Saturday, July 14, 2007

Harry Potter phenomenon

Going to go check out Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix tomorrow with the chickens. Ought to be a good time. I warned them it will be dark. But they seem to be okay with that. The older two chickens have read the book. Baby chicken? Not yet. So I did some warning about Harry's punishment by Umbridge. I remember being highly pissed when I read it in the book. I really just wanted to stab her with that damn pen. *grins*

And then we're all waiting for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. *rubbing hands together*
I'm not digging this whole "three characters die" thing. But it's not my baby. It's J.K. Rowling's. So I will take the story she has written and appreciate it for what it is. But I do want to add that I may not be pleased with it. We'll see how that pans out.

I don't like main characters dying. Especially seven books in. By God! We've built a relationship. I know their likes and dislikes. They walk, talk, and breathe in my mind. So to kill them off is painful. Then again...I read somewhere that Rowling holed up in a hotel for three days and cried the entire time she finished the book.
Don't blame her a bit.
So I'll wait along with the rest of the world and hope to God that my favorites make it to an epilogue or something similar in Deathly Hallows.

As for main characters dying...I read an article about that in Romantic Times Magazine. Some writers do it as matter-of-factly as writing the "sky was blue." I couldn't. I can't. Though I may, at times, injure, torture, or maim one. *shrug* You know.
But their heart is still beating.

I tend to become highly irritated at the killing of main characters.
Your thoughts?


Tori Lennox said...

I hear ya, sister! I was already pissed when she killed off Sirius Black. I loved that poor, tortured man!

Lyvvie said...

Now - just so you know. She holed up in the top suite at the Balmoral hotel which is tres grande and really was a freaking holiday for her. WHERE once she finished the book, she graffitied on the marble bust saying she'd finished the book there.

I'm sure between swills of free brandy and typing, looking out at the grande views of Edinburgh she cried a little - but not exactly a depressive episode either.

And what's this THREE CHARACTERS shit? I read only two...and we know Voldemort is one of them. We do. Don't we. Yes Ma'am. (I think Hagrid is the other...sad.)