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#21 Zion

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 04:18 PM

Finished book 5 by the way.  I'm ready for 6 now.

Me too! I've been listening to the series again, just started book 5. I don't think I'll ever get tired of listening to them. What do you think is going to happen in book 6?]]>

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:18 PM



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Posted 04 March 2004 - 06:27 AM

J.K. Rowling not ruling out the possibility of writing more Potter books after the seventh, and previously believed to be final, installment.Well of course she'd never say never, but....]]>

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 06:05 AM

after a final installment about Harry as an adult. When asked on an internet web chat if she would write about a grown-up Harry, Rowling replied, "Probably not. But I'll never say never because every time I do I immediately break the vow." But the novelist - who has made an estimated $1 billion from the series, which has also spawned two Hollywood movies - kept tight-lipped about the much-anticipated release of the as-yet-unnamed book number six. She teased, "I can't say when it will be released because that's down to my publishers. But it's going really well. I am loving writing it."]]>

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:10 PM

here to read the transcript from the live chat.]]>

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 10:10 AM

Zion,



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Posted 06 March 2004 - 02:40 PM



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Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:59 AM



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Posted 09 March 2004 - 12:58 PM

I just bought Italian for Travelers on CD, people will be giving me strange looks shortly as I practice in my car.

What a great idea! I'm going to check with the library to see if they have any spanish ones. I talk to myself all the time in my car going over my lecture notes. LOL - I'm sure everything thinks I'm nuts but I don't care. ]]>

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:31 PM


My MIL just called and said "You are the only person that will understand this. I finished book 5 on the way home last night and, when I went to my car this morning, I felt like I had lost my best friend." LOL, she didn't know what she was going to do without Potter for her drive to and from work. Poor woman, I told her I can't stop listening to them, those books are bewitched!!

I better stop by the library and get something else before I go completely mad. ]]>

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 03:41 PM

This is just the actor's guesses, no spoilers.

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DARKER POTTER? Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson predicting a dark ending for the lightning-scarred magician. Radcliffe believes Harry may die, while Grint thinks his character, Ron Weasley, may turn evil.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:04 PM

'Harry Potter' Author Reveals Secrets on Website
Fri, May 28, 2004, 02:05 PM PT

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Pottermania has reached a fever pitch with Harry Potter's latest on-screen adventure just around the corner, and author J.K. Rowling is feeding the frenzy.

The 38-year-old British author recently revamped her personal website -- which previously consisted of links to publishers -- to include hints, trivia and other insights into all things Potter.

The site, www.jkrowling.com, requires Flash to view the main page, a visual representation of Rowling's desktop, which is littered with gum wrappers, pens, a mug, paperclips and other miscellaneous items. By mousing over these images, fans can access Harry Potter news, rumors, Rowling's bio, FAQs, the Wizard of the Month (Felix Summerbee for May), fan sites, links and extras.

Trivia galore is available in many of these sections and include: the meaning of the initial "K" in the author's name, descriptions of scenes and characters that were deleted from the novels, the color of Sirius Black's eyes, the Weasley twins' birthday and Crookshank's ancestry.

Diligent and perceptive fans will be rewarded with what Rowling refers to as "Potterania," such as a look at a page from the author's original typewritten manuscript for the first book in the series.

Rowling also uses the site for rumor control. In response to the speculation that the Evil Lord Voldemort is Harry Potter's real father, the author writes, "No, no, no, no, no. You lot have been watching much too much 'Star Wars.'"

She also recounts a recent undercover visit to the MuggleNet chat room, where her opinions about the seventh book were summarily ignored and where she was horrified to learn that fans referred to Voldemort as "Voldie." Rowling warns fans to keep an eye out in the future for her online, where she uses the handle "Squidward," a character from "Spongebob Squarepants."

As for the status of the highly anticipated sixth book, Rowling reports, "I am still at the stage where I have a large and complicated chart propped on the desk in front of me to remind me what happens where."

The film version of Rowling's third book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," will open worldwide on Friday, June 4.

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:05 PM

Radcliffe Predicts Harry Potter's DeathThu, May 27, 2004, 02:05 PM PT LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Harry Potter, the boy wizard with the dashing scar, will die in the seventh book. Well, that's what actor Daniel Radcliffe believes, anyway. The contents of the two remaining books in the best-selling children's series by J.K. Rowling are closely guarded secrets, but Radcliffe, who plays Harry in the Warner Bros. films, has his theory about his alter ego's fate. "I'm going to be really unpopular for saying this, but I've always had the suspicion that Harry might die," he says, according to the BBC. "Harry and Voldemort have the same core in them, and the only way he could die is if Harry dies as well." Voldemort is the uber-villain who killed Harry's parents and in ways, complements the boy. Not only do the two wield identical wands, but they also both speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes. Although author Rowling has insisted that anything is possible in the final books, she has not confirmed nor denied Radcliffe's prediction. In the meantime, Harry is alive and well in his latest big-screen adventure, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," which opens worldwide on Friday, June 4.

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 08:25 AM

Rowling Planning 'Potter 8'
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Author JK Rowling is planning to write an eighth Harry Potter novel. The English novelist - currently adding the finishing touches to her sixth Potter book - had previously vowed to only create seven adventures about the magical wizard. But she now wants to add an eighth entry, featuring outtakes she has edited from the series so far. Rowling will donate all proceeds from the book to charity, and publishers estimate the "Harry Potter Encyclopedia" could make in excess of $18 million. But the 39-year-old insists she's ready to retire when the hugely successful series ends. Rowling, who has made an estimated $960 million from Harry Potter, says, "I think it highly unlikely I'll write more novels. I've got enough for seven books and I never meant to carry the story beyond the end of book seven."


No idea if this is true, consider the source.

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:35 AM

More Join Fourth "Harry Potter"Posted: Thursday August 5th, 2004 12:36pm (Au-EST)Author: Garth FranklinSource: darkhorizons.com HPANA reports that Warner Bros. today confirmed that Ralph Fiennes ("Red Dragon", "Schindler's List") and Miranda Richardson ("The Hours", "Sleepy Hollow") have joined the all-star cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter novel series. Fiennes will play Harry Potter's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort, and Richardson takes on the role of muckraking journalist Rita Skeeter.Meanwhile actor Robbie Coltrane was recently asked by The Sunday Herald about whether he would participate playing Hagrid in the fifth, sixth and seventh film adaptations - "I don?t know. I really don?t know what the circumstances will be for the last three. I don?t know if I should be saying this, although if anyone has got any brains they?ll have worked it out, but if Jo Rowling hasn?t finished books six and seven within the next two years, the kids we?ve got at the moment will be too old to play the parts. And they may not even want to. So it depends on the variables. In some ways I would rather get on with something else, but I don?t want to say that because it sounds so ??. ungrateful. So, no, I don?t know if I?m going to do any more," he continues. "They will, of course, to enchant me back, offer me frightening amounts of money".Thanks to 'Mel'.

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:01 AM

Rowling Hints at Harry Potter's Future
Monday Aug 16, 2004 9:00am EST
By Stephen M. Silverman

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Letting out only the slightest of hints about the future of her hero, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling told about 500 young fans in her native Scotland Sunday that the boy wizard would survive to the seventh book in her series ? but that's about all she said.

In a rare public appearance, Rowling, 39, read from her fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the Scottish capital.

As for Harry's survival, she said he will live "mainly because I don't want to be strangled by you lot, but I don't want to say whether he grows any older than that," Rowling told the youngsters, according to the Associated Press.

She encouraged the fans to map out Harry's future for themselves, helpfully pointing a finger to why Harry's nemesis, the evil warlock Voldemort, had not been killed
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"There are two questions I don't think I've ever been asked and that I should have been asked, if you know what I mean," Rowling said.

The question at hand, she stressed, is that readers should be asking themselves "not, 'Why did Harry live?' but, 'Why didn't Voldemort die?'"

The other question, concerning the headmaster of the Hogwarts School, is: "Why didn't Dumbledore kill, or try to kill, Voldemort?"


Obviously she was tightlipped about the final outcome, saying of the finish of her proposed seventh book: "I'm not going to tell you, I'm sorry. The trouble I would be in if I did. My agent would have me hunted down and killed."

Rowling also kept the lid on how the budding romance between Harry's pals Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger might turn out.

"I'm not going to say. I can't say. I think I've given quite a lot of clues by now on this subject," she said. "You are going to have to read between the lines on that one."

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:17 PM

J.K. Rowling Talks Harry Potter's FutureBy James Wray Aug 16, 2004, 01:40 GMThttp://movies.monste...article_857.phpWell here is a partial extract from the transcription to J.K. Rowlings reading and book signing at the Edinburgh Book Festival which M&C has been attending. The appearance was to promote the paperback publication of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.These are just some snippets that pertain to what may or may not happen in the upcoming books. As well as some things about some of the characters in the next movie.Questions were asked by members of the audience, some 500 who were lucky enough to win tickets to the event, which took place on Sunday.A full transcription is over in the book section, here.You have probably had a lot of people trying to get information out of you about the books, but what is the strangest thing, or maybe the slyest thing, anyone has done? Have you ever slipped up?Well, you are pretty sneaky. People ask questions like, ?Will there be an eighth novel and will Harry be in it?? There are questions that I simply can?t answer. Fans are very good at that, and I have to be very awake. I think that you want to know but you don?t want to know as well. You would all like me to tell you exactly what happens in books six and seven and then to erase your memories so that you can read them. I know, because that is how I feel about things that I really enjoy. I would kind of like to do it, but at the same time I know that I would ruin it for everyone.I thought that I would give you something though, rather than get to the end of today and think that I have not given you a lot. There are two questions that I have never been asked but that I should have been asked, if you know what I mean. If you want to speculate on anything, you should speculate on these two things, which will point you in the right direction.The first question that I have never been asked?it has probably been asked in a chatroom but no one has ever asked me?is, ?Why didn?t Voldemort die?? Not, ?Why did Harry live?? but, ?Why didn?t Voldemort die?? The killing curse rebounded, so he should have died. Why didn?t he? At the end of Goblet of Fire he says that one or more of the steps that he took enabled him to survive. You should be wondering what he did to make sure that he did not die?I will put it that way.I don?t think that it is guessable. It may be?someone could guess it?but you should be asking yourself that question, particularly now that you know about the prophesy. I?d better stop there or I will really incriminate myself.The other question that I am surprised no one has asked me since Phoenix came out?I thought that people would?is why Dumbledore did not kill or try to kill Voldemort in the scene in the ministry. I know that I am giving a lot away to people who have not read the book. Although Dumbledore gives a kind of reason to Voldemort, it is not the real reason.When I mentioned that question to my husband?I told Neil that I was going to mention it to you?he said that it was because Voldemort knows that there are two more books to come. As you can see, we are on the same literary wavelength. That is not the answer; Dumbledore knows something slightly more profound than that. If you want to wonder about anything, I would advise you to concentrate on those two questions. That might take you a little bit further.Can you tell me more about Rita Skeeter?I love Rita. You know when Harry walks into the Leaky Cauldron for the first time, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher?s Stone? Everyone says, ?You?re back? and he realises for the first time that he is famous. In a very early draft, Rita, a journalist, was there and she ran up to him. For some reason she was called Bridget?I forget why. Anyway, she detained him too long in the Leaky Cauldron and I really needed to get him moving, so I thought that I would not put her there. As I was writing book one, I was planning the rest, and book four was supposed to be where Harry?s fame became a burden to him. It really starts to weigh on him when he is exposed to the wider wizarding world so I thought that that would be the perfect place for Rita to come in. She was still called Bridget at the time.I didn?t realise that by the time I wrote book four I would have met quite a lot of Ritas and people would assume that I was writing Rita in response to what had happened to me, which was not in fact the truth. However, I am not going to deny that writing Rita was a lot more fun having met a few people I had met. I actually quite like Rita. She is loathsome?morally, she?s horrible?but I can?t help admiring her toughness. She is very determined to do the job and there is something quite engaging about that. There is more to come on Rita. It is really enjoyable to write her and Hermione because they are such very different people.The scene in which I had Hermione, Rita and Luna together in the pub was really fun to write because they are three very different women with very different points of view. You have this very cynical journalist, you have Hermione, who is very logical, upright and good, and you have Luna, who is completely out to lunch but fantastic. I really like Luna. You have these three people who are not on each other?s wavelengths making a deal. It was fun to write.In your stories, will Harry Potter ever grow up as a wizard?Well, I don?t think it is giving too much away to say that he will survive to book seven, mainly because I do not want to be strangled by you lot, but I am not going to say whether he grows any older than that because I have never said that. You are good at putting me on the spot!It has recently been confirmed that Blaise Zabini is in fact a male character. Will we see more of him in the next few books?That?s correct. You do.Also, will we see more of Snape?You always see a lot of Snape, because he is a gift of a character. I hesitate to say that I love him. [Audience member: I do]. You do? This is a very worrying thing. Are you thinking about Alan Rickman or about Snape? Isn?t this life, though? I make this hero?Harry, obviously?and there he is on the screen, the perfect Harry, because Dan is very much as I imagine Harry, but who does every girl under the age of 15 fall in love with? Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. Girls, stop going for the bad guy. Go for a nice man in the first place. It took me 35 years to learn that, but I am giving you that nugget free, right now, at the beginning of your love lives.So plenty to think about for those who know the books well.Thanks to the Festival for transcribing so we did not have to.For information and tickets on events over the next two weeks please visit the Festival site.

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:24 PM

It has recently been confirmed that Blaise Zabini is in fact a male character. Will we see more of him in the next few books?That?s correct. You do.

Who the heck is Blaise?? Could this be the prince??

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 03:30 PM

The first question that I have never been asked?it has probably been asked in a chatroom but no one has ever asked me?is, ?Why didn?t Voldemort die?? Not, ?Why did Harry live?? but, ?Why didn?t Voldemort die?? The killing curse rebounded, so he should have died. Why didn?t he? At the end of Goblet of Fire he says that one or more of the steps that he took enabled him to survive. You should be wondering what he did to make sure that he did not die?I will put it that way.I don?t think that it is guessable. It may be?someone could guess it?but you should be asking yourself that question, particularly now that you know about the prophesy. I?d better stop there or I will really incriminate myself.

Okay. Why didn't he die???



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