And oh ye gods, the race-bending of Lavender Brown. If I had been the book-slapper for that, I would have tied the book to a cricket bat and WHAM! straight to the kisser!
The director of HP6 would have been in the hospital before the movie was even half finished, if I had been the book-slapper.
Which isn't to say I'd hit them every time they said "what if," no. Some changes make sense and are improvements. Like when Dumbledore asks Harry if he wonders why they're there and Harry says "Honestly, sir, at this point I just kinda go with it." I could see myself lifting the book, ready to slap the director for that "what if," and then narrowing my eyes and lowering the book, saying, "You may proceed."
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