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Gocad

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« Reply #80 on: 06-20-2003 04:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 00:00 »

EDIT:

Uhh, Magic!

(You didn't miss anything)
It was just a theory...

Now move on...
Pittzoid

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« Reply #81 on: 06-20-2003 05:21 »

star wars, LOTR and harry potter are very similar because they all have a wise old wizard type and other similarities
Drippy_Cupcake

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« Reply #82 on: 06-21-2003 04:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 04:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
It is just a guess, but I'm quite sure that Dumbledore is the one who has to bite the bullet.




I see many more rumors, but I don't feel like squashing them all.  you people really shouldn't believe rumors.

LAN.gnome

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« Reply #83 on: 06-21-2003 05:42 »

Went to my local Borders at 11:45 PM for the midnight release, got my number (#466) and actually purchased my copy at about 2:20 AM. I only just got home.

I'm too tired to read, I think I'm just going to bed.
Lurrr

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« Reply #84 on: 06-21-2003 07:09 »

Well, even if a character dies he/she will almost certainly come back as a ghost. If Rowling is still copying Star Wars that is.

"Use the force, er, Harry!"
NibblerJr

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« Reply #85 on: 06-21-2003 09:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 09:28 »

Nm. I found out. Without reading the book.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #86 on: 06-21-2003 09:35 »

I have a theory of how the whole things going to end in the seventh book.
Here goes Voldemort kills someone very close to Harry and he goes nuts, Sayain style. Suddenly Harry's hair goes blond and he gets a hair boner (sticks up) and kills Voldermort with a huge beam of energy. Go Super wizard 3. WAAAAAGGEEE.

Well back to reading the book.  smile
DrThunder88

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« Reply #87 on: 06-21-2003 09:58 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 09:58 »

   
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Ron should go. He's so annoying, in the books and movies! At least Hermione has brains to give her some value as a friend, but Ron is always getting Harry into trouble and running off scared and gerally acting stupid. Who needs a friend like that?

I can't believe the tremendous wiener Ron was in the second film.  He pretty much had two emotions: panicked and extra-panicked.  Every so often he'd be sarcastic, but I didn't really get that impression from the book either.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #88 on: 06-21-2003 10:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Pittzoid:

That was pretty much Peter Pettigrew's story, wasn't it?  Lousy Wormtail, nobody else understood why I laughed when Ron's various attempts to perform spells on him failed.
zozer

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« Reply #89 on: 06-21-2003 11:27 »

Harry Potter sucks.
aslate

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« Reply #90 on: 06-21-2003 11:28 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
Harry Potter sucks.

BNLbum

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« Reply #91 on: 06-21-2003 12:21 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
Harry Potter sucks.

Why? Just curious as to what your reasoning behind said opinion is.  smile
sheep555

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« Reply #92 on: 06-21-2003 13:34 »

I'm busy reading it while waiting for a McAfee tech support dude to reply to me requests  smile
Zed 85

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« Reply #93 on: 06-21-2003 16:14 »

Amazingly you can easily pick up a copy of The Order Of The Phoenix at your local Waitrose.
The locals were apparently queing up outside the shop in Eaton this morning before it openned. Thus began a period, that I understand, came close to what I call "Stupidly Busy"
Anyway, I was presuming this would be a city bookstore only thing, and in most likelyhood one would go in and find that the books were so booked up they wouldn't be able to buy one for a month. Apparently not, if you go to your local Waitrose store.  big grin

It's funny, apart from my parents, almost everyone I speak too and ask what they think of Harry Potter, then the answer is usally the same - "Meh..."
Smitty

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« Reply #94 on: 06-21-2003 16:20 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
Harry Potter sucks.

I've never read the books but the first film and possibly more suck.

So, who dies?
Impossible

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« Reply #95 on: 06-21-2003 17:17 »

I got the book today, loads in stock at my local Asda, got it for 8.97  smile I have currently read the first 3 pages!
ooy

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« Reply #96 on: 06-21-2003 19:15 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Hate Harry Potter, don't want to read it.

i hate it too my sis is obsessed with it!  mad
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #97 on: 06-22-2003 00:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2003 00:02 »

Oy...
Just finsihed the book, spent a good chunk of the the day reading it. Not that bad but had some annoying problems....


Rowling seems TO LIKE CAPS LOCK WHEN CHARACTERS ARE YELLING! Just seems sloppy and not something that should be done with people used to the internet

There was a lot of little things that seemed to be made to throw into the background of movies, little background jokes didn't remember them before

The Death....

Rowling also needed to trim a little, but I don't think her readers care about pacing problems.

The plot is good, although a little familiar to the past books. I did like a lot of the new characters, Tonk and Luna seem interesting.

Four Stars out of Five
Kipper

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« Reply #98 on: 06-22-2003 00:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2003 00:21 »

i am trying so hard not to highlight that spoiler.........the freakin suspence is killing me!!!!!! holy crap why the hell did you post that!!!  mad

[edit]
Jolly Mon

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« Reply #99 on: 06-22-2003 00:25 »

I don't like Harry potter.

When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.' (U.S. Marine Corps.)
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #100 on: 06-22-2003 00:31 »

Never read it, never saw the flicks.  *shrugs* I understand it's popular with the kids these days.  At least it involves witchery and majick.  We could use more recruits for the Black Metal hordes. \m/   evil laugh

Fearlessly, the idiot faced the crowd...[/i]
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #101 on: 06-22-2003 03:40 »

 
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Originally posted by MuscaDomestica:
Rowling seems TO LIKE CAPS LOCK WHEN CHARACTERS ARE YELLING! Just seems sloppy and not something that should be done with people used to the internet

I noticed this too, and it bothered/annoyed me as well.
NibblerJr

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« Reply #102 on: 06-22-2003 11:23 »

hmm! i just got it yesterday! and im on page 1!.....2.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #103 on: 06-22-2003 11:34 »

I have been thinking about the book a little, I forgot to say some of the better things that it did.

The characters actually changed and are progressing nicely. Most characters in the book actually seemed to be real people with issues. Rowling also did go the over the top Anime angst route that could have occoured (there is a little bit of it but most 15 year olds are angsty anyways)

I also am happy that the character descriptions did not change because of the movies. When I was reading with the exeption of some minor characters I did not think of the films. (Well exept for Snape but that is just because I like Alan Rickman as an actor)

The dialog is good, also there seemed to be much less Americonization then usual, lots of Brittish stuff made it in like queue for line and so on.

And as I said before Caps should be used for 1: Prophacy
2: Death
3: Annoying interenet people
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #104 on: 06-22-2003 11:42 »

Who died? Tell me!
M Jackson
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« Reply #105 on: 06-22-2003 12:04 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
Harry Potter sucks.

To my suprise It doesn't. After seeing the first film, I thought is was pretty well made technically but that the acting (childrens acting anyway) was pretty poor. Yet my sister kept on insisting that Harry Potter is fantastic. So I read the books. And I have to admit they're very very good. The films provide light entertainment but the books have a genuine sense of magic, kind of a cross between Tolkien and Roald Dahl. My sister already has the fifth book when she's finished with it i'll give it a go.
If you have judged Harry Potter by the films and huge marketing and overhype, atleast read the source material before you make your mind up, you'll be plesently suprised. Afterall, there is a reason why Hary Potter has become so huge, he didn't win 'book idol' or something!
Kipper

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« Reply #106 on: 06-22-2003 12:17 »

 
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Originally posted by NibblerJr:
hmm! i just got it yesterday! and im on page 1!.....2.
Me too (just got it today and read one page) I am such a slow reader while people read all 4 (well now 5) of them in a day....i read all 4 of them in a month or two! tongue


Kryten

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« Reply #107 on: 06-22-2003 13:11 »

 
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Originally posted by BarneyBurnham:
Who died? Tell me!

By E-MAIL. I don't wanna know until I get a chance to read the book. My 53-year-old father wants to read it first.

M. Proctor

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« Reply #108 on: 06-23-2003 11:06 »

Yeah. Don't post it here, not even in a spoiler, please  tongue

I know I'll highlight it and then I'll hate myself forever >.<

I'll hopefully get it tomorrow  big grin
asianlightning

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« Reply #109 on: 06-23-2003 11:42 »

Am I the only one not bitten by Harry Potter fever?
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #110 on: 06-23-2003 11:47 »

 
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Originally posted by M. Proctor:
Yeah. Don't post it here, not even in a spoiler, please   tongue

I know I'll highlight it and then I'll hate myself forever

Well, whose fault would that be?  I expect to be able to ask a simple request and fulfil my curiosity.
Zed 85

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« Reply #111 on: 06-23-2003 12:13 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2003 12:13 »

I'm interested to hear who dies - but the problem here would be someone would say

"It's ___________ that dies!!!"
and I'd say
"Oh, I- Who!?!"

I don't see what the problem is in using caps to represent shouting in books personally...
BNLbum

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« Reply #112 on: 06-23-2003 12:50 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2011 07:48 »

If anyone wants to know who dies, you may e-mail me and I will inform you. I can offer either the "one-word" answer or a semi-detailed description.

Oh, god, I'm a black-market spoiler salesman.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #113 on: 06-23-2003 13:42 »

Oh for the love of god.
Look if you rewally want to find out just read the damn book. It is nota hard read so you can get through through it quite quicklly and it is enjoyable.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #114 on: 06-23-2003 14:08 »

Just finished reading the book last night...I think the caps-lock in yelling is a way to express that they're REALLY pissed off. You notice that she doesn't use it all the time when people are yelling....but Harry's got a bit of an anger control problem, doesn't he? Other than that, it was great book. can't wait for the next one...wonder how many pages it's gonna be in, andif they'll resort to printing it in 11 point font this time?

Please edit your sig to 120 pixel height max.
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sheep555

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« Reply #115 on: 06-23-2003 14:49 »

Finished the book. It was quite good...some bits were funny, not that many sad bits (death is overated)...a nice way to pass away a weekend.
Smitty

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« Reply #116 on: 06-23-2003 15:00 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
(death is overated)

Yes it is. I've happily tortured one of my friends all afternoon by inserting the character's name into words while I've been talking to her. She got upset. I love causing pain.
Venus

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« Reply #117 on: 06-23-2003 19:43 »

read it, loved it, pissed about who she killed.
Gocad

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« Reply #118 on: 06-24-2003 05:36 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 05:36 »

I wonder why Rowling gave her this name...     tongue
VelourFog

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« Reply #119 on: 06-24-2003 11:33 »

I'm getting a little sick of her "read 800+ pages then i'll explain it all in the last 2 chapters" format.  That works ok for a 200 page book, but in 800 pages I didn't feel like anything got explained. You basically have to not care at all what happens, or not sleep for 2 days to finish it.

the death sucked my ass by the way. I read that huge ass book to have someone die in one second? *sigh*  Just think about how many people will have to die in the next book, to keep up the momentum.
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