I like Twilight, but sheesh, calm down.
[PPD: An interesting term I heard used to describe how those who grew up with the books/movies are feeling. Wow, didn’t know it was that serious? A bit exaggerated. ha]
I think the fact that I had my “OMG HP IS OVER WHAT AM I GONNA DO?!!!” moment back when the books ended in 2007, is the reason I am not really THAT torn up about the movies ending (but I am kinda sad). I had already come to terms with the fact that the series is over four years ago.
The past two weeks have been filled with Harry Potter mania leading up to the FINAL movie (cries). I’ve been posting like 10 posts a day, all related to HP (ok not really 10 but still) and it is beginning to look like a strictly HP blog - although it is British so the material is relevant. I got a bit crazy but it was the last one so I had to pay homage. ;)
People may think that I am nerdy or whatever for liking the series so much but it
has been there throughout childhood. I grew up with the books - discovering them BEFORE the first movie was ever released. And they were around through two passages of my life: the books ended when I graduated high school and the movies ended when I graduated college.
So I kind of formed an emotional attachment. :D
No, I’ve never been to a midnight premiere of the movie (until this last one) or a midnight book release (the closest I got was going to Wal-Mart at like 6am) or dressed up liked Hermione (however tempting) and I would NEVER wait four days outside just to see the actors. But I’ve lived the books since 6th grade when I accidentally discovered them at my library and then preceded to read them out of order: COS, SS, GOF, POA. (My 11 year old self did not realize they were a series.)
When I found out about the first movie I freaked and watched the live premiere in N.Y. I hadn’t watch another since then until the one in London for DH pt 2. I decided to end it like I had started and watch the first and last premieres.
I own all the movies, books, and even some of the video games. I even got my sister and best friend hooked. The magic appeals to everyone - it is a feel good book filled with imagination and creativity.
Thanks Jo for not giving up even when the first several publishers rejected you. I bet they are crying to themselves right now as they look at the way your books boomed. She got me into creative writing and is one of the reasons why writing in college was never such a huge burden - well it sucked but I was able to be more creative with them. haha.
Again, I am attached to them because she introduced me to another world outside the U.S. and in turn got me interested in learning about other cultures in general. Now I will be doing an MA in cultural studies in England this September.
Funny how you figure out how much things means to you once you no longer have them on a regular basis. But the books will still be there as well as the movies. It is not the end. Not really.
And I am glad I was along for the ride.
Potterhead and proud.
Final shot of them all together: