Potter Parents. Hit me like a bombshell. Why can some pictures talk and others can't?.. the painting interact, the photos just move
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Hit me like a bombshell.

Why can some pictures talk and others can't?

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#1 - kristophskie (04/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
the painting interact, the photos just move
#7 - sodapops (04/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Why can youtube videos talk when .gifs can't?
#14 - tonytails (04/29/2013) [+] (4 replies)
PAINTINGS separately enchanted to be able to interact with people around their painting.   
the photographs could only be enchanted to be able to move in the picture. because its an actual person in the photograph, they cant interact, otherwise, the person in the picture would be able to speak to him/herself. wizarding paradox, much?
PAINTINGS separately enchanted to be able to interact with people around their painting.
the photographs could only be enchanted to be able to move in the picture. because its an actual person in the photograph, they cant interact, otherwise, the person in the picture would be able to speak to him/herself. wizarding paradox, much?
User avatar #2 - wittypotato (04/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
What if Harry's parents are just dicks?
#35 - wraymanr (04/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
They could if they wanted, they just choose to ignore him
User avatar #30 - lorddarkskull ONLINE (04/29/2013) [-]
a portrait is magic that captures their personality, a picture is pretty much a printed gif
User avatar #31 - dederplaol (04/29/2013) [-]
a photograph is like a small video of what happened, it captures the emotion and it plays like a .gif
I guess the portrait's are a clone of you able to move between other portraits
#28 - mussyo (04/29/2013) [-]
Cos Voldemort and ****
User avatar #25 - lyuun (04/29/2013) [-]
i think the difference might be that that's a picture, and while they do move, they aren't interactive. the interactive ones, or so i believe, are "portraits", that is, not just taken with a camera or whatever. just a theory, of course.
User avatar #12 - thismightbesparta (04/29/2013) [-]
Probably because his parents are in a photograph if you recall the photos in the daily prophet could not interact with the reader but they still moved about
#3 - anonymous (04/29/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Just like in the muggle world, photos are cheap paintings, they were made to replace and accelerate the process behind the painting. Easier, but it didn't have the same significance.

Rowling said that to get a wizarding painting to interact, you have to put more effort in it's making, you have to make it talk and act like the person it represents. All of us know photos are made to record the moment, not to make a personal memento of a person. I think you can apply the same logic to wizarding photos.
#19 to #8 - vaginismus (04/29/2013) [-]
I can see your point, but Rowling was actually ******* good at waving the story together. I think seeing the thestrals means you have to remember seeing death. He was 1 year old, he thought his whole life that his parents were killed in a car crash, he couldn't possibly remember his mother's death.
#42 - saurumonthegreat (04/29/2013) [-]
Only the paintings can talk, regular pictures just move.
Its simple, think back.. Out of all of the talking ones, they are all in hogwarts, or likewise with Phineas Nigellus, other paintings outside of hogwarts.

But absolutely zero pictures talk.. just move around or do the same thing each and every day.

:)
User avatar #27 - generaljosh (04/29/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Because of the billion other plot holes found in the Potter universe?
User avatar #58 to #57 - generaljosh (04/30/2013) [-]
I'm not pissed about it. It's one of my favorite series of all time. I'm just pointing out that it's not the best thing to look for plot holes in, because the Potter universe just does not follow conventional logic, nor does it take anything to it's logical extremes.

Not saying that's a bad thing, it's just a thing.
User avatar #9 - caelinnis (04/29/2013) [-]
one's a paiting, one's a photo, it's different. My guess is magic paint.
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#45 - mahneke (04/29/2013) [-]
MFW desc.
User avatar #38 - feistyoneyouare (04/29/2013) [-]
The pictures in Hogwarts are enchanted paintings, the photograph of Harry's parents is just a magic photograph, on magic paper, like a .gif but on paper
User avatar #29 - traveltech (04/29/2013) [-]
I think there's some fundamental difference between the portraits and photographs. Where portraits tend to act like individuals, photographs always seem less sentient and just sort of acted out the moment again and again
#17 - heafi (04/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Didn't that painting of Dumbledore fall asleep and never wake up after he died? So there seem to be some problems with speaking with the dead...
User avatar #15 - tricky (04/29/2013) [-]
The people in the paintings are ghosts
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