Am I to old to LOVE the Happy Potter series?

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  1. Al H.

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    Listen, I dont care what my girlfriend thinks, my peers, nor my brother (who is my best friend for life), I cant help but be totally inthralled with the Harry Potter series. I dont know, I'm a pretty mature(at least I think so) 24 year old man that does manly things and likes manly things! If there was any place to get a serious conception of thyselve, this is the place. So please, be gentle and hopefully concurring.

    P.S. Im new to this forum so if there was any similiar threads posted recently, I apologize.
     
  2. Ricardo C

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    I'm 27 and have reread each book at least twice, own the movies on DVD, and have suffered through the horrid videogames. Stop worrying about other people's opinions, you'll live longer and be happier.
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

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    Ricardo's got it right. It took me way too long to quit worrying about what others think of my preferences in movies, books, and music.

    I'm 54 and really enjoy Harry Potter.
     
  4. Ryan Wishton

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    Agreed!!!

    Like what you like...

    One day you will be dead... Might as well enjoy yourself...

    Basically, reading Harry Potter isnt really causing harm to anyone unless you are a sociopath and plan on making wands out of tree sticks and practicing black magic...

    If you really like reading and keeping up with the stories, then read them... Personally, I wouldnt let anyone talk me out of my hobbies...

    My advice to them would be to get a hobby or start chewing gum so their jaws arent flapping so much... Maybe they wouldnt have so much time to nag and complain about yours...
     
  5. Mark Shannon

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    Well said Ryan.

    I would have to concur with each one of these replies. If you worry waht others think of your life, you'll have less time to worry bout your own life.
     
  6. Andrew Pratt

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    I think you'll find there's a very large adult crowd that enjoys the HP series...they wouldn't have come out with an adult cover for the latest book if there wasn't[​IMG]
     
  7. Steve Christou

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    Hi guys I have some time on my hands and I've decided to worry about what you read. Frankly anyone who reads Happy Rotter deserves all the ribbing they get, fnarf. Bad enough watching the films without staying up all night reading the books as well. Now excuse me while I get back to chewing my gum and reading my Star Trek novelizations's.[​IMG]





    POSTED BY THE HTF'S RESIDENT ROTTER, STEVE C.
     
  8. andrew markworthy

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    I don't know about the USA, but in the UK the HP books come out in two covers - one designed for kids and one designed for adults.

    In fact, in the UK, children's literature is enjoying a cross-over into the adult market, largely, I suspect, because the adult author market at the moment is so dire.
     
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    There is a series of books about the joys of sitting on the toilet? Where can I get them?

    Seriously, if you enjoy them, then enjoy them.

    Bruce
     
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    [​IMG] I cant believe after 8 posts nobody noticed that, i didnt even notice it!
     
  11. Garrett Lundy

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    Buy a issue of NUGGET. Cut the cover off and staple it to your harry Potter book.

    Then when anyone questions what your reading, just say "porn" and ignore them.
     
  12. Ryan Wishton

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    Steve,

    Star Trek??? Shudders!!! Thats so 60's...

    If I want to see aliens, all I have to do is go to the supermarket... :wink:

    JK... Star Trek just isnt a very good case to make your point with... These friends of AL's would rag on you as well... Probably even worse... I remember this kid in 8th grade was horribly picked on by just tons on others because he got caught with a Star Trek lunch box...
     
  13. JonZ

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    I had never even heard of Harry Potter until I saw the first movie on DVD.I liked the film so I wanted to read the books.

    Age shouldnt matter.

    Though I didnt like Pheonix as much as the others, theyre worth reading and entertaining.
     
  14. Steve Christou

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    You know I went to a Forbidden Planet store once, and they had a whole section just Star Trek novels, hundreds and hundreds of them! Who reads all of that? Well probably people dressed as Klingons or Vulcans pick them up by the basket load. Whoa! [​IMG]

    I did go crazy on David Gemmell heroic fantasy at one time, great stuff, don't think you've heard of him over in the States, but quite big over here in his particular niche, I highly recommend his novels for fantasy fiction fans.[​IMG]
     
  15. Cees Alons

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    Where has the world come to...

    So in the UK, people in trains and undergrounds are reading books with titles like "A Hotter Parry" or "The Hardcore Porner" and obvious graphic pictures to prove that title clearly, while hiding inside the wrapper is the latest Harry Potter edition?


    Cees
     
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    30 and I read.

    I worked at a retirement community for a considerable ammount of time and many of the retirees read the book series as well [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, that's about it. However, bear in mind that we're talking about British censorship here, so in the 'graphic pictures' the most you're likely to see is a lascivious glimpse of ankle. Ooh, I've got all excited just thinking about it. [​IMG]
     
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    I think you can read, drink, or do anything you want on a British Railway car, except talk [​IMG] Brits like it quiet, you can always pick out the foreigners in the car (like me and the wife.)
     
  19. Cees Alons

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    Of course.
    If more was shown, any Englishman would immediately guess it was a hoax and he must be reading something shameful, like a Harry Potter or a Beatrix Potter.


    Cees
     
  20. BryanZ

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    Just one question: When does the next book come out?
     

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