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My turn! And a message. [Feb. 22nd, 2004|07:25 pm]

[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Hunter ~ Dido]

Chapter by Chapter – Snape’s Worst MemoryCollapse )

I'll be posting a scene analysis that's been sitting in my hard drive soon for you all to comment and give your own view point on. And welcome to any new members here!

Who would love it if people pimped the community in their own journals.
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In response to the song question... [Feb. 21st, 2004|08:04 pm]

I have two, and annoyingly enough, the both pertain to the same thing: The Remus/Sirius relationship (yes, that is my ship) post OotP.

The first: "Hey You" by The Clarks (the quintessential Pittsburgh Local Band), from the album Another Happy Ending.

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The second: "Sleeping With Ghosts" by Placebo, from the album of the same name.

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I write a lot of angst fics. :D
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songs, weee! [Feb. 21st, 2004|11:07 am]

[mood |tiredtired]
[music |Sarah McLachlan - "Train Wreck"]

Does any song remind you of the Harry Potter universe/people? (I'm sure there's at least one, you fanfiction writers...hehe).
If so, tell what it is by who sings it on which album (specifics people!), who it describes, and give lyrics in an lj-cut.

Mine is 'Drifting' by Sarah McLachlan on her album Afterglow, and it describes Harry.

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'Stupid' by Sarah McLachlan on Afterglow reminds me of Hermione/Draco fics (such as...*cough*my own*cough*). Bolded is what is the part most like a D/Hr fic. These lyrics were taken from the sea of waking dreams because I was too lazy to type them out... ^_^

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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2004|11:05 am]

[mood |tiredtired]
[music |Sarah McLachlan - "Drifting" (Harry's song, in my opinion)]

1. Pick your favorite chapter from your favorite novel in the series.
"The Quidditch Final" in Prisoner of Azkaban

2. Answer the following questions:

a. Why is this your favorite chapter? 1.) Every chapter in PoA is my favorite because it's my favorite novel out of the series, and 2.) Hermione slaps Malfoy, which is golden, defends Hagrid, and - "I don't need help," Ron whispered. "It's obvious what this means. There's going to be loads of fog tonight."-Ron, p. 297, US edition. There's other things...but I think you all get the general idea.

b. Who do you like/hate in it? I got a new respect for Hermione in this chapter, and of course I hate Malfoy. Trelawney makes me angry too, but cracks me up at the same time...oh and poor Hagrid =(

c. What is your favorite part/line in this chapter? "Well, honestly...'the fates have informed her'...who sets the exam? She does! What an amazing prediction!"-Hermione, p. 296, US edition. And of course...

Harry and Ron both made furious moves toward Malfoy, but Hermione got there first -- SMACK! She had slapped Malfoy across the face with all the strength she could muster. Malfoy staggered. Harry, Ron, Crabbe, and Goyle stood flabbergasted as Hermione raised her hand again.
"Don't you
dare call Hagrid pathetic, you foul -- you evil --"
"Hermione!" said Ron weakly, and he tried to grab her hand as she swung it back.
off, Ron!"
Hermione pulled out her wand. Malfoy stepped backward. Crabbe and Goyle looked at him for instructions, thoroughly bewildered.
"C'mon," Malfoy muttered, and in a momeent, all three of them had disappeared into the passageway into the dungeons.
-page 293, US Edition

d. Any other comments? All quotes/lines, etc. were taken from the hardback version of the US Edition...woohoo. My apologies if I misspelled something, I kinda just woke up and am kinda dead now...
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2004|03:26 pm]

[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |"Clarity" >> John Mayer]

Eek, sorry it's taken me so long to do this. I kept meaning to but had no time. I'm here now though! :D

1. One of my favourite chapters is Chapter 10 from PoA, The Marauder's Map.

a. Why is this your favorite chapter?
This is the first time we ever get to find out more about Sirius Black and The Maruader's. It's our first glimpse in to the MWPP era and we are told exactly why Sirius is seen as a murderer. We also get to see how close Sirius and James' relationship was with Harry discovering that not only is Sirius his godfather but was also his father's best friend. This chapter is also the one where Fred and George give Harry The Marauder's Map, something which becomes pivitol throughout the rest of the series.

b. Who do you like/hate in it?
There is nobody I really hate in this chapter. The only people in it are Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Hagrid, McGonagall, Fudge, Flitwick and Madam Rosemerta. None of the characters do anything to make me hate them, obviously the most important feature in this chapter is not the characters but the story we are given on Sirius. I really like Fred and George with their role at the beginning of the chapter - their parting with The Marauder's Map is very funny as they hand it over to Harry. I also like Hagrid in this chapter, showing his emotion in a touching sort of way that shows how protective of Harry he is.

c. What is your favorite part/line in this chapter?
"Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs," sighed George, patting the heading of the map. "We owe them so much.
"Noble men, working tirelessly to help a new generation of law-breakers," said Fred solemnly. - Pg 144, UK copy

Obviously I have to like that bit for the pure humour of the Weasley twins. Whatever they say generally cracks me up. I do also like this bit, though:

"Potter trusted Black beyond all his other friends. Nothing changed when they left school. Black was best man when James married Lily. Then they named him godfather to Harry. Harry has no idea, of course. You can imagine how the idea would torment him." - Pg 152, UK copy

We get to see just how good friends Sirius and James was. Plus, I'm a sucker for anything MWPP :)

d. Any other comments?
I think I covered everything. Um... what are everyone elses thoughts on this chapter? Comment below! :D

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Favorite Chapter... [Feb. 18th, 2004|09:21 pm]

[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |Tuesday Morning-Michelle Branch]

This is a fantastic idea! Why hasn't anyone answered? Anyway-
My favorite chapter is The Lost Prophesy from Order of the Phoenix.

Why is this your favorite chapter?
a) This is my favorite chapter for a variety of reasons. The chapter is one of exploration, and revelation. We're truly exposed to Harry's pain, and Dumbledore's feelings of responsibility and guilt. We find out so many things, about the prophecy, of course, and Dumbledore's reasons for keeping these things from Harry. I also like the intensity of this chapter, not much real action occurs, it's more of an acute sense of bonding, of honesty. I like the overall atmosphere of the chapter, and think JKR did well in treating the revelations delicately, without piling them all on. I also like that it gives us a different viewpoint of Dumbledore as a more three-dimensional character. It lends depth to his character, and makes him seem less omnipotent, more fallible. I don't think there's anything I don't like, but you all can point out anything that turned you off of this chapter.

Who do you like/hate in it?
b)I think the chapter makes me like both Harry and Dumbledore more for the way that we learn more about them. The atmosphere of the chapter really draws the reader in, and I gained new insight on Dumbledore, especially.

What is your favorite part/line in this chapter?
c) Urgh. This is really hard, because this chapter screams "QUOTE ME!!" How about I cheat and choose a few lines?
"I cared about you too much," said Dumbledore simply. "I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed. In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act."

"You do care," said Dumbledore..."You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death from the pain of it."

"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."

Any other comments?
d) In my final little comments, I'd like to talk about the prophecy itself. I'm one of those fans that like to think that Harry is invincible. I refuse to think he'll die in the seventh nook. *covers her ears* But the part of the prophesy I do like is the way that it could have applied to Neville. I also understand that a lot of people were disappointed by OotP, and dislike the prophecy in general. I agree with the fact that it both ties things up nicely, and leaves gaping strings. I'm still a firm believer in the fact that JKR knows what she's doing, in the end. I still love this chapter, and enjoy reading it.

~Ravie, who wants to hear from all of you.
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*waves* A challenge! [Feb. 17th, 2004|06:03 pm]

[mood |guiltyguilty]

I thought of something that could initiate some discussion. Simply follow the instructions below and put it into a new entry here in our community. Have fun!

Chapter by Chapter

1. Pick your favorite chapter from your favorite novel in the series.

2. Answer the following questions:
a. Why is this your favorite chapter?
b. Who do you like/hate in it?
c. What is your favorite part/line in this chapter?
d. Any other comments?

3. Please don't do the same chapter as another member. Variety people!

4. Post this set of 'rules' at the end of the entry.

See? Easy as! And check out our default community icon *snorts*
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Luna Lovegood [Jan. 17th, 2004|01:33 am]
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]
[music |Hurt -Johnny Cash]

I'm curious about your opinions about Luna Lovegood.

What was your first impression of Luna?

What do you see for her in the next book?

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.
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(no subject) [Jan. 14th, 2004|08:48 pm]

[mood |blahblah]
[music |Sarah McLachlan - "Train Wreck"]

I recently read "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury, and it mentioned a paradox so that two people couldn't meet themselves passing each other back in time.

So, in reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, wouldn't there be a paradox that would keep Hermione and Harry from meeting their "past" selves, including Ron?

Comment and tell me your thoughts. Perhaps the paradox only applied to the short story by Bradbury...but ah well, thought I'd bring up a little something.
Have fun!
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Book 5 [Jan. 12th, 2004|07:15 pm]

[mood |boredbored]
[music |Clocks ~ Coldplay]

I've been re-reading Order of the Phoenix slowly and taking notes, and it prompts me to ask some questions:

What was your initial reaction after reading it?

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I'd love to read some other opinions about all that :)

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