We're all still pretty busted up about Dbles. Oooh, and how MORE busted up did his biography make you? So much, I bet. Also, 'a brother with a fondness for fiddling about with goats' - they're getting less and less euphemistic about that.
Also, sending out seven Harrys because '[e]ven You-Know-Who can't split himself into seven.'
NICELY PLACED, JK.
Also, I forget who dies when so I was really stressed out during the scene where they're all arriving at the Burrow.
Ok so Harry is going to hunt the Horcruxes without anyone knowing, and he doesn't want H&R to come with him, and I am OVER this. I think JK works this angle too hard, and that's why it's grating on so many of us. Like she thinks we're going to hate Harry because of all the excellent characters who die for his sake, so she overwhelms us with him not wanting them to help and it's exhausting.
That's me on the right, all, Fine, I'll just lie here and take Harry's attitude, whatever.
OK NO BUT SON OF A BITCH, here it is again. Harry's birthday falls on the day before Bill and Fleur's wedding (which isn't even conceivably his fault, since you schedule a wedding, but your birthday, you know...) and he's totally like, A regular dinner is fine, and then feels 'a great wave of remorse' for stressing Mrs Weasley out. No, wait, 'for the inconvenience and pain he was causing her.' THAT IS LAYING IT ON A BIT THICK. I mean, sucks to be the one houseguest everybody has to take mad security precautions for, but also you are on a MISSION to SAVE THE WIZARDING RACE so I think you can cut yourself some slack.
Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches isn't 'all about wandwork.' MMMMMMLOL.
Dumbledore leaves Ron the 'Deluminator' in his will, which shows that JK has finally gotten the hang of naming her magic thingies, although I distinctly remember LIKING that it was called the 'Put-Outer' in Book One.
I like things that do what they say on the tin.
Oh, and you know when his scar goes off and Hermione is like, OMG STOP SHARING BRAINS WITH VMORT, I like this bit so much. Because she's so smart and cool and empathetic and wise and then just SUCKS at things sometimes. Like, seriously, Herms, that is not helping. But I love you and your flaws.
When Harry finds out about D-dore and Godric's Hollow and is like, Why didn't he tell me this stuff and am I just a tool to him, USUALLY I have no patience with Harry's bitching but given the events of Book Five, in which Dumbledore Kept All Kinds Of Shit From Him, I feel like he has a right to moan about some stuff.
Ugh, ok, Lily's letter. RIGHT? 'She had made her g's the same way he did: he searched through the letter for every one of them, and each felt like a friendly little wave glimpsed from behind a veil.'
OH, and Kreacher's story about retrieving the locket?
And we have so many more gloriously sad bits to go before that stupid, stupid epilogue.