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Re: Questions for JKR

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In JKR's book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" she describes a kneazle as "a small, catlike creature...intelligent,independent...has an uncanny ability to detect unsavory and suspicious characters...can interbreed with cats." There's a little more but I'll let you get the book and read it for yourself. :smileyhappy:

bbrault wrote:
What's a kneazle? Where is that from?

Message Edited by dcsbelle on 07-18-2007 10:16 PM

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Re: Questions for JKR?

I think the magical world JK has created is just brimming with characters who could take part in a climactic battle, it's the muggle world that is limited. Think of all the magical beings/creatures who could take part in a huge final battle
witches and wizards, squibs,goblins, giants, house elves,trolls,centaurs,dinosaurs,hippogriffs, thestrals, bowtruckles,hinkypucks, grindylows,kappas, red caps,werewolves,unicorns,merpeople,blast-ended screwts...the list goes on and on. What kind of damage could the muggles do-use a gun? One quick Waddiwasi spell, and the bullet would pop right back into the gun-or the bullet could be vanished, transfigured, impedementia'd, wingardium leviosa'd, or the gun could be expelliarmus'd...nope, Muggles wouldn't have a chance.

dcsbelle wrote:
How simple it would be for the Death Eaters to just point their wands at the guerillas and say "Avada Kedavra!"

snapessister wrote:
I just think that the world that JK has created is too limited to produce a climax of that scale. It's the one thing that has bothered me from the beginning, the magical world is just too self-contained; muggles are insignificant members of an alien society.
(Couldn’t you imagine the muggles, in guerrilla warfare, penetrating the death eater’s lair, and using their own types of weaponry to which the death eater's have no defense?) Now that would be unique!

“Close you eyes…and keep your mind wide open.”

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