Mind=blown. . J. k, Rowling' s Hidden Easter Egg" The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What would I get ifl added powdered root of asphodel to an infusi
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Mind=blown

J. k, Rowling' s
Hidden Easter Egg"
The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What
would I get ifl added powdered root of
asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"
According to Victorian Flower Language,
asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'My regrets
follow you to the grave' and wormwood means
absence’ and also typically symbolized bitter
sorrow, if you combined that, it meant 'l bitterly
regret Lily' s death/
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#27 - usmcxvizionz (11/20/2012) [-]
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#63 to #27 - awesomenessdefined (11/21/2012) [-]
People don't realize that what the Author meant doesn't mean anything at all. The Author doesn't matter. It's how you interpret it that matters.
User avatar #65 to #63 - awesomenessdefined (11/21/2012) [-]
http://www.yout You need to login to view this link /watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MSYw502dJNY#t=156s
User avatar #28 - dustyjones (11/20/2012) [-]
The Curtains Were Blue- What your teacher thinks, "they were blue, symbolizing his manic depression." What the author meant, "they were ******* blue."
User avatar #41 to #28 - jlyoung (11/20/2012) [-]
Sometimes the cigar was a ******* cigar.Or a phallic symbol, but usually a cigar.
User avatar #30 to #28 - fuzzyballs (11/20/2012) [-]
you know, it's not always that simple
on the other hand, if you start looking for things, you'll eventually find them (like people looking for ghosts or signs from god or some dumb **** )
User avatar #50 to #28 - madjackwack (11/20/2012) [-]
i wrote that sentence on the front of my english textbook when i was 16. my teacher wasn't happy.
#12 - mattdoggy (11/20/2012) [-]
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#54 - stallwallwriter (11/21/2012) [-]
I dunno. This sounds crazy, but then I feel like victorian flower imagery is the sort of thing Rowling would know about. I just figured wormwood made for good imagery when it came to Snape being a bitter man in general.
I dunno. This sounds crazy, but then I feel like victorian flower imagery is the sort of thing Rowling would know about. I just figured wormwood made for good imagery when it came to Snape being a bitter man in general.
User avatar #55 to #54 - jaborwockey (11/21/2012) [-]
thumbed for Frank-N-Furter
#40 - anotherone (11/20/2012) [-]
a bit far fetched don't you think?
a bit far fetched don't you think?
#16 - sideffect (11/20/2012) [-]
Oh god here comes my snape dump.
Oh god here comes my snape dump.
#21 to #16 - sideffect (11/20/2012) [-]
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#19 to #16 - sideffect (11/20/2012) [-]
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User avatar #34 to #19 - drfreeman (11/20/2012) [-]
this effected my sides

Get it?
#29 to #16 - naziyahtzee (11/20/2012) [-]
You don't have this one?
You don't have this one?
#48 to #29 - sideffect (11/20/2012) [-]
I've never seen that before! I saved it for later use, here's this one though:)
I've never seen that before! I saved it for later use, here's this one though:)
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#76 - fearlessdeeds (11/21/2012) [-]
My apologies... I did not mean to open the doors to the Funnyjunk feels department.
#61 - Flfootball (11/21/2012) [-]
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#38 - bitchplzzz (11/20/2012) [-]
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User avatar #49 to #38 - habibizee (11/20/2012) [-]
Professor McGonagall?
#74 - rainfire (11/21/2012) [-]
I used to think Snape was an asshole then I saw the part in the 7th where it shows his true doings and feelings and I cried
#75 to #74 - inuar (11/21/2012) [-]
we all did.......we all did
we all did.......we all did
#78 to #74 - duskmane (11/21/2012) [-]
Serves you right.   
   
Never... and I mean NEVER   
Question.   
ALAN. 			*******		. RICKMAN.
Serves you right.

Never... and I mean NEVER
Question.
ALAN. ******* . RICKMAN.
User avatar #82 to #78 - rainfire (11/21/2012) [-]
I liked him, but I didn't like the character Snape until the 7th book/movie. Alan Rickman's a n Awesome actor.
#85 to #82 - anon (11/21/2012) [-]
I liked him even when I thought he was an evil asshole... his dry, snide humor brought me joy.
#52 - dragginbref ONLINE (11/21/2012) [-]
Well. that was my feel for the day.
Well. that was my feel for the day.
#31 - anon (11/20/2012) [-]
also asphodel is the locations in the greek underworld where indifferent and ordinary souls are sent. Wormwood is a greek angel. so it could also be an angel being sent to an indifferent underworld
User avatar #26 - landartheconqueror (11/20/2012) [-]
i... i didn't follow that....
#69 - darthblam (11/21/2012) [-]
I want some actual ******* proof that these words mean these phrases.. because I honestly find it hard to believe she had Snape's backstory with Lily thought of in the very first but, when it is only revealed in the very last one.

I mean.. of course an author will think ahead with the next book or two... but the very LAST from the very first?
Did we even know both of Harry's parents' names in the first book?
User avatar #70 to #69 - darthblam (11/21/2012) [-]
in the very first book*

... how the **** did I type but instead of book?
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User avatar #77 to #69 - vegetatheprince (11/21/2012) [-]
I think its possible she had major plot twists/elements in mind from the get go.
User avatar #81 to #69 - ThePhotoBomber (11/21/2012) [-]
According to JK Rowling, she wrote the overall ending of the series before anything else, and worked from there.
#84 to #81 - darthblam (11/21/2012) [-]
I suppose that explains a bit.
User avatar #53 - hotgog (11/21/2012) [-]
Oh, in the 6th book when that Slughorn guy is asking ppl which potions are which in the beginning there's veritaserum (truth potion), love potion, luck potion, and polyjuice.
Throughout the 6th book, all the potions are used except Veritaserum (too lazy to check spelling) which symbolizes an absence of truth, while the other 3 elements are present. Coincidence? Maybe

Tl;dr - Slughorns a fatass
User avatar #51 - madjackwack (11/20/2012) [-]
yeah, i think you're over thinking this, OP.
User avatar #15 - Narwhalsareawesome (11/20/2012) [-]
Maybe she just made up a random question and it happened to make another phrase if you search through enough languages? Do people really sit and look through books and films to try and find these things?
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User avatar #43 to #35 - xxxdemongirl (11/20/2012) [-]
explain how everything fits together so nicely then. You have 30 minutes. Start... NOW!
#59 to #35 - anon (11/21/2012) [-]
good writers usually have the whole story mapped out, the gist of it anyway
User avatar #64 to #35 - monkee (11/21/2012) [-]
That is how writers work. Good ones anyway. They plan every detail and (if they're geniuses) work to include clever references that can either give clues to future plots or to something they want to include in the book that isn't relevent to the plot. You think a masterpeice is just putting pen to paper and letting whatever comes to mind flow?
User avatar #37 to #35 - swordguyoxd (11/20/2012) [-]
yes, thats exaclty what it's like.
User avatar #42 to #35 - flamingpinkbunnies (11/20/2012) [-]
Actually, she did.
User avatar #79 - ismet (11/21/2012) [-]
Mind = Still intact.
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