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HP Questions that don't deserve their own thread V2

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Sesc, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Goten Askil

    Goten Askil Seventh Year

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    Thanks. I hadn't re-read back enough to see the date, apparently. Still no idea how I thought 2 weeks.
     
  2. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    Does anyone recall whether there was anything said about the stones (kind, shape, colour ...) Hogwarts was built out of, by chance?
     
  3. Sorrows

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    Pretty sure its not mentioned. But we know that Hogwarts was built in the Scottish Highlands, so you can take that as your refrence. For example this is whats left of Strome Castle, built in the 1400s. You can see that the walls are built in a rubble style out of irregular shaped locally quarried stone. Not all the same type, mostly softer easily quarried stones like mudstone, sandstone and limestone underpinned with harder igneous rocks. This is pretty typical of castles of this era (at least all the Scottish ruins I've seen haven't been concerned about uniformed blocks. [​IMG]

    You can see the same basic building style with Castle Sween, which while not as old as Hogwarts, was built around the 1200 (which is pretty much when the muggles started building them out of stone in that par of the world.) The irregularity likely a product of their unsophisticated quarrying techniques (though the actual building technique was quite sophisticated) and its possible that the Founders simply magicked uniform blocks of stone out of the ground. Still I quite like this style, its like they were building mountains. In terms of colour it depends on where you want to put it, there arnt many castles in the centre of the highlands (where Hogwarts supposedly is) and the colouring of surrounding castles ranges from grey to pinkish to reddish brown depending on the local stone so you basically get to pick.

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  4. Silirt

    Silirt Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    "Castles in Galloway range from iron grey to the fairly definite pink of Caerlaverock, but seem for the most part to be quite brown. Castles are more thinly scattered in the West Highlands and some survive only as a few tumbled ruins, but the two major still-standing castles in the Lochalsh area, the reconstructed-Mediaeval Eilean Donan and the Victorian Duncraig, are both a warm brownish-grey: although Eilean Donan can look almost as red as Caerlaverock in some lights. So we can guess that Hogwarts, too, is quite a warm brown-grey, probably with a red cast in some lights: the colour of the stonework is evidently one thing Warner Brothers did get perfectly right."

    http://members.madasafish.com/~cj_whitehound/Fanfic/map_of_Hogwarts/castle.htm

    Consider this resource, it's the best I have.
     
  5. Sorrows

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    Jeasus, that man has put more thought into a cohesive Hogwarts than JK ever did, you could write an amazingly interesting Founders fic just off of his theories on how Hogwarts developed into the school it is.
     
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    I think it's likely that if Hogwarts were founded in the early 1000s or 900s, it would have initially been built on an older Iron Age stone structure, or a new build of wood that was converted to stone during the late 1000s or 1100s.
     
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    When did Harry first have a memory of his parent's death? Was is on the train with the dementors before third year or did he have dreams or something earlier?
     
  8. Silirt

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    I would be inclined to think it was the first time he remembered them. When he looked into the Mirror of Erised, he had to figure out that they were his parents; he had no image in his mind of his parents except for everyone saying he looked just like his father. In PS he legitimately believed they died in a car crash, so between then and when the soul suckers showed up, I don't think he had any flashbacks.
     
  9. MrBucket

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    He did have a distant memory of a flash of green light, but that's it until the dementors came around.
     
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