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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Related: Is the principle of Apparition theoretically similar to the Alcubierre drive (warp)? Unfortunately, this question invites extended opinionated discussion; I think it is too subjective to benefit the site, which is for hard Q&A. Others may feel differently, though. I will say there is no canon answer(s) for what you are asking; mainly, you seem to want to hash theory.
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Regardless of the name of your meme, if you meant appearing to be socially awkward and without understanding of the dynamics of chat, then, yes, your meme worked.
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Actually, it appeared to me that you removed your own message, and then @Keen replied to you, giving you a warning to "knock it off" and to stop posting messages and removing them. This is my interpretation of both times you were asked to stop. Is your meme wrong? I don't know, but I've been online since the 90s and have never heard of the "removed" meme -- this is purely anecdotal, of course. It strikes me as an incredibly silly use of chat, but if this is the impression you want to impart, well I suppose it's your prerogative.
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comment Why didn't Harry specify to Neville that he had to use the sword to kill Nagini?
Is there any canon basis for your possibilities? These seem like guesses more than anything.
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Harry is not a Horcrux, for the love of Pete! I think it's important to not perpetuate this myth. I know Dumbledore calls Harry a Horcrux in Deathly Hallows, but JKR has said in an interview that Harry was never a bona fide Horcrux, but merely an unintended vessel for a wayward fragment of Voldemort's soul.
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@Richard - You really need to ask? ;)
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comment Why did Albus Potter bring a ferret to Hogwarts?
@KSmarts - LOL! I'm sure if I try hard enough, I could ferret out a few other comedians ... Right, then. I'll just be WAY over there ... ;)
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@Richard - The OP didn't specify that he/she is talking about the movie. My dupehammer ain't touchin' this one.
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It seems to me that you have already decided the answer is Yes, Dumbldore is a sociopath. This makes for a poor question, because the results are skewed going in. Plus, yes, it's impossible to accurately psychoanalyze a fictional character.
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