as requested- A thread to discuss the outcome of the new HPWatch
I personally enjoyed it but was saddened by the death of poor padfoot *sigh*...if only the films were a small percentage of the books....(slight change of subject but nevermind)
Anyway...say what you will...
1) why exactly did petunia agree to take harry. what does "remember my last" mean
2) how has snape been helping the order and why does dumbledore trust him even though he was a death eater
3) why did dumbledore choose the centaur as the new teacher
there's many more but i cant remember right now...
i'm really curious as to who will be cast as Voldermot in the movies..
i loved book V + although it was dark, i found it so funny- just all the decrees and things like that.
i want to know why it was harry who the prophecy was about + not neville- how come voldemort knew which one to try and kill when they were a baby or is that part of the reason the longbottoms were attacked?
how come sirius ended up a 'goody' (for want of a better word) when his entire family were obviously 'baddies'?
can't wait for the next one... does anyone even know if/when she's starting it?
I liked to see the story develop, but to put the books into comparison, when i read book 4 and cedric died, i cried and cried. The tension was built up and i thought it was extremely well written, but when Padfoot died in this book, i barely noticed it, let alone get emotional about it.
I don't understand this Harry Potter thing at all...
About the prophecy, well Harry was half-blood, and so was Voldemort, so this makes it only possible for Harry to be the one, as he is Voldie's equal. Maybe it was luck that Voldemort attacked Harry, or maybe it was something that had to happen, and therefore it did. But then it's probably a totally different thing.
As for Sirius being good, while the rest of the family was bad, I don't really think there's a real reason. I'm guessing that he was the black sheep of the family. He was sorted into Gryffindor because of the good qualities he had, and got in with the right sort of crowd.
These are just my opinions to the questions.
I really did like the book, but the beginning was a little weird, as if it was written in a different style. I hated it when Sirius died, even though I could sort of see it coming the way Rowling portrayed him in the book, although was hoping I was wrong. He was one of my favourite characters. I also thought that Fred and George were brilliant in the book, and they left school with a bang.
What do you guys think will happen to Percy. I hated him in this book. He was a traitor and blind to the truth. I can't believe that he cut of ties with his family. At this point in the book, I believe that Ron might have been right. Percy might really have sent one of his family to the dementors, as he was as bad as Fudge. Do you think that he'll be accepted back by his family, as surely he knows the truth, and knows what an idiot he's been. I reckon that his parents would accept him, but it would be tough for his siblings to do so quickly.
And lastly (for now at least) d'you reckon Harry will die in book 7, cos Rowling's being totally mysterious about it. She might have a mini riot in her hands if she did so though.
I thought the book started off really well - it was well-written etc etc, BUT the end .... it just wasnt as twisty and suspensful as usual! I mean, when padfoot dies, I didnt feel convinced that he was truely gone. Somehow, Rowling didn't manage to evoke any feeling about his death as it happened. It was so sudden.. u know? only later when harry was looking thro his stuff & found the mirror did he realise (and onyl then was I convinced) that that was the end of padfoot. only then did i feel a pang of sadness. i mean he was the character that gave hope that harry would have some idea of a loving family *sniff*
Its sort of like Hitler innit? He loved blondes and blue eyed kids, when he was a short, tubby ugly man with a weird-ass moustache
I do get too involved in books sometimes. *ahem*
in My opinion book 5 rules.
Did Voldemort not know that Neville's parents had evaded him three times as well then? Cos he just went straight to try and kill Harry.
J K Rowling, BRING SIRIUS BACK!