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 What feeds do we want in the chat room?
I don't want non-Sci-Fi or Fantasy feeds coming through the chatroom. I'm not interested in a TV/Movies feed -- at all. I would like to see the feed be fully established with sci-fi and fantasy questions, and by that I don't mean just Story-ID. I also like Meta questions coming through on the feed.
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comment Why is Peeves never on camera in the HP movies?
I have the Canadian Philosopher's Stone extended version DVD set that has restored the cut scenes and Peeves doesn't appear in any of them. The same is true for the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection set's version of Sorcerer's Stone. I wonder if Chris Columbus cut Peeves at the storyboard level or something. I don't think Peeves would have been relevant to the movies' plots at any point, but maybe that's just me. I always imagined Peeves as Casper with a sneer, a bowler hat, and a middle finger. :P
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comment Why didn't Dumbledore simply put the Philosopher's Stone into a mokeskin pouch?
@Richard -- You're indicating to me that you asked this question with a set answer already in mind. If Moke skin was indeed impervious, it makes sense that Newt Scamander would have noted this. I'm just going by what canon tells us; I'm sorry if the info doesn't perfectly fit your theory. You and I see canon differently, though.
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