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Sunday, November 25, 2012

My attempt to explain the Time-Turner events of PoA

Here is the second of two Harry Potter essays I referred to in my last post.  I wrote this as part of a series of posts I prepared before the sixth book came out.  =)

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My attempt to explain the Time-Turner events of PoA

Saturday, November 24, 2012

In Defense of Snape

I just want to start off by reposting a couple of old essays I wrote regarding Harry Potter books.  These are things I wrote a number of years back which I am very proud of, having received a lot of good feedback on them.  =)  I posted them originally on my LiveJournal.  

Here is the first one.  I wrote it shortly after reading the 6th book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  Now that the series is finished, in retrospect, some things I mentioned and speculated upon here have been proven inaccurate.  Still, it is something I would like to share with you.  =)  

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'From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork. From here on in, Harry, I may be as woefully wrong as Humphrey Belcher, who believed the time was ripe for a cheese cauldron." 
"But you think you're right?" said Harry. 
"Naturally I do, but as I have already proven to you, I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being — forgive me — rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger."
--Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K.Rowling


Well, that doesn't really sound reassuring, does it? Plus, I realize I should probably examine all six books in order to arrive at more accurate conclusions (or should I say guesses). Unfortunately, that is not feasible at the present time. But anyway, here I go again...

(Oh, by the way, this is quite long. It took me days to get it done. I'd appreciate it if you'll read it through. Thank you in advance. =) )

Selected quotes in blue.
Book and chapter numbers in red.




In Defense of Snape

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Building Blocks of Books and Movies

Dictionary.com lists the following definitions:

leaf
noun 
5. Bibliography. a unit generally comprising two printed, blank, or illustrated pages of a book, one on each side.
or
4. one of the sheets of paper in a book

frame
noun
8. Movies. one of the successive pictures on a strip of film.
or
6.a. one of a series of individual exposures on a strip of film used in making motion pictures


To give you an idea of what this blog will be about.  ;)