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Wild About Harry

A website has been set up that is devoted to finding clues within Half-Blood Prince to help readers better understand things that happened in the book and offers predictions about Book 7. I've only read some of the clues so far but it's worth checking out.

There are lots of spoilers (including the website name) so visit only after finishing the book.

**edit** Spoilers in the comments. And Do Not click or mouse over the link if you haven't finished reading the book because the name is a spoiler. Link to the website.
(onemeatball I apologize!!!)

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onemeatball
Jul. 28th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
Damn it! I ran my cursor over the link... I should have read further.

So much for an un-spoiled ending :-/
silverdee
Jul. 28th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
I am so sorry! I will put a better warning in my entry. I feel really bad. :-(
onemeatball
Jul. 29th, 2005 08:34 am (UTC)
Really it's okay. I was bound to find out sometime. It definitely explains why I saw one of my co-workers sobbing after she finished reading the book...
silverdee
Jul. 29th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for being so kind about it. I felt guilty all day. And I was very teary, too, by the end. But the website explains things in such a way that I do feel better about all of it. So check it out once you read the book. :-)
humanplacebo
Jul. 28th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!

Of course Dumbledore had to die. Harry would never grow up and fully confront his life until the father figure is removed. The same might be said for the entire wizarding society in HP.

However, after book six, I don't think the prophesy is about Harry any more. Rowling was careful to restructure the events surrounding the prophesy, and now it applies quite well to Severus Snape.
silverdee
Jul. 28th, 2005 09:55 am (UTC)
I agree that the wizards in the Order and their supporters needed this shock to take more responsibility for fighting the Death Eaters. And now I will have to think about what you've said about Snape and the prophecy. Hmmm!
humanplacebo
Jul. 28th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
My thought is: Snape was sneaking up on Dumbledore and Trelawney during her hiring interview, but only got there in time to hear the end of the prophesy. But the beginning was something like: "The one with the power to defeat the Dark Lord approaches." I think she meant it literally: Snape, who will kill Voldemort, was moving towards them.

Dumbledore was certain the prophesy applied to Harry, but for all his brilliance, Dumbledore has made a large number of errors of judgment throughout the books. His analysis is always good, but he proved to be as susceptible to false assumptions as anyone else.
silverdee
Jul. 28th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh! That is very intriguing about Snape. I think you are on to something. And this is the first time I've seen this mentioned.
abolishapathy
Jul. 28th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)
Rock! I have been holding onto this theory with nothing more than stubborn refusal to believe JK could do something like that. Now I have solid facts to cite in support of my case. Thanks! :)
silverdee
Jul. 28th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
I like all the details it gave. I was reading too fast toward the end to notice the fact that the descriptions of Harry and Snape in their reactions to Dumbledore were almost identical - hatred and revulsion/repulsion.
daisyfair
Jul. 28th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
I haven't looked yet but I still want to share with you all the great ideas my boss had about it. The ideas made so much sense and one of them is the name of the link basically. It's a great story line!
silverdee
Jul. 28th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
I want to hear all of it! Send me an e-mail when you have time to share it. My address is on my user info page.
daisyfair
Jul. 28th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
TOTALLY. I will have to put some serious effort into it.
nothingbroken
Jul. 28th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
Hee hee. Cool site. We've been discussing our "Snape is innocent" theories in this community for a while now do_me_profsnape.

I love Snape. I don't think he's evil.
silverdee
Jul. 29th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)
I think he has great potential for good and evil and fights that battle internally. It adds gravitas to his character because I see him at war within himself.
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