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Throughout the Harry Potter books, there are some variations between the Bloomsbury (British) and Scholastic (American) editions. Below the first section on "Philosopher's vs. Sorcerer's" is a section on other different terminologies used.

Philosopher's vs. Sorcerer's

When Scholastic was publishing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in America, they decided to rename the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They claimed that the American and British uses of the word philosopher were a bit different, so therefore sorcerer was a more appropriate word. Any true Harry Potter fan, American...
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HOGWARTS STAFF
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore: His first name is from the Latin word alba, "white." His last name, according to Rowling interviews, is Old English for "bumblebee." In colour symbolism, white often stands for purity, so the headmaster's name suggests honour and a hard-working nature ("busy as a bee").
Professor Binns: A bin is a large storage container. A dustbin is British English for a garbage can. This boring professor could be described as a ghostly storage for information that many Hogwarts students view as rubbish.
Headmaster Armando Dippet: Armando is from the name Armand,...
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posted by ginnyweasleyfan
Harry Potter married Ginny Weasley. They had three children, James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. He became head of the Auror's Department under Kingsley Shacklebolt.

Ginny Weasley played quidditch for the Holyhead Harpies. After deciding to raise a family, she retired and became Senior Quidditch correspondent at the Daily Prophet.

Hermione Granger married to Ron Weasely and had two children, Rose and Hugo. Hermione went back to Hogwarts and sat her NEWTS before working for Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures and helping house elves. She then moved to the Department...
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posted by hatelarxene
A rare and natural beauty
A rare and natural beauty
5. Ginny-For starters, I love her beautiful red hair. It's so gorgeous. I love it when she has that white flower in her hair, it's pretty. I also love her eyes. She's just stunning. She has an amazing smile. She is such a natural beauty.

4. McGonagall-Now, before you start calling me weird, let me explain. Have you seen her as a young woman? She's gorgeous! I love her big eyes, they're so amazing. She has gorgeous hair.

3. Luna-I love Luna's looks! She's stunning! I love her long, blonde hair. I also adore her eyes, not to big and not too small. I love her radish earrings, they compliment her...
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posted by RealBenTennyson
Here is yet another Ron-centric one shot. He deserves something dedicated to him on his birthday.

Ever wondered what was going on inside our favorite Ginger's head when he sacrificed himself in the PS. This is my version.

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT BLONDE, ENGLISH, MILLIONAIRE OR A WOMAN. SO ITS PRETTY CLEAR I DO NOT OWN HARRY POTTER.

English is not my first language. Not even my second. So, I apologize for grammar and spelling mistakes.

Read and comment.
If you are on ff.net, review link. It'll make my day.
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He did it again. He had spectacularly...
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posted by SpecialAgentKat
…In Remembrance to Severus Snape…
…A Slytherin who died like a Gryffindor…
...without all the red and gold...

…In Remembrance to Fred Weasley…
…Who fought bravely to the very end….
…And whose jokes will forever brighten his other half…
…And will loyally await his soul mate and brother…
… with many jokes…
...he's got forever to think of them, right?

…In Remembrance to Dobby…
…Who was more free and full of love…
...than any elf, and most humans.

….In Remembrance to Remus J. Lupin….
...the last real Marauder...
…who was not just a wonderful father…
…a incredible...
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posted by PotterLambert93
Chapter 3
A New School Year

    Ginny could not believe what her father just said. She stood there for a long time before anyone spoke.

Ginny: No... it can't be...Snape? she falls on the sofa

Mr Weasley: I'm so sorry dear.

Ginny [angrliy]: But he killed Dumbledore!

Mr Weasley: I know, I'm just as disgusted as you are.

Miss Weasley: This is outragous! No, I have had enough! we are going to my Aunt's house first thing-

Mr. Weasley: Molly! you know Ginny has to go back! if she doesn't, who knows what will happen to us! She's just going to have to deal with it.

Ginny: He betrayed...
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Sirius Black III:

- In the film version of Order of the Phoenix during the battle at the Department of Mysteries, Sirius accidentally calls Harry James, even though this mix-up never occurred in the book.
- Also during the battle at the Department of Mysteries Sirius was hit by a Killing Curse in the movie and survived for about 6 seconds, but in the book he was hit by an unnamed curse and fell into the veil.
- J.K. Rowling described Sirius as a "bit of a loose canon" and a "case of arrested development" and she also once described him as "brave, loyal, reckless, embittered and slightly unbalanced...
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posted by HopeEve
ahem. try not to laugh.
ahem. try not to laugh.
ok so I found this stupid person listing all the reasons why twilight is better than twilight. so I replied to every single one. and this is her picture:





1. Robert Pattinson, can you say HOT? And he's totally sexy when he sparkles!

So? Hotness has absolutely no correlation to acting ability. He was also in Harry Potter first.


2. Taylor Lautner, I mean, have you SEEN those muscles?

NOT HOT. Strange nose, closed up eyes and no acting ability. That is just my personal opinion. As I said, hotness has no correlation to acting ability.

3. Kristen Stewart. An extremely talented and beautiful actress, with...
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posted by Thecharliejay
Send McGonagall a tin of cat food for Christmas

Suggest to Peeves that he hold a Poltergeist party in Filch's room

Tell McGonagall that Crookshanks has been watching her closely over the last few days . . .

Tell Dobby that Harry would love it if he sent cat food up to McGonagall's plate at dinner

Tell Dobby that Harry would love it if he sent crap up to all the staffs' plates at dinner and told them it was black pudding

Tell Flitwick you went on Genes Reunited and found a picture of his grandmother. Show him a photo of Yoda

6b) Show him a photo of Grumpy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

(For Dwarfers...
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posted by Thecharliejay
101 ways to annoy proffesor snape

1. Learn a charm that gives it's unsuspecting victim a large, fluffy, white rabbit's tail. For a week. Put it to good use.

2. Tell him you've lost your pet werewolf and has he seen it?

3. Scatter rose-petals in front of him wherever he goes.

4. Sneak up behind him and shout 'Your robes are on fire!'

5. Hug him. Say you were on strict instructions from Dumbledore to do it.

6. Learn a charm that makes fabric turn day-glo pink. You know what to do next.

7. Get an owl. Name it after him.

8. shout da da da dum whenever he passes by or enters a room.

9. Shout '10 points from...
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HELLO FRIENDS,
I AM KAMAL KHAN FROM INDIA.
I KNOW YOU ALL LIKE HARRY POTTER.I AM ALSO LIKE THIS MOVIE.IN DEATH OF ALLOWS HARRY POTTER WAS FOUGT WITH LORD VOLDEMOT ANEMY OF HARREY POTTER WHO's KILLED THE PARENTS OF HARRY.ITS A WOUNDEFUL FIGHT IN PART 1. WE KNOW THAT THE SECOND PART IS RELEASED ON 15 JULY 2011.SO FRIENDS WE CAN SEE FINALE AND SHINE THE NAME OF HARRY AND MOVIE.SO ENJOY IT.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................BYE BYE
posted by BellaCullen96
1. Tell him Hermione has a boyfriend.

2. Repeatedly ask him whatever happened to "Lav-Lav"?

3. Tell him Krum is coming back.

4. Stare pointedly at his forehead, looking bewildered.

5. . . . And when he asks what you’re looking at, say in a disappointed voice, “I just thought you’d have a scar too, being Harry Potter’s (sigh adoringly then look superior) sidekick and all.”

6. Tell him that Krum is having a welcome back party and everyone is invited.

7. . . . Except him, that is.

8. The next time someone says “Ron”, state loudly, “Isn’t that the name of Harry Potter’s useless...
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Ever since J.K.Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay on October 19th i've had to question the fact about why this piece of information became
front page news.
Firstly to put my own opinion out, i personally think that this was a very brave thing of JKR to say and whilst i support this statement of hers, it doesn't change my perception of the books. Dumbledore is still the wise, old Headmaster who can make mistakes just like any of us, whom i learned to love over the course of the books.
However, there are many fans who now think that they can "never read the books in the same way again"....
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posted by caintil31
This was a paper I wrote for english class. It's pretty similar to my other Harry Potter soapbox. We had to write about an event that had an impact on our life. Tell me what you think

p.s. i got a 98% on this paper!


Potter-holic

When I was a young girl, I was taken on a magical journey full of whimsy and wonder. I hung out with giants, chilled with werewolves, and partied with goblins. I went to classes at an enchanted castle and learned everything I needed to know to become a wizard. But none of this actually happened to me; it happened in a book. Harry Potter is a very popular book series;...
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posted by bendaimmortal
We live mainly the time period the books and most roleplaying games skip over – generally the 1980s and the beginning of the '90s – we'll see how the sociaty healed from the long war, and what happened when in the summer of 1992 a rumour spread that the Boy Who Lived battled Voldemort inside Hogwarts! How is your character adapting? Or is it a muugle who's yet to find out about the secret world of magic? Or perhaps a muggle who's absolutely terrified by magic like Mr. Dursley? In addition to the final two years of the first wizarding war, in this RPG muggles and the everyday life and festives...
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This text is not meant as critisism to anyone, but only to ponder how much wizards/witches really differ from muggles, and how much of it is only a trick of mind.

In HP related discussions and wikipedia sites, there are often speculations and thoughts painting the magical folk as more different from us than they actually are. I think such habit comes from how the books give a extreme general image; as if the two groups of people had some sort of basic difference with their entire existance.
And I think that somewhat misleading image comes from how no one of the main character trio grew up in...
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posted by zar_far11
*DISCLAIMER* I did not come up with any of these, I found them all online and put them together...the links which i used are cited in the description. So let's not waste any more time and get started with the 50 Random Harry Potter Facts!!

1) Hermione's last name was going to be Puckle.
2) Hedwig was played by a male in the movies.
3) If a Muggle were to come across Hogwarts, all they would see was a sign that said, "Keep out, dangerous building."
4) Fred and George were born on April Fool's Day... That should explain their mischievous acts :)
5) Snape was partially based on a teacher JKR once had....
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I decided to write this article because I have seen many comments lately that kind of bother me.

There are several picks in which this has come up, but the last one I have seen, and the reason why I am writing this is the question: ¿Have you completely changed your attitude towards a character after reading/watching their past stories? (or something along those lines)

link

It is a really interesting question, and what really caught my attention were the answers, the comments, especially since it wasn't the first time that I am reading comments like those.

The thing is that in that pick, James...
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Dolores Umbridge: the horrible woman who is the most cruel and hated character in the Harry Potter series. Here are 100 reasons as to why I hate Dolores Umbridge.


1) She believes in extremely harsh, severe, and cruel punishments.

2)Too much pink.

3) She's just doesn't make sense. Like, how she tells everyone to raise their hands if they want to speak, but then she ignores them.

4) She's racist. Well, she's technically "half-breed-ist", because she thinks wizards and witches are better than centaurs, werewolves, goblins, elves, etc. I hate that, because without the help of a lot of half breeds,...
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