Rowling herself said that Phoenix was the hardest of all the books for her to write. She struggled all the way through with it, and it was exacerbated by the fact that she’d quit smoking. The final product pretty obviously shows that.
You’re not wrong about Phoenix. In fact, imo, Phoenix is the only one where the movie was actually better than the book.
They absolutely spell out that to make ONE horcrux is an act of unspeakable, soul-splitting evil.
Oh, sure, cos I was comparing them to fucking Melville. I don’t think they are as pap or meh as you want it to be, and while the books have issues, they are fairly well-written and fun to read. I think you’re attempting to “prove” a point beyond “I didn’t really like them” with “facts.” Read more
For me, and I’m no Potter purist or anything, Slughorn’s confession in the book is one of the key scenes of the whole series. Harry manipulates Slughorn because of his love for Lilly and it really sets the scene for where the cards will fall in the final book. Even though it’s not totally believable plot-wise,… Read more
That’s actually a character beat for Voldy. He’s so high on his own supply that could never even consider putting his soul in some random object because that would be beneath what he considers to be the Greatest Wizard That ever Lived.
Those are nice Easter eggs in the movie, but they should be more than that, since “seven” and the cave are kind of big plot points this movie and the movies that follow depend on. In the next movie, the fact that HBP never really goes into Voldemort being obsessed with artifacts or the Hogwarts founders makes that… Read more
The Seven is alluded to as Tom Riddle as a child having a bit of OCD around the number. You see it in the movie with the 7 stones on the window sill, and some things lined up in the closet. The window shot also has the cave picture, which is why reviewing the memories is important.
IIRC the main reason no one made more than one was that it extracting an actual part of your soul is an incredibly unpleasant experience and each time you do it, there’s that much left of yourself in your body.
Voldemort deserved to die for the horcrux thing alone. Dude had the foresight to store his soul in various magical artifacts, but instead of burying them in the side of the mountain, or enchanting an old tin can and letting it sink to the bottom of the sea, he instead chose A) objects of enormous, easily guess-able per… Read more
If you were already hunting them, Dumbledore—if you already knew that’s what we needed—then why the hell did you make such a production of unlocking a memory that just tells you what you already knew? This is driving me bananas; someone, please explain what I’m missing. Read more
I would like to add that not only would the co-worker be fired, they would more than likely be arrested as well.
The army literally makes you get a shit ton of vaccines before you can go die in battle.
Everytime someone tries to social media attack AOC or anyone under the age of 35 it reminds me of that line from Bane:
His next video will likely be him shooting a pickle jar with an M50, because fragility.
Is there anyone here who would NOT get fired on the spot for behavior like this (regardless of whether the target was a coworker or competitor)?