Topic: Harry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS

so it was announced yesterday the new title, anyone excited or disappointed in the name? i was hoping for suttin better but hey wat can u do

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Deathly Hallows? Lame.

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Just like the rest of Harry Potter.

The day I admit Rowling is a good author is the day I eat my own hat. (not sure which one...)
Sure she's made ton of money, is admired by millions of ignorant kids, and hated by the church. But that doesn't make her worth yours or my time.

My problems with Harry Potter:
Stereotypes
Cliches (pardon my lacking the accent)
Absurd storylines (Kills Dumbledore, then you have that Umbridge woman.)
And the Library happens to have everything you'd ever want or need
It repeats itself every so often
Harry starts liking Ron's younger sister suddenly from out of nowhere[Lolicon much(Pedophile is harder to spell)]
There's a loop hole to everything
Character change is slow and rather strange.

What I liked:
The Basilisk

Although not to say it isn't a terrible book series, there are worse. One day I hope to beat Rowling as an Author. There are plenty of people here with a better scope on writing I'd say.

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Maltese Kentaiba wrote:

Just like the rest of Harry Potter.

The day I admit Rowling is a good author is the day I eat my own hat. (not sure which one...)
Sure she's made ton of money, is admired by millions of ignorant kids, and hated by the church. But that doesn't make her worth yours or my time.

My problems with Harry Potter:
Stereotypes
Cliches (pardon my lacking the accent)
Absurd storylines (Kills Dumbledore, then you have that Umbridge woman.)
And the Library happens to have everything you'd ever want or need
It repeats itself every so often
Harry starts liking Ron's younger sister suddenly from out of nowhere[Lolicon much(Pedophile is harder to spell)]
There's a loop hole to everything
Character change is slow and rather strange.

What I liked:
The Basilisk

Although not to say it isn't a terrible book series, there are worse. One day I hope to beat Rowling as an Author. There are plenty of people here with a better scope on writing I'd say.

I completely agree although if Voldemort wasnt so weak and inefficient he would be cool.

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I'm really excited about the title and I totally can't wait for this book to be released!!! I know I'm attending the midnight party our Borders will have!!! big_smile

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I'll agree with most of what you said Maltese, but that is the point of her stories. You may not like them, and you are joined by many people, but the majority of teens and children want to read about absurb actions, magical libraries, and random love. That is the basis for what appears to be the mindseye of the majority of the group she was aiming to please with her books. Don't blame the author, blame the audience.  Why would you ever ever imagine changing or correcting a writing style that has made you into one of the most sucessful authors of our time!?

Also, why is Harry a pedophile? Gini is two years younger than him... i really see no problem with that. 2 years is nothing compared to some of the stuff that goes on at real highschools.

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Could've been a better title...can't wait for it to come out. Definately Borders party smile

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The title doesn't make much sense. She could have picked something a little clearer, I think.

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Half Blood Prince didn't make much sense either till you read the book. Just wait and see, it'll make plenty sense later.

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My friend and I were just talking about the 7th book and he said,

"There is apparently a lot of information to be given about his parents... and something important comes from it."
me- "Well of course, she has been dodging all that information for 6 books, it's about time."
him-"OMG... what if... Voldermort is Harry's father!? How original and surprising would that be!"
me-"You are completely retarted... let me remind you that that is already a very famous twist in a movie."
him-"THATS WHY NOBODY WOULD EXPECT IT!"

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I think JK's already said Voldemort is not in any way related to Harry. Though it would be kinda funny in a way.

But I think she also said there is something important about Lily we'll find out.

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Fetterthanyou wrote:

I'll agree with most of what you said Maltese, but that is the point of her stories. You may not like them, and you are joined by many people, but the majority of teens and children want to read about absurb actions, magical libraries, and random love. That is the basis for what appears to be the mindseye of the majority of the group she was aiming to please with her books. Don't blame the author, blame the audience.  Why would you ever ever imagine changing or correcting a writing style that has made you into one of the most sucessful authors of our time!?

Also, why is Harry a pedophile? Gini is two years younger than him... i really see no problem with that. 2 years is nothing compared to some of the stuff that goes on at real highschools.

Yeah seniors and freshmen, ugh.......YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. ( don't ask.....)

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13 (edited by fettsvette Saturday, December 23, 2006 3:06 pm)

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Miba wrote:

Half Blood Prince didn't make much sense either till you read the book. Just wait and see, it'll make plenty sense later.

Undoubtedly you're right. There were loads of guesses as to what the Half Blood Prince was, but most people were surprised when "Prince" turned out to be a name, not a title.

But at least that book title made grammatical sense. "Deathly Hallows", on the face of it, doesn't even do that. That's why it irks me.

Hey, maybe "Hallows" is another name! tongue

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I am guessing so, the name of a place. After all, Harry did say that he's going to Godric's Hollow to visit his parents grave. Deathly Hollows could be Voldemorts base of operations.

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Godric's Hollow was my guess too.

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16 (edited by Gustavo_Perez Saturday, December 23, 2006 4:57 pm)

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Who cares what Deathly Hallows is, really? Just read the book when it comes out.

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It's called speculation. It's something to do for fun while we wait for the book to come out.

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We'll wait and see. I have a feeling that it will be Harry who is killed off in this one.

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19 (edited by Gustavo_Perez Saturday, December 23, 2006 7:40 pm)

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Miba wrote:

It's called speculation. It's something to do for fun while we wait for the book to come out.

Lol.


BFFC-Mel wrote:

We'll wait and see. I have a feeling that it will be Harry who is killed off in this one.

I wish! But seeing how inefficient Voldemort is, and knowing it's a children's book Harry's virtually guaranteed to make it out alive. Although there is a slight chance that A: They both die or B: Voldemort wins, althought Voldemort winning is just about impossible, there's like a 0.00000000000000000000001 percent chance of him winning, I'd say. If he did win though I'd be satisfied.

I would have my:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrIygk03 … mp;index=1

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At first, I was a bit disappointed, I mean, when Half-Blood Prince came out, we we're all wondering who it could be, there was tons of speculation and questioning.  But with this, it's not really anything overly mysterious about it.  We know the last book is going to be dark, we know people are going to die, the title doesn't really tell us anything new.  Does that make sense?  It is, however, growing on me, the more I say it, it's starting to sound like a Harry Potter title.

I'm just excited that this means the last book is getting close and I'm going to have to pre-order it....

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Fetterthanyou wrote:

I'll agree with most of what you said Maltese, but that is the point of her stories. You may not like them, and you are joined by many people, but the majority of teens and children want to read about absurb actions, magical libraries, and random love. That is the basis for what appears to be the mindseye of the majority of the group she was aiming to please with her books. Don't blame the author, blame the audience.  Why would you ever ever imagine changing or correcting a writing style that has made you into one of the most sucessful authors of our time!?

Also, why is Harry a pedophile? Gini is two years younger than him... i really see no problem with that. 2 years is nothing compared to some of the stuff that goes on at real highschools.

I can't ever remember the ages, I couldn't tell you how old any of them are. So, I suppose it still felt like she was a little girl.

Anyway, I've always hated that part of marketing. I can't imagine writing for some special group of people. I suppose a writing style does that on its own, mine for example has a tendency to attract anime fans and scifi geeks.
Harry Potter never had anything special for me, I've read most of them anyway because my dad keeps buying them. I've seen up to the second movie and parts of the third. I think I'll stick to John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy) and Steve Perry (Shadows of the Empire).

And what's a Hallow? All I can think of is the ones from Bleach. Or an area of land.

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22 (edited by Gustavo_Perez Saturday, December 23, 2006 11:25 pm)

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Maltese Kentaiba wrote:
Fetterthanyou wrote:

I'll agree with most of what you said Maltese, but that is the point of her stories. You may not like them, and you are joined by many people, but the majority of teens and children want to read about absurb actions, magical libraries, and random love. That is the basis for what appears to be the mindseye of the majority of the group she was aiming to please with her books. Don't blame the author, blame the audience.  Why would you ever ever imagine changing or correcting a writing style that has made you into one of the most sucessful authors of our time!?

Also, why is Harry a pedophile? Gini is two years younger than him... i really see no problem with that. 2 years is nothing compared to some of the stuff that goes on at real highschools.

I can't ever remember the ages, I couldn't tell you how old any of them are. So, I suppose it still felt like she was a little girl.

Anyway, I've always hated that part of marketing. I can't imagine writing for some special group of people. I suppose a writing style does that on its own, mine for example has a tendency to attract anime fans and scifi geeks.
Harry Potter never had anything special for me, I've read most of them anyway because my dad keeps buying them. I've seen up to the second movie and parts of the third. I think I'll stick to John Christopher (Tripods Trilogy) and Steve Perry (Shadows of the Empire).

And what's a Hallow? All I can think of is the ones from Bleach. Or an area of land.

The Hallow things in Bleach where those weird evil spirit things, am i right? I've only seen 2 Bleach episodes and 1 of them is when the Mexican guy fights a hallow.


Anyway, here's a few definitions for hallow.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hallow

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i think that the deathly hallows has something to do with voldermorts history, it makes sense Voldie=Deathly Hallows, Harry= Godrics Hollow. but the title sux it could have been way worse...Harry Potter and the Chance That Snape Isn't Evil... lol

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24 (edited by Ph34r Sunday, December 24, 2006 9:26 am)

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"Harry Potter & The End of Rowling's Financial Gold Mine."

My main problem with the books is that they are so dang long. It's quicker to just wait for the movie to come out, and you have to wait, like, 2 years between each book. I prefer comic books, lots of pretty pictures and you only wait 1 month between issues. I'd rather write comics anyday.

P.S. I had no idea you wanted to be an author Maltese, I'll have to pick up those books.

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I'm submitting the rough draft to the other forum when I get back from my sister's and Christmas. Wednesday or Tuesday.

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