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Week 20: Half-Blood Prince, Ch. 16 - 22

Discussion in 'Bookclub' started by BTT, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. BTT

    BTT Viol̀e͜n̛t͝ D̶e͡li͡g҉h̛t҉s̀ ~ Prestige ~

    Aug 31, 2011
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    That's fucking mental.

    Suppose that's supposed to make Hermione saying the Prince's book was bad news ironic, but that still seems quite a bit more of a dickmove. Or cunt move, I suppose.

    No mention of other (non?)existent wizarding nobility, sadly(?).

    Why didn't Scrimgeour do some basic research? Hell, why didn't he offer Harry more incentives to give his support? Have him fire Umbridge or something.

    Goddamnit Dumbledore, this is just another fanfiction cliché about you that's being -
    Oh, wait. Never mind.

    TR senior had a rough life.

    So that's canon. Wasn't sure if it was.

    Turns out that if you drink a Love potion you instantly know who the one you're supposed to fall in love with is.
    None of that "love potion makes you fall in love with the first person you see" rubbish.

    Must've learned that from Big D.

    Try as I might, I find it hard to really imagine Tom's face at this point in time.

    What a dirty joke.

    Wait, what? When did that happen, and why?

    Arrested? Couldn't they just dispel the Imperius somehow?


    So close and yet so far.
  2. Atram Noctem

    Atram Noctem High Inquisitor

    Jan 13, 2015
    Something that has still not registered in the minds of fanfiction writers.
    Amazing! How did the Ministry get this stroke of good, logical thinking?
    I wonder when did his classmates realize that Tom Riddle is the notorious Dark Lord? Not like it's common knowledge. Or maybe Dumbledore told them his identity and only then they refused, which is pretty stupid of him.
    And did the Ministry workers not wonder why they got an alarm for underage magic use, when Morfin is an adult? And did they just ignore that besides three Killing Curses, that underaged wizard also used a Stunner, a Memory Charm, and a Horcrux creating spell? Rowling really fucked up things with her stupid Trace – whose only apparent reason to exist was to give Harry a hard time during summers.
    Did you really need Harry for this, Dumbledore? You don't need amazing powers of persuasion to get it from Slughorn. You just need to tell him the truth, that it will help destroy Voldemort, and that nobody will think worse of him for it. Such cheap manufactured drama.
    Hermione is just plain nasty in this book.
    Those are pretty good reflexes.
    [Conspiracy theories intensify]
    So are we, Harry.
    If it's that easy to hex Peeves, why does no one else does it?
    Black suit? No robes?
    Put it down in the record: a lecherous old lady pinched Lord Voldemort's chick.
    Do you expect your hypothetical students to call you Lord Voldemort in class, Tom?
  3. Peter North

    Peter North Dark Lord

    Jul 10, 2013
    New Hampshire

    Technically Ron saw the card with Romilda's name on it. So no you don't fall in love with the first person you see. You fall in love with the person who gives you the potion and or tells you that they gave you the potion.
  4. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box ~ Prestige ~

    Nov 16, 2009
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    Chapter 17: A Sluggish Memory

    So where's this fanon about Harry always falling out of the Floo come from?

    The library which closes early enough for Hermione to have gone to bed at seven o'clock a few chapters ago? Excellent lie, Harry.

    Chapter 18: Birthday Surprises

    What's that? Wand-waving in a Potions class? Wonder how Snape felt about teaching that...

    Ok, why on earth is that a book that would be in a school library, even its restricted section? I mean, research projects, fine, but also research projects.

    How does that even work?

    So Apparation is basically just wishing really hard to be elsewhere? Then how come I've never vanished from work, or awkward social situations? Explain that one, Rowling!

    Chapter 19: Elf Tails

    Well, a third, but who's counting?


    The poison has obviously affected his divination abilities, but he's not far off.

    Well, he does have a bit of Voldemort in his head.

    A big thing is made of Harry hitting all the technicalities of meaning here, but he actually doesn't. Technically, contacting Narcissa wouldn't necessarily mean contacting Draco. That's covered in the spirit of Harry's instructions, but that wasn't the problem with Sirius's instructions - the problem there was that Kreacher did follow the letter of them.

    Chapter 20: Lord Voldemort's Request

    Fucking ouch.

    Interesting. How so?


    Friendly is a stretch, but ok.

    Chapter 21: The Unknowable Room

    Dude, let people self-identify.

    And the Room suddenly turns into the Slytherin dorm.

    Chapter 22: After the Burial

    I know shes not supposes to be the brightest bulb in the box, but seriously, how has Lavender not taken the hint yet?

    How many times has Hagrid sent them letters by owl, even within the school? Why is everyone relying on random students this year?

    What's the significance of this, then?