I've taken a lot of different Sorting Hat quizzes and I always get sorted into Gryffindor. Good thing too because red is my color.
Rape? That's pretty bad 0_o I don't know much about it but it sounds bad . I don't really like sexual references in anything so I hope it is a coincidence. But I still don't feel sorry for umbridge LOL. I don't want a shipping war here lol. I say lol too much lol lol lololtrololo. I really liked Harry's relationship with cho , it was so sweet! I dont really think hermione liked harry love-wise , but they're still best friends! Ginny is in the books a lot more than in the movies, so you really have to read the books to understand their relationship .If you know about centaurs (it's possible most of the older readers who studied up on Greek mythology do), then you'll know what happens to Umbridge when they take her away. For those who don't, in mythology, centaurs are known to rape women. Which actually makes the one centaur professor a little creepy... now that I think about it. (Then again, he was exiled for something, and as Professor Dumbledore personally hired him, he was probably a good, intellectual centaur who knew how to control his urges.)
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I can't wait to see how this turns out. I'm all for returning to the world she created, even without the characters from the main novels. I haven't read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (only The Tales of Beedle the Bard in terms of spin-offs), so I don't know much about it.
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I dunno, maybe with the right direction the movie could be amazing, but I can't really see it doing as well as the main Harry Potter series. Because unless "Harry Potter" is attached to it, only the fandom would catch on, and I don't think that's enough to garner a big audience. *shrugs* Also, it's interesting how comments are disabled for that particular article. Wonder why they did that.
Eww, I liked that spin-off book but I don't think it would make a good movie. It actually seems really random for them to cling to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. I mean it's not even that well known to begin with; I don't even know anyone aside from myself in my whole town who even owns a copy of the book. And even if it's got Harry Potter in the title, I doubt the movie will be well-received.
Hmm... this seems like sort of an odd idea to turn into a film. I can't particularly see this doing well, despite the original book being an interesting read.
I would much have actually much preferred a film adaptation of Quidditch Through the Ages.
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Was that really it? Will wondered. Was that what they were all doing, looking for someone less different? Was that what he was doing? Rachel was dynamic and thoughtful and focused and caring and different in more ways than he could count, but the whole point of Rachel, as far as Will was concerned, was that she wasn't him. There was a flaw in Katrina's logic, then. This thing about looking for someone less different ... It only really worked, he realised, if you were convinced that being you wasn't so bad in the first place.
- Nick Hornby
To me, it always felt like she had spent a lot of time spouting that Harry's true power is love and then realised that for the most part he doesn't have a clue what love actually is, and so used a crowbar to wedge it in.
Also, he looks like his father and she looks like his mother, both of whom died when he was a baby. That's creepy.
But yeah, I never really did understand Ginny and Harry's relationship either. I knew he was developing a crush toward her at least in the fifth book (might've been earlier), but for whatever reason I dunno. I do remember that Ron was very weirded out by it, though. Probably because they were best friends, he wasn't as overprotective of Ginny when it came to Harry unlike other boys she was dating with (like the aforementioned Dean, completely forgot about him xD).
I just remembered that in the books, I do recall seeing a hint of Ron having a crush on Hermione in the fourth book when she was going out with Viktor Krum. It was most noticeable with the Yule Ball chapter, though it was covered up with the infatuation with Fleur, so... yeah.
I agree, I don't think anywhere before the 5th book did Harry and Ginny ever start to de olp feelings and this throwing us off that they would end up together though as being the chosen one I'm surprised there weren't more girls competing for him imo lol
I thought it was funny that Harry was super famous when he first arrived at Hogwarts, but quickly became less and less popular. I mean even in the first book there was a time when a lot of people disliked him after he, Hermione and Neville lost a bunch of Gryffindor points, and if I remember correctly it wasn't just the Gryffindors who were mad; even the Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs were upset because they wanted to see Slytherin dethroned. Then there was the Heir of Slytherin stuff in book two, the Triwizard Tournament in book four, and a bunch of other events that negatively impacted Harry's life at Hogwarts and it seemed like Harry lost his celebrity status quite quickly.
I never noticed a developing crush towards her in the fifth book. They could talk to each other by then, but that's about it.
Yeah, Ron did have a little crush on Hermione in the fourth book, though it's beyond me why she returned his feelings. I know that opposites can attract, but they really are just too different IMO.
To be honest, I think that the first four books are my favourites, the fifth one I am pretty much indifferent to (though I can't read it without getting very angry on Harry's part as literally everyone lets him down multiple times and seemingly just expect him to be okay with it), the sixth and seventh, I just don't know. In those ones it seemed like all the progression the characters had made, Harry and Hermione in particular, just ground to a halt.
Yeah, plus the fact he waa alwats busyvtrting to stop some horrible event from happening so girls were out of the question usually lol I wish they would have had more quidditch matches throughout the later books because it was a really cool sport you could follow and what not.
Quidditch had its moments of greatness and dullness. It felt its freshest in the first book, honestly, if only because it was new to us the first time through, then it did get dull reading about it. (At least we only had one chapter dedicated to it throughout the entire series, except for technically the Quidditch World Cup in the fourth book.) But it's a nice way to look into the wizard world in way of sports (though I wish we saw other wizard sports). I enjoyed the snarky/wandering comments from Lee Jordon. It's a shame we didn't get that in the movies.
Speaking of stuff that wasn't in the movies, they didn't have de-gnoming in the second movie . I enjoyed that in the book, I thought it was funny.
O man I love the HP series! I own all the books and I used to own some of the movies but I lost the Dvds. But yeah I used to go to the midnight release for some of the books and I remember waiting in line eagerly just to be the first one in my town to have a copy of the newest HP book. Good times.
I read recently that Rowling admitted that she created the rules for Quidditch after an arguement with her then boyfriend, and created the position of seeker and their score for catching the snitch purely because she felt that such a disproportionate number of points would frustrate men.
One of the biggest annoyances for me in the seires was how much time was taken up by Quidditch in the sixth book. Harry knows by then that the fate of the world is in his hands, Dumbledore is giving him lessons on Voldemort's past and has asked him to get a memory from Slughorn, and yet Harry spents forty percent of his time worrying about Quidditch (the rest of the time is spent worrying about Voldemort and pining over Ginny).
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Well, Harry was sixteen in that book (personally, Harry's angst in the fifth book was more annoying, as justifiable as it is considering what happened in Goblet of Fire). He probably didn't really think how extremely serious everything was until he got hit with reality's bricks at the end. He was a teenager who fretted over his own life and what was going on with it, and not so much about what was going on in the outside world. I'm sure the other characters knew of this and were rather apprehensive with Harry for not taking it all seriously, especially after the events of Goblet of Fire. Though it's possible Harry was still suffering from the trauma of Goblet of Fire, so he needed another way to escape, and next to Hogwarts, he loves Quidditch. So... he plays Qudditch for temporary happiness.
My personal guess, anyway.