>When die-hard “Harry Potter” fans first heard that J.K. Rowling was writing a sequel to her beloved seven-part series, they couldn’t wait to get their hands on the book. Then they realized the sequel wasn’t going to be released in book form — she had turned it into a play.
>“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is set to debut in London at the Palace Theatre on the day before Harry’s birthday, July 30.
>But today, Rowling announced that the script of the play will in fact be released as a two-part book, at 12:01 a.m. on July 31, 2016.
>“Pottermore is proud to be a key part of the multi-platform effort that will allow the epic eighth Harry Potter story to be read and enjoyed by a wider, global audience,” said Susan L. Jurevics, chief executive officer of J.K. Rowling’s online home base Pottermore in an announcement on the site.
>The play was not written by Rowling herself. English playwright Jack Thorne wrote the script based on “an original new story” Rowling wrote with Thorne and theater director John Tiffany but never released as a book. It is set 19 years after the end of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the series’ last book.
>In “Harry Pottter and the Cursed Child,” Albus struggles “with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted,” the announcement said. “As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.”
>These addendums are the cause of much debate among fans. Some see them as Rowling’s aim to please her ginormous worldwide fanbase; others say it’s an attempt to squeeze more money out of a franchise that has already collected billions.
>you will never escape your shitty muggle life by being invited to attend Hogwarts
>you will never rush through the barrier at King's Cross station and find a seat next to a Hermione-esque qt
>you will never walk around a giant castle in robes all day
>you will never lie tucked up in bed in your small stone-floored dorm at night as the wind and rain thrashes outside
>you will never sit with your qt crush by the fire in...
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Thank you for reminding me anon, I've been chasing this sexy ass chick for 4 weeks now she got me all distracted. I will definitely start writing again but it's really hard when you really really like someone fuck. How did F. Scott Fitzgerald do it?? I need to stay focused on completing this novel.
Who here /wakeup/ the next day and realise that the sudden flash of inspiration that made you write 5 pages at 2am actually turned out to be complete shit?
Post weird books you've found.
>The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology
>The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra
>The Manga Guide to Relativity
I kinda want to buy all of these.
What is the most abstract concept or idea you have come across in lit or philosophy? No math or science!
any philosophy majors here?
what do you think of the major?
is it hard?
is it fun/?
should I do it?
don't do it unless you're incredibly intelligent and fantastic at public speaking, OR are attending a prestigious university (Ivy or of similar status).
Even if you're getting a full ride, invest your time in something that will pay back so you can have the leisure time in your future to delve into philosophy while making stacks.
There are plenty of more practical majors when it comes to English/Humanities as well, you don't have to go STEM to do it.
>take 4-5 upper level philosophy courses for fun
>50% aspiring law students who are total shitters
>50% greasy neckbeards and unattractive women with no fashion sense who drop material out side the range of the course for brownie points
>interesting in class discussion and analysis
>shitty papers that arent fun to write
I want to go through a chronological reading of philosophy's progression.
What do I read after the greeks? Is there some kind of flowchart I can follow?
ITT: Rewrite Genesis 1 in the style of your favorite author
Let ther be Light, said God, and forthwith Light
Ethereal, first of things, quintessence pure
Sprung from the Deep, and from her Native East
To journie through the airie gloom began,
Sphear'd in a radiant Cloud, for yet the Sun
Was not; shee in a cloudie Tabernacle
Sojourn'd the while. God saw the Light was good;
And light from darkness by the Hemisphere
Divided: Light the Day, and Darkness Night
He nam'd. Thus was the first Day Eev'n and Morn:
Nor past uncelebrated, nor unsung
By the Celestial Quires, when Orient Light
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In the bangining Dog created heaving and hearth. But the hearth was warmless and empty, drunkenness was over the Scarface of the peep, and the spirit of the Yawhooo was circumventing upon the aquaface.
In the beginning God was being creating the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was being formless and empty. Full of empty and formless was the earth. And darkness was being over the surface of the deep, and the deep of the surface was being under the darkness. And the Spirit of God was being hovering over the waters like the Spirit of God.
Did anyone read this?
Yup. Most every review I've read says it ruins Atticus Finch as the "perfect role model", but if that's there only harp, then they're too juvenile to separate the two novels.
GSAW has Scout revisiting her hometown, and Atticus is a bit different...
Without talking about it too much, I'll say that it resonates with me, how you see your parents for you who they really are after you grow up, compared to as you saw them when you were a kid.
I recommend it.
>TFW dad taught me as a boy to look at the world with soft eyes and an open mind and to let things wash over you
>now he watches Fox News all day and spends a great deal of time and energy being angry that there are too many gays on TV
I am the most "well read" person on /lit. ask me anything lit related.
Have we reached a new level of quirky autism? I've been noticing this trend more and more recently particularly among women. Do the people who do this just want to appear smart?
I tried once
It's fucking impossible to concetrate on the book
But when we are on a train or a car, i simply pick my book and start reading with no much effort
So yeah, just hipsters who likes Jhon Green do that
it depends where lol
if youre in the city or anywhere with people round you its so hard to focus because youre always worried about walking into someone
sometimes I take a walk around my neighborhood and read. its fine because there are no people around, I don't find it as distracting
Was he ever wrong?
It's really him isn't it
>one of the only good Christian writers since 1950
>everyone else is a hardcore fedora tipping atheist
>tfw he had drug problems, threw a table at Mary Karr, and committed suicide
Why are so few modern authors of literary merit Christians?
What are your absolute favorite lines of poetry? Post them here.
General rule: if they haven't brought you tears or goosebumps it's not good enough.
It's not one line but fuck you I won't do what you tell me:
Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine,
Though seen of none save him whose strenuous tongue
Can burst Joy's grape against his palate fine;
His soul shalt taste the sadness of her might,
And be among her cloudy trophies hung.
But good one, Anon