Deadline: Friday, July 20th, 2007; 5pm CST. You may enter up to 2 [two] icons. You may use other images of Harry Potter movies/books/actors if you'd like to. All effects are allowed [except animations]. All icons must meet LJ requirements. Do not share your icons until voting has closed. Enter by commenting to this post only, with image & url. If you use an image you find on your own, please provide a link to the full size image. Current entries: 8
Just a warning, some of these image are from the new film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I however, don't find them to be spoilers.
Click thumbs for larger & uncropped images. Images from mugglenet.com + mugglethai.com + veritaserum.com.
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels by English author J. K. Rowling about an adolescent boy named Harry Potter. The story is mostly set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a school for young wizards, and focuses on Harry Potter's fight against the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents as part of his plan to take over the wizarding world.
In 1990, J. K. Rowling was on a crowded train from Manchester to London when the idea for Harry simply "popped" into her head. Rowling gives an account of the experience on her website saying:
“I had been writing almost continuously since the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, and all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard became more and more real to me.”
Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States) in 1997, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide, spawning films, video games and assorted merchandise. The six books published to date have collectively sold more than 325 million copies and have been translated into more than 63 languages. The seventh and last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is scheduled to be released on 21 July 2007. Publishers announced a record-breaking 12 million copies for the first print run in the U.S. alone.
The success of the novels has made Rowling the highest earning novelist in literary history.
NO SPOILERS for Half Blood Prince OR Deathly Hallows. Also, as some people only see the movies be careful with your Order of the Phoenix icons as well. If any of you spoil Deathly Hallows for me, YOU WILL BE BANNED! Good luck!
I thought this would be a good theme as the final book comes out in a week! *flails*
P.S. There's still time to enter Challenge.019 [Pyramids]. This challenge really needs more love!