I've been doing some thinking about R.A.B, or Regulus Arcturus Black. Regulus and Arcturus are both names of stars, which I thought might have some significance, like Sirius' name.
-brightest star in the constellation Leo
-Latin for "prince" or "little king." In Arabic, called "heart of the lion." Retranslated to Latin, that's "Cor Leonis."
-spins extremely fast - if it spun 16% faster it'd tear itself apart
-One of the four "royal stars" in Persian astronomy; its appearance dictated summer solstice. Its name meant "watcher of the south."
-In astrology, it's associated with:
--Granite, a fairly common rock often used in architecture, including some Egyptian pyramids.
--Mugwort/Wormwood, which has a variety of uses. It repels insects. Because it stimulates the nervous system, it was often used by travelers to avoid fatigue. It's toxic in large doses, but beer used to be flavored with it. In witchcraft, it's said to cause lucid dreaming and/or astral travel. Interestingly, Chernobyl is the Ukrainian word for "mugwort."
-part of the constellation Bootes, the "Bear Watcher"
-in Greek, it means "Bear Guard." In Arabic, it means "lofty lance-bearer" or "keeper of the heavens."
-third brightest star in our sky, after Sirius
-mentioned twice in the Book of Job. Job, if you know your Bible, had a whole bunch of bad shit (e.g., plagues, people he loved dying) thrown at him by God in order to prove his loyalty.
-In astrology, it's associated with:
--The gemstone Jasper, an impure form of quartz that is red, yellow-y brown, and rarely green.
--Plantains, a banana-ish sort of fruit, useful for insect and snake bites.
Make of all that what you will. Keep in mind that my source for all of this was Wikipedia. I couldn't really find any connections or possible theories about R.A.B, except for the Cor Leonis/Corleone similarity.
My theory is that Regulus Black is a mob boss and I'm sticking to it. That, or he's full of radiation and causes a nuclear meltdown. Hey, this is the Quibbler after all.
fourteen days, some odd hours, minutes and seconds until OotP! TWENTY-FOUR DAYS, some odd hours, minutes and seconds until DH! i'm suddenly super excited. so excited that i made a new layout. the HBP one was, you know, okay for the last two years, but i guess we needed a change.
last week, i re-read HBP. Dumbledore kept saying throughout the whole thing "you have something Voldie doesn't: LOVE." and i kept getting this vision in my head of the last battle. i imagine that it will be at Hogwarts, with the last Horcrux between Harry and Voldie. Harry has his broomstick and hops on it. he flies towards Voldie, jumps off and hugs Voldie. Voldie melts.
remember that this community is The Quibbler. haha.
so how's it going? any new theories? are you excited? what are your midnight movie/book plans? have you seen the two new-ish Potter Puppet Pals? the angst one is my new favorite. so funny.
JULY 21, 2007.
^--our release date!
i. am. so. excited!
book seven title: what does it mean?
[title spoiler post]
It's on her website now! get yourself to her site or mugglenet.
so when i went to see Happy Feet, i saw the HP trailer.
i kind of freaked out a little bit, because i wasn't expecting it.
what did you think about it?
(i'm sad that this community is dead)
Dumbledore said that since Voldemort tried out for DADA teacher, they haven't been able to keep one for more than a year. He acknowledged that there IS a curse, and that the DADA teachers never stay on for more than a year.
So, why, if he knew this, would he allow Snape to become one?
Because he knew that Snape would be leaving at the end of the year. Something would cause Snape to leave... or to be driven out...
And what better than killing Dumbledore to do it?
I was just rereading a part of HBP and it came to me. What do you think?
Rofl waffle I just realized. You know that old theory that being a werewolf (and with werewolves being perishable by silver bullet through the heart?), Lupin'll DIE at the series thanks somehow to Peter's silver hand?
Weeeell what if that happens but it ends up being Bill, now?
Which'd make more sense, since he's not fully werewolf... it'd probably take less drastic means of silver to finish him off.
Hate to say it but, as much as I like Bill, I'd be relieved if it were only him, if it'd keep Remus around...