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posted by bendaimmortal
I stumbled over a discussion forum topic "JKR: Canon or fanon" on another HP site and I have ended up into debates related to the topic, so I decided to write this opinion article - this isn't about anyone or anything in particular about the books regardless of the examples. The point in them is for the general matters (:

"What all is canon to you? What do you personally keep, tweak or disregard in your head?"

To me...

Canon is the author's image. This of course means also whatever she announces anywhere outside the books, is canon. She wrote her view into the books's content and it's bound to...
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posted by e2mma2weasle3
– In the film, Harry begins to take private tutoring lessons with Dumbledore, who shows him various memories of young Voldemort.

– Romance is a theme of the movie, with Harry drawn to Ginny Weasley and Ron attraction the attention of Lavender Brown.

– Jessie Cave, who plays Lavender Brown, beat more than 7,000 girls to win the role. It is her first major film role.

– Robert Knox, who plays Marcus Belby, was stabbed to death days after filming wrapped.

-Stars of the film are set to wear white ribbons to the premiere in honour of Knox.

– Hero Fiennes-Tiffin plays the young Voldemort/Tom...
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Fleur Delacour:

- After the Second Wizarding War, Fleur and Bill had three children; Victoire, Dominique and Louis Weasley.
- Clémence Poésy, who plays Fleur, was cut from the 6th movie, but will return in The Deathly Hallows.
- According to J.K. Rowling Fleur's name comes from the French phrase fleur de la cour, meaning flower of the court or noblewoman.

Viktor Krum:

- It's not known if Viktor is a pure-blood or a half-blood.
- Viktor married a Bulgarian woman whose name is unknown.
- The name Viktor is a Slavic version of the name Victor which is derived from the Latin word victoris, meaning "conqueror"...
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posted by snoznoodle
I had a thought...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is wondering how on earth Harry, Ron and Hermione could destroy all those horcruxes when Dumbledore, one of the greatest wizards ever almost died trying to destroy two of them.

And since Dumbledore and Harry really aren't the only ones who know about Voldemort's horcruxes, its possible that RAB has actually done the work for them without Voldemort realising it. Its possible that he actually destroyed all the horcruxes besides Nagini but somehow didn't live to tell anyone.

So the only horcrux that they would have to destroy would be the snake. Remember Voldemort only made Nagini a horcrux in Goblet of Fire. So she is at least one horcrux left that we know still exists.

I can't see Harry, Ron and Hermione managing to destroy 4 horcruxes without one of them dying or getting seriously injured. That could happen too however...

CAN'T WAIT TILL IT COMES OUT! 5 DAYS TO GO!
Scary!
Scary!
Hi everyone, since the release of the book here in Malaysia a couple of weeks ago. Here are my thoughts and why I'm excited to get the soft cover copy of the book soon, as well as my expectations.

The Characters

Okay, since the characters are the same. Despite that it's set several years after the events of the Deathly Hallows, it also features Harry's second son, Albus in it and will continue the Potter bloodline in the story.
I am very happy that the majority of the old characters, including Harry, Ron and Hermione are all back. Not to forget, Draco Malfoy, Harry's nemesis and his son too,...
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posted by cutechibineko
1)Hug him. Say you were on strict instructions from Dumbledore to do it.

2)Make a voodoo doll of Harry Potter. Push pins into it in class and smile knowingly at Snape.

3)Scatter rose-petals in front of him wherever he goes.

4)Shout '10 points from Professor Snape!' at random moments.

5)Hide your face with your hands in class. When he approaches remove them and shout 'Peek-a-boo!'

6)Introduce him with the words "Here is a man who not only has a brilliant mind and a wonderful wit, but can also sing.'

7)Get a hose. Corner him. Spray him down. Run. (this one is my FAVORITE!)

8)Dress like him and dye your...
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posted by KishuandIchigo
Part 2, Woot!
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We arrived at Kings Cross a few weeks later. I had bought a small black cat named Midnight, after having a hard time chosing between cat or owl. I also had a 9 1/2 inch Willow wand with dragon heartstring in it. I walked around, stroking my cat, looking for platform 9 3/4. All I saw was 9 and 10. Where was it? I walked around for a few minutes, wondering what to do. I even asked a few people, but they either told me I was crazy, or said that there was no such thing. Several minutes later I saw a person...
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posted by Kassaremidylynn
Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley
Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley
I just want to state right away that J. K. Rowling is in no way sexist. This is about the fans and again, not all of them.

Ginerva Molly Weasley. The love of Harry Potter's life, the mother of his children. Headstrong, smart, cunning, quick-thinking, and fierce. The hero to many girls, young and old, and the object of affection to many boys out there as well.

Hermione Jane Granger. The love of Ron Weasley's life, the mother of his children. Also headstrong, smart, cunning, quick-thinking, and just as fierce, if only in a slightly different way. Hermione is possibly the most well-known of the...
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posted by Wolfdreamer9
Once upon a time there was a wonderful story called Harry Potter. The story was not thousands and thousands of hours long, it was not prejudice or demanding, nor boastful or self-righteous. In fact, it was a simple story. It was a tale of an orphaned boy who thought he was alone in the world, and destined to be so forever. He soon discovered that friendship, love and family were waiting for him at an odd little place called Hogwarts. His friends and his foes fought valiantly through seven years of school, discovering that weaknesses could be overcome and strength could be encouraged through...
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posted by emilykuru
Fanfiction:

edward-bella vs harry-ginny

Edward and bella go to a railway station during one rainy day in london. They meet harry and ginny there,

( bella is not changed into a vampire yet )

Edward: bella love, close your eyes please!

Bella: why edward?

(thinks to himself)

Edward : just yesterday I had promised her that she was the prettiest one I have ever seen, but here here is ginny who looks so pretty.
And bella should better stay away from harry, or she will ditch me like jake..

( meanwhile harry is using legilimence when edward is busy thinking )

Harry: well, why am I going to eye a crackpot...
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posted by narniafreak12
The Tri-Wizard Champion!
The Tri-Wizard Champion!
So, I was buzy making picks to decide your favourite Tri-wizard champion, and I've decided to show the results in a countdown!

4. Fleur Delacour
In at number 4 is Fleur! She was always going to be last, with you calling her 'a twit', 'over-the-top feminine' and 'little miss perfect'. She lost you guys pretty badly, but I don't think she did too bad in the tornament, but hey, that's just my opinion.

3. Viktor Krum
At number 3, Krum! This Bulgarian seeker seemed to annoy alot of you, including me! Whether it was because he seemed 'bleh' (your words), or because of the friction it caused between Ron...
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posted by serenafan122
1) Follow him around and keep asking the same stupid question no matter what answer he gives.

2) Follow him around chanting, “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Remus stole the cookie from the cookie jar!"

3) Give him nicknames that are unrelated to his real name. Ex: Paul. Joe. Han Solo. Teddy Bear. Freddie.

4) Ask loudly where babies come from. Keep asking him even if he claims he won’t tell you.

5) On the off chance he gets frustrated enough to tell you where babies come from (previously mentioned on number 4), look offended and claim he’s not taking you seriously.

6) Whenever...
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posted by WaterLestrange
Is this ridiculous or what? And will you help?

( This is mostly for people who go on and have heard of the site called Fanfiction.net. My friend asked me to do this )

*This is not spam nor a joke

IMPORTANT: Fan-fiction is deleting
stories than contain yaoi, yuri, lemons, violence, stories based on songs, and any story on the site. My friend is organizing a Black Out Day. On June 23rd(according to GTM timing, so that we know we're doing it together), do NOT go onto fan-fiction. Don't read, don't review don't message your friends, don't update. If
enough people participate, then the site will...
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OK, so I saw that recently, a lot of people have been posting these "You know you're a potterhead when..." stuff. So I thought I'd put together some of the ones I'd seen people say or post. I believe I have 50 or so. Here they are:

You Know You're A Potterhead When...

...you get married and you want to say "Always" instead of "I do"
...you wish you could get married to another Harry Potter fan so that you could beak Unbreakable Vows instead of regular wedding vows.
...you cry because you don't get your Hogwarts acceptance letter
...you can't say "Honestly, don't you read?" without sounding exactly...
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1. Dumbledore dancing with Snape:



2. Bellatrix kissing Harry:



3. Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang laughing in the lake:




4.Harry with another Harry:



5. Harry and Draco giggling on broomsticks:



6. Harry as a young chap in costume with sunglasses giving the thumbs up:



7. Tiny Ron and Harry play fighting on set:



8.Whatever is going on with everyone suspended in the air:




9.heroes and villians smiling together:



10. Voldemort sticking his tongue out!!



11. Harry shrugging:



12. McGonagall chillin’ while reading a fake Daily Prophet.



13. Snape...
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The Ministry of Magic.
The Ministry of Magic.
Hi guys, since I had read the book and even written a review of it. So, here are my personal opinions on whether or not it should be make into a film despite that it was meant to be a play.

It Should Not Be A Film

Since the passing of Alan Rickman, it would be difficult to portray him as Professor Snape as a sign of respect to the actor who has passed on yesteryear despite he is only feature in one scene during the play.

It Should Be A Film

Unless if they get the original choice, Tim Roth to play Professor Snape in one scene, I'm sure that the film will be magical like the play.
They would use special make-up on the original cast of Hermione, Harry, Ron, Ginny and Draco as adults. I would be looking forward to see the original casts be part of the film again!

The Wizarding World Revisited

So, do you want the play to be translated into a film like the previous Harry Potter adaptations? Please comment and tell me on what do you think?
The Cast.
The Cast.
posted by Flickerflame
I was asked to do this by lorythefangirl after I responded to her earlier one.

Pros
1. Most of them did believe they were choosing the winning side at the time
2. They would likely be killed if they refused, or otherwise punished.
3. If they come from old pureblood families which share the Death Eaters' beliefs, joining up would help maintain family harmony
4. If they're naturally malicious it gives them an opportunity to kill and torture

Cons
1. Most people wouldn't want to be forced to murder. They might be pushed beyond their own limits, e.g. Draco Malfoy.
2. They'd get imprisoned in Azkaban if caught, or could be killed in self-defence
3. Leaving isn't an option once you're in
4. After they lost, those who'd survived would lose favour even if they avoided punishment
5. Voldemort doesn't seem to be a nice boss
6. It's a story really, and in most stories, the bad guys do end up losing and being punished.
posted by BellaLovett
I'm not the one who wrote this list, I found it on tumblr. For some reason the link wouldn't upload so I decided to put it as an article because I found it so interesting

Accio Brings an object to you

Aguamenti Creates a gush of water from the tip of the spell caster’s wand

Alohomora Opens locks

Aparecium Makes invisible ink become visible

Avada Kedavra The Unforgivable Curse; Kills your opponent; taken from “Abra Cadabra”

Avifors Turns things into birds

Avis Makes birds fly out of the end of your wand

Bombarda Causes a small, locally contained explosion. To make a bigger explosion, one could...
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This is all from moviesblog.mtv.com
moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/08/23/harry-potter-and-the-dea...ks/
On Saturday, some lucky test screeners in Chicago got the opportunity to see the first cut of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." The CGI wasn't completely finished, it had a stand-in score and its runtime was 150 minutes, but the response from the fans was overwhelmingly positive despite any issues they may have had with the first cut of the movie.

Hit the jump to see our wrap up of responses to the film and how they resolve some misgivings that have been had with "Part 1." Be warned,...
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posted by Mrs-Grint
Purdy Wands. :)
Purdy Wands. :)
While browsing on the official J.K.Rowling I discovered a few intresting facts (For example Rowling used to smoke, Harry and Dudley are on "Christmas Card" terms, etc, etc)

I found out a little tibit on wands and it made me pathetically happy. Rowling based wands on the date of the characters birth date according to the Celts that assigned trees to different dates.

Soooo if you like you can see which wand wood is yours:

December 24 - January 20 = Birch
January 21 - February 17 = Rowan
February 18 - March 17 = Ash (Same as Ron's!!)
March 18 - April 14 = Alder (Fearne)
April 15 - May 12 = Willow (Same...
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