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 Looking for a specific Marvel t-shirt family
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a shopping question. It's OT to me, but YMMV. T-shirt shopping belongs on Google, IMO.
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comment Why was this member's account suspended?
possible duplicate of Why did this user's reputation score drop to 1?
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comment Why was this member's account suspended?
While it's a tad brusque, I could manage hearing "None of your business", were I to ask, even with the most innocuous of intentions, what is pretty obviously an intrusive question regarding private information about another user. How would knowing the reason behind S.S.'s suspension further our collective experience at the site? It wouldn't. I've had to take issues to both the mods and the SE team above the mods, and I expected no less than absolute privacy in those matters. The issue of S.S. wouldn't fall under transparency, IMO. It would just be gossip. I don't want to do that.
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comment Joined today, account banned?
I'm rather floored by your assertion that a hardcore Q&A site would benefit from "a woman's perspective". This is a hard answers site, not a soft, gender-based discussion forum or whatever. Regardless of a user's gender, answers must be empirical in nature, ideally with textual or other hard evidence to back one's response. Chit-chat, comments as answers, and poor questions are not welcome here. No, do not "give the girl a break" just because the user may be female. Not only is that condescending to all women, but it cultivates gender bias. The rules are in place for us all. Gender aside.
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revised Why did Voldemort take the wand of one of his most loyal servants?
clarification, spelling, minor canon errors
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comment Is the plot of HP and The Goblet of Fire broken?
VTC as primarily opinion based.
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comment What happened to aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Azkaban Prisoner?
possible duplicate of Was Aunt Marge ever deflated?
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comment How could anybody curse an nonexistent thing?
@mikeazo -- I read through all the links related to the link you provided, as well as your link itself, and I couldn't find anything that was a duplicate of this question. It's asking how the curse worked, not if the curse occurred at all (Which the answers from the posts you link to affirm.). Just my personal interpretation. :)
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