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  • #1003985
    YW Moderator-42
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    JKR once complained about fans using the nickname “Voldy”. She said something like it makes him sound like a big fluffy teddy bear and fans should realize that he is seriously evil and dangerous.

    So I found it funny that she had Peeves use that term at the end:

    We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the one, And Voldy’s gone moldy, so now let’s have fun!”

    to which Ron remarks:

    Really gives a feeling for the scope and tragedy of the thing, doesn’t it?

    #1003986
    Luna Lovegood
    Participant

    42 – one of my favorite lines in the book.

    #1003987
    Logician
    Participant

    Please tell us you had a book open when you wrote that, or I will have to seriously doubt the “real life” of the mods which is often asserted here.

    #1003988
    Luna Lovegood
    Participant

    of course the mods don’t have a life – they spend all their time reading our posts and in mod 42’s case memorizing the Harry Potter books :):):)

    #1003989
    cinderella
    Participant

    So which character would I be?

    #1003990
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Did you just accuse me of having a life? I’m offended!

    For the record, I didn’t have the book open when I wrote that (I did have Google open though)

    #1003991
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Cinderella, you are Harry before his 11th birthday.

    #1003992
    cinderella
    Participant

    Aha. I’m trying to figure out what that implies…

    #1003993
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Nothing too deep. I’m just comparing the way the Dursleys treated Harry to the way Cinderella was treated by her stepmother.

    In terms of the shoe fitting, is it the shoe that chooses the girl?

    #1003994
    cinderella
    Participant

    Oh I get it. But yes, a shoe is like a wand. It had to look and feel good on you for you to buy it. A gorgeous shoe isn’t right for just anyone.

    #1003995

    If we’re doing HP, how about DWJ?

    Nah, I don’t expect to find any fellow fans on an American website.

    #1003996
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    What is that? Doctor Who?

    #1003997

    nope.

    Diana Wynne Jones. Authoress of many fantasy books. Ingenious.

    #1003998
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    By the way, welcome back! ^_^

    #1003999
    Logician
    Participant

    enjoyed them many years ago, but def. couldn’t play trivia…

    #1004000
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Oh, I actually know who that is. I have a friend who likes her. She keeps trying to get me to read them… ๐Ÿ˜›

    #1004001
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Well, if we’re talking British fantasy novelists…how about Terry Pratchett? Which Discworld character would you be? ^_^

    #1004002

    OOM: thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Logician: So did I, so you may be in my age range.

    Many of them have recently become available online.

    #1004003
    Logician
    Participant

    I keep trying to come up with a clearly-defined explanation for why i feel that the HP books don’t compare to many other great fantasy novels, but am not quite managing.

    The clearest differenc is that she didn’t really create a new world, in the sense of new concepts etc. – all the details of magic are really old known ones, and she just wove them together (the only real exception that comes to mind are horcruxes). So what ? So maybe its a different escape: You don’t go into a magical world, she brings magic into your world. Hmn…

    #1004004
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Logician – That’s gufa her gadlus. Anyone can make up new things, the kuntz is to be able to write a novel that works with all the old mythology.

    #1004005
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    I see there are no Discworlders here. That is a very big shame. ๐Ÿ™ You should all read the series because it is like 100x more awesome than Harry Potter. And even The Guide. Yes, it’s that good.

    #1004006
    Logician
    Participant

    1. No, not everyone can just make things up. There are very many terrible fantasy writers. Its a big talent to make up a new world, that readers will be drawn into.

    #1004007
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I think HP felt more “real” to people because it took place in our world and incorporated known legends into the world we know. So the readers can relate to the characters. Though at the end of the day, I don’t think anybody can purposely reproduce such a phenomena by studying what caused it. It was mostly mazel.

    I liked the Inheritance series because the magic all worked very scientifically and was explained well in a good story. I know many people think the characters are very stereotypical etc but I thought it was very well written and entertaining.

    Speaking of which, what happened to Toi?

    #1004008

    “because it is like 100x more awesome than Harry Potter”

    you may get lynched

    #1004009
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    But it’s truuuuuuuuuuuuuuue.

    #1004010
    Logician
    Participant

    Mod42 – I agree that’s prob. the popularity. I still think that overall it takes less talent.

    #1004011

    I picture crazybrit as a big fat person since their posts take up the entire page.

    #1004012
    Showjoe
    Member

    OneOfMany: i love Terry Pratchett. hes brilliant! and Hilarious! i just love his books. and it is more then 100 times better then HP

    #1004013
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Yeeeeeees a TP fan! I can’t wait for Dodger to come out! ^_^

    So which are your favorite Discworld books? Mine are Guards, Guards! and Making Money and Night Watch and Witches Abroad and Mort.

    #1004014
    mw13
    Participant

    ‘night watch’ defiantly makes it, ‘making money’ is also good. i also like ‘feet of clay’ and ‘reaper man’ (my first discworld book)and ‘hogfather’ and last but not least ‘Unseen Academicals’ also ‘going postal’. never read ‘Guards, Guards!’ ,’Witches Abroad’, and ‘Mort’. but they are all awesome.

    #1004015
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Ooh I love Reaper Man. Death + Auditors of Reality = epic adventures. ^_^

    Guys, can we start a CR Discworld fan club? With member rankings based on how many you’ve read so far. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1004016
    Showjoe
    Member

    mods i by mistake posted on my brothers account this post

    “‘night watch’ defiantly makes it, ‘making money’ is also good. i also like ‘feet of clay’ and ‘reaper man’ (my first discworld book)and ‘hogfather’ and last but not least ‘Unseen Academicals’ also ‘going postal’. never read ‘Guards, Guards!’ ,’Witches Abroad’, and ‘Mort’. but they are all awesome.”

    could u do something thanks

    #1004017
    Showjoe
    Member

    sure OneOfMany, so far i have 14 and in middle of 15

    #1004018
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Aha! I am at 27. So I will be president and you will be vice president.

    Soooo…do we have a treasurer? ^_^

    #1004019
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Bump in the afternoon.

    #1004020
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    I’m trying to think of how I picture people. I guess I really don’t.

    And Harry Potter is great. My favorite characters are Dumbledore, Snape and Hermione. I don’t like JK Rowling as a person so much (although she’s done the best she could from where she comes.)

    #1004021
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    I’m trying to think of how I picture people. I guess I really don’t.

    lol I don’t either. Like, in real life, a friend ask me if their parent or whatever looks like I imagined, and I’ll be like, “Uh…” And the funny thing is I am ordinarily a visual person. hmm

    #1004022
    just my hapence
    Participant

    I’ve read every single TP, twice. Guess that makes me president for life…

    #1004023
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Aw shucks. And here I thought I was so cool… ๐Ÿ˜›

    So I get to be VP, showjoe is Treasurer, and Luna can be a trainee. ^_^

    #1004024
    Chortkov
    Participant

    Harry Potter is amazing – ??? ?? ????? ??!!

    #1004025
    ThePurpleOne
    Member

    ttly true.. i read all 7 books and have some of them almost memorized!! not kiddin.. only the first rlly..

    #1004026
    ThePurpleOne
    Member

    waaiiit soo i wana hear how e/o pictures me!!! lemme sit bak and smiile…

    #1004027
    Showjoe
    Member

    by the way, i have updated my tp collection im now in middle of 21, and 22 is already taken out of the library!

    and also does this club include all tp books or only discworld ones?because im not such a fan of his non-discworld books.

    #1004028
    Showjoe
    Member

    by the way, i have updated my TP collection im now in middle of 22, and 23 is already taken out of the library!

    and also does this club include all TP books or only discworld ones?because im not such a fan of his non-discworld books.

    #1004029
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    purplicious: I picture you as a Gumball. A purple one. ^_^

    Showjoe: Eeeeeeeexcellent. ^_^ (lol I better keep at it if I don’t want to get demoted again :P)

    My count does not include non-Discworld. I agree with you that they aren’t as good (Nation comes to mind) – with the exception of Good Omens, of COURSE (Terry Pratchett + Neil Gaiman = BEST BOOK EVER). I do have Dodger on my To-Read list – it sounds pretty good…

    ๐Ÿ˜›

    #1004030
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    lol I see you are suffering from some doublepostitis. If Dr. Goq or Syag were around, I’d say ask them for a prescription…I’m afraid you’ll have to tough it out. ๐Ÿ˜›

    #1004031
    Showjoe
    Member

    OOM: well it a good thing u dont count them because i started reading one and it wasnt good (now that u mention it, it might have been /Nation/ (remember mods?)) so i would prefer if they weren’t counted.

    P.S. if u look carefully my 2 posted are different. one says i read 21 books, and one says i read 22 books; the first time i miscalculated.

    purplicious: how about u,did u count non-discworld books?

    for next post :whats that got to do with enything?

    #1004032
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    FYI, purplicious is not gumball as far as I can tell.

    #1004033
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    lol didn’t really think so…just sounds a lot like her. ๐Ÿ˜›

    #1004034
    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I picture purplicious as Ginny with purple hair.

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