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Roshio | 17 comments My friend and I are big Potter fans and we always argue about fanfiction. She says she's obviously the bigger fan because she can't bear to read anything but Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. I argue that I'm obviously the bigger fan as I love the stories so much, I'm willing to read great fanfiction, anything to jump back into the world of Harry Potter. We've never really decided who was right, so we've agreed to disagree.

I'm just wondering what people here think of fanfiction? Do you think fanfiction belittles Harry Potter or enhances the experience altogether?
(p.s. I hope I posted this in the right section!)


~*Just Slytherin Along w/ The Creatures*~ (Patrick Swayze's lover) (thejsaway) YES! I LOVE IT!! I actually write it. I have a made up character and she's so into detail that she could be a part of the books! But I change the storyline SLIGHTLY. But yeah, that's all I really write.


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I don't have an opinion on it...I don't read it, but some of my friends do, and I think you can read it if you want, if you enjoy it, or not read it because...I dont know why. But I don't think it makes anyone a bigger fan, or enhances the experience at all. Maybe it does though. Do people write their opinions on what happened in unexplained parts?


message 4: by Roshio (new)

Roshio | 17 comments Yeah authors write anything they want regarding unexplained parts (or even explained parts). It can be very different from the actual books, but still recognisable as HP (if done well). I don't actually think I'm a bigger fan for reading fanfictions, we just like to argue I think. :P


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
Roshio wrote: "My friend and I are big Potter fans and we always argue about fanfiction. She says she's obviously the bigger fan because she can't bear to read anything but Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. I a..."

I think you're both fans of Harry Potter. You can read other books and still come back to Harry Potter. It doesn't mean that you can't read otehr books


message 6: by Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~*, ~*Never*Knows*What*To*Write*Here*~...*sighs* (last edited Jul 15, 2011 05:20PM) (new)

Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~* (bookluver2000) | 1908 comments Mod
Nikos~HP Finale coming soon! Going as Snape =) wrote: "I don't have an opinion on it...I don't read it, but some of my friends do, and I think you can read it if you want, if you enjoy it, or not read it because...I dont know why. But I don't think it ..."

Thanks for reading my mind!


message 7: by Frances (new)

Frances I started reading the books and HP fanfics when I was 11 so the amount of time I spent with each is relatively the same. I love fanfiction since it made me realize there are some incredible writers out there who write amazing stories which..i'm sorry to say..are MUCH better than some published works. I suppose I nvr thought of HP fanfics as strictly HP more like...I've found another author to love....aka fanfictions are frigin awesome


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
Kate(a.k.a Hannah) wrote: "Nikos~HP Finale coming soon! Going as Snape =) wrote: "I don't have an opinion on it...I don't read it, but some of my friends do, and I think you can read it if you want, if you enjoy it, or not r..."

haha


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Kate(a.k.a Hannah) wrote: "Nikos~HP Finale coming soon! Going as Snape =) wrote: "I don't have an opinion on it...I don't read it, but some of my friends do, and I think you can read it if you want, if you enjoy it, or not r..."

Ummm, you're welcome? =) haha
I'm rereading the books before the premiere...stayed up until 5:30 am reading yesterday. So I only have two left! Yay... I'm gonna be falling asleep during the movie =(


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
no you won't. you'll be WAY excited


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh yeah! Im gonna be up soo late tonight.wednesday tomorrow/today! good! i have to get up early Thursday.


message 12: by AJ, ready to bring back the action (new)

AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
why? the movie starts Friday morning


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

I have golf lessons =\ then they end at 11:00, and I can go and get my costume on, straighten my hair, and by the time that's done we'll be ready to go to the theatre.


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
ohhhhh....srry


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

I like golf! These are just kinda boring. no actual golfing. Blah! And 11 a.m. In case it wasn't clear enough...but it'll be 1 hour+ to straighten my hair, then half an hour for dinner and lunch...probably another hour to finish my costume, maybe an extra 15 minutes for the Dark Mark. So then it would be about 2:00. But I wouldn't start it right away, so by 8:00 I night just be finishing.


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
oh, my costume is easy. my mom is going to do the eye make-up and my friend has our masks


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I have to make mine still =\


~*Just Slytherin Along w/ The Creatures*~ (Patrick Swayze's lover) (thejsaway) mine's already made and i just have to put on the dark mark tatoo


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
yahz


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

My mom's gonna draw the Dark Mark. It's hard to draw upside down on your own arm.


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
it is?


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
i didnt know


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Well the snake goes down towards you wrist, so you'd have to draw it one-handed upside down


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
yah, so????? it's on your left hand right? Wait are you right handed? IM SO CONFUSED!


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Yeah, I'm right-handed but I'm bad at drawing in the first place and it's awkward to draw a confusing shape upside down on your arm...does that explain anything? =\


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
oh...okay...


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
:)


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

I've never really looked into fanfiction, but some of the ones I read are awful. Seriously, it's like they've never read the books at all. Not to be mean, but some people who write this stuff have no talent at all in this area. And lot's of people have bad grammar when they write it, so that also drives me insane. I prefer the real stuff, because sometimes fanfiction ruins the books for me...

But I love reading the Harry Potter Wiki. It's all I've been doing this past week.


message 32: by AJ, ready to bring back the action (new)

AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
i know!


message 33: by Pandy (new)

Pandy | 637 comments Nikos~Goodbye, HarryPotter, you were my life wrote: "I don't have an opinion on it...I don't read it, but some of my friends do, and I think you can read it if you want, if you enjoy it, or not read it because...I dont know why. But I don't think it ..."

I agree. Personally I don't care to read it. I'm not saying that it's all poorly imagined or written, but I prefer to stick to the original author's work. I know that might sound a bit close minded, but I'd rather read something else entirely than fanfiction concerning something I've already read. I don't think that makes me a bigger fan than someone who enjoys fanfiction. I understand that some authors feel possesive of their characters and ideas (not JKR, I know), but I think people are perfectly within their right to imagine stories beyond what's given (but not for profit, of course).


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
I LOVED THE MOVIE


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Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~* (bookluver2000) | 1908 comments Mod
Nikos~Goodbye, HarryPotter, you were my life wrote: "Yeah, I'm right-handed but I'm bad at drawing in the first place and it's awkward to draw a confusing shape upside down on your arm...does that explain anything? =\"

haha, yes. :)


message 36: by Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~*, ~*Never*Knows*What*To*Write*Here*~...*sighs* (new)

Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~* (bookluver2000) | 1908 comments Mod
Pandy wrote: "Nikos~Goodbye, HarryPotter, you were my life wrote: "I don't have an opinion on it...I don't read it, but some of my friends do, and I think you can read it if you want, if you enjoy it, or not rea..."

exactly. Now a days I find agreeing with people is much easier than writing your own comments. :p


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
k


message 38: by Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~*, ~*Never*Knows*What*To*Write*Here*~...*sighs* (new)

Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~* (bookluver2000) | 1908 comments Mod
:)


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
(:


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
oh


message 41: by Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~*, ~*Never*Knows*What*To*Write*Here*~...*sighs* (new)

Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~* (bookluver2000) | 1908 comments Mod
MiaNicole 秦依凝 wrote: "I love fan fiction, but the bigger fan will critique writers who have the wrong facts-like me. That's what the review button is for!"

agreed. Except I don't like fanfiction, I don't know why ...


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
yeah


message 43: by Kasha (new)

Kasha | 10 comments I love Harry Potter fan fiction. I started reading it when I was about 10-11. At first I started reading it just to get my Potter fix in between book publishing.
Now I read to keep the magic alive, that and I'm addicted.


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
Hha:)


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
no[e


message 46: by Robin (new)

Robin I love Harry Potter fan fiction! Occasionally I try to write some of my own.


message 47: by Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~*, ~*Never*Knows*What*To*Write*Here*~...*sighs* (new)

Kate*~FlyingOnABroom~* (bookluver2000) | 1908 comments Mod
MiaNicole 秦依凝 wrote: "For some unknown reason my newest obsession is Lily Luna Potter.... Oh has anyone ever heard of My Immortal?"

In the immortal series?


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
i love those!


message 49: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Hubbard (lynnhubbard) | 4 comments I love fanfiction! esp HG&SS ;-)


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AJ (aj3books) | 4235 comments Mod
Hunger Games and .....


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