July 31st, 2005

Illustmaker me

A minor bit of wolf trivia, and an actual thought

In preparing to do Shades, I've been reading up on the behavior of wolf packs, and I came across the (to me) interesting factoid that when wolves attack their prey, a strong and brave wolf jumps up and bites the nose of the victim to cause extreme shock and blood loss. Thought it was interesting in terms of Fenrir's attacking behavior on the night of the Dark Mark. (And yes, I consider that vague enough not to go behind a spoiler warning more than two weeks after release.)

Anyway, the real thing I wanted to post about: The theme of choices, and the apparent confusion about how Tom's background pre-disposed him to evil and presumably so did Draco's, etc. People think this is a contradiction somehow. I disagree.

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