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fernwithy
fernwithy
And already, with the more.
Well, she could utterly surprise us, but doesn't it seem exceedingly unmysterious who R.A.B. was? And that Harry owns 12GP, where a Horcrux might well show up? Mayhap in a silver goblet or a portrait frame? Or something shared between brothers?

Just a random thought.

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katinka31 From: katinka31 Date: July 16th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
While cleaning #12 in OotP, they found "a heavy locket that none of them could open".
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 16th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
AAAGH. I totally forgot about that.

Here's hoping they saved some of the things Kreacher was hording, rather than just tossing them in a handy dump where Voldie could find them!
katinka31 From: katinka31 Date: July 16th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't take credit for remembering the locket myself, although I did think R.A.B. was Regulus right off.
threnody From: threnody Date: July 16th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought so, as well. Seemed pretty obvious, so it'll turn out to be completely wrong. Am wondering how long it'll take for someone to ask JKR what Regulus's middle name is, though.
katinka31 From: katinka31 Date: July 16th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some people have been suggesting "Alphard" -- family name, perhaps? Given in the hope that Regulus would later get Uncle Alphie's gold?
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litlefallofrain From: litlefallofrain Date: July 17th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's hoping Mundungus didn't steal the locket, as well, as that would pose problems.
threnody From: threnody Date: July 17th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
He had the music box in that stuff he took when Harry caught him, the one, I think, that had them all woozy and stuff in OotP when they were cleaning out cabinets in Grimmauld Place. Also in that lot of stuff was 'a large locket that they couldn't open'. I'm betting the lot will end up at Borgin and Burke's.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: July 16th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aigh! I was trying to remember if we'd seen a locket!
the_gentleman From: the_gentleman Date: July 16th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The likelihood is that Mundungus nicked it...
cheshyre From: cheshyre Date: July 17th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, I missed that!

I'll confes, until I started reading other posts, I didn't make the connection of RAB. I focused on the B and thought Borgin or Burkes, since that's where Tom was working when he got the other artifacts.

Mind if I share another mystery with you? Romilda Vane... Her name is awfully close to being an anagram. Coincidence, or is there something more sinister to her pursuit of Harry.

I'm deferring my reread until I receive the British edition, but that's been nagging me and I want other opinions on it.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 17th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Mind if I share another mystery with you? Romilda Vane... Her name is awfully close to being an anagram. Coincidence, or is there something more sinister to her pursuit of Harry.

I ran it through an anagram generator and discovered this little tidbit:

'Romilda Vane'
anagrams to
'A random evil.'
cheshyre From: cheshyre Date: July 17th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh.

Red herring, then? Because after Ron ate the chocolates, I just kept noticing its similarities to Voldemort and wondering if there weren't something more sinister.

Nice distraction of hers if it is.
rikibeth From: rikibeth Date: July 17th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
DUDE! I forgot that! w00t!
kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: July 16th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
And Kreacher belongs to Harry now, who may or may not help him find anything.

I guess we'll know where Harry will end up after the requisite visit to the Dursleys next summer.
pen_and_umbra From: pen_and_umbra Date: July 16th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
And then Mundungus nicking stuff from Grimmauld Place -- undoubtedly one of the Horcruxes was in his suitcase when Harry accosted him in Hogsmeade. It's the only reason I can see for that particular subplot.
zoepaleologa From: zoepaleologa Date: July 16th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I felt that was pretty transparent too.

I'd like a future time turner so I can go forward and read book 7, now.

And I loved Harry in the book, he was brilliant - never too perfect, but wonderfully brave.
likeafox From: likeafox Date: July 16th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to admit the thought of Regulus didn't even cross my mind until I was on the phone with talimeeka and she said she immedietely thought of it. Then I was all "HOLY COW, HOW DID I MISS THAT!" But up until that point... well, I kept thinking how annoying it was that we'd have to wait until book seven to find out who R.A.B. was. :P

(I did, however, recognize that curse in the Potion's book as the final version of the one Snape used against James in the Pensieve scene in OotP. That pretty much led to the conclusion that Snape was the HBP. I felt pretty proud of myself for that. :D)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 16th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love the new icon. Great Fleur line!
liebchen127 From: liebchen127 Date: July 16th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
While reading I thought of you a lot - Remus/ Tonks -- SQUEEEEE!!!!! I liked it but honestly speaking I never thought it will be canon.
rikibeth From: rikibeth Date: July 17th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was sure it was Snape from the first flippin' clever annotation, because I KNEW Snape was that sort of wonk.
coralia13 From: coralia13 Date: July 24th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Love the icon! I was crying over Dumbledore, but when I read that line, I lost it completely.
a_t_rain From: a_t_rain Date: July 16th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it seems unmysterious to the average obsessive adult fan, but I have a feeling there are plenty of ten-year-olds out there who are either mystified, or are feeling exceptionally clever about figuring it out.

One of the nice things about going to the midnight release party was getting a healthy reminder that we are really not the target audience for these books.
murgatroyd314 From: murgatroyd314 Date: July 16th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Speaking as an obsessive adult fan, it was mysterious to me for about half an hour. Then I had an "aha" moment, and it was obvious.

Then there was another "aha" moment about half an hour later, regarding a possible answer to the identity of the unknown Horcrux. I certainly hope I'm wrong about it.
fiatincantatum From: fiatincantatum Date: July 16th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you're thinking what I'm thinking, I think you're right. In fact, I thought so even before we knew about the possibility of Horcruxes.
sprite6 From: sprite6 Date: July 17th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then there was another "aha" moment about half an hour later, regarding a possible answer to the identity of the unknown Horcrux. I certainly hope I'm wrong about it.

Where? Don't keep us in suspense! :)
sprite6 From: sprite6 Date: July 17th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, I think I've got it. But I really, really hope not.
beaustylo From: beaustylo Date: July 17th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
What do you think the unknown horcrux is? I can't figure that part out because I can't think of anything of Ravenclaw's and it doesn't seem likely that it's Gryffindor's sword since that's readily accessible.

I do think I've figured out a location of the unknown Horcrux though - the Chamber of Secrets. It's a significant location to Voldemort and he would have thought that only he could access it.
murgatroyd314 From: murgatroyd314 Date: July 18th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
The Chamber would be a good place to look for Hufflepuff's cup.

To quote myself, posting on a message board just after the idea came to me:
Dumbledore suspected that Voldemort was intending to produce his last one with Harry's death. What if he halfway succeeded, but not in the way he intended. What if the unknown Horcrux is Harry's scar? It is, after all, the one and only case of the Avada Kedavra curse leaving physical damage.
beaustylo From: beaustylo Date: July 18th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
But in that case, it would be an extra Horcrux because a)Voldemort probably wouldn't have realized that he had succeeded and b)he wants to destroy Harry anyways so he would destroy the Horcrux.
chocolatepot From: chocolatepot Date: July 16th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was really loving you at some points in the book. You're obviously a genius with a direct link to Jo's brain. The conversation! Was exactly! Like ones that you wrote!
marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: July 16th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't even have to think about it - and I'm usually pretty thick. :)
gabrielladusult From: gabrielladusult Date: July 17th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes -- not mysterious at all. I was incredibly proud of dear Reg for some reason -- but if I got it, then even Watson could have my dear Holmes.
dizzy_chisel From: dizzy_chisel Date: July 17th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Something shared between brothers... methinks could be the very adventure to the cliff. Remember, it took two people to get to that Horcrux, as it is repeatedly pointed out. (Er, is that horrid mind-altering potion self-regenerating?)
coralia13 From: coralia13 Date: July 24th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Uhh... My mouth just dropped open an a little bit of chewed up bread fell out. Regulus Black - of course, it's so simple!! Regulus, you tricky bastard! I love you! And, Fern, I love you! How delightful!
And I also want to thank you again for Shifts. Had it not been for you, the mention of R/T in the book would have been met with a resounding "Uguhbuh?" from me. Thanks for setting up the background for that sweet little event.
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