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25 May 2005 @ 07:00 pm
I stole this from a friend of mine and thought I'd share the interesting "news"...
Harry Potter 'secret leaked'
By Valentine Low, Evening Standard
24 May 2005
Bookmakers fear part of the plot of the next Harry Potter novel has been leaked.

A betting website has been inundated with bets on the death of Hogwarts' head teacher Dumbledore - all from the town where the book is being printed. The bets were refused by one chain of bookmakers which claimed it was "obvious" the manuscript had been read.

Claims that Dumbledore would die were sparked when author JK Rowling hinted about a death in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. Now a mysterious series of events in Suffolk suggests the secret may be out.

A cluster of £50 bets have been placed on Dumbledore being the victim - and it would not take the powers of the boy wizard to deduce what has happened. Most of the bets have been placed in the town of Bungay - which just happens to be where the new Harry Potter adventure is being printed.

Ed Pownall, of the internet betting site Blue Square told The Sun: "We have taken nearly £6,000 worth of bets on Dumbledore in the past seven days. All have been played in Bungay or nearby Beccles. A lot of punters have opened new accounts and placed a maximum bet of ?50 each on what is an obscure market. That made us sit up and take note."

As a result Blue Square slashed the odds for Dumbledore - played by Sir Michael Gambon after the death of Richard Harris - from 2/1 a week ago to 4/6 before they suspended betting last night. And Warren Lush of Ladbrokes said: "We weren't foolish enough to take the bets. There are obviously people out there who have read the manuscripts."

Printers Clay of Bungay are believed to be helping with the printing of the new book - due to be published on 16 July - although publishers Bloomsbury moved some of the printing to Germany.

24 November 2004 @ 05:09 am
Holy crap! I don't know if you guys have watched the special features on the PoA dvd yet, but there is a interview under the "Divination Class" with Cuaron and Rowling and they're talking about the movie. And Rowling says that Cuaron has put things in PoA that forwshadow the last two books without knowing it and that we're going to look back on the movie and think these clues were purposely dropped. Thoughts?
04 August 2004 @ 10:19 pm
Hey guys... Saw this article on Yahoo! News about the casting of Lord Voldemort. Check it out!
[x-posted to hogwarts_grads]
30 May 2004 @ 04:47 pm
[If promoting is not allowed in this comm, please let me know and I will delete this]


Hey everyone! After reading a mod post in harry_potter I have created a new community:


for ALL THINGS POA. Please join! It's mostly for those who have already seen the movie, or those who don't mind spoilers. But once you have seen the movie, feel free to join! [or join now...I myself have not seen PoA, but I'll be posting starting on Friday ^_^ ] As we know, the movie won't be coming out for a lot of people until later, so this community is a place to wrap up all our spoilers so we don't ruin anything for anyone.

You can post ANYTHING you want there, from ticket copies, to pictures, to reviews, to *squees* about the boys, countdowns, whatever you want!! All spoilers are allowed! Make sure you read the info first as well!

So, please, go join!!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!!

Current Music: POA of course
24 May 2004 @ 09:20 pm
Ok. I was just watching the tv trailer. I think there is quidditch in PoA! There was just a really short clip of it, and it was Harry on the broomstick with these wierd quidditch goggles on.
x-posted to hogwarts_grads
13 May 2004 @ 08:15 pm
Hi, how is everyone! Great here. I was wondering if anyone else has ever read "The Science of Harry Potter". I bought that book almost a year ago and it's wonderful. I just wanted to ask about that. :)
Current Mood: crappycrappy
12 May 2004 @ 07:13 pm

Oh sigh, here I go.

Hello everyone. My name is Rae, and I have a slight Harry Potter addiction. I’ve read the books one too many times (I believe seven times each. I’ve actually lost count), I watch the movies when nothing else is on, and I have a slight crush on Ron. Yeah. It’s sort of pathetic. But hey, what can I do? I know what I like.

I'm just glad to see that there are other addicts out there as well. *G*

Current Mood: amusedamused
12 May 2004 @ 05:34 pm
Hello, my name is Yaz, and I'm a Potterhead. Specifically, I'm a Draco-a-holic. I write HP fanfic, mainly ship D/G at this time (fire and ice is so irresistable :) I'm so glad to be part of another community that supports the need to feed my addiction! Yay!
Current Mood: chipperchipper
12 May 2004 @ 04:26 pm
Hi everyone! Err... I guess this is the second post, so yay! My name's Melissa and I'm completely obsessed with Harry Potter *among some other things* I write a lot of HP fanfiction, so yay again! Not only am I new to this community, but I'm new to live journal, so please don't be too mad at me if I do something wrong! O_o
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
12 May 2004 @ 04:13 pm
is this the first post? woo!
Hi everyone! My name's Sarah and I am 17 and a sophomore in college. I am a huge HP geek... And most of my friends at school are.
So thats me.