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    From the books is even harder than the films, but I'll give it a go. And in no particular order. There's no need to call me sir, Professor. Have a biscuit, Potter. Ginny getting into the Slug Clug with her Bat Bogey Hex on Malfoy. Platform 9 3/4 with the twins and Mrs Weasley - I particularly like this being rehased later in the books too. Ginny's Valentine's Day card Sorry for copying a couple of your answers Dumbledore, they are really great scenes.
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    That's completely valid. See, I take pride in being a Slytherin since we know that there are probably nice Slytherins around that we don't get to interact with in the canon. Slytherin and Ravenclaw both fit me to a T, but before I took the Pottermore test for the first time I always thought I'd be a Hufflepuff.
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    Oh that's a question to think about. I'm torn between Order of the Phoenix and Philosopher's Stone. For me, OoTP got me through a rough time when I was about 15 and really starting to become invested in the Potterverse. It was a book I could really relate to, even with Harry being really whiny and Umbridge being a massive pain. However, I first read Philosopher's Stone on my own just before my 11th birthday, and that was the first long book I'd really read. So it has a lot of sentimental value to me.
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    I know what you mean. According to Pottermore, I'm a Slytherin. At first I was like "Ummm, no!" Then, I really thought about it, and I found that it's pretty accurate. Outwardly, I'm shy and reserved, and kind to the people I meet. However, I can be competitive (even if I keep it to myself), keep to myself, and can be very sarcastic as well. Also, if you upset me expect a very cold shoulder. I can also be petty at times, but only if the person really deserves it for being just not a nice person in general. I guess I'm a mixture of Slytherin and Hufflepuff as I am very loyal and I don't see a point in being rude to people.
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    I have Snape's wand, and that's it. It's really very pretty. Here are the wands I want to add to my collection: - Luna - Hermione - Ron - Ginny - Neville - Cho (even though I don't particularly like her, but her wand is beautiful) - Arthur Weasley - Seamus - Dean Thomas - Harry (his wand is a bit boring, but I do love Harry) That's it for now, but I'm sure before long, I'll just want everyone's (except for the Death Eaters), XD
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    Those are really cool gifts! My husband got me the Wizard Money collection replica, and a miniature Quidditch ball set. The money is really cool and very pretty. I'm not too sure how to display the though. Maybe I'll just turn the case sideways, but I'm afraid of the coins falling out. The little Quidditch set so cute, it has a pretty trunk and everything. I just keep the trunk open to everyone can tell there are Quidditch balls in there especially since the snitch's place in right under/in the lid so it looks out onto the world when the trunk is open.
  7. 1 point
    Someone posted a topic about what your top 5 favorite scenes in the movies are. I thought I'd start the same topic, but about the books. What are your top 5 favorite scenes in the Harry Potter books? Here are mine: 1. When Harry goes to Diagon Alley for the first time- SS 2. When Arthur attacks Lucius Malfoy in Flourish and Blotts for being a jerk- COS 3. Hermione coming out of nowhere and slapping Draco- POA 4. Every time Dumbledore and Harry visit a memory Dumbledore collected- HBP 5. When Luna does the commentary for the Quidditch match- HBP
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    Dumbledore: Yes, the Slug Club meetings! Ginny's Valentine's Day card XD xEmmaberryx: I love sassy Harry! Ahh, yes Ginny's excellent Bat Bogey Hex on Malfoy XD She's awesome!
  9. 1 point
    I would say I re-read every few years or so, and I'll certainly be re-reading them again now that I have a ton of time!
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    I believe that Snape was a hero. I can see why he became a Death Eater. He was young, lonely, and an outcast. He was easily recruited by Voldemort. Not only was Voldemort beyond charming, but he more than likely promised (fake) companionship and "listened" to Snape. He preached a world where witches and wizards were appreciated and maybe even worshiped for their abilities. Snape believing that nobody appreciated his intelligence was drawn to this idea. Again, Voldemort was very charming and told people what they wanted to hear and a lonely young person is an easy target/recruit for people like him. Okay, so fast forward to when Snape figured out it was Lily he ratted on, and went to Dumbledore. He really and truly played his part well. As far as abusing his authority at Hogwarts, I understand that. How would it look on him if he was understanding and didn't favor the Slytherins? Not good at all. Even when Voldemort was believed to be gone he had to keep up appearances because Dumbledore knew Voldemort would return and discussed this with Snape. So, Snape having a part to play had to be horrid to everyone other than Slytherins especially with sons and daughters of Death Eaters surrounding him. I also believe that a part of him might have taken an inkling of pleasure of his position to be able to do so because of what he went through as a student. However, I also believe that he may have felt bad about it because he knows what it's like to be bullied. As far as his feelings towards Lily, I really think he needed to get over it. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but he really did. I get really liking someone and having them fall for another (we've all been there), but she wasn't the only woman in the world. Then again, maybe his position didn't really allow him to find another love because he would fear for their safety. Or if he pretended with a Death Eater, then there's the whole not being attracted to her bit. He definitely felt remorse for what he had done, and spent the rest of his life trying to right his wrong. Definitely a hero.
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    I saw this last year, and it still amazes me as it looks absolutely incredible.
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    1) Platform 9/34 with the twins being told not to blow up a toilet by Mrs Weasley - PS 2) The whole fireplace scene at the Dursley’s in GOF. It does make me laugh 😂 3) The Slugclub meetings in HBP 4) The trio seeing Mr Weasley in hospital and bumping in to Neville and Gildory. 5) Ginny’s valentine day card and the dancing elf 😆
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    31 "Harry Potter" Guys Ranked From "Pass" To "Please Slytherin To My Bed" BuzzFeedView the full article
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    I agree with kaedequinn. I think that he was either tipped off, or had a hunch. After all, he has his contacts and he is very clever and knows the Ministry and how it works. I wouldn't be surprised if he figured they would change the time the moment he received notice about Harry's trial.
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    1. First time Harry meets Ron- SS 2. When Harry takes Felix Felices- HBP 3. First time Harry sees Diagon Alley- SS 4. Hermione reading "The Tale of Three Brothers"- DH 5. Dumbledore's Army scenes- OOTP
  18. 1 point
    Harry Potter is a big part of my life as I was sucked in as a child. So many memories surrounding the book and movie releases. It taught me that boys and girls alike can do anything they set their mind to, and that just because someone has made bad choices doesn't mean they're a bad person. It taught me to always be true to myself. I can say with confidence that I will never leave the Harry Potter fandom. It means too much to me.
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    This is a very interesting question. I often wonder whether or not Neville witnessed what happened to his parents. I could see how this would cause him to suppress his magic. A memory charm makes sense. His grandmother seems to be able to perform magic with ease, but maybe in her haste she not only erased that memory (or tried to at least), she accidentally made him so forgetful. Yeah, it seems like as he got older he got much better a magic. Let's not forget that for 5 years, he had been using his dad's wand. Knowing it was his dad's wand could have caused him to suppress his magic as that wand could have been a constant reminder of what happened which made him uncomfortable. Once he was able to get his own wand, things got better for him. He was using a wand that would better serve him, and he was able to embrace his powers.
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    This is an interesting question. In the books, it seems like witches and wizards stay at home until they're 11. I always assumed that their families (stay at home mom or dad, or another relative or maybe even a babysitter if both parents worked) taught them how to read and write , and basic math skills. Of course muggle children go to school as usual in the Muggle World before getting their letter.
  21. 1 point
    Harry Potter has such great characters, and it's hard to pick just one that I like. However, the character I love is Luna Lovegood. She's very wise, doesn't care what other people think about her, such a kind person, and does what she believes is right. She's very brave. I would love to spend a day with her.
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    I didn't mean it as "No way!" I meant it as it didn't seem to fit my personality at all. Then when I thought about it, I realize that it does. I totally take pride in being a Slytherin. That's my House on here, I have a Slytherin sweatshirt and attire. I do agree that there were probably nice Slytherins we didn't get to see. They just didn't get the best reputation in the books thanks to Malfoy and his crew. I just thought that Ravenclaw would be more me, but only because of the blue color and its common room sounds heavenly and I'm obsessed with the sky and the water which is why I gravitate towards the blue color more. However, Slytherins sleep pretty much in the lake, and that sounds even better to me. So yes, Slytherin pride over here
  23. 1 point
    Oh, okay. No that's okay if you don't do it anymore. I like being mysterious anyway
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    Cool, so how does this work? I can't find avatars and banners anymore.
  25. 1 point
    Okay, if I ever have a feature in mind I'll message you with my thoughts
  26. 1 point
    I'm currently on chapter 14 of the half blood prince (audio book). Great to listen to just before or while in bed.
  27. 1 point
    I found it through LiveJournal, back when that was still popular. I searched Harry Potter, and a LiveJournal community came up about HP fan fiction. I had recently discovered fan fiction from another fandom I belong to and decided to read HP fan fiction. I'm more into the romance stories, and man I did not know there were so many pairings. I was just curious about them, and it spiraled from there. Now I actively search for HP fan fiction and specific pairings. There are so many I haven't read. My first HP fan fiction was like a Christmas short. It was simple, and not very exciting (I'm not a great writer).
  28. 1 point
    I know what you mean. You're welcome!
  29. 1 point
    This is the hardest part about being a new community, activity! And of course mobile/tablet friendly. So thanks for your feedback.
  30. 1 point
    I searched "Harry Potter fan forums" and found you guys. I also decided to join, because I see that it's an active forum and the topics or at least last replies are very recent. Always a bummer joining a forum no one else goes on anymore.
  31. 1 point
    I agree with haejuahn about the locket looking very cool, and wanting it for appearances only. It's absolutely gorgeous!
  32. 1 point
    I was just wondering what everyone's favorite Harry Potter book is, and why? Even though the first book has a special place in my heart, my favorite is the Half Blood Prince. I always find it interesting when the villains backstory is revealed, and I really enjoyed learning about Voldemort's history, and learning what kind of family he came from.
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    XD XD I agree. Same with Half Blood Prince. I was like "What happened to the memories and the incredible backstory?" Plus the movies make Ginny so boring (anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE book Ginny but despise movie Ginny as she doesn't do anything in the movies expect tie Harry's shoelaces and feed him. Nothing against the actress, I have no problem with her).
  34. 1 point
    1. Hermione and S.P.E.W 2. Hermione teaching Krum how to say her name properly 3. Hermione coming out of nowhere and slapping Draco instead of how they did it in the Prisoner of Azkaban movie 4. Arthur being awesome and attacking Lucius Malfoy in the Chamber of Secrets 5. St. Mungo's (especially when they see Neville and his parents) 6. Kreacher's Tale 7. Quidditch actually being played at the World Cup instead of having them just fly around 8. Winky 9. Pretty much all the memories Dumbledore collected and showed Harry in the Half Blood Prince That's all I can think of for right now. I know there's more.
  35. 1 point
    I knew I liked you! OOTP is the worst movie, it's almost changed beyond recognition from the book. It's a good read but not on the top of the list.
  36. 1 point
    Maybe the translator was tired XD
  37. 1 point
    Prisoner of Azakban, love the back story to the Marauders Map and it's at a time when the story and the characters really started to develop.
  38. 1 point
    Hello @Capricorn and welcome to our community! I'd be interested in to what led you to our forums via Google. ....And another Slytherin, they're taking over the Hufflepuffs now!
  39. 1 point
    I think I should introduce myself here, so: I'm 31, i come from Italy, I discovered this forum after some research on google. I got into Harry Potter back in 2000 when I was at school. My hobbies are music, reading, travelling. I also love history, genealogy and, even if I'm not expert at all, I'm fascinated by astronomy and astrology (my username is my zodiac sign). Uh, I was almost forgetting to say I'm a Slytherin.
  40. 1 point
    I was 10 years old when I first read the series. My grandma bought the first book for me and said that she would give me $20 if I finished it. Of course I was motivated. I fell in love with it, and was hooked ever since. I didn't even care about the $20 once I started reading, I just wanted to keep going. I read the books first.
  41. 1 point
    Nope. She was pure evil, and didn't even have an interesting back story. She was pretty much born evil. Probably the most hated character in the series.
  42. 1 point
    I think that Harry, Ron, and Hermione ended up in the right House. For Hermione, the Sorting Hat also wanted to put her in Ravenclaw. While she is very smart, I don't think she would have done very well in Ravenclaw. She's too by the book. This is proven in the sixth book when Harry tells her to try crushing the beetle instead of cutting them, and she freaks out and says not because that's not how the book says to do it. Ravenclaws are also wise and can more than likely think on their feet which is something Hermione can't do very well. In the seventh book when Luna takes Harry to the Ravenclaw common room and the riddle is about whether the phoenix or the flame came first which Luna answers so brilliantly neither because a circle has no beginning. I could imagine Hermione pacing back and forth for a LONG time trying to figure it out because she's by the book. I do agree that Hermione is very loyal to Harry, Dumbledore, and everyone she loves. However, she will "betray" them if she sees it necessary, like when she "told on" Harry about his broomstick in the third book. For Ron, he is loyal to Harry, Dumbledore, and everyone he loves. However, in the fourth book he gets jealous and doesn't really stick by Harry at first. He does eventually come around, but it takes a while. A true Hufflepuff would have stuck by his friend no matter what, comforting them and telling everyone that Harry wasn't the one who put his name in the goblet. Also, in the seventh book, he gets upset and abandons Harry and Hermione in the middle of their hunt for the horcruxes. A true Hufflepuff wouldn't have left, or even considered leaving. As for Harry, I don't think that Harry would have made a good Slytherin because he doesn't want to hurt people. He does want revenge here and there, like with Malfoy in the sixth book. He is very loyal to everyone who matters to him, but he was a bit rude in the fifth book towards Luna when she was like the only one who believed him aside from Ron and Hermione. As for Ravenclaw, he doesn't think things through, he's too impulsive which isn't so wise. In the end, all three did what needed to be done in order to make things right during and at the end of each book. I think Gryffindor suits them perfectly.
  43. 1 point
    When Pottermore first came out, I answered the questions in a way that I thought would sort me into Gryffindor. However, each time it would either put me in Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw. Then, I would start a new account until I got placed in Gryffindor. Then, just to see what would happen, I started yet another new account and answered the questions honestly. It put me in Slytherin. I didn't think it matched my personality at all. Then, I stopped going on Pottermore. It wasn't until recently that I started another account with my recent email address. I again answered the questions honestly, and it put me in Slytherin again. This time, I really thought about it and decided that it makes sense. Even though I'm a very shy and reserved person who is kind to people, I do keep to myself, am very competitive (even if I don't show it), keep to myself, and can be petty if the person deserves it for just being not a very nice person in general. I also think that I possess qualities in a Hufflepuff such as being loyal and kind to people as I do not see any reason to just be rude to people for no reason. So yes, when I'm able to choose a House on here, it will be Slytherin.
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    Yeah, I've always known it to be Sorcerer's Stone. I agree that over here in the US it might have been mistaken for a book about a philosophy, which doesn't sound as magical. I mean, to me it will always be Sorcerer. However, I do agree that it sounds like JKR was pressured into changing the title. It is also possible that with all its success, everyone over here in the US would realize what the Philosopher's Stone was all about and that a title change really wouldn't have been necessary.
  45. 1 point
    I know what you mean. It makes sense that's almost 23 years old as I was about 10 when I first started reading the books, but it just doesn't feel like it. I celebrated by reading the books.
  46. 1 point
    Hello! I've loved the Harry Potter series since I was 10. My grandma got me the first book as a present, and I was hooked. I even got my husband into the series :D My hobbies include reading, taking walks, and discussing Harry Potter (of course!). I like different types of music, and am a city girl at heart.
  47. 1 point
    Mine hands-down are: 1. My top: Hermione smacking the seven sorts of Hell out of Malfoy in Prisoner of Azkaban. 2. Basically every scene with Luna: I love her awkwardness and the fact that she just doesn't care what people think of her. 3. The Quidditch matches in film 6 when they became a lot more detailed. Would've loved to watch the full matches, though. 4. Fred and George Weasley causing chaos in Order of the Phoenix and getting back at Umbridge. 5. Snape's memory scene in the last film: This gets me worse than Dumbledore's death scene and is by far the most beautiful moment in all of the films for me and one of the most heart-breaking. I still believe that this man deserved better in life.
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    1) GINNY BEING GINNY - especially with Fleur, that stuff is hilarious in HBP XD 2) Gaunt memories In HBP 3) Harry being a sass master 4) Winky and the Barty Crouch Jr story 5) Kreacher's Tale!
  50. 1 point
    Well, speaking of Dumbledore, I wish they covered more about his past because that was a whole big thing in the books.
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