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9th Feb '18 12:08:32 PM sugaricequeen
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* 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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* 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.
30th Jan '18 12:31:24 AM Luppercus
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** Is it just this troper, or does Quodpot sound very uninteresting as a spectator sport? Quidditch matches have essentially three different games going on during one match, whereas Quodpot just seems like a larger-scale game of hot-potato. I guess it was Rowling's way of poking fun at how Americans are drawn to more "action-y" sports like football as opposed to soccer in the UK, but then how come the American sport is the one with less stuff going on?

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** * Is it just this troper, or does Quodpot sound very uninteresting as a spectator sport? Quidditch matches have essentially three different games going on during one match, whereas Quodpot just seems like a larger-scale game of hot-potato. I guess it was Rowling's way of poking fun at how Americans are drawn to more "action-y" sports like football as opposed to soccer in the UK, but then how come the American sport is the one with less stuff going on?on?
** I don't know if is Rowling's case but for most soccer-fan countries like the European ones certain American sports like baseball and American football are considering boring to watch, ironically quite the exact feeling many Americans have over soccer.
27th Jan '18 7:25:17 PM sugaricequeen
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** Is it just this troper, or does Quodpot sound very uninteresting as a spectator sport? Quidditch matches have essentially three different games going on during one match, whereas Quodpot just seems like a larger-scale game of hot-potato. I guess it was Rowling's way of poking fun at how Americans are drawn to more "action-y" sports like football as opposed to soccer in the UK, but then how come the American sport is the one with less stuff going on?
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21st Jan '18 5:13:57 PM sugaricequeen
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** It's implied that Harry doesn't focus on it in the books because he's still a young child who often has more pressing things on his mind. In ''Cursed Child'', he actually reveals that he needs to be with his baby blanket on every October 31st now that he's grown up, in memory of the night his parents were killed. As for other people ignoring it, that's a lot more excusable. You don't see people today celebrating on the anniversary of the day WWII ended, do you?
18th Dec '17 7:42:19 AM LadyErinNY
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** As far as im aware Harry/Hermione WAS going to be the canon couple, the chemistry between them was much more natural in JKs head, and a nod to that is the dance scene in DH, in the movies at least, we could actually see that it worked out a shitton better, where as Ron was just, well, kind of a prick, I feel they did'nt give Ron much actual characterization beyond "Harry Potters' friend who says' 'Bloody Hell' alot" think about it, in the first two books, he helps out a good bit, then the third only abit, then by four he has devolved into a dull background character who is starting to notice one of his best friends has tits, and suddenly he like tits, by the last book he Mcguffins his way into being an important character, then in a throwaway line he gets to bang emma watson. notice that as time goes on, Hermione proves herself, to be a more capable and useful friend, all Ron is there for is to provide exposition on the wizarding world, and be part of the "we are poor but we have love and thats enough" family. by the end they needed someone to take the place of HHxHG because fans howled that Ron and Hermione worked better for some unexplainable reason, so they settled for "well if Ron is going to steal Hermione away we will make harry bang his best mates sister.
1st Dec '17 5:04:34 PM Luppercus
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** TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Only Quiditch is mentioned because only Quiditch is relevant to the plot. Ilvermorny most likely has a Quodpot team but is not mentioned as is not relevant. Many American schools have soccer teams in real life alongside nationa sports but if a documentary about international school soccer matches is on it's unlikely they'll take time to show the football team.

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** TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Only Quiditch is mentioned because only Quiditch is relevant to the plot. Ilvermorny most likely has a Quodpot team but is not mentioned as is not relevant. Many American schools have soccer teams in real life alongside nationa national sports but if a documentary about international school soccer matches is on it's unlikely they'll take time to show the football team.
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