Harry Potter Thread: Dobby lives!

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  1. IanBoyd

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    I want to live vicariously through Truman the experiences of a first time read through again.

    I nostalgia-ed I lost.
     
  2. Truman

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    I can try to keep a running diary of sorts if you want. I wasn't really planning on hanging out itt except for random check ins for fear of spoilers.
     
  3. TDCD

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    would be a nostalgic read, so please do.
     
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  4. DelapThrows

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    show us your diary. we want to see your diary!
     
  5. CF3234

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    If anything. Start a thread on the book board.
     
  6. Hank Scorpio

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    Another reason why you shouldn't watch the movies prior to reading: You get to enjoy Dumbledore for much longer before being exposed to Michael Gambon's atrocious interpretation starting with the 3rd movie. Richard Harris was perfect in the first 2 movies though.
     
  7. football501

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    Giving him a lot of credit calling it an interpretation since he didn't know the source material firsthand
     
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  8. Truman

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    This is a good idea and probably what I'll do, so I can avoid any spoilers itt.

    I'll come back and post a link when I start the thread.
     
  9. Hank Scorpio

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    They should have just gotten Ian Mckellen.
     
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  10. NCHusker

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    Yes I definitely want to read that diary
     
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  11. TDCD

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    A diary about the chamber of secrets eh?
     
  12. NCHusker

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    Also lost it at Truman not knowing Emma Watson is Hermione. That's like not knowing JLaw is Katniss or that Hugh Jackman is Wolverine
     
  13. Truman

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    Katniss? Is that like a X-Men character w wolverine?
     
  14. Truman

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    :awesomeface:
     
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  15. The Goat

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    Read the books. Don't even bother with the movies.
     
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  16. Hank Scorpio

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    Except the Azkaban and Deathly Hallows of course.

    HBP isn't actually that bad if you're able to block the book out of memory. But since it's the best book, it's difficult to do.
     
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  17. prerecordedlive

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    I may be in the majority, but none of the films are bad. Some of them are fantastic and some of them are good.

    All of the books are fantastic, though. I'd have to really try to come up with a complaint.

    :roll: at Truman not knowing what Emma Watson's first role was. I distinctly remember the kick in the chest when I first saw her in Azkaban and how our nerdy, big bushy-eyebrows Hermione was going to transform into a princess. :lovelove:
     
  18. Teflon Queen

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    I would watch the first 2-3 movies when you finish the first 2-3 books...they provide a great visual reference and stick close to the source material. I enjoy the later movies but they diverge more and more from the books and the books are obviously much better.
     
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  19. IanBoyd

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    What Snape is suppose to look like:

     
  20. bigpig

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    Thought he was supposed to have a goatee
     
  21. PeterGriffin

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    Karkaroff?
     
  22. RoyalShocker

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    Makes more sense because he's always described as having really greasy hair. His hair was on point in the films.
     
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  23. IanBoyd

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    my favorite part of the pic, he apparently has a niffler in a jar.
     
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  25. Teflon Queen

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    I'd really like to see Mark Rylance as Dumbledore for the upcoming movies. He'd be perfect.
     
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  26. BayouMafia

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    I have an unexplainable man-crush on Mark Rylance. Guy is a badass. Just based on one trailer I love his character in Dunkirk.

    He was awesome as Thomas Cromwell too.
     
  27. Teflon Queen

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    I have to imagine he is at the very top of the list to play Dumbledore. I will be crushed if it's not him.
     
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  28. RoyalShocker

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    I loved Fantastic Beasts, and I can't wait to see Dumbledore and Grindelwald :)

    On Order of the Phoenix right now. At this point, it is my least favorite book, but Dumbledore really saves the whole book when he shows up at the Ministry.

    I'm going to lose my shit all over again when Voldemort whispers, "Can't I?" to Harry at the Ministry. Shit gets almost too real after that point, but my body is ready.

    Can't wait to read the Truman thread.
     
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  29. IanBoyd

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    Fuck you, give me Jared Harris as Dumbledore
     
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  30. RoyalShocker

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    That's what I want to. Give him a lifelong contract to play dumbledore through Fantastic Beasts and a 70 season BBC series
     
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  31. Thoros of Beer

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    damn, i love order of the phoenix
     
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  32. football501

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  33. Teflon Queen

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    Just bought Fantastic Beasts right as I was finishing up a reread...liked the movie a lot on the first viewing, but it's absolutely incredible following a fresh rehashing of Grindelwald...these movies are going to be so good.
     
  34. BayouMafia

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    bringing this here so it doesn't spoil Truman in his thread, but I was thinking about this while rereading the series a couple of months ago. When Harry and Hermione go to Godric's Hollow the entire village is in church for Christmas Eve services, Dumbledore's mother and sister have a Bible verse (Matthew 6:21) on their tombstones, as do Harry and Lilly Potter (1 Corinthians 15:26). I also thought I remembered Harry putting a cross on someone's grave (Dobby's?) but couldn't find confirmation.

    I found it very surprising to come across these as I figured the wizarding world would be very un-religious.
     
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  35. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Jesus was obviously a wizard - what with all his magic tricks.
     
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  36. TheGrifter

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    Prisoner of Azkaban is solidly my #2, but Goblit of Fire is undoubtably my #1.

    I loved everything about all the different schools coming together, and the subsequent subplots. And the actual tournament was one hell of a fun read.
     
  37. Thoros of Beer

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    in one of the books they are singing come all ye faithful during christmastime at hogwarts
     
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  38. RegimentML

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    I forgot both of these. Good examples
     
  39. DelapThrows

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    I mean, there is a TON of Christian allegory throughout the series. The wizarding world obviously celebrates Christianity. It isn't like the muggles killing them in the name of religion couldn't have happened. Christian sects have outcast/killed other Christian sects throughout the last 2000 years.
     
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  40. DelapThrows

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    Also, on a lighter note... Lupin really won by marrying Tonks. She seems cool and would likely let you give appearance requests every night before bed.
     
  41. zeberdee

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    Lupin was my favorite character in the books. loved his story.
     
  42. SugarShaun

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    Hun, tonight I'm thinking Lorena Rae, maybe Sierra Skye tomorrow night
     
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  43. CF3234

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    Pfft. I'm sure the entire time he was debating with himself if he could get away with asking her to look like some of his students during their 7th year
     
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  44. SugarShaun

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    Tonks "Seriously, Fluer again?!?"
     
  45. CF3234

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    ginny, really? How do you think the Weasley's would feel about this
     
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  46. The Blackfish

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    Truman has inspired me to do another reread. I think this time I'm going to do audiobooks. Has anyone listened to the new ones narrated by Jim Dale? Any good?
     
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    I just finished them a couple months ago. I really enjoyed them. some of the voices he uses are similar, but overall he does a good job.
     
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  48. BayouMafia

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    I listened to Jim Dale when I re-read/listened around the holidays and found him quite enjoyable
     
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