Hermione posted that Amycus has been taking a creepy interest in her
and she's now, according to Dennis, absent without amulet
We also know from Hermione's post that Amycus (or someone/thing else) drew pictures of a sleeping Terry on the wall in reddish brown ink
. Hermione doesn't want to think too closely about what that ink might be; I'll go out on a limb and guess that it's blood. alt_player
tells us that "The pictures play into it because of the ink used,
" so if it's not blood it's something else of significance.
Assuming it's blood, whose blood is it? Pigeon blood?
Or is it Terry's? Amycus's most recent post tells us that Terry's "been really lethargic and pale lately
." It also tells us that the new clothes
come from Alecto, who recently had a dream in which she was on "her knees on a hill in a storm. hands covered with blood.
Amycus also made a reference yesterday to 731
which looks to be a reference to human experimentation
So, here I go with crackpot theory #1 (more to follow in comments, surely):
We know from alt_lucius
that research on the process of Magical Tranference
Even now, specialists in the Department of Mysteries are working to discover how it is that Muggles are able to steal magic from its rightful heirs and implant it into the capabilities of their issue. It is essential work, to discover the linkage between Mudbloods and Squibs, and to determine how that transfer is accomplished.
We also know, again from Lucius, that Professor (Alecto) Carrow teaches Muggle Studies
and is familiar with the history of torture
And we know, from all over the place, that Professor (Amycus) Carrow is the Transfiguration teacher. Transfiguration, we may recall from canon, involves the changing of one thing in to another thing. At its advanced levels, it can involve Animagery. One or both Carrows (probably Amycus) recently changed Terry in to a dog
Putting it all together, the crackpot theory for which you've presumably been waiting is that the Carrows are conducting their own research on Magical Transference, possibly in an unauthorized fashion, using Terry and (probably) now Hermione as subjects. One wonders if the creepy blood-pictures of Terry and his recent lethargy are the result of attempting to transfer magic out of a Muggleborn wizard. Oh dear.( Now with rampant music-related speculation! )