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Old Jul 31 2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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I think we should discuss the New Harry Potter book here. You can say whatever you like about the book here. I hope this helps all of you out.
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Old Jul 31 2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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Old Aug 1 2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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Yes, but this way people know right away that this is an in-depth discussion, not a bunch of posts like "I'm not going to give anything away, but you'll cry at the end!"

I couldn't believe Snape actually did it.

WHO is RAB???????????????
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Theory is in some circles, RAB is Siris Black's brother.
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Old Aug 2 2005, 05:55 AM   #5
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Yes, the ongoin theory is that R.A.B. is Regulus Black.
The new theory is that he's gotten his middle name from his Uncle Alphard.

From OotP: (Sirius speaking) "My Uncle Alphard had left me a decent bit of gold - he's been wiped off here, too, that's probably why ---"
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I couldn't believe Snape actually did it.
He may have done it but he went out of his way not to allow Harry to come to any harm when he and Draco were fleeing. A wizard as talented and powerful as Snape could easily have countered Harry's curses with a curse of his own but he chose to block instead.

I think there's more to Snape than meets the eye.
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Old Aug 4 2005, 12:06 PM   #7
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Yes, having read part of the thread at the NKT, I agree... I just couldn't believe he went all the way. I've always been willing to believe Snape was with Dumbledore, if only because Harry was SO certain that he was with Voldemorte.
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I thought it was part of the unbreakable vow- note reactions afterwards

could the B be for Borgin or Burkes perhaps? trying to think of B names.
isn't Regulus Black dead tho... hang on that doesn't matter does it...
hmm...

hey what does everyone think of the lack of Hogwarts next book?

wonder how long we'll have to wait!
they started out a year older than me, they're now 2 years younger
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I thought it was part of the unbreakable vow- note reactions afterwards

could the B be for Borgin or Burkes perhaps? trying to think of B names.
isn't Regulus Black dead tho... hang on that doesn't matter does it...
hmm...

hey what does everyone think of the lack of Hogwarts next book?

wonder how long we'll have to wait!
they started out a year older than me, they're now 2 years younger

JK Rowlings was saying it's been 15 years so far that she's been working on the series.

We may see a few visits to Hogwarts, but no... I can't see Harry, Ron or Hermione going back as students...

What I CAN see....Hermione becoming a Hogwarts professor.
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Old Aug 5 2005, 01:47 PM   #10
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yeah, me too.

15 years! and the 1st book came out in 1997ish didn't it! (started high school-UK highschool 12-16- then)
8 years ago.
So she started 7 yrs before they came out!
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Actually, she's said one of the current students will someday teach at Hogwarts, but it won't be who we think (which pretty much nixes Hermione at the least.)
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Actually, she's said one of the current students will someday teach at Hogwarts, but it won't be who we think (which pretty much nixes Hermione at the least.)
I could see Neville taking over herbology if Sprout retires! Harry already HAS taught, unofficially.(DADA)
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didn't he get an exceptional in it?
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I think that Snape is as confused with who exactly he is as we are.
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I thought that it was 2 sad when Dumbledor died!
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He may have done it but he went out of his way not to allow Harry to come to any harm when he and Draco were fleeing. A wizard as talented and powerful as Snape could easily have countered Harry's curses with a curse of his own but he chose to block instead.

I think there's more to Snape than meets the eye.
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I thought that it was a ba thing to kill off Dumbledore, Snape is a big loser. I guess he didn't really have a choice in the end, what with his promise.
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Old Dec 20 2005, 06:05 PM   #18
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I don't like the books but I read them anyway. I nearly cried when Dumbledore died. But that may have just been the sad music on a movie playing while I was reading.
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Old Dec 22 2005, 02:23 AM   #19
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I thought that it was a ba thing to kill off Dumbledore, Snape is a big loser. I guess he didn't really have a choice in the end, what with his promise.
Yeah. As I believe, Snape is on nobody's side but his own. This is where many people are looking the wrong way. They're all looking for whether Snape is "good" or "evil". Not everything's black and white, especially in Potterverse. Just look at Slughorn. Is he evil? No. Does he have good intentions? Not really.
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I think that Snape is as confused with who exactly he is as we are.
EXACTLY people! Snape is just a little greasy-haired man with a history of dark arts and poor social skills. It had to take a ton of courage to do the unspeakable. Remember that "look of intense hatred" on his face? He was furious at himself.
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Yes, the ongoin theory is that R.A.B. is Regulus Black.
The new theory is that he's gotten his middle name from his Uncle Alphard.

From OotP: (Sirius speaking) "My Uncle Alphard had left me a decent bit of gold - he's been wiped off here, too, that's probably why ---"
The latest theory is that RAB actually stands for something along the lines of "Read Again Backwards." It could be a hidden message.
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Sounds odd.
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I tried but haven't got very far... first few letters aren't promising.

Mum suggested it stood for really awful book :P
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I could believe that.
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Old Mar 20 2006, 08:22 PM   #25
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I think we should discuss the New Harry Potter book here. You can say whatever you like about the book here. I hope this helps all of you out.
u said people are crazy in the head but my friends love all the herry potter book that r out. every one in my family hate to read the books so we wait 4 the movie or DVD 2 come out so we can watch instead to read the books
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I liked the first three, but the later ones are more than a little dissapointing, could I even say, soulless in places. Its as if emotions are on automatic.

in some ways I find it sad cos the series had so much promise!
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Yes, and Harry has turned into someone I really don't like very much.
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I know what you mean!
He's awful!
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I think he's great in book 6. In 5 yes, he was an adolescent emo idiot, but he definitely grows up in book 6.
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How about number 7?

I reckon that harry will die. You can't have a "super-hero" without a "super-villain" and if she kills off Voldemort ( as she's almost bound to do) Harry's raison d'etre will have gone.

One question though. She's promised to write only seven HP books. How come the film compny have the rights to 10 films?
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Maybe they have ideas for a prequel or two and/or maybe they want to be sure to have all bases covered in case she writes more or they come up with their own ideas.
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oh help!
actually, a book set bavck right at the beginning of Hogwarts would be fun.
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*shudder* I'd rather not have a non-Rowling book HP movie... although at least then no one can complain about what's changed or cut out
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I wouldn't mind a book or three on the Marauders as students, how they became animagi, the whole James-Sirius-Snape-Lily thing, etc. I think JKR would do it well. If Anne McCafferey can do it, Jo certainly can.
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I wonder what would be the least likely possibility for book 6: for example, Hagrid becoming a lingerie model; what else can you think of that is equally unlikely?
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How about Hagrid's brother becoming Australian Prime Minister?
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Harry Potter could become the Dutch prime minister....oh wait that already happened!
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10 movies?! The later books are so long that they might have to split them into several movies...? :shurg:
As to the books - I haven't read any of them, but have enjoyed the movies for what they are - light entertainment with some interesting 'magic'!
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Apo,

why not give the books a try, and compare them to the movies. You may like them, more or less, and I always like comparing books to their movies, when I've enjoyed the movie. This time round, I am looking for Possession by Byatt, since I enjoyed the movie, the one with Gwyn-Gwyn.
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