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Leaky's Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 78 Days

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Posted by: Edward
September 02, 2010, 06:56 PM

There are now only 78 days left until "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" hits theaters!  We are posting a quote from the first half of the book every day in celebration and to give us a chance to discuss and ponder the final book as it goes to film. Here is today's quote!

"Why did half of us never even know she existed, until they carried the coffin out of the house and held a funeral for her? Where was saintly Albus while Ariana was locked in the cellar? Off being brilliant at Hogwarts, and never mind what was going on in his own house!"
     - Auntie Muriel
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, "The Wedding"

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24 Comments

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5180 Points

dont like her!

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on September 03, 2010, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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I don’t think i can be mad at her. She was just stating what she thought was right.

Posted by jsaturn14 on September 03, 2010, 10:47 AM report to moderator
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3208 Points

Hmph. >: P

Posted by Jaclyn {WBM} on September 03, 2010, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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4208 Points

Aunt Muriel and Rita Skeeter would have made a great reporting team! Both love gossip and don’t care if it is true or not, and neither witch cares a fig for anyone else’s feelings. Both are cynical and mean spirited.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on September 03, 2010, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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She didn’t say what she thought was true, or right. She just said what she new would hurt and upset people.

Posted by Dumblebridge on September 03, 2010, 07:32 PM report to moderator
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10268 Points

Muriel may not be likable, but I think the point is that by a certain age one no longer cares what other people think. She is correct in pointing out that one of the perqs of being a very elderly woman is that one can finally stop worrying about pleasing other people all the time, as we are trained to do from girlhood. Unfortunately, it sounds like in Muriel’s case, she never really cared whom she offended. In a way she is the negative flip side of Luna’s refreshing honesty.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on September 04, 2010, 11:12 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Auntie Muriel…tsk tsk.

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 04, 2010, 04:59 PM report to moderator
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80450 Points

Whoo-Hoo 78…

Posted by Won_Two on September 06, 2010, 08:26 PM report to moderator
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1317 Points

Auntie Muriel is a huge pain in the back side, however at 107 she’s entitled to a litte gossip. I agree that she and Rita would make a dynomite team of world class gossips. Too bad she always thinks the worst of everyone.

Posted by hewy on September 07, 2010, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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