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rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
After finding another Browncoat on this board yesterday (and that is a much more obscure realm of fandom than Harry Potter), I feel it only appropriate that we discuss this Pottermore business. I'm still not entirely sure how it's going to work, but I am VERY EXCITED about Harry Potter eBooks.
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    My son is excited. I like the idea of more background info on the world/characters, but don't care much about interactive sites.

    As long as it's better than Beetle the Bard or that little James/Sirius snippet!
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Blah blah potter blah blah.

    This woman has talent...why is she not writing more books...original books...instead of doing all this nonsense-potter-add-on stuff? She's young...she's got time to write several more series just as good as HP. She's wasting our precious time.

    Get busy, Ms Rowling.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Maybe she's afraid everything will be compared to HP. I mean its a great series and hard to do beat it. When you do something that becomes as big as the potter series, i would be a little resisted to doing something new as well.
  • LexyOhSoKinkyLexyOhSoKinky Posts: 21Registered Users
    Although I am excited to see the new website, I do agree with you @RedCatWaves. I am ready to have some more books to obsess over! Maybee she could even write a prequel to the series :) Either way, I'm ready for July 15 and I plan on going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter sometime afterwards so I can totally geek out :)

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  • etchasketchetchasketch Posts: 56Registered Users
    Although I do feel like the whole fandom is being strung along a little bit, I still love Harry potter and am excited for this new site. I mean, it's called pottermore. Meaning, more Harry potter! Woohoo!
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  • emthefantasticalemthefantastical Posts: 962Registered Users
    Blah blah potter blah blah.

    This woman has talent...why is she not writing more books...original books...instead of doing all this nonsense-potter-add-on stuff? She's young...she's got time to write several more series just as good as HP. She's wasting our precious time.

    Get busy, Ms Rowling.

    Honestly, I don't think she will ever be able to write a series just as good as HP, and she knows that. She's said before that she doesn't know if she'll ever write anything outside of the Wizarding World because nothing will ever compete, and it will always be held up to HP. HP is something extremely special, and with the last movie coming out in 22 days, it's truly the end of an era. I think any more things she does write will be within the Wizarding World.

    Personally, I'd love for "The Life and Times of Albus Dumbledore" to be released as a full-length novel, to expand on the small excerpt we got in DH.
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    Yeah.. Im not getting it exactly. So the HP books are coming out as e-books?

    Big deal. I don't... care.

    I mean - new bits of information is cool, but why all the site and everything? Why not just put it in a damn book already so I can read it without bothering with all this?

    I too wish she was writing a new book - a proper one not like that tiny Beadle Bard thingy.

    The Life and Times of Albus Dumbledore would be epic. Or even The Maulderers - their time at Hogwarts up until the death of Lily and James. I would love that.
  • etchasketchetchasketch Posts: 56Registered Users
    I don't think she needs to wow us with another book, and personally, I really have no issue with her milking whatever she can out of the series. If she just releases new things within the Harry potter universe I'll be fine. A book about the marauders would be fabulous, especially because beedle the bard was WEAK.
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  • MysticSpiralMysticSpiral Posts: 1,024Registered Users
    I think she feels a little unsatisfied with the Harry Potter Universe. Not so much as Harry Potter's story, but I know that a lot of characters were cut/trimmed for clarity and length. I mean, in every interview she talks about how she had a huge part/back story for Dean Thomas, but it didn't fit into the narrative.

    I also think this is a clever rouse so she can release books under a pen name without anyone catching on. :walk:
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  • RawrSallyRawrSally Posts: 1,388Registered Users
    I'm just excited that I'm finally going to have Harry Potter on my Kindle. Harry Potter everywhere I go!
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Anyone on now that it's open to the public? I just got sorted!
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Isn't she working on adult books? Thats the last thing I heard about her.
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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    Her next book, A Casual Vacancy, is available for preorder. It's scheduled to be released 9/27. It was written for adults.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Nallia wrote: »
    Her next book, A Casual Vacancy, is available for preorder. It's scheduled to be released 9/27. It was written for adults.


    Oh...how nice! I look forward to it!
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Nallia wrote: »
    Her next book, A Casual Vacancy, is available for preorder. It's scheduled to be released 9/27. It was written for adults.


    Oh...how nice! I look forward to it!

    Me, too. I hope I can judge it on its own merits and not expect it to be another Potter.


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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    It sounds interesting. Here is the overview:
    Overview
    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
    Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

    Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

    And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

    Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    It's going to be interesting.

    Not sure its my kind of book it sounds a little bit like Miss Marple or something lol, but as its JK I doubt it's what it seems.

    Its pretty brave though - a lot of people are going to judge it incredibly harshly against HP!
  • adorame06adorame06 Posts: 572Registered Users
    I can't wait for her New book to come out! I really enjoyed Harry Potter,and I don't mind her doing more stuff with the Potter world. My oldest son and I got lucky to be BETA for Pottermore, I was sorted in Slytherin and its been fun getting to test all the stuff out on the site. They delays with it going public were very necessary, they had lots of stuff to fix! Its quite fun and VERY kid friendly.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Nallia wrote: »
    It sounds interesting. Here is the overview:
    Overview
    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
    Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

    Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

    And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

    Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.


    LOL...I don't think it sounds interesting at all. I'm thinking she will make it interesting though.
  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    I was trying to be nice. lol I know a lot of people who have preordered it already, but I don't know if I'm ever going to bother to read it. It isn't a type of story I'm usually interested in reading.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Nallia wrote: »
    I was trying to be nice. lol I know a lot of people who have preordered it already, but I don't know if I'm ever going to bother to read it. It isn't a type of story I'm usually interested in reading.

    hahah!

    Yea it sounds lame, but she might spin it into goodness.
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  • forbeeforbee Posts: 441Registered Users
    Nallia wrote: »
    It sounds interesting. Here is the overview:
    Overview
    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
    Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

    Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

    And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

    Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.


    LOL...I don't think it sounds interesting at all. I'm thinking she will make it interesting though.

    Yeah, that's one of the dullest summaries I have ever read...but I'm guessing that one of two things will happen:

    a. She's going to surprise us and it will be really good.
    b. She's not going to surprise us, but a lot of people are going to buy it anyway because she wrote the Harry Potter series.
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    ^ This lol.

    I personally think it sounds dull as ditchwater. Like a Miss Marple or something.

    But then I think, well its JK, maybe there's a magical twist or something.

    And then I think, its not likely she'll do something like that again, is it really.

    So then I'm back to dull again...
  • sleepymekosleepymeko Posts: 1,002Registered Users
    I've had a Pottermore account since last year & frankly, it SUCKS. It's boring and not very rewarding. Even huge fans of HP hated it. I stopped liking HP after I was thirteen, I just found the whole series very annoying (I felt everything was too black and white), but the website is horrible. It needs to be more interactive. I can't believe they decided to still open it.

    Potions makes me want to kill things.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    sleepymeko wrote: »
    I've had a Pottermore account since last year & frankly, it SUCKS. It's boring and not very rewarding. Even huge fans of HP hated it. I stopped liking HP after I was thirteen, I just found the whole series very annoying (I felt everything was too black and white), but the website is horrible. It needs to be more interactive. I can't believe they decided to still open it.

    Potions makes me want to kill things.

    Agreed. I see no point init(I still love hp though)
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  • sleepymekosleepymeko Posts: 1,002Registered Users
    I would actually hate to be her in a way. She will always be expected to put a "magical" twist to things. Maybe the woman isn't interested in fantasy novels at this time? I sometimes wondered if she even wanted to finished the HP series, but was forced to because of the insane popularity?

    I really hated how the series ended as well, even though I stopped reading midway through the 4th or 5th book (cannot remember which).

    I'm unreliable since I prefer novels like Out by Kirino, Murakami, Atwood, etc. I much prefer the darker side of reality and all those grey areas which makes the world perfect, which explained my frustration with the HP series because of the fixation between good and evil when there is no such thing.

    My all time favorite book is 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle', such a fantastic play on the human psych and how we all are capable of being monsters. Loved it for it's simplicity and honesty.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    Actually, her adult book sounds good to me. I like Agatha Christie type mysteries, though.
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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    sleepymeko wrote: »
    I've had a Pottermore account since last year & frankly, it SUCKS. It's boring and not very rewarding. Even huge fans of HP hated it. I stopped liking HP after I was thirteen, I just found the whole series very annoying (I felt everything was too black and white), but the website is horrible. It needs to be more interactive. I can't believe they decided to still open it.

    Potions makes me want to kill things.

    I dunno, I really enjoy learning more about Potterverse than what was in the books. That's my favorite part.
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