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22 July 2007 @ 07:24 pm
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [Spoilers]  
 I finished the book at some ungodly hour this morning. On a whole I LOVED IT, but my head is still all over the place so there's unlikely to be any coherent reviewing of the novel from me, but I though I'd make a nice little list of all the points I feel ought to be mentioned.

+ The Dark Lord Ascending. Albino peacocks and Severus as Voldemort's right hand man? FTW! XD

+ RIP Hedwig :(

+ Headmaster!Snape. I'd have loved this so much more if Harry was still attending Hogwarts. All the detentions and spakings and Severus being able to do wtf he wanted to Harry. UNGH. My mind pns it all. Still we got sadistic Carrows. And Neville being a rebel. Who's got fic?

+ Remus/Tonks? GOD NO. Too rushed, too unrealistic, too fake. sarcasticchick and I have come to the conclusion that Remus is the repressed gay man, who's trying to appear straight by rushing into a marriage and having a kid. It clearly doesn't work. The whole Remus/Tonks front read as if JK had just squished it in there to make the fact she killed them both off more heartwrenching. This also didn't work. I was more outraged that she had the audacity to downplay their deaths (it was what, maybe mentioned in a 'oh, Remus and Tonks are both dead? Alas'  way) and to make Teddy an orphan when she gave almost everyone else their happily ever after. SUCKS JK.

+ Peter Pettigrew. Well, we knew he wasn't going to hurt Harry, but to kill himself? B'wah!? Were was the Peter/Remus fight to the death we were all looking forward to!?

+ Lavender Brown... I am right in thinking she got bit by Fenrir Greyback, right?

+ I cried, like a baby, when Severus died. I had to read that page twice before it sunk in that he was dead. I'm thankful JK let him have the dignity to die 'alone', as opposed to infront of eveyone/during the battle. But am still so horribly miffed he had to die at all. He was terribly underused in this book (yes, even though he's pretty much all I'm talking about in this post). 
I was expecting to see far more of Snape in DH after everything that happened in HBP but, though he played some big parts in the larger scheme of things, we saw less of him than usual. It makes Caspe wibble.

+ Severus/Lily FTW! It's was my uber secret OTP. Theories that Harry could really be Severus' son may live on! 
Does that fact that I ship Snarry as a pairing and as father/son make me wierd? Not in the same fic of course. Um. Unless anyone's written one like that? ::shifty eyed::

+ Oh look, Fred is dead. Could we underplay this just a tad more?

+ Line that PWNS me: (After Dumblefore tells Severus he must be the one to kill him) 
"Would you like me to do it now?" asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?"

+ Kings Cross. This, I really liked this. It felt as if Dumbledore had never been away and gives me so much hope for Severus/Remus in the afterlife XD

+ Harry's duel with Voldemort was somewhat anti-climatic. I read, I blinked, I went huh? After all the build up, Voldemort's spell pretty much just backfired on himself. Still, go Harry.

+ In The Chapter That Must Not Be Named: Albus Severus Potter? Unfortunately it's not the kinky cross-generation threesome I was hoping for, but is infact the name of Harry's middle child. Soon to be a Slytherin and refered to as ASS when they slash him to death with Scorpius Malfoy (Draco's son). JK, you make me LOL. ::goes to join the_ass_ship community::


There is so much more I want to say but I have to run away, the parents force fed me whilst I was doing my marathon read of HP and I've been rather sick since. Thank goodness I managed to finsih the book before my stomach started rebelling!
More squee/anti-squee to come as I remember them.
 
 
mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
 
I'd call you a genius but I'm in the roomelfinessy on July 22nd, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Um. The first non-massive squee HP post I've seen all weekend (I'm not a fan, just been reading my flist posts) so well done for that. Sorry the book wasn't what you wanted it to be (if you had expectations). Sirius/Lupin all the way for me, although my muse perked up at the cross-generation thing.

Bad muse!
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Smiling Severuscs_whitewolf on July 22nd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't get me wrong- I loved the book! And I feel that it's the best book of the series. And I loved more bits than I resented, I just though it would be better to make a coherent post about all the little things that either made me happy or made me sad. As opposed to a huge big 'OMG I LOVES IT HARD!!11one"' kind of post ;)

I pretty much swing either way on the Sirius/Lupin vs Severus/Lupin pairing debate. Though I think the latter makes me happier. If you were to throw me Severus/Harry though then you can have your Sirius/Lupin all the way!

A.Dumbledore/S.Snape/H.Potter = For The Win!
And would have been far better recieved than the sappyness of the ending, I feel. Haha. Good muse!
Georgie: Harry Potter - Stupid Lilyindiefairy on July 22nd, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
OMG! how could I forget about that Snape line!! laughed so much when I read that. Ahh I love Snape XD
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Who stole the cookie?cs_whitewolf on July 22nd, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
OMG How could you! XD

It was such a Snape thing to say, I love it!
Georgie: Harry Potter - Snape loved Lilyindiefairy on July 22nd, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
I know! *slaps wrist* I'm a bad Snape fangirl.
Hannah: Harry Potter: LOVECHILD FTW!keiko_kichi on July 22nd, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
I've told you before that I'm not a Snape fan, but I actually cried when he died too. And his whole backstory just really got to me. I was all 'meh' about him before, but knowing so much more about him now makes me take a lot of interest in his character. Actually seeing how much he cares for Harry (Um, I actually got on the computer and searched for Snape/Harry after I finished. If someone told me I'd be looking for Snape/Harry a week ago I would have laughed in their face.) was both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

And Harry calling Snape "the bravest man he'd ever met" make me squeak happily.

JKR MADE A SNAPE FAN OUT OF ME. I'D NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE THE DAY.

Lupin...married Tonks in a fit of insanity, his heart broken by the loss of his friends and his mind in fear of dying alone. LUPIN/SIRIUS FTW.

She didn't kill any of the Golden Trio. That seriously pissed me off.

THIS BOOK JUST...BROKE ME IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE ;_;
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ 'Sup Bitches?cs_whitewolf on July 23rd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
SNAPE IS MADE OF THE AWESOME AND EVEN IN DEATH HE WILL BE MY ONE TWU LOVE!

I angst so much over his death, but am comforted by the fact that you became a Snape fangirly in the end ::smishes tight::
Every time I think about him though I get all wibbly :(


I completely agree about the Lupin/Tonks. I'm more of a Lupin/Snape girly, but even Sirius is better than Tonks!!

THOUGH I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE KILLED THEM BOTH!! WTF JK!?
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on July 23rd, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna do my bullet thingy in a minute, so I won't give great detail here.

1) Albino peacocks. Hell yes. Lucius is SO the gayest.

2) I cried a bit at Hedwig. She was so awesome!

3) Okay, I swear to God I read a fic just like that before Deathly Hallows came out, but it had more Lucius doing toturing. But still, I think there should have been a whole lot more of that!

4) Now, I'm all right with Remus and Tonks. I live by the fact that Remus is still gay for Sirius, but seeing as Tonkls can change her appearance (huh huh huh) he's learned to love her. Also, they'd be kind of fluffly together. However, it was FAR to rushed, and there is NO WAy (seriously, I mean it) that they should have died, and NO WAY that JK didn't write a big scene if they did, and OH GOD TEDD~Y HAS NO M~UMMY OR DADDY *cries forever*

5) I am so peed off that there wasn't a Remus torture scene. I'd been waiting for that ever since he got a silver hand! And I still don't think he would have killed himself...

6) PHWOAR, Lav as a werewolf...I quite like that.

7) Snape would not have died. I mean, forgods'sake. Come on people! That man was invincable!

8) You big fat fangirl. I have no words to discribe my disappointment. *shakes head*

9) I'm way bitter about Fred. Poor George.

10) Heh heh heh

11) I think my brain leaked out by this point. I'll have to read it again.

12) There just should have been more battle. The one at the end of half-blood prince was nearly better.

13) Is it just be that thinks that Albus Severus is a piss poor name for a kiddie? Still, the ass slash makes me giggle.
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Dinner Naginics_whitewolf on August 1st, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
I forgot to reply to this- I LOSE!!!

forgive me lovemuffin?? ::wibble::
I will send you a dozen white peacocks in aplogy.

Did you ever get round to posting your own bullet points, btw?
It looks about as sea-worthy as a rubber duck!harem_ent on August 1st, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh sucky you!

I shall forgive you. Anyway, I'm your lovemufi, and you own my soul, so I have too!

I have indeed posted my bullet points! Go now and comment on them! (I's somewhere underneath all my SPN posts. Chack on the tabs)
jennso_severus on July 27th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
lucius as a peacock = win
snape being voldie's bff = :)
rip hedwig indeed

i hope there is a lot of au slash going with harry going back to hogwarts instead - yumz

even remus was like this was a mistake. i'm gay. i mean... um yeah ughs remus/tonks ftl

o was surprised with wormtail's death which actually made me happy - more surprises the better

+ Lavender Brown... I am right in thinking she got bit by Fenrir Greyback, right? YEP that sucks I wonder how many half werewolves will now be in the wizarding world

+ditto on everything about snape except i'm in denial

+ lol I love snape/lily although SNARRY is my otp which makes me ... i don't know and don't care :P

+ Oh look, Fred is dead. Could we underplay this just a tad more? :(

+ Line that PWNS me: (After Dumblefore tells Severus he must be the one to kill him)
"Would you like me to do it now?" asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?" ---> am making an icon of this. it was too funny

+ mmm snupin afterlife sex on the hogwarts express??

+ i loved how the fight reminded me of vold/albus

+ HAHAHAHHAHAHA ass ship

Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Sev loves Remmycs_whitewolf on July 27th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Denile is a wonderful place to be!

I've been meaning to add an EDT to this post actually with the note that after Harry leaves, Snape obviously (to quote a friend) "flew off like a bat in the night and was never seen or heard from again" :D ...except for from Harry who leaves on long trips every so often to have hot monkey sex with his ex-potions master in super sekrit. YS?

Or with Remus. Because they totally did that whole Romeo/Juliet thing and Remus woke up a day or two later and Snape whisked him away to a far and distant land, where they lived happily ever after ::happy sigh::

Um... what were we saying about denile?
jennso_severus on July 27th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
LOLzzzzzzzzz

aww yes romeo and juliet action