Mental Sampler 3
A heads up that there is a Harry Potter spoiler in the last section of this post. So scroll down slowly so you can stop reading when I tell you to stop reading if you haven’t read books 6 and 7. Got it?
Does anyone else remember ice milk? We used to always get ice milk when we were little, and it took me until 2015 to realize that it’s no longer on the market. Apparently, it hasn’t been around since 1994. I’m a little slow to catch on.
I used to love ice milk. It was ice cream, but made with milk instead of cream.
Not to be completely stuck back in the 80s today, but do you remember Roxette’s “She’s Got the Look”? That just came on the radio.
I don’t understand those lyrics, but I wanted to have “the look.” I was never sure what the look was, but whatever it was, I wanted someone to croon that I was “tasty like a raindrop.”
I’ll finish this off with one of the Wolvog’s Harry Potter questions that I couldn’t answer. It contains a spoiler for book 6 and 7, so STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THOSE BOOKS.
I warned you.
In book 7 we learn that Regulus Black drank the potion in the cave, had Kreacher switch the real horcrux with the fake horcrux, and then committed suicide by walking into the water and getting pulled down by the Inferi.
So who filled up the basin with potion between the time that Regulus drank the potion (about 16 years before book 6) and the time that Dumbledore drank the potion? Voldemort never knew that his horcrux had been stolen, so he certainly didn’t return to pour in a little more potion. And no one else knew about the cave or the horcruxes, so they certainly didn’t come by with some magical potion.
So… how did the new potion get in the basin, full to the brim, especially when we see that the basin is empty (as in, it’s not a regenerating potion) when Dumbledore drinks it?
Anyone have an explanation?
Side note: just your weekly reminder that tomorrow is Microblog Monday. Get busy writing something tiny.