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Sun Jul 22, 2007, 1:46 PM
  • Mood: Tearful
  • Listening to: Anything that reminds me of HP...
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS
  • Watching: Nothing, only the book...
  • Eating: Macarons!
  • Drinking: Milk (this will never change, BTW) And COFFEE
Yeah, so I adored the book. It ended exactly how I wanted it to end. And I feel just like Rowling described when finishing writing the book: euphoric and devastated.

I'll post real thoughts in a week or so, now it's a little too early...
No spoilers in your eventual comments! But I'd love to know what the general feeling was!

I think I never cried that much in a day. Probably just as much as when I was dumped by my boyfriend a few years ago... XD



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Goses Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
My favorite chapter in book 7--matter of fact the whole series--was the chapter about the pensive. I re-read it a couple of times, and it just stuck out. It was the saddest part, I feel, but at the same time the best.
ChibiFaery Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
I wish people didn't tell me some of the deaths before I finished O_< Ah, well. It happens. At least some got me.

I didn't like the Epilogue for some reason. Maybe it was the kid's names >>;;; Could she NOT think of anything better?! DD':

Rest of the book was absolutely amazing. :heart:
Lili76 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Je l'ai adoré dans sa majeure partie, mais certaines choses me restent en travers de la gorge...
kyla79 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
ah comme quoi? si tu veux, envoies moi une note! :D
Lili76 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
C'est fait! :)
Liamous Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
I didn't think it was possible but that book made me love Severus Snape even more.
I bawled like a baby over Fred and Percy fighting together.
Neville, oh my god, could he have been anymore amazing?
Overall, considering Harry Potter has been a HUGE part of my life for so long, it wasn't the worst way to end it.
Blickish Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007   Digital Artist
The... the names. They were terrible. The epilogue names. I know some people liked them, but - let's be honest. It was painful.

The book as a whole, however, was good. I would've liked to see more Death Eater action, simply because I love them and because they don't get enough individual attention.

Rodolphus is mentioned like, what, twice? And even then it's only in passing. I don't think we've ever gotten so much as a physical description of him (though I could be wrong), despite the fact that he's Bellatrix's husband. Woe.
Cherieosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
I feel like there is more to be said in the story that will never be said. It left me wanting closure and the epilouge just didn't do it for me.
Gwaewiel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Student Writer
I think I was crying about everything in this book (think 'cause it's the last one).
On the tragic and sad deaths, (and I think there was not a lot of time in the action, for being sad and make a pause-remember hedwig)-but on the other side I was crying cozz of happiness..dunno why..but that was quite in the end..I laughed about much things which wouldn't be funny, but yeah x] (and I loved molly in the end! she was just gorgeous! and I'm kinda happy for malfoy :D)
I though much things just befor I could read that harry was realisig it too-u know that feeling, if you watch a film and u can see the antagonist coming up right behind of him and u shout at the prontagonist (even if u know that he cannot hear u :) ) that there's the antagonist right behind him with a bloody knife and-lol xD u know wha' I mean, do u?

So at the end I loved this book more than the others but I feel a bit sad that there was no real scene there u can sit back and relax and just enjoy this moment.. except for the one of ginny's gift :lol:
Gwaewiel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Student Writer
Ah, and I forgot:
don't u think it's a bit bad that at the end we know for neville bot nothing 'bout luna?
just my favourite caracter!
snowtato Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... this is the first Harry Potter book that I got to paw through less than six months after it had been released (I went to Barnes 'n' Noble dressed as Cho Chang and picked up my copy at midnight), so I was soooo relieved to get through it without having anything spoiled.

I cried on five separate occasions that I can specifically remember, and, I thought this a bit odd, not all of them were caused by people dying. There are just some plumb touching moments in that book!

It's wierd that it's over. I'm still kinda mourning the end of the series and certain characters. But boy, that ending was just somehow spiffy.
kyla79 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
I also cried at parts that weren't really that bad, like George coming back with his ear missing and Mrs Weasley worried sick about him, or the scene where ron leaves... And don't get me started on the ending, with the Snape thing and all... totally killed me...
kingpig666 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I was really disappointed in the book. There were misspellings, and she didn't answer many of the burning (to me, anyway) questions. The characterizations were all wrong (one word - Lupin), and just.... grrr.
Engelen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Student Filmographer

et je dirais riend the plus
chyss-starkiller Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I'm sure I would have enjoyed the book more had a certain somebody's death not overshadowed everything for me :( (tragic little fangirl that I am! ^^; )
melvinawright Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Exactly. The book was pitch perfect.
Mayo-chan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I'm all empty inside. I'll probably grieve for a week...
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
A solid, good book and overall a satisfying ending, but I didn't really go out with a bang, rather like the Malfoys, surviving, but kind of wondering what the heck just happened...

The book had definite highlights, but some of the main characters met ends unworthy of them.
Lothlori-Diggums Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
From reading most of the comments, I've suddenly got the sudden sense of impending doom. You know, the kind of doom when you think Harry's going to die.
Hopefully that's not the case. I can't wait to read the book though . . . I have to, sadly
betsybauer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I did like the book a lot... but really, I wasn't satisfied by the epilogue. I know why she put it there--it was meant to make you feel happy after reading about all of that devistation. All the same, I thought that it sounded a bit like a bad fan fiction. ^^; There were a lot of characters that I wish she had included becaues I wanted to know what became of them! Ah well. I guess you can't have everything!
Sequeena Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
At the end, I cried so much, what a brave boy Harry is
otakugal15 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I was also hoping for a portrait...*sobs* I hope there is one!!! Those two chapters KILLED ME. As did others....*sobs*

Neville is my hero!!!! XDDD I need to get one of those shirts!!
animejosse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I basically spent the last third part of the book crying. Not only because of the deaths, but also because of what we got to know and what Harry did ;_;

I didn't mind the epilouge. Cheesy, yes, but seeing how the rest of the book was and how epilouges aren't supposed to tell you everything that happened up to that point... yeah. I actually liked it. And when the person tells the kid the reason for it's name? I cried again.
ApocalypticQuartet Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
gosh i've been reading a lot of journals latly and many of them keep saying the same thing and its getting me pumped up to read the and i thought i cried when i read the 5 and 6 book... i have a feeling im gonna be bawling my eyes out on Deathly Hallows when i get it...i want to thank you for waiting a week..hehe i've been trying to avoid comments and journals who say a little too much about the book...
ps- im gonna look at your 'spoiler' pics after i read the book
pss- i LOVE your art... im gonna watch you ^_^
Tilio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
It was great. I don't think we could have asked for a better ending.

But ..... and .....?! I cried so hard. They can't leave Teddy!
And .... . One of the things that hurt most there was reading about his family's reactions.

All in all, I think the book was great. Some things could have been pulled off more elegantly, but that would have been really difficult.

I feel the same way. Euphoric and devastated.
sab-m Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
je l'ai fini samedi aussi, et même si des choses dans le bouquin m'ont rendue assez triste, j'étais legerement euphorique, et dans un état d'esprit assez heureux tout le week end.
Voila, ce bouquin m'a rendue heureuse en fait. J'aurais aimé quand même un é;pilogue un peu plus long, et quelques pages en plus sur la fin aussi :)
Dragonzair Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
My feeling was mostly grief, really :S

To be honest, I'm a person who always cheers for the background characters, the characters who never get much screentime, or in the case of HP, the baddies, sometimes XD

So...well. You know what happened, and...a lot of my favourites were know. So...

But the book was my most favourite, mostly because the thing I've been speculating came true, and it was sooo wonderful, but I still cried D:

Okay, the most I was feeling was to cry D:
Welchtect Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Man I cried when this person died and when that person died and also one of them died and and when that guy died and the person next to him

also to me the middle of the book was VERY drawn out and the ending kinda scrunched together, also I would like to know what happend to each of the surviving characters...7 pages is too short for an ending
kyla79 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I agree, I really wanted to know more about all the others too...
nuppi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I finished reading it last night. :) It was a good and exciting book, so much action from the very first chapters. And the building amount of grief.. it was devastating and shocking at times. The Horcruxes were interesting and the doe Patronus was very touching. But still, my favourite will always be the third book, mostly because of the different kind of storyline (no Voldemort, just secrets of the past) and the introduction of both of my favourite characters: Remus Lupin and Sirius Black.
bluemoonchild Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Silly, stupid amazingly tragic romantic man. GAH. The Prince's chapter nearly killed me, but it was perfect. I hadn't dared to hope that his story would resolve the way that it did.

Poor, poor Teddy. I really wasn't expecting his parents to both go so abruptly. But Neville was completely made of awesome. As was Molly with her line regarding Bellatrix :D

The story definitely meandered a bit when the Trio were camping out but the action sequences pretty much made up for it. And the final chapters had me fluctuating between grinning and yelling 'AHA!' and cursing out of shock. Phew. Still processing it all...
strawberryspider Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't cry at all... All the bits where I was meant to cry I was like "that's stupid".


I did like it! The story is nice and it's a good ending.
erisdoll Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007

sigh ...
I liked the whole book until the epilogue .... those names they eat all six books ....
Silver-Comet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Eh, I'm not sure I liked the end with all this childbirth nonsense. I mean, you'd think after almost dying 34983908906 times, Harry would be sterile or something. It's bright green, you'd think the Killing Curse would be radioactive or something.
Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow....It's that emotional. It's amazing how we can get that caught up on a fictional character like that. Eventually they will do the film version a few years from now. So I will feel it then.
I just wish that we as a race could feel this way for real everyday people around us.

revassez Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
I made the mistake of reading it on my breaks at work today. I kept crying, and everyone was giving me strange looks. It was great though!
MiniWookie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
I totally cried too :( I found the plot thouroughly predictable but I still loved it :heart:
reed682 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I thought it was a great way to end it, I was proud of Ms. Rowling.
mippa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
From what I read of the "leak" reactions--I heard nothing but bad reviews. But part of me is thinking that the actual book was not what was pictured in the leak--so it has me curious--mostly as a Snape fan--if I should spend money on the book or not. But part of me is thinking I should...:heart:
betsybauer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Nah, you'll want to read it. There's definitely some good info about Snape in there--it's worth the price!
mippa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Oh, and I haven't read it yet because I am in Japan and too lazy to go to Kinokuniya to pay inflated prices for English books. x.x
hybridia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
It was so amazing! I know a lot of people didn't like it (then again one of my friend's is an utter cynic -_-)

But I was so devastated (I couldn't read properly at one point, I cried too much) and overjoyed *sighs happily*

Can't wait to read your thoughts! :)
HlaineL Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
i have a friend like that too -_-

and yeah i was really happy at the end that i didn't hate the book. and it WAS terrible and yet great at the same time >_<
darkhelmetj Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Professional Writer
It took me eight hours to read because I couldn't put it down. I haven't read a book in years that has touched me emotionally like that - and I'm an English major at college who reads a *lot* of novels every year. I agree - I was left with a strange feeling of euphorbia and emptiness when I finished, and there was very, very little in the book that I would have changed or would have wanted more about. I wanted a bit more of an epilogue, and I wanted a bit more of the aftermath of the actual story (you probably know what I'm talking about), but other than that, I was really satisfied.

I'd love to see some of your take on the book in terms of fanart. :) I've already faved your one image - that was one of the scenes that wrenched my heart the most.
Sterin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
overall, it was truly great. very well done.

i only cried once. and i won't say what the EXACT happenings were but... when he walking through the woods at the end and some ';people' joined him to walk along..? yeah i lost it there.

my favorite character...!! argh! it's too bad i can't really say much in fear of spoiling it for others but... uhg. what happened to him killed me.

i still loved it though lol
robotblues Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Finished it at 12:30 am, I can't remember the last time I cried so much T__T

As for a certain character, it took me 15 minutes to move on to Chapter 33, I was so nervous about finally knowing the truth and I couldn't see the page because I was crying so hard ;___;

But it was perfect, I wouldn't have had it any other way.

I am wondering whether he got a portrait or not. I'm assuming he did, or something, anything....
kyla79 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
yes me too! I was eager to get to that chapter but I couldn't believe what had happened. It was so sudden, unexpected and actually quite pointless... I had imagined something else... though the next chapter was really perfect!
neoncat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Same!! And I'm very sad about a certain.. ....Character... *sniffles* Slytherin Baby..
lyvvie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
I was a little disappointed by the ending. BUT wtf was up with saying only two people would die? Load a crap!
Anaxagorous Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007   Digital Artist
She didn't say only two would die, she said two died that she hadn't originally planned to kill.

I haven't read all of the book, but I know most of what happened because I wasn't too interested in the book to begin with, so I read some spoilers. I felt like it read like a fanfiction. Again.
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