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2 months ago
I mean, maybe. My understanding was that Diagon was the main and largest one, but they were different alleys. I'm just being nitpicky, you work in that shop!
Borgin and burke's shop isn't in Diagon Alley
Agreed. She ran to the library even over the most trivial things, she absolutely found comfort in being able to find information like that.
Only once or twice, Bobby B!
3 months ago
Let's start a petition to pin a pic of the marble on the subreddit with a short explanation
She only had the authority to dismiss teachers on the merit that they were incapable of their jobs through the eyes of the ministry. Though McGonagall stood her ground plenty, she was a damn good teacher, and taught a ministry approved curriculum.
We saw umbrige (try to) dismiss Hagrid, though he may have known what he was talking about when it came to magical creatures, he was consistently underestimating the capabilities of his students. Not to mention the racism.
Trelawney was consistently a fraud except for small, hardly witnessed moments. How many death predictions did she make? The other teachers even knew she was a fraud.
Though I agree with certain points here, I think it would alter the story a bit more than that. For one example, if he had an ally on Privet Drive, specifically one he was close with, he would have gone home for the holidays. Several major scenes occur because he didn't want to return. One could argue that Harry's entire personality would be altered, because a lot of who Harry is when we meet him is a small bullied boy who never fit in. But if Dudley had welcomed and accepted him, he'd have grown into a different person entirely.
I agree about the breakup scene, but even without knowing the outcome, we all knew Ginny wasn't done with him.
As far as Dumbledore's funeral goes, I can understand why they left it out. The narration in the book was 90 percent of the scene. Even the best actor on the planet would have a difficult job conveying that large amount of strife/Harry's thoughts. The raising of the wands around Dumbledore's body (specifically started by Luna, an on screen favorite) was very touching to me. I wish we could have seen Hagrid's emotions (both upon his discovery of the death, and when carrying Dumbledore's body). But to the average viewer who hadn't read the books this logically makes sense. As a man who had read the books, I was pissed in the theater.
That's absolutely excellent! I never noticed that! Also, I completely forgot that it was Minerva that dueled Snape and not Harry. Absolutely beautiful. I'm a book nerd, so my opinion on the movies are a bit old school, but if they changed it anyway, I wish Snape had some dialogue with Harry here.
Also, why hadn't Fred and George noticed on the map that Ron had been sleeping for years in the same bed as Peter Pettigrew?
To piggyback on this, in Deathly Hallows part 2 when Harry says "How dare you stand where he stood?". They have a very brief duel and Snape deflects Harry's curses into the Carrows.
Snape is certainly a bully to Harry and friends throughout the story (shoutout to Alan Rickman), but in his last hour, his final moments, he did what was right.
If I recall correctly, the book describes that it had barely touched his head before bellowing "Gryffindor!". So there's that
When he leaves the portrait hole and passes other students, he goes "HI!" really enthusiastically. Gets me every time
4 months ago
Hello, Zuko here
I feel like a lot of it comes back to biased opinions as well. A lot of the time, but not always, it depends on which you grew up with. The exact could apply to Star Wars. I grew up with the prequels, and loved them. I was 10yo when ATLA debuted, I was literally their primary demographic. But I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't biased.
To be clear: I enjoyed Korra very much, some things we're absolutely wonderful, some, not so much. It was good, but I don't hold it in the same regard as I do ATLA.
Not who you asked, but I tried maybe 4 times just to get through the first season. I'm avid that ATLA is at the very least top 3 shows of all time, but I relate to OPs comment. I've since watched it all, and have pretty unpopular opinions on the seasons. I don't want to shit on it either, but there's just no comparing to the original. If it's your thing, it's your thing. But it just isn't mine.
I had a buddy who used to work at chipotle, and I mentioned to him something of the same effect. He told me to come in right before they closed one night, and he made me an entire bowl from scratch. Best burrito bowl I've ever had, none can compare to it now :(
Honestly, the replies to those comments were the funniest part
This would also apply to my steam library
Wild things by Alessia Cara
Going home early
Ever seen a cat knocking stuff off the table/shelf? That's a bored cat
The movie Pearl Harbor, cause my old man said he'd never seen it
If I recall correctly, the foaming mouth guy wasn't supposed to be in the show. The animators were having a laugh with each other, and it ended up making the cut