History BrokenBase / Literature

16th Apr '16 3:46:29 AM stefanvh
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** One of the key factors in this was the fandom, who are famously argumentative (particularly Harry/Hermione versus Ron/Hermione). That said, given the size of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom, pretty much any strong opinion about ''any'' ships or characters could cause an argument in the wrong forum. Umbridge can at least be counted on to be universally hated, but the question of whether she was a Slytherin or a Hufflepuff still divides people.

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** One of the key factors in this was the fandom, who are famously argumentative (particularly Harry/Hermione versus Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione). That said, given the size of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom, pretty much any strong opinion about ''any'' ships or characters could cause an argument in the wrong forum. Umbridge can at least be counted on to be universally hated, but the question of whether she was a Slytherin or a Hufflepuff still divides people.
8th Dec '15 11:47:47 AM Berrenta
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* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' caused a massive InternetBacklash, with a lot of criticism for the {{Anvilicious}} message and thinner plot.

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* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' caused a massive InternetBacklash, backlash, with a lot of criticism for the {{Anvilicious}} message and thinner plot.
12th Nov '15 12:41:45 AM LancelotG
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* The base for ''TheHungerGames'' splits solidly down the middle at ''Mockingjay''. After its release, readers tended either to embrace it wholeheartedly or to exit the fandom stage left. Fans praise its realism and [[AnyoneCanDie ruthlessness]] as befitting of a war story; detractors frequently call the quality of its writing, as compared to the previous two books, into question.
23rd Aug '15 4:56:45 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Paper books vs. tablets and e-readers. Many still prefer books because they don't need electricity to use (while lamps obviously need batteries or an outlet, candles can be run simply by exposing them to fire) and don't come with various hassles of electronic literature such as DRM or having one's books tied to an online accounts. Those who prefer their books in electronic form cite the far smaller amount of shelf space required and how much easier it is to carry a large literature collection on an electronic device than to carry a few dozen heavy books.
25th Jul '15 12:30:20 PM Kerown6
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fans of Vetinari have the semi-serious (this being Discworld, there's a lot of joking involved) Vetinari/Vimes vs Vetinari/Drumknott vs Vetinari/Margolotta vs Vetinari/Vimes/Sybil vs Vetinari/Ankh-Morpork.
** Additionally, there's the fans of the very early books (Colour of Magic, Light Fantastic...) vs the fans of the early/middle books (Pyramids, Small Gods, Moving Pictures...) vs the fans of both the late-middle books (Hogfather, Jingo...)and the darker, less meta and considerably more political later books (Night Watch, Going Postal...). The only thing you can truly be certain of is that you'll be hard-pressed to find a fan of Eric.
21st Jul '15 10:49:07 AM Silverblade2
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** Also, some have actually accused Rowling of homophobia, given that of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, none was stated to be gay. Accordingly, the final scene of ''Half-Blood Prince'' was [[FanDumb bashed for "pairing everyone up in neat little heterosexual rows"]]. When she outed Dumbledore as gay, she was criticized for being too cowardly to put it in the books, though there was some arguable basis for that interpretation in the seventh book.

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** Also, some have actually accused Rowling of homophobia, given that of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, none was stated to be gay. Accordingly, the final scene of ''Half-Blood Prince'' was [[FanDumb bashed for "pairing everyone up in neat little heterosexual rows"]].rows". When she outed Dumbledore as gay, she was criticized for being too cowardly to put it in the books, though there was some arguable basis for that interpretation in the seventh book.
13th Jul '15 4:55:22 AM cinnabar
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** Also, some have actually accused Rowling of homophobia, given that of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, none was stated to be gay. Accordingly, the final scene of ''Half-Blood Prince'' was bashed for "pairing everyone up in neat little heterosexual rows". When she outed Dumbledore as gay, she was criticized for being too cowardly to put it in the books, though there was some arguable basis for that interpretation in the seventh book.

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** Also, some have actually accused Rowling of homophobia, given that of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, none was stated to be gay. Accordingly, the final scene of ''Half-Blood Prince'' was [[FanDumb bashed for "pairing everyone up in neat little heterosexual rows".rows"]]. When she outed Dumbledore as gay, she was criticized for being too cowardly to put it in the books, though there was some arguable basis for that interpretation in the seventh book.
11th Jul '15 9:14:21 AM Silverblade2
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* The ending of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series pretty much split the base in two, especially the epilogue, which was either an appropriate coda that closed the circle while showing that life would go on, or a piece of rubbish that shamelessly abused the clichés of the series and was the worst thing in all seven books.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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The ending of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series pretty much split the base in two, especially the epilogue, which was either an appropriate coda that closed the circle while showing that life would go on, or a piece of rubbish that shamelessly abused the clichés of the series and was the worst thing in all seven books.


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**In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the subplot involving Marietta Edgecomb ratting out the DA to Umbridge because she was fearing her mother would lose her job and Hermionne [[PayEvilUntoEvil hexing her with pimples that read SNEAK on her face]] caused a notable division between those who think Marietta’s action was [[InformedWrongness justified]] and Hermione comes out as [[MoralDissonance the true bad guy]] those who side with the narrative and think Marietta got what she deserved and those who think what Marietta did was wrong but Hermione [[DisproportionateRetribution went too far in her punishment]].
3rd May '15 4:37:08 PM Anddrix
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* The Literature/MaximumRide series. Oh, boy. When the fourth book came out, it divided the fanbase. Bring it up and it drives fans into an all-out war. Some really liked it, but others were driven completely up the wall at the plot shift from "bird kids running from MadScientists and wolf monsters" to "bird kids save the world from global warming".

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* The Literature/MaximumRide series. Oh, boy. When ''The Final Warning'', the fourth book in the ''Literature/MaximumRide'' series came out, it divided the fanbase. Bring it up and it drives fans into an all-out war. Some really liked it, but others were driven completely up the wall at the plot shift from "bird kids running from MadScientists {{Mad Scientist}}s and wolf monsters" to "bird kids save the world from global warming".
13th Apr '15 4:37:16 AM Adept
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* The ending of Trudi Canavan's ''Literature/BlackMagicianTrilogy'' has sharply divided fans, those who despise the ending being the most vocal. Many fanfiction pretend the ending never happened and discussions on pretty much anything regarding the series are prone to derail into angry author bashing.

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* The ending of Trudi Canavan's ''Literature/BlackMagicianTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy'' has sharply divided fans, those who despise the ending being the most vocal. Many fanfiction pretend the ending never happened and discussions on pretty much anything regarding the series are prone to derail into angry author bashing.
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