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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I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess probably not. I don't know all the ins and outs of how the site works, though.
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comment Could Muggles enter Diagon Alley from Leaky Cauldron?
You mentioned in your comment at is the Leaky Cauldron the only physical entrance to Diagon Alley that there are no other known entrances, and we would expect Muggles cannot Floo ... so I imagine Diagon Alley would have to be the entrance for the Muggle parents and Muggleborn students. Just food for thought! :)
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comment Did Voldemort know what his name meant?
General FYI: The question is "Was Voldemort aware of the meaning of his name when he created it?" It is not asking for the definition of Voldemort. Whether Voldemort was aware of the meaning of his name is not addressed in the other question's answers, so I am voting to re-open this question. It's perfectly valid.
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comment If Voldemort had planned to kill Lily, would her sacrifice have saved Harry?
I believe, although he was willing to give Lily the opportunity to step aside and let him kill Harry, Voldemort came to the Potters' house that night fully prepared to kill both James and Lily. JKR has said the particular circumstances that came together to create Lily's protective charms had never before happened, so it's hard to use that as a baseline for predicting any other situations or circumstances. And canon doesn't address your exact question so it's hard to say.
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comment What's the source of this PoA fact?
@Martha - See my comment to DVK re: tattoos et al.
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comment What's the source of this PoA fact?
@DVK - If the source is the IMDB and it's user-edited, then I would consider it non-canonical. I included the info re: alchemy and tattoos because I parsed your question incorrectly. I thought that "What is the source of this fact" was referring to the "More or less human" , meaning I thought you were asking what the historical source of "More or less human" is. Hence my discourse. I'm surprised you presented an unsubstantiated quote from the IMDB as a "fact" when the purpose of the question was to establish whether the quote is fact to begin with. I notice I'm not the only one pontificating.
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comment What's the source of this PoA fact?
@Voldemort -- And can you read Parseltongue? ;))))
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comment Why was Slughorn so surprised that someone he taught was a murderer?
Weeeeeeeeell, most people are shocked or surprised when someone they know commits a homicide, much less more than one. When you think you know a person and they turn out to have criminal elements, it's shocking. Why wouldn't he be surprised? :)
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