1.13 Nicolas Flamel

The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) recap chapter thirteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Be aware that the show may contain spoilers for events which take place later in the series.

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Dave Taylor

Doing a chapter by chapter review you are going to have ones that are more filler episodes like this one.

1- I too was a bit confused how easily Snape replaced Hooch for the game. Seems really odd that she would just let him take over. As you discuss, I also assumed that they the students had a few more flying lessons we don’t hear about.

2- I also wonder how much Dumbledore knew during all of this and if Snape was communicating with him. Of course, the book is written in a way that we are supposed to believe that Snape is the bad guy so we can’t be given too much info.

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Kirsten

Ok I want to share my two cents on Ilvermorny! (sorry for the incoming novel)

I am a proud Slytherin who was also sorted as a Thunderbird… I think it comes down to cultural differences in North America vs. Europe – There is a very negative perception of Slytherin that they will do anything that they will do anything to get what they want, that they don’t care about others. I think it’s more pragmatism – it’s not that I don’t care about people, but I will try to get ahead and am willing to make sacrifices to be more practical moving forward. This is painted as basically evil at Hogwarts. However, if you look at North American culture, it is a lot more valued to seek professional success rather than relationships etc… that’s why I think that Thunderbird as a Slytherin equivalent makes sense, it looks at those values as more positive.

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alice.asleson

That’s a really interesting point about the way those characteristics are valued in different cultures. I myself am a Ravenclaw with Slytherin tendencies, so the fact that I’m in Thunderbird does make sense!

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