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2012-04-12 01:49:44 PM
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2012-04-12 01:50:43 PM

OnlyM3: FTA
The Harry Potter writer revealed in February that she was working on the book, and said it would be "very different" from her previous material.
Ah, so this book will be well written, coherent, and original ?



Fewer plot-hole inducing introductions like Time Turners.

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And hopefully fewer references to Centaur rape.
 
2012-04-12 01:53:58 PM

semiotix: I don't care how smutty she makes this, I'm still not over my rage about how she expected us to believe that farking teenagers with farking magical powers didn't use them farking exclusively for the farking purpose of facilitating farking.

"Harry, this invisibility cloak will help you defeat Voldemort! Or we could just use it to camp out in the girls' shower room."

"Harry, this polyjuice potion will let us impersonate members of Slytherin House, so that we can find out what Draco Malfoy is up to! Alternatively, we could use it to impersonate girl Slytherins, preferably in their shower room."

"Harry, we must destroy the Sorcerer's Stone. I'm sure you can see that it's too much power for any one wizard to have. However, on the plus side, I'd be happy to teach you a memory charm, which will make all the girls forget about what just went down in their shower room."

/FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU


That's what fan fiction's for. You need to read some of the gems concerning Harry Potter that get posted on Topless Robot's Fan Fiction Fridays. I don't recommend you start with Squick though.

Also, she probably kept it clean since all the Christians were trying to burn her books for being too satanic, so to add explicit sexy times into the mix would have caused too much of an uproar and would have killed book sales due to all the "think of teh childruns!" people. They only tolerate Twilight because Bella and Edward wait until they're married, and she doesn't get an abortion.

There was an article a few weeks back about the disturbing things in Harry Potter, courtesy of Cracked, and in the 3rd film, they have a bit of an Easter Egg in the credits where the Marauder's Map clearly shows two students farking.
 
2012-04-12 01:56:00 PM

Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.


Yay, English major thread time! My time as an English major taught me a lot of hate towards authors should really be redirected towards literary critics, professors and some overly vocal fans. I got tired of Tim Obrien in college, but you know what? It's not his fault he's over-taught. I also think Rowling is ok. Just ok. Her popularity isn't proportionate to her talent, but should I care? It's not her fault a gazillion people have turned her into some sort of literary goddess. Let people think what they think. There's no point in getting furious over the opinions of others when they will do you absolutely no harm.

/hope her idea of an adult novel is more than a young-adult novel with adult characters
//we shall see
 
2012-04-12 01:57:10 PM

iheartscotch: Ok; I guess all of you are mad that you haven't received your exceptance letter from hogwarts yet.



Wouldn't sending out exceptance letters give away their presence to the Muggles?
 
2012-04-12 01:59:29 PM

BigNumber12: iheartscotch: Ok; I guess all of you are mad that you haven't received your exceptance letter from hogwarts yet.


Wouldn't sending out exceptance letters give away their presence to the Muggles?


Of course not. It is delivered by owl to the recipients hands. Muggle Parents are apparently allowed to know about Hogwarts but aren't able to tell anyone about it.
 
2012-04-12 02:00:48 PM
Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.
 
2012-04-12 02:02:57 PM
I like Rowling because of her sense of humor. Her books make me laugh in a way other books do not. IN that regard they are damn good. The characters are lovable, the plot is interesting, the story arcs span multiple books, and for the most part are all tied up well. She's doing a hell of a lot better than so many writing teams in this world. So, who gives a shiat if it's "kids books" or not "complicated enough." Or what ever literary snob excuse you want to use to tear the woman's writing down. Her books are enjoyable and She's rich biatches!

Hater's gonna hate!
 
2012-04-12 02:03:13 PM

BigNumber12: iheartscotch: Ok; I guess all of you are mad that you haven't received your exceptance letter from hogwarts yet.


Wouldn't sending out exceptance letters give away their presence to the Muggles?


They wouldn't send exceptance letters to everyone. And the postal service wouldn't notice; as wizards use owls.

/ yes, I don't get out much
 
2012-04-12 02:04:51 PM
Imagine what spoof films the porn industry will create using a variation of "The Casual Vacancy" as a title.
 
2012-04-12 02:05:24 PM
I thought it was, "Harry Potter and the Billions of Dollars".
 
2012-04-12 02:05:54 PM

OhioUGrad: Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.


Yes. Huge success. The movies just intensified it.
 
2012-04-12 02:06:29 PM

Klippoklondike: I also think Rowling is ok. Just ok. Her popularity isn't proportionate to her talent, but should I care? It's not her fault a gazillion people have turned her into some sort of literary goddess. Let people think what they think. There's no point in getting furious over the opinions of others when they will do you absolutely no harm.


Sometimes it's not the writing itself that matters, but the concept. Rowling created one of the most interesting settings in a long while, with some pretty good characters to go in it. No, her writing isn't dense, beautiful prose, and some of it's fairly cliche. But there's a lot of stuff out there far worse. And while I love great writing, sometimes a great story is much more important. In fact, it usually is.
 
2012-04-12 02:06:32 PM

Carth: BigNumber12: iheartscotch: Ok; I guess all of you are mad that you haven't received your exceptance letter from hogwarts yet.


Wouldn't sending out exceptance letters give away their presence to the Muggles?

Of course not. It is delivered by owl to the recipients hands. Muggle Parents are apparently allowed to know about Hogwarts but aren't able to tell anyone about it.


My take is; they are betting that, even if the parents blabbed, no one would believe them. Also, the ministry of magic can go after them for breaking the international statute of secrecy.
 
2012-04-12 02:07:13 PM

Nightsweat: OhioUGrad: Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.

Yes. Huge success. The movies just intensified it.


The movies suck donkey dick. It bugs me when people see the movies only. It really does.
 
2012-04-12 02:07:57 PM

Copper Spork: Has she had time to pay for writing lessons yet? I'll grant that she's nowhere near as awful as Stephanie Meyer, but if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative. Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.


People who earn hundreds of millions of dollars for being"awful" writers are on your list, huh? Enjoy your hatoraid.

/doesn't care for Meyers ir Rowling much either.
 
2012-04-12 02:08:44 PM

BohemianGraham: semiotix: I don't care how smutty she makes this, I'm still not over my rage about how she expected us to believe that farking teenagers with farking magical powers didn't use them farking exclusively for the farking purpose of facilitating farking.

"Harry, this invisibility cloak will help you defeat Voldemort! Or we could just use it to camp out in the girls' shower room."

"Harry, this polyjuice potion will let us impersonate members of Slytherin House, so that we can find out what Draco Malfoy is up to! Alternatively, we could use it to impersonate girl Slytherins, preferably in their shower room."

"Harry, we must destroy the Sorcerer's Stone. I'm sure you can see that it's too much power for any one wizard to have. However, on the plus side, I'd be happy to teach you a memory charm, which will make all the girls forget about what just went down in their shower room."

/FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

That's what fan fiction's for. You need to read some of the gems concerning Harry Potter that get posted on Topless Robot's Fan Fiction Fridays. I don't recommend you start with Squick though.

Also, she probably kept it clean since all the Christians were trying to burn her books for being too satanic, so to add explicit sexy times into the mix would have caused too much of an uproar and would have killed book sales due to all the "think of teh childruns!" people. They only tolerate Twilight because Bella and Edward wait until they're married, and she doesn't get an abortion.

There was an article a few weeks back about the disturbing things in Harry Potter, courtesy of Cracked, and in the 3rd film, they have a bit of an Easter Egg in the credits where the Marauder's Map clearly shows two students farking.


You mean this?
 
2012-04-12 02:11:52 PM

megalynn44: Nightsweat: OhioUGrad: Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.

Yes. Huge success. The movies just intensified it.

The movies suck donkey dick. It bugs me when people see the movies only. It really does.


Somewhat this! I enjoy the films, but people seriously need to read the damn books to see how the movies are lacking. I will say I'd rather people watch the Potter films instead of Twilight.
 
2012-04-12 02:12:11 PM

OhioUGrad: Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.


A big, holy farking yes. They set records in terms of sales and were being hailed as the books that would get youth interested in reading again.

If you had never heard of them before the movies, you were living under a rock. They were already gigantically popular and receiving massive amounts of press. Which is why the movies got such a heavy investment from the start- they were known to be a can't fail thing.

\If you don't know who peeves is, GTFO
 
2012-04-12 02:15:02 PM

BohemianGraham: megalynn44: Nightsweat: OhioUGrad: Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.

Yes. Huge success. The movies just intensified it.

The movies suck donkey dick. It bugs me when people see the movies only. It really does.

Somewhat this! I enjoy the films, but people seriously need to read the damn books to see how the movies are lacking. I will say I'd rather people watch the Potter films instead of Twilight.


While the Potter films were crap compared to the books (actually, I thought 5 on were pretty good, but if you didn't read the books you would have nowhere near the backstory to understand them), The story was at least still strong. With Twilight, everything about it is crap.

For that matter, I was nearly scared off of the hunger games books when I saw the Stephanie Meyer blurb.
 
2012-04-12 02:15:03 PM

OhioUGrad: Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.


You have something in common with Harry Potter fans. And, yes, the books were a big hit prior to the first film.
 
2012-04-12 02:15:39 PM

Cybernetic: I thought it was, "Harry Potter and the Billions of Dollars".


Harry Potter and the AIDS Virus.
 
2012-04-12 02:15:42 PM

altrocks:
You mean this?


Hmmm, they don't mention the heavy implication that Peter Pettigrew raped oh, whatshername, the one they kidnapped at the beginning of book 4 to get info out of..... There's a line in the book about Peter muttering something under his breath about what he did with her and Voldemort laughing mercilessly.

Yet another thing I appreciated about Rowling's writing. She was good at vaguely including way darker stuff.
 
2012-04-12 02:16:09 PM

OnlyM3: FTA
The Harry Potter writer revealed in February that she was working on the book, and said it would be "very different" from her previous material.
Ah, so this book will be well written, coherent, and original ?


Nothing is original.
 
2012-04-12 02:19:36 PM
I'm holding out for "Ginny, Hermione and harmless teenaged curiosity and exploration"
 
2012-04-12 02:20:47 PM
ftfa: "The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me," Rowling said.

Isn't this artist-speak for self indulgent project that nobody will like?
 
2012-04-12 02:21:39 PM
Is this where people try to talk about how much JK Rowling sucks without letting on that they've read all her Harry Potter books and know them by heart?

/Not a fan, No horse in race.
 
2012-04-12 02:24:10 PM

Display_Name: "Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war."

[www.imfdb.org image 450x326]

I hear Pagford is new Sandford.


Glad I'm not the only one who thought it sounded an awful lot like "Hot Fuzz".

/For the greater good.
 
2012-04-12 02:26:01 PM

iheartscotch: BigNumber12: iheartscotch: Ok; I guess all of you are mad that you haven't received your exceptance letter from hogwarts yet.


Wouldn't sending out exceptance letters give away their presence to the Muggles?

They wouldn't send exceptance letters to everyone. And the postal service wouldn't notice; as wizards use owls.

/ yes, I don't get out much


I agree, they wouldn't send out exceptance letters to everyone - only those whose applications were rejected. And if they were rejected from the school, that means they already knew about it, so they aren't tipping anyone off.

Acceptance letters, on the other hand...
 
2012-04-12 02:26:15 PM

mark_bert: ftfa: "The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me," Rowling said.

Isn't this artist-speak for self indulgent project that nobody will like?


Yes.

I am sure JK's "I'm so wealthy and powerful I can ignore an editor" will be as tight and awesome as when Orson Scott Card gained success after "Ender's Game" and "Speaker for the Dead". Who can deny the brilliance that he came out with for the rest of the series? The very tight and not at all meandering and self-indulgent "Xenocide" and "Children of the Mind"?

Fame wrecks good writers.
 
2012-04-12 02:28:10 PM

ObscureNameHere: mark_bert: ftfa: "The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me," Rowling said.

Isn't this artist-speak for self indulgent project that nobody will like?

Yes.

I am sure JK's "I'm so wealthy and powerful I can ignore an editor" will be as tight and awesome as when Orson Scott Card gained success after "Ender's Game" and "Speaker for the Dead". Who can deny the brilliance that he came out with for the rest of the series? The very tight and not at all meandering and self-indulgent "Xenocide" and "Children of the Mind"?

Fame wrecks good writers.


I wonder if the Ender's Game movie will be awesome or a total train wreck.
 
2012-04-12 02:29:00 PM

Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.


I'm a recovering English major. The trajectory we follow is similar to film students. For the first five years afterwards, your head is full of theory and technique and you feel compelled to deconstruct every damned thing you read. During this stage, anything less than insufferably dense novels that make Finnegan's Wake seem like light reading are going to be disparaged.

For the next five years, you can start to re-appreciate middle-brow books, but only if you can spot (or convince yourself that you've spotted) sophisticated techniques used in the text. This is the stage where you tell people that Popular Novel X is actually quite sophisticated because the author had a subtext that most people just won't get.

It's only after the ten year mark (if you're head isn't irredeemably stuck up your ass) that you finally remember that books are supposed to be enjoyable. At this point you can finally relax and enjoy the books that you like for no better reason than that you like them.
 
2012-04-12 02:30:09 PM

ObscureNameHere: mark_bert: ftfa: "The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me," Rowling said.

Isn't this artist-speak for self indulgent project that nobody will like?

Yes.

I am sure JK's "I'm so wealthy and powerful I can ignore an editor" will be as tight and awesome as when Orson Scott Card gained success after "Ender's Game" and "Speaker for the Dead". Who can deny the brilliance that he came out with for the rest of the series? The very tight and not at all meandering and self-indulgent "Xenocide" and "Children of the Mind"?

Fame wrecks good writers.


Hey, at least their finally making Ender's game a movie
 
2012-04-12 02:30:30 PM

cptjeff: BohemianGraham: megalynn44: Nightsweat: OhioUGrad: Was Potter a run away success before the movies started? I am not much of a reader and had obviously never heard of Rowling or Potter until the movies, and neither had most of the casual and hardcore readers I know.

Yes. Huge success. The movies just intensified it.

The movies suck donkey dick. It bugs me when people see the movies only. It really does.

Somewhat this! I enjoy the films, but people seriously need to read the damn books to see how the movies are lacking. I will say I'd rather people watch the Potter films instead of Twilight.

While the Potter films were crap compared to the books (actually, I thought 5 on were pretty good, but if you didn't read the books you would have nowhere near the backstory to understand them), The story was at least still strong. With Twilight, everything about it is crap.

For that matter, I was nearly scared off of the hunger games books when I saw the Stephanie Meyer blurb.


You too? I also almost didn't buy The Hunger Games because of Meyer's stamp of approval. I wonder how many people bought the book expecting a Twilight rehash and got their minds farked with the teenage slaughter and the mutts with dead kids eyes.

megalynn44: altrocks:
You mean this?

Hmmm, they don't mention the heavy implication that Peter Pettigrew raped oh, whatshername, the one they kidnapped at the beginning of book 4 to get info out of..... There's a line in the book about Peter muttering something under his breath about what he did with her and Voldemort laughing mercilessly.

Yet another thing I appreciated about Rowling's writing. She was good at vaguely including way darker stuff.


I need to re-read the 4th book now to confirm this. My friend and I seriously thought Harry was turning gay for Draco in the 6th book, with his unhealthy obsession with him.

"I want to see the place where Draco is coming secretly," or somethign along those lines.

Also, you can't forget about the dead girl perving on a 14-year old boy in the bathroom.
 
2012-04-12 02:31:05 PM

demonbug: I agree, they wouldn't send out exceptance letters to everyone - only those whose applications were rejected.



Ah, but one doesn't apply. Turning 11 is your 'application.'

/Ha!
 
2012-04-12 02:31:29 PM

Copper Spork: Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.


I found it amusingly incongruous, myself...

a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2012-04-12 02:34:03 PM

Carth: ObscureNameHere: mark_bert: ftfa: "The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me," Rowling said.

Isn't this artist-speak for self indulgent project that nobody will like?

Yes.

I am sure JK's "I'm so wealthy and powerful I can ignore an editor" will be as tight and awesome as when Orson Scott Card gained success after "Ender's Game" and "Speaker for the Dead". Who can deny the brilliance that he came out with for the rest of the series? The very tight and not at all meandering and self-indulgent "Xenocide" and "Children of the Mind"?

Fame wrecks good writers.

I wonder if the Ender's Game movie will be awesome or a total train wreck.


Well, is the lead actor a 6-10 year old boy?
No? Because Hollywood wouldn't know how to handle a child having the thoughts that Ender has?

Hmm.... maybe not 'trainwreck' but it certainly won't be "Ender's Game".
 
2012-04-12 02:35:19 PM
"Barry Fairweather, whose unexpected passing shocks the local villagers of Pagford"


Barry Fairweather? Pagford village?

sounds all kinda gay.
.
 
2012-04-12 02:36:47 PM

BohemianGraham: You too? I also almost didn't buy The Hunger Games because of Meyer's stamp of approval. I wonder how many people bought the book expecting a Twilight rehash and got their minds farked with the teenage slaughter and the mutts with dead kids eyes.


I can only hope a great many did. Katniss is a great character, and the kind of female lead I'd much prefer young girls read about.

I do think the series could have been tied up a bit better, but overall the series was a fun read.
 
2012-04-12 02:37:32 PM

cptjeff: I do think the series could have been tied up a bit better, but overall the series was a fun read.


Holy redundancy batman, that's redundant.
 
2012-04-12 02:38:59 PM

Carth: I wonder if the Ender's Game movie will be awesome or a total train wreck.


There's no way it will work. They'll have to soften and cut content until it's a shadow of its original self. I don't think they're ballsy enough to film the Bonzo fight scene.
 
2012-04-12 02:40:02 PM

demonbug: iheartscotch: BigNumber12: iheartscotch: Ok; I guess all of you are mad that you haven't received your exceptance letter from hogwarts yet.


Wouldn't sending out exceptance letters give away their presence to the Muggles?

They wouldn't send exceptance letters to everyone. And the postal service wouldn't notice; as wizards use owls.

/ yes, I don't get out much

I agree, they wouldn't send out exceptance letters to everyone - only those whose applications were rejected. And if they were rejected from the school, that means they already knew about it, so they aren't tipping anyone off.

Acceptance letters, on the other hand...


They would send exceptance letters to squibs.

/ how bout them enchanted apples?

// I keed, I keed
 
2012-04-12 02:41:32 PM
Also, this is probably a good thread to toss out a book idea- Lev Grossman's "The Magicians" and "The Magician King". An homage to both Harry Potter and Narnia, but the books are much more grown up and, while I often hate the implications of the word, literary. Also, explicit sex.
 
2012-04-12 02:41:44 PM

Display_Name: "Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war."

[www.imfdb.org image 450x326]

I hear Pagford is new Sandford.


First thing I thought of as well.
 
2012-04-12 02:43:26 PM

Leeds: [www.lolroflmao.com image 460x343]

// hot

// The link, that is...


I don't know, for an older, bald guy he is pretty hot.

Also, Rowling is looking good and aging a la Helen Mirren.
 
2012-04-12 02:44:04 PM

BigNumber12: Carth: I wonder if the Ender's Game movie will be awesome or a total train wreck.

There's no way it will work. They'll have to soften and cut content until it's a shadow of its original self. I don't think they're ballsy enough to film the Bonzo fight scene.


Hell, the legalities of filming that scene, at least as set in the book, would be a biatch, let alone the queasiness of the studios.
 
2012-04-12 02:44:07 PM

cptjeff: Also, this is probably a good thread to toss out a book idea- Lev Grossman's "The Magicians" and "The Magician King". An homage to both Harry Potter and Narnia, but the books are much more grown up and, while I often hate the implications of the word, literary. Also, explicit sex.


I loved the first one but found The Magician King only meh (with the possibility of the next book redeeming it). I think The Dresden Files capture the fun of Harry Potter even better again with more sex and violence.
 
2012-04-12 02:46:33 PM

i.r.id10t: I'm holding out for "Ginny, Hermione and harmless teenaged curiosity and exploration"


Throw Luna Lovegood in there, while you're at it. Her name is already pron ready.
 
2012-04-12 02:47:14 PM
Casual Vacancy?

What ? Are we talking about Subby's mom's vajajay?
 
2012-04-12 02:47:25 PM
Subby: JK Rowling announces new title, 'Harry Potter and the Casual Vacancy latest overhyped crap for the sheeple'

FTFY.
 
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