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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Yes, I finally got the book. I've been reading for the past seven hours. (No, seriously--I started at 11:30 this morning.)


Here are my thoughts, in completely random order:

I really need a "ROCKS FALL! EVERYONE DIES!" icon. Fucking hell. Anybody have a body count for this book? Hedwig, Remus, Tonks, Fred...

ARIANA. I nearly pulled something laughing so hard. ARIANA DUMBLEDORE. Has JKR been reading pottersues?

OMGWTFDUMBLEDORE. Honestly, how awesome was that? Not the whole hallucination thing at the end there, but Dumbledore backstory! With Dumbles as a real human being! I loved it. I never expected Dumbledore to have been friends with Grindelwald.

And how awesome is it that all the fan speculation is true? RAB is Regulus Black. Snape really was Dumbledore's man, and really did love Lily. (HA! Take that, Snape-haters! *dances*) Harry is a Horcrux!! (I actually shouted "I KNEW IT!" when that was finally revealed.)

Neville? Fucking awesome. Dumbledore's Army FTW!

I swear to God, I thought I was reading fanfic at a few points. When she was describing the Ravenclaw common room, I actually thought, "That sounds really nice. I wonder how it'll look in canon?" *facepalm*

The part I liked the least: that damn epilogue. She could've ended the book perfectly where it was. Did we really need to see One Big Happy Weasley Family? Come on. Who stays with their high school sweetheart? And OMG. Lily, James, and Albus Severus? *headdesk* I'm with pstibbons--remaining canon only through OotP works for me.

So, do you have any complaints?


Okay, so this has nothing to do with DH, but we're watching PBS Sprout, and right now there's some show on that I don't know the name of, but one of the characters just said, "I can't go on holiday without my bucket." And all I could think was, "Excuse me, sir, I believe you have mah bukkit."

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riverstar_aura
Jul. 23rd, 2007 10:21 am (UTC)
OMG YES! The Epilogue sucked major donkey hooves. The names made me die and it was like reading poorly written fanfic. I'd just like to know what JK was thinking by including it? I was satisfied with the final line, Harry saying "I've had more than enough trouble this lifetime."

WTF was wrong with that as an ending? I'm still sorely tempted to tear the Epilogue out -- I know for a fact that I'll be forever denying its existence. GRR!

Albus Severus *snikkers*
raindroproses
Jul. 23rd, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
The names made me die and it was like reading poorly written fanfic.

OMG ME TOO. If any fanfic writer had named Harry's children after his parents, I'd automatically write that person off as a bad writer. But it's CANON now. (Or "canon", as I will also be ignoring the epilogue. That will make things so much easier.)

Albus Severus *snikkers*

And and and Scorpius! And people are already calling Albus Severus/Scorpius the ASS ship! With ASS babies and everything! (That, I think, is the best thing to come out of that steaming pile she calls an epilogue.)
riverstar_aura
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
*diez laffing at ASS shipping* Some fans are just so clever, although I don't think Draco'd put up with an ASS ship. Not when he's secretly two-timing Harry! ;)

Every time I read Scorpius I pictured Scorpy from Farscape. Maybe JK's joined in the TWOP "Farscape Rewatch". Hahahahahahaha!

As for the Epilogue, I really don't understand why she bothered including it. Was it supposed to be a shout out to fans? Me personally, as I said before, love Harry's final dialogue in the final chapter. It seems fitting because Harry's now not just "The Boy Who Lived", he's become "The Boy Who Lived ... Again!", which is quite an achievement in one's lifetime.

Gah, I'm just going to ignore it and continue reading Hermione/Snape and Hermione/Sirius fic. :D
dani101
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
"Snape really was Dumbledore's man, and really did love Lily. (HA! Take that, Snape-haters! *dances*)"

Yes!Thank you for the great news-I was so afraid that Snape will turn into a bad guy-like Ari!I just knew that he love Lily!Thank you so much -you made my day!:P*hugs*

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