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Anyone want to discuss "Book Eight"? I finally bought a copy, read it, and have THOUGHTS.

(Warning: you can expect spoilers in the comments.)

Date: 2016-08-10 10:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucky_guess
So many feelings indeed!

I really did appreciate the time we got to see Draco as a grown-up, and I adored seeing him try his best to be a good father. I think fatherhood featured so heavily in the play -- children's relationships with their fathers (or lack thereof) (or father-like figures), and I just love that of the people who were fathers in the play, Draco was actually a pretty darn good one. One of the better ones, really. Even in the Darkest Timeline.

And he got to have real conversations. The conversation he had with Ginny about Voldemort was just amazing, and I loved how he and Harry were able to forge a deeper respect for one another due to their kids.

Going back to Fathers, I think that's why the motivations of Delphi resonated with me -- and made sense, in a way. (Although I do agree that there was a lot that could've been done with her.)

...I also Got Ron and Hermione more than I had before. Honestly. I think it was also interesting how despite their obviously being a good fit for one another, and being clearly attracted to one another in any time line, how their being together as a couple was a really tricky, not necessarily given thing. (Really loved the trio in general here.)

(And oh, Scorpius. I adored that muffin.)

And yes to Snape -- definitely can see that.

Date: 2016-08-11 02:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lapin_agile
Ron and Padma! Hahahahahahaha!

Mostly, though, I thought they failed to capture Ron. His voice was almost wholly lost, and with very few exceptions they seemed to just run with Inept and Useless as the poles of their characterization for him.

Date: 2016-08-11 04:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucky_guess
SO MUCH HAH!

Date: 2016-08-14 06:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aedifica
I hadn't heard of it yet! I'll come back after I've read it.

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