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I Don't Get the Appeal of Harry Potter

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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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    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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    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 2 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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    Harry Potter Fans

    I saw the movies and it's not like they weren't good; i just can't imagine reading the series is all. A lot of people really liked Harry Potter. I guess the use of magic, sorcery etc. just wasn't my thing. I'm sure the writer was talented: It just didn't appeal to me.
    jenimichel jenimichel 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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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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    I don't know if this makes a geek or whatever but I'm just in love with Harry potter ( not the actual guy, the films/books lol) I remember when harry potter and the philosophers...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I've never read the stories and I've never watched the movies. They came out when I was in elementary school. My mother forbid me and my brother from anything to do with Harry...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    For once, and for no reason, I feel really happy! I don't know why but Thankyou to everyone that has supported me! I'm away to eat h harry potter😙💕💕 ⚡️👓
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love the idea, the relationships, the complex world, but it seems like I'm alone in a few of my passions. Mostly, I love Voldemort. Absolutely love him. I am tragically...
    ExcellentHabit ExcellentHabit 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not scared of dying or what happens after I die. It's not scary to me. I know there is a God and there is a Heaven. I also live by the Harry Potter " to the well-organized...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    The cauldron cakes don't look appetizing but they were really good!!!! Along with the butterbeer. Me and my friend had four each
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    My life is hell and horrible : read if you dare I'm in my forties lonely depressed and don't have many friends I relocated to try and better my life most of the friends that I had...
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    I used to care too much about what others thought about me, or about being liked by everyone, but I have discovered that that is a path to misery. No matter how good you are, some...
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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
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    I hate myself. That's all there is to it. I keep things to myself because if I tell someone I hate myself I'm automatically an attention *****. But truth is I don't even want...
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    I need to rant I don't care anymore, i don't give a ****. I don't care about some so called friends (you know who you are you sick MoFos .!.) i don't care if you "care" for me...
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    Oh my, I better prepare for a sh*tstorm when this has been posted. I just really don't give a crap. Heck, all of the girls in my class always wear makeup, crop tops and shorts...
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    This is absolutely 100% true. Nothing made up. A little long but I'd love to hear your opinion. I don't speak to my parents anymore. My mom and dad are broke, they did not manage...
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    my depression has got to the point where I jut don't care anymore, I don't care about school, I don't care about eating or showering or going out in the world. I just want to sleep...
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    I don't want to do anything anymore. I no longer see a point. I don't find anything fun to do, or entertaining. All new things I try fail miserably, no matter how much I practice...
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    I Just Don't. Feel Beautiful. I try. But Being With You. I Just Don't Feel It. Being With Her. I Feel It. You Use To. Make Me Feel Pretty. Say Things. Which Made Me...
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    yeah I don't.. & I'm sorry if I don't.😁 there's just SOO many people who message me & I don't have time to talk to everyone.
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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