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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Hank Scorpio, Jun 7, 2010.
Which is funny because Rowling has said the T is supposed to be silent.
It was the first book to be released after the movies started, and the movies went with a hard-T sound. So I assume the change was made across the board.
Random semi-HP thing I just thought of- my little brother started reading the books when he was like 10 or so (he's 14 now). At one point during the first book he remarked, "I can't believe they made him live in a cup-board."
Poor kid had never seen the word cupboard in writing before. Shit was pretty hilarious
The Dursleys are ass holes and I hate them even with the sort of happy ending Rowling tried to write between them and Harry in Deathly Hallows.
I gained some respect for Dudley. Dude was destined to be a shithead to Harry and just in general with the parenting he got. Ended up managing to turn into a more mature person than his infantile parents.
That's a fair point actually. The parents are shit and I would have loved if Voldemort had tortured them to death.
It's funny that people bitch about Harry's mood and stuff when his parents died, he's the victim of child abuse, his godfather dies, and the most evil and powerful dark wizard in history is trying to kill him his entire life.
This I think we can all agree on
The Dursleys were great characters
They were as funny at being complete bastards as Hermione was hilarious at being a house elf loving cunt
It sounds like you're trying to say mean words about Hermione. I don't like you anymore, Dairy Queen, regardless of how good your Mint Oreo Blizzards are.
Yeah, you can fuck right off Dairy Queen
I was quite serious...the Hermione house elf angle was the funniest part of the whole series
You call that beautiful character a cunt one more time and I will fight you srs
I meant cunt with British affection
Jared Harris for Dumbledore. But what age and time is everyone in this world?
Dumbledore was 115 when he died in 1996 or whatever.
So, he's in his 40s/50s.
I've argued with the wife over the proper pronunciation of the accio spell, with her citing Jim Dale and me citing the movies and double c pronunciation in Latin and Italian
I mean, in the movies they say "ACK-ee-oh," so I'm going with that.
clearly he never watched this gem during an elementary school rainy day recess...
In his defense, it came out 7 years before he was born
Watched it? Try growing up reading it like an OG.
Well the point was that reading the word means you wouldn't know how to pronounce it, so I pointed out the movie which had the word in the title.
There's a method to the madness.
Just finished the series. First time reading since the original read when I started when the first book came out in 1998. So great. I had forgotten so much of the latter books as I never saw anything past movie 4 (and skipped 3, apparently) which I realized had reinforced my memories of those books.
Also, I paid $35 for book 7 (or at least that's how much it retailed for)! I don't know if I paid that much combined for books since...
Fry > Dale
Absolutely no question
Even though I just read the books for the first time earlier this year, I re-read the first book over the holidays while at my parents' house. I like knowing so much more about the story, either through this thread or browsing Pottermore, and going back to the story again to see all the intricacies that make it so good that I missed before. I appreciated the first book much more this go round. I have a couple flights coming up again this week so will hopefully knock out the second book soon
Edit: said screw it. I'm in the office today and tomorrow and one of three people here, starting Chamber of Secrets now
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first thing Snape asks Harry in Potions class is:
"Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"
According to the Victorian Language of Flowers, asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'my regrets follow you to the grave' while wormwood means 'absence' and symbolizes bitter sorrow. The entire question has a hidden meaning of "I bitterly regret Lily's death."
If she's citing the Jim Dale audiobooks she's already lost.
finished the books last night. wish I had never seen the movies prior, but really enjoyed it.
That's some serious nerding
No idea if this is a popular thought or not, but is the idea about the 13 people at the Christmas feast in Prisoner of Azkaban very well known? When Trelawney shows up to the feast she talks about being the 13th person there and it's a death sentence for whoever stands up first, but Scabbers was technically the 13th person and Dumbledore stands to give the speech. Just got through that part in my re-read and remembered hearing about that somewhere
does an animagus who is in animal form count as a person?
Seems like it would to me but
I say you I'm enjoying the hell out of the Goblet of Fire right now, which is a surprise as it has never been particularly enjoyable to me until the graveyard chapter.
One of my favorite chapters is "The House Elf Liberation Front" in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione visit the kitchen at Hogwarts for the first time. Just adorable from tickling the pear to get in to the house elves running around giving them whatever food/drink they request. JKR is the best.
and drunk winky
When she passes out the second time I lol'd
Love Dobby, love the Hogwarts house elves, and Hermione forever.
Just finished GoF...it's perhaps the most apropos book in the series in regards to the current climate of the world.
Sirius - If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Finished the first book today for the first time. Hadn't read a word or seen a minute of the movies before this.
Can I watch the movie after I read the corresponding book, or should I read the entire series before watching the films?
Watching the movies won't 'spoil' the future books, but I would still highly recommend reading the entire series before watching any of the movies.
Also, what were your thoughts on the book?
I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I always dismissed them as dumb wizard/kids books. I knew there had to be some twist in that Snape wasn't the bad guy - or involved the way it seemed, but didnt guess Querrill.
Thanks to Canesfan3234 whose been hounding me for at least a year to start reading these. Will prob start Chamber of Secrets tomorrow.
You won't ruin anything whatching the movies at the same time. But imo the book experience is exponentially better. If you want the same experience as us. Wait until you finish book 4 before watching a movie.
In the interest of full disclosure, I got home from Top Golf'n w a pretty good buzz and started the first movie about the same time I made that first post ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Holy shit -- Emma Watson is Hermione?!?!!
Watching at least 1 movie is probably a good idea as it helps you visualize the universe better when you're reading. I wouldn't watch anymore movies until you finish the series though.
Not watching the movies before is one thing, but this is just head in the sand bullshit.
I wasnt exaggerating when I said I haven't read or seen shit. I didnt really care to