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Favourite Character?

Monday, May 30th, 2011 | Author: Katherine

Sorry I have not posted in a while, I have been busy revising for GCSE and school exams.

There is currently a survey by Bloomsbury (who publish the British Harry Potter books), about what Harry Potter fans’ favourite character is. Check out www.bloomsbury.com to take part. As part of the press campaign for this they asked Jo what her favourite characters were. She replied Harry, but that she would like to have Dumbledore round to dinner.

I personally feel that Hermione is my favourite character because I can identify with her most, and I think that she is a very strong person. She is not afraid to be clever and stands up to what she believes in. I think she is a very good role model.

My favourite teacher would have to be Professor McGonagall. I love her so much because of her soft interior despite that hard shell. I like her teaching style and I also think that her subject would be interesting. I admire her a lot for standing up to Umbridge.

I would most like to meet Luna because I think that would be a really eye-opening experience. I love science, which may make people feel I would struggle with her belief in everything. However, I disagree. I want to be a Physicist, and they need an open mind as part of the job!

What about you?

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The Potter Pensieve #Thiowenty – GoF Chapters 15-18

Monday, May 30th, 2011 | Author: Adam

Hey listeners! The PPP has returned yet again with a fantastic (and Adam-free) episode! In Thio’s first-ever produced episode, Hollie, Thio and Emily brave the waters of working together and creating a brand new episode entirely their own!
This episode’s discussion includes topics from chapters 15-18 of GoF:
-Triwizard tournament age restriction!
-Is Moody using the Cruciatus Cure on the students?
-Nobody believes in Harry!
-Snape is the worst he has ever been to Hermione, and loads more! (Seriously)
This episode is jam-packed with tangents and great discussion that can only be found from the Potter Pensieve trio of clowns! Enjoy!

Special thanks to Thio for spending countless hours (over 20) in order to produce this great episode and put that certain “Thio-spin” on the show’s formatting! And to Emily for her 100% excellent lead hosting talents! And finally, to Hollie for just being that amazing “Momma Hollie-Bear!”

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Episode 20!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 | Author: Adam

Hey listeners!

Episode 20 is scheduled to be recorded sometime within the next few days, and without Adam, as he is away at a funeral! With any luck it will be out by the end of the week! Good luck Pensievers! :)

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Who?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 | Author: Josh

As I look around the Internet, I decided to look at the new website Hypable, that was created by some of the team from Mugglecast. Under Harry Potter, there was an article by Richard Reid in which he heavily criticised Daniel Radcliffs acting, and as I looked at the comments, somebody asked him who he would rather play Harry Potter, and that is my question to you all. Who would play Harry if Dan didn’t?

My choice? I would have to go with Johnny Depp. Now wait and look at this picture first before you say anything.→→→→→→→→→

So I ask you, who could play Harry Potter?

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The Unforgivables

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 | Author: Christine
Avada Kedavra’s a curse that needs a powerful bit of magic behind it—you could all get your wands out and point them at me and say the words, and I doubt I’d get so much as a nosebleed.
—Barty Crouch Jr, disguised as Alastor Moody. Goblet of Fire

The Unforgivable Curses are very powerful, and are introduced to us in the Goblet of Fire by Barty Crouch Jr pretending to be Alastor Moody in a Defense Against the Dark Arts class.  As Barty explains, they need powerful magic behind them in order for them to work. Bellatrix Lestrange said “You really need to mean them.”

Avada Kedavra is the opposite of the phrase “Abra Cadabra”, which means “From nothing, life”. So Avada Kadavra means “From life, nothing.” It causes instant death, with no counter curse or blocking spell available.

Crucio is Latin for “I torture”, and inflicts excruciating pain.

Imperio is Latin for “I command”, and causes the victim to do whatever the caster of the spell bids them to do. It is resistable, but extremely difficult to do so.

It came up in Episode 19 whether the DADA class should have been subjected to learning about the Unforgivable Curses so early. The Ministry of Magic rules that you should not learn about them until the age of 16. Dumbledore, however, overruled this order and thought that with the return of Voldemort upon them, it would be wise for the students have the knowledge under their belt. After all, they weren’t learning how to do the Curses, they were learning about them.

The problem with this is that Dumbledore gave Alastor Moody the okay to teach about the Curses, not Barty Crouch Jr. Dumbledore didn’t know at the time that Barty was posing as Moody, so he couldn’t have known how the Curses would be taught. If it were Moody teaching about the Curses, he probably would have done it in a more acceptable way. So I think Dumbledore had the right idea with Voldemort on his way back to power and the Triwizard Tournament happening with all of these new foreign people staying at Hogwarts, to just teach the students about what these Curses can do in case they run into them. Which was completely possible.

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The Potter Pensieve #19 – GoF Chapters 12-14 + Trailer Talk!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 | Author: Adam

It’s early May and the PPP is out with a jam-packed episode! This week we discuss the brand new and very epic Harry Potter trailer, and we conclude with chapters 12, 13 and 14 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

This week we discuss topics such as:

-Tales of the untold Professors

-Are students too young to be learning the Unforgivable Curses?

-Hermione? Off to the library? Give me a break!

-The Weasley Twins’ cleverness,  and loads more!

Note: Apologies for Adam’s audio. It is quiet seeing as he was trying a new microphone.

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Aaaaaaand We’re Back!

Tuesday, May 03rd, 2011 | Author: Adam

Hey Listeners!!

Quick podcast update! Potter Pensieve is back and we’re recording on Friday, May 6th at 3 PM Pacific Time!

Get ready for some more awesome canon discussion and trailer talk! WOOT!

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Battle of Hogwarts :(

Monday, May 02nd, 2011 | Author: Katherine

Today is the 13th Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and I made a video commemorating all the people who died.

http://kittyweasley.tumblr.com/post/5127950579/may2

It had to be a link as the file was too big.

The music is No One But You by Queen. They sang it in 1997 after Princess Diana died and it ould be argued it is also about Freddie Mercury who died in 1991. I thought it fitted with this too.

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