Senior chat tubes
Jess Mac: What was the third smell that hermione smelt in the amortentia potion in hbp (ie the particular essence of ron) J. Natalie: Are house divisions as prevalaent in harry’s children’s hogwarts as in the previous generations J.
Every individual has very distinctive-smelling hair, don’t you find? Nithya: Lily detested mulciber,averyif snape really loved her,why didnt he sacrifice their company for her sake J. Alborz: What does it mean to be the master of death J. Rowling: As Dumbledore explains, the real master of Death accepts that he must die, and that there are much worse things in the world of the living. Barbara: I was very disappointed to see harry use crucio and seem to enjoy it his failure to perform that kind of curse in the past has been a credit to his character why the change, and did harry later regret having enjoyed deliberately causing pain J. Rowling: Harry is not, and never has been, a saint. Karin: What did petunia wanted to say to hary at the end of the dursleys departing J. Rowling: I think that for one moment she trembled on the verge of wishing Harry luck; that she almost acknowledged that her loathing of his world, and of him, was born out of jealousy. Leaky Cauldron: Please pose and answer the question you’d most like to address about the series!
Lady Bella: Whose murders did voldemor use to create each of the horcruxes J.
Nagini – Bertha Jorkins (Voldemort could use a wand once he regained a rudimentary body, as long as the victim was subdued).
Rowling: Dumbledore is thinking aloud here, edging towards the truth with the help of the Pensieve. She has an affinity for this horrible object, which would help rather than hinder her. Rowling: Griphook was wrong – Gryffindor did not ‘steal’ the sword, not unless you are a goblin fanatic and believe that all goblin-made objects really belong to the maker. Allie: What did dumbledore truly see in the mirror of erised J. Rowling: He saw his family alive, whole and happy – Ariana, Percival and Kendra all returned to him, and Aberforth reconciled to him. Rowling: I’m sorry about this, but I changed my mind! Christiana: How did voldemort get his wand back after he was in was exile J. Rowling: Wormtail, desperate to curry favour, salvaged it from the place it had fallen and carried it to him. But I believe, as does Harry ultimately, that the greatest wisdom is in accepting that we must all die, and moving on. Rowling: the Ministry no longer used them to torment its opponents.
This was an extremely painful, but ultimately salutory lesson, and began the transformation in him. Casey Kunze: Who killed remus and tonks I think if I knew this, I would get some closure over the very sad, but understandable, death of two of my favorite characters J. James Farrell: How did umbridge manage to conjure a patronus while wearing the locket when harry wasnt able to J. Rowling: Because she is a very nasty piece of work. Jessica Lynn: Did hagrid have to be able to see thestrals in order to train them if so, whose death did hagrid witness J. Rowling: Hagrid has seen many deaths in quite a long life, so yes, he can see Thestrals. Rowling: My very earliest plan for the story involved somebody managing to get to Hogwarts when they had never done magic before, but I had changed my mind by the time I’d written the third book. He remains rather cruel, a bully, riddled with bitterness and insecurity – and yet he loved, and showed loyalty to that love J. Rowling: and, ultimately, laid down his life because of it. James Farrell: Voldemort never told anyone about his horcruxes, so how on earth did regulus black discover his secret J. Rowling: Horcrux magic was not Voldemort’s own invention; as is established in the story, other wizards had done it, though never gone as far as to make six. Jaclyn: Did lily ever have feelings back for snape J. Boggo: Would you choose the hallow that is the cloak, like youre supposed to, and would you be tempted to use the others J. Rowling: My temptation would be Harry’s, ie, the Stone.
Tierney Roth: If moody got a magic eye, and wormtail got a magic hand, couldnt there be some way to form a magical ear, if only to cover up the hole and make george look more symmetrical J. Rowling: Yes, he could wear a false ear (I’m starting to giggle at the thought. Was her main role in the books only to be harry’s love interest? (during the series is the cloak only infallible to those who do not own a deathly hallow). Weren’t we supposed to see ginny display powerful magical abilities in “deathly hallows” and find out why it’s significant that she’s the seventh child? I don’t remember ever saying that her ‘seventh child’ status would prove particularly J. Rowling: important in the last book, though – are you sure I said that?! Georgina: Did lucius malfoy, and all the other escaped death eaters, go back to azkaban Elisabeth: In the chapter of kings cross, are they behind the veil or in some world between the real world and the veil? Renee: From reading about the original owners of the deathly hallows, the peverell brothers, i’m wondering if harry and voldermort are distantly related voldermorts grandfather ended up with the resurrection stone ring? Fomy: What did you feel when you finally wrote the kiss, awaited so much by the fans, of ron and hermione J. Rowling: I loved writing it, and I loved the fact that Hermione took the initiative! Angela Morrissey: Why is it that albus dumbledore can see harry under his invisibility cloak at certain moments? Rowling: Dumbledore, who could perform magic without needing to say the incantation aloud, was using ˜homenum revelio’ – J. Rowling: ’ the human-presence-revealing spell Hermione makes use of in Deathly Hallows. Katieleigh: Does hermione still continue to do work with spew and is life any better for house elves! She then moved (despite her jibe to Scrimgeour) to the Dept. Tineke: Did teddy grow up living with his grandmother? Rowling: I think that when Dudley was attacked by the Dementors he saw himself, for the first time, as he really was. This was an extremely painful, but ultimately salutory lesson, and began the transformation in him. I met a couple on launch night who had come dressed as Lupin and Tonks, and I felt dreadfully guilty as I signed their books! Laura Trego: Was the absence of snapes portrait in the headmasters office in the last scene innocent or deliberate J. Where there is a family connection, a wand will work a little better than a wand chosen at random, I think. However, he names his first child and son Fred, and he goes on to have a very successful career, helped by good old Ron. He is not a particularly likeable man in many ways. Rowling: Voldemort dropped oblique hints; in his arrogance, he did not believe anybody would be clever enough to understand them. He did this before Regulus and Regulus guessed, correctly, what it was that made Voldemort so convinced he could not die. She might even have grown to love him romantically (she certainly loved him as a friend) if he had not loved Dark Magic so much, and been drawn to such loathesome people and acts. Annie: Does the wizarding world now know that snape was dumbledores man, or do they still think he did a bunk J. Rowling: Harry would ensure that Snape’s heroism was known. Rowling: I think that when Dudley was attacked by the Dementors he saw himself, for the first time, as he really was. Rowling: Remus was killed by Dolohov and Tonks by Bellatrix. Snape had effectively abandoned his post before dying, so he had not merited inclusion in these august circles. Stephanie: If the wand chooses the wizard, then why do wands work when passed down from father to son eg neville had his fathers wand J. Rowling: As established by Ollivander, a wizard can use almost any wand, it is simply that a wand that chooses him/her will work best. Smallbutpowerful: On behalf of all harry potter fans who consider themselves to be hufflepuffs could you please describe the hufflepuff common room as it is the only common room harry hasn’t visited J. Rowling: The Hufflepuff common room is accessed through a portrait near the kitchens, as I am sure you have deduced. Camille: How is george getting along without his twin J. Rowling: Well, I don’t think that George would ever get over losing Fred, which makes me feel so sad. Rowling: (He does so in the graveyard of Little Hangleton, in front of Harry). He’s happy where he is, and I’m happier without him! Rowling: Of course, that would not stop Rita Skeeter writing ‘Snape: Scoundrel or Saint?