Eep. You’re right. Corrected. I will go back and listen to the recordings to hear what it sounds like.
— December 29, 2007 @ 8:50 pm
the PC131 version definitely sounds like Astoria, not Asteria. Time has Astoria as well.
— December 29, 2007 @ 9:26 pm
Grindevald = The Anti-Dumbledore
— December 29, 2007 @ 9:27 pm
Interesting when Jo says that Neville could have done what harry did, she knews from the beginning that harry will be the protagonist, so then why did she includes that Neville could be “the-boy-who-alived” and could have done what harry did? I assume that she include it to prove us that Neville wasnt like we used to think, i mean that there was more inside him.
I just was wondering…
Also im curious to know who is Asteria Greengrass? i dont remember she from any book
adriana, Asteria/Astoria isn’t mentioned in canon, but her older sister Daphne is (OP31). Daphne is also shown in Jo’s notebook in the “Harry Potter and Me” video.
— December 30, 2007 @ 12:06 am
The Sorting Hat detected the piece of Voldemortâ€™s soul within Harry.
I noticed that quite a long way back and was not a bit surprised at what was happening in book five. I don’t think the lessons Harry had with Snape would have worked out because of this even if he had worked at it.
— December 30, 2007 @ 5:39 am
Kingsley recruited also Ron and Neville to be Aurors? I thought, Ron was successor of Fred at WWW, and Neville the new Herbology teacher at Hogwarts.
And Dawlish? Surely he was no longer an efficient Auror at the downfall of Voldemort, but there were some teaching jobs vacant in Hogwarts, in the very first place the now safe job of DADA teacher.
— December 30, 2007 @ 2:51 pm
Here’s what I think about the next DADA teachers:
1999-2000: R. Weasley & Dawlish(when Dawlish was sick)
2000-2001 and onward: R. Weasley (when the shop wasn’t too busy)
What I think is that Kingsley would have wanted Ron and Neville for the first few “building and repairing the community” years. After that, they would have gradually settled down on other jobs (e.g. Neville was definitely a Herbology person, even if he takes after his parents in terms of talent). After all, Ginny was a professional Quidditch player before settling down to be a correspondent at the Daily Prophet (correct me if I’m wrong).
— December 30, 2007 @ 5:26 pm
Right you are with Ginny, AFAIK she played with the Holyhead Harpies. I guess, she quit Quidditsch playing, when she become the first time pregnant.
— December 30, 2007 @ 8:52 pm
That’s good we know Dawlish’s first name now
— December 30, 2007 @ 9:45 pm
If Hermione had a bigger heart than she did a brain (which is definitely true) then she must have a damn big heart!!!
I find it disappointing that Harry never ended up as seeker for England.
— December 31, 2007 @ 8:00 am
Thanks Kaz – you took the words for both Hermione and Harry right out of my keyboard . As for Dawlish, don’t forget that he was hit twice by Dumbledore before Augusta got him. I (still) wonder if he wears navy-blue robes by now… And I am glad that she mentioned the fate of F. Fortescue, even if I had hoped that he’s still alive, of course!
I wonder what the connection is between Fortescue the ice-cream man and Fortescue the ex-headmaster.
— December 31, 2007 @ 6:35 pm
I am sure that the latter is a not-to-far ancestor from the former! (what with the knowledge of the ice-cream vendor exposed in PoA etc)
— January 1, 2008 @ 10:53 am
Wow I never thought Bellatix was in love with Voldemort but it does explain alot
— January 7, 2008 @ 4:28 pm
Neville ‘Could’ have done what Harry had done…but in all honesty..Neville did LOVE his Grandmother, but I believe he also loved her…Harry loved the Dursley’s—erm….not so much..the Dursley’s loved him–not at all(at least Vernon and Petunia–and Dudley for many years)it would have had an outcome in the end, yet perhaps not the same one..
Also, Harry had the Dursley’s constant laments on what a horrible person he was in general…Neville….(was lamented that he couldn’t live up to his parents–yet another family tie..)
Neville knew that despite his downfalls his family loved him…Harry knew that despite his downfalls…no one family member loved him he had to seek love elsewhere.
In the end–Neville found acceptance(which had been there all along) and Harry love(which had not been there all along)..
For JKR there was no choice..it’s more important for one to find love than acceptance of what may not think..(look at Luna)..
For Neville it was a less painful journey as he had acceptance all along he just didn’t know it..I simply love his HBP discussion with McConogal about his courses.
Love is simply more complex than acceptance..For Harry to find this in the WW fandom is quite the feat and a greater accomplishment than even DD or Voldy achieved..
No wonder why DD couldn’t describe the “power he knows not”.
wow OOP my least favorite book seems all that more important to Harry..
— January 11, 2008 @ 1:46 am
Brian and Rachel wrote:
Interesting to note that Herpo the Foul is also thought to be the person to create the first Basilisk.