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Comment author: TobyBartels 13 March 2015 07:48:02PM *  1 point [-]

BrindIf said it, but I'll confirm: Nymphadora Tonks appeared in MOR, and there was no suggestion that her mother [ETA: Andromeda, who is Narcissa's and Bellatrix's sister] differs from canon. (ETA: In particular, Andromeda must have still married a Muggle for Tonks to get her surname.)

Comment author: Sheaman3773 15 March 2015 12:58:40AM 0 points [-]

Ah. Even ignoring that the context is from when they are children, I don't consider the black sheep disowned from the family as having a bearing on where the House stands, but alright. Semantics, I suppose.

Comment author: shminux 11 March 2015 12:35:53AM *  1 point [-]

My guess is that he ignores this site completely these days, except for the Main posts, so better post what you want him to see there. Also, he replied to this particular point in r/hpmor.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 13 March 2015 03:37:07PM 0 points [-]

He also made no fewer than four posts just a few threads ago, and one in the thread after that.

Comment author: TobyBartels 13 March 2015 04:55:35AM 1 point [-]

Narcissa's house isn't 100% in the pure-blood faction, but that's a minor detail.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 13 March 2015 03:20:21PM 1 point [-]

The Black House isn't 100% in the pure-blood faction?

What HPMOR fact am I forgetting?

Comment author: DanielLC 13 March 2015 06:35:46AM 6 points [-]

Death's domain is not the afterlife. You can just hang out in Death's mansion and meet people and stuff. It's not paradise, but it's a perfectly fine place to be. The afterlife seems to be some kind of infinite desert where you're alone for who knows how long until you figure out how to talk to the other people wandering it. It's also mentioned that the afterlife is what you expect it to be, so if you grew up believing that you'd go to hell for some minor thing you did, sucks to be you.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 13 March 2015 03:17:05PM 2 points [-]

"This explains why it is so important to shoot missionaries on sight."

Comment author: falenas108 10 March 2015 08:29:48PM 3 points [-]

"In that extremity, I went into the Department of Mysteries and I invoked a password which had never been spoken in the history of the Line of Merlin Unbroken, did a thing forbidden and yet not utterly forbidden."

So, this is the single change that makes this story an AU?

Comment author: Sheaman3773 11 March 2015 04:11:24PM 1 point [-]

So, this is the single change that makes this story an AU?

From chapter 1:

This is not a strict single-point-of-departure fic - There exists a primary point of departure, at some point in the past, but also other alterations. The best term I've heard for this fic is "parallel universe."

Comment author: alexanderwales 06 March 2015 05:24:31AM 6 points [-]

It was an excuse to have two characters talk about the plot - doesn't seem like there was anything more to it.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 06 March 2015 03:49:34PM 2 points [-]

Above is the Doyalist reason, and almost certainly the root reason.

The Watsonian reason was that it would force Voldemort to waste an hour in the preparation, making any attempt to steal the Stone take an hour longer. As traps go, it's reasonably clever.

The potion did serve its in-story purpose of banishing the flames blocking the doorway, after all, so it's not like Voldemort spent that time on the potion and then used his wand to take care of the flames.

Comment author: hairyfigment 05 March 2015 06:01:20AM -1 points [-]

An excellent point. I was going to say that Dumbledore was also unable to detect Harry's horror at Hermione's injuries "through the link that existed between the two of them, the resonance in their magic," nor did he feel "the boy exterminate his enemy in seconds." But on inspection this doesn't actually say he could feel the spells Harry was using. And Harry's scar does not appear to react to e.g the repair of Hermione's body or the summons for the Death Eaters. The doom-sense could have a lot to do with both the strength of the magic and the degree to which it inherently clashes with the senser's inclinations or goals.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 05 March 2015 05:51:44PM 0 points [-]

The doom-sense could have a lot to do with both the strength of the magic and the degree to which it inherently clashes with the senser's inclinations or goals.

To me, it seemed that it scaled with their current mindsets and actions, with stronger being the more they contrasted.

Consider how strongly it was felt when Harry's "anti-death-ness" was particularly strong (e.g. after Harry killed his first Dementor) or when Voldemort's desecration of death was higher than normal (e.g. when he makes Inferi).

Inversely, look at weak the feeling is when their current mindsets are not so opposed (e.g. when Quirrell was in zombie-mode in ch 49, because he practically lacked a mind at those times). Though, the zombie-mode in ch 26 was still fairly strong, which could imply that zombie-mode isn't as big of a determinant as I initially suspected. It might well be another piece of evidence towards the importance mindset, however, as that ride ends with Quirrell leaving to "set something into motion," which is certainly ominous coming from Lord Voldemort and may well have been something Harry was inherently set against. I don't remember if we found/figured out what he was doing there.

Taking this into account, the lack of doom-sense during the transfiguration would simply be there not being much of a mindset left.

Though I fear I may have strayed from the original thrust of your post.

Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 05 March 2015 03:01:35PM 0 points [-]

Nah, with horcruxes around, that's by far the best solution.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 05 March 2015 05:22:02PM 2 points [-]

I can see him believing that it would be very difficult to get them to agree regardless.

Though, given the Drought of Living Death...

Naw, they still wouldn't want to leave him in Harry's care. Plus, then they might get all of his magical secrets (including Harry's (soul/mind's) magical heritage, rather than leaving them for Harry to use. Or they might Obliviate everything, depending on whether their paranoia wins over their greed.

Comment author: TobyBartels 05 March 2015 12:44:06AM 4 points [-]

He could always have said, ‘Great, you passed! You'll find out how in a few days. In the meantime ….’.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 05 March 2015 01:29:33AM 1 point [-]

But then there wouldn't be continued speculation that this is still the bad end.

Comment author: Velorien 04 March 2015 11:56:19PM 3 points [-]

Not in HPMOR.

Chapter 16:

Yes, I was in Slytherin and I am offering to formulate a cunning plot on your behalf, if that is what it takes to accomplish your desire.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 05 March 2015 12:21:42AM 4 points [-]

Yes in HPMOR

Chapter 79:

“Born the 26th of September, 1955, to Quondia Quirrell, of an acknowledged tryst with Lirinus Lumblung...” intoned the Auror. “Sorted into Ravenclaw..."

The disparity is one of the reasons that the Aurors are sure he's not actually Quirinus Quirrell.

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