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[Nov. 13th, 2007|06:00 pm]
Its a fake - And all will not be well.

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[rainforestelf21]
 So... I know it's been months and months...

But I just want to say, I loved this community and the week leading up to the release of the book. I look back on those days fondly, this was a fun community and I miss it's activeness, but of course when we learned the truth it was bound to slow down and fade away.

My heart sank when I opened my book to the last page and found that the leak was indeed real...

The book itself wasn't as bad as I imagined it would be, but that epilogue man.... hated it. In fact, I really couldn't handle it, so I've since taken a fanfiction written ending (someone who loathed the epilogue as much as myself) and I pasted it in the 7 blank pages in the back of the book. Cheesy and silly, but true. 

How did the rest of y'all cope in the days following Dealthy Hallows?
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[User Picture]From: lobsterbelle
2007-11-14 02:37 am (UTC)
I feel the same way!

I remember giving my best friend a copy of the epilogue. We decided that if it was for real, we'd vomit. As we stood in line at K Mart with our books, we flipped to the end and got rather upset.

I guess I realised that I'm an adult reading a kid's book and that I have other things in my life to care about. But I was still upset that a series I'd grown up with ended in a way I found quite lacking and uninspired.
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[User Picture]From: bellebass
2007-11-14 08:55 am (UTC)
It honestly sort of ruined the series for me, so I pretend it doesn't exist.
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[User Picture]From: ksol1460
2007-12-17 02:40 am (UTC)
That's about my take on it.
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[User Picture]From: wikkidgothbabe
2007-11-14 06:34 pm (UTC)
Heh... in denial (?) here...
i'm still working out ways Severus could have lived... after all, it only says he "stopped moving"... He was definitely smart enough to be prepared with anti-venin and blood replenishing and other such potions.
i imagine he got up after everyone deserted him, looked around, said "right!" and decided to take a permanent vacation!
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[User Picture]From: shantari
2007-11-30 03:50 pm (UTC)
iawtc
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[User Picture]From: horrorshow16
2007-11-14 08:37 pm (UTC)
i thought the book was amazing up until the whole big battle bit.
it was so...bleh i guess.
so i joyfully read it up until the battle, then i prepare myself to read the battle and there's no epiloge in my book.
i pretend it's not there, because if i believe hard enough, it'll come true.
if i weren't against defacing books i would've ripped out those last few pages A LONG ASS TIME AGO.
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[User Picture]From: rhiandra
2007-11-22 04:18 am (UTC)
What ending did you past into your book, would you share the link?

Thanks
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[User Picture]From: rainforestelf21
2007-11-22 06:49 am (UTC)
You know, I actually snagged it off the IMDB movie boards, so the only link I had to it was that actual post, which is long gone now.

If you post your email address, I can send you the word document of it that I saved. The only issue is.... I have no idea who wrote it. lol.
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[User Picture]From: rhiandra
2007-11-23 12:21 am (UTC)
That would be great, thanks.

intrigue717@adelphia.net

I think that should work, although we are in the middle of a switch over to roadrunner. So, if it doesn't try replacing the adelphia.net to roadrunner.com

Again, thanks. I need a better epilogue.
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[User Picture]From: rainforestelf21
2007-11-28 04:08 am (UTC)
Hey there,

I just sent an email to both of the emails you provided to be safe, lol, so check your mail! =)
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[User Picture]From: tommayto
2007-11-25 04:58 am (UTC)
The seventh book has just changed my perspective of the books. :/ The HP books were part of my childhood, so my love for them will never really be gone... but as for the story itself, it's been ruined for me. D: It's easy pretending the epilogue didn't happen, but personally, I hated the entire book, so the whole series takes a hit. :/
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[User Picture]From: harpsi_fizz
2007-11-29 06:47 am (UTC)
How'd I cope? ... Fanfic. Mucho fanfic. Oh, and denial. I think I'm going to need the archives of fic to get past this crap.
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From: nymphe_
2007-11-30 02:11 pm (UTC)
This picture might ease the annoyance some:



Courtesy of 54321sherry

Feel free to spread the love. :-)
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[User Picture]From: putana
2007-11-30 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's such a pretty image! :D
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[User Picture]From: savagedamsel10
2007-11-30 11:52 pm (UTC)
Crapilogue + Firey Death= OTP!

Although book burning has always been upsetting to me, I'll make an exception for one copy and one tiny insignificant section.
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[User Picture]From: jayne1955
2007-11-30 02:18 pm (UTC)
I was so disappointed it started to turn me off the fandom. There's still a lot a like, especially in the first few books, but that ending was a piece of crap. If I had actually paid money for that junk, I would have taken a boxcutter and cut the epilogue out, but having an inkling of what was coming, I just got the book from the library.
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From: floria
2007-11-30 04:50 pm (UTC)
Book 7 ruined the series for me. FU, Harry Potter. =D
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[User Picture]From: ksol1460
2007-12-17 02:42 am (UTC)
sethrenn said, "Sometimes, the author gets it wrong." I try to think of that as being what happened with HP on a number of counts, esp. the last 2 books. So much of the fan fiction novelizations in anticipation years ahead were better than what JKR (pronounced Joker) wrote.
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[User Picture]From: deathbringer
2008-08-24 09:29 pm (UTC)

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7 blank pages? hasn't she heard of the environonononment???//

Wouldnt have got away with that with the "Wartime economy standard" books from the 40's i read XD
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