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Fabulous to see our senior students co-ordinating such literary activities: well done Alyssa. Hope the event goes really well.
MG
"Harry Potter Appreciation Society Meeting this Thursday 8th March at 2pm outside the canteen. Great discussions of all things Harry!"
Organized by Alyssa P (3rd Year Literature)
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From:dr_mindbender82
Date:March 9th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
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Just out of pure curiosity and nothing else.

Is there anything in the University codes of conduct that would prevent me from setting up an "Anti Harry Potter Appreciation Society?"
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From:iloveharryp
Date:March 9th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
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ha...
you're more than welcome to come to our Harry Potter meetings to discuss your concerns, the more the merrier!
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From:dr_mindbender82
Date:March 9th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
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Christ no.

Sweet Jesus. Holy Jew!. Harry Potter is detroying literature as we know it. Drivel taken, stolen and liberated from multiple other sources (See Terry Pratchet amongst others) spewed up in painfully cultrivorus prose, and re written then edited by a professional team of writers and marketed to our children as literature, and god help us it's penetrated our tertiary instatutions, managled any concept of language as art, infested the literary notions of mass man, and worst of all has now become a popular source of reading as a group norm.
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From:iloveharryp
Date:March 9th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
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A simple “no thank you” would have sufficed…I don’t know if you’ve read them more than once (or at all), but they aren’t claiming to be great pieces of literature. People aren’t upset that they haven’t won a Pulitzer Prize; they’re just a bit of fun and it’s so easy to jump on the anti-Harry Potter bandwagon just because you have trouble understanding that. So what if a lot of people like them, or they are being used in schools because kids can actually relate to them or heaven forbid enjoy them? Get off your high-horse.
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From:shaunfarlow
Date:March 9th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)

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All very well my good doctor...

However...

One cannot deny the merits of any prose that encourages reading on such a global scale - though it doesn't find itself a literary masterpiece J.K. Rowling is a fine storyteller as opposed to a lot of 'aspiring literature' which often ends up sounding like a long authorial diatribe. There is a reason why reading became so unpopular amongst youth - and now there is a reason it has been revitalised. One cannot hope that people will move to discover works of amazing quality if they never discover a passion for reading in the first place.

You probably should consider airing your views at the group - even mentioning a dissenting society seems to provide no purpose other than to antagonise a proactive student...

One should think that you, particularly, would understand this - Hope Alyssa sees you there one day!!

Shaunus
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Date:March 11th, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
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From:dr_mindbender82
Date:March 11th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
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From:shaunfarlow
Date:March 12th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
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Okay in this you've lost any respect at all I may have had for you....

This serves absolutely NO purpose than to antagonise. Suddenly a lot is beginning to become clear to me. I try at every turn to maintain a level head however I cannot let this go on - particularly in our lecturers journal - yourself (AND YOU CAM!) should have more sense.

It seems to me as if your on track to become the worst kind of literature graduate - the kind that sees his degree and love of text as licence to flaunt his faux 'superiority' over others:

First of all if you wanted to express your opinion on the matter you could have fronted up to one meeting rather than turning down the polite invite
through little less than a rant..

Secondly there is no need to flaunt the privelege you've already had working in literature to muscle a fellow student; particularly since Alyssa's reply to your overly vehement rejection was quite justified..

Thirdly (And MOST importantly) you have absolutely NO RIGHT, nor does anyone else, to proclaim someone ignorant based on what they choose to read! Are you so inflated by your own sense of taste that you have to condemn others because their's don't match up? Reading should
first and foremost be about reader enjoyment and not reading what ANYONE believes you SHOULD read.

Finally I feel compelled to point out a dual hypocrisy here. First of all this very sign serves little more purpose than childish antagonism; which Alyssa, nor the H.P.A.S, has done naught to deserve - whom i've already explained Cameron does not speak for. You've taken issue to Cam's aggression and yet result to no less hurtful tactics - and aimed at an innocent party to boot

Also am I the only one who see the hypocrisy in One naming Oneself the 'People's' Poet???? If nothing else you've inspired me, the result of which you'll no doubt see...

This is my last post here, I am sorry it came to this, but try to think of others, and especially your own place as a literary enthusiast in the future...

Shaunus
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From:dr_mindbender82
Date:March 12th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
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You don't find it funny?
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From:dr_mindbender82
Date:March 9th, 2007 10:12 am (UTC)
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I don't get why people are getting so upset over Harry Potter. We go way back, I was one of the orignal actors who they auditoned for the roles, sadly it didn't work out.




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From:dr_mindbender82
Date:March 12th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
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I was pretty sure, if you didn't find it funny, that you would have lost it here.
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From:maxine_kauter
Date:March 13th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)

damn, i missed all this.

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NERDS!!

It's like, every nerd just outed themselves. Aww!!! i knew the nerds would eventually see that fighting was not the answer. focus on your similarities.
it's so good to see you all finding your common interest and getting along. ;)

"she's not that kind of girl Booger!"
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Date:April 29th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)

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