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Probably old news, but..

Posted on 2003.15.01 at 10:05
How I feel about it all: giddygiddy
Soundtrack: Flogging Molly - Devil's Dance Floor
The opening lines of the story read:

“The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive … The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside number four.”


Nope, it's not fanfic. And I get to read the rest at the Summer Solstice.

Wheee!

Comments:


Marie Antoinette's pastry slave
mark356 at 2003-01-15 07:51 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I also noticed (along with everyone else!) that this sounds just like fanfic; I'm sure we could put together a really long list of fanstories that begin like this if we wanted to. I don't think that this is a bad thing; Tolkien said of "once upon a time" that we can think of that phrase as a bookend for a fairytale-type story. (I wish I knew where my copy of his essay was!) Anyway, fanfic authors who started their anticipation of OOTP had very specific canon reasons to, and now we know just how solid those reasons are. *g*
Way2
way2 at 2003-01-15 07:55 (UTC) ()

At last!

Oh Boy! *sings Hallelujah Chorus*
Thanks for the heads up, Primrose.
Ooooh, and how about the other teaser quote?:

“Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. ‘It is time,’ he said, ‘for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.’”

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2003-01-15 10:38 (UTC) ()

Re: At last!

“Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. ‘It is time,’ he said, ‘for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.’”


Is this the part where he speaks of the prophecy of the Boy Who Lived and the Dragon of Slytherin conquering the Dark Forces as one?

Oh, God. A plot bunny.

*runs*
philonightmare at 2003-01-16 11:33 (UTC) ()
I agree, it sounds like how fanfics usually start. I HOPE JKR isn't reading ff's, it would just ruin everything.

Yep, me too. I'm happy that its finally coming out! :D
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