Moonstruck (silverjedi) wrote in hms_redmoon,

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It's almost that time!!

With England getting HBP earlier than the US, hms_redmoon has had it's settings changed. Comments are now screened and membership is now moderated. Like other HP communities, we are doing this to prevent people from posting spoilers in the comments (since only select members can post entries). The select members who can post entries do not have their posts moderated (as they are mods themselves and that's kind of pointless).

We hope you all enjoy the new book. :) Hopefully, Ron will be eying a certain blond. XD

We'll be back to normal as soon as we can. Bye! ^_^

Edit: I would also like to remind those members who can post entries that to not post spoilers. I would hope that you guys know that already, but it's bare reminding. :p

Edit 2 (Yes, I like doing this!): Since we focus on HP news as well, the question on JK's site was answered.

So how DO the members of the Order of the Phoenix communicate with each other?

I was surprised that this particular question won the poll, because the answer (as I've already said) can be found in an already-published book (Goblet of Fire), whereas the other two questions related to book six. But perhaps I was influenced by the fact that I knew the other two questions had interesting answers – and, of course, you will shortly know the answers to those questions anyway!

Members of the Order use their Patronuses to communicate with each other. They are the only wizards who know how to use their spirit guardians in this way and they have been taught to do so by Dumbledore (he invented this method of communication). The Patronus is an immensely efficient messenger for several reasons: it is an anti-Dark Arts device, which makes it highly resilient to interference from Dark wizards; it is not hindered by physical barriers; each Patronus is unique and distinctive, so that there is never any doubt which Order member has sent it; nobody else can conjure another person's Patronus, so there is no danger of false messages being passed between Order members; nothing conspicuous needs to be carried by the Order member to create a Patronus.

And as many of you have deduced, Dumbledore's Patronus is indeed a phoenix.

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I think all of you will join me in hoping that the other interesting answer in question (the one that asked if Ron would get a girlfriend) concerns a certain blond we all know and love. XD
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