Slytherincess

Tickling the Horklumps

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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 What's the etiquette of inserting videos, pictures, or other media into someone else's post?
@Richard - Regarding your other comment about a protesting OP, yes, you would be right. :)
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Don't hate me because I'm beautiful ...
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comment What's the etiquette of inserting videos, pictures, or other media into someone else's post?
I don't believe I said anyone else was protesting; I said it came up in chat. I am the one with the issue. That's great that you like pictures with your text, but could you let me and others NOT like them in our posts? I don't remove your images, so I'd rather not have images inserted into mine. Yes, the FAQ says you can add bling to another's post, but does that mean you have to? And by that I mean gratuitously, not adding something that is genuinely helpful to the OP. I do agree with your caveats. :)
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comment Why did Dumbledore not face Voldemort earlier like he did for Grindlewald
possible duplicate of Why didn't Dumbledore just hunt Voldemort down?
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comment Can someone tell when they've become a Secret Keeper?
Ran out of room -- I was going to say, please correct me if you can find the bit about the soul in the books (not the wikia). @Izkata -- I have to go with BMWurm on Voldemort and his (not) feeling the destruction of the Horcruxes. This could be movie contamination, too. :)
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comment Can someone tell when they've become a Secret Keeper?
I personally know of nothing in canon that indicates that becoming a Secret Keeper "imprints the information on your soul." Can you please indicate where in the books this is stated? Check out chapter 10, The Marauders Map, in PoA for a canon explanation of the Fidelius Charm. Voldemort did not feel the death of his Horcruxes; per Dumbledore, Voldemort's soul was so fractured by that point that he was incapable of feeling it. Seeing as the whole "soul" thing is not in the books, I would say, No, the Secret Keeper doesn't feel it. Canonically, they may or may not know they've become the SK.
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comment Why was Quirrell scared away by Firenze?
Thing is, Voldemort is, at that time, immortal because of his Horcruxes. Dumbledore was aware that Voldemort would return all the way at the beginning of the book (see chapter one, The Boy Who Lived) -- he already is on high alert and he knows Voldemort is around, lurking. I don't think there was any suggestion Voldemort would have killed Draco; Draco had fled the scene. And, again, Voldemort was immortal (he just needed a new body; his spirit could not be killed at that time) so why would a herd of centaurs with bows and arrows scare him and keep him from trying to kill Harry?
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comment Why does the StackExchange admonition about spelling things correctly have a spelling error?
I think maybe what you're explaining qualifies as schadenfreude ;) We all engage in it at some point or another during our lives.
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