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Its been almost 4 days and I still don't quite know what to say about Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Going to a midnight premiere (for the first time ever) was quite the experience for me.

I got to meet great people, talk about favourite characters, scenes and simply bask on and share some HP love.

There were House scarves everywhere and wands abound; loads of cloaks, customised HP clothing and scar-heads! When a group of Death Eaters (fully costumed) showed up the whole theatre lobby cheered.

The whole vibe of the thing was so exciting and contagious! I had never felt so at home and deeply understood by a group of complete strangers before. It felt as if I knew them all in some intrinsical way. I thought, 'Yeah, these are my people, they get me. They love books. Words move them to do this.'

During the film the crowd cheered and oohed and aahed at all the right times.

I cried... a lot.

There were times I could hear people from about 10 rows away sobbing, and I must admit, people couldn't hear me only because I tried really hard to keep myself mostly composed.

The film itself... well...

Amazing? Yes.

An incredible way to finish the film series? Yes.

The best Harry Potter film? Oh, Yes!

Possibly the best film ever? Hell Yes!

I think it was the film most faithful to the books (which is of huge importance to me). The acting was better, the production magnificent and the cuts and changes to the story bearable (and mostly not entirely and annoyingly pointless, too!).

Are there things that I would change? Most definitely. As there always are.

But as a whole it was excellent. Epic. As it should be. And... well... words fail me.

Since then I've been feeling a bit adrift in a haze of I-don't-know-what-hit-me-flavoured Potterishness.

It was that way that I came upon At the Close: A Harry Potter Wars Comment Ficathon. If you're a Potter fan and haven't seen it yet, then you must.

There are some great fics and prompts out there. Real jewels. All quick reads, but very poignant ones.

• My prompt 1:

DA member (preferably Neville and/or Ginny and/or Luna) - during DH (Hogwarts under Death Eaters)

We are not frightened anymore,
We stood up, we stood up
And there are two of us, there will be more,
ll show up, yeah theyll show up
ll show up

• My prompt 2:

George - Post-DH, Pre-Epilogue

Cold in a summer breeze
Yeah, you
re shivering
On your bended knee
Still, when your heart is sore
And the heavens pour
Like a willow bending with the storm, you
ll make it
s hope for the hopeless

• My prompt 3:

Bill/Fleur - Post Greyback's attack

Am I in heaven here or am I in hell
At the crossroads I am standing
So now you’re sleeping peaceful
I lie awake and pray
That you’ll be strong tomorrow and we’ll
See another day and we will praise it
And love the light that brings a smile
Across your face...

Now what is your opinion on Deathly Hallows Part 2? Was it all you were expecting?
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19th Jul, 2011 19:09 (UTC)
I really wish I'd gone to a midnight screening now - that sounds like a lot of fun! :D

If I'm honest, I was disappointed by Part 2 - but for me Harry Potter ended with the last book. The films just don't compare. I'm well past my mourning period. :P So glad to see the film doing well, however. What a great way to go out!
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