The Harry Potter Thread

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What is your favorite Harry Potter movie?

The Philosophers Stone
2
17%
The Chamber of Secrets
0
No votes
The Prisoner of Azkaban
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The Goblet of Fire
3
25%
The Order of the Phoenix
1
8%
The Half Blood Prince
1
8%
The Deathly Hallows Part 1
1
8%
The Deathly Hallows part 2
4
33%
 
Total votes : 12

The Harry Potter Thread

Postby Taps » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:58 pm

This is a thread for Harry Potter, just to discuss it, and talk about your favorite characters, places,spells- anything \:D/

Put spoilers please, and above it put which book the spoiler is from, so people who are midway through the series will know whether to look or not.
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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby jelly » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:12 pm

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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby ric » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:15 pm

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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby TigerintheShadows » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:19 am

This is a discussion thread. This is not where you post your "HARRY POTR IZ EVULZ AND CORRUPTIN OUR CHILDREN ROWLIN MUST DIE!!1!!!@!" rant. Please, if you have a problem with Harry Potter as far as the fairy-tale magic is concerned, just keep it to yourself. The "Harry Potter is evil" argument has been done to death and then some.

That being said, I adore this series. Ginny is perhaps one of my favorites, second only to Harry. I really relate to both characters, because they put up with a great deal and they overcome it. I'm probably one of the few Potter fangirls that absolutely despises the villainous characters, such as Draco and Voldemort. DH Spoiler:

I also really loathe Snape, no matter how much he loved Harry's mother Lily.


I really do believe that Snape has absolutely no right to treat the students the way he does, especially Harry and Neville. It almost gets to abusive levels. The man's a sadist.

Any fellow Potternerds have a favorite book? Because mine's probably Prisoner of Azkaban.
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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby Taps » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:48 am

Mine so far is Prisoner of Azkaban. Very good book :D. The end is very surprising, and unpredictable but in a good way.


I like Snape very much, granted that he is somewhat of an antagonist, he is a very complex character and hard to read. and I am only on book 4 :D
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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby Marvin D. » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:27 am

HARRY POTTER IS OF THE DEVIL :x

I mean, I'd just like to throw in the fact that while I don't care for it, Daniel Radcliffe earned awesome points with me after he sang The Elements. Jussayin.

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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby jelly » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:35 pm

I never read the books, and I doubt I'll ever care enough to take the time, but I did sit down and watch all the movies. By the time Half Blood Prince rolled around, I was totally captivated. \:D/ The final two films are absolutely excellent.
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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby Shennifer » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:16 pm

Peeta wrote:HARRY POTTER IS OF THE DEVIL :x

I mean, I'd just like to throw in the fact that while I don't care for it, Daniel Radcliffe earned awesome points with me after he sang The Elements. Jussayin.

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I haven't read them lately, but that's probably good because I've read them a lot and need a break. The last two films were indeed very excellent :) they all are in there own way, but I want people to read the books so they grasp more of the story because especially with the middle movies I think people got a bit tired of the same routine without really understanding what was going on.
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Postby 31899 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:04 pm

I have yet to read the last for books :(. Summer project? Maybe.

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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby TigerintheShadows » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:14 pm

I totally agree with you, Shen. They left out some plot points in the movies that probably left some of the filmgoers scratching their heads. The books will always be superior in my mind, especially book!Hermione. Movie!Hermione gets on my last nerve.
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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby Taps » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:16 pm

Jelly wrote:I never read the books, and I doubt I'll ever care enough to take the time, but I did sit down and watch all the movies. By the time Half Blood Prince rolled around, I was totally captivated. \:D/ The final two films are absolutely excellent.


Yes, they certainly got better as they went \:D/ . The first few films made me laugh out loud.

(Although they weren't the worst films I have seen)

Chapter 6 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire \:D/ Making progress...
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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby ric » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:24 pm

I want to read the books eventually, considering they're like the most popular thing of the 21st century, but I don't know if I'll ever get around to it. I do want to see the movies though. :yes:
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Postby Taps » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:52 pm

Pip wrote:I want to read the books eventually, considering they're like the most popular thing of the 21st century, but I don't know if I'll ever get around to it. I do want to see the movies though. :yes:


I believe if you are interested at all about the books, you should fo' sho' read the books first, before you watch the movies :yes:
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Postby TigerintheShadows » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:24 pm

Oh, yeah. The books give you a much better idea of the series and its characters. Especially Hermione...grrr. Movie!Hermione drives me crazy.
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Postby Taps » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:41 am

What don't you like about Hermione?
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Postby TigerintheShadows » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:03 pm

The movie version gets on my last nerve. I like her well enough in the books. I think she has too many fans who ship her with Draco Malfoy for the sole purpose of wish fulfillment, but that's beside the point. I don't like Movie!Hermione because the way she looks is very contradictory to the Hermione from the books.

I don't blame Emma Watson for this--it's not her fault if she's pretty, just as it's not Daniel Radcliffe's fault that puberty was not necessarily kind to him--but I do blame the directors and make-up artists for making her too pretty too soon. Hermione was always described as having bushy hair and being an obnoxious, insufferable know-it-all. The first two movies did this very well. She didn't have much of a fashion sense, and her hair was as teased and poofed as they could make it. Then in the third movie, the filmmakers and artists apparently decided that "bushy" and "princess curls" mean the same thing, and that suddenly, the somewhat-socially-awkward bookworm knew fashion. That's not Hermione, and that really bothered me.
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Postby Taps » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:22 pm

Ginny Weasley wrote:The movie version gets on my last nerve. I like her well enough in the books. I think she has too many fans who ship her with Draco Malfoy for the sole purpose of wish fulfillment, but that's beside the point. I don't like Movie!Hermione because the way she looks is very contradictory to the Hermione from the books.

I don't blame Emma Watson for this--it's not her fault if she's pretty, just as it's not Daniel Radcliffe's fault that puberty was not necessarily kind to him--but I do blame the directors and make-up artists for making her too pretty too soon. Hermione was always described as having bushy hair and being an obnoxious, insufferable know-it-all. The first two movies did this very well. She didn't have much of a fashion sense, and her hair was as teased and poofed as they could make it. Then in the third movie, the filmmakers and artists apparently decided that "bushy" and "princess curls" mean the same thing, and that suddenly, the somewhat-socially-awkward bookworm knew fashion. That's not Hermione, and that really bothered me.


Yes, I see your point. I actually think that Emma Watson was a very good Hermione, I just wish the make up artists didn't change everything :x

If they for some reason made a relaunch of the series I would totally play Draco if I had the chance \:D/
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Re: The Harry Potter Thread

Postby darcie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:24 pm

My child is pretty much year one Hermione. And I'm probably repeating myself to say that she heard all the books by the time she was 5 1/4. Took just over a year of bedtime stories to get through all seven. Now that she's older, she quite likes Ginny. Read each book again and again herself. And she's trying to get her two siblings as interested in them as she is. Isn't working completely, but they're happily watching the first movie with her right now. \:D/
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Postby TigerintheShadows » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:45 pm

:shock: That's the best one! I'm going to Apparate to your house now.

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Postby darcie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:55 pm

We usually list the third as favorite. Her, for its lack of You-Know-Who, me for the clock imagery and foreshadowing.
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