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Huge Spoilers on the last book of Harry Potter!


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Last warning for spoilers!

Note: I also have a spoiler from Charlotte's Web and OF Mice and Men. For those who have not read those book and do not know what happens in the end, I advise you to turn back now!

Wow, I read so much last night and today that I might as well just finish the book rather than write a second log. I had suspicions about Snape and Dumbledore. As I thought, so far it doesn't look like Dumbledore is as evil as some people who have read the book are making it out to be. It merely seems that Dumbledore is a manipulative asshole just a few heads ahead of Percy when it comes to dickery. THen again, at least Percy redeemed himself. Percy himself seems to be the type of guy who really loves his family deep down even though he seems to loath them in another moment.

Out of all the families in the series, the Weasleys had the highest chance of suffering a tragedy. First, they really supported Harry Potter since the beginning. That doomed them. Second, they have more children than most families, thus increasing their chances of having a death in the war against Voldemort. Lastly, they have been a thorn to his side, such as the several times Ron helped Harry and when the twins threw snowballs at his face.

Speaking of Ron, I have a feeling that he really showed the most growth and truly is a boy worthy of the Gryffindor name. Out of trio, I think Ron is the one who is the most likely to have succumbed to the locket's powers. The way he went against it shows just how strong he is.

Now speaking of Gryffindor, brave as he supposedly was, I fear that I may have been right when I began to think of ideas of what the four founders of Hogwarts were like. For those I hadn't told, I was thinking of making fun of them, because they were characters that were not really characters at all, more background than anything else. Hell, I would even go as far and say they are beautiful plot devices.

Anyway, my original ideas for the humor fic would be that Godric (That's way easier to type.) was an idiot. You know the type. He was a foolish man who would leap into anything without thinking and still have the luck to get out of it. Kinda think of Don Quijote that had magic and a sword. DOn Quijote would still be more preferable. He probably would even go to battle with the sword rather than the wand. Anyway, my idea of him would be more idiotic than the gifts and praise that most speak of him with. So, even so, he seemed to have stolen a goblin's swords, even though the goblins have a weird sense of ownership. Either way, getting on the goblins' nerves totally screwed the present genereation further. In other words, I have a feeling that I was right - Godric was an imbecil.

One of the best parts in the books is where all of Hogwarts take on the attack against Voldemort. Prof. McGongall is badass! All the teachers are. Hell, Neville's grandmother kicks ass. Go old people!

The one thing that is really bothering me is the lack of muggles. I had a feeling they were more important and was going to play a critical role in the story. So far, there isn't. This is concerning me. I hope at least we can see more of Draco. It's good to know there are so many people who care about his well-being. The Malfoys sure have good paternal instincts.

Now, in regards to Snape, I fear to type about him, in case I really spoil someone badly. However, I still have the feeling that his whole life will be one big tragedy. I always knew he was just looking out for people. He never was really the evil one. From what I heard, my aunt cried after reading everything about Snape. Damn, I hope its not what I think.

Speaking of tagedies, I just have to say that Dobby's death was the saddest. What happened to Dobby was up there in the saddest deaths in literature that I ever read, which includes Charolette from Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and Lenny from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and made me sadder than any other occurence in the Harry Potter series. I think Dobby was critical to Harry's overall life story. I'm still upset over it, but I couldn't be more happy, because he helped Harry just like he always wanted to.

One last thing I want to bring up is that the childhood stories of wizards and witches that Hermione carries - it contains the story about the Deathly Hollows - seems to be foreshadowing. Someone in the trio is doomed, but I think the most important part is more on how they die and their level of acceptance of it. I could go into analyzing the story, but I would feel very silly.

I think the last thing I want to mention is Ariana. They aren't explicit in what happened to her when she was 6, but the human imgination can run real wild. Who knows? I hope that it isn't the worst thing that I'm thinking of. It is highly unfortunate that such an inncoent girl would be subject to the worst of what Muggles can do. No matter what anyone says, wizards are afraid of Muggles. That's the whole story. A horrid thing, however, from this is that most of the bad things that most fans assume happened to Ariana will only show up, because she is a girl. I personally think she could have been greater than her brothers with the magic she was able to do. It's a huge pity. Either way, the only question I have now is what was Dumbledore really thinking? Whatever we believe, we know most of the characters through Harry's eyes, and we only know some people from what others say about them. This includes Dumbledore. Other characters are the least reliable source of what a character's true nature really is. Therefore, before I make any true final judgements, I'll reserve them and keep reading on.

That's all for now. I'm pretty sure then next one will be me typing about the end. I may or may not complain. Toodles!
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Huge Spoiler Warning! A.L.'s Harry Potter Log

I can't stress it enough! Posts that say "Harry Potter Log" will have spoilers! If you don't want spoilers, don't look!



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Last warning for Harry Potter Spoilers!






Day 1:

OMG they killed Hedwig!!!!! >:C

Seriously, that was something I didn't see that coming. I also have a feeling that what happened to Mad-Eye is not what it seems. Frankly, at this point, anyone's a target except for Hagrid as of now, because Hagrid just can't die. He has too many people depending on him. He has a dependent little brother and many animals he's caring for. It would be far too much a shame if he were to die. As long as Fleur and Bill's wedding doesn't end with a quick end with the bride or grrom dying, I think I'll be cool. As of now, I'm really wondering about Lupin. He's being overprotective, but there seems to be something wrong... Well, at least he's married to a really cool Auror.

Oh, and is it incredibly wrong of me to totally love Dudley now? He's actually somewhat grateful! I really hope he doesn't die and show up again somewhere. The Dursleys leaving was an absolutely perfect scene to me. Also, this book is getting seriously dark. Perhaps those who began reading the book when they were young matured, so the series itself must mature. It's rather interesting when you think about it.

Lastly, I just want to say that the trio seems to have grown incredibly competent. Capared to how they were before, they seem to be actually capable of taking down some Death Eaters. I'm still awaiting more new characters, any proof/disproofs of my theories, more Snape, and muggles.

For those who don't know, I think that Muggles will play a huge part in the story. In all technicality, I believe they are mightier than wizards.

Well, that's all for now, I'll update again as I read more.
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Speech and Meme

The following Meme has given me deja vu and made me felt older than I was. Therefore, I hope to help spread and share with you all.

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Stupid Meme, making me feel old. >.< <3


Okay, for those who don't know, I'm in the Speech Team in my school. Okay, so I had three pages too much for a speech. I understood that I need to cut it, and I'm happy that my coach helped. Unfortunately, when she cut out a few things, something was lost. Now, I'm talking about the internet, but instead of the internet being an enemy that we can fix using our discretion, I'm talking about the internet being a villain that could only be stopped using things like laws. This seriously sucks. -_-

A few other facts I couldn't fix in my speech:

* MMORPG is NOT a multi-player role-playing game. It's a MASSIVELY multi player ONLINE role-playing game. I know that the judges don't care and that I might sound bad saying that whole thing, but it still upsets me, because I'm just not correct.

* It's NOT creepy for a people to mourn over a dead IRL person in the virtual cathedral. Unorthodox, yes, but some people are seriously upset when these things happen.

* Blogs are not as dangerous as I have made them. If I kept all the information I had, then the blog wouldn't seem like something that could kill you. Blogs will not kill people off the face of the Earth! >:(

* There is no Girl B. There is only the deceased Satomi Mitarai. Girl A is known as "Nevada-tan." To not call Satomi by her name is not, in all techniality, correct.

* I doubt Nevada-tan's fanbase is a cult. I don't want to say that in my speeh. Although, some might aruge otherwise, so it's up for debate.

*I have a hard time saying the world "lest" without thinking I'm saying it funny or sounding too old. I don't like it!

Either way, I'll be saying my utterly edited speech, hoping people could actually understanding what I say. Next time, I'll do a speech I won't have to cut. That way, my original point gets across. The good news is that I'll be going to a pie place. Mmm... pie...
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Anothe quiz and update

You are ALKITTY
You are ALKITTY. your tough, friendly, and a little
clumsy. You are adored by people they look up
to you an you might possibly be idolized by
others. I hope not that's a little creepy.
Still you're fun to be around.


Which FMA Kitty Are You?
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Woah...

Okay, so I'm still in finals, barely making it. I'll tell you write now, though, I pretty much did well in Geometry. I think I'm okay in Poetry, but I'm not as confident as Geometry. Now, I have to study for Chemistry and History.

Test-taking tip #1: Have extra pencils/writing tool

I can't stress the above enough. Do it! You will not regret it! Trust me! Don't make me tell you an embarassing story.

Speaking of embarassing stories, I just made one today, as I had done the most embarassing thing I ever did in my life. I won't tell you details as on a scale of 1-10 on the embarassing meter, it hits a 15. (I wanted to say 25, but I cannot be so arrogant as to say that.) I will tell you what I though right after everything was fixed up:

"I hope I can get that smell out of my shoes."

What you make of that is up to you.

Lastly, I came to tell of what my future projects will be. It's what I'll be working on in my spare time during my winter vaction, which will be in three days! Whoo!!!!!

*reading Nickel and Dimed and finishing Battle Royale and starting Donald Duk. All three, I hear, are good books. If I have time, I may have that book review for The Grapes of Wrath up. If I have even more time, I'll be able to read Kite Runner or Crime and Punishment. My aplologies. I completely forgot some of these author's names. >.< I better check soon.

*For Naruto fans: writing the rest of Bound (GaaraLee) and Thanks for the Chocolate! Later on, I'll be wriitng an essay on Hinata, because there is way more to her than most people see, even those that do get her character down right.

*For FMA fans: A futuristic fic on the take of the technology in FMA. That is, when I finish the series. >.< I only have access to the licensed version as of now. But once I'm done, I may write an essay on how FMA compares to other manga titles in general.

*For Saiyuki fans: A future fic on a revolution! Sorta. I'll give you a hint on what will come. Points if you understand what I'm talking about: Maitreya and Green/Red Tara.

*For PoT fans: I swear! I'll update the Sakuno in Battle Royale fic! Really! You'll like it when it's done. I'm just not used to updating things a chapter at a time anymore. For those really interested, I have two essays I'll write about Prince of Tennis: One will be about what I believe the end of Prince of Tennis will be like; the other will be about my opinion on Seigaku and how Prince of Tennis relates to other Shonen, (maybe sports) manga. Prepare for lots of psychotic logic. (It makes sense. I swear.)

*For Boondocks fans: I'm still finishing up the sprites. It's been a long time since I've ever sprited anything, and I am rusty. The hair style keep looking funny. It doesn't help that I never kept my old sprites. (Then again, they weren't that good compared to others. -_-;)

'Looks like I have a busy vacation ahead of me. Oh well, time to study!
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BRB

Well, with finals coming up, I'll be basically dead for a week. I'm also doing some community service with children, so I'll be busy, though that won't mean I won't come on for a while!

However, once I get back, I will come back with a book review for The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Go read it. 'Really good, historical book.

And of course, not everyone's interested in that, so I will leave you with this little quiz result I decided to do.

Renji
You are Yanagi Renji! Extremely smart and calm, you
manage things on your own pace. Unlike others,
you are quiet and prefer to keep stuff to
yourself. Just don't depend on your brains all
the time, give it a rest sometimes!


Which Rikkaidai Regular are you?
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All I have to say is hell no!
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reflections

What a boring day. I'm doing nothing but watching old Disney cartoons, writing in this, and finishing Macbeth. (Bleh. I still don't know how to underline.)

Anyway, I think Macbeth is kinda dumb, doing whatever he was doing. If you just look at his character without really going in depth about him to see what he was all about, you just thinkof him as some type of bad guy. Eh, Hamlet is SO much better and intereting.

I still have to :
*clean house
*finish Spanish homework
*watch Prince of Tennis episodes that I did not get to see

*sarcastic* Wow. What an eventful day.

Oh well, the special features on the DIsney movies were nice.

Maybe I'll start posting up some anime jokes. I feel so lonely!