Slytherincess

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Thou marvel’st at my words, but hold thee still. // Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill . . . William Shakespeare — Macbeth — Act 3, Scene 2

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretches her fingers to touch the heavens ... Lao Tzu

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty — a sunken beauty ... Jean Genet

Because it continues to come up: Yes, I am female. Guilty pleasures include impolite swear words, the rare dirty martini with extra olives, Steampunk, all things gothic, Goth/EBM/Industrial music, and dark clubs. Stealth eldergoth. I appreciate black clothing, black humor, real books, excessive semi-colons, and effective sarcasm. INFJ. Regarding social niceties, I'm uncomplicated: "We be nice to them if they be nice to us." I like words and people. I'm not a programmer, not a "woman in tech," and I don't speak code. Fandom: Harry Potter. I also like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek: TNG, and SGA. My rep comes exclusively from Harry Potter Q&A, except for a smattering of material from Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. DVK's partner in crime.

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‘Would you like me to do it now? Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?’
Severus Snape to Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Pottermore Sorting - a Slytherin

^ J.K. Rowling, via Pottermore, affirms what I've known since the first time I read Philosopher's Stone: I'm pretty sure I'd be in Slytherin ... Oh, yes, I definitely would be ... And, yes. I'm still bitter about the house cup.

Moaning Myrtle in the prefect's bath - *Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*

"*Oh! Hello, Harry ... Long time no see ... *"

Moaning Myrtle to Harry - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

O HAI THAR ...

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya - The Princess Bride

Slytherin House Crest

Or perhaps in Slytherin // You’ll make your real friends // Those cunning folk use any means // To achieve their ends ...

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

Seeker to Seeker ...

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comment Do Dementors have the ability to breed?
@AnthonyGrist - I think it's better served to discuss the validity of the original correct answers at the original answer, not in the comments of the duplicate question. As one who gave one of the correct answers, I know I would be more comfortable with that. Or chat -- I'm frequently in chat.
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comment Why did Sirius think differently about blood purity than his family?
Dates of birth for Sirius and Andromeda? How much older was she exactly?
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comment Why did Sirius think differently about blood purity than his family?
I think you meant to say "Riddikulus!" ;)
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comment How can a Seeker practice if the Snitch can't be touched prior to a Quidditch match?
Yes, a canon citation re: the golf balls would be great.
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comment How can a Seeker practice if the Snitch can't be touched prior to a Quidditch match?
I think it would actually bolster your answer (not that you're not getting a nice amount of upvotes!) to remove the movie clip. It's inconsistent with book canon, and while it looks cute, it doesn't match the events as they unfold in Philosopher's Stone. In the answer above yours, alexwchan provides book canon verification that Harry began practicing his Seeker position with ordinary golf balls. Just some food for thought. :)
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comment How can a Seeker practice if the Snitch can't be touched prior to a Quidditch match?
@Martha - I get where you're coming from :) I just so rarely see a Martha answer (which is a great shame, IMO, because I think you always have terrific insight, so let me compliment you on that!) I didn't know if you were just preferring to comment instead. I'm sorry if I seemed pushy. :)
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comment How can a Seeker practice if the Snitch can't be touched prior to a Quidditch match?
@Martha - I just cannot find where in canon it says the flesh memory is only important in professional Quidditch, or where it says definitively that the referee makes the determination of who caught the snitch (as opposed to referring to the flesh memory). Can you point me?
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comment Why was Michael Jackson so important to Cameron/Sarah Connor?
I don't know who Sir Attenborough, Stephen Wolfram, or James Brady (unless you mean the former US Press Secretary under President Reagan?) are, but I sure as heck know who Michael Jackson is, and if the name "Michael Jackson" is spoken in any context, I automatically think of Michael Jackson the entertainer. Even non-fans recognize Michael Jackson's place in entertainment history; "The King of Pop" moniker is not inaccurate per se. C'mon, @DVK, *SHAMON*! Tell us once again ... Who's bad? :D Yes, I'm silly as usual.
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comment How can a Seeker practice if the Snitch can't be touched prior to a Quidditch match?
@Martha - The only thing is ... Gah, I keep harping on this I know ... where in canon does it say that a Snitch eventually forgets its first flesh memory, when Scrimgeour is essentially saying the opposite? How do we reach the conclusion that the flesh memory fades? Thoughts?
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comment Does "Elephant Vs Terminator" = "Gorilla Vs Shark"?
@Pureferret -- That's a good point, one I hadn't considered. I definitely see where you're coming from and probably would tend to agree with you. :)
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comment Does "Elephant Vs Terminator" = "Gorilla Vs Shark"?
@Richard -- To be honest, I don't really care. Downvote away, my pretties! I can take the dissent :)
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