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

Guilty pleasures include impolite swear words, the rare dirty martini with extra olives, Steampunk, Goth/EBM/Industrial music and clubs, black clothing, black humor, real books, excessive semi-colons, and effective sarcasm. Regarding this site and social niceties: "We be nice to them if they be nice to us ..." I like words. I don't program and I don't speak code. Fandoms: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, SGA, Lord of the Rings.

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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

Even J.K. Rowling agrees ...

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

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

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comment What was Dumbledore's original wand made of?
@Xantec -- Actually, I was just offering that quote for your consideration, since you asked about the wand being as powerful as the wizard who owns it. That's all. The quote suggests the possibility, but is not definitive, IMO. I don't believe this question has an answer based in canon.
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comment What was Dumbledore's original wand made of?
@Xantec -- In Tales of Beedle the Bard it does say this about wands: Those who are knowledgeable about wandlore will agree that wands do indeed absorb the expertise of those who use them, though this is an unpredictable and imperfect business; one must consider all kinds of additional factors, such as the relationship between the wand and the user, to understand how well it is likely to perform with any particular individual. So this implies that often a wand becomes as powerful as its master, but that it's not written in stone that this will always happen.
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comment Can Animagus form do magic?
In PoA, Professor McGonagall does give the students a basic overview of the Animagus transformation in Transfiguration class, but one class is certainly not enough time to teach them how to actually become Animagi themselves. Animagi are rare and are closely monitored by the Ministry of Magic. Hermione says, also in PoA, that there have been only seven registered Animagi in the last century; including the unregistered James Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and Rita Skeeter, there are eleven known Animagi in Potterverse. Just wanted to clarify this.
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comment Why wasn't Harry punished after he used Sectumsempra on Malfoy?
@DoctorWho22 - That Harry is Lily's son means nothing to Snape.
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comment What was Draco Malfoy's biggest fear?
@DVK - WADIWASI!
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comment What was Draco Malfoy's biggest fear?
Great call on the LEGO game! I wouldn't have even thought to check the games, but what's your source? If it's the Wikia, I cast Wadiwasi at you! Anyway, as I was writing my answer, a gut feeling kept telling me Draco's Boggart was probably Voldemort, but without anything to back it up with, I didn't say so because it would've just been a guess on my part. :)
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comment What was Draco Malfoy's biggest fear?
@DVK - Ah, yes, the pit of voles.
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comment How far will a Golden Snitch travel during a match?
@BorhanMooz - Thanks! Short, and straight to the point :)
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comment Did the trio (and others) go back to finish at Hogwarts?
@AnthonyGrist -- I'm so glad to have been of great help! (There weren't enough characters left to also address the issue of the centaurs ... ) :D
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comment Harry Potter: Who owns the Riddle house?
Thanks! It was an interesting theory, though, one I'd never thought of. New ideas are a good thing! :)
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comment Did the trio (and others) go back to finish at Hogwarts?
@AnthonyGrist - Good point! Wanted: Defence Against the Dark Arts instructor for large magical educational institution. The successful candidate will possess a turban and the Dark Lord in the brain stem, a smile worthy of Witch Weekly, a socially maligned medical condition, more than one prosthetic, a trunk full of pink knickers and a collection of decorative kitten plates, an incredibly ridiculous grudge against a child and a lengthy unrequited love for said child's mother, and a fraternal twin with whom to co-teach. Applications to be sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. :P
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comment Whose idea was it to put the Elder Wand in Dumbledore's Tomb in the first place, instead of somewhere considerably less likely or vulnerable?
@BorhanMooz - Not necessarily, as custom sometimes held that wands were burned after its owner's death. Dumbledore did intend for the wand to go to Snape -- that is canon fact. Dumbledore didn't anticipate that Draco would master the wand before Snape killed Dumbledore.
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comment Doesn't Hogwarts seriously put the world in jeopardy?
It remains that speculation is discouraged. I'm not just randomly trying to be a hard-a$$ about it; I care about the quality of the site. This is an extremely poor question that you chose to answer, instead of backing away from the sleeping lion, so to speak. If you knew an answer would require extensive speculation, you shouldn't have answered it. Period. I see that you are new. Answer good questions. Then you won't get caught up in speculation and pleading special snowflake status, while the rest of us are trying to work within the site's guidelines. KWIM? Regardless, welcome to SFF. :)
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