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Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
8:02 pm - HAH!

Ok, so it's been forever since anything's been posted here, but as I was reading The Leaky Cauldron's interview with JKR, I saw something I HAD to post:

JKR: No, I see that, and yeah, I follow your line there. I can't — I mean, obviously, there are lines of speculation I don't want to shut down. Generally speaking, I shut down those lines of speculation that are plain unprofitable. Even with the shippers. God bless them, but they had a lot of fun with it. It's when people get really off the wall — it's when people devote hours of their time to proving that Snape is a vampire that I feel it's time to step in, because there's really nothing in the canon that supports that.

Here is the entirety of the second part of this interview.

current mood: amused

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Thursday, March 18th, 2004
5:33 pm - From the Source!!

So I'm just now getting around to reading the webchat JK Rowling held a couple weeks ago. Here's a quote:

Megan: Is there a link between Snape and vampires?
JK Rowling replies -> Erm... I don't think so.

Take THAT Harry Potter for Grown Ups!!! (not that it'll stop any of them from insisting that he is a vampire...)

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Saturday, January 24th, 2004
9:21 pm - :P

Galadriel Waters & Astre Mithrandir

current mood: amused

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
11:10 pm

While in the bookstore yesterday, I came across this book for the first time. I have to admit that I hadn't read through the previous book by "Galadriel Waters" and "Astre Mithrandir," mostly because it struck me as something that would be supporting the Vampire Snape Theory. But yesterday I prepared to be amused as I made myself comfortable with the book in the store's cafe. I wanted to be amused by Vampire Snape Theories... but I got virtually nothing. Bah! The book is so pointless.

"Pay attention to when she makes mention of the number 2." Huh? They don't even tell me why, just that I should "think about it." Gee thanks.. and how's that supposed to help me make fun of you?

The one amusing bit I did find was their theory that Lupin and James switched bodies before Voldemort attacked Harry's family. Thus meaning that Lupin is really Harry's father. Uhuh... Apparently their thought is that is has to be Harry's father because Lupin is too nice to Harry, compared to other students. What's wrong with just being nice to the son of your best friend who was brutally murdered by a Dark Lord who has been trying to kill that boy for the last five years?

Is this an old theory? When I first read it it struck me as something I hadn't heard before, but now that I think about it it seems somewhat familiar.

*Why didn't I think to write a crap Unofficial HP book to make tons of money off of? Just think of all the people I could piss off being anti-Vampire Snape!*

current mood: amused

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Monday, January 12th, 2004
4:43 am - What?!

Is it me or did I actually see that someone has subscribed to a community called lotrboys_daily? Someone is going over to the Dark Side...

I sense a Doujinshi next...

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Sunday, January 4th, 2004
10:55 pm

This comes from a writer other than JK Rowling but is apt to our cause nonetheless:

In The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien p. 371, a letter to his publisher Allen & Unwin:

[Tolkien had been sent details of a proposed 'sequel' to The Lord of the Rings that a 'fan' was going to write himself.]

"Dear Miss Hill,

"I send you the enclosed impertinent contribution to my troubles. I do not know what the legal position is, I suppose that since one cannot claim property by inventing proper names, that there is no legal obstacle to this young ass publishing his sequel if he could find any publisher, either respectable or disreputable, who would accept such tripe.

"I have merely informed him that I have forwarded his letter and samples to you. I think that a suitable letter from Allen & Unwin might be more effective than one from me. I once had a similar proposal couched in the most obsequious terms, from a young woman, and when I replied in the negative, I received a most vituperative letter.
"With Best wishes, Yours sincerely,

J.R.R. Tolkien"

So there you have it, the great master has decreed: fanfiction writers are asses and their works are "impertinent contributions."

current mood: contemplative

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Thursday, December 18th, 2003
5:38 am - CB Buckley

I was doing a little web research on "Galadriel Waters" (CB Buckley)and came across this link:


If this doesn't qualify as a crackpot theory, then nothing does. What will all these people think when it comes out very simply as a children's book?

I wish I could do faster research on the author. But a search always comes up with a lot of booksellers rather than discussions. Surely there has to be someone else pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes.

current mood: bored

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2003
9:01 pm - First rant and topic

Ok, have any of you seen these HP books by the alleged "Galadriel Waters" and "Astre Mithrandir"? You don't have to buy them, just look at them in Barnes and Noble or whatever.

It's like an anthology of all the crazy crackpot HP stuff. It screams Internet all over it. And we all know that the Internet isn't exactly the best place for reliable information.

Anyway, here is my first rant/laugh.

For the "Waters" book dealing with Order of the Phoenix she opens her Forward with some congratulatory, arm-breaking slapping of her own back. She then says that she recently used "philology" to discover that "Occlumency" is really "A-clue-men-see".

Ok, there are several things wrong with this bunk:

1. She doesn't know what Philology is. She is probably only using the word because she read that Tolkien was a Philologist. This is not Philology. Coming up with something like this is not even in Linguistics.

2. The real Linguistic field for finding out what this word means is Etymology. Granted many people who think they are linguists because they are learning Klingon or Elvish confuse Etymology with Entymology. If they don't, then they think that Entymology is the study of talking trees. :P

Never does she mention Onomastics. Which was something Tolkien and Rowling both love. Although Rowling is more of a collector than a scholar in this area.

Oops, I digress.

Anyway, Etymology shows us that Rowling coined this word from Latin occlu- which means "to close" with the added "mancy" which comes from Latin mantia which means "divination" but has become the generic "magic" suffix to mean "study of" in the manner of Necromancy and Geomancy. This is not odd. Since Rowling was a Latin teacher before becoming a millionaire all of her spells and many of her names come from Latin or pseudo-Latin. She has punningly combined it with the Old English word mens which means "mind" to make "mency."

This is very logical since what's being used against Harry is Legilimency which due to the modern word "legible" is pretty transparent. It means the magic of reading minds. And Snape even says "Legilimens!" for the spell, which just means, "Read Mind!"

Ok, so I was laughing at her in a more scholarly way than many of you will. If you can read the text. It's blurry, like they printed the book from copy taken off of a deskjet printer. :/

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Sunday, December 14th, 2003
1:35 pm - Welcome!

Welcome to the community that discusses with disbelief the latest Crackpot HP Theory!

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