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Slackit02

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« Reply #560 on: 07-24-2007 01:35 »
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Chay, come online.  Do you have AIM or something that we can talk about this book?


Overall, I loved the book.  I cried 4 times I think.  Thought the ending was a little weak, but w/e totally worth staying up for 10 hours and reading it straight through.
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« Reply #561 on: 07-24-2007 12:03 »


Now to look forward to the 6th movie! Hopefully they won't ruin this books big battle scene at Hogwarts.
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« Reply #562 on: 07-24-2007 14:08 »

I believe I've stumbled upon an even greater mystery about the harry potter series than what once was thought of!

 
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Albus Dumbledore was be the bigmaster head of the Hogwarts school for unimaginative children for very long time.

That means that the true identity to R.A.B.[/b][/u] is thus!:

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« Reply #563 on: 07-25-2007 10:28 »
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just finished, i liked it, it seemed to follow a distinct patter of, run, go somewhere, get double crossed/trapped, run, go somewhere else, get tricked, run, go somewhere else, lather rinse repeat...

I had a bunch of points to bring up, can't remember anymore, i'll get them in a sec,

Also, i totally saw the snape thing.

Still digesting everything, will give more comments soon.

EDIT: That's right, Berk, Bitch and Bastard, all in the same book? Rowling you potty mouth!
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« Reply #564 on: 07-25-2007 16:42 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2007 00:00 by Nixorbo »

Was any of that English?
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« Reply #565 on: 07-25-2007 20:36 »

Go to bed. You have school tomorrow.

My take on the body count

@ NIX, Re: Whedon Ending

Re: The Ending

More to come from me i'm sure.
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« Reply #566 on: 07-25-2007 21:47 »

Slackit02

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« Reply #567 on: 07-26-2007 11:01 »

ummm, I know my star wars knowledge isnt that great, but who in star wars had a kid and named it after other people?

And, I dont find it all that odd. My brothers name is Richard Gilbert, thats my one grandpa's middle name, and the other + dad's first name.  My cousin is named after my Grandma as well.  Its actually quite a common thing, and considering what happened, I'd probably do the same thing.... Besides, everyone knows that you associate names with the people you knew.  Its unlikely that you are gonna name your child the same name as people you went to school with that you couldnt stand.
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« Reply #568 on: 07-26-2007 14:50 »

I couldn't stand Ron either.  mad
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« Reply #569 on: 07-26-2007 15:13 »

Well that's that all done and over with. All in all I did enjoy the final book but definitly agree that the epilouge stunk of fanfiction and on a whole seemed totally unnesasry



Well just two more movies and then it should be finally over....(hmm what is that word for when you contadict your first statement with you last.....ahh yes..moron)
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« Reply #570 on: 07-27-2007 12:15 »

LOL@ Ron cock-blocking Harry's birthday secks.
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« Reply #571 on: 07-27-2007 12:38 »

I have a question...
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« Reply #572 on: 07-27-2007 15:40 »

 
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I have a question...

Grayback or whatever his name was chewed on his face at the end of Halfblood.

Just finished.  I am satisfied with the end.  Still chuckling over "flesh memory," though.

Say what you will about Rowling, but at least she's FINISHED her series in a timely manner. I'm looking at you, George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan.
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« Reply #573 on: 07-27-2007 16:27 »

ahh, thats right, thanks Nix.  I read through that one pretty quick because it had been spoiled for me.  Guess I should re-read it.
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« Reply #574 on: 07-29-2007 15:12 »

Finished in 2 days. I knew most of the deaths except the last two. That and Dumbledore's deception really were the two main startling things. It was good, but the only thing that annoyed me was that Rowling didnt include George in the last bit, and I wish she had. But overall, it was satisfying, although the middle bits got on my nerves a bit, like when theyre out and about and looking for stuff.
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« Reply #575 on: 07-30-2007 18:55 »

 
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Well that's that all done and over with. All in all I did enjoy the final book but definitly agree that the epilouge stunk of fanfiction and on a whole seemed totally unnesasry



Well just two more movies and then it should be finally over....(hmm what is that word for when you contadict your first statement with you last.....ahh yes..moron)

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« Reply #576 on: 07-30-2007 20:28 »

Ah, Snake is Metal Gear Solid, not Harry Potter.

Anyway, there's a post-Deathly Hallows article where JK Rowling explains the epilogue and other things. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959323/

There was also a live chat with her today, though I can't find the link with the transcript right now.
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« Reply #577 on: 08-10-2007 14:32 »
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I've read the plot summary on Wikipedia and most of what happened in the book according to the plot summary I've read in various fanfictions over the last 4 years. I seriously think that Rowling just took ideas from fanfiction. The epilouge especially sounded like it was written by a 12 year old fanfiction writer who just put it in there to shove it in everyone's faces who was together.

Zim- Why is there bacon in the soap?!?!

Gir- I made it myself!
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« Reply #578 on: 08-10-2007 22:00 »

 
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I have a question...

Bill was one of the unfortunate child molestees of Albert Dumbfusdore.  frown
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« Reply #579 on: 08-12-2007 07:59 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2007 07:59 by Nixorbo »

lolz @ winna

I thought JK kinda took a lot of things for LOTR (the Horcrux making the wearer ratty) and teh Matrix (the end bit in the station thing)

ok, well it's not that much, but even I noticed, which is saying a lot.

not a PEEL fix edit at all
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« Reply #580 on: 08-12-2007 10:27 »

I thought I'm the only one who thinks it's similar to Matrix XD
Not just King's Cross, but the next chapter, when Harry resurrects and talks like Jesus. I mean, like Neo ever since he resurrected.

Btw, I wouldn't say for sure she ripped it off from fanfictions, I've also been imagining the last book just like that: camping here and there and a big fight scene in the end.

Winna... XDDDD  big grin
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« Reply #581 on: 08-12-2007 10:38 »
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Fanfiction is a blight on the literary world just for reasons like this.   smile

Sure, there's the odd quality thing floating around, but... just... gah. There's a huge rant here I can't be bothered getting in to. I hate fans.  tongue
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« Reply #582 on: 08-13-2007 08:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
I've read the plot summary on Wikipedia and most of what happened in the book according to the plot summary I've read in various fanfictions over the last 4 years. I seriously think that Rowling just took ideas from fanfiction.

You gotta remember, there were only so many ways which in which a story/saga this complex could end. Over four years, and with so many fans, it's quite likely that they simply stumbled over what happened to be the way JK planned to end it anyhow. It's your fault for reading so many fanfictions!  wink

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« Reply #583 on: 08-13-2007 08:14 »

 
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It's your fault for reading so many fanfictions!

There you go.
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« Reply #584 on: 10-20-2007 22:26 »

Oh, now the innuendo all makes sense!  roll eyes

I think it would have been best if she'd kept it subtle.
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« Reply #585 on: 10-20-2007 22:44 »
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I honestly did not see this coming.

Sirius?  Sure.  One of the Hogwarts students?  Why not.

Dumbledore?  Ok, so she never really explored his sexual preference in the books, and it does help explain why he was so effing loyal to Grindelwald when he was younger, but this seems so out of the blue.  It doesn't change my view of Dumbledore, but I kind of wish she'd addressed it in the books (yeah, yeah, she wanted to avoid controversy and blahblahblah).  For her to come out and tell us this after the fact almost feels... gimmicky.  If she hadn't been directly addressing a fan's question on the matter, I'd say this was a gimmick.    hmpf

ETA: Although I'm kind of happy to hear that at least one of the characters is gay.  I know she never would have addressed it in the books themselves in a million years, but I was always curious about how homosexuality was looked upon in the wizarding world.
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« Reply #586 on: 10-20-2007 23:02 »
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Damn it.  Excuse the double post, please.
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« Reply #587 on: 10-20-2007 23:50 »

So Dumbledore likes guys and Aberforth lieks goats, eh? Seems that the wizarding community is pretty open-minded about sexuality. I bet there's all sorts of wizards associated with different sorts of fetishes and deviancies.

S&M Wizards, Furry Wizards, Foot-loving Wizards, Seat-sniffing Wizards, Poo-loving Wizards, Wizards who prefer hairy people, Peadophile Wizards, Naturist Wizards, Incestuous Wizards... I could go on.

But I'll stop there. I think that it's hardly a revelation to say that there's at least one gay wizard. The purple robes did make me think a while ago that he might be meant to be gay, what with purple apparantly being the international colour of homosexuality. Or something.

Anyway, I'm thinking that the majority of fan reaction will be along the lines of "OMG! gay wizards should have bright pink robes and wands that look like dicks. They should all mince rather than walk, have plaited beards with ribbons in them, and speak like a corss between Julian Clary and the guy from Are You Being Served, then we could tell what they are!!"

Because people are mature and intelligent and Harry Potter fans especially so.
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« Reply #588 on: 10-21-2007 00:14 »

Oh, god, the fanfic that's gonna come out of this...
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« Reply #589 on: 10-21-2007 01:04 »

meh
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« Reply #590 on: 10-21-2007 01:25 »

Kind of makes my theories about the books seem correct, doesn't it?

Yes... yes it does.
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« Reply #591 on: 10-21-2007 01:33 »

 
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Harry is a Horcrux is a stupid idea, second only to the crap winna is posting.

Btw.  Harry is a Horcrux.  It was pretty obvious though....  no no
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« Reply #592 on: 10-21-2007 03:53 »

Wait, what the hell.  Where in the book did it give off the impression that Dumbledore was gay?
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« Reply #593 on: 10-21-2007 04:17 »

In reality... the sexual preferences of Dumbledore have little or inconsequential value to the series.

The author did explicitly state that he was homosexual though.  Apparently she was adament on this point... for whatever reason; it's her character though, so it doesn't make a difference to me.

Actually... I've read it went something like this:

Child: Does Dumbledore find true love?
J/K: Dumbledore is gay.
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« Reply #594 on: 10-21-2007 05:42 »

And therefore can never find true love, as that's not real love anyway.

*runs*

Disclaimer: It's a joke, people. Poor taste, but a joke none-the-less.
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« Reply #595 on: 10-21-2007 06:37 »

Oh boy, the fundies are gonna have a field day on this one.
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« Reply #596 on: 10-21-2007 07:18 »

I pulled out my Bible after hearing the announcement.  Dumbledore being gay could possibly be a sign in the book of Revelations preceding the Apocalypse.  I'm not super good at my theological interpretations, but making wild speculative claims seems to work for other people!

NEDM can save us.
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