Just thought I'd pop on and say a quick 'Hello' to everyone and hope you're all well and enjoying holiday time.
Am in Lyme Regis at the moment, though nipped up to Exeter today to shop with my sister. -Saw some entertaining Harry Potter (both legit and ripped off) merchandise, including various wands, glasses and firebolts...or was it a nimbus?
Looks like I'll have to apologise again for a forthcoming long-post when I get back! After that, hopefully I can get back into the natural swing of normal-length posts and you wont be scared off reading them!
Anyway, I'm off again, but as I say, hope you're all well and happy.
So, Arther isn't going to be MoM and she has cleared up the blood line thing. But what is the thing that Harry discovers in the Chamber. I can't think of anything. I'm going to re read the chapter now.
HBP = Hermione and Draco Malfoy's illegitimate child.
This is from the JKR site .. look at the bit I've underlined. Note the implications!
Why are some people in the wizarding world (e.g., Harry) called 'half-blood' even though both their parents were magical?
The expressions 'pure-blood', 'half-blood' and 'Muggle-born' have been coined by people to whom these distinctions matter, and express their originators' prejudices. As far as somebody like Lucius Malfoy is concerned, for instance, a Muggle-born is as 'bad' as a Muggle. Therefore Harry would be considered only 'half' wizard, because of his mother's grandparents.
If you think this is far-fetched, look at some of the real charts the Nazis used to show what constituted 'Aryan' or 'Jewish' blood. I saw one in the Holocaust Museum in Washington when I had already devised the 'pure-blood', 'half-blood' and 'Muggle-born' definitions, and was chilled to see that the Nazis used precisely the same warped logic as the Death Eaters. A single Jewish grandparent 'polluted' the blood, according to their propaganda.
can somene post alink to JKR's site?