A Nerdy Harry Potter-Inspired Proposal [Pic]

Submitted by: NanGoneBanan 5 years ago

I"d say yes! Unless I found out that he used my book... then no.
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Female 142
lol my friend`s fiance did that with The Hobbit
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Female 961
Aww, that`s so- okay, next post...
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Female 375
Cute idea, really ugly ring.
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Female 16
What she is thinking.....I swear to god that better not be my first edition hardback signed copy that came with the authenticated hermione wand movie prop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 1,197
thats cute
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Male 2,893
Nerd.
That is pretty clever though.
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Male 3,076
where`s the weed?
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Male 88
The Unbreakable Vow? Don`t get a divorce because you just married a stalker.
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Male 755
What am I looking at?
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Female 71
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww cutest thing ever! totes just awwwgasmed
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Male 12,365
[quote]@Angillion Well I`m sorry your marriage is like that.[/quote]

You described your marriage that way. Have you forgotten so quickly? Remind yourself by scrolling down a few posts. Or are you claiming that I hacked your IAB account and posted details of my marriage while pretending to be you? That would definitely be paranoid. Perhaps being a victim of domestic violence has unbalanced your mind?
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Male 160
put a shank in there
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Male 305
DON`T PUT IT ON!!! It`s a horcrux!!!
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Male 1,287
@cajun247, maybe it`s an omen. Maybe if she divorces him, he`ll kill her. ahahaha! There might be more to Davymid`s argument than just run of the mill wisdom.
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Male 2,703
I half expected it to be [spoiler]a snitch that opens[/spoiler]
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Female 3,001
also the ring looks like a crappy ring, just saying.
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Male 3,474
I agree with PfulHouse. But not just breakable, trodden and crapped on and laughed at!
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Male 588
How many pages did he cut out?
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Male 371

It`s breakable.
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Male 570
great idea for a ring box! but he could have gone for a hard cover copy. cheapo...
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Male 10,845
[quote]not a huge, dont know why.[/quote]

See Fuego`s comment.

and @Fuego

Perhaps, but then again you wouldn`t to have an unbreakable vow if it turns out to be a really BAD relationship.
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Male 12,138
Cheesy, but cute. Don`t mean to be an Angilion (sorry dude) but for those commenters saying "I`d definitely say yes! Harry Potter is one of my favourite books!", well, you might want to consider things like how much you love him and vice versa, whether you have a stable relationship, long-term financial security, and general suitability as potential life-partners.

Heck, I love Tolkien`s work with a deep, burning passion. But if Jeffrey Dahmer proposed marriage to me neatly slotting a diamond ring into a copy of "The Fellowship", I might have a few more questions before I said "I LOVE THAT BOOK! YES, OH GOD YES!" with eyes brimming with joyous tears of ecstacy.

Questions such as "what gender are you", "are you a serial killer", and "do I even know you"?
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Male 383
I`d rather not propose using a pop/literature fad... I realise they may both love the book (I don`t), but what if 20-30 years from now they`ve virtually forgotten about the books? would it not have been better to go along a more...lasting..route? Perhaps I just don`t get it as I can`t stand Harry Potter.
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Female 355
Im not even a HP fan and I find this adorable.
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Male 1,108
@Angillion Well I`m sorry your marriage is like that. Mind you if you were less of insufferable c*nt you may get more.
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Male 1,063
Sorry thing is, SHE`S such a nerd, she got pissed at him for ruining her Harry Potter book!
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Female 35
AWWWW! As a Harry Potter fan, I would definitely say yes! I grew up with the books and they`re a big part of my childhood. Also, the selection of the chapter is very clever. :-)
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Male 13
lol at the description
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Female 28
@cajun247

not a huge, dont know why.

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Male 12,365
[quote]Now give me one good reason (I`m sure you will) for being such an offensive a$$hole![/quote]

I can give you two:

i) Domestic violence.
ii) Requirement of valuables in exchange for "marital services".
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Male 10,339
@lazy: They aren`t all conflict diamonds.

Also, what is this Meebo crap at the bottom of my screen?
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Male 1,287
@Cajun247

Um, because the penalty of breaking the vow is death? Like I said before I joined the tangent team, which one would die if they divorced? What about infidelity? would a separation be enough to do them in or would it just give them a really bad illness? I`m overthinking it. Also, the game.
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Male 1,222
Not the signed version!
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Male 10,845
Umm don`t other Harry Potter fans/followers know why this IS THE WORST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK TO MAKE SUCH A PROPOSAL?!!?!!??!?!?!?!?
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Male 10,440
[quote] I`d be unhappy that they wasted hundreds on a very small piece of rock obtained by extremely unethical methods and sold at vastly inflated prices by a cartel. [/quote]
I like the way you think. I`ve never thought about it, because I`ve never proposed... but I agree.

I will demonstrate my affections in a much more grand and honest fashion! I will build my future fiancee a gazebo, or hot tub, or a piece of art. ... I could climb a mountain or some symbolic gesture...

Screw this diamond ring thing. I will not marry anyone who overemphasizes the value of a diamond beyond that of an excellent cutting tool.
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Male 1,108
Oh never mind, it`s what you do.
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Male 1,108
[quote]Also, it`s bad business for prostitutes to hit their customers.[/quote]

Now give me one good reason (I`m sure you will) for being such an offensive a$$hole!
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Female 11
sweet.. if he proposed then im sure the chick already knew about his liking of Harry Potter - or maybe she`s the one who likes Harry Potter..who knows, but its cute.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angillion, I`ll remeber that the next time the wife is after a new ring. I`ll get her a peice of gypsum and tell her you said it was ok. :)

I`ll be sure to post pictures of the bruises.[/quote]

I suggest granite instead - it`s usually very long-lasting, which is supposed to be the symbolism people are after. Nothing is eternal, but granite was around 4 billion years ago and could be around in another 4 billion years, which is about as good as you`re going to get for rock from Earth.

Tell your wife from me she should be after cash instead - it`s much more useful and it`s a much more honest business transaction. Also, it`s bad business for prostitutes to hit their customers.
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Male 37,910

he defaced a Harry Potter book?

SEND HIM TO AZKABAN!!!!!
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Female 452
Oh, that stone is tiny.
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Female 2,927
he didn`t cut into the book he tape or glued a box frame onto the page.
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Female 2,525
aaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Male 1,595
But..but he ruined the book?

Jerk...
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Female 1,963
nubblins, you could always pretend that a friend of yours got engaged and that the stone on the ring had been that friend`s favourite stone, and that you thought this was a sweet gesture. Something like that should stick in his mind if he is thinking he might propose one day.
Or, more sensibly, tell your friends that you want an opal ring. He will most likely ask your friends what kind of ring you want before buying it.
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Female 1,743
@hand
I think it`s less because it`s shiny and more because the gem is expensive.
I think the thought process would be something like, "obviously you only care enough about me to get me a 100 dollar ring.. clearly I`m not worth that much to you." A less self-absorbed woman would appreciate the gesture not because of the stone, but what it symbolizes.

Now, I`m quite fond of opals and I`d prefer one, but diamonds are what is "expected" for an engagement.. So when (if ever) my man pops the question, I have a feeling it would be a diamond. There`s just no easy way of saying, "baby, if you ever propose, I want an opal ring..." without being too presumptuous that he would even ask me to marry him to begin with.. heh. The best I can do is mention in passing my love of opals and hope he gets the hint... xD
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Female 1,963
Aww. I quite love it when people get creative. Although I also loved it when my fiance went the traditional route, down on one knee in front of our friends. The ring he gave me was worth 50$, but it was really just meant for the proposal (because he wanted me to get to choose the actual engagement ring). I was fine with keeping the 50$ ring though, but it ended up breaking, so we bought a diamond ring.
If I had looked into this moissanite stuff though, I think I would have gone that route.
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Female 83
How did this post turn from a grin-inducing proposal to a debate on the size and legitimacy of certain gemstones over others? Who cares? Wedding rings don`t really matter anyway. If a person can`t remember they`re married on their own, the size or type of rock isn`t going to make any difference.

The post is about a creative, clever, nerdy way to propose. It was cute. Next.
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Male 1,287
I knew what you meant, but I was in dick-mode I suppose. Personally, I like corundum (sapphires and rubies.) They`re almost as hard as diamonds and come in a rainbow of colors.
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Female 423
Wtf he cut into a Harry Potter book?
BLASPHEMY. There`s no excuse for that.
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Female 779
Obviously diamonds are a type of gemstone, to be more specific I mean stones like Amethyst, Sapphire, Rubies, Emeralds, etc
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Male 1,287
jadedtortois, last time I checked, diamonds ARE a type of gemstone.
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Male 1,287
As a former jeweller, I hate moissanite. If you ever had to tell a lady her $5,000 ring that she brought in for a repair or polish isn`t really a diamond or worth $5,000, you would too.

I imagine the same could apply to pawnbrokers, but I think they probably get their jollies dashing people`s hopes.

That said, if you know what`s on your finger and you`re cool with that then good for you.
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Female 779
drat diamonds, gemstones are where its at :D
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Female 570
@angillion, i agree.
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Male 1,287
@Handsompod

It`s difficult to determine the exact depth of the pavillion without better lighting. Assuming the diamond is sitting high in the mount, one possible explanation is the diameter of the diamond. If the diamond is proportionally wide, it will use a prong mounting designed for a higher carat weight. Sometimes people choose these diamonds because they appear larger in 99% of circumstances; it`s a way to get more bang for your buck (in some people`s opinion.) Anyway, if the next mount down in depth won`t hold the diamond, there ya go. Bending prongs either way is bad.

If she really loves the guy, she`ll accept the ring regardless of the stone and mounting.
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Female 612
I don`t know... while on the one hand, I do agree that diamonds are ridiculous in price and advertising... they are so beautiful. And if you just got a plain ring in white gold (since yellow gold is gross) everyone would assume it`s something other than a wedding band. I will definitely try to find a good alternative, though.
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Female 803
Anyone heard of moissanite? It`s cost about 1/10 of a diamond and it doesn`t yellow like CZ does. It`s also more radiant (the way the light hits it) and because they`re lab created they`re flawless. I say f*ck diamonds.
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Male 2,690
Love it :)
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Male 1,108
DrP, yes but the ladies like them because they`re shiney. What the lady wants the lady gets. Personally I think they`re better used in my grinder.
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Male 1,108
Angillion, I`ll remeber that the next time the wife is after a new ring. I`ll get her a peice of gypsum and tell her you said it was ok. :)

I`ll be sure to post pictures of the bruises.
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Male 12,365
I`d be unhappy that they wasted hundreds on a very small piece of rock obtained by extremely unethical methods and sold at vastly inflated prices by a cartel.

It has nothing to do with eternal anything. Many rocks would be just as appropriate - they`d certainly last a lot longer than any human lifespan.
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Male 3,894
Look. Diamonds are bullpoo anyways. De Beers specifically aimed their marketing towards making diamonds a "necessity" in wedding rings, and through so many years, they`ve succeeded beyond what they could have imagined.

The diamond doesn`t make it eternal, the diamond doesn`t do poo. The circular shape of the ring, going around and around forever, is symbolic of the eternal nature of love.

Throw the diamond right out of the equation.

Here`s a quote from the De Beers advertising agency in 1947: "We are dealing with a problem in mass psychology. We seek to ... strengthen the tradition of the diamond engagement ring -- to make it a psychological necessity capable of competing successfully at the retail level with utility goods and services ..."

See? Just a load of crap.
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Male 1,287
[quote]it`s about it being eternal[/quote]
Until you find a jeweller who doesn`t know how to properly retip platinum prongs. ahahahaha
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Male 1,108
"Standard practice here in N.A. lately, makes `em look bigger."
Exactly my point, it`s a diamond, it`s about it being eternal not how big it is. Stop it, I don`t want people bragging at me with bling.
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Male 1,108
It has nothing to do with price guys, I don`t think the stone is mounted sympathetically, attempting to make a £200 stone look like a £2000 one by sticking it in a hideously oversized mount looks tacky. That`s all I meant, taste over price any day. You can`t buy taste and there is no accounting for it.
It looks cheap whether it cost £1 or £10,000,000 I couldn`t give a toss.
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Female 60
At first I was pissed because someone tore into one of my favorite books, but then I was like "Oh my, that`s so sweet." I would not be angry, as long as it`s not MY copy of the book.
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Male 1,287
If they divorce, will it kill one or both of them?
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Male 3,081
@Handsompod.... it would seem you are talking about the cost of the stone, rather than the value of it. And they say romance is dead...
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Female 9
@Slothofdoom.

Did you read the chapter title? :)
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Male 299
@Handsompod

Maybe this guy doesn`t have tons of money. The whole idea of buying her love with diamonds is pretty lame in my mind. That just proves she likes your wallet. Not you
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Male 25,416
Its a trap
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Male 901
"That`s a huge mount for such a tiny stone"

Standard practice here in N.A. lately, makes `em look bigger.
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Male 15,510
What a waste of a book
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Male 2,033
Awful big square you cut out there. I`m sure she could feel the weight difference since half the book is missing. Oh and you know, the ring would be knocking around a lot.

Good idea, poor execution.
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Female 854
"The Unbreakable Vow" That`s awesome, such a great idea!
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Female 9,402
I love it!
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Male 103
LOL @ The chapter title.
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Male 1,108
That`s a huge mount for such a tiny stone, in a paperback too. Tsk, you`re supposed to make her feel special.
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Female 182
The unbreakable vow...what a coincidence
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Male 794
WTF, you dont just walk into MORDOR
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Female 62
Love it. I`d say yes too.
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Female 1,743
I`d be very upset if someone cut up my Half-Blood Prince book like that.

>.>
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Male 2,229
blackness, so much blackness...
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Female 130
Link: A Nerdy Harry Potter-Inspired Proposal [Pic] [Rate Link] - I`d say yes! Unless I found out that he used my book... then no.
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