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THE QUIBBLER: The Thread that Discusses the Truth about Harry Potter (SPOILERS!)
Topic by: hamano
Posted: April 19, 2004 - 11:02 AM PDT
Last Reply: July 31, 2009 - 9:50 PM PDT

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author topic: THE QUIBBLER: The Thread that Discusses the Truth about Harry Potter (SPOILERS!)
IronS
post #41  on April 21, 2004 - 7:42 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2004 - 6:47 AM PDT jstack wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> For the upcoming movies they also need to work Peeves into the story and have Steve Buscemi play that character.
> ---------------------------------

I think Peeves was played by Rik Mayall (Drop Dead Fred) in the first film but his scenes were cut.

> On April 21, 2004 - 11:57 AM PDT emrys wrote:
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> I agree, Emma Watson is very lovely... and she's only like 13! >__<
> ---------------------------------

Nope, she turned 14 on Tax Day. But she is definitely the "After" picture.
hamano
post #42  on April 21, 2004 - 7:51 PM PDT  
I wonder if Hedwig was named after Hedy Lamarr?
IronS
post #43  on April 21, 2004 - 8:25 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2004 - 7:51 PM PDT hamano wrote:
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> I wonder if Hedwig was named after Hedy Lamarr?
> ---------------------------------

Nope, after St. Hedwig or so J. K. Rowling said in an interview.

St. Hedwig is female though.
SonjaBlue
post #44  on April 21, 2004 - 8:32 PM PDT  
I would hate to think that the author got the idea from Hedwig and the Angry Inch...

hamano
post #45  on April 21, 2004 - 10:42 PM PDT  
EEK!

I guess Hedy Lamarr could also have been named after St. Hedwig....
IronS
post #46  on April 21, 2004 - 10:52 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2004 - 10:42 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I guess Hedy Lamarr could also have been named after St. Hedwig....
> ---------------------------------

What a bright (and I don't mean the colors) Totoro you are! Hedy is short for Hedwig!
IronS
post #47  on April 21, 2004 - 11:17 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2004 - 8:32 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
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> I would hate to think that the author got the idea from Hedwig and the Angry Inch...
> ---------------------------------

Or, since the first book was copyrighted 1997, was it the other way around?
SonjaBlue
post #48  on April 21, 2004 - 11:24 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2004 - 11:17 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Or, since the first book was copyrighted 1997, was it the other way around?
> ---------------------------------

Possibly...but consider how long a script can lay dormant in Hollywood/Indie-ville Limbo.
hamano
post #49  on April 22, 2004 - 5:32 AM PDT  
EEK!

There's another St. Hedwig... How come people don't name their daughters Hedwig anymore? There are none at Mao-chan's school...
IronS
post #50  on April 22, 2004 - 11:05 AM PDT  
Maybe only hardcore Catholics would name their daughters Hedwig. Just as well not many girls have that name anymore. What with the popularity of these books, any Hedwig will be teased big time about sharing their name with an owl.
Cosplayer
post #51  on April 22, 2004 - 11:30 AM PDT  
Hi I'm Cos. I read 1-4 and saw all the movies. I started reading 5, but it seemed to be getting...stupid. I mean come on, that crazy old lady's a witch. Really. Also, JKR rips a whole lot of people off. I read a book about this...kid who goes to a wizarding shcool yadayadayada, AND HIS BEST FREND IS IN A BIG FAMILY, HAS RED HAIR, AND A DAD IN THAT BOOK'S EQUIVENENT OF THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC. Please. Also the Hermione in the movie is a total b*****. Only way to put it. End of story.

hamano
post #52  on April 22, 2004 - 1:56 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2004 - 8:25 PM PDT IronS wrote:
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> St. Hedwig is female though.
> ---------------------------------

Harry's owl is female, so that makes perfect sense... Are there heterosexual men named Hedwig?
IronS
post #53  on April 22, 2004 - 3:42 PM PDT  
> On April 22, 2004 - 1:56 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Are there heterosexual men named Hedwig?
> ---------------------------------

I don't know. It's not really an American sounding name and not a gender-specific one either, to me. Hm.
IronS
post #54  on April 23, 2004 - 10:53 AM PDT  
When I was reading or watching The Sorcerer's Stone, I kept wanting Harry and Ron to listen to Hermione, knowing full well that they won't (because otherwise there wouldn't be much of a story). Poor Hermione. Sometimes, I think she should give up on the boys and do her own thing. Besides, one boy is okay, but get more than one together and their collective IQ drops to 50 points below the lowest one.
hamano
post #55  on April 23, 2004 - 11:01 AM PDT  
Don't you wish Hermione will one day put her knowledge of Arithmancy to good use someday, after all the mention it got in Book 5? I don't really know how it would be applied, but a smart girl should be able to figure out some use.

Why didn't Harry use the Patronus charm to fight Malfoy and his minions during the showdown at the Ministry? Does anyone know or remember? Does Patronus only work for dementors? You'd think a big stag running around the room would at least have confused and confounded the Death Eater assassins....
AFleming
post #56  on April 23, 2004 - 1:34 PM PDT  
> On April 22, 2004 - 5:32 AM PDT hamano wrote:
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> EEK!
>
> There's another St. Hedwig... How come people don't name their daughters Hedwig anymore? There are none at Mao-chan's school...
> ---------------------------------

Because people like their daughters nowdays.

In the past, Europeans names their daughters things like "Hedwig" and "Irma" so that their daughters would hate them and leave more quickly because you know how useless women are. All they do it sit around and have babies and mooch off of men. Then they nag, nag, NAG. "Why don't you make more money?" "Why were you late from work?" "Why do you fart all the time?" So fathers were determined to shove those pesky girl children off on other men as soon as possible.
IronS
post #57  on April 23, 2004 - 4:12 PM PDT  
> one boy is okay, but get more than one together and their collective IQ drops to 50 points below the lowest one.
>

See the last couple of pages of Going Undercover! as proof of my theory.
IronS
post #58  on April 28, 2004 - 7:20 PM PDT  
> On April 23, 2004 - 11:01 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Don't you wish Hermione will one day put her knowledge of Arithmancy to good use someday,
>

That would be cool. However, I wonder if having numbers being a major-ish plot point would turn off the kids reading these books. I know I'd skip any section discussing the proof for Fermat's last theorem.

> Why didn't Harry use the Patronus charm to fight Malfoy and his minions during the showdown at the Ministry? Does anyone know or remember? Does Patronus only work for dementors?
> ---------------------------------

'Expecto patronum' only works on dementors. Too bad. Maybe there is some incantation that works on the bad guys. Perhaps conjuring up something really sweet will do the trick.
AFleming
post #59  on May 22, 2004 - 5:20 PM PDT  
Wo-hoo!!! I got tickets to Harry Potter, POA for opening night. I hope it manages to live up to my expectations!
IronS
post #60  on May 24, 2004 - 12:23 AM PDT  
Got mine for that Sunday. Please let there be no squealing preteen girls sitting near me.
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