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Nov. 19th, 2006

I can't wait 7 months for Order of the Phoenix to come out! AGGHH!

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thingstouchme
Nov. 20th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
just whatever you do, DO NOT TRY TO FREEZE YOURSELF
democritus
Nov. 20th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
WHY? I like otters!
jamespolk
Nov. 20th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
I'll write it for you, enjoy:

The school year is about to start, but first there will be some amusing situation where Harry Potter expresses inexplicable delight at some minor aspect of magic despite the fact that he's been steeped in the stuff for years now.

He and the gang will get to school where all will start normally enough but something mysterious and wrong will become apparent. Harry Potter will become involved in it but through no particular effort or skill of his own he'll come through in the end. Others will cheat for him and provide the necessary deus ex machinas to get there but Harry Potter will get all the credit and be worshipped as a hero and powerful magician.

Since this will be the last book, Harry Potter and Voldemort will have an epic battle that, again, in the end is not resolved in Potter's favor by his own talents and effort but rather those of others. In the course of this, Ron will be killed because after four of these movies Rowling has come to realize just how immensely annoying Rupert Grint is with his exaggerated swallows and "oh my god I'm acting!" expressions of fear. So she just wants to watch him die on screen.

The end.
democritus
Nov. 20th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
I just want to make sure that others see you originally posted "right" instead of "write". Also, it's not the last book, so save your vitriol you douchebag.
withbutterflies
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm not sure if you picked up on it or not, but your friend seems to not care for Harry Potter. Now, I'm not the smartest girl in the world, but this is at least the 2nd rant about this fictional character I've read here but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he doesn't like it. Call me crazy, but I'm a gambling girl.

I've gotta say though, you've got to respect that kind of dedication. I'm far too lazy to whip up such bile for someone who doesn't exist.
democritus
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
Sssshhhh he's just afraid that he has a homoerotic love for Harry. No need to rub it in sweetheart.
jamespolk
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
Jesus Christ, you can't even read your standard repressed homosexual indicators correctly.

It is Rupert Grint I obviously hope to have perched atop my cock one day.
jamespolk
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
It's not so much vitriol as honest cluelessness as to what people find so attractive in the character (though, as always, I have only the movies to judge on; but people who like the books seem to like the movies so I assume they're accurate enough).

So it's kind of like Chicago and Forrest Gump where I am not so much vitriolic about the item itself as what I see as a global misguided adulation I find unfathomable.
democritus
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
Well, this is a kid who has been abused and told that he's nothing from day one. He's nothing special, but he's making due with what he has. You're right in that he depends upon his friends most of the time and that is another thing people love about him. Most of us have only had a few friends in our life but it's those few friends that have made a huge difference in our lives. And they've made a huge difference in Harry's life too. I don't think I'll ever do anything amazing in my life but if I make a friend that makes an amazing difference in my life then that will be an awesome story. And actually, I already have made some friends who have made amazing differences in my life. You're one of them.
jamespolk
Nov. 20th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
It's great that he has a lot of friends.

But in the first four movies he has never done anything for himself. Others always do it for him. Take the last movie, he was cheated into the competition. He was cheated into figuring out how to get through the challenges. In his final battle with Voldemort he didn't get himself out of trouble, his dead parents did. Cheating, apparently, is ok if Harry Potter is doing it.

If any of the kids should be the central hero of the story it should be Hermione. She understands the difficulty and importance. She is smart and works hard to master her craft. She is active in her own life rather than a passive lump.

I don't know. Like I said, it is just completely unfathomable to me that adults find Potter to be a compelling character. I understand kids going for it, they go for crap all the time, but the adult reaction is confusing to me.
jamespolk
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)
Oh, and just to reply one more time, I thought Order of the Phoenix was the next, and last, book. But they showed the trailer before Happy Feet tonight so I am now corrected that it is the next movie.
psycat90
Nov. 20th, 2006 07:33 am (UTC)
So what you're saying is to scratch the 'Ron dies' part of your entry.

(I don't get HP either.)
anyamartinez
Nov. 23rd, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
It never occured to me that you liked Harry Potter. I got to see the movie version of Goblet of Fire on Sunday and liked it well enough.
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