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Offline Agar

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« on: June 24, 2003, 07:47:47 PM »
Now this work of J.K. Rowling's takes on at least 3 forms. Books, Movies, and Games. Please try to keep these distincions.

The books, all that I've read to date, have been good. I'm currently rather dissapointed in the fantasy novels in general, having read all the ones I can even tolerate. The Harry Potter books have a new and engrossing storyline with a sense of humor that can satisfy the more adult readers as well as younger audiences. I like 'em.

The movies, well, they suffer from the common theme of any book made into a movie. Things get left out. Now, by themselves, they are ok, more geared towards the younger audience, so good stuff to take your kids to. Adults without kids, take it or leave it.

The games, ok, I've only played the PS2 game, and MY GOD, what a piece of garbage. I only have it because of my 7 year old kid, I SWEAR. It leaves out MASSIVE amounts of stuff, from the movies and the book, is badly written and programmed, and is a general waste of time and money. The Chamber of Secrets doesn't even have Dobby! You don't stab the Baskalisk with a sword, your sword shoots lightning bolts! WTF! The sword doesn't do that! Just GODDAMMNIT! *gasp gasp gasp* It basically sucks hairy goat balls.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2003, 07:49:06 PM »
All Harry Potter products suck hairy goat balls.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2003, 09:30:48 PM »
No not really, I think that the books are awesome the movies are okay (I don't have kids to take unless I take either my cousin or kid's I watch)
and I can't get into the game.

I just got my book today, and I am like six chapter into it. I like it so far.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2003, 01:11:35 AM »
That is what I like about them.  It is not the traditional sword weilding heroes and supporting magik user.  We have realistic people in "realistic" situations (if you accept the setting).
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2003, 10:46:08 AM »
i personaly don't have much of a problem with harry potter. Its just when kids start to get all the Parafenalia and when they where those anoying robes. and cary around those stupid brooms is when i care BAH. :evil:
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2003, 01:29:47 PM »
Do you watch MTV? Did you see that thing on The Big Urban Myth Show?
Do you knmow what you can do with that broom?
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2003, 02:33:01 PM »
when kids get too into the story, it annoys me, other than that I like the books!
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2003, 04:33:43 PM »
I can only imagine what Captain Penguin can do with that broom... :shock:

For those of us who haven't seen the Big Urban Myth show, like myself, please tell us what can be done with that brrom. :?
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2003, 04:34:29 PM »
Never read the books. I do plan on it though.

I enjoyed the movies a lot. They are fun and have good stories that carry well. Always fun to see what other odd thing comes up next. Reminds me of labyrinth and I love that, always something going on somewhere when magic is involved and it keeps it fresh and fun.

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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2003, 06:05:19 PM »
Oh, BTW i got the new book today gona start readin it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2003, 08:43:08 PM »
Well, er, the broom vibrates. And women can er, use it for something. :? Does that make any sence
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2003, 08:57:06 PM »
thats a little bit to much info for me thanks *covers his hears and begins to say* "im not listening im not listening" over and over
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2003, 01:09:33 PM »
That is what I was thinking!
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2003, 03:10:52 PM »
oh you have no idea. :x
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2003, 04:51:32 PM »
I think ill leave now...

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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2003, 11:53:58 AM »
Bye! have a grand time!
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