I am the first Dummy to start.
Ok, this is a crucial process that we have discussed in various forums, relating somehow to all the book 7 possibilities. The horcrux creation theory can help find the horcruxes itself.
We have a lot of fellow members discussing different objects or living as horcruxes.
How many of you believe that Horcrux creation can be done only at the time of murder?
How many of you believe that Horcrux creation can be done anytime after the murder?
I believe that it has to be done at the time of murder.
Because I believe that Horcrux creation relates more to that feeling, instead of just a spell. That feeling of horrible act of murder rips soul. That soul must be sealed in a vessel right away to avoid loss of that feel. To me, it is not logical to think that, when you kill someone, and then go about your business, and then one day all of a sudden seal a horcrux with that murder you commited some time back. Because if that is the case, then Voldemort can create a horcrux even if he is almost dying at Harry's hands anytime in future when they fight.
Please post your agreements, or disagreements.
And while we are at it, why not discuss the order of spells.
How many of you believe that Horcrux creation spell comes after act of murder?
How many of you believe that Horcrux creation spell comes before act of murder?
This crucial process can also answer a lot about that fateful night when baby Harry survived and Voldemort got blasted.
I do not agree that the horcrux has to be made immediately following the murder. When Voldemort asked Slughorn about horcruxes he was already wearing the ring taken from Morphin after he was framed for the Riddle murders. If he was asking about horcruxes then the chances were he had not yet created one, yet he had already committed the murders. Also Dumbledor said that a while after, Voldemort stopped wearing the ring and he believed that this was when he made it into the horcrux and no longer wanted to wear it. This suggests that a horcrux could be made some time after the murders, not necessarily imediately after.