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Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! #330313 07/22/07 08:18 PM
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Do not read this if you are planning on reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Harry dies and Hermione gets turned into Voldemort's personal house-elf. Ginny hooks up with Neville, and Luna hooks up with a Nargle, which turns out to be a shape-shifter.

Okay, that should take care of the people who like spoilers.

Why do my favorite stories keep doing this to me? Everyone has kids! Tonks and Lupin ... now, what was the point of that if JKR was just going to kill them off ... to make Harry the godfather so that he would take care of a child, right? WRONG! It seems like Harry never took care of Teddy.

And then Harry and Ginny get together - of course. But then they have three kids? And Ron and Hermione have two kids? And when, exactly, do we get to find out what kind of jobs these people have? I suppose that Ginny becomes a SAHM and looks down on Hermione for working at the Ministry or something. Because I don't think Hermione would give up her education to become a SAHM.

Of course, this is all purely speculation because we have no idea what they are like as adults. Considering that the epilogue centers around their children.

What a lousy epilogue, too. I didn't care anything about what was happening, and not because I'm CF. It didn't even seem like JKR even wrote that part herself!

I get that the kids are going off to school like their parents did, so it's kind of coming full circle.

But honestly, would Harry make the best parent? He was abused for 10 years of his life, he had no parental figures except Dumbledore (Sirius? BAH! He was never really "in" Harry's life.) I guess the Weasleys, but then that's kind of gross that he marries Ginny. I don't like her, anyway.

If we had to have an epilogue, couldn't it have been 10 years in the future instead of 19? Because then that would bring us up to present-day (Harry, Ron and Hermione were all born in 1980.)

I wonder if he still has his scar.

I did like that the Malfoys turned against Voldemort for the sake of their son. THAT I liked. Yes, Draco SHOULD come first before taking over the world.

I guess that's it.

Oh, and by the way, I KNEW Snape was on the good side. I can't wait until my husband gets to that part. He's on the couch reading it now. And that was just the point that I was saying to myself, well, I guess he really IS bad.

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Re: Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! [Re: lngilbert] #330321 07/22/07 09:06 PM
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I'm with you. I loved the book until I read the epilogue and it just felt like a sell out. Nothing about the careers that they had or the lives that they live, just their kids. I was really disappointed.

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A lot of people on different boards agree about the epilogue... surprise, surprise, my husband thought it was great, to show that "life goes on" and blah blah blah.

My ONLY friend who's finished so far agrees with me, though, that she would have liked to find out what their jobs were. We decided that Harry should have been the DADA professor, and Hermione should be minister or something, at the very least a professor. Ron, who knows?

Although, it would be pretty hard to be a professor at Hogwarts IF YOU'RE A PARENT! Maybe that's why Harry and Hermione aren't teachers.

I said maybe because they dropped out of school they are all living with the Weasley's, they've added additions to the Burrow because they have no money ... are there such things as wizarding GEDs?

But I guess everyone graduated that year, the war was their final exam or something.

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Re: Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! [Re: lngilbert] #330368 07/23/07 02:37 AM
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I cannot escape. Harry Freakin' Potter Mania is everywhere. Even here. Come on, guys. Leave one Rowling -free place on the planet, please?? Cussing and throwing things is the next step...

Sorry, I'm just HP7 -ed out. I'm not a fan. I'm just a poor schmuck who works in a bookstore. This crazy weekend would make the sweetest bookseller cuss and throw things. I just needed to vent.

By the way, just to keep up with my customers, I went to a New Zealand website on release day to skim the spoilers (Friday was a day sooner for them).


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Re: Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! [Re: M.B.] #330504 07/23/07 03:43 PM
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I was so going to post this as soon as i read the epilogue on saturday morning. I always wanted Harry to have a family and kids because he missed out on all that and he really wanted one, if of course he lived. I figured those that went on to teach at Hogwarts would be CF so everything would balance out.

But....
I wanted to know what they did with their lives. 7 books describing their growth, intellegence, courage... I wanted to know what they did with all that after they finished school. What happened to George now that fred is gone, what about Luna, what jobs did harry, ron, hermione, and draco have?

The family part would have made a nice few paragraphs but what else.

So far all of my friends agree and I'm the only CF one so I don't think this is just an opinion of people who are planning on not having kids.

Re: Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! [Re: Taitinfae] #330548 07/23/07 07:04 PM
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I agree- I liked that they carried on with family life but would really have liked to find out what *else*.

Although, if the author ever wants to start another series, she has the perfect "in" with that epilogue. The next generation of wizards, with the odd offhand reference to their parents and what they do...


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Re: Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! [Re: M.B.] #330678 07/24/07 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: myrabeth
I cannot escape. Harry Freakin' Potter Mania is everywhere. Even here. Come on, guys. Leave one Rowling -free place on the planet, please?? Cussing and throwing things is the next step...

Sorry, I'm just HP7 -ed out. I'm not a fan. I'm just a poor schmuck who works in a bookstore. This crazy weekend would make the sweetest bookseller cuss and throw things. I just needed to vent.

By the way, just to keep up with my customers, I went to a New Zealand website on release day to skim the spoilers (Friday was a day sooner for them).


I volunteered to help out my friend who runs a bookstore (I'm no HP fan either...it has never appealed to me). Never again. What is it about this book that brings out the total crazy in some people? And the parents who were there were encouraging their kids to be selfish (the bookstore had cupcakes, including "magic" cupcakes for prizes...and the parents encouraged their kids to eat 10 cupcakes or to take the wrappers off each one in search of the magic ones).

Re: Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! [Re: KarynJ] #330748 07/24/07 02:45 PM
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I don't get the Pottermania, either.

As long as we limit it strictly to labeled threads, though, I don't see the harm...they're easy to skip!



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Re: Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!! [Re: bonsai] #330752 07/24/07 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: bonsai
I don't get the Pottermania, either.

As long as we limit it strictly to labeled threads, though, I don't see the harm...they're easy to skip!


Exactly....if you're not interested, you don't have to read the thread! I am a Harry Potter fan, and just finished the book. I agree the epilogue was kind of lame, and it would have been more interesting to find out about the careers of the characters, rather than how many kids they had and the kids' names. Oh well....

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Originally Posted By: Cookiecody
it would have been more interesting to find out about the careers of the characters, rather than how many kids they had and the kids' names. Oh well....Cindy


Ick, sounds like the bible... blah blah blah beget Noah beget blah blah blah. So boring!


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