May 14, 2012 3:27 am at 3:27 am #1003985
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?May 14, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #1003986Luna LovegoodParticipant
42 – one of my favorite lines in the book.May 15, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am #1003987
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.May 15, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am #1003988Luna LovegoodParticipant
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 :):):)May 15, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am #1003989
So which character would I be?May 15, 2012 2:01 am at 2:01 am #1003990
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)May 15, 2012 2:04 am at 2:04 am #1003991
Cinderella, you are Harry before his 11th birthday.May 15, 2012 4:17 am at 4:17 am #1003992
Aha. I’m trying to figure out what that implies…May 15, 2012 6:48 am at 6:48 am #1003993
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?May 15, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #1003994
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.May 15, 2012 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm #1003995
If we’re doing HP, how about DWJ?
Nah, I don’t expect to find any fellow fans on an American website.May 15, 2012 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1003996
What is that? Doctor Who?May 15, 2012 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1003997
Diana Wynne Jones. Authoress of many fantasy books. Ingenious.May 15, 2012 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #1003998
By the way, welcome back! ^_^May 15, 2012 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #1003999
enjoyed them many years ago, but def. couldn’t play trivia…May 15, 2012 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #1004000
Oh, I actually know who that is. I have a friend who likes her. She keeps trying to get me to read them… 😛May 15, 2012 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1004001
Well, if we’re talking British fantasy novelists…how about Terry Pratchett? Which Discworld character would you be? ^_^May 15, 2012 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #1004002
OOM: thanks 🙂
Logician: So did I, so you may be in my age range.
Many of them have recently become available online.May 15, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #1004003
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…May 16, 2012 1:39 am at 1:39 am #1004004yitayningwutParticipant
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.May 16, 2012 1:59 am at 1:59 am #1004005
I see there are no Discworlders here. That is a very big shame. 🙁 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.May 16, 2012 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1004006
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.May 16, 2012 3:33 am at 3:33 am #1004007
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?May 16, 2012 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #1004008
“because it is like 100x more awesome than Harry Potter”
you may get lynchedMay 16, 2012 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #1004009
But it’s truuuuuuuuuuuuuuue.May 16, 2012 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1004010
Mod42 – I agree that’s prob. the popularity. I still think that overall it takes less talent.August 10, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #1004011Doodle-Man™Member
I picture crazybrit as a big fat person since their posts take up the entire page.August 12, 2012 2:06 am at 2:06 am #1004012
OneOfMany: i love Terry Pratchett. hes brilliant! and Hilarious! i just love his books. and it is more then 100 times better then HPAugust 12, 2012 4:00 am at 4:00 am #1004013
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.August 12, 2012 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #1004014mw13Participant
‘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.August 12, 2012 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1004015
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. 🙂August 12, 2012 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #1004016
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 thanksAugust 12, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #1004017
sure OneOfMany, so far i have 14 and in middle of 15August 13, 2012 1:25 am at 1:25 am #1004018
Aha! I am at 27. So I will be president and you will be vice president.
Soooo…do we have a treasurer? ^_^January 24, 2013 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #1004019
Bump in the afternoon.January 25, 2013 1:02 am at 1:02 am #1004020Torah613TorahParticipant
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.)January 25, 2013 1:24 am at 1:24 am #1004021
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. hmmJanuary 25, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am #1004022just my hapenceParticipant
I’ve read every single TP, twice. Guess that makes me president for life…January 25, 2013 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm #1004023
Aw shucks. And here I thought I was so cool… 😛
So I get to be VP, showjoe is Treasurer, and Luna can be a trainee. ^_^January 25, 2013 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1004024ChortkovParticipant
Harry Potter is amazing – ??? ?? ????? ??!!January 27, 2013 12:41 am at 12:41 am #1004025ThePurpleOneMember
ttly true.. i read all 7 books and have some of them almost memorized!! not kiddin.. only the first rlly..January 27, 2013 12:41 am at 12:41 am #1004026ThePurpleOneMember
waaiiit soo i wana hear how e/o pictures me!!! lemme sit bak and smiile…January 27, 2013 1:09 am at 1:09 am #1004027
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.January 27, 2013 1:10 am at 1:10 am #1004028
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.January 27, 2013 1:30 am at 1:30 am #1004029
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…
😛January 27, 2013 1:33 am at 1:33 am #1004030
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. 😛January 27, 2013 2:24 am at 2:24 am #1004031
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?January 27, 2013 2:25 am at 2:25 am #1004032
FYI, purplicious is not gumball as far as I can tell.January 27, 2013 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1004033
lol didn’t really think so…just sounds a lot like her. 😛January 27, 2013 2:34 am at 2:34 am #1004034
I picture purplicious as Ginny with purple hair.
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