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#27 - gevaudan ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
"Never have too much H.P content" ?
You evidently weren't online on 'No-post Sunday'.
#141 to #27 - smokeyrp ONLINE (09/09/2013) [-]
H.P.? H.P. Lovecraft? AYA CTHULHU!!
#41 to #27 - sweetellie (09/08/2013) [-]
I daresay that was the worst day in the entirety of Funnyjunk's history..
I daresay that was the worst day in the entirety of Funnyjunk's history..
#46 to #41 - dreadrabbit (09/08/2013) [-]
I daresay that was one of the best days in the entirety of Funnyjunk's history..
User avatar #49 to #41 - robskul (09/08/2013) [-]
i've seen worse
#73 to #41 - aliapheese (09/08/2013) [-]
May have been the worst day, but the worst era in my opinion was the sea of bending-time.
May have been the worst day, but the worst era in my opinion was the sea of bending-time.
User avatar #142 to #73 - sweetellie (09/09/2013) [-]
bendingtime and when the ponytime posts first began and were just everywhere.
User avatar #120 to #41 - bighairyfart ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
I thought the worst was when the entire internet played Fallout again all at once.
#121 to #27 - nigasd (09/08/2013) [-]
I really hated that day when is was there, but I'm just thinking about it now and laughing my ass off.
#105 to #27 - silverlance (09/08/2013) [-]
That was the best day ever
That was the best day ever
User avatar #32 to #27 - thekich (09/08/2013) [-]
That wasn't H.P. content.

That was spam.
#35 to #32 - sofiesoflam (09/08/2013) [-]
Spammed H.P. content IS H.P. content.
#93 to #35 - dross (09/08/2013) [-]
Mmmmm.... spam and HP sauce.

I'm hungry now.
User avatar #68 to #27 - redictor (09/08/2013) [-]
like 95-98% of front page was no post on sunday jokes. got to the point where i thumbed up a meh post because it was not that joke
#36 to #27 - thesovereigngrave (09/08/2013) [-]
Well it's Sunday today, what say we give it another go!

I'm kidding. Never again.
#37 to #27 - elaxx ONLINE (09/08/2013) [-]
What are you talking about? There were no posts on that day...
User avatar #54 to #29 - manicekman (09/08/2013) [-]
Half a year ago? I feel old.
#30 to #29 - captaindawnhawk (09/08/2013) [-]
Never forget
#100 to #29 - traveller (09/08/2013) [-]
where was you on 'no-post sunday'
#20 - demented (09/08/2013) [-]
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury was rejected by every publisher. His book was finally published by an up and coming magazine at the time as monthly stories.

The publisher and magazine was Hugh Hefner and the magazine was Playboy
#97 to #20 - anon (09/08/2013) [-]
I loved that book.
User avatar #31 to #20 - yorker (09/08/2013) [-]
That's my favorite book.
User avatar #44 to #31 - lightninghedgehog (09/08/2013) [-]
yeah, i like playboy as well
User avatar #90 to #44 - yorker (09/08/2013) [-]
I said book.

That would have tickled my funny-sack if Playboy was a book, but it's a magazine.
User avatar #119 to #90 - meestaa (09/08/2013) [-]
You must be a blast at parties huh
User avatar #122 to #119 - yorker (09/08/2013) [-]
Obviously wasn't serious.

I dunno, reading material doesn't usually come up at parties.
User avatar #123 to #122 - meestaa (09/08/2013) [-]
If i received a pound for every time somebody used "I wasn't serious" to explain how dense they were I'd be a very rich man.
User avatar #124 to #123 - yorker (09/08/2013) [-]
Maybe if you were able to tell when people weren't being serious you wouldn't have people saying it you ******* idiot.
User avatar #126 to #124 - meestaa (09/08/2013) [-]
Well this started off as a little bit of light-hearted banter but since you're clearly on your period...

You weren't serious? So Fahrenheit 451 isn't your favourite book? & Playboy isn't a magazine?

Re-evaluate your previous comments and remove the stick from your arse.
User avatar #129 to #126 - yorker (09/09/2013) [-]
No, it is my favorite book, but I never said I was joking about that.
I was joking about not finding his comment funny.
#19 - EdwardNigma (09/08/2013) [-]
One time, I was going to upload something to Megauplaod for a friend of mine, but it said it would take 7 hours so I said " **** it, I'll do it tomorrow, I'm kinda tired."

Next day.
Megaupload shut down for good.
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User avatar #65 to #62 - EdwardNigma (09/08/2013) [-]
Okay, think for a second.
How long ago do you think this was?
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#10 - angelusprimus (09/08/2013) [-]
Four studios that turned down Star Wars.
Or be Ross Perot and refuse to buy Microsoft for 40 million.
Or the studio that passed on The Beatles and signed on Tremoles.
Or be Western Union and tell Alexander Bell "That "telephone" toy has no future, we don't want it."
User avatar #34 to #10 - Rvalldrgg (09/08/2013) [-]
What about Ronald Wayne? He had a 10% share in Apple corp, but sold it for $800 in 1976. Today, he'd be worth approximately $50 BILLION. (10% of Apple's approximate $500 Billion)
#89 to #10 - hagaaaaay (09/08/2013) [-]
Or like xerox, that gave away patents for all the networking technology the internet is based on today as well as for the graphic user interface...
#33 to #10 - witislimited (09/08/2013) [-]
In conclusion... Corporations are 			*******		 retarded. Wonder how many more excellent ideas have been refused.
In conclusion... Corporations are ******* retarded. Wonder how many more excellent ideas have been refused.
#58 to #25 - neznanc **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
The army of Austria, approximately 100,000 strong, was setting up camp around the town of Karánsebes (now Caransebeş, in modern Romania). The army's vanguard, a contingent of hussars, crossed the Timiş River nearby to scout for the presence of the Ottoman Turks. There was no sign of the Ottoman army, but the hussars did run into a group of gypsies, who offered to sell schnapps to the war-weary soldiers. The cavalrymen bought the schnapps and started to drink. Soon afterwards, some infantry crossed the river. When they saw the party going on, the infantry demanded alcohol for themselves. The hussars refused to give them any of the schnapps, and while still drunk, they set up makeshift fortifications around the barrels. A heated argument ensued, and one soldier fired a shot. Immediately, the hussars and infantry engaged in combat with one another. During the conflict, some infantry began shouting "Turci! Turci!" ("Turks! Turks!"). The hussars fled the scene, thinking that the Ottoman army’s attack was imminent. Most of the infantry also ran away; the army comprised Italians from Lombardy, Slavs from the Balkans, and Austrians, plus other minorities, many of whom could not understand each other. While it is not clear which one of these groups did so, they gave the false warning without telling the others, who promptly fled. The situation was made worse when officers, in an attempt to restore order, shouted "Halt! Halt!" which was misheard by soldiers with no knowledge of German as "Allah! Allah!". As the cavalry ran through the camps, a corps commander reasoned that it was a cavalry charge by the Ottoman army, and ordered artillery fire. Meanwhile, the entire camp awoke to the sound of battle and, rather than waiting to see what the situation was, everyone fled. The troops fired at every shadow, thinking the Ottomans were everywhere; in reality they were shooting fellow Austrian soldiers.
#56 - kiermatv (09/08/2013) [-]
And then there's the cover for the Swedish version of Order of the Phoenix
because they can't have one thing that isn't metal
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User avatar #114 to #56 - thedarkassassin (09/08/2013) [-]
That's a nice cover. The thestral looks awesome.
User avatar #88 to #56 - sergeantnovak (09/08/2013) [-]
That's actually really cool.
#26 - tonyxx (09/08/2013) [-]
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"Guitar groups are on the way out, The Beatles have no future in show business." -Decca records on rejecting The Beatles
User avatar #82 to #26 - AlexAndTheBeatles (09/08/2013) [-]
I was gonna post this myself, you beat me to it.

Well done bro enjoy the thumbs!
User avatar #11 - thatguyontheright (09/08/2013) [-]
Dune was rejected by 20 publishers till Frank Herbert took it to Chilton, a company that publishes car repair manuals.
User avatar #14 - noblexfenrir (09/08/2013) [-]
Or the fact that because that Lucas asked for all merchandising rights, and rights to any sequels for the star wars franchise, in return for lowering his pay for the first movie from 500,000 to 150,000.

Was that 350,000 worth it?
#38 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
I don't think the Harry Potter series was very good. The movies were based highly on the books and they're decent. But the books themselves? I can barely read them.
User avatar #92 to #38 - skeptical (09/08/2013) [-]
The books were great but the movies sucked.
#40 to #38 - kipluck (09/08/2013) [-]
Maybe because you didn't finish 3rd grade.
User avatar #132 to #40 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/09/2013) [-]
Actually I started grade four just last week so watch your mouth, sonny boy.
User avatar #39 to #38 - sweetellie (09/08/2013) [-]
Well, they are children's books. It would make sense if someone who isn't a child anymore would find them a bit tiresome.
User avatar #52 to #38 - mrgilly (09/08/2013) [-]
The movies were based highly on the books, but from the third film and beyond they miss out on a large portion of the details that add to the story itself.

I can understand why you may not like them, I have friends don't like the series either. Sometimes a book just doesn't capture your attention.

But if by barely read them, you mean you started the first book and never finished, then you don't really have much of a place giving criticism on the whole series, based solely on the films.
User avatar #57 to #52 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
I don't remember how far I got in the series. It was a long time ago. Maybe I've been reading too much ferretbrain **** , and listened to my editor go on too many rants and it's given me a biased opinion, but I still think my opinion should matter because I at one point consumed a large portion of the content and tried not to get stuck on petty objections. Right?
User avatar #67 to #57 - mrgilly (09/08/2013) [-]
If you read at least the first and found it wasn't your cup 'o tea, then that's fine. I just get annoyed when people say something is bad when they never gave it a chance.
User avatar #42 to #38 - Hreidmar (09/08/2013) [-]
Well, is it a matter of you not liking them, or is it that you think they're written badly? Because objectively speaking, I think they're very well written, but I do agree that I don't find them quite as revolutionary as people sometimes portray them. I still enjoyed them a lot though.
User avatar #53 to #42 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
They are written technically well, I know. Grammar, spelling, of course. What kind of idiot publishes a book with objective errors? Maybe that's not what you mean by objective, but I don't know if it's not. So I'll just go ahead with my definition.

I can think of very few books that I can criticize for the way they are written - at the shallow level of objective, face-value quality. Maybe some are excessive and purple, like the Kingkiller Chronicles. Maybe some are too basic, like anything by Isaac Asimov. Tolkein tends to write a heck of a lot and say very little, but I still like Lord of the Rings. That's not my problem with Harry Potter. It's written well, but the story and the characters disgusts me.

Maybe that's too strong? I just think that Harry doesn't have any motivation beyond the circumstantial "I've got to save Ron!" or "Voldemort must be defeated!", and thus is a very bland and empty character. Same can be said for Voldemort - he's the big bad dragon of the series, but what does he want? I have certainly forgotten a lot of the story, but these are concerns that stuck with me for a long time.

Another thing, prophecies just turn me off. Especially when they force a character into a life they don't especially care about. Especially when they aren't reinforced at the end.

(Wasn't there a tumblr post about how the prophecy could have been better if Harry Potter had to sacrifice his death - the only thing that would bring him back to his parents - in order to defeat Voldemort, which worked because of the way the prophecy was worded but never happened because Rowling wanted to say something interesting about death but couldn't figure out how or even what to say? That's what I'm talking about.)

I could go on and on about this, but in the end it doesn't really matter. If you want better and more well-thought-out, but similar, opinions on this, go to ferretbrain and read any article about Rowling.
User avatar #63 to #53 - negerboll **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
After your explanation I take back my red thumb, because you have actually used your own brain and also, you seem to have read the books, before judging them.

But.. the picture of the thumb stays.
User avatar #72 to #63 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
I have no problem with this.
User avatar #59 to #53 - Hreidmar (09/08/2013) [-]
I can actually agree with most of what you said. I think you and I focused on different aspects of the books. I was more attracted to the escapism and the really well designed world. The events going on, yes, they seemed very... formulaic. Bad guy appears, good guy learns **** , defeats bad guy is what it boils down to (though you have to whittle it down a lot before you can say something so simple.) I really appreciated the rich world that was designed, all the detail that went into the history of it, the clever naming, etc. When I looked at the characters and the motivations... yes, I can completely agree with you that Harry in particular seemed... convenient. A slave to the narrative as it were. And I hated the prophecy for very much the same reasons that you described. It's just that for me the flaws were well outweighed by the intricacy and attractiveness of the whole world described within.

Thank you for such a long and explanatory response by the way. I appreciate conversation.
User avatar #70 to #59 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
Thanks for making me put on this rage suit and then not have to even use it. But, seriously, you're welcome, and thank you for your own input.

In your case, I think you'd really get a kick out of the Kingkiller Chronicles (if you don't already own them), especially the second book, Wise Man's Fear. Personally I prefer the first, Name of the Wind, because it plays with or deconstructs or just plain subverts a lot of the ubiquitous fantasy tropes you'll find in standard reading fare. I find that Wise Man's Fear does more to support the All-Powerful Main Character trend than support it, which I thought was the point of the series? But it's still totally beautiful and a good read overall, and Wise Man's Fear features a large portion of the book where Mr. Main Character explores for a while and just ****** forget about Harry Potter's Muggle England. The Four Corners are brain food for decades.

But, if you don't like it that much, I will understand. If you like HP more, then... I'll try not to break something. Just kidding.
User avatar #79 to #70 - Hreidmar (09/08/2013) [-]
I will certainly take a look at the series. I'm just finishing up re-reading for the 50th time the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, which remains my favourite modern series. Once I'm done with that, I'll head over to the library and pick up Kingkiller.

I would return your recommendation with one of my own. Have you ever come across anything by Neal Stephenson? He writes extraordinarily interesting and often trope-subversive books. I would recommend Cryptonomicon and Anathem.
User avatar #83 to #79 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/08/2013) [-]
I have not, but I've got a back log of many titles including the entire Song of Ice and Fire series, so I will not be able to get to any of those soon. But I'll start my booklist with that guy, so your suggestion won't be forgotten.
#78 to #42 - twelvecobbvc (09/08/2013) [-]
This is one of the reasons I am actually afraid to re-read the Harry Potter books.... they, along with the Eragon series were my favourite childhood stories, but when I tried to read the Eragon books again it just felt like I was reading bad fanfiction...
User avatar #135 to #78 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/09/2013) [-]
You may find this interesting, but - a warning - none too forgiving for your childhood. It'll reinforce your fears that, yes, you were a kid. Oh god!

I have yet to finish the first spork, but I know from what I've read that it's totally hilarious.
User avatar #136 to #135 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (09/09/2013) [-]
damn it, I keep forgetting these things

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#128 - disies (09/08/2013) [-]
I'm actually watching "The Half-Bood Prince" movie  Its the only movie I haven't really seen  and I have read all the books, well, except the second one, but still, nothing like the books
I'm actually watching "The Half-Bood Prince" movie Its the only movie I haven't really seen and I have read all the books, well, except the second one, but still, nothing like the books
User avatar #127 - thegentleluger (09/08/2013) [-]
She's making another book for the Harry Potter series.
User avatar #131 to #130 - thegentleluger (09/09/2013) [-]
Turns out it might of been fake. I found it on a Facebook post, I should of looked over my sources more.
Sorry.
#116 - anon (09/08/2013) [-]
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Mom, anon is broken
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#107 - jalthelas (09/08/2013) [-]
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#108 to #107 - iluvnutella (09/08/2013) [-]
I'm sure he regrets that decision.
#109 to #108 - jalthelas (09/08/2013) [-]
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I regret nothing
#111 to #109 - iluvnutella (09/08/2013) [-]
Neither do I
Neither do I
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That is ok, I still think you are awesome!
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#102 - whatwhen (09/08/2013) [-]
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User avatar #98 - vycanismajoris (09/08/2013) [-]
That's like saying it's a bad decision to not believe in santa. Just because a lot of people like the book doesn't mean it is a good book.
#110 to #98 - jockothecrock (09/08/2013) [-]
the publishers turned down j.k. Rowling for one of the best selling series of our generation. it wasn't about them not liking the content, its about them not becoming millionaires for a mistake.
the publishers turned down j.k. Rowling for one of the best selling series of our generation. it wasn't about them not liking the content, its about them not becoming millionaires for a mistake.
User avatar #133 to #110 - vycanismajoris (09/09/2013) [-]
You're saying that being rich and wrong is better than being right and middle class?
#137 to #133 - jockothecrock (09/09/2013) [-]
who said people who love harry potter were wrong? thats like saying people who like eating burritos are intelligent.   
   
but to retort your question, what i was trying to say is they could've made more money if they published it, but they gave up on it. you dont have to like  the book, it  depends if it makes you money or not.    
   
and next time, think before you type, becuase what you said was extremely stupid.
who said people who love harry potter were wrong? thats like saying people who like eating burritos are intelligent.

but to retort your question, what i was trying to say is they could've made more money if they published it, but they gave up on it. you dont have to like the book, it depends if it makes you money or not.

and next time, think before you type, becuase what you said was extremely stupid.
#104 to #98 - derpyhoovezz (09/08/2013) [-]
I hope you just misunderstood the picture   
   
and are not really that stupid
I hope you just misunderstood the picture

and are not really that stupid
User avatar #134 to #104 - vycanismajoris (09/09/2013) [-]
It's a **** book.
User avatar #138 to #134 - jockothecrock (09/09/2013) [-]
so you your reasoning against this image is because you dont like the series? you do know that is a stupid reason, for both fans and haters of this series.
User avatar #96 - opsdildo (09/08/2013) [-]
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#99 to #96 - psyachu (09/08/2013) [-]
Ohay, I saw you copypasta this somewhere else just a while ago! How's the spam going?
#103 to #96 - jackknapp (09/08/2013) [-]
Why not.

Let's be friends!
#112 to #96 - jockothecrock (09/08/2013) [-]
G.T.F.O.
G.T.F.O.
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#94 - helpthepeople (09/08/2013) [-]
It isn't guaranteed that another publisher would be able to make that series such a great hit, since the publisher takes care of all the promotion and all
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