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What is a Fuzzball?


  • One question I hear more than any other is What's a Fuzzball??" Allow me to explain:

    A Fuzzball is a 30-year-old fallen debutante who lives in Houston, TX with a bossy dog and an even bossier parrot who she SWEARS is the reincarnation of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    A Fuzzball prefers animals to most people, because people can really suck sometimes.

    A Fuzzball loves music, ALL music ALL of the time. If she's not listening to it, then she's singing it.

    A Fuzzball has a mad love for all things British, especially their actors.

    A Fuzzball is blissfully happy in a bookstore, preferably one with good music playing in the background. If you look under a Fuzzball's bed you'll usually find an entire library of books that she has dropped there after falling asleep reading.

    Fuzzballs are usually incurable romantics, ridiculously optimistic, and bent on making the world a happier place.

    Your typical Fuzzball will probably have a completely bizarre sense of humor. Just go with it, it will take you to funny places.

    You should also be aware that Fuzzballs are giant nerds. Seriously. Science fiction, computers, the whole shebang.

    Fuzzballs are also budding photographers. They love looking at the world through a lens and finding new ways to be creative.

    Oh...and you can also look for a Fuzzball in one of the best movies ever made. ;)

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Comments

SuzanH

Yes, it was a bit draggy in places, but man, oh man, I did NOT see Snape as the HBP. NOT for one second. And Dumbledore dying in the end just--I used many tissues. What a wuss.

I think Snape is super secret double agent for the good side. It's all too fiendishly clever, don't you think.

And what the hell am I supposed to do while I wait for book 7? Huh? Can that be part of the discussion?

Doogs

I didn't mind the dragging - but then again I picked up Book 6 after working through War and Peace, so...

Overall, I think it was the best in the series since Azkaban, though I will admit I'm uncertain how everything can possibly be wrapped up in just one more book. How many horcruxes are there to destroy? And what about Snape, and Malfoy? And besides that, there has to be time for Ron and Hermione to finally hook up, because you know its going to happen before the end.

Also, looking back, I should have foreseen Dumbledore's death. With Black's death in 5 and now Dumbledore, its apparent that Rowling is stripping Harry of his adult protectors in preparation to the showdown with Voldemort.

Fuzzball

I think that Harry himself is one of the Horcruxes, but I also think that he became one purely by accident. Maybe that's why Voldy insists on killing him personally. I think that Voldemort has to retrieve his soul-piece from Harry before Harry dies. Does that make sense? I mean, why else would Voldemort want to leave Harry alive when his Death Eaters could have killed him [Harry] earlier?

Erin

All deep thoughts about plot lines and speculation aside, how FANTASTIC is it that Voldemort is HALF INBRED????

Fuzzball

*thinking back*

Half inbred? Wait...crap, now I have to back to the Pensieve. I can't remember for shit.

Erin

It's right after the first trip in the pensieve when you see Voldemort's mother's family for the first time. Dumbledore just sort of slips it in to something he tells Harry. Freakin' awesome!

Fuzzball

Ewwwww I need to go back and reread that part...ewwwww...

Gymshoes

All the adolescent boy-girl stuff made me cringe. I mean, we all knew that Ron and Hermoine would end up together and I was pretty sure Harry would be paired up with Ginny, but getting there took too many clumsily-written paragraphs. I can only hope kids responded to it better than I did.

I thought---then dismissed--the idea of Snape being the HBP. Obviously the whole potions connection made it pop into my head, but since she said the book was from 50 years ago, that put it in Voldemort's time period and we already knew he was half-blood. In short, she suckered us. ;-)

I was also sort of surprised that Dumbledore died in this book. I expected him to die in the final book and I expected Voldemort to kill him since he was the only one V. feared. Given Draco's hesitation in front of the Death Eaters I don't know how well Snape will be able to protect him once they are in V.'s camp. The situation reminds me of what Sirius said about his brother: that he thought he was hot stuff joining V. but wasn't tempermentally cut out for it (all that killing) and so ended up being killed himself. Dumbledore gave Draco a chance to escape; I don't know if he'll have another.

I was really dismayed that Snape now appears to be one of the bad guys. I still think he is a double agent working for good, though. I think when Dumbledore said, "Severus...please..." he wasn't pleading for his life. (Surely, he would've said, "Please, *don't*!) I think he was telling Snape to kill him, not to hesitate or blow his cover because the Order still need Snape as a spy. Dumbledore knew Snape had taken a vow with Draco. He knew if Snape did not kill him, that Snape would die, as a result of the broken oath (or at Voldemort's hands!). Dumbledore gave up his life that Snape might live. (And presumably help the cause of good.)

My problem with the horcruxes is that Harry has to figure it all out, find the person who substituted the fake one, and destroy them...HOW?? Dumbledore didn't exactly say how and from the look of his hand it isn't always easy or obvious. :-( Nor does Harry have any idea where to look unless Dumbledore left copious notes about what he suspected. It seems to me that with the introduction of the horcruxes--and fake horcrux---that Rowling has introduced a couple of books worth of *more plot* when she should be wrapping things up!

Also, is anyone else bothered that the final year won't be spent at Hogwarts? I mean...sending Harry (and friends) off on a quest, closing the school, etc. is going to make the final book very different from the preceding ones.

Another question...does anyone else think that it's significant that Mr. Olivander disappeared? The most gifted wand-maker, who made both Harry and V.'s wands...which are linked. I'm thinking he's a prisoner, that V. wants him to make a wand that can kill Harry.

Sorry so long...but this post is at least shorter than the book! ;-)

Fuzzball

No no no don't apologize, this is what I was looking for when I opened this discussion thread. I like that we all have likes and dislikes in this book.

I've been wondering about Olivander as well. Can anyone resist an Imperius Curse? It seems like such an easy way to control everybody, I feel like it's kind of cop-out. You'd think that there would be a way to block it. It kind of reminds me of the spell that the witch cast on Prince Rillian in C.S. Lewis' The Silver Chair. Yes, I'm that kind of a nerd, people.

Also, regarding Sirius' brother -- Casey "Doogs" has figured out the RAB in book 6 must be Regulus Black. Remember, if you will, that when the Order was cleaning out Black's house (book 5) they found a heavy locket that no one can open...oooooooh...

Gymshoes

Oooooooo! Well, I hope they didn't just pitch it out in the trash. ;-) (Where does magical trash go? I remember a trash can swallowing trash in book 5.)

Which brings us back to the Nobel House Of Black. (sigh) What is Harry going to do with the place? Since Dumbledore was the secret-keeper and he's dead, does that mean that the house can be found? I know the Black's made it unplottable, but secret-keeping for the Order is a different thing.

About the locket...why take it and not destroy it?? If you want to thwart V, you destroy it. Otherwise taking it just looks like a dangerous practical joke. ;-)

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