Thursday, August 16, 2007

Harry, post mortem


I called it. I called it when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ended. I said that Harry would have to die to save the world...the world being the wizarding world in this case. But, I did not think that Harry would come back to defeat Voldemort. That was pretty kool.

Second, I knew that Severus Snape was a good guy! Sucks that he died at the end, but he sure was a trooper. I really liked how JK wrote in all of the memories that Snape had, wrapping everything up real nice to end the books.

Third, I called out the fact that there was going to be a huge fight. Pretty much the Death Eaters vs. everyone else. And there sure was. The last battle was pretty long and spanned like 4 chapters or so.

The whole Deathly Hallows integration to the Harry Potter story was excellent. The Horcruxes and the twist at the end was excellent. Dumbledore not being as virtuous as we thought he was was excellent. Hermione and Ron getting together was kind of a given...but the playful flirting during the book gave some comic relief. The fact that so many important characters in the book died, was really excellent.

I could have however, done without the 19 years later. That was ehhh. I'm sure that that was JK's way of giving closure to everything.

I wonder what JK will include in her next book. I heard that it was going to be like a Hogwarts History book...maybe like Hogwarts: A History, by Bathilda Bagwald.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

is harry voldemort?

So I just finished another round of chapters, the latest being Bathilda's secret. And it threw me in for a loop at the end of the chapter when Harry started tripping out after Nagini attacked him.

But, it also someone supports my theory that maybe Harry does things unconsciously. I also think that I might be reading and interpreting the book wrong. But whatever.

More chapters!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Is Harry Tyler Durden?

So I've just completed "The Thief" chapter. It looks like Harry was able to see what Voldemort was doing to Gregorovitch, the wand maker. I did notice though, that when Voldemort was talking to Gregorovitch, he was talking in third person. What if somehow, Harry is the person that is torturing these people? In some way, shape or form, what if he disapparates, and unconsciously does these horrible things to people, only to think that it's Voldemort? Or what if he doesn't even disapparate, he just somehow magically doubles himself so that there is an unconscious Harry and a conscious Harry at the same time. It's very far fetched, but it could be a possibility.

Also, I think that the person that stole whatever Voldemort is trying to get from Gregorovitch was Lockhart. He was the Professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts in Harry's second year. And what if the thing he stole is already a Horcrux, and that's why Voldemort is trying to get it back???

This is the shit

JK Rowling knows how to end chapters. For reals.

I've swayed from my 2 chapters/day diet, and am up to 4. I can't help it...the end to each chapter makes you read the next one.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Harry Potter reflecting real life

I just had this crazy theory. It looks like there are a lot of train wrecks lately, especially with female celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, etc. and there are also some pretty bad catastrophes happening like this bridge going down in Minneapolis, and this other bridge collapsing in Northern California.

Now if you remember back in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the first chapter or two had to do with the "other minister." The book actually took you more into the real/muggle world by introducing the Prime Minister of Britain into the story. And in that chapter, the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, advised that the war in the magical world was bleeding over to the muggle world. Bridges collapsing, typhoons happening, and heavy fog were all reprecussions of the war going on in the wizarding world. In addition, Death Eaters were putting more and more people under the Imperius Curse, having them do things that they would not normally do.

To tie this back to current news...what if there really was a wizarding world? And what if it was really hidden in plain sight? This is going to sound like a stretch, but what if to Muggles like us, Harry Potter was a best selling book written by JK Rowling about a boy wizard and his journies, but in reality, Harry Potter was more like an almanac or documentary of what is really going on in the world, but hidden in plain sight. What if the bridge collapsing in Norcal and Minnesota were consequences of a battle. And what if there are wizards and witches living among us, that are being hunted by Death Eaters. What if Lindsay Lohan's ex-assistant's mom is a public figure in the wizarding world, but Lindsay is under some kind of Imperius Curse that makes her try to harm this lady? The list can go on and on...

Nuts? Probably.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Harry Potter Notes

I've read up to Chapter 5 on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This will be a frequent journal documenting my speculations, theories, guesses and whatever else that I can think of. If the first five chapters of this book are an indication of how the rest of the book will turn out, it should be the shit. There has already been a battle and death.

So far, I think that Dumbledore is dead, but I think that he can still communicate with Harry. At the end of book 5, Voldemort was able to possess Harry. I think Dumbledore will be able to do something similar to that whether it is using Harry as a host, or simply communicating with him. Maybe even Sirius can do it too.

Thus far, Snape looks to be on the Death Eaters side. He's attacked the Order and he's already shared vital information to what the Order plans to do. But I think somewhere in the end, he'll eventually be on the side of the Order...maybe at the end when there's a showdown with Voldemort.

Harry has been pretty bad ass so far. And I think Lupin has been too. The whole seven Harry Potter's chapter was intense.
I'm limiting myself to 2-3 chapters a day. I want to savor this one.