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10th Sep '17 1:08:17 PM sugaricequeen
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** I guess that makes sense, especially since he didn't seem to make the connection when Harry sacrificed himself during the Battle of Hogwarts.
10th Sep '17 9:22:23 AM nombretomado
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** First, relax. Second, well children’s books and movies use to be pretty dark. There are many examples of many dark subjects in many children’s stories, especially those written in the 1800s and early 20th century. Children’s movies use to be very dark and scary too, especially during the 70s and 80s, many movies from DonBluth or JoeDante for example. ''Gremlins'' was considered a family film in the 80s. But then, in the 90s something change and suddenly people start to think that children are coward and impressionable and that everything made for children should be “sugar-free”, therefore all children’s media like movies, books and cartoons became basically like the “light soda” of media as something that has no drama, tension, conflict or scariness. Everything have to be “child friendly” to an extreme. The situation has been changing.\\

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** First, relax. Second, well children’s books and movies use to be pretty dark. There are many examples of many dark subjects in many children’s stories, especially those written in the 1800s and early 20th century. Children’s movies use to be very dark and scary too, especially during the 70s and 80s, many movies from DonBluth Creator/DonBluth or JoeDante Creator/JoeDante for example. ''Gremlins'' was considered a family film in the 80s. But then, in the 90s something change and suddenly people start to think that children are coward and impressionable and that everything made for children should be “sugar-free”, therefore all children’s media like movies, books and cartoons became basically like the “light soda” of media as something that has no drama, tension, conflict or scariness. Everything have to be “child friendly” to an extreme. The situation has been changing.\\



DonBluth use to say that children can handle any topic as far as there is a happy ending.

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DonBluth Creator/DonBluth use to say that children can handle any topic as far as there is a happy ending.
25th Aug '17 2:11:25 PM H.N.Levian
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** Nagini and Harry became Horcruxes in different ways, so let's suppose the soul-anchorage works a bit differently too. I would imagine that Nagini's bit of soul was primarily tied to her physical body. It extends her lifespan by a great deal and gives her a good deal of protection, and even if we assume that it doesn't make her natural lifespan ''indefinite'', we can suppose that the Horcrux would remain in the corpse once her own soul fled. Even though the Horcrux is the body, though, I would assume that the two souls can still ''interact'', in the same way that any other Horcrux can interact with other beings in its immediate range. Harry's case is different because his piece of Voldemort specifically attached itself to Harry's ''soul only'' and ''not'' to the rest of him, which is why he doesn't insta-regenerate his injuries throughout the series. I would guess that if he had lived out the rest of his life as a Horcrux and died of natural causes, Voldemort's soul would simply die with him - not ''destroyed'' like the other pieces were, but it would move on to the afterlife and therefore not be useful for keeping Voldemort alive.
25th Aug '17 2:04:03 PM H.N.Levian
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** Voldemort understood that Lily's sacrifice protected Harry, but he might not have realized that it only 'counted' because he tried to spare her for Snape. If that's so, then there really isn't anything to punish Snape ''for'' - Voldemort was always planning to kill Harry and, even if he doesn't understand love, obviously that would most likely have to involve killing the parents. To Voldemort, it doesn't matter that Snape asked him to spare Lily because he probably believes that her protection would've worked either way.
25th Aug '17 1:59:15 PM H.N.Levian
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*** Death Eaters couldn't do it ''because'' they never had the need to, not because they have some inherent deficiency. The Patronus Charm aren't just "find a happy memory and wave the wand," it's consistently referred to as incredibly difficult magic, happy memory or no, and if the only things you'd want to use it on are the things that you've allied yourself with, then you have no impetus to put in the time to learn.
19th Aug '17 4:23:33 PM aurast
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[[folder: Living Horcrux Limitations]]
* Both Nagini and Harry became horcruxes, and horcruxes need to be destroyed by something powerful like basilisk venom or fiendfyre. But what about natural causes for living horcruxes? And if Nagini was still aging, why would Voldemort place a piece of his soul in a vessel that would die in only a few years?
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14th Jul '17 2:12:14 PM ElSquibbonator
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** I can agree with that last point. For example, boarding schools were never really an American thing.
11th Jul '17 7:33:03 PM inspibrain101
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** It's a fairly common fanon that the official list of wizarding schools is not actually a complete list; the theory goes that Wizarding schools are typically smaller, less prestigious, and do not last nearly as long as Hogwarts has; there are likely a lot more schools than the ones listed, but they aren't big or important enough to warrant any special attention. It's also possible (and even likely) that some Wizarding Cultures prefer homeschooling.
11th Jul '17 12:46:16 AM Luppercus
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** The number of wizards is ''very'' small, compare to muggles and they have instant transportation methods therefore they don't need to have their school in close proximity, nor they care for the muggle politics so even if Japan and China's governments are hostile to each other the wizard communities are not.
8th Jul '17 9:51:46 AM ElSquibbonator
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[[folder:Number of wizarding schools]]
* Is it just me, or do there seem to be way too few wizarding schools per region? And often, they're not in the most logical places. For example, the only school of magic in East Asia is Mahoutoro, in Japan. Why isn't there one in, say, China, which is the most populous country on Earth? Not to mention that it has very hostile relations with Japan, so I doubt Chinese wizards would go to Mahoutoro. Why is Ilvermony literally the only wizarding school in North America? Given the size of the country, you would expect there would be more, perhaps one on the west coast and one in the south. In fact, boarding schools in general aren't really an American thing; why not have a wizarding public school system?
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