that's just a totally awesome way to make me connect HP and this series. hehehe
the "dept of being awakened" - I love it!
I don't think Scatty is dead either. I think that there are plenty of hints in the end of Magician (and there were things in the first book too) which lead me to believe she will be around for a larger portion of the series. I will back it up with evidence later.
Final note, for the "I hate Scatty" comment - well, that just makes me sad.
Because I think that she is probably one of the more trust-worthy characters. And, well, I just like her. So, I would like to hear more, like hitmanjls said, as why she isn't liked.