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Post  Lady Arabella Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:03 pm

What is the Most Creative Product of JKR’s Imagination?

S.E. Jones  - May 16, 2007 11:50 pm
Edited Jun 7, 2007 12:28 am

Which of these is the most creative product of JKR's imagination? (everyone gets two votes but no more)

   A - the Room of Requirement
   B - Priori Incantatem
   C - Horcruxes
   D - Quidditch
   E - the 7 defenses for the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone
   F - Voldemort in the back of Quirrell's head
   G - Charms and other spells
   H - the Weasley clock
   I - Apparation
   J - the Mirror of Erised
   K - Magical Candies (Fizzing Whizbees, Pepper Imps, Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every-Flavor Beans)
   L - Dementors and Patronuses
   M - Something else entirely (state what)

(Suggested by freshwater)


Good Evans - May 17, 2007 2:19 am (#1 of 32)

C and J for me - Horcruxes and the mirror of erised - what a good question - took a few minutes to ponder!


Mrs. Sirius - May 17, 2007 6:21 am (#2 of 32)

L - Dementors and Patronous' certainly for me. Dementors, JK said, came from a point in her life when she was depressed. She took a real life event reduced it to its basic elements and reconstructed it a a dementor. wooo!

N - Wizarding world, a world right under our noses that we could see but for our own limitations and inability to see what really is.


TwinklingBlueEyes - May 17, 2007 9:15 am (#3 of 32)

D and L.


painting sheila - May 17, 2007 10:22 am (#4 of 32)

I would have to say G and M

M - (agreeing with Mrs. Sirius) being the entire wizarding world. How can all of that be in one person’s imagination?! and then have the ability to get it all so clearly on paper? Wow!

G - the names are perfect and most of them have some sort of basis in facts or legends. It is amazing to me!! The spella with her use of latin and other languages plus the words she has created on her own to convey what needs to be said - amazing again!


geauxtigers - May 17, 2007 1:21 pm (#5 of 32)

D and K I love quidditch and the candies are just simple clever! But I also think that everything she's come up with is brillant! I really don't know how one person can be so creative!


Neville Longbottom - May 17, 2007 2:00 pm (#6 of 32)

J and M. M being the Pensieve


Liz Mann - May 17, 2007 2:26 pm (#7 of 32)

D and L. Quiddich because there have been made-up games in books before but I've never seen a fully-fledged sport anywhere else. And it's not just the rules of the game, but the history of it, the moves, the teams, the brooms, the players etc. And Dementors and Patronuses because the former are the scariest thing she's written, both for children and for grown ups. So scary it's actually impressive.


Sticky Glue - May 17, 2007 2:41 pm (#8 of 32)

I'll say C & J


Madame Pomfrey - May 17, 2007 3:30 pm (#9 of 32)

D. Absolutely Quidditch. To have made up a sport so thoroughly,genius!!

K. The candies!! What better way to capture a kids interest?

Geez..It's so hard just to pick two.


Finn BV - May 17, 2007 5:15 pm (#10 of 32)

L – dementors and patronuses. Completely agree with Mrs. Sirius!

M – Lily's sacrifice of love which saves Harry. What an incredible message: her love is what (I hope) has Harry prevail over LV, because LV never had love.

Two very emotional concepts.


MickeyCee3948 - May 17, 2007 5:24 pm (#11 of 32)

A & C. Although the Pensieve is pretty cool.



Mediwitch - May 17, 2007 7:25 pm (#12 of 32)

I'm voting for

G ~ Charms and Other Spells. This is such an extensive list, and they are so cleverly named!

L ~ Dementors and Patronuses. Jo found the most intense way to personify depression, and the "counter-curse".


PatPat - May 17, 2007 7:37 pm (#13 of 32)

Wow! This is a tough one. Everything she has done is just incredible. But, if I have to pick two I will go with:

C Horcruxes and M the Chamber of Secrets


azi - May 18, 2007 5:55 am (#14 of 32)

E and B


mona amon - May 18, 2007 7:36 pm (#15 of 32)

B -Priori Incantatem

I just re-read it in GOF and I think it's brilliant!

D -Quidditch

I've really enjoyed every single Quidditch match in the books.


virginiaelizabeth - May 18, 2007 8:15 pm (#16 of 32)

C and K! Horcruxes and Candies!


Anna L. Black - May 19, 2007 9:28 am (#17 of 32)

L - Dementors and patronuses - because that's a really good way to portray a real life 'thing' - the depression and what helps against it (not only patronuses, but also chocolate!).

C - Horcruxes - well, nobody else thought about it, did they?


Ludicrous Patents Office - May 20, 2007 8:24 pm (#18 of 32)

A. Room of Requirement-- anything to do with Hogwarts Castle!

M. The Portraits and Pictures. I adore how she breaths personality and life into them. LPO


Madam Pince - May 21, 2007 8:07 pm (#19 of 32)

This is really hard. Everything is so creative in its own different way. I think Patronuses/Dementors ranks way up there, and also the Pensieve, but I'm going to go with:

C - Horcruxes, because like Anna said, Wow, who would've thunk it? and

D - Quidditch, because I like sports, and it's just so cool how it incorporates lots of things, and because it works! (well, except for the flying on brooms thing, but if we could, it could really work!) And all the rules fit and everything without us having any questions about them, like we do with Pensieves and Unforgivable Curses and Fidelius Charms and stuff...


Mrs Brisbee - May 22, 2007 3:56 am (#20 of 32)

The hard part is only picking two. Rowling is very creative, and I have a lot of fun reading about the many things she comes up with, and I'm not sure I favor anything particularly. I love it all. But, since "Everything" is not an option on the list--

H: The Weasley Clock. I've always been charmed by Molly's clock.

M: The characters' names. They're just fun.


freshwater - May 22, 2007 2:27 pm (#21 of 32)

Although I am delighted with the Room of Requirement, it is ever so slightly edged out here by D: Quidditch....a sport appropriate for wizards and with each player's moves integrated into a team effort..wow.....and also L: Dementors and Patronuses....brilliant to have visual and nearly tactile representations of emotions and their uses in defense when under attack.


me and my shadow 813 - May 22, 2007 3:28 pm (#22 of 32)

C and L


Esther Rose - May 25, 2007 6:11 am (#23 of 32)

M: The Department of Mysteries! The veil room!


Tazzygirl - May 25, 2007 8:42 pm (#24 of 32)

I had to think long and hard on this one!

I choose: C. Horcruxes and D. Quidditch. I was in awe over reading the first Quidditch match, and Horcruxes are just fascinating!


Solitaire - May 26, 2007 6:36 pm (#25 of 32)

A - the Room of Requirement
J - the Mirror of Erised

What fascinates me about both of these things is that they are "driven" or shaped by the user. The RoR becomes what the Seeker, or user, needs it to be. The one who looks into the Mirror sees the deepest desires of his very own heart. Knowing this information should give insight to the users of the RoR and the Mirror. JM2K, of course ...



Choices - May 27, 2007 1:14 pm (#26 of 32)

For me, JKR at her most creative came up with the character of Snape - he is not the main character in these books, but he probably generates more interest and curiosity than any other character.

Next would be charms and spells - her names for them are so clever and the spells/charms themselves are so diverse and creative.


Nicholas Schouten - May 28, 2007 8:52 pm (#27 of 32)

A - the Room of Requirement; and

G - Charms and other spells.



Veritaserum - Jun 2, 2007 1:31 pm (#28 of 32)

I picked ones that are the most original things out of all the fantasy books I've read: C) Horcruxes, and J) Mirror of Erised.


rambkowalczyk - Jun 2, 2007 3:58 pm (#29 of 32)

D, M

Quidditch because there doesn't seem to be a similiar game that it is based on. One can argue that there are similiarities to soccer or basketball but the extra balls are a new twist.

M is the pensieve mainly because of its name.


Columbine Fairy - Jun 5, 2007 3:33 pm (#30 of 32)

J - the mirror. I love the concept of people wasting away staring at something they will never have, so long as they keep staring, and DD's comment about the things men will wish for being the worst things for them.

L - Dementors and Patronuses, it's hard to explain why, but I find the concept so very fascinating and so very real at the same time.

Actually, putting the mirror and patronuses together reminds me of a very cool line from the second matrix film: "Hope - at the same time man's greatest strength and it's greatest weakness."



John Bumbledore - Jun 6, 2007 12:10 pm (#31 of 32)

D - Quidditch and H - the Weasley clock.

My thoughts on the other choices:

C - Horcruxes
   I think Jo simply named an idea that was already out there, I am thinking of Sauron creating the One Ring?
E - the 7 defenses for the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone
   Fluffy = Cerberous
   Devil's Snare = Venus Flytrap crossed with Kudzu
   Troll = Three Billy goats Gruff
   Flying keys = original variation of hiding something in plain sight
   Wizard's Chess = Ever see a Wookie play chess against an R2 unit?
   Potions logic problem = Indian Jones and The Last Crusade
   Mirror of Erised = I think this an original twist on an magic mirror but "is it the fairest one of all?" Snow White (not quite).
F - Voldemort in the back of Quirrel's head
   Janus of mythology, a god with two faces.
G - Charms and other spells
   some of these are very creative but
H - the Weasley clock
   born of a wife's/mothers worry but a uniquely creative answer.
I - Apparition
   I think Samantha Stevens of Bewitched was doing this back in the 70s (or dare "I Dream of Genie")
J - the Mirror of Erised
   "mirror mirror on the wall?"
K - Magical Candies (Fizzing Whizbees, Pepper Imps, Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every-Flavor Beans)
   Tasty but didn't get my vote.

John Bumbledore <)B^D˜


S.E. Jones - Jun 7, 2007 12:29 am (#32 of 32)

I'm closing this thread.

Results: 62 votes
most voted for answer was M (Something else) with the most mentioned things being the Wizarding World as a whole and the Pensieve
second most voted for answers were C (Horcruxes) and D (Quidditch)

Question: Which of these is the most creative product of JKR's imagination?

   A - 4 of 62; 6.5% - the Room of Requirement
   B - 2 of 62; 3.2% - Priori Incantatem
   C - 10 of 62; 16.1% - Horcruxes
   D - 10 of 62; 16.1% - Quidditch
   E - 1 of 62; 1.6% - the 7 defenses for the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone
   F - 0 of 62; 0.0% - Voldemort in the back of Quirrell's head
   G - 4 of 62; 6.5% - Charms and other spells
   H - 2 of 62; 3.2% - the Weasley clock
   I - 0 of 62; 0.0% - Apparation
   J - 6 of 62; 9.7% - the Mirror of Erised
   K - 3 of 62; 4.8% - Magical Candies (Fizzing Whizbees, Pepper Imps, Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every-Flavor Beans)
   L - 9 of 62; 14.5% - Dementors and Patronuses
   M - 11 of 62; 17.7% - Something else entirely (state what)
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