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I finished reading The Book at 3:00 this morning.



In no particular order:

Wah! Sirius! I didn't cry at the time, largely because it was 2am and I was having trouble taking it in. But since then, yes, there have been tears. I can't believe she killed him without even letting him get pardoned first. But I guess it was a perfect demonstration of "life sucks".

The blatant misleading about who was going to die. Flagrantly putting all those characters in mortal danger, only to pull them out of it at the last minute. And then, wah. Sirius.

Love Tonks. Love all of the Order. And all of the DA, with the exception of Marietta, cause she was a treacherous bitch. Lovely punishment, though.

Wasn't Umbridge just wonderfully evil? I still want to know how Dumbledore got the centaurs not to kill her, though. I mean, hours must have passed between them dragging her off into the forest and Dumbledore going to rescue her. So what were they doing to her all that time?

<3 Grawp. Total plot device, but cute, so I can forgive him that.

How cool was the twins' exit? And so fitting with their characters - they were never going to just get their certificates and leave quietly, really, were they? But poor Lee, having to stay there for the rest of the year while his partners in crime went off and made lots of money.

Neville rocks. He so totally does. I love that he's finally reaching his full potential, and I love that he could have been the Boy Who Lived. The prophecy was slightly disappointing, because I worked out what it would be and who would have made it years ago, but the inclusion of Neville made up for it. That scene in St Mungo's made me cry.

Dean/Ginny! Ahhhh! OK, it was only a throwaway line, and it might just have been Ginny winding Ron up, but it might not. And either way, we have more canon validation than a lot of the ships on SCUSA. That had me grinning and bouncing, in spite of all the angst that went before it.

Oh, and <3 the pureblood inbredness. Everyone related to everyone else - literally! I should have seen that coming, I guess. But I wonder if that includes the Potters? I'm sure they were pureblood, but Sirius very conspicuously didn't mention them when he was telling Harry about it. And I'm going to have to upload a new version of Remember Us, because I named Mrs Lestrange Nimue...

That's all I can think of for now. More posts may follow later.
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From:paranoidkitten
Date:June 22nd, 2003 - 07:51 am
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I'm so amused by the purebloodness because I keep thinking of those people who have written Sirius/Narcissa and are now going to feel ohsodirty.

Didn't care much about Grawp. Yeah, he was there. Yadda yadda, let's move on.

And as for the death thing - I know! I was scared it was going to be McGonagall, and then Hermione, and then... waaaah. Sirius. It's very very upsetting.
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From:canaa
Date:June 22nd, 2003 - 07:58 am
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Oh, and <3 the pureblood inbredness.

I know - I was sitting there -dying- that whole scene.

But god! That sounded so... so -fanfic-, really, Sirius-dear being pretty much the one good apple in a barrelfull of rotten black ones. [ducks the, er, rotten fruit... argh, the bad jokes are piling up!] And having an ancestral home with a house-elf and everything, and psycho relatives hung on the walls, etc... Man.

Well, Rowling -did- say some fans came up with some astonishingly accurate guesses. [snerk] What does she read fanfic in her spare time?

(Oh, and I didn't cry when Sirius.. yeah... but only because I'm denying it as hard as I possibly can. He's -not- dead. He'll turn up again. Even if I have to pencil it into the margins, dammit!
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From:randomfrog
Date:June 24th, 2003 - 04:35 pm
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Sirius-dear being pretty much the one good apple in a barrelfull of rotten black ones.

Not *entirely* black, really - and not just in the sense that everyone, including me, seems to love the really evil purebloods *coughLuciuscough* - but Phineas Nigellus was quite cool, and not even that horrifying Ev0l.
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From:jig
Date:June 22nd, 2003 - 10:54 am
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Tonks rocks my socks, but I definately thought Arthur Weasley was going to die. I was going "NOOO! NOT ARTHUR!"
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From:eilanhp
Date:June 23rd, 2003 - 12:53 am
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Yes, Neville was great in OotP. Bring the 'alternative prohecies' (with Neville instead of Harry) on!
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From:toft_froggy
Date:June 23rd, 2003 - 04:03 am
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You know, I was sure that the Potters were purebloods too, but my brother assures me not. Ah well. I guess JKR was trying to avoid the incest factor of Sirius/James *g*

And Ginny is SO getting together with Harry. It's what Ron wants, it's what Ginny wants (deep down), it's what everybody wants!
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From:bluemoon02
Date:June 23rd, 2003 - 04:51 am
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Never mind the Potters...I wanna know if he's related to Snape
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From:fuunsaiki
Date:June 23rd, 2003 - 04:02 pm
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Well, Lily was Muggle-born and no one knows about James but... actually, now I type this, I think the Potters were pureblood. XD Perhaps not *pure* pureblood? No one knows for certain. Except JKR.

(Hi, I'm just browsing your journal 'cos I saw you're British too. Yes, I'm that easily pleased. XD *waves*)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:June 23rd, 2003 - 04:08 pm

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From:thistlemeg
Date:June 25th, 2003 - 08:12 am
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So what were they doing to her all that time?

*cackles* Now there's a plot bunny...