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Old 01-11-2017, 03:27 AM   #1461
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Basilisks are bred by putting a chicken egg under a toad and waiting for it to hatch. ("chicken egg hatched beneath a toad would produce a gigantic serpent possessed of extraordinary dangerous powers."). There's no evidence that the chicken needs to be special in any way and it turns into the magical basilisk.
I think there must be some magic involved, at the very least to force the toad to stay on the egg.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:42 PM   #1462
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Not really a question about Harry Potter Per Se... But I just watched the Chamber of Secrets and noticed that there was no scuffle with Lucius and that Lucius never threw a book into Ginny's cauldron.

Now, I know the movies cut many things out but I could have sworn I remember seeing it on screen. I actually watched the first three movies before reading the books and I could have sworn it actually happened.

I specifically remember the words "It's all your father can afford".

Does anyone's copy of COS have this scene? Do I have like a special edition or something? My copy is two hours fourty-five minues long if that helps.

Of course, I could just be being stupid.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:15 PM   #1463
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Not really a question about Harry Potter Per Se... But I just watched the Chamber of Secrets and noticed that there was no scuffle with Lucius and that Lucius never threw a book into Ginny's cauldron.

Now, I know the movies cut many things out but I could have sworn I remember seeing it on screen. I actually watched the first three movies before reading the books and I could have sworn it actually happened.

I specifically remember the words "It's all your father can afford".

Does anyone's copy of COS have this scene? Do I have like a special edition or something? My copy is two hours fourty-five minues long if that helps.

Of course, I could just be being stupid.
There wasn't a scuffle but there was a tense argument, during which Lucius slipped the book into Ginny's cauldron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWihzwI2uY
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:54 PM   #1464
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Say a Wizard was a bit of a health nut. What might the magical equivalent of a juicer be?

First thing that springs to mind would be pepper up potions, IIRC they can cure/treat a cold.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:31 PM   #1465
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Do Hogwarts' robes have any indicator of the house the student belongs to? I was always certain they didn't have any indicator and they only had the Hogwarts' crest on them -mainly because of the time Harry and Ron mistake Penelope with a Slytherin student-, but recently I've begun to doubt. It might be influenced by the movies, in which only in Tom Riddle's time they seemed to have the Hogwarts' crest.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:41 PM   #1466
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Do Hogwarts' robes have any indicator of the house the student belongs to? I was always certain they didn't have any indicator and they only had the Hogwarts' crest on them -mainly because of the time Harry and Ron mistake Penelope with a Slytherin student-, but recently I've begun to doubt. It might be influenced by the movies, in which only in Tom Riddle's time they seemed to have the Hogwarts' crest.
No, they don't, otherwise this scene from CoS where Ron and Harry are Polyjuiced and trying to find the Slytherin common room would make very little sense:

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'The Slytherins always come up to breakfast from over there,’ said Ron, nodding at the entrance to the dungeons. The words had barely left his mouth when a girl with long curly hair emerged from the entrance.

‘Excuse me,’ said Ron, hurrying up to her, ‘we’ve forgotten the way to our common room.’

‘I beg your pardon?’ said the girl stiffly. ‘Our common room? I’m a Ravenclaw.’
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:30 AM   #1467
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No, they don't, otherwise this scene from CoS where Ron and Harry are Polyjuiced and trying to find the Slytherin common room would make very little sense:
Honestly, the uniforms are one of those things I outright prefer in the Movies. Having a tie that shows your House isn't a bad idea, especially for First Years.

Do the Books ever tell us anything about Quirrel as a DADA teacher? I know Umbridge thought he did a good job (which isn't a good sign), but otherwise what else do we know?
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:19 PM   #1468
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Why does Dumbledore do nothing about Draco even though he nearly murders Katie and Ron?
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:26 PM   #1469
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Because a) there was no evidence pointing at Draco's involvement, and b) Albus didn't want to condemn Malfoy to life as a Death Eater.

This is one of those questions without an easily defined canon answer, too.
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:34 PM   #1470
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Could James use nonverbal magic with 15? Can't really remember the Snape memory in detail but did he use nonverbal magic there?
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:37 PM   #1471
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He uses magic without any incantation being given, but that happens plenty of times. Other than that, no evidence either way. Of the four spells he casts in the memory, three of them are verbalised, so make of that what you will.
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:51 AM   #1472
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Language font guides at the beginning of fics.

Whenever I open a new fic, if in the beginning author's notes it gives me a guide to different forms of speech being used (French, parseltongue, thoughts), showing me how each will use italics, or bold, or weird squiggly things, I immediately close the tab. Is this just me? I feel like if the author needs to denote 5 font styles to have us understand the dialog, then they just can't write, and the fic isn't worth my time.
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Old 02-11-2017, 02:23 AM   #1473
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^Nope, I do that too.
It happens with pokemon fanfics too. Mostly, if the pokemon are talking that's a bad sign for the fic.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:44 PM   #1474
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So, in the books it said Merope was barely a witch. I always took that to mean she was practically a squib and didn't have much magic. A fic I read took it the other way around, that she didn't know how because she didn't go to Hogwarts, so not a witch in a more cultural way.

First time I've ever seen this idea, which way do you all think J.K actually meant?
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:36 AM   #1475
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We know for a fact that she was able to do magic as she was capable of brewing a love potion, which requires magic.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:17 AM   #1476
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So, in the books it said Merope was barely a witch. I always took that to mean she was practically a squib and didn't have much magic. A fic I read took it the other way around, that she didn't know how because she didn't go to Hogwarts, so not a witch in a more cultural way.

First time I've ever seen this idea, which way do you all think J.K actually meant?
I don't think magic is quantifiable so people who are "near Squibs" just don't have a instuctual grasp of magic or are not intelligent enough to understand theoritical concepts to perform it properly.

Besides Dumbledore mentioned that Merope was just as bad as she was because she was constantly abused by her father and brother and as soon as she got away from them she actually was quite good for not even having any kind of formal education she could after all brew iirc Amortentia she just couldn't keep herself alive with magic because after Riddle left her she was emotionally devasted and her magic again became weak, it's almost the same deal with Tonks and her Metamorphmagus abilities because Remus rejected her.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:22 AM   #1477
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I don't think it was ever said if she brewd the poitions herself. Howerver, in the pensieve scene at the Gaunt hovel she is shown casting a spell.

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“Mr. Gaunt, please!” said Ogden in a shocked voice, as Merope, who had already picked up the pot, flushed blotchily scarlet, lost her grip on the pot again, drew her wand shakily from her pocket, pointed it at the pot, and muttered a hasty, inaudible spell that caused the pot to shoot across the floor away from her, hit the opposite wall, and crack in two.
Dumbledore also said she stopped using magic once Tom Riddle Sr. left her. So she was clearly able to perform magic.

Whether or not her lacking skill is due to a nonexistent education is never established in cannon.
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