Post by 33rd Best 667er of All Time on Aug 25, 2015 21:00:43 GMT -5
continued from the favourite movie thread.
zortegus, what is it exactly that you hate about the book? did you think that JKR choose to go certain paths with characters that you don't think she should've chosen? did you find it preposterous? was it just plain poorly written?
(it actually might be my fave book in the series tho)
Hm, fantasy is largely built on visuals. Are you sure it's not just because you read it with the knowledge it would also be a movie? After all, in the Sorcerer's Stone (written before any success) we have a massive troll fight, three-headed dog, giant chess game, Voldemort face reveal, and even Hogwarts itself, for Pete's sake.
^^^^ Also omg! This book is so important! Firstly because of all the stuff we learn about dumbledores past which develops the story of grindelwald to make commentary on racism and eugenics Secondly because of Harry's struggle with accepting the deaths of his parents and other people close to him, and the contrast between his and Tom riddles coping with mortality. I mean omg the story of the three brothers is so simply beautiful and symbolic and great and important to the story! And the limbo scene at kings cross is so beautiful and basically covers the entire point of the whole series in just a few pages The whole book is vivid, yes, but that doesn't mean it was created to be a movie..I'm really missing your point here. Anyway this is a great book. it ties the series up really well.
I think book 7 was a mixed bag, and I definitely don't think it was the best in the series. For starters the whole 'Harry is the master of the elder wand because *insert complex 10 degree separation in connection between wands and masters*' was pretty iffy.
Eh, I think that made sense if you think about it. Since the wand is all about winning duels and conquering other people and such, it would make more sense for it to answer to those who disarm the previous owner ( and not necessarily those who kill him). Cause the disarming part is like conquering the other person in taking away his power to defend himself.
But yeah not the best book in the series but important because so much stuff happens Personal favorite of the books is half blood prince, followed by prisoner of azkaban
Also fun fact last night I was half asleep and I started thinking about Alcatraz island in San Francisco but my mind kept thinking it was called azkaban wow
Post by Charles Vane on Aug 27, 2015 1:02:28 GMT -5
hp is like a fairy tale, kids book, war story and melodramatic mess all put together and while i started reading it bc i was young and liked magic, i really ended up loving how dark it got and taking the tale of magic hitler and two wars and so many causalities and being like, oh hey everything turned out perfect eventually, the end, is really really dumb.
Comet: And the title song
Jan 10, 2018 12:34:31 GMT -5
Comet: Also I'm a little bit disappointed that I didn't manage to quote Steven Pinker in the psycholinguistics paper I'm writing, because I'd've loved to make a section titled 'Pinker and the Brain'
Jan 10, 2018 12:35:47 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: having seen your “the grice is right” gag, all i can say is your uni must have very different academic writing guidelines to mine
Jan 10, 2018 20:50:31 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: wish puns and tv references gave students advantages here
Jan 10, 2018 20:51:09 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: one time my lecturer hammered into us all that using long quotes in essays was a bad idea and *shudder* OPENING an essay with a quote was unthinkable
Jan 10, 2018 20:52:29 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: and not long after i found one of my mum’s essays from when she was at uni, opening with a humongous slab of a quote from yes minster, and for which she had gotten a good mark
Jan 10, 2018 20:54:25 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: compared to both of you i got the short end of the stick
Jan 10, 2018 20:55:44 GMT -5
¿bear?: i only managed the page counts in my high school lit essays because i found out that, in mla, if you quote a poem it still gets double spaced
Jan 10, 2018 22:35:03 GMT -5
pepper: if allegations come out against michael cera i'm never consuming any media ever again in my life
Jan 12, 2018 19:22:20 GMT -5
Comet: I'm really sorry your uni doesn't appreciate puns, Mona I'm not sure if it's actually an advantage for us, but nobody has told me to stop yet, so I just keep doing it
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:29 GMT -5
Comet: The latest instance, by the way: A section in the aforementioned paper titled "How can you be Saussure?"
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:58 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: good luck with your paper and hope stephin merritt doesn’t sue you
Jan 13, 2018 9:42:35 GMT -5
¿bear?: today was penthouse day lol
Jan 14, 2018 15:21:30 GMT -5
pepper: rip the penthouse
Jan 14, 2018 18:14:22 GMT -5
pepper: not even hermes showed up
Jan 14, 2018 18:14:34 GMT -5