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ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #400 on: 07-02-2005 01:35 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 By "they" you mean "she," right?

I'm pretty sure no changes were made without her permission.

Sure she is the one peddling word descriptions into your brain, but it takes a little something more to visualize them as a picture. Surely something in the movies didn't quite turn out the way you envisioned it from what you read? And there were indeed some changes made beyond misinterpretation; somethings that I admit are geniunely uneeded in the movies are omitted.
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« Reply #401 on: 07-02-2005 08:27 »

Obviously the movie isn't going to be exactly the same as you visualized it while reading. Everyone visualizes it differently what's the big deal?
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« Reply #402 on: 07-02-2005 08:58 »

You're going to get that with ANY book-turned-movie.  What you're getting is the director's vision of the book, which, surprisingly enough, will not be the same and everybody/anybody else's.  Like Venus says, what's the big deal?
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« Reply #403 on: 07-16-2005 21:16 »
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I got mine for 40% off today ... WITHOUT PREORDERING.

THank goodness for superstores.

I will now avoid this thread like the plague until I finish reading.
mcl6525

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« Reply #404 on: 07-16-2005 22:57 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2005 00:00 »

O kay you took it off, im still pissed though
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« Reply #405 on: 07-16-2005 23:13 »

For a toned down version of what mcl said...

If you are reading this post, you've probally clicked on the link for this thread and saw the picture GTP posted. If you do NOT want a spoiler, put a piece of paper over his post, cover your eyes, or never return to this page of this thread until you either finish the book or that picture goes away.
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« Reply #406 on: 07-16-2005 23:39 »

Review.  Well, not really, just random thoughts about it, and giving enough hints about the B-plots to make people curious.

And come on, you all saw at least the second half of that spoiler sentence coming anyway.

Ah, [Traitor deleted for security reasons] has really fucked himself this time...he ought to have chosen death.

See?  No spoilers, just enough to drive people nuts.
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« Reply #407 on: 07-16-2005 23:54 »

It's really hard to moderate a thread about a book I'm in the middle of reading. So I deleted the image that GPT posted and I'd like to just tell you guys that if you post any spoilers without tags I am going to ban you. So don't be an asshole.

Spoilers go in tags, even though I'm already convinced that the spoiler in question will be "fixed" in the final book (and don't exactly care who the half blood prince is).
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« Reply #408 on: 07-17-2005 02:17 »

OH NOES!!!
M0le

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« Reply #409 on: 07-17-2005 02:34 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2005 02:34 by VelourFog »

I said no spoilers. Get mArc to unban you.
-VF
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« Reply #410 on: 07-17-2005 03:46 »
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Read the last paragraph of the article (in smaller text) before you hold any candlelight viduals
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« Reply #411 on: 07-17-2005 09:41 »

That guy needs to get a life *no pun intended* whoeveer kills themself for a spoiler, spends too much time on harry potter.
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« Reply #412 on: 07-17-2005 18:13 »

/\ /\ /\

<sigh>


Anyway, read it. Am I the only one who's totally unconvinced that is a traitor? If for no other reason than

And it doesn't end so much as it does stop... but then, you should expect such a thing from a series it begins to draw to a close.
mcl6525

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« Reply #413 on: 07-17-2005 19:12 »

What do meen by <sigh>??
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« Reply #414 on: 07-17-2005 20:56 »
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Started the book at 11:00 yesterday on a car ride up to our cottage.  Thanks to the caootage having nothing much else I'd rater do, I was able to finish the book by 3:30 this afternoon (the fastest I've read a Potter book since book 3).  Overall, it's not bad, I'm glad to see Harry no longer saying everything in caps, but it's not the best in the series.  Anyway...


I'm going to need a few days to digest the ending before I can critique it properly.

Editied to fix the spoiler tags.
chay´s head

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« Reply #415 on: 07-17-2005 22:19 »

M0leyyyy!!!

far out, i need to stay away from this thread, i can't not highlight a spoiler tag. I restrained from these ones. I'm going to get the book today..i hope.
mcl6525

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« Reply #416 on: 07-17-2005 22:36 »

I cant help my self from reading the highlighted stuff, and im not that far into the book.

YAY my hundreth post i wonder how many it takes to not be a noob.
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« Reply #417 on: 07-17-2005 23:01 »

 
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Originally posted by chay's head:
M0leyyyy!!!

far out, i need to stay away from this thread, i can't not highlight a spoiler tag. I restrained from these ones. I'm going to get the book today..i hope.

I should have too. But dammit I was pulled into highlighting Boingo's spoiler. Damn me!
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« Reply #418 on: 07-18-2005 09:26 »

Oh man, Slacky, I agree with you. I didn't want to believe, I just refuse. I will ignore it. LALALALA. No, but seriously...

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« Reply #419 on: 07-18-2005 09:55 »

Note to self: Read the book.
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« Reply #420 on: 07-18-2005 11:00 »

Alright, here goes:
Another interesting thing is that Rowling pimped this book with an identity mystery ("who is the Half-Blood Prince?" ) and ends it with another one to further encourage people to read the last novel: "who is "R.A.B.?"
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« Reply #421 on: 07-18-2005 11:36 »

 
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Originally posted by mcl6525:
I cant help my self from reading the highlighted stuff, and im not that far into the book.

YAY my hundreth post i wonder how many it takes to not be a noob.

Let me put it this way, a non-noob doesn't ask "how many post it takes to not be a noob".

My brother has our Harry Potter book, so I'll have to wait a bit to read it.
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« Reply #422 on: 07-18-2005 12:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
"R.A.B.?"

I'm convinced it's

M. Proctor

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« Reply #423 on: 07-18-2005 12:11 »

I think that R.A.B. is
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #424 on: 07-18-2005 13:53 »

Wow.  I think M. Proctor's got it.  Impressive deduction, girl.
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« Reply #425 on: 07-19-2005 11:21 »

Wasn't he also kinda, you know, incompetent?
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« Reply #426 on: 07-20-2005 03:10 »


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« Reply #427 on: 07-20-2005 06:24 »

I just finished it, and was overall very impressed. I think I'd put it second out of the six books thus far, behind GoF. It didn't have much of a plot, a bit unfortunate considering the book was 600 pages. But Harry was once again likable following his angstiness in Book 5, Dumbledore was back to his usual grandfatherly self, and Snape was as deliciously detestable as ever. The shippy stuff was very funny and well done, I thought. I do have a couple of complaints.


And this was just about the biggest cliche in the history of fiction.

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« Reply #428 on: 07-20-2005 08:03 »
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 laff Very well summed up on that last part. I thought that was cheap as well. I did like the fact that
 
j_ohanley

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« Reply #429 on: 07-20-2005 12:03 »
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That's a good point, although I did like the immediate aftermath a bit more. One of those moments shamelessly designed to make readers cheer, like Fred and George's escape in Book 5.

Kloudes

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« Reply #430 on: 07-20-2005 12:10 »

Ginny has gotten much better, that's for sure.  She was shy and whiny and helpless at first, which for some reason, really bothered me. She's a pretty tough chick now.

Ahem. Did anyone else get annoyed by how insightful Hermione is with relationships?  I remember she had Harry's crush on Cho pinned a long time before it came to fruition.  Now, in book 6, she's all "triumphant" when finally get together. Who made her Cupid, eh? I mean, Harry kept totally quiet about this new crush, and yet she acts like she knew it all along. I know we women have 'intuition' but that's a little far-fetched...
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« Reply #431 on: 07-20-2005 15:05 »

Hermione is a girl hanging out with 2 boys. Of course she's going to come across as extremely smart and perceptive.
::runs away::
Maybe now she can finally loosen up about the damn school work though and stop acting like a frigid bitch all the time.
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« Reply #432 on: 07-20-2005 17:36 »
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I have resisted the urge to highlight.  I decided to reread the books and rewatch the movies, as the later books are the ones I remember least.  I've already reread and rewatched the first 2, now I have to reread the third, buy the movie, and read the rest.
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« Reply #433 on: 07-21-2005 05:08 »

I just finnished reading the book today and I must say it was pretty good, although I don't think the title suites it because...
I thought the shippy parts were funny, and that Ginny really did get a lot better. As for the guesses about who R.A.B is, they are very likly. I still have to look into it alittle before I decide on who it might be. Ah, spoken like a true fan...   roll eyes
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« Reply #434 on: 07-21-2005 13:30 »
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I just finished reading the book but,
VelourFog

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« Reply #435 on: 07-21-2005 17:07 »
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and yet they sure hyped it up, didn't they?
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« Reply #436 on: 07-21-2005 17:32 »

 
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Originally posted by j_ohanley:
Figured this deserves a response.

Have you not realized Harry Potter takes about 80% of its story from Star Wars the same clichés as Star Wars?

Seriously, I called "Han and Leia" about 60 pages into Sorceror's Stone.
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« Reply #437 on: 07-21-2005 18:02 »

Duhhhh... Voldemort is really Harry from the future... after he changes the past.  roll eyes

Anyways, I can't wait for the chick that plays Hermione to grow the fuck up... she's pretty hot, even with frizzled hair... I'd do her anyways...  roll eyes
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« Reply #438 on: 07-21-2005 20:01 »

 
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Duhhhh... Voldemort is really Harry from the future... after he changes the past.   roll eyes
Somebody's been playing too much Final Fantasy VIII...

I love that game's plot.  It's the only example I've seen of what an infinite loop in the physical universe would look like.

Anyway, back on topic, you may have noticed a few characters returning that weren't in the previous book, or were mostly overlooked.  I just remembered my favorite one, though, from the first novel:
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« Reply #439 on: 07-21-2005 21:14 »
« Last Edit on: 07-21-2005 21:14 »

Does anyone think Quiddich is boring (and predictible) and couldn't care less?
Do any of you guys wonder why Harry Potter books are so popular when they aren't really that good? (Well I suppose the grade school reading level allows them to be enjoyed by a wider audience than Jane Austen or Nabokov)
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