Friday, 3 May 2013

HP Friday: Homicidal Author Strike Again


Well, it's happened, and I have no weeps left to weep. It's a sombre Harry Potter Friday, and Alice at Reading Rambo has brought us all together for a good old fashioned group-cry. Spoilers for all.

Bring it in, kids.

That freaking cave, you guys. How horrifying. And Draco, Draco who was almost ready to accept Dumbledore's help. Everything happened and Dumbledore fell and Snape gave away his sad, awful duty with his "DON'T CALL ME A COWARD," and I was fine, I wasn't crying. And then, as Harry walked toward the tower with Hagrid, "Harry heard Hagrid's moan of pain and shock." Then I cried. Then I cried all the way to the bank.

Hey, ho, while we're sad, look at this other sad thing I found:


EVERYBODY DIES AND I QUIT HARRY POTTER. At least in the movie you're distracted by the astounding awful badness that is Harry and Ginny kissing.

What is that? They look like they're both thinking,
"Just get through this. Ewewewewewewewewew."

Alright, this is deteriorating quickly. Leave on a positive Ginny note? Romilda asks her whether it's true that Harry has a hippogriff tattooed on his chest, and Ginny says no. It's a Hungarian Horntail.


One more thing: After Harry's last lesson with Dumbledore, are we any closer to figuring out why Voldemort chose a muggle diary as his first horcrux? 

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for that awk gif of Harry & Ginny kissing. I need some laughs after thinking about Hagrid's pain when Dumbles is gone.

    Was the diary Riddle's when he was at Hogwarts? Or did I make that part up to explain why he'd used a diary?

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    1. Maybe? And he magically erased any writing he'd done in it?

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  2. You weren't crying until Hagrid cried? I was crying from Dumbledore saying he felt safe with Harry to... well, the end, basically. God, there was some awful snuffly crying.

    YOU HAVE JUST ADDED EXTRA MEANING TO SNAPES WOOOOORDS! I missed that one. Ohhh, Snape! *cries some more*

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    1. Agh, when Dumbledore said he was safe because he was with Harry, yeah, that was rough.

      Oh, Snape! You are such a sad man.

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  3. I thought it was interesting that of all the Order members, Hagrid was the only one who questioned, if only at first, that Snape killed Dumbledore. All of the others were, like, "yeah, we should have seen that one coming."

    I cried when Dumbledore says that he's not worried, he's with Harry, but that's because I knew what was coming. After that, I was so obsessed with seeing the subtext of the next few scenes that I didn't cry until Fleur has her moment and lets Molly have the what-for. THEN I lose it.

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    1. Holy good gravy, that is a really point about Hagrid vs the other Order members. Woah. I think that shows you how deep-down loyal Hagrid was to Dumbledore -- more than anyone else was.

      Agh, Molly and Fleur! The last part of this books is just rough all over.

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  4. Oh god, I had forgotten their awkward kiss! I absolutely need to rewatch this film ASAP.

    Sirius :''''''''(
    (when I cry my face gets really long, hence the term why the long face.)

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    1. That kiss is the worst thing that has ever happened on camera.

      LONG FACE!

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  5. UGH POOR HAGRID. My heart totally broke for him.

    Ginny is the best.

    I think Voldy used the diary to test out making his first Horcrux, and to purposely maybe use it to open the Chamber of Secrets again (as his 16-year old self blabbed in the 2nd book). I don't think he actually used the diary as a diary... it seemed like it was just a journal or planner that he decided to use. Maybe he thought that was a clever way to hide it? Kind of like using an old shoe or something?

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    1. Ooooh, I buy that reasoning, especially as it was his first one.

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  6. Wait, is Harry making out with Ginny's cheek or is it just a bad angle? ALSO in the movie I was so annoyed that they had Ginny hide the book in the room of requirement because um, that's important later and you are MESSING IT UP. Ugh.

    I think Riddle used the diary because it was something someone would write in and he could possess them more easily than if he chose, say, a hairbrush. Then he could only possess some kid's hair. IDK.

    It's a good thing Riddle only chose one random object as a horcrux -- can you imagine how much of a flop the seventh book would be if they spent months sorting through piles of old quills or examining toothbrushes?

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    1. RIGHT? UGH.

      Hahaha, possessed hair. I think we all feel like our hair is possessed, sometimes. "Why are my bangs bent at a 90 degree angle??"

      Thank god Voldey was so snooty re: horcrux selection.

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  7. I was REALLY surprised with myself that I did NOT cry reading the last few chapters. I was very heavy...and sort of irritable for the rest of the night. And then I picked a fight with my husband and cried because I couldn't find an envelope. I'm not very good at dealing with my emotions.

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    1. Oh, Meg! The sads, they get us all. The end of this book really does wreck your day. Sorry, Meg's husband. Blame JKR.

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  8. Oh the thing with Harry and Ginny in the movie is so awful, it's the absolute worst, it's so awkward and terrible. But I don't think movie Ginny is nearly as awesome as book Ginny. Movie Ginny doesn't do awesome stuff and kick ass in the manner of book Ginny.

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    1. It's really too bad. Because I think it's possible that actress Ginny has it in her to play a badass, but the scripts didn't give her a chance. But the chemistry between her and Harry in the movie, I don't know if that could be fixed. That was fuh-lat.

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