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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2009 8:38:14 AM PST
M. Svitak says:
Plothole!!! LOL!

C'mon, anyone else have something bothering them?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2009 8:07:19 PM PST
Just thought of something-- maybe no one really tried out that year, as McGonagall pretty much hands Harry over to Wood as a done deal, and maybe no one thought they were good enough to compete with Charlie Weasley's record. (Or wanted to play under Oliver's obsessive professionalism....)

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 3:45:17 PM PST
A question I've been wondering since I read the DH: Are Harry and Voldemort related?
It's said that Harry's related to Ignotus Peverell, right? That's how he inherited the Invisiblity Cloak. The Riddle family had the Resurrection Stone, right? It was in the ring that had been passed down in the family for generations. So, are they related? Or did some ancient Riddle just steal the stone and randomly decide to put it in the ring?

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 4:05:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2009 4:07:18 PM PST
C. Wiley says:
It was stated (I believe by Black) that all wizard familys are related in some fashion due to the pure blood views. So Harry is related to him in a very distant way. I believe Aurthur and Molly are 3rd cousins if I recall.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2009 6:36:43 PM PST
Seconded. Somewhere the Potters and Gaunts will be related, but JKR doesn't give any detailed connection.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 6:47:34 PM PST
M. Svitak says:
Once you get past second or third cousins, it probably doesn't even matter anymore.
Although with all that inbreeding it makes you wonder if there are any wizards with six toes. You know the inbreeding didn't help the Gaunts, which is probably why Voldemort was such a sociopath.
Which also makes me wonder what witch actually married Marvolo Gaunt, and what exactly happened to her?

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 8:53:38 PM PST
Like Merope, maybe the mum also lost her will to live. Quite possible really, considering that Marvolo Gaunt was a tyrant and a sociopath.

Alan, I came across the answer to your question about Fluffy. JKR said in one of those very early interviews (circa 2001) that Fluffy was released in the Forbidden Forest and roamed it.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009 9:12:17 PM PST
M. Svitak says:
Can you imagine Fluffy playing with the acromantulas?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 8:19:16 AM PST
*WOOF* x3 *batbatbat*

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 9:02:53 AM PST
Thanks, Agatha. Gosh, imagine Harry wandering into the woods in DH. He meets, not LV but Fluffy. He takes out a harmonica to calm the beast, but that alerts LV, and . . .
Or Fluffy just eats Harry. No magic snitch, no ghosts, no King's Cross and no epilogue.

But messing with Aragog (not Aragorn, that's a different novel) would have been a wonderful scene. Unfortunately no witness lived to tell about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2009 9:19:54 AM PST
Or Fluffy eats an assortment of Death Eaters....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2009 8:10:15 AM PST
Bellatrix might cause indigestion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2009 8:17:44 AM PST
Hi Alan!

I note that, in that case, she will cause Fluffy indigestion, not the good guys. And Fluffy can belch three ways at once.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2009 6:00:49 AM PST
Ooh dear. That could get messy. Of course if each head was aimed at Malfoy, Goyle and Crabbe - it's okay.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2009 10:38:33 AM PST
Ooohh, yeah. But frankly, I'd only want to see that from a great distance.

Then he can start to play with Nagini.

Probably the A. K. curse would work on him, but if Stupefy worked-- one wouldn't need music. Like Hagrid, is he immune to a lot of magic, being a giant?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2009 10:44:19 AM PST
M. Svitak says:
Well, he's got all those heads - would you have to stupify each one?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2009 11:08:49 AM PST
And would you get the chance to hit more than one? Looks like you actually caught me online, just when I have to go!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2009 11:35:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2009 11:37:28 AM PST
So how did Hagrid get Grawp from the continent to Hogwarts without exposure to prying Muggle and Magical eyes? Did he smuggle him through the Chunnel ? I can't see Grawp fitting in railroad cars or autos.
Hagrid has been known to row a boat (with a little magical assistance), so did they row across the English Channel? That rowboat would have to be extra-extra-extra fortified.
Hagrid doesn't apparate or ride brooms. I doubt that a hippogriff or thestral would let Grawp near them and he's probably too heavy anyway. There's Sirius's motorbike, but even if he is small for his size, Grawp probably wouldn't fit. The flying Anglia? Still too small.
And to top it all off, Grawp didn't want to come along.
As far as that goes, how did the Death Eaters get the other giants to Hogwarts? Being fully qualified wizards, although evil, they probably had more options than Hagrid.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009 12:03:59 PM PST
C. Wiley says:
That would be very hard for Hagrid , one can only guess that his love of the woods and animals must have helped to a great extent, and let us not forget there was nothing stooping DD from apparating to help him either. But that would make an interesting tail in its own.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009 1:12:42 PM PST
M. Svitak says:
Good question, especially with Grawp fighting it all the way. No wonder it took him so long.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009 1:31:14 PM PST
C. Wiley says:
What has me baffled is if Harry ever got Mrs Black off the wall lol. I mean I am sure DD gave it a shot at some point, I am betting Kretcher can not do it as I would hope Sirus ordered him to try...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2009 6:47:00 PM PST
Never heard if a Permanent Sticking Charm could be undone.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009 6:55:36 PM PST
M. Svitak says:
Just take down the wall, a little sheetrock, spackle, good as new.
Not EVERYthing needs to be done with magic LOL!!

Posted on Nov 21, 2009 6:57:58 PM PST
C. Wiley says:
Lmao Svitak , a bit of muggle muscle to get past the magic.. good call

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2009 10:41:53 AM PST
But who will think of it? (well, Harry or Hermione, of course....)
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