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Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: daadsta on June 22, 2007, 02:22:24 pm

I know we already have a Harry Potter topic going, but I thought since the release of Deathly Hallows is now less than a month away, we could use a topic purely for that book. Please be sure to tag anything that could be remotely considered a spoiler clearly!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 23, 2007, 03:24:25 am

[color=Purple]Haha...now what is a Spoiler exactly..I don't know?? ::) :-[ ??? never has an idea what's that?

Ok, I'm ok with another HP topic..nomatter what the {DA} thread is always open for everyone ;D[/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on June 23, 2007, 06:38:21 am

[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=0#msg1096531 date=1182583465]
[color=Purple]Haha...now what is a Spoiler exactly..I don't know?? ::) :-[ ??? never has an idea what's that?

Ok, I'm ok with another HP topic..nomatter what the {DA} thread is always open for everyone ;D[/color]
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A spoiler is one of those things where people say they've heard or they know what happens in a book or film that you haven't seen - I'm not reading any to do with HP, because I really don't want it ruined for me!

Did you see, the old DA thread was moved to the random section, so we'd better keep it strictly to books here!

I'm really looking forward to it! Have you all ordered your copies? I don't know who's going to die - apparently, though, a magazine recently published an article on how to cope with the deaths!
I can't believe its been 10 years since the 1st one was published - I can't imagine my life without HP any more!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on June 23, 2007, 12:14:23 pm

I can't wait for my copy of Book 7!! :D :D
Fortunately it comes out after my exams........ ;D

Yeah it's funny, it's been 9 years since I first found out about the books. They were standing in then 9 year old cousin's bookshelf and I borrowed them from her. After that I got the whole set. ;D

Okay, this is a POTENTIAL SPOILER.. potential because this guy claims to have hacked into the Bloomsbury site and apparently everyone has a copy of HP on their computers so he stole the info about the ending.. which he then published on some website.

I for one find the proposed ending rather boring and since this is not official nothing has been spoiled for me. If you want to find out what he said, click Ctrl/Strg+A on your keyboard and you'll be able to read the "hacker's" message (in English) in the middle of the page. ;)

http://de.news.yahoo.com/22062007/286/unterhaltung-hacker-kennt-angeblich-ausgang-letztem-harry-potter.html

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Misz_Mii on June 23, 2007, 12:20:19 pm

OMG... haha is it weird that I'm actually a little nervous for the book?? :-X

I wanna know if Dumbledore really died CAUSE HE CAN'T!!! >:(

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on June 23, 2007, 02:19:19 pm

oh, i'm so excited. 27 days, according to Mugglenet.com...that's less than a month! i'm kind of sad, though...i mean, this is it. no more Harry Potter. sure, we have the movies, but we'll all know what happens. there's no more mystery, no more intrigue. and books will always be better than movies...*sigh*

but i'm still oh so excited! ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on June 24, 2007, 05:48:00 am

[quote author=Moonlit Sky link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=0#msg1096638 date=1182622759]
oh, i'm so excited. 27 days, according to Mugglenet.com...that's less than a month! i'm kind of sad, though...i mean, this is it. no more Harry Potter. sure, we have the movies, but we'll all know what happens. there's no more mystery, no more intrigue. and books will always be better than movies...*sigh*

but i'm still oh so excited! ;D
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I'm a mugglenet regular too! I think I'll have day of mourning after the books end - though the movies are good too!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on June 25, 2007, 06:52:20 pm

I go to Mugglenet just about every day. ::) It's really hard though because I keep wanting to read the spoilers but I'm trying to stay clear of them.

I'm not sure if I should take Saturday and Sunday off of work just to ensure that I can read the book in one go and then have a day to relax/mourn. I'm both excited and nervous for the book....but I absolutely cannot wait.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on June 27, 2007, 03:39:42 pm

I am looking forward to the book so much! I remember when the mailman brought Book 6 and I read it in one afternoon and one night. I couldn't stop - it was wonderful!! ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on June 29, 2007, 03:51:06 pm

I try to avoid spoilers as much as possible. When the book comes out I am going to avoid the internet as much as possible in case someone who reads quicker than me puts up the ending. I am getting it the day it comes out so I hopefully won't be too far behind but there will always be someone who finishes it quicker.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on June 29, 2007, 09:37:34 pm

[quote author=Precious Lillywhite {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=0#msg1097352 date=1183146666]
I try to avoid spoilers as much as possible. When the book comes out I am going to avoid the internet as much as possible in case someone who reads quicker than me puts up the ending. I am getting it the day it comes out so I hopefully won't be too far behind but there will always be someone who finishes it quicker.
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I'm doing the same thing. I think it would be absolutely terrible to just be on the internet and have the ending ruined for me. :( So I'm avoiding all tvs, computers, and magazines until I have finished the book.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on June 30, 2007, 06:15:12 am

I agree about those spoilers, but staying off the internet won't be a problem, I'll be too busy reading! I preordered my copy yesterday at last!! :)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 30, 2007, 08:51:01 am

You know what I have never read 'Harry Potter' Is it more for kids, cos I think 'LOTR' is more adult.

Elizabeth

;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on June 30, 2007, 10:40:33 am

[quote author=elizabeth coffey link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=0#msg1097487 date=1183207861]
You know what I have never read 'Harry Potter' Is it more for kids, cos I think 'LOTR' is more adult.

Elizabeth

;D
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In my opinion the books can be read at all sorts of different levels. So whilst Rowling writes primarily for children I think, I find that there is always enough depth and enough of interest for me. I'd say they were books for children which adults can enjoy and get plenty out of.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Aisling on June 30, 2007, 11:02:10 am

As a 42-year-old self-confessed "Potterhead," I feel qualified to answer this.

J K Rowling designed the books to age along with the readers. "Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone" was written for an audience of 11-year-olds because the main characters were that age. As the characters age, the stories are modified to reflect their increasing maturity.

As "Deathly Hallows" is being released, the characters are now 17, in their final year at Hogwarts (the wizard's school, in case you didn't know). Characters are falling in love, getting married, and yes, dying. At least one person dies in each book, with the exception of "Chamber Of Secrets."

I don't want to tell too much in case you decide to read them. I borrowed the whole set from a friend not long after "Order Of The Phoenix" came out, just to see what all the fuss was about -- whether they really did teach witchcraft like a lot of people were saying. Not only was this totally not true, I asked for my own set for Christmas, which will be completed when I receive my pre-ordered copy of "Deathly Hallows."

I also have all the DVDs and videogames, as well as a tiny figurine of each of the three main characters and a plush Hedwig (Harry's pet owl).

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on June 30, 2007, 11:13:25 am

[quote author=Precious Lillywhite {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=0#msg1097352 date=1183146666]
I try to avoid spoilers as much as possible. When the book comes out I am going to avoid the internet as much as possible in case someone who reads quicker than me puts up the ending. I am getting it the day it comes out so I hopefully won't be too far behind but there will always be someone who finishes it quicker.
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oh me too. when it comes to the Harry Potter books, i've been totally spoiler-free (it also helps that i've only been a fan since book 5. ;)) the minute i heard grumblings from last book of people making t-shirts and whatnot saying "_________ DIES!" i left the internet for about a week before the release and until i was done reading it. one of the hardest things i've ever done, but completely worth it.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 30, 2007, 11:28:33 am

Thanks you two I may read them one day, I am still reading the last book of LOTR at the moment though.

;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 01, 2007, 03:48:32 am

This isn't a spoiler as I certainly have no inside information and wouldn't post it even if I did. But I was wondering who you think will be killed off in Deathly Hallows?

Personally I think Harry will die, obviously I don't want him to but I think Rowling will do it.

In part it may depend on how serious Rowling is in book 7 definitely being the absolute end of the series, after all if Harry does survive the end of book 7 it leaves a window of opportunity open for more books later down the line. She says book 7 is 100% the last but for me unless Harry is killed she could be convinced to write more.

I think there will be other deaths of central characters....possibly either Hermione or Ron, so that 2 of the golden trio end up dead....i don't think she will kill off all three of them.

Usually my predictions are wrong so I can't wait to find out how wrong I am. ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 01, 2007, 04:17:40 am

The day the book comes out is an official holiday over here so all the shops will be closed :( So I haven't pre-ordered it yet. I keep hoping that one of the big shops in the city will be open so I can go and get it there. If not, I'll have to wait until Monday :(

The good thing however is that I have the week off.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 01, 2007, 05:31:34 am

Hope you get your copy, Cristiel!
I read an interview with the boy that plays Neville Longbottom in the films - his name has completely slipped my mind, sorry! - and he said he had strangers coming up to him in the street and telling him Neville was going to die - of course JKR hasn't said anything to confirm this!!

She'll actually be on Jonathan Ross this Friday night, I'll post date and time soon, and I'll be tuned in to see what she says about the book!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 01, 2007, 09:48:29 am

That must have been creepy for the actor who plays Neville. Thanks for letting us know about Jonathan Ross.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 01, 2007, 04:35:26 pm

[color=Purple]Shame shame..I wasn't hewe! :o

Yup! I'll leave the net when the b0o0k is out as well..but it would take a while for me cause I have to ait for the translation ;D

I'm way too excited and nerveous! ::) :-\ :-X [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 01, 2007, 04:38:12 pm

I am nervous too. I really want to read it but I am nervous that it is going to be really sad.

I am getting myself in the mood by reading some Harry Potter fan fiction. ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 01, 2007, 04:59:09 pm

Yes, well I'm so waiting to see what will happen...I had a teory, remember? that's why I'm so excited...I'm not nerveous at all about my toeary..weather it's right or not

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 01, 2007, 10:36:42 pm

I've predicted Harry would die since book two, and that Ron and Hermione would be left to carry on. I'm growing more sure of the first part of that every minute. As to the second, we'll wait and see.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 02, 2007, 05:09:51 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=15#msg1097753 date=1183343802]
I've predicted Harry would die since book two, and that Ron and Hermione would be left to carry on. I'm growing more sure of the first part of that every minute. As to the second, we'll wait and see.

Hugs,
Rach
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[color=Purple] :o I SO hope that such thing won't happen!! :o I'm sorry for saying this.
This is the most sad and...thing I've ever heard :o :'([/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 02, 2007, 08:08:06 am

I'm so sorry it made you sad. I just think that Ms. Rowling has set it up that it HAS to happen.

Hopefully she has lead us down a primrose path and it won't happen.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 02, 2007, 08:16:08 am

I agree with you Rach. Also I think Rowling wants the last book to be sad, she is not concerned about being cheerful or happy endings.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 02, 2007, 08:51:39 am

She has said that she has had th last chapter written for years and safely tucked away. As a writer myself, I can understand how much that must have helped her write the rest of the books. She knew where she was headed. All that was left was to get her characters there.

I think anything she does will be amazing!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 02, 2007, 05:45:37 pm

Yes, anything would be amazing except Harry dying :'( please, God PLEASE don't let Harry die :'( *praying so hard* what would I do if he dies? :'(

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 02, 2007, 06:01:28 pm

[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=15#msg1098036 date=1183412737]
Yes, anything would be amazing except Harry dying :'( please, God PLEASE don't let Harry die :'( *praying so hard* what would I do if he dies? :'(
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Do you ever read or write fan fiction? For me fan fiction is a way of coping with things that happen in the canon of books, tv programmes and films that I dislike or a way of having what I wish would happen. If you don't like something simply rewrite it!!!

If Harry died in book 7 I bet plenty of fan fiction writers will write 'denial' fic in which he is still alive.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 02, 2007, 06:07:59 pm

I'm sure they would and it would be interesting to see how they handle it. All depends on how Rowling killed him, I expect.

I have a fancy that Ron and Hermione would name their first son, Harry.

Even if she DID do Harry in, maybe she could give Ron and Hermion their own series... Tolkien started a new series with Sauron coming back, but canned it before he even started well.

It's possible.


Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 02, 2007, 06:20:57 pm

Ron and Hermione being together is actually one of the things I am in denial about, LOL. Because I read Ron slash.

However a spin off series is an interesting idea and could be a possibility.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 02, 2007, 06:26:30 pm

<i>However a spin off series is an interesting idea and could be a possibility. </i>

Only if Harry dies, of course. I've wondered if she would even keep writing, but I don't keep up with the whole realm much unless a movie or book is coming out. Has Ms. Rowling mentioned whether or not she plans to keep writing? it would be a pity if she stopped.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: magicdancer on July 02, 2007, 09:18:10 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=30#msg1098050 date=1183415190]
Has Ms. Rowling mentioned whether or not she plans to keep writing? it would be a pity if she stopped.[/quote]

I agree. But I don't recall ever hearing what her future plans are. However, I can't imagine an author that talented would not continue writing.






Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 02, 2007, 09:28:23 pm

Personally, I can't stop writing and I doubt she can, either.

I really think she'll do other things. Who knows where she'll take us!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 02, 2007, 10:03:41 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=30#msg1098063 date=1183425490]
[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=30#msg1098050 date=1183415190]
Has Ms. Rowling mentioned whether or not she plans to keep writing? it would be a pity if she stopped.[/quote]

I agree. But I don't recall ever hearing what her future plans are. However, I can't imagine an author that talented would not continue writing.






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i read an interview where she nearly gauranteed she would continue writing (but of course i can't find it now...timing never was my strong suit). i'm pertty sure she said she was taking a bit of a break after Harry (yes, after Harry...i feel 7 is most definitely the end) to spend time with her new family, but after that she is going to start up again.
i hope she writes another series. she has obviously mastered the technique of including foreshadowing and little clues that make series great...it would be awesome if she had another successful one. :)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 03, 2007, 04:27:53 am

I am sur I've read somewhere that she had writers block while writing the Hrry Potters, and she took a break to write something 'completely different' and she really enjoyed it, so maybe in a few years we'll see some of this.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 03, 2007, 07:09:25 am

Stepping away from something is the best way in the world to over come writers' block. I would really like to see what she writes when she isn't writing Harry. Did she ever say what it was?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 03, 2007, 11:15:54 am

[quote author=Precious Lillywhite {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=30#msg1098042 date=1183413688]
[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=15#msg1098036 date=1183412737]
Yes, anything would be amazing except Harry dying :'( please, God PLEASE don't let Harry die :'( *praying so hard* what would I do if he dies? :'(
[/quote]

Do you ever read or write fan fiction? For me fan fiction is a way of coping with things that happen in the canon of books, tv programmes and films that I dislike or a way of having what I wish would happen. If you don't like something simply rewrite it!!!

If Harry died in book 7 I bet plenty of fan fiction writers will write 'denial' fic in which he is still alive.
[/quote]
[color=Purple]
I'd lke to write fan fic or read fan fic only id they're not slash and like that...I don't like slash at all ::)[/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 03, 2007, 11:27:32 am

I think there is plenty of fan fic out there which ISN'T slash, I myself am a rampant slash lover but lots of people don't like it and write other stuff.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 03, 2007, 11:30:13 am

I neither read nor write slash, and I write a LOT of fanfic. There are lots of us out there, HG. We may be more difficult to find, but we're out there. I think there's room out there for all tastes and genres.

I've never written anything Harry Potter, though. LOTR, Jeremiah, and challenges, but no HP yet.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 03, 2007, 11:33:59 am

I'd like to write a fan fic but I don't have an idea nor can write that good since I have a good english :P :-[ I may need some help for writing.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 03, 2007, 11:43:42 am

I'd be glad to help you, if I Can. I help young writers all the time.

If you would like to see some of what can be done with G rated fanfic,
here's an example.

http://www.cyberrach.net/untilspringlinksslinks.htm (http://www.cyberrach.net/untilspringlinksslinks.htm)

It's just an idea of what can be done. Just by skimming this first chapter, I think you can get an idea of what can be done.

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 03, 2007, 11:48:35 am

Thanks but is that LOTR? I want HP..I can't write LOTR at all ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 03, 2007, 11:59:50 am

I only meant it as an example of G rated fanfiction. You could do the same thing with Harry Potter. I'm afraid I've never read any Harry fanfic because everything I've seen is slash. I'm SURE there's G out there.

An idea is EASY! I have more ideas than time to write them. What would you like to see Harry and his friends do? You can make them do anything you want. Get the idea, then write notes on how the story will go. then you go back and flesh it out and you have a fanfic. Easy.

LOTR is Lord of the Rings, three big movies Elijah was in, among others? I'm sorry. I thought if you were here you were an Elijah fan and knew what that was.

Hugs,
Rach - who hopes you will try

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 03, 2007, 12:16:55 pm

I know what LOTR is! :o that was a...I know what LOTR is and I am one of the BIG/ HUGE Elijah fans!!..I just can't write LOTR. That's all...

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 03, 2007, 02:13:03 pm

Ladies, could we please stay on topic? This is a thread about "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", not about writing fanfiction.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 03, 2007, 06:16:49 pm

I always buy the children's edition/cover of the Harry Potter book and I will continue for Deathly Hallows. I don't see the point in spending more money for an adult book cover. Also I am proud to read HP, I have nothing to be ashamed of.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 05, 2007, 06:31:11 am

[color=Purple]I am with you Julie! There are loads of eople here that when they hear I'm a HUGE fan of HP they say "what? :P you like HP..oh..well ::) :P " and I don't give a D*mn what they say :P ;D.

and day by day I feel much nerveous than before..I don;t know why but somehow I'm really getting nerveous about the book and ::) I might break my laptop for that :-\ ..well accidentaly :-[ [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 05, 2007, 05:44:24 pm

[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1098508 date=1183631471]
[color=Purple]I am with you Julie! There are loads of eople here that when they hear I'm a HUGE fan of HP they say "what? :P you like HP..oh..well ::) :P " and I don't give a D*mn what they say :P ;D.

and day by day I feel much nerveous than before..I don;t know why but somehow I'm really getting nerveous about the book and ::) I might break my laptop for that :-\ ..well accidentaly :-[ [/color]
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Please try not to break your laptop :P

Other people's negtive opinions don't matter......we love Harry Potter. ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 05, 2007, 06:52:06 pm

[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1098675 date=1183671864]
[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1098508 date=1183631471]
[color=Purple]I am with you Julie! There are loads of eople here that when they hear I'm a HUGE fan of HP they say "what? :P you like HP..oh..well ::) :P " and I don't give a D*mn what they say :P ;D.

and day by day I feel much nerveous than before..I don;t know why but somehow I'm really getting nerveous about the book and ::) I might break my laptop for that :-\ ..well accidentaly :-[ [/color]
[/quote]

Please try not to break your laptop :P

Other people's negtive opinions don't matter......we love Harry Potter. ;D
[/quote]
Only because you're a {DA} ;D :D :P
but I can see myself hitting someone like a day before the book is out ::) gotta be careful! :-\ I'm dead serious! ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 05, 2007, 06:54:48 pm

Perhaps you should try hitting your pillows and get your frustration out that way......well it might work.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 06, 2007, 05:17:38 am

Yeah maybe..I still don't know when the translation will be out here..I'm SO waiting for it and not waiting :-\ ::) I'm confused ??? :-\

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 07, 2007, 12:06:59 pm

I prefer the children's cover myself, I think they're more cheerful. I only own the children's versions.The adult covers are too dark for my taste.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 07, 2007, 03:42:14 pm

I live in the US and we only have one cover...I guess it could be considered more of a children's cover. Personally I think it's kind of silly to release an adult cover because it doesn't change any of the book content...

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 07, 2007, 04:21:36 pm

[color=Purple]What does the cover change? nothing for me..it just makes your mind busy and stuff...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070706/en_nm/britain_rowling_dc [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 08, 2007, 02:37:16 pm

[quote author=daadsta link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1099298 date=1183837334]
I live in the US and we only have one cover...I guess it could be considered more of a children's cover. Personally I think it's kind of silly to release an adult cover because it doesn't change any of the book content...
[/quote]

[color=Blue]I agree with you! The only reason I could think of to release an adult cover might be to make some people feel less self-conscious about carrying a Harry Potter book onto the train. ;D

The question about whether JKR wants to write another book after book 7 keeps coming up.. I think it's totally unnecessary (even though I am a little sad about the series ending). She had always planned on writing 7 books and as we know: 7 is the special number.. seven books, a seven part soul, seven Weasley children ;)

I am SO glad that HP 6 comes out just after my exams are finished! ;D[/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 09, 2007, 05:17:57 am

It said in the Jonathan Ross interview that JKR planned to take a break after the book was published, and I hardly blame her! She also said that the book would be a 'bloodbath', and more than two characters die, which sort of throws a lot of theories off...And she says the story comes to a 'definate end' and although she was reserved about saying she was never going to write any more HP, she said it was highly unlikely.

So looking forward to this book!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 09, 2007, 08:54:13 am

A bloodbath? Interesting. Sounds as though I will need a box of tissues handy whilst reading.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 09, 2007, 01:16:36 pm

[color=Blue]I finished book 6 again last night.... Dumbledore :'(

I just read an article on Yahoo in which it was said there may be another book. JKR said to never say never. It said that the book ends in a definity way (sadly) but fans are starting a petition for book 8. They may even write it themselves.... ;D[/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: funny_fish on July 10, 2007, 01:17:50 am

I know for a fact that Deathly Hallows will leave me absolutely traumatized. I've read so many theories and thought of so many different ones myself, but I honestly don't know what's going to happen. :-\

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1099665 date=1183972677]
She also said that the book would be a 'bloodbath', and more than two characters die[/quote]

That actually completely threw me off.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 10, 2007, 04:55:59 am

[quote author=Carina link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1099821 date=1184001396]
[color=Blue]I finished book 6 again last night.... Dumbledore :'(

I just read an article on Yahoo in which it was said there may be another book. JKR said to never say never. It said that the book ends in a definity way (sadly) but fans are starting a petition for book 8. They may even write it themselves.... ;D[/color]
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I read this myself and I feel sorry for JKR...its her series and nobody else really has a right to write another book if she finishes it.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 10, 2007, 08:54:21 am

[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1099748 date=1183985653]
A bloodbath? Interesting. Sounds as though I will need a box of tissues handy whilst reading.
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[color=Purple]Get one box for me to0! :'( maybe I need 2 or more.. :'(
and I'm very getting nervous that I think maybe all Harry Potter stories was a dream and at the end Harry wakes up and sees all of these things was a dream :o I don't know but this has been in my mind for a while and I can't stop thinking of it :-\ [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 10, 2007, 09:06:53 am

[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100086 date=1184072061]
[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1099748 date=1183985653]
A bloodbath? Interesting. Sounds as though I will need a box of tissues handy whilst reading.
[/quote]
[color=Purple]Get one box for me to0! :'( maybe I need 2 or more.. :'(
and I'm very getting nervous that I think maybe all Harry Potter stories was a dream and at the end Harry wakes up and sees all of these things was a dream :o I don't know but this has been in my mind for a while and I can't stop thinking of it :-\ [/color]
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But it was all a dream......you know I could see that happening. What like Harry would wake up and he'd still be back at the Dursley's? :-X

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 10, 2007, 11:04:04 am

Carina, I finished book 6 two nights ago. :) I've been frantically trying to reread the whole series, but I only got to books 5 and 6.

Haha, there's so much discussion now over all these theories(especially amongst my friends) and I'm trying so hard to stay away from them because I don't want to get attatched to one and be disappointed if it doesn't happen. Ehhh...10 more days!!!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 10, 2007, 11:06:32 am

[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100105 date=1184072813]
[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100086 date=1184072061]
[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1099748 date=1183985653]
A bloodbath? Interesting. Sounds as though I will need a box of tissues handy whilst reading.
[/quote]
[color=Purple]Get one box for me to0! :'( maybe I need 2 or more.. :'(
and I'm very getting nervous that I think maybe all Harry Potter stories was a dream and at the end Harry wakes up and sees all of these things was a dream :o I don't know but this has been in my mind for a while and I can't stop thinking of it :-\ [/color]
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But it was all a dream......you know I could see that happening. What like Harry would wake up and he'd still be back at the Dursley's? :-X
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no offense, but that would be the worst ending ever. i would throw things at JKR if that ended up being the case.

at the same time that i don't wish this happens, i really think Harry should die. i don't think JKR wants to write another one, and frankly she shouldn't. i never did like when a series was meant to be over and people just continue on with it, eventually making it crap...i happens all the time with movies and television shows. if Harry dies, it would definitely mark the end and nearly gaurantee (well, besides those crazy fanfiction writers that would bring him back from the dead) that the story is over. but, considering JKR did say "never say never," then at least i assume Harry is not going to die...killing off the main character, considering that info is going to be all over the web the day the book is released, would potentially ruin the pull for new fans. if people know the main character, whom they are no doubt going to fall in love with as much as we have, is just going to die in the end, meaning all the struggle and hardships were for supposedly nothing, will not be appealing to new readers...and i can't blame them.
so needless to say, i have mixed feelings about the whole Harry dying thing and the prospect for an 8th book. :P


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Carina, I finished book 6 two nights ago. I've been frantically trying to reread the whole series, but I only got to books 5 and 6.

same here. i really wanted to read them all again from the beginning, but summer has not been my best friend this year...time just did not allow. so i made sure to reread 5 & 6 for the movie and the new book. i just finished 6 last night. :)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 10, 2007, 02:18:59 pm

I have never read these books are they better than the films like with LOTR?
Plus is there an ending planned I mean I seen JK on Jonathan Ross she said there is so how much longer for us to wait.. ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 10, 2007, 02:41:09 pm

For me the books are better than the films, I enjoy the movies but they are not a patch on the books.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 10, 2007, 05:02:05 pm

[quote author=miss sixty link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100257 date=1184091539]
I have never read these books are they better than the films like with LOTR?
Plus is there an ending planned I mean I seen JK on Jonathan Ross she said there is so how much longer for us to wait.. ::)
[/quote]
yep, the books are definitely better. not that the movies are crap or anything, but the books are still better.

yep, the ending is planned. the last book in the series is being released in 10 days. ;)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 11, 2007, 04:06:10 am

I would be really disappointed if it ended with 'it was all a dream' but somehow I think JKR's more creative than to finish it all like that!

Elizabeth - I prefer the books to the film, they leave out a lot of detail sometimes in the films.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 11, 2007, 04:24:56 am

[quote author=Moonlit Sky link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100200 date=1184079992]
[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100105 date=1184072813]
[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100086 date=1184072061]
[quote author=Russell's Eyeliner {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=45#msg1099748 date=1183985653]
A bloodbath? Interesting. Sounds as though I will need a box of tissues handy whilst reading.
[/quote]
[color=Purple]Get one box for me to0! :'( maybe I need 2 or more.. :'(
and I'm very getting nervous that I think maybe all Harry Potter stories was a dream and at the end Harry wakes up and sees all of these things was a dream :o I don't know but this has been in my mind for a while and I can't stop thinking of it :-\ [/color]
[/quote]

But it was all a dream......you know I could see that happening. What like Harry would wake up and he'd still be back at the Dursley's? :-X
[/quote]
no offense, but that would be the worst ending ever. i would throw things at JKR if that ended up being the case.

at the same time that i don't wish this happens, i really think Harry should die. i don't think JKR wants to write another one, and frankly she shouldn't. i never did like when a series was meant to be over and people just continue on with it, eventually making it crap...i happens all the time with movies and television shows. if Harry dies, it would definitely mark the end and nearly gaurantee (well, besides those crazy fanfiction writers that would bring him back from the dead) that the story is over. but, considering JKR did say "never say never," then at least i assume Harry is not going to die...killing off the main character, considering that info is going to be all over the web the day the book is released, would potentially ruin the pull for new fans. if people know the main character, whom they are no doubt going to fall in love with as much as we have, is just going to die in the end, meaning all the struggle and hardships were for supposedly nothing, will not be appealing to new readers...and i can't blame them.
so needless to say, i have mixed feelings about the whole Harry dying thing and the prospect for an 8th book. :P


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Carina, I finished book 6 two nights ago. I've been frantically trying to reread the whole series, but I only got to books 5 and 6.

same here. i really wanted to read them all again from the beginning, but summer has not been my best friend this year...time just did not allow. so i made sure to reread 5 & 6 for the movie and the new book. i just finished 6 last night. :)
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That's the WORST ending..what I was saying to my friend..I'll throw my bo0ks outside the window if that happens...I really hate that ending..and I so hope it doesn't happen..but this is keeping to go around in my mind :'( ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 11, 2007, 05:36:27 am

thanks guys though I still will not be reading the books although I do like the films ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 13, 2007, 03:43:17 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1099967 date=1184057759]I read this myself and I feel sorry for JKR...its her series and nobody else really has a right to write another book if she finishes it.
[/quote]

I agree. I am not even sure I would want to read book 8 if it isn't written by JKR. I am not even sure the fans would get away with it because she owns the rights to the books but I can understand the motivation behind the idea.

[quote author=daadsta link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1100199 date=1184079844]
Carina, I finished book 6 two nights ago. :) I've been frantically trying to reread the whole series, but I only got to books 5 and 6. [/quote]

[color=Blue]Same here, in a way. I read book 6 and then I decided to read OOTP again as well since there is still time. ;D

SIRUS - BLACK AS HE'S PAINTED?
Notorious mass murderer or innocent singing sensation?


-- LOL! That passage is "bloody brilliant", to say it in the words of one Ronald Weasley. I had to laugh so much at that! ;D ;D

I don't know any Potterheads personally but I enjoy coming here and chatting about HP with you guys. ;)

If Harry dies, it would mark the definite end of the series but I would be disappointed if that happened because he is young and is fighting the good fight. Where would be the hope? UNLESS he killed Voldemort and both died at the same time.. then Harry's death would not be for nothing.[/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 14, 2007, 04:58:03 am

It would be shame if, after 7 books, Harry just died...in my opinion he would have to kill Voldemort first, it would seem like such a waste of a series if, after everyhting, Voldemort won.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 14, 2007, 05:59:52 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=60#msg1102268 date=1184403483]
It would be shame if, after 7 books, Harry just died...in my opinion he would have to kill Voldemort first, it would seem like such a waste of a series if, after everyhting, Voldemort won.
[/quote]

I kinda agree with you :-\ it would be very bad and...but we still have to read the book and then I'm sure out opinion will change about what we feel about the ending, no matter what it is..but I SO hope Harry won't die :'(

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 14, 2007, 04:00:09 pm

If the series ended with Harry dying and Voldemort surviving, I am sure I would not like it and I can't imagine JKR going that way at all since she is mainly writing for children and what kind of example would it be if Harry and hope died...

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 14, 2007, 04:35:01 pm

they had better NOT kill Harry off or Ron or Hermione that would be like the 3 main characters gone.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 14, 2007, 05:32:42 pm

I don't think Harry will die just because the whole book is about Harry overcoming all the obstacles Lord Voldemort has thrown at him....it would be for one, inconsistant if he died. Also depending on how it happens(if it happens) it would seem like such a waste....I mean, he got this far and for what? Just to die? But I agree, it would be much better if he killed Voldemort and somehow died doing that.....

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 14, 2007, 05:40:53 pm


on 1184448762, daadsta wrote:
I mean, he got this far and for what? Just to die? But I agree, it would be much better if he killed Voldemort and somehow died doing that.....


No, not just to die, but to save the world in the process from the Death Eaters and Voldemort. That would be a worthy end in my opinion, if it comes to that.

Last discussion before Book 7:
http://www.beyondhogwarts.com/

We know what happens in one week! :o

Who here thinks that Percy will die? I think he might.

Something I have always asked myself... why didn't Fawkes try to save Dumbledore? The only reason I can think of is because Dumbledore didn't want Fawkes to interfere at first and only later did he come to apply his healing powers... And what about Snape's mastery of non verbal spells? Did he really cast the Avada Kedavra or was it another spell? Or if he cast Avada Kedavra, it could be that he didn't really mean it and so it had no effect.

Have you ever considered the translation of the name Voldemort...? Vol de mort - french for "flight from death"!! Hmm..

Excerpt from an interview:

JKR:"I will tell you that one of the characters - er - one of - one of Harry's class mates, though it's not Harry himself, does end up a teacher at Hogwarts, but it is not maybe the one you'd think - hint, hint, hint! So, yes one of them does end up staying at Hogwarts.."

It's not Ron and probably not Hermione...! Perhaps Draco....?? ::)

JKR: "OK, in book three, you're absolutely right, you find out a lot about Harry's father. Now, the - the important thing about Harry's mother - the really, really significant thing - you're going to find out in two - in two parts. You'll find out a lot more about her in book five, or you'll find out something very significant about her in book five, and you'll find out something incredibly important about her in book seven. But I can't tell you what those things are, so I'm sorry, but they - yes, you will find out more about her, because they're - both of them are very important in what Harry ends up having to do."

http://www.accio-quote.org/

Who is your favourite HP character? Did your favourite character change over the years?

My favourite character has always been Hermione. I can relate to her very very well. I would love to be her friend if she was a real person. And of course I like Harry and Dumbledore, the Weasleys, Lupin and Sirius very very much. Everyone in the Order deserves praise!

Another interview excerpt: Emma says that the saddest thing for a girl to do is to dumb herself down for a guy. Hermione wouldn't do it, so neither should anyone else.

She's so right! Unfortunately a lot of girls pretend to be dumber than they are in order to fit in better but it never works and they end up being outcasts even more than they already are. Hermione is not afraid to show how clever she is and that is wonderful!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 15, 2007, 03:13:44 am

[color=Purple]Hey Carina! :D
[quote author=Carina link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1102742 date=1184449253]

on 1184448762, daadsta wrote:
I mean, he got this far and for what? Just to die? But I agree, it would be much better if he killed Voldemort and somehow died doing that.....


Did he really cast the Avada Kedavra or was it another spell? Or if he cast Avada Kedavra, it could be that he didn't really mean it and so it had no effect.

[/quote]

at last!! That's what I'm saying since I gave my teory! Dumbledore cast another spell but Harry was petrified, and then who knows what? maybe harry hear the wrong thing because dombledore had cast something to harry that he hears things (things he want) in another way! does anyone understand me? :-[ ::) so Dumbledore is not really dead and that was all a pla he and Snape had, and maybe Mr.Weasley and Hagrid know about it!!! Well if it's a plan then they must know about it, according to what I read in the bo0k 4 and 3. :D


Quote:
Have you ever considered the translation of the name Voldemort...? Vol de mort - french for "flight from death"!! Hmm..

Yes, I read that in a magazin 5 years ago! ;D [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 15, 2007, 04:56:23 am

I never thought of that thing about Voldemorts name before...JKR is really clever with hiding little things like that.

Oooh, I'm so angry! I was counting on staying up all night to read the book next Saturday, but my bookshop doesn't even open til 8am!! >:(

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 15, 2007, 05:38:41 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1102799 date=1184489783]
Oooh, I'm so angry! I was counting on staying up all night to read the book next Saturday, but my bookshop doesn't even open til 8am!! >:(
[/quote]
Oww..can you go to another bookshop or is it very far? ??? I'm sorry but at least you are not in my case :-\ :( :'( Don't be so angry..but I can feel how you are.. ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 16, 2007, 05:32:57 am

[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1102841 date=1184492321]
[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1102799 date=1184489783]
Oooh, I'm so angry! I was counting on staying up all night to read the book next Saturday, but my bookshop doesn't even open til 8am!! >:(
[/quote]
Oww..can you go to another bookshop or is it very far? ??? I'm sorry but at least you are not in my case :-\ :( :'( Don't be so angry..but I can feel how you are.. ::)
[/quote]

I'm sorry about you having to wait for the translation Shayda! :'( I guess waiting 8 hours isn't so bad, but I'll have to remember to keep away from the internet, I don't want to her what happens!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 16, 2007, 06:57:18 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1103103 date=1184578377]
[quote author=Hogwarts Magical Girl {DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1102841 date=1184492321]
[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1102799 date=1184489783]
Oooh, I'm so angry! I was counting on staying up all night to read the book next Saturday, but my bookshop doesn't even open til 8am!! >:(
[/quote]
Oww..can you go to another bookshop or is it very far? ??? I'm sorry but at least you are not in my case :-\ :( :'( Don't be so angry..but I can feel how you are.. ::)
[/quote]

I'm sorry about you having to wait for the translation Shayda! :'( I guess waiting 8 hours isn't so bad, but I'll have to remember to keep away from the internet, I don't want to her what happens!
[/quote]
[color=Purple]
Yes :'( Well me and my friend decieded not to talk till we finish the bo0k ;D I don't know when should we start "not-talking" or stop "talking" ::) ..wow...long time... :P [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 16, 2007, 10:59:19 pm

My friend's little brother is being so mean to him! He said he's going to find out the ending before the book is released in the US and he's going to ruin the book for my friend. And he's completely serious about it too! To avoid being spoiled by his brother, my friend is going to leave his house around 6 on Friday and he won't come back until he's finished reading. I feel bad for him.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 17, 2007, 03:24:39 am

oh that is just nasty of your friends brother..so mean wanting to spoil the ending well good that your friend is not hanging around him all day. ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 17, 2007, 04:52:25 am

We made 'Unbreakable' vows in our house - whoever reads it first is NOT allowed to tell the others what happens...I'm second so thats good. :)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 17, 2007, 11:09:54 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1103653 date=1184662345]
We made 'Unbreakable' vows in our house - whoever reads it first is NOT allowed to tell the others what happens...I'm second so thats good. :)
[/quote]

great tell me if your friend liked it ok have you read it mary ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 17, 2007, 11:30:05 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=75#msg1103653 date=1184662345]
We made 'Unbreakable' vows in our house - whoever reads it first is NOT allowed to tell the others what happens...I'm second so thats good. :)
[/quote]
lol! that's awesome. :D

can you believe that in just 3 short days all of this will be over? we'll know how it ends and the speculation all stop. everyone will either love or hate Snape, smile or cry at the conclusion of Harry's journey, feel triumph or let-down pending Voldemort's defeat, and all tears will be shed over those few who's fate is death. we'll all know in 3 days...the story will be complete in 3 days. that blows my mind.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 17, 2007, 02:41:09 pm

[color=Blue]Yes, I know how exactly how you feel and I think every Potterhead feels the same way too! I have never felt this way about the release of a book before (although the release of every other HP book had me feeling excited but not this much because I knew there was more coming). I think I can relate to how the LOTR fans felt when ROTK came out. I am so excited and a little scared too! But mostly excited. ;D

Here in Germany, 2million copies have been pre-ordered from Amazon alone![/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 18, 2007, 04:59:43 am

I know, just three days and then 10 years of waiting will be over...its sort of sad, in a way. :'( An end of an era!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 18, 2007, 07:08:40 am

I have never read the books but I understand why it is sad like when lotr came to an end , we wanted them never to end, lol ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 18, 2007, 11:46:50 am

[quote author=Carina link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=90#msg1104227 date=1184697669]
[color=Blue]

Here in Germany, 2million copies have been pre-ordered from Amazon alone![/color]
[/quote]
yep, same with the US. i saw a headline about it on cnn.com a couple days ago (but i refused to click on it to avoid some unintentional spoilers...)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 18, 2007, 03:57:44 pm

I accidently stumbled on one of those spoiler sites that SAY they are telling you what happens. They aren't right, are they?

Please tell me they don't know what they're talking about....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 18, 2007, 08:17:47 pm

I had the same thing happen to me, I accidently stumbled across some 'spoilers' I just hope they are rumours not true.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 19, 2007, 04:21:23 am

mark said the ending was already known to some people and was put in some newspapers, also he was on a forum, dont know which one and they were saying that the last film was the worst out of all of them :o

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 19, 2007, 04:26:27 am

To avoid spoilers, I'm staying clear of all Harry Potter sites except mugglenet.com, which pledged not to show any spoilers. I'm really worried about finding out what happens before I've read it. :-\

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 19, 2007, 04:58:30 am

that is the way to do it we dont want you spoiling your reading enjoyment mary :-*

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 19, 2007, 06:05:05 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=90#msg1104761 date=1184833587]
To avoid spoilers, I'm staying clear of all Harry Potter sites except mugglenet.com, which pledged not to show any spoilers. I'm really worried about finding out what happens before I've read it. :-\
[/quote]

Yes so am I, but the spoiler wasn't on a Harry Potter site it was on the Russell Brand forum I belong to.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2007, 07:14:27 am

The one I ran into was linked from a news article I was reading on MSN.com! I clicked on it kind of out of habit, I suppose. Ihad read other articles about the spoilers yesterday but nothing had an actual link to an active site. Didn't think MSN would. I would have thought there would be legal implications....

I don't mind spoilers on the films. I've read the books and I know how things turn out in each one. It's when I DON'T know that it bothers me.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 19, 2007, 09:16:16 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=90#msg1104707 date=1184788664]
I accidently stumbled on one of those spoiler sites that SAY they are telling you what happens. They aren't right, are they?

Please tell me they don't know what they're talking about....

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]
i'm pretty sure those are false. the security measures around this book have been record breaking...they can't know what's going to happen.

my friend found these so-called spoilers as well...he was really mad, but he said that most of what he read hardly made sense. i wouldn't be too too worried.


Quote:
I don't mind spoilers on the films. I've read the books and I know how things turn out in each one. It's when I DON'T know that it bothers me.

worded quite flawlessly...i feel the same. :)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2007, 10:07:15 am

I find your words very reassuring, Moonlit. Thank you!

My son sent me a rather funny email as to what he thought. He said he was sure that some kid working at Barnes and Noble or somewhere has ripped open a box and absconded with a copy of the book but he doubts the person who would do that would tell the truth about it online. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 19, 2007, 12:33:46 pm

Ugh, I can't believe the New York Times!!! One of their reporters somehow obtained a copy of Deathly Hallows and wrote a review with spoilers in it! Now I have people at work just shouting stuff at me about what will happen because they read it in the New York Times! It's really upsetting me...I've tried so hard to stay spoiler free and with one day left it's being ruined! They don't understand at all that I don't want to know anything until I read the freaking book....or maybe they do and they just like seeing my reaction when they tell me those things. :'(

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2007, 12:48:07 pm

What thoughtless, childish people! And shame on the NYT for printing the spoilers!

I'm SO SORRY! Try to remember that even the NYT can be wrong. They're wrong to print spoilers. A review, fine, but a book can be reviewed without spoiling it for everyone!

Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 19, 2007, 01:02:49 pm

OMG! I can't believe I have to leave here for a long time till the translat of the bo0k is out! :o :-X :-\ but it worth it a LOT!!! ;D 8) :D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 19, 2007, 01:04:29 pm

I am sorry to everyone who stumbled across spoilers. :(

Apparently the whole book leaked onto the internet (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2096589.ece) and this article says it's possible to download the book from torrent sites but I have no interest in that whatsoever. I don't want to spoil the fun and excitement for myself. This article above does not reveal anything major.

Several stores all around me are putting up adverts for the midnight sale of the book and I would LOVE to buy a copy from there at night so that i could read it straight away but I have already ordered it from Amazon five months ago... ;D I am planning to go to the gym on Saturday but I think that will depend on how far I have read the book and what the outcome of the book will be.. ;)

HERE IS A SPOILER FREE COMPETITION FOR THOSE OF YOU IN THE UK OR ROI ;)
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article2026765.ece


Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 19, 2007, 01:08:04 pm

First of all, thank you all for not posting any spoilers here on A&F, I'm cautiously avoiding any possible spoiler myself. So far that I've requested the other mods' opinions about officially making A&F a spoiler-free zone for the first month after the release of the book. I'm awaiting their opinion and will let you know our decision asap.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2007, 01:15:03 pm

That would be great, Cristiel! It would be nice to have a place to go that you know would be spoiler free. I understand that people get excited sometimes and say more than they should but I, for one, am going to find it difficult to stay off the net completely till I finish the book.

Carina, I thought about the same thing, but I, too, pre-ordered from Amazon months ago. Did you get a notice today that your book was being shipped? If they ship today, I don't see any way I'll get it Saturday. They are going to have to send it by something other than regular UPS.

And I would NEVER d/l it from a torrent site. I WANT to be surprised! I was upset at what I saw, but after talking to my son about, I think what i saw was just someone's imagination anyway.

Hogwart's Girl, how long do you have to wait for a translation?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 19, 2007, 01:20:51 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=105#msg1104954 date=1184865303]

Hogwart's Girl, how long do you have to wait for a translation?

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

I don't know ::)..2 months..3 months..2 week...a year I don't know :-\ :'( Damn this country :'( :'( :'(

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 19, 2007, 01:28:41 pm

Shayda, can't you just buy the book in English or is that not possible? In Belgium, people have to wait for the Dutch translation until November. ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 19, 2007, 01:31:02 pm

[color=Purple]First of all I have to apoligize you for being rude about the {DA} thread :-[ will you forgive me? :-[

No, tehre's no english copy here..I'm not good in English but I could try to read it..I have read the other bo0ks in English but after I read the translate... ::)

You have to wait till Nov to0? :o[/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 19, 2007, 01:41:39 pm

I've already forgiven you ;)

Such a shame that there's no English copy available in Iran :(

No, I don't have to wait. I'm fluent in English and read most of my books in English so I ordered it from Amazon in the UK. I wanted to go and buy it in the city on Saturday but since it's an official holiday, I was afraid the shops would be closed so I ordered it online.

I have a week off next week so enough time to read.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 19, 2007, 01:46:20 pm

[color=Purple]Thanks :-[ :D ;D

Damn this country...

Yes I know you're great in English..just was wondering if teher was the English copy over there or not..nothing here ::) :'( now what if I have to wait till November? :o :'( >:( [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 19, 2007, 01:51:34 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=105#msg1104954 date=1184865303]
Carina, I thought about the same thing, but I, too, pre-ordered from Amazon months ago. Did you get a notice today that your book was being shipped? If they ship today, I don't see any way I'll get it Saturday. They are going to have to send it by something other than regular UPS.

And I would NEVER d/l it from a torrent site. I WANT to be surprised! I was upset at what I saw, but after talking to my son about, I think what i saw was just someone's imagination anyway.

[/quote]

Well, so far I have only received a notice that my book will be delivered on time. They said I will get a separate shipping notice. Usually, when Amazon ship the book on Friday for example, it reaches my home on Saturday. How long does it take for orders to reach you?

I agree with you 100percent. I want to be surprised as well. What would be the point of waiting 2 years for this book, only to spoil that fun and excitement in a moment of folly. No no no...

There was someone a couple of months ago who claimed they had read the whole book and he posted the ending online but I can't just imagine an ending that boring so I ignored it but this time I am not taking any chances!

Even JK herself posted on her website yesterday and asked people to remain spoiler-free.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 19, 2007, 01:52:47 pm

couldn't you do what Cristiel did and order it off amazon.com, or some similar website? of course it would be in English, and i can understand why you would want to wait until the translation comes out so to not miss anything, but if you do read the English version you wouldn't have to wait until November...

tomorrow night! i'm so pumped! ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2007, 02:16:37 pm

Carina, it takes three or four days normally. I live kind of in the back of beyond. I just don't see how it will possibly get here in time. I've already told my hubby that if it DOES come (it will be Saturday afternoon or early evening here) I will go to church and serve him dinner but THAT'S IT, not to expect me to do ANYTHING else until I finish! LOL

I'm such a BAD wife sometimes. LOL But he is that way about certain sporting events so I guess we come up about even.

Howarts Girl, I admit that I have no idea how ordering from the net works in other countries. I know that a good friend of mine in the Cezch Republic says she can't order online as easily as I can. Maybe its the same for you.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 19, 2007, 02:46:08 pm

Hmm, I see what you mean now. I hope that you do get the book in time *fingers crossed*

Haha, I can totally understand what you mean, see note about the gym above. ;D
You're not a bad wife, Rach, I am sure your hubby will understand. ;)

HG, I am not too sure about ordering from Iran either - where did you get your copies in the past?

The German website web.de has put up a link which apparently reveals what happens but I didn't follow it just in case they really tell what happens.. I just read the article which doesn't say anything apart from the fact that it seems that a bookshop sent out some copies too early and that is why the photographed pages turned up on Wednesday... ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 19, 2007, 03:15:49 pm

on richard and judy it showed people that had queued up for 2 days for the new book and some had come from America even. There was a little girl on that had read each book about 30 times!! :o

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2007, 03:23:43 pm


Quote:
There was a little girl on that had read each book about 30 times!


* holds her tongue because she has read LOTR (all books) 41 times.....

Carina, you probably didn't get the second notice because you are not in the US. At least, if it's late, the book is free. I'd STILL rather have it arrive on time....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 19, 2007, 03:25:51 pm

way ahead of me I only just managed to read LOTR once all way through and for me that was a struggle ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 19, 2007, 03:30:05 pm

Don't feel badly, Miss Sixty. I started when I was 12 and that was the first year it appeared (legally) in the US.

I just got an early start. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 20, 2007, 04:41:43 am

Bad luck everyone that hit spoilers! From now on in looks like the only safe site on the net is A+F, thanks to Cristiel! :-*

Shayda- I'm so sorry for you! :'( Its such a shame you won't get it til the translation comes out. Will you find spoilers and read what happens or will you wait?

This time tomorrow, I will be waiting for my turn with the book! I'm so excited, but kind of scared and nervous too.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on July 20, 2007, 05:20:55 am

[quote author=Carina link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=105#msg1104992 date=1184870768]

HG, I am not too sure about ordering from Iran either - where did you get your copies in the past?

[/quote]

Whenever I went to the US I got my pther English copies...once I got the 5th one from Dubay..if I got to Dubay to see the movie I'll get that to0..if it's released there..they have the English copy, UK version and I like the US version better, the cover I mean.. but this times is different...it's the matter of time not liking and disliking ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 20, 2007, 07:46:00 am

I'm sorry, too, Shayda. Staying unspoiled for that much time will be REALLy hard on the net. Other than A&F and email, I will go no net starting tomorrow morning. The thing is, how do you avoid tv when my hubby watches nothing but news and I'm SURE as soon as this is officially out EVERYONE is going to be screaming the ending!

Glad A&F is safe.


EDIT: I just checked Amazon again and it said that my package is in my down and has been "departure scanned". Does that mean I might get it today?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 20, 2007, 03:11:43 pm

Has anyone here ordered a copy through Amazon UK? I decided to order it online since I wasn't sure the shops would be open due to an official holiday. But now my book is still not shipped so I've lost all hope to even get in on Monday.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 20, 2007, 03:16:08 pm

I THINK Carina did. We were talking about it the other day here. I'd have to look back. I think she said hers would arrive on time.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 20, 2007, 03:21:23 pm

CRISTIEL - no but I order dvds from them so I know they are good to buy things off, you can trust the site I mean. :-*

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 20, 2007, 03:49:00 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=120#msg1105573 date=1184958703]
Has anyone here ordered a copy through Amazon UK? I decided to order it online since I wasn't sure the shops would be open due to an official holiday. But now my book is still not shipped so I've lost all hope to even get in on Monday.
[/quote]

My sister ordered it from Amazon for me as a birthday present, I wonder if this means my book won't come till later as well. :-\

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 20, 2007, 04:01:57 pm

Is this hold up just because of a lot of orders or is there some kind of problem with Amazon UK?

Hugs,
Rach - hating it for her English friends

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: jubeth on July 20, 2007, 06:35:24 pm

I hadn't realized amazon.uk were having problems until I came on here and read Cristiel's message. So I don't know what any hold up's might be about. I might get by book tomorrow I might not, who can tell. :-\

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 21, 2007, 03:36:28 am

Did you already get a message to say that you book is shipped? I still didn't :'( My account still says that the book will be shipped soon but they say that since Thursday. Delivery time is listed to be between July 24 and 26. If I had known this, I'd never have ordered in from them.

I also found out yesterday that bookshops ARE open, despite the official holiday.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 21, 2007, 09:15:23 am

I have it! I have it! I have it!!!!!!!

Catch you on the otherside of Harry!

Hugs,
Rach - who is going off to read

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 21, 2007, 10:04:11 am

CRISTIEL - so sorry sweetie about not getting your book earlier that must be so fustrating for you but hang in there and the wait will be worth it honey :-*

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 21, 2007, 03:08:41 pm

If anybody finishes and fancies a chat about it, can you PM me please? This doesn't fringe on the ban, does it?

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 21, 2007, 04:29:33 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=120#msg1105766 date=1185044921]
If anybody finishes and fancies a chat about it, can you PM me please? This doesn't fringe on the ban, does it?
[/quote]

not sure about that sweetie try asking one of the mods that question I would suggest :-*

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Joanie on July 22, 2007, 12:09:39 am

Hey everyone! Took my daughters to a Barnes & Noble Harry Potter Magic party last night and had a blast! I had pre-ordered the book for my oldest daughter and that gave us a ticket into the party.

They had potion demonstrations, a costume contest, face painting, amulet making, and all other types of activities for the kids. It was so fun to have a countdown to 12:01 am!! Then the frenzy began with the sales of the books.

It was a little crazy, but definitely worth going to.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 22, 2007, 03:28:57 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=120#msg1105766 date=1185044921]
If anybody finishes and fancies a chat about it, can you PM me please? This doesn't fringe on the ban, does it?
[/quote]

No, of course not. The ban is only for posts on the board, not for private discussions :)

In the meantime, my book is on its way 8) I've just finished re-reading book 6 and am now cautiously avoiding any internet site that might have spoilers.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 22, 2007, 04:42:03 am

oh good news cristiel about you receiving the book soon, bet you can't wait ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 22, 2007, 04:57:04 am

Thanks for clearing that question up Cristiel....I love living in such a quiet place - apparently queues outisde shops in London were huge but there was only about 20 people queuing outside my bookshop when I collected my copy....did anybody else get given their book in a little gift bag?

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 22, 2007, 06:34:22 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=120#msg1105583 date=1184958968]
I THINK Carina did. We were talking about it the other day here. I'd have to look back. I think she said hers would arrive on time.

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

[color=Blue]Rach, I ordered the book from Amazon Germany and it arrived yesterday at 9.30 am. ;D

I couldn't start reading straight away though because I had grocery shopping to do and once I started reading I only stopped for bathroom breaks and making dinner... ;D

Cristiel, I am glad the book is on its way! :)

I told myself that I would completely avoid the internet until I read the book, I didn't want to be spoiled at all. It wasn't too hard though because I finished the book at 4am and then I went to sleep. ;)

My mum stumbled across two endings online but I told her not to tell me what they said.

My book arrived in a square box with HARRY POTTER written on the side and the postman grinned at me as he handed me the book... *blush* ;D

I loved your post, MyFrodo! ;D

Joanie, that sounds like so much fun, I always wanted to go to one of those, even if it's mainly for kids. :D

By the way, the secret door on JK Rowling's website opens and it behind there are Acknowledgements. :)[/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Misz_Mii on July 22, 2007, 01:22:52 pm

I'm reading it, I'm 2/3 of the book, but my mother reads it too, so we have to share the book... :P I love it already, some people've already finished it and they said they didn't like it so much, it's very predictable, but I haven't experienced that at all, I think it's very very cool!!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 23, 2007, 03:04:01 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=135#msg1106102 date=1185144812]
I'm done!

Where's the PM group?

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

[color=Blue]Right here!! :D
I would love to know what you thought. I'll send you a PM.

By the way, there's a Livejournal DH group where you can also chat about the book if you like. [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 24, 2007, 09:09:48 am

Girls, you won't believe it but I finally got my book an hour ago 8) I'm already at chapter 4 and hope to join you soon in a PM discussion.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 24, 2007, 09:23:05 am

YAY! I'm SO GLAD you got it! I wound up with TWO copies, but my hubby wants me to keep them both. His investor side is impressed with the sales figures. LOL

Enjoy!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 24, 2007, 09:27:26 am

cristiel - so happy for you that your book has finally arrived wow chapter 4 already, you quite a fast reader :D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Caz on July 24, 2007, 02:56:33 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=135#msg1106820 date=1185282588]
Girls, you won't believe it but I finally got my book an hour ago 8) I'm already at chapter 4 and hope to join you soon in a PM discussion.
[/quote]

That's fantastic Cristiel! Looking forward to it! :D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on July 25, 2007, 04:39:28 am

We ended up with two copies as well Rach - we bought one and then my sister won one in a fancy-dress competition.

Cristiel - hope you're enjoying it so far!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 25, 2007, 10:25:04 am

Just been to asda for a coffee, seen the book for £5.00 in there that is the cheapest I have seen so far ::)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on July 25, 2007, 11:30:16 am

Maryd, you might want to save your extra copy. There are lots of them out there, but you never know.

GLad prices are coming down, Miss Sixty. I'm wondering if sales won't drop like a stone since almost everyone seems to have bought their copy the first day or two.

Hugs,
Rach - who will be back after lunch

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 25, 2007, 11:50:11 am

i just finished reading last night. :o i loved it. i didn't cry as much as i expected to...i was more in awe, too shocked to cry. lol!

i had my book reserved at both Barnes & Noble and Borders, but ended up going to neither. i kind of wanted to go to the party, but i had other things going on that day that made it impossible to attend. so instead i went to Wal-Mart at 12:01 to buy my book. lol!

as of right now, i have only Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows in hardback, all the others in paperback. does anyone know of a place i could buy books 1-5 in a box set of hardback? i've been looking but can only find books 1-6 in hardback bookset, or books 1-5 in paperback, which i already have...

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on July 25, 2007, 02:17:15 pm

I'm done! Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 25, 2007, 03:31:46 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=150#msg1107314 date=1185387435]
I'm done! Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss.
[/quote]
same with me. i don't know many people who i can discuss HP with, so i'm welcome to anyone who wants to. :)

from mugglenet.com
[quote]Additionally, Jo announced that she "probably will" create a Harry Potter encyclopedia! From NBC's website:

The encyclopedia would include back stories of characters she has already written but had to cut for the sake of narrative arc (“I've said before that Dean Thomas had a much more interesting history than ever appeared in the books”), as well as details about the characters who survive “Deathly Hallows,” characters who continue to live on in Rowling’s mind in a clearly defined magical world.
[/quote]
visit mugglenet.com to see the link to NBC's website. but beware of spoilers! (not on mugglnet, but on NBC)
is anyone as excited as i am? ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 26, 2007, 12:01:55 am

I finished on Monday morning. I would also like to join the pm thread. ;) I'm really anxious to discuss the book.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Miss ANna on July 26, 2007, 07:25:30 pm

i finished last night! i loved it!! possibly my favourite harry book. same deal with the pm if everyone's interested!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 27, 2007, 12:05:04 am

I just thought I'd come and point everyone to this pretty funny video I found on Youtube. It's a song called Accio Deathly Hallows and it is spoiler free as it was written before Deathly Hallows came out, but there are spoilers in the comments!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvvFiZyEyTA

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: magicdancer on July 27, 2007, 12:15:15 am

I think you forgot to post the link. At least I don't see anything that shows where to go to hear/see the song at YouTube.



Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 27, 2007, 10:07:43 pm

hahaha, I do that all the time. ::) :-[ It is now posted above.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: HobbitFancier on July 28, 2007, 01:00:41 am

I technically finished the book last Sunday, so I'm a little late in commenting. Lol. But I'm in the process of re-reading it a second time - much more slowly this time around; a chapter a day, maybe.

I'll just say this about it: It's definitely my favorite Harry book, by far! I was expecting a couple of the things that happened, and others took me completely by surprise! Which, I suppose, is what a really good book is supposed to do!

I went to a midnight party, too, but didn't really get into it, as it was soooo crowded. But I did get my Deluxe Edition right when it came out, and luckily avoided all spoilers! Yay!

Glad to hear everyone else was happy with it, too.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: mayadeprei on July 29, 2007, 04:11:54 pm

I just returned from vacation, but luckily I was able to get the book in Italy. I was able to pre-order it in the local bookshop and I had it july 21 at 9am so that's pretty good right :). I read you can't post spoilers so obviously I won't do that. I really really enjoyed the book. I read it really fast and afterwards I re-read the last chapters to make sure I understood everything. The book was really awesome and I was glad with the end it got.


I woudl also like to join the pm discussions if that's still possible? There's some questions I still have and maybe you guys can answer them.


:-*


Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 29, 2007, 05:13:06 pm

[quote author=Flummoxed. link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=150#msg1108448 date=1185598841]
I technically finished the book last Sunday, so I'm a little late in commenting. Lol. But I'm in the process of re-reading it a second time - much more slowly this time around; a chapter a day, maybe.
[/quote]

Wow I didn't think anyone else would be re-reading it already! I think I read it too fast the first time around and some parts were really fuzzy for me so I am re-reading it...not necissarily a chapter a day, just however much I feel like reading in one day(if I feel like reading at all). It's nice being able to take my time rather than rushing through out of fear of spoilers.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Misz_Mii on July 30, 2007, 09:04:08 am

I finished it a few days ago and I loooooved it!! if you wanna talk about the book *Blabla* just pm me ;)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on July 30, 2007, 02:27:44 pm

JK Rowling hosted a web chat this morning and mugglenet has the transcript. It's a little lengthy, but worth a read. Read from the bottom-up. SPOILERS!!! http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1156

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: mayadeprei on July 31, 2007, 12:16:18 pm

[quote author=daadsta link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=150#msg1109658 date=1185820064]
JK Rowling hosted a web chat this morning and mugglenet has the transcript. It's a little lengthy, but worth a read. Read from the bottom-up. SPOILERS!!! http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1156
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Thanks Daadsta, what a great link! I read it with great interest.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on July 31, 2007, 12:39:35 pm

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter. ;)

i believe he would be 27 today...maybe. someone told me he was born in 1980, so i'm going by their word.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: mayadeprei on July 31, 2007, 12:48:37 pm

Haha Happy birthday Harry Potter. I think it's correct that he was born in 1980.


I'm not sure this is a spoiler or not :-\, ...




But in the last book it was mentioned that lily and james died in 1981 and Harry was then 1 years old....

Feel free to delete mods if you think that was spoiler.


Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Misz_Mii on July 31, 2007, 01:20:15 pm

That's not a spoiler.... But I think it's true, lol :P

And, it's 2007 and Harry is 17 years old now... so that means... No my theory is wrong... He should've been born in 1990 lol :P

But no, the book says he's born in 1980

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 04, 2007, 03:12:52 pm

[color=Purple]Can you believe it? I finished the book!! :o :o :o :o I was very, mad and crazy and I locked myself in my ro0m, not really locked but I didn't come out. only for bathroom,for the final part of reading which was 8 chapters.I screamed so much, when my dad called me "Shayda" I screamed hystrical, mom was really worried about me I was between reading the final chapters..my dad said nothing and mom was shocked. I cried a lot and again screamed a lot..my throat is really really sour right now and it bothers me but it's all done and the whole family wants to know what happened although I'm the only one who likes Harry Potter in my family...

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PM me ok? I'll be here anytime I can!! PM me everyone!!! anyone!!! mods, ads, mems,..come on!!! [/size]

EDIT::
I need the little part that JK.ROwling has written at the begining of the bo0k.."This bo0k is dedicated in 7 ways..." I need that part..I know it's in the UK copy and UKers can help!is it in the US copy to0? I need that line!![/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on August 05, 2007, 05:20:03 am

Alright, here's the dedication:

"The dedication of this book is split seven ways:

to Neil,
to Jessica,
to David,
to Kenzie,
to Di,
to Anne,
and to you,
if you have stuck with Harry until the very end"

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 05, 2007, 05:25:29 am

Thanks!! I love this part very much..but we don't have it here..well the translatuon is not pulished yet..I found it on teh net! ;D that's why my eyes are like a line right now..afe being on the PC for so long :P 8)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on August 21, 2007, 11:58:26 am

Tomorrow, the complete spoiler-ban will lift. This means that you are now free to discuss the book (incl. spoilers) but please do remember to put a clear spoiler warning in your post.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Misz_Mii on August 21, 2007, 12:15:07 pm

can't wait to tell you all about my thoughts on the book ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on August 22, 2007, 03:29:04 am

So? What did you all think? Did you like it? Anything happened that you had totally not expected? And what about the final chapter?

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on August 22, 2007, 04:42:10 am

SPOILERS


Epilogue - more info link: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959323/

Interview with JKR: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20001720/

Web chat with JKR: http://mugglenet.com/app/news/full_s...

Theres a couple of links! I loved the whole thing! I was so sure that Snape was bad, but it turned out Dumbledore was right all along! I enjoyed the epilogue, but I wished it had explained what else happened to other characters - thats where the links above come into it! Oh, I cried so much when Lupin and Tonks died, leaving their only child, and it was so soon after they'd married, it was so terrible! But I think the most moving death was Fred Weasley - I can't begin to imagine how George felt, losing someone that was so close to him. :'(


Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on August 22, 2007, 08:14:37 am

SPOILERS!

Fred's death was a complete shock! I can't beleive she killed him off! But then again, it's a bit logical that you couldn't have so many Weasley's fighting and not lose one of them, I suppose.

I really thought Harry would die, but it IS a kid's book and that would make it tough to kill off the main character. I ADORED the book, but I have to admit that I felt the "Harry died but not really" part was a bit of a cheat.

My favorite character is Ron and he really gets his moments to shine in this volume! Ron only bumbled because he lacked self-confidence and he really got the chance to overcome that. The episode with Gryffindorr's sword proved that he WAS a true Gryffindorr. The scene where the locket torments him was so revelatory his back story! I knew he was low in his selfesteem, but I had NO IDEA he felt his mother didn't want him, or that he thought Hermione liked Harry better. I thought Hermione had been clear as glass as to where her affections were bestowed. In fact, since GOF I have been muttering when I read their scenes, "Harry, you're rich. How about buying Ron a clue?" LOL

I love the way Ms. Rowling tied together so many small things she had mentioned in other books. I'm rereading all seven and I'm catching on to SO MUCH ground she laid that I never realized before.

OK, I have more opinions but no more time so I'd better stop for now. One thing I would like to say is that I'm confused about Ron's future career. In two interviews, JK says he joined the auror office and worked with Harry to bring revolutionize it. In one, she said he joined George in the joke shop. I hope it';s the first, but I'm a bit confused.

HUgs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Colleen on August 22, 2007, 09:49:07 am

oooo, we can talk about it now, can't we? ok, i'm just going to copy and paste what i posted in another forum...

Deaths:
poor Fred...that one really cut me deep. oddly enough, he was my favorite of the twins. *sob*

i cried when Dobby died..the first waterworks of the book. that cute little elf was so sweet and eager to help. poor poor Dobby.
speaking of elves, my heart really went out to Kreacher. i ended up loving him.

no death shocked me more than Lupin. i realized in this book that i actually like him more than i like Sirius, and Sirius was for the longest time second on my favorites list only to Harry. Lupin took his second place position with this book. i just love Lupin... :'( and i always had this feeling that he would end up dying. that feeling became stronger when i started reading the book and he had such a big role.

this book focused quite a lot on Dumbledoor. a lot of which, i felt, was somewhat unnecessary. a lot of stuff was repeated too much about him. but it did shed a new light on Dumbledoor...he really isn't the superb, perfect being, which is a good portrayal. no one is perfect.

Godric's Hollow was one of my favorite Chapters. it was so emotional, yet so intense with Nagini using Bagshot's body (oh wait, that was the chapter after, wasn't it? whatever...). creeeeepy. and so scary!
my other favorite Chapters were The Prince's Tale, The Forest Again, and King's Cross. basically of Harry's necessary death things were the highlight of the book, seeing as it was the biggest mystery of all.

i didn't like that Snape ended up a good guy. i said before that if that were to happen, i would rip my hair out. i came close...but the way in which he ended good made sense. at least it wasn't lame, "i changed my mind" crap...he really did have a reason.

Ron was kind of a superfluous character this book, huh? in fact, he kind of got on my nerves. i almost rejoiced when he left because he was just being a pain! then he came back and i still don't think he did anything that magnificent besides save Harry. he didn't do nearly as much as Hermione did.


Quote (from someone on the other board...):
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I JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!
On page 428 after they go over the story of the Three Brotheres and the Deathly Hallows, Harry remembers that Marvolo Gaunt (Voldemorts grandfather) is a decendent of the Peverells. . . and then we find out on page 430 that Harry is a decendent of Ignotus Peverell who had the invisibility cloak. Does that mean that Harry and Voldemort are related?
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crazy, isn't it? i thought of that too. Harry might have just murdered his long lost cousin that has long been trying to murder him. that's going to make family reunions a bit awkward, huh?

complaints:
Harry and Ginny. i've never liked them as a couple. grr.
Snape
the Epilogue - i really didn't like the epilogue at all. i couldn't keep all those kids straight, who was whose. and JK never said what Harry does for a profession! i thought he might become an Auror, but are Aurors necessary now that Voldemort is gone? and since Harry himself said he's "had enough trouble for a lifetime," somewhat rules out Auror...i mean, Aurors have the most trouble to deal with out of everyone. it didn't seem to fit to me...i want to know what happened to him!

the time line is interesting too...all of this happened 19 years ago. weird. and Harry is now 27? because he was born July 31, 1980.


alright, that's all...for now. maybe i'll come up with some other stuff when i re-read it. :)

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on August 22, 2007, 10:49:00 am

JK has said in several interviews that Harry and Ron become auror so I guess they ARE necessary.

And I'm sorry but I have to respectfully disagree about Ron. I thought he really came into his own in this book. He saved Harry's life and pulled out Godric's sword, showing his true Gryffindor qualities, as if we doubted them. I hated that he left, but as a writer myself, I understand why it had to be done. He brought back information critical to their mission and had his chance to banish his own demons forever. ROn showed his intelliegence by solving a couple of the riddles of the piece and thinking about the basilisk fangs. He showed his heart not only in his courage in the battles and his rescue of Harry, but in his concern about the plight of the House elves during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Ron grew up in the moment he destroyed the locket horcrux. It is a scene reminescent of Sam's throwing away of his pans in LOTR. He rose victorious over his deepest doubts and fears and that makes him a hero in my book!

I am rereading all the other books and am astounded at how many times Ron is a hero anyway, much more so than the movies.

I am a person who loves lines. Two of my favorite in the book were Harry's line to Ron, when Ron has returned to them and says, "I guess Dumbledorre knew I would leave." Harry counters with, "No. He knew you would always want to come back." Great line. And I love Dumbledore's line in the "death sequence" about how just because things happen only in our heads, that doesn't mean they aren't real. I have shared that philosophy all my life!

What's everyone else's favorite line?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on August 22, 2007, 12:48:17 pm

SPOILERS!!!

Alright, my thoughts...

I was so happy that Snape was on Harry's side after all. I really wanted him to be good, but there were so many things that always made me doubt. The moment that doe Patronus showed up to lead Harry to the sword of Gryffindor however, I knew. It just had to be Snape!

I'm one of those who didn't really like the epilogue. It just left me with a false sense of completion, there were just too many questions that remained unanswered. I would have preferred either a long and very detailed epilogue or none at all.

There wasn't really one death that shocked me. I was so convinced that Harry was going to die that it almost shocked me that he didn't. It just seemed like the only way to end it to me. I had figured out that Harry was a Horcrux long before this book came out and I was sure he and Voldemort were going to kill each other. I was also a bit unhappy with the "Harry dies but not really" issue but I understand why JK Rowling made that decision.

I liked the fact that we got a lot of background information on Dumbledore. He was always one of my favorite characters but we never really got a lof of information about him.

I'm with Rach on Ron, I think he played a major role in the final book. I felt that he was a bit too often portrayed as the stupid one, but he turned out to be very brave and clever.

My favorite line is one from the epilogue: "Albus Severus, you were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts, one was in Slytherin and probably the bravest man I ever knew."

Another one is the one also mentioned by Rach: "Of course, it happens in your heard but that doesn't mean it's not real."

[quote]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!
On page 428 after they go over the story of the Three Brotheres and the Deathly Hallows, Harry remembers that Marvolo Gaunt (Voldemorts grandfather) is a decendent of the Peverells. . . and then we find out on page 430 that Harry is a decendent of Ignotus Peverell who had the invisibility cloak. Does that mean that Harry and Voldemort are related?
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Well, I thought about that too when I read the chapter of Harry being a descendant of Ignotus Peverell. And immediately remembered that Marvolo Gaunt also descended from the same family. Has JK Rowling ever said anything about that? About Harry and Voldemort being relatives?

What did you all think of Harry being one of the Horcruxes?

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Storyteller on August 22, 2007, 01:01:05 pm

Ok, this sounds like bragging and I don't mean it that way. It's the honest truth. As soon as horcruxes were mentioned in Book Six, I KNEW Harry had to be one. This is why I was so sure he had to die and why I felt a bit cheated that he didn't. I didn't WANT Harry to die, I just felt like JK had to kill him to be true to the rules she had set up for her world. By Harry, dying but not really, I felt she had broken her own rules and stretched things a bit too far. However, I'm glad he's alive and that he's happy now.

I liked the epilogue, but I understand why people don't. It's written in a more....inexperienced... style than the rest of the book. It is obviously something she wrote long ago and kept. I think she would have been wise to rewrite it more extensively to bring it up to her current style, but that isn't my call, really.

The criticism that bothers me is the one where people say that Molly Weasley shouldn't have killed Bellatrix because she is ...and I hate this.. "just a mom". First of all, there is nothing "just" about being a mom if you do it right. It is the most demanding, complicated, fullfilling job I have ever had. Second and most importantly is the fact that they believe Molly incapable of battle. Have they never approached a dog with puppies or a cat with a new litter? A female of any kind in the animal world that has young is the fiercest creature around. The most gentle pet will turn on it's owners if it feels its young are threatened. When Molly said, "Not my daughter, you B******!" (hope it's ok to say that....) I actually CHEERED! I hope it makes it into the final movie. Every mom in the theater will be on her feet!

Oh, and yes, Harry IS related to Voldemort. Or at least that's what I got from it, I've never heard JK say anthing about it but someone else may have.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on August 22, 2007, 04:04:40 pm

You're not bragging, Rach, I knew that Harry was a Horcrux right away as well. And like you, I was 100% sure that he was going to die. I still have a bit of an issue with "he died but not really" thing, it's something that just is unbelievable to me. When Dumbledore died, a lot of people thought he'd come back to live but Rowling always said that he would not as the dead are lost to us. But, she did exactly that with Harry! I can understand her motives, it still is considered to be a children's book and you just don't kill off your main character. But is it really still a children's book? I thought about it a lot and I don't think it is. I mean, especially the final three books are rather dark and at times disturbing. If I had children, I don't think I'd want my child to read it before the age of 13 or so.

I never thought about Molly like that, never thought that she was "just a mom". The fact that she and Arthur are members of The Order of the Phoenix proves that she is a very strong person. But I was glad that she got her moment of glory in the final book. The same happened with Professor McGonnagal.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Celebrian on August 23, 2007, 01:11:56 pm

SPOILERS

I only have a moment, but I wanted to say that I loved that Neville came into his own as the leader of the resistance inside Hogwarts and as the one who approached Voldemort and killed Nagini.

I agree that literarily (is that a word?) Harry's death and getting better was rather a cheat, but since it is - at least partially - written for children, I really wasn't surprised. I would have been more surprised if he died for real. And, honestly, I really liked having the happy ending. ;)

One thing I read said that probably most wizarding families are related if you look back far enough. Not sure where that was though. Harry and Voldemort were distant cousins.

I liked the line in the epilogue about being named after two headmasters too.

I was 100% sure that Snape was fundamentally good.

I'm sure there's more but I gotta run and this was all the random stuff that came to me as I typed.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on August 23, 2007, 02:58:41 pm

Am I stupid? I seem to be the only one on here that didn't think Harry was a horcrux or Snape was good...

Cristiel, I agree when you say that its nice to get Dumbledore's life story, it was interesting and for me it made the story less fictional, somehow.

I suppose Aurors were still needed, even after Voldemorts death, to get the rest of his followers!

Celeberian - Neville's always been one of my favourite characters and I loved the way he discovered a rebellious streak! It was moving for me when he told Harry that his gran had said she was proud of him.

I liked the way Mrs Weasley killed Bellatrix, I love the idea that she's so protective of her children.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: Cristiel on August 23, 2007, 05:49:42 pm


Quote:
One thing I read said that probably most wizarding families are related if you look back far enough. Not sure where that was though. Harry and Voldemort were distant cousins.


Celebrian, now that you mention it, I also remember having read that someone. No idea if it was in the book or in one of the interview JK Rowling did.


Quote:
Am I stupid? I seem to be the only one on here that didn't think Harry was a horcrux or Snape was good...


Of course you're not stupid, Mary! I've read reactions from so many people who said that they had not seen that coming. And with Snape, I guess it could be either way. I just wanted him to be good though it was only when that doe Patronus showed up that I knew for sure.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: daadsta on August 23, 2007, 06:55:33 pm

Mods, would it be okay if I just put a spoiler warning in the title so we don't have to warn for every post?

SPOILER

I was so happy when Percy came back, I honestly started crying because I was so excited about his return. But those tears of joy quickly turned into tears of mourning when Fred died. Fred's death was definitely a shock to me. But I figured a Weasley would die just because there were so many of them. Another really shocking death for me was Dobby.

I was kind of disappointed that Harry was a horcrux just because so many people had guessed it immediately after reading HBP and I wanted the end to be a huge surprise that nobody would have guessed. That is not to say that I didn't like how it ended up though. I think the way he became a horcrux and how everything was resolved couldn't have happened any other way.

I really loved The Prince's Tale. I think it has something to do with the fact that I loved Snape's Worst Memory so much. That was one of my favorite chapters of the whole series until Deathly Hallows. So I thought it was so great to get the bigger picture. I knew there was something more to Snape's Worst Memory, it was just really cool to see the ends come together at last. And now it makes so much more sense as to why Snape loathed Harry so much. He must've reminded him a lot of James. Harry was also probably a reminder as to what could have happened between him and Lily.

That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure I'll think of more later.

Oh! Cristiel, I can't remember where, but Rowling has said in an interview somewhere that each book is written for the age group that Harry is at the time. Now obviously a 40-year-old is going to get something different out of Deathly Hallows than a 17-year-old is, but that was the specifically targeted age group.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Post by: maryd on August 24, 2007, 04:26:03 am

[quote author=daadsta link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=180#msg1115056 date=1187909733]


I really loved The Prince's Tale. I think it has something to do with the fact that I loved Snape's Worst Memory so much. That was one of my favorite chapters of the whole series until Deathly Hallows. So I thought it was so great to get the bigger picture. I knew there was something more to Snape's Worst Memory, it was just really cool to see the ends come together at last. And now it makes so much more sense as to why Snape loathed Harry so much. He must've reminded him a lot of James. Harry was also probably a reminder as to what could have happened between him and Lily.
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Good point, I forgot that bit! Its like with the Dumbledore back story, its interesting to see what made these characters who they are. It was good to hear a bit more about Petunia too, I feel warmer towards her after reading about her attempts to follow Lily to Hogwarts.


Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 26, 2007, 12:29:21 pm

[color=Purple]O'Gosh! I was gone again :-\

Ok where should I start? Before I started screaming hystrical at the end? ??? Oh yeah..definetly! ;D

You know what? half of my teory was right though :-\ I said Snape was a good guy and he had the plan of killing Dumbledore with Dumbledore himself! Didn't I? I half of it my friend was right..about Harry being a Horcrux!..Omg Fred :'( He was so Hilarios and he's gone :'( I'mreally sorry for George and his ear... :-\ HEDWIG :'( :'( I think I cired for her :'( I really loved that owl :(

Excuse me, Victoria was Bill and Fleur's daughter? ??? Or George? ..Bill's eh? ::)

and no offense but I didn't like Harry marrying Ginny ::) But who cares? I like the whole book and that makes me to love that too!! :D :-*

And oh! When I went to Dubai I bought the American Version of Harry Potter and when I bought it they gave me a white owl as a gift ..did you have something like that! :D I really like my little owlie..called her Hedwig ;D :D
I ADORE the bo0k and it was great! [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: maryd on August 27, 2007, 04:12:49 am

Victoire was Bill and Fleur's daughter, I think! And a sweet little white owl? Lucky you!

I was shocked at Moody's death. That really shook me, I'd never even thought about him dying. And Dobby, dying in service to Harry, was so touching. :'(

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 27, 2007, 04:27:49 am

[color=Purple]Honestly when they started to fly and leaving privet rive I knew Moody will be killed..some feelings ::)

Listen, I have to tell you Harry Potter readers something :-[

The part that Harry is in Luna's room (remember?) I have seen that part before..long long time ago...in a dream!! I know I have seen Harry in a room, when he is looking all over the room...exactly how Harry was in Luna's room!! I've seen that part of the book in my dreams long time ago and I soemhow think my mind is connected to JKR..I know you think I'm crazy but I really want to tell her about this!..this is very important to me...I've seen her story in my dream before reading HP! I realized this when I read the part Harry was in Luna's room in the bo0k![/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: tafika on August 27, 2007, 01:45:31 pm

Loved the book! So much! I have no complaints with it whatsoever. It all tied together really well within itself and with the previous books, which is good, lol.

One of my favourites of the series.

...SPOILER...

My only complaint, is... the end. Not the end of the story, but the whole "19 years later" thing.
It was unnecessary, and it spoiled the end a little for me. How predictable was it that Ron and Hermoine would marry, as would Harry and Ginny. Predictable is not good.
Not only the marriages... but the kids!

Lily, James, and Albus Severus.

Noooo! Too cheesy, and too predictable, and completely unnecessary.
Ick!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 27, 2007, 01:52:32 pm

[color=Purple]Albus Severus.!!!

My favorite part was whne Harry was talking to Albus Severus and telling him about the sorting hat and about Snape...I really loved that part.. :'( [/color]

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Misz_Mii on August 27, 2007, 02:19:17 pm

I always knew Snape wasn't a bad person ;D I was so happy when it came out he wasn;t!

I knew Dumbledore wasn't murdered, but I never expected it to be like this!

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 27, 2007, 02:26:12 pm

[quote author=Young&Desperate 4Attention{DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=180#msg1115574 date=1188238757]
I always knew Snape wasn't a bad person ;D I was so happy when it came out he wasn;t!

I knew Dumbledore wasn't murdered, but I never expected it to be like this!
[/quote]
I told you guys!! I told you he had the plan with Dumbledore himself!! You guys didn't even notice to what I said and now you see I was so right1! 8) ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Misz_Mii on August 27, 2007, 03:39:31 pm

you and I always said that, didn't we?! We're great lol.

I love it that Hermoine and Ron got together ;D

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 28, 2007, 08:33:50 am

[quote author=Young&Desperate 4Attention{DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=180#msg1115623 date=1188243571]
you and I always said that, didn't we?! We're great lol.

I love it that Hermoine and Ron got together ;D
[/quote]

Oh did you? ??? Yah, guess you did to0 :P Hermione and Ron was ok but Harry and Ginny, AT ALL! ::) never ever thing of that and it happened :-\

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: HobbitFancier on August 28, 2007, 01:10:29 pm

Yayyy Harry Potter. Lol. And yes, there will be

SPOILERS

in this post. I absolutely loved the book; I think it's my favorite in the series, although I need to re-read it again to be absolutely sure.

I knew Snape would redeem himself and be good in the end, no matter how much I disliked him. I also was fairly certain that Dumbledore's death had been planned out, so I was glad that was right. I didn't really want Dumbledore to be wrong about Snape.

As far as Harry being a Horcrux, I was never able to decide what I thought. But I guess it makes sense that he was. And I may be alone in this, but I kind of liked the "dying but not really" bit. The explanation about Lily's protection living on in Voldemort's blood made sense to me, considering one of Rowlings' main themes is sacrificing oneself for the love of another.

So much happened in this book, it's really hard to pick a point to start at...

Dobby's death shocked me, as did Hedwig's, actually. But they were both important - Hedwig's death ended Harry's childhood, and Dobby's death really solidified that fact that Harry is on his own and not a kid anymore. The burial scene was very touching.

I loved the whole plot at the end with the Elder Wand - how it wouldn't fight Harry because he was using Draco's wand... that part was really cool. I almost felt, however, that the whole Deathly Hallows plot was just kind of pointless, up until that moment at the end. But after the ending, I like it more. Harry kind of had to choose between making himself invincible by finding the Hallows, or make Voldemort vulnerable by destroying the Horcruxes. And of course Harry went for the latter, since it was really "for the greater good."

The epilogue was just okay. It didn't give quite as much closure as I would have liked, but oh well. I was really really happy that Harry and Ginny married; they are my favorite.

I'll probably come back with more later, when I have more time!

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Post by: Colleen on August 28, 2007, 08:23:35 pm


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And I may be alone in this, but I kind of liked the "dying but not really" bit.

nope, not alone. i feel ya...i loved that part. i was bawling when Harry was walking through the woods to face his death, then when he met Dumbledore and he said Harry might not be dead, i totally got my second wind and fell completely in love with JKR, lol. it had the emotional touch this book needed, but yet it didn't sacrifice it's biggest seller: Harry himself.


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Dobby's death shocked me, as did Hedwig's, actually. But they were both important - Hedwig's death ended Harry's childhood, and Dobby's death really solidified that fact that Harry is on his own and not a kid anymore. The burial scene was very touching.

oh, very nicely put. :)


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I loved the whole plot at the end with the Elder Wand - how it wouldn't fight Harry because he was using Draco's wand... that part was really cool. I almost felt, however, that the whole Deathly Hallows plot was just kind of pointless, up until that moment at the end. But after the ending, I like it more.

again, completely agreed. the only part i did like, until like you said the ending where everything tied together, was the scene at Luna's house with what's-his-face...Luna's father. that was intriguing...it introduced all these new possibilities, plus it added conflict in that not all allies were 100% loyal to Harry.

i was very disappointed that Sirius barely even got a mention in this book. yes, they went back to Grimmauld place, but it wasn't all that reminiscent of OotP, so i wasn't even reminded of Sirius. he did appear at the end out of the stone with Lily & James and Lupin, but even there he was just another body that appeared...Harry never really even talked to him, just his parents and apologized to Lupin. i loved Sirius above all other (excluding Harry, and most recently Lupin, who is now tied in second place with my love for Sirius)...i would've like to see him acknowledged a bit more, is all.

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Post by: HobbitFancier on August 28, 2007, 09:34:58 pm

SPOILERS!

Yay! I'm really glad I'm not alone in liking the parts that I like! Haha.

I also totally loved the part where Harry used the stone to bring his loved ones back when he was getting ready to face Voldemort. It was written sooo beautifully and so very tragic and wonderful at the same time. I cried. I think JK really outdid herself with that bit. I was also so proud of Harry and how he accepted his fate and was willing to give up his life to save everyone else. He is such a good little hero! Lol.

I also liked little bits here and there. Like when Harry and Hermione are in the Godric's Hollow graveyard on Christmas Eve, disguised as Muggles. I loved Hermione taking Harry's hand as he cried at his parents' grave - it was so sad, but I loved it.

I loved Ron fighting the locket.

I liked Aberforth and the DA's secret hideout.

I loved McGonagall and her army of desks, and I was SO glad when Mrs. Weasley fought Bellatrix. That was an awesome part.

I liked the whoel Kreacher plot, and hearing his story. It really makes you feel bad for him, and I'm really glad he came around in the end.

And of course, who can forget Dudley admitting that he doesn't trhink Harry is a waste of space? Haha.

Ahhh, there's too much to talk about! Too many things I loved!

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Post by: maryd on August 29, 2007, 02:44:12 pm

[quote author=Flummoxed. link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=195#msg1115810 date=1188351298]
SPOILERS!

I liked the whoel Kreacher plot, and hearing his story. It really makes you feel bad for him, and I'm really glad he came around in the end.

And of course, who can forget Dudley admitting that he doesn't trhink Harry is a waste of space? Haha.

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Agreed about the Kreacher plot, I felt so sorry for him after hearing his story. I always feel sorry for house-elfs because of their innate blind loyalty and I'm glad he came round and Hermione's SPEW finally paid off!!

And Dudley, priceless! I read somewhere that his dementor made him see himself for who he truly was, and that made him feel awful, so he tried to change his personality a bit.

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Post by: Nutella Sister on August 30, 2007, 05:01:28 pm

[color=Purple]Yeah, I really think something like that happened to Dudly maryd, I think wht you read was right..I'm not sure but it all fits!

As for Kreacher I think..yeah I was sorry for him too :-\ poor little thing and Dubby :( [/color]

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Post by: Misz_Mii on August 31, 2007, 01:34:19 pm

Awww Yeah I kinda started to love Kreacher for hitting that dude with the pan haha :P

And Dudley... Oh my, I think it's a cute gesture...

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Post by: Cristiel on September 01, 2007, 12:23:20 pm

I want your opinion on something... One of my colleagues asked me yesterday if she could let her 8-year old son read "Deathly Hallows". When I said "no", she seemed shocked, saying that it is a children's book. I then explained why I thought it was not suited for children that young.

What's your opinion? As of what age would you recommend it?

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Post by: maryd on September 01, 2007, 01:18:07 pm

I would recommend for teenaagers, but I guess it depends on how emotionally-mature this 8 year old is. ::) Deaths are a hard thing to handle, but if your colleagues son has read the rest of the series, I'd say let him go ahead. I'm 16 and a bit, but my sister who is 11 read it, so...I don't know.

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Post by: HobbitFancier on September 01, 2007, 09:37:21 pm

I'm of the opinion that these books ceased to be strictly children's books a long time ago. However, kids these days are exposed to so much, I think Harry Potter would be the least of a parent's worries. It's good literature, and, hey let's face -- kids wanting to read is never a bad thing!

There are definitely mature themes in Deathly Hallows (I believe it's written for the late teen crowd, as JK said at one point that she wrote each book for the age group Harry fell into in that particular book), but I don't think it would be terrible for a 8-year-old to read.

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Post by: Nutella Sister on September 02, 2007, 04:03:37 pm

it so depends on how this 8 yeras old boy is? as mary said if he's so emitional and sensitive then it might bother him..like me ::) I know, I was 18 when I read it but honestly I didn't go to school for 2 days :( :(

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Post by: Storyteller on September 20, 2007, 05:40:40 pm

Here's the French cover for HP and the Deathly Hallows

http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=123&pos=14 (http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=123&pos=14)

I find it interesting that they chose this scene from the Shell Cottage visit as the subject, but then I'm not sure what the American cover depicts.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Nutella Sister on September 22, 2007, 10:08:06 am

Thanks for that Rach, but yes..what is the American cover showing us? I was thinking about this too..the UK cover is obvious but the US cover..?it's not King's Cross, is it? it can't be the forest not the Ministry..so where is it?

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Post by: Celebrian on September 23, 2007, 12:02:11 am

I'm not looking at the American cover right now (I finally put the book on the shelf downstairs with the other HP books and I'm too tired and lazy to go down and get it ;)), but I looked at it when I finished the book and I'm pretty sure it's Harry in the Great Hall at Hogwarts at the very end with Voldemort falling over as you turn it around to the back. It's actually pretty spoiler-ish if you could figure out what it shows before you read. I could be wrong but that's my memory from July.

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Post by: daadsta on September 23, 2007, 12:57:04 am

I think Celebrian's right. My friends and I were talking about this right after we read the book and I think we decided that they were reaching for the Elder wand.

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Post by: Haru on September 23, 2007, 03:44:17 am

I always get the 'adult version' of the Potter books, which sounds a lot dirtier than it actually is ;). On the adult version (well in Australia anyway) the front cover had an image (it looked almost like a photo) of the Locket, and it looked as though it was on a rock or something.

I loved the book, but my lord! Very adult. I agree that some younginns shouldn't read it; but J.K was fabulous at hinting at adult situations and making it so that only older people would be able to read deeper into them.

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Post by: Cristiel on September 23, 2007, 03:57:17 am

This is the cover of the Dutch version, to be released in November. I like it, it's better than some of the others.

[URL=http://thumbsnap.com/v/nGVRi8Ja.jpg][IMG]http://thumbsnap.com/t/nGVRi8Ja.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

PS: click on the thumbnail for bigger version.

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Post by: maryd on September 23, 2007, 04:05:17 am

I personally like the French version's cover - looks quite bleak and art-y. I didn't think the cover of the UK children's version was particularly good.

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Post by: mayadeprei on September 23, 2007, 02:15:19 pm

I like both versions of the cover. Although I think the French one is a bit more for adults. What I like about the Dutch version is the patronus in between JK Rowlings name.That's really cool 8).

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Post by: Celebrian on September 23, 2007, 09:34:26 pm

The Dutch version is nice. :)

I looked at my cover when I was downstairs today and I'm sure that Harry is reaching up to catch the Elder Wand as Voldemort falls over (you have to look inside the jacket to see as much of him as there is) and in the background, you can see some shadowy people who are watching from near the walls.

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Post by: Storyteller on September 24, 2007, 08:09:46 am

I don't think we have children's and adult versions in the US. I've never seen a cover other than the orange one with which we are all familiar.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Nutella Sister on September 26, 2007, 10:38:13 am

I think Celebrian is right! I don't know why I didn't think of that ::) :P..they're in the great hall! that makes sense! :)

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Post by: mayadeprei on October 02, 2007, 10:47:29 am

The great hall does look a bit strange though. It hasn't got any ceiling :-\

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Post by: Celebrian on October 02, 2007, 12:18:13 pm

[quote author=Artanis link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=210#msg1121661 date=1191336449]
The great hall does look a bit strange though. It hasn't got any ceiling :-\
[/quote]

Remember, the ceiling of the Great Hall is enchanted to look like the sky outside, so it's not surprising that it wouldn't look like a regular ceiling. (I've been listening to the books on tape - I'm a little over half done with Book 4 now so that helps me remember some more of these details. ;) )

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Post by: mayadeprei on October 02, 2007, 01:44:31 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=210#msg1121662 date=1191341893]
[quote author=Artanis link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=210#msg1121661 date=1191336449]
The great hall does look a bit strange though. It hasn't got any ceiling :-\
[/quote]

Remember, the ceiling of the Great Hall is enchanted to look like the sky outside, so it's not surprising that it wouldn't look like a regular ceiling. (I've been listening to the books on tape - I'm a little over half done with Book 4 now so that helps me remember some more of these details. ;) )
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Ah yes of course, that could be it. It's all so strange for muggles ;)

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Post by: daadsta on October 20, 2007, 02:02:58 am

Some interesting news from mugglenet....And this is not a joke, go to the website if you don't believe it.

"2,000 lucky fans had the opportunity to interact with JK Rowling this evening at Carnegie Hall. The reading was rather eventful, as Jo revealed a lot of new information previously unknown about the series.

The most notable news of the night was the revelation of Dumbledore's sexuality. Jo says Dumbledore was gay and in love with Gellert Grindelwald. JK, in response to the audience's reaction, said "If I had known this would have made you so happy, I would have told you years ago."

Not quite as head-turning, but equally significant, Jo announced Neville Longbottom's marriage with Hannah Abbott. Hannah became the new landlady of the Leaky Cauldron.

Other heart-warming (ha!) news was revealed about Petunia Dursley. The night Harry left Privet Drive, Petunia wanted to tell Harry, "I know what you're up against and I hope it turns out okay."

Stay tuned, more to come soon!"

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Post by: maryd on October 20, 2007, 04:13:04 am

Interesting news daadsta! Neville and Hannah? Nice. I knew there was more to Petunia than meets the eye. I never used to like her but now.... :)

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Post by: Storyteller on October 20, 2007, 07:58:15 am


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Neville and Hannah?


I hope Mathew Lewis has heard this. When I saw him Labor Day weekend he didn't think Neville ever got married. LOL

I read the thing about Dumbledore this morning on MSN. Interesting.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Nutella Sister on October 20, 2007, 03:48:17 pm

[color=Purple] :o What da F*ck? :o Dumbledore was a GAY? that's so shocking! I don't know why but somehow my eyes are poped out and my mouth is like a big 'O' right now! ::)

Neville and Hannah was nice and what Petunia said was obviously something not very sweet..it's like she forced herself to say something :P

Yay! I'm waiting for more!! Who0ho0! ;D [/color]

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Post by: Storyteller on October 20, 2007, 04:36:50 pm

Oddly enough, I'm not surprised about Dumbledore. TO be honest, I don't know that I care that he's gay. It doesn't seem to have a lot to do with the story, to me.
I thought he was just very good friends with Gellart.
Well, you live and learn.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Miss ANna on October 20, 2007, 08:46:40 pm

Dumbledore makes sense, i had always just thought of him as this stand alone figure... it had never even crossed my mind to wonder about his love life.
I think it's good though, J.K Rowling is doing good things for tolerance with her books.

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Post by: daadsta on October 21, 2007, 02:04:05 am

Yeah I don't really care at all that Dumbledore is gay. It doesn't have much to do with to do with the actual story so it shouldn't bother people like it is. I know people who are actually refusing to let their kids read the books now. I think it's ridiculous, but whatever floats your boat....

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Post by: Storyteller on October 21, 2007, 09:40:37 am

I guess she figures she has sold most of the HP books she is going to. The fact that he's gay has nothing to do with the story, and could really put a dent in the sales figures. I bet the film people and publishers groaned a bit when she said it. The films are still being marketed as largely for kids.
This opinion is, of course, only considering the business side of things.

Art is something else ENTIRELY!
Her fanfic remarked CRACKED ME UP! Isn't THAT the truth??? LOL

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Miss ANna on October 21, 2007, 10:02:37 am

i can't believe there is still such a problem with homosexuality in the world. it just baffles me... i wonder if JK really even cares now about sales...she's got more money than she could ever spend. And everyone's hooked, i think even those people who have a problem with homosexuality would crack eventually out of curiosity...

I feel sorry for the kids who's parents are banning them, it's not like there's any gay content in there.

i really think it could only be a good thing for building tolerance...

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Post by: maryd on October 21, 2007, 12:28:20 pm

I don't see that it has any relevance on the storyline whether Dumbledore is gay or not, but I think its awful that parents are banning their children from reading it. What a way to bring up your children.

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Post by: Misz_Mii on October 21, 2007, 12:44:31 pm

I can't see what the point is in knowing that Dumbledore is gay....

And it's not the fact that Dumbledore is gay that makes parents not let their kids read HP. It's because of the witchcraft, it's against church and bible and stuff. i also know people who tell their kids not to read the books and it's because they're religious and witchcraft is not allowed.

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Post by: daadsta on October 21, 2007, 12:50:33 pm

I know that a lot of parents wouldn't let their kids read the books because of witchcraft, but now I know parents who won't let them read the books purely because Dumbledore is gay.

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Post by: Misz_Mii on October 21, 2007, 12:55:19 pm

I don't agree with you, because nothing really shows that Dumbledore is gay. I never read anything about his sexuality.

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Post by: Storyteller on October 21, 2007, 12:59:20 pm

One of the stories I read on the net said that some parents have turned against the books in the very short time since Ms. Rowling made her statement.
Now, I have no idea how they know this. Internet postings, maybe?
Yes, a lot of people are against the books because of the witchcraft. Frankly, I see no difference between these books and the fairy tales on which I grew up. To me, it isn't even about magic, but another retelling of the standard good/evil literary paradigm.
In these books, the ultimate "magic" is love.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: maryd on October 21, 2007, 01:01:21 pm

Oh, dear. I can't imagine my parents ever banning me from reading books about magic. I guess it depends. Though you;re right Rach - the books do spread the message that love is the greatest power anyone can have, so its sad that some people just ignore it.

Poor JKR. She must be coming in for a lot of insults after her statement, but it shows her tolerance for everyone and thats a good thing.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 21, 2007, 01:30:38 pm

I myself have never read any of the harry potter books but for parents to 'BAN' their kids from reading them is preposterous in my eyes, believe me there are worse subjects a book can cover than magic!!!

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Post by: Nutella Sister on October 21, 2007, 02:41:29 pm

[color=Purple]I agree with both of your comments Pamela!!

It's not all because that Dumbledore is gay, and most of it is because of the witchcraft..Yeah I've seen parents doing that. even in Islam, not only Christianity ::)
And you're right, the fact that Dumbledore has not been mentioned in the bo0k and I think it's a new news, so then parents are checking all HP news all the time? :P lolz!

and I was wondering, if Neville married Hannah, um...I though she was with Ernie McMillan? ??? [/color]

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Post by: Miss ANna on October 22, 2007, 11:04:00 am

I dare say the parents banning the books haven't read them to know that there isn't any gay content. It's a shame the things people miss out on because of lack of tolerance of alternate ways of life.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 22, 2007, 12:25:32 pm

I agree Anna the parents should read the books themselves and then they will see they arent that bad ;)

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Post by: daadsta on October 23, 2007, 10:04:47 pm

[quote author=Young&Desperate 4Attention{DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=225#msg1124193 date=1192985719]
I don't agree with you, because nothing really shows that Dumbledore is gay. I never read anything about his sexuality.
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I never did either. I personally know a couple who absolutely will not let their children read the books, they only decided this over the weekend, and they told me that it is specifically because Dumbledore is gay. I have told them that you wouldn't ever know just by reading the books but they don't believe me....

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Post by: Storyteller on October 24, 2007, 01:41:19 pm

And that's just sad. Thousands of children won't get to read these lovely stories because of something that isn't even IN THEM!

It's just a pity!
Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Misz_Mii on October 24, 2007, 01:59:29 pm

it's not a shame they miss the "lovely stories"!! It's a shame these parents have brooms stuck up their *sses!! I hate it when people are intolerant over gay people!! I totally do, I mean, I know gay guys and they are the sweetest!

I mean, sure, according to the bible people have to produce babies and gay people can't do that and whatever religious people use to be against gay people, but I mean, like it's an OPTION to be gay or straight!

oh well, that's really offtopic, but for what I know, there is nothing to worry about on the gay topic because the characters always show straight-feelings, if you know what I mean.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 24, 2007, 04:21:55 pm

Its similar in lotr how 'some' people percieve frodo and sam as gay..when we dont actually know their sexuality in the books..(well I am not sure...can anyone shed any light on it for me?)

Anyway back to the topic..

I totally understand where your coming from Pam ;)

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Post by: Storyteller on October 24, 2007, 04:54:07 pm

Tolkien, being an EXTREMELY devout Catholic, was horrified at the idea that some people saw his characters as gay. He was also horrified at the behaviour of some of his more rabid fans in the 60s and 70s, so he had strong ideas! LOL

Ms. Rowling has stated her character's sexuality so there can't be much question there.

The one person I would most like to hear from is Sir Michael Gambon who plays Dumbledore. I'd like to know what HE thinks.

Hugs,
Rach - who was reading the books when Tolkien was still alive and talking about them

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Post by: Miss ANna on October 25, 2007, 08:31:11 am

[quote author=Young&Desperate 4Attention{DA} link=board=17;threadid=32406;start=225#msg1124441 date=1193248769]
it's not a shame they miss the "lovely stories"!! It's a shame these parents have brooms stuck up their *sses!! I hate it when people are intolerant over gay people!! I totally do, I mean, I know gay guys and they are the sweetest!

I mean, sure, according to the bible people have to produce babies and gay people can't do that and whatever religious people use to be against gay people, but I mean, like it's an OPTION to be gay or straight!

oh well, that's really offtopic, but for what I know, there is nothing to worry about on the gay topic because the characters always show straight-feelings, if you know what I mean.
[/quote]

i just think it's disgusting people feel like they have a right to judge people for loving someone, there's far more important things to be worrying about in this world than what happens in the bedroom.

sorry guys. i know that's irrelevant. i'm just frustrated with people in general at the moment.

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Post by: Storyteller on October 25, 2007, 07:14:36 pm

Interesting article here, though not the actor I wanted most to hear from.
[url=http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/10/25/thewlis-speaks-on-his-new-book-and-dumbledore123.html]
http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/10/25/thewlis-speaks-on-his-new-book-and-dumbledore123.html[/url]

We ARE going to see Lupin in DH, aren't we?

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Nutella Sister on October 29, 2007, 03:53:36 pm

[color=Purple]I think one of those odd and weird parents is my dad! ::)
He found out Dumbledore is gay out of no where! He hated Harry Ptter from the very begining that I start reading them, and well we are a religious family and he doesn't like the fact that Dumbeldore is a gay, I don't like either but I don't care much..especially that the books are fnished (Boo :'( ) but hope my dad stops arguing about that :-\ ::) [/color]

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Post by: maryd on November 01, 2007, 05:15:50 am

Just saw this over at mugglenet.com (http://mugglenet.com):

Another update was made to JK Rowling's official website today, in which it was announced in the news section that not only has Jo written 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard', the book of fairytales mentioned in Deathly Hallows, but also that the seventh of these rare, handwritten items will be auctioned for charity, The Children's Voice.

The book includes the previously heard, "The Tale of the Three Brothers", as well as new stories, "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,", "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump" and "The Warlock’s Hairy Heart".

The auction will take place at Sotheby's on December 13th 2007.

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Post by: Storyteller on November 08, 2007, 03:19:10 pm

Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, and director David Yates, react to Rowling's announcement that the Hogwarts headmaster is a gay gentleman.

http://itn.co.uk/news/06b472d4b74a4a02938f03c694069091.html (http://itn.co.uk/news/06b472d4b74a4a02938f03c694069091.html)

The one I really want to hear from is Michael Gambon. I just wonder if this info will change his portrayal of Dumbledore. I really don't see how it would, but you never know.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Miss ANna on November 10, 2007, 08:34:03 pm

he would have known though wouldn't he? I thought JK said she had to correct the director at one stage because he'd written a love story into dumbledores plot in one of the movies (as in a flash back i guess) so i imagin the director would have passed it on.

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Storyteller on November 10, 2007, 08:44:19 pm

You're right, of course, he may have. I would still like to hear what he has to say.
My husband pointed out a magazine article to me just a few minutes ago. The writer quoted a critic who said Ms. Rowling had no right to addd info on a character after the last book had shipped. I thought, "How ridiculous is that??? She's the creator of the world and the characters. She's the ONLY one with real rights to info in the world!"

These writers are very kind about fanfiction, but it is, ultimately THEIR world.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: Miss ANna on November 10, 2007, 08:57:02 pm

i think so many people were totally carried away in the world they can't bare that someone has the power to change it on them. and really thee's no gay content in the book you can still read it as you like.

sorry Rach. i meant to add that Michael probably new so his performance won't change...

Title: Re:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - SPOILERS AS OF PAGE 12!!!
Post by: Colleen on July 21, 2008, 10:01:57 pm

happy one year anniversary of the release of Deathly Hallows! :o

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Post by: Nutella Sister on August 15, 2008, 05:40:31 am

[color=Purple]Omg it was their anniversary! right I was wondering that day but I never though someoen will post anything here..
Gee I still can't believe it's a year! No more Harry Potter books coming out :'( [/color]


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