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Humor Archives

Posts about humor within the series, as well as about differing reader responses to different types of comedy.

RE: Hagrid, Moody and Violent Responses

Reader response to various scenes of violence: the ferret-bouncing scene, Hagrid's slamming Karkaroff against a tree, and Arthur Weasley and Lucius Malfoy's fist fight at the beginning of CoS

Posted January 27, 2002 at 4:04 pm
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RE: Future books: humor element, Voldemort/Harry encounters

Humor in the series, and the possibility of another volume not ending on a direct confrontation between Harry and Voldemort

Posted January 30, 2002 at 3:31 pm
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RE: Future books: Humor element, Voldemort/Harry encounters & Non-Characters

Preferences in humor, humor in the series

Posted February 01, 2002 at 4:18 pm
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RE: Humor--the Train Stomp--Crouch Jr. and Sr.

The "train stomp" at the end of GoF and my dislike of the Twins. Examples of farcical humor in the books. Affection for Crouch Jr. and a brief analysis of his father's behavior towards him.

Posted February 02, 2002 at 3:34 am
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RE: Twins, Toons, Humor and Instinct

Objection to the prevalence of "my instinctive reading is spontaneous and natural ...but *your* instinctive reading is over-analyzing the text!" sentiment floating about on the Twins thread. Emphasis on the subjectivity of humour and a challenge to the notion that comedic or "toonish" scenes do not reveal character or have deeper significance, using as an example GoF's Ton Tongue Toffee scene and its role as a precursor to both the QWC and Pensieve scenes.

Posted August 27, 2002 at 10:38 pm
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RE: Twins, Toons, Humor and Instinct

More on the extent to which characters' canonical behavior is revelatory of character, regardless of whether or not they are portrayed as "Toons," and a disussion of the thematic significance of the Ton Tongue Toffee scene.

Posted August 29, 2002 at 7:38 am
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RE: Toon Talk

Objection to the notion that some forms of humour are more "moral" than others.

Posted August 29, 2002 at 8:00 am
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RE: Why I Dislike The Twins/Toon Talk

A bit more on the Twins as bullies and the Twins' relationship to Percy, followed by a discussion of humor and its relationship to character analysis: aren't the characters' actions revelatory of their character regardless of whether or not said actions are *funny?* And why on earth would someone cease to find something funny merely because they have come to believe that it is cruel? Have none of these people ever heard of black humour?!

 

RE: TBAY: Canon College: DEs and Aurors 101

A rather complicated TBAY post, mainly about the Wizarding World under Crouch and the extent to which it might have resembled Stalinist Soviet Russia, but also touching on the debate over whether or not the Twins are bullies, on the issues of netiquette, reader response and humour that had been raised in the course of that debate, on the various ad hominem arguments that had been circulating nastily around the list that entire summer, on an old SYCOPHANTS/Evil Overlords discussion, and--oh yes--incorporating a tiny bit from the Snape's Grudge thread as well. Apparently it was a bit *too* complicated for HPfGU, though, as very few people seemed to get the subsidiary points I was trying to make with it at all.

 

RE: Humor and Morality

More on reader response, humour and morality

Posted January 31, 2003 at 2:44 am
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