Thursday, April 06, 2006

Harry Potter Speculation

The last Harry Potter book is in the works, and there is a lot of speculation about what will happen in it. Most of it, in my opinion, is REALLY reaching. You get theories strung together out of the most feeble connections. My attempt at a feeble theory goes like this: The word "ube" is part of the inscription on the Mirror of Erised; ube is a kind of purple yam; purple is the color of royalty; Snape is the Half-Blood Prince; Snape is a potions master; a potion weakened Dumbledore; Dumbledore knew about the Mirror of Erised; therefore Dumbledore is a horcrux. QED!!!!

OK, folks, we can all be reasonably certain that Slytherin's locket was the one the kids found in Number 12 Grimmauld Place back in Order of the Phoenix. And Mundungus probably has at least one horcrux in his possession (if he hasn't sold it yet). As for the rest, it's kinda pointless to speculate. Only Rowling knows for sure, and she's not telling. If we spend the next two years getting devoted to our pet theories, it's only going to spoil the book for us when we discover we were wrong. (Harry/Hermione "shippers," you know what I mean!)

Let's just enjoy and appreciate Rowling's work to date.