- Sep 24, 2013View SourceSorry I meant no disrespect, I had no idea that a specific story was being discussed , I thought it was a general question. In this case you are the author, and things in your story work the way they do, because you say so end of.Michelle AKA mick42-------Original Message-------From: Maria HillDate: 24/09/2013 4:16:52 PMSubject: Re: [yahoo: thepetulantpoetess] How much time was it?Okay, I admit, it's from fanfic stories I have been reading.and I'm writing one that used a Time-Turner, Consequences of Meddling With Time. Im the story she makes errant jumps back in time to Severus' sixth year. 3 jumps and has to stay with him for a duration as the Time-Turner cools down: the first she's with him a week, two weeks the second jump and a month during the last one. When she returns to her time, she has to stay hidden for a month to let it cool again before she can use it.So in total that's 2 months and 3 weeks. In my mind she's a responsible girl, and doesn't just use it without carefully considering where she is, and how to avoid anyone who might have already seen her. So, arbitrarily using it to repeat days is not likely. She might add a hour or two besides her lesson hours for revision, but that's all.But I've been asked in reviews about this 'aging' she's done in her third year in a review. How she's 'older' because of 'all the additional time' she'd gained using the Time-Turner. It's not the only time it's been asked.So I was curious what others people thought?Maria
From: yvonne phillips <md70@...>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [yahoo: thepetulantpoetess] How much time was it?I agree, the numbers just don't add up. Hermione was not even at school twelve months,She would have had to live each day two or three times over for that to happen.Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall it being mentioned in canon that using aTime turner will age one at all.Michelle AKA mick42-------Original Message-------From: Linda KobieDate: 09/24/13 14:26:49Subject: Re: [yahoo: thepetulantpoetess] How much time was it?I was never a big fan of Hermione being a whole year older just because of the Time-Turner. She is already the oldest out of our three main character's so it does not make sense to make her even older.LindaFrom: beaweasley2 <workingforweekends@...>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 7:35 PM
Subject: [yahoo: thepetulantpoetess] How much time was it?What is your opinion on the issue of Hermione's use of the Time-Turner in PoA?
I keep getting comments about how it 'aged' her. That by using the Time-Turner she was a year older, but I keep thinking and I totally disagree.
Hermione is not an irresponsible fourteen year old - she's fairly responsible. She knows she has to be careful or she will either run into herself while using it, or pass someone who may have just passed her elsewhere in the corridors. She certainly wouldn't use it to have more time in the library - she can't be in the library at the same time as herself.
and even if Muggle Studies, Arithmancy and Ancient Runes are on the same time slots - that's only using it for lesson times. Muggle Studies for example would only require about 3 hours backtracking per week: one regular hour and a Double lesson (although why that course needs a double lesson is beyond me so I figured 2 hours a week. Ancient Runes would have a double lesson and a regular hour lesson so it's 3. But adding up the lesson times I still only get nine days repeated.
There are approximately 38 weeks in a Hogwarts school year.
2 hours backtracking with the T-T a week for Muggle Studies
3 hours a week backtracking with the Time-Turner for Ancient Runes
is 5 hours. possibly add a hour for slipping through the corridors unspotted... repeating 6 hours a week with a Time-Turner is only 9.5 days!
6 x 38 = 228 right?
228 hours divided by 24 to get the number of days = 9.5 days!
So provided she need extra time to revise (a very dangerous thing to do because she can't be seen even by herself) using the Time-Turner for 1 hour a night 38 weeks = 266 days, right?
266 hours divided by 24 is only 9.4 days! if she did two hours a day for revision that's still only 18.8 days!
18.9 days for lessons and one hour of revision backtracking
28.3 days for lessons with two hours of additional hours with T-T
So, I figure she's only added maybe a month to her life?
Were do the other 11 months come in if she's aged a year because of the Time-Turner???