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Re: DON'T READ THAT!!!
« Reply #75 on: July 05, 2018, 02:58:12 am »
It reads like badly written fanfic, but I kinda liked it. I agree that I will never consider it canon though... but then, I don't consider the equally badly written epilogue canon either.

(On the other hand, there are some extremely well-written fanfics out there that I do consider canon... so there, JKR!  ;D )

I didn't have a problem with the epilogue (I don't quite get all the hate around it, actually), but in my head canon, Luna and Neville end up together. Come on Rowling, NOBODY CARES ABOUT HANNAH ABBOTT!

I wouldn't say I hate it, it was just so utterly unnecessary! It seemed like wish-fulfillment rather than a proper part of the book.
I totally see what you mean about Luna and Neville, though I've always thought Luna and Ron would make a cute couple too (because in my head canon Harry and Hermione end up together... another reason why the epilogue will never be canon to me).

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Re: DON'T READ THAT!!!
« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2018, 03:07:33 pm »
It reads like badly written fanfic, but I kinda liked it. I agree that I will never consider it canon though... but then, I don't consider the equally badly written epilogue canon either.

(On the other hand, there are some extremely well-written fanfics out there that I do consider canon... so there, JKR!  ;D )

I didn't have a problem with the epilogue (I don't quite get all the hate around it, actually), but in my head canon, Luna and Neville end up together. Come on Rowling, NOBODY CARES ABOUT HANNAH ABBOTT!

I wouldn't say I hate it, it was just so utterly unnecessary! It seemed like wish-fulfillment rather than a proper part of the book.
I totally see what you mean about Luna and Neville, though I've always thought Luna and Ron would make a cute couple too (because in my head canon Harry and Hermione end up together... another reason why the epilogue will never be canon to me).

I wanted Hermione to end up with Victor Krum. I wouldn't even mind her ending up with one of the other Weasley brothers. I just don't see her and Ron as anything but buddies. Buddies that rag on each other at that.

Speaking of the Weasley brothers, I thought Bill and Fleur came out of nowhere even though I like both characters.
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Re: DON'T READ THAT!!!
« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2018, 08:14:26 pm »
I haven't read Cursed Child precisely because so many HP fans hated it. But the play is coming to Melbourne next year and I'm really waffling about seeing it. Tickets are going to be stupid expensive so if I hate it I'll feel ripped off but on the other hand...it's HP. What to do?

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« Reply #78 on: July 17, 2018, 09:33:41 am »
I haven't read Cursed Child precisely because so many HP fans hated it. But the play is coming to Melbourne next year and I'm really waffling about seeing it. Tickets are going to be stupid expensive so if I hate it I'll feel ripped off but on the other hand...it's HP. What to do?

DON'T DO IT!!! SAVE YOURSELF (and the money)!!!!!

It's not Harry Potter. It's really, really bad Harry Potter fanfiction.

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Re: DON'T READ THAT!!!
« Reply #79 on: July 17, 2018, 12:05:09 pm »
I haven't read Cursed Child precisely because so many HP fans hated it. But the play is coming to Melbourne next year and I'm really waffling about seeing it. Tickets are going to be stupid expensive so if I hate it I'll feel ripped off but on the other hand...it's HP. What to do?

My brother, who hasn't read any Harry Potter and probably hasn't seen the movies, saw it in London and loved it. Apparently the production and the way they do stuff on stage is amazing.

It's a weird read though. I don't regret doing it and there are parts I liked, but it doesn't make a lot of sense.

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« Reply #80 on: July 17, 2018, 02:27:30 pm »
I haven't read Cursed Child precisely because so many HP fans hated it. But the play is coming to Melbourne next year and I'm really waffling about seeing it. Tickets are going to be stupid expensive so if I hate it I'll feel ripped off but on the other hand...it's HP. What to do?

My brother, who hasn't read any Harry Potter and probably hasn't seen the movies, saw it in London and loved it. Apparently the production and the way they do stuff on stage is amazing.

It's a weird read though. I don't regret doing it and there are parts I liked, but it doesn't make a lot of sense.

I was also going to say I heard the stage production is quite the spectacle and they simply needed to throw together a story as an excuse for the play.

I think some things are meant to be seen instead of read (YMMV). For example, I get lost reading Shakespeare but understand completely when seeing one of the plays or movies.

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« Reply #81 on: July 17, 2018, 03:51:24 pm »
I've heard that if you mentally separate it from the Harry Potter universe and just see it as an independent play, it's quite good.

But, when you apply the characters, etc, you start to get pissed off.

So, if you're able to mentally compartmentalize them like that, I'd go see it