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

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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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answered Snape and the killing of harry's parents
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comment Where had Lupin taught before Hogwarts?
@JanusBahsJacquet -- Yeah, so can I :) One might postulate that, out of pride at his new teaching appointment, Remus himself labeled his suitcase "Professor R.J. Lupin". (I do know that the "J" stands for John, but you likely already know that and it really has nothing to do with the question -- I'm just good at pulling out extraneous details :) )
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comment Harry Potter Book hole
possible duplicate of Why Couldn't Harry See Thestrals At the End of Goblet of Fire?
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awarded Nice Answer
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revised Where had Lupin taught before Hogwarts?
Added Pottermore Wiki link
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answered Where had Lupin taught before Hogwarts?
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asked Is "No one stops being a Death Eater" canon?
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comment Why didn't Dumbledore modify the Dursleys' memories so that they wouldn't hurt Harry so much?
@vap78 - As I already mentioned, please don't hesitate to VTRO this question if you think I made the wrong move. As I write this, I do not see any votes to reopen, so, by all means, cast a vote if I'm wrong. :)
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awarded Notable Question
Apr
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awarded Famous Question
Apr
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comment Why didn't Dumbledore modify the Dursleys' memories so that they wouldn't hurt Harry so much?
I wavered on this. Don't hesitate to VTRO if you feel my closing this question as a duplicate was incorrect. :)
Apr
12
comment Why didn't Dumbledore modify the Dursleys' memories so that they wouldn't hurt Harry so much?
possible duplicate of Abuse over celebrity for Harry Potter: Did Dumbledore choose correctly?
Apr
12
comment Who were James Potter's family?
Possibly related: Where did the Potters get all of their money from?
Apr
12
comment Are overly-broad tags "dangerous" now that there are tag-specific privileges?
This is a sensible answer. Personally, I was proud to earn the first gold tag badge on the site in June of 2012. I try and be prudent about closing questions as duplicates. It does take a long time to earn a gold tag badge. It took me 19 mos of only answering Harry Potter questions to get mine. I don't think I've abused my binding VTC powers and I'm certainly not here to misbehave -- I can't imagine someone putting the work in that it takes to get a gold tag badge just to abuse its powers and wreak havoc on the site. :)
Apr
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answered Why does the last Harry Potter movie have Muggle fighting?
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revised Why does the last Harry Potter movie have Muggle fighting?
Tidied it up a bit / Canon correction
Apr
10
awarded Popular Question
Apr
10
comment Is it time for the [series] finale?
Agreed, re: zapping the [tag:series] tag.
Apr
10
comment Why have I been banned from chat this time?
Are you sure you've been banned? I haven't seen anything -- unless I missed something major -- that would warrant a ban. Hmm.
Apr
10
comment Can Squibs see Dementors?
possible duplicate of How does Mrs. Norris communicate with Mr. Filch?
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