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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:32 am
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I have one. If, according to Hermione, machines that work on electricity are screwed by all the magic around Hogwarts, how were the band at the Yule ball able to use an electric guitar?
They probably don't use an electric guitar. They're described as band using several guitars, a lute, a drumset and some bagpipes, playing a waltz at first. Sounds for me like they go 'unplugged'.


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Old January 11th, 2008, 12:09 pm
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They probably don't use an electric guitar. They're described as band using several guitars, a lute, a drumset and some bagpipes, playing a waltz at first. Sounds for me like they go 'unplugged'.
I also meant the movie.


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I also meant the movie.
Yes, the movies unfortunately do a bunch of mistakes in magical consistency as also in plot. A good place to discuss them would be Questions about the Harry Potter Movies. In The Stone we discuss the Harry Potter books only.


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Re: Little Questions Answered v14

The guitars in the movies only looked like electric guitars just as the Hogwarts Express looked like a steam train. They are of course magically powered.


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The guitars in the movies only looked like electric guitars just as the Hogwarts Express looked like a steam train. They are of course magically powered.
Or we just take this explanation, yes!


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Old January 11th, 2008, 8:54 pm
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Hi,

May I know who gave harry gillyweeds in CoS?

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Old January 11th, 2008, 8:57 pm
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May I know who gave harry gillyweeds in CoS?
Dobby stole Gillyweed for Harry during the Tri-Wizard Tournament from Snape's storage in Goblet of Fire.

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May I know who gave harry gillyweeds in CoS?

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It was Dobby and it was GoF.


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May I know who gave harry gillyweeds in CoS?

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Well, no one gave him gillyweed in CoS, but I bet you're thinking of GoF. It was Dobby who gave it to him then.

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Old January 11th, 2008, 8:59 pm
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Dobby stole Gillyweed for Harry during the Tri-Wizard Tournament from Snape's storage in Goblet of Fire.

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ok, thanks....yeah i was just confused, the movie seems different though....


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Old January 11th, 2008, 9:00 pm
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ok, thanks....yeah i was just confused, the movie seems different though....
Yeah, Neville gave it to him in the GoF movie, but that's okay because he was a plant expert. I guess the CGI for Dobby wasn't worth it for just that one scene.


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Yeah, Neville gave it to him in the GoF movie, but that's okay because he was a plant expert. I guess the CGI for Dobby wasn't worth it for just that one scene.
yeah, lol...thanks by the way


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Yeah, Neville gave it to him in the GoF movie, but that's okay because he was a plant expert. I guess the CGI for Dobby wasn't worth it for just that one scene.
Yeah and they actually worked with what was included in the book for that. Crouch Jr.'s original plan had been for Neville to tell Harry about Gillyweed. That's why he had taken Neville into his office after the class where he showed them the Unforgivable curses and gave Neville the book about magical water plants. He figured Harry would ask all of his friends for help. He resorted to Dobby because Harry didn't ask anyone but Ron and Hermione for help. In the movie, they just tweaked that idea a bit and had him give Neville the book and then ask Neville to help Harry put books away in the library after Ron and Hermione were sent off to become hostages.


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The guitars in the movies only looked like electric guitars just as the Hogwarts Express looked like a steam train. They are of course magically powered.
O.k., I'll buy that. However, why is it that the only bit of relatively modern culture to seep in to wizarding culture is Rock?


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Re: Little Questions Answered v14

If you were to drink the Elixer of Life, and then be poisoned, stabbed, AK'ed, or thrown down a flight of stairs, what would happen to you? You can't die, but can you also not be gravely injured or sick?


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If you were to drink the Elixer of Life, and then be poisoned, stabbed, AK'ed, or thrown down a flight of stairs, what would happen to you? You can't die, but can you also not be gravely injured or sick?
I would assume the elixer bestows upon its drinker a certain amount of regenerative ability. That would be why Nicolas Flamel didn't deteriorate in the many centuries of his life


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If you were to drink the Elixer of Life, and then be poisoned, stabbed, AK'ed, or thrown down a flight of stairs, what would happen to you? You can't die, but can you also not be gravely injured or sick?
I don't believe it is a case of you can't be killed. Rather that you won't die of old age, you body wouldn't break down as you got older or perhaps it kept you from aging further at all.


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I don't believe it is a case of you can't be killed. Rather that you won't die of old age, you body wouldn't break down as you got older or perhaps it kept you from aging further at all.
But according to Hermione's quote, it renders the drinker immortal. Doesn't that mean you won't ever die?


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I've always taken it to mean that you won't die of 'old age', and have some speedy healing powers, but if you were fatally injured (pushed off a cliff) then the Elixir will be of no use.


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But according to Hermione's quote, it renders the drinker immortal. Doesn't that mean you won't ever die?
I know this is not exactly the same, but in Lord of the Rings, the elves are immortal but can still be killed in battle. Essentially they are immortal under normal circumstances, but they can still be killed by things that normally kill other people (being stabbed, falling off cliffs, etc). I don't think the Elixir of Life would act as a safeguard against all of those things.


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