrific. It's like taking 'Cinderella', complete with the "birds pecking out the eyes" ending, reading it to a child for a bedtime story, then the next day reading it to them again, with less emphasis on the 'Happily Ever After' and more on the 'OH MY FREAKING HECK THE STEP SISTERS GOT THEIR EYES PECKED OUT BY CROWS, AND IT WAS ALL BLOODY AND GROSS AND AN ABOMINATION TO HUMANITY!'
3rd Jun '16 4:45:56 AM Luppercus
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And yes, there’s a certain irony of mentioning the “fairy tale” as the original fairy tails were pretty dark, full of murder, rapes, cannibalism and the sort. Basically the other extreme. \\

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And yes, there’s a certain irony of in mentioning the “fairy tale” as the original fairy tails tales were pretty dark, full of murder, rapes, cannibalism and the sort. Basically the other extreme. \\
3rd Jun '16 4:41:54 AM Luppercus
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Now, I’m not saying that Rowling have that in mind when wrote the books, but I do think we as adults don’t give children enough credit. They’re not dumb, they can handle does topics. \\

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Now, I’m not saying that Rowling have that in mind when she wrote the books, but I do think we as adults don’t give children enough credit. They’re not dumb, they can handle does those topics. \\
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