#AtoZChallenge Day 14: N

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“N is for Neville, who died of ennui.”  You know, I’ve never known anyone to actually die of this, no matter how many times someone said they were going to.  I’m not even sure that it’s actually possible to do so, although I’m sure anyone who’s ever sat through Professor Binns’ History of Magic class would heartily disagree.  I believe the rumor about him at school is that he bored himself to death, although I’m pretty sure he just died of old age…which in the Wizarding world means he was probably 300-and-something at the time.  Hey, Dumbledore was about 156 or 157 when he died, and as a student at Hogwarts he regularly wrote to Bathilda Bagshot, who had already written A History of Magic, which means when Voldemort killed her, she was well over 200 herself, and probably closer to 300, if not even older than that.  And let’s not forget the Flamels, although they had the help of a Philosopher’s Stone; they were both over 600 when they decided to quit using the Elixir of Life and let nature take its course.

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4 Responses to #AtoZChallenge Day 14: N

  1. The most creative causes of death I’ve ever encountered are on the TV show “Dead Like Me,” in which the main character is a reaper in the accidental deaths division. Anything that could go wrong does. For example, a water delivery guy slips and has an entire 30 gallon container fall into his mouth and drown him.

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    • I remember that show, I didn’t get to see it very often though. It was like they were trying to see how many different ways the could kill someone before the audience decided suspension of disbelief just wasn’t working for them anymore and moved on to something else…wait a minute, maybe that’s what happened. 😛 It was a really good show, though.

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  2. saracsnider says:

    Well, in the childhood years, ennui/boredom *feels* like it will kill you! 😉

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