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To: TChris
Murder - Harry's Parents, Emmeline Vance, Susan Bones, Gideon & Fabian Prewitt, and Professor Quirrel who Harry killed with his bare hands.

Torture - Neville parents were tortured into insanity and both Harry and Neville have been on the receiving end of the Cruciatus curse.

Kidnapping - Ginny Weasley was kidnapped by Tom Riddle and Alastor Moody was kidnapped by Barty Crouch, Jr.

Theft - Fred and George Weasley stole the Marauder's map from Filch. Mundungus Fletcher stole virtually everything of value from 12 Grimauld Place.

Voyeurism - Moaning Myrtle gleefully watches Harry undress and bathe in Goblet of Fire.

Child Abuse - The Dursley's treatment of Harry (beatings, starvation, isolation.)

Animal Cruelty - A rare Basilisk, perhaps the last of its kind had its eyes pecked out and was stabbed to death. Dozens of rare acromantulas were crushed beneath the wheels of a 1960 Ford Anglia in the Dark Forest. Hedwig was injured on purpose, as was Buckbeak.

Interracial dating - Fred Weasley and Angelina Johnson, Cho Chang and Cedric Diggory, Harry and Parvati Patil, Ron and Padma Patil, Harry and Cho Chang, Ginny Weasley and Michael Corner, Ginny Weasley and Dean Thomas.

36 posted on 02/20/2007 2:24:52 PM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: CholeraJoe; Tijeras_Slim
Interracial dating - Fred Weasley and Angelina Johnson, Cho Chang and Cedric Diggory, Harry and Parvati Patil, Ron and Padma Patil, Harry and Cho Chang, Ginny Weasley and Michael Corner, Ginny Weasley and Dean Thomas.

See, Joe doesn't think Lavender is black. Although I suppose being pink could be a minority ethnicity ... (Zot, that was too dumb even for me :-).

38 posted on 02/20/2007 2:27:05 PM PST by Tax-chick (Every "choice" has a direct object.)
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To: CholeraJoe; Tax-chick
Ahh. Tax-Chick was right. It was the nasty ghost doing the peeping!

Darned ghosts...

...and I weep nightly for the poor basilisk.

Thanks for the refs!

40 posted on 02/20/2007 2:28:25 PM PST by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: CholeraJoe
Professor Quirrel

Hey, Quirrel was self defense. But you missed Cedric Diggory and Ol' Frank the groundskeeper of the Riddle house, and Barty Crouch Sr.

Theft, boomslang skin and lacewing flies.

Dozens of rare acromantulas were crushed beneath the wheels of a 1960 Ford Anglia

The horror, the horror!

Interracial dating- And Bill's marrying that Frenchy!

44 posted on 02/20/2007 2:29:47 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CholeraJoe

You sure have studied the stories for someone that doesn't seem to like them.

None of that was even retained by me.

Except for the poisonous snake. I would kill something that was trying to kill me too. That isn't torture, it is self defense.


45 posted on 02/20/2007 2:30:49 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: CholeraJoe

OK- I see the joke now. The phrase "too clever by half" comes to mind. Unfortunately, there are folks who think the whole thing is Satanic, without ever understanding what phrases like "expecto patronis" means or understanding the religious allegory tradition on which JK's stories are based (like C.S. Lewis' were).


63 posted on 02/20/2007 2:43:45 PM PST by mikeus_maximus (Liberals want America to fail so the world can evolve.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Harry undress and bathe in Goblet of Fire.>>>

That had to hurt!


73 posted on 02/20/2007 3:17:06 PM PST by altura
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To: CholeraJoe
Child Abuse - The Dursley's treatment of Harry (beatings, starvation, isolation.)

Hey, that's just fine, traditional, Puritan child-rearing technique!. ;)

I'm really looking forward to this last book - it's about the only fantasy I still like, aside from George R. R. Martin.

79 posted on 02/20/2007 3:37:30 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: CholeraJoe

The thing that bothered me most in all the books, besides Wormtail's arm being sacrificed, was Professor Umbridge torturing Harry. Those scenes just went on and on and on....


80 posted on 02/20/2007 3:42:45 PM PST by Politicalmom ("Always vote for principle...and your vote is never lost."-John Quincy Adams)
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To: CholeraJoe
Interracial dating - Fred Weasley and Angelina Johnson, Cho Chang and Cedric Diggory, Harry and Parvati Patil, Ron and Padma Patil, Harry and Cho Chang, Ginny Weasley and Michael Corner, Ginny Weasley and Dean Thomas.

And your issue with interracial dating is???

I can't wait to hear.

82 posted on 02/20/2007 3:48:29 PM PST by Leto
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To: CholeraJoe

Interracial dating - Fred Weasley and Angelina Johnson, Cho Chang and Cedric Diggory, Harry and Parvati Patil, Ron and Padma Patil, Harry and Cho Chang, Ginny Weasley and Michael Corner, Ginny Weasley and Dean Thomas.

...and... your point is?


117 posted on 02/21/2007 6:13:06 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Conservative!!!)
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