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Old July 17th, 2011, 6:40 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

Wow. It's nice I am not the only one.
I've seen the movie 4 times now (and I'm going to see it again tomorrow). The last couple of days were hard. It just feels weird to know that this is somehow the end. I just fell in love with the characters, the place, the stories, and also the actors. The cast did an amazing job and it was such a wonderful experience to see that the people who did the movies loved the books too. Harry Potter really meant my childhood. I was nine when I first picked up PS and now I am 15 and everything comes to an end.

But I guess life goes on. We all know that it will never end as long as we love the stories. Remember: HOGWARTS WILL ALWAYS BE THERE TO WELCOME US HOME!


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Old July 17th, 2011, 6:50 pm
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I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've felt really bad the past few days. I feel I'm letting go of my childhood and I don't want that to happen, Harry Potter will be in all of us forever. This past 10 years have been the best of my life with the Harry Potter series and I will never forget them, ever. For me Harry Potter has not ended, it will continue. JKR is bringing out and encyclopedia with lots of new info, Pottermore will be the best reading experience of the Potter series anyone could inspire for, and I know and I hope that JKR brings out a new HP book. I know some fans are totally against this, but let me tell you something I am a hardcore HP fan, and I know with a new book nothing will be the same, but we all would love to see more of Harry's adventure wouldn't we? even if you are against a new HP book. I really think JKR will make a new book, she's never said she wouldn't and she never said she would, she's always said she just needs a break from all this.
I hope she does. I hope she doesn't write any more Harry Potter though. She told his story and it has ended. To carry it on would weaken it I think.


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Old July 17th, 2011, 7:13 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

It really feels like i've lost an old friend. The first two days after i saw the movie i couldn't get myself to do anything other than re-reading parts from different Hp-books and browsing the net for anything Potter related. I've seen it two times now, but i think i will need to see it again a couple of times.

Just now it really feels like i never going to be exited about a movie/book ever again, but had that feeling after HBP and DH1 movies too, so i guess it'll go away soon.

Just have to keep reading the books i guess..


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Old July 17th, 2011, 7:34 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

yes, definitely! I was crying so much during and after the movie for the midnight showing...the first book came out in the US when I was only 5 years old...its literally been my whole life. theres always been another book or movie to look forward to and now I just feel like its over and as it has come to an end so has my childhood and it's really quite sad...I can't imagine what life is going to be like without any more books and/or movies to look forward to


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Old July 17th, 2011, 7:39 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

I agree that HP might get a re-imagining like Alice in Wonderland sometime during our lifetimes but I don't think I'd have the heart to go watch it. Dan Rad IS Harry Potter to me and I don't want to tarnish that.

And, like so many have stated above, I never thought of joining these forums until now, when I realized that it may give me comfort in talking about the stories with other people who love them too.


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Old July 17th, 2011, 9:52 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

I can see another person as harry, but it would be different I mean truly different in the future But what we need to remember is that whether it is Dan, Emma, and Rupert, or a new crew of kids, either way it will still be the same story being told! Look at it that way and in the end we should be able to like new movies as well


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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:08 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

I have been feeling depressed since I saw DH2 and the midnight showing... I was teary riding home from the movie with my boyfriend, and he kept saying, "Pottermore! Don't forget that you still have Pottermore!" But it's not the same.

I got home and I just wanted to be left alone for a while. I cried for a good half hour. I was six when I first saw SS in theaters, and soon after started reading the series. It's been...simply and unforgettable, undescribable experience, growing up with Harry Potter. And I will miss it.

When the ads for DH said "It All Ends Here." I didn't really know how literal it was...until now. :'(

I saying goodbye to Harry is like saying goodbye to my childhood. I'm not ready for him to leave me just yet.


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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

we all feel that way about Harry leaving I was 11 when the first movie came out and i didn't see that movie until after I had read the book. I think I saw the first part of the first movie at a friends house and that is how i got into it.


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Old July 17th, 2011, 11:31 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

I read the books when I was very young and just recently reread the series in anticipation for the new movie. My parents got divorced about a year ago and since then, my relationship with my entire family has fallen apart.

Just today, my mom and I got into such a huge fight she left the house and now I'm stuck here feeling as lonely as a person could possibly feel.

There were alot of fights between my parents when I was younger and Harry Potter was truly an escape for me. Just like it is today, even though I know the story is over and theres nothing else left. It saddens me that I feel most at home and most loved while reading a book but I'm happy that the books were there for me and will continue to be a source of comfort in the future.


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Old July 17th, 2011, 11:53 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

I didn't think it'd be hard at all, seeing as the books was MY THANG, and not the movies, but now I'm just sitting here with a hollow feeling that something is missing. Harry Potter isn't over and will never be over, but the fact that there's no more waiting, no more speculating, no more counting down days and no more OH MY GOD, DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN... it's just heartbreaking. I've rewatched the older movies again now, and I never cried from them before, but now I just can't stop the flow of my tears. Harry Potter will be deeply missed, but tbh he'll always be with us, won't he?


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Old July 17th, 2011, 11:59 pm
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

God bless you guys, I thought I was the only one. I was hyper when I exited the theater , so pleased with it I was literally jumping. But now, two days later I am crying at the corners , I have this feeling of loss, I dunno... its getting me worried. I am hoping Pottermore will help me deal with this, but at the moment I am devastated. I am quite please about the saga, but honestly I have this knot in my throat.

I will keep on smiling from the times I had with them, and with my on line Potter friends, yet... I am nostalgic. sad, devastated really.

Potter is such a big part of my life, I dunno.


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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:02 am
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

Whenever I start feeling sad about the end I whisper "Expecto Patronum" and laugh knowing that I'll reread the books a million times more...


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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:13 am
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But I guess life goes on. We all know that it will never end as long as we love the stories. Remember: HOGWARTS WILL ALWAYS BE THERE TO WELCOME US HOME!
I swear, every time I see, hear or read this, it makes me get choked up!
(BTW, I totally LOL'd at "Quoth the Rowling...Pottermore!") Whenever I think of Pottermore, I think of Edgar Allen Poe.


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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

Glad to know im not alone here. The final film left me very emotionally drained. Yes i have been following these films since they began. So yeah i have in some way been a part of this for 10 years. Granted i havent read to books until a few years ago but alas... Seeing the final one did something to me. Yesterday, i was really oddly off. I went to sit outside in the backyard a bit where mum was toiling in the yard. I guess i looked sad or something and i had my head down. Mum asks me "Whats wrong with you?" Im like "Oh! uhh...nothing!" I really didnt know what was wrong with me. I started playing Lego Harry Potter again and then i really realized what was bothering me. I always get a little weird when i reread the series and finish the last book but it only lasts like a hour or so. This time? Im still sort of feeling it. Not like i was yesterday but yeah. Its really all over. Sure we do have Pottermore coming and the Lego Harry Potter 5-7 game coming but other than that, its done. Kind of a devastating feeling.

This place is actually helping a little.


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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:15 am
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I am for sure lol


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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:22 am
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Only with the books did I feel that way.


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Old July 18th, 2011, 2:22 am
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

Only seen it two times but I'm having a hard time right now. For the last two nights I have fallen asleep crying. I know the books and the movies will always be there but knowing that I will never see Dan, Rupert, and Emma as Harry, Ron, and Hermione just breaks me apart. It's like a part of me is lost and my childhood had ended. I will read these wonderful books to my children and let them see the movies, they will know who Harry Potter is and the magical world JK Rowling created that took the world by surprise <3

I know Hogwarts will always be there to welcome me back
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Old July 18th, 2011, 2:54 am
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Isn't there going to be a "Making of" documentary out at some point? I seem to remember an announcement being made about that...Since I love BTS stuff, I'm really excited about that. Not to mention, the DVD coming out will be a big deal (can't wait to see the extras, deleted scenes and Maximum Movie Mode!) And then the eventual Ultimate Editions...and then the commemorative anniversary super awesome extended everything all the missing footage release complete with cast commentary (that's not for real, just wishful thinking!)


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Old July 18th, 2011, 4:06 am
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Re: Anyone else suffering Post-HP Movie depression?

Probably should put in some spoiler tags...

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Interestingly enough, I really didn't feel any great sense of closure after watching the movie. I expected to feel more of a "that's it then" feeling, but I really didn't. I think the ending felt a little bit less dramatic in the movie than in the book, perhaps because they made all of the characters extremely isolated in the climax, which really lessened the impact of Voldemort's end, in my opinion.


I guess I also don't feel any real sense of post-movie depression simply because this wasn't really the end of anything in the same sense that the book DH was. This was just another part of the brand, and I wouldn't be surprised if there were more adaptations and other things down the road to be added to it (we obviously already know about Pottermore).

I felt some melancholy after the end of the book series, but I kind of feel like everything else is just a continuation, and thus doesn't have nearly the same impact on me. I don't know if anyone else shares this feeling.


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Old July 18th, 2011, 4:25 am
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I've been moping around the house all weekend. I started reading HP when I was 7; my friends and I started an Order of the Phoenix in the corner of our classroom, and would go to read and argue about how we thought the next book would turn out. I went to the HBP and DH midnight releases with these people, and stayed up all night reading the books with them. I even say the HBP movie with them. I wish I had seen the DH movies with them. I wish it could've come around full circle. Of course, in a way it did, with the epilouge. The music has always been one of the best parts of the movies for me. In the theme park, they play the music, and I honestly started tearing up because the theme has managed so well to capture my 7 year old self's longing for Hogwarts, and I felt that in the last scene. For a moment, I did feel like a 7 year old, or a 10 year old desperate for another page. That feeling hit me so strongly as I watched the Hogwarts Express pull away, with that beautiful music playing, and it just hasn't gone away. These last few nights I've lay in my bed, more connected with my 7 year old self than I've been for a long time, yet I can't completely get to her. I'll never be as small and innocent as I was when I first read "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number 4 Privet Drive..." and it makes me feel claustrophobic. I feel like I have to get on a plane, climb a mountain, do something to make myself feel as adventerous and dream-filled as I was back then. Mainly I just want someone to tell me I'm a witch. All my life I've been the smart girl, the "Hermione," but still I feel so ordinary. Through HP, I was able to live through Harry, Neville, Hermione, celebrate with their every victory. Now that I know I'll never have the lovely surprise of reading about Neville killing the snake or watching Harry truly be a brave man and walk to his death, I'm miserable, I feel stuck in my little world that I can't seem to be free of.
Now I'm laughing through my tears because I sound like Moaning Myrtle. But I'm 16, and now that HP is over I feel so much older. Harry is the one thing I've really kept from my 2nd grade classroom, I talk with those friends occasionally, but I feel like I know Harry better. I can hardly remember a time when I wasn't a HP fan. I love Harry. I know this isn't goodbye, but I still already miss him.
This is ramble-y, I know. But my thoughts are all over the place right now.


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