Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapters 105-107

Two new short chap­ters! Since the next one is com­ing to­mor­row and we know it’ll be short, let’s use one thread for both.

This is a new thread to dis­cuss Eliezer Yud­kowsky’s Harry Pot­ter and the Meth­ods of Ra­tion­al­ity and any­thing re­lated to it. This thread is in­tended for dis­cussing chap­ter 105 (and chap­ter 106, once it comes out to­mor­row). EDIT: based on Alsa­dius’ com­ment about thread cre­ation for MOR chap­ters, let’s also use this thread for chap­ter 107 (and fu­ture chap­ters un­til this nears 500 com­ments) un­less some­one ob­jects to do­ing so. Given that this is the fi­nal arc we’re talk­ing about, thread ti­tles should be up­dated to in­di­cate chap­ters cov­ered.

There is a site ded­i­cated to the story at hp­mor.com, which is now the place to go to find the au­thors notes and all sorts of other good­ies. Ade­leneDawner has kept an archive of Author’s Notes. (This goes up to the notes for chap­ter 76, and is now not up­dat­ing. The au­thors notes from chap­ter 77 on­wards are on hp­mor.com.)

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.