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Looking for something... [Jul. 23rd, 2007|12:17 am]
Everything Harry Potter

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[theonewhospeaks]
I just realized this might be considered like a spoiler for the last book, so I cut it. Sorry.


I have a friend who refuses to believe there are that many things JKR said she would address in this final book that she did not. Is there an actual list anywhere, making direct comparisons? If not, then just the list of what she promised for this book will do. Does anybody know where I could find this? Thanks.


(crossposted a few places, sorry)
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-23 05:51 am (UTC)
I'm sure Mugglenet has one somewhere on their site.

And I found that JKR did answer a lot of the questions she said she would...

I found this: (My answers are in bold)

* What are the first names of Flitwick, Sinistra, Vector, Sprout, and Hooch? What houses were they in? not answered comepletely

* If a teacher is head of a house, can we assume that they were sorted into those houses when they were students at Hogwarts? Is that also true for the house ghosts? So was Snape a Slytherin? yes, yes, and we knew that.

* Who teaches Ancient Runes and Muggle Studies and are there other teachers or subjects that we haven't heard about yet? Muggle Studies was answered

* What is Godric's Hollow? Is is a town, a house, a street, a tree...?
a town...

* Were Gideon and Fabian Prewett Molly's brothers? yes.

* On your website, you used the term "marauders" to refer to James and his friends. Were they actually called that or are you just borrowing the fan term? they called themselves that


* What are Dumbledore, Draco, and Hermione's wands made of and what are their cores? they tell you in the 7th book.


Those are the only ones I could find, but I'm sure I saw a list somewhere. maybe on its_a_fake?
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[User Picture]From: theonewhospeaks
2007-07-23 05:55 am (UTC)
That's a good start. Thanks so much!
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-23 05:56 am (UTC)
http://community.livejournal.com/its_a_fake/75643.html

There's the entry. Most of those were answered.
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[User Picture]From: jayne1955
2007-07-23 06:23 pm (UTC)
I'm almost positive Jo said something about finding out some of the teachers were married.

We didn't see why Ginny was supposed to be so powerful, in my opinion.

I thought there'd be more about Lily's eyes than the fact Snape liked them, and about Petunia. The hype didn't match the build up as far as I'm concerned on those things.

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[User Picture]From: queenettefallon
2007-07-23 06:24 pm (UTC)
I don't have links, because I don't remember where I saw these...

But she said we'd see some pretty impressive stuff from Ginny (Seventh child or the seventh family or some shit like that) - what that impressive stuff was supposed to be I'm still trying to guess.

She also said Ravenclaw would have its day - which I assume could have been in reference to the Rowena's daughter bits... But when you say someone will have their day, that isn't exactly what comes to mind, yo!

She also said that Hermione would see herself in the mirror from book one entwined with someone - the reason I remember this one is because Mugglenet went ahead and said Ron, then had to go back and change it.
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[User Picture]From: queenettefallon
2007-07-23 06:26 pm (UTC)
Oh and that bit about someone doing magic later in life... As near as I could tell no one did.
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-23 09:13 pm (UTC)
Maybe the impressive stuff from Ginny is that she offered her body to Harry for his birthday smashed the case with the sword? I dunno. I got the feeling that sections of the book had been left out, and I mean, the original page count was 784, and my book is 759, so what happened to those 25 pages?
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 09:27 pm (UTC)
Leftover pages are unnumbered pages with info of any sort and blanks left over from folding. Every printer sheet of paper is folded I think to yeald 16 recto and verso pages. Not every book can be that precise as to page count so there are some left over, but still counted in the printer's account. I think. Someone who has worked in publishing can probably be precise.

Probbo is that all the things that were answered were known since day one (or book four). All the things that were supposed ot be explained weren't. Not that what an author who's notorious for faffing about her books in interviews says can be taken seriously. JKR has a public persona who loves to leave red herrings, after all.
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 10:16 pm (UTC)
Ah that makes sense.

I still don't understand what was "supposed" to be explained that wasn't. I mean, all of the questions I've seen were answered and I even got some answers to my own questions.
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'm going by memory here, so feel free to yell at me and correct.

We never get to know who it is who does unexpected magic at an advanced age.

We never get to know what was the profession (if any) of James and Lily

We never get to know about the spouses of Hogwarts tachers

We never get to know the first name of some Hogwarts professors (though I agree it's SO minor that who cares)

I have a vague idea there werr other important (for the series) questions, i.e.plotholes, unanswered, but I really can't remember them.

What I want to know is How the Effing Eff is Draco's Wand TEH WANDZ! and if it is not the wand he got from Ollivander in first year, why in Effing Eff would Voldemort give it to him. Or - to be more blunt - what was JKR injecting while she was writing the Monster Book of Wand Innuendo aka DH.

P.S. ICON LOVE! GIMME TEH PRETTEH AND I DROWN IN DROOL! *drool*

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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 10:35 pm (UTC)
well, this isn't yelling, just what I got from the book.

Harry does unexpected magic when he faces Voldemort in the second or third chapter. when his wand turns or whatever? Like, that's his magic.

I assume that James and Lily were Aurors.

Yeah okay, that one wasn't answered, but I don't really care ahaha!

EH FIRST NAMES ARE OVERRATED.

what effing eff? what? I do not understand hahaa.
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 10:38 pm (UTC)
Harry is not a peson of advanecd age, c'mon, you're grabbing at straws here.

Agree with all the HAHAHAH! though, who cares? DH was the Monster Book of Oceanic Plot Holes.

Effing Eff being a children-on-LJ-friendly way to say F*cking f*uck. Itìs a tad brit, I'm afraid. :-D
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 10:40 pm (UTC)
well, he's advanced for unexpected magic!

I liked DH, I thought it was good, except for the horrible epilogue that someone spoiled for me so I refused to read it.

well, no I know what effing eff is, I just didn't know what you were referring to with Draco? YOu mean the elder wand?
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 10:46 pm (UTC)
Seventeen is not yet an advanced age. Erm... This is a rather delicate question but... are you a teen? No offense and actually all respect, itìs just that, at thirty, advanced age evokes people in their seventies and beyond.

Yes, sorry, the Elder Wand. I can barely remember not to call it the Doomcock, being rather stunned by the relenteless wand innunedo. If Draco gas the Elder Wand which Harry filches from his hand was that the wand he got from Ollivander when he was eleven, and if so, why did he lose all his duels? Or is there any chapter and line in DH where either Voldemort gives his precioussssss Elder Wand to Draco or it's implied so all can see it? Because I confess I didn't see it and thought Draco had the Elder Wand all along. Which doesn't make much sense, but... y'know?

Seems we're online at the same time, HI! so our posts are getting kind of crossed.

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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 10:52 pm (UTC)
Haha, well, I mean, in the wizarding world, usually people have their magic under control by the time they're 17. And yes I am a teen! Whee! I do realize that 17 isn't an advanced age ahaha.

I think the wand Harry got from Draco origninally is not the elder wand, I think it's the one that he got from Ollivander. I don't think that Voldemort ever give s the elder wand to draco. Harry just gets the elder wand from voldemort whenever he disarms him and then shoots him with his own killing curse. Draco didn't have the elder wand all along, but the reason that Voldemort couldn't use it was because Draco was the person that beat Dumbledore, not Snape. Since Snape and Dumbledore planned Dumbledore's death. Or something? That's what I thought at least.
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 11:19 pm (UTC)
Hello, I'm thirty, so my age is not advanced yet... I hope. It's now gone down in a haze of MWAHAHAH and who cares anyway, but I seem to remember that JKR said 'unexpected magic from a person of advanced age'. Harry has WAY TOO MUCH MAGIC A IT IS (Oooh, capslock of Harry TM) and he's - like you - a young adult or - as I think of it - person in one of the BEST moments of life when all possibilities are open. Whee for seventeen!

Makes no sense anyway, though I get your drift. Harry stole Draco's wand - that's a given in DH - Harry uses Draco's wand to kill Voldie by rebounded-AK. Draco's wand must be the right one, it even feels nice and friendly in Harry's hand. Have I commented enough time on the neverending innunedo? If all the point was that Voldemort's wand wouldn't work, Harry could be the Master of Death and do a Jesus at the end.

Oh, alright, Black Holes, not plotholes. They even absorb brain cells. :-D
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 11:21 pm (UTC)
I am in love with Sirius Black. love love love.

It is very unhealthy.
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 11:23 pm (UTC)
Why? I thought necrophilia was the new black... MWAHAHAHAHAH!

Sorry, am in love with bad puns.
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 11:23 pm (UTC)
It is okay, bad puns are win.
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 11:22 pm (UTC)

Right, you're RIGHT! Thirty is an advanced age after all...

... look at all the seinle dementia in my comments.

*Harry could NOT be the Master of Death

not to mention *enough times

See? Be glad you aren't getting brain-deader by the moment as I am. ;)
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 10:41 pm (UTC)

Errata corrige

*a person of advanced age.

And P.S. You may well assume and be right about it, but it is NOT said in DH or anywhere else that the Potter-Evanses were Aurors. I can as well assume they were janitors and be as canon as you. :P

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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 10:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Errata corrige

Well, they were in the order, so it would just make sense that they were Aurors.

Who knows, being a janitor is a good disguise.

But I don't think that the questions that were unanswered really had much to do with the plot, I don't think that it really matters that much what their names are or what Lily and James' jobs were.
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[User Picture]From: flyingskull
2007-07-25 11:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Errata corrige

Ah, yes I agree. I was enjoying talking to you, so I kind of kept arguing.

Nice having a discussion with you and good night (it's past midnight here and I have to go to work early tomorrow - later this morning - morning.

eHugs, if you allow me.
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[User Picture]From: pscopathictiger
2007-07-25 11:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Errata corrige

oh my goodness! Nighty night!
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