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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:10 pm

Midnight for me and a couple friends. I'll be dressed up as a dementor again this year. I hope I scare a small child again.
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Postby Mahatma » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:31 am

Hehe... my friend's mom is reserving copies for us at Borders. I shall be there in my homemade Ravenclaw costume. I went to 'Hogwarts' (Alnwick Castle) this weekend and bought a wand which I'll be bringing as well.

I did think of something, but I haven't figured out if it's important or if it's just a cool pattern. Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny represent the four houses -- Harry in Gryffindor for his bravery (some may say recklessness), Ron in Hufflepuff for his intense loyalty, Hermione in Ravenclaw for obvious reasons, and Ginny in Slytherin (Bat Bogey Hex anyone)? Not sure what its significance is, but I feel it's not a coincidence. Any thoughts?
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Postby Young Val » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:51 am

i've often heard the theory with ron left out and draco in place instead. ginny takes ron's place in hufflepuff, and draco obviously takes slytherin. this is most often used in fanfiction that wants to somehow make a parallel to the four founders of hogwarts, and generally pairs h/hr and d/g.
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Postby NWS » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:08 am

I'm going to a midnight party this year. I figured it was my last chance to do so. I have a hat that looks like a lion and roars if you press on one of the ears.

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Postby anonshadow » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:18 pm

My real theory is that Hagrid and/or Mrs. Weasley dies. I also suspect that the trophy of special awards to the school may be a Horcrux, but I'm not sure. I hope that RAB is not Regulus.



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Postby Young Val » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:29 pm

really? i think the two of them are safe (especially Hagrid). i think Percy bites it. and i think the last horcrux is the ravenclaw artifact (which i love to think is in luna lovegood's possesion--although i don't actually expect this to happen).

i also love the idea that Regulus=RAB.
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Postby anonshadow » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:43 pm

I don't want Sirius to be wrong again. Sirius needs to be right sometimes. The reason I don't see Percy snuffing it is--who cares?



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Postby Mahatma » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:11 pm

So guys... I went to the OotP premiere in London today. I got there around 2:30 and was around the 5th row in the part in front of the cinema, but my friend got there around 10 and got in front. She got to talk to Jo: she thanked her for the books and coming over to sign autographs, got her autograph on a poster she'd made for Rupert, and said she hoped she didn't kill Ron, to which Jo replied with a poker face of stone. That woman must be the most impenetrable person ever, and I love her for it. My friend also got autographs from Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Alfie Enoch, Devon Murray and Shefali Chowdhury (Parvati) -- not that it has anything to do with DH, I just wanted to brag. :oops:
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Postby Jebus » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:59 am

J.K. Rowling was on a UK TV show where she said that people were wrong in thinking only two characters would die. She said that during the writing of the book she decided that two extra characters would die that she hadn't originally planned to, but that many more characters apart from that would die. She even jokingly refered to it as a "bloodbath".

She also said Harry's story comes to a clear and definite end.

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Postby Young Val » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:49 am

and "scar" is no longer the last word in the book.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070706/en_ ... rowling_dc
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Postby Petra456 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:16 am

I've never heard of the two characters dying before now. Wow.
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Postby Qing_Jao » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:02 pm

Yeah, and also something was mentioned way back about a muggle doing magic. My bet's on either his aunt or cousin.

R (my husband) had an interesting thought as to why Harry'd be wearing the locket and holding something in his hand. He could be sporting all the Hocruxes he's demolished as he fights Voldy, like he's showing him how much he has to lose if he loses to Harry
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Postby NWS » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:23 am

In the A&E biography of her, she holds up an envelope that has the last chapter. I wondered if it was actually going to end up being the last chapter.

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Postby Mahatma » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:12 am

Oh my god, guys... 9 days. *freaks out* ... I'm so scared! :(
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Postby Petra456 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:34 pm

I actually get butterflies when I think about the book.

I'm so excited!
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Postby LilBee91 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:05 am

I almost cried last night because it dawned on me that this is the last one. Yet I'm also excited beyond reason.

I just finished rereading CoS and I kept seeing all of the connections between it and HBP. It really makes me worried that I'm missing some major clues.

I really don't want Ron to die, and I am terrified that he will. *panics*


8 days!!! *spazzes out with excitement*

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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:46 am

By the way, if anyone happens to be a fan of Kreacher the house-elf, you can be sure that he plays some kind of significant role in book 7. I've read that he originally wasn't going to be the OotP film, but when Rowling realized this, she told the producers that if they don't introduce him they'd have problems when they get to adapting book 7.

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Postby Petra456 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:37 am

In one week the books will be out. I'm so excited.
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Postby Young Val » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:59 am

my little sister got spoiled for the 7th book. (i got spoiled for the 6th).


i'm henceforth going dark.


no myspace. no pweb. no live journal. no aim. no internet. no nothing.


have a lovely week kids!



SEE YOU POST-BOOK 7!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Claire » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:00 am

Impressive. Its been torture for me to stay off of ONTD since thats my regular time-waster, but I've been doing it for about a week now. Less than 5 days!

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Postby Jebus » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:01 pm

I'm looking for the only good Harry Potter fan fiction out there. The one where Harry is insane, is always shouting and wants to burn down Hogwarts or something and only Draco can see he's nuts.

Anybody know where I can find it?

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Postby Young Val » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:38 pm

pottersues.livejournal.com?
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Young Val » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:45 pm

NOT a spoiler







just my predictions for book 7, via Leaky Cauldron (obviously i suck at not going online, and i suck even more at not going online for Harry-related stuff).


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the questions were all multiple choice, so keep in mind that i had a limited selection to work with... some of my answers aren't exact, but rather the closest they had to what i imagine...

after the book comes out, they tally them up and see how well you did. i did mine on my lunch break and already know that i answered a couple in ways i wish i hadn't, now that i've given it more thought!


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I hear the bells
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ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby anonshadow » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:06 pm

You know what I don't understand? People who like Snape, or Lucius, or Draco. I'm sorry, I just don't. Sometimes, I do like the bad-boy thing. I like the Sirius bad-boy thing. But I don't understand what's attractive about prejudicial Nazi-type assholes--especially ones with greasy hair.



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Postby Young Val » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:10 pm

i dislike Lucius. But i do like Snape and Draco.

but i don't FANGIRL Snape and Draco. i don't think they're sexy or anything. i don't want to make out with them.

i just think redemptive characters are infinitely fascinating.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby anonshadow » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:28 pm

Well, see, but that's different. I know people who rave about how sexy Draco is, and I just... don't get it.



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Postby Young Val » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:02 pm

it's the fanon vs. canon debacle.

in fanon, Draco wears leather pants.

in canon, Draco would probably CRUCIO you for even suggesting such a thing.

fanon is harmless (i'll even admit to liking bits of fanon!) so long as people recognize that WHILE IT MAY BE COLLECTIVELY FANTASIZED ABOUT BY THE FANS IT IS NOT ACTUALLY CANON.



i love, love, love (and actively ship and gather textual evidence to support) Sirius/Lupin.

but it's fanon not canon. i accept that.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby anonshadow » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:13 pm

The third movie verges on canon. :P

(But I agree.)



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Postby Young Val » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:41 am

IT'S ALMOST TIME IT'S ALMOST TIME.


i've cut off all my nails, short short short, so i won't be tempted to bite them as i read.


what preparations are you making for HP:DH?



i'm actually a complete ditherspaz right now.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
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Postby Hawkblaze » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:30 pm

In about 5 hours I'll be in the parking lot of Barnes and Noble barbecuing with my friends, waiting for midnight.

Can't effiin wait.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:26 pm

i love, love, love (and actively ship and gather textual evidence to support) Sirius/Lupin.
Really? I honestly don't get that one.
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Postby Young Val » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:45 pm

really. big Sirius/Lupin fan.



in less happy news, i got fucking spoiled. fucking livejournal. the book comes out in FOUR AND A HALF HOURS and i get fucking spoiled.


i'm verging on suicidal.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Luet » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:18 pm

awww, i'm so sorry!
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Postby Mahatma » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:21 pm

Oh god, that's soooo horrible you got spoiled. :(

I was watching an OotP video on youtube and I saw a reply to a reviewer -- the video was safe -- that said 'thanks for spoiling the book for everyone!' (but probably with a lot more typos and netspeak), and I scrolled up without looking until I could scroll no more and kept watching it, and quickly x-ed out without even logging out (which I'm anal about). Oh man, that was a close call. That's when I realized... everywhere except pweb, mugglenet, and e-mail are not safe. I even got inwardly freaked out when we went out for dinner in my little hometown and thought maybe my Ravenclaw t-shirt might tempt some jerk to ruin it. I'm still terrified about the airport tomorrow.

*breathes* It will be okay. It will be okay. It will be okay...
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Postby ratesjul » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:28 am

I got the book before the statesiders did ... and I even finished it before most statesiders got it... but the limits of the spoilers I was dishing out was the first word. ;)

I HATE being spoiled. HATE HATE HATE ... and I came close a few times, happening on things just after spoilers had been there and removed.

Also, one of my predictions came true. I had a reasonable idea who R A B would be, and I was right.
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