McGonagall Doesn't Expel Brilliant Seekers
Originally Posted by hestiajones
I think it would be a safe choice either way. The basilisk only went for Muggleborns, so you could argue she was one. You could also argue that was half-blood because Hermione might really have known this (I always got the feeling everyone knew who was a Muggleborn?), and Penelope was only attacked because she was walking out of the library with Hermione, and they both looked at the basilisk at the same time.
I think you could argue either point.
Scarlet Steam Engine
To equinox chick and hestiajones,
Up until about thirty seconds ago, I always thought Penelope Clearwater was half blood, and was attacked because she was with Hermione-a muggle born. But then I read the post that mentioned-'four mudbloods and the cat', which Tom riddle definitely did say, in the chamber of secrets-I don't have the book with me now, but I remember him saying something like 'Ginny weasley set the basilisk on the four mudbloods and the squibs cat, and unless I'm wrong (which I very well might be, I'm saying all this by memory) the four 'mudbloods' were Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchey, then Hermione and Penelope together. That makes four, so the only answer I can find is yes, Penelope Clearwater is a muggleborn.
Arguing With The Sorting Hat
Yes, maybe. I've read a great fanfic once (A Little More Time by Pallas) in which she worked for the Departmeny of Mysteries. I've always pictured her al having hazel eyes and reddish-brown, slightly frizzy, loosely wavy hair and a competative, slightly bossy yet outgoing personallity. She pays attention to Quidditch, yet doesn't play, leaving me to think that she is determined to succeed in school, so maybe she wants to proove herself to the rest of Hogwarts, showing that, perhaps, she is Muggleborn.
Originally Posted by OliveOil_Med