Suffering from post-Potter Depression?
We run down five possible cures.
No longer having the promise of yet another installment to look forward to, millions of Harry Potter fans are now facing a rather sinister existential quandary. Who or what can we turn to fill that gaping hole in our chests? Not to worry. Here, we run through five of the possibilities, and their associated pluses and minuses:
DISADVANTAGES: As discussed earlier in this space, it’s purportedly the last in its series, so will only delay the onset of the inevitable, crushing separation anxiety and depression for another year.
ADVANTAGES: A trilogy (or quadrology) based on a trio of popular, critically acclaimed Young Adult novels, about precocious kids overcoming adversity, set in a fascinating world of mystery and danger? Sign me up!
DISADVANTAGES: There are only the three source novels. This, too, will have a limited shelf life. Also, while it does contain elements of the supernatural, there is no magic. And while you might want to live in the world of Harry Potter, you most assuredly would not want to live in the post-apocalyptic dystopia depicted herein.
DISADVANTAGES: However, the producers have borrowed a page from their Harry Potter brethren, and have split the final book into two movies.
VERDICT: On the other hand, Jacob Black. Alohamora!
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter
DISADVANTAGES: It’s just been brought to my attention that this has nothing to do with the upcoming “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Too bad.
ADVANTAGES: Is available now on DVD?
Game of Thrones
Haha, I cracked up about the Twilight bit. Though I'm afraid you used the spell "Alohomora" incorrectly. That opens locks. I think you were thinking of "Accio". *realizes the nerdiness of the aforementioned comment and moves on*
Anyways, I've tried the Hunger Games, and the first one was really good; though they went sort of downhill from there. And Dark Knight is awesome, but it probably won't be anything without Heath Ledger. Twilight does not deserve to be considered, hot shirtless guys or not.
The truth is, my fellow Harry Potter fans (and I am talking moreso to the book-readers rather than the movie-watchers), is that the end of a glorious era is over. And we will we depressed. We may find ourselves feeling lost and aimless, but it will pass. Eventually. Will we ever truly fill the void? It's doubtful. For a lot of us, HP was our childhoods. But we should cherish the enjoyment we got out of it and move on with our lives, even if we do continue to keep a copy of each book next to our beds like a Bible.
As for those who say JK Rowling should continue, I politely disagree. Delaying the end won't keep it from happening. She finished it (brilliantly, I might add), and the movie is finished (epic, by the way), and we had a great run. It's time to tip our hats to a great era and say goodbye while we have a semblance of dignity.
I apologize for the long-winded sermon. I'm over-emotional right now, haha. HP fans, it was nice to know that a book series could bring us all together. Like magic.
The Mortal Instruments and Infernal devices series...s by Cassandra Clare. Magic? Check. Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Other assorted magical creatures? Check. Dark Lordish person? Check (...multiple checks, actually...). All magic is unknown to general population? Check. I could go on, but yeah...
So far there are five books out, four in the first series and one in the prequel series. There will be two more in the regular series, two more in the prequel series, and there will potentially be a third series as well. And the first book of the main series is being made into a movie, so there's potential for that as well.
Yeah, I know the cure for my post Harry Potter blues.
I am sad that Harry Potter is all over, but having all the movies, and all except the last book on audiobook, can always watch listen. to it. Oh, and read the books too. But I am hoping JK Rowlings does do another book I think it should be Harry Potter the next Generation, Like Star Trek.
But it was time for it to end. Harry Potter will live forever just like Star Wars, Star Trek.