Since this is a story site, and since this is the reading corner. WE MUST have a debate/vote on who will be the next character to die.
There have been hints that a main character (i.e. harry, ron or hermione) dies.
I think harry will die, but along with voldemort. What do you guys think......?
Are you guys really sure it has to be about killing off someone that is on the good side? There are tons of books with endings like, oh, the main character beat the evil lord and everyone lived happily ever after, the end. The evil guy is killed so book can end.
The ending for Harry Potter, which I predict, is that Harry will kill Voldemort and be praised as a hero, living as a legend in history. Harry does not die after killing the dark lord, but he lives on to fight other evils. There, better than killing Harry, Ron, or Hermione.
I have two philosiphies
I think HArry and voldemort will both die, Ron will barely escape along with hermione while Sirius will come back helping harry
Harry will Marry Hermione at the end and Ron will be involved but harry will kill voldemort.
Yes I agree, there is no way Harry would marry Hermione. He's more likely to marry Ron in my opinion.
Yes, RAB has to mean Regulus A. Black. Is *'that guy that died in the 6th book' really dead?
My mum, a huge fan, thinks that Snape was working both sides. The crap that * drank weakened him, but also protected him from death.
Was the promise that Snape made to kill * or just to get Draco out alive?
Oh yeah, and if Harry does die, it would mean less acceptable fanfic on that horrible site. There's too much 'adult' fan fiction involving Harry and friends. It has to stop.
By the way, if you haven't read all the books so far, get away from this thread and come back when you're done.
No, really, go.
Oh great you ruined it for all of us. Way to go madglee.
No, I like that. Maybe not the explosion, it's not JK's style, but the hate consuming him, that's nice.
There's been a lot of talk about those interviews she gave, hinting about changing her mind from when she wrote the first book, talking about how there was a reason Sirius had to die. <-- spoiler if you haven't read all the books yet.
The other strange thing in the interview was, at the end, they asked her "what question should we have asked, but didn't?" So she posted on her official site:
"Why did Dumbledore have James' invisibility cloak at the time of James' death, given that Dumbledore could make himself invisible without a cloak?Prior to posting this I had a quick look on-line, and realised that some fans have been speculating about this question. However, nobody has ever asked me about it, and they really should have done. Just to allay the fears of the justifiably suspicious, this isn't what we in the know call 'a Mark Evans situation.'* There IS a significant - even crucial - answer.* Note to newcomers: my attempt to put to rest certain wild theories about the unimportant character of 'Mark Evans' backfired when I inadvertently built up even more excitement by promising to explain his significance."
My questions are these- does anyone have any idea on that question? and who's Mark Evans?
"He's more likely to marry Ron in my opinion."
yeah, good job madglee, i read the spoiler and i was pissed off, and i didnt even mean to, cuz (a tip for rommel in the future) the background is not white, its like a beige, so the white comes through a bit..
anyways, i finished the book last night, i loved everything about it except the ending, the very last part (hmm, gotta word this so it gives nothing away except to those who have finsihed it) the last chapter where kids are talking about their houses... anyways, that should be good enough to go on, i hated that it ended like that... they should have never gone into that chapter, it should have ended with "i have had enough trouble for a lifetime" jeez its hard to reference without giving anything away...
when i wrote that post, i couldnt think of the right word, but now i have:
it was rushed... or at least it seemed rush... and my friend was like, it could have come out of fanfiction.net and i agree with my friend... it was... stupid! and u know it sucks when its like 3 pages.... anyways, glad u agree :D
Yeah, it's hard to discuss what one liked/didn't like about the book without giving anything away. So. . . DON"T READ THIS IF YOU DON"T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT THE BOOK AT ALL:
Okay, still with me?
1. I hated hated hated a certain character's death, since it was unnecessary to the narrative, negated a previous personal development, and wasn't even fully comprehended within the book.
2. My personal favorite character (of two), whom I think could have been a goldmine of character development, was almost entirely left out of this book, and I think Rowling just doesn't like him.
3. Either she gravely misapprehends the intelligence level of her intended audience, or she's just not very good at surprises. Once again, I was disappointed in the "revelations" of the denouement. I mean, I saw it all coming a mile away. The whole book, I'm thinking "Okay, it's painfully obvious that. (blankety blank blank) --so she can't really be going to have that be how it is- can she? But she could, and she did.
wow, one of the best of the last 2 centuries? thats a very big compliment. who would you also put in that category though?
I'd like to take this opportunity to gloat over:
1-I read the book first on the site I finished at 7 PM on the day the book was released. I started at 11 AM, so that's 8 hours.
2-I correctly guessed the identity of R.A.B.
1- I started reading the book at 3 am on the day it was released, I finished at 6:30am, so that's 3 and a half hours.
2- I give myself no points for guessing anything, Rowling is a very predictable author.
I am a patriot, who worked at Kmart on the day it was released, postponing my own enjoyment for the sake of the Australian public.
I finished it last night.
1. LOL at Seth pwning Rommel
2. LOL at Rommel posting a spoiler in white on a beige background. We dont use MAG Rommel.
3. LOL at anyone not liking this book. It was absolutely fundamentally awesome. Rowling is amazing and wow it was great. Im 100% behind madglee on the rowling is one of the best. Think of the planning that had to go into that. AND SHE DID IT AS A SINGLE MOM IN COFFEE SHOP!?!?!?!? Well ok only for the frst book but STILL.
that makes more sense. lol although i dont know toole or asimov.
omg. you don't know isaac asimov? he's only, like, the greatest sci-fi. . . oh yeah, you're not such a sci-fi guy, are you?
anyway, his Foundation series actually beat LOTR for best sci-fi/fantasy series of the century when the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writers of America gave out that award.
wow, thats pretty awesome. though, there are alot of people who dont like the LOTR series. however, i cant count that against him. ill have to check out some of his writings. though, im pretty swamped, nor do i read fast. a few pages here and there. lol
i have seen it. it was ok. i do remember those laws. thats cool that there is a connection like that. thanks.
Based heavily? He invented the Three Laws. (Karel Capek invented the word robot, but that's another story. Asimov did invent the words "positronic" and "robotics")
Asimov wrote the original I, Robot. His science fiction is some of my favorite because he didn't just write about the techie aspect, the cool gadgets and stuff- he was one of the first to really extrapolate a discussion of the human condition.
Also, he invented the sci-fi mystery.
You know, now that I think of it, it's funny that I like him so much- his writing style is almost completely opposed to mine.
There are, I think, seven "volumes" of Foundation proper and the Robots series and Empire series are also in the same universe.
Yeah, the original trilogy was back in the fifties. In 1965, it was voted "best series of all-time" (Anyone else think we should have a new vote? Maybe in 2015.) In the eighties, Asimov wrote two sequels, and then a few years later, a couple of prequels. There are also five or six Foundation novels written by other authors.
You know, Foundation is another one of those series like Narnia. Asimov published a list of what order he thought the books should be read in, and it's not the order in which they were published. Just like C.S. Lewis. They're actually numbering the books in the asinine way "he wanted them to be read"-- that is, chronologically within the fictive world, rather than in the order in which they were published. This makes Lion, Witch,Wardrobe the second book of the series!!!!
Arrgh! We discover Narnia as the Pevensies do! If we already know who Aslan is, and what Narnia is like, it fundamentally alters our perception of the story!!!
Just like the people who think we should watch the Star Wars series in fictive-chrono order! If we already know that Vader is Luke's father, that whole moment in Cloud City is nothing!! The entire essence of Luke's journey will be changed!