to think the Weasleys arent poor, they are just shit with money?

(366 Posts)
Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:12:57

Inspired by the HW thread, I have been thinking about this for a while.

Arthur works for the MoM so wont be on a pittance as a head of department, even a minor one as there would surely be grades?

They eat massive amounts of expensive food having three courses at every dinner, cooked breakfast every day. When they win a load of money, instead of saving it in the knowledge that they have 4 kids still at school they blow the lot on a holiday of a month in Egypt! At the beginning of CoS Mrs W takes some silver sickles and ONE gold galleon from their vault, and then happily blows 1000 galleons on a holiday rather than see them financially secure for the next few years.

Seems to me that the reason their kids are in second hand robes and reading second hand books is because they are shit with money, not that they dont have enough.

Books.....They have to have a new Miranda Goshawk book each year, so when F&G have finished with them they could have passed one to Ron who passed it to Ginny and the older ones shared the remainder if they needed it, which is unlikely. Why have several unused copies of the same book in the family and still buy another one for the youngest student? Same with robes. Rons dress robes are second hand, but Mrs W says that Arthur has some for parties so why not lend him those (with some magically performed alternations if needed) rather than pod out for horrible second hand ones? Actually, thinking further, Mrs W is supposed to be a whizz at household stuff so why doesnt she transfigure the second hand stuff to look better?

They just throw good money after bad!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 31-Aug-13 19:18:01

Well they are poor - because they're a bit crap with money. Plus Molly doesn't work and they had 7 children. I don't think Arthur was that important in the MoM so probably wouldn't have been earning the kind of salary that would allow super comfortable living on one income whilst raising 7 children. 5 of whom were at school initially.

GetStuffezd Sat 31-Aug-13 19:18:36

AND I bet they have a plasma screen TV!!

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:19:52

But why blow all that money on a holiday and then spend the next few years struggling again.

I have decided that I have no sympathy for Molly and Arthur, but lots for their kids.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 31-Aug-13 19:19:55

Getstuffed now that's just silly we all know wizards didn't watch tv or have mobile phones! grin

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:20:15

I bet they do you know wink grin

ShakeAndVac Sat 31-Aug-13 19:21:28

Lol, now that's some overthinking of a book, I love it!
Although you do have a point. grin
No reason why Ron had to have the shabby robes, as you say Fred and George are only slightly older so they could have had theirs!

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:21:35

And the wizarding version of Sky+ grin

picnicbasketcase Sat 31-Aug-13 19:27:15

Are they poor because they have so many children or do they have that many children because they're so poor they can't afford to do anything like go to the cinema?

Bathsheba Sat 31-Aug-13 19:27:19

I don't understand why Harry gave the Goblet of Fire money to Fred and George to start their shop when the family were struggling - surely as Harry's adoptive family it would have been better for the whole family to benefit rather than letting F&G go off and follow their dreams..

CorrinaKedavra Sat 31-Aug-13 19:27:40

Poor Ron in his seventies frilly dress robes. It cracks me up every time in the film. I was a lot more sympathetic in the books but he looks like Fred West on his wedding day and Rupert Grint (very Harry Potter name that) looks so doleful!

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:29:45

Bathsheba It has been mentioned several times that Harry knows the Weasleys wouldnt accept his money but I notice that the stingy git never offered!

Cos he knew they'd blow it on a holiday, Bath. Or a new vintage muggle car.

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:32:22

Yeah, or what Kirjava said grin

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:33:18

F&G were probably the best bet as he knew that they have good business heads and will be sensible. By doing that the whole family would benefit (I assume that they contributed to the expensive wedding).

nomorecrumbs Sat 31-Aug-13 19:34:15

Lol!! I always thought Arthur just pissed all the money away on buying Muggle rubbish.

ubik Sat 31-Aug-13 19:34:45

Why can't they magic up some decent robes for Ron?

Perhaps the Chamber of Secrets shopping trip camejust before wizard pay day and that's why there was so little in the vault? They are clearly not rolling in it but have enough - Percy gets an owl for being a git becoming a prefect.

LucilleBluth Sat 31-Aug-13 19:40:51

Yes but the fact they are a bit ditzy is part of their charm and that house and all that food are oh so welcoming, she has a heart of gold that Mrs Weasley.

CorrinaKedavra Sat 31-Aug-13 19:41:36

I saw Molly's kitchen just last week. She even has magic to do her knitting for her. Wish I could abandon the ironing sad

Youngest at secondary, boarding - what on earth does she do all day? wink

There's gotta be a wizarding version of Mumsnet.

BigW Sat 31-Aug-13 19:42:41

grin the shabby robes have always bothered me too. Even if her magic sewing skills are not as good as the magic cooking and cleaning, she could have at least got rid of the frills.

Also, if it is all done by magic, then why does she look constantly harassed? I get that she has 7 children, but she carts them off to boarding school as soon as they are old enough. During term time do you think she lazes around getting a magic mani/pedi and a touch of Botox?

HoneyDragon Sat 31-Aug-13 19:44:14

But there are only two people in Arthur's department, so it's probably not that good.

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Sat 31-Aug-13 19:46:07

1. Isn't it the law of magic that you can't magic up material possessions?

2. I think Ron is also taller than Fred, George and his dad in the books. Robes won't fit him.

3. As Hermoine clearly demonstrates in the last book by carrying all the school books round in her magic bag (plus some of dumbeldores) spell books are a life long investment. Especially if you are chasing after evil wizards.


AndHarry Sat 31-Aug-13 19:49:08

So you think poor people should never go on holiday? hmm grin

What does annoy me is that the last book it says that you can't magic up food but in one of the other books Mrs Weasley pours a sauce out of her wand.

I have also wondered about blowing all that money on a month long holiday - to visit their eldest son because they never get to see him! I mean come on! You're fecking wizards for merlin's sake! Just make a portkey (the spell is portus in case you're wondering Molly and Arthur...) and go, don't blow a shed load of money on it!

I must say I am enjoying all these Harry Potter threads at the moment. I think subconsciously people are missing potterverse. Jo needs to pull her finger out and write a prequel.

Ah yes AndHarry food is one of the five exceptions to Gamp's law of elemental transfiguration. Maybe Molly was summoning it from somewhere she'd made it earlier?? <grasps at straws>

LRDPomogiMnyeSRabotoi Sat 31-Aug-13 19:52:03

Gamp's third law - you can't make something out of nothing.

But you can transfigure it once you've got it, or make more of it. So no excuse.

I think Ron is wearing the lace stuff because we know Molly secretly wanted a girl, so really doesn't give a shit. She also cooks massive portions because she's been at the sherry (I love how alcoholics go for sherry in Rowling's world, like no real world alcholic ever), and can't remember how many sausages she's already put in the pan.

LRDPomogiMnyeSRabotoi Sat 31-Aug-13 19:52:35

Oh, bugger. Should have known you'd steal my thunder, ABF. And get it right when I fucked it up.

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Sat 31-Aug-13 19:53:17

Rons a wallpaper child. Poor bugger, I've been there. I feel his pain.sad


UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Sat 31-Aug-13 19:54:44

AndHarry maybe it was a sauce she has made already in a kitchen.

LRD Molly has a girl!!! She has Ginny!!! The girl Harry marries eventually hmm

Molly is a feeder.

LRDPomogiMnyeSRabotoi Sat 31-Aug-13 19:55:36

I know.

The books repeatedly make the point (rather nastily) that she kept on grimly trying for a girl and Ron was the last boy, so very definitely feels he's a disappointment. sad

Colyngbourne Sat 31-Aug-13 19:55:52

Agree. Bad with money, and with all the kids at school, what does Mrs Weasley do all year? It doesn't take all year to knit seven jumpers.

A good place to go for decent Harry Potter essays on this kind of thing (and the How Many Students at Hogwarts etc) is Red Hen's essay collection (there is one on How Large is the Wizarding World, for a start, but I would recommend all of them):

IThinkOfHappyWhenIThinkOfYou Sat 31-Aug-13 19:56:40

YANBU. Ditto the Barlow's in coronation street.

LRDPomogiMnyeSRabotoi Sat 31-Aug-13 19:57:08

It's the hint about Molly and Arthur's sex life that bothers me the most, to be honest.

I've never dared google 'mollywobbles' to see what comes up, but I'm sure it ain't pretty. Knowing how everything deviant in HP world seems to stay current gossip pretty much forever (cf. Aberforth and the goats), I wonder if Molly and Arthur slipped up at the dogging site and have been paying off Rita Skeeter ever since?

Poor Ron.

Always feels like he has to compete. Elder brothers being Head boys/ Quidditch captain and super popular genius troublemaking prankster entrepreneurs. Not to mention his best friend is the boy who refused to die!

No wonder he was a bit grumpy and unreasonable at times.

I can see what Lavender saw in him. I'd do Ron (ron, ron a do ron ron)

CorrinaKedavra Sat 31-Aug-13 20:03:00

LRD grin

I'd do Ron (ron, ron a do ron ron) grin

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 31-Aug-13 20:09:49

We know some families rather like the Weasleys. Middle class poor senior civil servants with too many children and uc backgrounds with lots of siblings so the unearned money ran out with their generation.also know some v rich people who pretend to lve like it because it's how they were brought up.

The Weasley's wealth was love. On the HP quiz of who you are most like (93) questions I am Molly Weasley @roud emoticon) Mundingus Fletcher is my alter ego.

Moving from the Burrow next month to somewhere cheaper but cooler smile

Beastofburden Sat 31-Aug-13 20:10:43

Molly is a lazy cow. All her kids are at boarding school, why doesn't she bet a job?

nomorecrumbs Sat 31-Aug-13 20:11:49

LRD!!! You're perverted!! grin

I always imagined Molly getting involved in the wizarding equivalent of the WI or local Neighbourhood Watch or whatever while her kids were at school.

Sophita Sat 31-Aug-13 20:12:05

In regard to the holiday to Egypt, I suppose there are worse things you could do with your freshly traumatised youngest daughter than take her on a nice distracting trip to be with her family (is there a suggestion somewhere that Bill is one of Ginny's closer brothers?) - given that no one in the Potterverse ever gets the therapy they are all so desperately in need of, it's not a terrible substitute!

CorrinaKedavra Sat 31-Aug-13 20:13:46

Right I have asked DH what she does all day and he says, "they have an enormous house and somebody has to be there to cast the spells"

I expect the house is their pension and they are expecting to downsize considerably when Ginny has left.

Euphemia Sat 31-Aug-13 20:22:38

he looks like Fred West on his wedding day

shock grin

LumpySpace Sat 31-Aug-13 20:23:07

I always pictured Neville's Nan as a member of the witches institute, definately a high ranking member.

hermioneweasley Sat 31-Aug-13 20:34:48

Loving this thread. Don't really want to think of my PILs dogging though.

nomorecrumbs Sat 31-Aug-13 20:38:20

marriedinwhiteisback I need to try that 92 questions quiz you mentioned! I googled and couldn't find it sad

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 20:52:34

If Nevilles Nan was ever in the films she should have been played by Stephanie Cole.

LumpySpace Sat 31-Aug-13 21:00:52

Yes! I can just picture with the red handbag!

bsc Sat 31-Aug-13 21:01:57

What married said- my family was the Weasleys!

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 31-Aug-13 21:02:49

She was - she was an elderly ldy in lace up high heels, fruit covered hat and ancient coat with a fur stole. Terrifying.

Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 21:33:46

Wasnt that a boggart though?

I was thinking of the scenes in the hospital with his mum and dad, in Diagon Alley and in the battle of Hogwarts.

She was only really ever spoken of in the books though wasn't she.

Shame she could have been an excellent character.

CorrinaKedavra Sat 31-Aug-13 22:09:32

That was Alan Rickman in that outfit. Neville saying that his greatest fear was Professor Snape was marvellous then, "but I don't want it to turn into my grandmother either" was hilarious!

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 22:11:20

wouldnt they just magic food and stuff and why does ROn have such crap clothes he could just get the wand out grin

They have lots of children. Mr Weasley is a civil servant, therefore not extravagantly paid. Mrs Weasley doesn't work at all. They are obliged to send their children to a flash boarding school.

Therefore they aren't flash, although neither of them come across is particularly good at financial planning.

Food is one of the three unmagickable things IIRC - you can use magic to prepare or move it but not create it out of nowhere.

ReindeerBollocks Sat 31-Aug-13 22:19:43

To be fair to Molly, she had just got all of her children into boarding school when bloody Lord Voldemort comes back onto the scene and forces her to go work her arse off being an unpaid scivvy to the Order.

Poor cow probably wanted a wizarding job after raising seven children.

I agree with a PP above that it was probably Arthur wasting all the money on muggle crap instead of saving it, and by the time the Eygpt trip came around they technically only had two children to care for as all the others were doing their own thing by then surely?

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 22:19:43

but at hogwort does the feast not just appear sometimes ? maybe they all got a scholarships to hogworts

dancingwithmyselfandthecat Sat 31-Aug-13 22:26:08

The richest people I know live like the weasleys. Enormous house (in Highgate) which is totally ramshackle. Eight children, all at private schools, in motheaten blazers. Cars are never new, but kooky vintage models. Money spent on exciting trips and musical instruments...

RedPencils Sat 31-Aug-13 22:36:24

Haven't finished reading the other thread, but did they establish whether they have to pay for Hogwarts

In the book Ron fixes his robes before the Yule Ball.

cory Sat 31-Aug-13 22:36:56

The thing that really annoys me is that Mrs Weasley lets Ron go on and moan about them being poor and never SHUTS HIM UP!!!

She even acts guilty and apologetic about them being short of cash, at last in the books.

Fair enough about Ron, he is a silly immature little boy, but his mother must have been around enough to know that there are genuinely poor people in this world and having to wear a hand-me down uniform while your father is in steady employment and there are 3 filling meals a day on thet able is not it.

J.K. Rowling has said in an interview that Ron was spoilt and that was why he coped so badly with being on the run in book 7, his mother hears him voice his whingey little thoughts throughout 7 books and NEVER DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

If he was my son...

ProudAS Sat 31-Aug-13 22:39:02

When food magically appears on the tables at Hogwarts it has been prepared by house elves in the room below and sent upstairs by some charm or other. It is not literally produced out of nowhere.

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 22:42:29

When food magically appears on the tables at Hogwarts it has been prepared by house elves in the room below and sent upstairs by some charm or other. It is not literally produced out of nowhere.

OH i see ,

I think weaslys are just eccentric and molly isn't down with the kids and thinks it is fine to send them centuries old robes, grin and yes Ron is an ungrateful brat

Annunziata Sat 31-Aug-13 22:44:28

I don't think they got scholarships because Drago would have made fun of them if they did.

Can wizards use contraception?

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 22:47:05

maybe hogworts was a free school grin

no they wave their wands at their bits Annuziatia instant contraceptives

cory Sat 31-Aug-13 22:53:06

Voldemort got a bursary, though possibly only to buy books and things- it's in the sixth book.

mrsjay Sat 31-Aug-13 22:54:09

i havnt read any of the books just seen the films

Annunziata Sat 31-Aug-13 22:59:10

grin I always wondered. I read them all with the DC, but I kept falling asleep in the cinema.

I think the big dinners are tactical to avoid snacks. My 6 could eat all of Asda as a snack.

I don't think any of the Weasleys would have been bright enough for scholarships - not academic enough anyway.

There are definitely fees though - Harry worries about that in the first book and film but is then told about his Vault of Much Dosh at Gringotts.

Lily wasn't rich so the money must have been inherited Potter dosh. I don't think we know where that came from or why Harry had zero paternal family, do we? The money seems like a convenient plot device one of many, hmph.

CorrinaKedavra Sat 31-Aug-13 23:17:45

The Potter cottage was pretty luxurious for a very young couple with a baby. When I saw it on the tour I got a bit teary sad

homebakedflapjack Sat 31-Aug-13 23:19:28

What is a wallpaper child?

Harry's paternal grandparents were elderly - James was a child born late to them which explains why he was a bit spoiled and arrogant at school - and they died presumably before or just after Harry was born.

WandOfElderNeverProsper Sat 31-Aug-13 23:30:47

Of course the Weasley's had bright children - as I recall, Ron was sort of the odd one out in being not particularly gifted. Bill got 12 OWLS and was a curse-breaker for Gringotts - yes glamorous and dangerous but also required qualifications (i.e arithmancy) and skill. Was also a prefect and head boy. Charlie was massively skilled at Quidditch - Wood says he could have played for England, but became as expert on Dragons instead. Percy was very academic, got full OWLS and NEWTS and went into the ministry - was also skilled in human transfiguration, which is the most difficult type. Fred & George were not academic at all but were very clever, even Hermione was impressed by some of their magic - like their shield hats/cloaks. Ginny, too, was described as quite clever - even as a young girl, it was said you wouldn't want to be on the end of one of her curses as she was skilled smile she masters everything in the DA despite being one of the youngest there. Also an excellent chaser.

Just poor Ron with no special talent!

CorrinaKedavra Sat 31-Aug-13 23:34:42

... and his Fred West wedding outfit.

homebakedflapjack Sat 31-Aug-13 23:34:46

Poor ron! grin

WandOfElderNeverProsper Sat 31-Aug-13 23:35:43

... Although Ron was a great keeper when he wasn't putting himself down, so maybe he had loads of other talents we just never see because of his confidence! He certainly holds his own in duels with fully qualified adult dark wizards and is brave. Maybe he would have been a totally different person with the confidence!

mrsmuffintop Sat 31-Aug-13 23:46:04

Harry is the last descendant of the ancient Peverell wizarding family, this emerges towards the end of the Deathly Hallows - hence his bank vault I guess.

FrussoHathor Sun 01-Sep-13 00:34:26

and yes Ron is an ungrateful brat indeed. grin maybe he didn't want his brothers cast offs and so his mum decided that because he was so ungrateful he could have someone else's cast offs instead. grin

CorrinaKedavra Sun 01-Sep-13 00:43:56

Ohhhh... I didn't know that about Harry.

There needs to be a prequel! <stamps foot>

But if JK is happy to go along giving huge swathes of money away to Amnesty International then that's fine with me too...

MortifiedAdams Sun 01-Sep-13 00:48:10

How much would a trip to Egypt actually cost though? Apparate there and stay with Bill

cheap as!!

CorrinaKedavra Sun 01-Sep-13 00:56:16

FrussoHathor that is an interesting theory. It works, too. Which is why he ended up with the wizarding version of Fred West's Dress Robes.

ProudAS Sun 01-Sep-13 06:38:50

I don't see why wizards can't use contraception but probably have no more control than we do over the sex of their children. IMO the Weasleys kept trying until they had a girl.

ProudAS Sun 01-Sep-13 06:45:43

I don't think Ron is spoilt (he has clear boundaries) but he does have a happy home life which is why going on the run (fearing for his families' lives) is so hard for him.

My theory is that James Potter's parents must have been killed at the very beginning of the First Wizarding War. We know they were alive when he went to Hogwarts as they became like family to Sirius Black. But nothing after that.

Would help to explain why Lily and James were so prominent in the first Order of the Pheonix despite being so young.

FrussoHathor Sun 01-Sep-13 08:00:59

IMO the Weasleys kept trying until they had a girl. that explains Ron. Ron is gender disappointment personified.

Euphemia Sun 01-Sep-13 08:06:07

I think it's hilarious that we Potter Anoraks spend thread after glorious thread coming up with theories about Harry's grandparents, how many children went to Hogwarts, Professor McGonagall's living arrangements, etc., when actually what happened was this:

Jo Rowling wrote a series of brilliant stories but she forgot stuff. She missed things out, didn't think things through. She admits herself she's not great with numbers and got the school roll wrong. grin

They're still brilliant stories though. smile

FrussoHathor Sun 01-Sep-13 08:07:46

He probably feels it the most that Ginny was the one they wanted. He just gets in the way. I think he's forgotten about with books and robes. Ginny is their favourite and he can't live up to his brothers. He's a rebellion waiting to happen.

OhMerGerd Sun 01-Sep-13 08:32:24

Been to tea with Jamie Oliver have we op?
For goodness sake they're not on benefits, the children are well adjusted, loyal friends, good sports and generous and try hard.
Why pick on the poor Weasleys? It's always the working classes that get it in the neck. So what if she isnt the yummiest of mummies when she turns out at the station to send the DC back to school she's prioritised a private education. She and Mr W can chiose to soend their cash how they like. Who are you to get all hoiky hoiky judgy panties if Mrs W takes her brood on a well earned break or chooses to spend all the botox fund on three square meals a day for her family? What does it matter if her house is a bit messy and her kids a bit untidy. They spend all day romping in the woods with giant spiders and whatnot - shouldnt she be commended for turning out such well rounded young people - good with money or not?

If I were you I'd be more worried about what that toff Draco Malfoy and his cronies are up to. Slitherin around like those Bullingdon Club bullies in the muggle world. He and his entire extended family swan around with this air of entitlement, state of the art brooms sticks, the most expensive wands from Ollivanders with their pretentious coiffur, starched up collars and brand new robes. Bribing and bullying the less academic pupils to be their henchmen. And just because his dad can afford house servants like that Dobbie bloke, doesn't mean to say that they got their money by legitimate means. We all know they're secretly hanging with that Voldemort guy- and he's on the most wanted list ffs. The Aunt (with a name like a high society hooker- trixie le strange) is another one ... Dont get me started but i suppose you'd want Mrs W rigged up in a basque with her falsies straining out of the bustiere too eh? I wouldn't be at surprised if it all comes out in the end that this Malfoy lot have been secretly supporting the Dark Lord.

Shame on you op - its the Malfoys lifestyle and morals you should be castigating not the wholesome Weasleys. I know who's house I'd rather go to tea at!

AnyoneButLulu Sun 01-Sep-13 08:32:55

Molly not getting a paid job is the bit that annoyed me most. There are three whole years (Chamber of Secrets through to Goblet of Fire) when all the DCs are at boarding school (and Percy definitely old enough to keep an eye on Ginny in the holidays as well although it would inevitably end in tears if he was in charge of Ron). She needs to get a job.

AnyoneButLulu Sun 01-Sep-13 08:34:21

- oops forgot to say "when all the DCs are boarding and they're not at war "

FrussoHathor Sun 01-Sep-13 09:55:27

i know who's house I'd rather go to tea at! me too; the malfoys! grin

nomorecrumbs Sun 01-Sep-13 10:32:31

I suppose the return of Voldemort would have caused a wizard world recession, hence why Molly couldn't get a job grin

FridaKarlov Sun 01-Sep-13 11:00:20

Slightly off topic but:

Hogwarts is fee paying, yeah? And all witches and wizards need to go to a school of magic by law (it's been established that underaged magic outside of school is illegal).

So what happens to the people who can't afford the fees? Like Snape's family for instance, in the flashbacks to his childhood he didn't come across as being from a wealthy background. Or what about Muggle born wizards whose parents can't afford a private school whose fees are paid in solid gold coins? Is there a magic equivalent of the local comprehensive?

MortifiedAdams Sun 01-Sep-13 11:05:28

I dont is fee paying. The costs (and what the school fund is for) are books and uniform.

thebody Sun 01-Sep-13 11:16:27

I don't think it's fee paying either.

do we think Draco married Pansy Parkinson's. can't recognise the woman he was with on the platform at the end of the last film.

I love Molly Wesley, god some posters will be on soon saying Arthur should have an affair as she wears flat shoes and is a SAHM like the EmmaThompson thread.

MortifiedAdams Sun 01-Sep-13 11:21:09

Draco Married Astoria Greengrass, two years younger, Slytherin Pure Blood. Her sister Daphne was in the same year and house as Draco. Their son is called Scorpius.

LaFataTurchina Sun 01-Sep-13 11:47:53

No way would Arthur have an affair.

a) He is a very nice man who loves his wife.
b) She killed Bellatrix at the end, I wouldn't mess with Molly Weasley.

tabulahrasa Sun 01-Sep-13 12:04:03

"Molly not getting a paid job is the bit that annoyed me most. There are three whole years (Chamber of Secrets through to Goblet of Fire) when all the DCs are at boarding school (and Percy definitely old enough to keep an eye on Ginny in the holidays as well although it would inevitably end in tears if he was in charge of Ron). She needs to get a job."

But what would she get a job as?

She's had a massive career break, which won't really help with her employability, she's not going to want to work in the ministry with her husband or at Hogwarts with the children there, there's no real industries in the wizarding world, shops, banks and what have you all seem to be family businesses without any real vacancies and the domestic stuff that she's good at would be mostly covered by house elves...

Bogeyface Sun 01-Sep-13 12:46:17

How much would a trip to Egypt actually cost though? Apparate there and stay with Bill

At the beginning of PoA Ron writes to Harry and says that most of the winnings had gone on the holiday but he had been promised a new wand.

Very bad planning imo.

And YY to Molly getting a job.

And another thing......why do M&A allow the kids to stay at Hogwarts every holiday? I would have my kids home at every opportunity but they seem quite happy to wave them off in September and not see them again until July! They also go on holiday to see Bill (or Charlie, cant remember which) during the Xmas holidays and leave the kids at school!

Lazy, entitled and bad parents all round imo wink grin

EverythingInMjiniature Sun 01-Sep-13 13:20:23

Where is the 93 question thing married?

cory Sun 01-Sep-13 13:24:43

ProudAS Sun 01-Sep-13 06:45:43
"I don't think Ron is spoilt (he has clear boundaries) but he does have a happy home life which is why going on the run (fearing for his families' lives) is so hard for him."

In my world clear boundaries would include not being allowed to complain and moan aloud about how hard done by he is.

My ds also has a hand-me-down uniform. He has the sense not to whinge about it in my hearing. And I hope I have drilled into him that you don't moan in other people's hearing either, because chances are some of them will actually be genuinely hard up.

cory Sun 01-Sep-13 13:26:30

And the book makes it quite clear that he is constantly moaning about the discomforts and the quality of food when on the run. Not just nobly fearing for his family's life.

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 01-Sep-13 13:33:14

I'll ask dd when she's back. Tis on the internet somewhere. Will note the web address when I have it.

TheCrackFox Sun 01-Sep-13 13:58:05

I don't think the Weasleys can be that hard up, after all they don't even have a massive flat screen TV.

EverythingInMjiniature Sun 01-Sep-13 14:55:05

Thank you smile

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Sun 01-Sep-13 15:04:59

What's with all the Molly hating? The woman is clearly doing work for the order in the latter part of series. She's always looking after people and constantly organising various things.

LaFataTurchina Sun 01-Sep-13 15:30:56

Ooh I have a controversial HP question!

What does everyone think of Tonks leaving baby Teddy to go fight Voldermort at the end?

Personally, I think she did the right thing. She was a highly trained auror (I'm guessing like a highly trained police/army officer to us) so she was doing her duty, plus she would have thought what kind of future would Teddy have in a world where Voldermort was still about.

nomorecrumbs Sun 01-Sep-13 17:11:05

Exactly, she did it for the future <blub> that was one of the saddest deaths, without question. Maybe excepting Snape.

Snape was the saddest. I still have the feels resonating round my ribcage from reading that scene. <sniff>

I wish Tonks was better portrayed in the films.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sun 01-Sep-13 17:38:51

Ah the Tonks/Lupin deaths leaving poor Teddy all alone were devastating. I was genuinely more concerned about that than all the other end stage deaths put together. So sad, but such a contrast to Harry's situation - he grows up knowing how awesome his parents were, that they died for the his future and surrounded by loving family friends smile

Poor Ron's getting it in the neck a bit here. He was a bit of a knob in the last book, but he had plenty of shit thrown his way too. Always seemed a bit troubled by his status, in the shadow of his brothers, Harry, less loved than Ginny, always wondering if he was any use to the others. There's nothing more destructive than the feeling of being useless!

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 01-Sep-13 17:45:10

Tonks did the right thing. As did Lupin. She couldn't just lot do her duty because she was a mum.

Groovee Sun 01-Sep-13 17:48:39

But why blow all that money on a holiday and then spend the next few years struggling again.

They went to see the son who ran away to live there lived there

I'm sure Malfoy makes a reference to Mr Weasley being low paid while his father knew how to make money.

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 01-Sep-13 18:35:31

evkerythinginminiature she says just google: the remarkably thorough harry Potter character test. Do come back and let us know. Don't be Bellatrix else I shall have to kill you smile. Only joking.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sun 01-Sep-13 19:31:35

Ooh, I'm Mad-eye Moody... That was fun grin

Bogeyface Sun 01-Sep-13 19:50:15

I am Dobby....not sure how I feel about that, was hoping to be someone cooler!

Bogeyface Sun 01-Sep-13 19:50:51
Euphemia Sun 01-Sep-13 19:54:09

I'm Molly Weasley! grin

Lupin (with Bellatrix as my polar opposite).

I'll take Lupin. He's cool.

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 01-Sep-13 20:08:17

Ooh is everybody doing it?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 01-Sep-13 20:21:55

I'm Molly Weasley.

Not happy with this. Never liked the character when I read the books as a kid.

MortifiedAdams Sun 01-Sep-13 20:28:37

I'm molly!

choccyp1g Sun 01-Sep-13 20:39:54

I'm Molly too !!!

BellaTheGooseIsDead Sun 01-Sep-13 20:46:31


I'm Voldemort!

soontobeburns Sun 01-Sep-13 20:49:27

Im Albus Dumbledore. Polar opposite Narcissa Malfoy.

Im not happy with that. I hate Albus screaming, cunning evil man.

As for polar opposite being Narcissa thats who I wrote as during my RPG days, so thats wrong grin

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 01-Sep-13 20:50:16

Bella how on earth did you get Voldemort?! shock

hermioneweasley Sun 01-Sep-13 20:53:11

I'm Molly Weasley too - is that the only outcome? I am loyal, sensible etc, but am not a home maker in any way! Still "not my daughter you bitch" is one of my favourite lines!

BellaTheGooseIsDead Sun 01-Sep-13 20:55:01

I admitted that I actually hate most people, not all by any means and that I am unsociable and quirky, trust people too much, would prefer a book to a party, low self-esteem - it's a bit odd confused I don't remember any, "are you downright evil?" questions...

I did like that, "have a biscuit Potter" comment. I know it's said by McGonagall but I can just imagine Snape saying it to Harry on Mumsnet grin

FrussoHathor Sun 01-Sep-13 20:55:08

I'm slughorn

BellaTheGooseIsDead Sun 01-Sep-13 20:56:38

Most of my answers were middling too, hardly any extremes. I didn't even say I hate animals just, "they're okay"

Mind you even The Dark Lord has a pet.

I got Sirius Black!

soontobeburns Sun 01-Sep-13 21:01:56

Bella your answers sound similar to mind. I know voldemort and albus where too alike grin

BellaTheGooseIsDead Sun 01-Sep-13 21:06:19

I suppose I don't really hate most people, well not actively - I just prefer not to engage with them face to face (autistic spectrum)

I have woefully few people on my Facebook because I keeping culling them for annoying me but obviously like Mumsnetters as I've been here since 2007.

Thanks Albus, that has made me feel a bit better!

LaFataTurchina Sun 01-Sep-13 21:12:42

I got Molly Weasley as well, I'm happy with that. I think she's great.

Hermione. I wanted someone evil sad

hermioneweasley Sun 01-Sep-13 21:16:27

Kirjava - what did you say to get Hermione? (no particular reason for asking, oh no)

namechangesforthehardstuff Sun 01-Sep-13 21:22:49

TBH that household is so fucking patriarchal that Arthur is probably keeping back half his salary so that Molly stays barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen where she belongs.

Everytime Harry goes to visit he spends all his time outside playing Quidditch while Hermione and Ginny are helping set the table. Makes me wonder why Hermione spent all that time on rights for house elves when she was being opressed by her creator right there and then... grin

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 01-Sep-13 21:23:08

I'm Hagrid; my opposite is Lavender. I'm happy with that.

I hate parties and like a good read grin

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 01-Sep-13 21:28:48

Did anyone admit to liking parties? Anyone?

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 01-Sep-13 21:29:59

Dd was Arthur !!

I liked parties

AthelstaneTheUnready Sun 01-Sep-13 21:36:42

And you were Sirius? Ironic. Didn't he spend most of his time hiding in cupboards?

HalfAPeaOneCrumbAndADropOfGin Sun 01-Sep-13 21:42:29

I think Mrs Weasley was on here a few years back - but flounced after expressing gender disappointment angry

HalfAPeaOneCrumbAndADropOfGin Sun 01-Sep-13 21:45:38

Ah just seen that FrussoHathor did the same gag but better...grin

One does wonder how you'd feel as a mother having a daughter after 50ish attempts only for her to end up in a relationship with Voldy's number one enemy......imagine the IABU!

ChairmanMeoww Sun 01-Sep-13 21:45:58

Horace Slughorn! With Arthur Weasley opposite.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sun 01-Sep-13 21:48:20

Bella, I said almost all the same things - I hate virtually everyone, unsociabe, quirky, prefer a good book and offer Potter biscuits too wink It would seem my rash impulsiveness saved me from becoming Lord Voldy grin

racingheart Sun 01-Sep-13 21:50:04

Ginny Weasley. Opposite was Dolores Umbridge. Good fun. Now DC want to do it but it's late.

Hulababy Sun 01-Sep-13 21:52:05

I got Remus Lupin (Bellatrix as my polar opposite):

You are Remus Lupin, werewolf and previous Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. Remus is intellectual, introspective, and humble. Being a werewolf for most of his life, he is prone to shying away from social situations and keeping his emotions hidden. He is usually considerate of others’ feelings, but there are times when he is a little too blunt, which makes for uncomfortable situations. Because of his dark secret, he is pessimistic and tends to bring a depressing atmosphere with him. You and Remus are similar in the sense that both of you are much more realistic than idealistic. Focusing on the present is more important to you than fantasizing about the future, especially since your outlook on the future isn't very bright in the first place. Sure, you may hope for a better world, but you know that hoping and wishing only brings disappointment. In fact, your sober nature often makes others wary of your company, which is why you don't have too many close friends. The friends you do have, however, have your utmost loyalty and respect, and they know that they can always turn to you if they need guidance. You’re much more likely to tell someone their faults than their achievements, and you are more concerned with the big picture than you are with details. You are always looking to find a balance, and although you struggle with your inner demons on a daily basis, you yearn to grow more as a person in any way possible.

In short, you are more:

Cautious than impulsive

Mature than immature

Modest than arrogant

Normal than weird

Introverted than extroverted

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Sun 01-Sep-13 22:07:19

I got Molly Weasley too hmm with Mundungus Fletcher as my opposite. Bit of a let down really.

And yes, the Weasley household is pretty patriarchal. Molly's Ripley moment doesn't really impact on all the rest of it. Sigh.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Sun 01-Sep-13 22:07:36

DiseasesOfTheSheep that's good to know!

grin at offering the biscuit. I can't remember if I did or not, just thought it was funny. I may have said I hated the quiz and its creator because it was too long and I was being called up to put DS to bed <outraged>

Backtobedlam Sun 01-Sep-13 22:18:25

I got Ginny, longest 'fun' quiz ever! I thought it was going to be a trick thing at the end.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sun 01-Sep-13 22:21:28

I didn't have strong feelings on the quiz (I can't say I generally have strong feelings about such things!), so I picked what I regarded to be a mocking abstention from answering the question grin

I fear I'm more Barty Crouch Jnr's impersonation of Moody though. I'd totally love to be able to reprimand students by turning them into ferrets and forcing them down their friend's trousers if I were a teacher...

Goldendandelion Sun 01-Sep-13 22:30:45

I got Crookshanks at first, then Molly Weasley. Well I have got the same number of children!

pourmeanotherglass Sun 01-Sep-13 22:41:22

another lupin here. Could be worse, he's one of my favourite characters. Surprised i got a bloke after being asked my gender at the end

Trills Sun 01-Sep-13 22:53:03

I am happy to be Lupin, and I enjoyed that test!

nicelyneurotic Sun 01-Sep-13 23:05:37

Fun quiz! I'm Minerva McGonagall with Peter Pettigrew as my opposite.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 01-Sep-13 23:13:08

Me too Nicely but I got Crookshanks first.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Sun 01-Sep-13 23:19:16

I'd have been cool with Lupin.

Wondered myself about the gender and had a horrible time trying to prove I wasn't a robot - or maybe I need new glasses?

Voldemort though... <still upset>

Bogeyface Sun 01-Sep-13 23:47:25

I did it again in a bad mood after trying (and failing) to fix the dishwasher (my dishes come out covered in gritty stuff...anyone?) and I came out as Narcissa Malfoy. Polar opposite was Albus Dumbledore.

Comparing Dobby and NM's description I really am a bit of both!

I think you should all take it twice to see the differences.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 00:08:44

Good idea Bogeyface. I suppose it could be worse - I could have been Draco, the cowardly snivelling little git. At least Voldemort had the courage of his convictions.

<digs hole>

Or maybe bedtime just turns me into The Dark Lord?

Be interested to see results from doing it early in the morning before you've a hot drink / cigarette / stuck head under the tap grin

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 01:11:53

Bella I agree that Voldy did at least stick by what he believed. OK so what he believed was fucked up beyond belief but still!

I always have more respect for people who have offensive beliefs and stand by them than wet lettuces who will say one thing and then retract it when challenged. Changing tack but this why I got pissed off at the outcry when the BNP members list went public. If you are racist then stand by it! If you are ashamed then its because you know it is wrong.

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 01:13:21

That sounds like I support racism doesnt it? I dont, I am the mother of a mixed raced family!

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 01:32:47

Goodness, it honestly doesn't!

I do remember in the questionnaire saying that I don't blindly follow a faith and am always open to having my views challenged and will change if I think it's right. Voldemort chose, but for all the wrong reasons.

Good point about the BNP hypocrites angry

I suppose Tom Riddle was very conflicted and to be fair my result was Tom / Voldy and there are positives to taken from both. I feel very much for the young Tom and Severus.

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 02:02:20

I cant help wondering how different life would have been for Tom/Voldy if his mother hadnt thought more of her lost love than her unborn child.

I think thats what Harry picks up on when he realises the similarities between him and Voldy. Harry had a shitty life but he knew that it was because his parents died for him. Tom had a shitty life because his mother loved his errant father more than she loved him. Snape had a shitty life because of his abusive father but his mother loved him and did her best for him, so he was conflicted at first but ultimately did the right thing.

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 02:07:02

And all of those lost boys came to their realisations at the same age.

Harry got rescued at 11 by Hogwarts and got the truth about his parents so went one way. Tom got rescued at 11 by Hogwarts and realised that his father wasnt going to come to him so went the other way. Snape got rescued at 11 by Hogwarts and his friendship with Lily but was waylaid by his Slytherin pals and his inner issues, so was always conflicted but ulitmately his inner love won.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 02:21:42

Wow. Fantastic posts smile

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 02:26:09

I really over think books blush

Sparklysilversequins Mon 02-Sep-13 02:49:19

I am Remus Lupin and I am actually quite pleased with that.

Am a woman though so not sure why they bothered asking for gender confused.

hermioneweasley Mon 02-Sep-13 09:09:50

How do you know snape's father was abusive?

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 09:18:37

Its in the last book, part of his memory that Harry looks at, he and Lily and talk about it.

vixsatis Mon 02-Sep-13 10:04:36

They're upper middle class bohemian (father civil servant, family concerned about their education etc.) in contrast to the Dursleys LMC neatness and materialism. They're only poor because it's a convention in children's books that the poor are always good. Their poverty is very patchy- clothes may be second hand but they have a large house in the country, eat very well and the wedding was very smart

MissHC Mon 02-Sep-13 10:16:33

I'm Ginny! Actually really happy with that smile

Gracelo Mon 02-Sep-13 10:18:10

I'm Ginny it seems, Umbridge my polar opposite.

Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 10:45:39

remus lupin here

YouAintNoLady Mon 02-Sep-13 11:27:03

Oooh, love this thread!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 02-Sep-13 11:45:54

The wedding was paid for by Fleur's parents, though, wasn't it? Parents of the bride and all that? And I reckon Bill gets a good wage as a curse-breaker for Gringotts.

Whoever suggested that the house is their pension was wrong. As a senior civil servant Arthur will be on a final-salary pension, averaged over the last 3 years of service, so all the overtime racked up during the wizarding war will count towards it.

Yy to bad parenting with the Weasleys never having their kids at home for the holidays.

I think the reason that Ron couldn't use any of his older brothers' books was that for some reason the editions get updated every single year so the old ones are out of date. Apart from the Half-Blood Prince's Potions book, that one is still the same edition for years and years to make the story work.

ShadeofViolet Mon 02-Sep-13 12:21:35

I am Molly. Its about right!

Too many Mollys! Me too.

BTW, I don't think the Weasleys do have a big house. Apparently it looks like a stone pigsty with extra bits held up by magic and when they're all at home and have Harry and Hermione staying, there isn't room for them to all sit at table indoors.

Pachacuti Mon 02-Sep-13 13:20:16

I am Lupin. And quite pleased to be lumped in with the other Lupins here.

DeTamble Mon 02-Sep-13 13:30:49

I'm certainly missing it!

ChubbyKitty Mon 02-Sep-13 13:45:35

Oh my word I'm Fred and George!

AverageHeight Mon 02-Sep-13 13:47:46

Another Lupin!

While I like the character and do think I'm well matched, all the talk of polar opposites (bellatrix lestrange) has me thinking that Remus and Bellatrix are the flipsides of the manic depressive coin...

Back to the original point, I don't see why Molly should have had to get a job to prove her own value to other random ppl. I'm sure she had plenty of biring stuff to do with household spells (protective charms etc like hermione when on the run) and just keeping tabs on the whole family and would have wholeheartly enjoyed whatever free time she had (much homemade cake I reckon!)

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 13:51:06

She didnt need to get a job to prove her value, but to bring extra money in as what they have they piss up the wall!

DeTamble Mon 02-Sep-13 14:03:50

Hilarious, I got Horace Slughorn. I did not see that coming!

AverageHeight Mon 02-Sep-13 14:33:43

Money for what though? They're all fed, sheltered and clothed. Happy home life. If they had more money I'm sure they'd find a way to spend it pretty sharpish rather then hang on to it for a rainy day. I like their attitude of life is for living. If Ron had all brand new super fashionable clothes he'd just find something else to moan about, maybe even that Molly doesn't spend time and effort on making personal gifts for him and just buys things as a quick fix! With such a big family it'd be pretty wasteful for there to be no hand-me-downs. I had several hand knitted jumpers and cardis growing up and treasured the connection with the family member who'd made them as there was a fair bit of geographical distance (just like I assume with Hogwarts and the Burrow).

VileWoman Mon 02-Sep-13 14:37:54

Another Molly, not sure I'm happy about that. Especially after this thread!

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 14:53:16

Yes but having to go out and buy second hand shabby clothes and books because you pissed 1000 Galleons (worth a lot if it pays for a month in Egypt for a family of 7!) is downright stupid.

Would you really do that?

AnyoneButLulu Mon 02-Sep-13 15:43:07

Unfashionable clothes is one thing, but doesn't Ron spend ages with a knackered wand which they can't afford to replace? That's a serious problem.

LimburgseVlaai Mon 02-Sep-13 16:27:47


Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 16:29:37

limburgsetc envy

LimburgseVlaai Mon 02-Sep-13 16:32:08

Heh heh. I quite like Snape. So I'm happy with that.

MinesAPintOfTea Mon 02-Sep-13 16:36:11

The month in Egypt is a bit misleading: they were visiting a family member and presumably stayed with him. Also reasonable to spend a windfall on visiting family (assuming no debt etc) if you usually can't afford to do that.

As for what Molly does all day: Harry thinks the house is held up entirely by magic. Possibly Molly spends a lot of time refreshing spells.

merrymouse Mon 02-Sep-13 17:16:14

I think JK says that wizard children are home educated before secondary school? I suspect the poor woman was trying to launch herself back into the job market, and maybe set up some kind of business selling jumpers during books 2 and 3, and then at the end of book 4, just when she's starting to make some headway, Voldemort returns and she has to set up headquarters for the resistance movement.

BigW Mon 02-Sep-13 17:26:36

You see Merry that's another thing that bothers me. How can the likes of Harry and hermione ever hope to be as proficient at magic stuff as someone like Ron who has been exposed to it his entire life?

He will have grown up surrounded by spells and potions and port keys where as Harry only found out a few hours before setting his eyes on a wand for the first time.

Trills Mon 02-Sep-13 18:05:41

Do all wizarding families have at least one SAHP while their children are under 11 then?

merrymouse Mon 02-Sep-13 18:16:20

Anyway, the Weasleys are supposed to contrast with the Dursleys and the Malfoys precisely because they aren't obsessed with getting ahead and keeping in with the right people - possibly hence Percy's frustration.

I suppose JK could go back and insert a chapter where some of these issues are clarified, but can't help thinking it might interfere with the flow.

Lottiedoubtie Mon 02-Sep-13 18:20:08

Well I suppose that some wizarding families malfoys can probably afford tutors to teach their children to read and write at home.

I think it says somewhere in the book that some go to muggle primary schools as well.

(I got Molly Weasley in the quiz as well)

nooka Mon 02-Sep-13 18:32:11

ha ha I gave dd the test and she came out as Gellert Grindelwald with Harry Potter as her opposite grin Clever, conceited, and dangerous apparently!

She was not at all impressed! She wanted to be Luna. Funny quiz though smile

nooka Mon 02-Sep-13 19:03:05

Oh and I'm another Molly Weasley, which is irritating because I really dislike her in the books/films and personally am some way off being 'practically a saint' (thank goodness!)

EverythingInMjiniature Mon 02-Sep-13 19:52:34

Oooh thank you married, I came out as ginny smile say thank you to your dd! Sounds like I have a lot of mums on this thread!

Elevader Mon 02-Sep-13 19:57:02

Another Lupin here! smile

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 20:01:47

Luna would be cool. Has anyone got her yet? Or prepared to do the test as Luna and see if the test is accurate?

AmazingDisgrace Mon 02-Sep-13 20:19:45

I'm Grindelwald. Harry Potter is my polar opposite. Sulking a bit as I was hoping for Bellatrix. Still either way you look at it I'm bad asswink

BrittaPie Mon 02-Sep-13 20:40:15

Dobby! Cheeky buggers.

You are Dobby, a House Elf that was previously enslaved by the Malfoys and now works as Hogwarts kitchen employee. Dobby is silly and docile, but also daring. Belonging to the Malfoys for so many years has hardened him to the point where he fights endlessly to stand up for what he believes, and no amount of violent threats can scare him into running away. In terms of friendship, though, Dobby is exceptionally faithful. He is definitely a character who grows a great deal throughout the series, seeing as his attitude changes from one of fear to one of fearlessness. You and Dobby are similar in the sense that both of you are somewhat crazy, though in actuality quite endearing. It is likely that you have a good amount of friends, and the reason they enjoy your company is because of your unfailing optimism. Sure, you can be a little weird sometimes, but in the end it is your heart of gold that draws people to you. What’s funny is that you don’t even really care about others’ opinions; you appreciate a compliment every now and then, but you mainly live for yourself. You want to soak up every joyful moment that life gives you so that you can remember the good times over the bad.

In short, you are more:

Impulsive than cautious

Mature than immature

Modest than arrogant

Weird than normal

Extroverted than introverted

Although I have just left XH, so maybe he was my Malfoys and now I get to be all brave and die? hmm
Tbh, it probably is quite accurate - the only thing that surprised me was that it said I'm modest :-D

muffinino82 Mon 02-Sep-13 22:44:02

I'm Gellert Grindelwald, the most evil wizard in history before HWSNBN came along. Happily, my polar opposite is Potter grin

DefiniteMaybe Mon 02-Sep-13 22:52:19

I got Voldemort with Ron as my polar opposite grin

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 22:52:20

"Gellert Grindelwald, the most evil wizard in history before HWSNBN came along"


Has anyone admitted to being Bellatrix yet?

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 22:53:06

Right, just checked and Potter paid 7 Galleons for his wand.

He paid 10 Galleons each for 3 pairs of Omnioculars at the Quidditch world cup for him, Ron and Hermyown.

What was stopping him from buying Ron a new wand as a joint birthday and Xmas present? Apart from it would have ruined the story re Lockhart/Chamber of Secrets etc.

Seems to me that he is only sure of the Weasleys refusal of financial help when it suits him! So they are profligate and he is stingy, but with flashes of "look at me!" spending. Interesting dynamic.....

Did I mention I over think things? blush

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 22:53:15

<drags DefiniteMaybe into a corner>

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 22:54:50


No fictional online pretend snogging on my thread thank you! grin

PenguinBear Mon 02-Sep-13 23:02:04

Just seen this thread but it's cheered me right up grin

And I love the fact that as adults, Harry and Ginny and Ron and Hermione's families do not have any financial problems and their kids don't have to have anything second hand. grin

MrsWeasley Mon 02-Sep-13 23:03:50

BrittaPie I would love to be Dobby. more weird than normal grin

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 23:08:32

Penguin do you get the feeling that Ron would be the OTT dad that says "yes" to everything because he still carries scars of those dress robes? And Hermyown lets him because she was an indulged PFB?

Whereas I suspect Harry and Ginny are the "earn your pocket money and save up" parents, causing much bad feeling between the Potter and Weasley cousins grin

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 23:09:05

MrsW I am either Dobby or Narcissa depending on my mood, not sure which I prefer tbh grin

muffinino82 Mon 02-Sep-13 23:12:34


Being as arrogant and cunning as I am, these results do not surprise me wink

merrymouse Mon 02-Sep-13 23:12:36

I suspect Ron was keeping quiet about the wand as it was broken during the car stealing incident.

Seems a bit rough that he had a hand me down wand in the first place though.

AnyoneButLulu Mon 02-Sep-13 23:16:45

I'm McGonagall. Definitely not complaining about that.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 23:17:22

Some people are keeping their results a secret.

Fess, please.

Sorry for the snogging OP blush

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 23:19:28

I would love to be McGonagall. Have you read her back story on Pottermore?

I ended up kicking the kids off the PC when I was helping them just to read that. It is heartbreaking, and explains why she has such a strict but kind attitude to her house.

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 23:20:13

I am not angry Bella, just disappointed....

KittyLilith Mon 02-Sep-13 23:25:20

I got Luna grin.

KittyLilith Mon 02-Sep-13 23:27:28

In short, you are more:
Impulsive than cautious
Mature than immature
Modest than arrogant
Weird than normal
Introverted than extroverted
Your polar opposite is Lucius Malfoy.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 23:31:12



OvO Mon 02-Sep-13 23:37:03

I'm Dumbledore.

Bet it was admitting to liking kinky stuff that gave me that answer. angrywink

MissBartlett Mon 02-Sep-13 23:42:51

McGonagall too. DH said it's no surprisesmile. Loving all the HP threads - have turned both dc into potterheads just so I have an excuse to reread/watch all the books/films!

MissBartlett Mon 02-Sep-13 23:45:20

And having watched CoS today with DC, i wondered why doesn't hogwarts have any spare wands (like spare pants in primaries!) - Ron can't be the first student to break his wand?

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 23:50:46

Very good point MissB

Its like coming in without your PE kit, you have to ferret about in the lost property box and make do grin

Bogeyface Mon 02-Sep-13 23:53:37

And thinking further.....Rons wand was second hand but Ollivander says that the wand chooses the wizard. That would explain why Rons magic in the first year was a bit crap ("Its not Wingardium LeviOsar") and improved afterwards. Perhaps that hit his confidence which is why he didnt perform as well as his talented older brothers even when he did have a wand that chose him.

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Tue 03-Sep-13 00:12:54

My result:

You are Molly Weasley, mother of seven children and wife of Arthur Weasley. As the caretaker of so many children, Molly is headstrong, defensive, and caring. She is fiercely loyal to her family and friends, always attending to others’ needs before her own. She can get a little hotheaded at times, especially when somebody breaks her rules. Otherwise, she is practically a saint. You are similar to Molly in the sense that both of you are devoted to your loved ones more than anything else. It is likely that you have your own set of morals and that you have a very clear definition of what is right and what is wrong. People who do not share your views will often get the cold shoulder, but you try your best not to judge too much. As long as you are treated with respect, you welcome new friends into your life with open arms. The one thing that breaks you is stress; it can sometimes turn you into a completely different person. You always realize your mistakes, though, and apologize for any rudeness displayed. No one would ever call you thoughtless or discourteous, and they'd be wrong if they did! On top of being kind-hearted, you are extremely protective, often sticking up for your loved ones more than they even want you to. They may never tell you how much they value you, but you should know that your friendship is truly irreplaceable.

On the test grin

WandaDoff Tue 03-Sep-13 00:50:35

I am Voldemort. Mwahahahahaha

slapandpickle Tue 03-Sep-13 05:13:08

I'm Hermione :D

CambridgeBlue Tue 03-Sep-13 07:00:45

Marking place so I can do the test when I'm not supposed to be getting out of bed and making packed lunches.

Great thread, I'm re-reading all the HPs at the moment (half way through GofF). Wonder why everyone's suddenly into it again - is it because the films were on?

CambridgeBlue Tue 03-Sep-13 07:06:53

PS can anyone link to the HW (Hogwarts?) thread that's mentioned and any others I've missed? Pesky school holidays interfering with my MN time smile

Euphemia Tue 03-Sep-13 07:11:17

It's here.

ShootMeNowPlease Tue 03-Sep-13 07:31:05

I'm Lupin! Happy with that, I like him.

PenguinBear Tue 03-Sep-13 07:35:18

Quite possibly Bogeyface. I think Ron would be so desperate for his children to not feel like he did that he would give them anything they ask for. I dont think Rose would be too affected by this as she is probably very like her mother. Though I think Hugo would cash in on his dad's generosity and be rather spoilt by Ron, owning the best and latest of everything even if he didn't really want it.

LondonMother Tue 03-Sep-13 08:08:23

I'm McGonagall too and I am delighted!

“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.”

You are Minerva McGonagall, the Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts and Headmistress in Dumbledore’s absence. Professor McGonagall is rational, high-strung, and somewhat overbearing. She is quick to state her opinions, but does so in a sharp and subtle way. Like most distinguished women, she can be snooty and critical towards other people, frequently using logic as a way of deducing those around her. This characteristic isn’t so surprising; being older and more experienced causes her to take a leadership role in almost any given situation, and many look to her for guidance because of this. You and McGonagall are similar in the sense that both of you are a bit uptight and set in your ways. You are unafraid of hurting others’ feelings, but it would be wrong to say that you are coldhearted. Reserved is a better word. Most of the time you come off as frigid and distant, even when you’re in a good mood. It is likely that a strict upbringing infused those traits within you, causing you to become a disciplinarian. Your detached personality often confuses people into thinking that you are a total drag, but they just need to appeal to your good side before they can see it. Not everyone is worthy anyway.

In short, you are more:

Cautious than impulsive

Mature than immature

Arrogant than modest

Normal than weird

Extroverted than introverted

Your polar opposite is Peter Pettigrew.

ithaka Tue 03-Sep-13 08:11:01

I am Ginny Weasley! I am particularly delighted that my polar opposite is Dolores Umbridge.

Plus - I get to marry the hero preens

BlackBorderBinLiner Tue 03-Sep-13 08:24:47

Another Dobby here, who'd want to date a house elf?

BruthasTortoise Tue 03-Sep-13 08:59:46

I'm Hermione. I thought I was cooler than that smile

BoffinMum Tue 03-Sep-13 09:07:12

If Molly Weasley got a job instead of being a SAHM and loafing about, they wouldn't be in such financial straits. After all, all her kids are at school.

<sits back and waits for flaming>


Snazzyenjoyingsummer Tue 03-Sep-13 09:14:51

would love to have been Hermione envy

Beastofburden Tue 03-Sep-13 09:15:49

Boffin, nobody flamed me when I said that upthread! I think its because they are all at boarding school perhaps a little class envy creeping in but there is a theory its a big house and someone needs to be there to cast the spells all day. Dont buy it, myself.

mrsjay Tue 03-Sep-13 09:18:28

I think Molly is some sort of tea witch and makes the tea and cake for all the other far more important people, hmm what page is the quiz on

AnyoneButLulu Tue 03-Sep-13 09:19:29

I thought about those threads too Boff, when I made that very same point, but surely even the most frothing of flames wouldn't say it was unreasonable to expect a mother of teenagers who were all at boarding school to get a job? Surely? Surely?

Pachacuti Tue 03-Sep-13 09:20:12

I rather like merrymouse's affecting portrait of Molly as a small businesswoman struggling to get her woolly jumper business off the ground only to have it all ripped from under her by the return of the Dark Lord.

mrsjay Tue 03-Sep-13 09:21:00

maybe they are just eccentric aristo's and mr weasly is just playing at a job and they are loaded and when they die they will leave all their money to cats grin

Weasleyismyking Tue 03-Sep-13 10:39:14

I'm Ginny Weasley. My username feels a bit weird now... blush

motherinferior Tue 03-Sep-13 10:58:51

WRT funding I reckon it's like statementing and you can get local authority assistance for a place.

Molly ought to get some of those damn sexist blokes she lives with to do a bit more of the housework.

MinnieBar Tue 03-Sep-13 11:43:03

Another Lupin here!

<fist bumps the others>

I never understood why Molly says they can't afford a house elf when the annoying poor blighters don't even get paid. What's that all about then??

Agree with the bad financial management - she makes them a jumper each for Christmas, and even if she were using the cheapest granny acrylic available, for seven kids and Harry that wouldn't be a 'cheap' present…

Cheddars Tue 03-Sep-13 11:45:12

I got Luna Lovegood smile
Matches my personality quite well.

People generally do not take her seriously because she has a tendency to spout strange, uncommon ideas off the top of her head, but Luna is the type of individual who doesn’t care much about impressing others.
And that explains why I don't do so well on the school run. blush

Sparklymommy Tue 03-Sep-13 11:47:13

I'm a Lupin too! (Secretly wants to be Bellatrix).

Molly and Arthur are lovely people. Shit with money but happy with their lot. More people should be like them!

Bogeyface Tue 03-Sep-13 11:59:33

I think that house elves are probably considered an asset by the owning family and can be sold. sad I would imagine that they would be expensive to buy, something that Hermione would go ape about if she knew.

I think that Hogwarts is state run, so funded by the MoM with extras paid for from donations and trusts from alumni.

marriedinwhiteisback Tue 03-Sep-13 12:04:59

I must let dd know how well the quiz she found has gone down on Mnet. DD has managed to hijack a thread without even being a Mnetter - but she is an avid HP fan.

badtime Tue 03-Sep-13 12:19:04

I'm Hermione. It's hardly surprising since I am an abrasive know-all in real life, but I would have preferred McGonagall, for the gravitas.

House elves go with the house and whoever inherits; I don't think they can be sold, although Harry inherits Kreecher along with all Sirius's other 'posessions'.

CambridgeBlue Tue 03-Sep-13 13:48:41

Thanks for the link to the Hogwarts thread. I can't get the quiz to work though! I click on 'Expecto Patronum' and nothing happens - what am I doing wrong? I'm desperate to find out who I am!

Glitterspy Tue 03-Sep-13 13:56:09

Sorryif this has already been mentioned but Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration prevents the Weasleys "just magicing themselves up some new gear"!!

MischiefManaged Tue 03-Sep-13 14:02:41

I'm Bellatrix! ha
I got Crookshanks the first time round so tried to be more decisive in my answers on second run.

Impulsive than cautious
Immature than mature
Arrogant than modest
Weird than normal
Extroverted than introverted

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Tue 03-Sep-13 14:47:40

Re taking the test when not half asleep. smile

Seems to get me to Lupin.

Hmmmm only one dynamic changed whether I was extroverted or introverted.

Interesting though.

Glad I'm no longer Molly. Have some similar values but eh, not her biggest fan.

Pachacuti Tue 03-Sep-13 15:46:36

Only if clothing is the much-speculated-about fifth exemption to Gamp's Law., Glitterspy. It would make sense if it is, of course.

Glitterspy Tue 03-Sep-13 16:30:59

Pachacuti Could be - but then wouldn't all wizards use the 5th exemption to make themselves rich rich rich?

Pachacuti Tue 03-Sep-13 17:33:35

It's the things that are exemptions to Gamp's Law that can't just be created out of thin air-- we are told that there are five exemptions, but the only one that we are specifically told about is food. It's likely, from the events around Order of The Phoenix (and the fact that no one does magic up huge piles of cash) that money/gold/riches is another. Various essays on the Internet speculate on the precise nature of the other three exemptions -- given that the Weasleys live in second-hand outdated clothes it's probable that that is indeed one of them. But it's being an exemption to Gamp's Law that stops [whatever] being magicked up, not Gamp's Law itself.

Bogeyface Tue 03-Sep-13 17:46:07

JK says that things conjured up out of thin air dont last as they have no substance, so you can change things, increase them, reduce them and summon them but not create them.

I would think then that that is why they buy second hand clothes and books but surely they could be transfigured into new looking clothes and books?

NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 03-Sep-13 19:06:49

Lupin! Opposite of Bellatrix. Sounds about right!!

Euphemia Tue 03-Sep-13 19:12:00

A house elf is another mouth to feed, so maybe the Weasleys couldn't afford that.

GinniferAndTonic Tue 03-Sep-13 19:53:13

I'm McGonagall! Very happy with that. I'm not aware of any backstory though, so off to google now...

Euphemia Tue 03-Sep-13 19:57:28

Minerva's backstory is great. smile

mrsjay Tue 03-Sep-13 20:57:30

just done the short quiz grin I got hagrid tell me im not the only one blush

AthelstaneTheUnready Tue 03-Sep-13 21:05:21

I'm Hagrid, Mrs. Just us so far though. Wanna see a spider?

BellaTheGooseIsDead Tue 03-Sep-13 21:11:51

O.T but I could use some help please:

Following the Studio tour, DS' preference for a bedtime story is the life and times of Lord Voldemort. I think he likes him because the soulless baby was one of the only interactive bits. He is very into monsters and is fascinated by him.

Anyway - I have been focussing on the fairy-tale aspects, the poor boy who was unloved and who made all the wrong choices and the the love Lily had for Harry which was so powerful it defeated death.

Now DS insists that The Dark Lord returns again so I am having to explain horcruxes to an autistic six year old. In an age-appropriate manner hmm An obsession with cycles is very characteristic of how his autism manifests.

I can't help thinking that if he had the benefit of a few years of a traditional Catholic education that this would possibly be a bit easier grin

Any advice?

mrsjay Tue 03-Sep-13 21:23:52

Dunno really *Bella^ dd heroinne is belltrixlastrange and she has an affliation to slitherin confused

mrsjay Tue 03-Sep-13 21:24:41

Athelstane Hagrid is an all round good egg grin

Bellebelle Tue 03-Sep-13 21:32:44

I'm Snape! DH is surprised that I'm surprised hmm

BellaTheGooseIsDead Tue 03-Sep-13 21:34:15

I like Bellatrix (should tinker with my name really) for the very shallow reason that she is beautiful, has lots of curly hair and wonderful costumes.

DS is definitely a Griffindor though so it's a bit odd. Perhaps he is just working through his fears.

mrsjay Tue 03-Sep-13 21:40:30

maybe he is working through it dd wears 2 bracelets slitherin and dumbledores army now there is a contradiction and a half , she loves Bellas hair and clothes

soontobeburns Tue 03-Sep-13 21:44:03

Oh im most definitely a Slytherian. I always am fond of villians in movies and books.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Tue 03-Sep-13 21:49:57

grin at mrsjay's fabulous-sounding DD. Can you take the quiz for her?

I am Dobby too. grin I am rather pleased....

musicmadness Tue 03-Sep-13 22:23:11

I'm Hermione, which I'm quite pleased with grin.

The sorting hat quiz from Pottermore puts me in either Ravenclaw or Slytherin (depending on a single question which I can't make my mind up on!) rather than Gryffindor though.

MischiefManaged Tue 03-Sep-13 22:29:54

Right just done the test again as I have more time to consider my answers and came out as Bellatrix again shock
I'm seriously fucked aren't I ?

Why can't I be Tonks ? She was cool and had fab hair

Jewelledkaleidoscope Tue 03-Sep-13 23:38:42

I really dislike the pairing of Harry and Ginny together. It just makes it all a bit incestuous

He would have been much better off with Luna, a manic pixie dreamgirl if ever there was one

ChubbyKitty Wed 04-Sep-13 01:30:22

I actually have a Dark Markblush if I wiggle the tendons in my wrist right I can make the snakes head move.

Bogeyface Wed 04-Sep-13 01:33:23

That is soooooo cool Chubby , I want!

But word to the wise "Chubbykitty" isnt really a Death Eater name, you might want to consider a change.

"Ah" said Voldermort "I see that Avery, Yaxley, Rowle, Bellatrix, Lucius and ChubbyKitty are here at my summons"

ChubbyKitty Wed 04-Sep-13 01:34:21

I was always the Dark Lords favourite. Secretly he's a massive crazy cat man. wink

BellaTheGooseIsDead Wed 04-Sep-13 01:45:14

JKR said in her Harvard speech that she took her friends names for Deatheaters and that they were kind enough not to sue her.

She must have had pretty cool-named mates.

I can't imagine BellatrixLeGoose having the same impact.

VenusRising Wed 04-Sep-13 01:46:25

I'm Luna, the polar opposite of Draco Malloy.
I'm quite like her irl. Strange!

I like the sound of manic pixie dream girl!

BellaTheGooseIsDead Wed 04-Sep-13 02:00:25


confuddledDOTcom Wed 04-Sep-13 04:42:32

I'm Dobby. I was a bit put out until I read it, I don't think I can complain. How does DobbyDOTcom sound?

MinesAPintOfTea Wed 04-Sep-13 06:42:15

I'm dumbledore which I'm pleased with as long as I don't have to grow that beard.

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Wed 04-Sep-13 20:40:01

Anyone do the Harry Potter Husband test?


I got Mrs Longbottom, so I'd be marrying Neville. I actually quite like that. Although he isn't the strongest or most intelligent, he'd always stand by me and that's the kind of man who should be in every woman's life smile

nomorecrumbs Wed 04-Sep-13 21:05:27

I got Harry. Sod that! I wanted Malfoy.

Lottiedoubtie Wed 04-Sep-13 21:20:56

I got Harry too!

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Wed 04-Sep-13 22:14:38

I'm glad I got Neville.

He's a sweetie.


Meh, he's alright if you like that kind of thing.

AthelstaneTheUnready Wed 04-Sep-13 22:25:30

I think we've done this before, but...

... when did Neville turn into this?

oh my

I'm too old to be oh-my'ing over Nevilles.

confuddledDOTcom Wed 04-Sep-13 22:31:05

I'm Mrs Potter!

I'm happy with that.

VikingLady Wed 04-Sep-13 22:31:53

I'm Voldemort. DH laughed.

I'm stealing the covers tonight angry

AthelstaneTheUnready Wed 04-Sep-13 22:32:48

... and despite oh-mying over Neville, that blasted test has married me off to Mad-Eye Moody, "higher than 97% of your peers". Cheers.

AthelstaneTheUnready Wed 04-Sep-13 22:33:35

Oh, closely followed by Dudly, Snapes, then Ron.

Bugger off.

BellaTheGooseIsDead Wed 04-Sep-13 22:41:25

I am already Voldemort and now my perfect man is Severus Snape.

I wouldn't mind Snape for myself, Alan Rickman he clearly needs the love of a good woman but these results are making me feel a little bit ill.

Are all the Mollies and Ginnys getting Arthur and Harry?

BellaTheGooseIsDead Wed 04-Sep-13 22:43:05

AthelstaneTheUnready grin

AthelstaneTheUnready Wed 04-Sep-13 22:45:40

Yeah, but I was Hagrid, Bella. I should have been having some asexual arrangement with a hippogriff, or a giant mushroom, or something.

<failing that, Neville>

but not Moody. Or Dudley.

AphraBehn Wed 04-Sep-13 22:54:18

I'm marrying Sirius smile

BellaTheGooseIsDead Wed 04-Sep-13 23:09:57

Point taken, Athelstane. That is far more disturbing and something which may not have even been considered by the most perverted of fanfic writers.

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Wed 04-Sep-13 23:16:48

I think Lupin and Neville together would've been very, very strange indeed to be hones.

pooka Wed 04-Sep-13 23:31:18

I'm snape. Good. smile

confuddledDOTcom Wed 04-Sep-13 23:37:21

I think it didn't help poor Matthew Lewis that they put things behind his ears and gave him teeth, or maybe it did when he got rid of it all and people realised he's actually quite good looking!

Ifancyashandy Wed 04-Sep-13 23:43:33

I'm McGonagall YES.

Top lady!!!

ChubbyKitty Wed 04-Sep-13 23:55:00

I am marrying Sirius Black.

I'm cool with that.

Bogeyface Thu 05-Sep-13 00:10:43

I am marrying Sirius too and have more Siriusness than 100% of my peers, I think that means that you girls hanging on in hope had better stroll on grin

I bet Sirius is amazing in the sack!

BellaTheGooseIsDead Thu 05-Sep-13 00:24:31

I bet he is!

You'll have to fight ChubbyKitty for him though and I don't care how much her name doesn't sound like a DeathEater, it reminds me enough of Umbridge to make me a bit worried.

ChubbyKitty Thu 05-Sep-13 01:13:18

I do love her cat plates.

Bogeyface Thu 05-Sep-13 01:27:32

oooh good point.

However, I rather think that if I enlist the help of my friend Firenze I might be able to delay her long enough to snag him.

Clip clop ChubbyKitty, clip clop!

Bogeyface Thu 05-Sep-13 01:34:56

I "am" Lupin, and should marry ... Lupin.


Gracelo Thu 05-Sep-13 08:51:17

My perfect man is Bill Weasley it seems. I'm Ginny, so this is an impossible match and I will be fighting ChubbyKitty and Bogeyface for Sirius instead.

GeekLove Thu 05-Sep-13 14:22:53

I got Xenophilius which was a bit of a surprise since I thought I would get Luna. Explains why I can count all my friends on my fingers but ateast they are keepers.

ChubbyKitty Thu 05-Sep-13 16:13:21

Shall I just make it easier and run away with Draco? I'm happy to do thisgrin

Pachacuti Thu 05-Sep-13 16:41:54

I am Lupin and should marry him. Clearly Horry and I are made for each other.

LaFataTurchina Thu 05-Sep-13 16:53:24

I'm marrying Lupin. I'm not sure how I feel about this - one hand he's pretty sexy in a sad intellectual kind of way but on he really annoyed me when he tried to run off with harry instead of staying with Tonks and the baby.

NuggetofPurestGreen Thu 05-Sep-13 20:26:02

I'm marrying Bill Weasley - which is okay with me I was just admiring Domhnall Gleeson in the trailer for that new Richard Curtis film.

I'm Lupin though - I'm sure there's some fan fic out there about us already...

NuggetofPurestGreen Thu 05-Sep-13 20:27:19

Oh God I wish I hadn't googled that sad

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Thu 05-Sep-13 21:06:56

Oh dear, don't want to think about that.

Mind you would prefer that than Mundungus and Arthur Weasley or something like that.


Are inter-species marriages still frowned upon?

As a house elf I should apparently be marrying Fred or George. grin

Pachacuti Fri 06-Sep-13 10:14:00

<is not going to Google Mundungus/Arthur Weasley fanfic>
<is not going to Google Mundungus/Arthur Weasley fanfic>


LadyKatherine Fri 06-Sep-13 10:54:14

Ok first of all have seriously worried my DD at my laughing about ChubbyKitty death eater roll call. Thanks for that Bogeyface. grin

I came out as Horace Slughorn confused, and should marry Snape. <stamps foot hard as wanted Lucius>.

On a previous note re holiday though, 1000 Galleons equates to £5000 (hp currency converter here, bearing in mind that Harry's first wand cost £35 that is still a mega expensive holiday costing them £4965!

BellaTheGooseIsDead Fri 06-Sep-13 12:37:14

The Deatheater roll call and ChubbyKitty's reply had me lolling too grin

shock at the holiday cost. I'm still very sorry for Ron and his frilly dress robes sad

comingalongnicely Fri 06-Sep-13 14:31:47

I'm Gellert Grindelwald - wasn't he in the Sound of Music? My opposite is Goody Two Shoes, Harry Potter....

Sparklymommy Fri 06-Sep-13 15:31:38

Err.., I got Harry. Sod that! I'm after Snape. Or failing that Sirius!

ChasingDogs Fri 06-Sep-13 20:29:10

Apparently I'm Mad-Eye and I should marry Lupin. Can you imagine what that fanfic would read like?

Go on, imagine it. I dare you. grin

Dollymouse Fri 06-Sep-13 21:39:55

Yes but the older boys don't have dress robes to hand down because the ball is only held in honour of the Triwizard tournament, which hasn't happened for about 30 years because it's so dangerous...

Dollymouse Fri 06-Sep-13 21:44:14

No you can summon food if you know where it is so presumably Mrs Weasley can 'make' sauce in her kitchen...

AltogetherAndrews Sat 07-Sep-13 00:36:52

I did the quiz (I'm Dumbledore) but to get my answer I had to sign up a for a profile on the site. The site turns out to be part of okcupid, and I'm getting emails from them, which is a bit of an issue since I'm married. I'm pretty annoyed actually.

Anyone else have this issue?

Thatballwasin Sat 07-Sep-13 00:40:18

Doesn't matter if they are poor or not, there must be shit loads of blackberries round their way to sustain them

Pachacuti Sat 07-Sep-13 00:44:42

No -- there was a box to tick to say whether you were single or married, and then when I ticked married a message appeared to say "Ah, do you want to sign up for one of our accounts anyway, go on?" but there was an alternative link to say "No, just sod off and give me my results" (I may be paraphrasing slightly).

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 00:52:48

grin at blackberries. They might become a new MN meme.

Why did Voldy have a nose in the first film and a snake's one afterwards, please?

Pachacuti Sat 07-Sep-13 00:54:55

And they could just do Accio blackberry and avoid all the tedious picking.

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 01:38:08

Yes but the older boys don't have dress robes to hand down because the ball is only held in honour of the Triwizard tournament, which hasn't happened for about 30 years because it's so dangerous...

But Arthur does, as Molly tells Ron, so surely he could have borrowed those with a bit of magical alterations? I bet Arthur's dont have lace!

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 01:44:51

I could do it:

"Evanesco Liberace!

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 01:50:04


BTW can I thank you all for my first ever appearance on Aitch's Talk round up smile

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 01:50:37

Duh, obviously I can thank you, and I would like to do just that!

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 01:54:26

Discussion of the day and talk round-up. Congrats!

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 01:56:22


WandaDoff Sat 07-Sep-13 02:39:52

Does that mean you are royalty now Bogey?


Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 02:42:32

Oh I very much doubt it, I think it takes far more than that!

I dont think my name would come up on an MN self congratulations thread grin

ChubbyKitty Sat 07-Sep-13 02:53:01

Vault my guess is because in the first he was like the spirit of his former self but when he resurrected he pretty much came from a snake and that so he didn't come out like he used to be.

That's probably not the reason whygrin

Lottiedoubtie Sat 07-Sep-13 13:45:53

Vault, the very dark magic which Voldemort was involved with was hurting him. In his quest for immortality he was literally tearing himself apart and this was having an effect on his physical body. He didnt understand love/goodness so thought he could split his soul with no ill effects- he was wrong about this.

AphraBehn Sat 07-Sep-13 18:23:05

The Weasley Twins are on Pointless Celebrities. When did they become sexy?

Lottiedoubtie Sat 07-Sep-13 18:49:11

Not sure, but they are quite hot!

They were so close to winning as well! sad

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 19:17:47

Oh good explanation, thank you.

I did a bit of googling and found this and this grin

Euphemia Sat 07-Sep-13 19:39:29

Vault I like this one.

The look on Mouldyfart's face at the end! grin

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 19:43:34

LOL! His face is hilarious.

Know-it-all smuggery. More powerful than a Killing Curse, and don't we on Mumsnet realise that!

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 19:58:29

The Phelps boys are lovely, had an old lady crush on them for quite a while, although James is slightly cuter imo blush

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 07-Sep-13 20:00:59

I love the Phelps. And Rupert Grint. And Domhnall Gleeson. So all the Weasleys except Percy. I'd give Mark Williams a whirl too.

confuddledDOTcom Sat 07-Sep-13 20:28:39

I love the twins. I'm Brummie and you don't really hear the accent anymore so I love listening to them talk! Then you have Julie and Mark talking too...

The proper Brummie accent is not that faux Black Country/ Wolves/ Tipton/ WB mash up that you tend to hear when people put it on. All those have distinct accents and are different from Brummie, even Brummie varies, my niece and my daughter are both very Brummie but together they're totally different because they live in different parts of the city, their Girl's Brigade friends sound different again because they go to one by my parents house in a different part. Then there's black Brummie, Asian Brummie, posh Brummie... Accents from the borders of the other areas. I love accents lol

ItsaTIARA Sat 07-Sep-13 20:35:03

The Phelps were on Pointless Celebrities this evening - worth a catch up on iPlayer if you're a fan.

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Sat 07-Sep-13 20:42:34

I loved the Phelp's on pointless celebrities.

They seem really nice lads actually and quite intelligent. smile

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sat 07-Sep-13 20:51:29

Sirius is mine! Hurrah! He'll fit right into my sex dungeon grin

I always thought madeye would have a sex dungeon, don't you think? And I am madeye after all

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 20:51:40

Is it just me though, that thought that John Noakes didnt quite get why he was there?

For someone who was always so on the ball and full and life it was quite sad to see the delay between his good score and his cheer because Peter Purvis had to explain that he had done well sad

AphraBehn Sat 07-Sep-13 21:08:42

I found myself strangely taken with the Phelps twin in the red shirt.

AphraBehn Sat 07-Sep-13 21:10:48

Bogeyface I agree about John Noakes sad. I was looking forward to some anecdotes from him but he just seemed lost.

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 21:13:55

Aphra (great name btw, studied her for my abortive OU degree!) Red shirt was James, the cute one grin

I was looking forward to seeing JN too, and you're right, he did seem really lost. I was especially sad when he said "Can I go home now?" as he was clearly out of his comfort zone and not entirely happy.

confuddledDOTcom Sat 07-Sep-13 22:07:12

Glad I'm not the only one who thought John Noakes looked lost. Thanks for pointing me at Pointless grin I'm enjoying this!

confuddledDOTcom Sat 07-Sep-13 22:11:14

WHAT?!?! iplayer cuts out during Bar Tender And The Thief!

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