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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-11-08 02:01 PM
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The Harry Potter prequel is now online!
Reading it now...it appears to involve James Potter and Sirius Black.

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/navigate.do?p...
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 12:36 AM
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1. Sold for 25,000 pounds.
"The story is set before Harry Potter is born and features the wizards father, James Potter and Harrys godfather Sirius Black.

James and Sirius are forced to make a hasty retreat using broomsticks, drumsticks and a little magic after getting into trouble with police."


http://www.smh.com.au/news/books/potter-prequel-sells-f...


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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 12:57 AM
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2. James clutched Sirius tightly as the motorcycle roared through the streets of London
James could feel Sirius's muscles contracting with each turn and acceleration. It reminded James of the night he and Sirius consummated their forbidden love, Sirius clenching with each thrust, and James holding on as though his life depended on it...
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 06:08 AM
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3. The evil side of my brain has sometimes wondered about Sirius.
He seemed to almost worship James, and there's no record of even a
passing attraction to any female. And now that we know about Dumbledore,
perhaps it explains why Sirius got away with so much?
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 03:50 PM
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4. "no record of even a passing attraction to any female."
Sure there is.. in Deathly Hallows, when Harry is searching thru Sirius' old room, he finds the walls decorated with lots of pictures of muggle girls in bikinis, IIRC.
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 02:01 AM
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5. Girls on posters are safe, he didn't have to do anything.
My tongue was in my cheek with that post, but I do have issues with JRK about James and Sirius. And
holy Dumbledore.

Dumbledore was every bit as biased towards Gryffindor as Snape was towards Slytherin. It predated
the books - after the incident in the Shrieking Shack when Sirius lured Snape into the tunnel when
Remus had transformed, Sirius should have been expelled, but instead he got away with what he'd
done, and Severus was told he owed James a life debt - because of something Sirius had set up in the
first place. And Dumbledore never seemed to consider how Remus would have felt when he changed back
to his true form had he learned that he'd maimed or killed someone. He'd have been devastated, but
Dumbledore didn't seem to think it worth considering.

If Dumbledore was as wise as he was supposed to be, why didn't he try to nurture the young Snape -
intelligent, strong and talented - onto the side of the Order? By encouraging a couple of arrogant
arseholes, James and Sirius, he virtually pushed Snape into Voldemort's camp. The Marauders ruled,
no matter the cost to others. Had Dumbledore made an effort with Snape, and he'd turned to the
Dark Lord anyway, he'd deserve everything Rowling threw at thim, but Dumbledore never tried. Maybe
Snape had nothing Dumbledore wanted.

So yes, tongue-in-cheek - but only a bit.



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