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Sat, May. 28th, 2005, 02:54 pm
technicolornina: A New Riddle (Sorry if I'm being presumptuous, but I couldn't resist)

Okay, I feel a bit awkward because I LITERALLY just joined this thread, but just from reading old posts I want to see it resurrected, so I'm posting a riddle. It's not a rhymed riddle, but it makes great use of punning (that's your hint) and you'll have the best luck if you're up on your trivia from books 3-5. I don't think it's that great, but it's all I've got (I think it gets easier with each new stanza, so try solving from stanza one and if you need more hints progress through each one). Here goes:


Masks I wear many,
But not many see behind them.
Always rejected
Except by those dark as the one I despise.

I hate and I fear One of whom I will not speak
Yet I throw myself continually at his feet.
I am continual.
When all other hope is gone, I remain.

Those I defend I do not love,
And those I fight I cannot hate.
The one who hates me most
Is the one I will die to protect.

WHO AM I?

Sun, May. 29th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
quidditchmaster

Oh, and some of the lines make no sense. "Snape is continual"?!? ... waaaah?

Tue, May. 31st, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
technicolornina

This comes from OotP, but is a reference to all five (so far) books. No matter where Harry is . . . no matter what he is doing . . . Snape is sure to be there to get him in (or, occasionally, out of) trouble. This idea was borne out the most in Book Five when Snape conveniently waltzes into Umbridge's (*gags and makes obscene hand gesture at the toad*) office right when Harry thinks there is nobody left to help him - hence, Snape CONTINUES to be there no matter what.

I actually asked one of my friends about this line and she said it was bad usage on my part *blush*

Tue, May. 31st, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
quidditchmaster

Hehe. The usage is pretty frowns, yeah. You're a newbie, though, so we can't expect you to write perfectly parsed riddles =)

Stick with it! You'll be a great game master in no time.