Saturday, July 16, 2011

How do you say goodbye?

Harry Potter is over.
I don't know what to do with myself.

From the moment Deathly Hallows Part I ended and I walked out of the theater in November, I tried so hard to not think about Harry Potter. While everyone else was eagerly awaiting the premier of Part II, I avoided every part of it at all costs. I didn't reblog pictures on tumblr, I let the books gather dust on my bookshelf, I even bought DH Part I on DVD and refused to watch it (I still haven't). I tried to keep it out of my mind because I was afraid of the pain.

Some may think it's crazy that a mere book series could bring so much pain, but to me, they weren't books. They were more. I don't really know how to explain it (I can't comprehend it myself), but I lived through that series. Everything just felt so real. Knowing that it wasn't the end kept me going. Fully realizing that the final part was coming was just too much for me.

I felt like I was a part of that series; like I was at Hogwarts and knew everyone and experienced everything all the characters faced. Hogwarts was my home. I was never ready to say goodbye to it. Even though everyone is saying "oh, it will never be the end, the series will live with us forever," they know deep down that in a way, it's over. That actors have moved on. JKR has moved on. Yet all of us Potterheads haven't, and we never want to.

Dumbledore: "After all this time, Severus?"
Snape: "Always."


  1. No more movies. no more books. But Hogwarts and the magic will live on. :)

  2. No, I think it's actually pretty normal. Remember all the fans who grieved when Michael Jackson died? Or, when Take That split up, all those fans who were so very sad. I remember seeing TV-images of masses of girl crying. When I was 11 years old, I was a huge fan of Johnny Depp (yeah that never really passed by the way) and 21 Jump Street. When there was this episode where Johnny Depp went to prison and was - falsely - accused of, what was it, murder I think, I was so anxious that he was going to be found guilty and had to leave the show.

    I think it's pretty normal that when you've been a fan of something or someon for so long, and empathized with it for so long, it takes a while to get over the fact that it's discontinuing. But hey, thank god for DVDs and books, no?

  3. I'm not seeing HP Part II until monday. I feel sad already though!

  4. Awwww! I saw HP 7pt II last night, I'm sure you'll enjoy it, but hey, I completely agree with Sabrina's comment <3 But, hey, just think soon you'll be able to own them all on dvd :)

  5. I KNOW!!!! I almost didn't want to see the last movie, I wanted the series to go on forever.
    I just can't believe it's over. I really can't. But I can't wait (aw man this is gonna be cheesy) for one day when I'll read the books to my kids and they'll love the series as much as I did!! (oh yikes that was cheesy. pretend I didn't say that.)
    Great great great post!!!!! And ugh I don't know why but your posts don't show up on my dashboard!!!!!! Why is Blogger doing this to me?? Noo Blogger!!!

  6. I know how you feel! It's so sad that it's over :(

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  8. i FELT EXACLY the same way . i think the phain that this serie gave to me , will stay with me forever . i cant say it more clearly < im finnish sorry for the english . ! i would want to speak with you some time ? : ) whats your tumblr account ?


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