Harry Potter Thread: Now accepting applications for D.A. and S.P.E.W.

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  1. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    Will have low expectations but will still watch. Jude Law vs Mads is some dreamy stuff.
     
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  2. Gallant Knight

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    Looks like they’re going to hogwarts
     
  3. PeterGriffin

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    I hate this fucking cunt
     
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  4. PeterGriffin

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    And this is why I have no shame that I torranced the audiobooks, took that money right out of your pocket, fucking bigot.
     
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  5. Hank Scorpio

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    I just don't understand the need that people have to continually comment on everything trans. Talking down on marginalized communities just makes you look like a piece of shit.
     
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  6. Butthead

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    Why is it always 1984?
     
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  7. Boo MFer!

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  8. jrmy

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    I can't fathom why she won't shut the fuck up about this
     
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  9. Boo MFer!

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    Because she’s a terrible person.
     
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  10. Wendel Clark

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    Anyone watch the HBO reunion yet?

    Sitting down right now to watch them
     
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  11. Wendel Clark

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    Also did anyone else when the books come out, wait in line at midnight for the Book?

    I remember sitting there in line for Half Blood Prince and then going home and reading it till like 5am.

    For Deathly Hallows, there was a pirated copy of about the first 15 chapters online a week before it came out. I wouldn't normally do it, but I downloaded it. I was going to be at my cottage in Canada and the closest grocery store is a hour away so I knew I wouldn't be able to get it when it came out. I was sitting on the beach with a laptop in my lap reading the PDF file
     
  12. CF3234

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    I enjoyed it. Some good nostalgia.
    I did midnight for Hallows. Stayed up until 6 am. I think I passed out right around Dobby’s death.
     
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  13. Wendel Clark

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    Im literally sitting here smiling the entire time.

    Looking at it this way, I just didn't appreciate how good the first movie was dealing with like basically all these 8-10 year olds. So Impressive
     
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  14. Wendel Clark

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    Gary Oldman looks super old
     
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  15. VaxRule

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    Would you say that he looks like an old man?
     
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  16. Wendel Clark

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    This may be the greatest post ever on this board
     
  17. SugarShaun

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    Yeah I loved it
     
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  18. SugarShaun

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    I did for DH. I don’t remember sleeping that night. Maybe read until like 7-8AM then slept for a couple hours or something like that
     
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  19. Wendel Clark

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    Helena Bonham Carter was the most absolute perfect casting. She is also amazing in the reunion
     
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  20. PeterGriffin

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    The story with her and Dan and how he was crushing on her was fucking hilarious.
     
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  21. Wendel Clark

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    Also I totally missed that Alan Rickman died
     
  22. Wendel Clark

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    Another thing I had no idea, Verne Troyer was the original Griphook in Philosphers Stone. And then Warwick Davis, who played Flitwick, played Griphook in the last 2 movies
     
  23. SugarShaun

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    And you were able to post this through the tears and your breakdown. I am proud of you
     
  24. CF3234

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    The only part I didn’t like was David Yates proudly telling us how he changed the ending to DH
     
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  25. SugarShaun

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    I couldn’t have rolled my eyes harder
     
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  26. Wendel Clark

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    Haven't got there yet but I am going to rage on the inside. Yates literally changed so much I hate him for it
     
  27. Wendel Clark

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    Rupert and Emma talking about the kiss had me laughing
     
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  28. CF3234

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    That was a close second convo to the dan/HBC convo.
     
  29. Wendel Clark

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    Just got there. FUCK THIS FUCKING ASSHOLE. CHANGING THE FUCKING SCENCE BECAUSE HE THINKS HE KNOWS BETTER. God I want to punch him in the fucking face
     
  30. AubCabs

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    richard harris thinking fawkes was real :laugh:
     
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  31. CF3234

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    I wanted it to be earthier. And I wanted to show how connected they are so I merged them together. FUCK YOU
     
  32. Wendel Clark

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    No Lupin in the reunion made me sad
     
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  33. Boo MFer!

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    CANADA—Asked restaurant host:
    “God, did you hear about Alan Rickman?”
    Host: “No.”
    “Died. He had terminal cancer.”
    Thought he would cry.
     
  34. VaxRule

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    The bit where they said Rickman played Snape like he did because he’d talked privately with Rowling and said “I need to know how this turns out to play the part.” And his choices confusing the directors was interesting
     
  35. bigpig

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    Basically me. I read the book in two or three sittings. I remember getting to the Godricks Hollow chapter and thinking "I'll stop after this one."

    I read it and then powered through for another hour.
     
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  36. Hank Scorpio

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    Was extremely late to the party and only had to wait for Deathly Hallows. I pre-ordered it for delivery and it showed up to my apartment at around 10am on release day.
     
  37. Fusiontegra

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    Him being the only one that knew is awesome. Oldman not being surprised was perfect.
     
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  38. CF3234

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    I feel like this was well known, but it’s always cool to see the rest of the cast talk about it.
     
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  39. Fusiontegra

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    It's nice to know that Rowling seemingly had a full story built when she started, as opposed to Martin, who seems to have been winging it for about a decade.
     
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  40. RockHardJawn39

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    Dude the last book came out in October of 2005. Almost 17 years ago...

    Edit: SORRY, I forgot the 2nd part came out in 2011.
     
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  41. Fusiontegra

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    I've never read any of them. I was always under the impression that he was dragging on the series from discussions... :idk:
     
  42. CF3234

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    She’s arguably the best story teller in the last 30ish years.
     
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  43. bigpig

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    Apples and oranges. As frustrating as it is to wait for Winds of Winter, the two really have different approaches to writing.

    JKR is an outline writer. She locks in the story beats, fine tuning them and developing the twists and turns all before she puts pen to page. Once she does, very little deviation can occur without the whole thing unravelling. It's why most of the changes that came to HP along the way were in structure not story (moving key info about Horcruxes from book 2 to book 6 for example). The upside to writing like this is you do all the dirty work up front so the writing part is just a matter of "plug and play." It's almost a formality to "write" in that case. It also allows for some amazing twists, which is arguably the secret-sauce to Harry Potter's greatness.

    GRRM doesn't outline. Instead he develops the big picture stuff and then spends most of his time doing the actual "writing," allowing the story to develop as he writes. The upside is you aren't so bound to an outline that you become a slave to it, unable to develop a side-character or plot point that you didn't realize was interesting when you started, etc. It's what allows Martin's stories to be so rich but also so dense and thick. I don't think Storm of Swords would have been as amazing as it was if he just stuck to a standard three-page outline, etc.

    That said, personally, I prefer an outline. There's a great satisfaction in fleshing out and fully developing a story from beginning to end and then having fun with the dialogue and prose in the actual "writing" process. You don't have to worry about where the story is going so you can concentrate instead on the personalities of your characters and fun side characters that pop in and out along the way.
     
  44. NCHusker

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    You're right, but it's been way longer than a decade. The first book came out in 1996
     
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  45. LuPoor

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    I'm convinced he would rather die than publish Winds of Winter. He has buckled under the weight of expectations and his sprawling narrative
     
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  46. TC

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    I remember you talking about toying with some fiction writing of your own (I think it was you anyway). You ever get anywhere?
     
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  47. bigpig

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    Yeah I've knocked out a few. Selling them on amazon. It's a fun pastime
     
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  48. bigpig

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    If he was twenty years younger and unrestrained he could do it. He's too old, too tired, too rich, and has said "seven books" for so long that he can't possibly finish with just two more stories. He needs another four or five, based on how he writes and how A Game of Thrones went from one book to three books.
     
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  49. zeberdee

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    the funniest thing about it is that's not even the last book. he has at least another book (probably more with the way it's been going) to finish the story.

    in other words, he's definitely dying before finishing. even if WoW comes out at some point.
     
  50. LuPoor

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    Gonna have to pass it off to Sanderson imo
     
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