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December 7th, 2005
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Date:December 7th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
So did the death of his mother never sink in?

I'm coming to the conclusion it really was a mistake that she's tried to patch after the event.

Sigh, I really hate people who pick books to pieces and try and make scientific holes in the fabric of story. But I get annoyed at badly woven story too :-)
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Date:December 7th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
the reason he never saw them before is because he technically didnt see his mom die. thats the story. the flash was too much for him to see past and comprehend.
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Date:December 8th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
He didn't really see it, so it doesn't count.

I don't think it was a mistake so much as "Argh, this doesn't really work, but I can't do it another way without messing up the plot so I'd better come up with reasons to explain it." And there are holes right and left in the HP world; I love the books, but they're not greatly written. C'est la vie.
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