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23 July 2007 @ 09:18 am
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Some scattered thoughts...



Am I the only one who felt like she killed some of the people she did for no other reason than getting an emotional reaction from the readers? As opposed to the deaths being integral to the plot? Like Lupin and Tonks? Quoi le fuck!? Why even have them in the book. So pointless. They are going to be like how Wash was for me in Serenity. "Wait! Something happened to Wash?! I just remember them having a party! Punch and pie were served!"

Mad-Eye dying...eh. That I do think was necessary. But Fred?!?!? NOOOO! Yes, George is my favorite twin, but it's still very sad. I was so afraid that George was going to die with Moody.

Oddly enough, I think I cried the most when they buried Dobby. I always found his character to be soooo annoying. But that scene was heartbreaking.

They needed much more Luna! And much more Neville! Neville was such a badass! *applauds* I thought it was great how he really stepped into the leadership role when Harry didn't return to Hogwarts. And Luna's painting...aaaaw! I hate how she was completely left out of the epilogue!!!

That epilogue!!!! ARGH!!!! It kinda felt like bad fan fic to me. It was all a bit slap-dash. However, I like it for one of the reasons I hated it. It left Luna open, and most of the people I ship her with are all still plausible! She could've ended up with Neville. Or Percy. Or George. Or Blaise.

Speaking of Blaise...WHERE THE FUCK WAS HE!?!?!?! Like elfflame said, I think it'd have been awesome if he was the lone Slytherin to remain at the table before the battle. It's like she just forgot about him. She brought back Oliver Wood (which I do think was AWESOME!), but no Blaise?!?!

And I hate JK's reverse prejudice! Not all Slytherins are under the thrall of Voldemort!!! And some of us would take a stand against him and fight! Excuse me for thinking resourcefulness and ambition are good qualities to have! That does not make me evil.

Percy came back!!!! AND PWNED!!!!!!!!!!! HA! Take that eveyone who gave me the stink eye when I defended him! And yay for the rest of the Weasleys welcoming him back with open arms. Classy all around! I was shouting "WHOOP!", even though I was all alone in my living room. LOL! And he didn't die! *phew* I was seriously afraid there for a sec. Like at the beginning when they said the Ministry fell and Scrimgeour was dead, I was so afraid Percy was too.

'Scorpios'? ...Really?

I still think Neville should've been the one to kill Batshit Bellatrix...but I'll take him killing Nagini. That was pretty pimp. When he stood up to Voldie when they brought Harry's body out of the woods, I swear to god my heart stopped. I was so afraid he would die.

Snape should've had a better death. It should've been a lot more...epic. JK did have me going though. I thought she was going to make Snape evil. Do not take that to mean that resigning myself to the idea made me happy, I was plenty pissed about it. But then she didn't! And I cheered. And I had totally expected him to die.

McGonagall, you are my hero.

Aaaaw! Dudley! I don't want to give you a hug or anything, but still! Aaaw!

Kreacher I do want to hug. Even though he wouldn't like it if I did. :P

*EDIT*
One glaring thing I forgot to say...

LUNA/DEAN IS WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG! NO NO NO NO NO!!!



There is probably a million things I am forgetting to say...
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misunderstood_b on July 23rd, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
i totally agree. especially about the epilogue.

so i wrote and alternative epilogue, here
Allee: lupinrocklady_lyca on July 23rd, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
*runs to read fic* :D
Pan: the boy who livedjedipanchan on July 23rd, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
So, I finished it this morning at 4 am, and cried myself to sleep. :( I totally agree that Lupin AND Tonks both dying was really unnecessary. I think it would've been better if just Lupin died, because then it would be more heartbreaking to see Tonks struggle with losing him and trying to raise the baby. Sigh.

And seriously, I have never, ever cried so hard about a fictional character's death than I did for Fred. It was just so out of the blue! And, I hate to say it (especially to you, lol), but I really wish it had been Percy instead. Just when Percy came around and was accepted back into the family, BOOM, dead. I like that better than Fred dying for no reason. Hasn't poor George lost enough already (like his beautiful beautiful face??), Jesus.

It's like I'm going through the stages of grief for Fred over here. Last night I was in complete denial, then sobbed for a good hour, and now I'm just angry about it.

I...I must write fic. XD
Allee: neville/lunalady_lyca on July 23rd, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
As much as I love Lupin, I totally agree with you on that. I mean, why even give them a baby if you're just going to kill them? I know life hardly works out that way...but if you had just watched your significant other get killed, but you were aware you had a child waiting for you at home, you'd watch your ass!

When Fred died, I totally thought of you. And I understand why you would want it to be Percy. I really thought JK was going to have Percy sacrifice himself to save his family. Fred will be another person I will be in denial about. Fuck canon, Fred's doing just fine!

You must write and I must read it!
Panjedipanchan on July 23rd, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Hehe, oh yes, I plan to write lots and lots of twin-centric fic. But I think, before I tackle a suitable AU, I need to accept the canon. SIGH.

So, my First Project will be how George deals with Fred's death. Because it tears me up inside thinking about it.

AND THEN, it will be AU time.

Thank god I have no more homework to do (classes are all finally over), so I have time to write all this fic.

:(
Allee: weasleytwinsPWNlady_lyca on July 23rd, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Canon makes me whimper. :*( Bring on the AU!!!!!
Panjedipanchan on July 23rd, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
I just post an extremely tearful entry about it. :(

P.S. I made this icon forever ago, and now it hurtss! GAAAH!
Allee: weasleytwinsPWNlady_lyca on July 23rd, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Don't make me cry at work!

*runs off to read your entry*
Aelindil: wtf?aelindil on July 23rd, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Epilogue iz pastede on yey
Allee: nevilledaysalelady_lyca on July 23rd, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
ZOMGBBQ! Ron and Hermy haz kute babeez!
Jennifer J.: Freddiegwionfawyr on July 23rd, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
I was one of the few who got delayed due to migraine. That's the ONLY reason I didn't start reading Saturday. But! I did finish. *bouncing all around* Dudette...I want Freddie back. As ghost or something. He'd so pwn as a Hogwarts Ghost. Just playing pranks, one upping Peeves. *sniffles* But at least Percy made it through.
Allee: Percy Weasleylady_lyca on July 23rd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
OMG! When I got home from the book store on Friday/Saturday...I had such a headache! What a coincidence! That's also why I didn't finish with a lot of other people. My friends kept texting me, "Have you finished yet?" "Now?" "FINISH!!!!!"

And I said the same thing in jedipanchan's LJ! About Fred being a less mean-spirited Peeves! In my mind, it is now canon that he is a ghost. And that Luna is the Divination or Care of Magical Creatures teacher. She and Neville may not be married (that may be too conventional), but they are most certainly together. They may even have a dreamy kid or two.
Jennifer J.gwionfawyr on July 23rd, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Luna would so be a Hippie. It's all in the radish earrings, don't ya know?

I think there was so much craziness surrounding the book release that I just went pffbt! *holds up my honorary Slytherin magnet* I did this as a cool parting gift from Borders.
theseekwill.victoria: freaks and creaturestheseekwill on July 24th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Neville was close to godliness in this book. I was so pleased.

Want to know something hilarious? When Percy came back to fight I was like "Oh man! lady_lyca is going to love this... why do I remember so many things about the people on my friends list?"
Allee: pashalady_lyca on July 24th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
Haha! That's awesome! When Fred died, I said to myself, "Oh, jedipanchan is going to be so sad!" So you're not the only one who remembers stuff like that. :D
Chrissyx_starbuck on July 24th, 2007 10:52 am (UTC)
I agree with everything, except that I loved the scene where Molly got Bellatrix. xD I would have liked to see Neville use Crucio on Bellatrix.. but then I'm still glad Molly killed her.. it was so.. I just loved that scene.

But everything else you said is exactly what I think! SO not enough Luna. Oh God and now I'm crying again about Tonks and Lupin. I do think that was for emotional reaction of her fans cos she got them married, let them have a kid and then bam they're GONE! *goes off in her corner to cry*
Allee: lunalovegoodlady_lyca on July 25th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
OMG, someone made a Luna fanmix, and I was listening to it at work, and I literally started crying! Just 'cause one of the songs was kind of about finality...and the whole just hit me again. :*(
goddess_docgoddess_doc on July 25th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
ARGH
Allee, on the whole epilogue being akin to fanfic...I think the WHOLE last half of the novel could have been written better by most fanfic authors. That includes the ones you and I used to mock a little bit.

JK Rowling, seriously disappointed me there.

*snuggles the Allee*

When are we going to have our gathering to lament that thing that could have been so much better?
Allee: neville/lunalady_lyca on July 25th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
Re: ARGH
SOON! Audrey is leaving for Indonesia in like two weeks...and we went to Starbucks last night and decide we, along with a bunch of ex-CPCSers should get together. Maybe get schnockered if the individual so chooses...so we will have to combine that with HP rants.

Luna is the Divination or Care of Magical Creatures professor. And she and Neville are together. *fervently nods*
.:*¨¨*tei*¨¨*:.: Give a Reasoni3eautyfly on July 29th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
she who is late to the party...
Don't forget HOLEY of all the one ear jokes he comes up with Holey? Seriously? *shakes head at George*

I agree what the hell was with killing Lupin and Tonks... i would have been okay if she just killed Lupin. How the fuck did they die i mean seriously she never said.. if she did i must have missed it. It is like *poof* they are gone leaving a baby behind like Harry's parents. *growls*

Fred was my favorite twin I bawled... no more telling peopel he is George not Fred... *pouts* he just was my most favorite twin. but he died happyish and not hat8ing Percy but loving him and such... I think that is what killed me the most.

I squealed like crazy when i say Oliver's name LOL. I am such a fan girl.

as much as i have to say i would have LOVED and PWNED if Neville killed Bella I loved the scene with Molly she sooo owned it lol NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH!! I died when JKR actually used the word bitch hehe!

i wish we knew what happened to everyone like what The trio and ginny were now doing besides having kids... and luna of course cause she is my fav... lol. hell i want to know what George is doing with out Fred :( maybe Percy is working with him LOL.

I did die however the Albus Severus naming... I cried a lot there... and how Harry called Severus the bravest man he had ever known. *tears*
polaris_86: heroes; peter; milopolaris_86 on October 31st, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
I don't mind Luna/Dean. X3
But I totally agree with the things you said about Snapes death.

"And I hate JK's reverse prejudice! Not all Slytherins are under the thrall of Voldemort!!!"

That's what I though, too! She should show her readers that prejudices can be wrong... -.-