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Old 07-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #22561 (permalink)
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It has something to do with the book being aimed toward children - they thought American children would be more likely to pick up a book with "Sorcerer" in the title as opposed to "Philosopher." I think it's dumb too, but having an amount of familiarity with the book industry -and Scholastic in particular - it does make some amount of sense.
Hrm, fair enough, but I was 10 when I picked up Philosopher's Stone and I had no issues with it! They need to give children some more credit.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:55 PM   #22562 (permalink)
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Me left, friend AJ on right. Interesting fact: both pairs of sunglasses are mine. Also, don't go to Point Pleasant. 18 dollars to park, 9 to get on the beach. My rather boring sandwich that I didn't even like was 8 dollars. If you also like to drink when you go to the beach, expect to pay around 10 bucks each. Each. They were mixed drinks though, so it's completely understandable. Thankfully I don't drink. I almost was gonna ask for cranberry and club soda. Nope.ogg

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Old 07-06-2013, 01:08 AM   #22563 (permalink)
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You know I figured your baldness was something you did for a laugh and to say you did it, I never figured it would become your actual style. You wear it well though, I just hope with your music preferences you don't get unfairly pigeonholed with the NSBM scene.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:10 AM   #22564 (permalink)
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These are great shots, looking good. I like your hairstyle choice! It suits you. I can't imagine someone ever pigeon-holing someone into a scene based on their lack of hair, these days.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:23 AM   #22565 (permalink)
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Yeah not really sure why I said that, must be a combination of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and energy drink
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Haha, I never understood why American publishers changed "Philosopher's Stone" to "Sorcerer's Stone". It sounds so dumb.
Are we talking about Harry Potter here? If so, it probably makes more sense for it to be a sorcerer's stone rather than a philosopher's stone, because otherwise everyone would think they're about to watch a really boring movie that has nothing to do with magic.

I'm pretty drunk. I don't know if this is even the forum I think I'm posting in.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:15 AM   #22567 (permalink)
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The point is that JK Rowling wrote it as the 'Philosopher's Stone' based on this legend: Philosopher's stone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That's how the author wrote it and named the title of the book, so why change it? Is the point I was getting at...
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That's how the author wrote it and named the title of the book, so why change it? Is the point I was getting

It needed to be changed for the exact reason he said. Philospher stone would sound so f-ing boring compared to what they used. It doesn't matter what it is based off of. No one would have wanted to read it otherwise. Low marketing appeal. I NEEDED to be changed.
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That's how the author wrote it and named the title of the book, so why change it? Is the point I was getting

It needed to be changed for the exact reason he said. Philospher stone would sound so f-ing boring compared to what they used. It doesn't matter what it is based off of. No one would have wanted to read it otherwise. Low marketing appeal. I NEEDED to be changed.
But it was ONLY changed in the US, yet it still extremely if not more successful in the other countries where it remained as "Philosopher's Stone." So are you saying it NEEDED to be changed in order to be appealing to Americans only? Because it obviously wasn't "f-ing" boring in the UK, Australia and NZ where it was a best-seller... If they really thought it would be detrimental with its original name they would've changed it in every country's publication of it... but they only changed it in America so that's what's so silly. It's like they're saying "Oh, Americans won't get this Philosopher ****, we HAVE to change it so it sounds appealing to them. But all other countries are obviously cultured enough to understand the original title." It's kinda degrading!
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