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Mar 8, 2009, 11:32am Top

Okay, I have a reason for asking this, but I can't tell you what it is yet...you will find out in the next month or two, I promise. In the meantime, I need all of you to help.

Across the Harry Potter series, what do you think are the top ten most important/defining moments?

What are your top ten favorite Harry Potter moments?

Thanks guys!

Mar 8, 2009, 12:46pm Top

10. The Potter's death- the beginning of the story
9. Harry's discovery of the wizarding world.
8. Harry becoming friends with Ron, Hermione
7. Ron and Hermione's relationship- future couple
6. Harry and Ginny's relationship- future couple
5. Harry meeting Sirius, Remus- his parents' best friends and the closest thing to his actual parents
4. Sirius' death- the loss of his godfather
3. Harry learning about the Horcruxes
2. Harry learning the prophecy- he learns his destiny
1. The final battle and its outcome- Harry fulfills his destiny and brings peace to the wizarding world.

Mar 8, 2009, 2:20pm Top

These are in no particular order, Ani and I have been tossing this back and forth for an hour now and this is what we came up with:

Harry finds out he's a wizard
Harry meets Draco Malfoy for the first time.
Harry's first trip to the Burrow.
Harry discovers that Sirius is NOT a murderer.
When Harry does not kill Peter Pettigrew.
When Snape reveals his motives at the end.
When Harry sets Dobby free.
When Harry willingly goes to his death.
When Harry sees his family in the Mirror of Erised.
When Voldemort uses Harry's blood.

Mar 8, 2009, 3:03pm Top

These are my personal favorites, so maybe not the most weighty or defining moments in terms of plot, but ones that stick with me. (I tried not to read everyone else's first, so it would be truly just my opinion.) At first, I had whole scenes or chapters, but then tried to distill it down to one "moment" -- the line or image that was the most pivotal:

- When Hermione takes responsibility for the fight with the troll, cementing her friendship with Harry and Ron.
- When Fawkes' tears heal Harry's wounds in the Chamber of Secrets
- When Harry realizes, in the Shrieking Shack, that Sirius is not the man responsible for his parents' death.
- When Harry and Voldemort's wands lock in the graveyard and Harry sees the images of his parents.
- When Sirius passes through the veil.
- Harry and Ginny's first kiss.
- When, as they are leaving the cave after finding the locket, Dumbledore says "I am not worried, Harry . . . I am with you." I love how this echoes/reverses the line from earlier in the book: "You are with me."
- When Fleur insists on caring for Bill in the hospital ward, and we discover that Tonks has been in love with Lupin all this time.
- "Look . . . at . . . me. . . ." (This was a close tie with the scene from Snape's memories, when he is talking to Dumbledore about his unrequited love for Lily: "After all this time?" "Always." -- I thought about including each as separate points, but they're really two different expressions of the same sentiment.)
- When Harry walks through the Forbidden Forest to meet Voldemort, surrounded by his beloved dead.

I probably could more easily come up with my ten favorite moments from each book! I tried to include my favorite from each book, but it was hard leaving some things out!

Mar 8, 2009, 5:00pm Top

1- When Harry first discovers the wizarding world.
2- When Harry's, Ron's, and Hermione's friendship is sealed fighting the troll.
3- When Harry sees his family in the Mirror.
4- When Harry discovers Sirius isn't responsible for the death of his parents.
5- When Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Neville, Ron, and Luna fight the Deatheathers in the MoM (I think this shows us how closely bonded they are.)
6- When Sirius dies.
7- When Harry sees how much him and Voldemort share (in DD's office, in DD's first memory.)
8- When Hedwig dies (another family member that dies.)
9- When Harry willingly walks into the Forest and sees all the loved ones he's lost.
10- At the end, when Harry waves to his son on the train and touches his scar, thinking how it hadn't hurt for 19 years.

Mar 8, 2009, 5:09pm Top

1-never read the book
2-never read the book
3-never read the book
4-never read the book
5-never read the book
6-never read the book
7-never read the book
8-never read the book
9-never read the book
10-never read the book

Mar 8, 2009, 5:48pm Top

You've never read any of the HP books puppet? You should, I think you'd like them!!!! :oD

Mar 8, 2009, 5:59pm Top

Yea, a lot of people say that i should. Maybe that will be my next book.

Mar 8, 2009, 6:14pm Top

Difficult question....let's see...

1.-When Harry after the death of Sirius has a conversation with Luna and they talk about the lost of someone they love (Luna about her mother and Harry about Sirius).
2.-The moment Harry discusses the prophecy with Professor Dumbledore and Dumbledore explains what a great thing it is that after all Harry has been through he still has the ability to love.
3.-When Harry is having the conversation with Dumbledore in King Cross/limbo thing and Dumbledore asks Harry for forgiveness.
4.-When Harry finds out that Sirius is his godfather.
5.-When Molly says that Harry was as good as one of his sons in OotP.
6.-Sirius and Dumbledore's death scenes.
7.-The part where Harry is walking to confront Voldemort and he is surrounded by Sirius, Lupin, Lily and James.
8.-The moment Dobby dies and the last words he says are "Harry Potter" (I like it because they were also the first words he spoke to them)
9.-Harry and Ginny's kiss.
10.-Ron and Hermione's kiss.

Mar 8, 2009, 6:26pm Top

You guys rock. You've all covered everything I was going to. I'm sooo intrigued by #1 tho!!!! What can it mean???!!!

Mar 8, 2009, 7:33pm Top

cat and I are attempting a list in no particular order:

-When Harry responds to Dumbledore "Voldemort put a bit of himself in me?"

-When Harry hides the Half Blood Prince's textbook in the RoR.

-When Harry gets the Cloak of Invisibility

-When Ron and Harry save Hermione from the troll.

-When Harry saves Ginny from Tom Riddle.

-When Harry makes a Patronus.

-When Neville gets house points from Dumbledore because "it takes a brave man to stand up to his enemies, but an even braver one to stand up to his friends."

-When Harry notices the parallels between Peter Pettigrew and Neville and feels guilty.

-When Professor Trelawney has her first vision in front of Harry.

-The scene with the Mirror of Erised.

Mar 8, 2009, 8:00pm Top

okay in no apparent order:

Harry setting loose the boa constrictor
hagrid tells Harry he's a wizard
fawkes comes to help harry
harry and hermione rescue buckbeak and Sirius
Ron's apology to Harry after the first task
harry and cedric agree to share the championship
harry causes aunt marge to blow up
harry goes to sirius house the first time
harry asks Dumbledore if its real or all in his head

Mar 8, 2009, 8:36pm Top

Thanks, this gives me a place to start...but please don't think you can't add more if you haven't posted already. *smiles mysteriously*

Mar 8, 2009, 10:16pm Top

I think my favorite moments and the most important moments would have to be two separate lists. Is that allowed? Here's my list of important moments:

1. Harry's becoming part of the wizarding world
2. The Harry/Ron/Hermione friendship
3. Harry understanding that our choices define us
4. Learning the truth about Sirius and getting to know him
5. Harry facing Voldemort upon his rebirth and surviving
6. Sirius' death and Harry feeling responsible for it
7. Learning about Horcruxes
8. Harry being in charge, making mistakes, and trying again
9. Learning the truth about Snape
10. Defeating Voldemort

Mar 8, 2009, 10:50pm Top

13 bib, Thanks. It was hard to come up with only 10. Here are some more:

11. "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"- best line in the entire series
12. Harry learning the truth about Snape
13. Harry learning the truth about Sirius
14. Dumbledore's death
15. The epilogue- Harry finally gets what he wants
16. When Harry looks into the Mirror of Erised
17. Ron saving Harry's life after his encounter with the Silver Doe and the lake in the forrest.
18. Godric's Hollow- Harry finally visits the place where it began
19. When the dementor attacks Dudley and Harry gets blamed for it
20. The Pensive scene in Goblet of Fire when Harry discovers the murderers of Frank and Allice Longbottom and some more back story.
21. Neville killing Nagini
22. Harry walking into the Forrest in Deathly Hallows with his parents, Sirius, and Remus
23. The Dumbledore-Voldemort battle in the MoM in Order of the Phoenix- the two greatest wizards dueling.
24. Dumbledore's back story

Hope this helps. I might add some more if I think of them.

Mar 8, 2009, 11:40pm Top

It's difficult to name the top defining moments and yet also favorite moments as these aren't all the same for me. I want to think about it and am not reading anyone's answers so it won't alter my own.

I have to say, I am ever so curious, Bib! I'm eager to find out about your mystery. :)

Mar 9, 2009, 10:36am Top

#14/16: Two separate lists are very acceptable! And helpful!

Mar 9, 2009, 10:50am Top

Ooh! Well then, you have my favorites . . . here are the moments that I think are the most pivotal:

- Harry, the Boy Who Lived, is left with the Dursleys after the death of his parents
- Harry learns that he is a wizard
- Harry is Sorted into Gryffindor house
- Harry becomes friends with Ron and Hermione
- Harry destroys Riddle's diary: the first horcrux
- Voldemort returns to a human form in the graveyard
- Voldemort attempts to possess Harry in the Ministry, and fails
- Dumbledore dies
- Harry receives Snape's memories and learns what he must do.
- Harry defeats Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts

Mar 9, 2009, 1:44pm Top

#17 bib:
Thank you! That will be fun. I'm about to leave for work and will think of some today to post when I get back. :)

Mar 9, 2009, 1:49pm Top

#1- What is it? Tell me! Tell me!!!!!!!!!!

You know that this is going to drive me crazy, don't you?

Mar 9, 2009, 1:56pm Top

mmm I am still contemplating this...

Mar 9, 2009, 6:15pm Top


thanks a lot

Wait.. Harry and Ginny kiss tooo?!

o come on

Mar 9, 2009, 8:54pm Top

I'm sorry puppet, two years after the last book comes out, you can't expect us to be spoiler free on a site for people who love the Harry Potter books.

#20: Mwa ha ha ha ha!

Mar 9, 2009, 10:40pm Top

Top Ten Most Important/Defining Moments

  • The prophecy at the time that it was made and how different people reacted to it.

  • That Voldemort killed Harry’s parents while Harry survived, sending Voldemort into a very low state of existence.

  • That Harry’s original wand is the single brother wand of Voldemort’s wand.

  • Harry making strong and lasting friendships with Ron and Hermione.

  • Everyone Harry becomes connected to in friendships and how they will all support him in DH during the final show down, in some cases (ex Moody) being there for Harry earlier.

  • GoF: That Voldemort uses Harry’s blood in the graveyard.

  • OotP: Dumbledore teaching Harry about and preparing him in the little way that he does to go after Voldemort’s horcruxes.

  • The deaths of Sirius and Dumbledore, both of which make Harry more independent and grown up and cause him to seek out Voldemort further, without the guidance of a mentor.

  • DH: In the headmaster’s office after Snape’s death where Harry learns the truth about Snape and the matter that he, Harry, must die.

  • Harry overpowers and beats Voldemort, who then kicks the bucket for real.

  • Top Favorite Harry Potter Moments
  • SS: The excitement of Harry receiving his Hogwarts letter at long last, Hagrid taking him to get his supplies, and Harry getting to and arriving at Hogwarts.

  • CoS: When Harry and Ron were done following the spiders. (Kidding! But of course, it was to some relief. ;)

  • CoS: When Harry sneaks a sock to Dobby with Riddle’s diary.

  • PoA: Harry and Sirius discussing the possibility of Harry moving in with Sirius.

  • GoF: When Harry’s and Voldemort’s wands were locked and spells were reverting from Voldemort’s wand as wispy things in the forms of those he killed, some of which spoke to Harry.

  • OotP: Luna Lovegood’s life-sized and roaring lion head which she wears at a Quidditch game in support of the Gryffindors.

  • OotP: Fred and George’s firework display at Hogwarts before leaving and McGonagall helping Peeves just a tad in following his orders given by Forge.

  • OotP: The “Weasley Is Our King” song when Ron had caused the Gryffindors to win the game and thus the title for the year.

  • OotP: Going into the phone booth to enter the Ministry of Magic and everyone being given their Rescue Mission name badges.

  • HBP: Dumbledore’s visit to the Dursley’s.

  • HBP: The surprise that awaited Harry after his detention during a Quidditch match.

  • HBP: These two quotes when thought of together, one from the beginning and the other from the end of this book: “You are with me,” and “I am with you,” both spoken by Dumbledore to Harry.

  • DH: The seven Harry Potters in the kitchen at the Dursley’s.

  • DH: When, how, and the fact that Ron returns to Harry and Hermione while they were (of course) on the run. (Not that I doubted he would, but it was a major happy event.)

  • DH: Harry meeting Dumbledore at King’s Cross.

  • No particular book because there are many scenes to choose from, but the fact that Mrs. Weasley continuously shows us how she loves Harry like a son and one of her own. What a sweet woman!

  • 25MrsGrinch
    Mar 10, 2009, 12:07am Top

    -Harry finds out he is a wizard.
    -He is sorted into Gryffindor.
    -Harry/Ginny/andHermionie/Ron relationships unfold.
    -Harry stabes the diary.
    -He finds out the truth of Sirius.
    -The graveyard scene. (Especially when Cedric dies because I think that takes away a lot of innocence that Harry had, seeing a person die right infront of his eyes0
    -Sirius dies.
    -Dumbledore dies.
    -The whole journey in deathly Hallows.
    -His fight scene at the end with Voldy.

    Mar 30, 2009, 12:54pm Top

    Favorite Moments
    "Look ... at me"

    "You're with me"/"I'm with you"

    Dumbledore's office, book 5

    Harry's first day at Hogwarts, all the attention he gets and his uncertainty about it

    Voldemort's posession of Harry in MoM book 5

    The graveyard, book 4, when Harry chooses to die fighting

    The forrest, book 7, when Harry chooses to die

    The 7 Potters and the way Harry didn't want everyone to risk themselves for him

    Spinner's End, seeing Snape play his bad guy side

    Mrs Weasley hugging Harry in the Hospital Wing, end of book 4, as Harry realizes he's never been hugged like that -- as parent to child

    That's 10, but there were a couple more that were rather tied, so here are the closest runners up:

    Dumbledore's office book 4 (was that in DD's office, come to think of it? Anyway, when Harry relates what happened to DD and Sirius)

    Lupin holding Harry back after Sirius passes through the veil.

    The Shrieking Shack, book 3, as Sirius and Lupin piece together the truth

    Mar 30, 2009, 1:30pm Top


    "Look at me" still makes me tear up.

    Mar 30, 2009, 1:39pm Top

    *hands jp a pretty handkerchief*

    I can't believe it's still March. I've been dying for us to find out what you're up to, bib!

    Mar 30, 2009, 1:51pm Top


    Mar 30, 2009, 1:55pm Top

    *throws a snickers bar at bib*

    If you're going to snicker you might as well snicker the right way. Don't tell suge, though. She'll be jealous. ;)

    Mar 30, 2009, 2:15pm Top

    Bib, I meant to mention that I didn't know if this was still relevant. If not, it was still fun to think about favorite moments. :)

    Mar 30, 2009, 2:19pm Top

    *smiles mysteriously*

    Mar 30, 2009, 2:46pm Top

    I'm choosing not to acknowledge the mysteriousness so as not to give Bib the satisfaction. :P~

    Actually, I love surprises. The possibilities are so exciting!

    Mar 30, 2009, 4:47pm Top

    "Look at me" is probably my very favorite moment in all 7 books, and part of me doesn't want to see that scene in the movie version. Yes, Alan Rickman is a god and all that, but once I see how he reads the line, my own internal "line reading" will probably be wiped out.

    That's what kind of bugs me about the movies.

    Other favs:
    -Hermione setting the birds on Ron
    -"Are you a wizard or not?!" (both times)
    -Weasley's fireworks & swamp
    -Luna's ceiling (I tear up thinking about it)

    Mar 30, 2009, 6:17pm Top

    #34 -- I know just what you mean. Oddly enough, though I'm, ahem, quite fond of Rickman, his version of Snape hasn't superseded the one in my head. The Harry in my head does look almost entirely like Dan, but I've managed to keep my version of Hermione. Not sure about Ron.

    Mar 30, 2009, 6:44pm Top

    1-Harry finds out that he's a wizard and the famous boy who lived
    2-Harry mets the Weasley's
    3-Harry "talks" with Tom Riddle through the diary
    4-Harry finds out about Sirius innocence
    5-Harry's name is revealed by the globet of fire
    6-Sirius death
    7-Harry get to know about his father and mother's past
    7-Dumbledore's death
    8-Harry finds out the thruth behind Dumbledore's death(Snape's innocence)
    9-Ron and Hermione's kiss
    10-The final battle

    I'm not sure if they're in order of matter! There's so many remarcable moments,so i tried to choose one from each book...Probably i'll put also Harry and Ginny's kiss and Fred and George's death...

    Mar 30, 2009, 6:45pm Top

    Oops,two number seven! So,i can include the twins death!

    Mar 30, 2009, 7:00pm Top

    george didn't die. Please, fred was bad enough!

    Edited: Mar 30, 2009, 7:14pm Top

    OMG What is wrong with me??!!! Sorry,that was a terrible mistake! I think is because i can't stand their separation!

    Mar 30, 2009, 7:19pm Top

    I totally know what you mean. I still haven't forgiven JKR for that one. Or Hedwig, either.

    Edited: Mar 30, 2009, 7:31pm Top

    Yes,i'll never understand Fred's death. And Hedwig's was also very sad and remarcable to me,i've always loved her and think of her as a important character...

    Mar 31, 2009, 8:35am Top

    Okay. Am I the only one who can't narrow it down to less that 20? I am seriously having a hard time with this. Several are tied.

    Mar 31, 2009, 9:31am Top

    I can understand fred's death, from JKR's point of view, at least one of the Weasleys had to die in this conflict, It couldn't be either Bill or Charlie as they were basically minor characters. percy would have been too corny. that left ron or one of the twins, if Ron had died I think there would have been riots in the streets. She could have killed off both Twins but leaving one to grieve created more pathos.
    hedwig was just a heartstopper. it reminded the reader that the death eaters were ruthless. Moodys deathe also demonstres that no matter how good a wizard you are a well placed spell can kill you

    Mar 31, 2009, 5:32pm Top

    I have to say, of all the deaths, and they were ALL heartbreaking, especially Hedwig's, the one that just devastated me was Dobby. I just sat on my bed and cried and cried.

    I think I will always feel privileged that in my lifetime I had the chance to get to know this story these amazing characters as they were written for us. Nobody else will ever have the opportunity that we did to experience it as it happened.

    Mar 31, 2009, 8:22pm Top

    Thats very true SBFP.

    Mar 31, 2009, 9:42pm Top

    Also, polly, I agree that a Weasley had to die. But that doesn't mean I'm not mad about it!

    After seeing how BSG wimped out in not killing off any major characters without first either marginalizing them or turning them "bad," I'm actually glad that JKR went for the big meaningful deaths. But they still suck.

    Edited: May 18, 2009, 8:34pm Top

    *ambles through thread, whistling nonchalantly*

    May 18, 2009, 9:19pm Top

    Yeah, real nonchalant. :P~~

    May 19, 2009, 2:49pm Top

    This thread has still been on my mind. It took a lot to not ask any questions when I met with you and LG, bib. ;)

    May 19, 2009, 3:43pm Top

    I find it best if I forget this thread exists. Then I don't wonder.

    So why am I posting here, encouraging it to stay on top? Hmm.. Maybe I like the suspense after all.

    May 19, 2009, 3:45pm Top

    K, you're a better person than I - I would have been all, *poke poke poke* what's it about, huh, huh? *poke poke poke*

    May 19, 2009, 4:37pm Top

    #49 Good thing I forgot all about this thread, K, because I haven't got your self-control.

    OK, now I want to know.

    May 19, 2009, 4:40pm Top

    You know, I'm still having a hard time with coming up. Let's see if I can do my top moments in no particular order. Maybe then I can narrow them down.

    *Harry discovering who he is
    *Discovering Hogwarts
    *Dobby's release
    *How Harry is immediately taken in as part of the Weasly family (like someone said before, they keep proving it over and over again)
    *Harry blowing up is Aunt, and the following events on the Knight Bus
    *Sirius' death
    *DD's death and funeral
    *Snape's death and what is revealed through it
    *Harry walking to his death
    *The final battle

    I'm not sure how I ended up with 10, but there they are. I'd have to do a series reread to take notes on all my favorites, but those are the ones I can remember as of right now.

    May 19, 2009, 5:49pm Top

    #50 lefty:
    See, I can't do that!

    #51 laia:
    ROFL! Like I said, it was a real challenge. :)

    #52 LG:
    Good thing then that I didn't mention it or pester Bib, huh? ;)

    May 19, 2009, 6:03pm Top


    After rereading the first post I saw that I told you all it'd only be a month or two...two months ago. Oops! It's going to be at least another month, the upcoming holiday weekend will help speed things along though!

    May 19, 2009, 6:06pm Top

    Okay, I'm up for pestering mandy on this topic. Sisters always know secrets, right? Who's for it? ;)

    May 19, 2009, 6:24pm Top

    ohhhhhh Maaaaannnnnndyyyyyyyy, we want to tallllk to youuuuuuuuu!

    May 20, 2009, 10:53am Top

    *hears name being called*

    Yes? someone asking for me?

    May 20, 2009, 11:46am Top

    Wait, does that mean she does or doesn't know something? That wasn't helpful at all!

    May 20, 2009, 11:46am Top

    So Mandy. Howya doin'?
    *motions to polly to come up beside her*

    May 20, 2009, 11:48am Top

    I'm doing alright, thanks so much for asking! How are you?

    May 20, 2009, 11:49am Top


    Get 'er.


    May 20, 2009, 11:52am Top

    *Kirby dives for Mandy, but manages to miss her by slipping on some slime (at least we think it's slime, it' might be drool).*

    May 20, 2009, 11:56am Top

    *looks at Kirby confused*

    What's going on? Are you ok? I wonder why there's drool on this thread...

    May 20, 2009, 12:02pm Top

    *Kirby looks up a little dazed*
    What? Who are you?

    May 20, 2009, 12:19pm Top

    I'm Mandy, you seem to have slipped on...ummm...something.

    May 20, 2009, 12:26pm Top

    Ohh this is amazing is like Lágrimas de Phoenix all over again!!

    *grabs a chair and brings a big bowl of popcorn to see what happens on this thread*

    May 20, 2009, 12:33pm Top

    Hi Mandy. I'm...um....who am I? Where am I? What is this place?

    May 20, 2009, 12:51pm Top

    *wonders quietly to herself if she used too much dog drool*

    Well You're name is Kirby and well where you are is hard to explain, but you were about to leave...trust me ;)

    May 20, 2009, 2:20pm Top

    *makes eye contact with polly, lefty, and Ron giving them the signal for the capture of Mandy*

    May 21, 2009, 9:26am Top

    *Polly attempting to look unintimaidating walks behind Mandy with a huge butterfly net held behind her back.....*

    May 21, 2009, 9:29am Top

    *noticing the fact that people are closing in on her, Mandy calls for Sgt. Pepper*


    May 21, 2009, 9:30am Top


    May 21, 2009, 9:31am Top


    May 21, 2009, 9:32am Top

    *Polly pulls juicy steak out and throws it to distract Pepper.....*

    May 21, 2009, 9:38am Top

    Pepper NO! wait, sit.......Stay..........OK GO GET IT!!!

    Teehee Look at her get that steak, silly little Puppy!

    May 21, 2009, 9:58am Top

    Wait. What are we doing? Why are we here? Who are you people!
    *Kirby wanders off aimlessly towards the GD*

    May 21, 2009, 9:58am Top

    Wait. What are we doing? Why are we here? Who are you people!
    *Kirby wanders off aimlessly towards the GD*

    May 21, 2009, 10:24am Top

    YOu're Kirby remember, I'm Mandy...Look at the pretty puppy...you like dogs, remember?

    May 21, 2009, 5:13pm Top

    Kirby seems to have suffered from short term memory loss. She has no idea she's repeating herself.
    I suggest we hit her on the head. That works in the cartoons.

    Edited: May 21, 2009, 5:39pm Top

    "Um. Alright."

    *K approaches kirby carefully and wonders what to hit her with. Not a flying car, nor a whomping willow...Hmm...Oh! I wonder...*

    *K raises her wand at kirby*


    May 21, 2009, 5:49pm Top

    *peers at kirby, who has slid to the floor with a blank look on her face*

    K, I said "hit her on the head," not "wipe whatever is left of her memory!"

    May 21, 2009, 6:38pm Top

    Oh, no! I just thought it might reverse her memory loss. I couldn't find the exact spell.

    Hi, kirby! How are you feeling?

    May 21, 2009, 8:53pm Top

    *Polly, meanwhile has become tangled in her own net.....*

    May 21, 2009, 9:02pm Top

    *K helps polly become untangled from the net*

    Does anyone think a simple repairo might do the job to fix kirby's memory? Or only for the damage I seem to have done so far?

    May 21, 2009, 10:42pm Top

    Who are you guys? Where am I? What's this? *Kirby raises her wand and starts waving it around*

    May 21, 2009, 11:13pm Top

    Ohhh, no!

    *K magically summons that happy memory htable that used to travel from thread to thread, has the table lie on it's side, and ducks behind it for cover.*

    May 21, 2009, 11:22pm Top

    *foggi is momentarily distracted by the appearance of the table in the thread*

    "Hey, isn't that the table from--"

    *kirby's wand whacks foggi in the back of the head, and foggi falls face forward to the floor*

    May 21, 2009, 11:31pm Top

    ...Snape's birthday party. Fond memories....

    Accio, foggi!!

    *foggi's body is summoned to the safe side of the traveling table*

    Kirby, that thing is dangerous! It can poke an eye out. Why don't you set it down?

    May 22, 2009, 7:50am Top

    Who's Kirby?

    *sparks begin to shoot from Kirby's wand*

    Edited: May 22, 2009, 8:17am Top

    Wait....what this?

    *sparks continue to shoot from Kirby's wand*

    May 22, 2009, 9:27am Top

    bwahahahahaha, come on Pepper our work here is done.

    May 22, 2009, 9:32am Top

    *Suddenly a spark of green light comes from Kirby's wand and stuns Mandy. Mandy is no longer able to move.*

    Wait. I remember you! You're Mandy and we're supposed to stop you. I'm not sure why, but we have to stop you. Are you an evil person?

    May 22, 2009, 10:34am Top

    *dramatic music in the background*

    Actually Mandy is a cousin twice removed of the ex-stepfather of Voldemort's mother....da da dummmm

    May 22, 2009, 11:01am Top

    *K listens from behind the table while enjoying some popcorn with foggi*

    May 22, 2009, 12:15pm Top

    *foggi, still face-down on the floor (though now behind the table) moans faintly*

    May 22, 2009, 12:18pm Top

    Foggi? How is your head?

    May 22, 2009, 12:24pm Top

    *with difficulty, foggi moves her lips*
    I think kirby accidentally did a full-body bind.

    Edited: May 22, 2009, 12:47pm Top

    *K uses her wand to undo the body bind*

    *whispers* Does anyone have a Weasley fake wand handy that we can swap kirby's with?

    May 22, 2009, 2:57pm Top

    *foggi sits up, stretches, and takes a handful of popcorn*
    Thanks, K.

    May 22, 2009, 2:58pm Top

    Wait, wait. I'm starting to remember. I'm Mandy. Wait....

    May 22, 2009, 3:06pm Top

    You're welcome, foggi.

    *K points to Mandy, standing next to Pepper* That's Mandy.

    May 22, 2009, 3:27pm Top

    That's Mandy. Then who is this Kirby everyone's talking about.

    May 22, 2009, 5:53pm Top

    *flips quickly through The Standard Book of Spells, looking for something that will help kirby's memory*

    May 22, 2009, 10:48pm Top

    Well, I just don't know. There was this girl we were all friends with named kirbyjack, and then she just disappeared. Suddenly there was a new person named kirbyowns claiming to be the same person, and we did all get to be friends with her, too. We don't see much of kirbyjack anymore, but every once in a while she comes back. We never see both kirby's at the same time but for all we know they very well could be two different people. ;)

    May 27, 2009, 3:28pm Top

    Everyone knows that kirbyjack and kirbyowns are twins. But which one is the evil twin? That's what I'd like to know.

    May 27, 2009, 3:46pm Top


    May 27, 2009, 3:47pm Top


    May 27, 2009, 3:48pm Top

    Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    May 27, 2009, 6:44pm Top

    If they are both evil, that can only mean...
    (dum dum DUMMMM)

    They are actually triplets! Or quadruplets. And we haven't met the good triplet/quadruplet yet. Where are they hiding her/them?

    May 27, 2009, 6:47pm Top

    Hey, you guys, we still don't know what bib's Master Plan is. Or whether it is Evil.

    May 27, 2009, 6:56pm Top

    Oh yeah ... there was a reason for this thread's creation.

    May 27, 2009, 7:02pm Top

    Maybe this IS her plan. Keep us all in suspense while she asks for top ten lists. That is pure evil.

    May 27, 2009, 10:23pm Top

    She probably doesn't even need to know our top tens. She only asked as a lead in for her to let us know something mysterious was going on.

    May 28, 2009, 9:12am Top


    May 28, 2009, 9:50am Top

    HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA, how easily you all get distracted.

    May 28, 2009, 10:42am Top

    I'm beginning to remember Mandy. And now, there are apparently 3 of me to catch you now!
    *All 3 Kirby's lung at Mandy. One is able to grab her ankle which sends Mandy sprawling on the floor.*

    Quick guys! Let's tickle her for information.


    Edited: May 28, 2009, 11:07am Top


    (mandy passes out from laughing too hard)

    May 28, 2009, 11:12am Top

    Hmmmm....Maybe I was a little over zelous with that last curse.

    Edited: May 28, 2009, 11:23am Top

    (Pepper seeing her lady faint rushes over to Mandy to try and revive her, after a couple failed attempts, Pepper shoves her mouth into Mandy's pocket gathers up the dog treats then rushes off to find aunt bib to show her what she found)

    May 28, 2009, 4:28pm Top

    *stares dumbfounded*
    I've never seen a dog try to give mouth to mouth before.

    May 29, 2009, 12:02am Top

    My favorite moment, although it's not terribly significant, is (at the beginning of Prisoner, I think) when Uncle Vernon catches Harry listening to the news and asks him why he keeps doing it, and Harry explains to him that it changes every day.

    Jun 7, 2009, 4:11pm Top

    Biiiiiib. How much do you love us? :)

    Jun 7, 2009, 5:37pm Top

    not very much. Obviously.

    *said in best Snape voice*


    Edited: Jun 7, 2009, 5:44pm Top

    *turns head quickly*

    Oh! . . . Oh, it's just MrA. Don't do that! ;-)

    Jun 7, 2009, 9:17pm Top

    Well, I believe I know what bib is hiding. It is obvious that she is collecting lists of Top Ten Moments in Harry Potter so that when she visits J.K. Rowling, bib can give her a list of favorite moments. This is why she won't be going with Mandy to Scotland! Because she'll be too busy visiting with JKR!
    And she's not even taking us along!!!
    How devious, bib. Don't think you can get away with it. We have caught on to you and your Top Ten Listing games!

    Jun 8, 2009, 7:29pm Top

    bad! bad! Bib!

    Jun 19, 2009, 8:41am Top

    15 days

    Countdown subject to change if something goes horribly horribly wrong!

    Jun 19, 2009, 11:38am Top

    kik! I love the disclaimer!

    Jun 19, 2009, 2:28pm Top

    AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHH! Isn't torture illegal in this day and age?

    Jun 19, 2009, 6:46pm Top

    I do believe it is.

    PEEVES! Give her h e double ladders for us.


    (Love you, bib!)

    Jun 19, 2009, 9:04pm Top

    It's not illegal to torture on Thursdays through Mondays on odd days when it has been raining for at least 10 days straight and if, in those 10 days you have had some chocolate while twirling clockwise and humming the latest Spring Standards tune. So I think we are well covered in this matter.

    Jun 19, 2009, 9:18pm Top

    Chocolate? *wanders off to get chocolate*

    Chocolate makes the wait go faster. :)

    Jun 19, 2009, 10:26pm Top

    *wanders in*

    I heard chocolate.

    Jun 20, 2009, 12:19am Top

    *serves chocolate with strawberries*


    Jun 20, 2009, 8:07am Top


    14 days

    *subject to change if something goes wonderfully, wonderfully right...

    Jun 21, 2009, 10:10am Top

    Chocolate dipped strawberries! Yay!

    *helps herself to several on a small handpainted dessert plate*

    Jun 21, 2009, 10:01pm Top

    13 days?

    Jun 21, 2009, 10:06pm Top

    Urgh! bib!

    Jun 22, 2009, 3:22am Top

    I bet Bib got a new job? Hmm??

    Jun 22, 2009, 6:40am Top

    I think the world is going to end.

    Jun 22, 2009, 7:19am Top

    Umm, does the "?" mean you're not sure anymore?

    Jun 22, 2009, 7:56am Top

    Australians. We always end a sentence with a rising inflection?

    Jun 22, 2009, 7:59am Top

    It means am I right. Fighting urge to put a ? at the end of the sentence.

    Jun 22, 2009, 8:05am Top

    I'm thinking maybe Lefty meant the question mark in #138? But now I want to end all of my sentences with question marks to signify an Australian accent?

    Jun 22, 2009, 8:05am Top

    Maybe Bib was using an Australian accent in #138?

    Jun 22, 2009, 8:25am Top

    She could have been?

    Jun 22, 2009, 8:34am Top

    I don;t think so?

    Jun 22, 2009, 8:56am Top

    12 days.....or less....

    Jun 22, 2009, 10:44am Top

    Less than 12 days.
    That would be today, right?

    Jun 22, 2009, 12:32pm Top

    You guys are hilarious?

    When people here ask why I speak with a rising inflection, I will tell them I am Australian?

    Jun 22, 2009, 10:34pm Top

    In Spanish we use two question marks...

    ¿Entonces somos doblemente Australianos? (So we are doubly Australians?)

    Jun 23, 2009, 12:08am Top

    I think if you were Spanish and Australian you would need three question marks.


    Jun 23, 2009, 8:58am Top

    11ish days

    Jun 23, 2009, 12:44pm Top

    How long is "ish"?

    Jun 23, 2009, 1:07pm Top

    Ish is code for today. No question mark necessary. :)

    Jun 24, 2009, 11:13am Top

    10 days (I almost forgot the countdown!)

    Jun 24, 2009, 12:09pm Top


    Jun 24, 2009, 2:45pm Top

    Zero is the absence of a number no matter how many are placed behind another number. Right? ;)

    Jun 24, 2009, 3:15pm Top


    Jun 24, 2009, 6:13pm Top

    #160: You are laughing with an Australian accent, cat! Let me try...LOL!!!!....darn it I can't :P

    Jun 25, 2009, 8:55am Top

    Number 9, Number 9, Number 9

    Jun 25, 2009, 9:56am Top

    Can't go wrong quoting the Beatles!!

    Jun 26, 2009, 9:55am Top

    8 Days.....a week

    Jun 26, 2009, 2:13pm Top

    brilliant!! and I mean that in the British way.

    Jun 26, 2009, 4:12pm Top

    So it will only be a week then. One week. Seven days. :o)

    Jun 26, 2009, 4:44pm Top

    I know something you all don't know. :P~~~

    Jun 26, 2009, 4:46pm Top

    #167 -- What?!?!?! How?!?!?! Or does this have to do with something totally different, and this has just become the teasing thread? Maybe I should go start Lefty rumors on the rumor thread until you crack and reveal all! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha . . .

    Jun 26, 2009, 4:49pm Top

    #167: You're not left-handed?

    Jun 26, 2009, 4:55pm Top

    I'll wait until Bib comes. I don't want to spoil anything for her.

    Its REALLY exciting though.

    Jun 26, 2009, 4:57pm Top

    That was a really good guess, JP. When I do make it to NY, you and I will have to have a sword fight in which we both begin with our right-hands.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:03pm Top


    Jun 26, 2009, 6:05pm Top


    Jun 26, 2009, 6:08pm Top


    Jun 26, 2009, 6:13pm Top


    Jun 26, 2009, 6:15pm Top

    Do you need help


    Jun 26, 2009, 6:15pm Top

    (Okay, it's not going to be any fun until there are people around to play with and react, so the countdown is on hold until people start posting again...but as soon as someone (not related to me) is on the countdown is on fast forward....)j

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:15pm Top

    Oh good, Ms D is here! In that case 3.....

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:19pm Top

    2.....(the next one isn't coming until someone other than me posts here again...)

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:21pm Top

    I want to know!!!! One! One!

    What is it?!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:24pm Top

    Oh good! 1......

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:31pm Top

    Jumping up and down *well imaging I would be jumping up and down if I could*.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:34pm Top

    Okay, this is what I've been working on since March. This one was a housewarming gift for Lefty, which she received today, making it possible for me to finally share...

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:35pm Top

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:36pm Top

    Basically, I found this website around the same time I got some new cross-stitch software for my birthday. It allowed me to design the pattern myself and start sewing.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:37pm Top

    If any one is interested in seeing closeups of the individual squares, you can see them on my flickr page:


    Jun 26, 2009, 6:40pm Top

    Finally, I'm willing to make smaller versions for anyone interested, just tell me the 4-6 pictures you want and pay for supplies and I'll have it to you ASAP (in the order in which they're requested!)

    Why smaller and only 4-6? Because when a coworker asked me how long this took me, the math shocked me. Somewhere between 400 and 440 hours!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:40pm Top

    Wow! I'm off to look at the individual squares.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:40pm Top

    Wow, Bib! It's beautiful! That's so cool! Lefty is very lucky!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:41pm Top

    P.S. Man, I hope it was worth all the teasing!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:41pm Top

    :D It's just gorgeous. Perfect!

    The pictures show it off well! Is it your dad's new camera?

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:42pm Top

    That's so nice of you.
    It's very pretty...

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:42pm Top

    Keep in mind when looking at the individual squares that this x-stitch is "impressionistic" in nature, which means it's generally going to look better from further away. The detail in the closer shots, may be jarring. :)

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:43pm Top

    #191: Yes, it's a really good camera. Plus, he's a very good amateur photographer. (My parents will probably be by soon, I know they've been as excited as I've been about this).

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:44pm Top

    191: Good guess.

    Edited: Jun 26, 2009, 6:47pm Top

    Wow!!! That's amazing, Bib! I'm torn between asking you to make a little one for me, and asking you to send me the patterns (I do cross-stitch some times, though I haven't had time for a major project like that in years. Still, small squares might be do-able. . . .)

    (Edited to close parenthesis.)

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:46pm Top

    I taught her everything I know. . . and in spite of it she does a great job. Bib did a beautiful family tree for us a while ago.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:46pm Top

    Nonetheless, I looked close too. You know how I love the details of fine work. Your stitchery is impeccable!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:47pm Top

    #190 -- I'll have to admit, I was wondering what could possibly be worth all of the teasing, but this definitely is. Like I said above, I've done some cross-stitch, so I know how much work went in to all of that!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:47pm Top

    The first counted cross stitch she did a long long time ago was a little peccable.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:47pm Top

    Oh! And I suppose I should say, I used everyone's "Top Tens" to choose the pictures I used. Lefty's in particular of course, although she came a bit late to the party! I basically averaged everyone's top ten's out and chose the 12 most popular. For instance, the troll represents the cementing of the HRH friendship...which most people had on their list. I also wanted to make sure I had at least one from each book, so although not many people had anything from CoS, the diary made the cut in it's importance as the first horcrux.

    Edited: Jun 26, 2009, 6:49pm Top

    I keep on changing my mind about my favourite.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:49pm Top

    #200 lol!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:50pm Top

    #200: LOL! Thanks mom!

    #196: Whichever one you choose, I'm happy to oblige. You're not just limited to the pictures I chose either, I could send you patterns for anything on the linked site. Although, fair warning, the printed patterns can be difficult to read, I ended up doing it directly off my computer!

    #199: Whew! One vote for "teasing okay"!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:51pm Top

    Sirius is the one I keep coming back to as my favorite, but ask me again in 5 minutes and it'll be something else.

    Bib, you chose the pictures very well! I know I keep saying this, but it's perfect.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:52pm Top

    I loved the teasing! Surprises are great fun!

    Sorry for responding to your thread late, Bib! In my defense, I didn't know you needed me to chime in and I wanted to make sure I had thought about my answers.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:53pm Top

    Oh, I also have to give props to my Aunt Lois who visited a few weeks ago and saw the work in progress. At the time I was planning to do the dividing squares in plain gold, but then she said "Why don't you do gold and red, Gryffindor colors?" and it was GENIUS! I don't think it would have been quite as good without that breakthrough!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:54pm Top

    #206: Luckily most of your Top Ten corresponded with the choices I'd already made. Plus, this way there's a little bit of all of us in it!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:54pm Top

    The red and gold is awesome. It makes it -- you guessed it -- perfect!

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:54pm Top

    The teasing was fine for me, but I came on the thread late. I guess I missed it before. I read it today thinking that the secret would already be told, but it wasn't! Lol great surprise.

    Bib, I liked the ones you chose...and how you chose them.

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:55pm Top

    WOW! That is cool!

    Sorry I wasn't on to accept your challenge Lefty. We had a nasty thunderstorm and I had to turn off the computer. *wonders if the class I took in stage combat 17 years ago will help me with my dueling...*

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:57pm Top

    My last lesson was less than 10 years ago, so I'll pretend that puts me at an advantage. ;)

    Jun 26, 2009, 6:59pm Top

    Thanks to all! I've been dying to show it to everyone for weeks now! And then this week felt like the mail was obnoxiously slow!

    I have a favorite, but I hesitate to share...

    Jun 26, 2009, 7:00pm Top

    Oh honestly! Share! Share! Share!

    Jun 26, 2009, 7:01pm Top

    LT needs an auto-refresh.

    Edited: Jun 26, 2009, 7:04pm Top

    Okay, my favorite is Harry in the Hall of Prophecy, and not just because it's out of my favorite book in the series. Mostly because when I was working it, I thought it was horrible (it looks really bad close up) and yet when you look at it from a distance, it's incredibly intricate.

    Jun 26, 2009, 7:05pm Top

    I'd love to hear other people's favorites and the reasoning...

    Oh gosh, that sounded really stuck up! I'll just remind myself that these are Mary Grand-Pre's drawings. All I did was put them on cloth.

    Jun 26, 2009, 7:09pm Top

    That one has already been my favorite a couple of times today too! You really made the soft light glow.

    Plus, the fifth book is my favorite and the whole prophecy thing with Harry -- being chosen, but choosing to fight not because of having been chosen, all the emotion at the end of the fifth book that the Hall of Prophecy pic reminds me of -- it's really a powerful square.

    Edited: Jun 26, 2009, 7:29pm Top

    Wow, bib that looks awesome!! I love it! You have a great talent young lady, my mom used to do some cross stitching and I know how much work and effort it takes...and I give another vote for good teasing!!

    ETA: My favorite one is the one with Harry looking at Lily, I loved the whole scene in the forest in the last book

    Jun 26, 2009, 9:23pm Top

    hi everyone! Isn't my sister amazing! I got to see it before it was finished and was so excited then. I'm glad to see it completed! I think my favorite is Harry and Dumbledore on the cliff.

    Well done, bib. I had fun with the teasing so it was totally worth it for me. ;)

    Jun 26, 2009, 11:01pm Top



    Jun 27, 2009, 12:09am Top

    I think my favorite is the bottom left corner -- the cave. The atmosphere is just perfect; I love how everything seems to be swirling.

    Jun 27, 2009, 1:46am Top

    57 unread posts I find on this thread.

    #184 Ohhhh my goodness, bib!
    That's so stunning! Amazing! This is really beautiful, bib. What a touching house warming gift!

    Okay, can I tell you what I thought this was going to be about? Should I tease and not say? Heehee.

    #196 foggi:
    I feel the same way.

    #197 kasongo:
    This isn't this first piece bib has deeply impressed us with. You've taught her extremely well. :)

    Hmmm. I don't know if I can pick a favorite. I have to think about it.

    Jun 27, 2009, 7:42am Top

    I'd love to know what you thought it was going to be K!

    Thanks to everyone again! And to anyone who wants me to do one, or wants a pattern, just send me a PM and we'll figure out the details.


    Jun 27, 2009, 8:26am Top

    I read all 200 posts! Again, very nice work Bib! Mandy, you are diabolical! I think the Hagrid one is my favorite. The perspective turned out very cool.

    From the few hints that were dropped on other threads I thought all the mystery was about Bib's new position at work or something. Did that ever come about?

    Jun 27, 2009, 8:58am Top

    Still in process. It's been approved and now it's a matter of finding volunteers willing to do all the boring stuff I do at work. Of course they only need to do it a few hours a week, so it's not all bad. Next week I'm hoping to find time to put together a letter and maybe get the position out on a couple websites like volunteermatch.com

    Jun 27, 2009, 12:32pm Top

    Gorgeous work, bib!!! I'm very impressed, both by your talent and the time you invested in this!

    Jun 27, 2009, 1:32pm Top

    #224 bib:
    I had wondered if you were writing or even possibly reviewing something nonfiction, perchance on the subject of the Harry Potter books.

    Still trying to pick a favorite. The cave one was automatically one of my favorites. You can even see the wind in it. I really love how well Lilly appears in another piece. You can just tell she's not supposed to be alive - I really feel that non-HP readers would know from looking at it, too.

    This is making me want to reread the series, start to finish.

    Jun 27, 2009, 8:17pm Top

    That does sound like something I'd do. :)

    I'll be starting my HP reread sometime in the next week.

    Jun 28, 2009, 5:22pm Top

    Utterly amazing! great work Bib!

    Jun 29, 2009, 5:30am Top

    Bib, that's incredible. Wow.

    Jun 29, 2009, 6:43pm Top

    Bib that is incredibly awesome!

    Jun 30, 2009, 10:49am Top

    Bib, you're a wonder. Wow, it's simply gorgeous! Lucky lefty!

    Sep 11, 2009, 1:20am Top

    I have no idea why I'm getting back to this thread so tardily, but I have to chime in: wow, that's incredible. Stunning. Brilliant!

    Sep 11, 2009, 9:34am Top

    LOL! Thanks ejj! The offer still stands for people to have their very own smaller version...

    Sep 11, 2009, 10:38am Top

    Well I do know of a certain sister who has a birthday coming up soon, and if you don't have any other ideas of what to get her you could giver her a smaller version...

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