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Opinion by Mrs-Grint posted over a year ago
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Heellooooo!!!! I'm feeling rather random today so I thought I'd take a leaf out of Emma's rather large, leather bound book and do a stupid Harry Potter quiz. It's not actually a story, just a random collection of letters put together to form a random collection of words which will, in turn, provide a random collection of potentially amusing sentences. So, enjoy my little freaks!!!
Beware: If you have no sense of humour: DO NOT ENTER!!!


Read the memo? Righty ho then! Ok, lets go on to the first question then dumplings!

A. Errr, yes...

B.YAAAAAAAAAAY! A stoopid quiz for stoooopid me!!!! *yes darling, shut up now*

C. *singing* I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts, deedly deedly....

D. Hurrah! On with the quiz!

E. Is this thing on? Hello? Testing, testing..

F. Sorry, did you say something? *me: PAY ATTENTION YOU RENAGADE!*


Ahem, anyway.. *breathes deeply* Draco Malfoy is walking towards you with his shirt untucked and looking rather dishevelled. What do you do/say?
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Opinion by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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MTV has a new link with Tom Felton, the actor who plays Draco Malfoy in the Potter series, where discusses preparation for filming the Deathly Hallows Epilogue.

"For nearly two months, we've all been doing prosthetic tests and all sorts of preparation for the epilogue," Felton said. "I've been having some aging training. You've got to walk differently. There's a slump in your walk."

Felton notes they have someone who comes in to teach them how to be old and that they were told to imagine they had weights on their arms.

"We're probably at the most exciting bit," he said. "Certainly the part I've been most looking forward to. It's going to be very exciting."
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Guide by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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Is "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" based on a book?


The movie will be based on the first half (or so) of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007), the last book of the Harry Potter series, written by British author J.K. Rowling. The other books in the series include: (1) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone in the US) (1997), (2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), (3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), (4) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000), (5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), and (6) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005). Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I was adapted for the screen by American screenwriter Steve Kloves.



What is the reason that the book is split into two movies?


[i]Producers previously thought of splitting the Harry Potter books into two parts, but the books were adapted to movies mainly by deleting certain characters and subplots that served as background and were not critical to the plot. The makers felt that this...
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Guide by Kev206 posted over a year ago
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Hermione Granger 1st Year

Character development

Hermione is a Muggle-born Gryffindor student, and the best friend of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. The daughter of two dentists, she is an overachiever who excels academically, and she is described by Rowling as a "very logical, upright and good" character.Her parents are a bit bemused by their odd daughter, but quite proud of her all the same."Though Rowling has described the character of Luna Lovegood as the "anti-Hermione" because they hold the exact opposite characters, Hermione's foil at Hogwarts is Pansy Parkinson, a female bully based on real-life girls who teased the author during her school days.

Rowling claims the character of Hermione carries several autobiographical influences. "I did not set out to make Hermione like me but she is...she is an exaggeration of how I was when I was younger."She recalled being called a "little know-it-all" in her youth.Moreover, she states that not unlike herself, "there is a lot of insecurity and a great fear of failure" beneath Hermione's swottiness.Finally, according to Rowling, next to Albus Dumbledore, Hermione is the perfect expository character; because of her encyclopaedic...
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List by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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May:
2nd - Victoire Weasley
2nd - Anniversary for the Battle of Hogwarts
3rd - Eric Sykes - Frank Bryce
5th - Jessie Cave - Lavender Brown
7th - Robbie Jarvis - Young James Potter
13th - Robert Pattinson - Cedric Diggory
13th - Zoe Wannamaker - Madam Hooch
15th - Anna Shaffer - Romilda Vane
16th - Stanislav Ianevski - Viktor Krum
17th - Paul Whitehouse - Sir Cadogan
18th - Miriam Margolyes - Professor Pomona Sprout
19th - Geraldine Somerville - Lily Potter
24th - Jim Broadbent - Professor Horace Slughorn
26th - Helena Bonham olyes - Professor Pomona Sprout


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Opinion by emmett posted over a year ago
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1. Ask him why he 'doesn't have such a cool scar?'

2. Laugh at him.

3. Wake him up by singing Beach Boys songs in his ear. 'Round, round, get around, I get around...'

4. Knit him things. Really hideous things.

5. Give him kangaroo-ears for a month.

6. Smile during Death Eater meetings and say you taught him everything he knows.

7. Chew bubblegum all the time. Should he address you, your only response will be a series of huge bubbles in quick succession, the last of which will burst everywhere and make a mess.

8. Dance the Funky Chicken.

9. Ask him when was the last time he took a bath.

10. Pat him on the head and give him flowers when his plans are foiled yet again.

11. If you ever need to say 'Like taking candy from a baby', be sure to add 'Of course, SOME of us might find that harder than others.' Stare pointedly at him.

12. Play 'knock-&-run' at his bedchamber door late at night.
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Review by i_love_dragons posted over a year ago
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Well it's time to review and share thoughts on yet another great series. Perhaps not as good a series than made out to be but still a VERY good one.

Story:( don't read if you already know)

Well who couldn't know the story of harry potter and the wizardry world. Harry Potter an 11 year old boy who lives in Privet Drive with his Aunt and Uncle. His parents died when he was a baby apparently in a car crash. Little does he know that he's actually a wizard and soon he gets a letter from Hogwarts, school of witchcraft and wizardry. Many adventures await him and the books do wonderful jobs of giving detail and information and there's so much to say about the story you'll really just have to read it. It's definitely worth a look into.

characters:

All the characters are done very well, you can get a clear image and personality of all of them. I have almost no negative comments about the characters, in the books anyway, the movies on the other hand, well, that's another story.
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Fan fiction by bendaimmortal posted over a year ago
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Genre: Drama/Angst
Rating: PG-13 (Mild language.)
Chapters: 2
AN: This is strongly related to my (much, much better written) one-shot, "Screaming In Our Hearts", which is about the day they save Junior from Azkaban.

My Junior's looks come from the actor Jamie Bell and Senior's from the director Thomas Vinterberg: link :AN

When The Sun Turned Cold

'I'm just the shadow of the man I used to be. And it seems like there's no way out of this for me. I used to bring you sunshine. Now all I ever do is bring you down. How would it be if you were standing in my shoes?'

He'd been told there's a world in every drop of rain. He doubted if his love of rainy days was enough an excuse for a thirteen-year old to come home well after midnight, during a war. But he didn't hurry. At least this time, he wasn't brought home by the police. He was careful to stomp, with as much force as he could, into every pool of water he could spot on the way. A happy grin on his face, he recalled...
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Fan fiction by bribee10 posted over a year ago
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My, my, my My magic hits 'em
So hard
Makes me say
"Oh my lord"
Thank you for
Blessin' me
With magic power And a wand that can't be beat
It feels brilliant
When you know you're cool
A super-wicked Gryffindor
From Hogwarts school
And Known As such
This is a wizard
Ahhh
You can't touch

You can't touch this
You can't touch this
That's right Voldie, im talking to you
You can't touch this
STOP!
Potter Time

Lemme bust the funky lyrics
Fresh new cauldrons
And books
You better watch out for snapes dirty looks
I hope
You mix those potions right
Cause snapes bark is cute
Next to his bite
If you don't
He'll have your head
And you'll be in detention
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Fan fiction by BatBogeyHex posted over a year ago
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Chapter 1
Renewal of Revenge



    Pant. Pant. Pant. The Disillusionment Charm I put on myself at the start of the battle was now wearing off. I was beginning to see the paled flesh of my hands. I’d better put on another one, I thought as I ducked behind a corner. “Occulto…” I whispered— but before I could finish the incantation I heard a voice.
    “Remus…Lupin. It will be my pleasure to destroy you.”
    “Professor Lupin?!” I silently gasped. The voice was eerily familiar; I know I’ve heard it before. But just as I was beginning figure out whom the voice belonged to, I turned towards the voices, seeing the face of a man I had grown a great hatred for. My third year teacher began to speak the exact name I had thought off when I saw the face of the unmasked man.
    “Antonin Dolohov. I am afraid you won’t get the chance!” I watched as they assumed the ready positions and began to duel. I stood there for minutes, feeling mixtures of rage and awe, rage for the Death Eater I wanted revenge against and awe for their nonverbal...
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Opinion by simpleplan posted over a year ago
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by MidnightPixieGal

1. I will not poke Hufflepuffs with spoons, nor will I insist that their House colors indicate that they are "covered in bees".

2. No matter how good a fake Australian accent I can do, I will not imitate Steve Irwin during Care of Magical Creatures class.

3. "I've heard every possible joke about Oliver Wood's name" is not a challenge.

4. Putting up Doug Henning posters in Filch's office is not appropriate.

5. I will not go to class skyclad.

6. The Giant Squid is not an appropriate date to the Yule Ball.

7. I will not use Umbridge's quill to write, "I told you I was hardcore".

8. I will stop referring to showering as "giving Moaning Myrtle an eyeful".

9. I will not insist the house elves serve fried snake to the Slytherins.

10. If a classmate falls asleep, I will not take advantage of that fact and draw a Dark Mark on their arm.

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Fan fiction by hannahbanana99 posted over a year ago
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I first thought Harry Potter was really stupid. Then one day it was on Disney Channel and there was nothing else to watch so I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. At the end of the movie I was shocked. I LOVED IT!!! I got the whole series of books and got 1-5 the movies for Christmas. Now I read each book 3 times and probably know every single word for the movies 1-6. I am so crazy for harry potter that i did this. There was a harry potter and the half blood prince movie showing time at 3:00 a.m.!!!!!! Me and my cousin (18 yrs. old counsin) stayed up till 2:45 in the morning and went to go see harry potter 6 at 3 in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so intrested in the movie i didnt even fall asleep. We were the only ones in the movie theatre
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List by Ash24 posted over a year ago
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Some great ways to annoy, harass, confuse, or generally scare Lord Voldemort.
Sure-fire ways to get yourself killed, or at least Crucio'd round the block and back again.

Make sure to read the whole thing, it's worth it!

1. Ask him why he doesn't have such a cool scar.

2. Call him The-Guy-Who-Let-The-Boy-Live.

3. Smile during Death Eater meetings and say you taught him everything he knows.

4. Remind him that he isn't even really alive.

5. Ask him when he last took a bath.

6. Pat him on the head and give him flowers when his plans are foiled yet again

7. Play "knock and run" at his bedchamber door late at night.

8. Ask him why the Dark Mark couldn't look like something more "sociably acceptable".

9. If you ever need to say "Like taking candy from a baby", be sure to add: '"Of course, SOME of us might find that harder than others." Stare pointedly at him.
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List by potterrox posted over a year ago
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For the record I did not write this. I found it online and thought it needed to be shared! Enjoy!

1) The Giant Squid is not an appropriate date to the Yule Ball.

2) I am not allowed to sing, "We're Off to See the Wizard" while skipping off to the Headmaster's office.

3) I am not allowed to take out a life insurance policy on Harry Potter.

4) I am not allowed to ask Dumbledore to show me the pointy hat trick.

5) I am not allowed to give Remus Lupin a flea collar.

6) I am not allowed to bring a Magic 8 Ball to Divination.

7) I am not allowed to say that Seamus Finnegan is "after me lucky charms."

8) I am not allowed to start a betting pool on this years Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. It's taste-less, tacky, and not a good money-making strategy.

9) I am not allowed to joke about Remus' "time of the month."

10) I am not allowed to make light saber sounds with my wand.
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List by simpleplan posted over a year ago
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1. Relate everything they say to the Harry Potter books and/or movies.

2. Say they look like a Harry Potter character of the opposite gender.

3. Quote Dobby.

4. Recite every Harry Potter spell you know in public.

5. Read out loud to them whenever they can't get away from you (Ex: When in a car or an elevator). If you don't have a book with you, recite from memory.

6. Give them Harry Potter merchandise for their birthday and Christmas and demand they keep it and treasure it forever.

7. Rewrite their favorite song with Harry Potter lyrics and sing it constantly.

8. Crowd their inbox with Harry Potter related e-mail and make sure the subjects are misleading.

9. Start singing a Sorting Hat song at random moments, pretend to forget what comes next, and ask if they know what comes next.

10. Make them play Quidditch with you.

11. Give all of their friends Harry Potter related nicknames and act mortally offended when they don't know the history of their character.
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Opinion by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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Guaranteed to, er..get you admitted to St. Mungo's?

Thank you Erin and mugglenet.com:)

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1. When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.

2. Push the buttons and pretend they jinx you. Wait for the effects of the 'jinx' to wear off, smile, and go back for more.

3. Ask if you can push the button for other people, but intentionally push the wrong ones.

4. Hold the doors open and say you're waiting for a friend. After a while let the doors close and say, "Hi Greg. How's your day been?"

5. Drop a quill and wait until someone goes to pick it up and then scream, "That's mine!"

6. Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in the elevator.

7. Move your desk into the elevator and whenever anyone gets on ask if they have an appointment.

8. Lay down a Muggle Twister mat and ask people if they would like to play.
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Article by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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By Niche Eenhoorn

[i]This article will basically cover a few tips on how to cast the Killing Curse. It comes in very handy when muggles are being particularily noisy, specially after having been through the Cruciatus Curse. (both curses usually go hand in hand, unless you are in a hurry of course, then the Killing Curse is more efficient.)

Let's start with the three basic points: the Incantation, Power of Mind and Proper use of the Wand.

1) The Incantation
First of all and perhaps most important: THE SPELLING of the incantation. It is NOT "Aveda kabrada", "Abba Kabreda" or, as the muggles have utterly trashed this spell: "Abracadabra". It is "Avada Kedavra" and before going on further into this article, the first task you have to do is write the incantation 1500 times in a piece of parchment, repeating it out loud so you get the hang of its pronunciation (Ah-VAH-dah Keh-DAH-vrah.) Any mispronouncing of these words can lead to hilarious yet not fatal results, which is not what we're aiming for here.
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Review by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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[i] 1.In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Nick says he had not eaten in nearly 400 years. Yet he had, at the time, already been dead for 99 years longer than that.
2.The Harry Potter timeline is based upon Nick's deathday party in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Having died in 1492, and celebrating his 500th death day, this ostensibly places the novels in the early to mid 1990s.
3.In the film versions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Nearly Headless Nick is played by John Cleese. Cleese is most famous for his work with Monty Python and his television show, Fawlty Towers. At the time, he was also playing Q in the James Bond film series, giving him the distinction of appearing in the two biggest-grossing UK film series of all time.
3.In the first draft of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Nick sang a self-penned ballad explaining how his head had (nearly) come off:

It was a mistake any wizard could make
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Review by narniafreak12 posted over a year ago
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The Tri-Wizard Champion!
So, I was buzy making picks to decide your favourite Tri-wizard champion, and I've decided to show the results in a countdown!

4. Fleur Delacour
In at number 4 is Fleur! She was always going to be last, with you calling her 'a twit', 'over-the-top feminine' and 'little miss perfect'. She lost you guys pretty badly, but I don't think she did too bad in the tornament, but hey, that's just my opinion.

3. Viktor Krum
At number 3, Krum! This Bulgarian seeker seemed to annoy alot of you, including me! Whether it was because he seemed 'bleh' (your words), or because of the friction it caused between Ron and Hermione, he came third. At least he managed to get Ron to notice his feelings for Hermione! Third place goes to Krum!

2. Cedric Diggory
Taking second place is Cedric Diggory! Now, I was quite surprised that Harry beat him in this round so much, I think Diggory earned it. He was the original Hogwarts champion, and I hated that he didn't win, and he died! It's not up to me though, you voted him second!
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List by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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How many times you answered yes..

The Books

1. Have you read Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone?

2. Have you read Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets?

3. Have you read Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban?

4. Have you read Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire?

5. Have you read Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix?

6. Have you read Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them?

7. Have you read Quidditch Through the Ages?

8. Have you read all the books more than once?

9. Have you read all the books more than four times?

10. Do you own more than one copy of the books?

11. Do you own them in more than one language?
(Note: UK and US versions count)

12. Even though you don't understand the other language?

13. Have you translated them into another language?
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List by JAlanaE posted over a year ago
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Possibility one: Offer yourself as a babysitter for Hagrid's pets.

Especially recommended to: People who are not afraid of a painful death

Assumed probability of success: Depends on your skill

Possible reason for failure: Hagrid has just locked himself up in his cabin, refusing to listen to your offer, because of the latest attack on his self-esteem.

Side effects: Might break Hagrid's heart if you get into a close relationship with him.

Possibility two: Dig up Voldemort's corpse, take a Polyjuice Potion with a part of him and show yourself in public.

Especially recommended to: good actors and actresses or people who suffer from a lack of attention

Assumed probability of success: ~80% (under the assumption that you are able to brew the Polyjuice Potion correctly or get some correctly brewed potion from someone else)

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Article by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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Creatures, Jobs and States of Being
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Abraxan (Powerful flying horse, mentioned in Fantastic Beasts) - Abraxus was the name of a flying horse that pulled Helios, the sun god's chariot through the sky in Greco-Roman mythology.

Animagus - Combination of the Latin words "animal" and "magus," meaning "animal wizard."

Auror - Perhaps derived from "aurora," meaning "the dawn." The Aurors may be seen as those who bring the light, vanquishing the darkness.

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Basilisk - The history and evolution of the myth of the basilisk is detailed in this article. The Greek basiliskos means "little king" or "petty tyrant." Some myths describe the basilisk as a cockatrice, a giant bird with a serpent's tail that could breathe fire and kill with its stare. Others call it the king of all serpents and consider it as powerful as the gods.

Boggart - From Wikipedia, in Celtic mythology, a boggart (or bogart, bogan, bogle or boggle) is a household spirit, sometimes mischievous, sometimes helpful. In Northern England, at least, there was the belief that the boggart should never be named, for when it was...
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Article by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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Accio (Summoning Charm) - Latin for "I summon."

Alohomora (Spell that opens locks) - Derived from the Hawaiian "Aloha" meaning "goodbye," and the Latin word "mora," meaning "obstacle."

Amortentia - "Amor" is the Latin word for "love," and "tentia" is derived from "tentare," which means "the handling of," "the making of an attempt," or "the attack on." Hence, "the handling of love," "making an attempt to love," or "the attack on love."

Anapneo (Spell that clears blocked airways) - In Greek, "anapneo" means "I breathe."

Aparecium (Spell that makes invisible ink appear) - From the Latin word "aperio," meaning to "uncover, lay bare, reveal, or make clear" or "apparere," meaning to "make clear." It is spelled with only one "p," perhaps because of "apertus" which means "open, obvious, public."

Arithmancy - A method of fortune-telling based on names, numbers, and mathematical calculations. From the Greek, "arithmo" meaning "number" and "mancy" meaning "prophecy." It is also known as numerology.
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Article by vanillaicecream posted over a year ago
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Characters


[i] Aberforth - In Gaelic, it means "from the river." It is also the name of a small corporation in Edinburgh.
Ambrosius Flume - As the founder of Honeydukes, his first name most likely comes from the word "ambrosia," which is especially sweet and delicious. A "flume" is a "narrow tunnel" that usually has something flowing through it. Combining the names, he can be seen as a supplier of sweets. Coincidentally, there is also an underground tunnel that connects Hogwarts and Honeydukes.
Abraxas (Malfoy) - The supreme Gnostic Deity. Had the body of a man, the head of a cock, and serpents for feet. This image depicts him holding a shield and whip. In some stories, he is referred to as a demon. It is believed "Abra-cadabra" originated from his name.
Alastor - Similar to Alistair or Alisdair. It is the Scottish (Gaelic) form of Alexander. It means "defender of mankind." It is an appropriate name for an Auror and a character responsible for protecting the magical world by apprehending evil wizards.
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Opinion by bendaimmortal posted over a year ago
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I stumbled over a discussion forum topic "JKR: Canon or fanon" on another HP site and I have ended up into debates related to the topic, so I decided to write this opinion article - this isn't about anyone or anything in particular about the books regardless of the examples. The point in them is for the general matters (:

"What all is canon to you? What do you personally keep, tweak or disregard in your head?"

To me...

Canon is the author's image. This of course means also whatever she announces anywhere outside the books, is canon. She wrote her view into the books's content and it's bound to show in it, in one way or another. Of course there are things she has said that do not come up in any way in the books and also do not make sense anyway. Those I disregard. Such as that Death Eaters are not able to conjure Patronus? Why in the world not? They're only human and bound to have at least one happy memory in their lives! Plus, most of them probably were quite gifted in magic. Chances are Jo has become to see that too but what's said is said. So I feel no need to stick to an illogicness.
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