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 How was Harry's scar useful?
@Richard - Very clever! Does this mean Harry grew up to be a Magical Chick Magnet, rather than an Auror? (It's not unusual for some women to appreciate a man in uniform. Chick Magnet? Auror? It's totally win-win ;) )
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asked How was Harry's scar useful?
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comment Is Harry a Wizard or Warlock?
Your edits are really excellent and make sense explaining more universal descriptions of wizard/worlock in comparison to the smaller and newer universe of Harry Potter. Alex's answer was all Potter; yours is more of a broad overview. I think they're both on par with each other, so +1 and I'm really glad you clarified your initial answer. :)
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Is Harry a Wizard or Warlock?
@BESW -- I think that's kind of odd to assume that a question about a specific universe is really meant to be ubiquitous. I like you as dearly as is possible, but I do feel that Alex has the better, in universe answer, as it's specific to Harry Potter. :)
Nov
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comment Is Harry a Wizard or Warlock?
Potterverse is pretty explicit in its difference between a Wizard and a Warlock; the explanation can be found in Tales of Beedle the Bard, in the story The Worlock's Hairy Heart (or somesuch -- it's called something like that). :)
Nov
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awarded Enlightened
Nov
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comment Will we have Community Promotion Ads for 2015?
Thanks for the info! I'll go and read about recycling ads and resetting them, etc. Appreciate your input :)
Nov
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revised Is a Squib a Muggle?
Add canon information
Nov
23
comment If Harry Potter went to Lord Voldemort AFTER Nagini had been killed, would he have survived Voldemort's killing curse?
@alexwlchan - Thanks :) And I correct myself: It was Lily's enchantments that kept Harry tethered to life in the forest/Kings Cross, not the piece of Voldemort's soul. Just wanted to clarify that.
Nov
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comment If Harry Potter went to Lord Voldemort AFTER Nagini had been killed, would he have survived Voldemort's killing curse?
@DVK - Don't mislead a new user. She is not obligated to thank you by accepting your answer. She very well may, but it's nice to see multiple answers from which to choose. It looks like this is duplicate anyway.
Nov
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comment If Harry Potter went to Lord Voldemort AFTER Nagini had been killed, would he have survived Voldemort's killing curse?
Yes, he would have because the small piece of Voldemort's soul inside of Harry kept him tethered to life while Voldemort was still alive (and vice versa, IIRC). Check the chapter Kings Cross in Deathly Hallows -- Dumbledore explains it. ... Is this a duplicate, anyone? My search function is giving me a hard time today. I feel like maybe this has been asked before.
Nov
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
Nov
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comment What did Dumbledore suspect of Harry during their conversation in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?
@DVK - Just to clarify, I didn't ask if Dumbledore could tell that Harry had something on his mind, but rather I'm wondering if Dumbledore had any idea of what Harry was thinking about -- what topic, that is. I already know Dumbledore is a wizened old man who reads people exceptionally well. :)
Nov
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comment How could Hermione have gotten more OWLs than classes?
Why are you using information that does not provide a citation? You know the Wiki is sub par -- the lack of a citation on info from the Wiki is kind of a big deal. I'm surprised!
Nov
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asked In Potterverse, what would be as protective as, or stronger than, dragon's hide?
Nov
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comment Was Hogwarts named such because of a connection to warthogs ?'
Well, if one counts "Accio salmon!" from Deathly Hallows ... then the salmon cannon is -- no pun intended -- canon!
Nov
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comment Why is Hermione's Patronus not as powerful as her other magic spells?
@BMWurm -- "His Lordship" is a rather ... grand ... title for Voldemort. Is it in the books?
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