Friday, September 23, 2005

Hogwarts Confidential #2

This week, Nearly Magic tackles the question of Severus Snape's allegiance and goes off a bit in the process.

Apologies once again.


Blogger Chelsea said...

Loved the show at first, but I really disagree with your comments about Snape. Yes, he is a bastard, but I truly believe he is Dumbeldore's man, through and through.

Ah well, to each his own.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I agree that Snape is working for Dumbledore. Also, does anyone else notice that this podcast is way too quiet? I can barely hear most of the words.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Nearly Magic said...

Snape is Dumbledore's man? I'm sorry, but I find that awfully difficult to believe after the deliberate murder of the Headmaster and the kidnapping of a student.

How could anyone still think he's on Dumbledore's side after that?

Or perhaps no one really recalls Hogwarts following Dumbledore's death. Many of us focused their rage and frustration on Snape. Loyal or not, he still did the act. He took the Headmaster away from us.

Many of us blame him still.

Also, I do apologise for the sound quality of these things. I've little idea how they'll turn out when heard on Muggle technologies. I'll attempt to improve on the quality with each passing installment.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

How do you know that Snape was not acting on Dumbledore's orders? If Dumbledore was not aware of what was going to happen to him, he would not have frozen Harry, would he? Because he trusted Harry and if Dumbledore thought someone was going to kill him and it wasn't planned, Harry could have protected him. However, Dumbledore seemed to know exactly what was going to happen. In fact, it seems that Snape was reluctant to do it and Dumbledore begged him to at the end. Of course, no one but JKR knows who Snape is really in alliance with, but it seems to me that Dumbledore had planned the killing.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Nearly Magic said...

Has anyone actually witnessed exactly what transpired between Snape and Dumbledore? No. Unfortunately, the books are highly unreliable these matters. I'm not faulting the author as I'm sure she knows what she's doing and she's got Potter's full support, but some of the stuff she's leaving out is ridiculous.

She's got all of you in a state. I've seen how Muggles argue about this. It's amazing to me that Potter's biography got so much attention in the first place, and that the Ministry allows this sort of thing to occur. And yet, I'm being constantly hounded about the podcast. It think it's because Rowling puts in just enough fiction to skew the events to a certain point of view. Whereas I'm aiming for the blunt truth.

It's unfair, is what it is.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Laura said...


7:15 PM  
Blogger  said...

Your my favourite podcast, when can I expect the next installment?

11:18 AM  
Blogger Briahna said...

Your podcast is wonderful! But why isn't there more?

8:00 PM  
Blogger koldude said...

Your podcast is excellent; you provide an interesting insight into the future of the events described in J.K. Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However, there hasn't been a new one made for quite some time, and I would hate to think that you simply gave up on the podcast. Most of the people here, i am sure, would love to hear another installment of Hogwarts Confidential...keep up the good work, and I hope to see Hogwarts Confidential #3 posted soon...

7:32 PM  

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