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Mmm, questions for Jo... [May. 16th, 2005|01:49 pm]
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I'm bewildered regarding the Prefect situation. Therefore:

What are the specifics of the Prefect system?
-Once chosen, does a student maintain his or her status from year to year?
-What influence does it have on the title of Head Boy and Girl? (That is, for example, why was Remus Prefect and James Head Boy?)
-Considering that, was Lily a Prefect?
-Why on earth was Draco made Prefect?

Please add on, because I'm positive I've completely forgotten most of what I want to ask.

Also: Why didn't Harry look for his mother in the Great Hall during the Pensieve scene in OotP? Is she not in the same year as MWPP and Snape?

[User Picture]From: masterofmystery
2005-05-16 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, that question about him not looking for Lily is interesting. Though, I think Remus later said in the book that they hooked up in seventh year, so I'm pretty sure they were the same age. I guess he was just so caught up with finding his dad and his friends that he forgot? Sounds like something Harry would do, especially since he seems to be more fond of his father than mother, but just because everyone tells him how he should be proud to be James' son and so forth.
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[User Picture]From: good_conduct
2005-05-16 08:19 pm (UTC)
I agree about that... I tend to think she was in the same year, and that it was just by accident that Harry came upon James in the Great Hall, and was so caught up in the pleasure(able squirm) of seeing Remus and Sirius, the surprising indifference at seeing Peter, and the shock at seeing his dad who was almost a mirror image that he forgot. Or perhaps she was already done with her exam and already by the lake. Who knows?
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[User Picture]From: good_conduct
2005-05-16 08:21 pm (UTC)
Correction: JKR knows. Haha. Wasn't thinking.
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[User Picture]From: masterofmystery
2005-05-16 09:13 pm (UTC)
Maybe she was on the other side of the room and he just wasn't looking for her, or that she was sitting in front of James...? Though, I would imagine that he would be staring at her or something while scribbling her initials on his scrap paper, no?
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[User Picture]From: good_conduct
2005-05-17 03:32 am (UTC)
Or we could be reading far too much into it, and JKR merely wanted to introduce Lily later in the scene. Hmm...

Then again, I like overanalysis.
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