Book 3 - Page 285

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Book 3 - Page 285
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Severus Snape wrote:
Over the years I've played my part well, so well I've deceived one of the greatest wizards of all time.

I don't doubt Roger's abilities at all, even if he isn't a master Foolamancer. He managed to be in the highest state links with a group of other Headmasters and still not reveal to them his deepest secrets: he isn't a master Foolamancer, he has linked with Carnies, he has buried part of his personality, his ulterior motives, etc. I'm not sure I'd use the word "pathetic" here, maybe "tragic" instead. Remember, Snape was "just" a potions master but was playing both sides and turned out to be the lynch pin in the undoing of the most evil wizard there ever was.
lordfisch wrote:
Severus Snape wrote:
Over the years I've played my part well, so well I've deceived one of the greatest wizards of all time.

I don't doubt Roger's abilities at all, even if he isn't a master Foolamancer. He managed to be in the highest state links with a group of other Headmasters and still not reveal to them his deepest secrets: he isn't a master Foolamancer, he has linked with Carnies, he has buried part of his personality, his ulterior motives, etc. I'm not sure I'd use the word "pathetic" here, maybe "tragic" instead. Remember, Snape was "just" a potions master but was playing both sides and turned out to be the lynch pin in the undoing of the most evil wizard there ever was.

Dumbledore?
shabranigudo wrote:
If you read the post, he clearly states, there will not be an explanation of skips, and to keep the buffer he will have two skips per month.

So... that's no longer a true statement. :(
greycat wrote:
shabranigudo wrote:
If you read the post, he clearly states, there will not be an explanation of skips, and to keep the buffer he will have two skips per month.

So... that's no longer a true statement. :(



I know!!!!! Not surprising, it is the holidays. Maybe he mentioned something about skipping extra in Nov and Dec? I don't remember if I read that, or am making it up right now :-)

:think::D
Anomynous 167 wrote:
lordfisch wrote:
Remember, Snape was "just" a potions master but was playing both sides and turned out to be the lynch pin in the undoing of the most evil wizard there ever was.

Dumbledore?


Okay, I'll bite. How's that?
drachefly wrote:
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Dumbledore?


Okay, I'll bite. How's that?


While I haven't read the books for a long time so memory is fuzzy, it can be argued that Dumbledore overprotectiveness of harry esteems that he knew that harry was
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One of Voldemort phylacteries, so he just wanted to have him close and located at all times in order to kill him when the time came to it. you can see those intentions when you see the memory of him talking with Snape "Have you take a liking for the boy?" he tells snape.


Man, that bearded guy was such a bad apple, he even went as far as giving Gryffindor points that they didn't earned just so they won each year, in hopes that harry appeared floating on the river due the other schools hating him. (and thus to not dirty his own hands) :v
drachefly wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:
lordfisch wrote:
Remember, Snape was "just" a potions master but was playing both sides and turned out to be the lynch pin in the undoing of the most evil wizard there ever was.

Dumbledore?


Okay, I'll bite. How's that?

I dunno. I haven't watched any Harry Potter past the second movie, so I don't know what evil wizard Snape undoes. edit: Hence the questionmark I wrote after Dumbledore.

I've heard the meme "Snape kills Dumbledore" which I find hilarious because Dumbledore would totally kick Snape's ass, but for all I know there might be more truth to those words than I suspect. For all I know Dumbledore goes evil, and inbetween films 3 and 7 Snape undergoes 4 different Rocky montages.
Bloody hell, even I know what happened with Snape and Dumbledoor, and I've only seen a few of the movies (and tried to read a chapter of one of the books, but my eyes started bleeding and I had to stop).
Wow, ok, I thought Anomynous was just kidding... But to clarify, I was certainly referring to the actual evil wizard, Voldemort, not the inarguably good wizard, Dumbledore. Yes, inarguably good. Pragmatic, sure, but not evil.
Snape's quote is brilliant because of who he is speaking it to. It fit here because Roger is ostensibly working against the evil wizard Charlie while simultaneously fooling every one of his peers.
The problem with Dumbledore is that JKR never bothered to give us any hints as to his interiority, i.e. what was actually going on in his head. The context provided to his actions by the reactions of every other character suggest that he is absolutely good, but if you step back and look at his actions objectively, it's very easy to see some of his choices in a sinister light. My personal view is that he actually is a good man but one who was trapped by impossible choices: Harry could only really be safe at the Dursleys which took precedence over his emotional well-being. More importantly, Harry was a horcrux and would have to die in order to finish Voldemort, so Dumbledore allows the Triwizard Tournament to proceed knowing what's really happening because he wants Voldemort to come back in a manner that makes Voldemort into Harry's pseudo-horcrux and allows Harry to survive his own death. That said, it's quite easy to view Dumbledore as a bad guy if you view his actions in the most cynical light, as about a million Evil!Dumbledore fanfics do.