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18-12-2005, 19:37   #16
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See Quiddich world cup in book 4.
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26-12-2005, 16:57   #17
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Is there any chance you could publish a few more of those brilliant mini books. Personally I'd love to see the History of Magic or small prologue involving Dumbledore.
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To be honest, most old wizard chaps can be said to be a Merlin ripoff, Gandalf included. Hell, almost all of Tolkien is ripped from Old English legends and the like, his only innovation was creating a new world for them to inhabit.
He didn't really use old english legends to create his masterpiece of literature.
He created a whole new world and gave it a huge history. Tolkien loved the celtic and old english languages and wanted to use them, hence the languages of many races.
Gandalf is not completely a Merlin type person but the movie portrays him as one. Read the Silmarillion it has everything in it and more on the history of Middle Earth. Tolkien's view and the way he made Gandalf was to be a angel of sorts.
Tolkien also created a whole new type of evil. I haven't seen anything that resembles an Orc, Balrog, Sauron, ect. Trolls on the other hand were all ready created by someone else's mind, but he didn't "rip off" Trolls. I don't think there's a copyright on the word "Troll". He has a vision of what a Troll looks like to him, only the word hasn't changed. You use your own story, characters, world, and languages and that's exactly what he did.
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I couldn't agree more with the post above.

In fact it annoys me abit when people right off a brilliant series such as Harry Potter as a rip off of lord of the rings or any previous fantasy writers have come up with before this.

The magic of Rowling, Toolkein or C.S Lewis's books is that they utilise great fantasy characters like 'The Wizard' 'Goblins' or Centaurs, take their basic characters features Gandalf and Dumbledore are both very powerful wizards, centaurs are stargazers and goblins are greedy and in the case of Lord of the rings irreconcilably evil and then develop their personalities which stretch far beyond the work which went into previously creating what a goblin is. And so we get character’s like Merlin, Gandalf and Dumbledore who on the surface look like your typical 'wizard' but when you delve abit deeper you see there totally different. Merlin was subservient to Arthur, Gandelf very much believes he is superior (and all of his kind) to other beings, therefore he adopts the role of leader in the fellowship without question or too much hassle, in fact the Lord of the Rings book deals quite heavily with the issue of hierarchy, the one ring, the true king of Gondor etc. Dumbledore although is accepted as the natural leader of the wizarding world by a great proportion of the wizarding community, never takes on a role in which he has absolute power. he does not believe himself to be superior by his willingness to give others free reign and of course his modesty, which we don't see from Gandalf.

J.K. Rowling merely touches on these well adapted characters with little explanation or uses a highbred of more than one magical character. J.K adds the word Magus (the Latin word for wizard) ani to form the term animagus animal-wizard. Durmstang schools comes from the art style Sturm und Drang, which was favoured by the Nazi hierarchy. David Colbert's wrote a whole book about the sources of JK creatures which highlights 100's of other examples.

So in the light of this I pose the question, J.K Rowling do you keep a record of all the creatures characters, items and happenings and if so would you ever consider publishing them? please
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He didn't really use old english legends to create his masterpiece of literature.
He created a whole new world and gave it a huge history. Tolkien loved the celtic and old english languages and wanted to use them, hence the languages of many races.
Gandalf is not completely a Merlin type person but the movie portrays him as one. Read the Silmarillion it has everything in it and more on the history of Middle Earth. Tolkien's view and the way he made Gandalf was to be a angel of sorts.
Tolkien also created a whole new type of evil. I haven't seen anything that resembles an Orc, Balrog, Sauron, ect. Trolls on the other hand were all ready created by someone else's mind, but he didn't "rip off" Trolls. I don't think there's a copyright on the word "Troll". He has a vision of what a Troll looks like to him, only the word hasn't changed. You use your own story, characters, world, and languages and that's exactly what he did.
Yeah, sorry, that was a generalisation - in reality it's "based on", not "ripped off" and not just Old English legends, but all sorts of others too, spun in his own. I was arguing against Laguna saying that HP was a rip-off - just because it uses the fantasy archetypes doesn't mean it is. Nearly every fantasy uses these archetypes as a base, from the Nibelungen onwards, and even before (admittedly some of them are newer than that, but the point still stands...)
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She was at my friend's reception once, decided not to go bother her though

I suppose I'd ask if she'll make a harry & co go to university series
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When the hell are you gonna actually do something with the whole Hermione and ron thing??? Its bugging the hell outta me. I mean, 6 years of that, and we're meant to be surprised.
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character preference

i understand that you have the characters already alive in your mind, and some of the on screen characters do not quite match your idea of what they originally look like.
what i would like to know is which dumbledore do you fell most captures your original idea closest?
richard harris or micheal gambon?
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JK Rowling to write a new novel, Love to ask her is it going to be the start of a new fictional treasure. I hope so
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She was at my friend's reception once, decided not to go bother her though

I suppose I'd ask if she'll make a harry & co go to university series
Harry Potter goes to university: He's got problems, and no simple spell is going to get him out of this one, if he thought defeating dementors was hard, he won't know what hit him as he fights off a meth addiction, as well as coping with a host of STDS after sleeping with a Slytherin.
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