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Siobhan
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USA
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Posted - 10/22/2010 :  09:21:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
28 days till Deathly Hallows part 1

Seattle got the HP traveling exhibit. They probably also got a load of Galleons, invisibility cloaks, and brooms. I wish I could apparate now more than ever.

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Theowyn
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Posted - 10/22/2010 :  12:06:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Seattle got the HP traveling exhibit. They probably also got a load of Galleons, invisibility cloaks, and brooms. I wish I could apparate now more than ever.
So do I. I'd love to go to this, but I doubt it will come around our way.

In other news, I stumbled across this story:

'Harry Potter' Star Daniel Radcliffe Is Wealthier Than the Royals

Apparently Dan has done very well from HP. And he's still a genuinely nice and sensible young man.

http://bbcamerica.com/content/23/anglophenia.jsp?bc_id=1929

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Siobhan
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USA
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Posted - 10/23/2010 :  19:56:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
27 days till Deathly Hallows part 1

It's official! Daughter has finished HBP, watched the DVD (again), and started Deathly Hallows.
Haven't received any reports or questions yet.
I explained "beyond the veil" the other day. You were right, Theo, she had missed that little snippet of information. Once I explained it to her she thought it was clever of JKR to use it the way she did, but also that it was a little obscure for her audience.

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diricawl
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Posted - 10/26/2010 :  06:29:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
*wanders in still bleary from jetlag*

Hey Theo, sorry we couldn't connect last month. Someday I will buy my own ticket and we can design our own trip across California!

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Theowyn
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Posted - 10/26/2010 :  12:42:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by siobhan

It's official! Daughter has finished HBP, watched the DVD (again), and started Deathly Hallows.
Haven't received any reports or questions yet.
I explained "beyond the veil" the other day. You were right, Theo, she had missed that little snippet of information. Once I explained it to her she thought it was clever of JKR to use it the way she did, but also that it was a little obscure for her audience.
Yeah, that is a bit obscure for that age group. The problem is that when you're familiar with something like the veil reference - something you've just sort of picked up by living - you take it for granted and figure everyone else knows it too. I'm sure that's what happened to JKR.

Excellent news that daughter has begun DH. Do keep us posted on her progress.

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Originally posted by diricawl

*wanders in still bleary from jetlag*

Hey Theo, sorry we couldn't connect last month. Someday I will buy my own ticket and we can design our own trip across California!

That would be awesome and if I ever get over to London, I'll look you up! Did you have a good trip?

24 days till Deathly Hallows part 1


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JKRisSuperior
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USA
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Posted - 10/27/2010 :  09:56:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
23 days until Deathly Hallows Part 1!
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Theowyn
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Posted - 11/01/2010 :  20:31:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
19 days till Deathly Hallows part 1!!!

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JKRisSuperior
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Posted - 11/04/2010 :  09:40:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
16 more days until the first half of Deathly Hallows!
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Theowyn
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Posted - 11/05/2010 :  16:47:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
15 days till Deathly Hallows part 1!!!

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JKRisSuperior
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Posted - 11/06/2010 :  17:59:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 WEEKS!!!
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JKRisSuperior
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Posted - 11/09/2010 :  09:32:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
11 days left!
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Siobhan
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USA
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Posted - 11/11/2010 :  11:15:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
9 days to go!

Daughter is almost finished with DH. She just finished up with Snape's memories. Last week while watching TV we saw a trailer featuring Dobby. Daughter was very quiet when she told me the trio was at Shell Cottage.

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Theowyn
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Posted - 11/12/2010 :  12:52:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
8 days to go!

Yes Siobhan, DH is not a pleasant book. I can't wait to hear your daughter's thoughts once she is finished with DH and has had a chance to mull it over. I'm also really looking forward to seeing what changes they make in the movie.

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Siobhan
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Posted - 11/12/2010 :  19:17:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Her thoughts as of this morning are mostly positive. She did not like Remus and Tonks dying, but she hasn't really thought about it on the level of "was it necessary." I'm not sure she's to the point of applying critical thinking to it yet. I'll let her stew over it for a while and then ask her some questions. She already knows my (and Husband's) views on DH, so I don't want her to feel she's being criticised for not agreeing with us. Perhaps its that age/experience makes a differnce?....

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Siobhan
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Posted - 11/15/2010 :  08:18:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
5 more days!

Bought a wonderful book last night at Barnes and Noble. Harry potter Film Wizardry is probably as close as I'll come to seeing the exhibit (now in Seattle at the Pacific Science Center). Check it out!
Also available is a cookbook-- yes, pumpkin juice, treacle fudge, pumkin pasties are all in there. I'll let you know if the recipes I try are truly tasty or if they are only so-so.

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JKRisSuperior
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Posted - 11/15/2010 :  10:25:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll have to get that cookbook too!
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JKRisSuperior
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USA
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Posted - 11/18/2010 :  11:26:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
12 hours and 34 minutes left! Is anyone going to the midnight premiere?
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JKRisSuperior
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USA
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Posted - 11/18/2010 :  21:36:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 hours and 24 minutes!
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Siobhan
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Posted - 11/19/2010 :  08:52:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is anyone going to a midnight showing?

I think we will be waiting until the crowd has thinned down some. Then again, I don't know how long we'll be able to wait.

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Slushy
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Posted - 11/19/2010 :  12:23:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
*shuffles into teashop*

*polishes tables, places fresh flowers in vases, puffs cushions, and straightens chairs*

*stokes fire*

*sets out butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and assorted teas*

*lays out heaping plates of cauldron cakes, treacle tart, and other yummies in preparation for the after-DH film party.*

*carefully places a small silver-framed picture of Dobby on the mantle*

*hurries off to get ready for the 6:20 pm show*

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Theowyn
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Posted - 11/19/2010 :  13:00:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
*wanders in, grabs a cauldron cake and pours a cup of tea

Thanks Slushy!

I alas will not be going until tomorrow night, but I don't mind spoilers in the least, so those of you going early, do tell.

*settles into the corner of favorite sofa to await the early reviews

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Siobhan
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USA
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Posted - 11/19/2010 :  14:44:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah how comfortable the tea shop is!!!! I always enjoyed this place.

*takes a cuppa and settles down by the fire to knit.*

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Bee
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  13:03:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It seems our government has just followed our economy and fallen apart. Huzzah!

But no matter, because I'm going to see HP tonight!

ETA: Saw it, and it was AWESOME.

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Siobhan
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USA
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Posted - 11/22/2010 :  23:28:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear about the mess there, Bee. Glad to hear you saw DH, though.
We're going to see the movie tomorrow afternoon.

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gimu
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Ireland
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Posted - 11/23/2010 :  16:45:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all! Long time no see - have been half way round the world on my broomstick since last I called!
Bee - yes tell me about our stoopid government. Seriously sick of listening to them. I just want to know what will be in my pay cheque in December (and how many more tax bills they are going to throw at me). BTW are you listening to Marty in the Morning on LyricFM. He is seriously the best cure - no R word on his show. He makes fun of it all - plus a great music selection. http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/marty
I really love his optimism.
I went to see DH1 last night - it was ok. One guy at work had talked it up, so I was expecting highly, so it was slightly disappointing. I felt that the movie didn't quite move enough at times. I can't quite put my finger on what it was - perhaps it was the soundtrack.
I hope you are all doing well since. Love, gimu

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Siobhan
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USA
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Posted - 11/23/2010 :  19:53:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is not my day. I have now attempted to type a review of DH and have accidentally deleted it twice!!!!!!!!!!! Along with the entire HBP/DH movie board. Sorry.

Liked the movie better than the book-- better paced.
They cut the movie with Voldemort taking the Elder Wand, and the trio Dobby's burial.

More later.

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diricawl
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/24/2010 :  15:00:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How is everyone taking the fact that the UK paid 7 billion to keep Ireland afloat? Which coincidentally is the exact amount "saved" by the savage cuts in government spending endured by us poor Brits this year. And the amount paid by UK bankers in bonuses last February.

Slainte and raise a jar to the future, eh?

Or if that gets you down, we could always worry about Korea instead...

Luv ya all! Still haven't seen the movie (out of cash), but may see it next week.

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Bee
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Posted - 11/24/2010 :  17:11:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
gimu, so that's where Marty ended up! I used to listen to him on 2FM before they dumped him. Might check out Lyric.

diri, I'm pretty much avoiding UK news media as it's all highly embarrassing. That said, the UK wouldn't bother bailing us out if it wasn't in its national interest. Fact is, if our economy fails, there will be big consequences for the UK. Unfortunately for you guys over there, our economy is inextricably linked to yours. Plus, it's not like we won't have to pay it back... somehow. Cheers for the 7bn though! Maybe ye should just pop over and take over again - I'd love a day off for the royal wedding.

The four-year austerity plan was unveiled today. Methinks I'm going to be broke for the foreseeable future. The really annoying thing about this whole situation is my own mother has been predicting it for years. She's a school teacher! Why couldn't the people with actual power see this coming? Idiots.

Fun fact: Brian Cowen is the world's fourth highest-paid head of government. He earns more than both Barack Obama and David Cameron.

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diricawl
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11/25/2010 :  03:59:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cammy tops 'em both in unearned income though.

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sunsethill
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USA
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Posted - 11/27/2010 :  14:07:27  Show Profile  Visit sunsethill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So, I popped in here today to get THE definitive discussion of the new movie (after disappearing for--looks sheepishly at "last date"--over a year) and expecting to be way behind the discussion since I just got to the movie yesterday, to find that all the Americans must have died of overindulgence or forgotten how to type.

I also heard great things about the movie and did enjoy it more than the previous movie--I mean after all, it would hard to be WORSE than the book. Is it really bad to admit that the major enjoyment came from seeing just how great Daniel Radcliffe looks now?

And did anyone else wonder if the director and writers got together and planned little scenes for all the HP shippers out there. I mean, we get our canon Harry/Ginny, some great Harry/Hermione, some sweet Harry/Luna, some angsty Harry/Draco, and next movie we get Harry/Snape. I've also already seen at least one Harry/Xeno story, with several folks going on about the surprising casting for Luna's father.

I don't spend much time talking about HP anymore, but I do still spend WAY too much time reading fanfiction. After the disaster of DH, I have really been ODing on A/U stories and lots of crossovers. Anything to get Harry out the canon wizarding world.







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