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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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posted by BellaLovett
Daniel Radcliffe was recently interviewed, regarding his and Helena's upcoming film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. During the interview, he was asked about working with Helena, and her portrayal of Emma Watson's character, Hermione. Read the interview below!

It's been revealed that the running time for seguinte month's Harry Potter film is 147 minutes, making it the third longest Potter film to date. Meanwhile, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) answered some perguntas from fãs about the film. Here's a transcript:

Question: What was it like playing the other characters for the Seven Potters...
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Warner Bros. has scuttled plans to release the new "Harry Potter" in 3D.

In a statement released Friday, the studio said that when "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" arrives in theaters on Nov. 19, it will be in 2D, playing both conventional theaters and IMAX, but that "we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release encontro, data window."

The statement continued: "Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fãs who have long-anticipated the conclusion of...
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posted by rangarajvignesh
The World is flat!
    Well, I know you pergunta my sanity, now. Obviously, the world is round and that’s a proven fact, from the moment Galileo stepped out of his ship. And now, there’s a pergunta again. Is the World really round? I hate that word, really. The word which gives rise to a lot of perguntas and seeks for explanations.
    ‘Imagination is mais important than knowledge,’ said a wise man once. And, it’s true. Well, you need not be aware of the complications of four-dimensional o espaço fabric to accept this theory. What all you need to...
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Harry Potter sit down and got real to go to Hogwarts. Was he picked up his wand and then noted that something was wrong fred figglehorn had to took his real wand and put a fake one in it’s place.. harry jumped up and yelled at fred figglehorn and saying that if he ever took his wand and placed it with a fake one that he would use a lot of spells on him that would make him not funny. “harry no no I want do it a again I promise ‘ “you better not and don’t think of doing again of I I “ “or want harry can’t think of anythink to do “ said fred figglehorn “yes I can but I wouldn’t hurt you your one of the funniest person I know “

sorry if i made some miskis and stuff this is just part one
posted by KishuandIchigo
This is my first fã fiction, so don't be mean to me about it if you don't like it.
It all started, that one fateful day, on my eleventh birthday, when I found out that wizards and witches were REAL, and not just things from fairy tales that your parents told you to amuse you.

I'm Miranda Basil. I have long, dark brown hair, dark green eyes, and a skinny body. I like anime, facebook, and I am a tomboy. I'm muggle-born. Just yesterday, I found out that I was a witch.

That morning was just like any other day, well, except for...
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* It has been announced that there will be a scene with the Minister for Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, making a speech about how times will "grow darker still" to Ministry employees.
* There will be a scene with Neville, Luna, and Ginny on the Hogwarts Express.
* It is thought that a chase scene on land will be added into the Seven Potters fight sequence.
* It has been announced that Bill will be attacked during the Battle over Little Whinging.
* It has been hinted at that an extended wand battle between Umbridge and Harry will be included and a chase scene with the Snatchers will take place during...
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My 9 ano old copy of "Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone" is now in ruins, and I'm on the verge of crying because of that.
I have another 2books of dat but still it was my 1st one..

I understand that this might come across as a joke/silliness to most of you, but there's a reason this book means so much to me, I'm gonna write it down here, you don't have to read it, but if you do... thank you very much. <3

When I was 13, I had to change schools because my Dad had got transferred to a different place than where we used to live before. Changing schools had never been much of problem,...
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All over the world people are howling
About those great books por J. K. Rowling
Three little books that appeal to all ages
One learns about enchantments and spells in these pages
And a young boy who is quite ordinary in appearance
Who discovers he's a wizard with powers quite immense
To learn to control them he goes to Hogwarts School
And becomes a member of Griffindor, the house that's really cool
But its not all work, there's also time for fun
A great game called Quidditch which has to be won
With vassoura that fly and a capa that makes him disappear
We know this young wizard will enjoy his ano
But it's mais than one ano - it's going to be Seven!
For the apaixonados of fantasia that sounds like heaven!
If you haven't yet read about Harry Potter
Well, you really ought 'ter!
Chapter 1
Renewal of Revenge

    Pant. Pant. Pant. The Disillusionment Charm I put on myself at the start of the battle was now wearing off. I was beginning to see the paled flesh of my hands. I’d better put on another one, I thought as I ducked behind a corner. “Occulto Existum.” I whispered— but just as I finished the incantation, I heard a voice.
    “Remus…Lupin. It will be my pleasure to destroy you.”
    “Professor Lupin?!” I silently gasped. The voice was eerily familiar; I knew I’d heard it before. But just...
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His feet made strange scraping noises as they slid along the marble floored corridors of Hogwarts. His exhaustion was nothing compared to the humiliation he felt, his Slytherin tie now had a blood red stain on it, thanks to James Potter's gang in potions class. He leaned against the wall, the bags under his eyes seeming to add an unbearable wieght to his sleepyness. He just started to dose leaning against the mural when he heard running footsteps behind him. "Sev!" Lily shouted, her voice worried. Snape shaffled around to face her, his side still pressed against the wall. "Hi" he groaned, his...
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In Chronological Order.

1/1: Intro to the Durlsey's / Leaving Harry on their doorstep
Where better to start then the beginning of the series? The very first chapter, to be precise. Well, it might be 2 chapters, I'm not sure. But I amor these parts, regardless. It's a great way to kick off the series, because it's told from the point of view of a muggle. So we already can relate with the main character and we can see how wizards incorporate into our everyday lives. Then it goes right to Dumbledore and Mcgonogal discussing the same events from the wizards point of view. It's also pretty good in...
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posted by XDRoseLuvsHP

I rarely ship non-canon couples. But this is one non-canon couple that I absolutely adore. It's not a very popular one. In fact, it's quite unpopular amongst fans, partially because most people are fairly content with HarryxGinny. Some of the most common non-canon couples concerning these characters are HarryxHermione and NevillexLuna. I honestly cannot stand either coupling, but I'll get into that later. (Remember, this is just my opinion! I have nothing against others who think differently! I totally respect it! Just putting my point of view out there!) So I'm just going...
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It was a beautiful, bright, sunny morning, and everyone was outside, having the time of their lives, for school was near. All except one boy on ligustro, privet Drive.

Harry Potter sat on his bed, locked in his room, waiting for his owl, Hedwig, to return. She had gone to deliver letters to Harry's friends four nights atrás and still hasn't returned.

The Dursleys had gone to a summer party. They were probably having a great time, while Harry was in his room. The party was supposed to last until midnight. Harry started to feel sleepy, then the room went black.

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posted by mitchie19
Attention to all Harry Potter fans!!
A new theme park in Universal Orlando, Florida, is set to open on June 18, 2010.
Its called "The Wizard World of Harry Potter."

It took years to finish por Universals creative department i collaboration with J.K Rowling and several of the film series' directors and production designers.

The Wizarding World Theme Park is to cost between $235 - $265 million.

Its going to be huge and really exciting for all of the Harry Potter fans. You will feel like you're inside the Harry Potter world and walking on real life places like in the filmes and books.
Inside sneak peek...
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posted by simpleplan
What do you call a coughing Quidditch commentator?
<<Weasley (Wheeze-Lee!)>>

What do you call jewelery that many people and I share?
<<Rubeus (Ruby-us!)>>

What do you call a teacher with a bad attitude? Moody Who would you call if you wanted to protect your Valentines?
<<Lockhart (Lock-heart!)>>

How many does it take to light up a wand?

How many Quidditch players does it take to light up a wand?
<<Six to work their butts off and a Seeker to take the credit.>>

How many dragões does it take to light up a wand?
*whoosh of flames*
<<Never mind.>>...
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Is "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" based on a book?

The movie will be based on the first half (or so) of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007), the last book of the Harry Potter series, written por British author J.K. Rowling. The other books in the series include: (1) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone in the US) (1997), (2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), (3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), (4) Harry Potter and the Goblet of fogo (2000), (5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), and (6) Harry Potter...
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1. Ask him why he 'doesn't have such a cool scar?'

2. Laugh at him.

3. Wake him up por cantar de praia, praia Boys songs in his ear. 'Round, round, get around, I get around...'

4. Knit him things. Really hideous things.

5. Give him kangaroo-ears for a month.

6. Smile during Death Eater meetings and say you taught him everything he knows.

7. Chew bubblegum all the time. Should he address you, your only response will be a series of huge bubbles in quick succession, the last of which will burst everywhere and make a mess.

8. Dance the Funky Chicken.

9. Ask him when was the last time he took a bath.

10. Pat him on...
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posted by hannahbanana99
I first thought Harry Potter was really stupid. Then one dia it was on disney Channel and there was nothing else to watch so I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. At the end of the movie I was shocked. I LOVED IT!!! I got the whole series of books and got 1-5 the filmes for Christmas. Now I read each book 3 times and probably know every single word for the filmes 1-6. I am so crazy for harry potter that i did this. There was a harry potter and the half blood prince movie showing time at 3:00 a.m.!!!!!! Me and my cousin (18 yrs. old counsin) stayed up till 2:45 in the morning and went to go see harry potter 6 at 3 in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so intrested in the movie i didnt even fall asleep. We were the only ones in the movie theatre
posted by vanillaicecream
By Niche Eenhoorn

This artigo will basically cover a few tips on how to cast the Killing Curse. It comes in very handy when muggles are being particularily noisy, specially after having been through the Cruciatus Curse. (both curses usually go hand in hand, unless you are in a hurry of course, then the Killing Curse is mais efficient.)

Let's start with the three basic points: the Incantation, Power of Mind and Proper use of the Wand.

1) The Incantation
First of all and perhaps most important: THE SPELLING of the incantation. It is NOT "Aveda kabrada", "Abba Kabreda" or, as the muggles have utterly...
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Part two of my parody :) I do not own Harry Potter or A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Is all our company here?

You were best to call them generally, man por man,
according to the script.

Here is the scroll of every man's name, which is
thought fit, through all Hogsmead, to play in our
interlude before the duke and the duchess, on his
wedding-day at night.

First, good Filius Flitwick, say what the play treats
on, then read the names of the actors, and so grow
to a point.

Our play is, The Most Lamentable Comedy, and
Most Cruel...
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