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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#5 - brewswillis
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one billion dollars and that women earned every penny.
one billion dollars and that women earned every penny.
#62 to #5 - buffalogriller
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I don't think writing a childrens book should be worth that much
#79 to #62 - okappadesu
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Nothing that can be done is worth 7 billion dollars.

Just be glad that she got it creating something, instead of getting it selling oil or some ****.
#82 to #79 - buffalogriller
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yeah, but writing a childrens book is of questionable merit to humanity. It's not like she cured cancer, she just added something to the incredibly big pool of literature. I read the books, but I might as well have read any other book of the genre and be just as satisfied.
#85 to #82 - okappadesu
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"We live in a society that pampers the arts and shuns the sciences."

I was trying to cheer up, because there are still people who deserve the money they get even less.
User avatar #101 to #62 - jimbobjim
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"Worth" is a big statement. People didn't decide to give her money for what she did. She sold what she did and lots of people bought it. That's how money works. No one person decided that her books are worth all that money - people just bought them. It's not about merit to humanity or how much her book is worth vs how much water for an african village costs. It's just people have some money and they used it to buy her books. Then people had more money and made them into films to make money.
User avatar #126 to #62 - elcreepo
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Yeah but she did a ton of charity and lost the billionaire status

Because for some people there is such a thing as too much money

Also who are you to say that writing a book, children's or not, is of questionable merit to humanity? Books are very important and one of the most famous, thought provoking children's books happen to be George Orwell's animal farm (wrote it for children, but expected adults to get it).

That said you do have a point in saying that Harry Potter is in no way a truly thought provoking or meaningful book, just a fantasy adventure for the mind to take.

If we didn't have it though far fewer people would know the joy of learning, most people go for books everyone else has read and harry potter has enough brilliant descriptive imagery to put even the least likely to read on an adventure in their heads...

Style but no function, I suppose, still makes for something that is necessary for society. A book be it harry potter or everybody poops or Wuthering Heights is still a book and books are good for humanity.
#127 to #126 - buffalogriller
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I'm not saying it's bad for humanity or anything, her books are good. It's just... 500 Pounds for every word written is a little much imo.

she donated more than 100k Pounds, or 1/5 of her wealth, to charity, which is incredible.
User avatar #128 to #127 - elcreepo
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True, but even inventing a cure for cancer shouldn't cost that much for every molecule in the compound.

Nothing we do deserves that much money, because it's simply just more money than necessary even if you want to live a posh life with all the perks.

Millionaires should be the richest people and trillions of dollars should be an inconceivable number.
User avatar #63 to #62 - brewswillis
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what about 7 childrens books?
User avatar #65 to #63 - totallybraindeadz
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seven... HA! Terry Pratchett has written 40 just in the Discworld series alone, not to mention his awesome other works like The Long Earth, and I have to say they are a hell of a lot more clever and original that any of the Potter stuff. It really bothers me that he never got any big budget movie adaptations of his books, just a few ****** ones commissioned on the cheap by TV channels.
User avatar #92 to #65 - brewswillis
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i have read very few of pratchetts works, but i loved them almost just as much
#84 to #65 - buffalogriller
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Oh yes Terry pratchett was my favorite. He is pretty rich though (even if it is more appropriate as to what he got per word), so I thought he's not a very good example.

As to the clever part, Terry pratchett has a different target audience. Harry Potter is for 8-12 year old kids, whereas Pratchett targets adolescents and up (mostly).
#68 to #65 - bionicd
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There will be time for everything my friend, my friend.
User avatar #99 to #5 - rossthomson
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She lost her billionaire status due to all the charity she did.
User avatar #1 - mackenmover
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In England the first one is titled "the philosophers stone" i've always wondered why it was changed to sorcerers in America
User avatar #2 to #1 - meringueluka
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a publisher throught the american audience would be to stupid to understand the meaing behind philosopher so it was dumbed down to appeal to a wider audience.
User avatar #97 to #1 - yodasoda
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For some reason it's philosopher's in Canada too, I thought sorcerer made a bit more sense, but philosopher sounds cool as fack
User avatar #105 to #1 - zetsuboukamina
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Ed and Al would've been pissed
User avatar #4 to #1 - haeckal
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The "philosopher's stone" was the actual name of what medieval alchemists tried to create - it supposedly could change lead into gold and grant eternal life. It's a term from real life history and refers to a theoretical magical item. But most modern Americans (especially kids) have never heard of it, and when they hear the word "philosopher" they think about boring old men writing about metaphysics, not about exciting wizards. So they changed it to clarify that the story was about sorcery and magic.
User avatar #67 to #4 - vos
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You do know that alchemy isn't part of the primary school syllabus in the UK? English kids weren't all that clued-up on the alchemy relations of the word philosopher either; I doubt that any more children (or adults, for that matter) in England knew about it than they did in America.

The more likely reason for the name change was that while word of mouth was sufficient to drive sales in the UK (so the book name wouldn't matter so much), This couldn't be counted on across the pond, so the name had to appeal more to buyers uninformed of how hyped the book was over here.
User avatar #69 to #4 - retardeddinosaur
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wow, holly ****, never thought that people of us where so uneducated
#49 to #4 - anon id: 95c29d50
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lel americans r dumb amirite XD
#56 to #49 - anon id: de0bc168
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This was a decision made by Americans.
For that exact reason.
#6 to #4 - anon id: 3b200657
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So in short......Americans are ******* dumb.
User avatar #15 to #4 - axeul
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I would be surprised to find someone who wasn't just overall retarded who doesn't know what the philosopher's stone is and I am American.
User avatar #24 to #15 - meganinja
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I'm an American in college and before a few years ago I'd never heard the term 'philosophers stone'. And even then, when I did hear it, it was on a show and I assumed they were just making up some name. It's a term that's never brought up, regarding a pseudo science. Kids aren't taught alchemy in school, how are people supposed to know what a philosopher's stone is?
User avatar #25 to #24 - axeul
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It's just something you pick up. The topic is everywhere in movies, tv shows, books, etc. Philosopher's stone, trying to make gold. Pretty common topic.
User avatar #27 to #25 - meganinja
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No, it isn't everywhere. I haven't heard the term once in my life in American culture. In fact, the first time I heard the term was Full Metal Alchemist (an anime) (as in made in Japan).
User avatar #29 to #27 - axeul
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Maybe not everywhere but it is something that isn't that uncommon. It's in Indiana Jones stuff, its in a lot of classic literature that some people would be reading in school, there was Harry Potterthough it was not the American version you still see it around, there was a popular book series about Nicholas Flamel called the Alchemyst, it's an item in a lot of videogames, it's in Witchfcraft, Castlevania, Final Fantasy etc. And it's not like everyone sticks to just American culture all the time. Like you said FMA, super popular, philosopher's stone
User avatar #31 to #29 - meganinja
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Guess I just avoided it all my life, only saw 2 Indiana Jones movies, and haven't played any of those video games.
#103 to #31 - iamnuff
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Congrats, you're one of todays lucky ten thousand.


but yeah, it's in a lot of fiction.

the problem isn't what americans know, it's what Americans are perceived to know.

Who-ever published the books in america apparently decided that american children aren't well read enough to know what it is, or intellegent enough to want to read a book with a long word in the title.
User avatar #43 to #4 - AresX
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Not surprising that Americans are total ******* idiots.
#45 - grimmwaters
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of   
DANCE-KABAN!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
DANCE-KABAN!
User avatar #81 to #45 - theinternetaddict
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this gif is priceless
User avatar #108 to #45 - psykobear
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I kinda want to see a remake of the dancing part of the music video with those faces, audio and all.
#32 - uchihalover
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why the heck are there 7 harry potter theater movies, but not a single theater movie with sasuke sama????
User avatar #51 to #32 - lotengo
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Because a real life version would be difficult to cast. Since its illegal to rape 9 year old lolis on screen.

Imagine that tho, bruce lee as sammonosuki raping a lil girl
#38 to #32 - elbrysobrony
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C'mon, broham. If you're gonna do this at least know your stuff.
#39 to #38 - uchihalover
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that doesnt count! thats the fake sasuke sama who isnt even the hero!
#59 to #32 - uzamakilover
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Pffft, sasuke sama has been in his own share of movies, just not never as the main character
#122 to #32 - hyugalover
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User avatar #34 to #32 - incrediblejohn
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Because homosexuality.
#36 to #32 - anonasuser
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spoiler alert
akamaru becomes hokage
#47 to #32 - harunolover
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I- I'd watch your movies Sasuke!!
#52 to #47 - Sorrowscythe
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Purge with extreme prejudice.
Purge with extreme prejudice.
#66 to #47 - therealnaruto
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But... but... Sasuke kinda is in my movies-tebayo
#94 to #66 - trainalf
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Can't tell if alt. accounts, copy-cat trolls, or counter trolls...
User avatar #109 to #94 - psykobear
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I really hope that they are counter trolls. Those are always fun.
User avatar #134 to #66 - whyamieventrying
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You sure are persistent, aren't you.

Bah, you seem harmless enough though, compared to the rest
#132 to #47 - therealnaruto
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But... but what about mine?
User avatar #33 to #32 - mizory
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There's 8 you filthy casual
#53 - johnnyferno
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Names for spells and charms that never made it through development.
#54 to #53 - silversamuri
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#104 to #53 - megayoming
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#71 to #53 - spelt
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#74 to #71 - mrleague
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User avatar #7 - boondrax
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I remember when I went to the world premiere with my mother to the Sorceror's Stone. We went to them all up to the Goblet of Fire. Then it became uncool to go with your mother, y'know. I went with my friends instead. It's something I still regret, I wish I saw them all with mom.
User avatar #14 to #7 - miknab
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I went to see them all with my mom too. I would go with her after she got off of midnight shift at the hospital.
User avatar #8 to #7 - smithforprez
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well see a movie with her now
#9 to #8 - anon id: 434dc542
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Seriously, do it while you can.
#3 - mrdrpage
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>Mom
#57 to #3 - zebanktoon
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#46 to #3 - ciacheczko
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Bet she's on a party or something, happy to get rid of annoying teenage kids for couple of hours.
Bet she's on a party or something, happy to get rid of annoying teenage kids for couple of hours.
#114 to #3 - tanabata
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Comment Picture
#70 to #3 - blancka
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pretty sure they just don't go to the movies with their mom since they aren't 6 anymore
User avatar #11 to #3 - bubbagoowop
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No McDonalds for her
#17 to #11 - inolikeyyou
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no its dad that needs to be no longs lives m8
#40 - painfulsensation
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whooa how did they fit back into their old clothes
whooa how did they fit back into their old clothes
#95 to #40 - anon id: c74c0945
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magic
User avatar #21 - pepemex
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There's no age limit for being a ******* loser!
User avatar #23 to #21 - chewythewolftwo
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Precisely, no matter how old you get, you're still going to suck.
lol
#110 to #23 - psykobear
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lol
#44 - bizengaust
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I hold such nostalgic memories going to see those movies with my friends and spending our high school weekends seeing the final few.
I hold such nostalgic memories going to see those movies with my friends and spending our high school weekends seeing the final few.