Which begs the question.. how did Tom find the entrance.. Hogwarts is a big Castle and prior to Murtle haunting that particular bathroom, we might assume searching the girls lavatory wasn't exactly first choice to search for the fabled Chamber..
The wiki says this much:
"In his Fifth year, Riddle located the secret entrance to the Chamber of Secrets during his research on his heritage"
...so it was written down somewhere? The Gaunts were the last of that line alive and they don't strike me as having the secret personally, so hearing it in person seems highly unlikely..
... but any more likely than reading it somewhere???
Don't worry about it - you're going to make mistakes like the rest of us. If we all corrected out little errors we'd have no time for discussion 🙂
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The exact extract is copied here for reference:
"Most of Hogwarts Castle's elaborate plumbing system dates back to the 1700s. When plumbing works started, the secret entrance to the Chamber of Secrets — which was, at the time, comprised of a concealed trapdoor and a series of magical tunnels — was threatened, as it was located in the site of a proposed bathroom. However, a student at the school at the time, Corvinus Gaunt (a member of the House of Gaunt) a direct descendent of Salazar Slytherin, and a Parselmouth), managed to secretly protect the trapdoor and to conceal it behind a newly-installed sink, so that those who knew how could still access the entrance to the Chamber"
Actually the entrance Salazar put in wasn't the sink. That was done years later.. I'll try and find the exact details asap.
On that note.. I wonder what each Founder had as their Patronus? Or if any of the were Animagus? (I know JKR joked that Godric was the giant squid in the Hogwarts lake 😉)
While I'm not a fan of this ship, and think the 'pulling hair' analogy is weak at best- there is also the family issue.
There is no way that Lucius and Narcissa would allow such a pairing. Just imagine a wedding with Dearh Eaters on one side and Muggles on the other.. or just the meeting of the parents the first time.
Dracos one really strong and commendable trait was his love of family. He would never 'taint' his family in this way. His parents would never condone the match- they had a problem with Dracos eventual wife despite her PureBlood, because she had 'Muggle sympathies".
We all (myself included) make mistakes from time to time
Maybe this thread has value afterall-
Post your best fake JKR quotes here!
Found this- totally legit.
My thoughts exactly
You can't settle Drarry 'once and for all'. All we can say for certain is that currently it's not Canon. There are too many people who feel too strongly one way or the other about this ship.
People have to just respect other peoples ships regardless of their personal opinion.
That's not to say we can't discuss any particular ship (respectfully), but until JKR herself comes out and confirms such things (and anything is possible..), you're not going to 'settle' anything.
Welcome to yet another Drarry thread 😳
I'd forgotten about this story- saw this again today- hits you right in the feels..
Ironically this post is off topic- but I understand you mean well 😉
Narcissa wasn't actually an official Death Eater.. but she would have been my fav.
I loved the Diary. That was some awesome magic
"Because it's a different publisher, the American is Scholastic, and the British is Bloomsbury. The American use 12-point Adobe Garamond font, which is bigger than the one in the British one and plus Americans put the headline of the chapter above every page and the chapter number and have bigger margins. Also every chapter in the American edition starts with a picture showing a scene in the chapter and the British version doesn't include illustrations. And since I'm from Macedonia, and I've seen both American and English versions of the same books, I can say that there is no difference in the text, only in the number of pages and in the cover. And as an additional fact both versions are coming out at the same time."
This issue can actually be discussed maturely. There are plenty of examples where Harry Potter themes like Biogtry, Racism and Predjudice cross into the same areas as Nazi ideology.
First up. Draco is not a Nazi.
He shares some common traits with Nazis as part of dealing with delicate issues in a fantasy setting.
I've gathered some articles where JKR herself discusses the matter (not specific to Draco, although he is mentioned), and clipped some of the more relavant quotes.
"If you think this is far-fetched, look at some of the real charts the Nazis used to show what constituted “Aryan” or “Jewish” blood. I saw one in the Holocaust Museum in Washington when I had already devised the “pure-blood,” “half-blood,” and “Muggle-born” definitions and was chilled to see that the Nazi used precisely the same warped logic as the Death Eaters.’
J. K. Rowling
"Modern writer J.K. Rowing is an example of this type of writer. In truth, although she is strongly influenced by her own culture in England, Rowling, like numerous other modern writers, is equally inspired by literature, culture and historical events of countries around the world. In particular, the author draws parallels to Nazi Germany during the Second World War. She clearly states in an interview: "I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the wizarding world. So you have the intent to impose a hierarchy, you have bigotry, and this notion of purity, which is this great fallacy, but it crops up all over the world. People like to think themselves superior and that if they can pride themselves in nothing else they can pride themselves on perceived purity. So yeah that follows a parallel [to Nazism]."
"When did you decide to draw a parallel with the Nazis? With Voldemort, who strives for the rule of the”pure blood”, and with Draco Malfoy as a young soldier who is just ? Immediately I think. II’m not exactly sure. I think The Second World War in anchored in all our minds, right? Draco Malfoy does indeed stand for that type of boy. He wouldn’t have killed Dumbledore , he couldn’t. As long as things are imaginary, okay, but once it becomes reality, the thing becomes more difficult. No, that I gave him that light blonde hair is not because I wanted to make him into a scary Nazi. You give your characters the appearance that you find attractive; that is why I gave my hero dark hair, green eyes and glasses. I’m married to a man who looks like that."