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the fact that Harry was dangerous to Ginny was tru...

2007-08-01T06:08:00.000+12:00

the fact that Harry was dangerous to Ginny was truth, but I do agree that he could have let her take the decision of breaking up, together with him. But you say it's lame that he later gets together with her again, because he is still dangerous, but that ain't right. They get together for real when Voldemort is gone, then Harry is just a normal guy, no more dangerous than anyone else. The fact that both Harry and Ginny, and Hermione and Ron, falls in love at that young age is quite all right with me, but I get why you think that is not realistic, and do partly agree, but it is only these two couples that gets together for all time at so young a age, the way you say it makes it feel like everybody in the book ends up happy in this way. Why Lupin is dangerous to Tonks is a whole other thing, since it is not based upon the fact that Lupin is fighting against Voldemort, but the fact that he is a werewolf. Werewolves attack everyone near when they're transformed, and this makes him dangerous, but I think he is mainly getting cold feet while Tonks get pregnant and all. He has experienced being an outcast because he is a werewolf, always happy for the friends he could get, while society hates him, and are frightened to bring the same status at both Tonks and the baby, that might end up a werewolf as well. but, hey let's do as Dumbledore and judge him, not by the fact that he ran away, but by the fact that he came back:P And however, that there is no women at the radioshow is irrelevant, it may occur, I hope you know, that people that have relevant things to say about a case happens to be all men, and that might mainly be a coincidence, and I say this as a woman, and rest of it not as such a great fan of Rowling that it might seem, I'm simply bored, and I think you are wrong in some cases. And just as a comfort, Rowling has stated in interviews that Harry, Hermione and Ron later gets jobs in ... oh, what's it called ... the Ministry of Magic or whatever, and that the death of Voldemort revolutions the whole magical world to a better place. And Luna, as one of my favorites I had to check, Rowling says may end up traveling around as a nature scientist or something, maybe marrying the grand son of that dude who wrote 'magical beasts and where to find them'. I know this is a very long and nerdy comment, but it's summer break, and I am all alone with nothing to do. Excuse the english, though, I'm 16 and from Norway, so it wont be to perfect.



That was supposed to be the bit of Voldemort's sou...

2007-07-31T22:05:00.000+12:00

That was supposed to be the bit of Voldemort's soul that had died. Fucking pathetic if you ask me.

I actually thought the book was fairly decent, up until the point that Harry died. Everything from then on was awful.



I don't know if anyone could explain, but what was...

2007-07-31T16:53:00.000+12:00

I don't know if anyone could explain, but what was the thing that was whining the whole time while Harry was talking to Dumbledore after he was "killed" by Voldemort.



I didn't actually like it that much, for reasons I...

2007-07-29T11:54:00.000+12:00

I didn't actually like it that much, for reasons I've posted about at my own blog, but I wanted to second (third, fourth, fifth?) the sentiments here about the treatment of Tonks and Ginny in the book - from being such strong characters in the past they hardly featured and when they did it was mainly about their relationships with guys, rather than themselves. I was annoyed at Rowling for killing off both Lupin and Tonks just to make Harry an active godfather and echo his own situation as a baby.

I was also disappointed at the portrayal of Hermione at times. She seemed to do an awful lot of crying. She also wasn't very assertive with Harry about getting their act together and having a plan, which is quite at odds with her behaviour in earlier books. I do like what you wrote about Ron and Hermione, and Ron changing his views though Maia, that is bang on.



I know in a story with so many characters to juggl...

2007-07-28T07:08:00.000+12:00

I know in a story with so many characters to juggle an author can't develop a plotline for everyone, but I was still deeply disappointed that Ginny and Tonks seemed so diminished, when we had every reason to believe them capable of Great Things.

Don't forget MadEye and Hedwig died too. Hedwig had been there from day one, so that hurt.

Still found much that was satisfying. Tell me if this is odd, but the most moving moment in the whole thing, for me, was when Snape made his patronus for Dumbledore to see.



I loved the epilogue. I was really afraid she's tr...

2007-07-25T07:33:00.000+12:00

I loved the epilogue. I was really afraid she's try to tie everything up and spoil the geeky fic possiblities... but she didn't, YAY. Albus Severus instead of Albus Sirius was amusing too.



I totally agree with you, Maia. You said it all s...

2007-07-24T20:17:00.000+12:00

I totally agree with you, Maia. You said it all so well.



Ditto to Sofiya. :)

2007-07-24T05:06:00.000+12:00

Ditto to Sofiya. :)



The Harry/Ginny "relationship" made no sense to me...

2007-07-24T00:49:00.000+12:00

The Harry/Ginny "relationship" made no sense to me, since they rarely were shown interacting with each other and it reinforces the whole courtly love from afar crap that I've always hated. So yeah.

Other than that, and of course the epilogue (WHAT the HELL?!), though, I thought the book was a nice summary of the overarching themes begun by the other books, but it definitely left me wanting more. The Battle of Hogwarts, though, was just cool, and my favorite character, Neville, made me very happy.



Good analysis- I agree with a lot of it. This one ...

2007-07-23T15:54:00.000+12:00

Good analysis- I agree with a lot of it. This one was far better paced. I found the previous one quite tedious at time. She just seemed to be maneuvering the characters into position for the next book I felt at times. That paid off though in this one.

The Ginny Harry thing didn't really bother me though. I guess I saw it as appropriate to the genre and the phase of life the characters are at when best friends are most important-the transition to prioritizing partners usually begins to happen round the time of late teens. And also I saw the book as being partly about the orphan Harry forming his own family with Hermione and Ron as his sister and brother as well as his comrades in arms. Having a wife comes later after the war is won.

Dobby's death was the only one that really moved me much emotionally. I'm glad she didn't kill more people though- or milk the deaths too much as Joss Whedon would have done. At the end of the day its light entertainment and I was happy not to feel emotionally wrung out by the experience.



You're amazing! I knew I wasn't the only one bein...

2007-07-23T15:41:00.000+12:00

You're amazing! I knew I wasn't the only one being pissed off my the patronizing, "I can't be with you because it'll put you in danger" rubbish. For that reason alone I'm glad Lupin died (was I supposed to be grateful that Tonks ran after him to join the fray?).

I also hate painful and contrived love stories. And Ginny and Harry's was both. Ugh. Just when she was beginning to show some personality she had to become the adjunct (which brings me to a rant about the increasing preponderance of female worthy adjunct characters.. but I'll save that for now).

And I agree about the epilogue too. I was excruciating. Wasn't it enough to have one set of repeating personalities without having Harry's son be James as well. Don't even get me started on Albus Severus! What annoyed me the most though was the complete emphasis being on the continuity of the individual family saga and the absolute lack of importance given to 1. anyone else 2. the struggle. All is well: my family and my friends flourish... all else be damned.

Right. Hmm... this is developing into a full blown rant. Okay so I'm going to go rant about this elsewhere!



I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books YET,(...

2007-07-23T11:04:00.000+12:00

I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books YET,(except the first 6years ago) though Dane-ish (one of my brood) has read all of them several-10x) times each (and the last one he read within hours of it being released) I'm going to read them all now, starting at the beginning and going right thru (as is he again)..he's reading the first one again now, so I'm having to wait, the suspense is killing me. I don't care about spoilers, I always/normally read the last chapter of any book before I get to the end anyway. ;-)



Heh, I read it all day too. I'd been telling anyon...

2007-07-22T14:36:00.000+12:00

Heh, I read it all day too. I'd been telling anyone who would listen my theory about how Snape wasn't really evil and how Dumbledore asked him to kill him, and everyone said I was wrong, and I was totally right. Hah!