Truman reads the Harry Potter Series

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  1. Truman

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    This thread was spawned from the HP thread on the main forum. Until last week, I had never read a word of the books or seen a minute of the movies.

    There was some interest in a thread of my running thoughts as I read the series, so here it is.

    My only ask is pls don't spoil anything for me and err on the side of caution. If you guys want to debate what Im interpreting and feel like that will spoil something, go back to the main thread and do it please.
     
  2. Truman

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    Chamber of Secrets

    Chapters 1 & 2

    - My early guess is Dobby is an elf of a Slytherin family. Kept on thinking about in the last book it was mentioned that a bunch of Slytherin fams went with Voldemort and then came back after he disappeared. Me thinks dobby overheard them plotting and came to Harry.

    - That whole scene of Dobby ruining the dinner party was pretty great. I'm bummed they're still shitty to Harry. There has to be a reason they hate Wizards so much. Surely there will be a back story about Petunia and Harry's mom that has caused such spite.
     
  3. SugarShaun

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    Thanks for doing this. Should be a fun read for us
     
  4. RegimentML

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    I'm so jealous you're getting to read/experience these for the first time.
     
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    ...Maybe ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
  6. CF3234

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    so jealous of truman getting to enjoy this for the first time
     
  7. Truman

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    Chapter 3
    - Welp JK is point the finger at the Malfoys, but that seems like a misdirection, like Snape was.
    - Fun chapter. Just had a smile on my face laughing about chucking gnomes across the field, Mrs Weasley getting upset at the boys, Mr Weasley coming home, more curious about the car than upset they used it. Fun stuff.

    -Chapter 4
    - Ugh the Malfoys are just the worst. Loving the Weasley boys, they crack me up. Also love how interested Mr Weasley is in muggle things and how annoyed Mrs Weasley gets with him about it.
    - Also wonder what Mr Malfoy has that he doesn't want others to find out. Has to be more than the silly stuff Mr Weasley has
     
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  8. Teflon Queen

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    I doubt this will be a concern since they're still super enjoyable, but don't let the kid friendly nature of the early books discourage you...it stops being a children's series really quick.
     
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  9. Truman

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    It's not bothering me one bit. The goofiness is fun.

    Chapter 5
    - Why did the platform barrier block the boys ?!?!?!?!
     
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    Yes, looking forward to this.
     
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    *watches thread*

    Nostalgia
     
  12. DelapThrows

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    Thread icon should be the Washington basketball franchise
     
  13. IanBoyd

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    Figure with non stop reading, he'll be done with the entire series in a couple of weeks?
     
  14. CF3234

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    My crowning TMB achievement will be getting Truman to read/document his first read through of the HP series. so many feels of nostalgia right now
     
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  15. Truman

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    The Wizards icon is just a basketball and I didnt like it for this thread. The old tmb icon for the Wiz was an actual wizard and would have been perfect

    Went w WWF because it was a big W for Wizard.
     
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    Going to be fun following this.

    The wife is currently listening to Jim Dale's audio version. Great as usual but nothing quite like reading them however.
     
  17. DelapThrows

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    Orlando Magic?
     
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  18. Truman

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    Chapter 6
    - I could read about Mrs Weasley chiding her kids and husband all day. I dont know why I find it so funny. It's their reactions more than her yelling at them.
    - Lockhart is so obnoxious and annoying. LMAO that he appears to be a fraud.

    Chapter 7
    - LOL at Ron casting a spell on himself and burping up slugs
    - Uh oh... that had to be Voldemort's voice in Lockhart's office when they were responding to fan mail :warn:

    Chapter 8
    - Poor Headless Nick. Can't play headless polo and head juggling w his buds, :laugh:
    - We got a dead cat out here :warn:
     
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    these updates are amazing
     
  20. RegimentML

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    Please continue to provide chapter updates. When the series really starts picking up they will be incredible.
     
  21. IanBoyd

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    This is the most interest I've had in a TMB thread in years
     
  22. TDCD

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    *watches thread*

    I have the extremely unpopular opinion that CoS is the best in the series so I am very jealous of someone enjoying it for the first time.
     
  23. IanBoyd

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    yea imma do a series re-read, this fucking thread man.
     
  24. NCHusker

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    The Headless Hunt stuff was so great. Haven't read book 2 in years and forgot about it
     
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    But yeah please keep doing this for the entire series. It's fantastic
     
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  26. IanBoyd

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    If you're this much into it with book 2, I can't wait till Book 5-7 reactions.
     
  27. CoastalOrange

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    Both of these for me. So jealous. My old boss read them for the first time with his two little boys a couple years ago and he would come in to work all excited and chat for at least 10 mins every couple of days or so about it. I was jealous then and I'm jealous now.
     
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  28. Teflon Queen

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    Truman if you didn't finish chamber of secrets last night I'm going to be irate
     
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  29. Truman

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    I did not. Prepare yourselves for a slower pace. Not every day lazy Sunday where I can knock out almost half a book.
     
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    prolong the magic
     
  31. CoastalOrange

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    From a selfish perspective I want you reading non-stop and posting updates all the time so I can relive it through you. From a HP fan perspective, take your time and really enjoy the intricacies of the books.
     
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  32. Teflon Queen

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    At least do a chapter or two a day :crossedarms:
     
  33. IanBoyd

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    This reading pace is horseshit :crossedarms: I killed book 6 in 1 night, book 7 in a day and a half.
     
  34. Truman

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    Chapter 9:

    - Lockhart is so thirsty to prove he knows shit to the other teachers. He's definitely overcompensating.
    - Percy needs to chill.
    - Look at Hermione willing to break rules all of the sudden now. Willing to infiltrate Slitheryn.

    Chapter 10
    - I wonder if Lockhart's crap teaching will comeback and bite one of the students in the butt later. This has Neville written all over it.
    - C'mon Hermione, I know he's your hero but you have to see he's a dolt.
    - Having said that, Lockhart removing Harry's bones so his arm looked like a limp glove gave me a chuckle
    - Dobby is back and he was the one who blocked the entrance. I feel like I should have seen that one.
     
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    I remember thinking all these same thoughts on my first readthrough
     
  36. Truman

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    Chapter 11
    - LMAO at Fred and George jumping out behind shit to scare Ginny. Total big brother move.
    - Harry is a Parseltongue - and maybe a Slytherin descendant :warn:
    - Someone is framing Harry : /

    Chapter 12
    - Pretty successful infiltration boys. Draco is a racist (muggleist?), nasty little twat. Trump supporter of Hogwarts imo
    - Poor Hermione turning into a cat. lol.
     
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  37. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    God this is awesome. Making me want to do a re-read. Would give anything to be in @Trumans position reading these books for the first time.
     
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  38. Truman

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    Question - are Prefects not affiliated w a house? Percy took pts away from the boys and I get the impression they're independent hall monitor fuckboys. However Im almost certain they said all the Weasleys are Gryffindor
     
  39. RegimentML

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    Pretty sure the Prefects align with their respective houses. The Head Boy and Head Girl monitor the Prefects.
     
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    Each house has one boy and one girl prefect for the fifth, sixth and seventh years. The seventh years have a head boy and head girl for the entire school.
     
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  41. tjosu

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    Similar scenario to if McGonagall took points away from Gryffindor, they have their house but also have to try to monitor others
     
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  42. Teflon Queen

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    Agree that it's very underrated. It's really where the series takes a dark turn.
     
  43. TDCD

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    Percy is just a huge stickler for the rules
     
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  44. Truman

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    Chapter 13
    - That was one hell of a diary. Wonder how Hagrid got the Chamber open. Also why? Can't be for nefarious reasons :ohdear:

    Chapter 14
    - Oh boy we got a coup on our hands. Malfoy getting rid of Hagrid and Doubledore? No bueno.
    - Also Hermione attacked :tebow:
     
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    Truman
    I need you to phonetically type out how you say Hermione
     
  46. Truman

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    Her-miny

    There was a Hermione in my grade school so this was easy. Never had come across another one until this book.
     
  47. CF3234

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    you and I are same.

    nobody comment further imo. part of the HP experience is having your way to say Hermione and fighting with others who is correct
     
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    I forgot some people thought it was hey-grid.
     
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  49. Truman

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    In the movie it's pronounced that way too. I feel like that pretty much ends the discussion :idk:

    Also - I had plans to eat a quick dinner after work, go to the gym and then read a bit. Gym part never happened. Prob will finish this book tonight.

    Chapter 15
    - Knew something seemed off about Hagrid getting into the Chamber. Blamed it on his spiders.
    - Hell yeah! Weasley's car to the rescue. Herbie the Lovebug shit.

    Chapter 16
    -Ginny :ohdear:
    - Love that Harry and Ron are making Lockhart their bitch.
    - Harry has some big balls.
     
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  50. CF3234

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    well if you know how the movie pronounces it, then you should know there is an O in the middle. :comicbookguy: