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posted by sharon-sel
Number Four, ligustro, privet Drive

J.K. Rowling's thoughts

The name of the rua where the Dursleys live is a reference to that most suburban plant, the ligustro, privet bush, which makes neat hedges around many English gardens. I liked the associations with both suburbia and enclosure, the Dursleys being so smugly middle class, and so determinedly separate from the wizarding world. The name of their area is 'Little Whinging', which again sounds appropriately parochial and sniffy, 'whinging' being a colloquial term for 'complaining or whining' in British English.

Although I describe the Dursleys' house as big and square, as befitted Uncle Vernon's status as a company director, whenever I wrote about it I was unconsciously visualising the segundo house I lived in as a child, which on the contrary was a rather small three-bedroomed house in the suburb of Winterbourne, near Bristol. I first became conscious of this when I entered the number four ligustro, privet Drive that had been built at Leavesden Studios, and found myself in an exact replica of my old house, down to the position of the cupboard under the stairs and the precise location of each room. As I had never described my old início to the set designer, director or producer, this was yet another of the unsettling experiences that filming the Potter books has brought me.

For no very good reason, I have never been fond of the number four, which has always struck me as a rather hard and unforgiving number, which is why I slapped it on the Dursleys' front door.

por J.K. Rowling

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1. When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.

2. Push the buttons and pretend they jinx you. Wait for the effects of the 'jinx' to wear off, smile, and go back for more.

3. Ask if you can push the button for other people, but intentionally push the wrong ones.

4. Hold the doors open and say you're waiting for a friend. After a while let the doors close and say, "Hi Greg. How's your dia been?"

5. Drop a quill and wait until someone goes to pick it up and then scream, "That's mine!"

6. Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone...
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1. You tell everyone they're your distant cousins.

2. You've written mais letters to them than you can count.

3. Instead of asking WWJD (What would jesus do?) you ask WWERDD (What would Emma, Rupert and Dan do?).

4. You have a not-so-secret shrine to one and/or all three members of the trio in your closet.

5. You have mais pictures of them than you do of your own family.

6. You were sleeping in Leicester Square three days before the premiere. Ditto in London. Ditto in France.

7. You can no longer attend the premieres due to a restraining order.

8. Your room would scare even the biggest Harry Potter fans.

9. You don't consider news important unless it involves one of the trio.

10. People think you suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder because they constantly hear you referring to "Dan," "Emma," and "Rupert."
You need to stop leitura HBP when you . . .


1. Are still wearing black in mourning.

2. Ask your parents if the death of anyone you know is listed in the Obituary.

3. . . . Don't explain yourself when they ask who died.

4. Repeatedly denunciar to the police that you know where Snape is hiding.

5. Keep repeating under your breath "the locket . . . the cup . . . the snake . . . something of Gryffindor or Ravenclaw's . . ."

6. Practice nonverbal spells.

7. Draw an extremely detailed Marauder's Map and obsessively check it to see where Malfoy is.

8. Try to Apparate and insist that you just need to get...
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1. Choreograph an artistic dance interpretation of his life and struggle for power and then force him to watch it.

2. Conduct a séance and pretend to channel the spirit of his mother.

3. Tell him he's been a "naughty boy."

4. Pretend to be the Sorting Hat and apologize - apparently you were wrong, and he was meant to be in Hufflepuff.

5. Call him Ickle-Voldykins . . . and then run. Fast.

6. Ask him to guess which hand the last Horcrux is in.

7. . . . Admonish him for cheating if he uses Legilimency.

8. Tell him you know where Harry is hiding, and Apparate before providing further details....
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1. Should Dudley be backing up for any reason, go "beep, beep, beep . . ."

2. Egg their house. Don't feel confined to chicken eggs.

3. casaco their entire cozinha with butter.

4. Get a cheap Muggle cell phone. Give it a very annoying ring tone, and set it to ring every hora on the hour. Make it invisible. Hide it in the air vent of their house.

5. Charm their garden hose to come to life and spray them down.

6. Charm their lawn to sprout large purple mushrooms. When stepped on, these mushrooms should squeak loudly.

7. Replace any flores in their garden with the ever popular water squirting flowers....
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posted by BuffyFaithFan1
[u][b]Potions, Spells and Magical Objects[b][u]

[b]A-[b]
Accio (Summoning Charm) - Latin for "I summon."
Alohomora (Spell that opens locks) - Derived from the Hawaiian "Aloha" meaning "goodbye," and the Latin word "mora," meaning "obstacle."
Amortentia - "Amor" is the Latin word for "love," and "tentia" is derived from "tentare," which means "the handling of," "the making of an attempt," or "the attack on." Hence, "the handling of love," "making an attempt to love," or "the attack on love."
Anapneo (Spell that clears blocked airways) - In Greek, "anapneo" means "I breathe."
Aparecium (Spell that...
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First of All,Because Today's a special date!
Harry's birthdate,ihope you didn't forgot it as the Dursleys?
What else happened today!?

*7.31.1980

Harry Potter is born [PS/SS3].

7.31.1991

Harry discovers he is a wizard, meets Hagrid, and visits Diagon Alley for the first time [PS/SS4].

7.31.1992

Harry meets Dobby for the first time whilst the Dursleys have a jantar party, and the Elf uses a Hover Charm on Aunt Petunia's pudding, causing a serious disruption at dinner, and Harry to receive an official warning from the Ministry about using underage magic [COS2].

7.31.1993

Aunt Marge arrives at the Dursleys' [POA2].

7.31.1996

The guests at Harry's birthday jantar discuss the death of Karkaroff, and the disappearances of Ollivander and Florian Fortescue [HBP6].

7.31.1997

Ginny kisses Harry, but they are interrupted. Scrimgeour arrives at The Burrow, gives them the items from Dumbledore's will, and argues with Harry about the way to wage the war [DH6].
The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film continues to perform phenomenally well at the box office, for the sixth film came in first place in box office takings for the UK and Ireland this past weekend. The BBC reports that the film grossed 33 million pounds this past weekend, beating out the Sandra Bullock film The Proposal, and becoming "the biggest UK box office success of the ano so far."

A denunciar is also online from ScreenDaily noting that the sixth Potter film has grossed an impressive $405.3 million in its release, helping push gross Warner Bros. international box office takings...
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I have loved harry potter sinse i first saw the movie. I read all the books 14 times each. there so good. My favourite character is Lucious. he is so cool. i also like voldemort,hes cool. Its the best. I went to c the new movie and its soooooo good. I amor harry potter.it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...
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posted by Bibelot
Whenever my teacher used to say that we've to write an essay on our favorito hobby, i used to get furious coz i never knew what my fav hobby was? I was not content with this and i always got low marks in composição literária this essay. What's the thing that i always loved to do, i always thought about that.Until Harry Potter came into my life at the age of 13. i read about it dia n night. I always talked about it and was very proud of my hobby. Whenever a new student came to our classroom i never forgot to ask him/her if he/she read harry potter or was a potter head.

These books really freshens up my mind....
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1. When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.

2. Push the buttons and pretend they jinx you. Wait for the effects of the 'jinx' to wear off, smile, and go back for more.

3. Ask if you can push the button for other people, but intentionally push the wrong ones.

4. Hold the doors open and say you're waiting for a friend. After a while let the doors close and say, "Hi Greg. How's your dia been?"

5. Drop a quill and wait until someone goes to pick it up and then scream, "That's mine!"

6. Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in...
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Couric: "Any snogging with Hermione?"
Rowling: [surprised] "Harry and Hermione! Do you think so?" -- From Katie Couric's June 2003 interview with JK Rowling


"Harry and Hermione are very platonic [platonic means nonsexual] friends. But I won't answer for anyone else. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink." -- From a National Press Club Luncheon chat with JK Rowling, October 1999)


Q: Is it just me, or was something going on between Ron and Hermione during the last half of Goblet of Fire?
A: "Yes, something's "going on," but Ron doesn't realize it yet. Typical boy." -- From a BarnesandNoble.com chat with JK Rowling...
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I don´t know if this part will be a little bit confusing for some ppl but i hope you like it!
I really amor to write this story...
Thank you so much




His eyes were blue as always… but cold, intimidating, as the eyes of a wolf. We were in a room where I had never been before what surprised me. It was a small room with many old broken tables and chairs stowed on topo, início of each other, wood shelves wrapped in aranha webs caring old goblets. In one corner was a large mirror blurry por dust, all of it was made of gold and I could see my face reflected in it. I was pale like a ghost and his eyes were still...
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Recently I posted a few pick perguntas regarding crucial scenes being cut out of the movie(Half-Blood Prince) this is my first time composição literária an artigo on fanpop so i have chosen to use it to address the diffrences between the film and the book.
As reported on wikipedia, there are a number of difference between the film and the book. The first difference is that Luna Lovegood discovers Harry in the compartment of the Hogwarts Express and not Tonks, she(Luna) finds Harry wearing Spectrespecs to find him. This would explain the pictures we have seen of Evanna Lynch wearing glasses in trialers for...
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 In the book, it looks like they were closer to the cave.
In the book, it looks like they were closer to the cave.
If you are like the millions of other Harry Potter fãs out there, you have been keeping up with every little bit of Half Blood Prince film information that has leaked out so far. After reviewing the five trailers (including the Japão one) and first look that have come out (not including ABC's five, one minuto long previews), fãs now have a general idea of what will be in the film from the book, and what is changed/won't be in the film. Thus what follows is what I have gathered to be the scenes included in the film from the books, and what we will see having been changed from book to film...
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This is a compilation of spots/clubs related to the Harry Potter universe (inspired por Temptasia's link list). If I've left any spots out or new ones are created, leave a comment and I'll add it to the list.

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I've been having many heated discussions with my friends Shalayna and Grace about Harry Potter vs. Twilight. Shalayna says,"You can't compare the two", and Grace says,"They're completely different." But it got me thinking: Why do so many Harry Potter and Twilight fãs compare the two books? And is one really better than the other?

Ever since the start of literature, people have been comparing books. Maybe we're just naturally judgmental? The great Harry Potter vs. Twilight debate started, in my opinion, with The Chronicles of Narnia. When the Chronicles of Narnia came out it was possibly the...
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posted by Leightonfan
frases form the Harry Potter movies:


Professor Snape: [taps the blank Marauder's Map with his wand] Reveal your secrets.
[writing appears on the map]
Professor Snape: Read it.
Harry: "Messrs. Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, offer their compliments to Professor Snape and...”
Professor Snape: Go on.
Harry: "... and request that he keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."

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Hermione: [after Hagrid gives Ron Scabbers back] I think you owe someone an apology.
Ron: Right. seguinte time I see Crookshanks, I'll let him know.
Hermione:...
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Hello my name is Caitlin and I'm a Potter-holic.

Everyone has a story of how their Potter addiction started. My addiction started on 7/16/2005. It was the premier for book 6. I went to the premier for book 5 and attempted to read the book but it was too boring. So I was determined to read book 6. I never read any of the other books. I've only seen the movies. I started to read the book and I took it everywhere. I took it to summer camp and read all day. One dia another girl at the camp came up to me and said," Oh my god, you're leitura Half-Blood Prince! I just finished it. You know Dumbledore...
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posted by piperpayton22
ok woah the book was awesome i finished over the weekend there are so many things i want to know and one is a really big one is what made ahrry come bakc to life cuz i dont get that so and to the others that wrote things before the book came out they did a really good job on guessing like the person who said the scar was a horicinx cuz they were right so i also want to know who is victiore she is in the epigoue snogging teddy lupin so and the cousin of someone so oh and who killed the snake cuz harry told neville to do it if something bad happened and when voldy put the boddy nears his feet...
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