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Just making a post to save the comm and all its incredibly detailed sporkings. I'd hate to have the comm annihilated for inactivity, and LJ is going to start deleting inactivate accounts soon.

Also, communities are considered inactive if they have only one new post with no comments. So please...comment on this post to let LJ know we're still here.

ETA: I've already said this in a couple of comments, but I'm adding it to the original post. LJ edited their announcement. This is what they initially said:

A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months.

Now it reads:

A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments.

The bolded clause wasn't there when I saw their first announcement. I'm guessing there were objections.

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leniarianna
18th Jul, 2010 03:36 (UTC)
Any site that rips Deathly Hallows to shreds should continue. I've found a lot of happiness in the commentary over the past three years from others who have shared the disappointment in how it all ended. I'd hate to see any such community close.
gehayi
18th Jul, 2010 04:06 (UTC)
Thank you. I appreciate that. And yes, I'm still bothered by the epic fail in how it all ended. I'm glad that you're still finding satisfaction in the commentary as well.
smurasaki
18th Jul, 2010 04:56 (UTC)
Oh we're definitely still here. Especially with the first movie coming out soon.

Do you suppose they'll include the whole camping trip from hell? I can't imagine it's any less boring on the big screen. Actually, I have a fair amount of morbid curiosity about the movie. There's so much that can only look as bad (or worse) in a movie.
gehayi
18th Jul, 2010 05:09 (UTC)
It sounds like the movies are going to differ tremendously from the book, with far more on-screen time devoted to the DE side (which barely got any attention in the books) and far less taken up by newspapers and the camping trip. Here's the synopsis from ComingSoon.net:

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort...alive.

Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became "the Boy Who Lived." No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.


So it sounds like the movie ends around the time they decide to go to the Lovegood house. I still don't see why the movie is being split in two, though.

Edited at 2010-07-18 05:10 (UTC)
smurasaki
19th Jul, 2010 06:00 (UTC)
Maybe they'll fix some of the other glaring problems with the book. Of course, if they fix all the problems, it will barely resemble the book at all.
logansrogue
18th Jul, 2010 06:05 (UTC)
Still here, still watching.

God damn, when did LJ decide that? I'll lose all my comms! :( :(
gehayi
18th Jul, 2010 12:57 (UTC)
Huh, LJ edited their announcement. This is what they initially said:

A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months.

Now it reads:

A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments.

The bolded clause wasn't there when I saw their first announcement. I'm guessing there were objections.
quinby
18th Jul, 2010 10:55 (UTC)
It's only communities that have one post at all. As in, one post other than the 'welcome post' thing. Anything with any content at all is safe.
gehayi
18th Jul, 2010 12:57 (UTC)
Huh, LJ edited their announcement. This is what they initially said:

A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months.

Now it reads:

A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments.

The bolded clause wasn't there when I saw their first announcement. I'm guessing there were objections.
wolfsbaine
18th Jul, 2010 13:46 (UTC)
Oh yes please keep Deadly alive it was the only thing that kept me sane in the face of such utterly laughable tragedy as Deathly H.
heathersparrows
20th Jul, 2010 10:54 (UTC)
It was great fun to read all the sporks, so yes, keep the community alive.
exhpfan
21st Jul, 2010 15:57 (UTC)
I guess I will go to my death bed wondering What The Hell Happened. Never has such anticipation been met with so much disappointment. Yes this community need to stay alive.
gehayi
21st Jul, 2010 16:43 (UTC)
My guess? She had a baby and a very short deadline. And the problem with babies is that they're time-consuming. I don't think she really had time to deal with Baby Mackenzie AND Deathly Hallows. Add in her refusal to re-read her own work, even to check for continuity, her Balrog-scene command "You--shall--not--EDIT!", her confused attitude toward death and her suicidally passive protagonist, and this was destined to be a trainwreck.

We thought that we were going to get a well-crafted novel with all the loose ends tied up. What we got was the first draft of an ill-written therapy fic.

And I will never, ever understand why she felt that this was acceptable.
exhpfan
21st Jul, 2010 18:21 (UTC)
I also will never understand why she thought the book was acceptable. My guess is exactly opposite from yours. I think out of time restraints she agreed to over editing by Cheryl Klein who even ended up doing a great deal of re-writing. I don't think Klein thought the book as written and planned by JKR would have been accepted by the 12-14 yr old reader. Up to Deathly Hallows I always thought she was writing for readers who aged 1 yr. per book. SS/PS 12yrs.,COS 13yrs.,POA 14yrs.,GOF 15yrs.,OOTP 16yr.,HBP 17yrs. I therefore thought DH was going to be written for 18year olds. Instead it was nothing but Juvenile trash. I wonder if the origninal unedited manuscript of JKR's books will ever be released. I really do want to know who to blame for this piece of crap.

Edited at 2010-07-21 18:23 (UTC)
madderbrad
23rd Jul, 2010 12:40 (UTC)
I really do want to know who to blame for this piece of crap.

All of the eager fans who pre-purchased the book? Making it a commercial success no matter what Rowling wrote? :-(
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