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Notes & observations from Book 7 - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Jul. 23rd, 2007

11:57 pm - Notes & observations from Book 7

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SPOILER SPACE
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First of all, that spoiler some idiot tried to spring on me (something about Hermione dying) turned out to be fake, ha ha ha neener neener.

Oh, and I read the first chapter while sitting in the mall, and when I'd only just gotten to page 2, some guy who looked a bit like Mr. Teavee from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) came up to me and said, "How much you pay for that book?" I told him, thirty dollars or whatever it was. He told me some other location I could have bought it at, which I didn't hear because the mall was so noisy, and he said, "You coulda gotten it for 40% off!" Well, fat lotta good that does me now, jerk. Anyway, I was more interested in supporting Murder By the Book, the store I got it at, than getting your Wal-Mart discount or whatever. Besides, what kind of Harry Potter fan are you if all you care about is the price? Begone, Muggle! Let me read my book in peace! I'll get more profound enjoyment out of it than you could ever hope to! It'll be worth every penny!

Now then, stuff that's actually in the book...

Actual line:
"Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry," said Hermione... - page 50

Somebody better tell Oliver Phelps (who plays George Weasley) he's gonna need cosmetic surgery! I believe they call it a vanGoghoplasty. - p. 73

I may have been raised by Muggles, but I wanna hear the story of Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump! - p. 135

Thicknesse:Voldemort::Bush:Cheney - p. 208

Ooo, Hermione's Patronus is an otter! I'd forgotten that. - p. 263

Not an actual line:
...asked Dirk. "You believe Snape killed Dumbledore?"
"What?! I haven't read book 6 yet!" said Ted. "OMG spoiler-cut!"
- p. 299

And now Harry's wand is broken! I'm starting to think J.K. Rowling just enjoys ruining Harry's life. - p. 348

First mention of the Deathly Hallows, p. 404. Suddenly I want to make a chart of how far into each book (by percentage of total length) its title object or character is first mentioned. Meh... too much work.

Actual line:
"Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them. Some wizards just like to boast that theirs are bigger and better than other people's." - p. 415

Aww... Dobby dies on pp. 475-6. That almost made me cry. Soooo... how long till the "DOBBY DIES ON PAGE 475 THERE I JUST SAVED YOU $35 AND 5 HOURS DURR HURR HURRRR" T-shirts come out?

I can just picture several actors from the movies reading this book and saying "Oh shit, I'm gonna die!... Oh well, it's the last one anyway." - p. 637

Snape just died serving Voldemort, and yet it's still up in the air whether he's good or evil! - p. 658

Huh. Snape was good after all. All those silly fangirls were right! Who knew? - all of chapter 33, pp. 659-690

James Potter: "I think I'd leave, wouldn't you?" Nice parallel to Draco Malfoy's first-ever appearance. - p. 671

Oshit, Harry's a Horcrux! - p. 686

2001: A Magic Odyssey - p. 706

Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived! And Then Died! And Then, er, Lived Some More! - p. 737

Harry as a grownup: Daniel Radcliffe oughta be old enough to play this by the time they film this. - p. 753

All was well. Yaaay! Time now to turn on the computer and write up all this stuff. - p. 759


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TRAILING SPOILER SPACE

Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied

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From:athelind
Date:July 24th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
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Amusingly, the DAY BEFORE I read Potter 7, I read Charles Stross's Accellerando, which ALSO has a "Waking Up In A Plain White Room" scene -- and the character explicitly references Kubrik.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 24th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
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Well, maybe... but did it have a whimpering flayed baby in it? I bet not! :}

But suddenly I want to parody the "waking up in a plain white room" concept. Maybe a guy wakes up in a plain white room, and it turns out that's just how he's decorated his bedroom, or something.
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From:darksasami
Date:July 24th, 2007 11:06 am (UTC)
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All I have to say about the book is that the Deathly Hallows weren't nearly as cool a band as I thought they were going to be.
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From:just_the_ash
Date:July 24th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm not surprised they broke up, what with Hermione always going off on long musical-theory arguments in the middle of rehearsal.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 25th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
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Aww, but they have that cool emblem! It's kinda Zosoish, y'know?

Edited at 2007-11-30 09:27 am (UTC)
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