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Title: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on June 30, 2007, 06:07:49 AM
So do I. July 7th and July 28th!
Title: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: theroachyjay on June 30, 2007, 09:16:37 AM
 ???  Wait; what are those dates?
Title: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on June 30, 2007, 09:53:19 AM
When the 5th movie comes out and then when the 7th book comes out!!! :D

*just finished rereading the 5th book last night* :P

"Break it up, guys! You're not supposed to kill each other until scene 3!"

My only problem with the entry is that Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all PoA-ified. :P
Title: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on June 30, 2007, 12:30:45 PM
They are going to show HP in 3D IMAX here next month. I hope to go to it. It sound neat.  :D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: theroachyjay on June 30, 2007, 07:37:35 PM
If anyone has a facebook and wants to join the silly "BEST Predictions for Harry Potter 7" group I created, you're welcome to join and submit your ideas  ;)

Here are some of the actual theories from the group (the first ones with no credit are by me):

- Dumbledore Returns as Dumbledore the Grey
- Voldemort turns out to be Harry's Father
- Ron dies
- Hermione gets pregnant; father is unknown
- Sam and Frodo discover the one ring is one of Voldemort's Horcruxes
- Hermione dies
- Victor Krum dies
- Gollum eats the one ring
- Hagrid dies
- Ginny starts dating Voldemort; Harry kicks himself for leaving her
- Snape....... dies.
- Ginny kills Harry; Voldemort takes over the world!
- Tony Blair sends Voldemort anthrax, he dosn't know how to deal with it and dies
- Ginny dies
- Gollum becomes the new Voldemort


- "Harry Potter and all his little wizard friends go straight to hell for practicing witchcraft" (from Ned Flanders on The Simpsons)

- "They discover that Hagrid was working for the KGB the whole time and is trying to dispose of all the wizarding peoples. =)" (Kassy)

- "Harry dies, Neville accidentally eats Voldemort's last Horcrux, Voldemort finds himself with a weird fetish for finding lost toads, Neville r***s Professer McGonagall, McGonagall's love child murders Voldemort but accidently swallows a fish bone and chokes, Hermione hates Ron because Harry is dead, and Viktor Krum is a suicide bomber. Ron marries Cho but cheats on her with Ginny.

Everyone ends up unhappy, bad guys and good guys included." (Elvishmouse)

- "everyone dies, voldemort is a atomic bomb and kills everyone in teh world
the end" (Chris)

- "Hermoine goes out with ron but cheats on ron for harry and ron finds out and sides with voldemort and they both r*** the hell out of him with killing spells" (Romain)



We're just having some fun before it comes out  :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Gilgamesh on July 01, 2007, 12:58:07 AM
Two well known people would die in the book.
Something like Starwars
  1. Harry becomes as evil as Voldemort
  2. Ron takes out his lightwand and battles Harry
  3. Harry kills voldemort
  4. Harry dies

- Harry fails to find Voldemort and marries Ginny. One night Voldemort kills them both and dies by Ginny's protection. Leaving their child behind.
Looks a bit like the first book doesn't it.


Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 01, 2007, 08:58:23 AM
When the 5th movie comes out and then when the 7th book comes out!!! :D

*just finished rereading the 5th book last night* :P

"Break it up, guys! You're not supposed to kill each other until scene 3!"

My only problem with the entry is that Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all PoA-ified. :P


Yeah, I realized that and figured you'd probably be the one to find it. I'll fix it later.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Delling on July 01, 2007, 11:21:12 AM
- "everyone dies, voldemort is a atomic bomb and kills everyone in teh world
the end" (Chris)

Rocks fall, everybody dies!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 01, 2007, 03:58:14 PM
Harry gets sick of being the "famous Harry Potter," so he uses a Stunning spell on Voldemort then cryogenically freezes him, leaving him for the next bugger to find and deal with. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: copycat on July 02, 2007, 03:56:33 PM
So do I. July 7th and July 28th!
What, the release date of the last HP-book has been postponed? :o :(
If so, why is my local online bookseller still stating July 21st?

By the way, I've read a while ago Harry could well be a Horcrux and Ginny has to kill him. :'(
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 02, 2007, 04:36:57 PM
So do I. July 7th and July 28th!
What, the release date of the last HP-book has been postponed? :o :(
If so, why is my local online bookseller still stating July 21st?

 ??? Yeah, that doesn't sound right to me either. I heard that the movie comes out on July 11th and the the book comes out on July 21st.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 02, 2007, 06:29:46 PM
D'oh! I was probably under the imperious curse that day. XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 03, 2007, 10:39:37 AM
That's nothing to joke about! :P

I just finished my re-read of the HP series. I think the 5th has to be my favorite book. What about you guys?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 03, 2007, 01:07:25 PM
I haven't read the last two since they came out, and I don't remember anything except for who dies. So I'm trying to reread the series before the 11th. (is in the middle of the fourth)

Out of the first four, the fourth is my favorite. The fifth and sixth I don't remember well enough to choose. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 03, 2007, 01:36:50 PM
That's nothing to joke about! :P

I just finished my re-read of the HP series. I think the 5th has to be my favorite book. What about you guys?
I used  to HATE the 5th one, but when I re-read it, I loved it!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 03, 2007, 02:21:00 PM
I hated the 5th one too. I got so mad. Not looking forward to reading through Umbridge >:(, although the book in general I am, as it'll be almost like I've never read it before.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 03, 2007, 03:11:52 PM
I just finished my re-read of the HP series. I think the 5th has to be my favorite book. What about you guys?

Oh, I agree! :D The first time I read it I found it too depressing, but then when I reread it I LOVED it! I have this thing for stories about people rebelling to the extreme after having been picked on or oppressed for such a long time. And of course, I love it that Neville, Luna, and Ginny have a much bigger part in the story, because I love them so! :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: theroachyjay on July 03, 2007, 03:55:38 PM
I think the first one and the third ones are my favorite...  I like the time travel part!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 03, 2007, 03:55:51 PM
Yeah, Umbridge is hillarious/horrible/reminds me of a teacher I had.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 03, 2007, 04:01:38 PM
I can't say much yet because I'm just finishing the first and I should be starting the second tomorrow.   :D

It has made me want to watch the first again and I while I did notice what they pulled out I have to say they added a lot of extra detail (not story) into the movie that wasn't in the book. I will buy the movies but I'll wait until all seven are out. Hopefully they will have extended versions by then. ;D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 03, 2007, 04:03:49 PM
I think the first one and the third ones are my favorite...  I like the time travel part!
Time travel movies/books always make my head hurt... although HP wasn't too bad and it doesn't stop me from reading/watching them. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: copycat on July 03, 2007, 04:08:18 PM
I will not buy any of the movies. Watched the 1st one on tv with the book on my lap and boy, did it involve some serious flipping forwards and back again. :sweating:

It's very difficult for me to name favourites, in whatever category. I hate to choose. :-\
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 03, 2007, 06:42:40 PM
I really need to preorder the new book. Since I'm in a completely strange environment, I probably shouldn't go to a midnight party :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: theroachyjay on July 03, 2007, 06:50:47 PM
I think the first one and the third ones are my favorite...  I like the time travel part!
Time travel movies/books always make my head hurt... although HP wasn't too bad and it doesn't stop me from reading/watching them. :P


Really?  I love time travel stuff.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 03, 2007, 10:33:11 PM
I like the 4th book the most. And the 5th isn't my least favorite(I don't consider any a LEAST favorite), but I hate how angry and whiney Harry is in it.
And the 3rd movie I like the least. Too much junk that isn't even in the book and way too much left out.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 04, 2007, 12:07:15 PM
Have you reread the 5th one? Harry seems a lot lest angsty-whiney-life-sucks, in it than I remember.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 04, 2007, 01:02:43 PM
...I can relate to Harry in the 5th book. XP

It had real depth of emotion where sometimes I had to just shut the book and think about the scope of what just happened. My least favorite was the 4th, though I have no clue why. :P The 3rd was my favorite before the 5th came out. I think I really like the Sirius plots. XD I mean, Harry finally had an adult that cared about him without being judgmental. A lot like Harry, pretty much anytime I saw Sirius's writing, I got happier all of the sudden. :P The number one thing I like about books is my ability to relate to them, to really immerse myself in the book and put myself in the main character's shoes. The 6th book was so...epic, it was hard to do that. The first two were pretty simple. The third had a lot of emotion. The 4th seemed more about the plot than how Harry was relating to the plot. The 5th was FULL of teenagey angst-ness (Though I don't think he was really being whiny, if you could imagine how he felt. Nothing to me seemed out-of-place for a reaction,) which, being a teenager, I'm allowed to indulge myself in. Also, I think the 5th had a LOT of hilarious moments where I couldn't help cracking up. :P

"The teachers were, of course, forbidden from mentioning the interview...but they found ways to express their feelings about it just the same...Professor Trelawney broke into hysterical sobs during Divination and announced to the startled class, and a very disapproving Umbridge, that Harry was not going to suffer an early death after all, but would live to a ripe old age, become Minister of Magic, and have twelve children."
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 04, 2007, 01:29:38 PM
Also, I think the 5th had a LOT of hilarious moments where I couldn't help cracking up. :P

"The teachers were, of course, forbidden from mentioning the interview...but they found ways to express their feelings about it just the same...Professor Trelawney broke into hysterical sobs during Divination and announced to the startled class, and a very disapproving Umbridge, that Harry was not going to suffer an early death after all, but would live to a ripe old age, become Minister of Magic, and have twelve children."

How funny would it be if in the epilogue of the 7th book, that turns out to be true?  :suffer:
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 04, 2007, 08:37:34 PM
"The teachers were, of course, forbidden from mentioning the interview...but they found ways to express their feelings about it just the same...Professor Trelawney broke into hysterical sobs during Divination and announced to the startled class, and a very disapproving Umbridge, that Harry was not going to suffer an early death after all, but would live to a ripe old age, become Minister of Magic, and have twelve children."

Twelve kids?? My sympathies to the wife!!  :(
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 05, 2007, 01:28:30 PM
"The teachers were, of course, forbidden from mentioning the interview...but they found ways to express their feelings about it just the same...Professor Trelawney broke into hysterical sobs during Divination and announced to the startled class, and a very disapproving Umbridge, that Harry was not going to suffer an early death after all, but would live to a ripe old age, become Minister of Magic, and have twelve children."

But he's Harry Potter!

Twelve kids?? My sympathies to the wife!!  :(
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 05, 2007, 02:06:36 PM
At least it's not 1337 kids... :P

And yeah, that would be pretty great. XD Somehow I don't think Harry wants much to do with the Ministry though. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 05, 2007, 03:20:41 PM
Somehow I don't think Harry wants much to do with the Ministry though. :P

What makes you think that?? :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 05, 2007, 09:25:20 PM
He only doesn't like certain people in power in the Ministry, not the whole thing. He likes Arthur Weasley afterall.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 06, 2007, 03:21:45 PM
And Moody.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 06, 2007, 10:23:35 PM
But Moody isn't in the ministry anymore. :P He doesn't like the Minister. He doesn't like the way half the people were in Lucius Malfoy's pockets before he was sent to Azkaban, and he CERTAINLY doesn't like that the Ministry set most of the wizarding against him and Dumbledore. ;P

He only doesn't like certain people in power in the Ministry, not the whole thing. He likes Arthur Weasley afterall.

I actually think it's the exact opposite. He can't stand the Ministry as an organization, but he likes certain people in it,
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: copycat on July 08, 2007, 02:01:35 PM
I really need to preorder the new book.
Been there,done that. 8)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 09, 2007, 02:48:00 PM
Oops, I should preorder it!  :o
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 09, 2007, 03:52:21 PM
It's almost 50% off on Amazon, you get a $5 gift certificate for their site, and you're guaranteed to get it release day or its free. :D

Although, admittedly, I don't know if anywhere else has a better deal as I haven't looked. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 09, 2007, 03:59:07 PM
Barnes & Noble has it for $20.99. I do have a gift card for that, but I don't really want to pay for shipping...

Yeah, I'm torn!

How much is shipping on Amazon?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 09, 2007, 04:12:59 PM
I just bought another copy, because my Mom said she's willing to pay for another one so she doesn't have to listen to my sister and I fight over one. ::)

$3.99, so it's $21.98 all together, and I didn't get charged any tax.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 09, 2007, 04:15:11 PM
Ok, so here's the question...do I buy it on Amazon, or do I go to a Barnes & Noble the day after the release (I don't know the area well enough to feel comfortable going to a midnight party) and risk that it might be more than the $20.99? I DO have a gift card... *is debating*
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 09, 2007, 04:22:05 PM
Hmm... I asked my mom, she said she didn't think the price would be up, there's too much competition, so I'd say go to B&N since you have a gift card.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 09, 2007, 04:27:08 PM
I'm going night of. I read somewhere though that because the prices are so low mom-and-pop bookstores can't compete and aren't going to make any business off of it.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 09, 2007, 07:16:19 PM
We've got a book reserved at the local Borders and my mom and I are going. I'm 75% sure my friend and her mom are going too (I haven't asked, but I still bet they'll go.)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 09, 2007, 07:47:37 PM
It's almost 50% off on Amazon, you get a $5 gift certificate for their site, and you're guaranteed to get it release day or its free. :D

Although, admittedly, I don't know if anywhere else has a better deal as I haven't looked. :P
If you are buying it with something else to get the price over $25 then the shipping is free. I've never payed shipping yet. (That I can remember?)

Just found this. Do they have Deluxe version of the ohers too?
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Deluxe (http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Deathly-Hallows-Deluxe/dp/0545029376/ref=ed_oe_h/104-2662792-3208733)

Stretching sorry.

Thanks in advance Koko.  ;D

Edit: Fixed! Thanks Koko. It's not stretching now. I have to memorize how to do that.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 09, 2007, 08:11:36 PM
Actually, it didn't stretch the forum. But easy way to fix it...go [ url=insert linky]Insert name[/ url] without the spaces :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 09, 2007, 08:15:58 PM
I was looking at that earlier today. Wonder how much more it is?
Nevermind, I found this while searching for the covers:

Quote
has a suggested price of $65 (already discounted to $39 at amazon.com).

I think I'll stick with the normal edition. :P

Looking at this site (http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/books/covers/art5deluxe.htm), it look like only 5, 6, and 7 have deluxe versions like that.

 :o I had never seen the deluxe versions of 5 and 6 before, I like them better...
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 09, 2007, 09:02:36 PM
I guess when I'm out to see Order of the Phoenix in the theater on Wednesday night, I'll preorder it from a store, but probably not pick it up till daytime. At 25, and alone, I'd definately feel weird going to a midnight release.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 09, 2007, 09:44:55 PM
I've been to every midnight release since I've been interested in the books (which, granted, is only the 5th and 6th ones.) XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 10, 2007, 04:26:51 AM
I guess when I'm out to see Order of the Phoenix in the theater on Wednesday night, I'll preorder it from a store, but probably not pick it up till daytime. At 25, and alone, I'd definately feel weird going to a midnight release.

Hey, I'm 24 and been to the last two midnight releases with friends. Granted, now that I'm up North working for this month, I'm alone, so I won't be making it to the midnight release this time.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 10, 2007, 11:23:36 AM
I went last year.

I want to go to the midnight showing of OotP tonight! I've never been to a midnight showing of any movie before!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 10, 2007, 11:38:05 AM
Rebecca and I wanted to go to the midnight showing, but there's a curfew here that if you're under 18 like she is, you have be with someone 21 or over, and I'm only 19. >:(
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 10, 2007, 01:28:01 PM
I want to go to the midnight showing too, but I don't feel like waiting in line for ages to get a ticket. Besides, I don't think my mom particularly wants to go, since she has work tomorrow. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 10, 2007, 02:25:02 PM
I'm on the verge of suggesting to my friend Ben that we go to the midnight showing tonight...maybe.
I've been to the midnight showings of the following:
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (I was only 16, but thankfully had an adult to go with...plus it was a school night....Lord was I sleepy)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Took me a few viewings to decide it's my least favorite Potter movie though...Still like it, it's just the weakest)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (There were no midnight showings of the other two, for some reason...I definately would have gone...I saw Fellowship 5 or 6 times in the theater)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 10, 2007, 03:30:14 PM
At first I couldn't stand PoA (the movie,) but it actually grew on me. Maybe it's because I'm a Harry/Hermione shipper at heart and the movie gives me a bunch of moments to squee at, but I actually like it a lot. XD The first two movies stuck to the book, but were pretty bland. The 3rd and 4th were really well done and fun to watch, I think.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 10, 2007, 04:42:16 PM
I'm going to OotP tomorrow at 4:40. Hopefully we can discuss it tomorow in anticipation for DH.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 10, 2007, 05:03:41 PM
I think there's alot of bashing of the first two movies of late cause they were specifically made to be closer to the books cause it was alot more possible with the books being shorter (and alot more little kid friendly) AND the books really started going down the path of darkness since book 3 and got longer and so it takes more accomplished filmaking to cut down the books from the 3rd on into films. The one thing that really concerns me about Order of the Phoenix is, it's the longest book (thus far anyway, I'm not sure if Deathly Hallows is longer or not) and somehow, it's the SHORTEST movie. I know for a fact they cut out a few of the fun moments (like Weasley is Our King, or any Quidditch at all) and I'm just afraid they left nothing but the main plot in, and therefor there's alot less humor. And even though it was dark, there was still alot of humor to book 5, so if the movie has few laughs, it'll be a bit dissapointing.
At first I couldn't stand PoA (the movie,) but it actually grew on me. Maybe it's because I'm a Harry/Hermione shipper at heart and the movie gives me a bunch of moments to squee at, but I actually like it a lot.
Bah, as far as that goes, Ron should be with Hermione, duh. :P JK has even been quoted as saying so.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 10, 2007, 05:16:51 PM
Not sure what my plans are yet. I want to go get the book with my friend, but we aren't sure if we can do that yet. I should decide soon.


So... :devil: anyone want to take a STAB at who dies? *guffaws at her really bad joke*
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 10, 2007, 06:01:56 PM
I've thought Hagrid would die since book 5....since he hasn't yet, maybe he won't. (Now that I've said it, he's doomed  :P )
As much as I don't want anyone too, especially with Bill already badly injured, I suspect a Weasley family member could die, and I don't mean Ron. I really don't want any of them to die, but especially the twins. They're one of the best parts of the series, as far as humor goes.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 10, 2007, 06:42:41 PM
I finally decided to preorder the book on Amazon! YAY! Now I can use my gift card to buy a couple books this weekend! :D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 10, 2007, 07:07:09 PM
You should get the Zombie Survival Guide!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 11, 2007, 04:46:21 AM
I thought it was quite good :thumbsup: but then I haven't read the fifth book yet.

The only part I didn't like was that...

The 3D part only lasted about 10 to 15 minutes. :(

(You didn't think I was going to say anything about the movie already and spoil it for you did you? :suffer: not yet at least. )

 :zzz:

Bah, as far as that goes, Ron should be with Hermione, duh. :P JK has even been quoted as saying so.

Ya those two do seem right together. :love:

 :zzz:

EDIT: merged posts to eliminate double post :cat:
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 11, 2007, 04:40:43 PM
I know Ron and Hermione will end up together (I DID read HBP, btw, :P) and I wish them the best of luck, especially with all of the chemistry in the 5th movie... XD I just see myself as a very Hermione-like person, and I like Harry better. ::) I'm not one of those delusional H/Hr shippers. :P

Well, I saw the movie today with my parents! I cried...a lot. I'm sure everyone who's read the book knows why. :P

I thought the movie was VERY good. It was really involving and there was still humor in it. I mean, it's pretty dark, but some of the lines were great. XD And of course, we see the Weasley twins, how CAN'T it be funny? :P Umbridge is portrayed wonderfully (I was afraid when reading the books that they wouldn't be able to make us hate her enough.) Honestly, it was just a great movie.

I laughed; I cried; I laughed WHILE crying. It was awesome. Go get tickets. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 11, 2007, 04:44:31 PM
Kels...you know, you're only a couple hours away...you should come visit and we can watch it together :D Just remember...the only day I'm not available is the 28th...because that's the day I get to go see WICKED! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 11, 2007, 04:54:27 PM
I already have a few friends trying to gather people together to see it, and I don't know when that is. XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 11, 2007, 07:17:48 PM


I thought the movie was VERY good. It was really involving and there was still humor in it. I mean, it's pretty dark, but some of the lines were great. XD And of course, we see the Weasley twins, how CAN'T it be funny? :P Umbridge is portrayed wonderfully (I was afraid when reading the books that they wouldn't be able to make us hate her enough.) Honestly, it was just a great movie.

I laughed; I cried; I laughed WHILE crying. It was awesome. Go get tickets. :P
You remind me of Hermione a lot, especially the Hermione  in this movie.

I was actually disappointed. It wasn't a bad movie but I thought that if you hadn't read the book it wouldn't have made much sense. I thought that the 5th book was really cinematic and I easily could see how I would've made this movie. I thought that there were parts that were left out that shouldn't have been and parts that should've been left out that were'nt. I think this movie would've been much better if it was 3 hrs. It fell short of my expectations which were very high. (That's what I get for reading many reviews on it.) I thought that the visual style (not the effects, the cinemtography, although FX were good too!) was excellent and there were some shots that were VERY VISUALLY APPEALING. (If you are kind of thinking that I'm a little  :stars: :raf: right now, I don't blame you, it's just that I'm really into movies. XD)

Actually, now that I'm thinking about it there was only one REAL thing that bothered me and that was
Sirius' death. It seemed so visual, so epic, so stunning, in the book. The first thing I thought of was, "This is gonna look amazing in the movie." The first thing I thought when I saw his death in the movie was, "LAAAAAME." I was TOTALLY disappointed. It was like, a really fast shot of Belatrix saying "Avada Kedavra" and then him falling into the veil and fading away. Harry's reaction was exactly what I expected, but it seemed out of place with the way Sirius' death was presented. It could just be me, I don't know.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 11, 2007, 08:38:25 PM
I agree it should have been at least three hours long I'm sure it would have added more to it. four hours would have been even better. Come on LOTR did it so can they.

But I still liked it.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 11, 2007, 09:18:19 PM
In reply to AAAP:

Actually, the veil thing was almost as I'd imagined it would be. Bella wasn't supposed to cast Avada Kedavra though...he was just supposed to fall through. :P But still, it's not like it was supposed to be a big scene. I mean, in the book Harry swore he would come right back out and start fighting again. It's like "That can't mean he's dead...right? So...why isn't he coming back? What happened? Sirius? Sirius!?!" I thought they handled it really well. Also, they way they built up Harry's and Sirius's relationship...really well done, even if it made me sob. :P

And I'm honored I remind you of Hermione! :D

Though one thing did annoy me...(Only a spoiler if you haven't read the book)
The way they didn't focus on Neville as much. I mean...his story is almost as bad as Harry's, and they just kinda left most of it out. What they put in was sweet though.

And HOW come we didn't get to talk about Neville's plant I can't spell!? You could see it when they get off the train...I'm convinced it must be a deleted scene. XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 12, 2007, 04:48:55 AM
In reply to Rosella's reply to me:
I think it is bigger than they made it. He falls and it's almost in slow-motion, then he falls through the veil.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 12, 2007, 04:28:34 PM
The scene you speak of, to me, was better in the movie, than the book. In the book it wasn't emotional enough to me. I was like, "That's it? What happened!?" when I first read it.

But anyway, the movie actually SURPASSED my expectations. I'd read some "professional" reviews the last few days before the movie came out and they were all making bad puns about the magic being gone from Harry Potter and saying it just wasn't like the others in a bad way. I got concerned hearing these reviews, but they were flat out wrong. I don't think these reviewers ever learned to read and just don't "get" Harry Potter if they think OotP was bad.

By the way, wasn't Evanna Lynch flat out PERFECT as Luna? Holy crap she was good.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 12, 2007, 06:15:33 PM
YES! She was amazing. Honestly, she was beautifully spacey. XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 12, 2007, 07:14:19 PM
And Umbridge was absolutely fantastic.  XD I think that they could've done more with the characters though, the actors were all great and even the main ones didn't get as much screen time as they could've if it was 3 hrs.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 12, 2007, 07:25:30 PM
Yes it still shouldn't have been the shortest movie considering the length of the book, but they did an amazing job not making it seem like they cut alot out. I'm sure they could have put more bits in by just expanding the movie what, like 20 minutes even.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 12, 2007, 07:45:34 PM
YES! She was amazing. Honestly, she was beautifully spacey. XD

She was great wasn't she?!

And Umbridge was absolutely fantastic.

Now SHE did and absolutely superber job of making me hate her character. ;D

You got to love that Wesley twins scene too. :cesar: :raf:

I would have liked to see them work Joe Cho's character more. They just left that hanging. Was it that way in the book?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 12, 2007, 11:36:48 PM
Joe? ???
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 13, 2007, 04:18:45 AM
Don't remember a Joe. And since it's been a while since I've read the book, I'll probably not notice which parts they didn't add to the film XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 13, 2007, 04:43:09 AM
Sorry Joe was supposed to be Cho. ;]
I have only read the first two books so she hasn't popped up yet and I though they were saying Joe not Cho. I think she comes in the fourth book, right?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 13, 2007, 08:41:19 AM
Yep. Her character is more expanded in the books. Well, at least Harry's relationship with her is. And in the book, they didn't really leave it hanging.
After a disasterous date, Cho yells at him and runs out crying, and they stop talking or even making eye contact. "Wanting to impress Cho seemed to belong to a past that was no longer connected with him."
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 13, 2007, 11:10:14 AM
I recently reread all of them and of course stopped with the 6th one so I was mixing up smaller plot elements. XD I was like, wait is this where Ginny and Harry start going out? And I was like, why isn't Harry tailing Malfoy?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 13, 2007, 03:00:57 PM
Cho and Cedric are actually introduced in the 3rd book, on their house's quidditch team...though saddly I forget which one that is....Ravenclaw?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 13, 2007, 04:03:16 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 13, 2007, 07:56:32 PM
It seemed to really have a different feel to it then any of the others. I want to watch it again before I really decide on whether I like it not. But I definitely agree, it should have been longer.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 14, 2007, 12:06:17 AM
Well Cedric's from Hufflepuff and Cho's from Ravenclaw. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 14, 2007, 12:42:14 AM
Well Cedric's from Hufflepuff and Cho's from Ravenclaw. :P
Riiiiiight right right. I'd forgotten which they were from.

Emma Watson was on Regis and Kelly the other day and totally gave away something from that last chapter someone supposedly hacked from JK's computer. If it's true, I'll be pissed A) At Emma, for saying something about it on air B) At JK for doing the thing that Emma says that chapter says she did.  >:(
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 14, 2007, 08:43:11 AM
What? Could you give it in a spoiler? I'm interested to see what she said?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 15, 2007, 06:10:29 PM
5 DAYS!!!!

I'm so worried that the day it comes out my newspaper's going to have a headline like: GINNY DIES.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 15, 2007, 10:54:24 PM
I'd post said possible spoiler if I knew how to do a spoiler box.  ::)

I saw Order of the Phoenix a second time already. I like it more than Goblet of Fire actually :)

If any newspaper posts any kind of spoiler, I will burn the lot.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 16, 2007, 12:05:50 AM
I'd post said possible spoiler if I knew how to do a spoiler box.  ::)

[*spoiler] message [*/spoiler]
without the stars
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 16, 2007, 12:55:53 AM
I'd post said possible spoiler if I knew how to do a spoiler box.  ::)

[*spoiler] message [*/spoiler]
without the stars

In that case...

Emma Watson mentioned while on Regis and Kelly that 'a hacker posted the final chapter in the last book and it said Hermione dies'...If that's the case *flicks off JK*
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 16, 2007, 11:37:50 AM
XD

If she did die, it'd be fun to act it out!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 16, 2007, 02:08:41 PM
But quite frankly, I care more about the outcome of the Ron/Hermione story than I do about Harry living when he defeats Voldemort :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 16, 2007, 04:10:17 PM
Me too.

And the funny thing is, I bet that Harry is somehow less likely to die than Hermione or Ron.

Here's a list from Mugglenet.com on what we DO know will happen in Deathly Hallows.


On this page you can find several points of information we know about Book 7. Each of these points have been confirmed by an official JK Rowling source.

                          Character Information
We will find out something "incredibly important" about Lily Potter.
R.A.B's identity will be revealed.
We will discover more about Dumbledore's past.
We will learn with whom Snape's loyalties lie.
Something will be revealed about Petunia Dursley, although we already know that she is not a Squib.
Viktor Krum will return (World Book Day, 2004 interview).
We will see a reappearance of Dolores Umbridge: "It's too much fun to torture her not to have another little bit more before I finish." (MuggleNet/Leaky Interview)
JKR has said "There is a character who does manage, in desperate circumstances, to do magic quite late in life, but that is very rare..."
                         Plot Information
Harry will face Voldemort for the final time.
Harry will be attempting to find and destroy Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes.
Harry will return to the Dursleys' during the school vacation, but the magical protection Dumbledore arranged will expire when Harry comes of age on his 17th birthday.
Harry will go to Godric's Hollow.
The two-way mirror will make a reappearance.
Fleur and Bill's wedding will occur.li>
The fact that Harry "has his mother's eyes" will prove to be an important plot point.
At least one character will die.
                                        Other
The last word is expected to be "scar," but may change.
We will learn the exact reason why some people become ghosts when they die and others do not.
The final chapter, which has already been written, will detail what happens to the surviving characters.
There will be no more Quidditch matches
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 16, 2007, 05:55:45 PM
Ooh, now I'm hyped for the book! :D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 16, 2007, 06:41:33 PM
Me too! I'm even a little nervous.. XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 16, 2007, 06:46:12 PM
Ditto. Both times I read through the death in the sixth, I got a bit upset, and now there's at least one more. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 16, 2007, 07:30:27 PM
Well, if I remember correctly...J.K. Rowling has now said that two major characters die. And, I heard on an interview that the last word is no longer "scar"...again, that's IF I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 16, 2007, 07:39:49 PM
But quite frankly, I care more about the outcome of the Ron/Hermione story than I do about Harry living when he defeats Voldemort :P
I agree with that.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 16, 2007, 08:32:06 PM
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one, Shades. People seem to care about Harry alot more when I care about the others a bit more.

And I am VERY excited now, though a bit disappointed there's NO quidditch....though it would make sense if Hogwarts were to cancel it for safety purposes.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 17, 2007, 07:16:01 PM
GAAAAAAA
AAAAAA
AAAAAA
AAAAA
AAAAA
AA!!!!


Why?! WHY MUST PEOPLE DO THIS?!! IT'S AWFUL!!! Somebody posted stuff from Deathly Hallows on the internet!!! I'm SOOOO worried that somebody's going to say something to me about it or I'm going to overhear something about it!!!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 17, 2007, 07:46:54 PM
Don' go to websites that talk about it :) And ignore anyone talking about it :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 17, 2007, 08:08:11 PM
That's what I'm trying to do. I'm mostly worried about the party the night of.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 17, 2007, 08:48:29 PM
Reminds of when the last book came out, someone was selling t-shirts online that said

Dumbledore dies on page [whatever page it was]

I was just glad I'd already read the book before I saw that, otherwise I would have been quite mad.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: racx_00 on July 18, 2007, 12:52:59 AM
I've been wanting someone to tell me...

which page he dies on for ages.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 18, 2007, 01:20:43 AM
Don' go to websites that talk about it :) And ignore anyone talking about it :P

I agree 100%. The week before a Harry Potter book comes out, I avoid pretty much all Harry Potter related websites because I'm afraid of spoilers.

Horror-ish story: when the 6th book came out, I was at Borders standing in line to pick up my copy of Half Blood Prince, when suddenly this guy bursts through the doors, shouts, "RON DIES!" and then runs away. The whole room went reeeeally quiet. I was so angry. Fortunately, after reading the book, I realized he was just making it up. But if anyone does that again this time, I'm going to hit them over the head with my copy. And then perhaps I'll cry.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 18, 2007, 04:22:54 AM
That's horrible! Though...kind of funny, in hindsight XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 18, 2007, 04:59:37 AM
I've been wanting someone to tell me...

which page he dies on for ages.

I was going to ask in this post of this spoiler was safe to read and when I quoted it it revealed the text. LUCKILY, it isn't about Deathly Hallows.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 18, 2007, 05:27:46 AM
How about this...if any spoilers are about Deathly Hallows, the person posting must type something before the spoiler to warn everyone else. :) That will let everyone know not to quote the thread :)

And I'm sure come Saturday/Sunday, we'll have a lot of spoilers :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: racx_00 on July 18, 2007, 07:14:13 AM
Deathly Hallows Spoiler

Harry dies!
:P

I know I'm pathetic, give me a break.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 18, 2007, 10:40:12 AM
On page 62, YOUR HOUSEHOLD PET DIES! :P


...If people don't stop posting stupid spoilers like these.

I usually am the first person to finish a HP book, so I'm used to not talking about it until it's died down. :P I mean, I go to the midnight parties and don't sleep until I finish the book. :P My mom sometimes tries to ensure that I go to sleep if I'm tired, but she knows it's a hopeless effort. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 18, 2007, 12:45:47 PM
I'd love to be able to read it until I'm done and not sleep and this year I think I'll try.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 18, 2007, 01:49:20 PM
I'm not able to do that, seeing as I've already got my Saturday planned. But I do enjoy reading them and taking my time :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 18, 2007, 01:51:12 PM
I tend to read it slow...on purpose...so as to enjoy the book over a longer period and not quickly be done and be like "Crap...I'm already done" Therfore I do avoid the internet except for a few sites where Harry Potter comes up. I'll still be coming to the forums here, but probably avoid the Harry topic like the plague till I'm done, once the book is out :P. Last time I did manage to find out the ending before it happened cause someone I considered a friend didn't care and just felt randomly it would be funny to IM that "Blah blah on page" thing.  >:(
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 18, 2007, 11:48:01 PM
I try to read it slowly...but I'm just not built that way. XD I agree it's probably a better way of reading it. I usually have to read books a few times for it all to sink in.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 19, 2007, 06:47:23 AM
Yeah, I just think for this one I want to know everything SO BADLY that I want to read it quickly. Then, I'll probably read it again.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: kq fan007 on July 19, 2007, 07:13:22 AM
Ahh its such an internal struggle for me: "Do I read the whole thing without stopping" but then I'll have read all there will be of harry in just one day, or "Do I read it slowly, only a couple of chapters per day"but then I won't get all my questions answered the first time I read it plus I risk the chance of while I'm reading someone just blurting out a spoiler. uhhh what's a fan to do. :-\
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 19, 2007, 12:33:28 PM
I don't know if I've ever been so excited about a book! Even the last one!!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 19, 2007, 03:08:52 PM
I think because I've had a couple "blah" days my excitement level hasn't been incredible for the book. But I think tomorrow night it will rise an enormous amount with the book about to come out. I'm not getting mine till Saturday morning, but I'll probably be there at Barnes and Noble not long after it opens to get it bright and early.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 19, 2007, 03:16:16 PM
I'll be anxiously awaiting for the doorbell to ring all day. ;P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 19, 2007, 03:28:30 PM
Well, I'm at a hotel, so when I come in from sight-seeing, I'll check at the front desk :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: racx_00 on July 19, 2007, 03:30:00 PM
I'll wait for someone to tell me the spoilers! :D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 19, 2007, 03:42:39 PM
Boooo spoiler-monkeys!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 19, 2007, 08:14:59 PM
Boo Spoiler Monkeys!

Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 20, 2007, 04:32:26 AM
I actually heard on the news today that a CVS in Virginia accidentally put the book on sale midnight last night :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 20, 2007, 05:45:43 AM
XD I believe it! I think that happened at a CVS last time, too. A mother bought two copies, one for each of her children.

EDIT: Today's the day!

2nd EDIT: I got this emailed to me: http://cgi.money.cnn.com/apps/hpcurrconv
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 20, 2007, 01:37:32 PM
People are complete idiots, to "accidentally" sell it early.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 20, 2007, 03:15:43 PM
You know what I found? At midnight JK Rowling will be reading Deathly Hallows and it will be streamed at the Bloomsbury website.

The best part? Midnight where she's reading it is 6 PM EST. We could be listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 45 minutes! XP

I'm not going to though. I'd have to leave in the middle for the midnight party and I'd prefer to read it myself. :P

Though I heard it would be up for streaming after the event...I might be up for that. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 20, 2007, 05:04:54 PM
Just started here, listening to a few minutes of it. :D But I don't really want to spoil it.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 20, 2007, 05:45:08 PM
The first I want to know any of what happens is reading it myself.
And I'm glad I'm not going to a release party cause they're probably far too crowded and I don;t know anyone to go with.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 20, 2007, 05:52:47 PM
XD I believe it! I think that happened at a CVS last time, too. A mother bought two copies, one for each of her children.

EDIT: Today's the day!

2nd EDIT: I got this emailed to me: http://cgi.money.cnn.com/apps/hpcurrconv
LOL That's pretty cool.

I just bought book three and four. I have to finish another book I'm reading first before I can start them though.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 20, 2007, 06:00:14 PM
2nd EDIT: I got this emailed to me: http://cgi.money.cnn.com/apps/hpcurrconv

$4.82 an ounce for dragon liver? That expensive. XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 20, 2007, 06:11:23 PM
You know what I found? At midnight JK Rowling will be reading Deathly Hallows and it will be streamed at the Bloomsbury website.

The best part? Midnight where she's reading it is 6 PM EST. We could be listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 45 minutes! XP

I'm not going to though. I'd have to leave in the middle for the midnight party and I'd prefer to read it myself. :P

Though I heard it would be up for streaming after the event...I might be up for that. :P

 :stabs:The site is down  :wall:
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 20, 2007, 06:13:27 PM
Does this work?

http://dl.groovygecko.net/anon.groovy/clients/bloomsbury/bl01.html
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 20, 2007, 06:25:22 PM
Thanks Tessy. ;D I just found the same one.

Anybody know how I could save it?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 21, 2007, 02:25:44 AM
Meh, it's just the first chapter.

I was the first to get the book at my store. People took my picture. It was cool.

I guarantee there will be no plot points, just a slight review of tone. No hints to what is happening, nothing. It's completely the mood of the story. I'm putting it in a spoiler tag just in case, but I am NOT so terrible as to reveal anything, promise.

To be perfectly honest, my heart is beating incredibly quickly and I think I'm shaking. It's...amazing. It's hard to digest sometimes. It's dark. It's terrifying. It reads like a horror book sometimes. It's amazingly captivating at ensnaring the senses. I feel just...sucked in. It all seems so real. My chest is starting to hurt with how fast my heart is beating. I'm about halfway-through the book. I...have you noticed by my sentence structure that I'm completely stupefied by this book?

Oh, and I won the Potter Spelling Bee at my local Borders...that's what got me first in line.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 21, 2007, 05:41:40 AM
It's 7:40 AM EDT, July 21st, 2007.

I have just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

And I'm TIRED! XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 21, 2007, 05:56:23 AM
How much did you cry? Without revealing anything, of course :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 21, 2007, 12:23:21 PM
Wheee! Mine just got here! !!!

Almost don't want to read it though, cause it'll all be over.

*sigh* Rebecca's making a ruckus cause our dad just stole her book to tease her. And now he's just stolen mine.

*Goes off to get book back* :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 21, 2007, 01:09:05 PM
Mine came in today as well :) I can't wait to read it, but I'm in the middle of another one...so I have to decide whether to start reading HP and stop the other...or risk hearing people talking about it come Monday XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 21, 2007, 01:18:09 PM
I"m right in the middle of a book too... the last one in the trilogy. But it's not nearly as good as HP, so HP wins out by far!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 21, 2007, 01:59:43 PM
Well, the really fun part is that I got all my documentation for work to transfer over to the official forms I just got a couple days back. So that DEFINITELY takes priority...since it's due by Monday at 3 pm...and I worked on it four about five hours yesterday and am not close to being done :-\
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 21, 2007, 03:58:23 PM
:-\

Having summers off is nice, I have to say. XD

And...I think I cried three times.

Also, my mom and I found a bit of a mistake in the book. Finish it to hear our thoughts. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 21, 2007, 05:12:06 PM
Oy. I got mine at 9:30 am, got home round 11 to start reading, and I've only just started chapter 7! I'm reading incredibly slow on purpose, with breaks too (one long one from 1:30 to 6 or so when I slept, having only slept last "night" from 5:30 AM to 8:45 AM) Anywho, I dont plan to read it till I'm through, like alot of folks do, which is rather annoying since everyone and their grandmother is flying through it to get done and will try to talk to me about it before I'm finished. You're all poops. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 21, 2007, 05:44:12 PM
OMG, I'm only on chapter ten and I already love this book. It makes me cry and then laugh and then cry again.

And not really a spoiler, but just in case:
And I am absolutely amazed by J.K. Rowling, in how she takes the tiniest details from the previous books and makes them so important in this one.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 21, 2007, 08:08:16 PM
I haven't had to modify anyone's posts yet, BUT just in case no one knows. To make something you type go into the spoiler box, just type out [*spoiler]insert text here[/*spoiler]...without the asterisks :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Shades2585 on July 21, 2007, 10:35:23 PM
For what it's worth a friend sent this to me and I though it looked nice.

Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Boxset-Books-1-7/dp/0545044251/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-9286710-5338012?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185078382&sr=8-1)

Barns and Nobles (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=5576&isbn=0545044251)

Amazon has free shipping though.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 22, 2007, 05:10:45 AM
*collapses* I just finished it. It is absolutely AMAZING, and I think it's the best of the series! Read it if you aren't doing so already!

And now, to bed. :zzz:
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 22, 2007, 04:29:12 PM
Just finished it. I don't think it's quite sunk in though... but it was, as HCN said, AMAZING. Definitely my favorite of the series.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 22, 2007, 05:50:21 PM
WARNING!!! MY REVIEW WILL HAVE SPOILERS LADEN THROUGHOUT IT BUT I WILL USE TAGS!
Do not read until you have finished the book.
Just finished the book, and my last Tim Tam. One word: AMAZING!!! Oh my god, I loved it.
I counted between 15-20 deaths, around 5-7 being main characters. I hated that they killed Dobby, Tonks and Lupin,especially after they had their son, but I was SOOO relieved that Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, Luna, McGonagal, and Hagrid lived.
I can't think of anything that wasn't answered and I really only have two things that bothered me.
Hedwig died, I found this death unnecessary.But it also showed the seriousness of this book. Secondly, I thought that the final battle between Harry and Voldemert was incredibly short and, after the 4th book, really expected more.
I got SO INCREDIBLY PUMPED
Once Harry was inside Hogwarts, for the last 150 pages, and now, I'm still pumped, I feel all woozie. (Although that could be because I spent almost all day yesterday and today reading it..XD)

Also, I LOVED the epilogue, it was perfect!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 22, 2007, 06:28:02 PM
I thought the epilogue was ok, there's a lot that I would have liked to know, like:

What do all the characters do now? Did Harry become an auror? How did everyone cope with what happened? What happened to George and Hagrid and all the Death Eaters?

And I loved chapter 33,
about Snape, I'm so glad he turned out to be good

And does anyone know (about the end of the book)
Who the character was who finally managed to use magic at a great age? And did Neville use the Gryffindor sword to kill Nagini, cause if he did, how did he get it? ???
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 22, 2007, 07:28:38 PM
And does anyone know
Who the character was who finally managed to use magic at a great age? And did Neville use the Gryffindor sword to kill Nagini, cause if he did, how did he get it? ???
I don't think it was a character who used it at a great age, I thought that it said that "a character would perform great magic in a dangerous situation". (Don't read this until you're finished with the first three chapters.) In that case it was
Harry on Hagrid's bike.
And to answer the second part, (Don't read this until you are finished with the last chapter before the epilogue.)
Yes the sword was Gryffindor's he pulled it out of the sorting hat just like Harry did in CoS.

And Rosella, what did you and your mom find?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 22, 2007, 08:02:10 PM
And to answer the second part,
Yes the sword was Gryffindor's he pulled it out of the sorting hat just like Harry did in CoS.
Ahh ok that makes sense.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 22, 2007, 08:27:19 PM
(Sorry, my spoilers are from chapters 1 through 36. That's pretty much the entire book, minus the epilogue.)

I counted between 15-20 deaths, around 5-7 being main characters. I hated that they killed Dobby, Tonks and Lupin,especially after they had their son, but I was SOOO relieved that Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, Luna, McGonagal, and Hagrid lived.
I think I counted 21 or 22 deaths (I'm not really sure about Dolohov because he simply "fell"). That's a LOT of deaths! :( I too am glad that the main main characters didn't die, and am especially relieved that both Neville and Luna survived because otherwise that would've kill me. I was saddest when Dobby and Collin died.. they were so innocent! :'(

Also...
It was glad that Snape turned out to be good, Dudley showed his gratitude toward Harry at last, Ron got over his inner demons, Percy finally redeemed himself, and Malfoys left the Death Eaters in the end. Stuff like that makes me so happy! :smitten:
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 22, 2007, 08:33:29 PM
In which I stop reading this thread until I'm done I guess. I did not look at any of the spoilers of the people who just read it. It just causes one to scratch one's head and not bother reading this again when posts are basically nothing BUT spoiler things, when you haven't finished. Heh.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 22, 2007, 08:54:47 PM
Ok, I just finished Chapter 4 (hey, I've been busy!) and I'm already going "huh? NOOOO!" and "what the heck just happened?"
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 22, 2007, 09:37:29 PM
Spoiler About chapter 23

I was looking through a book about what might happen in book 7, and they had a list of the characters arranged from least likely to die to most. And at the top of the list was Dobby:

"Dobby is cute (after a fashion), lovable, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the war against Voldemort. He's practically guaranteed to make it through." XD

I think they were a little of the mark on that one, poor Dobby.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Pacman928 on July 22, 2007, 10:26:30 PM
jkr said only 8 people would die.  so i picked the more obvious ones that were noteably mentioned. dobby, mad eye, tonks, lupin, crabbe, voldemort, snape, and george/fred, whichever of them it is that died

and also

the most upsetting deaths to me were dobby and harry, even though he didn't really "die".  dobby's as sad and i nearly cried on harry's. (mostly cause i stopped right after he died to go to church)  and the funniest part of the book is what mrs weasly said right before she got into the fight with bellatrix
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 22, 2007, 11:08:54 PM
About chapter 36:
and also

and the funniest part of the book is what mrs weasly said right before she got into the fight with bellatrix
XD I loved that.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 22, 2007, 11:20:31 PM
Yeah, yeah. ::)

So, here's my mom's and my question.
Teddy was born during the book and the epilogue is 19 years later. WHAT is he doing making out on the Hogwarts train? :P

Personally, I loved
That Percy was still the same old Percy at the end. XD I mean, he was like "Yes! I'm a pompous git, now let me help!" and then he's still talking about broomstick regulations. Love it. :P I also love how Neville got to shine. I have a soft spot for him.

Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 22, 2007, 11:31:57 PM
Literally thirty seconds after I read that, Rebecca came over having just finished and asked the same thing. :P That is a good question though. ???
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 22, 2007, 11:41:05 PM
Ooh! Another thing I liked

How much the Malfoys were part of Voldemort's downfall. I mean, Narcissa was almost likable. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: restamper on July 22, 2007, 11:42:26 PM
I just finished reading it and it was amazing!

i did have problems with the fact that hedwig and dobby died though i mean what was the point of it!? the only other problem i had was the fact that Luna was not mentioned in the epilouge.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 22, 2007, 11:50:27 PM
I thought Hedwig's death was actually REALLY important. I mean, it showed just how quickly lives were lost. Hedwig was just...I mean, why would anybody want to kill her? But she was close to Harry and really was his way of communicating with the outside world. She brought him letters from his friends when he was locked in his room. She brought him letters from Sirius, the main connection to his parents. Hedwig's death made me cry more than Moody's did. Though, Moody's was highly symbolic too. He was the one who was always on guard and if he could get killed...

As for Dobby, I thought it was pretty sad, but it was necessary to show how much Harry was willing to do for people others might have considered below him.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 23, 2007, 04:24:41 AM
lol, I can't read any of these posts! So, here's my request, especially after PK's response last night. If your post is going to be spoiler-filled, please put some non-spoiler information. Such as "In Chapter 3..." or as how other's have been putting some kind of txt in the post. Maybe just enough to help point to what the spoiler is or where it's found...for those who've finished the book, but not enough to spoil anything for those who haven't. That'll also help those who want to read the spoilers, if they've gotten through that chapter, they might be able to read that one spoiler.

And...I can't edit any posts due to not wanting to spoil anything for myself...so would ya'll mind editing your own posts? :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 23, 2007, 05:09:29 AM
Yeah, I'll try, XD.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 23, 2007, 05:23:30 AM
Hey, A3P, I just went through to see what you edited, and you did a GREAT job! I was even able to read one spoiler :P Having the chapters in there was perfect.

I know not everyone will remember what chapter things happened, but if you can try to do that, awesome :)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 23, 2007, 10:51:11 AM
You got it! *edits*
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Pacman928 on July 23, 2007, 11:29:14 AM
in response to kelsey,

you're right.  i think that the only reason that dobby, moody, and hedwig died was to show the seriousness of the book

and that percy thing was hilarious too

and to restamper,

luna really wasn't that involved in many of the books, except 5, so it wasn't really necessary to tell what happened, though i would've loved to know too
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 23, 2007, 05:45:57 PM
Heh still can't read any spoilers, as I'm on chapter 24 now. And apparently all the spoilers are based on pretty much the whole book thus far. But oh well, I'll be glad to join in the discussion when I'm finished, which probably won't be till Wednesday, at the EARLIEST.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: racx_00 on July 23, 2007, 06:04:21 PM
How many chapters in total?
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 23, 2007, 07:24:33 PM
How many chapters in total?

There are 36 chapters and then an epilogue.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 23, 2007, 07:36:07 PM
Rosella I have an answer to your wondering about the epilogue!

In order to read this you must have read the entire book.

Teddy Lupin was snogging Fleur/Bill's daughter Victoire.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Pacman928 on July 23, 2007, 09:12:59 PM
XD ah, the life of a hogwarts brit.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 23, 2007, 09:44:46 PM
Rosella I have an answer to your wondering about the epilogue!

In order to read this you must have read the entire book.

Teddy Lupin was snogging Fleur/Bill's daughter Victoire.
I get that, but
If he was 19, why would be still be on the train? :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 24, 2007, 04:13:05 AM
Yay! I finished the book last night! Now I can go back and read spoilers!

My response to the book, though...was WOAH! I mean, the last few chapters, I couldn't put it down!

In the very very last battle
I absolutely loved how Mrs. Weasley responded! Though...I hated how Fred had died...

In the epilogue
Well, maybe Teddy is now working at Hogwarts or something? I mean, that might explain why he's on the train. And, I would've known if he was wolf...or if his hair changed. Of course, maybe Rowling told us. I was rushing through the end!

Oh, and this was in the later chapters (30 and beyond)
As soon as I saw that both Tonks and Lupin had died, I felt SO horrible. I almost cried! All I could think of was that Teddy didn't have his parents anymore. :(

I'm sure I'll have more later!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 24, 2007, 08:18:16 AM
Chapter 33
Oh, and this was in the later chapters (30 and beyond)
As soon as I saw that both Tonks and Lupin had died, I felt SO horrible. I almost cried! All I could think of was that Teddy didn't have his parents anymore. :(
That part didn't shock me all that much, I think I kinda expected it ever since Harry became godfather. That, and there was so much else going on. I always really liked Lupin though :(
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 24, 2007, 12:05:36 PM
*sob* I probably won't finish till tomorrow, due to the Mets game tonight I'm going to. Everyone's finished before me. *sniff* I don't remember what chapter I'm on but I'm a little over 600 pages in, so I know next time I sit down to read it I'll probably read the rest of the way through.

EDIT: Change of plans, probably WILL finish sometime tonight as I got the game date wrong. D'oh. It's not till tomorrow, but now I can read the book sooner, whoo hoo!
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Pacman928 on July 24, 2007, 12:18:01 PM
in sesponse to the last few
maybe, he failed a year or want accepted when he was 12.

and now, there's going to be a 7 part series for teddy lupin :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 25, 2007, 12:34:04 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! Finished last night and BOY is that book amazing! Pardon the lack of quoting but I'm probably going to respond to alot of people's other posts without doing so cause there are TOO many. :P
 
Spoilers from ENTIRE BOOK:
First, The Prince's Tale....BEST CHAPTER EVER  ;D
I was slightly disappointed in how Ron and Hermione "got together". They snogged suddenly and in an amusing manner to be sure, but I wanted a bigger, romantic moment between them, not a quick snog and boom they have kids in the epilogue :P
I believe Teddy Lupin was snogging with Victoire(by the way how did you figure out it was Bill and Fleur's daughter, they didn't mention who the heck Victoire was) on the PLATFORM in the shadows, not on the train, if I read it correctly....
It was amazing to see how JK weaved the complex story of Dumbledore in this, back and forth she made you wonder if he was not so great a person...In the end you find out even the great Dumbledore makes mistakes/has his weaknesses
The deaths of Hedwig, Dobby, Fred, Lupin and Tonks all made me tear up, though I kinda was anticipating Lupin's death, it still came as a shock. Fred's death upset me worse of all I think cause they dragged it out the longest and I always loved the twins so much and very much wanted no Weasleys to die, but especially either of the twins or Ron. I thought for sure once George got hurt, that they were in the clear  :'(

Yeah wow that was long....Heh, but I have alot of thoughts, I haven't talked to anyone in person about the book yet.  :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: hercrabbiness on July 25, 2007, 01:17:07 PM
...I believe Teddy Lupin was snogging with Victoire(by the way how did you figure out it was Bill and Fleur's daughter, they didn't mention who the heck Victoire was)...

I wasn't keeping good track of the children's names to be honest, but I think that since Victoire is a French name, it would make sense that she would be Bill and Fleur's daughter.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 25, 2007, 01:29:17 PM
About the deaths

Yeah, Fred hit me hard. I was sure a Weasley was going to die, but for some reason, I didn't think it'd be one of the twins. I actually thought it might be Charlie or Bill...but once Bill married Fleur, I thought it'd be Charlie. I know Dobby used to really annoy me, but he grew on me in this book, how he was so willing to help. And Hedwig still hits me hard.

I think I'm going to go back and reread the last few chapters XD
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Lollotte on July 25, 2007, 08:05:57 PM
I finished Sunday...and I really liked it! However, I thought the epilogue was ridiculous.

I, too, loved the Prince's Tale chapter! It was so insightful. I had always thought there was too much about Snape we didn't know. Now I understand why. In fact, in addition to shipping Dramione, I now ship Snape/Lily.  ;D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Pacman928 on July 25, 2007, 08:50:58 PM
about the deaths

personally, i was expecting mr weasly to die, cause hes in the ministry and the order.  but didn't george have his ear cut off?

i re read it, and i still got too emotionally attatched to everyone.  especially harry, fred, dobby, and hedwig.  i cried at the end.

edit: added wording before the spoiler so people would know what it's about and won't accidentally read it :cat:
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Dirk Delshire on July 25, 2007, 09:41:14 PM
Yeah me too. I got the book in the mail on the twenty first and finished it in the afternoon on the twenty second. It was great but there were a few threads left untied that disappointed me. Just maybe Rowling  might do it in a forthcoming story.

About the epilogue
The part with their kids seemed strange, it made it seem like she was going somewhere with it. Hmm...  ;-D ;P


EDIT: Dirk, please remember to use spoiler tags...it's a good thing I had already finished the book. :cat:
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 26, 2007, 07:31:32 AM
A capital in one of pacman's post?  :o This is a strange portent. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 26, 2007, 09:27:55 AM
You must have read the entire book to read the following. (Unless you like spoilers...:P)
PKC, I have an answer to the questions about
Victoire
Okay, the thing that tips you off that it's Bill/Fleur's daughter (besides the nom francais) is the reaction of Ron/Hermione's children. Rose and Hugo (XD The names still get me!) are talking about how Teddy is snogging cousin Victoire. COUSIN. There it is.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Deloria on July 26, 2007, 10:23:09 AM
A capital in one of pacman's post?  :o This is a strange portent. :P
XD Indeed, but it might have been Cat when she edited his post. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 26, 2007, 10:47:07 AM
XD I am sure it was, it just looks a little odd to me. :P I guess I am too used too no caps going with the pacman avatar. ;P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Deloria on July 26, 2007, 02:02:57 PM
XD I am sure it was, it just looks a little odd to me. :P I guess I am too used too no caps going with the pacman avatar. ;P
XD Indeed it does look somewhat strange. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 26, 2007, 02:28:44 PM
About the deaths:
personally, i was expecting mr weasly to die, cause hes in the ministry and the order.  but didn't george have his ear cut off?

i re read it, and i still got too emotionally attatched to everyone.  especially harry, fred, dobby, and hedwig.  i cried at the end.
Mr. Weasly was originally slated to die, and Tonks and Lupin were supposed to live before she changed it.
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 26, 2007, 02:52:06 PM
I saw this today: Interview with J.K. Rowling (http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=3f4a5a9d-2c56-459e-b2b0-d9b0ef1aeec2&t=m3567&f=06/64&p=hotvideo_harrypotter_phoenix&fg=)

But warning, it contains spoilers!

And here's another with spoilers (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/19935372)

And another (spoilers) (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959323/)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Rosella on July 27, 2007, 01:33:50 AM
That last link is amazing. O.O
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: Pacman928 on July 27, 2007, 10:14:12 PM
it is.  it cleared up things a bit

and i edited cat's edits.  they weren't like me at all.  when i was scrolling down looking for my last post, i couldn't find it at first because i see the capital "a" :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: tessspoon on July 27, 2007, 10:26:22 PM
That looks much better. :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 28, 2007, 12:17:37 AM
That last article WAS awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 28, 2007, 05:02:51 AM
I'm glad ya'll enjoyed them! I thought they were great! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #4
Post by: Shades2585 on July 28, 2007, 05:50:17 AM
-realizing I'm probably the furthest behind (I'm on Chapter 6)

Take comfort in this: I've only read the first book. I do believe that makes me at least further behind. ;)

I guess I'm second then because I've only read the first two. :-[

I have a humongous pile of books to read and it appears to be getting bigger not smaller.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #4
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 28, 2007, 10:04:31 AM
-Ah, but I haven't read them at all. :P Beat that. :P

 ;)
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 31, 2007, 01:23:44 PM
Boooooooooo! :P
Title: Re: Anticipating Harry Potter
Post by: awesomeasapossum on July 31, 2007, 04:11:44 PM

I saw this today: Interview with J.K. Rowling (http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=3f4a5a9d-2c56-459e-b2b0-d9b0ef1aeec2&t=m3567&f=06/64&p=hotvideo_harrypotter_phoenix&fg=)

But warning, it contains spoilers!


And another (spoilers) (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959323/)
I saw the last one live but don't recall stuff about
Luna
in it.

Good contribution!