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Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Kingslayer, Candidate

You know you have a little secret, come on tell us, you like Harry Potter books!!!!!

I personally cant wait for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince!!

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Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Not ashamed at all. Read and enjoyed all five books. I can think of many worse things for children (and adults) to be reading - like Goodkind <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Grantaire, Moderator

Haha Larry, thanks to you and OF, I've never read Goodkind, so I can't even fully understand why you all hate his books so much <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

Yes, I like Harry Potter. Not the best books I've ever read, but they're entertaining enough. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

To be fair, a lot of what I dislike about Goodkind is his bald display of his (to me) odious politics. I'm very much a Democratic Socialist-type of person politically and his right-veering Libertarianism, tainted as it is with Ayn Rand's despicable ideology, is about enough to make me foam at the mouth in rabid anger and disgust.

Now you understand why I rarely talk politics at wotmania? view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Grantaire, Moderator

Quite understandable <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> but it seems that almost no one there likes him, they can't all be democratic/socialist people like us. Is he just not a very good writer either? view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

If he's anything like his interviews, he's not a very pleasant human being and that matters a lot to readers these days. Somehow, the thought of a site like this existing with Goodkind coming around to discuss philosophy and life and Sabbath is just laughable. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Grantaire, Moderator

Yeah, seems a large contrast to Scott. Which puts Scott in an even better light <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Kingslayer, Candidate

This Thread has been offically Highjacked


lmao

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Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Threadjacked - it's easier to type <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

And sorry about that - I did answer saying that I like reading the HP books, so...it's Grantaire's fault! <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

ive read goodkind... his writing isnt bad in my opinion. at times it gets a little repetitive but for the most part his books include alot of great description and are all great stories within themselves.

as for Hairy Potter ^_^, i enjoyed all those books. they are fun. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Grantaire, Moderator

My fault? <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> I just had to ask about Goodkind <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> wow...he called 4 or so posts threadjacking, he clearly hasn't seen any of the stuff that happens at wotmania <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Let's try not to discuss that. I mean, who really wants to know about the masturbatory posting habits of people there? <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Grantaire, Moderator

Haha. I take it you've all but abandoned the CMB there totally now? Well, OF is a cool enough community of its own <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

For the most part, yes. As for OF... maybe soon, but more like for a vacation of sorts. I need a week or two of relative quiet to write this blasted paper into a form where I can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I do have high hopes for it, though. Might post some of the ideas I'm exploring in a day or two (once I finish writing the introduction) and see if what people write helps narrow my focus more.

But if you want a sneak peek of sorts, read my response in the Karma thread in Q&amp;A. There you can see what I'm wrestling with <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Grantaire, Moderator

Will do..I'd probably give suggestions, if I had any idea what I was talking about <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 27 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Sometimes I wonder if I do as well <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 28 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Wil, Head Moderator

Back to the topic <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> I absoultly love the Harry Potter series. Don't really know why, just good, easy, fun reads. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 28 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by legatus, Auditor

Harry Potter's a guilty pleasure for me too. They're certainly not the type of book that really makes you think, but they are a lot of fun to read nonetheless. Hopefully Harry gets past his whiny, self-important teenerager phase by the next book though <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

Also, the movie adaptations give me an excuse to take my nieces to the theatre now and then. I'm not seeing the movies for myself, of course. It's all for the kids. No really! <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 28 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Wil, Head Moderator

Oh, I beleive you!

I take my sister, she's only 23... view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 28 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Grantaire, Moderator

Yeah Legatus, I agree. They're not exactly thought-provoking, but they're simply enjoyable enough without that. But the themes and plot on their own are interesting enough. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 29 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I thoroughly enjoy them. However, aside from my enjoyment, I think the really brilliant thing about them is how many kids are reading them that wouldn't touch a book, let alone fantasy, otherwise. They are spawning a new generation of, hopefully, fantasy enthusiasts. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 30 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

To be honest with you Ive never read them, I do own a couple due to picking them up at Carboots for resale value at a later date, I do intend to get round to them at some point I suppose but alas the reading pile doth groweth so theyre on a back burner. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 08 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by DarkMatter, Peralogue

I really love the Potter books. They are just fun to read. I even bought Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone four days ago so I can read it again <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> I borrowed them from my brothers girlfriend when I first read them, but they broke up so I can't borrow them again, so now I'll have to buy the books so I can read them over and over again. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 11 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by steve, Peralogue

I read the first one in Fifth grade, I was instantly hooked and read them all. But now they are boring, I don't think they compare to GRRM, Erikson, or Bakker who are now my favorite authors. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 11 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

I goto the movies with my girlfriend, they are good, I read all 5 books all together like last year, well not the 5th, i got half way through and couldnt deal with harry being a whiny pissant, plsu i knew who died, ruined the whole thing..lousy pissants! view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 12 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

You can't even begin to compare Harry Potter and GRRM. One is for children to young adults (even though its fun to read as an older person), while the other is for a more mature, gritty, hardcore fantasy audience. I think anything exposing kids to fantasy and getting them reading is great. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 22 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Quote: &quot;steve&quot;:pt1ho98o
I read the first one in Fifth grade, I was instantly hooked and read them all. But now they are boring, I don't think they compare to GRRM, Erikson, or Bakker who are now my favorite authors.[/quote:pt1ho98o]

Erikson? didnt he write Gardens of the Moon or something like that.... i was thinking of buying it. It looked really good but as of now i have what is it... 5 books i want to get through first..

so yeah, How is it? view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 10 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by eowyn1983, Peralogue

<!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> I LOVE the Harry Potter series! I can't help it....and I play the trivia games too.... <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> And watch the movies....although the only movie I liked was "The Prisoner of Azkaban". view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 24 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Da-krul, Auditor

I read them becasue everyone kept bugging me to read'em since I read fantasy, and I didn't like'em...I didn't hate'em either but it just didn't do it for me, allthough I enjoyed the last two more so then the rest, I'll no doubt read the rest of the series when they eventualy come out as we'll. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 04 August 2005 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by *42*, Commoner

I like them a lot. I started with Prisoner of Azkaban, to see what the big deal was. I admit it hooked me. It is great that she is getting kids to actually read! gasp! I also like how she is bringing the kids along, making them just a little more mature,(dont belive me, go back and re-read the first one) yet still makes it enjoyable for kids and adults.
*gets off soapbox* <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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