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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #50 on: 12 Jul 2007, 10:49 »

Just thought I'd throw this out there -- according to Rowling, the Dark Wanker's boggart would be his own corpse. And Obsessions, when Harry was dueling the boggart-dementor, it had a real dementor's powers (he heard his parents being murdered, everything went cold, the lights went out, and chocolate made him feel better).

Also, JKR has said that the only Potter book she'd write after DH would be an encyclopedia, based on her copious notes, that would be sold for charity á la Fantastic Beasts or Quidditch Through The Ages.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #51 on: 12 Jul 2007, 11:26 »

To make things even more interesting, I found something in the Harry Potter books that supports CmonMiracle's notion that Harry could "kill" Voldemort without killing Tom Riddle.

I am in the middle of rereading the other six books so they will be fresh in my mind when I start on book seven. Here's an excerpt from the climax of book five, page 814 of the American edition:

"You do not seek to kill me, Dumbledore?" called Voldemort, his scarlet eyes narrowed over the top of the shield. "Above such brutality, are you?"
"We both know that there are other ways of destroying a man, Tom," Dumbledore said. ... "Merely taking your life would not satisfy me, I admit — "
"There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!" snarled Voldemort.
"You are quite wrong," said Dumbledore. ... "Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness — "
 


With those words fresh in my mind, I'm actually rooting for Harry to suck the Voldemort out of Riddle.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #52 on: 12 Jul 2007, 11:30 »

Now if that last line wasn't a setup for another Harry Potter slash fiction sig, I dunno what is. I so call it.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #53 on: 12 Jul 2007, 12:10 »

I'm waiting for my royalty checks from JKR.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #54 on: 12 Jul 2007, 13:24 »



I am in the middle of rereading the other six books so they will be fresh in my mind when I start on book seven.

Man I really should do that. Sure I have to work and read for school but...well this honestly seems more important. Because to tell you the truth I don't remember anything from the earlier books. It's just so many pages....

What kind of scary things would Dumbledore by alluding to in that quote I wonder. Perhaps the Dementor's could do something worse than death but other than that it sounds like something decidedly not-fun-for-anyone-who-has-to-deal-with-it has yet to crop up.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #55 on: 12 Jul 2007, 13:31 »

Well, there is the obvious of the Dementors, yes. It's been said that the Dementor's kiss is a fate worse than death.

I really do think the others are on to something with the idea of stripping him of his powers. I can't believe I never thought of that. It's been relevant in a few recent pop culture situations:

In Dogma, instead of killing the antagonists or sending them to Hell, God chooses to strip them of the divine presence granted to angels and bannishes them to Earth. Bartleby (One of Affleck's only good roles) refers to it as a loneliness and emptiness worse than death.

In the video game Knights of the Old Republic II, the protagonist is stripped of his connection to the force, a similar situation where his entire existence is muted and lifeless.

One could also argue that, even in the series, the Longbottoms' fate was worse than death.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #56 on: 12 Jul 2007, 21:19 »

OK, so if the Snape thing I wrote above has, maybe, a 30-40% chance of happening in the book, this next bit - my ideal ending - has a .001% chance.

And that bugs me, since I like my ending so much that anything else seems blah.

So here is my ideal Harry Potter ending:

<STUFF!>

THAT is how I want the Harry Potter story to end.
Greatest ending EVER!
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #57 on: 12 Jul 2007, 22:55 »


Oh yeah. JKR said the last word would be scar, but she just changed it at last minute

I bet the end was like this:

They remembered him. They remembered his scar.

But then she changed it to:

They remembered his scar. They remembered him. I wish there were more bitches in these novels, yo. Where're my house elves at? 


On a more serious note, I like Obssessions idea of killing of Percy. It would be all crazy and we'd all be like "Ohhhh thats so sad, now we can move on."
   
   
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #58 on: 13 Jul 2007, 14:42 »

What's going to happen to the Dursleys? Is Harry ever going to get revenge on them for bitching up his childhood?
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #59 on: 13 Jul 2007, 15:08 »

Most likely they will be raped to death by werewolves.

A similar fate hopefully awaits you.

Only nothing supernatural, just an angry dog.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #60 on: 15 Jul 2007, 09:42 »

#1. Neville kills Voldemort.  Harry might possibly die trying first, though I don't think he should, since he isn't a really tragic figure and I can't see that working well.
#2. Snape dies protecting Harry from Voldemort, in a Darth Vader-esque moment.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #61 on: 16 Jul 2007, 05:49 »

If any of you Potter Nerds are (rightfully) ashamed of being seen in public reading this tripe, I have a solution for you.

Print out any one of these fake jacket covers.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #62 on: 16 Jul 2007, 06:13 »

Yeah I quite ashamed of myself that after a long hiatus from posting, but dedicated bouts of lurking, that the threads I have been most active in are about Harry Potter.

I blame my girlfriends enthusiasim for the new film/book. Its rubbed off on me!
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #63 on: 16 Jul 2007, 09:46 »

Awwww....The Pheonix Disarray cover made me wanna cry.
Richard Harris!!!! (And young Alan Rickman...yummy).

...The rest of them were creepy. I am not ashamed of my Harry Potte-dorkdum. I am rather proud, actually. To the point of being rather a bitch, as you may have noticed.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #64 on: 16 Jul 2007, 09:47 »

If any of you Potter Nerds are (rightfully) ashamed of being seen in public reading this tripe, I have a solution for you.

Print out any one of these fake jacket covers.

So you would not want to hang out with me if I were reading it? :(
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #65 on: 16 Jul 2007, 10:14 »

I don't know about you guys, but I always take the jackets off.

But only because I am afraid they'll get ripped.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #66 on: 16 Jul 2007, 11:14 »

Warning to all you guys who are actually planning to read the book:

A copy of the book (Only the first like 3/4 of it) has been leaked online, so if you're trying to avoid spoilers, I'd say watch yourselves.

And with that, I'll be hiding from this thread unti next week, when I should be done with the book.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #67 on: 16 Jul 2007, 15:39 »

Tommy.  I have a perfectly good reason to be a Harry Potter fan.





That is to say, I get the book an hour before she does and I plan to call her up and start reading it to her while she's stuck in line waiting.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #68 on: 16 Jul 2007, 22:41 »

That is fantastic.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #69 on: 17 Jul 2007, 08:54 »

Is that alluring damsel your girlfriend, Daniel? You lucky scallywag.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #70 on: 17 Jul 2007, 09:59 »

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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #71 on: 17 Jul 2007, 12:43 »

Those jacket covers were just fucking hilarious.

Go click the link if you didn't.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #72 on: 17 Jul 2007, 16:52 »

Is that alluring damsel your girlfriend, Daniel? You lucky scallywag.

That is forumite sandysmilinstrange!
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #73 on: 17 Jul 2007, 19:46 »

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Voldemort killed Lilly, that's what happened. And the moment he did that, Snape forever and irrevocably turned against Voldemort and swore vengance for what he did. That love of Lilly and that Voldemort killed her meant Snape would forever hate Voldemort is why Dumbledore trusted him ever after.

Actually, if Snape had turned to the good side then it really wouldn't have mattered as Lily died the night Voldemort vanished anyway.  He had to have turned around and been spying for Dumbledore before then too be trusted, or to be able to spy at all.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #74 on: 17 Jul 2007, 21:10 »

Is that alluring damsel your girlfriend, Daniel? You lucky scallywag.

That is forumite sandysmilinstrange!

That is not an answer to my question!
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #75 on: 17 Jul 2007, 22:21 »

The Prisoner Of Ass Cabin! hahah!  Ass Cabin! hahah! Get it?


And my favorite comment from the first book cover:

"My wife read page one, screamed, and grew a cock."


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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #76 on: 18 Jul 2007, 21:01 »



This is the absolute truth I completely made this shit up.

EDIT: If you have the means, you can own the book before almost anyone else.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #77 on: 19 Jul 2007, 13:21 »

My friend Leland (although I'm having to re-assess our friendship now) thought it would be cute to go find the leaked book and send me an e-mail of all the spoilers.

Anyway, he accidentally got himself a fat virus instead. Ha. Ha.

Just saying, be wareful and don't be a shithead who wants to ruin people's good time.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #78 on: 19 Jul 2007, 13:28 »

Yeah, the leak is all over the place now. I'm kind of upset about it, not only because it's freaking all over the place, but it ruins the excitement and well, it's illegal. I made the mistake of reading the supposed epilogue (because I wanted to see if it was a fake) and if that's how the book ends, I'll be a little disappointed. (EDIT: I am pretty sure it was/is a fake. If it's real, it'll probably make more sense once I've read the actual book.)
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #79 on: 19 Jul 2007, 18:29 »

There have supposedly been as many as three completely different versions of the book appearing online, so there's an off-chance that what you read actually wasn't the epilogue.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #80 on: 19 Jul 2007, 19:06 »

Linds, was your 'epilogue' the '19 Years Later' one? ...Lame.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #81 on: 19 Jul 2007, 22:36 »

haha, well, I have to wait like one more day for the leak to be a moot point. so whatever.

personally, I think Ginny'll die, based on relatioships not working in the hero cycle. the hero walks alone, blah blah blah.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #82 on: 20 Jul 2007, 06:48 »

Linds, was your 'epilogue' the '19 Years Later' one? ...Lame.

Edited: Yes.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #83 on: 20 Jul 2007, 07:17 »

STOP TALKING ABOUT IT! GEEZ.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #84 on: 20 Jul 2007, 07:58 »

It seems like a good time to mention that if anyone posts leaked spoilers in this thread, I'll make sure they're permabanned.  Don't be a douche and ruin something fun for everyone.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #85 on: 20 Jul 2007, 10:09 »

I was just going to say --if you want to talk spoilers, do it in the spoiler thread where the rest of us can avoid it. On a similar note, I was reading an article the other day about a Letter To the Editor of the New York Times, which apparently ran an early review of DH, and the person got it dead on saying something about people who post spoilers knowing that it is against the author's wishes have no respect for that author, and they aren't real fans.

Aren't you going to feel like a bit of an asshat if that ending is true? Stop being a jerk, and just wait patiently like the rest of us.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #86 on: 20 Jul 2007, 22:33 »

Book finished! Yaay! And boo.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #87 on: 21 Jul 2007, 02:11 »

Hurry up and read guys!
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #88 on: 21 Jul 2007, 02:41 »

Please do not discuss it until it has been made available on audio compact disc, braille and the DVD is in the stores.

I'm planning to listen to, read and watch all three at once.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #89 on: 21 Jul 2007, 08:48 »

Stupid Hodges Figgis with their not getting people to pay for the book before it went on sale so we could get out quicker-like. I was queueing for an hour after it went on sale.

Also a bastard of a taxi driver tried to spoil it on us. BASTARD.

Still. Hurry up people.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #90 on: 21 Jul 2007, 10:12 »

I probably won't be able to read it until after Comic Con, so I'm probably going to have it spoiled for me in one way or another.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #91 on: 21 Jul 2007, 10:50 »

Seriously, hurry up and read it and talk in the spoilers thread.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #92 on: 21 Jul 2007, 12:19 »

Guys, I don't have it yet, Gabbly is being mean and talking about it, so keep all the spoilers in the other thread?
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #93 on: 22 Jul 2007, 01:05 »

Finished.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #94 on: 22 Jul 2007, 05:26 »

I haven't even been able to buy it yet. I have no money!! Hopefully I can go on tuesday and get the 5th, 6th and 7th HP books and read them all before I have to go back to uni... :(
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #95 on: 22 Jul 2007, 06:51 »

I bought it yesterday, but I'm taking my time reading it, one chapter, then a break, then another chapter and so on.. I don't want it to be over just yet.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #96 on: 22 Jul 2007, 13:34 »

Well I didn't go to work today. I called in sick. I was sorta sick but not really. Basically I just wanted to finish this. I'm pretty glad I did.
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #97 on: 23 Jul 2007, 00:59 »

About 21-22 chapters in, but now I am in work and so must wait... damn
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #98 on: 23 Jul 2007, 08:10 »

I got it at a midnight release at a small Borders in New Hampshire while up visiting family. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to read it until Sunday (Spent Saturday at Six Flags and loaned it to a friend to read Saturday), by which time, I'd had one major spoiler and one fake spoiler leaked to me. I was so scared shitless of further spoilage, I ended up tanking through the whole book in one sitting. Considering I didn't get back to my apartment with the book in tow until almost 6 PM yesterday, I am, suffice to say, really FUCKING tired!
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Re: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
« Reply #99 on: 23 Jul 2007, 08:25 »

Which spoilers were leaked to you?  I'm just curious. 
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