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      CommentAuthorJeni
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2011
     

    So jealous. D: I want to go, it sounds like amazing fun.

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    I want to go too! Someone from my high school went over summer break, and she posted pictures on Facebook. I was extremely jealous.

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    I think we’re getting an agreement on where our first II convention should be… XD

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      CommentAuthorJeni
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2011
     

    That’s actually not a bad idea. Hmmmm.

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    Not a bad idea? That’s freaking awesome!

    And I’m not even an insane HP fan.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011
     

    My brother and I came up with a theory about Rodolphus Lestrange….

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      CommentAuthorCurly
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2011
     
    haha Yes, A place where all that memory space will be useful! I knew it would happen eventually!

    "It does not do to dream and forget to live" Albus Percival Wulfric Brain Dumbledore, The Philosopher's Stone.
    Sorry for brutally interupting your conversation.
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    ^Tom Felton is also going to play in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
    I saw him in the trailer, standing there watching helplessly as a mutant gorilla… jumps over his garage.
    Dramatic stuff, that.
    Glad the guy’s doing other projects, though.

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    Pottermore

    Now that’s not cryptic at all…

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    Nerimon made a video dedicated solely to how incredibly useless JKR’s video was, and I must say I agree with him.
    Link.

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    “I can’t wait to experience it online, uniquely.”

    I have decided that I like that guy.

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    Meh, he can be rather irritating, but on the whole, yes, I think Alex Day is a relatively likeable guy… ;)

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      CommentAuthorMiel
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2011
     

    JKR’s video was a marketing gimmick, and as much as I wish I could be excited, Pottermore sounds like it’s going to be a glamorised fansite/MMO. It’ll have to turn out pretty amazing for me to change my mind about it.

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      CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2011
     

    Um… what I gathered from the info I’ve seen is that it will basically be the Encyclopedia, but online. Which I support, though I’d rather have a book.

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    I ordered tickets to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and I also a ordered a Weird Sisters T-shirt:

    EDIT:
    I also find it strange that it premieres (according to Wikipedia) in Australia on the 13th and in the UK and the US on the 15th. Since J.K. Rowling lives in the UK, I would think they’d get it first. Not that it really makes much difference, just odd to me.

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    For at least the last 3 films I think it has premiered in Australia first which I have always enjoyed since most of the time we get things much later. Though it always gets special early screenings in the UK and US way before the premiere for special people. My tradition of seeing it with these certain people didn’t work out this year so I guess I’ll go see it with others a few days or a week after it comes out :(

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    ...that when Alfonso Cuarón became director for Prisoner of Azkaban, in order to acquaint himself with the three leads, he asked each of them to write an essay about their characters from a first-person perspective. True to character, Emma Watson (Hermione) wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) wrote a simple one-page summary, and Rupert Grint (Ron) never turned his in.
    —Harry Potter Wiki

    I thought it was funny.

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    and Rupert Grint (Ron) never turned his in.

    Ahahaha, I love Ron.

    I’m so sad that I’ll be missing DH part 2 in theaters. It’s the end of my childhood. :(

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    I’m so sad that I’ll be missing DH part 2 in theaters. It’s the end of my childhood. :(

    Aww, why do you have to miss it?

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    I’ll be in camp.

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    Just a reminder.

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    ^Marquis, you win SO hard….
    damn, I laughed at this one.

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      CommentAuthorCurly
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
     

    Marquis, I love you.

    • CommentAuthorNo One
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
     

    Marquis, this is full of win. :D

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    That feel you get when you hear people talk about Harry Potter 8 as if the books didn’t even exist

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    I went to the premiere last night, and though a few things irritated me, I thought it was really good.

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    Finally saw the last Potter. As always it is a case of WWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????????????? I briefly saw a small video from the red carpet where Kloves said he reads the books, decides what kind of film he wants to see, and makes no compromises. But that still doesn’t excuse making some incredibly odd illogical and unintentionally hilarious decisions.

    But I suppose for the most part it was a good way to end it. Maybe. Whatever…

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    Ha that’s good. But that basically WAS film 6, just without the little action it had that wasn’t even very good.

    My favourite Potter trailer thing is when someone turned 4 into Brokeback Mountain. It worked so perfectly with things like “I don’t what happened tonight and I don’t know why. It just did” and Harry and Voldemort’s wands connecting.

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    I just saw the newest movie.

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    I didn’t know this existed.

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     

    Oh, that is so cool.

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    Pottermore is open to the public now. I am prepared to be incredibly underwhelmed, but I’m excited anyway.

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      CommentAuthorSoupnazi
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012 edited
     

    It is incredibly underwhelming, unfortunately. Oh wow, simple potion-making and doing a little keyboard-acrobatics game to cast spells? All running in wonderfully laggy flash? No thanks.

    I’m not even going to talk about the boring scenes from the books.

    If anyone would like to add me, however (because I’m sticking with it for the time being), I am NoxCrimson25495.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
     

    Some of the back story and such from the books is interesting, but I’d rather go to that stuff directly rather than walk through all seven books.

    I don’t want an experience. I want to make my Harry Potter/Death Note crossover even better.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
     

    Yeah, I signed up for Beta and hoped the finished experience would be better. I gave up when I saw that it would literally take three hours to make a potion—which wouldn’t be so bad, if you could go to work and then come back whenever, but nooooooo….. you have to finish it ON TIME EVERY TIME or you’ll burn down the school.

    Some of the little tidbits she offered on the books were interesting, though I could still tell it was Gryffindor-centric, which always bugs me.

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      CommentAuthorBlueMask
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
     

    It’s a shame that it’s a little underwhelming, really, because Pottermore had the potential to keep the bandwagon rolling, and to keep fans active with something ‘official’. I joined up, but I have yet to go past the first few chapters, as I really have better things to do.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
     

    Not only that, but it’s been up for—what?—six months now? And she STILL hasn’t gotten around to adding CoS to the “experience.”

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    I have a wand now. From what I’ve seen so far, the best parts seem to be when you actually get to do stuff. I agree with Pryotra about doing things yourself rather than just following the books.

    On a related note, there was some website a while back that was Harry Potter based, and you got to design a little animal and try to keep a Mandrake alive. I think there was also a Quidditch game. Anyway, it’s been bugging that I can’t remember what it was or find it. Does anyone else remember this?

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2012
     

    I have no memory of this.

    I’m more interesting in ideas that were rejected as well. Like in early drafts, Harry’s parents stole the Philosopher’s Stone, Voldemort attacked when Harry was older, and Hermione found the wreckage. I thought that this sounded really interesting.

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    I do like the ghost plots and background information, but it’d be nice if there was more of that. And I remember reading about that alternate idea, Pryotra. There should be more stuff like that on the site.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2012
     

    Yeah, I’m not all that interested in the potions and the spells and such. If I want to rp Harry Potter than I’ll rp Harry Potter. The art is nice and all, but I feel like too much attention was paid to those things.

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012 edited
     

    WARNING:

    Why does everyone have to go there? Kids can just read a book and enjoy it, but adults have to find creepy subtext that isn’t really there.

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    Potterheads are a demented lot.

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    I agree. I once saw an icon that said “Harry Potter Fandom: Proof that adults really do ruin everything.”
    Or there are people who decide Hermione is a sociopath, Dumbledore murdered Ariana, ect. Heck, there’s an entire community devoted to mocking excessive Snape fans (aka “Snapewives): dedfromsnake

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    Dumbledore murdered Ariana

    Well…I did kind of get that subtext…

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      CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    It was implied he might have hit her by mistake, yes. It would be more manslaughter than murder.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    Er…It seemed to me that he and Grindles were doing stuff with magic. It was probably something that went too far, so yeah, I’d go with manslaughter.

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    See, I don’t have a problem with saying that he killed her by accident. My problem is when people say he did it on purpose because he wanted her ought of the way, when part of the whole point of that story was that he wouldn’t have done that.
    As for Umbridge and the centaurs . . . from the beginning I noticed that the centaurs were being written as Chiron-esque, Narnia-type centaurs. Noble, wise, warriors who watched the stars, not drunken party freaks who went off and had orgies. So I didn’t think they were the type of centaurs who would rape anybody. But you still get people ranting about how Hermione knew that they were rapists and sent Umbridge off to them on purpose, and that she’s a horrible person who needs to die. Not to mention the people who also think she’s evil for altering her parents memories in order to protect them. Or that James, Sirius, and Remus deserved everything that happened to them because they were mean to Snape. Bleah.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    I agree. I don’t think that Dumbledore was planning on killing Ariana. If anything, her death was the thing that changed his attitude completely. It was all well and good to talk about dominating Muggles for the Greater Good when your philosophy made it so that you accidentally cause your handicapped younger sister to die…well…it does have an affect on you.

    The centaur thing is just stupid. As you said, these are obviously not the Greek rapy times centaurs. I honestly think that those centaurs would be offended that people would think that they’d WANT to rape Umbridge.

    Or that James, Sirius, and Remus deserved everything that happened to them because they were mean to Snape. Bleah.

    And they always completely ignore the fact that Snape had been bullying muggleborns himself, joined the equivalent to Nazis, and was, by his own admittance, dishing it out just as much as the Marauders were. (the whole ‘your dad never went against me unless he was in a group’ made me think)

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    I honestly think that those centaurs would be offended that people would think that they’d WANT to rape Umbridge.

    Ah-yeah. She’s not exactly what you’d call attractive.

    Or that James, Sirius, and Remus deserved everything that happened to them because they were mean to Snape. Bleah.

    Are….are you serious? I mean, I can see some level of sense in “James was just as bad as Snape,” but to say that you deserve to die for bullying someone in grade school—someone who dished it out just as often as he took it, mind you—is just wrong. I’m all for anti-bullying campaigns, but that sentiment is more sociopathic than noble.

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    Saw some people playing Quidditch. It looks kind of lame when you’re not actually flying.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     

    “kind of”?

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    Well, I was trying to be charitable. It may look lame, but it’s full contact. People really want that Quaffle.

    Speaking of Harry Potter, somebody showed me a cool restroom in the English building that always makes me think of that scene in Moaning Myrtle’s hangout area. Its unofficial name is ‘the magical bathroom’.

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    WRT Centaur Rape: Harry Potter fans are nerds, nerds never get laid, so nerds are obsessed with sex and try to read it into everything.

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2012
     

    I played quidditch once. It was pretty rough. But we lost.

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    Heck, there’s an entire community devoted to mocking excessive Snape fans (aka “Snapewives)

    I’ve never understood why so many women have an obsession with him. He always came across as greasy and unattractive (physically and personality-wise) to me. Anyone from the fairer sex able to help me understand? Edward Cullen, I get to a point. But a creepy old man?

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      CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2012 edited
     

    Being played by Alan Rickman did it for a lot of women. Also, he is described as dark-haired with an interesting voice, and is noted to be very powerful. Even before book 7 people guessed about Lily, and thought it was oh so tragic. Also, double/triple agent has appeal to some circles. Because he’s dangerous but he’s still good. BUT HE NEEDS TWU WUV TO FIX HIM. Omg poor babeh. Bleurgh. Basically, he’s the ideal Draco in Leather Pants for ladies who don’t like Draco. Please see handy reference chart.

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    Thanks, Willow. That graphic says it all, really. The canon Snape is how I pictured him in the books; hardly that attractive, really. But the fanon one? That’s not even the same character as the books!

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    I’m a big fan of Snape as he appears in the books. He’s rightly regarded as one of the most interesting characters. However, to some people, interesting MUST equal good and attractive and romantically suitable. Which is an unfortunate implication in itself.

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2012
     

    And I wouldn’t have a problem with it if they didn’t use it as an excuse to bash every other character in the books. Seriously, look up dedfromsnake sometime. It will blow your mind.
    But be warned. They use the word ‘narcissist’ a lot.
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2012
     

    I’m a big fan of Snape as he appears in the books.

    I’m actually pretty fond of his canon self. A know a lot of people who go ‘oh, he didn’t really do anything bad! He was training new recruits for the Death Eaters! He was always a spy!’

    Frankly, those bore me. One Uchiha Itachi was enough. (Not to say that he wasn’t awesome) I honestly like the idea that Snape did thing that were wrong and ended up with the pain of killing someone who he actually cared about (or having a hand in her death). It just interests me and makes the character more complex. I feel that woobifying Snape kind of makes him boring. Same thing with Dumbledore Teh Evul Genyuss or Dumbledore Teh Paragon of LIGHT! Or any ‘light side dark side’ crap.

    ....

    I have issues with the HP fandom.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2012
     

    I honestly like the idea that Snape did thing that were wrong and ended up with the pain of killing someone who he actually cared about (or having a hand in her death). It just interests me and makes the character more complex. I feel that woobifying Snape kind of makes him boring. Same thing with Dumbledore Teh Evul Genyuss or Dumbledore Teh Paragon of LIGHT! Or any ‘light side dark side’ crap.

    This. A man whose Damascus Road Experience involved him inadvertently playing a part in the death of the woman he loved (who had moved on by this point, and was even married to his arch-rival) is far more interesting to me than a hapless victim who COULDN’T HELP IT that he joined the Wizard Nazis and DIDN’T MEAN FOR IT TO GO THIS FAR!!!! Those….blech. I can get better material from Days of Our Lives.

    I have issues with the HP fandom.

    Oh, don’t even get me started…...

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2012
     

    It does kind of sound like a bad soap opera plot doesn’t it? Particularly when they miss out that Lily never actually saw Snape as anything but a friend and all.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
     

    All that’s missing is a subplot about how Lily’s cousin was on the autism spectrum (to show how socially conscious they are) and how Petunia slept with Lily’s ex-boyfriend who slept with a teacher who may not have been a witch after all.