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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:26 am

Warren Buffett wrote:Actually, there’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:43 am

If you beat your sword into a plowshare, you will end up plowing the fields of those who kept their swords.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:56 pm

MAKE $8,293 A DAY FROM WORKING ON YOUR COMPUTER! HIT VICTIMS WITH YOUR LAPTOP & TAKE THEIR MONEY
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:32 am

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:14 am

It's like getting kidnapped in Cambodia. Plastic surgeons and organ harvesters can work on the same person simultaneously on the same table without interrupting each other.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Era » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:38 am

Hāfez wrote:Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
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