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Hey guys.

I'm still not quite at the end of Deathly Hallows (edit: well, I wasn't when I first posted, but as of an hour later I am, so I'll be talking about the ending too),  but I have to say just one little thing.  Don't read this post if you've not finished the book, because it's a major, MASSIVE SPOILER.  If there are comments, which I expect there to be, obviously those will be spoilers too.  (hear that, commenters?  Speak freely, and that's an order)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NOT THEM!  NOT THEM!  NOT MY BELOVED TONKS AND LUPIN!  NO!  NO!  NO!  THIS IS THE ONE, THE ONE THING I PLEADED FOR YOU NOT TO WRITE, THE ONE THING!  I TOLD YOU YOU WERE WELCOME TO DO ANY OTHER HORRIBLE AND/OR CRACKPOT THING YOU LIKED; YOU COULD OFF RON AND LEAVE HERMIONE ALONE, MURDER THE TWINS, MAKE SNAPE IN LOVE WITH LILY, RAISE DUMBLEDORE FROM THE DEAD, DESTROY HOGWARTS, OR EVEN LEAVE HARRY ALIVE AT THE END - BUT NOT TO KILL TONKS AND LUPIN.

And then you DID and my heart feels like it has been ripped to pieces and God, I knew I should have stopped reading after the happy news on page 10; obviously I had to keep going, but...and then a little further on, I begged you not to make Teddy the next generation Neville, and you DID...

I hate you.  So.  Much.

Ironically, this is exactly how it went with Half-Blood Prince - I eagerly raced through the book and then all of a sudden Dumbledore died, and I stopped cold in shock, and tried to figure out ways it was just a trick, and then when I realized it wasn't, I threw the book aside in rage and refused to keep reading, couldn't keep reading until the next day, thanks to the horrible huge hole in my heart...

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?  THIS IS A HUNDRED TIMES MORE PAINFUL.  *is totally unashamed to admit crying real tears right now*  Also, I feel vaguely like I might be about to throw up. 

I mean, remember that stuff I said about not wanting a nauseating fanfic ending full of marriages and babies?  That did not apply to Tonks and Lupin, damn it! 

And I can't even go rage about it anywhere but here, because I haven't read past that point, see, and don't want the ending spoiled for me. RAR.

6:22 PM Edit: I have finished the book, though I must say that the last 100 pages or so pretty much meant nothing to me given how fast I whipped through them and how I skipped half the words, and I would like to snarl about the fact that in addition to killing Tonks and Lupin, she made 2.5 of the other horrible things happen (Snape loved Lily?  Fred's dead?  HARRY LIVES?) as well, and she made it disgustingly happy and full of marriages and kidsWhich I totally would have loved if Teddy's parents were in there too, but instead it just pisses me off.
 
I expect I'll be in a horrible mood all weekend.   

6:44 PM Edit: And what, you just needed bodies on your Great Hall Death Pile?  There was no description of their deaths or of them fighting at all, so I gather you just needed big, recognizable names?  Here, I'll give you two - Kingsley and McGonagall.  There, now you've got two Order members, and they're even an Auror and professor.  Wouldn't that have been so much nicer than the ones you chose?  *hisses* 

Although I was paying so little attention, one of them might have died at some point later on and I wouldn't have noticed

Comments

lieueitak
Jul. 22nd, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Whoa, big ginormous text! I can't really relate here because... well, I absolutely hated Tonks throughout the books. And she was the one person I wanted to die, but I do feel that she and Lupin got the shaft in terms of dying scenes. Actually, I didn't even realize she had died until I was bitching to someone that she hadn't!

I would have liked some more description, at least for Lupin. And I'm kind of mad that they BOTH were out there fighting when they had a child at home. Someone should have stayed home with Teddy. Or, I don't know, waited till after the war to get pregnant. Or maybe even used some sort of birth control - especially since Lupin had doubts about being a father.

I don't know; maybe their deaths would be easier to take if it weren't like... triple character assassination.

The epilogue makes me want to vomit. Everyone married with 8000 kids named James and Lily? I would think that, given what they've all seen, being happy would be harder than JKR makes it look. And more than that, I don't even feel like she told us what we would want to know. Like there are other things that a fan wants to know other than how many brats did the women pop out! ;-)
rainbowstevie
Jul. 22nd, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
Sigh. I need more R/T shippers on my flist.

Someone should have stayed home with Teddy.
Well, frankly I'm glad they at least died together; I had enough of the "raising our son alone" crap from Pirates of the Caribbean. The other stuff doesn't really bother me; I can rationalize it. But yes, they did totally get the shaft on their death scene(s), and I'm kind of annoyed that Lupin is the only Marauder who just gets written out of the picture offscreen. Even the stupid cowardly Wormtail got a more detailed exit, gruesome thought it was.

As for the epilogue, I want to know why Harry isn't totally messed up for life. Other than the fact it's a children's series, I mean.
lieueitak
Jul. 22nd, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I need more R/T shippers on my flist. And what am I - chopped liver? :-P

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