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Thoughts - random and spoilerish.



I got the book this morning at 8:48AM. I ran downstairs in a nightshirt, an inside-out skirt and a snood, which was better than my husband's baseball cap. I carefully opened the package so as to avoid tearing any letters, and I read until I finished at 2:35PM.

So. First and foremost.

Severus Snape is NOT a traitor or a murderer. He did exactly as Dumbledore wanted him to do. And I refuse to hear or believe anything else. The other choices were unacceptable - either Draco becomes a murderer or Snape dies, due to that oath he took. Which Dumbledore was fully aware of. I don't think Dumbledore expected to survive that night.

This also makes Snape more valuable to the Order as he goes deeper undercover.

The book was much better than OotP. It was tighter, it was impossible to put down and there were no boring parts. And it had me laughing and had me crying. Oh, goodness. Madam Bones! That hit me hard and fast, you know?

And I'm going to say right now that I am so jealous of the shippers. Because at least some of you got your ships. And while my own OTP isn't quite ruined, it's been made much more difficult - Harry is still fascinated by Malfoy, enough that he forgets even Ginny. So.

And I can even rationalize Remus/Tonks by saying it doesn't preclude Sirius at all. Even if I really don't like it.

But I'll never see my OTPs. And, well. Life isn't fair, is it? :)

And my whole house-elf theory? Shot to pieces. Also, my current fic? More thoroughly jossed than I could have ever imagined, but I'm still writing it. I hope someone reads it when I'm done.

Comments

I didn't like that it came out of left field like that - granted that there's no other way it would have happened, given that Lupin was barely present in the book, and never alongside Tonks.

It's just not how I view Lupin.



Actually, I thought Lupin was in this book quite a bit. I was so disappointed to see nothing of him in GoF. Re-read Xmas at the Weasleys. There's a great little bit about Molly's glare at him.

I also re-read the chase scene with Snape. Wow! What sub-text! My interpretations are on my journal.

Do you think RAB is Amelia Bones? I think that's JKR's trick. I've heard better theories, and today, I've expanded on them a bit, but no postings yet.

Motcha said he sent you an email. Did you get it?

He had three scenes. Lupin is my favorite character, and I'd have liked to have seen him be prominent in the book itself.

I think RAB is Regulus Black. There's no indication that Amelia isn't Madam Bones' first name. He has a canonical change of heart, plus the locket may have been already found in Grimmauld Place in OotP - in that cabinet they were cleaning out.

Which means it may be in Kreacher's little nest *or* Mundungus sold it.

I looked through my inbox and found Mordechai's email.

You'll have better luck sending things to my gmail account these days. mamadeb1963@gmail.com

RAB



Regulus Black seems to be a very logical conclusion, a little too obvious for JKR. Dumbledore said that a single wizard couldn't have taken the Horcrux alone. That being the case, the important question isn't "Who is RAB?" but "Who accompanied RAB?" I am thinking it was Kreacher or Borgin or both.