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Fire Me Boy!
07-15-2005, 11:54 PM
My wife is... just curious if anybody here is.

Frazod
07-15-2005, 11:56 PM
My wife is... just curious if anybody here is.

I have all the movies, but never read any of the books.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 12:00 AM
I have all the movies, but never read any of the books.
Yeah, me too.

Buster's Dad
07-16-2005, 12:03 AM
my wife is the book dept mgr at the Hastings book store in Garden City, and there having a all night party

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 12:05 AM
No, I'm waiting for morning. Be a little too weird to go now.

Re-read Order of the Phoenix yesterday, to get myself back into the story.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 12:06 AM
There's no WAY you'd be the only adult there...


Of course... you MIGHT be the only adult there dressed as Hermoine.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 12:08 AM
There's no WAY you'd be the only adult there...It's the kind of adults there I'm trying to avoid.

And Hermione must wear lots of t-shirts and shorts. 'cause that's all I ever wear.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2005, 12:21 AM
Uhh....No.

AZORChiefFan
07-16-2005, 12:32 AM
I am. But then again I am a nerd. I am fine with that.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 12:36 AM
It'll be my luck that I go tomorrow and it's sold out.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 12:41 AM
It'll be my luck that I go tomorrow and it's sold out.
If it sells out by tomorrow the store didn't plan well.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 12:43 AM
Well, there's like eleven bookstores within five miles, so I hope one would have them.

It's not usually like videogames, though. Those I preorder. I've never found a new book out of stock the day it was "published". I wish I'd preordered, though - wouldn't even have to leave the damn house. Not sure what I was thinking. There are people in bookstores.

Buster's Dad
07-16-2005, 12:59 AM
my wife is the book dept mgr at the Hastings book store in Garden City, and there having a all night party
My wife said that she had 150 books preordered, and the had close to 600 in stock with more ordered, she just called ans said they were swamped

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:08 AM
I just hope it's good.

I noticed it's shorter than the last couple.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:11 AM
I have mine pre-ordered. They sent me an e-mail saying it was shipped.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:14 AM
I used to LOVE pre-ordering from Amazon... a long time ago, before pre-ordering was common, if you pre-ordered from Amazon or Barnes&Noble there was a really good chance you'd get it a few days early. I used to preorder all the time because I'd get whatever it was up to a week before everybody else... then they went and perfected the system.

Amnorix
07-16-2005, 01:27 AM
I'm on page 57 now. Sadly, I need to go to bed soon.

(I spell "geek" with a capital "G" when it comes to referencing my own humble self).

Total pages is 652, in case that info isn't in the public domain already. Somewhat shorter than the last monstrosity which was near to 900 if I recall.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:29 AM
I'm on page 57 now. Sadly, I need to go to bed soon.

(I spell "geek" with a capital "G" when it comes to referencing my own humble self).Well, if my geekness is in question, half the reason I'm not buying it tonight is that I'll read the entire book in one sitting. I figure I should probably go ahead and sleep before I start. That's assuming I'll be able to sleep, with my normal noctural issues.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:33 AM
I'm on page 57 now. Sadly, I need to go to bed soon.

(I spell "geek" with a capital "G" when it comes to referencing my own humble self).

Total pages is 652, in case that info isn't in the public domain already. Somewhat shorter than the last monstrosity which was near to 900 if I recall.

now I wish I hadn't pre-ordered
I figured it would be like last time, and I'd get it a day before everyone else
I'm jealous to know that people are reading it already and might post important things about it before I get a chance to read it

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:35 AM
Yeah, I've tried not to ruin the book. Hard to avoid spoilers, as compulsive as I am.

Pants
07-16-2005, 01:36 AM
I read the first 4 and gave up... Don't know why, pretty good read.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:36 AM
I'm afraid to keep reading this thread in case some super-fast readers post stuff about it

I'm going to be the dork tomorrow waiting for the postman...

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:38 AM
I'm afraid to keep reading this thread in case some super-fast readers post stuff about it

I'm going to be the dork tomorrow waiting for the postman...You said "postman". That's pretty dorky in and of itself.

I think the kind of people (on this board) who read the book are the kind who'll at least warn you. The rest of the net, though, I'm avoiding anything Harry Potter related until I'm done.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:39 AM
I said "postman" on purpose cause I think it's funny.
and I'm proud of my dorkiness

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:41 AM
I'm embarrased by mine.

Phobia
07-16-2005, 01:41 AM
That's all I've been waiting up for tonight.....

Actually I'm up waiting for beer and smoked meat. You guys enjoy Harry. Feel free to post a synopsis tomorrow, but not more than a sentence or two.

Pants
07-16-2005, 01:42 AM
That's all I've been waiting up for tonight.....

Actually I'm up waiting for beer and smoked meat. You guys enjoy Harry. Feel free to post a synopsis tomorrow, but not more than a sentence or two.

My dad's making ribs tomorrow, I can't wait.

Amnorix
07-16-2005, 01:42 AM
Nuthooks to anyone who says anything substantive about it.

Phobia
07-16-2005, 01:43 AM
Nuthooks to anyone who says anything substantive about it.

Nuthooks. Heh heh.

Okay, you're officially no longer a noob.

Pants
07-16-2005, 01:43 AM
Nuthooks to anyone who says anything substantive about it.

Ghostof: "I liked the book except for the end when Harry is eaten by the sharks."

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:44 AM
Actually I'm up waiting for beer and smoked meat. You guys enjoy Harry.There's just something wrong with the way that reads.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:44 AM
Nuthooks to anyone who says anything substantive about it.
Harry's gonna fight with somebody... and win. I'll bet.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:44 AM
wanna know how completely dorky I am?

my friends are having a Harry Potter party tomorrow and are making different foods and drinks from the books... some might even dress up, though it's not required

they found a recipe for butterbeer ... sounds interesting

Phobia
07-16-2005, 01:44 AM
The wizard told Harry to jump into the bubbling pot of brew and he did.

So he did not live happily ever after.

The End.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:45 AM
wanna know how completely dorky I am?

my friends are having a Harry Potter party tomorrow and are making different foods and drinks from the books... some might even dress up, though it's not required

they found a recipe for butterbeer ... sounds interesting
wow... that's pretty dorky.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:45 AM
Harry's gonna fight with somebody... and win. I'll bet.
but he'll lose part of his arm in battle

then, by the seventh book, we'll find out that Voldemort is his father

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:46 AM
but he'll lose part of his arm in battle

then, by the seventh book, we'll find out that Voldemort is his father
Harry... I... am your faaaatherrrr.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Phobia
07-16-2005, 01:46 AM
wanna know how completely dorky I am?

my friends are having a Harry Potter party tomorrow and are making different foods and drinks from the books... some might even dress up, though it's not required

they found a recipe for butterbeer ... sounds interesting

So that whole thing where I staged the wife arrived home just as you were disrobing would have been more effective if we were dressed as..... say - hobbits?

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:47 AM
I just hope he isn't as much of a whiny git at he was in the last one. The whole anguished teen thing got annoying.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:47 AM
So that whole thing where I staged the wife arrived home just as you were disrobing would have been more effective if we were dressed as..... say - hobbits?
:hmmm:

maybe...

Phobia
07-16-2005, 01:48 AM
Okay - here's how dorky I am.....

All the meat is through on the smoker. I've consumed my final beer. I very nearly crashed on my keyboard 20 minutes ago.

Yet, I'm still here talking shit to all the sci fi dorks.

angel
07-16-2005, 01:49 AM
Okay - here's how dorky I am.....

All the meat is through on the smoker. I've consumed my final beer. I very nearly crashed on my keyboard 20 minutes ago.

Yet, I'm still here talking shit to all the sci fi dorks.
wow... that's pretty dorky.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:49 AM
Okay - here's how dorky I am.....

All the meat is through on the smoker. I've consumed my final beer. I very nearly crashed on my keyboard 20 minutes ago.

Yet, I'm still here talking shit to all the sci fi dorks.
AND... your hot wife is probably in bed all by herself.

****tard.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:49 AM
wanna know how completely dorky I am?

my friends are having a Harry Potter party tomorrow and are making different foods and drinks from the books... some might even dress up, though it's not required

they found a recipe for butterbeer ... sounds interestingWant to know how more dorky than you I am?

I have no friends. Zero. So no party of any kind. I'll be reading the book by myself. And when I get finished, I'll read another one. And another. While you're at a party.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:50 AM
wow... that's pretty dorky.
Hey... you owe me a $5 residual. I get residuals every time somebody quotes me, didn't you know?

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:51 AM
I'm reading 12th Night, The Sun Also Rises, and Waiting for Godot...

angel
07-16-2005, 01:51 AM
Hey... you owe me a $5 residual. I get residuals every time somebody quotes me, didn't you know?
I didn't see that in the contract

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:51 AM
I didn't see that in the contract
Ignorance of the terms are not a valid argument... I'll PM you with PayPal details. :p

Logical
07-16-2005, 01:51 AM
Hell I will admit to reading all the books, but I am not such a dork I am going out to wait in line to buy it. However, I pretty much expect to be given a copy on my birthday later this month.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:52 AM
I'm reading 12th Night, The Sun Also Rises, and Waiting for Godot...I'm reading the Sword of the Lichtor, The Demon Lord of Karanda and will be reading the Half-Blood Prince.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:52 AM
Hell I will admit to reading all the books, but I am not such a dork I am going out to wait in line to buy it. However, I pretty much expect to be given a copy on my birthday later this month.You weren't born, Jim. You were hatched. Or spawned.

Amnorix
07-16-2005, 01:52 AM
AND... your hot wife is probably in bed all by herself.

****tard.

I took care of business with my wife BEFORE going out to get the book. :LOL:

Phobia
07-16-2005, 01:53 AM
AND... your hot wife is probably in bed all by herself.

****tard.

If she were, she'd have already been thoroughly serviced.

Alas, she's out of town and I'm stuck watching the kids. Actually, my 13 year old is watching her dad and little sisters. Heh. She's doing pretty well, too.

Logical
07-16-2005, 01:55 AM
Well, if my geekness is in question, half the reason I'm not buying it tonight is that I'll read the entire book in one sitting. I figure I should probably go ahead and sleep before I start. That's assuming I'll be able to sleep, with my normal noctural issues.Those emissions still a problem?

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:56 AM
Those emissions still a problem?I don't have emissions. Nocturnal or otherwise.

Logical
07-16-2005, 01:56 AM
You weren't born, Jim. You were hatched. Or spawned.Evil is always spawned keg, plots are hatched.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:56 AM
If she were, she'd have already been thoroughly serviced.

Alas, she's out of town and I'm stuck watching the kids. Actually, my 13 year old is watching her dad and little sisters. Heh. She's doing pretty well, too.
Somebody's gotta keep an eye on you, huh?

Logical
07-16-2005, 01:57 AM
I don't have emissions. Nocturnal or otherwise.OK that is sort of sad.ROFL

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:58 AM
Evil is always spawned keg, plots are hatched.You're not evil. You're just misunderstood.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 01:58 AM
OK that is sort of sad.It's not sad. Or happy. It just is.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 01:59 AM
You're not evil. You're just misunderstood.
Kind of like Satan.

"No, God... I didn't mean I should run Heaven... I just thought you might want some help."

Logical
07-16-2005, 02:00 AM
It's not sad. Or happy. It just is.Pron

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 02:01 AM
PronI talk about pron so people will think I'm normal.

Pron on a harry potter thread. And not involving sick fantasies about Hermione. Wow.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 02:02 AM
She's gonna be HOT once she's legal.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 02:03 AM
Sorry... I felt obliged.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 02:03 AM
She's gonna be HOT once she's legal.2008, dude.

So I've heard.

I fell like ENDelt talking about the olson twins.

Logical
07-16-2005, 02:06 AM
2008, dude.

So I've heard.

I fell like ENDelt talking about the olson twins.LOL I was going to write something about her being anorexic.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 02:08 AM
I like thin.

But I prefer them more than half my age.

Fire Me Boy!
07-16-2005, 02:15 AM
I like thin.

But I prefer them more than half my age.
Me too... on both counts.

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 02:16 AM
That "half my age" thing will end about the time I hit 37 I'd imagine. Then it'll become merely "over 18".

Rausch
07-16-2005, 02:36 AM
I can't tell you how ****ing pissed I was when I had to read one of those books for my "English (as in Brittish) lit class."

Sure, it's just as drab and dreary and ****ing Brittish as David Copperfield or Moll Flanders or Wuthering Heights, but that's no reason to include it. If that alone is the criteria I want to see some of the better graphic novels of the last 20 years on the ****ing list.

I'll bet you two testicles and my left eye that most people would prefer some Dark Horse Presents or DC Vertigo titles over "Pamela."

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 02:38 AM
Wha?

Rausch
07-16-2005, 02:40 AM
Wha?

Harry potter. A 400 level class had Harry Potter as a requirement.

Everyone got an A on those two papers. You don't want to be the clod too dense to comprehend a children's book...

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 02:42 AM
That's nuts.

They're fun books, but lit? Yeah...

I noticed one thing re-reading the last book though, that made me like it even more. One of the characters said "effing" in the first twenty pages or so. How she got that through the editors I'll never know. I hope kids everywhere asked their mommies what "effing" meant.

Anyong Bluth
07-16-2005, 02:55 AM
isn't there somewhere I can just download the audio book for free... the 1000 people in line tonight as i passed the store was rediculous

Rausch
07-16-2005, 02:58 AM
isn't there somewhere I can just download the audio book for free... the 1000 people in line tonight as i passed the store was rediculous

This post demotes you to below a metrosexual.

At this point the only way you get your man card back is to say 3 Hail Mary's, bang two lesbians, and punch an old lady in the face...

Anyong Bluth
07-16-2005, 04:15 AM
I didn't say I was in line getting the book!?

Rausch
07-16-2005, 04:23 AM
I didn't say I was in line getting the book!?

True, but your previous post implies that you went there with the intention of getting in line.

However, the line was far too long to stand in and..........screw it, It'll be on DVD in 8 months anyway...

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 04:25 AM
However, the line was far too long to stand in and..........screw it, It'll be on DVD in 8 months anyway...The movie coming out this fall is the 4th, this book is the 6th. It's not going to be in theaters until 2008.

At least that's what this dweeb I just beat up told me.

Rausch
07-16-2005, 04:42 AM
The movie coming out this fall is the 4th, this book is the 6th. It's not going to be in theaters until 2008.

At least that's what this dweeb I just beat up told me.

"Was he clean? Was he? Mikey, was he a clean man? Envite him in for cocktails...."

keg in kc
07-16-2005, 04:45 AM
What is a cocktail, anyway? Does your cock have a tail? Mine sure as f*ck doesn't. Am I deformed?

Anyong Bluth
07-16-2005, 02:06 PM
No I was implying when i was "passing the store" I was passing the store. I went and saw Wedding Crashers late

Katipan
07-16-2005, 04:03 PM
I just saw some very upsetting screen shots of the damn book.

fuggin spoilers. :(

Thig Lyfe
07-16-2005, 04:06 PM
I dunno. I might check it out some time. I've read all 5 but it's been so long I've just lost interest.

Ari Chi3fs
07-16-2005, 06:47 PM
Harry Potter 4 was the last fiction book that I read. I believe I read them before the movies came out... then I realized that it is much easier to wait until the movies come out.

Now, I just read non-fiction... reading fiction books is kinda like watching TV. \

Hell, I've read enough fiction on CP to last a lifetime.

angel
07-16-2005, 06:51 PM
Harry Potter 4 was the last fiction book that I read. I believe I read them before the movies came out... then I realized that it is much easier to wait until the movies come out.

Now, I just read non-fiction... reading fiction books is kinda like watching TV. \

Hell, I've read enough fiction on CP to last a lifetime.
the movies are awful re-creations of the book, hell the third movie even changed the ending
I loved the ending to the book, but the movie made it less meaningful

morphius
07-16-2005, 07:04 PM
the movies are awful re-creations of the book, hell the third movie even changed the ending
I loved the ending to the book, but the movie made it less meaningful
I have yet to see a movie that compared to the book, but you really can't compare the two easily as one you have about 2 hours to try to get some of the major points across, the other you can write as many pages as you want to with the added bonus of being able to get away with sharing the persons thoughts with words instead of onscreen action and facial expressions.

eazyb81
07-16-2005, 07:11 PM
Jesus, how old are you people?

All I will say is that I hope you are getting the book early for your little kid....

mlyonsd
07-16-2005, 07:14 PM
My wife pre-ordered it from Amazon thinking she'd probably get it on Monday. Instead it showed it came UPS delivered Friday which surprised us.

All of them little goobers waiting for it at midnight wasted their time.

Amnorix
07-16-2005, 09:05 PM
I'm reading the Sword of the Lichtor, The Demon Lord of Karanda and will be reading the Half-Blood Prince.

Eddings. Quite excellent. Plot lines are nothing exciting, but his character development is so superb, who cares.

Amnorix
07-16-2005, 09:09 PM
Jesus, how old are you people?

All I will say is that I hope you are getting the book early for your little kid....

Get a grip. A good story is a good story, regardless of the intended audience.

And, P.S., if you play any computer games at all, you can feel confident there are 12 year olds out there playing the exact same game.

papasmurf
07-16-2005, 09:20 PM
I delivered alot of them today

milkman
07-16-2005, 10:26 PM
I'm reading the Sword of the Lichtor, The Demon Lord of Karanda and will be reading the Half-Blood Prince.

OK, I've read The Demon Lord of Koranda, but I don't think I've seen either The Sword of Lichtor or The Half Blood Prince.

Are they part of the Belgariad, or possibly the Elenium?

keg in kc
07-17-2005, 01:51 AM
Well, that was a good book. Lots to talk about. The last one is going to be interesting.OK, I've read The Demon Lord of Koranda, but I don't think I've seen either The Sword of Lichtor or The Half Blood Prince.

Are they part of the Belgariad, or possibly the Elenium?Half-Blood Prince is the Harry Potter book the thread is about. The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun.

keg in kc
07-17-2005, 02:24 PM
****spoiler*****



****I repeat: spoiler****



****stop reading, fool****


Okay, not much of one. There's so much other crap I want to talk about. This is pretty harmless, though.



I think I know who "R.A.B." is: Romulus Black.

For some reason that hit me the moment I woke up today. I didn't even realize I'd been thinking about it.

donkhater
07-17-2005, 04:33 PM
I got it at midnight. I'm about done. If you have read the first 4-5 and don't know whether or not to continue with the series, do. This book is the best she's turned out. Harry isn't a whiny teenager and mucho info is revealed, while the plot thickens.

angel
07-17-2005, 09:10 PM
Okay, not much of one. There's so much other crap I want to talk about. This is pretty harmless, though.


just got done reading it... your theory is interesting...




did anyone else cry?

angel
07-17-2005, 09:14 PM
Jesus, how old are you people?

All I will say is that I hope you are getting the book early for your little kid....
also, after the third book, they are no longer children's books

even Stephen King says so:
"By the time we finish The Order of the Phoenix, with its extraordinary passages of fear and despair, the distinction between 'children's literature' and plain old 'literature' has ceased to exist... This is one series not just for the decade, but for the ages."
-Stephen King

keg in kc
07-18-2005, 01:43 AM
did anyone else cry?Yeah, but I'm a softy. Hell, I started tearing up over something I was writing a few minutes ago. That's the side of me nobody knows about. Knew about, I guess.

Anyway, more than one spot got to me. Hey, look, more spoilers....


Don't say I didn't warn you, spoiler reader.

The whole tension-resolution with Ginny was pretty good in that sappy way. I thought JKR ended it properly at the funeral; it's just a shame, as they said, that Harry didn't ask her sooner. Such is life...

I knew what was going to happen with AD as soon as they went into the cave. I thought it was Ginny that JKR was going to off for the longest time, but as soon as they went to the cave, I knew AD's time was up. I think Ginny may still end up dead. I hope not; the stupid unrealistic side of me wants them to end up happily ever after. They probably will, despite what he said at the funeral. It would be just like a sappy kids series to end with a happy Harry. And there's nothing wrong for that, as a kids series. That's the big question, who will survive? Will all of them?

Now, this is another theory of mine. This all depends on Snape. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I think there's a chance that AD is not dead. He talked to Draco about faking death and hiding on the parapet. Maybe he and Snape worked out a way to fake it. But, on the other hand, there's the unbreakable vow. How they could get Snape around that, I don't know. If he didn't really kill AD, then why didn't he die? But I think it's possible that Snape isn't bad, that he was forced to do what he did because of that vow. I don't think that whole thing is resolved, and something tells me that Harry showing mercy to Snape will be a key to the final book.

I don't know how the next book will be, with them not in the school.

There were some things I didn't like about the book, but I'm not going to get into those now.

And I think you're right. They stopped being "kids books" sometime during the third and fourth volume.

Logical
07-18-2005, 01:56 AM
Jesus, how old are you people?

All I will say is that I hope you are getting the book early for your little kid....Yeah if I am that little kid. Actually it is one of the gifts I have requested for my Bday and I look forward to it with much anticipation. If you were really to read the books especially the last two you would know this is not just a set of Children's books and I think the last one would not really interest a child under 11 at all. Maybe I am wrong but that is my opinion.

keg in kc
07-18-2005, 02:03 AM
I think they're probably too mature for a kid who isn't in his/her teens. Especially this last one. But they're not teen-fluff, either. They remind me in that sense of Ursula K. LeGuin's Earthsea books, although I think the Potter books are more adult oriented. The language has become more mature, too. I think I came across "slut" in this last one (whoo!) and there's some words that your average school-age kid may even need to look up.

But maybe I'm biased. I've never had any trouble enjoying certain books or movies that're supposed to be for kids. Hell, I probably watch almost as much Cartoon Network as anything else, although most of what I watch there is "mature" stuff too.

I draw the line at Disney shit, however.

Fire Me Boy!
07-18-2005, 07:04 AM
I've not read the books, but plan to sometime later... anyway, I think it's general consensus that the books have "grown up" with the audience. They began as children's books, but as that original core audience got older, the material has, too. And an 11 year old for the first one is now 18 (Sorceror's Stone was release in 1998).

Just my 2 cents.

Saulbadguy
07-18-2005, 07:05 AM
I'll be buying it today, assuming I can find a copy.

angel
07-18-2005, 07:59 AM
Yeah, but I'm a softy. Hell, I started tearing up over something I was writing a few minutes ago. That's the side of me nobody knows about. Knew about, I guess.

Anyway, more than one spot got to me.

There were some things I didn't like about the book, but I'm not going to get into those now.

And I think you're right. They stopped being "kids books" sometime during the third and fourth volume.
I love reading your insights. They are very similar to mine.

I'll follow Keg's example and put any possible spoilers invisible.

I was thinking the whole book, unhappily thinking, that AD would be the one to go since they were spending so much time with his character and how weak he was getting. I even spent longer reading this one because I was afraid of that happening, and I wanted to keep everyone alive and happy for as long as possible.

As for Snape, I agree with your thoughts. At the beginning, when he was making the unbreakable vow, I thought, 'could he be on the other side, and we're the ones who are fooled?' In the end, I thought, maybe he's been in limbo, making sure that he has the trust of both sides, and his plan is to join the side in the end that will triumph.

And in my desperate hope that AD is still alive and he and Snape planned it, but I do not think this will happen because Harry needs to finish the books alone, and I've always thought that, I keep searching for ways that they faked it.

For instance, the polyjuice potion theory. How they faked Barty Crouch Jr's death in the Goblet of Fire and buried his mom as him. Because AD was acting strange in the end there, I thought, and he was pleading and scared, and that's not like him.

Also, why did AD freeze Harry when he heard people coming? Was it so that Harry wouldn't stop the plan? Because AD knew that Harry would most definately try to stop Snape from killing him no matter what it took.

jynni
07-18-2005, 09:22 AM
I finished it yesterday around three...definitly some things to think about. JKR definitly delivered on the darker sides of the book. I'd love to see how the cave scenes would look on film - that could be some hella freaky stuff - nightmares for the kiddies for sure.

On to thoughts and spoilers...
I was about to get very ticked when it looked like Harry was going to slip Ron the Felix Felicis for Quiddich. I kept thinking - this is such an easy plot device and Harry will get caught and blah blah. I was so happy when it was revealed that Harry had set both Ron and Hermione up.

I loved that Harry took Luna to the Slug party. I also loved all the teenage pairings. Ron and Lavender's dating and breakup was hilarious. On thing JRK is definitly tops at is the depictions of teenagers. She knows them like the back of her hand.

I could see Dumbledore's death coming a mile away. I dreaded it and kept hoping a different major character would die but I knew he was going to die. What I didn't expect were the circumstances under which it happened. I do believe he's dead. He and Sirius are dead, gone, finished.

I read on a few other boards a few possible scenarios for Snape still being good but still killing Dumbledore.
Dumbledore really is dead.
His trust in Snape was not misplaced, and Snape followed his orders to the letter.
"Severus...please" was not "Don't kill me" but "Don't let Draco kill me."
Draco is still just this side of redeemable, and for some reason valuable to the Resistance.
Dumbledore knew he was a goner already since Draco prevented his getting to Snape for the antidote in time, he knew it, Snape knew it, and he has just given Snape the utmost credibility among the Death Eaters.

Now, having said that, I couldn't help but notice that something was off about Dumbledore for most of the book. Also, Harry never did confirm that Dumbledore was actually Dumbledore.

I think I will need to read the whole book again. I think there are more clues in this book than is immediatly obvious.

AeroSquid
07-18-2005, 10:51 AM
i downloaded the .pfd and read it this weekend. much easier than buying a real paper book lol.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2005, 12:22 PM
For you already finished folks I have some questions below :) :



EDIT: What color did you put for you're covering the spoilers (I chose white but it shows up still...

jynni
07-18-2005, 12:41 PM
For white use white and for purple, believe it or not, beige works best.

donkhater
07-18-2005, 12:52 PM
****spoiler*****



****I repeat: spoiler****



****stop reading, fool****


Okay, not much of one. There's so much other crap I want to talk about. This is pretty harmless, though.



I think I know who "R.A.B." is: Romulus Black.

For some reason that hit me the moment I woke up today. I didn't even realize I'd been thinking about it.
I thought of that the moment I saw R.A.B.