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Holiday post and Harry Potter question - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 4th, 2005 03:46 pm
Holiday post and Harry Potter question

For those on my flist who are observing the holiday:

Happy Independence Day!!!

So I was rereading GoF, and I noticed something. In chapter 1, Voldemort and Wormtail have already killed Bertha Jorkins, and they are talking about the plot to kill Harry and use him for the resurrection spell. But Voldemort mentions that one more murder will be necessary before the path to Harry is clear. Who was he talking about? We know that they murder Frank Bryce, Mr. Crouch, and Cedric before they finally get Harry, but it seems that none of those were really planned. Well, Barty Jr probably intended to kill his father, but he didn't do it in order to clear a path to Harry, really, did he? As for Mad-Eye Moody, it seems they wouldn't have intended to kill him until after they had Harry, either, since they needed him for the polyjuice potion. So who else were they planning to kill?

Joie

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liwy
liwy
LIWY
Mon, Jul. 4th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)

IIRC it was changed in the US editions from "one more obstacle" to "one more murder". So that would probably have been Moody.


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alphabet26
alphabet26
that kind of girl
Mon, Jul. 4th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)

I looked and my British GoF paperback version says "one more obstacle." I don't have an American copy, though, to compare.


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lierre
lierre
☞Liεяяε☜
Mon, Jul. 4th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Happy 4th, and:

Keywords: Adoption
Created by ??? (Comment if you know!)


Me :o)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jul. 5th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
Re: Happy 4th, and:

Thank you! I remembered getting it from someone in a prolife community, but for some reason at the time I just saved it on my computer without reuploading into my userpics right away, like I usually do, so I lost track of who made it when I did start using it later.


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a_crystal_heart
a_crystal_heart
Just a girl
Mon, Jul. 4th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)

It definitely looks like a one-word difference between the UK & US versions.

American Hardback, pg 10:

"Come, Wormtail, one more death and our path to Harry Potter is clear. I am not asking you to do it alone. By that time, my faithful servant will have re-joined us--"

British paperback, pg 15:
"Come, Wormtail, one more obstacle and our path to Harry Potter is clear. I am not asking you to do it alone. By that time, my faithful servant will have re-joined us--"

I don't know why it would have been changed. It's not like it's one of the slang changes they used to make. Very strange.


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rhrsoulmates
rhrsoulmates
rhrsoulmates
Tue, Jul. 5th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)

Hi! Hope you had a happy 4th! This is an interesting difference that has me stumped. Why have it changed? Maybe the US editors just put that in knowing Cedric was going to be murdered (unplanned as it was) as a foreshadowing? I don't know. Good catch though.

Onto another HP related topic - the OC scavenger hunt. If you go to the Good Ship starter post and click on the link to our 100th thread, the scavenger hunt questions we used are there. They may not all be relevant for H/G but it's at least a start. You may email me at anytime if you need anymore help. emeraldflames will ultimately be posting the 50th thread but I'll be helping so anything you want to send, can be owled or e-mailed to either of us. Thanks for the suggestion. FA is back up so come post later if you can!


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jul. 6th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)

I sent what I put together to your earthlink address (the one on your LJ userinfo page).


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rhrsoulmates
rhrsoulmates
rhrsoulmates
Sat, Jul. 9th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
50th Thread is up!

Joie -

I just wanted to tell you the hunt is on! :D The H/G 50th went up tonight and it looks great. I did answer two Q's so far but just to let you know, even though you emailed them to me, all I did was forward to emeraldflames. I hadn't looked at them until they went up on the thread (Not even for the first post - I edited those in after I made initial post with just the excitement stuff. I want to play fair and square.)

So, thanks again for the idea and the Hunt Q's! See you on the boards!
Andrea


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