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For Deathly Hallows. And I can't really think of anything to say. :/

I guess I can ask a few questions! 

1. If you've been re-reading (or have re-read recently enough to remember), what are your impressions now versus then? 

2. Did you have any fan theories that came true, OR that were the exact opposite of what happened?

3. Did you write or read any fics that were eerily close to DH?

4. Anything else?

I am eventually going to do a Buffy/HP caption crossover. Or another one, I should say. Maybe over the weekend. :) And I will get to those drabbles eventually.
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Since DW butchered my earlier post, I'm trying to re-post. (Take three. Sigh. I'm so sorry, guys.)

Not 100% sure why I'm being nostalgic - I've grown up, after all. I'm not the slightly naive 22 year old girl I was ten years ago. But I also think part of growing up is realizing some things will always stay with you. Besides, adulthood sucks sometimes, and one needs a retreat to simpler times.

So even if I feel I should be talking about properly adult things instead of squeeing over a book series I used to really love, screw it, my LJ/DW's going to be nostalgic today. :P

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Apparently I have the day to myself, so I may concoct a few drabbles or... something later.

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 Crack theories I wrote right before the seventh Harry Potter book came out!

And so commences a lot of nostalgia in the next couple of days. :P

(Obviously there are still spoilers for all books. Also, my current commentary will be in italics.)

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The Weasleys (Prewetts?) are descended from Godric Gryffindor.
 
Why it almost works: The  Weasleys are as Gryffindor as it gets, from the good points to the bad, and they are fiercly pro-muggle, which certainly could've stemmed from something, right? Plus, that could also very well make the Blacks descendants, and wouldn't the irony of that be delicious? (Plus, it would work with my Sirius = desendant of Ayla and Jondalar crack fics I never wrote...) Finally, Ginny would've therefore technically been saved by the sword of her ancestor, another thing that would be cool. Not to mention the red hair - now, obviously, red hair isn't rare in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales or anywhere else, Godric could've been from at that time (he could've been a Dane, and red hair is not uncommon in Denmark, from what I understand), not to mention the fact that a red hair gene carrying down so long would be hard, but it's still another tidbit. Um... not really, I listed about 87 reasons why that wasn't significant, but sure. Okay. :P
 
Why it still doesn't work as a whole: It just seems very, very far-fetched. Plus, I like Ron for being normal, and being a descendant would take away from that. Though conversely, it'd be nice for him to have something to be proud of, because I don't get the impression he feels proud of much. You can deny being a Chess pro or good at Quidditch, but you can't deny being the descendant of Godric Gryffindor. 
 
But again, it's just something that I feel is far-fetched.

Willy Widdershins was a cover up.
 
Why it almost works: Umbridge noted that he eavesdropped on the trio and the to-be DA in OoTP, and that was why he got away with hexing the toilets. But isn't it rather convenient that around the time there were "rumors" that Voldemort was back, a random wizard hexed muggle bathrooms?
 
We know Umbridge was willing to send Dementors after Harry. Why wouldn't she do more to make the MoM look good, to prove that any wizard could cause mayhem?
 
It's also possible that Lucius Malfoy bribed Willy Widdershins to take those actions. It would definitely bring attention away from the Death Eaters, no?
 
 Think of the general population reaction - "oh, it was some bloke with too much time on his hands, that other incident may have been too."
 
Why it still doesn't work as a whole: That plot died, so unless it comes back to haunt someone in a significant way, we won't need to know whether or not that's true. Also, if anything, it was probably a plot that was supposed to serve as a red herring - make the reader wonder if it was connected to Voldemort, when it really wasn't. And it was too a way for the DA to get caught.
 
Andromeda Tonks  knows something about Regulus that could be useful to finding out he is RAB.
 
Why it almost works: Harry is going to have to find out about the connection somehow. It is very possible that Andromeda Tonks knows something important - she may even know that Regulus destroyed the Horcruxes. She's also been alluded to, but never introduced, which seems strange.
 
Why it still doesn't work as a whole: At this point, introducing a whole new character and making her the key to a huge discovery for Harry would be pushing it. Why would it even occur to Harry to ask her, anyway? He'll more likely find out about RAB by Kreacher, Remus (who would  probably know his best friend's brother's  first and last initials), Tonks (as in, younger Auror Tonks) and/or by simple looking around. 

He DID find out through Kreacher!

The "other trio" will accompany Harry on the Horcrux Hunt, whether it takes place at Hogwarts or beyond. Took me a minute to realize I meant Luna, Neville and Ginny. Also LOL at  "The Horcrux Hunt."
 
Why it almost works: If it hadn't been for them, the DoM scene may have turned out quite differently. Luna, Neville and Ginny are extremely useful. And why give them plots if they won't be used again? They all have traits, too, that would be useful - Luna's tendency to accept things that are hard to accept could be an asset, for one. And they'll need Luna and Neville's gentle composures.
 
 
Why it still doesn't work as a whole: It's less that it doesn't work - it's more that it'd have to be done carefully, because in the end, it needs to be the trio. I'm not convinced it won't work, but I am convinced that it'll be less the other trio joining, and more that they help out as a seperate group, or that in the final battle, Ron and Hermione are present in helping directly but not the rest. They did lead La Resistance, though! (Luna, Neville and Ginny, that is.)
 

Crookshanks is Regulus.
 
Why it almost works: It definitely doesn't; the only place it belongs is in a badfic at the pit of voles. (Unless the author can write it very well.) But it's an amusing theory to cross your mind. I want crackfic now.

ETA: After writing this, I'm not sure "crack theories" is the right term, but they're still not ones I think are remotely canon.

Maybe "would be cool if this happened" theories? Although Regulus being Crookshanks was definitely a crack theory.

 

What were some of your old theories? (Both crack theories and serious ones?)

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(Harry Potter rant ahead.)

Red hair happens. Lots of people have had, currently have, and will have red hair.

So why does everyone compare Ginny to Lily on basis of that?
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dimity_blue  [personal profile] rogueslayer452 asked me what I thought of the Deathly Hallows epilogue. A contentious topic if there ever were one.

 

(ETA:  I apologize for naming the wrong person.)


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DH II Meme

Jul. 15th, 2011 08:25 am
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Copied almost verbatim from talimeeka with some changes because I'm rushing out the door.

Hi everyone!

I mentioned in my last post about doing some kind of meme to keep us connected through this experience.

You should do the following:

- TAKE PICTURES! Then do a major picspam if possible. (Feel free to do that in a separate flocked post - that's probably what I'll do.)

- Write something fandom related (inside jokes, ships, etc.)Then take a picture of that!

- Answer these questions on your blog, a vlog, voicepost, etc.:
1) What is your earliest HP memory?
2) Now that you've seen all of them, which is your favorite?
3) What is your favorite scene/line from the movies?
4) What is your favorite movie/book release memory?
5) Tell us any random memory and/or inside joke that stuck with you.
6) Obviously, what did you think of the movie?!
7) Any reflections about the impact of Harry Potter and the fandom on your life.

Going to add something - make sure you link this to whomever you took the meme from so they see that you responded! After all, to stay  connected we have to be connected. ;)
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Ultimately I thought it was pretty good, especially compared to the other movies.

Spoilers )
Now, I know some of you did your own reviews, but I've only found two of yours, so if you reviewed the movie already, link me to it! I missed out on the excitement as I was saving the movie for the holiday.

Neville

Jun. 7th, 2010 05:00 pm
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Neville's worth ten of you! )

(BTW, I'll take more Neville drabble/ficlet requests. I think the guy deserves some love. You can comment here.)
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I was talking to linda_lupos about how I hadn't been as excited about TDH as I'd wanted to be, and partly blamed the spoiler trolls.

And I'm really morbidly curious - did anyone ever find out who exactly was posting the spoilers? Was it fandomers, well meaning twelve year olds a few marbles short, an eighteen year old college frosh on drugs...?

Also, I want to know what the text image was people were apparently posting. It must've been spoilery enough to be upsetting.

(Yes, I know it's been half a year. I'm still curious.)
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So I've been thinking about how I feel about most of Jo's chats/interviews/appearances being catered for her eight year old fans, when IMO there's no way they actually understood TDH.

And wondering how reasonable it is.

 
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JKR has said that the PoA movie had at least five hints, or something like that.

So - cutting for spoilers, as this is a public entry:
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I finally typed up my TDH reactions (ETA: by that I mean, chapter by chapter commentary) - a month late, but nonetheless. It's only until chapter fifteen because I realized it was too distracting, and much was edited out because I did write a lot of things like "LOL" that make absolutely no sense out of context. But here it is - some of it is quite amusing, actually!

(Oh, and there's also some inside jokes. Feel free to ask for explanations any time.)

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I've devised a list of crack theories for book seven - that is, theories that I feel are highly implausible, some even quite humorous, but they won't go away until I write them down.

ETA: After writing this, I'm not sure "crack theories" is the right term, but they're still not ones I think are remotely canon.
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(Yet another HP related post. I'm sorry, non-Harry Potter guys; I love you. I promise when Jean Auel actually finishes her next book, or when there's a new Heroes episode... but for now, I have HP on the noggin.)

That said...

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Edited Note: SPOILERS. Huge spoilers. Read at your own risk. I forgot to cut, so... yeah. Scroll like a bat out of Azkaban. Really. And yes, book seven, NOT book six.  Now, if you don't want spoilers, scroll!


So here it states that JKR is going to kill two people.

I have the worst feeling that it's Remus and Tonks. I don't know why, I just... do. 

I hope not though. I really hope not. And not just because of my ficverse; I really like their characters in the canon. 

Or... OMG... Fred and George?! 

No, she wouldn't. At least I hope not... as much as they utterly annoy me, they have provided some good comic relief.

I do have a feeling it'll be two people who are connected, though. Because the way she said "two people are going to die" seems to imply that.

It's just a book, it's just a book...

Why am I freaking out like this?!

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