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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:11 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I started reading probably some time in 1999. My elementary school teachers kept gossiping about how much they loved it, and I figured I might as well check them out. (I don't remember if I was trying to impress my teachers, or if I was just bored. I had never really liked reading before.)

I read the first one in a weekend. I begged my mom to get the second one (I think I got it for Christmas). I read each of them as soon as they came out from then on. I've recently reread the series, and it seems I've been reborn into a fanatic.


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Old June 21st, 2012, 5:04 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I have officially been a Harry Potter fan since the first film came out!
The book was read to use in class when I was in school, but I did not understand it *lack of English* and had very short attention span, so never really got into it... ..Then the first film came out and mum took me to see it. I was reluctant to see it at first but after seeing it, I absolutely fell in love with it....Then came the ultimate obsession and for years and years, I bored my parents and everyone to death talking non-stop about it, reading the books, watching films over and over again
I was living in The Philippines at the time, so could not go to midnight releases or anything until I moved to England in 2004 then I would obsessively queue up, dress up and be the first in line for the films and going to the premieres. I was in holiday at Canada during HBP review and even queued up there obsessively with my mum then spent the next 2 days solid reading the book. My mum was also a fan, too and we had constant battles in the family as to who read the book first and hurrying each other up...until the good idea came we bought our own separate book
Wahaa,I have gone way off on a tangent here..So I guess the main answer is I grew up with Harry, of the Harry Potter generation and even though the series may be 'finished', in my heart they will live on to eternity!


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Old June 25th, 2012, 6:02 pm
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I've been a fan since my aunt gave my the 1st book as a present for my 7th birthday.
Now I'm 18. That was in 2001, so I've been a fan for 11 years


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Old June 30th, 2012, 9:08 pm
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

Harry potter is basically my childhood. I started reading them at the end of elementary school, so when I was like 8 or 9 years old, and I finished the books in high school but the final movie didn't come out until I was in college. I have re-read the series many times (reading through it for the 9th time currently) and I often put a Harry Potter movie on if I'm looking for some background noise or if I just feel like watching them again (I've probably watched them through at least as many times as I've re-read the books, but probably more). I have many fond memories of summers on our annual beach trip with my father and aunt who are also Harry Potter fans and we would stay up late discussing the books and speculating what would happen in whatever book was scheduled to be released next and we would watch the movies together and for the years that new movies came out we'd go to the theater together to see them. I am 21 years old now so I have been a fan for more than 10 years.


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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:45 am
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I pretty much grew up with Harry potter, I was 12 when the first book came out . I'm re-reading them now as it goes =)


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Old July 12th, 2012, 9:46 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

Well my sister really first got me started with "Sorcerer's Stone" (the book), though I wouldn't have called myself a fan till after the first movie...that was, what, 2001? That long?! Eep.

I would have to say I was really lost with "Prisoner of Azkaban", and the scene where Snape shields the Trio from Lupin-werewolf. At that instant I knew (1) I had to see where this story ended and (2) Severus Snape wasn't nearly as much the villain as we thought he was.

<--- unrepentant Snape fan BTW


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Old July 17th, 2012, 4:59 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I started reading the series the weeks leading up to the North American theatrical released of COS. I went looking for HP related sites not long after and found Mugglenet which became my goto site for info on the books and movies, and joined here in May 2008.


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Old July 18th, 2012, 1:31 pm
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I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but for me it is a very important saga, because (it seems bizarre) it helped me to overcome a certain thing that was becoming a problem for me. For this reason, the Harry Potter saga will be always in my heart. And I love it so much.


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Old July 18th, 2012, 9:03 pm
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For me, there have been different "fan" stages:

Stage 1: I enjoyed reading the first couple of books when they came out and thought they were entertaining but could take or leave them (didn't hold a candle to LotR for me - actually, still doesn't, tbh). That stage started in 1998 or so.

Stage 2: I got really annoyed with the writing when reading PoA a couple of years later, my least favourite HP book. However, I got firmly on Snape's side with PoA, although I mainly kept reading to see how his story would play out in the story arc overall. At that stage I neither bothered with the films nor any other HP fan-related stuff (see my comments on LotR above, lol). This would make me roughly a stage 2 follower at book level for 12-13 years or so. I don't quite recall when started watching the HP movies, but it was not before 2009.

Stage 3: DH was a major let-down as far as I was concerned. There is relatively little I actually like about the series arc resolution; so, in my ideal world DH would have never been written - and to compensate, I found fan fiction, lol. So, in this final stage I have been a "Potterverse" fan in a rather loose sense of the word for roughly 5 years - with a preference for AU, tbh.


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Old July 19th, 2012, 12:10 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

2005 - I did the series backwards - watched all the movies first, then just recently read all of the books in a month's time

I want to re-read them soon


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Old July 19th, 2012, 9:29 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I started reading them when I was 9 0r 10, After HBP came out. I am 17 now. (:


I started reading the series right before I started homeschooling. Harry, Ron and Hermione became my best friends in those lonely days and will probably always be, As crazy as that sounds.


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Old July 19th, 2012, 11:46 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

13 years and coutning.


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Old July 21st, 2012, 9:21 pm
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I've been a Harry Potter fan since I was nine or ten years old. I got the first book for Christmas from my grandparents. To be honest, I wasn't interested AT ALL in reading it at the time. In fact, it took me almost a year to finally read it! From then on I was hooked and have been a Harry Potter fan ever since~


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Old July 24th, 2012, 11:09 pm
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Since the beginning - '97. I became a fan at first read.


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Old July 25th, 2012, 6:58 pm
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I watched the first movie when it came out in 2001. Loved it, so I went back and read the book. From then on I was hooked!


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Old July 25th, 2012, 7:52 pm
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I remember when I was in 3rd grade (back in 1999) my friend was reading the books and tried to get me to start reading them. I wasn't interested at the time. When the first movie came out, we went to see it. I honestly don't remember if I had read any of the books before I saw the movie or if I started reading them afterwards, but it was around the time of the release of the first movie that I got hooked. Now I re-read the series every summer. Currently I am halfway through POA for the millionth time. This is the only book series that I read more than once.


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Old July 25th, 2012, 10:09 pm
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I have been following Harry Potter ever since the first book was released


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Old July 29th, 2012, 1:28 am
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

I've been a fan pretty much since the beginning. I can't remember precisely when I started reading, though it had to have been at least late 1999 because I started with PoA and then went back to the beginning and read from there (re-reading PoA as I went, because I loved it so much).


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Old August 3rd, 2012, 9:10 pm
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Re: How long have you been a fan of Harry Potter?

hmm. for as long as I can remember i have known what Harry Potter was, when the Philosophers Stone came out i was 6, and i remember borrowing the video off my Great Auntie and watching it every single day, and then i was 7 when the Chamber Of Secrets came out and i remember going to the cinema with my best friend at the time to see it and being terrified of the Basilisk aha! i read the books after that non-stop and loving them- when the Deathly Hallows first came out in book form i went out the day of release and bought it, i think i went to see Deathly Hallows part 1 in the cinema like, 5 times? something like that...so yeah, i would certainly consider myself a 'potterhead' i am quite distraught it is over to be honest haha no one really gets my fascination with it but i quite literally love it


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Old August 19th, 2012, 7:42 pm
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I've been a fan for two years this summer, since I was eleven and my brother let me borrow the first book. I've finally read the 5th one, which was the only one I hadn't read, and I finished it within the first two days of having it - I think someone must have bewitched it so I couldn't put it down!

So, yep, unfortunately I can't say I've been with the series since the beginning because the first book was out before I was even born anyway. :P


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