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Amph Diagon Alley: The Official Harry Potter Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Kessel Runner, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I was 4 when i read the Philosopher's Stone when it came out in '97
     
  2. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    When you read it, or when it was read to you?
     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, that's a 5th grade level book.
     
  4. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    He may have been a child genius. But if so it's worn off, judging by his posts.
     
  5. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm sorry I'm still trying to get over the point that you were 4 in 1997. [face_plain]
     
  6. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I can't be the only one to start reading at a young age [face_laugh]
     
  7. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Reading at a young age? Absolutely, I was also reading when I was 4. But I was reading at that reading level. Harry Potter is too much for any kid of that age, and I call BS on you having read it then. And even if you did, I'm betting you didn't understand about 90% of the book; that's just not feasible. I was about 7 when it came out, and I still had it read to me. I don't think I read it myself until I was about 8 or 9, when I could actually handle a book that long on my own.
     
  8. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm an elementary school librarian and I've never met a 4-year-old who could read that level. Kindergarteners who could read Magic Treehouse, Bailey School Kids or Junie B. Jones (2nd to 3rd grade level books) are the highest level readers that age that I've encountered.
     
  9. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, every kid is different, my parents taught me to read at age 4 and the first Harry Potter book was one of them
     
  10. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I read at a young age too. I started to read HP when I was 8.
     
  11. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    I compared 2 Dumbledore again, Harris still is the significantly better one.
     
  12. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yup, he was more calm than Gambon
     
  13. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    I was 20 years old when I first read 'Philosopher's Stone'. I understood all the words and read it all by myself.
     
  14. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  15. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jeeze that's freaking amazing
     
  16. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Holy crap, that's awesome. :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  17. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Amazing. :cool:
     
  18. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    The fact that they also accurately built a whole bunch of rooms within the set recreating scenes from the books/films is icing on the cake. It's an incredible piece of work.
     
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  19. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Holy ****. That is AWESOME.
     
  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    So all around the locker room area there are motivational posters of Dumbledore with the line from the original movie that goes "it takes a lot of courage to stand up to your friends".

    On the poster though, it's the Michael Gambon Dumbledore when Richard Harris clearly said that line.

    :oops:
     
  21. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Fail big time
     
  22. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My latest read-through has taken me to the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban. That book and The Goblet of Fire are still my favorites (so many reads of them while waiting for the next one). And the climax is just great. Almost three chapters of just talking and they are some of Rowling's best writing.
     
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  23. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    The wheels within wheels plots and twists of POA are amazing. I like how we get to see James's friends and the history of the Marauder's. I like GOF for the epicness of it. Sure the whole plot was contrived but we expand the Wizarding World a great deal. Priori Incantatem is the best chapter of the whole series imo.
     
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  24. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I love those chapters in POA. My copy is horribly bent out of shape in that area from the number of time I've read it :p
     
  25. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Want.=P~