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29 July 2005 @ 06:46 pm
So far i'm about 200 pages into HP6. My thoughts so far, with spoilers up to that point:

The bit about the Prime Minister was informative but not particularly interesting.

I like that Snape is once again being portrayed as being of ambiguous loyalties. He's at _least_ a tripple (or is it just double?) agent, the question is if Dumbledore knows that Voldemort knows that Dumbledore knows that Snape worked for Voldemort :)

Morna was quizing me about who i thought the Half Blood prince was. My initial guesses were Harry, Hagrid and Draco. Clearly at this point the book is trying to hint at Voldemort. (Just got past the part with Harry and Dumbledore viewing the memories about Voldemort's mother.) However that seems a bit too obvious, and the book from Voldemort idea has already been used as has already been pointed out in the book. (How's that for recursive?) Of course maybe it's trying to fool us into thinking it's not Voldemort by showing us how obvious that would be :) It could be Dumbledore, but that would also be rather obvious. If the half blooded part refers to wizardry (which is only a maybe at this point) it can't be Neville or Ron. The only other likely candidate i can come up with at this point is Snape. After all, the half blood prince seems to be very good at potions, and we know nothing about Snape's parentage as far as i know. It might help explain why Snape is so trusted by Voldemort. If most of the other Death Eaters are like Draco he must get tired of them talking about how worthless mudbloods and halfbloods are all the time =P Of course that makes you wonder why Dumbledore and co don't advertise Voldemort's parentage as loudly as possible. And finally, Hermoine was talking about how the half blood prince could be female, and how the handwriting looked like a girl's, and i'm sure the fanfic writers would love that :)

Speaking of such things, there's still the question of who (if anyone) Harry is going to end up with. How old is Tonks(?) anyways? She seems kinda cute :)
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Kirinkirinn on July 30th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
Heh. I'll mostly shut up to avoid spoilers, but.. Tonks is significantly older, but funny you should bring up her and random relationships.

As for Harry, c'mon, the next person he's been leaning towards has been hinted for ages. Ah well, if I remember right, it'll become obvious quite soon. Not that I'm saying anything about who he "ends up with"; heck, there's still another book to go.
Silverhawksilverhawk on July 30th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
Has JKR said that there would only be 7 books? It's been said that the Auror training takes 3 years, and when they said that in the last one I was thinking that it was to give her an out in case she wanted to write more...
Steuardsteuard on July 30th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Rowling was asked about the number of books during this interview, and possibly other places. In response to "Question 14: Several people have asked "Are you stopping at seven?", Rowling said,
Um, at the moment I, I, I definitely think I'm going to stop at seven, and as I say, that will be really heartbreaking. Um, the only reason you'll ever see an eighth Harry Potter book is if I really, in ten years time, burn to do another one, but at the moment I think that's unlikely. But I try never to say 'never anything', because at the moment if I say 'I will never', I do it next month! So I just, I, but I think not. I just think we're gonna stop at seven.
Direct transcripts can look pretty un-polished at times, but I think this gets the idea across.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 30th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
You know, i wonder what she plans to do after book 7 then. Go into temporary retirement? Start another series?
Geoffthegreatgonz on July 30th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
With that kind of money, I'd venture to guess she'll do whatever she feels like.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 30th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
You can wrap up a lot of stuff in one book, but after a point it starts getting a little unrealistic. I'm going to be curious to see where things stand by the end of this book.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 30th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
Well i know that Mrs. Weasley is trying to set Tonks up with... Bill? In order to break off the engagement with... er, phlegm :) I don't remember enough about Bill to know if he'd be good for her or not, but in general that seems like a pretty bad way to start off a relationship, so i hope when you say random you mean really random. Not than you should answer of course :)

As for Harry, i presume you don't mean Cho. As for Ginny, well yeah, there are hints that he could very well end up with her, but at the moment she's not acting like she's still interested in him. Either she actually isn't interested in him at the moment, or she's just trying to make him jealous by going out with other people. In either case it isn't exactly endearing. I suppose it's possible though that she is still interested but thinks it's hopeless and is trying ot hide it, and is doing a _really_ good job.