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Eponine - Aug 16, 2004 12:28 pm (#1201 of 2901)

GRRR... I could open the door at work, and was able to do everything, but now that I'm home, the door won't open again! The Do Not Disturb sign is up, and when I close the window and come back in, it's gone, but the door won't open. I am unhappy about this. I wanted to show my husband and now I can't. Any computer people out there know why?

aberforth dumbledore's #1 fan - Aug 16, 2004 12:29 pm (#1202 of 2901)

Thanks Star Crossed!

Penny Lane. - Aug 16, 2004 12:40 pm (#1203 of 2901)

Eponine: Try clearing your browsers cashe. I just checked, and it is still open for the time being.

colbow - Aug 16, 2004 1:03 pm (#1204 of 2901)

I made it through! Most excellent! But I had to jump over to IE to have it work right!

DJ Evans - Aug 16, 2004 1:22 pm (#1205 of 2901)

djellibabe, we both have been experiencing the same problem as far as getting that piece of paper to do right. I kept trying though & on about the 4th or 5th time it finally worked!!!! So keep on trying. I've made screen shots of it all, so if you can't get it to work, let me know & I can send them to you. (by the way "love" the first 3 letters in your name there!!! )

And thanks Aberforth for asking the question on how to do a screen shot and especially thanks to Ally for answering!!! I've always wonder how a person does that and now I know. Thanks!!!! Learn something new everyday!!!!

Later, Deb

djellibabe - Aug 16, 2004 1:30 pm (#1206 of 2901)

DJ, thanks for the compliment, my name is a Terry Pratchett reference. Have being trying over and over again all day but no luck so far, even delating cookies, I think that's what the experts mean when they say 'clear my browser cache'. If anyone knows different let me know and also where's the print screen button? Really struggling with all the techno jargon tonight!!

Star Crossed - Aug 16, 2004 1:36 pm (#1207 of 2901)
Edited by Aug 16, 2004 1:37 pm

Next to your F12 button, which is above your top letter keys. It says:

Silly enter things.

aberforth dumbledore's #1 fan - Aug 16, 2004 1:36 pm (#1208 of 2901)

Are you using the internet explorer or are you using some internet program like AOL? Because when I started using the regular Internet Explorer it worked fine.

djellibabe - Aug 16, 2004 1:41 pm (#1209 of 2901)

Thanks Star Crossed off to try now, will let you know. Oh and I am using Internet Explorer I think it just hates me.

djellibabe - Aug 16, 2004 1:48 pm (#1210 of 2901)

Cor Blimey Geezers I done it, Ta very much!!

Madame Librarian - Aug 16, 2004 1:56 pm (#1211 of 2901)

The schematic drawing of the dartboard is obscured by the click tabs for "Edits, Characters and Miscellaneous." What do I do to get underneath those tabs? I have no icon/control bar above. Help!

(Oops, there went Peeves. You hear him chuckle and then the Gobb Lynn card is uncovered. So keep the sound on, which I hadn't before because the noises became...well...annoying.)


Ciao. Barb

DJ Evans - Aug 16, 2004 1:59 pm (#1212 of 2901)

djellibabe -- YEA!!!!!!!

Later, Deb

Hogs Head - Aug 16, 2004 2:04 pm (#1213 of 2901)

Well, these goodies appear on Aug. 16, my wedding anniversary, and the clue about Sept. 14 -- that's my birthday. I wonder . . .

Madame Librarian - Aug 16, 2004 2:49 pm (#1214 of 2901)

[**Cue music--theme from "Twilight Zone."**]

Well, happy anniversary, Hogs Head!

Ciao. Barb

lupin's daughter - Aug 16, 2004 3:18 pm (#1215 of 2901)

is there a spot where the new clue is being discussed??

siliconsmiley - Aug 16, 2004 3:20 pm (#1216 of 2901)

For anybody still having trouble viewing what's behind the door, this computer geek recommends that you make sure you have the latest version of IE and Flash Player. Check out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

As far as clearing the cache, under Tools->Internet Options on the General Tab, click on the Delete Files button.

Good luck. Smile

KTO - Aug 16, 2004 3:31 pm (#1217 of 2901)

Hello to all, for those of us who are unable to access the excerpt, does someone have it and is willing to email it to us. My guess' for the dates, that the release date will be told to us on 9/14 and that the other numbers give us a clue to the actual release date. maybe just my hope and dreams I cannot stand waiting!!

my email address is "olearykt@yahoo.com" thanks


DJ Evans - Aug 16, 2004 4:01 pm (#1218 of 2901)

KTO -- Denise was kind enough and posted the "secret text" on Post #1153 . You can highlight it and read it there. Hope that helps you! If not let me know and I'll email it to you.

Now we've got something to look forward to on Sept. 14th!!!! And it would be fantastic if it is concerning the HbP book!!!!

Later, Deb

jmlmoo18 - Aug 16, 2004 4:04 pm (#1219 of 2901)

I don't know if the site has been updated or what, but the gobb lynn card isn't that anymore, it's like an advertisement for taxis or something.

Madam Pince - Aug 16, 2004 4:05 pm (#1220 of 2901)

Regarding the "Extra Stuff" page.....

Barb, I was unable to get the diagram of the dartboard, either. I waited for about 15 minutes without touching anything until Peeves came and uncovered the "Gobb Lynn" card, but then I waited about another 1/2 hour to be able to see the diagram, but nothing ever happened, so I finally gave up. You can see it very briefly as the screen is opening and closing, but I don't have a "paint shop" or anything to paste a "print screen" to, so I don't know.

KTO, the card where the date is written says (I think, correct me if I'm wrong, somebody) "14/09/04 - Shepparton Studios - Middlesex" (the Middlesex part was slightly obscured, but I think that was it.) So I think it must have something to do with the filming of the movies. Did you mean the release date of the movie "GoF", or did you mean the release date of "HPB?" Maybe she'll have a press conference at Shepparton to announce some things!

Also, looks like the Lexicon is going to be moved into the column of "Former Winners" since one of her Post-It notes says "Pick new fan site winner." That was a pretty good run, there, I'd say!

As somebody else mentioned, there are two new photos (well, I don't remember them from before, anyway) -- one of her hugging Goofy or Mickey Mouse or somebody, along with notes about going on Holiday, etc. which leads me to believe she went to one of the Disney properties on holiday. The other pic is of a cute little black and white dog which I assume is hers. The thing about the dog pic is that it is on top of a note which is partially obscured, which I think says "______miting continuously." Given that JKR is expecting, I think I might be able to fill in the first two letters.

Somebody said you have to turn the handle of the vault to get it to open. I didn't -- it just opened when I entered the code.

I thought finding the light switch was pretty hard. I clicked and clicked for a very long time before I got it. I also had a hard time following the instructions from various people -- I thought somebody said it was 1/3 of the way from the right side, then the Leaky Cauldron said it was 1/3 of the way from the left side. But then I realized the door is open, so 1/3 of the way from the right side of the door itself is the same thing as 1/3 of the way from the left side of the door opening. So anyway. I took measures, and I realize it would vary with your computer's screen size, but with my 15-inch screen the light switch was inside the dark room, exactly 4 cm from the bottom of the screen, 7 cm from the right side of the door opening, 3-3/4 cm from the left side/edge of the door itself, 5-1/2 cm from the left side of the door opening. It is just under the door handle and in a bit. Hope that's helpful to someone.

And can I just say -- I HATE dial-up Internet! Slooooowwwwww....

Edit: jmlmoo 18, you have to sit and wait a long time without touching your computer for Peeves to come in and move away the taxi card so you can see Gobb Lynn.

jmlmoo18 - Aug 16, 2004 4:11 pm (#1221 of 2901)

Thanks, Madam Pince.

Inappropriate Goat Charm - Aug 16, 2004 4:15 pm (#1222 of 2901)

does anyone have any suggestions of what the safe code could mean?

Cezar Salem - Aug 16, 2004 4:15 pm (#1223 of 2901)

Could somoenoe please tech me how to save a screen (like save the edit one pefore everytihng uploads on it)? Oh, and please put a link here whith a screen shot of it so we can all have a look and investigate... thanks already...

Joelle - Aug 16, 2004 4:15 pm (#1224 of 2901)

Ok I started a place to discuss the new clue. Its still under new threads called New Clue, Who? but if you want to comment that would be awesome. The only thing is that I paste the quote into it, so If you still are working on the clues don't go read it yet.


Prefect Marcus - Aug 16, 2004 4:21 pm (#1225 of 2901)

I have turned on the switch a number of times.

* First, click on the door handle. The door will open.
* Look at the bottom of the door handle plate. Then look at the line on the door directly beneath the handle plate. Line up exactly between those two points.
* Start next to the left-hand door frame. Move slowly across the black space clicking as you go. About 1/3 way across you should click on the light switch.
This works for me every time.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 16, 2004 4:24 pm (#1226 of 2901)

In Windows, press shift, alt, print screen button at same time, THEN, open Paint, or some graphics program, click edit, paste. You now have a screen save, in a picture form. The print screen button does that, sends image to your printer, hopefully. :-)

Cezar Salem - Aug 16, 2004 4:45 pm (#1227 of 2901)

I dont have a printer and anyways it didnt work... could you just post the pic here with like a link to it or something, so that I can see it ? thanks Twink

riddikulus - Aug 16, 2004 4:48 pm (#1228 of 2901)

For those of you who haven't seen the new clue, I won't reveal it... but I'm going to guess it's about Aberforth... only because she describes him with tawny hair... which resembles DDs hair.

Madam Pince - Aug 16, 2004 4:51 pm (#1229 of 2901)

That was my first thought, too, Riddikulus. I think it was the spectacles that did it for me.

lupin's daughter - Aug 16, 2004 4:53 pm (#1230 of 2901)

what about G. griffendor

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 16, 2004 5:01 pm (#1231 of 2901)

Reddikulus, please reference that for me, I have searched and not found where "it is it's about Aberforth... only because she describes him with tawny hair... which resembles DDs hair." Please point me to this description so I can make the connection?

accio hbp - Aug 16, 2004 5:10 pm (#1232 of 2901)

KTO, I just emailed you a screen shot of the prize.

accio hbp

Madam Pince - Aug 16, 2004 5:11 pm (#1233 of 2901)

Twinkling, have you opened the door and found the tidbit from the upcoming Book 6 yet? That's what is being referenced... maybe we should still be writing in white type...

Dumbledore had auburn/red hair, and "tawny" (according to Webster) is: "a brownish orange to light brown that is slightly redder than sorrel."

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 16, 2004 5:22 pm (#1234 of 2901)

Yes, I have, I just hadn't reached that conclusion. Please excuse the ring.

riddikulus - Aug 16, 2004 5:24 pm (#1235 of 2901)

Sorry TBE, I got to your question after others, very nicely, answered it. Yes, my reference was the description of hair color and glasses, based on how I view DD. Also, I feel they're both descendants of GG. I didn't want to give the clue away ( I was so thrilled to open that safe and think others should feel that too ) but I see the quote is on the lexicon site anyway, under other threads.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 16, 2004 5:38 pm (#1236 of 2901)

Thank you very much, I too was thrilled to see the door open. The similarities in the color descriptions I wasn't aware of, although I had asked for suggestions to the meaning of color on the colour thread. Now I can see what you were saying, again thank you for clarifying that for me.

Star Crossed - Aug 16, 2004 5:40 pm (#1237 of 2901)

My friend and I both saw it at almost the exact same time (I found the light switch before her. Ha.), and we both thought of Remus.

Joelle - Aug 16, 2004 6:01 pm (#1238 of 2901)

thoughts tossed around my house were the HBP and/ or the DADA teacher

colbow - Aug 16, 2004 6:06 pm (#1239 of 2901)

Well my wedding anniversary is on 9/14 , so hopefully it will be something real good! When I read the tidbit I thought of DADA teacher.

Madame Kulich - Aug 16, 2004 6:09 pm (#1240 of 2901)

I love the writing on the mirror from peeves in the room with the door! Great touch JKR!

Madame Librarian - Aug 16, 2004 6:33 pm (#1241 of 2901)

Dalus--what? Please, I got the excerpt and such, but didn't do it through uncovering all the bulletin board clues (i.e., I accepted the "help" from various sites). So I never really saw Peeves flying. What are you talking about? Is is the schematic of the dart board? I never could uncover that drawing to see it fully, and therefore I think I'm missing something. And, what's the Room of Requirement pic you've all mentioned?

Oh, I still feel so out of it even though I did see the "prize" inside the safe.


Ciao. Barb

wormsé - Aug 16, 2004 6:36 pm (#1242 of 2901)

Madame Librarian- In the room with the door (with the "prize"), there is a mirror. If you leave the window inactive long enough, Peeves comes by and writes a message. That's what Dalus is talking about.

Madam Pince - Aug 16, 2004 6:44 pm (#1243 of 2901)

You don't really see Peeves flying. And this is not new to this particular "update" -- Peeves has done this for awhile. If you leave the site open to the page accessed with the circular hair tie, (the page with the picture of the hallway, the mirror, the door, the table with the vase of daffodils, etc.) and don't touch it for awhile, you will hear a giggle and a "whoosh" of air, and the mirror fogs up and a message is printed into the fog with (we are to assume) Peeves' invisible finger, saying "Peeves woz here." Then there is another "whoosh" and the vase of flowers gets knocked over, presumably by Peeves. Peeves wanders through other pages on the site, too, but only if they are left unattended for too long. Apparently he is shy. Ha.

And I think it was Mare who said she read on another site that someone was speculating that this room behind the door (the 'Do Not Disturb' door) is actually the Room of Requirement. Which makes sense to me, although up until hearing that I was always thinking of it as JKR's secret writing room/office. I like the Room of Requirement better!

Edit: Double post, Lindsay! As usual, I take too long writing.

Annika - Aug 16, 2004 6:52 pm (#1244 of 2901)

It says Room of Requirements on the same piece of paper that contains the doodle of the dart board in the Extra Stuff section.

(Someone was kind enough to point this out to me earlier.)


Madame Librarian - Aug 16, 2004 6:54 pm (#1245 of 2901)

Thanks, everyone! You guys are so patient and supportive. JKR is surely training us to be good waiters. Ah, um...I don't mean waiters as in, "Hi, there, my name is Chad, and I'll be your server tonight." I mean wait-ers. People who wait...and wait...and wait. Like for book 6, or movie 4.

Ciao. Barb

Ooh, ooh, last minutes to edit.

No one's mentioned it, and it's probably meaningless in the grand scheme of things, but have you noticed that the darn radio will turn on all by itself now and then. It plays this really annoying da-da-da-da tunless rhythm (how do you spell that?) thing over and over, then clicks off. You can turn it on and off yourself, but even if it's in the off position, it'll click on. Oh, there goes Peeves again (I finally saw the mirror message). Right after he flies by, the radio goes on.

Lady Kazuma - Aug 16, 2004 7:11 pm (#1246 of 2901)

Star Crossed - I thought it might be a relative of Remus. It was him I first thought of, though I don't really know why. I guess something about the description stuck out at me.

I also think that it is, perhaps, the defence teacher.

(Ps - I don't really think it's a relative of Remus, I just thought it reminded me of him enough that I would believe it if he were)

riddikulus - Aug 16, 2004 7:21 pm (#1247 of 2901)

I thought perhaps, it was just on the comp, so it looked like typewriter font... but then I saw the addition, handwritten (He)... and i'm wondering (because she hand writes everything, then types it out, when it's ready to go) if we're really much closer than it appears. Maybe it's all written and she's doing the typing and correcting and she's half way done, with that.

Hollywand - Aug 16, 2004 7:23 pm (#1248 of 2901)

Help me friends, please, am I the only one who thinks that the real clue is in Sibyll's tea cup(extra stuff)?

If you stare intently at the information that is quickly covered up by the blank piece of paper, it seems to be a major clue.

You can only see it for a microsecond when the Extra Stuff link opens. Have fun, and thanks to anyone willing to give an opinion yay or nay.

If it is the real clue, I think it's hilarious that Rowling put it in a different place than anyone would be looking. Hah.

riddikulus - Aug 16, 2004 7:31 pm (#1249 of 2901)

The only thing I suspect you're talking about is under that sheet of paper it says Gryffindor then a circle pointing to (HP) or (HB) or something. Is that it? If not... where and what... or can you capture a picture of it?

Cezar Salem - Aug 16, 2004 7:34 pm (#1250 of 2901)

I asked before and was ignored... Please, would somebody that nows how to please post here, a shot of the "edits page" before it loads up completly? PRETTY PLEASE???
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KWeldon - Aug 16, 2004 7:40 pm (#1251 of 2901)

I assumed the "prize" text was referring to the new character, McLaggan (sp?)

After opening the safe and leaving it open for a while, did anyone else here a repeating noise, like someone skipping rope off-screen?

Hollywand - Aug 16, 2004 7:44 pm (#1252 of 2901)

That's the one, Riddikulus, I think that's our real clue, and answers the major question we have been debating for the last month or so. Isn't that hilarious. she tricked almost everyone!!! What a prankster. Now, she will really need a second home in Bolivia. Thanks for looking!!

To those asking for shots of the screen, I am completely inept at that sort of thing, and my computer is one step up from the contraption ET used to call home.....

Mrs. Sirius - Aug 16, 2004 7:45 pm (#1253 of 2901)

When I open the door, it's just a black space, no safe, no darts nothing? What am I doing wrong?

Nathan Zimmermann - Aug 16, 2004 7:51 pm (#1254 of 2901)

Mrs. Sirus if you search around there is a light seitch you have to turn on. It takes a bit of doing to find it

Madam Pince - Aug 16, 2004 8:03 pm (#1255 of 2901)

Mrs. Sirius, back up a few posts on this thread and there are several detailed instructions.

Cezar Salem, I don't think anyone was ignoring you -- I think it's just that nobody who happens to be currently reading this thread knows how to do what you ask. I did read somewhere (on this thread possibly) that there are "screen shots" on either the MuggleNet site or on The Leaky Cauldron's site (try the Lexicon for their addresses if you don't have them bookmarked already.) I did not check them out myself. You could possibly try there and find what you are looking for, at least until somebody with the "know-how" reads your request and is possibly able to respond to it. Good luck!

Mrs. Sirius - Aug 16, 2004 8:16 pm (#1256 of 2901)

The lightswitch on my screen is on the right side just above the mirror and it is quite prominent.

Edit:Screen shots are on HPANA

Edit: Thanks I'm in.

Nathan Zimmermann - Aug 16, 2004 8:20 pm (#1257 of 2901)

Mrs. Sirius the light switch being referred to is one within the darkened room.

Madam Pince - Aug 16, 2004 8:27 pm (#1258 of 2901)

Yes, Mrs. Sirius -- you can't see the switch that turns on the light in the darkened room until you turn it on. You just have to click and click in the darkened door area until you find it. It's highly frustrating -- took me ages. It is close to the area around where the door handle is (horizontally) but into the dark area about 1/3 of the way. Prefect Marcus gave good directions a few posts ago. Then you need to look on the "Extra Stuff" page to get clues for the other "obstacles." (Or do like I did and crib off the more brilliant people on this Forum who posted the solutions in white type earlier in this thread.)

DJ Evans - Aug 16, 2004 8:34 pm (#1259 of 2901)

Cezar, I've got the screen shot you are asking about saved on my computer, but as it is a large file I don't think they would want it posted on here taking up that much space. May I email it to you? Just let me know and I will, no problem at all.

Later, Deb

P.S. So sorry that I didn't see your post earlier!!

P.S. Part 2: It will be in a WinZip file, would that be OK?

Madame Librarian - Aug 16, 2004 8:47 pm (#1260 of 2901)

HPANA has no screen shots that "freeze" the bulletin board before the drop-downs appear. Alas, I cannot read fast enough to catch it before they are in place. I'll try TLC and Mugglenet.

Ciao. Barb

Ozymandias - Aug 16, 2004 8:51 pm (#1261 of 2901)

I can post them, but not until next week when I'm on my own computer. If nobody finds them before Sunday, I'll put them up then. I'll be glad to do requests too if anyone can't find a shot of what they're looking for.

Madam Pince - Aug 16, 2004 9:38 pm (#1262 of 2901)

Any luck, Barb? I tried all three places too but couldn't find it either. (I'm looking for the same thing you are, I think -- the "Extra Stuff" bulletin board without all the things covering up the important parts.)

Ozy and DJ, thanks for the offers. For me personally, I don't think my computer could handle an e-mail of that magnitude, though. It just froze up on me a few minutes ago getting regular e-mail. Sigh...

Loony Loopy Larissa - Aug 16, 2004 9:45 pm (#1263 of 2901)

This seems to be a very rampant theory tonight! I posted this twenty minutes ago on the HP6, the Half-Blood Prince thread (I think it was that thread).

Loony Loopy Larissa - Aug 16, 2004 9:26 pm (#1330 of 1330) I managed to print the page before the bulletin board came up (all I did was press control p and let it print on my printer). If you are talking about the piece of paper over her honorary degree that later gets covered by the blank paper that (after using the "revealer") has potions ingredients on it... all it says, as far as I can make out, is:

Sorting Hat Description (at least I think the word is description) "You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave of heart. Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart.

This is solely from the first sorting hat song. There are other words next to it. Gryffindor is circled with a line connecting it to another circle. I believe the letters "HB" are inside this circle. Something is above Gryffindor, but I can't make it out; it looks to start with a capitol "H". I believe the top of the paper says Hogwarts.

There is a taped-up piece of paper that does not get covered later with words I cannot read on it.

If you are seeing something I am not... please enlighten me. If I'm not mistaken, the Gryffindor-HB thing has been there for awhile, though I am hardly a reliable resource.

Puja - Aug 17, 2004 2:10 am (#1264 of 2901)

I didn't visit the site for two days and so many things happened in the meantime. It seems I've missed all the fun Sad I still can't find the switch, is it inside the dark space? Can somebody tell me the exact position.

Ozymandias - Aug 17, 2004 2:15 am (#1265 of 2901)

Puja, try these instructions from Marcus. Prefect Marcus 8/16/04 4:21pm

If that doesn't work, you can always do what I did and click frantically in the lower-left section of the door.

Puja - Aug 17, 2004 2:45 am (#1266 of 2901)

I tried to follow Prefect Marcus' instructions, but it didn't work. I think I'll follow your advise, but the problem is I loose patience very easily Very Happy

Edit: Hey, I found the switch!

Fawkes Forever - Aug 17, 2004 4:26 am (#1267 of 2901)

Woohoo, finally found a spare moment to get back unto her website... I've got no work done this morning.. but did manage to get the HBP snippet! So a very productive morning all round

Like the new details on the 'extra stuff' notice board... things to buy... Maternity Clothes... Suntan lotion... hee hee!

septentrion - Aug 17, 2004 4:47 am (#1268 of 2901)

I don't expect the book for december, for OotP, she gave her publishers the book in january for a June release, ie 5 monthes. There are only 4 monthes till the 18/12. I wish you were right though Zhigulii.

Roybb95 - Aug 17, 2004 5:40 am (#1269 of 2901)

Zhigulii, first of all, I have no idea how you found this... Second, I have a problem in believing that JKR would put clues in the code for opening the vault: the big clue is supposed to be that piece of paper, not the code that leads to it...

Kasse - Aug 17, 2004 6:19 am (#1270 of 2901)

18/12/05!! Oh I hope that is not correct I do not know how I would be able to last so long.

septentrion - Aug 17, 2004 6:20 am (#1271 of 2901)


Nymphadora - Aug 17, 2004 7:04 am (#1272 of 2901)

Gee, two days out of here, and doors break open, clues break loose, questions get to be answered... Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Well, I got the clue, and it did take some clicking around because I wanted to find it myself... and then did a tour around all the rooms. I might be just a tad paranoid, but I think this is a change from before. The only places where the butterfly/moth flies in are the desk and the Links room, right? (I had thought it flies everywhere, but it's not the case). It flies on the desk from the lower left corner up to the keyboard and then to the low right corner. Well, can anyone remember whether it used to fly in the same way in the Links room? Because it struck me as highly unfamiliar the way it does now, from right to left, as if in a mirror from the desk. I'm sure that I haven't seen it fly this way before.

May sound trivial, but I'm pretty convinced that the fly and butterfly are not there just for decoration... Also, the fly makes more stops on the Extra stuff corkboard than anywhere else, first on the note about updating the FSA (although I really enjoy seeing the Lexicon still there!), then on the first page of the extra stuff on the word "interesting" and a bit on the line below ("were cut"), and then on the right corner of the Miscellaneous tab, next to the word Coffee on the shopping list (and above the hidden Requirement Room drawing).

I think that they both are a means of attracting attention, but seems too much to remember flying patterns and stops... hmmm... then again, this is JK Smile

jmlmoo18 - Aug 17, 2004 7:15 am (#1273 of 2901)

DJ Evans, could you send me the file that you sent to Cezar Salem? My email is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

jmlmoo18 - Aug 17, 2004 7:20 am (#1274 of 2901)

Also, Hollywand and Riddikulus, I think that the HP coming from the Gryffindor under the blank piece of paper just refers to Harry Potter, especially with the snippet of the Sorting Hat song next to it.

accio hbp - Aug 17, 2004 7:25 am (#1275 of 2901)

Hi all, I want to draw your attention to something equally exciting on the "Extra Stuff" page. As the page loads, there is a sheet you can read which has what appears to be an excerpt of the new Sorting Hat song! I'll try to attach a screen capture so you can see. I need help reading it. Very sneaky of her! (and great!)

Here's my attempt at reading it:
"Sorting Hat Description
You might belong in
Gryffindor, Where dwelt the
heart?? of hearts. There daring
??? and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart. "

Question marks mark places where I'm not sure. What do you think? Quite fun!!

accio hbp

accio hbp - Aug 17, 2004 7:28 am (#1276 of 2901)

Also notice that the diagram of the dartboard has the words "Room of Requirements", so I guess that means the door is the entrance to the room of requirements. accio hbp

jmlmoo18 - Aug 17, 2004 7:31 am (#1277 of 2901)

Ummm...sorry to correct you accio hbp, but I believe that the sorting hat song you speak of is the sorting hat song in the first book.

Kasse - Aug 17, 2004 7:36 am (#1278 of 2901)

Question for DJ Evans or Ozy do either of you think that you could please send me the thingy where you take a pic of the screen while it is loading? For some reason it is not working on my comp and I am dieing to see it. Me email is in my profile - by the way it is an underscore ( _ ) not a space between my names.

accio hbp - Aug 17, 2004 7:48 am (#1279 of 2901)

jmlmoo18: oh, well. I thought I found something! Why would she put that there? Is it a clue? Has it always been there and I never noticed it??

Kasse: the screen shot I attached a few posts ago is the shot of the screen while it is loading. The screen capture is showing up on my screen (but I also have the file on my computer, so I'm not sure it's showing up on everyone else's). I can email it to you if it's not showing up in the post. accio hbp

DJ Evans - Aug 17, 2004 8:04 am (#1280 of 2901)

jmlmoo18 & Kasse == just got on here and saw your posts. I don't know if anyone else has sent you the file of the screen shot yet or not. But if so, you are about to get an email from me too with it attached!!! Hope it works for you, as I said it is in a WinZip file. I never did hear back from Cezar, so I don't know if they wanted me to send them one or not.

Later, Deb

EDIT: FYI I tried to send it using a "zip" file but it wouldn't let me, so I've just got the original pic attached to the email.

Kasse - Aug 17, 2004 8:20 am (#1281 of 2901)

DJ evans and Accio thank you I am off to check my email now

EDIT: Ok so I just checked my email thank you again DJ Evans I got it. I feel like I am back in the loop now

One last question is there a way to reduce the magnification. When I magnify it blurs everything up so I can not read it - is there a way to magnify to a reasonable amount?

jmlmoo18 - Aug 17, 2004 8:20 am (#1282 of 2901)

Um, DJ Evans, I'm sorry, but I put the wrong email, it's [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], could you please send it again?

Chris. - Aug 17, 2004 8:28 am (#1283 of 2901)

DJ Evans, don't know if you're still online but could you send me a screenshot too please?

My computer doesn't load when I go onto JK.com. >>>

accio hbp - Aug 17, 2004 8:45 am (#1284 of 2901)

jmlmoo18, Prongs I just sent you the screen shot via email. accio hbp

Chris. - Aug 17, 2004 8:47 am (#1285 of 2901)

Thanks accio hpb. I'm truely grateful.

jmlmoo18 - Aug 17, 2004 8:53 am (#1286 of 2901)

Now here's what's bizarre, on my computer, all those new post-its don't appear if I go to jkrowling.com, but if I go to jkrowling.co.uk, they do, and the same thing applies to the goofy picture and all the other cool stuff. Weird.

jmlmoo18 - Aug 17, 2004 8:57 am (#1287 of 2901)

Also, the Gobb Lynn card isn't even there.

Steve Newton - Aug 17, 2004 9:01 am (#1288 of 2901)

jmlmoo18, you might have to clear your cache to make sure that the new site is loading.

Cezar Salem - Aug 17, 2004 9:27 am (#1289 of 2901)

DJ Evans - sorry, I only got home now... and sorry again if I sounded a bit rude,on the original post... I know I wasnt being ignored, its that I was so hiped up from all the new stuff that I just couldnt wait and was realy freaking up...hehe...well if you could please send it to : [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] I would realy apreciate it... thanks so much and sorry fpr the inconviniance

DJ Evans - Aug 17, 2004 9:28 am (#1290 of 2901)

I'm so sorry I wasn't on here before, I've been on here off/on this morning. I really appreciate accio hbp stepping in there -- thanks!!!

Kasse, do you by any chance have "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer"? So far I've found that best for magnifying it with the least amount of distortion. Maybe someone else has a better venue? I would be interested in knowing too if there is a better way.

jmlmoo189 == the Gobb Lynn card won't appear until Peeves has been through (which is after the entire page has downloaded) and blown the business card for "Street Cars" away.

Later, Deb

Puja - Aug 17, 2004 9:29 am (#1291 of 2901)

One person G.V.Linares has posted the screen shots of the door on Leaky Cauldron's website. I am copying those links here

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

DJ Evans - Aug 17, 2004 9:35 am (#1292 of 2901)

Cezar, it's on it's way. I'm on dial-up, so it might take a moment for it to get there. And I didn't think you were being rude -- that never crossed my mind, so don't worry about it. I was just sad that either I or one of the other members weren't on here when you requested the screen shot. We must pull together and make sure all of us HP'ers on here have the same opportunity to get all that is HP related!!

Later, Deb

EDIT; hee hee Puja & I posted at the same time there!!!! Oh well, enjoy the email anyway Cezar!

Cezar Salem - Aug 17, 2004 9:47 am (#1293 of 2901)

DJ Evans - actualy, the links Puja put is of the door, not the edits page so realy realy realllyyyyyy thanks to you...I love this forum and how everyone is so nice and fiendly,educated,smart,polite,funny,etc etc etc...

by the way(RHCP LOL)Puja do you live in brazil or something? because the links you put are from a brazilian site(my contry)...

Kasse - Aug 17, 2004 10:35 am (#1294 of 2901)

DJ Evans no I do not have "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" - at least not at work I will check again at home and see. Thank you agian. *giving DJ a big thank you hug*

mooncalf - Aug 17, 2004 10:51 am (#1295 of 2901)

Puja, the screenshots are terrific! Thanks on behalf of all of us who can only get the text-only version!

DJ Evans - Aug 17, 2004 11:45 am (#1296 of 2901)

Cezar & Kasse, you both are more than welcome!!! I was only to glad to help out.

Later, Deb

Madam Pince - Aug 17, 2004 2:14 pm (#1297 of 2901)

Yay for D.J.! You are so computer-smart! I wish I knew how to do half the things you can do. I don't know anything and/or have the software to do anything like attaching pictures or links or saving screenshots or whatever. At any rate, my geographical area has been promised that we will be getting an Internet server option that will have something other than dial-up, so at least that will help in getting video clips, pictures, etc. That's the thing I find so frustrating about JKR's official site -- it's got lots of cool things on it, but it takes sooooo long to download on dial-up. I did find that temporarily disabling my Spam-blocker speeds things up a little.

Tom Vitleysa - Aug 17, 2004 3:09 pm (#1298 of 2901)

I doesn't seem from these posts that anybody had trouble with this, but how do you know what numbers you're supposed to throw on the dartboard?

Star Crossed - Aug 17, 2004 3:15 pm (#1299 of 2901)

7 1 3. Harry's account number.

Madame Librarian - Aug 17, 2004 3:17 pm (#1300 of 2901)

It's the number of Harry's vault at Gringotts.

Ciao. Barb

EDIT--Uh, oh, my mistake. It's not Harry's vault, it's the Hogwarts vault (see PS, chapter 5, pg. 75, US paperback). I read over the whole Gringotts scene, and Harry's vault number is never mentioned. Is it in the movie?

Curious, isn't it that we are explicitly told the vault number for Hogwarts, but not Harry's? Gaaaa! I can't believe it--another mystifying detail that probably means nothing, but, then again...
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Tom Vitleysa - Aug 17, 2004 3:55 pm (#1301 of 2901)

Thanks, I never would have come up with that.

DJ Evans - Aug 17, 2004 4:39 pm (#1302 of 2901)

Barb, if I'm not mistaken, & our friends overseas can back me up (or not) here -- but isn't Harry's vault number mentioned in the English version books? Then again, that could be another one of those things that I've been known to dream up about.

Madam Pince -- sad to say, I'm not that computer smart -- I know enough to just get by really. What I've learned is either by playing around a lot with my computer &/or asking around how to do things. I never really had played on a computer until I got my very first one in 2000!!!! And now I can so kick myself for not doing it sooner!!!

And I know what you mean about dial-up and JKR's web site. I usually wait until someone has figured out the "codes/tricks" before trying the site myself. Otherwise I'd be sitting here until the cows came home trying to wait for it to download all of those times in trying to guess the right sequence and such. I'm out in the country and though we do have one DSL company, they want to charge a bit TOO much for it, so it's dial-up for me right now. So I'm jealous of those who have DSL!!! hee hee Not really, I'm just waiting for the day when I will be able to get it too!!!

Later, Deb

Grant the Great - Aug 17, 2004 5:01 pm (#1303 of 2901)

Well, I always figured that the reason we were told Vaul 7 1 3 (always being since I heard it pronounced 7-13 in the first movie) was to show the literary significance of mixing good luck with bad (the Philosopher's Stone--the vault's treasure--could bring both good luck by helping the user or bad luck by helping Voldemort). I think there might be a better and deeper way to explain it, but I'm at a loss.

Also, on the person that the clip describes (I don't know how to turn my text white, so don't read the rest of my post if you still are wanting to be surprised) . . . I think it either describes Gryffindor or the Heir of Gryffindor (sorry, still stuck on that theory). The way she described him as a lion . . . animal associations with people are usually important. Voldemort looks like a snake (a despicable animal on its own, as far as representation goes), which is the symbol of Slytherin, of whom he is the heir. Dumbledore--though not explicitely defined in the books--can be described as looking like the Giant Squid (go DIGS!); if you didn't get that joke, don't worry. I can't think of any others, except for Prof. Umbridge who looks like a toad. I'm not suggesting a connection between her and Trevor (though maybe that's something to look into Wink), but a toad is something undesirable, as well as pathetically umpowerful (her real power only comes from Fudge, she's not powerful herself, think fireworks). So, that is why I think there is at least some connection between the gent. described and Godric. The only other mention of lions in the books (besides Gryffindor) are those of sphinxes, some mention of a chimera (I think), and the griffin doorknocker on Dumbledore's door (all of which fit in by themselves as self-proclaimed magical animals). On this, BTW, I don't count the schoolbooks, because they aren't part of the story.

Mademoiselle Fleur - Aug 17, 2004 6:29 pm (#1304 of 2901)

I don't know how to make my text white either.


I assumed he was the DADA teacher or McClaggan, but now I agree with Grant. Maybe McClaggan, who just got the job of the new DADA teacher, is the heir of Gryffindor? Haha.

Madame Librarian - Aug 17, 2004 7:52 pm (#1305 of 2901)

OK, UK-ers, fess up. Did the Bloomsbury edition of SS/PS have Harry's vault number in it?

I vaguely recall it being in the film, but my DVD is on loan right now to a friend.

Grant, how clever! Seven (a lucky number), thirteen (bad luck). Very neat. In the book, however, Hagrid says, "vault seven hundred and thirteen." Until you visualize it written out as 713 or hear it said as seven thirteen, the meaning might not hit you.

Ciao. Barb

Star Crossed - Aug 17, 2004 7:55 pm (#1306 of 2901)

Okay, for those who don't know white text (Though I doubt you need it.), the code is < font color = " white " > Text < / font > Without the spaces


Julia. - Aug 17, 2004 8:36 pm (#1307 of 2901)

7 1 3. Harry's account number.

Er, guys, vault 713 was the vault where Dumbledore kept the PS/SS.

Marie E. - Aug 17, 2004 9:10 pm (#1308 of 2901)

Urg!! I clicked forever, following all your lovely hints, then gave up and my husband got it on the third click.

I don't know if I'm more excited about the clue information or that we got a clue in the first place.

Puja - Aug 18, 2004 1:56 am (#1309 of 2901)

Cezar, I live in India, and those links had been posted by some visitor on TLC's "comments" section; perhaps that person lives in Brazil.

Mooncalf, if you download the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player Click Here then perhaps you will be able to visit JKR's site.

I was a little disppointed when I solved the puzzle. I thought the excerpt should be of atleast one small para, but it was only of two lines. I don't know who the person is but there is a striking resemblence between this person's description and LV's description in GoF. LV was compared to a snake, and he is Slytherin's descendent, and this person has been compared to a lion, so perhaps he is Gryffindor's descendent (may be the half blood prince).

Fawkes Forever - Aug 18, 2004 2:50 am (#1310 of 2901)

Julia beat me to the post Yes indeedy, vault 713 is where Dumbledore kept the (in the words of Hagrid) 'you know what'

The giant squid - Aug 18, 2004 3:39 am (#1311 of 2901)

Urg!! I clicked forever, following all your lovely hints, then gave up and my husband got it on the third click.

Well, he is the computer genius in the family...

Don't feel bad, I was convinced my page didn't have a light switch for while there. I was just about to give up when I finally hit it. Then, of course, I hit it again, forcing me to start over. At least it went quicker the second time around.


Ozymandias - Aug 18, 2004 3:48 am (#1312 of 2901)

I did the same thing, Mike. And then, as if that wasn't moronic enough, I messed up the dart board too. I knew that the code was 713, so I put one dart in 7, one dart in 13, and then...

Hey, what do I do with this extra dart?

LooneyLuna - Aug 18, 2004 6:09 am (#1313 of 2901)

I have a US version and it does not reference Harry's vault number, only Hogwarts vault of 713. I think in the movies, they mention Harry's vault number as being a number in the 600's (sorry, don't know exact).

kj09 - Aug 18, 2004 7:13 am (#1314 of 2901)

So what about the code for the safe? How did that come about? Also, I think that the lines represent either the new DADA or the HBP. I don't remember anyone having a limp in any of the books, does anyone else? I'm wondering if it's an old or new character?

Joelle - Aug 18, 2004 8:03 am (#1315 of 2901)

Has anyone noticed that the door is still open? I thought when she released the book title it was closed the next day- but the door has been open for about 2 1/2 days in my time. Anyone else?


Cuivienen - Aug 18, 2004 8:17 am (#1316 of 2901)

The book title was something she could announce -- what does she do with this? Just leave it sitting around so everyone can read it.

Joelle - Aug 18, 2004 10:27 am (#1317 of 2901)

Understood- for a moment I was slightly freaked that the door would never close again, which would mean no more new clues Sad but I'm sure your right


Lady Kazuma - Aug 18, 2004 11:42 am (#1318 of 2901)

Ozymandias - Egh...I did that too. I was so confused about that third dart for the longest time... I actually had to go to work before I figured it out. I was just sitting there, doing my job, and it came to me - use the 1 and the 3! But, unfortunately, I work in a factory, and I haven't got a computer to get onto. I had to wait until I got home Sad

But, I did get it eventually!

Sirius i love - Aug 18, 2004 2:39 pm (#1319 of 2901)

How do you find the light switch??

Quibbler Editor In Chief - Aug 18, 2004 3:42 pm (#1320 of 2901)

The light switch is just under the door handle, about 1/3 of the way across the door from the left. You might just have to click around that area a little bit to find it.

Madame Librarian - Aug 18, 2004 4:40 pm (#1321 of 2901)

Re the light switch--I line up the mouse under the space between the . after the K and the R in Rowling, then in slide slowly down to just below (just the merest utz below) the escutcheon plate of the door handle. Then I click-click-click like mad in a narrow perimeter in that vicinity. If nothing happens, I take a few seconds off and start over. Eventually I get it.

Yes, in the movie Harry's vault number was 6-something-something, I think.

The safe code is the phone number of the Gobb Lynn Security Agency which is on a business card tacked on the bulletin board. You can only see it right after Peeves flies by. Before that it's covered over by another card for Street Cars. Look on the upper right corner of the board. Peeves flies by every 10-15 minutes or so on my computer, maybe a little more often once you've solved the whole thing (i.e., when you don't need him any more, but that's Peeves for you). You must be patient to solve this one. Sit at your computer and read your favorite book (which is ???), keep the sound on even if you are annoyed by it, and when you hear the devilish little cackle, that's Peeves. He flits by quickly and looks like a black bug, but that's when the card is uncovered.

Ciao. Barb

TheQuibbler - Aug 18, 2004 7:02 pm (#1322 of 2901)

Good tip on finding the light switch Madame Librarian, I found it in only 2 clicks!

Grant the Great - Aug 18, 2004 8:59 pm (#1323 of 2901)

My record is in one click! I was so excited! Of course, it took many times of re-entering the site and re-reading the segment.

Nathan Zimmermann - Aug 18, 2004 9:12 pm (#1324 of 2901)

Madame Librarian, in the PS movie Harry's vault number at Gringotts was 687.

Madame Librarian - Aug 19, 2004 5:23 pm (#1325 of 2901)

Thank you, Nathan. So, what does that add up to? 6+8+7=21, which is 12 backwards. Silly, IMO.

If it's spoken as 6-87, what does 6+87 make? 93. Hey, 93 Diagon Alley is the address (future address, I should say) of Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes, the joke shop! So...what?

And, 93 can be 9+3, which is 12. There's that 12 again. Now what?

Ciao. Barb

Nox - Aug 19, 2004 5:45 pm (#1326 of 2901)

Madame Librarian,

You are thinking too much. But I guess that's how you seem to know what's going on.

Just wanted to pass along much gratitude for helping those of us struggling with the Vault. Your directions were invaluable, and saved us much toil and trouble...Thanx

Grant the Great - Aug 19, 2004 6:18 pm (#1327 of 2901)

Maybe in Book 6 we'll find out that Lily was actually held back quite a bit in school and is really 87 years old. Yes, this was a joke. I really think that the movie makers just decided to give him a number and didn't really think about it. However, if JKR had given us the number, it would be one to ponder on. Somehow, I don't see the vault number coming into play.

skh - Aug 20, 2004 4:33 am (#1328 of 2901)

Hi All - I haven't read to the end of the thread yet, was just at the messages where people were asking about screenshots. For all of you with no PAINT programme, you can paste a screenshot into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint etc. It's a bit frustrating, as you can't really zoom in and you have to peer like billy-yo, but at least you have time to do that! You could also stretch it a bit but putting the paper orientation to Landscape.

So, click the "PRINT SCREEN" button on your keyboard to get the picture, then open Word and either right click, then paste or do CONTROL + V to paste.

I hope this helps, Sarah

Hogs Head - Aug 20, 2004 8:56 am (#1329 of 2901)

Madame Pince: You should be able to print a Print Screen capture in just good old WordPad, which is still a standby in most MS operating systems -- you just can't retouch it.

Cuivienen - Aug 20, 2004 1:57 pm (#1330 of 2901)

Perhaps 687 is June, 1987? Maybe something important happened then in Harry's life that he didn't realize at the time.

Grant the Great - Aug 20, 2004 2:21 pm (#1331 of 2901)

IMNSHO, I really think it was just someone making a number up. It looks like they were thinking . . . "Uh . . . 678, wait that's too consecutive . . . 687, there that looks good." They probably also wanted a vault that wasn't too close to vault 713 (close, but not right next to it or anything).

Siriusly - Aug 20, 2004 2:22 pm (#1332 of 2901)

Why do you suppose she originally planned for the stone to be in the Potters vault?

popkin - Aug 20, 2004 2:48 pm (#1333 of 2901)

I have often wondered the same thing, Siriusly. I am guessing that the stone will probably not come into play again, though. It hasn't really been mentioned since the first book, has it? Maybe the plotline with Lily and the stone was discarded because it just didn't fit with the rest of the story. It did, afterall, raise questions about the Potters' integrity. Maybe JKR decided she didn't want to sully Lily's reputation and distanced her from the stone.

JKR probably didn't flesh out that story completely, but either Lily had it for safekeeping, borrowed it for an important charm, or she made her own stone to help keep Harry alive and safe from Lord Voldemort. If she made her own, she didn't publish her accomplishment, and Nicholas Flamel would still be the "only known maker" of the sorcerer's stone.

Nymphadora - Aug 20, 2004 3:18 pm (#1334 of 2901)

Uh... guys? What does Lily have or ever had to do with the PS? Do you know something I don't? Was it a discarded plot line??

It was a shock to read the last few posts, please elucidate me!! Thanx.


Quibbler Editor In Chief - Aug 20, 2004 3:26 pm (#1335 of 2901)

Nymphadora they are referring to the alternate beginning for Sorcerer's Stone, one of the prizes that you can win for your scrapbook on JKR's official site. There are also three other prizes that you can get, which are all very interesting. I am fairly sure that you can find both clues to get the prizes and screencaps of the prizes themselves earlier on this thread.

Edit:S.E. Jones posted the screencaps in Post #60, and if you start reading at Post #14 you can find out how to find the rewards yourself.

Nymphadora - Aug 20, 2004 3:34 pm (#1336 of 2901)
Edited by Aug 20, 2004 3:50 pm

Hmm.... I do have read this, and all the rest of the scraps (but of course Razz), but I can't recall anything at all about Lily and the Stone... Must be the Alzheimer's...

...goes to check and then straight to the ironing board...

Edit: found and reread it, and yes, it would have been quite different from what if we know!! Too bad Lily and James never drank any Elixir... poor Harry... Oh, and thanx!!!

Adami - Aug 21, 2004 9:08 am (#1337 of 2901)

The Door has opened again... But all you can see now is a black space.. does anybody know what to do?

Catherine - Aug 21, 2004 9:10 am (#1338 of 2901)


Turn on the light!

Scroll up through this thread, and you'll see instructions. Also, the Leaky Cauldron had instructions if you scroll down in the comment section when the posted the news story earlier.

Good luck!

Adami - Aug 21, 2004 9:24 am (#1339 of 2901)

Thanks Catherine allen!

Norbert not a common welsh green - Aug 21, 2004 2:14 pm (#1340 of 2901)

My computer will only run the text only version. Can I get all the clues on that? and if I can, How?

thetheatre62442 - Aug 21, 2004 7:14 pm (#1341 of 2901)

It's August 22nd where JKR is. And it says her website that it's Percy Weasley's birthday.

Happy Birthday Percy!!!

Joelle - Aug 21, 2004 7:46 pm (#1342 of 2901)

Should we really be wishing Percy a Happy Birthday? I mean some of the ways he acted in the last book just made me want to Bat-Bogey hex him.

Ok so I'm not the most forgiving of people


Julia. - Aug 21, 2004 8:00 pm (#1343 of 2901)

I'm with you Joelle, I'm not so sure I want to be wishing Percy a happy birthday at this point either.

On a different note, does anyone besides me find it kreepy that when the wind comes in and blows the pen container over, it sounds kind of like the kackle of the Wicked Witch of the West from "The Wizard of Oz?" Does anyone else half expect to hear "I'll get you my pretty, and you're little dog to!"?

Madame Librarian - Aug 21, 2004 8:07 pm (#1344 of 2901)

Julia, that's Peeves for ya. Most of the time, when he's around you just hear his cackle. Depending on which screen you have open you see various bits of evidence that he was there. On the bulletin board (Extra Stuff), that's when the Gobb Lynn business card becomes the one on top so you can see the telephone number. On the main screen (JKR's desktop), it's the pencil cup knocked over. On the closed door screen (where the goody is hidden), you see the vase of flowers knocked over and the words "Peeves woz 'ere" scrawled on the mirror. I've never bothered to have the other screens open just to see what mischief he did there; I was already tired of him. Once I actually saw Peeves. He moved very fast and looked like a black dragon fly. If you blink, you miss him.

Ciao. Barb

S.E. Jones - Aug 21, 2004 8:26 pm (#1345 of 2901)

It's not Peeves, Barb, or a dragonfly. It's a doxy.

MzWhizz123 - Aug 21, 2004 8:58 pm (#1346 of 2901)

I have a daughter who estranged herself from my entire family nearly four years ago. Yet we all still mention her birthday each year and wish her well in whatever she has chosen to do. Yes, it rips my heart out, but it is easier to hang on to that small hope that maybe, someday, there will be another chance to reconcile, than to pretend like her birthday is meaningless.

I say, "Happy Birthday, Percy!." (But secretly I hope you are missing your momma terribly!)

Hogs Head - Aug 21, 2004 9:02 pm (#1347 of 2901)

Wishing Percy a happy birthday in 2004 may indicate that he came around to a better way of looking at things in the 90's, when our story is taking place.

Loony Loopy Larissa - Aug 21, 2004 9:25 pm (#1348 of 2901)

MzWhizz, that is truly unfortunate. I hope Percy and your daughter come to their senses and realize what loving families they were blessed with.

MzWhizz123 - Aug 21, 2004 9:33 pm (#1349 of 2901)

Thanks, Larissa. I feel that I understand how Molly feels a little bit. I suppose that mothers never give up on their children, and it seems that maybe Jo has not given up hope for Percy, either! Smile

mooncalf - Aug 22, 2004 1:12 am (#1350 of 2901)

Norbert, I was also only able to get the text version (and no, the clues don't work on that) until Puja posted a link for downloading Flash Player. I tried it and it worked like a charm!

Thanks Puja!

You'll find the post if you scroll back a bit (maybe 15-20 posts). It might be worth a try.
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Adami - Aug 22, 2004 2:55 am (#1351 of 2901)

Happy birthday Percy!

Luke E.A. Lockhart - Aug 22, 2004 6:15 am (#1352 of 2901)

Maybe we'll get a birthday announcement for Tom Riddle on the site at some point!

Steve Newton - Aug 22, 2004 6:34 am (#1353 of 2901)

Hey, Happy Birthday Percy is HBP! Wow!

This is a very weak joke.

fortuna major - Aug 22, 2004 12:35 pm (#1354 of 2901)

I've gotten the alternate portion of SS where it talks about Lily and the stone but I can't really read it. Would someone mind summing it up for me?

MzWhizz123 - Aug 22, 2004 2:15 pm (#1355 of 2901)

fortuna; go to post #94. The Transcript is written there. I would give you the link, but haven't figured out wuite how to do that yet! Sorry! Smile

Hem Hem - Aug 22, 2004 2:22 pm (#1356 of 2901)

Marè 5/16/04 3:53pm

Here you go! It's down a bit on that page.

Gina R Snape - Aug 22, 2004 3:57 pm (#1357 of 2901)

So now JKR has posted Percy Weasley's birthday. Do you guys think she'll go down the list and post every characters birthday? (Of course, I wonder about Snape...).

Star Crossed - Aug 22, 2004 7:32 pm (#1358 of 2901)

I hope so. I'm just starting to add their birthdays into my cell phone. Am I the only one doing this?

Chemyst - Aug 22, 2004 9:09 pm (#1359 of 2901)

Sorry I'm just now getting around to catching up on these posts, but for those of you who get JKR's text only and wanted to see the pictures from Puja's post with the links (back around the 1290's), the last two links listed are the same and end in 06.jpg To see the real last picture, change the 6 to a 7 so the link ends in 07.jpg This is the picture where you can read the clue about the tawny mane and yellowish eyes.


edit: Oh here, let me make it easy for you:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Kasse - Aug 23, 2004 6:25 am (#1360 of 2901)

Star Crossed I mark them on my calender.

Neville Longbottom - Aug 23, 2004 6:38 am (#1361 of 2901)

The door is open again. However I can't go past the dark room. I couldn't last time, I can't this time. On my computer, no flashes of light appear. So I don't know what's behind the dark room this time.

Eponine - Aug 23, 2004 6:46 am (#1362 of 2901)

Neville Longbottom, there is a light switch in the dark. Instructions should be in previous posts on where to find it. The Leaky Cauldron also has instructions.

Neville Longbottom - Aug 23, 2004 6:53 am (#1363 of 2901)

A light switch. Gah. Thank you. And I always looked for a light flash. My oh my.

dragon keeper - Aug 23, 2004 9:47 am (#1364 of 2901)

Hello, This is my first post since joining the forum. I had previously been reading the posts trying to figure out how to get the clue from JKR's site and I just wanted to thank all of you wonderful people for helping us "slower" people.

You guys are awesome!!!

Star Crossed - Aug 23, 2004 10:00 am (#1365 of 2901)

They are awesome, aren't they? And welcome to the Lexicon forum!

septentrion - Aug 23, 2004 11:34 am (#1366 of 2901)

weird : the door is still opened on jkrowling.com, but when I tried jkrowling.fr, chose the french language (and after I have emptied my cache), I found the door with the "do not disturb". weird, weird, weird...and not fair for those who cannot speak english.

dragon keeper - Aug 23, 2004 11:38 am (#1367 of 2901)

Maybe that means that it is going to close soon...

septentrion - Aug 23, 2004 12:16 pm (#1368 of 2901)

No, I think the contents of the site is slightly different according to hte language because in the french version, you don't have the news with the book six title.

Madame Librarian - Aug 23, 2004 1:54 pm (#1369 of 2901)

Maybe the techno-wizard hired to handle the French language version is still composing it. I know JKR speaks some French, but I don't think she sits at her computer entering all the code, etc. to maintain the sites in different languages.

Ciao. Barb

Aurora Gubbins - Aug 23, 2004 4:25 pm (#1370 of 2901)

Hi all,

Having had a few snached moments with JKR in the signing tent in Edinburgh (security hardly allowed any conversation at all - and no photos! Sad )I congratulated her on the baby (of course) and the brilliant website. She promised a new Easter Egg soon. There is 4 at the moment, as we all thought, but one more is coming soon.

Did anyone know that something weird happens if you click and drag all the portkeys? They all kind of emit a throbbing light. If you leave it for a while the phone rings and a woman's voice says "Hello?" a few times! Also, I think when the watch acts weird it resembles DD's watch with 12 hands!

I once right clicked on 'help' by accident and it asks about allowing JKRowling.com access to microphone and camera. Maybe it's something to do with the phone??? Has anyone else tried this?

Does anyone know the golden registration number of Harry's Firebolt?

Siriusly - Aug 23, 2004 4:28 pm (#1371 of 2901)

OHH, Aurora, nice one!

KWeldon - Aug 24, 2004 8:59 am (#1372 of 2901)

I am computer illiterate. I have heard of Easter eggs, but don't know what they are. Can someone please take pity on me and describe JKR's four Easter eggs? Thanks!

Hogs Head - Aug 24, 2004 9:14 am (#1373 of 2901)

Easter egg is often used to refer to a hidden suprise -- usually pleasant in nature -- on a website or in a computer game or program. Here, I think the term is being used to refer to the "prizes" JKRowling.com is allowing participants to obtain and save in a scrapbook. I think a computer programmer might use the term a little differently, but I'll let one of them speak up about that.

In this case, there are four "suprises" scattered throughout the website -- almost all are described in this thread along with steps for obtaining them. You can either read from the top down (Select "All Msgs") or perhaps some kind soul will -- once again -- post jumps to the particular threads with the info. I would do so but am not equiped to post hypertext here.

(I'm a little surprised that the script from the little vault in the Room of Requirements wasn't saved to the Scrapbook, too.)

djellibabe - Aug 24, 2004 9:22 am (#1374 of 2901)

I would like to speculate that if their are any more 'easter eggs' that the book mark on the links page has always made me curious. Definetly has potential.

Ann - Aug 24, 2004 9:28 am (#1375 of 2901)

I wonder if, what she meant when she said there were more "Easter Eggs" (did she actually use that term?) was the snippet about the Lion Guy. I mean, she's not exactly a hacker, is she? And it did appear soon after the signing.

skh - Aug 24, 2004 10:08 am (#1376 of 2901)

Is it just me, or do the BIG changes (i.e. not just an addition to say Happy Birthday to someone, but a proper change to the Wiz o'the Month and an addtion to FAQ or Rumours page etc.) seem to happen early in the month? Then we might be due another one soon!

Fingers crossed, Sarah

Magika - Aug 24, 2004 2:54 pm (#1377 of 2901)

I'm a little surprised that the script from the little vault in the Room of Requirements wasn't saved to the Scrapbook, too. - Hogs Head

Okay... I haven't been here for a week, and maybe I'm a little slow, but what is this about? 'Little vault in the Room of Requirements'? What's this? Can someone please, please explain?

Siriusly - Aug 24, 2004 3:05 pm (#1378 of 2901)

they have determined by a sketch on the bulletin board on JK's site, that the door we open for clues (on Jk's site) is the door to the room of requirement.

The door opened last week (?) and we got a snippet from the next book. They want it saved to the scrapbook.

Hogs Head - Aug 24, 2004 4:03 pm (#1379 of 2901)

At least everyone is referring to it (the dark room behind the door that has been open for the last several days) as the "Room of Requirements." Sorry if that was too much short hand -- I wasn't trying to add to the jargon. The only point I was trying to make was the I was suprised that the script didn't "save" to the Scrapbook.

Nox - Aug 24, 2004 5:19 pm (#1380 of 2901)

SE Jones - Is it really a doxy? I too saw it (nasty little booger). Made me want to squash it, but I rather thought that it would leave yucky goo all over my computer monitor. How do you know it's a doxy?

S.E. Jones - Aug 24, 2004 6:17 pm (#1381 of 2901)
Edited Sep 20, 2006 12:48 am

Nox: How do you know it's a doxy?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
Like the fairy, it has a minute human form, though in the Doxy's case this is covered in thick black hair and has an extra pair of arms and legs. The Doxy's wings are thick, curved, and shiny, much like a beetle's.

P.S. The drawing is that of a doxy from Fantastic Beasts.

dragon keeper - Aug 24, 2004 6:38 pm (#1382 of 2901)

Hi guys, It's the newby again. I re-read most of the posts about the "easter eggs" and I have found all of the rewards except for the one where you have to find the potion bottle. I cannot find it anywhere. I found the spider, feather and leaves. Can some generous person just give me a tiny hint? This has been bugging me for months "literally"

Thanks all!

Mare - Aug 24, 2004 6:55 pm (#1383 of 2901)

Okay dragon slayer, I'm going to give you two hints:

1. Look between the books.

2. This one is more specific, so if you want to search for yourself first, don't highlight. It's on the "links" site (ballpen portkey) on the lower bookshelf.

Fenig Durak - Aug 24, 2004 7:31 pm (#1384 of 2901)

I'm not sure if everyone here has figured it out, but I have seen some speculation about the cell phone on the main desk. Here's my hint:

When was the one time in ANY of the books that we, as readers, were presenct for the dialing of a phone?

Puja - Aug 24, 2004 11:33 pm (#1385 of 2901)

S.E Jones those screen -shots are fantastic, how did you take those shots?

Lina - Aug 25, 2004 3:51 am (#1386 of 2901)

septentrion: weird : the door is still opened on jkrowling.com, but when I tried jkrowling.fr, chose the french language (and after I have emptied my cache), I found the door with the "do not disturb". weird, weird, weird...and not fair for those who cannot speak english.

I have checked all the other languages - and all of them have the "Do not disturb" sign. I think it's not fair too. And all of them have the transcript from the festival translated which seems to me as much bigger job than to translate this one sentence.

Is it possible that they don't know how will the sentence be in the official translations, so any other clue that will come in the future that will include something from the book is going to be only in english version of the site?

septentrion - Aug 25, 2004 4:36 am (#1387 of 2901)

Lina : Is it possible that they don't know how will the sentence be in the official translations, so any other clue that will come in the future that will include something from the book is going to be only in english version of the site?

that's what I think too

Nymphadora - Aug 25, 2004 4:38 am (#1388 of 2901)

Puja, there is a key marked Prt Sc (Print Screen) next to the F12 key on your keyboard. Press that together with the Ctrl one at the precise moment you want to capture a screen, and then open the Paint program (or WordPad) on your computer, right click, and select Paste from the menu. The screen shot captured will be pasted as an image there. The Paint program is much better, because you can magnify and choose a portion of the screen (as S.E. Jones did).

I can only imagine it requires a lot of patience for those two screen shots! Wink

Weeny Owl - Aug 25, 2004 11:24 am (#1389 of 2901)

I'm not sure if my computer is different, but I don't have to use the CTRL key... just hit the PRT SCR key and I can paste in Word Pad, Paint, or even open a new e-mail on AOL and paste an image there.

If anyone is on AOL and does that, they can e-mail the image to themselves, open it and edit it from AOL. They can increase or decrease the brightness, crop the picture, resize it, and then save it on their hard drive.

Julia. - Aug 25, 2004 11:29 am (#1390 of 2901)

I just tried to play with this by trying to save some scenes from the PS/SS DVD. I got as far as opening them in paint, but as soon as I hit 'save as' the image just went black. Where there once was a pretty picture of screen Harry, there was black! How on earth do I make it not do that?

Oh, er, perhaps we should take this over to the 'how do you' thread?

dragon keeper - Aug 25, 2004 12:02 pm (#1391 of 2901)

Marè, Thanks for your help, but I still didn't see it on that page. I found the key that opens the chest, but I didn't see the potion bottle. Maybe it is because I didn't find them all at once. I found three of the four and then logged out.

I did notice that after awhile the rewards get taken away and you have to find them again. Maybe I have to wait until they are cleared and them find them again, all at once.

Has anyone else had this problem or know what I am talking about?

Thanks again

Her-melanie - Aug 25, 2004 12:29 pm (#1392 of 2901)

I know it has been a while since this was discussed, but when you guys say 62442 spells 'magic' are you using american telephones, and are american telephones the same as britich ones as far as the alphabet for each number? just wondering.

wolfgrl - Aug 25, 2004 1:23 pm (#1393 of 2901)

Her-melanie, It does work on american phones so I would presume they are the same.

Her-melanie - Aug 25, 2004 1:38 pm (#1394 of 2901)

Has anyone tried to translate the codes behind the do not disturb door into anything that might indicate who that snippet is describing?

dragon keeper - Aug 25, 2004 1:48 pm (#1395 of 2901)

Her-Melanie, Which codes are you talking about?

Siriusly - Aug 25, 2004 2:27 pm (#1396 of 2901)

No, someone suggested that it might be the registration number for Harry's Firebolt.

Or maybe it is the licence number Hermione has for Crookshanks, the yellow-eyed, half-blood, lion-tailed cat.

Her-melanie - Aug 25, 2004 2:41 pm (#1397 of 2901)

I just though that if the cell phone code 62442 spells magic, then the other two number codes on the site (the dart board and the safe lock) might spell something. I've been trying different codes, but I haven't been able to spell anything yet.

S.E. Jones - Aug 25, 2004 2:41 pm (#1398 of 2901)

Nymphadora: Puja, there is a key marked Prt Sc (Print Screen) next to the F12 key on your keyboard. Press that together with the Ctrl one at the precise moment you want to capture a screen, and then open the Paint program (or WordPad) on your computer, right click, and select Paste from the menu. The screen shot captured will be pasted as an image there. The Paint program is much better, because you can magnify and choose a portion of the screen (as S.E. Jones did).

A Prt Sc button? What kind of computer do you have? I have a Mac. The controls for that (if you want the whole screen) are Caps Lock, Shift, Command (Apple), 4 - done all together - or (if you want a section) Shift, Command (Apple), 4 - done together- and then you just drag your mouse across the section you want. I did full screen shots and pulled them into Photoshop... because I live in Photoshop and ImageReady.

Siriusly - Aug 25, 2004 2:46 pm (#1399 of 2901)

The dartboard code "713" is the vault number the philosopher's stone was in in SS/PS.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 25, 2004 2:58 pm (#1400 of 2901)

624"42" worked for me, but then so did Douglas Adams... :-)

the answer to life, the universe and everything...and thank you for the dead fish...

Toddles off for another butterbeer...

Oh my, back on topic, I think there are more clues onsite, if we,, like Harry, could just see more clearly?

Edit: Drop the dead please, must have been Catherine's influence there :-) Should read ...and thanks for all the fish.
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Siriusly - Aug 25, 2004 3:05 pm (#1401 of 2901)

Twinkles, call me dense but, What? There are 42 living fish, is that what you are saying? (haha)

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 25, 2004 3:30 pm (#1402 of 2901)

Guess you never have read Dougles Adams huh? Was a joke, maybe a kinda sad joke on the human condition, but a joke just the same.

Siriusly - Aug 25, 2004 3:36 pm (#1403 of 2901)

I will have to "check it out" of the library. Thanks

Weeny Owl - Aug 25, 2004 3:43 pm (#1404 of 2901)

Actually, that "42" isn't a bad idea, Twinkling. Douglas Adams would be pleased, indeed, wherever he is now!

Interesting thought about Crookshanks, though.

Isn't it about time for her to give us another poll and answer the current one? It's already been over a month.

Amilia Smith - Aug 25, 2004 3:46 pm (#1405 of 2901)

Mugglenet has an interesting theory about the 302723 safe code. And I quote:
MuggleNet visitor Jennifer also pointed out that JK Rowling's daughter Jessica has her birthday on June 27th, and her son David's birthday on March 23. Assuming this is what those numbers represent, Neil (Jo's husband) must have a birthday on the 30th of a certain month.

dragon keeper - Aug 25, 2004 3:50 pm (#1406 of 2901)

I was thinking the same thing. I love it when that door opens, but I want it to close so she can give us another clue.

Does anyone know how often she changes the edits from the "extra stuff" page? I have only been looking at the site for a couple of months now, and so far it hasn't changed.

Nox - Aug 25, 2004 4:04 pm (#1407 of 2901)

SE Jones - Thanx for those wonderful Doxy Pics! The description from FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM matches exactly. Thanks again.

Nox - Aug 25, 2004 4:09 pm (#1408 of 2901)

Dragon Slayer - thanks for asking the question...I too am missing the potion bottle.

Mere - thanks for the hints.

I still haven't found the spider however. Mind you, I've found lots of spiders, but not the right one. Can you give a hint on that one also?

I wish I had more time to just play around on JKR's site, but find myself here at the lexicon - the discussions are enlightening!

dragon keeper - Aug 25, 2004 4:20 pm (#1409 of 2901)

Nox, The spider crawls around on the front desk page (usually over the "news" link). You have to click on it, but hold it down for a couple of seconds otherwise it will take you to the link that your cursor is over.

So did you find the potion bottle? I still haven't...

Nox - Aug 25, 2004 4:30 pm (#1410 of 2901)

Dragon Slayer - I've tried to click on the front page spider numerous times and nothing happens. I might have to clear out a cache or something.

Also, No luck on my potions bottle either. I've tried every single book on that lower shelf with no success. The only book I can move is the "?" book. Keep me posted if you have any success!

dragon keeper - Aug 25, 2004 4:32 pm (#1411 of 2901)

will do, thanks.

Amos77 - Aug 25, 2004 5:10 pm (#1412 of 2901)


Hi there,

Regarding the safe code...did it say anything in regards to the characters? The only one I know is Neville's Birthday is the 30th, and was Percy's the 22nd or the 23rd? I know it was just a couple of days ago-and I might be stretching....

Amilia Smith - Aug 25, 2004 5:21 pm (#1413 of 2901)

Nothing about the character's birthdays, sorry. I am not sure she would use her family's birthdays (personal info) in such a public manner, but apparently they are already known, so maybe it doesn't matter. And we use birthdays for codes (garage door, etc.) at my house, so I thought it was an interesting theory.

They (mugglenet) also say that the numbers, minus the 0, spell out FARCE on the telephone.

I think Percy's birthday was the 22nd. Correct me if I am wrong, anyone.

Leila 2X4B - Aug 25, 2004 5:50 pm (#1414 of 2901)

Twinkling, isn't 42 the answer to the universe and everything?

Well, anyways the world blew up.


Madame Kulich - Aug 25, 2004 6:06 pm (#1415 of 2901)

How long has it been since the questions were posted on jkrowling.com? And, how long was it from when the first one was posted and got answers? I feel like I have been waiting forever since the questions were posted, and I am dying to know the answer!

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 25, 2004 6:11 pm (#1416 of 2901)

Well, anyways the world blew up.

Yep, and there I will leave this discussion. But will always wonder what happens if Moldie Voldie wins...or whoever inherits this planet wins, but that's for another thread.

Siriusly - Aug 25, 2004 8:30 pm (#1417 of 2901)

Man now I know how the book ends! Do you do this at the movies too? hahaha

Ginerva Weasley - Aug 25, 2004 8:49 pm (#1418 of 2901)

Hello! I just joined the forums, but I've been reading them for a while. You guys really helped me out on the JK Rowling site. Smile

Going back a couple of posts, when JK Rowling said there would be a new easter egg soon, was she talking about the room of requirements door opening or something new?

Wisteria - Aug 25, 2004 10:30 pm (#1419 of 2901)

Good Morning Everyone, I have been wondering about something JKR put in about Molly's family. She say's "Before her marriage, Mrs. Weasley was Molly Prewett. As you will note from chapter one, Philosopher's Stone, she has lost close family members to Voldermort." I have never read the Philosopher's Stone. Only the Sorcerer's Stone, and I have not found anything like that in the first chapter. Is the first version of the book that different? (it is 1:31 a.m. here)

S.E. Jones - Aug 25, 2004 10:45 pm (#1420 of 2901)

Whisteria, The Philosopher's Stone is The Sorcerer's Stone. The only difference is that the Sorcerer's Stone is published by the Us publishers (Scholastic), with some English-esk phrases changed so they make more sense to those of us unfamiliar with typical British slang (this has slowly been changed back, bit by bit, in later books). The mention is when Hagrid tells Harry, in chapter 4, "No one ever lived after he decided ter kill 'em, no one except you, an' he'd killed some o' the best witches an' wizards of the age - the McKinnons, the Bones, the Prewetts - an' you was only a baby, an' you lived." (underline mine). We also find out in OotP that there were two Prewett brothers (Gideon and Fabian) in the original Order when Moody shows Harry the old photo during the party celebrating Ron and Hermione becoming Prefects. Here's the Lexicon's page for the differences between various editions of the books.

Amilia Smith: Mugglenet has an interesting theory about the 302723 safe code. And I quote:

"MuggleNet visitor Jennifer also pointed out that JK Rowling's daughter Jessica has her birthday on June 27th, and her son David's birthday on March 23. Assuming this is what those numbers represent, Neil (Jo's husband) must have a birthday on the 30th of a certain month. "

Just wanted to point out that 713 backwards is 317 or 31/7/-- as in a date. Isn't JKR's birthday on the 31st of July?....

Phoenix song - Aug 25, 2004 10:49 pm (#1421 of 2901)

I may be wrong, because I don't have my books available, but isn't 713 the number to Harry's Gringott's vault?

S.E. Jones - Aug 25, 2004 10:52 pm (#1422 of 2901)

Phoenix song: I may be wrong, because I don't have my books available, but isn't 713 the number to Harry's Gringott's vault?

No. It's the vault of the Philosopher's Stone. It was apparently Harry's vault in early versions of the book but was changed later (you can see this by winning the rewards on JKRowling.com and reading the first draft awarded).

Wisteria - Aug 25, 2004 11:05 pm (#1423 of 2901)

Thank you S.E., What has had me puzzled is where she said that it was in chapter one.

Robina - Aug 26, 2004 5:26 am (#1424 of 2901)

Hello - this is my first posting so here it goes. I have only recently been on the JK Rowling official Site. The last time I was there the door had a do not disturb sign on it. I figured out using this thread (thank you) how to get to the secret message. I was wondering what else has been behind that door before the dart board and safe? Also - to those of you who cannot find some of the items for the potion (i.e bottle, spider, etc...) When I first visited the site, I clicked on it with out really paying attention. I am thinking the site uses cookies cause when I was at work, I logged off and then back on and I still had things in my scrap book. When I went home where I hadn't used the site yet - the ingredients where all there. I am still not sure yet what you get after you get all the ingredients, I haven't figured that out yet cause I have all 4 easter eggs and I read that there are 4. Any help would be appreciated.

Star Crossed - Aug 26, 2004 5:31 am (#1425 of 2901)

Hello, Robina! Welcome to the forum! Before the safe and dartboard, there was a brick board and if yuo figured out how to get passed, you found out the title of the sixth Harry Potter book. Also, if you have four awards, then you have all of them.

S.E. Jones - Aug 26, 2004 5:39 am (#1426 of 2901)

Whisteria: What has had me puzzled is where she said that it was in chapter one.

She doesn't say it is Chapter 1, as far as I know. Hope that helps....

Robina - Aug 26, 2004 5:49 am (#1427 of 2901)

Thanks - Am I correct in assuming that the 4 awards are gotten by moving the book with the ? mark, entering the MOM number on the phone, moving the awards into their cases, and is the fourth gotten by getting all the potion ingredients? If so does that one just appear? I don't remember anything popping up after I got the ingredients. - or am I just dumb?

Star Crossed - Aug 26, 2004 5:56 am (#1428 of 2901)

You are correct and you are not dumb, nothing pops up, as far I as can remember.

Robina - Aug 26, 2004 6:02 am (#1429 of 2901)

Thanks Star Crossed. Did I miss a posting? The door has a do not disturb sign on it now, It didn't as of the 24th. Maybe that means she is going to add something. (We can only hope)

Chemyst - Aug 26, 2004 6:03 am (#1430 of 2901)
Edited by S.E. Jones Sep 20, 2006 12:53 am

Robina, SE Jones had a post back at #421 that had a link showing the brick wall that was behind the door the very first time it opened: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

There was a room behind the bricks with a desk & fan. Someone once posted a link to show what that looked like as well but I don't have time to search all the end-of-June posts on this thread.

Robina - Aug 26, 2004 6:06 am (#1431 of 2901)

Thanks Chemyst.

septentrion - Aug 26, 2004 6:38 am (#1432 of 2901)

Robina is right, the door is shut again.

Wisteria - Aug 26, 2004 6:47 am (#1433 of 2901)

S.E., Thank You for helping me. When you go into the extra stuff on JKR's site look under characters. There is a selection "Some Random facts about the Weasly Family." It is a little ways down that I found the "from chapter one"

Robina - Aug 26, 2004 8:25 am (#1434 of 2901)

Hopefully, with the door closed that means that she will be adding something else soon. Although as much as I like when she adds new stuff, I'd rather she concentrate on writing. I really don't want to wait like last time. The length of time between GOF and OoP (I think I abbreviated correctly) was horrible!

Mare - Aug 26, 2004 8:32 am (#1435 of 2901)

Marè, Thanks for your help, but I still didn't see it on that page. I found the key that opens the chest, but I didn't see the potion bottle. Maybe it is because I didn't find them all at once. I found three of the four and then logged out.

I did notice that after awhile the rewards get taken away and you have to find them again. Maybe I have to wait until they are cleared and them find them again, all at once.

Has anyone else had this problem or know what I am talking about?

No your rewards should stay in your scrapbook. That's what it's there for. Maybe you opened another of Jo's websites, there are several and you can find the same rewards in every one of them. (for example: JKRowling.co.uk, JKRowling.com, JKRowling.it etc.)

I made a picture of the bottle and it's location. If you want me to mail it to you, just post it here or mail me.

S.E. Jones - Aug 26, 2004 12:14 pm (#1436 of 2901)
Edited Sep 20, 2006 12:56 am

Whisteria, I knew where you got the "from chapter one". There just isn't any mention of the Prewetts in PS until chapter 4.

Here's what was behind the door last time:
Fan (You clicked on the fan and it spun around and blew the paper with the title toward you.)
HBP title

Here's what was behind the door this time:
The Black Nothing (For those who are just curious what the darned, infuriating, thing looked like....)
The Dart Board (You had to put the darts in the right place... Think way back to PS....)
The Vault (You had to find the code on the Extras page)
The Excerpt

dragon keeper - Aug 26, 2004 12:29 pm (#1437 of 2901)

Mare, that would be great. Either you can post it here or you can mail it to me.

Siriusly - Aug 26, 2004 3:51 pm (#1438 of 2901)

September 14th, September 14th, September 14th, how much longer do we have? I am DYING to know!

dragon keeper - Aug 26, 2004 4:11 pm (#1439 of 2901)

What happens on September 14th?

Prefect Marcus - Aug 26, 2004 4:39 pm (#1440 of 2901)

If you are bored with the current site, here is one activity that is fun for a few minutes.

If you click on a portkey and pull the arrow away before it has fully enabled, the portkey will remain enabled but not take you anywhere.

For instance, you can make the coffee mug bigger and have a aura around it, but it won't take you to the "Extra Stuff" page.

If you do it do the paper clips, the FAQ letters will come and go, but the paper clips will either remain a '?' or an 'X'.

It is possible to have every port key selected on the FAQ screen - the scrapbook, the rumor rag, the newspaper, the wizard of the month, the links page, etc. without actually going to any of these places.

Yes, I know, small things please small minds. But it is something new to do on the site. And it is a bit of a challenge. :-)

Wisteria - Aug 26, 2004 5:27 pm (#1441 of 2901)

Hello Everyone, I am new to this sight (as of yesterday), and have just finished reading all 1440 posts. The first posts helped me alot with the JKR site. I also found a lot of answers to some questions that I had. I did get impatient around the 700's and asked the question that was nagging at me the most. Was glad to know that I did not repeat a question.

I must say that I am in awe at the depth in which some of you go in your theories. I was searching books for some of your facts and quotes that I did not remember. I have really enjoyed every word that I have read over the last 2 days.

Jo was right. This is a 1st place site for HP fans. Thank You

Ginerva Weasley - Aug 26, 2004 7:13 pm (#1442 of 2901)

Even though the 'do not disturb' sign is back up, the Gobb Lynn card is still up there.

Also, has anyone noticed that the black card on the top left hand side of the extras page used to be white? Why would she just change the color?

MickeyCee3948 - Aug 26, 2004 7:30 pm (#1443 of 2901)

Dragonslayer - On the 14th of September JKR is supposed to make an appearance at some movie studios in London.


S.E. Jones - Aug 26, 2004 8:20 pm (#1444 of 2901)

Dragon Slayer, if you can't find the potion bottle, it is very likely that you've already got it. Some people clicked the potion ingredients (bottle, feather, spider, leaves) without knowing what they were looking for and got their reward without realizing it. You might check to make sure you have all four rewards, have followed the other clues if you don't, or that you have gotten all the other potion's ingredients.

MickeyCee3948 - Aug 26, 2004 8:25 pm (#1445 of 2901)

Dragonslayer - Its the Shepperton Studios outside of London


Siriusly - Aug 26, 2004 8:27 pm (#1446 of 2901)

Hopefully Sept 14th is the press conference to announce book 6 finished. A person can dream, can't they.

MickeyCee3948 - Aug 26, 2004 8:31 pm (#1447 of 2901)

Exactly my hopes and dreams-Siriusly


Phelim Mcintyre - Aug 27, 2004 4:15 am (#1448 of 2901)

September 14th, book finished? I doubt it. But if it was then I'd be down the bookshop like a flash to order the book. Well to try anyway. JKR's visit to the studio is probably to discuss the script and set of Goblet of Fire with the creative team.

I have sat with the links and fan site pages open for ages and no Peeves so I'm not sure there is anyhtingon those pages.......yet.

Tomoé - Aug 27, 2004 8:50 am (#1449 of 2901)

Here's a screen shot of the old board for those who didn't know or care to take a screen shot back then.

Fenig Durak, you asked for new numbers to dial on the phone. When they cracked the site to see what was behind the door, they also found the codes. The phone had three functions:
To show the check mark when you dial the good number
To show the Easter egg if it wasn't in the scrapbook when you dial the good number
To show the "wrong" sign when a wrong number is dialed

There was only one correct number back then and since the Easter eggs have not been updated, there should still be only one correct number.

Barb, you asked if Harry's vault number was mentioned in PS, I don't see anything like that in mine, I think we only know Sirius's and the stone's vault number.

Lina and Septentrion were wondering why the other language version of the site don't allow the door to open as the English one does. I think those door will open on their own when informations about those translated versions will be available. No need to haste thing just to make them wait for 6 months longer than the English reader ones.

dragon keeper - Aug 27, 2004 9:00 am (#1450 of 2901)

You were right S.E. Jones, I did have four rewards, but I don't remember anything popping up when I got the last of them...

Oh well, at least I can stop searching for it, I was beginning to get frustrated. Thanks for your help everyone!
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Phelim Mcintyre - Aug 27, 2004 12:18 pm (#1451 of 2901)

Having just read the newspaper on JKR's site it has comments about her favourite Harry Potter book. In it she says that she loves Half Blood Prince, and that she always loves books around the half way point of writing them but comes to despise them towards the end (a common writer's complaint). JKR's comments point to her being about half way through the book. Drat - I suppose I must stop dreaming now about September 14th as announcement of book finish or publishing date.

Hogs Head - Aug 27, 2004 1:06 pm (#1452 of 2901)

Well, don't hold your breath on Sept. 14 (my birthday!) being an announcement of a publication date, but it isn't out of the question, either. It depends on whether, by "halfway," a particular writer means that half of the text remains to be written or that the manuscript is basically written but the knotty and tedious parts (rewrites, proofing, etc.) remain to be done. I suspect that Sept. 14 will be a little optimistic for the announcement of a publication date. But, I am enjoying the buildup, aren't you?

dragon keeper - Aug 27, 2004 1:11 pm (#1453 of 2901)

I can't remember where it was mentioned, but someone (Siriusly?) proposed that since JKR considered both 6&7 one book split in two, that maybe she is completely done with HBP (except for editing). This is the optimist's theory, of course, but I like it.

Classicsquid592 - Aug 27, 2004 1:53 pm (#1454 of 2901)

Something will happen on Sept. 14th otherwise she wouldn't have shown it too us on her extra stuff page. I suppose that she will tell us what she has done at the studio afterward. I think that she has tecnically "written" all of the books but she shares my writing style and rewrites over and over until she is happy with it. I think that when she says that she is currently writing her book, she means that she has started with her first typed drafts. When I have written something, I don't even say that I have started until I have started typing. We have all seen JKR's prewriting and it would seem that she writes and rewrites until a point where she feels she is ready to start typing it out. This would mean that she has to type her first draft, edit it, type another draft and start editing it for publication. I think that she is currently about half way through or even almost finished with her first typed draft and has therefore not yet gotten around to editing her work. When she starts posing frustrated messages in her extra stuff page, we will know that she is trying to write her revised draft. I don't think she has any idea when she will be finished, we have seen no set pattern to the release of the books so far.

(question) Has anyone discussed the meaning of the moon-shaped tea leaves at the bottom of her teacup? And when will she clean that cup its disgusting!

dragon keeper - Aug 27, 2004 1:57 pm (#1455 of 2901)

Good point classicsquid. I was wondering where you guys got the date of Sept. 14th. Does it appear when Peeves blows by or is it always there? I am going to look right now...

EDIT: Yes it is there, I barely made it out. I'm impressed, you all are so observant!

Boris the Bewildered - Aug 28, 2004 7:04 am (#1456 of 2901)
Edited by Aug 28, 2004 7:16 am

Classic, you are not being that Squidward we've been warned to look for in chat rooms, aren't ya? ;-) And, forget the cup, keep writing!

Classicsquid592 - Aug 28, 2004 11:32 am (#1457 of 2901)

I'm working on it Boris and thanks for the advice. I've gotten a bit behind these past two weeks due to posting in this forum. I might even cut down on my visits to the Lexicon in order to get another chunk in. Thats the way I tend to work, big chunk here, big chunk there. I may even try the writing-in-cafe method. Love your icon by the way.

Phelim Mcintyre - Aug 28, 2004 12:36 pm (#1458 of 2901)

Have just visited the JKR site. It is hal eight in the evening here in the UK and the callendar already has tomorrow's date. I am confused.

Also, I have just looked at the Sheperton Studio's card. Identical to the type for the Edinburgh Festival. As Shepperton is where they are filming Goblet of Fire I guess it is to do with that. No book announcement as most of the authors I know and work with use hal way for writing the first draft. After the first draft is complete there is the issue of re-working. This is painful as we have to get rid of bits we really like. So I expect the book is not finished yet. JKR knows where she is starting and where she is goin but not plotted the path yet. I think we should chain her to the desk and get her to write.

Good Evans - Aug 28, 2004 12:42 pm (#1459 of 2901)

We could get up a guard Phelim, ala Moody and co, arrive at her home mob handed and watch over her until she has finished the book. Anyone for first watch??? I'll lend my invisibility cloak and wand to keep her in her seat.

Amos77 - Aug 28, 2004 1:07 pm (#1460 of 2901)

Nice call Boris, I had almost forgotten about the sponge-bob reference! In regards to Squids comment about the moon at the bottom of her mug, I have also noticed that there are two other half moons...so can we take this to mean that our wait is shorter rather than longer?

Classicsquid592 - Aug 28, 2004 3:03 pm (#1461 of 2901)

Phelim: Do you have any published works? If so, can you give us any titles?

Magical Llama - Aug 28, 2004 4:51 pm (#1462 of 2901)

I can't catch Peeves, squid! If anyone would like to give me a tip, I won't complain. : )~

Eponine - Aug 28, 2004 4:53 pm (#1463 of 2901)

I don't think Peeves is catchable.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 28, 2004 4:54 pm (#1464 of 2901)


Robina - Aug 28, 2004 8:52 pm (#1465 of 2901)

I want her to get done with the book as much as the next person, but we have to remember she is pregnant and is probably dealing with morning sickness. Having just had a baby, I know that "morning sickness" can drag into "all day sickness". That's somthing she did't have to deal with between GoF and Oop - she took time off to be pregnant. That's why among other things it took 4 years between the two books. We need to give her a little slack this time seeing as she is trying to work though it. I just wish she'd say at what point she is at. Throw us a bone - even a little one.

Boris the Bewildered - Aug 28, 2004 10:28 pm (#1466 of 2901)

Classic, this Sponge Bob fan would be heart broken if you left, although the Harry Potter fan doesn't know what to say...As Squidward wrote on the bomb pie he offered Sponge Bob, "Well, here you go"

MickeyCee3948 - Aug 29, 2004 10:44 am (#1467 of 2901)

Why put the card with Sheperton on it if it wasn't a clue. So far everything else that was new has meant something.


Phelim Mcintyre - Aug 29, 2004 10:53 am (#1468 of 2901)

Classicsquid592 - I have some chapters readable on the writewords site, but no book published. Though watch this space as I have a publisher interested. But I am part of a group setting up a publishing house so I deal with authors in a variety of guises from writer to editor/proof reader to publisher (I hope). Hence my knowledge(?) about how publishing works. And no I will not give you any inside information from Bloomsbury. I do need to work.

As to the Sheperton date - my guess is the next time the door will open or when the FAQ will be answered.

Phelim Mcintyre - Aug 29, 2004 11:26 am (#1469 of 2901)

Have just been on the JKR site. On the lins page, Peeves just blows out the candle and makes the bookmark move. Nothing under it I can see.

The books look interesting. The two D L Sayers appear to be Lord Peter Wimsey detective novels. And the spell books seem to be Harry Potter titles. Does this mean she has written them? If so they need to be published.

Edit - have also looked at the fan site page, no evidence of Peeves-ish activity.

Good Evans - Aug 29, 2004 11:49 am (#1470 of 2901)

I wonder if the reason we are starting to get the clues is because we are not that far from the release date being issued (hopefully 14th sept, ), if the book was no where near completion would we really be getting the clues? on edit and reedit so much can change. I hope she has finished the writing and is on the editing part whcih could mean we are looking at early summer next year.... I do hope so pcsitive mental attitiude and all that!

Classicsquid592 - Aug 29, 2004 12:05 pm (#1471 of 2901)

Phelim Mcintyre: I will watch for your name and am looking forward to reading some of your books. And remember the name E.S. Leaders, this is the name I will use when I am finished (which probably won't be for another five years). Thank you for the information.

Magical Llama - Aug 29, 2004 2:09 pm (#1472 of 2901)

Squid wrote: And remember the name E.S. Leaders, this is the name I will use when I am finished (which probably won't be for another five years).

Five years?

Richard !!!Reid - Aug 29, 2004 2:56 pm (#1473 of 2901)

I think the reason that JKR is giving us clues is to somewhat replenish our large appetites for her stories. Lets face it, we are over the moon when she gives us a little bit of information, despite how irrelevant it is. This way, she can keep her fans guessing and interested in the stories.

Even if she was nearly finished, I can't see her announcing a release date this soon.

Steve Newton - Aug 29, 2004 3:39 pm (#1474 of 2901)

Even if she is finished writing the book she would not know the publication date. As she says somewhere, that is up to the publisher. (Actually, I think that she says down to the publisher. I guess that they mean the same thing.)

RandomFormerNewbie - Aug 29, 2004 4:02 pm (#1475 of 2901)

Has anyone noticed? When you let the page go idle on her desk that the face of the watch changes and what I THINK is a Doxie flies by. I'm going to try and get a screen shot of it, I'll let you know if I do it.

EDIT: Ok! Here's a link to a screen shot I took look at the watch. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Tomoé - Aug 29, 2004 4:28 pm (#1476 of 2901)

It does change, many had speculeted about it back on this thread, you should use the search tool and see for yourself.

RandomFormerNewbie - Aug 29, 2004 4:41 pm (#1477 of 2901)

I took your advice and searched the thread and posted the link anyways. I'm new so I havent read everything yet.

Lore..!! - Aug 30, 2004 6:48 am (#1478 of 2901)

Question: I alreay did the phone thing, the cauldrow thing is there anything else that I can do at jkr's page?

Tomoé - Aug 30, 2004 6:52 am (#1479 of 2901)

There's something to do in the link page and the Fan award page.

Lore..!! - Aug 30, 2004 7:45 am (#1480 of 2901)

Thanks!! Very Happy anything else?

madame hooch - Aug 30, 2004 1:21 pm (#1481 of 2901)

Iwas trying to see if there was anything under the ribbon on the links page also.If you look at the bookshelf you can see a vertical line down the center of the shelves which is more clear in some areas.I think there might be something behind the shelves or maybe they open up.Has anyone else noticed this?Also,what does it mean when you hear doors opening-or is this yahoo im i hear.

S.E. Jones - Aug 30, 2004 2:49 pm (#1482 of 2901)

Lore, here's all the current clues for awards at JKRowling.com. JKR has promised that there will be more coming in the future.

Amy Culver - Aug 30, 2004 7:51 pm (#1483 of 2901)

Hi, I'm new to this forum.

I read a lot of old chat about a previous FAQ poll and I have a question about the current one.

Why on earth are there so many votes about Aunt Petunia "Remembering my last"? That one is explained at the end of book 5. Dumbledore sayd that "his last" was his note to her explaining why he left Harry with her in the first place and that by accepting him into her home she sealed the magic that protects Harry.

Yet this question is by far leading in the poll.

Me, personally, I'd be much more interested in hearing more about Percy's motives that we might not yet know about.

Ginerva Weasley - Aug 30, 2004 8:38 pm (#1484 of 2901)

Amy, I completely agree with you, although I voted for the Peter Pettigrew question.

I don't think that Percy has any serious alter motives, I just think he's REALLY ambitious.

However, while I was reading book 5 I was constantly on the watch for Peter and wondering where he was.

RuthJ - Aug 30, 2004 9:36 pm (#1485 of 2901)

I didn't think, when Dumbledore told Harry about the Prophecy and why Aunt Petunia took him in, that he was revealing everything. Maybe "his last" refers to something else entirely (no idea what, though), not just his original letter to the Dursley's.

But I also don't think JKR would answer any question that has any major importance; she's been closed-mouthed and secretive from the beginning. I bet that none of these questions are very significant to the plot, or if any are significant, that the poll will purposely favor another question.

Siriusly - Aug 31, 2004 2:29 am (#1486 of 2901)

I thought she already made a statement about Percy was acting of his own volition.

The last thing we think DD sent the Dursleys was after Harry and Ron flew to school in the car. That is what everyone is trying to find out.

skh - Aug 31, 2004 3:24 am (#1487 of 2901)

Ruth - I totally agree with you, I think the mere fact that a question is part of the poll means that it is the very type of question fans have been reading loads into but isn't important, hence her willingness to answer. (Although, I suppose she could always say "yes, this is significant, but I can't say more" - but to be honest, I don't REALLY think so...)

So, my theory is that "remember my last" is a red herring and Dumbledore's explaination is complete, but on the other hand, I do think there is something of significance with Petunia (I suspect she'll turn out to be a witch in the end, but this is a conversation for the Aunt Petunia thread, which I highly recommend!).


OH - PS: I think Percy's just misguided and has foolishly allowed himself to be blinded to the obvious in his aim for promotion, although am reading the REDHEN essay about Molly and Percy right now, and am fascinated with the theory of Percy as spy! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Aurora Gubbins - Aug 31, 2004 7:50 am (#1488 of 2901)

Stretch away Amos77... If those numbers are three numbers (30, 27, 23) and they are dates of any given month - All three numbers are "as the...month dies", or, in other words, in the second half of the month. Amos77, who else has birthdays on these dates? Maybe Harry was the chosen one but does the prophecy actually mean it has to be him to finish LV off or could it be someone else who has to do it, and in turn, save Harry?

Herm oh ninny - Aug 31, 2004 9:41 am (#1489 of 2901)

hey everyone! I'm new but have been reading this page for a while! In rsponse to the poll questions I have to say that I really think that the "my last" refers to the original letter as Dumbledore explains. I do however wonder why Peter is not seen throughout Phoenix.

Ann - Aug 31, 2004 11:15 am (#1490 of 2901)

Herm oh ninny: I do however wonder why Peter is not seen throughout Phoenix.

And I wonder if the two non-Howler questions on her poll might not be related. Remember, Peter/Wormtail was Percy's rat for four years, a year longer than he was Ron's; and of course Percy would never have believed he was not a rat, even if he'd ever heard the story. I do wonder if Percy has an older roommate in his new digs, or if he happens to have found his old pet rat, abandoned by Ron....

vball man - Aug 31, 2004 1:33 pm (#1491 of 2901)

I like that thinking, Ann. That would be interesting if WormT was "innocently" taking up with Percy and then speaking evil in his ear.

Would WormT have a little silver paw?

S.E. Jones - Aug 31, 2004 1:34 pm (#1492 of 2901)

These things can also be discussed on the "Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail" and "Aunt Petunia" threads....

Herm oh ninny - Aug 31, 2004 4:11 pm (#1493 of 2901)

Good point Anne. I never thought of that.

Ginerva Weasley - Aug 31, 2004 4:38 pm (#1494 of 2901)

It is 7:30 in the States and the wizard of the month has changed to Uric the Oddball.

Lady Black99 - Aug 31, 2004 5:18 pm (#1495 of 2901)

Thanks Ginerva Weasley. I hope this means some new stuff will be added to the site soon.

Amos77 - Aug 31, 2004 7:02 pm (#1496 of 2901)

Thanks Aurora, unfortunately, I do not have all of the dates-I will research though-unless any one has them on hand??Smile

Classicsquid592 - Aug 31, 2004 8:36 pm (#1497 of 2901)

Yay! Uric is one of my favorite historical figures in the HP books. Don't know why, I just love reading about his antics. So, If she updated one thing, is it possible she has added another easter egg?

Tomoé - Aug 31, 2004 10:09 pm (#1498 of 2901)

I don't know if she update herself the site, but it would be more likely that someone working for lightmaker, or even a computer program, change the wizard of the month and put the birthday notice. So new wizard of the month doesn't mean new Ester eggs as Ulric is the fourth update and there still nothing new beside the door and the new papers pinned on the board.

S.E. Jones - Aug 31, 2004 11:16 pm (#1499 of 2901)

Technically, it's the start of a new month, so I'm sure we can expect new updates soon....

Phelim Mcintyre - Sep 1, 2004 1:46 am (#1500 of 2901)

As of now the Lexicon is still the fan site award winner. Nearly three months running - boy is that good. I guess the next major update will be post Sheperton
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Mare - Sep 1, 2004 2:46 am (#1501 of 2901)

Okay I'm currently gifted with two computers who fail to get the "print screen" function working. But I have a bit of a stupid question: has the first page of her desk changed. The papers laying on it before the rumours, paper and biography fall into place?

djellibabe - Sep 1, 2004 3:18 am (#1502 of 2901)

I have been visiting the site since its first day and as far as I am aware the front page does not change. Other than Rumours and News. All appears the same to me!! Unless I haven't noticed any tiny details, and if that is the case I am sure some eagle eye will put me right.

Tomoé - Sep 1, 2004 9:22 am (#1503 of 2901)

I just notice that a Japanese version of the site is now available. Was it available yesterday or they opened the web site the very day OoP is released in Japanese?

djellibabe, I looked my old screen shot of the main page, it still the very same it was to every gum wrapper.

Loony Loopy Larissa - Sep 1, 2004 2:11 pm (#1504 of 2901)

For all of you out there who can't print the screen, perhaps I could offer a little help? I am certainly no computer wizard, but I was able to print a screen before all the bulletin board and papers came up on the extras page. All I did was press control (Ctrl) "p" when I wanted it to print. I didn't try to save to paint or anything, but I did get a lovely printed page that I was then able to scour for clues. Oh, and by the way, I have a laptop and don't have a 'print screen' button. I hope that helps.

Thora - Sep 2, 2004 10:53 am (#1505 of 2901)

Does anyone know when JKR is due? She annouced it on the 4th of July, and said next year.... so is that January? That would make sense with waiting until her first trimester is over before annoucing her pregnancy thing that most parents do with 2nd and later children.

Classicsquid592 - Sep 2, 2004 2:49 pm (#1506 of 2901)

Has anyone seen the new qoute from the Quibbler? "Fudge Forced to Flee! Minister of magic chased from office." It seems that we now know How Fudge leaves office. I wonder who chases him out? It seems that there are such subtle updates scattered throughout the site.

dragon keeper - Sep 2, 2004 3:25 pm (#1507 of 2901)

Where do you find the Quibbler quotes?

Tomoé - Sep 2, 2004 7:25 pm (#1508 of 2901)

There are a couple of adds that show up randomly :

the Quibbler with Fudge fleeing from office (your memory doesn't serves you well Llama, there no people chasing Fudge)
Celestina Warbeck in Concert
Charm your own cheese revised edition
Mid-season sales at Madame Malkin's Robes for All Occasions
Burgin and Burkes
the Muggle Deterring Gate

Maybe there's more ads, I opened the rumors paper a couple of time, but one could have slip my inquiry.

TheQuibbler - Sep 2, 2004 7:29 pm (#1509 of 2901)

I'm not sure we can rely to heavily on "The Quibbler", (it seems ironic for me to be saying this) but even in the wizarding world it's not too reliable.

Tomoé - Sep 2, 2004 8:16 pm (#1510 of 2901)

Not sure either, but the fact that there will be a new Minister for Magic was also confirmed by JKR in the Chat session last March.

Magical Llama - Sep 3, 2004 2:38 am (#1511 of 2901)

Classicsquid wrote: Has anyone seen the new qoute from the Quibbler? "Fudge Forced to Flee! Minister of magic chased from office." It seems that we now know How Fudge leaves office. I wonder who chases him out?

I think it would be neat to see Rita chase Fudge out of office with her scathing articles. It would make even more sence if the rumor magazine on JKR's site is the Quibbler. ; )

madame hooch - Sep 3, 2004 4:11 am (#1512 of 2901)

Like Luna Lovegood,maybe there is more to the Quibbler than meets the eye.Perhaps you have to read it upside down.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Sep 3, 2004 4:27 am (#1513 of 2901)

OoP pp163 "...and an article on ancient runes which at least explained why Luna had been reading The Quibbler upside-down. According to the magazine, if you turned the runes on their heads they revealed a spell to make your enemy's ears turn into kumquats."

That's why Luna is seen reading the Quibbler upside down. Later Ginny does it as well.

narisa - Sep 3, 2004 6:30 am (#1514 of 2901)

Tomo, I just notice that your avatar wink. I never notice before, in fact I rarely notice anyone avatar. That scare me at first. Oop, off topic. For that ad Fudge flee, I thought I saw it for age (at least 2 weeks)

darlingLupin - Sep 3, 2004 3:49 pm (#1515 of 2901)

I have a question for you guys- when they update JKR's website, how long does it usually take? For three days now, all I get is the under-clutter on the desk, but none of the port-keys or anything else. Is this normal, or is there maybe something wrong with my browser? Thanks guys!

Hogs Head - Sep 3, 2004 4:06 pm (#1516 of 2901)

All the functions have all been working for me, but I think not much has been updated other that the Wizard of the Month. Watch here from time to time -- when something on the website changes, there is usually an eruption of new postings.

All things being equal (which they rarely are), I would rather have the JKR team working on the finish to Book 6 (Half Blood Prince) than for items to amuse me on a website. The website has, however, been an amusing consolation while we await the book, though.

DJ Evans - Sep 3, 2004 4:21 pm (#1517 of 2901)

darlingLupin -- you might try clearing out your cache foler. Sometimes that is all it takes. It gets to it's max and won't allow the page to fully load. Also, sometimes you can just click your "refresh" button and that will work. Try those two things and see if the page won't load properly then.

Hope that helps?

Later, Deb

Siriusly - Sep 3, 2004 5:33 pm (#1518 of 2901)

Does anyone have an old screen shot of the Fan Site bookcase, maybe after the Lex won, or even older? I need to check something. Thanks.

Weeny Owl - Sep 3, 2004 9:45 pm (#1519 of 2901)

darlingLupin... I noticed you're on AOL. I have that problem if I try to go through AOL's web browser, but if I use Internet Explorer or Netscape I have no problems at all.

Also do what Deb said and clear out your cache or try refreshing the page.

Phelim Mcintyre - Sep 4, 2004 1:38 am (#1520 of 2901)

Twinkling Blue Eyes - I think Ginny was getting the answers for a crossword.

But seriously, I'm running out of fingernails to chew while waiting for the new fan site/door to open/faq to be answered. Hurry up please JKR the suspense is killing me.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Sep 4, 2004 2:44 am (#1521 of 2901)

Phelim, I'm sorry, you are probably right. I did look up Luna reference, but didn't Ginny's. Is late, early, whatever. But what struck me was that both had a valid reason to seem to be reading it upside down.

Siriusly - Sep 4, 2004 5:57 am (#1522 of 2901)

Has anyone else happened to notice that the trophies on JK's Fan Site have changed. Seems Harry and Percy's used to be made of a different metal. Now they are silver. HHHMMMM.

Notice also, who has gold trophies and who has silver.

Even Tom Riddle.

Herm oh ninny - Sep 4, 2004 10:59 am (#1523 of 2901)

As September 14th gets closer and closer I get more and more impatient!! I hope something good is announced!!

Aurora Gubbins - Sep 4, 2004 3:54 pm (#1524 of 2901)

I can't help but be excited about a discovery I made this evening; I already posted this on another thread, but I feel I should spread the word...

Something has just sprung out of the window on JKR's website: FAQ section; The comment JKR puts about the differences between pure-blood, half-blood and Muggle-born. She states that Harry would be considered by the likes of the Malfoys as 'half' wizard, because of his mother's grandparents". In the light of the comment about Petunia not being a Squib, but... (Edinburgh Book Festival) does anyone have any theories about the implications of her statement? I know this has huge importance, but I don't know what it is!!!

I just sat and sketched it out and I think I may have worked something out... Lily and Petunia are both magical. Lily and Petunia's parents are both magical. Of their Grandparents, one couple are magical and the other couple are not, or in other words one of the Evans girls' parents is a magical child born of Muggle parents. (It was Petunia who either couldn't or wouldn't be involved in the magical world, for whatever reason)"

As for 14 September, I keep looking on local/showbiz news and for announcements on the Pinewood/Shepperton website for any reason why this date is important. No luck yet - but just so you know, the studio is in Middlesex, England and so am I.

Aurora Gubbins - Sep 4, 2004 4:13 pm (#1525 of 2901)

I think that Petunia is Harry's 'Secret Keeper'.

popkin - Sep 4, 2004 4:19 pm (#1526 of 2901)

I thought of that, too, Aurora, but then the neighbors would not be able to see their house. They can, so I don't think it's a secret house.

Magical Llama - Sep 4, 2004 4:43 pm (#1527 of 2901)

When you click on the Extra Stuff cup on JKR's site - look closely while the page loads. Before the blank page drops down, look at the piece of paper that says HOGWARTS with double lines. If you examine this very thoroughly, you will see that Gryyfindor's name is circled, and a line leads from Gryyfindor to the initials HP (also circled). You may need to click the port key a few times to get a good look. The HP could stand for Harry Potter or the Halfblood-Prince.

Ann - Sep 4, 2004 8:35 pm (#1528 of 2901)

Aurora Gubbins, I think that bit about Harry's mother's grandparents has been noticed. I wonder if she meant to say maternal grandparents or mother's parents and somehow got them mixed? Because that does seem to be what she means. But at her Edinburgh signing, she said, "Petunia's not a squib, she's a muggle, but...."

That to me says Petunia is definitely not magical, and neither are either of her parents (otherwise a non-magical daughter would be a squib). In addition, there are several references to the fact that Lily is muggle-born, which would also imply that both parents are muggles. (People have suggested that her parents might have been squibs rather than muggles, but the statement you cited about her grandparents makes that unlikely.)

I see only two alternatives for Petunia, (1) that she is a muggle, and never was anything else, but that she has played more of a role in the wizarding world than we've seen so far, or (2) that she was born a witch, but somehow renounced it or had it taken away completely, in some way we haven't heard about yet. However, the fact that we've had no hints about anyone renouncing their magical abilities and her obvious jealousy of Lily's powers make that unlikely. The only reference we've had to wizards losing their powers is as a result of stints at Azkaban, and I must say that Petunia's familiarity with and obvious terror of dementors makes me wonder....

Siriusly - Sep 4, 2004 8:39 pm (#1529 of 2901)

We thought there was a mistake..but she has let it go on too long to let have it mean anything but what she said.

Think the muggle-born things relates to the Purebloods going back 9 generations without muggles. Anyone with less would be muggleborn. Like the Nazi definitions she saw in Washington.

From Venus - Sep 4, 2004 11:20 pm (#1530 of 2901)

This is my first post on this thread. It took me quite a while to read everything up to this point. I have some observations which don't seem to have been brought up.

I've been looking out the window in the room with the door. It seems to me that there must be some significance to the things going on out there. For instance, that meteor that zig-zags past; is there one or two of them? Either way, it seems very un-meteor-like. Also, there seems to be two spot lights shining. What could those signify? And what is the meaning of that wind? In the window, it is blowing the wind chimes and pushing some clouds past. But it is also evident in all the other rooms. And when you view the window in the daytime, there are, what at first, appear to be birds flying by, but when you compare their size to the rest of the landscape, for instance, the tiny buildings on the hillside, they seem to be huge. Are they dragons?

Does anyone, besides me, think that something is eventually going to happen in that mirror?

Also, in the trophy room, has anyone ever noticed that the ticking of the clock eventually stops if you wait long enough? And has anyone ever wondered what goes in the empty medalion box on the top shelf? And, also, why, when the wind blows in there, do the two 1st place ribbons blow away, but the other one stays?

Just wondering.

The giant squid - Sep 4, 2004 11:40 pm (#1531 of 2901)

Regarding Petunia being Harry's secret keeper:

I thought of that, too, Aurora, but then the neighbors would not be able to see their house. They can, so I don't think it's a secret house.-popkin

The thing is, popkin, the reason people can't see 12GP is because the house itself is the secret. If the secret that Petunia is keeping is "Harry Potter is a wizard" the appearance of 4 Privet Drive wouldn't be an issue. It would also explain why the "St. Brutus" excuse is so readily accepted (I'm assuming there is no such place).

Mind you, I'm not saying this theory is true, just playing devil's advocate.


Betelgeuse Black - Sep 5, 2004 7:44 am (#1532 of 2901)

I don't think this Petunia as a squib business belongs on this thread but I'm going to post this anyway.

A squib is a person who is not magical that is born to magical parents.

Hermione is a witch born to muggle parents.

Therefore, if Lily was born to muggle parents, then she is like Hermione. If Petunia does not have magic capabilities, she is not a squib, she's a muggle. If Petunia does have magical blood, she is like Hermione, in other words, muggle born. Neither condition violates the definition of a squib.

I think Petunia is magical, but she's in denial. If I'm wrong or right, she is still not a squib. That's why JKR is being coy about this subject.


madame hooch - Sep 5, 2004 8:38 am (#1533 of 2901)

I agree Betelgeuse.Read Auroras comments on the subject in the Good ole Aunt Petunia thread.

Hogs Head - Sep 5, 2004 1:41 pm (#1534 of 2901)

I agree that this belongs on the Petunia thread, but, bottom line, I take it nothing exciting on the website has happened since 01 August?

darlingLupin - Sep 5, 2004 7:27 pm (#1535 of 2901)

Thanks for all the suggestions with the website problem I was having- it turns out that among all the little gem utilities I have acquired along the way, there is one that empties my Internet Cache when it gets full, all by its little self, without telling me, of course. So, with an empty cache, it takes forever to load heavy graphics pages, blah blah, and voila, panic time! But everything's ok now. Smile dL

Springtime - Sep 6, 2004 10:23 am (#1536 of 2901)

Just check the JK Rowling site and the fan sites have been updated. Mugglenet is the new winner


S.E. Jones - Sep 6, 2004 5:52 pm (#1537 of 2901) "
Edited Sep 20, 2006 12:47 am

Siriusly (#1527): Has anyone else happened to notice that the trophies on JK's Fan Site have changed. Seems Harry and Percy's used to be made of a different metal. Now they are silver. HHHMMMM.

Actually, the trophies haven't changed at all. Here's an old screencapture from when Godric's Hollow won, here's one from when the Lex won, and here's a new one featuring MuggleNet as winner..... (The only difference is that one was taken after Peeves went through and blew off the two 1st prize ribbons.)

Siriusly - Sep 6, 2004 6:53 pm (#1538 of 2901)

Thanks SE

I thought that when I first went to her site, there were three different colors. Guess I was wrong. Thank You for providing the links.

The giant squid - Sep 6, 2004 10:50 pm (#1539 of 2901)

Just check the JK Rowling site and the fan sites have been updated. Mugglenet is the new winner

Ah well...three months is still a good run.

From Venus - Sep 7, 2004 8:05 am (#1540 of 2901)

Being rather new here, and completely new to the world of fan forums, I have to say that after looking at the other sites that have gotten awards,(including Mugglenet), I still think this one is the best. Just thought I'd mention that since the giant squid brought up the subject.

popkin - Sep 7, 2004 8:16 am (#1541 of 2901)

Mugglenet is a great fansite for kids, but the Lexicon is much better for adults. I love that the moderators are so very involved in keeping the site cordial and on subject. Everyone's posts are well thought out, and interesting. I discovered the Lexicon Forum after being on Mugglenet's forum for about two months. I went back to read replies to some of my posts and to catch up on a few favorite threads for a while, but I haven't strayed from the Lexicon Forum for a year now. It is great.

101 Ways to Bug Voldemort (not sure I got the title exactly correct) is laugh out loud funny. If you haven't read it, it is definitely worth the trip to Mugglenet for that. I am also very impressed that the site is maintained by a very young boy. Mr. Emmerson might be sixteen now, but he must have been about 12 or 13 when he first put the site together.

madame hooch - Sep 7, 2004 9:25 am (#1542 of 2901)

I have recently visited the Mugglenet.There is a poll: What character is the HBP excerpt describing?In JKRs comments she states I actually voted in the "Who's the Half-Blood Prince?" So,in the last clue she gave us she must be descibing the half blood prince.She also said the editorials give lots of insight.I read the one on the missing death eater.It was really very good.I would think that these are adults that wrote the editorials or super smart kids.This is still my favorite site.

Madame Librarian - Sep 7, 2004 10:50 am (#1543 of 2901)

popkin, I was just there, reading "101 ways to annoy Voldemort." Amusing, but personally, I found the one called "You're too big a fan when..." much funnier. Plus, don't mean to sound braggy or anything (oh, what the heck, sure I do), but we are way funnier here on this Forum, using original humor I might add.

Ciao. Barb

Kasse - Sep 7, 2004 11:00 am (#1544 of 2901)

Madame Librarian - I have to agree with you I think we are much funnier. There is a thread on the lex fan fic site that is titled "what never to say to voldemort" or something like that and it is hillarious.

That being said we did have a great run. Mugglent is an excellent site and I visit is regullarly congratulations to them on their win it was well deserved. And yes the yound adults who run it are truely smart and wise beyond their years.

SE - how brilliant are you? Too brilliant for words I tell you, thanks for all those screencaptures!


Kip Carter - Sep 7, 2004 12:29 pm (#1545 of 2901) "
Edited Sep 7, 2004 6:37 pm

For those who felt that "101 ways to annoy Voldemort" was funny, try looking at some of the humor on our Harry Potter Lexicon FanFiction Forum, especially the thread, Things to never say, do or give to Lord Voldie which began back on September 26, 2003.

Kasse - Sep 7, 2004 12:58 pm (#1546 of 2901)

Thank you Kip for posting that link ,that was the thread I was talking about - it is simply hilarious

Lauren Anderson - Sep 7, 2004 2:04 pm (#1547 of 2901)

Just a quick question...how long was the last "do not disturb" sign posted before she finally allowed access? I only started visiting the JKR site about a week before the HBP title was released.

Star Crossed - Sep 7, 2004 2:36 pm (#1548 of 2901)

A couple of months, I believe. I don't have the exact date, sorry.

Tomoé - Sep 7, 2004 3:02 pm (#1549 of 2901)

First opening : Monday, June 28th

Second opening : Monday, August 16th

49 days / 7 weeks / 1 month -12 days

August 16th + 7 weeks = Monday, October 4th

Edit : I'm not sure it'll turn to be accurate, but one can hope. ^_^

Edit : There no reason to hate Mondays anymore. ^_^

Edit : June 28th -7 weeks = May 10th, the week we learned the website had changed.

Hogs Head - Sep 7, 2004 3:05 pm (#1550 of 2901)

If you're patient enough to red all the posts on this thread from inception, you can tell exactly when the revised website first went up and when the door first opened for real.

There were a few false starts along the way.

If you watch this thread every day or two, you can almost tell when the door opens by contrasting the days that have 5 to 10 posts (door not open) with those that have 100 or more all of the sudden (door open).

Also, some great humor can be taken from our mutually foolish efforts (we all partook in this) to force the door open before it happened in its on time. Just to pick on someone besides myself, one poor soul, as I recall, sat staring at the screen for hours upon end hoping that prolonged inaction would make the door open, reporting to the group periodically from another computer.

You just have to let it happen -- but once it occurs you do have to act upon it quickly. The first time the door was "open" only a day (or so?). The second time it was only open a week (or so?).

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Lady Black99 - Sep 7, 2004 4:15 pm (#1551 of 2901)

Thanks for the information Tomoé. I'm not the one who asked but I was wondering the same thing. Now I don't think she has specific dates for the door to open. I think it's only when she feels we need a clue or if she believes that we're getting restless. Remember she reads the forum too.

popkin - Sep 7, 2004 4:33 pm (#1552 of 2901)

You guys are right. The Lexicon Forum is very often laugh out loud funny. My hat goes off to timrew for being so consistently humorous. Of course many, many posters have also made me laugh, but for fear of leaving anyone out, I will not name names.

Tomoé - Sep 7, 2004 6:32 pm (#1553 of 2901)

She could have specific dates for the door to open; the web site is renewed, 7 weeks later the door open, 7 weeks later the door open once again. It's hardly a coincidence, but it still can be. If the door open on October 4th, there will be no doubt left.

Plus, there are gasp of 7 weeks, and 7 is a number JKR fancy. I'll get a look on October 3rd for sure.

Lady Black99 - Sep 7, 2004 6:41 pm (#1554 of 2901)

I hope you right Tomoé.

Phoenix song - Sep 7, 2004 8:59 pm (#1555 of 2901)

Lady Black99: "I think it's only when she feels we need a clue or if she believes that we're getting restless. Remember she reads the forum too." Do you suppose that maybe she'll speed up the process of the book writing if she reads often enough that we're losing our ever-loving minds waiting for the next book?

You know how on prison movies you often see the prisoners grouping together to chant for what they want/need? As in: "We want more food! We want more food!" While running their tin cups along the bars and making an awful racket? Maybe we should all continuously type "WE WANT BOOK 6! WE WANT BOOK 6!" while we bang our heads in rhythm upon our keyboards. Maybe she could take pity on us in our delusional state of minds?? Okay, maybe not! Just a silly thought that I had while muttering to myself about how patience is suppose to be a virtue.

I suppose that such a thought could lead me to have detention with Prof. Umbridge. "I will be patient. I will be patient. I will be patient."

Just joking, all.

Ann - Sep 8, 2004 11:02 am (#1556 of 2901)

Ah, well, I'm sure she's writing as fast as she can. We don't really want her reading our posts anyway--it would slow her down. Although what really worries me is that Minesweeper score she lists on her site (101); as a long-time addict myself (93), I know how long it takes to get a score like that!

KWeldon - Sep 8, 2004 11:25 am (#1557 of 2901)


Maybe playing Minesweeper for her is like checking this forum is for me. When I am confronted with something difficult at work, I bounce over to something fun for a few minutes (or more), and then return to my work problem with a fresh attitude. Maybe it helps her writing somehow!


haymoni - Sep 8, 2004 11:51 am (#1558 of 2901)

KWeldon - I do the same thing. Breaks up the day.

Lady Black99 - Sep 8, 2004 12:52 pm (#1559 of 2901)

Phoenix song I think you might be on to something. LOL


Just kidding I know that she is probably writing as fast and as much as she can. I can't imagine her delaying the writing on purpose to make us suffer. Until then we will just have to reread the series and post our crazy ideas.

haymoni - Sep 8, 2004 1:11 pm (#1560 of 2901)

When are we going to get the answer to the FAQ poll question?

It is pretty overwelming that people want to know about "my last".

Come on, Jo!!!

Catherine - Sep 8, 2004 1:34 pm (#1561 of 2901)

I followed Kip's link to the Fanfic forum here, and he was right.

Our list of things to never say to or give to Voldemort is laugh out loud funny.

It does beat Mugglenet's list of "ways to annoy Voldemort."

DJ Evans - Sep 8, 2004 1:45 pm (#1562 of 2901)

Like the rest of you, I'm sitting here on my hands (type pretty good with my toes, don't I? ) waiting patiently for book 6. And yes, I would have loved to have had it out before now, but I don't want to push her any on her writing. Whatever / however she did the first 5 books is how I want her to do with book 6 & 7 -- cause they were just excellent pieces of work and I wouldn't want to mess up her style of writing "now" and risk getting something not as good!!!! So Jo, keep on doing whatever you are doing -- we'll be here when it's finished for sure!!! (Is she still reading? No? OK, hurry up Jo, get those fingers flying girl!!!!! What are we "the next door neighbors or something? )

Later, Deb

Tomoé - Sep 8, 2004 1:54 pm (#1563 of 2901)

Maybe Jo's waiting in hope the real question of the pool to get more vote ("Where has Wormtail been since the end of GoF" anyone). ^_^

Weeny Owl - Sep 8, 2004 2:03 pm (#1564 of 2901)

What are we "the next door neighbors or something?

That made me chuckle a bit, Deb.

Nice new pic of Viggo, by the way.

With the thousands of questions JKR gets, I think she should do a new poll every two weeks or so, but since she's doesn't consult me (drat, the woman!), I suppose every two months is better than none at all.

Catherine - Sep 8, 2004 2:07 pm (#1565 of 2901)

With the thousands of questions JKR gets, I think she should do a new poll every two weeks or so, but since she's doesn't consult me (drat, the woman!), I suppose every two months is better than none at all. --Weeny Owl

Sigh. I suppose so, but I like your schedule much better, Weeny!

DJ Evans - Sep 8, 2004 2:14 pm (#1566 of 2901)

Jo knows the true meaning of "anticipation" doesn't she? hee hee

Later, Deb

P.S. Thanks Weeny Owl on the "2" compliments!!

Weeny Owl - Sep 8, 2004 3:32 pm (#1567 of 2901)

but since she's doesn't

Where did that come from? I really must learn not to try to type when I have a sinus headache.

**waving to the Untamed one**

It does make me wonder why she's waiting so long to post another poll. I can't see that the current one will change.

Yes, Deb, she sure does. By the way, while Viggo is cute, I'm really fond of blonde elves, so I have a gorgeous Haldir pic on my desktop.

DJ Evans - Sep 8, 2004 3:53 pm (#1568 of 2901)

Well, as we've only got 6 more days until Sept. 14th, maybe she'll update some on her site then. If nothing else maybe it will be the polls and we'll get an answer and a new set of questions -- but I'm hoping for more!! (That is the day that she has a "special" note to herself on her bulletin board.) Can't wait to see what all happens on that day!!!!

Later, Deb

Weeny Owl, isn't Haldir the head of the Elves that come to help in the battle at Helm's Keep? If so, you have extremely good taste!! I've got a couple of pictures of him myself.

dragon keeper - Sep 8, 2004 4:50 pm (#1569 of 2901)

but since she's doesn't

With so many English majors and teachers on this forum, I'm surprised no one else caught that one, Weeny.

Cuivienen - Sep 8, 2004 5:01 pm (#1570 of 2901)

The Poll Question is finally closed -- I just checked, and I can't vote on the non-English sites even though I never did. (And it's possible because I was one of many who voted five times for the Mark Evans question *blush*)

Loony Loopy Larissa - Sep 8, 2004 6:29 pm (#1571 of 2901)

The poll question didn't look any different to me, but I already voted. I hope she answers it!

Whoever likes Craig Parker (aka Haldir) has excellent taste!

Weeny Owl - Sep 8, 2004 9:52 pm (#1572 of 2901)

The poll question is the same from my computer, darn it.

Yes, Haldir was the gorgeous blonde at Helm's Deep who died in Aragorn's arms.

Little Ginny - Sep 9, 2004 4:01 am (#1573 of 2901)

Well, I tried the German site (I had so far only tried the English site) and I was still able to vote there, so I think it's not yet closed. Shame!!

Lina - Sep 9, 2004 4:05 am (#1574 of 2901)

I have just been at jkrowling.it and successfully voted. So I don't think that the pole is closed. Even though the percentages are the same for quite a long time and it means that she could really answer and move on!!!!

Maybe she has a problem in picking the new 3 questions for the pole?

Or she doesn't like our choice and is punishing us for it by not answering...

narisa - Sep 9, 2004 7:12 am (#1575 of 2901)

I don't find the thread very funny. Mostly I don't understand it. Maybe that is because I am an Asian.

septentrion - Sep 9, 2004 7:54 am (#1576 of 2901)

I have a hard time to go to jkrowling.com, hope it's because there's an update.

Narisa, this thread sin't meant to be funny (even if some fun is welcome) but to share ideas and useful tricks about JKR's official website. I don't think you don't understand it because you're an Asian. If you decided to log on this forum, it's probably because you can understand English well enough. Have you checked JKR's website ? If not, I invite you to do so and you'll find this thread more interesting and very useful to get all the surprises on JKR's website.

Ronan - Sep 9, 2004 9:23 am (#1577 of 2901)

I think maybe Narisa meant the thread about "Things not to say to Voldemort". I guess humour sometimes is very attached to cultural heritage and therefore hard to translate.

BTW, some people wonder why the Petunia question is winning the poll and not Wormtail's. Actually I voted for Petunia because the first thing that popped into my mind was "how come Petunia knows what a Howler is? and she also knows Dumbledore's voice, specially in a state where Harry himself doesn't recognize it?" so I think "his last" wasn't a letter, but a personal visit by DD himself.

colbow - Sep 9, 2004 12:28 pm (#1578 of 2901)

Ronan wrote-she also knows Dumbledore's voice, specially in a state where Harry himself doesn't recognize it?" so I think "his last" wasn't a letter, but a personal visit by DD himself.

Good point! You'd think that Harry would have reconized DD voice as well? Hmmmm...

Madame Librarian - Sep 9, 2004 12:57 pm (#1579 of 2901)

I get the feeling that howlers are so loud and shrieky (though I can't imagine DD being shrieky) that a voice might be almost unrecognizable. And, remember, DD has never yelled at Harry. He always seems to be speaking calmly and softly with him even when upset.

Oh, and on the point about a personal visit from DD to Petunia--I like it. But maybe it's just not the first howler she's received from him.

Ciao. Barb

Richard !!!Reid - Sep 9, 2004 1:48 pm (#1580 of 2901)

In fact, I can never remember Dumbledore shouting. Even when Voldemort and fake Moody tried to kill Dumbledore, he has had a look of fury on his face, but he has never shouted.

What could have made Dumbledore so angry that he was forced to shout? Maybe, knowing all the work that he has put in, for Harry to be safe at Privet Drive will come to nothing if he is forced to leave, or perhaps Petunia promised she would look after Harry...this possibilities are endless.


colbow - Sep 9, 2004 2:45 pm (#1581 of 2901)

Thats what I am hoping that JKR will answer for us, What really made DD so angry that he sent a howler to Puntina and how did she know it was him? Dumbledore must have thought that would have gotten her attention, which it did. But she still knew it was Dumbledore, none the less.

Richard !!!Reid - Sep 9, 2004 2:54 pm (#1582 of 2901)

Yes...when Harry didn't...Surely Harry has heard Dumbledore's voice more than Petunia has....or has Petunia just heard Dumbledore shout more before.

Muggleborn - Sep 9, 2004 2:58 pm (#1583 of 2901)

Richard and colbow - I agree with you both. I voted for the Howler as well.

I just can not see DD shouting. My impression is that he has such power and poise that he does not need to shout to make his feelings known. Which makes the Howler all the more interesting.

Ann - Sep 9, 2004 3:33 pm (#1584 of 2901)

I don't think DD really shouted in the the howler; it was just very loud. You probably wouldn't shout something as brief and enigmatic as "remember my last." And, assuming Petunia had only been in contact with one adult wizard in recent years, she wouldn't have had to recognize his voice--she'd know whom it was from the moment she saw it was addressed to her.

dragon keeper - Sep 9, 2004 3:48 pm (#1585 of 2901)

I find it hard to vote on the poll questions sometimes because I wonder if she is trying to trick us. After the whole Mark Evans thing, how can we be sure we're going to get any good information? I felt kind of let down when we waited for so long to hear the answer and it was "sorry guys, there was no significance. Better luck next time"

I want her to answer all of the questions.

Nathan Zimmermann - Sep 9, 2004 3:53 pm (#1586 of 2901)

This possibility occurred to me. Perhaps, Howlers can be enchanted in such a way as to mask identity of the sender if necessary.

tracie1976 - Sep 9, 2004 4:55 pm (#1587 of 2901)

I just breezed through all the posts on this thread looking for a screen cap of the book shelf that JKR has on her site, the links page, I was wondering if someone could get one for me or direct me in the right direction. I've tried following the directions for getting my own but it just isn't working Thanks

Richard !!!Reid - Sep 9, 2004 5:04 pm (#1588 of 2901)

Yes, but Harry even wondered whose voice it was that "echoed menacingly" throughout the house. That sounds like shouting to me.

Steve Newton - Sep 9, 2004 5:39 pm (#1589 of 2901)

dragon slayer, I'm pretty sure that no good information will be given no matter what the question. Maybe some small bits of information but no real plot turners.

Lady Kazuma - Sep 9, 2004 7:12 pm (#1590 of 2901)

Well, still, even though we didn't get the answer "This is way super important!", we did get an important answer. Knowing that it was nothing *is* important information. You guys are way too negative about this. Just because it's happened once like that doesn't mean that *every* question is like that. Otherwise, we'd stop voting because we'd already know the answer.

Quibbler Editor In Chief - Sep 9, 2004 7:32 pm (#1591 of 2901)

Also, didn't JKR say that she wished that the other questions had won instead of Mark Evans, so maybe they had a real answer...could someone please refresh my memory of what the other two questions were last time?


prof sprout - Sep 9, 2004 7:50 pm (#1592 of 2901) "
Edited by Sep 9, 2004 7:53 pm

I think the main reason why DD sent a Howler is because you can't ignore a Howler, remember all of the Acceptance letters of Harry's they ignored. I think the Howler in itself makes the shouting and if the person wanted to shout in it also they could.

Oh P.S. The entire answer to the Mark Evans question is in the FAQ about the books section. I think it was more of her sense of Humor than not really wanting to answer it, if she didn't really want to answer it she wouldn't have chose it as a question.

Ann - Sep 9, 2004 8:43 pm (#1593 of 2901)

Yes, but why doesn't she just answer the questions she wants to answer? Why let us vote at all?

Rhetorical question--she's setting it up so there are two unanswered questions for every question she does answer, which is an excellent marketing strategy! Also, of course, it reinforces the theme of the whole series: choices, choices, choices....

haymoni - Sep 10, 2004 6:45 am (#1594 of 2901)

I thought one of the other questions was about Snape being related to someone - I can't remember the other.

Her-melanie - Sep 10, 2004 7:35 am (#1595 of 2901)

I don't think this has been brought up yet...Has anyone noticed that the butterfly lands on the book that hides the key on the 'links' page? That makes me think the keyboard on the main 'desktop' page is significant because the butterfly lands on it too, but I haven't figured out how. Any ideas?

IR Waiting - Sep 10, 2004 9:10 am (#1596 of 2901)

Her-melanie, I think it is just a placement issue, not so much a clue to anything. The poor butterfly just needed a place to land.

From Venus - Sep 10, 2004 9:31 am (#1597 of 2901)

Her-melanie, I didn't put that together about the butterfly, but I have always thought that the keyboard should do something.

On a different note; I posted earlier that I thought those flying creatures in the window of the "door" room were dragons. I just read somewhere, I think in the thread on who is the HBP, that someone thought the giants should be able to tame dragons enough to ride them into battle. And that Hagrid, the HBP, would lead them. Wouldn't that be cool? Can you imagine a bunch of dragons, ridden by giants, flying into a battle against LV? I definitly think that things going on in that window are clues to things that are going to happen in book 6. And, I love the dragons, I would really love to see more of them in book 6 (as I'm sure Hagrid would also).

John Bumbledore - Sep 10, 2004 10:17 am (#1598 of 2901)

Her-melanie, I think the butterfly follows the same flight path on each *screen/background* it flies upon. Not sure mind you but, that is my impression. I will check.

Kasse - Sep 10, 2004 10:27 am (#1599 of 2901)

Cool avartar Bumbledore

dragon keeper - Sep 10, 2004 12:05 pm (#1600 of 2901)

I know, I know, every little tidbit that we get is useful, even if it is not the info. that we are hoping for. And it does give us something to do while we wait. I've found myself getting very attached to these characters and the series in general; I guess I get kind of antsy with all of this waiting...

I feel like a kid, I want book six right now, I want it, I want it, I want it!

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Madame Pomfrey - Sep 10, 2004 5:40 pm (#1601 of 2901)

lol.Yes,We all want book six RIGHT NOW.And does everyone realize that after we all have read book seven I'm certain we will demand more.

Grant the Great - Sep 10, 2004 5:57 pm (#1602 of 2901)

Whoever asked it: the other question on the first poll was "Is Sirius really dead?" Remember when that question was winning? Oh, gag me!

Kasse - Sep 11, 2004 7:18 am (#1603 of 2901)

After book seven is out it will be a relief because JK will be able to answer any lingering questions that we might have, and I mean really answer them.

The website should be quite intersting after she has completed the series.

Wisteria - Sep 11, 2004 11:02 am (#1604 of 2901)

Madame Pomfrey, you are so right! I know that I will want more books to follow.

Chris. - Sep 11, 2004 1:41 pm (#1605 of 2901)

Kasse, I'm quite looking forward to, after books seven, looking through many of JKR's interviews and EVERYTHING making sense. Even reading the books will be more an enjoyment. The clues she put in will make verything clear and I'll go "D'oh! Why didn't I think of that?!"

Thora - Sep 12, 2004 6:39 pm (#1606 of 2901)

Woooohooo the 14th is only 2 days away! I hope we get some info!


Ginerva Weasley - Sep 12, 2004 7:15 pm (#1607 of 2901)

Last night I had the best dream that JKR updated the site. I woke up with a smile on my face, but then when I tried to remember what the update was about and I couldn't remember, I realized it was a dream.

I have dreams like that all the time but that one was just cruel Sad

TwinklingBlueEyes - Sep 12, 2004 7:26 pm (#1608 of 2901)

So was telling us about it! I was hoping you were a seer! Alas, earwax! Lol, I remember my dreams, till about 2 seconds before I am awake!

I do know the feeling Genervia, but mine that I do remember have to do with the past 5 books and a foggy before then.

Maybe to fight boredom we ought to start a dream interpratiton thread?

Toddles off somewhere...

Robina - Sep 13, 2004 9:57 am (#1609 of 2901)

I looked through the other threads and couldn't find this info anywhere - so I thought I'd try this one... I read in the newspaper in Duluth, MN (this was in the beginning of July) That after book 7 - JK is going to write an encyclopedia type book. It would have terms, definitions, deleted text/storylines, etc... Has anyone else heard this rumor or not. She doesn't have any info about it on her site, and it's not in rumors, so I don't know if it's true or not - any one else hear anything?

djellibabe - Sep 13, 2004 11:08 am (#1610 of 2901)

Robina In FAQ (about the books) One of the questions is will there be anything after book 7? She mentions the encyclopedia there.

Chris. - Sep 13, 2004 11:11 am (#1611 of 2901)

Didn't she say that it would be the SIZE of the British encyclopedia or whatever?

Robina - Sep 13, 2004 12:18 pm (#1612 of 2901)

Thank you - I missed that. Glad to know.

Kasse - Sep 13, 2004 2:46 pm (#1613 of 2901)

So tomorrow is the 14th - what exactly are we waiting for to happen on this date? Some annoucement? Whatever it is I am excited

I have back to back classes tomorrow from nine in the morning until four! I will be thinking about JKR and whatever news we are supposed to get goodness knows as soon as I can get onto a computer I will dash to this thread.

Star Crossed - Sep 13, 2004 3:33 pm (#1614 of 2901)

I have to say, after I duck under the table...


I don't think we'll see an update for the fourteenth. It's after six pm est, and she updates around midnight English time. Not impossible for her to update, but still, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Madam Pince - Sep 13, 2004 3:37 pm (#1615 of 2901)

Well, she might update at midnight on the fifteenth if the thing she's updating us on happens on the fourteenth.....

Tomoé - Sep 13, 2004 3:39 pm (#1616 of 2901)

I quite understand Ginerva Weasley, I read HbP twice already.

But it was so impossible story-wise that I didn't bother to keep the memory of those dreams TwinklingBlueEyes. ^_^

Star Crossed - Sep 13, 2004 3:42 pm (#1617 of 2901)

Touche, MP! However, when she had the book chat, she did update later that day. So maybe there is still hope!

colbow - Sep 13, 2004 3:54 pm (#1618 of 2901)

It is the fourteen th in England already, so I wonder if it our fourteenth or Englands??

Dr Filibuster - Sep 13, 2004 4:00 pm (#1619 of 2901)

It will be midnight (British Summer time) in 1 minute. Unfortunately I can only access the text only site.

Why do you think something will be updated?

Just had a quick look on the text-only version. Couldn't see anything new. Night night all.

Kasse - Sep 13, 2004 4:00 pm (#1620 of 2901)

I do not think that there will be an update but I am crossing my fingers and wishing there will be!

Richard !!!Reid - Sep 13, 2004 4:12 pm (#1621 of 2901)

Just been on there (I'm from the UK) and there is no update at the moment. It is 12:12 am here.

Madam Pince - Sep 13, 2004 4:16 pm (#1622 of 2901)

Sue, I think the speculation that something might be updated on the 14th stems from an item on her bulletin board on the site -- there's a scrap of paper that says "September 14th - Shepparton Studios" or something similar. So we were hoping maybe something exciting is going to happen 9/14 -- Shepparton is where they film the movies so maybe she's going to go there and do a press release or something.

But it's probably all a load of old banana skins, as Tim would say.

Lady Kazuma - Sep 13, 2004 4:31 pm (#1623 of 2901)

I'm pretty sure that the site only updates at midnight for automatic stuff like the Wizard of the Month. I think the rest she would do herself, so we can expect it later in the day. Not that I have proof of that, but that's what I think.

Loony Loopy Larissa - Sep 13, 2004 7:21 pm (#1624 of 2901)

I think she has some type of meeting/press release tomorrow (or today, depending where you are) where she will announce something. The update would not come until after that, so it could be the 15th before we see anything new on the site.

septentrion - Sep 14, 2004 12:35 am (#1625 of 2901)

No update on the site at 9:00 am french hour

Little Ginny - Sep 14, 2004 3:21 am (#1626 of 2901)

It's 12:25 p.m. German time, and the site still looks the same.

Star Crossed - Sep 14, 2004 3:59 am (#1627 of 2901)

6:59am, Eastern Standard Time, and it's all the same.

septentrion - Sep 14, 2004 4:24 am (#1628 of 2901)

I've tried to access the website of the Shepperton studios : still earwax, nothing, I can't even access the site ! Does it mean anything ?

Kasse - Sep 14, 2004 5:12 am (#1629 of 2901)

Oh man, I got up extra early so that I could hit the forum before class and this is the first thread I came to, when I saw only 4 new posts I knew nothing exciting had happened

Maybe later......

Thora - Sep 14, 2004 6:51 am (#1630 of 2901)

I didn't think of this until today but she needs time to fly back from the studios (I'm assuming she'd fly it's like a 6 hour drive) plus it'll take a while to do whatever she's doing there, so if we get anything it'll likely be later today. Thora

From Venus - Sep 14, 2004 7:54 am (#1631 of 2901)

Man, are we starved for news or what?

But I think Thora is right, so we need to be PATIENT! News will come eventually.

I suppose I could use the time to do some housework. Nah! I think I'll go and read some more of the CoS clues thread...

Phelim Mcintyre - Sep 14, 2004 8:03 am (#1632 of 2901)

6 hour drive. Thats optimistic. Knowing what the roads are like, make that more like 10 depending on the route she takes.

4.05 pm and no up date yet. My guess is that it will be the faq pole.

Chris. - Sep 14, 2004 9:33 am (#1633 of 2901)

What are we looking for anyway? Sorry if I'm being stupid.

Kasse - Sep 14, 2004 10:30 am (#1634 of 2901)

I have no idea what we are looking for prongs, some sort of annoucement I guess

Richard !!!Reid - Sep 14, 2004 10:53 am (#1635 of 2901)

Ok...Found out that Shepperton studios is where the studio part of Harry Potter GoF is being filmed (PoA was also filmed there). Is it possible that she is simply going there to oversee the movie process - we know she likes to get involved with the films.

Thora - Sep 14, 2004 2:54 pm (#1636 of 2901)

The a note card on her site that says 14/9/04 Shepperton Studio Middlesex before it gets covered up (so I put it in Mapquest and 6 hours is the time it told me though Phelim is probably more correct). So we might not get anything and not only do those lucky actors get to be in the movie they get to see JKR again. I remain optomistic that we will get something from either her or them about what she did w/ them today, but it may not even come today.... sigh.

Can anyone tell what the scribble next to the star shaped shadow (that the pin is through) says? I can never read the tiny stuff...

Thanks, Thora

septentrion - Sep 14, 2004 10:44 pm (#1637 of 2901)

7:40 french time (5:40 UK time)and nothing new on the website

Thora - Sep 15, 2004 6:51 am (#1638 of 2901)

Well at least we burned calories w/ the anticipation..... *sigh*

remiden - Sep 15, 2004 6:56 am (#1639 of 2901)

Simple because I do not have time to read 1600 posts on dial up, has anyone been able to read the contents page on the main part of her website?

From Venus - Sep 15, 2004 7:12 am (#1640 of 2901)

It's the contents page is from SS/PS.

skh - Sep 15, 2004 9:00 am (#1641 of 2901)

Just to veer off on a tangent, we haven't discussed much peoples thoughts about the abundance of chewing gum warppers on the site - I thought it v significant that there were lots of them in the vault of the room of requirement when it last opened. I guess this has something to do with Neville and his parents, as his Mum gave him all those Droobles wrappers before. Is JKR trying to tell us that this is something significant? If so, what? Or is this already discussed on the Neville / Longbottom threads?


haymoni - Sep 15, 2004 9:03 am (#1642 of 2901)

Maybe she's just really messy.

I remember reading somewhere on the site not to knock anything over.

I noticed that the pencil cup is knocked over every once in awhile and someone said the doxy does it.

Does anything happen as a result of the pencil cup being knocked over?

Julie Aronson - Sep 15, 2004 9:05 am (#1643 of 2901)

I think she says somewhere on the site that since she quit smoking she chews a lot of gum--replacing one nervous habit for another. Gum wrappers are better than cigarette butts any day!

Classicsquid592 - Sep 15, 2004 1:51 pm (#1644 of 2901)

That's what I read. Haymony: I thought that Peeves knocked over the cup. He cackles every time it happens.

haymoni - Sep 15, 2004 3:38 pm (#1645 of 2901)

Thanks - but does anything happen when he knocks the cup over?

Why is she warning us not to knock anything over?

Star Crossed - Sep 15, 2004 6:24 pm (#1646 of 2901)

I believe the watch changes to something Dumbledore might wear, and I think she was just joking. Very Happy

Ginerva Weasley - Sep 15, 2004 6:54 pm (#1647 of 2901)

I think she was just being sarcastic in a sense of "my desk is nice and organized"---"don't knock anything over and mess it up"--- after all she does say on the main page that she "tidied up" just for us.

However, the gum wrappers on the desktop didn't make me think that they had to do something with Neville and his mom, but I did think that they may mean something more.

The thing that knocks over the cup is definetely a doxy. A couple of threads back someone posted the picture of it from the site and a picture of a doxy from "fantastic beasts and where to find them"--- it was definetely a match. However I do think the cackling is peeves. You can hear him on the main page, in the room of requirements and in the extras page (i'm not sure about anywhere else).

KTO - Sep 15, 2004 7:03 pm (#1648 of 2901)

I do not know about you guys but I am disappointed that we did not get any info on 9/14. I thought that she would be giving us the date of release for HBP!! BOO-HOO, BOO-HOO, BOO-HOO!!!!!

S.E. Jones - Sep 15, 2004 8:17 pm (#1649 of 2901)

Actually it's Peeves that knocks over the cup (he knocks over other things and such on other pages). The doxy just flies by around the same time without actually going near the cup.

And I was the one who posted the doxy pic. Here's the post.

Hermy - Sep 16, 2004 3:37 am (#1650 of 2901)

I was so looking forward to something happening on her website on 09-14. Then I wondered if it might have do to with something else. Scooby Doo came out of DVD that day. It has a really great preview of POA on it. My kids kept replaying the preview over and over.

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tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 4:21 am (#1651 of 2901)

There is now a marble on JKR's desk. Anyone think it has a significance?

Catherine - Sep 16, 2004 4:28 am (#1652 of 2901)

Oh, that's my marble, Tracy. I seem to have LOST MY MARBLES waiting for her update her darn site! **gets some control**

Just kidding. I've only lost one marble.

Perhaps that is a gobstone, like in the game Harry and Ron play. Otherwise, I didn't notice that she updated her site, alas earwax. Maybe later when I have time, I'll wait around and see if Peeves does anything with the marble.

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 4:31 am (#1653 of 2901)

LOL Catherine.

The marble is the only thing I have found that is different on her site this morning. I'm still looking though.

Nymphadora - Sep 16, 2004 4:35 am (#1654 of 2901)

The gobstone has always been among the paperclips, and it forms the dot for the question mark that is the portkey for the FAQs. Just so you don't wait for Peeves to roll it!!

Catherine - Sep 16, 2004 4:41 am (#1655 of 2901)

Ok, I waited around, and after a while, the doxie flew in, the cup with the pens and pencils tipped over, the marble glowed, and the watch changed.

When I clicked on a gum wrapper after that, it took me to her "Rubbish Bin," where she reports on icky rumors and rates them by how awful they are.

That's all I've found so far.

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 4:43 am (#1656 of 2901)

No it hasn't Nymphadora. Photo of old screen shot of her desk.

Thanks Catherine.

skh - Sep 16, 2004 4:44 am (#1657 of 2901)

My feeling is that NOTHING is there as a co-incidence or without meaning. I think everything has significance, and many have more than one meaning.

I think I did actually read about the smoking / chewing gum thing (hey, I have something in common with JKR, love that!) but I am also interested in pursuing the notion of a tie-in to Neville and his parents.

I also read some interesting analysis somewhere about the butterfly - linking it to Cho (as that is butterfly in Chinese or Japanese or some eastern language, can't remember) and placing a lot of significance on the fact that it is blue during the day and green at night, perhaps to indicate a house move, from Ravenclaw to Slytherin?

The crescent shapes everywhere - I haven't heard many theories on that, but there has to be a reason other than JKR drinks a lot of coffee during the day / writes in a coffee shop.

And now the marble.... There's gotta be a reason! We all know that JKR is a slippery individual and loves puzzles and word plays and red herrings and most of all MYSTERY! (I remember in the Jeremy Paxman BBC interview before the release of OoP being stuck with the Q&A, where JP asked her if all the mystery was strictly necessary and were the publishers not being a bit ott / hyper, and she replied that actually a lot of it came from her, coz she likes it!) So my feeling is that EVERYTHING we see is there for a reason, and generally for several reasons - some as clues, some as red herrings, some to draw us along a wrong path to hide the real clue... you name it!

So, if anyone has any theories on any of the above, I'd love to hear them and discuss...

Sarah (Apologies for such a long post)

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 5:05 am (#1658 of 2901)

If you click on the egg shells on the rubbish bin part of JKR's site, they disappear. Nothing else shows up...people help me here lol. There must be more to this new update...I'm thinking another Easter Egg.

Kerstin - Sep 16, 2004 5:18 am (#1659 of 2901)

Has the "Rubbish Bin" always been there? I've never seen it before, and I only know about it, because Catherine mentioned it in her post (thanks Catherine, BTW).

I really thought, I had clicked on everything on her desk, but unless the rubbish bin is something new, I was wrong. But I don't think, it had ever been mentioned here before.

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 5:19 am (#1660 of 2901)

The "Rubbish Bin" is new Kerstin.

djellibabe - Sep 16, 2004 5:26 am (#1661 of 2901)

Can I please have step by step instructions to access the rubbish bin! Can't find it on my own!!

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 5:28 am (#1662 of 2901)

djellibabe click the gum wrapper next to the tea cup.

On the fan sites page, move the medal box on the top shelf that does not have the medal in it. Click what is found.

Leprechaun Jack - Sep 16, 2004 5:49 am (#1663 of 2901)

Anyone have any ideas about the sneak-o-scope in the rubbish bin page. If you point your mouse over it, it spins and makes a high pitched sound. I left the scope spinning for a while to see if anything happened but, Alas Earwax, nothing happened


Kerstin - Sep 16, 2004 5:50 am (#1664 of 2901)

I just got a new award on the extra stuff site!

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 5:50 am (#1665 of 2901)

I will just say this: click on the pen on the left hand side of the rubbish bin section. It will give you what you need to click on.

Springtime - Sep 16, 2004 5:52 am (#1666 of 2901)

In the extra page just under the blank sheet of paper (the one you use the revealer on) is some pins click on those. She has added another easter egg! you must click on three items the first two are listed in the above threads. (medal box in fan site, the egg shells in the new page and the pins in the extra stuff page.

Leprechaun Jack - Sep 16, 2004 5:56 am (#1667 of 2901)


But I still wonder about that sneak-o-scope.?!


lupin's daughter - Sep 16, 2004 5:59 am (#1668 of 2901)

Yes, me too.

Kerstin - Sep 16, 2004 6:01 am (#1669 of 2901)

The sneak-o-scope shows that your mouse ist untrustworthy! LOL

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 6:01 am (#1670 of 2901)

That is what I thought it reminded me of too but it could also be one of those irritating children's toys that makes noise that you just want to throw it out lol.

skh - Sep 16, 2004 6:14 am (#1671 of 2901)

When did the new rubbish bin arrive? I hadn't even spotted it, am cross with self for not seeing new content area and in general being slow and a muppet!

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 6:17 am (#1672 of 2901)

It arrived during the night lol. I checked her site at 6:30 this morning EST.

skh - Sep 16, 2004 6:25 am (#1673 of 2901)

Boo - can't believe I've been in here since midday (GMT) and I didn't even see it, that's a good 2 hours and it had to pointed out to me!! :-(((

skh - Sep 16, 2004 6:47 am (#1674 of 2901)

I just had the new "Rubbish Bin" page open and was reading about why Neville is nothing like Pettigrew (Mugglenet North Tower editorials) and went back to see some changes... The pen on the left, I had already snapped to leak the ink and show path to the easter egg, but now the pen on the upper right has also snapped and leaked ink. I don't have my sound on (am in the office) but I presume this was Peeves doing? Does anyone know for sure?

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 6:47 am (#1675 of 2901)

Mine did that too skh. It is Peeves who did that.

Thora - Sep 16, 2004 6:51 am (#1676 of 2901)

I'm for it being a child's toy, like the blocks and not a sneak-o-scope.

Well this is a bit of consolation after the 14th's depression isn't it? A whole new page!

And to think just yesterday I thought the gum was only in reference to her quitting smoking (btw Jo-congrats on that).

However my husband thinks I have serious issues, leaping in glee over an updated website isn't on his list of "normal" *sigh* muggles.....


nmnjr - Sep 16, 2004 7:15 am (#1677 of 2901)

Regarding the easter eggs...

I just found the new one and it's called "Ancient drawings (Page 3)." Previously, I had found "Ancient drawings (Page 4)." Where are pages 1 and 2 (or hopefully also 5 and 6)?

Also, there is a "Page of doodlings (Page 2)." I'd like to see page 1 (and again, pages 3,4, etc.).

Are they bonuses to come? Or are they already there and very expertly hidden? (Not likely with this group!)

skh - Sep 16, 2004 7:18 am (#1678 of 2901)

Hopefully these are all Easter Eggs to come!

Chris. - Sep 16, 2004 7:20 am (#1679 of 2901)

On the Rubbish Bin page, there is a family tree of someone. At the top one of the names I can clearly, though I'm not certain, says "Ron". I cannot see who "his wife" is.

Robina - Sep 16, 2004 7:20 am (#1680 of 2901)

I don't know if anyone mentioned this or not but per The Leaky Cauldron:

Wait on the main page until the Doxy arrives, then click the marble when it's glowing. Pages from Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit will be the reward.

How long does it usally take until the Doxy arrives? If anyone can screen capture the pages from Dragon Breeding, that would be great.

Catherine - Sep 16, 2004 7:25 am (#1681 of 2901)

It takes about 2-3 minutes, I think.

Yay me! I got the award to add to my scrapbook!

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 16, 2004 7:26 am (#1682 of 2901)

I think the sneakoscope is there because it detects people who are being false or untrue, and the articles displayed in the rubbish bin are untrue. Anyway, that's what I was thinking.

Neville Longbottom - Sep 16, 2004 7:27 am (#1683 of 2901)

I fear it takes a bit longer. I had to wait 10 minutes. But maybe that's different from time to time.

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 16, 2004 7:28 am (#1684 of 2901)

Prongs- The thing that looks like a family tree... Ron is on the left (like you said) and it looks like "Harry and Hermione" on the right.

Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2004 7:35 am (#1685 of 2901)

Help! I can't do any of the new stuff except get to the rubbish bin page. There are no pens, no extra clips on the "extra stuff" page, nothing like what you guys are talking about. I'm near tears, I hate being out of the loop.

(**Arrrgghhh, teeth gnashing, desk pounding...deep, cleansing breaths...husband massaging neck**)

Alright, I'm calmer now. What's curious is that when I click on my diary I still have the four older eggs, whereas some of you say they have disappeared.

I had added the site url to my favorites list. Should I re-enter the url all over again? Is that the problem maybe?

Ciao. Barb

Robina - Sep 16, 2004 7:38 am (#1686 of 2901)

Ok, the Doxy arrived, but the marble didn't glow! What's up? Any suggestions?

Thora - Sep 16, 2004 7:45 am (#1687 of 2901)

You have to click on the marble while it glows as the doxey passes, it's a very short time frame, but it glows just before the doxey comes. I had to wait 3 different times to get it. There is a blank peice of paper by the bin, click on the pen by it, the ink spills and shows the clue. The easter egg shells are on the rubbish page, you have to move the medalion box to the side, and you can barely see the pins (not thumb tacks) I thought they looked like clear tape as I was clicking madly.


Kerstin - Sep 16, 2004 7:45 am (#1688 of 2901)

I tried it, when the Doxy came around, the marble glowed, I clicked it and got the "Ancient Drawings Page 1": Dragon breeding. The marble is gone now.

EDIT: Has anyone ever clicked on the watch when it was glowing while Doxy around? Just checking.

Steve Newton - Sep 16, 2004 7:46 am (#1689 of 2901)

Madame, it sounds as if you should clear your cache. Couldn't hurt.

Neville Longbottom - Sep 16, 2004 7:48 am (#1690 of 2901)

It only glows for a few moments. Maybe you missed it? Did you see the cup with the pens falling? It happens at the same time.

Nathan Zimmermann - Sep 16, 2004 7:53 am (#1691 of 2901)

I looked at that piece of paper with Ron's name on in and the line drawn across from it is drawn to Hermione. Harry's name is listed right above Hermione's also listed on the paper is the name of Rubeus Hagrid. I think the scrap of paer is something elating to Griffyndor House in general.

Robina - Sep 16, 2004 7:55 am (#1692 of 2901)

Did anyone get a screen capture of the "Ancient Drawings Page 1": Dragon breeding"? I can't keep my page open at work - just wondering what it looks like.

Catherine - Sep 16, 2004 7:55 am (#1693 of 2901)


I waited on the Rubbish page for Peeves to come, and he blows away a wrapper which reveals a number.

I couldn't read it, but The Leaky Cauldron gave it.

I played with this number, and I still don't know what it means. I tried assigning a letter to the numbers, and used the 0's as "o's." Then I played with the letters, and got some amusing anagrams, but I don't think that's what the digits are for.

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 16, 2004 7:57 am (#1694 of 2901)

Also on that piece of paper w/ Ron's name is Sirius Black-it looks like it's connecting "Harry and Hermione" and "Ron" with the people below it. The names below look like "? Hagrid" (I don't think it looks like Rubeus..the first leeter looks like a B or D?), "? Potter" (does anyone else think it looks like "Potter"??), and then something crossed out.

Czarina II - Sep 16, 2004 8:48 am (#1695 of 2901)

My understanding of the tree:

Harry and Hermione ---- Ron



Sirius Black

The bottom line:

Rubeus(?) Hagrid; James(?) Potter; [crossed out name]; [obscured name]

Ann - Sep 16, 2004 8:49 am (#1696 of 2901)

I did a screen shot and blew it up. The "family tree" is probably not that, but one of her planning diagrams, which are sprinkled around the site. But it's interesting, since it may mention a new character.

The top row has Harry and Hermione on one side, Ron on the other, and at the base of the line below them is Sirius Black. In the branches below him (not connected to Sirius Black) are, from the left, Rubeus Hagrid (the R is a bit squashed, but I think that's what it is) and, on a slightly longer line, something that looks like Baley Potier, but is probably "(Something) Potter." I thought perhaps Lily, but there seems to be something between the l and the y, and although the initial letter is pretty blurry, what follows it looks round and has no dot. After that is a single word, fairly long, crossed out. There are two descending letters, divided by another letter probably. After that, at the edge and directly under Sirus Black (but still not connected), are two words, the first of which clearly starts with L, perhaps Li, and the second of which looks like a P--so this may be Lily Potter.

There are other interesting bits. Two notes seem drafts for the Welcome to the new site note, but two others (left of the rubbish basket and (smaller) in the lower right corner have:

Harry an
a large su
is dead" s
my fath
these w

(I'm not at all sure of the fragmentary words at the torn edge of the paper.)

The phone number (2 groups of six digits) that's revealed when Peeves breaks the second pen is on the back of a letter with two round postmarks on it: It appears to say "Neil," then 058666 756622. All the 6s could also be zeros or fours.

There is also a paper (left and above the basket) that is headed "The Triwizard Tournament," the line under that seems to read "XXX similar to the fl...," and under that (very doubtful, obscured by tape) "Crouch." After that I can't make out much at all.

Hogs Head - Sep 16, 2004 8:53 am (#1697 of 2901)

Okay, I found the pen on my own. I found the pins. The egg shells I found. However, what is that third item -- clouds? marshmallows? It might help if I could just tell what the drawing is supposed to be.

Robina - Sep 16, 2004 8:55 am (#1698 of 2901)

Hogs Head - those I am assuming are gobbstones. You can find them in the Fan Sites page if you move the trophy box that is empty.

Hogs Head - Sep 16, 2004 9:02 am (#1699 of 2901)

Thanks. I just kept clicking on clouds everywhere. Made me feel like bacon!

Ginerva Weasley - Sep 16, 2004 9:41 am (#1700 of 2901)

HELP!!!!!! I went in to the JKR site and nothing is new. There is no gum wrapper next to the tea cup, there is no marble next to the pen cup(or anywhere else), and when I try to move the empty medal box-----it doesn't move. I've cleared out my cache files (emptied my scrapbook or whatever) and restarted the computer. Nothing has worked. It's 12:40 pm in the US on Spet. 16 and I'm about to rip my hair out. Someone please help me----why is my JKR site not updated?????

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dragon keeper - Sep 16, 2004 9:42 am (#1701 of 2901)

nmnjr--the page of drawings #2 is already one of the easter eggs, but I don't remember how I got it. Check previous posts around end of Aug. because I received some help finding the most recent awards.

From Venus - Sep 16, 2004 9:49 am (#1702 of 2901)

This may be nothing, but if you hold your mouse button down after making the top spin, it keeps spinning, even when you move away from it. One time it kept moveing even after I let go of the button, but I've only been able to do that once. I haven't time to mess with itany more right now, I'll try again later. This probably is nothing but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

Ann, how do you do a screen shot and then blow it up? That would be handy to know.

popkin - Sep 16, 2004 9:51 am (#1703 of 2901)

Okay, the doxy went by and the marble glowed, but I muct have clicked it too late, because nothing happened. Do I have to get out and get back in to get the doxy to go through again?

dragon keeper - Sep 16, 2004 10:03 am (#1704 of 2901)

It took me a couple of tries to get the marble too. As soon as you hear Peeves cackle you have to look at the marble (I had the Lexicon page open with my volume up and just waited 'til I heard him, then clicked back over to the JKR site). It's almost too late if you wait until you see the doxy. As soon as I saw the marble glow, I clicked like mad and it took me to the reward page. Timing is the key, you have to be quick!

If you miss it the first time you have to go to another page then get back on to the desktop and wait again.

I am so excited that there was a new page added and 2 more easter eggs! This is better than Christmas!!!

Eponine - Sep 16, 2004 10:06 am (#1705 of 2901)

Whoo-hoo for updates! I was so excited when I got on the computer this morning and discovered new stuff.

Robina - Sep 16, 2004 10:07 am (#1706 of 2901)

Dragon Slayer - what does the page look like?

Ginerva Weasley - Sep 16, 2004 10:14 am (#1707 of 2901)

OH THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!! I have no idea why but when I just re-entered the JKR site all the updates were there. Smile--'sniffle'--i'm so happy

Little Ginny - Sep 16, 2004 10:38 am (#1708 of 2901)

To all those who still have problems finding the updates:

I had the sam eproblem this morning, I don't know which sites are updated yet and which not. This morning, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] were only partly updated, but I found that all the news mentioned above (with the exception of the dragon breeding thing, which I haven't tried yet) could be found on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Perhaps this helps!!

Kwikspell - Sep 16, 2004 11:00 am (#1709 of 2901)

Little Ginny,

Thank you so much for posting this. I was tearing my hair out all day long trying to figure out why I couldn't find all of the updates on jkrowling.com (as you mentioned, some of them were there, some were not). I feel part of the conversation again. YIPPEEE!!!

Ann - Sep 16, 2004 11:33 am (#1710 of 2901)

From Venus, there have been instructions several times on this thread on how to make screen shots. You just hit Print Screen (usually among the function keys, marked "PrntScr" or similar) while the screen is up and then open a graphics program (Paint, Photoshop elements, anything you've got), and then open a new file and hit control V to paste. Supposedly, you can do control+PrintScreen or alt+PrintScreen and get a closer view, but I've never found that it makes any difference in the resolution so I just do it the simple way (and crop later).

Someone on an earlier post told how to do it on a Mac.

Leila 2X4B - Sep 16, 2004 11:36 am (#1711 of 2901)

Thank you, thank you, thank you Ginny. I was going nuts there for a minute.


Ginerva Weasley - Sep 16, 2004 11:50 am (#1712 of 2901)

For some reason when I access [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] on aol no updates are shown.

However, when I access the page through internet explorer they are shown.


Neville Longbottom - Sep 16, 2004 12:26 pm (#1713 of 2901)

There's a third new Easter Egg at her website. You have to type PEEVES in the phone and then you are getting a picture of him for your scrapbook. And that makes me wonder, if there aren't four, like last time.

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 12:50 pm (#1714 of 2901)

Thank you Neville!

Cuivienen - Sep 16, 2004 12:55 pm (#1715 of 2901)

(PEEVES = 733837)


S.E. Jones - Sep 16, 2004 12:55 pm (#1716 of 2901) "
Edited Sep 20, 2006 12:43 am

Someone asked for screencaps of the new awards, so here you go:

Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit

Nearly-Headless Nick


Sherbie Lemon - Sep 16, 2004 12:56 pm (#1717 of 2901)

How can you type PEEVES into the phone? Do you use the corresponding numbers that are on a regular phone, or do you have to pick numbers that look like the letters and type them backward?

Edit: Thank you, thank you! Cuivienen posted as I did.

Grant the Great - Sep 16, 2004 1:02 pm (#1718 of 2901)

I thought it said "Bilius Hagrid," which was making me think Ron and Hermy would name one kid that (Bilius after Ron, Hagrid after, well, Hagird!). Of course, that doesn't make sense if Harry's in the lot. I say it's the Order and something to do with what will happen, and it really says Rubeus.

Madam Pince - Sep 16, 2004 1:13 pm (#1719 of 2901)

Well, those drawings are funny! Nearly Headless Nick looks like Nearly Headless Captain Jack Sparrow. And I had always pictured Peeves as looking like the sausage-eating ghost from "Ghostbusters." (I have no idea why.) But I like them!

Penny Lane. - Sep 16, 2004 1:14 pm (#1720 of 2901)

When my doxie flys by, the watch changes, but the marble doesn't. i click, but nothing happens.

Kasse - Sep 16, 2004 1:16 pm (#1721 of 2901)

I have found all the new stuff but I still never foud one of the old items: the quill or was it a feather that is supposed to be found, can anyone please tell me how?

Also what is this I heard on TLC about grass (which is in the Extra Stuff section by the eraser and pen after Peeves breezes through) that we are supposed to find - has anyone found this?

Thank you S.E Jones for those screen shots

Penny - the marble wil glow when peeves goes by - leave the volume on your computer on, you have to act quick and click on the marble before the doxy flys by. Hope this helps....

Catherine - Sep 16, 2004 1:28 pm (#1722 of 2901)

Maybe I missed something, but how do you get the picture of NHN?

I have the dragon breeding and Peeves awards.

S.E. Jones - Sep 16, 2004 1:33 pm (#1723 of 2901)

Nick comes from collecting three items: eggshells (rubbish bin), what looks like toothpicks (extras), and what I think are gobstones (fan site).

Clicking the middle of the pen to the left of the rubbish basket on the Rubbish page breaks the pen and reveals the pics of the items.

Neville Longbottom - Sep 16, 2004 1:41 pm (#1724 of 2901)

You have to click on the pen on the left in the "Rubbish" section. The pen will broke and the ink will reveal three things you have to collect.

1: Egg shapes, who are on the rubbish page.

2: Some marbles or little stones. (I'm not sure what this is). Anyway, it's on the fansites page. You have to move the empty medal-shelf.

3: And then some grass or whatever it is. It's very will hidden on the Extra pages. It's on the left of the page near the picture of the dog. Just click some stuff there and you'll get it sooner or later.

Edit: S.E. Jones was faster, because I had forgotten, where the marbles were and had to think (and man, thinking hurts).

Penny Lane. - Sep 16, 2004 1:50 pm (#1725 of 2901)

Thanks! I got all three now!

Ginerva Weasley - Sep 16, 2004 2:32 pm (#1726 of 2901)

A couple of threads back I said that I could not get the updated site through aol, only through Internet Explorer. ----- This, however, is not true, I can get the updated site through aol if I go to the Japanese page.

Keep in mind that i'm not complaining.... at least I can access the updated site...... one way or another.

S.E. Jones - Sep 16, 2004 2:36 pm (#1727 of 2901)

I think you mean a couple posts ago. Posts are individual messages (like this one), threads are groups of posts relating to a given topic (JKR's Official Site).

Sorry, just a pet peeve.

Ginerva Weasley - Sep 16, 2004 2:38 pm (#1728 of 2901)

No problem Smile

Lady Black99 - Sep 16, 2004 3:54 pm (#1729 of 2901)

Madam Pince: "I had always pictured Peeves as looking like the sausage-eating ghost from "Ghostbusters." (I have no idea why.) But I like them!"

So did I!His name was Slimer lol.

dragon keeper - Sep 16, 2004 4:12 pm (#1730 of 2901)

Has anyone figured out what the numbers do?(the ones on the rubbish page that appear after Peeves blows by) Maybe that is how we get the fourth easter egg...

tracie1976 - Sep 16, 2004 4:13 pm (#1731 of 2901)

They don't work on the phone. People are sugguesting that it might have to do with the door when it opens again.

dragon keeper - Sep 16, 2004 4:18 pm (#1732 of 2901)

Has anyone figured out for sure what the numbers are. The first set is kind of fuzzy...

Lady Black99 - Sep 16, 2004 4:29 pm (#1733 of 2901)

I think the numbers are 058844 754422. I must thank Magika because if is weren't for her I would have never figured most of them out. But I still haven't figured out what they are for.

Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2004 5:52 pm (#1734 of 2901)

Well, I got NHN added to my special awards diary (the old stuff is still there, too). Once I clicked on the gobstones or whatever, the grass (?) and the eggshells seemed to not be there. Do they get disappeared once you've found one of the three things?

Wait, wait...ha, ha! Got Peeves and the marble. Woo hoo! So now I found that page of drawings. I've already forgotten what I'm still missing. Something to do with dragon drawings?

BTW--does anyone notice the zooming sound that comes regularly? Sounds to me like a truck going by on the street outside. Maybe not a truck, but a powerful car, an accelerating zoom. Has that always been there? It's not the whoosh sound of the wind, it comes just after it, and then repeats to just before the doorbell and the birds.

I am literally hearing things. I don't think they were there before.

Ciao. Barb

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 16, 2004 5:53 pm (#1735 of 2901)

Barb- I think I remember the truck going by before...

Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2004 6:07 pm (#1736 of 2901)

Oh my goodness!!! The phone just rang!!! Sheesh!!! Does it sound like I'm excited or what?

Well, no cool clue or anything, at least, not this time. I answered it and two times a woman's voice (very faint) said, "Hello?...hello?" Ach, what should I have done? Quick, someone tell me.

Do you honestly know that I tried to answer my real phone almost? My computer mimics a telephone ring when the real phone on my desk rings (it's kind of annoying actually) and a little icon pops up in the corner asking if I'd like to hit fax receive). That's what I thought this was at first. I nearly dropped the mouse trying to unminimize the Rowling site and answer her phone. My heart is a-pounding still.

Anyone else have this experience? I don't remember ever seeing anyone else write about it. I am not making this up.

Ciao. Barb

Star Crossed - Sep 16, 2004 6:10 pm (#1737 of 2901)

ML, be calm, dear, be calm. It actually happens a lot. The phone rings and rings until you pick it up, you hear a "Hello? Hello?" and then she hangs up. That's all it is.

Eponine - Sep 16, 2004 6:11 pm (#1738 of 2901)

When I was waiting for the doxy to show up, my phone rang too. The same thing happened to me.

Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2004 6:14 pm (#1739 of 2901)

Oh, alright, I guess I'm destined always to be a little behind the times. (**sigh**)

Sorry to be so dense, but there are only three goodies, right? I've got two--NHN and the ancient drawings page with dragons on it. What's the third, please? My mind is cloudy tonight (I sound like poor Sibyll).


Ciao. Barb

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 16, 2004 6:16 pm (#1740 of 2901)

My phone hasn't rung yet. Sad But it's now nighttime on the website for me, and the butterfly that comes in and lands on the keyboard is a different color than it was during the day. Has it always done this, or is this something new?

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 16, 2004 6:17 pm (#1741 of 2901)

Barb- The third is the drawing of Peeves. You need to type "PEEVES" into the phone. The number was listed in an earlier post. Smile

LilyP - Sep 16, 2004 6:30 pm (#1742 of 2901)

Has anyone noticed there is no insect/fly/butterfly on the facts page anymore. Wasn't there a fly there before? It seems to have disappeared since the update.

Oh, and I seem to remember reading somewhere about someone finding a patch of grass after peeves went by on a screen - where was that??

Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2004 6:41 pm (#1743 of 2901)

Hawkeye, thanks! I really admire you folks who can figure these things out without asking the Forum a g'zillion questions.

Ciao. Barb

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 16, 2004 6:52 pm (#1744 of 2901)

Barb- I am not one of those people, unfortunately. Every time the door opens or something new comes up on the site, I tell myself that I'll figure it out on my own. Then I get frustrated after a couple seconds and rush to the forum to see what everyone else has figured out already. Smile

Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2004 7:00 pm (#1745 of 2901)

Here's a really stoopid question. Has anyone tried...well...talking to the phone after answering it? I mean, when you usually answer your phone, you pick up or click on talk, then you say..."hello." No?

Is that what we're supposed to do? Obviously I've gone totally whacko, but maybe there is some interactive gimmick we're supposed to access. This is really dumb, dumb, dumb. It'd be more logical to try a spell.

Well, at least I hope I've given everyone a good laugh.

Ciao. Barb

Ann - Sep 16, 2004 7:02 pm (#1746 of 2901)

Does anyone really know anything about the grass that keeps getting mentioned? Or is that just what people were calling that cluster of little pins on the Extra Stuff page that was the first potion ingredient? (They were little pins, actually, with white heads that you see when the page loads, before they are half covered.)

It does seem to me that there should be four things, like last time. There was a phone clue and a potion ingredients clue in both sets. The first set also had putting the medals in the frames and the key behind the book opening the box with the floating blue ball. This second set just has waiting for Peeves and clicking the marble. I've tried moving stuff around on most of the pages, but no dice.

Star Crossed - Sep 16, 2004 7:08 pm (#1747 of 2901)

ML, I don't think it's stupid. I think it would be something really unexpected.

Ann, I, too, believe there should be a fourth clue somewhere.

Lady Black99 - Sep 16, 2004 7:26 pm (#1748 of 2901)

LilyP where did you get your avatar? Did you draw it yourself? It's very nice. (Sorry I'm off topic)

Ydnam96 - Sep 16, 2004 7:30 pm (#1749 of 2901)

Seems like there should be a "Page of Doodlings (Page One)" somewhere because we have page two...

Did anyone else's marble go away after you were able to click on it? Mine is gone now and it was definetly there before.

LilyP - Sep 16, 2004 7:49 pm (#1750 of 2901)

Kasse "Also what is this I heard on TLC about grass (which is in the Extra Stuff section by the eraser and pen after Peeves breezes through) that we are supposed to find - has anyone found this?"

This is the first place I heard about "grass" I waited, but never saw anything. Could it be the needles/pins - or is it something else?

As for my avatar - I found it on a fan art site over a year ago. I can't remember anymore.

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Hogs Head - Sep 16, 2004 8:07 pm (#1751 of 2901)

Is it my imagination or has the pretty blue butterfly on the opening page been replaced by a yellowish moth?

Thora - Sep 16, 2004 8:10 pm (#1752 of 2901)

I'm pretty sure the grass is the pins from extra stuff.... So am I the only one who typed in Harry, Potter, and Hermione on the phone? No luck, but I didn't have time to keep trying different names. How many digits are in local numbers in London, anyone know?

Hogs Head - Sep 16, 2004 8:10 pm (#1753 of 2901)

And someone who has not yet typed p-e-e-v-e-s (733837) into the phone, when you do it, please see if a series of other numbers don't flash across the phone. I thought two or three series of numbers flashed, but I wasn't expecting them and then they were gone. Now that I've done the Peeves thing, I can't make that happen again. Or was I just imagining the whole event?

Lady Black99 - Sep 16, 2004 8:31 pm (#1754 of 2901)

Hogs Head I saw the series of number too but was not expecting them either. I expect that they are 733837 (Peeves) over and over again but am not sure.

Thora as for typing Harry and Hermione into the phone I did it along time ago and nothing has happened. (I've also typed all other sorts of thing but nothing)

Like many others I do believe that there is another "Easter egg" somewhere in the site but I don't think it has to do with the phone. Only time will tell.

S.E. Jones - Sep 16, 2004 8:32 pm (#1755 of 2901)

Numbers do run across the screen, but the same thing happened when I did the MAGIC number so I don't think it means anything.

And, yes, the butterfly does change into a moth. It always has....

Tomoé - Sep 16, 2004 8:38 pm (#1756 of 2901)

If you go to the website by day, you get a butterfly, if you go by night you get a moth.

From Venus - Sep 16, 2004 8:49 pm (#1757 of 2901)

I just did the PEEVES thing and I saw the numbers fly by, but they were going way too fast for me to catch any of them.

Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2004 8:52 pm (#1758 of 2901)

On the rubbish page, I moved the cursor over the sneak-o-scope (or whatever) and then I held down the left button on the mouse. When I moved the cursor off the gizmo, it kept spinning wildly as long as I held the button down.

Does this mean anything? Mayhaps not. Just more noise and something to fiddle with.

Ciao. Barb

The giant squid - Sep 16, 2004 9:14 pm (#1759 of 2901)

I think the "sneak-o-scope" on the rubbish bin page is actually supposed to be a child's toy...one of those self-winding tops. You push a lever up & down on the top & it spins around. At least, that's the first thing I thought of, and it fits with the blocks & other childrens' amusements...

From Venus - Sep 16, 2004 9:24 pm (#1760 of 2901)

Madam Librarian, I mentioned a few posts ago about that same thing with the top; it keeps spinning if you hold the button down. Unfortunately, you can't do anything else with your cursor, then, because your button is no longer useful.

I also tried leaving it spin for a long LONG time to see if it would do anything. It didn't. I got bored. So I quit.

It seems to me that this thing is going to come into play at some point. But for now, for me, TO BED! It's been an exciting day on the Site! But I must be ready for the grandkids bright and early tomorrow.

Good night all!

S.E. Jones - Sep 16, 2004 9:26 pm (#1761 of 2901)

The top might end up being an easteregg at a later poin in time....

Marie E. - Sep 16, 2004 10:05 pm (#1762 of 2901)

I thought it was a sneak-o-scope, but I guess it could be a top. More exciting to be a sneak-o-scope though. The first time I tried to click on the marble, I actually got bored waiting for the doxie and started reading something. Missed it completely. Eventually I got all three extra goodies. I like her drawing of Peeves and now I can't look at her Nick drawing without thinking of Jack Sparrow, I mean Captain Jack Sparrow.

skh - Sep 17, 2004 2:25 am (#1763 of 2901)

Okay, is it my imagination, or are some of the scenes slightly different, apart from the "new" bits? E.g. I think the pen pot looks different - was there not a crescent in the bottom of it? And the pens themselves look sharper, or something.

Regarding the butterfly / moth discussion, it has always been like this, butterfly by day and moth by night. I mentioned a way up (before I discovered all the new things) that there has been discussion elsewhere that this might represent Cho and a change of house (from Ravenclaw to Slytherin). See post 1662.


mindy blue - Sep 17, 2004 3:22 am (#1764 of 2901)

On a website listing popular japanese names, Cho was said to mean butterfly...

The giant squid - Sep 17, 2004 3:56 am (#1765 of 2901)

Okay, I finally broke down and waited for the doxy to fly by...that was the longest 8 minutes of my life. I'm not a very patient man.

djellibabe - Sep 17, 2004 4:39 am (#1766 of 2901)

Can anybody actually get anything out of the bin? I click on bits of rubbish and nothing!!

Madame Librarian - Sep 17, 2004 5:31 am (#1767 of 2901)

Well, each crumpled piece of paper or gum wrapper produces a sheet with the same rumor--the one about Neil quitting his job and it's rumor rating -- how stinky a rumor it is. I imagine that periodically the rumor featured will change. I had hoped that each crumpled piece would produce a different rumor, but, alas, it seems not to be devised that way.

Regarding the telephone ring that nearly knocked me off my chair yesterday. Apparently I was out of it and the ring had been there a while. In general I think the background sounds have been gradually enhanced over a period of time. That doorbell, the accelerating car (or truck, or whatever), the chirpy birds all seem clearer and more insistent sounding. If you leave the rubbish page open, those horrid flies over the basked are extrememly annoying; they seem to get louder and louder. The last few times the phone rang and I was able to answer it quickly enough (BTW, sometimes it rings 3 times, 3 1/2 times or 4 times before it gives up), the woman's voice seemed stronger. I looked for a volume control on the phone, but couldn't distinguish one for sure.

I may be imagining all of this, or really just noticing it for the first time (as Stan Shunpike says, Muggles "don' notice nuffink, they don'.").

With the doorbell and the telephone ring and the sequencing of these things, I get the feeling that someone is trying to "get in." Someone with something important wants us to answer. Frustratin'.

I agree with those who say the top or sneak-o-scope gizmo will have a role to play someday. Oh, goody, something to look forward to.

Ciao. Barb

skh - Sep 17, 2004 5:31 am (#1768 of 2901)

djellibabe, when I click on the bits of rubbish that glow when you pass the mouse over them, you get a new sections where JKR puts to bed old rumours, rating them from "starting to smell" to "toxic" (the "about" section has the ratings list).

Ah - Mme Librarian is a faster poster than I!! Howeer, there are other rumours there, there is an index behind the sheet of paper, taht allows you to change to a different rating of stinkiness of rumour (like on the FAQ page, where you can use the diary page to change from Poll to About the Books etc.). There are other rumours there - the one about Lockhart and her ex, for example.


Hollywand - Sep 17, 2004 5:38 am (#1769 of 2901)

Madame Librarian, If you only viewed a single rumour, try locating the tabs that are on your left under the wrinkled paper that presents itself. If you click on the dead fish or the spay bottle or the recylce icon, different rumours present themselves.

On the telephone, and the woman answering---maybe incorrect, but I have always thought this was Jo's voice, and her opportunity to say "Hello" to us in a cute and clever way. We are sort of the prank callers lurking about her desk, as she picks up the phone and answers, but there's no one there. ;-)

The gum wrappers are a tease about muggles, which would be us.

Little Ginny - Sep 17, 2004 6:12 am (#1770 of 2901)

About the telephone: While I was waiting for Peeves to appear yesterday, I had to leave the computer because someone phoned me (on a real telephone). When I came back to the computer room, my parents were busy searching the room for the mysterious telephone that had rung several times!!

I have also tried to dial different numbers, or press a key while it was ringing, but nothing has worked so far.

Hogs Head - Sep 17, 2004 7:08 am (#1771 of 2901)

Since none of us can visually "capture" the numbers that promptly scroll by the first time one dials p-e-e-v-e-s on the phone, someone with a very quick trigger finger might try to do a screen capture. Actually, it might take two or so people, because at least two full sequences of numbers seemed to run past. One of them apparently had a 214 at the beginning, another seemed to have a 000 at or near the beginning.

It might just be random computer code. However, if it is intended to be a clue, JKR and her website managers might consider slowing that one down juuuussst a little.

Kasse - Sep 17, 2004 7:20 am (#1772 of 2901)

I'm not a very patient man. - The Giant Squid

I beg do differ, all of us HP fans are forced into patience, but I understand what you mean.

Lily P - Thank you for the help, yes the grass that TLC was refering to was actually the pins.

From Venus - Sep 17, 2004 8:38 am (#1773 of 2901)

Hogs Head, maybe we (and by "we" I mean "you" because I don't really fit in this statement) are showing so much ingenuity in getting the clues that JKR and her website managers feel the need to make some of them harder. Hence, the quick succession of numbers flying by on the telephone.

Little Ginny, that was funny about your parents looking for a telephone. I had the same experience here, except it was my son, coming into the room to ask if there was a dog barking in here.

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 17, 2004 8:45 am (#1774 of 2901)

Alright Hogshead, I did it. I took 4 screen caps of the page after Peeves is dialed into the phone. Here is what I came up with:

The first number flashed across the screen is - 21548799
The second number flashed across the screen is - 21459987
The third number flashed across the screen is - 01254874
The fourth number is the same as the first - 21548799
And the fifth number is the same as the second - 21459987

I have one more JKR address to use that hopefully will allow me to capture another picture of the screen before the award loads. Maybe then I will be able to obtain the fraction of a second cap that I feel I'm missing. As soon as I put these pics on the web, I'll post links so you can see for yourself. Wish me luck in getting that last screen cap!

EDIT: Well, I was able to get another number. I have adjusted the numbers above to reflect the change. Unfortunately, it appears photobucket is having problems right now so I can't post the screen caps yet. I will email them to anyone who would like them, however.

dragon keeper - Sep 17, 2004 8:46 am (#1775 of 2901)

Hollywand--"On the telephone, and the woman answering---maybe incorrect, but I have always thought this was Jo's voice"

I have thought the same thing, I love the accent that woman has, I immediately placed Jo with the voice.

I wish there was some way to answer her back.

KWeldon - Sep 17, 2004 10:16 am (#1776 of 2901)

I feel like such an idiot, but I can't find the eggshells! They're supposed to be in the rubbish bin, right? Can someone please help me? Thanks!!!

haymoni - Sep 17, 2004 10:23 am (#1777 of 2901)

I thought they were to the right of the rubbish bin - not in it.

KWeldon - Sep 17, 2004 10:25 am (#1778 of 2901)

I swear they're not in it or to the right of it. Can you please be more specific where the eggshells are? Thanks!

IR Waiting - Sep 17, 2004 11:12 am (#1779 of 2901)

KWeldon,Is it possible that you already clicked on them? I know I did when I first got to the site and saw the updates and was clicking everything in sight.

They were to the right and up a little. They were brownish in color.

KWeldon - Sep 17, 2004 12:00 pm (#1780 of 2901)

I must have clicked on them and not known it. Great.

My marble also doesn't glow when Peeves goes by.

Cezar Salem - Sep 17, 2004 1:43 pm (#1781 of 2901)

I got one number( I dont know how you can capture varius sreencaptures with out the last ondee being erased)the number is:02144457... its either the last or before last...I have no idea how to post a screen cap on the net, so if someone kindly teaches ne then I will surly do...I have it saved on my computer.. I think they are just random number that dont realy matter , but I realy hope not! Im desperate for there to be a forth easter egg!

Edit: this number is from magic not peeves

Hogs Head - Sep 17, 2004 2:10 pm (#1782 of 2901)

Sherbie and Cezar -- I am so impressed. Now we just need to figure out whether those simply represent computer code streaming by or whether they are actual clues. Anyone a cryptographer or cypher expert or a computer code writer in their spare time?

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 17, 2004 3:41 pm (#1783 of 2901)

Thanks, Hogs Head. In my spare time, I'm also a cryptographer... Just kidding, though I wish it were true.

OK, I was able to get these uploaded onto Photobucket but they only allow for 250 KB per pic which made the numbers on the phone impossible to decipher. So I edited and enlarged each screen cap in photoshop. Here they are:

First series of numbers

Second series of numbers

Third series of numbers

Fourth series of numbers

Fifth series of numbers
Entire page for fifth series of numbers - Here's an example of what the pages looked like before I edited them. If anyone knows a free site that allows bigger pictures to be posted, please tell me.


Oh, Cezar, you can find the answer to your question by going on the "How do you..." thread. I'll come back and edit to post a link. I didn't catch that series of numbers. When did those appear? Halfway through the award load, or closer to the beginning or the end?

EDIT: Here you go, Cezar. How to post a picture

Hogs Head - Sep 17, 2004 3:54 pm (#1784 of 2901)

I am now doubly impressed.

Nathan Zimmermann - Sep 17, 2004 4:17 pm (#1785 of 2901)

I found something interesting

The first set of numbers totals 45 The second set of numbers totals 45 The third set of numbers totals 31 The fourth set as a repeat of the first also totals 45 The last set as a repeat of the second set also totals 45.

The addition of each of the five sets togetrher results in the number 211.

Amilia Smith - Sep 17, 2004 4:20 pm (#1786 of 2901)

OK, so is there anyone up on arithmancy and can tell us what 45, 31 and 211 mean?

Nathan Zimmermann - Sep 17, 2004 4:28 pm (#1787 of 2901)

I was thinking they may be an indication of a rough date of sorts. 4 May, 1 March and 2 November respectively based on the difference in the style between Europeans and Americans when indicating the date.

S.E. Jones - Sep 17, 2004 4:31 pm (#1788 of 2901)

To the Cho=butterfly in Japanese thing, isn't Chang more a Chinese name? Does anyone know if Cho means anything in Chinese?

constant vigilance - Sep 17, 2004 5:39 pm (#1789 of 2901)

Sherbie Lemon, I am impressed by your Photoshop skills. I finally figured out how to get a screen shot, but when I try to enlarge bits of the picture they just get all fuzzy and blurry and useless. How on earth did you manage to zoom in on the phone, and enlarge it, and keep it readable?

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 17, 2004 5:54 pm (#1790 of 2901)

Hogs head,thank you, thank you! No, I was happy to do it. It was either play around with JKR's site or read The Canterbury Tales, untranslated by the way, so I was more than happy for the distraction.

Constant, thanks. Do you have Photoshop 7.0 or the free trial version, Photoshop 2.0? That makes all the difference. Still, there are ways to crop in the free version and still keep it from becoming too grainy. I'd be happy to explain it further to you if you'd like to email me; just click on my name and use that address. I don't want to stray too far off topic and bore everyone with geeky computer stuff.

Hollywand - Sep 17, 2004 7:24 pm (#1791 of 2901)

For those of you above who are perhaps a bit cranky because you inadvertently missed some of the puzzles-----if you log onto Jo's site under .org instead of .com, you get a pristine version of the site, meaning that the original first four clues are there (eg, the roving spider, the leaves) and the latest clues are there (eg, the Harry/Voldy snake eye marble). Have fun!!!

mindy blue - Sep 18, 2004 12:35 am (#1792 of 2901)

S.E. Jones- I tried to search for Cho under chinese names, but nothing came up, so for fun I tried japanese, and I got butterfly. I have a post on the "what's in a name?" thread with more of what I found.

mindy blue - Sep 18, 2004 1:47 am (#1793 of 2901)

Sorry, I swear this is the last thing I say about Cho on this thread! But I was looking around and I found an interesting website HERE

It deal with definitions of names of people and places from the books, and it says Cho means intelligent, though they don't say in which language. I think I'll post this in the name thread as well, since it has more to do with that thread...

Blast - Sep 18, 2004 4:32 am (#1794 of 2901)

Tomorrow is Hermione's birthday, maybe the door will be open.

El Cronista de Salem - Sep 18, 2004 4:36 am (#1795 of 2901)

Hm... I hope it, that the door opens, but I think it will be in October.

captain teagué - Sep 18, 2004 6:53 am (#1796 of 2901)

This is frustrating me!!!! I can't make the rubbish tell me the rumours, I've clicked on all the ingredients for the spell and nothing has happened and my marble won't glow!!!!!


captain teagué - Sep 18, 2004 6:55 am (#1797 of 2901)

Annnnnnnnnd, when I write 733837 into the phone, it comes up with the explanation mark again and again! Why won't it work for me?!

Ok and now the dokie has flown past and my marble didn't glow!


djellibabe - Sep 18, 2004 7:17 am (#1798 of 2901)

I don't think that everywhere is updated yet, .com has no marble at all and .co.uk won't do the phone number just be patient and all will be revealed eventually I am sure.

captain teagué - Sep 18, 2004 7:25 am (#1799 of 2901)

Ok, well I've gone through Jkrowling.co.uk instead of .com, which I usually use, and its all working fine...very strange. Just waiting for the doxie now!!!

(Thanks for the reassurance! You know how frustrated and impatient we all are!)

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 18, 2004 8:26 am (#1800 of 2901)

Captain, usually the exclamation point comes up when you've already gotten the award for that site. Look in your scrapbook on the .com version and check to make sure you haven't already received the drawing of Peeves.

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Kasse - Sep 18, 2004 9:32 am (#1801 of 2901)

Sherbie Lemon – thanks for all those screen shots. I am very impressed.

Nathan – thank you for doing all the math work, I have not clue what it all could mean

Nathan Zimmermann - Sep 18, 2004 10:14 am (#1802 of 2901)


You are most welcome I trying using using some simple alpha-numeric ciphers to see if the numbers rrepresented letters but as of yet no success.

Best regards, Nathan

djellibabe - Sep 18, 2004 10:26 am (#1803 of 2901)

.com has a marble, try your luck here now folks!!

Hogs Head - Sep 18, 2004 11:31 am (#1804 of 2901)

Query -- was it always possible to move the empty medal case on the top shelf in the Fan Site area side to side, or is that a recent advent?

potter fan - Jun 25, 2004 10:51 am (#1805 of 2901)

has anyone found "page of doodlings (page 1)"?

El Cronista de Salem - Sep 18, 2004 12:59 pm (#1806 of 2901)

No, I haven't. If you find, tell me, please Wink

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 18, 2004 1:12 pm (#1807 of 2901)

Hogs head, I believe this is a new development. If I recall correctly, there wasn't a medal case there before she updated. Of course, my memory's not the best, so I can't be entirely confident.

Cheers, Kasse!

Potter fan, I have Page 1 of the Ancient drawings. Is this what you mean? It is from "Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit." By the way, the second is Peeves, the third is NHN, and the fourth is JK's depiction of "The Midnight Duel" chapter from PS/SS.

Eponine - Sep 18, 2004 1:14 pm (#1808 of 2901)

I seem to remember the medal case on the top shelf being there before, because someone had asked whether you could put the medals in it or not (you couldn't). As for it being movable, I don't know if anyone ever tried. So, I think it was there but unmovable. If you go back through some old posts you might find something about it.

Mafalda Weasley - Sep 18, 2004 1:19 pm (#1809 of 2901)

How do you get page 1 of Ancient Drawings, Sherbie Lemon? I've never heard of it. Plus I think the new marble is something to do with the bubbles you can click on behind themovable empty case.

Okay I have it now and another 1!

Ann - Sep 18, 2004 1:21 pm (#1810 of 2901)

Eponine, of course we tried to move the empty medal case! After the medals moved, we tried to move everything! I don't think it did move. We all would have wondered why and focussed on it more if it had. It was certainly there, but I don't think it was movable until she put the little blue bubbles behind it.

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 18, 2004 2:22 pm (#1811 of 2901)

Ah, well there you are, Hogs Head. I hadn't remembered the case. Of course, everytime I log into JKR's site after it's been updated (or especially when I logged in the first time), I am sent into a frenzy which makes me incapable of coherent speech or making decent mental notes.

I'm glad you found it, Mafalda. As I stated above, I would have been no help to you. Typically I just click madly at every object on the page until something happens, so I can never recall how I get the rewards. If you ever need a screen cap however, I'm your girl.

Ginerva Weasley - Sep 18, 2004 2:42 pm (#1812 of 2901)

The empty medal case on the top of the awards case has definetely always been there. I know this because when I discovered the site in July I printed the entire site out and created a JKR official page notedbook. (It's really cool, I made a cool cover page, spine and back page and I have all the pages in plastic sheet protectors)

---yea, I have no life---

Anyway, when I go back to the awards page to check things the medal case is there. You just couldn't move it before.

Also, on the phone, it only shows an exclamation point if you put in a wrong number. If you type in the correct numbers (after you've already gotten the award) it shows a check mark.

Grindylow - Sep 18, 2004 4:19 pm (#1813 of 2901)

I have page 2 of "Page of doodlings". Anyone have page 1???

MickeyCee3948 - Sep 18, 2004 4:25 pm (#1814 of 2901)

Is it my imagination or has the objects outside of the window in the door room gotten some additional color. I've clicked on everything and can't get anything. Thought that maybe they represent changing of the seasons, going into fall.


Sherbie Lemon - Sep 18, 2004 5:02 pm (#1815 of 2901)

Grindylow, see my post #1812.

Grindylow - Sep 18, 2004 6:52 pm (#1816 of 2901)

How many items do you have in your scrapbook? Maybe I am missing one. Anyone have any CLUE as to when "The Half-Blood Prince" will be coming out????? I know, I know....stupid question, but I had to ask!

I also need a new picture....any ideas?

Kasse - Sep 18, 2004 7:01 pm (#1817 of 2901)

Hermione's birthdy message is up

Amilia Smith - Sep 18, 2004 8:06 pm (#1818 of 2901)

No clue yet though as to how old she is. So Lexicon Steve's question still stands.

Thora - Sep 18, 2004 8:29 pm (#1819 of 2901)

Okay I have Ancient Drawings 1-4 (she really is good isn't she?), 2 pages from PS, and Page of doodlings #2. So anyone have anything else? Do you really think we are missing something that's already there? I mean we all cheat so well...


potter fan - Sep 18, 2004 8:31 pm (#1820 of 2901)

have seven items in my scrapbook. ancient drawings pages 1-4, doodlings page 2, first typed manuscript of the philosophers's stone & very early page of philosopher's stone. does anyone else have anything more?

Kasse - Sep 18, 2004 8:56 pm (#1821 of 2901)

If you have seven items then you have all of them. At least until she puts some more up.......

stillramona - Sep 18, 2004 9:22 pm (#1822 of 2901)

Grindylow, my local bookstore is taking reservations for HBP. What the staff there has heard is that HBP will be released sometime between June and December of 2005, with December 2005 being the more likely date.

Sorry to go off topic.

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 18, 2004 10:19 pm (#1823 of 2901)

I don't have the doodlings; does anyone remember how they got that page?

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 19, 2004 10:27 am (#1824 of 2901)

The doodlings are from the first 4 you could get. I don't remember which one gives you the doodlings, but here's what you could try:

1) Type "Magic" into the phone (62442, I think)

2) Collect the 3 objects (spider, leaves, and feather)

3) Put the medals in the empty medal boxes on the fan page

4) On the Links page, move the ? book to find a key and open the locked chest in that room.

Hope this helps! Smile

Classicsquid592 - Sep 19, 2004 1:20 pm (#1825 of 2901)

Where do you live Stillramona? And did you ask your bookstore where they got that information?

Sherbie Lemon - Sep 19, 2004 4:28 pm (#1826 of 2901)

Hawkeye, that certainly helped! Turns out I never moved the ? book. I feel much better now that I have all 7. Thanks again!

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 19, 2004 4:42 pm (#1827 of 2901)

Sherbie- I'm glad I could help! I'm usually the one that's getting help, so it's nice to be on the giving end for once. =]

Grindylow - Sep 19, 2004 5:43 pm (#1828 of 2901)

Thanks stillramona. I can't wait until it is released! Smile

EDIT: How do you get the smilies???

Magical Llama - Sep 19, 2004 5:57 pm (#1829 of 2901)

How can I get the other three rewards?

potter fan - Sep 19, 2004 6:45 pm (#1830 of 2901)

type peeves into the phone, collect the eggshells, gobstones & pins, and click on the marble when peeves goes through while it is glowing.

Cuivienen - Sep 19, 2004 7:35 pm (#1831 of 2901)

More specifically:

1. Type "733837" ("Peeves") into the phone.

2. Find the eggshells on the Rubbish Bin page, the bubbles on the Fan Sites page (behind the top medal holder) and the pins on the Extra Stuff page (behind the eraser paper). To show another "?" cauldron with the required items, click the middle of the leftmost pen on the Rubbish Bin page and it will break.

3. Click on the marble on the main page (left of the FAQ link) as Peeves goes by before the doxy appears.

From Venus - Sep 19, 2004 8:58 pm (#1832 of 2901)

Stillramona-That's the first definite date I've heard for the release of HBP. Has anyone else heard a release date?

(See post #1827)

stillramona - Sep 19, 2004 11:01 pm (#1833 of 2901)

Classicsquid592, I live in Pennsylvania. I don't know where my bookstore's information came from. There are Potter fans on staff at the store--so I'm sure that they're paying special attention to anything that concerns a release date. I can only hope that what they heard is correct.


popkin - Sep 19, 2004 11:29 pm (#1834 of 2901) "
Edited by Sep 19, 2004 11:30 pm

Someone, hundreds of posts back, said that she liked to light up the port keys and let them glow. If you click down on your mouse while the cursor is on a portkey, then don't lift your finger until you've moved the cursor away, it will glow with a blue aura and float a bit.

Anyway, I thought I'd try lighting up all the portkeys on JKR's desk at the same time, and see what would happen. I was thoroughly excited when it looked like I had found another Easter egg. It turned out that the paper clips will transport you to FAQ even if you do move away from them before lifting your finger off the mouse.

When all the portkeys are lit, everything slows WAY down. I tried very hard to get the butterfly, and I was able to click on it repeatedly, but I still couldn't catch it. It made me wonder if lighting all the portkeys would slow the numbers that flash across the phone. I thought someone might want to try it.

Thora - Sep 20, 2004 7:36 am (#1835 of 2901)

For those with Macs running os X who wanted to to screen shots it's a bit different from the instructions listed prevoiusly here's what I found in mac help:

take a picture of the whole screen, press Command-Shift-3.

take a picture of part of the screen, press Command-Shift-4, then drag to select the area you want in the picture.

If you press Command-Shift-4 and decide you don't want to take the screen shot, press the Escape key.

Screen shots are saved as PDF files on the desktop. If you want to put the screen shot in the Clipboard, rather than create a file, hold down the Control key when you press the other keys. You can then paste the picture into a document.


Gina R Snape - Sep 20, 2004 8:13 am (#1836 of 2901)

OOOh, thanks. I've been wondering how to do that!

Doxy Bowtruckle - Sep 20, 2004 8:59 am (#1837 of 2901)

Just been looking at the Desk again, when the watch started to glow blue and peeves came at the same time and the watch hands went bananas!

I have seven things in my book already so what does the watch do?

Has this happened to anyone else?

I think i remember someone mentioning about Peeves, the Doxy and the Marble but not the Watch.

Right 'tis tea time for me, shall join you for supper!

Weeny Owl - Sep 20, 2004 10:39 am (#1838 of 2901)

It's been two months since JKR put up the last poll. Someone needs to nudge her to do a new one. I hope she hasn't forgotten about it.

**waving to Gina. You've been sorely missed on the Snape thread.**

Gina R Snape - Sep 20, 2004 10:43 am (#1839 of 2901)

*waves to Weeny**

I hope you've been representing well for me!

Yes, we do need a new poll. Of course, I'm still waiting for Snape's birthday to show up too...

phoenix fire - Sep 20, 2004 10:46 am (#1840 of 2901)

When does Peeves come across the desk? I've been staring and waiting for what seems like too long! Is there some trick to this, or does it only happen at a certain time?

phoenix fire - Sep 20, 2004 10:51 am (#1841 of 2901)

Curses! I just we t back to the website after posting that question, and the cup of pens has been tipped over! I missed him, didn't I? Drat!

Hogs Head - Sep 20, 2004 11:54 am (#1842 of 2901)

PF -- when you log on to the front page, where the marble appears, just start clicking on it with the mouse (like 3 beats to the measure in 4 x 4 time). Watch TV while you're waiting. You'll succeed in about 2 to 5 minutes after you start.

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 20, 2004 2:28 pm (#1843 of 2901)

Doxy- I think the watch hands have always done that when peeves flies by.

Weeny & Gina- You guys are talking about getting a new poll... Has JK answered the last poll question? When I click on the poll part of the faq, I just get the current percents for each question. I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything. =]

Gina R Snape - Sep 20, 2004 2:37 pm (#1844 of 2901)

No. We want her to answer that poll question and move on to the next one. You didn't miss anything!

Penny Lane. - Sep 20, 2004 4:29 pm (#1845 of 2901)

Has it really been two months since we found out Mark Evan's secret? I mean.. Wow. Time flies.

Weeny Owl - Sep 20, 2004 8:55 pm (#1846 of 2901)

Snape misses you on his thread, Gina. Poor guy.

It was a surprise to me as well when I realized how long it had been since the Mark Evans results.

The new stuff she put up is fun, but it isn't quite quenching the thirst we have for more info.

Classicsquid592 - Sep 20, 2004 9:06 pm (#1847 of 2901)

Can anyone who has been following the site since the beginning say about how long it normally has been from JKR answering one question to the next poll? or was the Mark Evans poll the first one?

From Venus - Sep 20, 2004 9:43 pm (#1848 of 2901)

Just to make sure, I sat at the desk and waited for the watch to glow, and then I clicked liked like mad on it while it was glowing, and nothing happened. That watch drives me crazy because it seems like it should do something but all it does is look pretty.

By the way, I, too, think its about time the poll question was answered.

Phoenix song - Sep 20, 2004 9:48 pm (#1849 of 2901)

Classicsquid: I'm not positive about the answer, but I believe that I've heard that the last one took about 6 weeks to answer. (If anybody else knows better, please jump in and correct me!)


Magical Llama - Sep 20, 2004 10:57 pm (#1850 of 2901)

Grr - I can't find the pins, or move anything on the Extra Stuff page. I have the other six rewards and I'm desperate for help.

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buggirl - Sep 20, 2004 11:11 pm (#1851 of 2901)

While I was there waiting for Peeves to fly by, the phone rang! I clicked on the talk button and got some countdown seconds and then nothing else. Anybody else have this happen? What do I do when this happens?

I only have 5 certificates. Sad What am I missing? I have: Drawing of Peeves, Drawing of Nearly Headless Nick, First typed manuscript of Philosopher's stone, The midnight duel, Pics of doodlings including the sorting hat

Any help would be appreciated.


Medulla - Sep 21, 2004 1:33 am (#1852 of 2901)

Hi guys,I am only a new potter convert, however I have been shamelessly reading your posts (getting clues) for a few days now. Just wanted to say thanks- now that I have all seven things I feel I have just enough dignity to join you. Although I am still very new at this, so any ideas on where to start! I can't believe I have missed out for so long! I want to know everything!!!

skh - Sep 21, 2004 3:06 am (#1853 of 2901)

Medulla - we'd ALL love to know everything! Am a "late" conversion myself, so I know how you feel.

Regarding the site, I love - ofcourse! - the new page, but I'd love more updates as well to the other pages, not just the poll (although definitely that!) such as the rumours page and the news... Wouldn't it be great if everyday there was some change?! Let's say, most days it would be v small and we'd have fun searching and then every now and again there'd be a biggie, like the door to the room of requirement opening or a new easter egg or a new rumour etc....

Wishful thinking!!


hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 21, 2004 6:07 am (#1854 of 2901)

Magical Llama- The pins on the extra stuff page are covered up by a piece of paper. You can see them when the page first comes up, before all of the stuff goes into place. They kind of look like grass, if that helps. On the fan page, at the top of the screen there's an empty medal box. Click on it and drag it to the right or left.

buggirl- Do you have your sound on? When the phone rings and you answer it, I think someone says "Hello? Hello? Is anyone there?" To see what you need to do to find all the extra things, refer to post #1836 and #1829 on this thread. I don't know how do link to them, sorry. Smile

dragon keeper - Sep 21, 2004 8:40 am (#1855 of 2901)

Did anyone ever find out what happened on Sept. 14 at the Shepperton Studios? It's been a few days now and JKR hasn't posted it yet, but has anyone researched it independently? I guess if it was something good everyone would be talking about it and it would probably be on her site, but I was just wondering.

It does seem like she should be answering that poll soon...it could be any day now! *fingers crosssed*

Hogs Head - Sep 21, 2004 10:40 am (#1856 of 2901)

I have fun with the Forum and with JKR's site, but if she has to ignore us for awhile to work on Book 6, I think a longer wait on fansite stuff will be well worth it if it equates to a shorter wait on the books. At least that's my rationale for not being antsy.

dragon keeper - Sep 21, 2004 11:34 am (#1857 of 2901)

I agree, our ultimate goal is book 6 and we should gratefully accept whatever we get in the meantime. (but I can't help being antsy)

Ann - Sep 21, 2004 3:43 pm (#1858 of 2901)

Well, but of course our ultimate goal is Book 7.....

Aurora Gubbins - Sep 21, 2004 3:45 pm (#1859 of 2901)

Ok folks! As for the phone ringing - When I right click on the screen I get a teensy window pop up with "Settings..." and "About Macromedia Flash Player 7...", obviously techy stuff, yes? Now, When I then click on "Settings..." another little window opens with "Macromedia Flash Player Settings" as a title, within the body of the window I see; "Privacy ? Allow jkrowling.com to access your camera and microphone?" and there are some nice colourful little icons and stuff. As a technologically ignorant person, I asked my Husband (who is so techy, he's almost a walking computer himself) if it's possible that this is something to do with answering the phone when it rings, in other words; as the phone rings and one clicks on the green button to answer, if the computer had a microphone, is it possible that some sort of audible response into a microphone would prompt some sort of reaction on JK's website. It is, I am told, unlikely but possible. My system here would not allow that because of some sort of time delay (firewall/wifi/who knows what)SO If anyone out there has instantaneous connection, fancy hooking up a mic and giving it a go?

Aurora Gubbins - Sep 21, 2004 3:48 pm (#1860 of 2901)

By the way everyone, I kept checking the local and National news here in Middlesex and I saw NOTHING about JKR anywhere, until last weekend when one of the tabloid rags announced the new section (rubbish bin), that was all. Maybe she was just going to inspect and check that everything in the new movie was going according to her big plan?

Tomoé - Sep 21, 2004 7:18 pm (#1861 of 2901)

Aurora, I tryed twice, but it didn't worked. I said "Hello", "Halla" (copying the woman), "Hi" and "Yes", none of them worked.

Magical Llama - Sep 21, 2004 8:18 pm (#1862 of 2901)

JKR probably visited the studio to do an interview that will appear on one of the special addition DVD.

Grant the Great - Sep 22, 2004 6:49 am (#1863 of 2901)

OK, this has been bugging me forever (don't ask me why). I really think that there are no pins. To me, they look like nothing but toothpicks. OK, now I've said that and can get over it. Gotta go or I'll be late for class.

PS. I agree that Sheperson Studios was some meeting that we really wouldn't care about (the people probably just got it from a pic of her bulletin board (in real life . . . not that we online Potter freaks would know anything about that).

PSS. I don't say the above parenthetical phrase with vindiction; I am very proud to be an online Potter freak--again stated with endearment--that has lost touch with reality.

Phoenix song - Sep 22, 2004 8:21 am (#1864 of 2901)

OK, this has been bugging me forever (don't ask me why). I really think that there are no pins. To me, they look like nothing but toothpicks.-Grant the Great

I'm not sure, but I've thought that maybe they were nettles (like in the potion). There were egg shells, "netttles" (maybe) and then some type of stones (maybe the bezoar stones?) Then the picture in the rubbish bin showed them being placed into a cauldron. I've wondered if these are ingredients into a potion that has been or will be important.

Just my thoughts, of course.


Her-melanie - Sep 22, 2004 11:31 am (#1865 of 2901)

PHOENIX SONG, that is a good idea. I just read "Magical Beasts..." and thought of the stones on the site.

Lady Black99 - Sep 22, 2004 7:29 pm (#1866 of 2901)

I think you may be onto something Phoenix song but remember one of the other Easter Eggs (the one in the Extras page) had a cauldron too. Maybe both potions are of importance. What do you think?

Phoenix song - Sep 22, 2004 7:33 pm (#1867 of 2901)

It does seem to me as if the clues are part of a potion. I didn't want to say anything earlier, because I was sure that I would be shot down! However, it does seem to add up to me. Those things on the "extra" page just look like they could be nettles or some other potion ingredient to me. Do we currently know of any potions that contain all three of these ingredients?

I'd like to know if this could be the potion that she was trying to name recently. (The one that she talked about at the Edinburg festival.) I'd LOVE it if they had finally found a potion to cure Lupin!


Madame Librarian - Sep 22, 2004 7:34 pm (#1868 of 2901)

I'm not particularly imaginative when it come to this, but I just thought that the graphic was telling us that we've got to find those three (or four?) things and they'd get "mixed" together in a cauldron producing the results--the new info tidbits. It's just a gimmick, sort of, to make us think we're doing "magic" after gathering clues.

Boring, no?

Ciao. Barb

Lady Black99 - Sep 22, 2004 7:39 pm (#1869 of 2901)

I guess your right Madame Librarian. I just thought it would be fun if it could be a new potion.

Classicsquid592 - Sep 22, 2004 10:47 pm (#1870 of 2901)

I love the idea of the stones being bezoars. I just noticed something behind the picture next to the blank sheet that you erase to get the first set of ingredients. It looks like it says news and special events and contains a clipping from the daily prophet, part of which has been ripped off. Do you think that the picture will move ever? I could have sworn I used to be able to see the honorary degree, but maybe it was once somewhere else.

Classicsquid592 - Sep 22, 2004 10:51 pm (#1871 of 2901)

On the subject of easter-egg potions, can anyone identify the leaves from the first potion? Perhaps that one also does somethink. (its fairly obvious what a potion including bezoars, nettles, and egg-shells would be.)

Medulla - Sep 23, 2004 4:35 am (#1872 of 2901)

Squid: (its fairly obvious what a potion including bezoars, nettles, and egg-shells would be.)

Call me crazy but im not sure that obvious is exactly a word that springs to mind! have i missed something??

Medulla - Sep 23, 2004 5:07 am (#1873 of 2901)

There are a number of things that have been really getting under my skin on the site- has anyone had any luck with these?

There is a running theme of spider webs and I highly doubt that they are a literal feature of Jo's desk! there are webs on the links page, in the door room and there is an image of a spider in a web at the bottom of every facts page! There is also a spider running around its web in the fan sites page. Does anyone have any idea what this means? ive tried clicking on it but nothing! mabey we have to feed it! perhaps we could feed it the butterfly- it is equally frustrating.

While im on the fan page I am also greatly disturbed by the rolled up piece of parchment- has anyone managed to unroll it?? Sorry about the late night posts but its only 10pm here is Australia mabey this will give you something to ponder over your morning coffee.

Her-melanie - Sep 23, 2004 5:35 am (#1874 of 2901)

Medulla, the scroll unrolls when you click on the latest winner trophy. Also, as to the spiders, I have been wondering the same thing, but in reference to the books! She really mentions spiders a GREAT DEAL. I'm no super-sleuth though, and I keep forgetting to check the lexicon forum. I think i will do that now...

Madame Librarian - Sep 23, 2004 7:36 am (#1875 of 2901)

Maybe she just wants to keep Ron from mussing around with her stuff.

Ciao. Barb

Phoenix song - Sep 23, 2004 8:46 am (#1876 of 2901)

Squid: "(its fairly obvious what a potion including bezoars, nettles, and egg-shells would be.)"

I was never great shakes at Potions, myself, so what would the potion be that included these items? Yes, I know that I could furiously scour the books for the answer, but I can't at this particular time. (Too little time, too much to do, too lazy to research!) Could you just let me know the answer please?

Madame Librarian: "Maybe she just wants to keep Ron from mussing around with her stuff." That was a good one! Thanks for the morning laugh!



Ollivander's Apprentice - Sep 23, 2004 12:53 pm (#1877 of 2901) "
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Squid: Tea leaves are the most ubiquitous, but I found this:

Glumbumble XXX The Glumbumble is a magical furry insect. It produces a fluid which causes melancholy. This fluid is used as an antidote for the hysteria which results from eating Alihotsy leaves. Glumbumbles eat nettles.

as to the new potion...

I know Beazor protects from most poisons and nettles are used to cure boils. (could they be porcupine quills, instead?)

What kind of eggs are we supposing these are? In the books, dragons, hippogriffs, doxies, ashwinders, owls, chickens, and acromantulas all have eggs. As it was garbage, I'll be boring and say chicken eggs.

Thora - Sep 23, 2004 5:18 pm (#1878 of 2901)

The eggs are two different sizes and pinkish brown, concidering that dragon eggs are much larger than ostrich eggs and an ostrich egg is 22 times the size of a chicken egg.... I think we can rule out dragon eggs. I keep staring at the grey double ended spikes, and I really think they are wooden. All the pictures I could find of nettle leaves had spikey edges, I just spent about 2 hours looking at spiders to no avail, can't seem to identfy the potion one... I don't think I'll sleep well either. Any one else find anything?


Ollivander's Apprentice - Sep 23, 2004 6:18 pm (#1879 of 2901) "
Edited by Sep 23, 2004 6:31 pm

Thora: I didn't really believe they were dragon eggs. I was simply listing types of eggs. Smile

We can also discount hippogriff eggs as being too large. Doxy and fairy eggs would be too small. Ashwinders eggs are firey hot and have to be frozen, so I think we can discount them as well.

Not left with many choices, are we?

Hollywand - Sep 23, 2004 6:21 pm (#1880 of 2901)

Ginny and Harry feast on Easter Eggs in the Library, it could be a reference to chocolate Easter eggs? Probably a Key ingredient in some wizard's potion, to be sure.... :-)

Ollivander's Apprentice - Sep 23, 2004 6:28 pm (#1881 of 2901)

While looking for the description of the hummingbird egg, I noticed how many references there are to eggs in OotP. Most notably, Harry is strangely bothered by the Easter Eggs you mentioned, but this has been discussed elsewhere.

Chad Peters - Sep 23, 2004 7:18 pm (#1882 of 2901)

Well, the site has changed yet again. Now there's a rubbish bin and this odd little marble that wasn't there before. It's beside the pen cup.

dragon keeper - Sep 23, 2004 7:51 pm (#1883 of 2901)

Chad, we have found some new rewards having to do with the new rubbish bin and marble. Check around on the rubbish bin page and see what you can find!!

Re-read the last couple days worth of posts if you get stuck...

buggirl - Sep 23, 2004 9:14 pm (#1884 of 2901)

Did anyone notice what happens when you are on the rubbish page when Peeves comes through? He breaks the top pen on the right and ink runs everywhere. I haven't noticed that it means anything though.

Has anyone been able to get the sneakoscope on the rubbish page to do anything besides spin?


Phoenix song - Sep 23, 2004 9:32 pm (#1885 of 2901)

Has anybody else wondered if the "marble" could be a "Remembrall"? Just a thought I've had. What do you think?

Great job trying to find out about the potion ingredients. We could all be on to something.

Thora, I'm sorry that you probably won't rest well. Maybe the "answer" will come to you as you half-sleep. (That happens to me all of the time, go to bed with a disturbing problem and wake up with the answer more than half ready.)


From Venus - Sep 23, 2004 9:43 pm (#1886 of 2901)

Has anyone else noticed that the percentages on the FAQ poll have changed? I guess that answers the question of why she hasn't answered yet; the votes are not all counted yet.

Phoenix Song, I'm sorry, but I think it just looked like one of those plain old marbles I used to play with when I was a kid (many, many moons ago). I think they were called "cats eyes". Hey, that's a thought, I wonder if it's a reference to our "mystery" character.

Also, I think the reason Thora won't sleep well is because she spent hours looking at spiders. That was very brave of you, Thora. I would never have been able to do that; I HATE spiders!

The giant squid - Sep 24, 2004 4:21 am (#1887 of 2901)

There is a running theme of spider webs and I highly doubt that they are a literal feature of Jo's desk! there are webs on the links page, in the door room and there is an image of a spider in a web at the bottom of every facts page! There is also a spider running around its web in the fan sites page. Does anyone have any idea what this means?

I dunno, could be a reference to the fact that it's a web site... Seriously, that sort of thing would fit with Jo's sense of humor (or should I say humour) wouldn't it?


haymoni - Sep 24, 2004 5:44 am (#1888 of 2901)

Takes one to know one, Mike!

Nice catch.

Thora - Sep 24, 2004 7:29 am (#1889 of 2901)

Web site, ha ha. Good one....

Another thought the eggs look more hatched than cracked opened by a human for breakfast you know?

Well no spider nightmares to report, but then I was up w/ the baby so I didn't get to much anyway.... oh well thanks for the concern.


Wendelin the Weird - Sep 24, 2004 8:15 am (#1890 of 2901)

Just my 2 knuts worth, but I dont think nettles are that stiff (having accidentally walked through them hiking to my great displeasure). They are more like a weedy grass but not pin like. I think the 'pins' are actually billywig stings which cause light-headedness, euphoria or hysteria if overdosed. Dunno if that helps trigger any ideas for anyone but thought I throw it in the cauldron and simmer. Wink

haymoni - Sep 24, 2004 8:24 am (#1891 of 2901)

I can't find the pins anymore - I'm guessing once you find them they are gone.

The picture of the "pins" that appears when you break the pen is very similar to the lines that are on the slip of paper that says "Half-Blood Prince" hanging on the bulletin board.

Does anybody else see the similarity?

dragon keeper - Sep 24, 2004 8:34 am (#1892 of 2901)

haymoni, I never noticed that before, but now that you mention it, they do look similar. I wonder if it could mean anything. And yes, once you find the pins, they are gone.

The poll percentages have changed, it looks like we are going to find out what the howler meant after all.

Doxy Bowtruckle - Sep 24, 2004 8:49 am (#1893 of 2901)

The name on JKR official site poll,at the top of the letter, is Robert Wood.

Is this going to be another new character for us to think about, or are they all random and made up?

Maybe it is a brother of Oliver Wood?

Just a thought. Smile


dragon keeper - Sep 24, 2004 9:02 am (#1894 of 2901)

I got the feeling that they were all random names, or I thought they could be names of people who actually sent in letters. But she wouldn't be able to put the actual addresses up, I think that's illegal...So most likely they are made up names.

Good Evans - Sep 24, 2004 10:42 am (#1895 of 2901)

I thought the marble was supposed to be a gobstone. I always thought gobstones was akin to marbles as a game.

Gina R Snape - Sep 24, 2004 1:08 pm (#1896 of 2901)

Yes, that's what I thought too, Good Evans.

Carina - Sep 24, 2004 8:19 pm (#1897 of 2901)

Okay, I give up... how do I get to the rubbish bin?

And are you all talking about the pins on the bulletin board? They do nothing for me

Gina R Snape - Sep 24, 2004 8:50 pm (#1898 of 2901)

There's a crumpled wad of paper you click on, Carina. It takes you to the rubbish bin.

Carina - Sep 24, 2004 9:06 pm (#1899 of 2901)

.*cries* WHERE?

Edit: never mind *wipes eyes and sighs* I found it Now what do I do with the egg shells?

Hogs Head - Sep 25, 2004 5:41 am (#1900 of 2901)

Carina -- your bunny is dancing extra extra extra fast on my screen. Looks like a crazy bunny on speed or worse. I'm sure it is at least a little slower in the original. Its just funny on mine.

Of course by now I'll bet you've learned that you click on the broken egg shells and that they "disappear," presumably into the mythical potient pot to await the other two ingredients before rewarding you with an "easter egg" prize.

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From Venus - Sep 25, 2004 8:38 am (#1901 of 2901)

Back in post #1894 Thora mentioned that the eggs looked like they had been hatched rather than broken into. Now that I think of it, I think they resemble snake eggs that have been hatched. They are soft, and the snake sort of makes a hole to slither out of. A bird egg gets all cracked up when it hatches.

Carina - Sep 25, 2004 9:59 am (#1902 of 2901)

So we don't know what the egg shells are for yet?

KBR is dancing extra fast because he's so excited to be back

Ann - Sep 25, 2004 12:22 pm (#1903 of 2901)

I took a screen-shot of the "pins" before they disappeared, but I can't post them in my message because (according to the "How to" thread) you can't post pictures that aren't already on the web--though I'm puzzled about how all those screen shots were posted in earlier messages.

Anyway, the "pins" are pointed at both ends, and the shafts are dark gray, thickening towards the middle to a bit thicker than a toothpick. There is white on the upper 2/5 and the lower 1/5. (It looks like spiral wrapping, but that may be just pixellation--though the interface between the white and the gray is quite sharply angled.)

But I've never seen a nettle that looks like that! Very pointy Q-Tips, perhaps? (Ouch!)

Carina - Sep 25, 2004 1:52 pm (#1904 of 2901)

Save your screen shots on a web based photo album like photobucket.com.

Okay, for someone who's been around for so long, I know I'm acting like a newbie, but... what pins?

Phoenix song - Sep 25, 2004 1:56 pm (#1905 of 2901)

The pins that are on the "extras" bulletin board. They look like a clipping of grass, or nettles, or something similar. You have to click on them, some eggs in the rubbish bin, and some stones (gobstones or bezoar possibly) to get an "Easter egg".


Carina - Sep 25, 2004 2:28 pm (#1906 of 2901)


Other than the push pins holding up the messages on the board, I have no other pins. I can't find a stone or anything like it (I saw someone else describe them as bubbles) anywhere.

But, I think that maybe certain things come up after a certain amount of time on the site. I've just really started investigating it and I can guarantee that rubbish bin link wasn't there when I first started. And I must have clicked on that pen a zillion times (knowing the paper under it had to say something) and it just NOW broke for me.

Thanks all for being patient with me while I catch up on my HPLexicon life

Does the marble do anything?

Phoenix song - Sep 25, 2004 2:32 pm (#1907 of 2901)

If you leave the home page unattended for around 5-7 minutes, Peeves is suppose to fly by, knocking over the pen cup, then a doxy flies by. For a few moments, the marble glows. (I think that it's a Remembrall.) Click on it as soon as it glows, it doesn't stay that way for very long. It will lead you to the new rubbish bin.

In the rubbish bin there is a pen that you click on in the middle and the pen breaks. The ink spills out onto a page that gives a diagram of potion ingredients that you must find to get the next easter egg. There is some eggs in the trash, some nettles on the extra page, (looks like toothpicks under a piece of paper), and some stones underneath the empty medal holder on the award shelf. Hope that this has helped.


Carina - Sep 25, 2004 2:40 pm (#1908 of 2901)


Those durn little rocks were driving me nuts. I found the nettle thingies right before you posted, so PHEW!

So I have six things in my scrapbook. Am I caught up yet?

Hogs Head - Sep 25, 2004 2:55 pm (#1909 of 2901)

One thing to go -- there's seven.

Carina - Sep 25, 2004 3:01 pm (#1910 of 2901)

Doh...of course...the marble. I just got it. Yeay me!

Grindylow - Sep 25, 2004 3:25 pm (#1911 of 2901)

Can you guys tell me how you insert those smilies?

Carina - Sep 25, 2004 3:28 pm (#1912 of 2901)

You can either find a smilie site and insert it like any picture, or you can use the ones built into World Crossing. Check here: W J "Chat and Greeting Thread (25 Sep 03 to 26 Feb 04)" 10/14/03 1:24pm

riotgrrrl - Sep 25, 2004 4:03 pm (#1913 of 2901)

I just wanted to thank all of you who have helped us find all of the scrapbook pages. I only get to check the site about once a week (to much reading for gradschool) and was amazed to see something new!!!

Grindylow - Sep 25, 2004 5:14 pm (#1914 of 2901)

Thanks Carina

Madame Tartan - Sep 26, 2004 7:21 am (#1915 of 2901)

Maybe it is just me, but has anyone else noticed how the bits of tea at the bottom of the Extras portkey cup is turning green?

Carina - Sep 26, 2004 10:39 am (#1916 of 2901)

I want to know what the crescent shape at the bottom of the cup means. Anyone know about tea leaf reading?

Phoenix song - Sep 26, 2004 10:43 am (#1917 of 2901)

There seem to be a lot of crescent shapes on the site. I have wondered if they're some sort of "moon" symbols. One of the coffee stained "moons" has a few extra drops about it that makes it look like additional stars. What do you think?


Carina - Sep 26, 2004 11:43 am (#1918 of 2901)

I noticed that too, but I also noticed MY coffee cup does that when I set it down, so I wanted to know if the stains were just stains or something more.

Lady Kazuma - Sep 26, 2004 11:44 am (#1919 of 2901)

Here's a picture of the "pins" which don't really look like anything but sticks. Perhaps they're quills of some sort? I don't know...

Tomoé - Sep 26, 2004 12:01 pm (#1920 of 2901)

Porcupine pin maybe ...

I lost my dog too long ago, I can't remeber what porcupine pin look like.

buggirl - Sep 26, 2004 12:53 pm (#1921 of 2901)

Thought I'd ask this again Smile.

Did anyone notice what happens when you are on the rubbish page when Peeves comes through? He breaks the top pen on the right and ink runs everywhere. I haven't noticed that it means anything though.

Has anyone been able to get the sneakoscope on the rubbish page to do anything besides spin?



Ladybug220 - Sep 26, 2004 12:56 pm (#1922 of 2901) "
Edited by Sep 26, 2004 12:57 pm

buggirl, if you let it finish leaking the ink then it give you instructions to find the eggshells, gobstones, and pins to get a prize. Also, if you click on the pen then it breaks and does the same thing.

zelmia - Sep 26, 2004 1:45 pm (#1923 of 2901)

The series of numbers that goes across the phone when you dial "Peeves" - is that the same one that passes when you dial "MAGIC"? If not, can someone post that? My system is too slow for a good capture. Thanks in advance!

Hogs Head - Sep 26, 2004 4:16 pm (#1924 of 2901)

No, that series of numbers that scrolls across rapidly after you dial "p-e-e-v-e-s" into the phone the first time is not those that correspond to the phone numbers for "m-a-g-i-c." Someone captured several screenshots of the different series (there are several) -- about 50 posts back or so. Several Forum members may have been working on "de-coding" those, but so far no word on that.

riotgrrrl - Sep 26, 2004 6:15 pm (#1925 of 2901)

Ladybug-I believe buggirl was speaking of the pen on the right. The pen on the left leaks to show ingredients but Peeves will blow through and break the pen on the right--I haven't figured out if anything happens with that yet or with the sneak-o-scope.

skh - Sep 27, 2004 4:19 am (#1926 of 2901)

Okay - completely new question (I think!), but this has been bugging me...

I found the "type p-e-e-v-e-s into the phone" thing coz some one on here told us about it BUT! How did you clever clogses think to do that in the first place? Apart from just randomly typing things in, of course... I guess what I want to know is what clues did JKR give to lead us (I use "us" in the loosest sense here, of course!) to the action of typing Peeves into the phone?

Lastly, regarding pins... There is NO WAY, to my mind, that the pins represent a nettle in any way, shape or form. I've changed my pic to one which - in the British Isles, anyway - is a common stinging nettle. I have them in my garden, apparently a proctected species now, but let me tell you, I'm cutting those little devils down! I HATE nettle sting, a common feature of my childhood in the west of Ireland.

I definitely think the "pins" ar ethe same as those on the Extra Stuff page, good catch there. But what does it all mean?

Oh - another last thing! When the main page of the site is loading, there is a page of writing that gets covered by the Rumours and News pages, are these of interest? Even when I get screen shots, I can't read them clearly enough...

Phew - enough wittering on by me now! Sarah

Neville Longbottom - Sep 27, 2004 10:11 am (#1927 of 2901)

It was me who posted here to type PEEVES in the phone. But I'm not clever at all, because I read the instruction at the Leaky-Cauldron, so I have no idea how this was solved.

Thora - Sep 27, 2004 11:05 am (#1928 of 2901)

I think pretty much all of us cheat and get the leaky cauldron's instructions, and then we hunt madly for more, clicking on everything, typing every name we can think of into the phone... obsession does funny things to us.

Alas my hours of searching are to be postponed, my husband is home on disability and I have to make it look like I do more than obsess all day, off to the laundry and HP thoughts I go.


remiden - Sep 27, 2004 12:32 pm (#1929 of 2901)

Did anyone consider that the items you need to collect, eggshells etc, may be clues? Like maybe her showing the drong page and the egg shells could be forshadowing another baby dragon.... Just a couple of thoughts.

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 27, 2004 3:42 pm (#1930 of 2901)


I also took screen shots of the main page before the newspaper and everything else comes up. I couldn't make out the words, either, though.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Sep 27, 2004 5:12 pm (#1931 of 2901)

I think the things that everyone seems to think are nettles, cigs (thanks for the chuckle Hollywand), etc., may actually be quills from a Knarl.

...correctly identify the Knarl hidden among a dozen hedgehogs (the trick was to offer them all milk in turn: Knarls, highly suspicious creatures whose quills had many magical properties, generally went berserk at what they saw as an attempt to poison them)
Oop Chap. 31 (Owls)

Hollywand - Sep 27, 2004 5:25 pm (#1932 of 2901)

Wow, Twinkling Blue Eyes, that's a great detail to notice.

Hah. I am still hanging my head in shame about the cigs. Mercury does that, makes you a bit doty. ;-)

Springtime - Sep 27, 2004 6:26 pm (#1933 of 2901)

Has anyone else notice that the poll adds up to 101% now. I really wish that J.K. Rowling would answer the question and put up a new poll.

zelmia - Sep 27, 2004 6:59 pm (#1934 of 2901)

About the series of numbers: When you dial MAGIC, it does appear to be the same sequence of numbers as when you dial PEEVES.

Carina - Sep 27, 2004 8:14 pm (#1935 of 2901)

I really think the "sneek-o-scope" is just a top. It doesn't look anything like how she describes a Sneak-o-scope to look.

Phoenix song - Sep 27, 2004 9:41 pm (#1936 of 2901)

Twinkling Blue Eyes: I think that you had an excellent observation there. Somebody had a still shot of the quills, and after looking at them further I could see that they seemed to be thicker than nettles. I wish that she had given us what magical qualities these Knarl quills possess! I still think that all of these "ingredients" could add up to being the potion that she discussed naming for the 6th book.


Upulwan - Sep 28, 2004 1:01 am (#1937 of 2901)

The magical qualities of Knarl quills are probably mentioned in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I haven't got my copy with me, so unfortunately I can't quote.

TwinklingBlueEyes - Sep 28, 2004 3:19 am (#1938 of 2901)

The magical qualities of Knarl quills are probably mentioned in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

FB does not even mention the magical qualities of quills.

skh - Sep 28, 2004 4:15 am (#1939 of 2901)

All very interesting, so the questions build regarding the significance (if any!) of the following:

The profileration of the following items on the webpage: (A) crescent shapes, (B) spiders and their webs, (C) chewing gum wrappers

The possible significance of the "clue" itmes, such as the quills / pins / whatever, eggshells etc.

The butterfly / moth

Anything else?!


hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 28, 2004 5:30 am (#1940 of 2901)


I think the gum wrappers are because JK is trying to quit smoking. She might mention it in her Welcome on the main page.

skh - Sep 28, 2004 5:58 am (#1941 of 2901)

True, but I don't trust her, she's a sneaky one! I was interested in the notion raised in the Longbottom thread that the chewing gum wrappers that Alice saves and gives to Neville are important, so therefore could the wrappers here not be a double entrendre-type thing (knowing JKR!) not just in reference to quiting fags but also indicating that chewing gum wrappers are something potentially important to the plot of the HP story....

It follows through, then, that if the above scenario is true (and I am aware that it is wild speculation from me and others!) that the other "insignificant" items (such as coffee cup marks also being crescent shapes, or spinning tops looking like sneakoscopes etc.) are also potentially interesting....


Phoenix song - Sep 28, 2004 7:09 am (#1942 of 2901)

I agree skh. I know that she says that the gum wrappers are just a nod to her being messy and quitting smoking, but I think that there may be more to it than that. Somebody (sorry can't remember who) has suggested that they wish that Hermione would rub her "revealer" across one of the gum wrappers that Alice has been giving to Neville. It may be that the Longbottoms are trying to send a message for help. Neville always comes to visit with his grandmother, and she's a little bit suspicious because of that vulture on top of her head. (Vultures are an icky kind of bird and being on her head may be a sign that she's being controlled by outside forces.) Maybe they have something to tell but would be unable to do so in front of her.

I always remember the old Doublemint commercials when I think of the gum wrappers. I don't know if anybody else remembers them, but they were always commercials filled with twins. Remember, "Double your fun with Doublemint". This memory always makes me think about the theory that Harry's twin is Neville.

There are too many suspicious items on her website for it not to be important at some point in time. I just hate having to wait so long to find the answers. I'm a person of limited patience and I am terrified of waiting for another year or more for book 6. I don't know that I will last that long!


Catherine - Sep 28, 2004 7:47 am (#1943 of 2901)

This may be nothing, but I haven't been able to access JKR's site all morning. Maybe this is a good thing? Perhaps it is being updated.

Maybe I'm wishing for too much.

Phoenix song - Sep 28, 2004 7:49 am (#1944 of 2901)

That would be great! (It's a bit difficult to type with all of my fingers crossed!)


Daioma Dumbledore - Sep 28, 2004 7:53 am (#1945 of 2901)

Catherine, I'm in Australia & it's just Wed 29th here & I can't access it either! :-) Let's keep our fingers crossed & hope for an update!! Oh, that would be wonderful, although I don't tend to get much work done on an update day as I spend half my time on the site or the forum

Penny Lane. - Sep 28, 2004 8:06 am (#1946 of 2901)

I just checked from the Eastern U.S. and I was able to access it. Nothing has changed either :-(

Tomoé - Sep 28, 2004 8:53 am (#1947 of 2901)

Same here, but that doesn't mean they didn't update the site, they could have loaded the new trial behind the closed door. Next Monday, October 4th, seven weeks of seven days will have passed since the last opening of the door, as seven weeks of seven days have passed between the first and second opening, as seven weeks have passed between the renewal of the site and the first opening.

On another subject, I was toying with the different security level of Internet Explorer and discovered that, on top level, I cannot access to jkrowling.com. The screen was all green except for four lines in the middle :

If anyone have this problem, click on tools, Internet options, security then lower the level to three (if I remember well, some people were only able to access the text only version. That could be the problem).

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 28, 2004 3:51 pm (#1948 of 2901)

Oh, I forgot about Neville's gum wrappers! I also think that they have some signifigance, but I'm not smart enough to figure it out. Smile

Lady Black99 - Sep 28, 2004 8:17 pm (#1949 of 2901)

Hawkeyetkdchick I agree with that the gum wrappers that Neville keeps is important. I think it shows how much he needs his parents. This will cause him to become a more proficient wizard and he will be the one to kill Bellatrix. Just some thoughts. Tell me what you think.

skh - Sep 29, 2004 3:26 am (#1950 of 2901)

Lady Black, LOVE the notion that Neville would get to slay Bella! Am v interested in the twins notion as well (not just coz am a big Fred & George fan!)... maybe if Neville is a sort of spiritual twin of Harry's, he will somehow "save" him in the end? Or perhaps more "come to aid in hour of need". Anyway, all of this is a conversation for Neville thread... (although I am about 500 posts behind there...)

How about the other things - spiders obviously have multi-meanings in JKR land, but the crescent shapes? Any thoughts anyone?

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hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 29, 2004 6:12 am (#1951 of 2901)

Lady Black, I also love your idea about Neville.

skh, the crescent shapes remind me of moons. There are a lot of references to moons in the book. Obviously the full moon is important with Lupin, and Dumbledoor has half-moon glasses. In alchemy, the moon is associated with silver (wormtail's hand?) and the name Luna (I think Luna is also the Roman goddess of the moon). Although I can't make any conclusions about all this.

popkin - Sep 29, 2004 10:10 am (#1952 of 2901)

If the full moon represents Lupin, and the half moon represents Dumbledore, maybe the crescent moon represents someone. Has a crescent moon been mentioned in the books, and was there a character mentioned near it?

Lina - Sep 29, 2004 12:35 pm (#1953 of 2901)

Luna IS Moon in Roman...

kj09 - Sep 29, 2004 1:29 pm (#1954 of 2901)

I cannot get to the rubbish bin! Agh! Can someone draw me a picture in crayon or something.

Tomoé - Sep 29, 2004 1:42 pm (#1955 of 2901)

A picture of what? The page with the garbage bin or where the portkey is on the main page?

Phoenix song - Sep 29, 2004 3:49 pm (#1956 of 2901)

kj09: Have you ever been to the rubbish bin before? If you haven't then you'll have to establish the short cut first. On the home page, allow everything to remain still for approximately 5-8 minutes. Keep watch on it! At some point Peeves will fly by the desk and knock over the cup of pens. A doxy will fly by and then the marble will begin to glow. You will only have a few seconds to click on the marble. When you click on the glowing marble, a shortcut to the rubbish bin will appear. I don't remember if it takes you directly there on the first time or not, but if it doesn't then there will be a rumbled piece of gum wrapper located just under the marble to the right. This will be your "rubbish bin" portkey.

I hope that this will be a help to you.

There are items that you will need to collect after you are in the rubbish bin in order to receive an additional Easter egg. Let me know if you need help after getting there.


dragon keeper - Sep 29, 2004 4:24 pm (#1957 of 2901)

I thought that the portkey to the rubbish bin was there regardless of whether or not you get the marble prize. For me it was just there next to the cup. I had noticed the marble at that time, but I had not gotten the reward yet and I still got onto the rubbish bin page...

Madam Pince - Sep 29, 2004 4:30 pm (#1958 of 2901)

Regarding the coffee-cup stains shaped like crescents....

Someone (I can't recall who) on this Forum who was very good at computer web design-type stuff had speculated that the reason the stains all look exactly the same was purely a time-and-effort-saving-device on the part of the web designer. Apparently once a design has been drawn or created, it is way easier to just use it again than to draw another whole new design that will, essentially, be the same as the first design anyway. In other words, one coffee stain could be pretty much the same as the next one, so why not save time and just make them all exactly alike? (Except that they could be made larger or smaller, and rotated one way or another, etc.)

I realize that this is a really boring explanation of it, but it makes sense from a technical standpoint. And as for why it is a crescent -- well, it could just be that a cup stain is usually round, etc. etc. etc. JKR's papers frequently seem to be covered with coffee stains, so maybe that's all it is.

I know. Not very exciting. But sometimes a crescent is just....a crescent.

This does not mean, however, that we can't continue to speculate about moons to our hearts' delight!

Carina - Sep 29, 2004 5:05 pm (#1959 of 2901)

I think the stains are just stains, but the tea leaves at the bottom of the cup in the shape of the moon may mean something else.

Cuivienen - Sep 29, 2004 5:52 pm (#1960 of 2901)

I cannot get to the rubbish bin! Agh! Can someone draw me a picture in crayon or something.

Click on the gum wrapper just left of the "Extra Stuff" cup. There is no need to wait for the doxy and click the marble -- that's for a reward not the Rubbish Bin.

Lady Black99 - Sep 29, 2004 9:10 pm (#1961 of 2901)

Thank you Skh and Hawkeyetkdchick.

About the Tea leaves I think they mean something as well but I haven't been a bel to find anything on tea leave reading. I'm going to have to go to the book store and look it up. I'll let you know if I find anything of interest.

skh - Sep 30, 2004 2:45 am (#1962 of 2901)

Lady Black, do keep us posted! Mme Pince, I agree that the pics are the same due to your explaination, but what I mean is the motivation behind having so many of them on the website in the first place...

I like the idea of them linking to Luna as she is obviously going to be more important. (Luna = moon, that's where the word loony and lunatic come from, as people are said to go a little crazy around full moon time - as the moon exerts such a strong influence on earth, I can see it! Certainly here in Ireland, we'd often say things like "oh, on the train this morning all the crazies were out, it must be full moon or something"!!!

skh - Sep 30, 2004 3:18 am (#1963 of 2901)

Oh.... and another quick thing (couldn't edit, sorry to re-post)in regard to the spinning top / sneak-o-scope debate --- of course the top is a sneak-o-scope, and the reason is whining is that there is untrustworthy stuff around i.e. all the toxic rumours!

Leprechaun Jack - Sep 30, 2004 3:26 am (#1964 of 2901)


Thank you, I couldn't have said it better myself (and I didn't) I had thought that it was a sneak-o-scope but couldn't think of any reason why it should be except that I just thought it was. Now you have given a reason to why I had the thought in the first place.

I hope that makes sense (it does in my head)but I'm not sure if I worded it correctly.


angel z - Sep 30, 2004 11:26 am (#1965 of 2901)

Hi all,

I am new to the forum, but I have been following this discussion for a while, (not that I needed any help with the clues or anything) Ahem, but I agree with the idea that it is a sneak o scope for the same reason, yes you do make sence to me Jack, possibly Great minds and all that.

I did notice the noise it makes is rather more like a whistle, anyone familiar with the term " whistle blower"? It is used to describe someone who has reported any wrong doing, just as a sneak o scope does.

Wendelin the Weird - Sep 30, 2004 4:23 pm (#1966 of 2901)

Okay! I have great news about the crescent shape in the bottom of the cup!!

The base section of your tea cup 'represents further away in time'.

The moon symbol in tea leaf readings means 'love'

Sounds to me like we are to see Harry fall in love on the horizon! YAY! I think she is alluding to the fact that in book six he'll start to develop new feelings for someone, but the question is who? I'll reserve my opinions for shipping. Wink

Chemyst - Sep 30, 2004 5:24 pm (#1967 of 2901)

I've googled around and compared several article on crescent moon shapes in tea leaves. Over half of the ones I checked say it means *changes,* but prosperity, freshness, newness, mother, and new love were also listed on some others. One went into a lot of detail about leaf positions – the tea cup should be held by the handle in the left hand, and if the crescent can "hold" things it means good fortune but if it is tipped so things would slide out it means a loss of fortune.

Here is an article on tasseography , the reading of tea leaves.

Catherine - Sep 30, 2004 6:32 pm (#1968 of 2901)

Thank you, Chemyst.

**tips tea cup to her**

Sticky Glue - Sep 30, 2004 6:50 pm (#1969 of 2901)

There's a new wizard of the month

Glenda Chittock - Presenter for the WWN Wizarding Wireless Network

Has anyone figured out how to use the numbers that show up when the second pen breaks on the rubbish page when peeves flys through?

hawkeyetkdchick - Sep 30, 2004 7:56 pm (#1970 of 2901)

Sticky Glue-

Do you mean the numbers that are revealed on the envelope? I haven't found a use for them. Some people have suggested that they will be useful when the door opens again.

MickeyCee3948 - Sep 30, 2004 8:18 pm (#1971 of 2901)

If you check back on previous post you will find that entering them on the phone and pressing call will give you another easter egg.

Ydnam96 - Sep 30, 2004 8:47 pm (#1972 of 2901)

Can anyone make out the numbers on the envelope in the rubbish bin after Peeves has blown through? I think it says: Neil 058244 754422. But I can't make it out. I tried to put those numbers into the phone but I didn't get anything. Any ideas as to what they mean?

buggirl - Sep 30, 2004 8:58 pm (#1973 of 2901)

HHMMM to me they looked like 220056. Just the first set of numbers. Can anyone help us out here. They must be significant because peeves blows the gum wrappers away where you can read them.


Sticky Glue - Oct 1, 2004 4:12 am (#1974 of 2901)

MickyCee, I've got 7 easter eggs, have you found another one?

And can you work out the numbers. I've tried putting what I thought they were and got nothing, I also tried putting them in when the phone rings, but that didn't work either?

djellibabe - Oct 1, 2004 4:23 am (#1975 of 2901)

Of course with all this talk of tea leaves and research, I suppose I ought not to throw this into the mix, but I always thought it was a coffee cup, and they were dregs in the bottom going mouldy. I am sure JKR says somewhere on her site about drinking to much coffee!!

Sorry you guys but sometimes a stain is just a stain is just a stain. I think maybe we are looking to hard.

wolfgrl - Oct 1, 2004 6:14 am (#1976 of 2901)

But looking too hard is what we do best.

It fosters our hope that we will find a link that no-one else has found that will lead to the finalized copy of HbP. Or at least to the name of the Hbp. Or at very least to the function of DD watch on the website.

Ok, so none of the above are ever going to happen but we do all hope.


hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 1, 2004 7:31 am (#1977 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 1, 2004 7:32 am

Hey Guys! As for the numbers on the envelope that are revealed when Peeves blows by, there have been some previous posts speculating about what the numbers are. Here the are:



Also, a lot of questions being asked have been answered in previous posts. If you don't feel like posting and waiting around for someone to reply, I've found that the Search function helps immensely.

Chemyst - Oct 1, 2004 7:40 am (#1978 of 2901)

Of course with all this talk of tea leaves and research, I suppose I ought not to throw this into the mix, but I always thought it was a coffee cup...
Well, now that you brought it up, my research did reveal that in some coffee-drinking regions they do read the coffee grounds! – for real!

From Venus - Oct 1, 2004 8:34 am (#1979 of 2901)

Well, I am all for thinking that the stains are just stains, but when you look at the tea/coffee cup, the stain in the center of the cup is definitely a deliberate crescent moon. AND if you hold the cup handle in your left hand the way Chemyst describes in post #1972, then the cup will be tipped to let things slide out, which would mean loss of fortune.

What was that that our dear Jo said about not wanting to be in Harry's shoes right now?

skh - Oct 1, 2004 8:47 am (#1980 of 2901)

To be honest, I think the cups and stains are a mix of coffee and tea! Honestly though, on all the scrapbook old doodlings etc., Jo always says that they are TEA-stained, but she also tells us loads about coffee shops etc.!

Anyhow, I think the te-leaves are just tea-leaves, but I do think that the reason there are so many crescent-shaped cup stains is (A) to indicate too much tea-drinking (like gum wrappers indicate chewing the stuff) but that, being Jo, there is also a (B)! I personally think that's it's to indicate that prophesies are important but not just prophesies (I'm not wording this well, too tired at end of week, sorry!) but also the importance of ancient mystiscm etc. (excuse the spelling...). Kinda like, don't be TOO Hermione / totally analytical froma a magic point of view, but that ancient notions are also important, a la Dumbledore, perhaps? Sort of "no smoke without fire" type theory...

Anyway, apologies for the burbling, I appear to have contradicted myself as well as confuse myself...

KingWeasley - Oct 1, 2004 6:22 pm (#1981 of 2901)

This is my first post! I really wanted to ask how everyone likes the new rubbish section...

I really enjoy the rummers section and I wish Jo would update it more often. Its very simalar to the new rubbigh section without the rate scale.

Amos77 - Oct 1, 2004 7:38 pm (#1982 of 2901)

Hi King Weasley! Welcome-I always enjoy updates...but the real update I would like to see is "HBP will be released on...Smile" Anyhow, playing with the site and here is what has happened-I highlighted each of the links (so they were glowing) and all of the sudden the watch started freaking out. Now, I know someone had posted this anomaly earlier-way earlier on in this thread-but I cannot imagine it doesn't happen for a reason! Anyone have any thoughts on this? Amy

Edit***One more thing, as soon as the watch starts acting up-peeves and the doxy fly by****maybe this has happened to others???

Star Crossed - Oct 2, 2004 5:35 am (#1983 of 2901)

Amos, it happens a lot when a screen is unactive for an amount of time.

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 6:01 am (#1984 of 2901)

Can anyone figure out what the sheet "that would have changed everything" says? It looks like somebody died or something, but I can't read it, which is VERY frustrating!

Madame Kulich - Oct 2, 2004 7:09 am (#1985 of 2901)

Ok, I need one more award. I have six and I just read that someone had 7. I have: Ancient drawings 1 2 3 4 Page of doodlines (Page 2) and First typed manuscript of Philosopher's Stone What is the seventh and how do I get it? Thanks, DK

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 7:14 am (#1986 of 2901)

You have six awards?! I only have 4!! Tell me how to get the other two! I have the one where you type the magic number into the cell phone, the one where you click the spider and some other stuff, the one where you move the book to get the key to open the box, and the one where you drag the medals into their proper places. What other ones are there?

Neville Longbottom - Oct 2, 2004 7:33 am (#1987 of 2901)

There are seven awards.

- The four posted by Jessalynn

The other three are:

- There is a marble on the start side now. You have to wait a few minutes until Peeves flies through. Than the marble glows. You have to click on it while it glows (and you have to be a quick).

- You can type PEEVES in the cell phone.

- Go to the new rubbish pin (you have to click on one of the gum wrappers). Than click on the pen on the left and the ink will reveal three things you have to collect for another potion.

- Some little stones (bezoars?) that are on the fanside page. It's behind the empty medal case on the top row.

- Some grass which is on the left side on the Extra pages side. Click around a bit near the picture with the dog, and you'll get it sooner or later.

- Egg shelves who are on the fansides page.

Grindylow - Oct 2, 2004 8:03 am (#1988 of 2901)

Which sheet are you talking about? I would love to be able to read that!!!

Madame Kulich - Oct 2, 2004 9:28 am (#1989 of 2901)

I have all of those. However, in my scrapbook, I only have 6 awards. Does that make sense?

MickeyCee3948 - Oct 2, 2004 10:24 am (#1990 of 2901)

Sticky Glue - No I also have 7 and I misunderstood the numbers you were talking about. Sorry


Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 11:53 am (#1991 of 2901)

Neville--first of all, thank you.

Second, I can't find the eggshells anywhere.

And to everybody, I think I found a new thing! On the Extra Stuff page, near the bottom left corner, I found a blue eraser. If you drag it to the blank sheet of paper above it, it will reveal another potion with four ingrediants. I haven't made this potion yet; I am still looking for the eggshells. If anyone does get around to making the potion, what do you get?

And if anyone knows where the eggshells are, please tell me!

angel z - Oct 2, 2004 12:06 pm (#1992 of 2901)

J Quirky, have you made the potion that appears when the pen breaks in the rubbish bin because this is what requires the egg shells. They are also found on the rubbish bin page, towards the top. The other potion on xtra stuff, is the original easter egg available when the site went on line. I think it was a spider, leaves, feather and potion bottle, but I wont tell you where to find them unless you ask, it will spoil your fun! angel z

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 12:09 pm (#1993 of 2901)

Yes, I did mean the eggshells from breaking the pen. Where are they? I've tried clicking and dragging everything!

On the thingy with the potions vial and leaves and something else and bug, is that a spider or a fly or a tick? I'm so confused!

Penny Lane. - Oct 2, 2004 12:11 pm (#1994 of 2901)

You don't need to drag anything. When you click on the ingrediants they dissappear.

The Egg Shells are on the "Rubbish Bin" page.

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 12:14 pm (#1995 of 2901)

Oh, thank you! For some reason I thought they were on the Fan site page!

EDIT.....where exactly on the Rubbish Bin page? I feel like a total idiot, I can't find anything!

EDIT: (another edit?) cool, I made post 2,000! :-D

angel z - Oct 2, 2004 12:23 pm (#1996 of 2901)

Jessalyn, If you look at the top of the page towards the right hand side I think you should find them. I actually thought the looked rather more like monkey (peanut) nut shells. Hope this helps. angel z

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 12:32 pm (#1997 of 2901)

Is there something wrong with my computer?!?! I STILL can 't find those stupid eggshells!!!!!

Which page are they on? Fan sites, links, rubbish bin.......?

angel z - Oct 2, 2004 12:42 pm (#1998 of 2901)

Jessalynn, They are on the Rubbish bin page. I've had a thought though, have you definitely got all the other ingredients. I say this only because I accidently clicked on the eggshells before I knew about the potion. It was just something I happened to click as I was exploring the page for the first time.

I wonder whether you ay have done this also and you actually need one of the other ingredients to complete the potion?

Just a thought. angel z

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 12:50 pm (#1999 of 2901)

I've got the other two ingrediants, I just can't find the stupid eggshells.

EDIT: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I can't find the stupid eggshells! I'm just going to have to give up. Thanks for helping me.

But if anyone knows what you get for finding the stupid eggshell, please tell me!

Ooh, that's weird, if you go on the rubbish bin page and just sit there for a few minutes, a pen breaks. Hmmmmm.....

angel z - Oct 2, 2004 12:59 pm (#2000 of 2901)

I can really feel your frustration Jessalynn. I couldn't find the little round pebble things, behind the medal case on the fan site. It took me days. Oh sorry that wasn't the most encouraging was it. I just mean dont give up!!!!

On the rubbish bin page can you see a blue childs building block and a red double decker bus, ( ooh I have only just realized thats what it was!) sorry, If I remember correctly the egg shells were in the space just below these items.

angel z

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angel z - Oct 2, 2004 1:06 pm (#2001 of 2901)

I cant quite remember which one you get for this potion. It was either Dragon breeding for pleasure (ancient drawings page 1) or an early transcript of Philosophers Stone. I think. angel z

Carina - Oct 2, 2004 1:15 pm (#2002 of 2901)

The egg shells are actually IN the trash can, aren't they?

Classicsquid592 - Oct 2, 2004 2:38 pm (#2003 of 2901)

no, they are right next to it. If I remember right they were to the upper right, by the bue pen (the one that breaks when Peeves blows by).

I hate to say it everybody, but I am starting to run out of predictions and ideas. It has now reached the point where I am repeating old posts and looking through dusty volumes of midaeval literature while I wait for some new piece of information. It is getting somewhat frustrating. I need the door to open, a new interview to happen, a certain question to be answered, or a certain release date to be announced. A new month has come and I am hopeful that a particularly juicy piece on information will come out of the site before the 31st, am I right that there seems to be about one clue per month?

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 2, 2004 3:06 pm (#2004 of 2901)

I think it must be my computer. I am looking in the exact spot you are referring to, but it simply is not there. I even tried clicking all over the spot where it should be and nothing happens. Are you sure you don't have to move something to get to it? Or maybe it only appears on a certain day? Or does it only appear after Peeves comes by? I'm very puzzled.

Madame Kulich - Oct 2, 2004 4:56 pm (#2005 of 2901)

Ok, I only have six entries in my scrapbook, and someone said they have 7. Can someone please refer to my last post and see which one I am missing and kindly tell me how to get it. Thank you. DK

MrsGump - Oct 2, 2004 5:35 pm (#2006 of 2901)


Search this thread. There are instructions for all, links to screen shoots, etc. The last one I got was the PEEVES into the phone. And I never would've thought of it myself. (I love this place :-) )

Classicsquid592 - Oct 2, 2004 6:04 pm (#2007 of 2901)

JQ- make sure you don't already have them. They are pretty big if I remember correctly and it is very easy to accidentally click on them. If you already have the quills and the stones, then I don't know what the problem is. the shells should be right below the red double-decker bus.

Dalus- You are missing the early page of Philosophers stone. Get your copy of the fifth book at the chapter in which Harry and Arthur Weasley go through the visitors entrance to the MOM and Arthur dials a telephone number into the telephone in the booth. I'm certain you will be able to figure out what to do with that number once you find it. The number is also mentioned in the chapter where Harry et al ride thestrals to the MOM.

I have seven Easter-eggs but I remember doing eight things: 2 potions, 2 phone numbers, the marble, putting the medals in their slots, moving the empty medal slot, and moving the book to get the key to open the box. Did one of these actions activate something that did not get saved to my scrap book? What am I forgetting?

Ydnam96 - Oct 2, 2004 6:43 pm (#2008 of 2901)

You know, you are right. We have done 8 things and only gotten 7 prizes...that is wierd...

Edit: Opps, now that I think about it more I have realized that moving the medal box displayed the stones or bubbles or whatever you want to refer to them as for one of the potions, so it does not count as "one" in and of itself... So never mind.

Classicsquid592 - Oct 2, 2004 7:06 pm (#2009 of 2901)

You are right. I had thought that the stones were sitting on a shelf, but they were actually covered up. I just checked the .com site where I haven't picked up any of the awards, moved the empty medal slot to see a potion ingredient. I had remembered that as a separate task. Do you have those JQ? you may have the eggshells but just not the blue stones on the fan sites page.

KingWeasley - Oct 2, 2004 7:29 pm (#2010 of 2901)

Everyday I hop online to check the door and I get this spit second of thrill because it takes about that for the "Do Not Disturb" graffic to display and I think it's not going to be there. I thought I was more patient than this!!!! :-)

I also must apologize up front because my sentences tend to run on when I'm frustrated...

Nolifeonvenus - Oct 2, 2004 7:29 pm (#2011 of 2901)

Jessalynn Quirky, I think you accidentally clicked on the eggshells and they vanished so you can't see them anymore. Just to see what eggshells are you can go to jkrowling.com instead of jkrowling.co.uk (or vice versa). You'll see all of the clues again. Eggshells on the rubbish bin page, next to the floppy disk.

Classicsquid592 - Oct 2, 2004 7:38 pm (#2012 of 2901)

Glenda Chittock is the new wizard of the month. Alas, poor Uric I knew him well :'-(.

Glenda is talking into what looks like a normal muggle microphone. any comments?

KingWeasley - Oct 2, 2004 7:52 pm (#2013 of 2901)

I think JQ and I are having opposite problems. I found the eggshells but see no blue stones on the fan sites page... :-(

Sticky Glue - Oct 2, 2004 8:27 pm (#2014 of 2901)

King W, Move the empty medal case on the shelf, the stones are behind it

Amilia Smith - Oct 2, 2004 8:54 pm (#2015 of 2901)

Jessalynn, earlier this morning you asked: Can anyone figure out what the sheet "that would have changed everything" says?

Are you refering to the handwritten page from Philosopher's Stone? If so, Sherbie Lemon transcribed it way back at the beginning of the thread. Sherbie Lemon 5/16/04 4:50pm

Hope that helps!


angel z - Oct 3, 2004 11:04 am (#2016 of 2901)

Classicsquid, not only is it a muggle microphone, but I would date its design to around the 1930's/40's. In other words around the time of World War II. This seems to have been a thread JKR has stuck to throughout the books. The way I picture many things she writes about, I find myself imagining fashions and decor from around about that time. Then of course there are the frequent references to that war, Durmstrang for instance. The main story line of HP obviously loosely follows events that took place during WWII. Not wanting to get too political but the main aim of ridding the Wizarding World of any but pureblood. You see my point.

So can we take it that the rest of the story will be in any way connected to the outcome of WWII?

I hope that isn't too heavy, angel z

From Venus - Oct 3, 2004 2:22 pm (#2017 of 2901)

Angel z, do you think HP takes place during the '40's? Because, I don't see that at all. Actually, there are places where Dudley's things are talked about, and they include video games and computers, not to mention his constant TV watching.

I apologize in advance if I understood you wrongly (head hanging down abjectly).

By the way, hello to "No Life on Venus"! If I'm "From Venus", then I guess we cancel each other out or something!

Odds Bodikins - Oct 3, 2004 4:12 pm (#2018 of 2901)

The door is not open yet, but Happy Birthday to Minerva McGonagall!!

prof sprout - Oct 3, 2004 6:06 pm (#2019 of 2901)

Oh Gina will be happy if they mention Severus's birthday. I never thought we would get teachers birthdays. Cool.

Gina R Snape - Oct 3, 2004 6:16 pm (#2020 of 2901)

Now that you mention it...

I am very pleased to see Minerva McGonagall's birthday posted! It gives me hope to see Snape's.

aberforth dumbledore's #1 fan - Oct 3, 2004 6:30 pm (#2021 of 2901)

Has she posted Dumbledores birthday? I'm interested to see if Albus and Aberforth were born twins.

dragon keeper - Oct 3, 2004 7:28 pm (#2022 of 2901)

Happy birthday Professor McGonagall.

Ginerva Weasley - Oct 3, 2004 7:38 pm (#2023 of 2901)

OK, I haven't been online for like 2 days, but I just went on the JKR site and it says it's McConagall's birthday. Now when I checked this site it seemed that her birthday was on the 3rd but it's the 4th now.

Did everybody else have her birthday on October 3 or is it October 4?

potter fan - Oct 3, 2004 7:49 pm (#2024 of 2901)

it is still the 3rd in the u.s.

KingWeasley - Oct 3, 2004 7:51 pm (#2025 of 2901)

Her birthday was the 3rd. I checked this morning. I wonder how many cat lives she has left?


Nolifeonvenus - Oct 3, 2004 7:52 pm (#2026 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 3, 2004 8:19 pm

Hello, From Venus Smile We actually know that Harry was born in 1980.This information is on CoS DVD in the Hogwarts Timeline special feature, meaning, events in HP take place in nineties

It's still the 3rd in US, but the date on the calendar says her birthday is on 4th.

KingWeasley - Oct 3, 2004 7:55 pm (#2027 of 2901)

I'm kind of glad they don't put pictures of the main characters up for the birthday announcements the way they do for wizards of the month. I like my imaginations version.

riotgrrrl - Oct 3, 2004 9:10 pm (#2028 of 2901)

NoLife--That IS kind of weird, even though the date says it's the 4th (when it's actually still the 3rd), the time on the watch is still correct. Maybe they have it set to change on U.K. time? Oh well, is anyone keeping track of all of the birthdays mentioned? I didn't think of this until just now, of course I'm sure someone may just be able to recall them since there haven't been too many.

The giant squid - Oct 4, 2004 12:21 am (#2029 of 2901)

NoLife, riotgrrrl: The date on the Wizard of the Month calendar seems to be set to Greenwich/England time, changing when it's midnight there. The watch on the main screen actually links to your computer clock to show your local time. Check the two, they'll be in sync down to the second. Eerie.


angel z - Oct 4, 2004 12:42 am (#2030 of 2901)

I know the story is set in the present day, it's just that the feeling I get from the Wizarding World is that it seems to be sort of stuck in the past. I dont know mabey I'm getting this more from the films than the books. But there are items they use that are from the past, like the quills(not the 30's/40's) I know. Perhaps its just me, I suppose everyones imagination is different, thats what makes reading so much fun.

Nolifeonvenus - Oct 4, 2004 6:36 am (#2031 of 2901)

angel z, I do have the same feeling. This may because of how the wizards and witches dress and what they use in everyday routine. They actually don't need most of the electronic devices we use, things that symbolize our age. This topic doesn't really belong to this discussion, sorry Smile This is my last comment on it.

PotterAddict - Oct 4, 2004 10:22 am (#2032 of 2901)

Site is updated with questions answered. Too bad the answers to some are not difinitive. Always leaves us guessing. Also more in rubbish bin. Door is still shut though.

essie125 - Oct 4, 2004 10:26 am (#2033 of 2901)

what does JKR mean with the new easter egg that has to do with Geography. I haven't found any easter eggs related to anyhting geographical. Did any of you find one?

prof sprout - Oct 4, 2004 10:55 am (#2034 of 2901)

Yay she has read the open letter. And is answering a few of them.

El Cronista de Salem - Oct 4, 2004 10:56 am (#2035 of 2901)

JKR has answered more FAQS, the POLL and put a new message in RUBBISH Wink check it... she answers to the lexicon! :-)

legolas - Oct 4, 2004 11:07 am (#2036 of 2901)

To think that we waited so long to find out the answer to the FAQs poll. Grr. Does it forward our thoughts any? Will toddle off to the correct thread and ponder the answer.

Yes-she does answer the lexicon:). Pity she could not do it more often ;-). Well at least we have an answer to the Remus is really James theory.

Kasse - Oct 4, 2004 11:16 am (#2037 of 2901)

Thank god she has given us an update - I think I was about to die from a lack of credible HP news!

Prefect Marcus - Oct 4, 2004 11:20 am (#2038 of 2901)

She's wrong! Twice!

Colin DID develop some film. It was the one with Lockhart and Harry that Colin wanted Harry to sign. Harry was pleased that his photo self refused to stay in frame!

And in her reply to the poll question, the last Dumbledore letter to the Dursley's was NOT the doorstep letter. It was the letter sent to them telling them about Harry and Ron taking a flying car to Hogwarts.

Leila 2X4B - Oct 4, 2004 11:32 am (#2039 of 2901)

James is James and Lupin is Lupin. Wow. I was right.

Prefect Marcus - Oct 4, 2004 11:55 am (#2040 of 2901)

Sleeping Beauty - James is James and Lupin is Lupin. Wow. I was right.

Yes. Now maybe Kim can take back her name. :-)

haymoni - Oct 4, 2004 12:08 pm (#2041 of 2901)

Marcus - I thought the same thing about the "last" letter - although, in all fairness to Dumbledore, he may have realized that the Dursleys could have cared less about what happened at Hogwarts, so he may not have written to them at all.

His letter to the Weasleys may have been more of a warning, knowing full well that Arthur would face an inquiry.

wolfgrl - Oct 4, 2004 12:12 pm (#2042 of 2901)

Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't the flying car letter come from McGonnagall?

haymoni - Oct 4, 2004 12:17 pm (#2043 of 2901)

Movie contamination - in the book, Dumbledore says that he would be writing to their families.

Although he could have deligated the task to Minerva - then the movie would be correct.

legolas - Oct 4, 2004 12:19 pm (#2044 of 2901)

I would have thought that it was likely that the task would have been delegated to McGonnagall but it says on P69 in Mrs Weasleys howler in COS '....LETTER FROM DUMBLEDORE LAST NIGHT......'

wolfgrl - Oct 4, 2004 12:19 pm (#2045 of 2901)

Thanks, I did not remember that.

Diagon Nilly - Oct 4, 2004 12:22 pm (#2046 of 2901)

Dumbledore says, "I will be writing to both your families tonight." So that WAS Dumbledore's last, technically. However, the Dursleys may have a habit of tossing away Hogwarts letter without opening them. I'd assume Dumbledore knows when this happens because he knew Harry wasn't receiving his Hogwarts invitiation in PS/SS. This would necessitate the need for the Howler (oh, you WILL read THIS one!). Dumbledore would also, as a result, know that his letter would be interpreted as "Remember my last [letter to you that you bothered reading]."

Missy Greene - Oct 4, 2004 12:27 pm (#2047 of 2901)

In the movie the letter comes from McGonnagall, but in the book it's Dumbledore.

As to the JKR reference to a geography 'egg', it's just a reference to a remark she made in the description of the dragon breeding sheet.

haymoni - Oct 4, 2004 12:30 pm (#2048 of 2901)

How cool is it that she is actually answering questions from the Open Letter???

I still think that Dumbledore may not have wasted his time sending a letter (about the car incident) to the Dursleys. He probably didn't even ask them to come up for the Final Task.

legolas - Oct 4, 2004 12:33 pm (#2049 of 2901)

If JKR reads this site I would really love her to answer another theory....Is DD the Giant Squid ;-).


hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 4, 2004 12:40 pm (#2050 of 2901) "
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When I go to the Fan Sites page, I hear a clock ticking. Has there always been a clock ticking on this page? (I don't usually look through the website with my sound on, so it's probably always been there...)

I like all of the questions she answered, but I was hoping she would answer what position James played in Quidditch, that's alwyas bugged me.

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Diagon Nilly - Oct 4, 2004 12:42 pm (#2051 of 2901)

Yeah! Hey Steve and Emerson & Crew, how could you leave out the Dumbledore=Giant Squid question!? Unless you feel (as many of US do) that this isn't mundane trivia because the answer is obviously the thing that ties the whole Harry Potter World together...

I do believe that Einstein (or maybe it was Aquaman) that developed the whole Squid-Shaped Model of the Universe Theory. And Jo...she knows.

(And JKR is the absolute coolest lady alive to answer those open letter questions.)

Grant the Great - Oct 4, 2004 12:43 pm (#2052 of 2901)

Oh, come on, don't spoil the fun by letting her deny the DIGS theory (Dumbledore Is Giant Squid). Though I don't quite believe it, I'd hate for her to say it wasn't true!

riotgrrrl - Oct 4, 2004 12:45 pm (#2053 of 2901)

Maybe "last" refers to his last letter requesting Petunia to do something, not necessarily the "last letter". Also, it's possible he could be referring to a personal letter instead of one concerning school business. This also raises the question of why Petunia didn't fight to see what was in Harry's letter in SS because she had to know it was from the wizarding world, maybe she was afraid of what it may contain. I think Jo gets a kick out of seeing all of the "what if's" we come up with when she gives us the tiniest tidbit of information....I know I would.

Mae Mae - Oct 4, 2004 1:15 pm (#2054 of 2901)

Hi, I also just read JKR's answers. They really made me think about the relationship Jo has with her fandom. She has created this wonderful world for us to dwell in (escape to, some would say), we have come to share it with her, we care about what happens there and therefor, she really cares about us. But if the books inspire questions and theories and ignite emotions, the communication with the fandom at her site, in chats and interviews even doubles all that. For example, that question about Sirius ... Jo says that she was surprised to be asked about liking Sirius. But for people that have been keeping up with all the answers Jo has been giving in chats and interviews, that was no surprise - she has been asked about her favourite characters in the books and she has mentioned Harry, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Hermione and the younger Weasley children and Lupin. It was a sure bet that all the die-hard Sirius fans would sooner or later demand to know why their hero has been left out of this top list. Although I am very curious about the fact-questions, it is lovely - to my mind - that Jo gives answers to emotional questions as well. After all, these are the people that matter to all of us.

Prefect Marcus - Oct 4, 2004 1:17 pm (#2055 of 2901)

Unfortunately, it seems that Rowling does not put as much thought into her site as she does into her books. Part of that is likely because she does not have a professional editor, or anyone else checking her projected postings to catch these little errors.

For instance, when she first decided to state definitively the wand order at the end of GoF, she got it wrong! It was corrected without fanfare a day or two later. :-D

Another thing to consider is Dumbledore is not perfect. He possibly had forgotten the "flying car" letter. (Yeah, blame it on the character.) :-)

Leila 2X4B - Oct 4, 2004 1:18 pm (#2056 of 2901)

I love the fact that she wans us to post our theories about the previous DD letters. She says she wants us to write clearly.

Love that woman...


Good Evans - Oct 4, 2004 1:27 pm (#2057 of 2901)

disapointed that Jo got it wrong about Colin and his film. In answer to your question JO - You say it did, when Colin followed harry to quidditch practice with the photo that Harry refused to sign! So please answer the question - how did the camera work!!!

But again - what is this geography clue thing about the easter egg??? we've all got 7 right. Is there an eigth or am I missing something.

Still delighted that more Q's are answered and puzzling over why DD was corresponding with Pet before Harry was on doorstep. Was it her decision not to attend school? must think and then post on Aunt pet thread....

Lina - Oct 4, 2004 1:36 pm (#2058 of 2901)

O.K. Now that she's answered the pool question and few of them more, now she may open the door again. I must admit that I used to go to her site, look at the question poll and when I found the question unanswered (it specially irritated me to see that there are 101% of votes), I wouldn't even look further. Now I can explore again...

KWeldon - Oct 4, 2004 2:57 pm (#2059 of 2901)

Can I just take the opportunity to thank Jo for answering these questions? We take nothing for granted.

Ronan - Oct 4, 2004 3:03 pm (#2060 of 2901)

Hi people, just came here in defence of JKR's supposed mistakes =) First, as it's been said, COS letter maybe was never sent, or Dumbledore didn't remember having sent it...

About Colin's cammera, the answer is much easier: Colin doesn't use a muggle cammera. Muggle cammeras wouldn't produce photos in which Harry's figure could choose to move out of the picture.

(Seems almost too obvious... maybe somewhere it states it does is a muggle camera and I don't remember it?!)

EDIT: grammar and typos. Mine were indeed true mistakes Wink

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 4, 2004 3:07 pm (#2061 of 2901)

Where would you buy a magic camera? I'd love to see Harry take a picture of the Dursleys and permenantly stick it on the wall while he goes to Hogwarts, so the Dursley's will have some magical company while he's gone. :-D

And does anyone see a button where you can ask a question? I don't see one.......

EDIT: Does anyone see significance in the fact that the ribbons in the Fan Site are blowing away? They used to just stay put.

Also, I'm looking for the "geography" Easter egg. I can';t find any maps, but I think there are pictures of foreign countries in her biography, has anyone checked these? I'm clicking all over but not getting anything.......

Nolifeonvenus - Oct 4, 2004 3:36 pm (#2062 of 2901)

Jessalynn Quirky - the "geography egg" is the one with Ancient drawings- page 1,where she mixed up Hebrides with Orkney

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 4, 2004 3:38 pm (#2063 of 2901)

Yes, but how do you get it? What do you click on?


Nolifeonvenus - Oct 4, 2004 4:22 pm (#2064 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 4, 2004 4:28 pm

Click on the marble on the main page. It starts glowing five seconds before Peeves flies by.

Phoenix song - Oct 4, 2004 4:25 pm (#2065 of 2901)

I'm a little bit confused about JKR's answer to Colin's camera. She said that we didn't know that it didn't work because he never had the film developed. Actually, he did.

'Look what I've got here! I've had it developed, I wanted to show you--' Harry looked bemusedly at the photograph Colin was brandishing under his nose. A moving, black-and-white Lockhart was tugging hard on an arm Harry recognized as his own. He was pleased to see that his photographic self was putting up a good fight and refusing to be dragged into view. As Harry watched, Lockhart gave up and slumped, panting, against the white edge of the picture. (CoS, Ch 7, Pgs. 105-106)

I have researched it to make sure that the camera was an ordinary one, and I've found the evidence for that one as well.
He was clutching what looked like an ordinary Muggle camera, and the moment Harry looked at him, he went bright red. (Cos, Ch. 7, pg. 96)

Has anybody else thought about this one?


Nolifeonvenus - Oct 4, 2004 4:37 pm (#2066 of 2901)

The fact that it looked like a muggle camera doesn't mean it was a muggle camera, right? Or someone could bewitch the camera for him later. Or the photograph itself. Strange thing is, JKR didn't explain it this way, she just denies that Colin ever developed the film.

Doris Crockford - Oct 4, 2004 4:42 pm (#2067 of 2901)

Maybe it just "looked like an ordinary Muggle camera" (pg 96, emphasis mine), but actually was a wizard camera or had special wizard film? I'm not totally sure how cameras work, but I thought that cameras sort of worked mechanically, since my camera fell into the lake at camp last week and is still working. If they do (or old ones do) work like that, there would be no problem with them working since magic only messes up electricity. I'm reaching, I know, but...

Edit: NoLifeOnVenus posted at the same time. Great minds think alike. Even if mine's not always that great.

Prefect Marcus - Oct 4, 2004 4:45 pm (#2068 of 2901)

Or maybe Rowling forgot that little detail. She has made errors like this before. She doesn't seem to put as much thought into her online postings as she does her books.

I am still happy.

Nolifeonvenus - Oct 4, 2004 4:50 pm (#2069 of 2901)

Colin says to Harry:"...and a boy in my dormitory said if I develop the film in the right potion, the pictures'll move". But muggle camera shouldn't even make the shots in Hogwarts....

colbow - Oct 4, 2004 5:01 pm (#2070 of 2901)

I may be missing the boat completely, which I have done before! But the way I thought if the camera issue was that Colin had developed film before, but when he was looking through the camera at the balisk, then the pictures were never developed from that batch that was in the camera at that time.

Really OT: But I have to say I love your avater Phoenix Song!

Annika - Oct 4, 2004 5:02 pm (#2071 of 2901)

I am a photographer and own numerous cameras. My digital could easily be mistaken for a 35mm. So there are a couple of possible answers. Collin owns more than one camera, and his muggle camera indeed was never developed whereas his "magical camera" was.

Or, as with my digital, things aren't always what they seem. It could have been a wizard's camera, but looked ordinary to Harry.

Regardless, a big thanks to JKR for answering our questions. She is a busy woman with a lot on her plate and she finds time to interact with her fans (who would probably stay loyal to the books regardless of the content of her website.)



riddikulus - Oct 4, 2004 5:03 pm (#2072 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 4, 2004 5:09 pm

JKRs simply toying with us... or not saying one way or the other, about Colins camera. She's not saying the camera doesn't work, nor that it does, she's not saying much in regards to it. It's about letting us guess and use our imaginations... hey, we've got to do something while we're waiting for her to finish a book she's written, (just not typed out) long ago. <--- my hostility coming out... due to her not writing every day to spend time with her kids... I'd like to call up my job and say, i've got to stay home today, I've earned it.

Edit: Lexiconers, don't come down on me for that... we all adore JR, it's just as I said, my own hostility coming to the surface... those of us who don't have lots of time on our hands and might not be able to wait for a year for a book that isn't getting written cause of time off or answering fan mail or typing on a web site, etc... is frustrating to those of us who probably won't live long enough to see the next book, let alone the 7th.

On the matter of the letter... she states very plainly... it's DDs last letter to Petunia. It's not, though, the only letter. Thus, we must figure out why DD was sending letters to Pet, before then. Perhaps, she was getting rejection letters from DD, cause she's not a witch and wanted to be one and tried to enroll to Hogwarts. Smile That could explain her hostility... perhaps jealousy and envy are her motives.

Madame Librarian - Oct 4, 2004 5:14 pm (#2073 of 2901)

Riddikulus, hop over to the DD's Dursley Letter thread. We are discussing that very issue there right now.

Ciao. Barb

MickeyCee3948 - Oct 4, 2004 5:15 pm (#2074 of 2901)

Hey gang, I think there is a lot bigger question. When speaking about Sirus JKR continually speaks in the present tense not past tense. She acts as if he is still alive or at least not dead in a permanent sense.


Doris Crockford - Oct 4, 2004 5:29 pm (#2075 of 2901)

Well, Mickey, I think she did say that we will be hearing from Sirius again, even though he won't be coming back to life.

Accio Sirius - Oct 4, 2004 6:30 pm (#2076 of 2901)

I thought what she had to say about Sirius was very interesting, especially (and are you reading this Gina) that Sirius couldn't conceive of looking for the good in Snape (meaning there definitely is some!)

Does anybody know what the naming chapters in book 6 Lupin's Papers or Lovegoods in Court question references? Is that something from fanfiction?

I'm surprised at how quid pro quo she's been. She really does keep up with the fans (especially the forum). You have to admire that!

Miss Caramel - Oct 4, 2004 6:46 pm (#2077 of 2901)

MickeyCee - I was wondering if anyone else had noticed that! I even went on to investigate further... in the FAQ question about Petunia saying that Lily was turning teacups into rats and why didn't Lily get expelled, JKR speaks of her in the past tense (and we know that Lily is definitely dead). You see how she plays with our minds?

Quibbler Editor In Chief - Oct 4, 2004 6:51 pm (#2078 of 2901)

JKR said that there were two out of three questions with real answers and we picked one of them. Are most people in agreement that the Percy question was the one with a clear "NO" answer and Wormtail would also give us interesting information, or is there still a debate about what the answers to the questions would have been?

Ydnam96 - Oct 4, 2004 7:02 pm (#2079 of 2901)

Could it be possible that Dumbeldore was speaking of his last letter to just Petunia? Is it possible that all the other letters were written to "the Dursley's" but that the letter left with Harry was addressed just to Pet? Just a theory

Gina R Snape - Oct 4, 2004 7:29 pm (#2080 of 2901)

Yes indeed, Accio Sirius I saw that. Of course, IMO neither Sirius *nor* Harry seem capable at the moment of seeing any good in Snape. But I was particularly glad she used him as an example in her answer. And I was also pleased at her confirmation that Snape was in Slytherin when he was at school.

Daioma Dumbledore - Oct 4, 2004 7:50 pm (#2081 of 2901)

Please correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't something been mentioned by JK that Harry will use the mirror that Sirius gave him in OoTP, maybe this will be the way we see Sirius again. I hope so, even though he was very sullen in OoTP I was still very enamored with him.

By the way I always thought Lupin was just Lupin & I have doubts re: DIGS!

I am very curious about the letters Dumbledore sent to Pet before the door step letter, but I will go to the Pet thread for more on that, but I don't think Dumbledore ever sent a letter to the Dursley's about the flying car, knowing that they wouldn't be interested.


Ladybug220 - Oct 4, 2004 8:09 pm (#2082 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 4, 2004 8:11 pm

I have the feeling that JKR will never confirm nor deny the DIGS theory.

But I am glad that she made a point to put the "Lupin is James Potter" theory to rest - I really didn't like that one.

Gina R Snape - Oct 4, 2004 8:21 pm (#2083 of 2901)

Yes, I agree about that too Ladybug. No offense to everyone who got into it on that thread, but that particular theory always struck me as complete rubbish. I didn't take any pleasure in it, though I've been known to enjoy other equally ridiculous theories. I guess some people were serious enough about it to post it to JKR for an answer!

From Venus - Oct 4, 2004 9:36 pm (#2084 of 2901)

I've been busy all day and when I finally got everyone put to bed I was about to finish painting my living room and then I remembered, "It's Oct. 4! Isn't there a chance of something being there today?" So I quick checked the site, and, sure enough, there's all kinds of new stuff. Needless to say, the painting won't get done tonight.

When I read Jo's poll question answer, I immediately thought that this MUST mean that Petunia is a witch, but refused to come to Hogwarts. Maybe he wrote several times to try to get her to respond, something like what happened in Harry's case, where the letters just kept coming and coming. Maybe she had the makings of a very good witch and DD didn't want to give up on her. So she would have gotten many letters from him, but the one that came with Baby Harry was the "last".

Is Petunia the elder sister? Because, maybe she fought so hard to resist DD and Hogwarts, and then when her sister got the letter and responed positively, it made Pet bitter and then jealous of her parents reaction.

P.S. Jo, If you are reading this, I just want to say a big THANK YOU for all that you do! Keeping us entertained between books like this is great fun. And, being a mother and grandmother myself, I understand that your kids are number 1, along with your hubby and the rest of your family. Thanks for fitting us all in!

muggle born - Oct 5, 2004 1:44 am (#2085 of 2901)

Good Evans you said in an earlier post that you have got 7 easter eggs, please help I have only got 5.

Ancient drawings page 1, Page of doodlings page 2, Ancient drawings page 4, Very early pages of Philosophers Stone, First typed manuscript of Philosophers Stone.

Where are the others?

Good Evans - Oct 5, 2004 5:48 am (#2086 of 2901)

OK - you got the first 4? from before

the new three are in the marble when the marble glows click on it but be quick

type peeves in to the phone

collect the items on the rubbich bin page to make the new potion. one os on the extra stuff one on the rubbisg bin and one in the fan sites page.. and then I think you will have them all... d

Lina - Oct 5, 2004 6:02 am (#2087 of 2901)

Riddikulus: JKRs simply toying with us... or not saying one way or the other, about Collins camera. She's not saying the camera doesn't work, nor that it does, she's not saying much in regards to it.

Well, I don't think she is toying. I just think that she is saying that it is not that important. In the CoS Collin himself says that it just needs a special developing of the film and he did it and it worked. She used it to show up how Harry doesn't like the fame, and then she forgot about it because she is not going to use any more muggle cameras in her books an she is too much occupied with the plot of the HBP to be re reading the CoS (which I'm reading with my daughter at the very moment). That's all. We shouldn't blame her, we might not just press her with some minor things. The only problem is that we don't know what things are really minor, because many things that we have considered minor in the past have turned out to be important, so we are just watching close each and every detail...

Quibbler Editor In Chief: JKR said that there were two out of three questions with real answers and we picked one of them. Are most people in agreement that the Percy question was the one with a clear "NO" answer and Wormtail would also give us interesting information, or is there still a debate about what the answers to the questions would have been?

I agree with you. I just think that both of the questions will be answered in next books, and that the Wormtail answer might just be "Interesting question, I'm afraid I can't answer it right now, you will have to wait for the books." Of course, maybe she had prepared jut as intriguing answer as this Petunia was.

Good Evans - Oct 5, 2004 6:35 am (#2088 of 2901)

I agree Lina, I think the other interesting Q would ahve been the pettigrew one. I also think it will all come out in book six as to that answer

muggle born - Oct 5, 2004 7:16 am (#2089 of 2901)

Good Evans Thank you. Just been on the site and I can't find an eraser for the blank piece of paper to get the potion.

Good Evans - Oct 5, 2004 7:41 am (#2090 of 2901)

most welcome muggle born, hope you enjoy all of them now. I still dont understand the geography commment by JKR, can any one explain it or is there an eighth easter egg??

muggle born - Oct 5, 2004 7:50 am (#2091 of 2901)

The geography comment by JR, I think she is playing with our minds. She will be rolling about laughing at everyone as they try to figure it out. When the watch glows their is a black thing with wings that flies across the screen has anyone been able to click on it yet?

Good Evans - Oct 5, 2004 7:55 am (#2092 of 2901)

Its a doxy, but i dont think anyone has been able to do aythign with it it just flicks through at the same time as Peeves knocks over the pens.

angel z - Oct 5, 2004 8:04 am (#2093 of 2901)

This comment refers to the comment she made regarding the "ancient drawings page 1" Easter egg she says something about mixing up the Hebredes with the Orkney Isles. Check back in your scrapbook and see if you can find it, its definitely not a new Easter egg. angel z

I refer to the geography comment.

wolfgrl - Oct 5, 2004 8:11 am (#2094 of 2901)

Here is what the geography easter egg statment is refering to. Directly from the JKR website, one of the rewards.

Certificate of Appreciation

Ancient drawings (Page 1)

“This is a very old picture of some pages from ‘Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit’ that I drew while I was living in Portugal. You will notice that I have mis-spelled ‘developed’ (too busy concentrating on the lettering) and that I have also mixed up the Hebrides with Orkney (geography has always been one of my weaknesses).”

EDIT: angle z posted while I was typing. Sorry for the cross post.

Good Evans - Oct 5, 2004 9:00 am (#2095 of 2901)

Thanks guys - I had totally forgotten about that and wanted to be sure that I hadn't missed anything. Especially as it seems odd to have four and then three easter eggs.

angel z - Oct 5, 2004 9:23 am (#2096 of 2901)

Good Evans, I thought that was odd as well. I still have my suspicions about :- DD's watch, (when it glows) The sneak o scope, The numbers revealed on the rubbish page, when Peeves blows the gum wrapper. I know no body has been able to do anything with them as yet, but I'm hoping that something will prove significant soon.

Keep trying everyone,

angel z

mrweasley - Oct 5, 2004 9:36 am (#2097 of 2901)

In her new posting about Colin's camera, JKR writes:

I have learned something from this experience, which is that when you proof read twenty chapters at a sitting, then decide to do some FAQs for the website in the early hours of the morning, you mess up.

Proof read 20 chapters? Prisoner of Azkaban had only 22 chapters altogether... and JKR said that HBP is going to be "quite a bit shorter" than OotP...

Was that a deliberate hint of hers that she's getting there ???

angel z - Oct 5, 2004 9:45 am (#2098 of 2901)


Pleeeeeeease let it be so.

This is the most exciting news I've heard all day. Even if it doesn't mean she's nearly finished, it will mean its going to be bigger than PoA. Either way we win.

I hope she gets carried away and the book ends up being the size of a small house! angel z

wolfgrl - Oct 5, 2004 9:47 am (#2099 of 2901)

Sorry to be the one to point this out, but the chapters could be shorter.

KWeldon - Oct 5, 2004 10:01 am (#2100 of 2901)

Twenty chapters.

I'd much rather wait longer for a longer book. I hope this means she is halfway through! Wink

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wolfgrl - Oct 5, 2004 10:03 am (#2101 of 2901)

JKR has edited the FAQ about the camera and the Poll question. The camera one is fairly long so I will let you read that one yourself, but here is the update on the poll question.

The P. S. on the JKR website on the Poll questions it says this:

“P.S. It has been suggested that I am wrong in saying that Dumbledore’s last letter was the one he left on the doorstep with baby Harry, and that he has sent a letter since then concerning Harry’s illegal flight to school. However, both Dumbledore and I differentiate between letters sent to the Dursleys as a couple, and messages directed to Petunia ALONE. And that is my final word on the subject – though I doubt it will be yours : )”

Edit: also posted on the Dursley Letter thread.

Gina R Snape - Oct 5, 2004 11:45 am (#2102 of 2901)

Ah, she's got an answer for everything aye? Heeeeeee.

muggle born - Oct 5, 2004 11:50 am (#2103 of 2901)

It may not mean that she has proof read every chapter that she has written so far, She could have read the last twenty chapters.

riddikulus - Oct 5, 2004 12:23 pm (#2104 of 2901)

Not sure if it's a glitch on my end or something else, but I've lost some of my scrapbook items and it's having me find (what I think you call eggs) again, which I did... and my marble was back, too. Does anyone else have this?

Loony Loopy Larissa - Oct 5, 2004 1:12 pm (#2105 of 2901)

The fact that she is proof reading could suggest that she is nearly finished writing the Half-Blood Prince. I certainly hope she's done, at least!

I just read her response, and- alas!- she does not say proof reading, she only says reading.

I have learned something from this experience, which is that when you read through twenty chapter at a sitting, then decide to do some FAQs for the website in the early hours of the morning, you mess up. I'll make sure I'm a bit more alert for the next batch.

Amilia Smith - Oct 5, 2004 1:22 pm (#2106 of 2901)

Riddikulus: Is there any chance you logged into a different site (.co.uk rather than .com)? Or that you are using a different browser? Sometimes I use Opera, and sometimes I use Internet Explorer. I have all the old eggs on the Opera site, and all the new ones on the Internet Explorer site. Even though I am accessing the same site from the same computer, if I am using a different browser, I only show those eggs that I found while using that browser. Hope that helps.


Robina - Oct 5, 2004 1:31 pm (#2107 of 2901)

In the case of her saying that "after proof reading 20 chapters" she could be exaggerating - sorry to be bursting everyone's bubble, but she sounded a bit frustrated in her correction, I know when I am frustrated or angry, I tend to exaggerate. I just don't want everyone getting their hopes up, that's all.

Amilia Smith - Oct 5, 2004 1:49 pm (#2108 of 2901)

Even if she was exaggerating . . . if she's to the proof-reading stage, I'm happy.

scully jones - Oct 5, 2004 2:27 pm (#2109 of 2901)

Where is the addition to the Colin question? You say it's too long to post but I can't even see it. I can see the P.S. to the letter question, though.

Amilia Smith - Oct 5, 2004 2:32 pm (#2110 of 2901)

It is under "Why did Colin Creevey's camera work?" If you still can't see it, here it is:

As a vast number of people have pointed out to me in the last twenty four hours (some of them related to me by ties of blood) Colin DID develop a photograph from his camera in 'Chamber of Secrets' (my previous answer stated that he never did so).

Cameras, like radios (or, as the wizards call them 'wirelesses' – they're always a bit behind the times when it comes to Muggle technology) do exist in the wizarding world (there's a radio in the Weasleys' kitchen and we know there are cameras because of the moving photographs you see everywhere). Wizards do not need electricity to make these things work; they function by magic, but in the case of such objects the wizards liked the Muggle invention enough to appropriate the idea without adding cumbersome plugs/batteries.

I have an old notebook in which it says dev sol (potion) magic [indecipherable word] photos move. Adept as I am at interpreting my old scribbles, I can tell you that the original idea was that wizards would use a magical developing potion to make their photographs move.

SO... as Colin's batteries can't work in Hogwarts, clearly his camera is running off the magical atmosphere and he is then developing his photographs in the magical potion that causes the figures therein to move. All of which goes to show that Colin has a lot more initiative than I ever realised.

The poll question answer has also been queried, but I didn't get that one wrong – for details, see P.S.

I have learned something from this experience, which is that when you read through twenty chapters at a sitting, then decide to do some FAQs for the website in the early hours of the morning, you mess up. I'll make sure I'm a bit more alert for the next batch.

potter fan - Oct 5, 2004 2:56 pm (#2111 of 2901)

has anyone noticed that the first potion has 4 items, and originally there were 4 easter eggs, and the second potion had 3 items and there were another 3 easter eggs?

Tomoé - Oct 5, 2004 3:23 pm (#2112 of 2901)

Jo -> I have learned something from this experience, which is that when you read through twenty chapters at a sitting, then decide to do some FAQs for the website in the early hours of the morning, you mess up. I'll make sure I'm a bit more alert for the next batch.

You still give the right answer to 16 questions out of 18, that makes 88%, I'm sure your proud of Jessica when she come back home with that kind of marks. And it's not like your really miss to point to the Dumbledore's letter question, so you get 17/18, 94%. I'll rather have more "early hour" "not always right" answers than very few "always right" "checked three times under the sun of noon" answers. Anyway, we'll tell you get it wrong.

As for Jo always talking of Sirius in present tenses instead of past tenses, do you guy remember she put death marks all over her web site to make sure the ones who didn't read the book yet won't be spoiled? She Use the present tense for the same reason she use the dark mark.

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 5, 2004 4:01 pm (#2113 of 2901)

potter fan-

I also noticed that about the potions/easter eggs. I am wondering if there's a countdown of sorts.. so there will be 2 at the next update, and then when there's just one easter egg it will tell us when HBP will come out. Maybe I am just being optimistic

Ydnam96 - Oct 5, 2004 4:15 pm (#2114 of 2901)

Haha, I was right! see post 2084 (sorry I'm just so excited that I thought along the same lines as where she was thinking...I don't mean to gloat!). I'm so happy she decided to take the time and re-update and fix those things. She could have just left them and let us stew over them for a while.

Miss Caramel - Oct 5, 2004 7:36 pm (#2115 of 2901)

Someone please help me... I have tried to find whatever it is that will allow me to see what is written on the blank sheet of paper in the rubbish bin, but I can not find anything. Help!

Missy Greene - Oct 5, 2004 7:38 pm (#2116 of 2901)

Miss Caramel- Click on the pen just above the blank paper to break it. The ink will reveal the potion ingredients. (you may have to click a few times)

Amos77 - Oct 5, 2004 7:38 pm (#2117 of 2901)

Miss Caramel,click on the pen, it will break and the ink will show you what you need... Edit**Sorry Missy Green-nice timing!

Ann - Oct 5, 2004 9:02 pm (#2118 of 2901)

Has it struck anyone else as odd how much of a departure these new FAQs are from what we've been talking about since the Edinburgh revelations? There all about the mechanics of magic at Hogwarts, about Fred and George and Charlie Weasley, and debunking a few rumors. Only the question about Petunia's letters and the sorting of the heads of houses touch on the questions that have been most actively discussed lately. She says nothing about the HBP, about the new clue guy, about Neville and Bella, and most particularly nothing about the prophecy.

She's clearly reading our threads. Maybe that means we're getting close, and she's trying to distract us!

(I also notice that she did not contradict the "Dumbledore is Ron" theory. Yay!)

Medulla - Oct 6, 2004 12:09 am (#2119 of 2901)

Ok ladies and gentlemen. I have just got onto the Facts page (I have sadly been without the net for about a week- my mother blew it up! Long Story) Anyway when the page opened up, there was a beep beep that sounded exactly like the sound a Nokia mobile makes when you receive a message! has anyone ever heard that before? I have tried a few things on the phone to get to the message but no luck yet!!

septentrion - Oct 6, 2004 4:55 am (#2120 of 2901)

The more I think of it, the more I believe JKR reads THIS forum, probably among others. She corrected too quickly the glitches the fans have found out. So thanks Jo for your books and please, I'm on my knees to ask you, when will we have HBP ?

Her-melanie - Oct 6, 2004 6:03 am (#2121 of 2901)

I have been thinking that the new info on her site is a sort of countdown too. Especially since the scrapbook updates in a haphazard way. It's my guess that there is fixed amount of info she plans on telling us, and when the scapbook is full, it will be time to announce the book release. If this is true, we're getting close!!!!!!

Daioma Dumbledore - Oct 6, 2004 6:33 am (#2122 of 2901)

Oh Her-Melanie, if only that where true!! I'm trying not to get my hopes up about the book being published in the near future. Unfortunately I think it will be mid next year :-( I have to think like this otherwise I'll just be disappointed and get really really really impatient, rather than just really impatient! In the mean time, I, like all of you, will continue to haunt her site & here for as much info as possible :-)

riotgrrrl - Oct 6, 2004 6:34 am (#2123 of 2901)

Sep- I agree, I do think she may be reading this thread as she answered those questions quite quickly but there are more than likely others that had similar ones. Medulla- I have not heard a beeping but I will pay more attention now and we'll see if there is something to it. Question- has the door reflected in the mirror in the "?" room always been open? I know it's been open for a long while but I'm not sure how long. If not, it could possibly be another countdown, although I sort of hope the countdown theory is inaccurate as I would like to have more clues after the 6th book is released (about the 7th)...I know I'm getting ahead of myself. We're never satisfied...

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 6, 2004 7:22 am (#2124 of 2901)


Yes, the door in the mirror has always been open.

Also, JK has been answering questions from the open letter which is posted on the main Lexicon page, and Mugglenet (probably a few other places, too). We know from her webpage that she sometimes goes to the Lexicon site to check facts, so she probably noticed the open letter when she was checking something. I guess I don't really think that she reads this forum. I know that I have a hard time trying to keep caught up on the few threads that I post on, and I'm sure I have more free time than JK. But I could be wrong, you never know.

Mare - Oct 6, 2004 7:52 am (#2125 of 2901)

I do think she browses this forum occassionaly, I also thinks she checks the other "big" sites (leaky, mugglenet etc) and their forums.

I think it,s great how she's handling stuff. So she makes a few mistakes, she's not afraid to admit it and gives us the right tidbits of information after all.

I mean we are with hundreds of people plowing through the book, each person finding different things worth paying attention too. She is just one, trying to remeber all she wrote and all she still has to write.

So on the small change she reads this: Dear Jo, you're doing a wonderful job! No go hurry book 6.

MickeyCee3948 - Oct 6, 2004 8:08 am (#2126 of 2901)

I like all of you would love to see the book published today. But even if she has read(or proofread)20 chapters of the book and is almost finished, it will still take 4-6 months for the publishers to finish up with there part and get the books in our hands. So I think at the earliest we are looking at late spring or early summer. I for one will be happy with whatever I can get when I can get it.


wolfgrl - Oct 6, 2004 8:09 am (#2127 of 2901)

My question is since she fixed the mistakes so quickly, what about others (Harry being a half blood due to LILLY'S GRANDPARENTS not his grandparents) does that mean that it is correct? Or did we already figure this one out and I missed it?

Ann - Oct 6, 2004 8:21 am (#2128 of 2901)

Wolfgrl, if Lily's grandparents were muggles, wouldn't that mean that Harry's grandparents (their parents) were too? I think it probably was a mistake--not what she meant to say--but since it isn't inaccurate, she's left it.

Hollywand - Oct 6, 2004 8:24 am (#2129 of 2901)

And you know when you get book six you will read it in four hours and be begging for Book seven. Poor Jo. :-)

colbow - Oct 6, 2004 10:00 am (#2130 of 2901)

Hollywand- that is so true- I read book five in two days ( still mantaining a household) with very little sleep. Keep up the good work Jo!

KWeldon - Oct 6, 2004 10:01 am (#2131 of 2901)

Part of me thinks that if we get the book next summer, we'll be lucky, so don't get your hopes up for any sooner. Then I think that if she immediately put our fears to rest about her pregnancy delaying the book upon announcing it (yea, Jo!!) AND she is reading 20 chapters of it, then maybe it's close to being done. Plus, you might think, given that she is stated that books 6 and 7 are each one of two parts, that book 6 might be relatively short.

Gina R Snape - Oct 6, 2004 10:55 am (#2132 of 2901)

I do think JKR reads the sites--after all she scouts around for site of the month. But the questions in this recent FAQ came from the open letter sent to her by the Lex and Mugglenet.

I suspect we'll have the book this June. I hope I'm correct, so I can coincide it with my next return trip to England.

Ms Hagrid - Oct 6, 2004 1:44 pm (#2133 of 2901)

My daughter and I have collected 7 "rewards" so far - thanks to a lot of help from this forum! :-) We have Ancient Drawings 1,2,3,and 4; Very early page of PS; First typed ms of PS; and Page of Doodlings Pg 2.

I'm curious. Is there a Page of Doodlings Pg 1 that we have missed somehow?

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 6, 2004 3:19 pm (#2134 of 2901)

Mare- I agree! I think we shouldn't be hard on Jo when she makes mistakes. She's human, after all.

Ms Hagrid- I don't think Doodlings Page 1 is available yet. As far as I know there are only 7 rewards so far. (I have also read all of the posts on this thread since the 3 new rewards have been available, and no one has posted that they found the Doodlings page 1) Maybe we can expect them in the next "rewards" update.

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 6, 2004 3:23 pm (#2135 of 2901)

I don't have much time to go through the thread, so I apoligize if this has been asked before.

Did anyone ever figure out how to get the geography easter egg?

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 6, 2004 3:37 pm (#2136 of 2901)


The geography easter egg is the drawing of the dragons. Do you have that one? Here are some links to the ways to get all of the easter eggs:

Link to the first four easter eggs

Link to the last three easter eggs

Also, try using the search function. It is very helpful! For example, to find the geography easter egg, you could go to the search and search for "geography" (without the quotes).

Let me know if these links don't help, I'll be happy to go into more detail

Wisteria - Oct 6, 2004 3:42 pm (#2137 of 2901)

Some have suggested that the book will be around 20 chapters. I for one will be very disappointed if the book is shorter than 4 or 5. But I will also be glad to have the next book no matter how long. Thank You for a wonderful story J.K.

Ms Hagrid - May 21, 2004 10:03 am (#2138 of 2901)

Thanks, hawkeyetkdchick! We were getting very frustrated!!!

Miss Caramel - Oct 6, 2004 7:30 pm (#2139 of 2901)

Thanks Missy Greene & Amos77!!!! Smile

Mademoiselle Fleur - Oct 6, 2004 8:02 pm (#2140 of 2901)

I agree that Mrs. Rowling may peek into this forum from time to time. That is really weird to think about- that JO ROWLING could be reading this very thread-THIS VERY POST! Aaaa! *falls out of chair* Hi, Mrs. Rowling! Thank you for writing Harry Potter! We love you! Tee hee!

Magical Llama - Oct 7, 2004 1:17 am (#2141 of 2901)

I am pleased to see that J.K.R answered the polled question on her web site concerning the howler.

Lina - Oct 7, 2004 5:27 am (#2142 of 2901)

Of course, she is human. There is a saying in my country: Those who work, make mistakes. Which would mean: if you don't want to make any mistakes, you just don't work! I really don't like people who think that they are not allowed to make mistakes, so they don't admit any of them and keep doing them. And I really think it is GREAT how she interacts with her readers. We are speaking about hours here, not days or something longer! How many writers are there in the world so connected with their readers? And how many of them have been ABLE to communicate so much with their readers in the past? Isn't it great for us to have this opportunity?

And, I must say, a part of me would like to read HBP and the seventh book, but a part of me is glad they are not out yet. My daughter started to read HP when she was 8 and it was all right with the first three books. But when it came to the GoF, I started to worry how is she going to accept it, and for the OotP I'm still not sure that she has digested it properly. So from my point of view, it is jut fine to wait for her to grow a little elder until she can read the HPB which I'm almost sure is going to be quite dark. And once, the book is published, who can be stopped from reading it?

Gina R Snape - Oct 7, 2004 6:51 am (#2143 of 2901)

Y'know, I've been thinking about it. And I've come to the conclusion that JKR should hire Lexicon Steve to pre-screen her updates, so as to avoid those canon mistakes she might make from being overworked! Think she'll go for it? (Or Steve for that matter? )

mrweasley - Oct 7, 2004 7:41 am (#2144 of 2901)

I agree, Lina.

The way JKR interacts with her readers is unique and innovative. By setting up that website and letting us know that she cares about what people think about her books, and how they do their fan sites, and what kind of question are bothering them... - all that, and of course her reactions on her site, is a level of inter-activity between her and the readers that probably doesn't exist with any other author at the moment.

Cezar Salem - Oct 7, 2004 8:12 am (#2145 of 2901)

or ever for that matter!

From Venus - Oct 7, 2004 8:22 am (#2146 of 2901)

I also agree that Jo is unique in her closeness with everyone who loves her work. I think she is probably a great friend and mother. I'm grateful to her for giving us her web site so we can be closer to her. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WORLD AND YOUR SELF WITH US, JO!!!!

P.S. If you're reading this, dear Jo, please don't stay up too late to answer our questions or finish the book. We can wait. You are pregnant and you need to take care of yourself and get your sleep so you can have a nice healthy baby! We love you! Mary (aka From Venus)

riotgrrrl - Oct 7, 2004 8:43 am (#2147 of 2901)

Here, Here, Mr. Weasley and Venus!

Steve Newton - Oct 7, 2004 1:15 pm (#2148 of 2901)

Gina R Snape, actually the people to ask to help answer questions should be the librarians on the list. That would be me, Madame Librarian, and Librarian314 (I hope that I got the number right.) We would even be ethically bound not to tell people that she even asked the questions. Of course, we could all consult professionally and feel very smug.

Prefect Marcus - Oct 7, 2004 1:53 pm (#2149 of 2901)

Hey now! Who better to proof-read her posts (and her books) than an engineer?


Grant the Great - Oct 7, 2004 1:57 pm (#2150 of 2901)

or her biggest fan (me!)?

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Her-melanie - Oct 7, 2004 3:03 pm (#2151 of 2901)

Grant the Great, your avatar is the only one I've seen that made me feel like IT was SPEAKING your post! IT WAS VERY CREEPY! (Though I love Gollum with all my heart). I have made the very firm decision that when HPB comes out, I am only going to read it for 1 hour a day. I will be so upset with myself if I wait so long for it, and then finish it in a day. So, Jo, if you're reading this, don't feel bad making us wait; we actually LOVE IT! It gives everyone a good excuse to read the other 5 over and over and over again. *looks sheepish*

Madame Kulich - Oct 7, 2004 3:12 pm (#2152 of 2901)

What is the open letter I read about on jkrowling.com? I would like to read it. Thanks

Quibbler Editor In Chief - Oct 7, 2004 3:30 pm (#2153 of 2901)

Just go to the top of the main page here at the Lexicon, or go to Mugglenet.com and a link the open letter is at the top of both pages. The open letter is a list of questions for interested and curious fans that do not give away any major portion of the plot.

Chemyst - Oct 7, 2004 5:39 pm (#2154 of 2901)

You could do that, but clicking here is a lot easier.

Thora - Oct 7, 2004 5:45 pm (#2155 of 2901)

I have to agree w/ Gina that June sounds good, wasn't OotP released on the summer solstice? Anyone busy on June 21?

Please oh please...

Oh and not to sound concited but I posted something once on this forum and had an answer all over the internet within a week.... but then I'm sure that others had thought of that particular theory too...

So I'm with those who thinks she reads us occasionally, or has a person that checks for her... how would that be, getting paid to call up Jo when a nasty rumor needs squashing.

(And Jo, I'm soooooo sorry, I should never have thought you would marry a Lockhart.

Totally ashamed,)



Gina R Snape - Oct 7, 2004 5:51 pm (#2156 of 2901)

Why Steve the Librarian, that was very slytherin of you. The librarians, indeed. I am amused...but not entirely impressed. I still place my galleons on Lexicon Steve (who owns this board, might I add... )

Madame Librarian - Oct 7, 2004 8:22 pm (#2157 of 2901)

Isn't Lexicon Steve also Librarian Steve? Thought he was one, too.

Ciao. Barb

Forge&Gred - Oct 8, 2004 4:09 am (#2158 of 2901)

Hey something interesting happened when I was surfing JKR's official site.I had entered the site and my mouse pointer was outside of the screen when I moved my pointer in then a spider appeared(which appers everytime you go into her site)

But then I left clicked on the spider and it got codswalloped, and blue buubles came out of it . Then I went through the link that leads to THAT DOOR with a Donot Disturb sign. Well the sign was still there but when I tried to go back by clicking on that circular band(lying on a table with a vase on it)it glowed Blue and levitated and then refused me to allow to go.I clicked 10 times on it and then it worked. What do you think HP Sleuths? Listen I am telling the truth and it's not another pillar of storge.Well please try clicling on that spider for yourself and then see what happens.Please Do reply me if you find an answer.

angel z - Oct 8, 2004 4:30 am (#2159 of 2901)

Forge&Gred, isn't the spider you refer to the one that makes up part of the potion on the xtra stuff page? Have you already got this easter egg? if you have mabey this is something new.

angel z

Mare - Oct 8, 2004 4:33 am (#2160 of 2901)

Forge and Fred, welcome to the forum.

The spider is actually one of many items that you can click and disappear. You collect them for a potion that gives you a cool reward. Just click around some more on Jo's site, there are many things to do and find. If you want some help, just read or search (search button is in the teal coloured zone on your screen) through this thread, it has been here since the beginning of the site and if you read through the thread you'll see how the members of this forum explored the site. It might help you!

Forge&Gred - Oct 8, 2004 4:37 am (#2161 of 2901)

Hey what is that cool reward?

Forge&Gred - Oct 8, 2004 4:38 am (#2162 of 2901)

I mean do we get some merchandise or does JKR talks to us?

angel z - Oct 8, 2004 4:41 am (#2163 of 2901)

If you look in the xtra stuff page, you will see a blank piece of paper and a rubber. Use your mouse to move the rubber to the paper and it will reveal some other ingredients to find for your potion. Once you have collected all of them you will get a prize for your scrap book. angel z

Gina R Snape - Oct 8, 2004 7:48 am (#2164 of 2901)

::Giggles like a schoolgirl::

For those who don't know Britspeak, angel meant an eraser when she wrote rubber. Just thought I'd be, er, 'helpful' there.

scoop2172000 - Oct 8, 2004 8:17 am (#2165 of 2901)

Has anyone considered the possibility that DD's last letter to Petunia would have been sent soon before Harry returned home for the summer following his 4th year? With Voldemort returned, wouldn't have DD been more concerned than ever about Harry's safety away from Hogwarts?

So why send the Howler? Maybe to make sure Uncle Vernon knew DD remained in contact with Petunia?

haymoni - Oct 8, 2004 10:31 am (#2166 of 2901)

You know, I must have been on this Forum a long time because I didn't even notice rubber vs. eraser - how great is that???

John Bumbledore - Oct 8, 2004 10:47 am (#2167 of 2901)

Scoop2172000, very good point.

I don't have the book with me at the office, but I seem to remember that at the end of term feast in GoF, DD did say that he sent letters home to all the parents (or maybe he mentioned it in OotP? as to why Fudge was/would be upset with him.) One can take the "sent letters to parents" to include the guardians of students.

It is even likely that he reminded Aunt Petunia that the Dursley's were also protected from Voldimort as long as Harry lived there, and pointing out that had Voldy had killed her sister merely to get a clean shot at Harry. If fact, letting Harry live with them offers the Dursley's the only assurance that they could not become, like so many Muggle's, victims of Voldy or his DE's.

Which leads me to a question that I'm sure you all can answer (colectively, all members of this forum), at what age is a wizard no longer underage? And just what will Dudley do when Harry is able to do magic away from Hogwarts?


haymoni - Oct 8, 2004 11:24 am (#2168 of 2901)

We need to move this question someplace else.

I believe there is an Underage Magic Thread.

Sorry - I'm just not good at the linking thing.

buggirl - Oct 8, 2004 12:01 pm (#2169 of 2901)

Has anyone seen this article??? Just found it on Yahoo Smile [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

I think she has said previously that more people will die, but here it is in print again.



prof sprout - Oct 8, 2004 12:38 pm (#2170 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 8, 2004 12:38 pm

I don't know if this goes here. But according to the different news I read the book 6 will be out next year. So that means at best (very best) we have 2 months and at worst (still good news) it will be out in 14 months. Yeah.

riotgrrrl - Oct 8, 2004 12:52 pm (#2171 of 2901)

You never know, just because it will be published next year does not mean that it will be released.

scoop2172000 - Oct 8, 2004 12:57 pm (#2172 of 2901)

I think the media is just assuming the book will be released next year. It's a pretty good assumption -- but just that, an assumption.

After all, if any news outlet had confirmation of a release date from an official source (like the publisher), the news outlet would be falling over itself promoting it's scoop.

KWeldon - Oct 8, 2004 1:09 pm (#2173 of 2901)

Yes, I gathered that was an assumption, too. Interesting moniker, scoop2172000. Smile

scoop2172000 - Oct 8, 2004 1:23 pm (#2174 of 2901)

Yep, I suppose it gives away the fact that I have a media background

Fawksey girl - Oct 8, 2004 2:39 pm (#2175 of 2901)

What happens with the ball by the cup of pens, is that the easter egg everyone is referring to?

Ann - Oct 8, 2004 2:43 pm (#2176 of 2901)

I think, if JKR hands Book 6 to her publishers, and they publish it, they will get it out as fast as they can. I suppose that is an assumption, but it's such a likely assumption (they certainly don't want us all to get disgusted and lose interest) that I think it approaches dead certainty. We'll get it by next summer sometime.

From Venus - Oct 8, 2004 3:48 pm (#2177 of 2901)

Fawksey girl, the "ball" is a marble, and when you wait a while, and peeves blows through and knocks down the pen cup, the marble will glow briefly. Click on it when it does, and you'll get a prize.

Phoenix song - Oct 8, 2004 4:40 pm (#2178 of 2901)

I'm even worse than JKR in "maths" and finances, but I remember this post that was made about how the financial projection of Scholastic may affect the HBP's release date:

"For what it is worth, I don't think that HBP will be published until after May 31, 2005. That is the end of the fiscal year (June 1-May 31) for Scholastic, and according to their president's letter for the 2004 Fiscal annual report: 'Without last year’s unprecedented sales of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fiscal 2005 will of course have lower trade revenues, but our core trade business will be stronger.'

So they are not forecasting the revenues for HBP for this fiscal year. Odds Bodikins "

Of course, we know that even if she finished today that it would take several months to get the editing, publishing, and promotions ready for the release. I, for one, could deal with a June 1 release date. (Especially since we're unlikely to get an earlier date!)

I still check her web site full of hope on a very regular basis...just in case.


Amos77 - Oct 8, 2004 6:26 pm (#2179 of 2901)

Someone mentioned the number of days between the openings of the door-anyone recall? I cannot find the post! And I thought it was coming up (wishfull thinking?) Amy

Tomoé - Oct 8, 2004 7:05 pm (#2180 of 2901)

It was every 49 days (7 weeks), the door should had opened for October 4th, alas earwax. We did have many answers on the FAQ though. Maybe she's behind her schedule and postponed the next opening to the next 49 days (November 22th). Or maybe I'm off my rockers yet again.

Amos77 - Oct 8, 2004 7:07 pm (#2181 of 2901)

Ah, Thank you Tomoe! I was thinking the time had come and gone...

Hollywand - Oct 8, 2004 8:04 pm (#2182 of 2901)

Mayhap we will get Book Six on Tom Riddle's Birthday...Bwaaahaaaa :-)

riotgrrrl - Oct 8, 2004 8:47 pm (#2183 of 2901)

When is that, Hollywand? In a recent post I asked if anyone had a list of all of the birthdays mentioned thus far but have not heard from anyone.

Tomoé - Oct 8, 2004 9:15 pm (#2184 of 2901)

We get :

Neville -> July 30th
Harry -> July 31st
Ginny -> August 11th
Percy -> August 22nd
Hermione -> September 19th
McGonagall -> October 4th

Did I forget anyone?

septentrion - Oct 9, 2004 2:16 am (#2185 of 2901)

Barbie, I don't think JKR chooses her publication date according to the Scholastic's fiscal year. Her publisher is originally Bloomsbury which may have a different fiscal year than Scholastic, and she probably doesn't care that much about such details. Once she gives her manuscript to her editor, people will know it and the pressure for the release will get strong.

legolas - Oct 9, 2004 2:46 am (#2186 of 2901)

In britain the fiscal year runs from April to April Smile.

azi - Oct 9, 2004 5:39 am (#2187 of 2901)

Is McGonagall's birthday really October 4th? I was on a fieldtrip in that week so no interent access...

Cezar Salem - Oct 9, 2004 6:16 am (#2188 of 2901)

so we will probably still get:hagrids,rons(though we alerady know that one!)Dumbledore(maybe all the teachers!?that would be soooo awsome!)fred,george,bill,charlie,mr and mrs weasly... who nows dobby!winky! and then maybe seamus,dean,wow so many!! and then the release date:toms birthday!

p.s maybe she will even put draco,goyle and grabbe...

Odds Bodikins - Oct 9, 2004 6:22 am (#2189 of 2901)

Septentrion- When I posted the information about the fiscal year of the publisher, I did not mean for anyone to think that the publishers were controlling that, I was just observing that they were not predicting the sales from the book and we probably could not expect until the next fiscal year. Thanks Odds

septentrion - Oct 9, 2004 6:23 am (#2190 of 2901)

Sorry Odds, I didn't understand what you meant.

Ann - Oct 9, 2004 7:27 am (#2191 of 2901)

I thought we also had the birthday of Fred and George: April 1st.

Given Legolas's information, perhaps HBP will be released on their birthday! But (I'm not very informed about business, so perhaps those who are will correct me) wouldn't it be better for both publishing companies to have the disproportionately large revenues they get from a HP book spread over two years? Both to lower taxes and to be able to present their stockholders with two years running in which they do well?

But actually, I agree with those who say, when she finishes it, they'll put it out. Warner Bros. must be exerting a bit of pressure about this, too--they can't pressure her, but they can pressure the publishers.

Tomoé - Oct 9, 2004 7:33 am (#2192 of 2901)

Yes Azi, McGonagall's birthday is indeed October 4th, 04/10/04 was written near the cake. ^_^

sugarmouse - Oct 9, 2004 8:05 am (#2193 of 2901)

If Sybil Trelawney is really misinterpreting her predictions for Harry (i.e. that they are really LV/Tom's) then his birthday would be on 31 January. If book 6 is to be released on his birthday let's hope its 2005 (we can only hope) rather than 2006. I thought I read somewhere that JKR had said books 6 and 7 were tied together (twins?) but I can't find the quote anywhere and am beginning to think I'm imaginging it - has anyone else read that? However, if they are tied maybe they'll be released on F&G's birthday, 1 April 2005 and 2006/7. On the other hand this may all be mimblewimble!

prof sprout - Oct 9, 2004 8:09 am (#2194 of 2901)

Officially shown from the calender we only know peoples birthdays from July to now. She has stated other birthdays on her website and in chats, (i.e. Ron, F&G)but because they haven't been on the calendar yet they were not counting them.

Tomoé - Oct 9, 2004 8:55 am (#2195 of 2901)

Jo did say book 6 and 7 and almost a comtinous story, it was on her website somewhere.

Bravelionheart07 - Oct 9, 2004 9:05 am (#2196 of 2901)

Hey, new here, just joined (though I've been following the thread as a guest for a while).

Someone mentioned earlier that if you wait until Peeves blows over the cup of pens on the desk, that you can click the marble and get something. After trying 3 times with no luck, I wonder if I'm doing something wrong? And also, in the new Rubbish Bin section, I clicked on the egg shells and they disappeared; what are they used to unlock? Can anyone help? Thanks. Smile

Neville Longbottom - Oct 9, 2004 9:17 am (#2197 of 2901)

@ Bravelionheart: You have to click on the marble while it glows. You have to be quick or to wait until it glows again, if you're too late.

@ Eggshells: They are part of a Potion. If you're clicking on the pen on the left in the Rubbish Bin, it will reveal three things you have to collect for the ption, the Eggs are one of them. If you've gotten all three, you'll get something else. The other two items are on the left side of the Extra page (near the picture of the dog, just click around a bit there) and behind the empty medal shelf on the topw row on the fansite page.

This potion and the marble are two of seven "Easter Eggs" on the webpage. How many other of the Eatser eggs do you have collected?

riotgrrrl - Oct 9, 2004 11:32 am (#2198 of 2901)

Thanks, Tome, for giving a list. Somehow I had missed Ginny's and Percy's (too busy with school work over the summer) and just wanted to catch up.

angel z - Oct 9, 2004 11:52 am (#2199 of 2901)

Gina R Snape, Just logged back on to catch up. Many thanks for your clarification on my last post! (Blush Blush) I have gone a very fetching shade of lobster red. angel z

Amilia Smith - Oct 9, 2004 1:29 pm (#2200 of 2901)

Sugarmouse: The quote you are looking for is on Jo's website, in the News section, "Progress on Book Six."

Hope that helps,


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hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 9, 2004 2:01 pm (#2201 of 2901)

There's a new update on the "Extra Stuff" page about Jo's new record time for the expert level of minesweeper. Has anyone else seen it?

sugarmouse - Oct 9, 2004 2:23 pm (#2202 of 2901)

Amilia Smith: Just found it, thanks.

Her-melanie - Oct 9, 2004 2:33 pm (#2203 of 2901)

I hadn't seen that; funny! Another thing I hadn't noticed before (it may have been this way all along) is that the gum wrapper next to the hair tie portkey doesn't load onto the destop right away. It falls down to the desk with the other portkeys. I know I haven't explained that very well, hope it makes a little sense at least. Has anyone noticed this before??

haymoni - Oct 9, 2004 4:34 pm (#2204 of 2901)


Improving her Minesweeper record! The nerve!

We're sitting here trying to kill time between books, while she's taking breaks from writing and editing by playing Minesweeper!

Jo, Darling, if you need a break, type on over to the Lex and answer a few more of Steve's questions.

And if you need a total break from Harry and his world, go ahead and play Minesweeper - just don't TELL us about it!!


hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 9, 2004 4:45 pm (#2205 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 9, 2004 4:59 pm

Her-melanie: I hadn't noticed that before! I just logged on to her website to check it out, and it definately comes up like a portkey does. Maybe it will be a link to another page in the future!

Edit1: I just noticed that the same gum wrapper blows away when peeves comes by.. maybe it's nothing after all

Edit2: Does anyone have any screen shots of the website before it was updated recently? To me, the picture of Jo and her husband on the bottom left of her screen seems to have changed. If someone has a picture of the screen before the update, could they check this for me? Thanks!

Bravelionheart07 - Oct 10, 2004 5:53 am (#2206 of 2901)

Neville Longbottom: I have 4 Easter Eggs from the site (the original 4) and the scrap of paper, if you count that as an Easter Egg.

The Artful Dodger - Oct 10, 2004 4:34 pm (#2207 of 2901)

If she has the time to improve her Minesweeper record, undoubtedly she has finished writing HBP... ok, maybe not, but one can hope.

Cezar Salem - Oct 10, 2004 6:13 pm (#2208 of 2901)

I am almost sure that by july the book will be either in our hands, or close by, with an anoucement date already given to us... I dont know why, its just that I have this feeling that she is coming to an end.. by the way she has been talking to us, the clues, the way that she is sure that that exerpt is included in the book, the reading of 20 chaps. the coments on the edinburgh chat etc...I also think that after shes done with the book that she might hold it in her hands for a cople of months just to read it many times and make sure thats what she wants and maybe to wrap up with all the clues shes going to put on her site...maybe open the door one last time, and then again for the publication...so crossing the fingers here for HBP in July 2005!!!!

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 10, 2004 6:28 pm (#2209 of 2901)

I, too, hope the HBP will be out soon. However, we can't expect Jo to spend ALL of her time writing. I want her to be happy, too. I think that if she takes her time on the book, it will come out that much better. Some minesweeper-stress-relief is good! Also, almost every normal job gets at least weekends off, and maybe some paid sick and vacation days thrown in. We shouldn't gang up on Jo because she's not spending every waking moment writing. I think we should be happy she's so wonderful: we've got a website to keep us busy and she answers a lot of our questions. I, for one, think she's great! And I can wait as long as it takes her for the next book.

From Venus - Oct 10, 2004 9:43 pm (#2210 of 2901)

Jo says in her minesweeper update that she has to play minesweeper or smoke, she can't give up both.

I say, "GO JO! PLAY MINESWEEPER TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT!" Smoking is not good for you or the baby. We want a healthy baby and a healthy you. Then...WE WANT BOOK 6!

Neville Longbottom - Oct 11, 2004 2:10 am (#2211 of 2901)

Neville Longbottom: I have 4 Easter Eggs from the site (the original 4) and the scrap of paper, if you count that as an Easter Egg.

Here are the other three Easter Eggs: lick on the marble (or is it a remembrall?) on the start side while it glows. The marble will disappear and you will get the fifth Easter Eggs. Number 2 is the one with the broken pen in the rubbish bin, which I already described in my last post. Number 3: Type PEEVES in the phone.

muggle born - Oct 11, 2004 2:19 am (#2212 of 2901)

Cezar Salem, I was hoping to be reading the book at Easter while the kids were eating their Easter Eggs. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part, Well I can dream.

scoop2172000 - Oct 11, 2004 7:18 am (#2213 of 2901)

Jo: if you're reading this ...

You go girl on Minesweeper!!!!! Congrats on your latest personal best !!!!

To the fans who think she's wasting our time playing it ... you need to understand that regular breaks sharpen a writer's ability. As a writer myself (non-fiction), I can tell you things go a lot better when I take coffee breaks, take quick walks --- and -- play a few quick games of solitaire on the computer.

Ginevra-Weasley - Oct 11, 2004 8:15 am (#2214 of 2901)

On navigating through JKR's website I found her replying to the question on whether she is going to kill more characters in affirmative. I wonder who is the next to suffer the axe?


hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 11, 2004 8:55 am (#2215 of 2901) "
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Ginevra-Weasley: You might want to check out the tread Who will die in books 6/7?

potter fan - Oct 11, 2004 3:02 pm (#2216 of 2901)

of course more people will get killed off. they are in the middle of a war!

riotgrrrl - Oct 11, 2004 11:04 pm (#2217 of 2901)

Sombody deleted but it makes me happy to now have post #2222---Squid in the shoot!

riotgrrrl - Oct 11, 2004 11:06 pm (#2218 of 2901)

I know that we had a list of birthdays going from the website and I have an addition- Angelina's is sometime during the third week of October (per GoF) so we should get it soon (if she is posting those third circle characters, that is).

haymoni - Oct 12, 2004 6:22 am (#2219 of 2901)

potter fan - I agree with your statement. All of the news stories on this topic - what a waste!!

If you have read the books, you aren't surprised by the comment. It's like saying there were going to be more deaths in "Godfather III".


Accio Sirius - Oct 12, 2004 6:49 am (#2220 of 2901)

I say kudos to JKR for: 1. Writing a book while pregnant with her third child!! I'm sure she has help with the other kids, but she is about my age and when I was pregnant with my son, I couldn't get off the couch to unload the dishwasher, especially in the first couple of months. 2. Updating her own site to keep us interested 3. Keeping up with the fan sites

So if playing Mindsweep helps in anyway, I'm all for it. Personally, I'm in awe of the woman!

Acceber - Oct 12, 2004 2:31 pm (#2221 of 2901)

I just wanted to express my eternal gratitude to you and yours for your helpfulness. Let me explain: I've been reading this thread ever since its incarnation although I had only been able to get the text-only version. A few days ago, I clicked randomly on the 'Enter' button and, lo and behold, it worked! Thanks greatly to your help, I now have all seven awards! Thank you so much!

Grindylow - Oct 12, 2004 3:21 pm (#2222 of 2901)

The people here are so helpful! I would love to know when this book is going to be out (I am very short on patience)!

Phoenix song - Oct 12, 2004 8:41 pm (#2223 of 2901)

I've just had to change computers. (Double Yuck!) Now I'm going to have to go back and find all 7 awards again. {Don't worry, I'll use the search function first before sending out an SOS!} Oh well, maybe I should just look at this as another chance to search JKR's site anew!

Grindylow: I love your smilies.


The giant squid - Oct 12, 2004 11:07 pm (#2224 of 2901)

Ah, Barbie, how lucky for you that you get that joy all over again!

OT: I hate to admit it, but I love your avatar...


Ginevra-Weasley - Oct 13, 2004 4:26 am (#2225 of 2901)

Please can anybody tell me how to get the remaining three awards; that is other than drawing of Nearly Headless Nick,drawing of the trio+neville+Dean,page of doodlings(shorting hat),manuscript of PS. Pleeeeeeaase.

Tomoé - Oct 13, 2004 8:34 am (#2226 of 2901)

Do you have the "First typed manuscript of the Philosopher's Stone" or the "Very early page of Philosopher's Stone" ?

Here's the intruction for two other Easter eggs :

On the celphone, you type PEEVES (733837), you'll get Peeves drawing (you have to push the "send" bottom after typing the name).

On the main page, there's a marble next to the pen holder. You then have to wait for Peeves to come, when he does, the marble will glow for about 2 or 3 seconds, be fast.

Grindylow - Oct 13, 2004 2:30 pm (#2227 of 2901)

Thanks! I wish I had a smiley of Harry!

Zirtaheb - Oct 13, 2004 4:39 pm (#2228 of 2901)

what do you think about the red cross in the upper part of ExtraEdits? And the paper in that is written: Harry...dead...etc? I would like to know your opinion. Smile

I did a section of a webpage with all thing and details about Rowling's web page, all things in the desk, etc. And the details of all papers around the site. If you want to know it contact me, the section is in english.

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 13, 2004 5:39 pm (#2229 of 2901)

Zirtaheb: about the red cross.. I think she was just crossing out the "summer holidays" becuase it is no longer summer. Is the paper that has "Harry..dead..etc" in the Rubbish Bin page? I have some different theories as to what that paper says, if it is the one you're talking about. If it's not the one from the Rubbish Bin page, where did you see it?

riotgrrrl - Oct 13, 2004 10:05 pm (#2230 of 2901)

So this forum has gone exceptionally quiet lately. I know that not much has changed on the site within the past few days and I admit that I've been visiting other threads...I'm guessing that's where everyone has been recently.....(sniff).....

skh - Oct 14, 2004 5:30 am (#2231 of 2901)

Is anyone else having a problem with the Rubbish Bin page or is it just me? when I click on the chewing gum wrapper the page starts to load, just as it loads the portkey flashes and it starts to re-load and then just as it starts to load the portkey flashes and it... you get the picture, it just constantly re-loads.

Riotgrrrl, we could always start discussing the proliferation of crescents and cobwebs and such like again - maybe JKR is monitoring this thread and just before the last set of easter eggs we were getting a bit close and she gave us all the eggs to throw us off the scent and that's why there were only 3 eggs and not 4, as it wasn't ready...?! WHOA, steady there girl! Lovely theories Sarah, I wish!


EDIT!! I have absolutely no idea how I made that phrase "easeter eggs" a hyperlink, I must've accidentally hit the control key and some buttons or something? Anyway, don't click on it, as it does bring you to a random web page for easter eggs - and each time, it's a different type of page - it's like it does a search on the two ords (that I am now afraid to type again!) That's totally MAD!

Hogs Head - Oct 14, 2004 6:12 am (#2232 of 2901)

skh -- you might try temporarily supressing your pop-up blocker if you are using one. Not sure that's it, but its worth a try.

skh - Oct 14, 2004 6:40 am (#2233 of 2901)

Thanks Hogs Head, I don't think I have a pop-up blocker (if you mean, something to block those annoying other webpages, like on Mugglenet!), and also this really just started happening, it was fine... I'll try clearing the caches etc., I haven't done that yet

John Bumbledore - Oct 14, 2004 7:06 am (#2234 of 2901)

skh, It is more likely related to Active X controls or scripts. I had a devil of a time (ah, check that) a Voldemort of a time (much better) trying to keep the eggs in my scrap book (if they are eggs shouldn't we have a basket? scraps? Are we the dogs?) until I fiddled with my security settings and set some of the less un-secured ("more secured" doesn't seem to go well with IE features) Active-X options as either prompt or enabled.

(deep breath) Sorry, thoughts are a bit scattered today, bumbling along I guess.


Edit 1) It is /font not /fong Geesh! *thinks computer is stupid.*

Edit 2) What I did to the Active-X settings.

Edit 3) X-post with skh, 'course I could be wrong. :-/

skh - Oct 14, 2004 7:07 am (#2235 of 2901)

Cache clearing worked - MAD! (Must be my word of the day)

skh - Oct 14, 2004 7:15 am (#2236 of 2901)

Could well have been something like that, Bumbledore, but is fixed now.

How come you got a Hyperlink with scrap book, like I did earlier with easter eggs, is there something going on?!

John Bumbledore - Oct 14, 2004 7:22 am (#2237 of 2901)

skh, I don't have a link with either your easter egg or my scrap book text.

Does anyone else see these? If not, then skh, maybe your browser has something extra for you alone. I suggest Anti-ad/spyware, personal firewall, and anti-virus software for every nettizen. *sorry, not intending to scare anyone.*


Phoenix song - Oct 14, 2004 8:19 am (#2238 of 2901)

skh: Maybe the page keeps loading and re-loading because your time-turner fell into the pensieve. Okay, just joking! Couldn't resist. Recently Twinkling Blue Eyes posted a question about what would happen if you were gazing into the pensieve and your time-turner accidentally fell into it. I envision a scene similar to the one that you've just described.

Seriously, though, that spy-ware/ad-ware stuff can really mess up your computer. I was experiencing trouble with my computer and we ran a test and discovered that I had a few hundred of these little spy bugs lurking around and causing trouble.


From Venus - Oct 14, 2004 8:24 am (#2239 of 2901)

Bumbledore, I like your avatar (is that the right word? Computerese is still a language I haven't quite mastered yet.)

Anyways...your avatar reminds me of something I've wanted to bring up...Can anyone think of a way to try and access a voice-mail box on the cell phone? That phone drives me crazy, I keep thinking there must be something else to it than what it already does. When you push the call button, it gives you that flashing exclamation point. My sister says she thinks that's a signal that there is a message. What do you all think?

John Bumbledore - Oct 14, 2004 8:33 am (#2240 of 2901)

jkrowling's site by Lightmaker is really just an interactive Flash movie (or perhaps saying that is an over-simplified analogy.) Jo's site requires Active-X controls which is one of the big vunerable spots in IE. Which maybe why so many posts to this thread have had questions about why they could only get the text version or why the rubbish bin keeps reloading, or etc..

So troubles are not Jo's fault nor are they the falut of Lightmaker, but the other name is Bill I believe. :-p

John Bumbledore - Oct 14, 2004 8:44 am (#2241 of 2901)

From Venus, yes, it is call an avatar (at least here in these forums.)

If you do a search on the word dial in this thread you should get the answer to your question, "what can you do with this phone?"

Here is a hint, have you tried dialing a number?

Second hint is hidden *I hope* (Just Click-and-drag your mouse cursor over the space below to reveal the hidden hints.)

The exclamation point means you have dialed a wrong number.

Press number buttons then the phone button to dial that full number.
Jo will give a treat if you got it right.

First number found) Dial MoM from OotP is 6 2 4 4 2 ( spell MAGIC ) and then the "dial" button.

Second try dialing P E E V E S ( 7 3 3 8 3 7 )

Well there they are for you to see.


P.S. Has anyone compiled a list that they have tried?

Tomoé - Oct 14, 2004 9:52 am (#2242 of 2901)

Lightmaker corrected the mistake in the Spanish translation about Theodore's father.

skh - Oct 14, 2004 10:13 am (#2243 of 2901)

this is so wierd, more and more words are turning up as links - why is this?! Have been on this site before, why now? Perhaps I never used those words before?!

Amilia Smith - Oct 14, 2004 12:50 pm (#2244 of 2901)

Tomoe, what was the mistake about Theodore's father? I don't remember reading about it.

skh, I'm with Bumbledore on this one. I don't see any hyperlinks turning up on my computer either. However, my computer literacy is not what it should be, so I don't know what could be causing links to show up for you but not for anyone else.


LilyP - Oct 14, 2004 1:19 pm (#2245 of 2901)

SKH, I remember others having this problem about 6-8 months ago. The hyperlinks are on your computer. You've picked up a little program (spy-ware) that is highlighting word combinations and trying to take you to other sights. If you were to go to other sights, you would probably find links there, too. It is just more obvious here, because we are so used to the format. Does that make sense?? I would bet getting a spyware blocker would take care of it.

To keep on topic, I know I want JKR to keep diligently writing away - but I need something new on the site - throw us a bone (OK - yes, we are the dogs in need of scraps for our books!)

Grindylow - Oct 14, 2004 1:59 pm (#2246 of 2901)

I agree that we need something new! I do hope JKR knows how much we appreciate her hard work and how excited everyone is for the next installment in Harry's life. Can someone tell me how to put something someone said in an earlier post, in my post? I don't know how to do that

Amilia Smith - Oct 14, 2004 2:06 pm (#2247 of 2901)

Highlight the desired portion. Press Ctrl C to copy the highlighted portion. Move your cursor to where you want to insert the quote and press Ctrl V to paste.

Hope that helps,


Phoenix song - Oct 14, 2004 2:27 pm (#2248 of 2901)

Grindylow: I always quote someone using the mouse instead. I highlight the area with the mouse by left clicking the cursor and dragging it over the desired text, releasing the button when finished. Then I right click, and click on "copy". Then I transfer the cursor to the posting area, right click again, and hit "paste". I'm sure that either way works and it's whatever you're more comfortable with.

I'd really love for JKR to update her site with another clue from that Do Not Disturb door. Or, while I'm dreaming, how about a release date for book 6?


Classicsquid592 - Oct 14, 2004 3:05 pm (#2249 of 2901)

To keep on topic, I know I want JKR to keep diligently writing away - but I need something new on the site - throw us a bone

I must say that her last update was pretty satisfying. I am personally wondering why I am not seeing more discussion on her most recent FAQ answers.

Tomoé - Oct 14, 2004 3:51 pm (#2250 of 2901)

El Cronista de Salem came up with a strange statement over the What would you ask JKR? thread : "Is the widow who lives with Theodore Nott the mother of Mr Nott or the mother of Mrs Nott?

After investigation, it turned out the Spanish translator mistranslate the sentence Raised by a very elderly widower and Death Eater father to Raised by a very elderly widow and a Death Eater father. I for one wrote to lightmaker about the mistake, and checked this morning to look if it get corrected, it was.

Here the discusion about Theo's father in the Spanish version : El Cronista de Salem "Other students of Hogwarts" 9/22/04 9:56am

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Hogs Head - Oct 14, 2004 4:56 pm (#2251 of 2901)

skh -- if you elect to get a spy blocker program, I use spybot's "Search & Destroy." It is a free download and, so far, it has worked great with one exception. This is not a commercial, though, as there are several very good programs out there.

SERIOUS CAVEAT -- Be sure you download any spyware blocker from a very reliable source. For example, I'm told that there is a "spoofed" version of spybot's "Search & Destroy" in circulation out there that actually works for a while but is itself a spyware robot and eventually fills your PC* and registry to the brim with spyware. The real program does not do this but has been very successful for me in getting rid of unwanted spyware robots. So, the morale -- know your download source.

(*I say PC because I'm not sure the web lurkers have yet targeted that precise problem toward Macs yet.)

Star Crossed - Oct 14, 2004 6:35 pm (#2252 of 2901)

skh, Yes, I, too, have the links. I just hover over the hyperlink. If it's a link, I'll click. If it's the same words, I just keep reading. However, I'm taking all the advice given to you though. Hope you don't mind. Very Happy

Amilia Smith - Oct 14, 2004 6:57 pm (#2253 of 2901)

Thanks ever so, Tomoe. BTW, I am VERY impressed that you can speak 5 different languages!


Tomoé - Oct 14, 2004 7:34 pm (#2254 of 2901)

I don't speak 5 different language, I just speak French and English, I'm working my Japanese right now, but there still a long way to go (I used my dictionaries to translate that one). As for Italian and Spanish, well they both are Latin languages so I understand those two at 90% with my French and the little bit of Spanish I learned in school. I used a internet translator for the words I didn't understand. Foreign languge are not that difficult to get. ^_~

Amilia Smith - Oct 14, 2004 7:41 pm (#2255 of 2901)

As someone who has tried to learn a foreign language (4 years of Russian in High School, 3 years in college, and I still speak less than an intelligent Russian 3 year old would), I am still impressed.


Tomoé - Oct 14, 2004 7:59 pm (#2256 of 2901)

The second language is the worst, because you have to un-learn all the stuff who took for granted in you mother language. I had 9 years of English and was really bad at it when I left school. I learned the rest by myself in the last 6 years.

Back to topic, Jo if you read this line, I'm really impress you get 99 at minesweeper, my curent best score is only 136 ! o.O

Tomoé - Oct 14, 2004 10:01 pm (#2257 of 2901)

Maybe we'll get a update on October 31st! Wouldn't Holloween be a perfect day for the door to open?

Albus-Dumbledore - Oct 14, 2004 10:34 pm (#2258 of 2901)

I don't understand why all the discussions are going wayward on this thread. Can't we all discuss something on the topic?

Daioma Dumbledore - Oct 14, 2004 10:36 pm (#2259 of 2901)

Lets keep our fingers crossed Tomoe!! And that will get this forum talking again too, it's been very quiet around here lately.

riotgrrrl - Oct 14, 2004 10:42 pm (#2260 of 2901)

D.D.-It's actually been much better lately, many more messages in the past 2 days than in the past week.

On the rubbish page, to the left of what we are affectionately calling the "sneak-o-scope" (although it's much different looking in my head-almost like a remembrall), there is a half-globe item that is white with blue on it. Can anyone see what the emblem is? It almost looks as if it could be the top of the "sneak-o-scope". I couldn't find any other references to this so sorry if I missed them.

skh - Oct 15, 2004 4:03 am (#2261 of 2901)

Hey everyone, thanks for the advice on the random hyperlinks, they seem to be disappeared now... this is my work PC, so perhaps changes were made to the network or something (have a funny set up here, as I work in Dublin and also connect to a network in London - we only got ADSL last month!).

Now, back to the forum, to be honest, I don't mind when things drift a little sideways from topics, as sometimes tangents bring up points of interest!

Riotgrrl - I always thought the blue and white object was a toy / small rugby ball, we give them away as corporate gifts (vv popular!), and I presumed the emblem was either therefore a company logo or advertising of some type. I guess I saw it like that because that is a familiar object to me, but the more I look at it, the less it seems like a rugby ball, it does seem to be flat on one side as if it is a lid.

What does anyone else think?


Doxy Bowtruckle - Oct 15, 2004 5:34 am (#2262 of 2901)


I too thought that the small oval was a childs rugby ball, and even went to find my own childs one to check to see if it was the same logo on it, alas earwax! though it's not a very good 3D image if it is.

I also agree with everyone who thinks the toy in the top left corner is a spinning top, and there just for our amusment.

Halloween - what a perfect time for the door to open again, and have a new clue to the long awaited book 6.


Madame Librarian - Oct 15, 2004 5:53 am (#2263 of 2901)

Just want to pipe up about the minor drifts of topic, Albus D. We are a group of generally serious, clever thinkers and usually we drift off slightly for a few posts or five, and then we come back. Relax. Enjoy this. It's all part of getting comfortable with people and understanding their take on things, not to mention laughing a bit at ourselves. I am always impressed with the fact that someone will gently push us back on track. Don't worry, if we don't govern ourselves, a Mod will nudge us back.

Right now there is not a ton of brand new stuff on JKR's site and we drift a little more easily. Also, asking legit questions on navigating the site and possible malfunctions is not drifting...I think it's pertinent to the topic of this thread.

Finally, if you feel we're going off on a O-T (off-topic) path, just post a question/comment/theory that is on topic! Simple as that.

(By the way--welcome to the Forum.)

Ciao. Barb

skh - Oct 15, 2004 6:42 am (#2264 of 2901)

Yeah, was thinking along the lines of those foam ones that companies have - when I examined my perceptions of it, I even realised that I had subconsiously thought it was a logo from Barclays bank!!! I guess their shade of blue must be similar or something, ugh, the pervasive-ness of modern advertising!

I always thought the spinning top was a sneak-o-scope myself, I think I said this earlier, but my reasoning is that it is there to highlight the toxicity of the smelly rumours! I thought would that was just the kind of in-joke JKR likes, seems to me to fit her sense of humour (great how I know so much about the sense of humour of some one I've never met, eh?!). I also think, going on some one's earlier thought, that as it drops onto the page as an object (so, doesn't load up instantly as the background picture does) that it may become more significant in the future. (BTW, I always pictured a Remembrall as kinda like a Magic 8 ball to look at.)

Now, here's a thought... Peeves. Originally, we first found the new JKR site, he seemed to be just a random, cute / annoying feature. But of course he's not just that - he is also significant to the easter eggs, in that it is his name you need to tap into the mobile for 1 egg and for others, you need him to uncover something (e.g. the slip of paper with the number on it that we needed for the room of requirement). So everyone - thoughts please! What, if any, is the significance/ likely future significance of Peeves presence on the RoR page, the Trophy Room page and, most of all, the numbers on the envelope he uncovers in the Rubbish bin area?


From Venus - Oct 15, 2004 7:46 am (#2265 of 2901)

First, thank you Bumbledore for the answers to my questions about the cell phone.

Now, about Peeves. At first I thought that it was just a handy way for Jo to uncover clues, since Peeves is always flying around and distrupting things anyway. But now that you mention it, it makes sense that Peeves would know where things are hidden, because he's always sneaking around. AND...what if this carries over in the book? We know that Peeves gave a salute to the Twins when they made thier grand exit. What if he becomes an ally of sorts for Harry and crew? What if he begins to help them find hidden clues, etc. because of his respect for Ron's brothers? I'm sure he knows all kinds of good stuff about what goes on in the castle, and I'm sure he would make an excellent spy! What do you think?

skh - Oct 15, 2004 8:14 am (#2266 of 2901)

I love the theory that something from the website would carry over into the books, how cool is that! However, my thoughts (to date) were as yours, From Venus, he's a handy tool to uncover stuff and, given that, would like to hear peoples' guesses regarding the areas of site that he blows through but as yet doesn't give a clue... I, for one, would like to see some more significance from the Trophy Room page - what were those cups awarded for, or are they just random names? I know Peeves already uncovered something for us there (didn't he?!) but maybe he'll reveal more in the future...

Or maybe I need to spend the weekend under the duvet with my books to re-read all about Peeves... hmm, my weekend plans seem to be made!

Madame Librarian - Oct 15, 2004 10:38 am (#2267 of 2901)

I can imagine how absolutely nut-sy we'll all get if we should ever log on the site and find that top/sneak-o-scope going gangbusters on its own. Oh, frantic day...

Ciao. Barb

Ann - Oct 15, 2004 4:00 pm (#2268 of 2901)

skh and From Venus, what a great idea! People keep suggesting that the final battle (where Harry will, of course, vanquish Voldie) will take place at Hogwarts. I'd love a preliminary match-up between Voldie and Peeves! Wouldn't that be fun?

On the other hand, if he were going to be really important, wouldn't she have vetoed the idea of leaving him out of all the movies?

John Bumbledore - Oct 15, 2004 10:01 pm (#2269 of 2901)

I always thought the spinning top was a Sneakoscope myself. skh

I agree that it is clearly a Sneakoscope that is on the rubbish bin page. 1) I seem to remember from PoA, Chapter 1, Owl Post (p10) *Scholastic paperback edition-USA*

Harry -- this is a Pocket Sneakoscope. If there's someone
untrustworthy around, it's supposed to light up and spin. Bill
says it's rubbish sold for wizard tourists and isn't reliable,
because it kept lighting up at dinner last night. But he didn't
realize Fred and George had put beetles in his soup.
Bye --

Harry put the Pocket Sneakoscope on his bedside table, where it
stood quite still, balanced on it point, reflecting the luminous
hands of his clock.

So it is by the rubbish bin, it lights up, spins, and makes a noise...

"What's that noise?" said Ron suddenly.
A faint, tinny sort of whistle was coming from somewhere....
A moment later he had pulled the Pocket Sneakoscope out from between
Harry's robes. It was spinning very fast in the palm of Ron's hand
and glowing brilliantly.
"Is that a Sneakoscope?" said Hermione interestedly, standing
up for a better look.

So then the question is, since it goes off when we point at it, is Jo calling us all "untrustworthy?" I'm sure Jo wouldn't intend that to be the case. Perhaps it should go off only when Peeves approaches. . . so is it a marble on the Desk, or another Sneakoscope since it glows before Peeves blows through?

Next, the white and blue oval beside the Sneakoscope. I always thought it was a tin, like the kind that Altoids comes in. It's a bit squashed for that, thought that would also fit with being near the rubbish bin.

Finally, Peeves visits the desk, rubbish bin (wrapper portkey), library ("links" pen portkey), study ("Extra stuff" cup portkey), and trophy room ("Fan sites" key portkey), and the hallway ("?" hair band--Much too small to be a bracelet--portkey). He moves things in each room.
On the desk he tips the pencil can, moves some wrappers, and causes the marble/Sneakoscope and watch to glow.
Hallway, fogs the mirror, writes his message, and knocks over the vase.
Gives us the spelling of his name.
Library, the candle blows out and the book mark swings about.
Is anything revealed on the bookshelves?
Trophy room, flutters the ribbons on the one trophy.
Anything else?
Study, knocks down the business card revealing Gob lynn card with combination number.
Anything else?
Rubbish bin, breaks pen and blows wrappers about revealing more numbers, two 6 digit numbers.
Breaking pen suggest a way to reveal the potion list.


Chemyst - Oct 16, 2004 7:43 am (#2270 of 2901)

Very nice summary bd. Thanks for putting the "ducks in a row." (And yes, the portkey to the closed door at the end of the hall is an elastic ponytail hair band.)
I once saw someone post that the "marble" might be a gobstone. Does anyone know where to find a description of gobstones?

azi - Oct 16, 2004 10:48 am (#2271 of 2901)

I think gobstones are actually the wizarding version of marbles but I don't think it's ever been confirmed by JKR or anything. Harry was once tempted to buy some solid gold gobstones which squirted a foul smelling liquid at the player when they lost a point. I suppose this means there are many different types. They also come in sets as in PoA, Ron tries to divert Harry away from thinking about Sirius and mentions, 'Or we could play gobstones, Percy left a set...' (Something like that anyway.)

I have a question. When McGonagall's birthday was shown on JKRs site did it say her year of birth? I know we have a rough estimate already as she is about 70 years old, but I am wondering if the definate year was put up on the site.

riotgrrrl - Oct 16, 2004 11:16 am (#2272 of 2901)

It did not tell us the year of her birth, I don't believe it is telling us any years except on the Wizard of the Month. I wonder if any of the wizards features will be mentioned in the upcoming books...as a treat to those who follow her website closely. Not as an important character, just a mention of a name or something...hmmm....

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 16, 2004 4:22 pm (#2273 of 2901)

Happy Birthday to Flitwick on the 17th!

haymoni - Oct 16, 2004 5:45 pm (#2274 of 2901)

I am in the middle of a Microsoft Update so it is possible that things got screwed up, but when I went on jkrowling.com/en the cell phone was missing!

Is anyone else not seeing the phone?

Tomoé - Oct 16, 2004 5:52 pm (#2275 of 2901)

The phone is where it also have been on my computer.

LilyP - Oct 16, 2004 6:17 pm (#2276 of 2901)

My phone is OK. It'll probably come back when your computer is done updating.

Happy Birthday Flitwick (tomorrow)! (I'd do smilies if I knew how).

haymoni - Oct 16, 2004 6:21 pm (#2277 of 2901)

Alas, earwax!

Grant the Great - Oct 16, 2004 11:42 pm (#2278 of 2901)

Call me crazy, but I thought the blue-and-white thing next to the sneakscope was a container of silly puddy (with a bit coming out the sides). Yes, I totally feel that it's a sneakoscope. I'm sure that at some point JKR said that sneakoscopes appear to be Muggle tops, which makes total sense. Again, I reiterate that it's around the untrustworthy rumors.

Also, I like the gobstone idea for the marble. JKR said that gobstones is the wizarding equivalent of marbles, so that would follow suit that they would look like them (at least some of the time). I also thought that all gobstones squirted foul-smelling liquid at you.

However, now that I've ruled out gobstones (at least in my opinion), what do ya'll think the blue things behind the medal case were?

riotgrrrl - Oct 17, 2004 7:13 am (#2279 of 2901)

I guess they could have been beazors.

Accio Sirius - Oct 17, 2004 12:13 pm (#2280 of 2901)

How long does it take before Peeves to come by the desk? I have never caught the gobstone, marble or sneakascope (however you look at it) glowing! I don't get to visit the site all the time or for very long.

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 17, 2004 12:40 pm (#2281 of 2901)

Accio Sirius- It varies, but sometimes it takes awhile. It's pretty hard to catch the gobstone-I just got lucky when I got it. It seems that Peeves never comes by when you want him to!

Sticky Glue - Oct 17, 2004 3:54 pm (#2282 of 2901)

Accio Sirius try leaving JKR website open while your in here, with the sound on, you should be able to here whats happening on her site, and then flick back soon after the radio turns on. thats what I did and managed to catch the marble glowing on my second try. Failing that, try clicking and dragging all of the links so they are all glowing blue, I have got Peeves to come through sooner a couple of times by doing this. worth a try anyway.

Accio Sirius - Oct 17, 2004 5:25 pm (#2283 of 2901)

Thanks for the tips, I'll give them a try!

John Bumbledore - Oct 17, 2004 9:58 pm (#2284 of 2901)

To me the Sneakoscope is not based on a spinning top but rather the muggle toy called a gyroscope? Does anyone out there remember them? The latter balances because of the spin and a Sneakoscope balances without or with the spin.

Sorry, Sorry! No I did not intend to berate anyone for calling it a top. Really didn't mean that. Guess I shouldn't post so late... ah early in the AM (though I don't officially call it tomorrow until I go to sleep and then wake up again.)

I go with the stones from a goats stomach. Is it beozers that they are called?

Well, I must get some sleep. Good day to you all!


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P.S. Award (aka easter egg) Spoiler Alert! Oh, and if
you can't tell from my new Avatar, I'll just tell you. I have been
trying other numbers on the phone but haven't found any others that
work. Has any attempt been made at keeping a list of tried and
failed or successful numbers?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

P.P.S. Has anyone else notice that the moth changes color? By day it is a blue moth, by night it is golden brown. And yes, I mean moth, they rest with wings spread where as a butterfly rests with wings folded. Of course it could be an animagus, but which character?

-- bd

angel z - Oct 18, 2004 5:11 am (#2285 of 2901)

bd, I seem to remember a train of thought posted some time ago (during the days of my association with the Lex being guest only) that speculated on the butterfly/moth relating to Cho. Apparently the word "Cho" means butterfly in Chinese and the change in colour could refer to her switch from Ravenclaw to Slytheryn principles.

However, if as you say this is definitely a Moth, this would seem to discount the theory all together.

angel z

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 18, 2004 5:15 am (#2286 of 2901)

I thought that the day insect was a butterfly and the night one a moth, and they just changed because it was day or night and it's just something Jo put in for fun.

Madame Pomfrey - Oct 18, 2004 5:32 am (#2287 of 2901)

I have not been able to access JKR Web site for over 3 hrs now.Is this happening to anyone else?

angel z - Oct 18, 2004 5:42 am (#2288 of 2901)

Madame Pomfrey, No this has not happened to me but when I visited the site yesterday, I found that I had to collect all of the easter eggs again. It was as if I had not been on the site before.

I was using the same browser and was visiting the same version of the site as always. angel z

skh - Oct 18, 2004 6:27 am (#2289 of 2901)

I think I posted that Cho / butterfly thing, it was a theory I picked up from another board somewhere.

Jessalyn - I think that the butterfly / moth is, on the one hand, a pretty addition, but on the other hand... I think friend Jo is a duplicitous so-and-so, she loves mystery and intrigue and analytical puzzles. I think that EVERY SINGLE THING on the website has some sort of significance apart from the fact that they add to the overall look of the site. So, I think the butterfly is there to look good but also means something. However, I think some of the things are probably red herrings, as she loves those too! So, is the whole moth thing a clue, a pointer or a red herring? The only theory I've ever heard about it is the Cho connection, however am interested to hear all other theories!


EDIT: Bumbledore - regarding your list of Peeves actions... In the Library / links page, did Peeves blowing through not draw our attention to the bookmark, which we had to move to get a key? Can't remember rightly.... Also, there was a post on this thread, I think, where some one mentioned a load of different numbers they tried in the phone. S

Madame Pomfrey - Oct 18, 2004 8:09 am (#2290 of 2901)

Thanks Angel Z.I would love to be able to recollect the Easter Eggs. I hope it happens to me.

skh - Oct 18, 2004 8:49 am (#2291 of 2901)

I think you can, Mme. Pomfrey, if you log onto one of the other sites... so if you use [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] you could try [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] instead - just going on what other people have said, I haven't tried myself.

Sarah EDIT - in fact, have just tried, it works!

Madame Pomfrey - Oct 18, 2004 9:45 am (#2292 of 2901)

Thanks Skh.I'm going to try that right now.

Madame Pomfrey - Oct 18, 2004 9:54 am (#2293 of 2901)

Well,I tried it but it didn't work.At both sites in the top left of the screen there is a little box with a colored square,triangle and circle in it. I'm not sure what that means.

Cezar Salem - Oct 18, 2004 10:01 am (#2294 of 2901)

or you could just right click on the mouse, when your on the site, and then select settings, then you will see this bar, it represents how much information from jkr´s site you want stored on your computer... put it to zero, then exit the site and then ta-da! you can now find all the stuff again, just reenter the site, and have fun!... it also works with the FAQ question(by the way. where is the nwe one!!!??how long was it last time, between the answer and the new question?)

oh, and never fear, the after you find your first award the site will ask you if you want to store it on your computer, so you can build up your scrapbook again( if it doesnt, just go to settings again and adjust it to save things on your computer from J.K.R site again)


Madame Pomfrey - Oct 18, 2004 10:33 am (#2295 of 2901)

Thanks Cezar.That worked for me.Now I can recollect everything.COOL!

Leila 2X4B - Oct 18, 2004 10:44 am (#2296 of 2901)

I am particularly curious about what the next poll will be. I hope it is something interesting. I wonder whn it will be up? How long was it between the Mark Evans answer this latest poll being put up?


Madame Pomfrey - Oct 18, 2004 2:06 pm (#2297 of 2901)

Can anyone tell me while on the lexicon what it means when you hear doors creaking open and knocking.Does it mean someone has responded to a post you have made or any post.

riotgrrrl - Oct 18, 2004 2:15 pm (#2298 of 2901)

M. Pomfrey I don't know, I've never had the speakers on before- maybe it means someone is entering or exiting the chat area?

Thora - Oct 18, 2004 4:05 pm (#2299 of 2901)

M. Pomphrey, any chance you have Yahoo messenger running at the same time? As I was reading your post I heard the yahoo "door open" sound next to me on my husband's computer, it was kind of funny.

At any rate, the blue ovals of varied size from the trophy case..... would something from the stomache of a goat be that pretty? Encarta defines a bezoar as:

hard mass of material: a hard mass of material such as fruit or hair found in the intestines of a ruminant animal and believed in the past to be an antidote to poison

Um yuck....

So everybody go to the web link listed under moonstones on the Lexicon potion ingredients list and slap your foreheads like I did. (This is the most amazing website, Lexicon RULES!!!!)

I think we can difinitively call them moonstones henceforth and forever.


Edit: Forgot to add that the blue feather is the exact shade of feathers on the bluebird of paradise, or at least the picture of one in my kids animal fact card set. Anyone have references on potion colors?

remiden - Oct 18, 2004 5:05 pm (#2300 of 2901)

Someone may have already posted this, but Peeves seems to make alot of things happen on the website. Could this be some foreshadowing on Jo's part? Maybe Peeves will play a much larger role in book six than he has done thus far.

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Hollywand - Oct 18, 2004 6:46 pm (#2301 of 2901)

Hi Thora, A comment on bezoars----they kind of look like pearls, they have a wonderful shiny finish, which is maybe from calcium carbonate smoothed by gastric juices. Many of them are iridescent white or deep grey blue. No, I don't own Goats-R-Us (this is an actual brush clearing business in Northern California), but I have seen many examples of bezoars incorporated into medieval jewelry in museums. Just like the pinky of St. John incorporated into a holy relic. Bezoars are ususally more irregularly shaped than the blue objects on the shelf.

If you think bezoars are yucky as medicine, let me tell you about some other medieval medical remedies......I would have been terrified of the doctor!!!! ;-) Poor Ron.....

Herm oh ninny - Oct 18, 2004 9:19 pm (#2302 of 2901)

Hey guys I need your help! For some reason I have to re-collect all of my easter eggs. I've got them all but I can't remember the number for the phone to the department of mysteries and I don't have my books with me. Can anyone help me out?

Daioma Dumbledore - Oct 18, 2004 9:49 pm (#2303 of 2901)

Try "M-A-G-I-C"

Madame Librarian - Oct 19, 2004 10:21 am (#2304 of 2901)

British phone number pads same as in US, so m-a-g-i-c is 62442.

Ciao. Barb

El Cronista de Salem - Oct 19, 2004 1:08 pm (#2305 of 2901)

will JKR show in her site the birthdays of dead characters, as Sirius, James, Lily or Cedric?

John Bumbledore - Oct 19, 2004 1:09 pm (#2306 of 2901)

Since the darn mobile is so small, here is an aid for those of us who have become hard of seeing with age.

"1 ABC"
"2 DEF"
"4 JKL"
"5 MNO"
"7 TUV"
"8 WXYZ"

"* "
"0 "

Hope that helps. -- bd

Thora - Oct 19, 2004 4:06 pm (#2307 of 2901)


I'll have to take your word on the bezoars, but the link on the potion ingredient list took me to a picture that looks almost exactly like the objects on the website (I've left my easter eggs un-re-discovered after a computer switch for easy reference). So I'm still betting they are moonstones.


From Venus - Oct 19, 2004 7:48 pm (#2308 of 2901)

There's been a lot of posts since I was last here! The rest of my life keeps getting in the way of my LexForum time!

Going back 30 or 40 posts...Bumbledore, one thing you didn't mention that happens in the trophy room is that the first place ribbons blow away. I think there's 2 of them. But the 2nd place ribbon stays.

P.S. Hey, guys, where is this potions list web site link you're talking about?

Thora - Oct 20, 2004 6:11 am (#2309 of 2901)

On the Lexicon main page click on Encyclopedia of spells, then click on potion ingredients, then scroll down to moonstones, Click on the words "web link". The Lexicon is a treasure trove of info if you just explore a bit.

Here's a link, but I'm not promising it will work...

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Good Evans - Oct 20, 2004 8:34 am (#2310 of 2901)

Has anyone noticed that JKR has added a Q to the FAQ - where she answers teh question about Colin and his cameras. Admits that she made an error in answering too quickly and explains all. Thanks Jo!w

Ainsley Black - Oct 20, 2004 11:36 am (#2311 of 2901)

Hi all

I was on JKR's site a little while ago, and the phone rang me!!!!

I haven't seen anyone mention this happening before so i thought i'd ask. I anwsered the phone but my speakers aren't working on my PC so i didn't hear what it said. The call only lasted 3 seconds or so so it cant have been that full of information but i thought i'd mention it all the same.

MickeyCee3948 - Oct 20, 2004 11:49 am (#2312 of 2901)

The phone will occasionally ring and a woman will speak when you answer it, but all she says in Hello, Hello, Hello and then hangs up.


Ainsley Black - Oct 20, 2004 11:57 am (#2313 of 2901)

Thanks Mikie

At least i know i'm not missing out on anything other than i can't catch the marble when it glows!!!

Thora - Oct 20, 2004 12:23 pm (#2314 of 2901)

Good Evans,

Yeah, that was metioned back in the vicinity of post 2106....

Ainsley Black,

Boy that will be hard to get the marble easter egg without speakers.... good luck.


About the sneak-o-scope/play toy, I'm wondering if it loads late because it's an action object like the pen cup loads late? Off to study moths... this will be a lot nicer than the day I was looking for the spider, haha.


John Bumbledore - Oct 20, 2004 12:38 pm (#2315 of 2901)

Ainsley said, "I was on JKR's site a little while ago, and the phone rang me!!!!"

I was wondering if anyone has a headset with microphone (or just a microphone) and has the flash setting to give site control of microphone.

Could it be possible that it is a real call? That you could talk to some one (couldn't be Jo, she is certainly much to busy with children and her book to go calling a random site visitor just to give them a chance to chat with her.) But the thought is intriguing.

-- bd

P.S. I have found a gum wrapper on the desk that loads late like the portkeys and other animated objects. It is the one below the bubbish bin wrapper. It does not appear to move when Peeves blows through. I am working on posting a screen capture that shows a before and after, but I need a better way to get an image on the web other than using my avatar.

the judderman - Oct 20, 2004 4:06 pm (#2316 of 2901)

just to clear something up, i remember people talking about a blue object next to the sneakoscope on the rubbish bin site, people were suggesting it was like a pot of something. In my opinion it looks exactly like a minature rugby ball - exactly the sort of thing that would be amongst the other childrens toys (blocks etc) that appear on the same page. I dont know if americans have rugby but the brits etc will know what i mean. also the fact that its blue - could be scottish, the particular variety that JK would have.

Tomoé - Oct 20, 2004 4:33 pm (#2317 of 2901)

I have a microphone on my headset, and I did try to mimick the woman's voice to answer "hulla" back, but nothing happened. I don't think anyone actually phone, as the sequence is always the same. Maybe there something like a vocal command, likely linked to the phone, but I don't know what. Did any character answer to a phone somewhere? Anyone knows how to extract the codes behind a flash animation?

The only one I can think of is Ron speaking to Vernon, his first words where "HELLO? HELLO?".

The giant squid - Oct 20, 2004 10:29 pm (#2318 of 2901)

The only one I can think of is Ron speaking to Vernon, his first words where "HELLO? HELLO?".

Maybe you need to yell, "I-WANT-TO-TALK-TO-HARRY-POTTER!" really really loud.

Hollywand - Oct 20, 2004 10:52 pm (#2319 of 2901)

Ha, Ha, Giant Squid!! Sure to get the yelling person a ticket to St. Mungo's....

Earlier, a group of people tried making contact through the phone to no avail. It seems to me to be Jo's way of greeting all us snoopy muggles personally. Sort of. ;-)

*I am so curious if the site will have any Halloween festivities....can't wait for All Hallows Eve.....and if Tom Riddle will get a birthday card......and what date.....

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 21, 2004 3:53 am (#2320 of 2901)

Halloween will be Nearly Headless Nick's deathday! Also, Lily and James died on Halloween, so it will be their deathday too.

Ainsley Black - Oct 21, 2004 7:31 am (#2321 of 2901)

Ok i'm back agian i've managed to get the Marble but what's with the watch?

Has anyone mangaged to work out why it turns into that dartbord sort of thing? I'm probably really dense but it's bugging me some crazy!

So glad i found this forum you're all so helpful. Smile

skh - Oct 21, 2004 9:10 am (#2322 of 2901)

Ainsley, I believe it turns into Dumbledore's watch. Happens everytime Peeves blows through. WHY? Now there's a question...! What does everything think? Have no theory on this myself!

PS Judderman - I think I mentioned, when conversation first turned to the object beside the sneak-o-scope, that I too think it's a rugby ball - would totally fit for a person living in Edinburgh to have one of those, even if they had to be a Scotland supporter, hehe! (Sorry Scotland, that was Ireland's position for so long that I couldn't resist it!)

From Venus - Oct 21, 2004 10:05 am (#2323 of 2901)

Thanks, Thora, for the tip. The link worked great. The moonstone picture does look like the pile of stones that's in the potion ingredients on the trash bin page. And as you suggested, I'm about to start exploring this site more fully. It's just that the forum is so much fun and so thought-provoking that I tend to forget there is more to this place. (Coupled with the fact that I keep having to leave in order to do my work!!*scowls in a disgusted way*.

By the way, can anyone see the moth/butterfly's antennae very well? I don't know much about moths, but I do know that they have feather-like antennae and the butterfly's tends to be more slender.

John Bumbledore - Oct 21, 2004 10:19 am (#2324 of 2901)

I don't know much about moths, but I do know that they have feather-like antennae and the butterfly's tends to be more slender From Venus

Well, it holds it wings like a moth but has antennae like a butterfly. It is either a magical variation/hybrid or it is an animagus that is a bit off in there transformation.

I vote for the animagus, then we can debate who it is and what they are doing there on J. K. Rowling's fine web site.

-- bd

Tomoé - Oct 21, 2004 10:35 am (#2325 of 2901)

LOL Mike!

I tried "Jo!", "Jo?" and even "I-WANT-TO-TALK-TO-HARRY-POTTER!" loudly, but none of them worked (fortunally there's no one around, I would seem out of my mind ... Maybe I am).

Ainsley Black - Oct 21, 2004 10:57 am (#2326 of 2901)

Does Dumbledore have a watch?!!

It's bugging me though what it is exactly and what its purpose is.

I think i've finally got all the easter eggs that are on there at the moment from what i've read everyone else has been able to get but just incase i've missed any here is what i have

Ancient Drawings 1 - 4 Page of Doodlings page 2 First typed Manuscript of PS Very early pages of PS

thats everything right?

Tomoé - Oct 21, 2004 11:14 am (#2327 of 2901)

That should make 7, you seems to have them all.

Ainsley Black - Oct 21, 2004 11:17 am (#2328 of 2901)


I can now get back to reading the fanfic i found

Thora - Oct 21, 2004 11:43 am (#2329 of 2901)

I have done some research on butterflies and moths and this is what I found:

~The most reliable way to differentiate between the two is by the antennae. Butterflies have golf club like antennae and moths have everything else, from filaments to comb like things that belong in Star Wars. Wing folding, bright/dull coloring, and nocturnal/diurnal activity are not as reliable as there are lots of crossovers in these areas.

~ I contacted a scientist who is in charge of tracking the migration of moths and butterflies in the UK, he said that the blue moth (calling it that by the lack of a golf club) is not a species he recognizes.

~ There are over 600 species of butterflies in just one region of China, and I'm afraid no easily searchable database that I could find, so no luck there.

My impression is that these are not real species, but I could be wrong (and would love to be proven wrong if it means a clue!) I hope this info at least proves interesting to someone.

Guess I'll give up on this theory and go off and read up on the Petunia debates, after all, Jo did hint that we should discuss it..... at least I learned loads about spiders and butterflies, right?


The giant squid - Oct 21, 2004 8:51 pm (#2330 of 2901)

Ainsley Black, Dumbledore's watch is mentioned in the first chapter of SS/PS. It is different from muggle watches in that it has 12 hands.

I would seem out of my mind ... Maybe I am --Tomoe

Then you fit right in, m'dear.

Robina - Oct 22, 2004 5:59 am (#2331 of 2901)

Am I nuts or did Jo mention something about a connection of some kind to Halloween. I could have sworn that I read that somewhere. Can anyone help?

skh - Oct 22, 2004 6:10 am (#2332 of 2901)

I love the Animagus theory, Bumbledore, what's your vote as to who it is?

John Bumbledore - Oct 22, 2004 9:52 am (#2333 of 2901)

Glad you asked, skh. I believe the Butter-moth is the animagus form of Luna Lovegood, of course. Well, I see it in her future at any rate. Flitting from one thing to another.

Oh, wait! Does that me we have to turn our monitors upside down when she flutters onto the screen? Oh, this could reveal more hidden clues in the written notes and scraps... Pop! *Bumbledore disapparates over to our Lady of Magic's web site* . . . Pop! *and back again* Oh, I don't think that was a good idea. My leviosa charm just didn't take and I had to try it the muggle way and think I hurt myself.

DJ Evans - Oct 22, 2004 11:34 am (#2334 of 2901)

Robina: Am I nuts or did Jo mention something about a connection of some kind to Halloween. I could have sworn that I read that somewhere. Can anyone help?

I'm not sure what you read, but the only two things I can think of (besides it being her favorite holiday) is Halloween is the night that the Potter's were attacked at Godric's Hollow and I believe it was the night that Nearly Headless Nick was killed, wasn't it? Other than that I don't remember anything else concerning a connection with Halloween. Maybe someone else will know. Sorry I couldn't be of any help really.

Later, Deb

Star Crossed - Oct 22, 2004 12:07 pm (#2335 of 2901)

Yes, NHN was killed on Halloween. Halloween is a popular day for Harry. Parents died, he almost got killed by a troll, he became a suspect of being the heir of Slytherin, he missed the first Hogsmeade trip, and he was chose as contestant for the TWT.

Lucky boy.

wolfgrl - Oct 22, 2004 12:10 pm (#2336 of 2901)

Um, (trying to put this appropriately) it also would have been a very special night for James and Lilly the year before Harry was born.

Star Crossed - Oct 22, 2004 12:22 pm (#2337 of 2901)

That, too. Very Happy

From Venus - Oct 22, 2004 12:59 pm (#2338 of 2901)

I, too, like the idea of the butter-moth being an animagus. Maybe it's Cho. Isn't her name suppose to mean butterfly?

P.S. Thanks, Thora, for all your work. At least immersing yourself in butterfly information won't give you nightmares. (although I have a sister that is TERRIFIED of butterflies and moths. She can't visit me in the summertime because I live out in the country and they're all over the place, especially at night when the moths are attracted to the house lights.

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 22, 2004 5:25 pm (#2339 of 2901)

NEW IDEA FOR THE PHONE!!!! In the PoA movie, it says that Sirius' prison number is 24601. I'm going to try it in the phone and see what happens.

EDIT: Nothing. Minky Merlin's beard. :-(

Thora - Oct 22, 2004 9:57 pm (#2340 of 2901)


Two of the silvery wrapers load late to, they are at the bottom of the screen to the right of the watch. They appear like the rubbish bin wrapper, the hairband, the key, the pen cup, the paperclips, and the marble. The books/newspapers, phone and coffee cup slide in. The pen seems to drop. Objects that have actions that are in place at load are the watch, the lightswitch for the lamp, and the calendar. Am I missing anything on this page?

From Venus, Thanks, and your poor sister, that'd be hard, but then I live 2 blocks south of Lake Erie and I am terrified of large bodies of water so I can identify.

Wolfgrl, Great maths, 38 weeks right on the button!


So is it 7 weeks between door openings? Are we close?


Madame Librarian - Oct 23, 2004 6:37 am (#2341 of 2901)

Regarding the butterfly/moth--someone earlier said it might be Luna Lovegood. Well...there is a kind of moth called a Luna moth.

I don't think it's anyone really.

Ciao. Barb

Ann - Oct 23, 2004 6:43 am (#2342 of 2901)

Right, Barb. It's probably the flies that are animagi! (Why does no one every suggest who they might be?)

TwinklingBlueEyes - Oct 23, 2004 7:32 am (#2343 of 2901)

Give them time...LOL

Loony Loopy Larissa - Oct 23, 2004 11:14 am (#2344 of 2901)

Crabbe and Goyle are the flies, of course.

Joelle - Oct 23, 2004 2:26 pm (#2345 of 2901)

Hey its funny that you mention that sirius' prison number was 24601--in Les Miserables, a musical of epic megnitude, the main character was Jean Valjean and his prisoner number was 24601. Though in those days they tattoed the number into you, so even if you were free you were still recognized as a convict. Also Valjean once out of prison ends up dying to save the life of his adoptee child's love. interesting to associate Valjean with Sirius isnt it?


MickeyCee3948 - Oct 23, 2004 2:31 pm (#2346 of 2901)

Joelle - Never made that connection but it is very, very interesting. Wonder if there are any other similarities.


Ainsley Black - Oct 24, 2004 12:57 am (#2347 of 2901)

Thinking about it, and this is a little off the current topic, but surely there can't ba any numbers that work on the phone that have a 1 or a 0 in as there are no letter values you can use with these numbers, does that make sense?

So far all the numbers that have worked have been words and by emlimination 1 and 0 can't appear in any of the numbers that work!!

The Weaslys - Oct 24, 2004 1:21 pm (#2348 of 2901)

Hello, we were directed to this thread to ask our question so here it is. We are relatively new to JKR's site and never got past the black nothing behind the door. We know that an excerpt from her book was there somewhere! Can anyone tell us where we can read the excerpt?


Good Evans - Oct 24, 2004 1:26 pm (#2349 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 24, 2004 1:28 pm

sorry to drag you all over the palce the Weaslys, but I found it for you, if you go to the "New Clue Who" thread, in the opening post Joelle quoted the excerpt word for word. It will save you trawling through hundreds of posts on this thread. Happy reading!!! I dont know how to put a link in sorry


The Weaslys - Oct 24, 2004 1:34 pm (#2350 of 2901)

Thanks, Good Evans, don't worry I didn't spend too much time searching. I really appreciate how you all seem to help each other out. I've been reading for a while and this is the best place for Harry Potter next to JKR's own site.

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Thora - Oct 24, 2004 7:37 pm (#2351 of 2901)

I agree, this site rules!

Now that # is from the movie not the book right? It's not in Chapter 3 of PoA where he first sees the newspaper article about Black.

To bad the butter-moth isn't a luna moth, they look nothing alike.... but man the luna moth is gorgeous! Now that was an easy moth to find.


P.S. I looked it up on a baby naming website Cho is a Japanese name meaning butterfly, so that's confirmed. Looks like I need to search through Japanese butterflies.

Eponine - Oct 24, 2004 7:51 pm (#2352 of 2901)

Thora, the # is movie only. Using 24601 as a prisoner's # is kind of (I believe) a standard thing. I've seen it referenced in enough movies, tv shows, and comic strips to come to that conclusion.

Grindylow - Oct 25, 2004 3:12 pm (#2353 of 2901)

I check this list every single day as I hope there are lots of messages from you guys talking about what is new on Jo's site. Lately, there hasn't been much to talk about but I so love reading all your posts regarding different theories of what things on her site mean. Jo, if you are reading this, I just want to say THANK YOU for giving us Harry!!!!!!

Classicsquid592 - Oct 25, 2004 4:04 pm (#2354 of 2901)

From what I know, we are all anticipating some big news on the 31st. Maybe the door will open.

Amilia Smith - Oct 25, 2004 5:02 pm (#2355 of 2901)

In the meantime, no news means she's busy writing, right? So we win either way!


Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 25, 2004 5:25 pm (#2356 of 2901)

Ooh, we don't mind if you never update your website, Jo, if it means the books'll be done that much sooner!

riotgrrrl - Oct 25, 2004 7:34 pm (#2357 of 2901)

Not that this really belongs in this room but I couldn't find a proper place for it--I was reading GoF today and began wondering about Fang possibly being an animagus...it just came to me after Hagrid told Dumbledore he was going to leave Fang with him at the end of the forest after Krum got stunned ....you know the part. Also, in the same chapter, Harry wonders about Snape turning into a bat...any thoughts???

Thora - Oct 25, 2004 8:48 pm (#2358 of 2901)

riotgrrrl, I'd suggest posting about the Snape/bat question on the Snape thread. As far as Fang being an animagus, I'm not inclined to think he is, but only Jo knows. I think the standard procedure for a new theory is to research all references to the character to try and pick up more supporting evidence. Any volunteers?

All, I believe the daffodils on the site are Marieke daffodils. But the exciting thing is that another name for daffodils is.... Narcissus! So we've got another possible connection!

Does any body have a phase of the moon chart? Perhaps we can glean something from those crescents after all!

Any idea why she has two copies of the same Dorothy L. Sayers book? She has multiple books by a few authors, but the Sayers books look identical.

From Venus - Oct 26, 2004 7:17 am (#2359 of 2901)

Can anyone read the title of the Sayers book? I can't.

Her-melanie - Oct 26, 2004 7:35 am (#2360 of 2901)

I believe the Sayers' books are Lord Peter Whimsy mystery novels.

skh - Oct 26, 2004 8:56 am (#2361 of 2901)

From Venus, I went to have a look at the Dot Sayers books on the Links page, but when I got there it was totally dark! The only light was coming from the candle, which didn't show up much. Is this just my PC playing silly with me, or just a phenomenon in general? (It's not related to time of day, as is still daylight here, moth / butterfly was still blue and desk light not shining v brightly etc. I even changed the times on my PC, to check!)

And now the candle's gone out - is that Peeves, or new?


Ainsley Black - Oct 26, 2004 9:32 am (#2362 of 2901)

The lights on now!!! I've never noticed it dark in there before and i've not noticed that anything has changed.

skh - Oct 26, 2004 9:59 am (#2363 of 2901)

Yup, you're right Ains, the light is on. It's definitely darker in there than it used to be, no other changes.

Annika - Oct 26, 2004 10:07 am (#2364 of 2901)

I just noticed in the F.A.Q. area that the "About the Books" part is not working. It is blank. It has the beginnings of a letter from "Lisa Smith", but no information in the answer. Is this what everyone else sees on this page?


Ainsley Black - Oct 26, 2004 10:13 am (#2365 of 2901)

mines ok

skh - Oct 26, 2004 10:18 am (#2366 of 2901)

Loads of my pages aren't aren't working at the moment, both the .com and .co.uk sites... aha, maybe...?! I don't think it's an update though, as my pc's been acting up a lot recently and has never really been all that keen on the JKR site (it's obviously a horrid Slytherin PC!!!)

Ainsley Black - Oct 26, 2004 10:41 am (#2367 of 2901)

It could be something to do with an update although surley it would affect all of us.

I really hope that she's got something planed for us on Halloween, it does make sense that she would.

Quibbler Editor In Chief - Oct 26, 2004 1:34 pm (#2368 of 2901)

I think that with the next update we will probably get new poll questions because the answer to the Petunia question has been up for awhile.

Grindylow - Oct 26, 2004 2:19 pm (#2369 of 2901)

I am not sure if this is where this should be posted, but on the links page, you can go to the "Warner Bros" page and download your very own owl to give you information on your desktop! I have mine and it is really cool !!! I just thought you might wanna know!

Gina R Snape - Oct 26, 2004 2:32 pm (#2370 of 2901)

:hem, hem: Hey skh, you sure it's not a horrid Gryffindork PC?

Anyway, I'm hopeful for an update too!

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 26, 2004 5:56 pm (#2371 of 2901)


Daioma Dumbledore - Oct 26, 2004 6:57 pm (#2372 of 2901)

how rude!

BTW, I love your new avatar Gina

Ann - Oct 26, 2004 7:22 pm (#2373 of 2901)

From Venus (and anyone else who is still interested), the Dorothy L. Sayers books are both In the Teeth/of Evidence. It should be In the Teeth of the Evidence, which is a short story collection, and might be in two volumes (although my American edition isn't). As for the missing word, I suppose the designers simply figured we wouldn't be able to see it. But they reckoned without my eagle eye (and screen capture utility)!

remiden - Oct 26, 2004 7:59 pm (#2374 of 2901)

I know this has probably already been posted, but when JK answered her poll question saying that there had been previous letters to the Dursley's as a couple, could there be a possibility that Petunia was jealous of Lily and wanted Dudley to go to Hogwarts like her sister, and the letters were telling Petunia that unfortunately Dudley has no magic power about him. After getting those letters, Petunia then turns her back on the wizarding community, saying that they were simply freaks and that her duddlekins was perfect? When she answered Vernons questions, she definately was comfortable talking about things in the magic world so it would imply that she had interest in it at some point. Possibly the letters were saying that she was a squib and that was what pissed her off so much.

Gina R Snape - Oct 26, 2004 8:02 pm (#2375 of 2901)

I was merely pointing out that just because a computer is faulty (or bad) does not automatically make it a slytherin. I am wincing at the recent general seeming anti-slytherin sentiment on this board! It was quite the opposite a year or so ago.

Thanks, Daioma. You should check out the website. This artist has done a phenomenal job with portraying many of the HP characters.

Wouldn't it be cool if JKR put out a book of her own HP artwork? I mean, she's put some of it up on her site (trying to keep this on-topic!), but I bet there's more than what we've seen.

septentrion - Oct 27, 2004 1:15 am (#2376 of 2901)

Oh my, Gina ! This site artwork is terrific !

Mare - Oct 27, 2004 1:35 am (#2377 of 2901)

It is! Have you seen buckbeak yet, the skeleton and muscle pictures are magnificent.

skh - Oct 27, 2004 2:32 am (#2378 of 2901)

Gina - a hundred thousad apologies for the unjust slur on the Slyterins, maybe I can be accused of Slytherinism?!!

Aurora Gubbins - Oct 27, 2004 2:50 am (#2379 of 2901)

I'm racking my brains here, but don't we normally get to see the new book cover before we find out when the next book is due for release? I seem to remember from times past that the steps which are taken are usually; Title - cover artwork - release date. Maybe on Halloween we'll get into the ROR and see the new cover!!!! Maybe it'll be a picture of Harry with the HBP!!!! Roll on 31st!

Remiden; if you check out the transcript from the Edinburgh Book Festival you'll see that Aunt Petunia is NOT a squib, although there is something about her that we have yet to find out (my theory is she is the exact opposite of our old friend Lucius Malfoy in that she despises everything of the magical world as much as he despises all things Muggle - and I truly believe she DOES have magical powers!) Have a good read of the transcript, you'll see many of the questions have already been answered at some point in the past but there are some very tantalising snippets for the seriously Potter-hungry beasts within us.

(By the way Remiden, you said a naughty word! Tsk Tsk)

One more thing: When the ROR opens up again, maybe we'll need to finish a jigsaw puzzle, the pen that Peeves breaks spills ink that looks to me like a couple of jigsaw pieces. Anyone else think so? Pure speculation of course!

Leprechaun Jack! - Oct 27, 2004 5:25 am (#2380 of 2901)

I was just watching the A&E television channel and they showed the repeat of the J.K. Rowling biography. I saw something that might explain the butterfly on the web site. She showed a diary that she used to write in when she was a school teacher in Portugal. On the cover was a blue and a yellow butterfly directly beneath each other. She said that she had written lots of notes in that particular book, so I think they are just a nod to that book she put in for herself.

So I'm thinking that they are just butterfly. Like Sigmund Freud said... "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"


lkb - Oct 27, 2004 5:43 am (#2381 of 2901)

I just watched it too! I am always interested to see what is going to happen on that site...to say the least I am extremely impressed with all of you! Your insights to the JKR site is just amazing!

I do have a question... sometime ago, the door did not have a do not disturb on it but when it opened it was just dark... no brick wall or anything... was it just a glitch or did I miss something?


ps...Aurora Gubbins I totally agree with you in that Petunia has magical powers... posted some on the Dursleys letter section. I think that is why she despises it so... because she is one too... and just thinks that it is horrible and unnatural. sort of vicious cycle.

skh - Oct 27, 2004 6:00 am (#2382 of 2901)

lkb - yes, am afraid you did miss things. There was a light switch to click. Am no use at pasting in links, but back the way in the thread (a good way) there should be links to screenshots of what was there.


Leprechaun Jack! - Oct 27, 2004 6:01 am (#2383 of 2901)

No it wasn't a glitch there was a whole series of task to get to turn on a light and then throw darts and put a combo to get into a safe. After all that we received the title of the new book.

If you use the search button in this thread look up door, you should find it.


Edit: skh answered as I was typing. So we have a repeat

Springtime - Oct 27, 2004 6:20 am (#2384 of 2901)

Your right Aurora Gubbins the ink spots from Peeves broken pen does look like puzzle pieces!

Tomoé - Oct 27, 2004 7:55 am (#2385 of 2901)

We didn't work that puzzle to get the title, but the leonine guy's description. the title was behind the brick of wall.

From Venus - Oct 27, 2004 8:08 am (#2386 of 2901)

Ann, thanks for getting the names off those D.L.Sayers books. I haven't learned how to do screen captures,yet.

The only Sayers books I've read is the Lord Peter Whimsy mysteries. I'm not familiar with In the Teeth of the Evidence. I was thinking that the books would be a clue to something going on in Potterland, since they came in 2, I thought maybe they might be important.

BTW, I think a lot of us do have a tendency toward antislytherinism. It's kind of hard not to since Harry and company never have anything nice to say about them. But really, doesn't it seem as though they are all rather evil and coniving? Has Slytherin house ever turned out a witch or wizard that was kind or good or helpful? But if that were the case, why was slytherin ever allowed in the school in the first place? (I'm sorry, Gina, this is not intended as a slur towards you, just an observation)

BTW (again) I took the sorting hat test and I was put in Hufflepuff.

Ladybug220 - Oct 27, 2004 8:13 am (#2387 of 2901)

Remiden - may I ask where you went to college? You (I am assuming that is you in your avatar) look very much like a girl that lived in my dorm. If you can - answer on the chat thread for members.

Ok, back to the topic - kind of. I had the pleasure of showing my friend JKR's website and got her completely hooked. I also showed her the Lexicon and the forum so hopefully she will come over here soon.

Her-melanie - Oct 27, 2004 8:16 am (#2388 of 2901)

From Venus, where can one take the Sorting Test?? Do you mean the one on Mugglenet?

skh - Oct 27, 2004 8:36 am (#2389 of 2901)

Hey, how do you get the title line under your name?!

I guess the argument is that Snape turned out okay, turned dark but went onto turn double agent... although we all know this isn't resolved fully.

Any other Slyterins that came up trumps?

Her-melanie - Oct 27, 2004 8:42 am (#2390 of 2901)

If you click on your own avatar, then select "edit this information," there is a box at the bottom you can check that says "Include second title line in each post" or something like that.

hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 27, 2004 9:45 am (#2391 of 2901)

On the Edinburgh Book Festival news article, Rowling says that Petunia is not a squib. Isn't this kind of obvious. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that squibs were non magical people born to magical parents. Since Petunia and Lily's parents are muggles, there's no way she can be a squib. Maybe a better question would have been "Is Petunia a Muggle?"?

Thora - Oct 27, 2004 10:15 am (#2392 of 2901)

From Venus, skh, etc.: There is a thread called "What makes a good slytherin?" under Theories you might want to check out.

hawkeyetkdchick, etc: The "Good Old Aunt Petunia" thread might interest you. Leprechaun Jack: Great catch on the butterflies!

Ann: thanks for the book title!

So are we swinging towards things on the website being more JKR's life oriented and not book clues? I was really excited when I found out dafodils=nacissus... but with the whole butterfly book thing the evience is swinging that way.

Oh and for those who are still wondering about the rugby ball in the trash bin I found a great link to prove that it is a Scotland rugby team ball. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The ink DOES look like puzzle pieces, how exciting! So that's two things revealed by peeves that page, I wish the Neil # was more clear. And typing Neil didn't work either.... sigh, can't wait for the 31st!


Her-melanie - Oct 27, 2004 10:20 am (#2393 of 2901)

We definitely need some new info to discuss; if that door doesn't open I might tip over the edge of sanity...

John Bumbledore - Oct 27, 2004 10:45 am (#2394 of 2901)

Ann, It's probably the flies that are animagi.

Loony Loopy Larissa, Crabbe and Goyle are the flies, of course.

I don't think Crabbe and Goyle together would have enough intellect to transform at all. Just because of the "pestering" factor, I would say it was one or both of the Creevy brothers that transform into flies.

-- bd

Gina R Snape - Oct 27, 2004 10:54 am (#2395 of 2901)

Thank you, Thora, for mentioning that thread. I was just about to do so myself.

skr and Venus, don't worry. I'm not feeling personally attacked. You guys just don't know me yet.

:Goes to back to waiting patiently for Snape's birthday to appear on JKR's calendar:

John Bumbledore - Oct 27, 2004 11:54 am (#2396 of 2901)

Thora, Two of the silvery wrapers load late to, they are at the bottom of the screen to the right of the watch.

Alas, both of of them and the green wrapper I mentioned simply move when Peeves blows through.

I have previously posted some summaries of the "finding" noted in this thread, is anyone interested in continuing or taking over such a thing? Maybe a member list of all who have posted to this thread?

Alas, the closed door still has the DND sign on it Today. Does anyone know if there is a way to see this room from the text only page? I find it easier to spot updates to Jo's site from the text only version.

-- bd

MickeyCee3948 - Oct 27, 2004 11:59 am (#2397 of 2901)

Jo - If you are reading any of this please, please hurry. We want you safe, we want your new baby & kids safe. We want all of you happy also, but WE ARE GOING BONKERS OUT HERE. We need another update Pleaseeeeeeee!

And the date for HBP wouldn't be bad either.


Thora - Oct 27, 2004 12:39 pm (#2398 of 2901)

bd-"I have previously posted some summaries of the "finding" noted in this thread, is anyone interested in continuing or taking over such a thing? Maybe a member list of all who have posted to this thread?"

I'm sorry I've read through this paragraph 4 times and I'm still not sure what you are asking (probably the 3 am feedings getting to me) could you explain to me what you mean?


John Bumbledore - Oct 27, 2004 1:01 pm (#2399 of 2901)

Thora, what I meant was "does anyone want to post a summary of the items, tricks, treats, clues, and FAQ's that have been posted on this thread about J. K. Rowling's website?"

Is anyone interestind in compiling a list of post numbers that give hints on how to find the easter eggs (awards) for the scrapbook. I made a similar posts a ways back in the thread and wanted to know if anyone had found it a help.

I don't know, is that more clear? It is more words anyway, so maybe I am also suffering from sleep deprivation.


P. S. I have changed my avatar again. This time it reveals the numbers on the envelop that can be seen after Peeves blows through the rubbish bin area. I think it reads "Nick 058844 754422" once you turn it around. Wishing I had OCR software about now...

-- bd

Grindylow - Oct 27, 2004 1:58 pm (#2400 of 2901)

Did anyone answer the question regarding the sorting hat? I was sorted on Godric's Hollow and was put into Gryffndor (sp?). I am so ready for an update to JKR's site!!

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riotgrrrl - Oct 27, 2004 2:10 pm (#2401 of 2901)

Grindylow--I tried to find the link I used...it was on a posting from this thread..maybe form looking at someone's profile? (Hint, Hint)

Grindylow - Oct 27, 2004 2:34 pm (#2402 of 2901)

Thank you riotgrrrl ! I was sorted too and now you can see where I ended up! WOO HOO!

Thora - Oct 27, 2004 4:08 pm (#2403 of 2901)

bd- How on earth did you get your file size small enough to post it? I have been fighting to get the 12 handed watch as my avatar all day and can't seem to get it down in size. Is there a trick in Photo shop?

We really should get organised as to our discoveries, shouldn't we. We tend to get going on intense searches right before an update and so we get thrown off track with our new goodies.

I'm fairly new to all this, but I'll start up a word document about the easter eggs to paste in on demand. I'm no good at the whole making links thing though. Do we need to do a fact sheet about the objects such as the rugby ball, butter-moths, etc?


Edit: Oh and I forgot to add that it will be a full moon the same day as the summer equinox in 2005, do you think that increases our chances of a June release date?

Ann - Oct 27, 2004 6:04 pm (#2404 of 2901)

Bumbledore: "I have changed my avatar again. This time it reveals the numbers on the envelop that can be seen after Peeves blows through the rubbish bin area. I think it reads "Nick 058844 754422" once you turn it around. Wishing I had OCR software about now..."

I think it's not Nick, but Neil (JKR's husband's name). There are tons of numbers on the Extra Stuff page, too. But except for the Goblin card that let us into the Room of Requirement last time, I don't think any of them have been used, despite the fact that you have to wait for Peeves to blow by to get the left half on one of the cards. Perhaps they are just there to confuse us....

Madame Kulich - Oct 27, 2004 7:15 pm (#2405 of 2901)

What is all this talk about a book about discoveries or teeth? Is that on the website? Is the door opened? I am confused, which is easily done. Thanks, DK

riotgrrrl - Oct 27, 2004 7:51 pm (#2406 of 2901)

DK- You just confused the rest of us!

Madame Kulich - Oct 27, 2004 8:26 pm (#2407 of 2901)

I saw what I guess is what everyone is talking about - the new book on the links link, but you can't click on it. So why all the excitement over a new book? That's not an insult, I just don't know if I am missing something. Is there any other changes on the site? Sorry, just confused. DK

riotgrrrl - Oct 27, 2004 8:39 pm (#2408 of 2901)

DK- The door opened a while back revealing the name of the new book. I am not sure why your link does not work (by clicking on the book), mine does. She has been clues hidden all over her site that reveal drawings and passages and the like. Most of us are pretty convinced that another clue will appear soon (Halloween?) and we have our fingers crossed (well, many of us at least) that it will be the release date for the next in the series. I believe the teeth reference is to a book on the links page (the title). If you use the search feature you can get more information.

Mare - Oct 28, 2004 12:22 am (#2409 of 2901)

I'm not going to be around my computer this weekend, if something happens and the door closes before tuesday, some-one will make screencaptures right? (please )

And Bumbledore, I personaly think that a list of links to the posts with clear information on where to find the clues and the links with screencaptures in them would be very handy. Are you saying you made such a list?

Thora - Oct 28, 2004 7:40 am (#2410 of 2901)

Whoa, wait, what new book on the links page? Am I missing something? Or are you talking about the 7 known easter eggs for the scrap book?

Anyhow, assuming I'm not missing something, DK- careful examination of JK's website is hopefully going to pay off in the long run, and if not at least it keeps us busy between updates. After all, checking the RoR door twice a day simply isn't enough anymore, in order to feed my Potter addiction I have to spend hours looking for the species names of the spiders, flowers, and butterflies/moths on her site, scrutinising the books on the bookshelves, contemplating crecents..... please forgive my insanity, it's all I have left.

Hello my name is Thora and I'm a Harry Potter junkie.


From Venus - Oct 28, 2004 8:38 am (#2411 of 2901)

Her-melanie, I got sorted at Sorting-hat.com. I got the information from Gina R. Snape. After you get sorted, you can download your crest if you want to. I think that's where Grindylow got one.

Thanks, Thora, for the tip about going to Theories and reading "What makes a good Slytherin." I'm going to head there now.

skh - Oct 28, 2004 8:47 am (#2412 of 2901)

Frow Venus: was just at the "Good Slytherin" site, v interesting!

Thora - I think the book they are talking about is not new, but has been there a while. Some one brought up the point that there are 2 Dorothy L Sayers book on the shelf, that appear to be the same and what, if any, was the significance. I think some one thought it was a "new" book, not a discussion on an existing graphic on the site that some one was commenting on.

Her-melanie - Oct 28, 2004 9:18 am (#2413 of 2901)

Thanks From Venus!

Ainsley Black - Oct 28, 2004 9:23 am (#2414 of 2901)

Ann - I think that numbers a 'Red Herring' much like alot of them on the site, i mean it's got too many digets to start with, glad you figured out what it was though, it's been bugging me for ages.

Little Ginny - Oct 28, 2004 11:09 am (#2415 of 2901)

By the way, did you know there is a book by Dorothy L. Sayers called "Five Red Herrings"?

I wonder if that has anything to say...

legolas - Oct 28, 2004 11:27 am (#2416 of 2901)

Oh pretty please with a cherry on top, some chocolate sauce, hundreds and thousands, jellied fruit etc please can we get some new stuff JKR! Just for the sake of our santiy.

Ainsley Black - Oct 28, 2004 1:24 pm (#2417 of 2901)

Legolas - maybe we should add some Berty Botts Every Flavour Beans to that!!

Grindylow - Oct 28, 2004 1:40 pm (#2418 of 2901)

Yes...that is where I got my crest.

legolas - Oct 28, 2004 2:04 pm (#2419 of 2901)

That to Ainsley .

Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 28, 2004 2:43 pm (#2420 of 2901)

Add some more chocolate. *loves chocolate*

I tried to go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but it keeps saying it can't reach the page. Can anyone give me a link? Or is it just my computer?

Thora - Oct 28, 2004 3:34 pm (#2421 of 2901)

Try this:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Jessalynn Quirky - Oct 28, 2004 5:30 pm (#2422 of 2901)

Thanks, it works!

I'm in Gryffindor. Thought I'd be in Ravenclaw, but Gryffindor's cool too.

Grindylow - Oct 28, 2004 6:05 pm (#2423 of 2901)

Welcome to Gryffindor, Jesslyn Quirky! Nice to have you join us!

Hogs Head - Oct 28, 2004 7:02 pm (#2424 of 2901)

The 7 easter eggs and ways to get them are already posted on this thread. You can always click on "All Msgs" and do a word search if you want to scan through quickly.

Also, each of the "door openings" has already been fully described, as in how they were done and what ultimately was behind them.

I'm not good at posting links to prior posts. Maybe someone who does that well can simply post a few links to prior posts? That would be courteous, would spare the newbies what might be a tedious search, and save on a repeat of prior information. Many thanks in advance for those skilled in posting links to prior posts.

Thora - Oct 28, 2004 7:05 pm (#2425 of 2901)

Could someone else check thier screen capture of DD's watch and see if the dots at the places of 4,6,7, and 11 are red and the rest black? That's what I'm seeing.


Ainsley Black - Oct 29, 2004 2:08 am (#2426 of 2901)

I noticed that too, but i can't figure it out. Lets think this logically

Can't be a word for the phone because of the 11 and there are only 5 digits.

Thoses numbers as far as i know haven't come up in the books either.

Could be just nothing (most likely option i'd say)but i think that the watch will be something in the future, maybe something to do with months of the year, perhaps certain peoples birthdays are in thoses months and so something bug happens on the site sometime during these months. I'm off to check the time line and do som,e cross checking!

Daioma Dumbledore - Oct 29, 2004 7:42 am (#2427 of 2901)

Just thought I'd let you all know I did the sorting test, am I'm a Ravenclaw!

Grant the Great - Oct 29, 2004 8:00 am (#2428 of 2901)

The phone doesn't only accept 5-digit entries, unless I'm mistaken.


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skh - Oct 29, 2004 8:37 am (#2429 of 2901)

Daioma - me too, hurrah!

Regarding the site... the voice on the phone. Does anyone think that the voice might provide us a clue or easter egg at some point? Imagine, an excerpt of the new book read by Jo or something!

Her-melanie - Oct 29, 2004 9:08 am (#2430 of 2901)

Daioma, so am I (in Ravenclaw)! "Wit without measure is man's greatest treasure..."

Madame Kulich - Oct 29, 2004 9:26 am (#2431 of 2901)

I am in slytherin. I didn't expect that, but yeah!

Grindylow - Oct 29, 2004 10:15 am (#2432 of 2901)

What is the line from the sorting hat for Gryffindor? I can't remember and I am at work and can't get to my books....

legolas - Oct 29, 2004 11:08 am (#2433 of 2901)

I am in Gryffindor as well. "You might belong in Gryffindor where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart."

Madame Pomfrey - Oct 29, 2004 11:25 am (#2434 of 2901)

I'm Ravenclaw also.Thats cool.Thanks Thora.

Nathan Zimmermann - Oct 29, 2004 12:36 pm (#2435 of 2901)

Hmm working with the positions on Dumbledore's watch that are repressented by the red dots namely 4,6,7, and 11.

If they are associated with a simple alphanumeric cipher the letters that result are meaningless.

If the positions are associated with months. The months that result using the Gregorian calendar are the following: April, June, July, and November.

If the positions use represent the zodiac: the following seven signs are indicated: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.

If the postions represent the various animals of the Chinese zodiac: the animals represented are the following: the Rabbit, the Snake, the Horse, and the Dog.

Grindylow - Oct 29, 2004 1:52 pm (#2436 of 2901)

Thanks Legolas... Smile

Ainsley Black - Oct 29, 2004 3:09 pm (#2437 of 2901)

Grant - i never said it did ONLY take 5 digit numbers, i#m under the assumption that it takes 6 digit numbers like any other phone and i'm certain we can say that the numbers will spell out a relavent word which also makes me think that none of the numbers that will be used will have a 1 or a 0 in them, what do you think?

Nathan - The Chinese Zodiac animals sound promising, what if they also represent animagus transformations!!!!!

Hogs Head - Oct 29, 2004 3:50 pm (#2438 of 2901)

It says I'm a Gryffindor. However, some of the questions were on the line for me. I suspect I have Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff leanings.

Loopy Lupin, where have you been? No good laughs in a long time (except of course for timrew's consistently quality remarks). Are you in trial or a closing or something? I never thought I would say this, but I even miss Prefect Marcus's thoughts and comments. Is everyone taking the Fall off?

Nathan Zimmermann - Oct 29, 2004 4:28 pm (#2439 of 2901)

Ainsley Black,

The sign of the dog could be representative of Sirius Black. The sign of the snake could represent Severus Snape as he is head of Slytherin House.

As to who the Rabbit and and Horse represent I am not sure who they would represent.

Gina R Snape - Oct 29, 2004 4:33 pm (#2440 of 2901)

Hey, everyone. It's Molly Weasley's birthday 30 October, posted on JKR's website. Happy birthday Molly!

Amos77 - Oct 29, 2004 6:47 pm (#2441 of 2901)

Happy Birthday Molly! And here's hoping to Squid's theory on the Halloween update:)!

Her-melanie - Oct 29, 2004 8:30 pm (#2442 of 2901)

Mrs. Snape, love that new avatar! Happy birthday, Molly. We'll see who has a birthday tomorrow. Hear hear Amos, I too hope for something more to come tomorrow...

vball man - Oct 29, 2004 8:59 pm (#2443 of 2901)

...wit beyond measure...

Her-melanie - Oct 29, 2004 9:40 pm (#2444 of 2901)


remiden - Oct 29, 2004 10:02 pm (#2445 of 2901)

....I got confused....

Parrothead Patronus - Oct 29, 2004 10:40 pm (#2446 of 2901)

Going crazy...need new book...HELP!


hawkeyetkdchick - Oct 29, 2004 10:52 pm (#2447 of 2901) "
Edited by Oct 29, 2004 10:55 pm

Hi guys!

I think someone was comparing the watch on the website (dumbledore's watch) to some processes in alchemy. I read somewhere that it might represent the processes to make the philosopher's stone. Here is the post. Also, there was some interesting stuff on the Alchemy thread about the watch, too. Here's a link to the Alchemy thread. You can search for the word "watch" to see what others have to say about it. I don't know a lot about alchemy, but I thought some things on this thread were pretty interesting.

legolas - Oct 30, 2004 5:24 am (#2448 of 2901)

Happy birthday Mrs Weasley.

No other changes yet

Elanor - Oct 30, 2004 7:03 am (#2449 of 2901)

Happy birthday Mrs Weasley!

I hope that it will be an update on the 31rst of October. Tonight, all the European Community will put the clocks one hour back, we're going to be in "winter time" again. I hope it won't disrupt the update if there is one...

Gina R Snape - Oct 30, 2004 7:27 am (#2450 of 2901)

It's daylight savings in the United States as well. I, for one, will be glad for the extra hour!

31st October. Quite a day for witches and wizards. JKR must have something up her sleeve for the website, right?! I still say we will learn that day is Snape's birthday. But the Giant Squid would be a nice touch.

Oh, and thank you Her-melanie! I like your avatar too. Soooo Hermione, that hair!

Tim thought Snape looked like a slug in this drawing. (Throws rotten tomato his way)

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