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Mon, Dec. 5th, 2005, 02:27 pm
linnapaw: Forgive me for being so neglectful

Wow.. I do have a lot I could write about various things, and yet I've never gotten around to it. Right now, I'm in the middle of "Les Miserables", and I find it interesting to find a whole chapter about inferi. *grin* Yep, the HP freak in me.

For the time being, though, let me leave you with this:

For anyone interested:
http://quoththemaven.blogspot.com/

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Opinion about Michael Gambon as Dumbledore from father_john

Sun, Sep. 4th, 2005, 04:13 pm
dream_labyrinth: hello

I'm not sure whether I can do much in terms of intelligent discussions, but as I am really interested in Harry Potter and like to see the mythology I know behind JKR's world, and as I was graciously invited, I decided to join this community, and spread the word of it's existence.

Anything of importance about me can be found on my user page, so I won't bother anybody here with that.

A word of warning: even though I am not a agressive shipper, I am a Hermione/Snape fan, and I can't guarantee this won't be visible in my posts here.

And even aside from the shipping, I refuse to believe in the evil that is Severus Snape.
Things are not looking good for him after HBP, but he is one of the most difficult, ambivalent characters in the novels, and it would be a waste of a very good piece of characterisation if JKR turned around on us now, telling us that Ha ha, he's evil after all!
Many people have said that he will likely die in book 7, maybe die in an act that redeems him in the eyes of the Order. That would be a pity, but JKR has proved that she is not afraid to let characters die, so it's possible.

And another thing: I don't really think Dumbledore is dead after all.
There is Harry's wish to get Snape to Dumbledore's body, as if that would make everything right.
There is the fact that nobody actually sees Dumbledore's body after he fighting is over.
There is, of course, the phoenix, a bird that dies and is reborn out of his ashes. Beside Neville's toad, maybe, there was a meaning to all the familiars mentioned in the books. Scabbers who was Wormtail, and Crookshanks who is a very smart cat and likely not a cat at all. Fawkes first played a part when he saved Harry from the basilisc's bite, but he also appeared a lot in HBP, I'm sure there is more to that than we have seen so far.

So there are just a few random thoughts on the latest developments in HP world.
I warned you I'm partial.

Sat, Sep. 3rd, 2005, 08:13 pm
linnapaw: Introductory post

Hello, my name is Katja, and I really love Harry Potter. Most of the time, I find it difficult to find people to talk to about Harry Potter, because a lot of the people I know haven't read the books. I am also an Orthodox Christian, and I was directed by a friend (naqerj) to take a look over at HogwartsProfessor.com, which is the website of John Granger, and Orthodox Christian who has written the book "Looking for God in Harry Potter". At first, I was kind of skeptical, but after reading a couple of essays on the site, I was really impressed, so I ordered the book, and I was even more impressed. I contacted Mr. Granger, and the two of us have been corresponding for several months.

Anyway, Mr. Granger has also led discussion groups at Barnes&Noble University, and when "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" came out, and he graciously invited me to take part. I'm very happy I did, for the level of conversation there was wonderful. These were people who really knew their Harry Potter, but also knew a lot about history, literature, mythology, religion, and a lot of other things that really was fascinating and enlightening. And so... This community is an outgrowth of that, though membership is open to anybody who wants to talk about Harry Potter, and is willing to respect the ideas of others.