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I Don't Get the Appeal of Harry Potter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 People

    Whatever Happened to Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover...

    I'm a Harry Potter fan or well, I was until the series finished. I started reading Harry Potter when I was ten years old. It taught me how to read and it gave me something, a world I could relate to, a world I could disappear into to avoid my misery of the real world. Now, you're...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    Never Reall Watched It

    and i seriously doubt that i ever will. A boy wizzard, witch friends...flying around defeating bad people...and the point is? I'm not knocking anybody who is a fan, because we all have our outlets etc...but..i just don't get it.
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    I Am At a Loss...

      Am I just...odd? Am I too old? Am I, indeed, not old enough?  What is wrong with me? I really cannot get the concept of Harry Bloody Potter! Granted, I haven't read all the books...I really don't want to fall asleep that long...but what I have read has been pretty...
    Samm199294 Samm199294 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Seriously I Don't

    what's the fun, in a gay looking boy......not exactly bright.....with a gay stick on his hand....saying gay words....making gay magic, all this while he's flying around in a gay way in a gay broom..... with all his gray friends and a girl lol I simply don't see the point or the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    Not For Me!

        Ok.....so I'll admit to not reading the books. I know of plenty of HP fans that say that the books are the best....well, maybe they are....maybe they're not....but after having to push myself to see the movies (apart from the last one and the soon-to-be-released FINAL one...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    WTHP???

    So I never really understood why people don't read the classics but they would rather read Harry Potter. I have tried reading the series, only to realize that the story repeats itself every freaking time!  In all the books: Harry runs away from his uncle's house and...
    sparkles4edward sparkles4edward 26-30, F Jul 14, 2010

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    Harry potter is my life! I know every harry potter fact/trivia question ever (seriously not kidding here, ask me anything) and I've read them all a million times. I'm so obsessed...
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    Heck yea! :D When I was younger I looked like him. Now I do to as much as I use to. Although I still like to believe I'm him and i just don't know it get. d:
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    Snape ,Fred and George, and Tom Felton (Notice how i don't say Draco ,he was such a daddy's boy xP )
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    When grown man who look about 40-50 years old and they tell me I look beautiful I don't know how to take they're compliment. If I say thank you, they're going to think I'm trying...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It's okay to block me. You don't have to like me. I'll block you back and leave it at that. But don't create another account just so that you can constantly harass me. Don't use...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 28 mins ago

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    I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    BrokenLady420 BrokenLady420 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    Winners don't use drugs, you know.
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    PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR THIS POST, I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT! I HAVE 2 YOUNG STEP DAUGHTERS AGES 6 AND 8...
    xbeautifulx xbeautifulx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Well, I tend to reply slowly because instead of messaging, I may be answering questions here:) Don't take it personally if I don't reply you! I will. I just won't reply if you have...
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    My mind is telling me no But my body My body's telling me yes, baby I don't wanna hurt nobody But there is something that I must confess To you I don't see nothing wrong (Ooh...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    as I write this, I'm also letting it go. my heart is with a woman from my past who is now in my present. the future is a different story now. let's call her Dawn. Dawn was an ex...
    jarae jarae 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    i don't believe in judging other people for this very reason. you can never really know a person. and it can be hard to understand why people do some of the things they do. i'm not...
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    Seriously, don't ask. So an EP member wanted to get on Skype. I don't get on Skype with just anyone and video with almost no one. He asked several times for my Skype ID. I said...
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    I use this site as an outlet, kind of like a journal. Getting positive input and advice is also always great. It's like my journal talks back to me, yay! In real life though, I don...
    imagine524 imagine524 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    My boyfriend has been telling his friends he wishes I could drive and how I keep getting interviews, but never get hired for the job. On top of all that I just found out I am...
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    I feel happy but i still feel sad and I feel like I want something but I don't know what it is. I wan't something but I don't want it and I'm just not sure if I actually want it or...
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    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Here I am, 6 in the morning, joining this site for no apparent reason other than the fact I want to vent, I suppose. Or is it I want to find comfort in typing all this out? I haven...
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    i don't understand. why would he come back and say those words when he don't have the intention to stay? when he will just break my heart and leave me hanging, shattered, empty...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    But I don't have problem with those who do. As long as you don't violate human autonomy or deny people in your care the medical treatment they need over it, then you should be free...
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