Amph Diagon Alley: The Official Harry Potter Thread

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

  1. Volderon Force Ghost

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    Exactly, just like with the Malazan series. Steven Erikson did his series and now Ian C. Esslemont is writing in the Malazan world.

    So much untapped potential! There are stories literally waiting to be to be told in this universe.
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  2. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    Given what a fine mess the EU is now, I'm not sure that's a good idea.

    Or, at the very least, JK Rowling can do what KA Applegate did for Animorphs and have ghostwriters do the work provided that JK stays completely in charge. It's obvious that she still has tons of ideas but likely can't muster up the energy to put them in another book.

    But if we can't get actual story books, I'd be totally cool with them releasing more "in-universe" books. Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch Through the Ages and Beedle the Bard were all just magnificent. I'd like to see more stuff like Hogwarts: A History, A History of Magic, any of the Rita Skeeter books, or perhaps books written by the characters themselves.
  3. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Hmmm.....like maybe a biography of Dumbledore? I'd read that.
  4. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    A series following the first Wizarding War would be fun.
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  5. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I didn't like what was done with his back story in DH, save the relationship with Grindelwald, so I'm not sure I would read it.
  6. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    A Marauder series would be cool imo.
  7. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Their adventure at Hogwarts. With Rowling's humor infused throughout.

    Oh. Hell. Yeah.

    I keep coming back to this thread because I've been playing a lot of Lego Harry Potter lately; the short story came out just as I was really in the mood for more.
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  8. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    I need to finish those games.
    If she does that series I hope she doesn't make James a complete jerk. Yeah the OWLs scene was bad but that was one moment in time and we can't forget the becoming Animagus' thing.
  9. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Since the end of DH, I've always been certain that Rowling would never return to the world of witches and wizards with a book in which Harry is the main (or even a major) character. However, after reading that Rita Skeeter bit, I'm uncertain for the first time. It's that scar. The last time Harry Potter got a scar, it turned over a page and began a story anew that enthralled the entire world. Now Harry's got a new scar; on his face, at that... Yeah, sure, he's an auror and that's a tough gig, to say the least, but this is Harry we're talking about.
  10. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd rather a series that actually has the characters traveling around the wizarding world. Like, I wanna see what the wizarding world is like in North American, South American, African, Australian and Asian countries. Literal world building.
  11. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    That works too.
  12. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    JKR could easily write more books from the HP world. Here's a clue: they don't need to be novels! They can be collections of short stories that don't require large story arcs and convincing big baddies. She would have unlimited possibilities: The Marauders' adventures at Hogwarts, Harry & Co.'s life after Hogwarts, the adventures of Harry's children at Hogwarts... Anything! :)
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  13. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    And the winner of the third place match in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore between USA and Japan is...

    Show Spoiler
    Japan 330, USA 120

    Dangit.

    Still though, it seems that Potterverse is treating the USA going to the Semis in the QWC as a really big deal so there's that at least. I do raise my eyebrows though at JK Rowling misspelling Hou-Hou as "Hoo-Hoo".:005:


    The final match between Brazil and Bulgaria is scheduled for Saturday. And after hearing of what happened in the real life World Cup, at least Brazil is doing good in a World Cup.:p
  14. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Us fan want novels :p
  15. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Me no understand the language of your tribe...
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  16. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I think the lure of that second or third $billion is going to bring us another Potter universe books series before the decade is out. Warner Brothers probably drop ships Rowlings a pallet of $100 bills every month or so just to remind her.
  17. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    There's that Fantastic Beasts trilogy coming up for a start. But I'm really on the fence on an actual new book series coming out. As much as I enjoy Harry Potter and will buy any book that's related to their universe, JK seems content with all the Pottermore stuff, and she can do it for free without being accused of money-grubbing.
  18. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    My son just told me that his favorite character is Mad-Eye Moody.

    I am so damn proud. :D

    I'm partial to Fred and George myself but...Mad-Eye.
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  19. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Mad-Eye is great, but it's hard to divide what we know about him between the real Mad-Eye and the impostor. Barty did a good job, but would the real Mad-Eye have transformed Malfoy into a ferret or shouted CONSTANT VIGILANCE at everyone? They are the two things he is most remembered of, but were they Moody things?
  20. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    No on constant vigilance, yes on the Malfoy transformation, but no to actually bouncing him around.

    And total no to AKing that spider.

    That's my head-canon anyway.

    "Twitchy little ferret, aren't you, Malfoy?"
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  21. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Mad-Eye's awesome! So underrated. But I was sort of conflicted about him after reading the books -- was it the fake Mad-Eye who was actually awesome, or the real one? He's sort of a conundrum... I remember rereading the fake one's scenes years after Goblet of Fire came out because the Real Mad-Eye's personality in the later books really wasn't so different from Fake Mad-Eye. I mean yeah, Fake was a wacko, but he had his moments and Real could be pretty harsh sometimes.

    Edit: screw you @Lugija! You stole my post!:p
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  22. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Yeah, I didn't see a whole lot of difference between GoF Mad-Eye and OOTP Mad-Eye. GoF Mad-Eye had to be as close to the real one in personality to fool Dumbledore.
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  23. Lugija Force Ghost

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    But I'm very certain that Real wouldn't have had as showy Unforgivables lesson. Definitely no Crucio before Neville, Mad-Eye was very casual of casualties but he would have known better. And while Fake got his way with Dumbledore about cursing the students Real may not have been adamant about it.

    Well we know nothing of behind the scenes about those things. Besides: "Putting children in unnecessary danger for sport? Oh dear, what would Dumbledore do?"
  24. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    The 2014 QWC is over, but thankfully you don't need to sign up on Pottermore to read up what happened. It was "live" updated on both there and the Insider website too.

    http://insider.pottermore.com/2014/07/the-final-of-2014-quidditch-world-cup.html

    Start from the first Ginny note and work your way up. While Ginny does the actual reporting on the match, Rita does the gossipy stuff and provides more info on the characters.
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  25. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    The guy who played Fenrir Greyback died in a hiking accident.