Severus Snape: Harry, I am your father.

Despite my small joke regarding Harry Potter, I’m bit of a fan of the series myself and will have the new book delivered on the day of it’s release.

While talking with friends about the forthcoming final Harry Potter book, I came up with a sentence we will most likely not read in it (it would, however, be a surprise equal to the one that inspired it).

Severus Snape: Harry, I am your father.

12 Responses to “Severus Snape: Harry, I am your father.”

  1. Torsten
    July 12th, 2007 10:09

    May the potion be with you.

  2. Ilona
    July 12th, 2007 12:59

    I don’t really care what we will read and on which page, as long as I can read it RIGHT AWAY :) Meaning I will get the book at 1 AM at Thalia in Darmstadt… – Arne, you can still cancel your amazon order and join me ;-)

  3. Arne
    July 12th, 2007 13:40

    I may be crazy, but not that crazy. ;-) (At least not about Harry Potter…)

    Ilona, I can’t believe you really don’t care at all what you’ll read on which page.
    Take this example (imagine it in the very beginning of the book):
    “The summer holidays seemed to drag on and on forever for Ron since his friend Harry Potter had drowned while swimming and Lord Voldemort had retired from doing evil a few weeks ago.”

  4. Torsten
    July 12th, 2007 14:29

    HP deserves a more dramatic beginning ! (Or ending for that matter.)

    “Seven days ago You-know-who had wrought evil darkness over the world, since The-boy-who-lived did not live though stirring an extremely delicate potion the wrong way around, blowing up half of Hogwarts in th process.”

  5. Torsten
    July 12th, 2007 15:09

    “Severus Snape, who, in Volume 6&3/4, was revealed to be Harry’s true father, is reported to have remarked upon this: ‘500 points from Griffindor.'”

  6. Ilona
    July 13th, 2007 15:18

    You joke-cookies you!
    Arne, I’m pretty sure it will be an exciting book with lots of revelations and tying up of loose ends, and therefore I don’t care whether it will be exciting this way or that way. But I guess you understood my comment the right way ;-)
    And I AM THAT CRAZY right now at least… (and not ashamed to admit it)

  7. Arne
    July 13th, 2007 17:34

    And I AM THAT CRAZY right now at least… (and not ashamed to admit it)

    No worries… I am/was certainly at least as crazy, it is/was just about other things. Enthusiasm can be a great thing! :-)

  8. Torsten
    July 24th, 2007 09:49

    No longer able to cope with the anticipation (and not wanting to run across spoilers accidentally), I bought a copy of HP VII. After a looong session of nightly reading, I am now at halfways through the book.
    And thar be no spoilers here. Period.

  9. Arne
    July 25th, 2007 16:33

    Same here… I was rather afraid running into real spoilers now that the book was released and thus getting the fun of reading it.. well… spoiled. Due to that – and because it was quite a good read – I spent much of my recent free time reading it. And I can say today: After a looong night of reading I’m through. No worries there shall be no spoilers from me either. But I can say I was rather pleased with how J.K.Rowling worked it out.

  10. Torsten
    July 27th, 2007 09:07

    It. Is. Done.

  11. Arne
    July 27th, 2007 09:42

    And what do you think about? Liked the book?

  12. Torsten
    July 27th, 2007 12:51

    “This is magnicifent … and it’s true! It never happened, yet it is still true! What magic art is this?”

    – Robin Goodfellow, in SANDMAN #19: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”