It could just be that Eliezer didn't think of it.

If not (WMG-Mode engage!), then perhaps he spoke to her the first time he went to the library and was for some reason memory-charmed, possibly because he deduced some sort of secret of hers.

There's a simpler explanation that I hadn't thought of before: Dealing with adults isn't a course of action that occurs to Harry. (Remember the "why didn't I think of that" when he thought of telling McGonagall about the Sorting Hat charm?)

In other words, it's very in-character for Harry. Yay to Eliezer for consistent character development.

Now, the real WMG: Voldemort was this way as well. (Notice that in the King's Cross discussion, it's Harry saying "I prefer to deal with the part of House Malfoy that's my age" that really freaks Lucius out.)

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 9

by Oscar_Cunningham 1 min read9th Sep 2011725 comments


(The HPMOR discussion thread after this one is here.)

The previous thread is over the 500-comment threshold, so let's start a new Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread.  This is the place to discuss Eliezer Yudkowsky's Harry Potter fanfic and anything related to it. The latest chapter as of 09/09/2011 is Ch. 77.

The first 5 discussion threads are on the main page under the harry_potter tag.  Threads 6 and on (including this one) are in the discussion section using its separate tag system.  Also: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.  The author page is the central location for information about updates and links to HPMOR-related goodies, and AdeleneDawner has kept an archive of Author's Notes.

As a reminder, it's often useful to start your comment by indicating which chapter you are commenting on.

Spoiler Warning:  this thread is full of spoilers.  With few exceptions, spoilers for MOR and canon are fair game to post, without warning or rot13.  More specifically:

You do not need to rot13 anything about HP:MoR or the original Harry Potter series unless you are posting insider information from Eliezer Yudkowsky which is not supposed to be publicly available (which includes public statements by Eliezer that have been retracted).

If there is evidence for X in MOR and/or canon then it's fine to post about X without rot13, even if you also have heard privately from Eliezer that X is true. But you should not post that "Eliezer said X is true" unless you use rot13.