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PostSubject: Squibs   Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:31 am

Alright, this comes from a discussion I was having with my other HP buddy (who for some reason won't join us. Rolling Eyes ) earlier.

Say a Squib is born to a wizarding family. Said Squib marries a muggle. They have a witch/wizard child. Would that child be considered a Halfblood, since the Squib was from a wizarding family, or a (I hate this word) Mudblood, because the Squib posesses no magical abilities? Then there's the problem of the prejudice against Squibs from some wizards, so would the child be called a Mudblood because of that? What do you guys think?
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PostSubject: Squibs   Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:41 am

Well I joined, please be happy now.

Anyways, as I was saying in our convo, they must be Halfbloods. They cant be Mudbloods b/c one is still of magical decent, which the definition of Mudblood clearly states it's the bloodline. There must be a separate category for Squib/Muggle children, we just don't know it.

What I would like to know is who is looked down on more? A child with two non magical parents, or a child with a non magical parent and another parent who simply can't seem to do magic?
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PostSubject: Re: Squibs   Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:59 am

YAY. Very Happy

And you make a point, but I'm talking more about how they're perceived. Yunno? Cause there's a huge prejudice against Squibs, just as much of one as Mudbloods. So, like you also said, they might be called Mudbloods just because of that. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Squibs   Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:50 pm

I agree with the_8th_weasley. They'd be halfblood, even if both of the parents didn't have magical powers. As long as they had wizarding ancestors, they have to be.

I don't think the prejudice really matters here, as far as their actual blood status goes. In that context (most contexts, actually), it's just an insult- it doesn't change their actual blood status. I see it the way I'd see someone calling someone else a bastard- in a technical sense, it means they were born out of wedlock, but you can still be called a bastard even if you aren't technically one. And, if someone calls you that, it doesn't automatically make you one. Understand what I mean?

(Again, if you didn't read my other post, sorry if I'm not making a whole lot of sense. I got about 2 hours of sleep last night and I'm really tired. Sleep )
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PostSubject: Re: Squibs   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:11 pm

I totally get what you're saying, no worries. :]

This was more the result of me being sleep deprived than anything, so I know how you feel.
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PostSubject: Re: Squibs   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:14 pm

Okay, awesome, thanks! I've kind of been walking around all afternoon being like,

"Hey, mom? It's finished but I didn't get to do the *mumble mumble mumble*.... Oh, nevermind, I didn't... well, I did, but it's not, and I... Weasley? *sigh* Goodbye."
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PostSubject: Re: Squibs   Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:33 pm

Erm. Not to revive a concluded arguement, but I think they're Muggle-borns because the only people who are really concerned with blood status pretty much think that Squibs are "as bad" as Muggles.

Also, JKR said that most Muggle-borns have at least one wizarding relative: magic is a weird gene, and sometimes pops up unexpectedly. Therefore, using that arguement, you could argue that all wizards/witches are half-bloods (or at least have some wizarding blood) and therefore there's no such thing as a truly muggle-born witch or wizard.

Sorry for rambling, or if this doesn't make sense, but that's my view on the subject. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Squibs   Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:00 pm

That is an excellent question. And seems like a very complicated one.

While Muggle-borns are considered to be "as bad as Muggles" in Wizarding geneology (a Muggle-born crossed with a Half-blood's child would still be considered Half-blood despite two magical parents), I would imagine the same case to be with Squibs. Although I don't think a Squib/Muggle child would be considered Muggle-born. Personally I think they would be something between a Muggle-born and a Half-blood. Good question though, we should consult J.K. Rowling on that.
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PostSubject: squibs    Mon May 16, 2011 3:57 am

hey never been to this group before but if you were to call someone a squib would it be more affesive then calling them a mudblood, just thinking what would happen to be a worse insult not that i want to insult anyone just wondering??
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