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Offline Artoo

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #180 on: December 10, 2006, 04:48 PM »
HP isn't really childrens books anymore, with GOF it's really turning into adult books (the same class SW novels are in). Of course kids read them anyway, Lucas killed off Obi-Wan, Yoda & the ever-so popular(kids & adults alike) Boba(not really but kids don't know that unless they read the bigger books) & Jango Fett, why shouldn't J.K. kill Harry. I agree with Jaye he would be the happiest he's ever been. I also think she shouldn't kill off Ron or Hermione. They should have a happy ending.

I'm glad Jaye is leading this discussion. :) It's what giving us a long discussion about HP.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #181 on: December 12, 2006, 07:57 AM »
HP isn't really childrens books anymore, with GOF it's really turning into adult books (the same class SW novels are in). Of course kids read them anyway, Lucas killed off Obi-Wan, Yoda & the ever-so popular(kids & adults alike) Boba(not really but kids don't know that unless they read the bigger books) & Jango Fett, why shouldn't J.K. kill Harry. I agree with Jaye he would be the happiest he's ever been. I also think she shouldn't kill off Ron or Hermione. They should have a happy ending.

I'm glad Jaye is leading this discussion. :) It's what giving us a long discussion about HP.

Um...okay...if by your standards, Star Wars novels are "adult" reading, then I guess Harry Potter is, too.  And so are the Ramona Quimby books, Stuart Little, R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series, and Superfudge.

Color me convinced...especially considering that E.B. White killed of Charlotte in "Charlotte's Web."
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #182 on: December 12, 2006, 09:40 AM »


Color me convinced...especially considering that E.B. White killed of Charlotte in "Charlotte's Web."

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #183 on: December 12, 2006, 10:52 AM »
HP isn't really childrens books anymore...

I think what Artoo means, and I've heard this from different sources, that HP books started off as kids books but as Harry aged, the tone of the books got more darker. Dealing with pre-adult issues. So while their not really the tone of childrens books anymore, they're not necessarily an adult book either... I'd say in the teens.

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #184 on: December 12, 2006, 04:18 PM »
The series ends when Harry becomes a wraith to work at Azkeban forever :-*

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #185 on: December 13, 2006, 02:45 PM »


Don't forget Old Yeller. 

Thanks for bringing that one up... I'd almost recovered  ;)

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #186 on: December 13, 2006, 06:19 PM »
Anyhow, contrary to what Sprry said, there's always a possibility!! What others have done has no consequences! She is not an author in the traditional sense. I doubt she cares what others have done, she's only doing what's right for her characters! Since both his parents, Sirius, and Dumbledore are dead, it might be best for him to be at peace and join them! Sure he would leave behind Hermione and Ron, but them being together finally could comfort each other!

Again this is just an idea, a possible scenario. What would be stupid is too shoot others ideas down, just because you don't agree with them, that's stupid!
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #187 on: December 13, 2006, 09:53 PM »
Again this is just an idea, a possible scenario. What would be stupid is too shoot others ideas down, just because you don't agree with them, that's stupid!

I think it's fun to try and speculate about these possible scenarios (no matter how outrageous) and not get serious about it.  ;D JK Rowling will be the final say as to Harry's fate.  ;)

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #188 on: December 13, 2006, 10:46 PM »
[obscure reference that only perhaps Virex may understand]I think Voldemort is going to fly a broom in to Hogwarts and blow the entire place up[/obscure reference that only perhaps Virex may understand]

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #189 on: December 13, 2006, 11:09 PM »
Anyhow, contrary to what Sprry said, there's always a possibility!! What others have done has no consequences! She is not an author in the traditional sense. I doubt she cares what others have done, she's only doing what's right for her characters! Since both his parents, Sirius, and Dumbledore are dead, it might be best for him to be at peace and join them! Sure he would leave behind Hermione and Ron, but them being together finally could comfort each other!

Again this is just an idea, a possible scenario. What would be stupid is too shoot others ideas down, just because you don't agree with them, that's stupid!

No, that's being hyper-critical.  Stupid is abusing punctuation marks.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #190 on: December 13, 2006, 11:11 PM »
Anyhow, contrary to what Sprry said, there's always a possibility!! What others have done has no consequences! She is not an author in the traditional sense. I doubt she cares what others have done, she's only doing what's right for her characters! Since both his parents, Sirius, and Dumbledore are dead, it might be best for him to be at peace and join them! Sure he would leave behind Hermione and Ron, but them being together finally could comfort each other!

Again this is just an idea, a possible scenario. What would be stupid is too shoot others ideas down, just because you don't agree with them, that's stupid!

Wait a minute, Dumbledore is dead?!!!!! 



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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #191 on: December 13, 2006, 11:18 PM »
What, you didn't read book 6 yet?  ;D
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #192 on: December 14, 2006, 09:52 AM »
Regardless,  I could totally see her killing off Potter.  Maybe she won't because it would upset the kids, but I think she might just to put any doubt to rest that the series is caput.

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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #193 on: December 14, 2006, 11:00 PM »
[obscure reference that only perhaps Virex may understand]I think Voldemort is going to fly a broom in to Hogwarts and blow the entire place up[/obscure reference that only perhaps Virex may understand]

That's about as likely as Darth Maul kamikaze'ing into the Jedi Temple and killing all the Jedi except for Ben and Yoda, who are down in the Jedi Temple Basement.

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I may actually have to agree with Crazy Punctuation Lady here--it would take a huge sack to do it, but I could also see Rowling offing our hero, just to prevent the bastardization of him by lesser authors and money-grubbing publishers later on.  I'd rather see him dead than see Harry Potter: The Enchanted Universe, for example. . .








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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #194 on: December 15, 2006, 10:36 PM »
Gah, it'd be as hacky as killing off Chewbacca to boost sales.  Typical these days.
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