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Old 08-08-2007, 09:38 PM   #271
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I hope she does that encyclopedia. It would make some things a lot more understandable, and it would be really cool!
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I do to, but I doubt it will be coming out any time soon. I bet a few years will pass before it happens.

Hey BLP, I think I asked you this in another thread, but I never looked for an answer: who is the 4th person in your avatar Ginny or Luna? My guess would be ginny, but I can't tell.
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It's Ginny And I don't think you asked
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What is actually scaring me right now is the very real possibilty of the HP fanfic writers doing steamy marital Lupin-Tonks love scenes.

If anyone wants to see how the "underground radio" thing worked, just rent the DVD of the black and white 1960 classic "The Longest Day." I'd read a couple histories of WW2, as well as William Shirer's incomparible book "The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich" (which I'm sure was the basis for a certain alluded HP book of, well almost the same title--you know which one! Want to bet it was a hsitory of Grindelwald?) . I'd read of underground radio broadcasts along several fronts in WW2 but the British and esp the French one interested me most. But it was when I saw that movie that actually showed how it worked (in some scenes with extras who had actually tuned in to the real broadcasts 16 yrs before). Like I said, stirring stuff.


Varitek, I agree, The Pensieve could have been fleshed out a bit with the story of the James-Lily relationship but as these were Snape's memories we couldn't get that. I wonder if the issue even crossed Jo's mind. That explanation would not have been enough for people who argue that she found a way for Harry to learn final truths from Dumbledore in King's Cross even though he was dead.....Maybe the Order was older than we think, and Dumbledore not-so-secretly founded it at Hogwarts that year in a manner similar to the DA. Or he did found it secretly and James had joined it and persuaded Lily to do the same....it's just one of those things.

After all, Princess Diana is no longer alive to defend her reputation against Rita Skeeter--ahem, I mean Tina Brown, from her insinuations--ALL of which cannot possibly be true? I'd love to see her do a trash peice on Camilla. With the right amount of money, any Palace pal would spill the beans. But obviously the very much alive future King of England and his potty-mouth " "Mummy" mistress aren't as much gold as Lady Di, who's ten years dead. Or the rest of the Royal Family, come to that. I'd rather hear about people who are still in the game.

As to sequels--I don't think that we'd see the veterans of the Voldemort Wars brought up in any future writings. What I'm hoping is that she would indeed do a prequel series or trilogy set in the ancient past of the Wizarding World, about the founding of Hogwarts, or set in the time of seminal events that are seen as leading up to, or indirectly setting up the conditions for, the rise of people like Grindelwald and LV. Such as in the year 1693, when the International Statute of Secrecy was passed, which officially mandated that wizards go into hiding. The premise being, I suppose, that witches and Wizards persecuted by Europeans for centuries looked to the New World as a place of potential refuge and rebirth but after the Salem Witch Trials this final hope was dashed.....at least that's my take on it. If Jo is gutsy enough to set a story in the modern world which has Muggles affected by Wizarding events in an indirect way it might be interesting to get Jo's fantasy "take" on the darker side of European history in the Middle Ages or the Reaaissance Era. It would be a good way to portray, or even hint at, the Inquisition and make the series a lot more "adult." The HP series would then be seen, as dark as it is, as an improvement over past eras. Though this might be disputed, just as we dispute how much "progress"has been made in the modern era, modern technology and all. IN the past centuries when Christianity was a recent phenom and "witchcraft" wasn't really a word as yet, and witches and wizards were friends with Muggles in some way, and interactions were interesting. I'd love to see Jo's fantasy interpretation of how the gulf opened up between the two races.

Before we get there, though, along with the encyclopedia, I'd love to see two of the "texts" mentioned throughout the series get publidhed--"The Rise And Fall Of The Dark Arts" and "Hogwarts: A History."
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Nah, Snape spying on LIly and James would have fit perfectly with his character and the earlier Pensieve scenes.
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Oh, and I'd love to be the intern who, at no pay, combed the 7 books for mentions of what has to be in Hogwarts, A History. And what's missing. That could be fun!
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http://books.guardian.co.uk/harrypot...144164,00.html

"Bookmaker cursed by Harry Potter ending."

hahahahahaha I love it.
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What is actually scaring me right now is the very real possibilty of the HP fanfic writers doing steamy marital Lupin-Tonks love scenes.

what the hell? why would you think anyone would go in to that?
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You want some dirty HP stuff, replace wand with wang while reading.

That is some funny stuff.
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Hermione broke Harry's wang, and wangs are unreparable when broken that badly, but the Elder wang was still able to repair Harry's wang, which made Harry happy as he was quite fond of his wang...

yup...

some student at my school did an "art project" in which they blacked out words in one of the harry potters until it read like a porn novel.

I generally stay away from fan fic both because a) I don't care what other people think these characters do on their own non-Rowling time nor do I want their machinations cluttering up my Harry-world b) I don't care to read some 16 year old's love scene between Lupin and Tonks.
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FYI, I have only read two fanfics in my entire life, and both were LOTR-inspired fanfics, and those only because they were recommended in a chat page. One of them concerned Aragorn's parents, Arathorn and Gilraen, and the life of the Dunedain, the semi-tribal shrunken remnants of the leaders of the Northern Kingdom of Arnor (Gondor of course being the Southern Kingdom.) We only have references to the Dunedain in the story, so a lot can left to the imagination. It was a charming little novella, quite long, concerning Aragorn's family and quite beautifully written. I could easily have seen it on a bookstore shelf and it made me a bit jealous I hadnt written it, actually.

The other was a terrific piece about Galadriel and her husband Celeborn, and their life in the Undying Lands after the close of LOTR.(Galadriel by the time of LOTR being the oldest living Elf and the granddaughter of one of the first ever Elves. .) What was great about this one was that you could tell it was written either by an older woman or a woman who had been in a relationship for years and was well experienced in all the various aspects of love. I refer to the non-sexual aspects of a relationship here. Every emotion that has swirled around in a couple's head was referred to, as this writer envisioned the phsycology of their marriage that went back literally thousands of yrs. We relive thier lives; this person was obviously a huge Tolkien fan as she referenced dozens of events from the Silamrillion on. The whole thing was a single long conversation that takes place on a crowded beach where they are dieambarking from a ship and walking along the shore, oblivious to the other Elves around them, and the specific timeframe was a bit hazy but you could tell it was after LOTR. I actually printed it out to serve as guide for being in a relationship!

I wish I had links to both of these as they must be examples of fanfic at its absolute best...when sometimes (in terms of subject matter) it's better than the author was.

From what I've heard of fanfic, the majority of it is either laugable trash, literary McDonalds, or downright creepy stuff written by people with too much time on their hands. I've never gone looking for the stuff but I know it's out there. HP fans in particular the "Shippers" cooked up some pretty wild stuff in the yrs before Book 6, so I had ancedotally heard, and in an article in the Daily News they even said people sent in romantic fanfics for a "What will happen in DH" contest the rag sponsored last month.

My comment about Lupin/ Tonks was made in that light--not that I was going to read any such stuff, but more in the light of "Judging by what I've heard people have written, I wouldn't be surprised if someone did write something like that-there are a lot of crazy people out there!"

I shudder to think of what, for example, Star Trek fanfic must be like......esp with the "slash" stuff.
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From what I've heard of fanfic, the majority of it is either laugable trash, literary McDonalds, or downright creepy stuff written by people with too much time on their hands.
It's been my experience that the quality of fanfic varies greatly from fandom to fandom. But even the fandoms with a lot of good fanfic has its share of utter crap.

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I shudder to think of what, for example, Star Trek fanfic must be like......esp with the "slash" stuff.


Slash is EVERYWHERE in fanfic. It doesn't matter what fandom you're in.
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PS that is some funny stuff about the poor bookie. Lucky he had the money to pay!
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Do any of you guys listen to the Mugglenet podcast?

It's a really good listen for anyone who wants to dissect Deathly Hallows.
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Yep I do.

May I add that some of it is very funny as well! The last 3 episodes are pure gold.

Varitek and a lot of you on here, I know your site of choice is Leaky Cauldron and yes that's a great site (Burger King to Mugglenet's McDonald's, heh heh) but the MG Podcasts are well worth a listen. Really.
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