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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Well, I got my hands on the book just a short few days ago. I started reading it and managed to get through two or three acts before just stopping. To be honest, I just couldn’t bring myself to continue reading. Normally, I always get into the books (HP books) within the first one or two pages, but this time, I was just bored. It just didn’t feel like Harry Potter anymore. And it had nothing to do with the play script format it is written in. I guess it’s just the fact that I never acknowledged the epilogue.

I consider Ginny to be a whore and I don’t like her. I can’t say I like Harry himself that much either, at least in canon. I rather like him in all those fanfics I’ve read. But that is mainly because those fics have slash pairings.

I don’t hate the books because they have heterosexual pairings, I don’t hate the books at all, well, no, I don’t hate them, but I don’t really like book number 6. My favorite has always been book three and now we’re getting off topic.

So, back to the Cursed child. I’d rather not spoil much of the book, but there are two points that just make me hate the book even more and make me glad that I did not finish reading it. How do I know these two things? Well, for those of you who don’t feel like reading the book, there is a condensed version on wikipedia. Well, I say condensed version, but it’s really just a lengthy summary. But it has all the main points and after reading that I really don’t have any need to read the actual book.

Spoiler alert now. I mean it, I will be now mentioning things that happen in the book.

The first thing about the book that really didn’t sit well with me is the fact that Voldemort had a daughter. With Bellatrix. Come on! Can it get any crazier than that? Add in the fact that I just can’t imagine Voldemort having sex with a woman? And Dark lord or no dark lord, do you really think Rodolphus would have had given Bella such a long leash? I don’t.

Another point is time travel. During most of the book, the new generation, mainly Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy travel back and forth in time to change things only to have it backfire on them over and over again. The whole thing about the ministry of magic squirreling away a time turner and having it hidden somewhere all this time is one thing. But the fact that the Malfoys had another one is really bogus. I don’t buy it. It’s the Malfoys we’re talking about. Do you really thing they wouldn’t use it for their gain? And if they had it all this time, I just can’t imagine Voldemort not finding about it…

Don’t get me wrong, I like stories that have multiple timelines and interlock past present and future, but they have to be done right! One fine example would be Circle of Magic: Danger in the Palace from Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. Another fine example would be in movies. Look at X-men: Days of future past or the Alice through the looking glass movie. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s time travel pales when compared with the before mentioned examples. Yes, the book I mentioned might not be really well known, but the time travel is done RIGHT in there!

Damn it! I’ve seen fanfictions written better than the Cursed Child book! It might be because Rowling co-wrote it with two more people or simply because she lost her edge, but I would definitely not recommend reading this eighth book. But if you absolutely have to know what happens in it, I suggest the summary on wiki. It tells you everything you need to know and saves you time and money.

There. Now you can bite my head of. But even if you do, it won’t change my opinion on the matter, which to sum it up in just a few words is this: Ginny is a whore and Voldemort should have won.

Bye!

~AnnElfwind

Can’t get it out of my head

22Okay, so after a while, I’m responding to the Daily Prompt again. This time, it’s about obsession. And I have a big one. For several years now. So, basically, I’m a girl that cannot live without slash. Reading it, watching it, whatever, but I need slash, or for those, that don’t understand, I like gay stuff. Especially if the guys are hot and sexy!

I started watching shounen-ai anime in, I think it was my second grade of high school. So I was about 17 at that time. The first I watched was, I think, the anime Gravitation? Or was it not? Seriously, I don’t remember. I watched too many of them at that time. Even hardcore yaoi. And then, it wasn’t enough, because, there were many animes where I started to disagree with the canon couples. And not just animes.

Like… Harry Potter. I just cannot stand Giny. And there are so many guys Harry could be with! Like… Lord Voldemort, Viktor Krum, Rabastan, Bill or Charlie Weasley. So many! And yet, Rowling sticks him with little whory Giny. Nope, don’t like her.

And it’s not just Harry Potter, it’s for example LOTR as well! I mean, Legolas and Aragorn? Who can say no to that?

There are much more. Mainly animes like Bleach, One Piece, Vanguard, what am I watching also? Oh yes, Spiral (watched that at least as many times as it has episodes). Basically, anything that has sexy guys, I go and try to find stories that have the couples I like. Which is mostly non-canon.

This same thing is true with computer games. As well as pure fantasy.

I not only read and watch slash, I also write it. First, it was only original stories, and all in czech, but recently, I got into writing in english and fanfiction. Not that much fanfiction, and it mostly centers around the computer game Legend of Grimrock, but it is slash. And it is fanfiction.

So yeah, that would be what I’m obsessed with. Slash. Can’t imagine living without it. I mean, if I couldn’t read it or write it, fine, I can still at least think it, but if for some reason, I couldn’t even think it, it would be really bad! And I mean bad for those that forbid it!

See ya.

Decisions decisions

Hi,

I’ve got a bit of a problem. You see, I’m writing a story. It is a crossover between Harry Potter and the Forgotten Realms (Drizzt Do’Urden). And now, I’m at a loss. Not with the plotline, that will come as I write, since I’m not one to plan ahead. Only… Should I make Dumbledore the Evil one or Voldemort? Or should I scratch both and make the ministry of magic the bad guys?!

I’m kinda liking the third option. Or some other unknown enemy. Like… Bringing Drizzt’s people into the story. Or maybe… Crossovering it with something else entirely and make it three way. Because… I just don’t want to make Voldemort the bad guy.

Maybe I will make him neutral somehow. I don’t think he can be the purely good guy. Not with his history, even though that could be tweaked some.

And for some reason, I want to keep Dumbledore as a good guy, even if a bit mad and senile. xD He will be the Twinkling idiot. xD

See ya.

FF’s a bitch!

Hi,

this time, I just want to rant a bit! I mean, there’s like… a ton! of stories being deleted from fanfiction.net! Why?! Most of them are slash! Is it because it’s too explicit?! I don’t think so! And even if they are, there are fair warnings!

And, then there is like, another type of a story being taken down. It’s stories in which Harry Potter characters read the books. I mean, yes, there’s copyrighted material used in those stories, but come on! How many people out there are still buying the books anyway? The people reading it know the books already! It’s not like J.K. needs any more money than she already has!

So, a message for FF.net: Stop being a bitch and leave the stories alone!

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Thanks. I know very much that this post is meaningless, but still! I needed to rant and vent! Those stories were good! Mainly, the story, because of which I’m writing this, the Unlikely Group “series”. It had four parts already, four finished parts! I was waiting for the author to post the next one, but hey, I wanted to read it again, I mean, there’s Voldemort/Harry pairing, my favourite, and what do I find? The story isn’t there…

So, if anyone knows of a place this story is posted on, let me know! Or if there is a place I can download it from! I wouldn’t mind archiving it.

See ya.

What I hate the most

That would be when fanfiction.net removes a story I have in my bookmarks and I haven’t finished yet. I hate that! Just today, I wanted to read a story I started some time ago and found out it has been deleted… That just stinks! I hate it! I mean, fanfiction is a bottomles well of stories, but still, they shouldn’t be deleting them! Even if ti has explicit mature content… I mean, there are warnings that can be applied! Geez…

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The story I’m currently talking about, is called¬†Formans Familia¬†and is a Harry Potter fanfiction. If you know of this story being posted somwhere else, I’d like the link to it. :) Thanks. Because, I would like to finish reading it. And right now, I can’t!

See ya.