I've been getting lots of e-mails concerning my column about the moving
pictures... So here's to you guys who e-mailed me...
First, my friends have told me about how Collin told Harry that someone
told him he could develop his pictures in a special potion that would
make them move... That's a good point. I will admit that I hadn't thought
about that while writing the first column, so thanks to everyone who wrote
in telling me this!
But here's what's wondering me... I was reading Sorcerer's Stone over
the other day and it said "Harry had caught Ron prodding Dean's poster
of West Ham football team, trying to make the players move." Now...
If Ron thinks he could do this, make them move with his wand, then appearantly
there isn't just one way. Even if Ron didn't know what he was doing, don't
you think that there must be at least one other way to make pictures move
than by developing them in a special solution? I think there has to be.
Not everyone could probably afford that special potion. And, if moving
pictures are so regular in the wizarding world, why would someone need
to tell this to Collin? We know that he always has his camera, which means
he probably knows a little about film and sofourth. So why hadn't he known
ALSO... The potion might be the reason for pictures to move, but to make
them be able to TALK and INTERACT with people (especially after they're
dead, i.e. Sirius' mother's portrait and the ones in Dumbledor's office).
Yet, perhaps this could jsut be the portraits. I'd still like to know
though; how would someone make a picture move? Portrait or photo? Well,
we know one possible solution for the photograph.
AND, if Harry did find a way to make his pictures talk... Do you think
that making them talk have to be done in the process of developing the
picture (if so, there might be a way- take a picture of the picture of
Sirius... It might come out blurry, but it might just work)? Or, could
Harry put a spell or a hex on the current picture he has of Sirius. And
also, if Harry does find a way to talk to his pictures, will Sirius know
everything that he did when he died? Will he know he would be sent to
Azkaban for 12 years for being charged of the murder of his best friend?
Because, the picture was taken at Lily and James' wedding, before Sirius
even met Harry to be able to have a conversation.
If anyone has theories, send them in...
Also, getting off topic a bit, but... Other possible ways of seeing Sirius
again would be, maybe, to use a time turner... In this case he'd probably
have to beg Hermione to take lots of classes again (which Hermione probably
wouldn't do...), or be tricky and find a time turner somewhere else. Another
way still, to see Sirius though, is to go back to the department of mysteries
and look behind that veil. I have a slight feeling that Luny Luna Lovegood
could be right this time...
By Morgan Mielnick
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