The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (a thread for Potterheads)

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Soul, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    The charity book is clearly a reprint of Harry's copy that removes all of the bits that were burnt into unreadability after Harry accidentally dropped it in the Blast-Ended Skrewt enclosure.
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  2. Elph

    Elph capuchin hacker fucker

    I want to say "oh my god thank you" but my second thought was HOW COME THE REMAINDER IS IN PERFECT ALPHABETICAL ORDER HUH? HUH???
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  3. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Uuuhhh... maybe it wasn't the Blast-ended Skrewts, it was a variety of tiny paper-eating bookworm fairy that chewed tunnels through the text?
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  4. Elph

    Elph capuchin hacker fucker

    Thanks, that does help.
  5. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    see my theory is that it was maybe stitched together as best as possible, with Fancy Spellwork to reconstitute notes, after the many hideous misadventures the trio put that poor piece of literature through
    some entire sections were missing, and certain pieces had to be fabricated wholecloth from tattered and torn pages left behind, and in the end certain sections were So Damaged that they got left out
    it was sheer dumb luck that they had enough of anything to be even SLIGHTLY alphabetical! hermione was astounded that harry's copy survived at all
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  6. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Another possible handwave from a Watsonian perspective: This is Newt's first book, which seems like it was intended to be a textbook the whole time (or at least, rapidly got pressed into use as one). As such, he might have edited it to keep students from haring off to go find particular magical creatures who would seriously suffer from such interactions. So a demiguise gets included - graphorns, maybe not, since Newt had the only breeding pair left (and lord, what a shallow gene pool that's going to be to recover from - hopefully there's more graphorns in general, and it's just that he's got the only two who've successfully bred, or the graphorns are going to have a vertical battle when it comes to recovering their numbers) and thunderbirds don't get included either. The ones that do get included seem to be in a vein of "it's got good self-defense ability, and wizards are likely to see it as cool, cute, or useful".

    That, plus the charity version being a salvaged copy of Harry's textbook, would mean that Hogwarts students don't exactly get a full view of what's out there. It's entirely possible that Newt wrote more books, and pitched them in such a way that only anyone who's really genuinely interested in magizoology is going to pick them up, in an attempt to try and discourage future poachers from having a good idea of what's out there.
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  7. Elph

    Elph capuchin hacker fucker

    EXCELLENT. A+ carry on
  8. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    so some folks used predictive text algorithms trained on all 7 hp books to generate a predictive hp chapter, and it is glorious
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  9. itsAlana

    itsAlana let me tell you about the vorkosigan saga

  10. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    Nice! I look forwards to it! :D
  11. Rafi

    Rafi x-men is gay and i can prove it: a thesis


    Goddammit I just want like. Sims style hogwarts game. Hogwarts the social simulation plus skill based wand game. Give me some real Gaming Experiences. Let me be a hogwarts gay.
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  12. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    i want that sentiment on a t shirt along with the 'finger guns and bad puns' shirt in the bisexual flag colors
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  13. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    can animagi, in their animal form, breed with normal animals

    can that produce children. what would they be, apart from half-human?
    would they be viable? would they be able to naturally transform between the two?

    what happens if two animagi in their animal forms have sex
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  14. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    What if this is where werewolves came from originally
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  15. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Who else has already downloaded the Hogwarts Mystery game? :D
  16. Elph

    Elph capuchin hacker fucker

    Compare: the Pottermore thing about the one known instance of two werewolves mating on the full moon?

    *edit* Alternatively, perhaps it's where I Will Survive came from originally :P (as in the comic) (sorry)
  17. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    i did after you posted about it xxD
    not 100% sold yet, the slytherin.... girl annoys me.
  18. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Yeah. She annoys me too
  19. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    I recently learned Arthur Weasley would have been 19 when the first moon landing happened.

    I'd like to think that's what kicked off his fascination with muggles.
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  20. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I was on a walk last night and I listened to Harry Potter audiobooks (as you do when you're trying to make something not fun more fun), and I had this idea: what if Hermione spent every she spent time with her parents frantically learning everything she'd missed about muggle developments during the year in order to be able to keep up with her muggle friends? What if Hermione's parents didn't just write letters to their daughter about what was going on with them, but also about what was going on in the muggle world?

    Also I expect you could do fun writing with the whole, 'muggle girl just disappeared to a boarding school' thing. Like have one of her friends be very curious and try to find out as much as they can about where she disappears of to the entire year, and even though her parents say it's a boarding school for very smart kids, how come she doesn't know all the things they've learned in secondary school, and how weird is that cat of hers, what the hell happened that her parents are moving to australia with out her and what do you mean they say they don't have a daughter and never had a daughter?!
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