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Nicole said:
I would imagine they don’t need to use a broomstick: they can apparate.  Riding a broomstick sounds fairly undignified, to be honest.
Yes! Yes this! But let's explore the scene wherein Albus and Harry are in the cave in search of the locket. They can't cross the water because of various extras from the Thriller video. For some reason the use of the boat is necessary but that lends the question of why no broomstic? Surely Mr. Dumblydoor would know how to traverse such a terrain.

And that's all without mentioning that, to your point, he and Harry didn't just disapparate across the way... Same argument. JK seems to pride herself on having thought out all these loopholes, so in that spirit one assumes that Volderepublican would have prevented such magic. Yet it isn't specified. So all bets are off.

Edit: Also, on behalf of Hocus Pocus wherein these ladies rode *literally* whatever was on hand in the closet, a broomstick is *always* in fashion.
 
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Merboy said:
Nicole said:
I would imagine they don’t need to use a broomstick: they can apparate.  Riding a broomstick sounds fairly undignified, to be honest.
Yes! Yes this! But let's explore the scene wherein Albus and Harry are in the cave in search of the locket. They can't cross the water because of various extras from the Thriller video. For some reason the use of the boat is necessary but that lends the question of why no broomstic? Surely Mr. Dumblydoor would know how to traverse such a terrain.

And that's all without mentioning that, to your point, he and Harry didn't just disapparate across the way... Same argument. JK seems to pride herself on having thought out all these loopholes, so in that spirit one assumes that Volderepublican would have prevented such magic. Yet it isn't specified. So all bets are off.

Edit: Also, on behalf of Hocus Pocus wherein these ladies rode *literally* whatever was on hand in the closet, a broomstick is *always* in fashion.
I would have to go back and check the book, but my recollection is that Voldemort set it up so a seeker would have to accomplish specific tasks in specific ways in order to get the horcrux. That is a fairly standard trope in fantasy quests, too. He made have enchanted the cave do that other magicks didn’t work, as well.
 
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UncleDuncan said:
This is all we need to know about Harry Potter.
Ooooo yes, you have stumbled upon the formula for sci-fi/fantasy writing. I.e. Old man fosters young man who is of "special birth" in order to fulfill his destiny of conquering a main villain, almost always preceded by lesser villains of graduating degrees of power. Once I learned this I was like "well, dang", and I could never watch HP nor LotR or Dune or anything ever again the same. Kind of took the flavor out of it. But then again, it does suggest that the human spirit exists and enjoys a good, stable, tried-and-true story about an everyman who makes good. Because really, we all have that potential and it's heartening to see it in action.

Thomas said:
Can one ride a broomstick sidesaddle?
I almost broke my wrist trying to google image Samantha on that broomstick but thank Endora UD beat me to it! Lol! As it happens, I'm watching the whole series right now. #IKnowYouDidntAskBut Elizabeth Montgomery was a huge LGBTQIA(batman symbol)#(eggplant emoji) advocate and insisted on hiring gay and lesbian actors, including the second Darrin. In fact, she led a parade or two for Pride.

Nicole said:
I would have to go back and check the book, but my recollection is that Voldemort set it up so a seeker would have to accomplish specific tasks in specific ways in order to get the horcrux.  That is a fairly standard trope in fantasy quests, too.  He made have enchanted the cave do that other magicks didn’t work, as well.
You sorceress! Yes, now that you say that it rings a bell. I do believe you're right. I think Voldetrump cast some sort of enchantment that negated a lot of the obviously-they-would-do-this spells. I would hate to say that JK used blanket spells to cover these sort of conundrums but honestly... [sub]maybe she did[/sub]. Nevertheless, the task was, as mentioned above, set for Harry to discover that his mentor was indeed human and that his greatest adversary was also human. And from humanity all good and evil spring. Which is debatably the most important message Rowling had to give us: be kind, do good, and most of all stand up to evil where ever it exists, otherwise it will triump.
 
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Well sure, if we’re being perfectly honest, yeah, I’d more than a little bit likely in the heat of the moment literally die to save a puppy. But go off I guess.
 
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