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July 18: Accio Deathly Hallows (no spoilers)

by vlogbrothers • 1,827,161 views

Buy this song on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=303875716&id=303875663&s=143441 Song lyrics: I'm gettin kinda tired of this prepublication media blitz they've...

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This is like the third time he successfully predicts the future.
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think of all the things that happened directly because of this video: vidcon, the fault in our stars, project for awesome, millions donated to charities, scishow, DFTBA records, crashcourse, subbable, 2-D glasses, mental floss, lizzie bennett diaries and the whole nerdfighter community... and really, that's just scratching the surface
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+Michael Gill Personally I think the videos where John plays the 'Nerdfighter' games in the airports were where it all started.
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Their success is probably much more likely to be a result of the media coverage they started receiving when the news picked up on the steady stream of viewers watching brotherhood 2.0 As much as I hate TV it is a great way to reach millions of couch potatoes all at once.
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Did this come out before or after the HBP because he mentioned Snape's unbreakable vow.
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+PandaProductions Thought unbreakable vow was book 6?
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Exactly, that's why I was asking (HBP is book 6).
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It is hilarious how he actually gets some them correct!!!😃 he is soooo musically talented!!! 🎶🎼🎤
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It's funny. He says no spoilers, but, well, you know.
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+Claire Dillon I know. I looked at the dates. He also said the dates repeatedly. Like pretty much every episode. I was just joking around.
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Little did he know...
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what if voldemort killed Hedwig just for yucks?
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Wow, there were some fairly accurate predictions here. lol 
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+Annette Blodgett when he said voldemort kills hedwig just for yucks i was like nope! too soon
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This video literally changed the world for internet users everywhere.  This video went viral and suddenly the vlogbrothers were everywhere.  Because of this video we have Vidcon, Project for Awesome, some of Youtube's best educational channels... because of this one song.
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This is absolutely ADORABLE!!!! hahaha #LOVETHIS
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Every ASOIAF fan is like "What a little bitch! We've been waiting for ten years!!!!
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This was my first Vlogbrothers video! :D
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One of the most important historical sites on the Great Pilgrimage.
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Okay...so what? DEATHLY HALLOWS CAME OUT 8 YEARS AGO?! WHAT THE FLIP?? No way. Time really does throw us for a loop.
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holy shit he's a fucking time lord, this came out before the last book right?
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The funny thing about your comment is that the Doctor actually makes a reference to Harry Potter 7 in an episode before the book was out A David Tennant episode about Shakespeare
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for a second i thought he said negroes, not need grows
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Happy 8 year anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is surprisingly accurate seeing as it came out 4 days before Deathly Hallows did
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Liked for your username
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HANKS TALENTED@!!!!!!! I had no idea Deathly hallows was an epic book! And you are 100X smarter than your brother, and almost as smart as vsauce keep it up!!!
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But... but like 4 of his theories came true...
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In an earlier video he predicted mitt Romney running for president.
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I think the harcrux was a pretty common fan-theory at the time, as was Snape being a double agent.  I'm not positive, I was 10 at the time, but I remember arguing passionately w/ some friends that Snape was somehow a good guy. I WAS 10 AT THE TIME!!!!!!!!  OH GOD, I'M GETTING OLD, NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Seriously at this age, Riddle had at least 1 horcrux.  What am I doing with my life
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I live in Brazil, I liked this song, I don't understand English very much, but I understanded this: "I need Harry Potter like a grindylow needs water", I started to laugh when I heard this sentence! After I saw the translation this song. Is very nice!
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It's amazing to look back at this several years later and see how many things he got right.
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And just when you thin it can't get any better... Hank, live long and DFTBA
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I'm a fairly new nerdfighter and I felt like I needed to watch this because I've heard it was one of your claims to fame. I was only 8 when it came out but I was reading the books because Harry Potter and this perfectly describes how I felt. And I have no idea how to pronounce accio so I'm not even going to bother trying to correct you :)
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i was 22 when this video happened, thanks for making be feel old
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A quality song for harry potter fans...
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((+Grace Chaple I have strange charm stuck in my head. I was listening to Ellen Hardcastle at a swim meet today and someone was all like hey, you must like hard core rock because Ellen Hardcastle sounds like a hard core rock album. Boy were they wrong.))
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I remember watching this before DH came out.
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07/22/2015, a little over 8 yrs later.....sigh
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It's so weird to watch this now and see that he was right about soo many things in the book... go Hank!!
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No spoilers? Yeah right
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This video was made before the book came out--he just predicted the future nbd
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Umm...actually there kinda were spoilers😂
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I cried after reading the books
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And here we are. The moment. Feels like this will be an event discussed in media and art history classes.
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I feel ya... I thought accio was "AK-kio" You were SO close with the book predictions! 
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Jkr said that it can be pronounced a** ee oh or ak see oh
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I will always, always love this.
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First video over 1 million views (in 2015) other than the giraffe sex one.
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It matters if Snape is good or bad it matters to me give me book 8
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no spoilers huh? Well you called a few things or almost called a few things.
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Do you ever get hit by a wave of nostalgia? Note, I'm not talking about the video itself. I'm talking about the disagreements over how to pronounce "accio." Oh, B2.0, how I miss you so.
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i just realized you predict the death of hedwig!
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Damn, he got a LOT of predictions right
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How did you know of these events? What- How- Are you a time lord or something?
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Hank, I know this is a REALY OLD video but it still bugs me how you pronounce Accio, it should be pronounces with a hard C... And before anyone says "but how do you know... its a fictitious spell from a book!" it is based on latin which does have its own phonetic rules. And on another point. i found it quite impressive how you managed to spoil the harry horcrux thing before the book was even out. lol
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No Spoilers? Harry's Brain is a horcrux?  Hmmmm... Interesting... 
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Yeah, I just found it funny.
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There were no spoilers, just speculation from before the book was out.
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Ah, this was THE video! :')
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I thought that the book came out on 7/7/07; why is he posting a video about the release after that date?
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It actually came out the 21, which is why he says he cant wait until Saturday (the video was filmed Wednesday the 18) :)
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i wonder if jk rowling has ever seen this? and if she knows how much awesome stemmed from this one song going viral...
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For those of you too young to remember, after Half Blood Prince came out, there were theories that Harry was a Horcrux and Snape loved Lilly.  Neither of those are surprising for Hank to mention. Hedwig dying, though... :<
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I counted 2 correct predictions (spoiler alert for the weirdos who haven't read hp) hedwig being killed and harry being a horcrux.
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It is 8 years later and wow...
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Daan de Bock Shared on Google+ · 9 months ago
Supervet. Zeker als je +Hank Green al kent van +YouTube 
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Its crazy how accurate his speculations are.
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I always read it as a-K-io. That is also hiw Daniel Radcliffe probounces it.
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New favorite song hank! Wow u guessed a lot of things pretty bang on!
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I always pronounced it a-CH-io. Is that wrong?
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I haven't seen the movies by the way. Only read the books.
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+Ryan101 That's the Catalan pronunciation, Movies pronounce it A-K-io,
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So, does it count as 'no spoilers' when the predictions are correct?
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yeah because they were ideas floating around the fandom when this came out and no one but the people who had the book before it came out (rowling and editers and the like) knew what was going to happen.
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+Daniel Kirchner I actually knew that. I was being silly. :)
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You managed to predict so many things! Wow! :)
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I still can't believe he fucking predicted so much of the book... yer a wizard, Hank!
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Oh goodness, this made me sad when he mentioned Hedwig...
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I come back here when I feel like being nostalgic and in need of a hug or a good memory. Excited I was here (under a different account) when it all started. Warm fuzzies for sure.
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holy crap you published this on my birthday! What the hell.
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I was trying to play this song, but because it has g chord I can't. I have a 6 cm by 3.5 cm big hand. Is it even physically possible for me to play the g chord? If anyone would know it would be nerdfighters...
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wow hank told the future harry was a horcrux
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This was written before the book came out. They aren't spoilers, they are predictions.
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Hank Green Used Fore Sight!
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Today, the number of the views on this song is about 100x as much as your videos.
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Whoops, 2 numbers are reversed.
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OMG how did he know all this stuff before it came out?! HES A WIZARD
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I wonder how much Hank freaked out when he read that Hedwig actually did die...
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+Hank Green do you you have a time turner that goes into the future
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remember that time hank predicted literally every big reveal in the seventh book
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Very impressive predictions Hank! Omg this song is made of awesome!
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I'm a potterhead all my life and believe it or not this is the 1st time ove ever scene this it's wowed cause Harry is a horcrux and hedwig does die....hank is a timelord
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Well, technically harry isn't a horcrux, for a few different reasons. There is a JKR quote about it.
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This is the song that made Hank a rock star. I wanna cry.
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its pronounced Accio (A ss ee o)
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I found your comment Bwahahahaha
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this video changed my life because it was my first step to becoming a Nerdfighter <3
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I love this song so much it could actually me cry
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I skipped this video the first time I watched through their videos a few years ago because I hadn't read all the books and didn't understand most of the song. Now, having just finished the Harry Potter series two days ago, I can fully appreciate how amazing this song is. And I must agree with some of the other commenters that Hank must be a time traveler.
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I can't believe he was right!
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Gosh he's a physic!
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*psychic -but yes, yes he is
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Darn I always seem to spell that one wrong!
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Haha funny it ends up mattering so much whether Snape is good or bad! #thetruehero  
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If you turn subtitles on for this, it's so weird. It thinks 'I'm getting kinda petrified, what would Ron do if Hermione died?' is 'some game high no pantomime mom do with her Miami dire among them.' 
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Looks like JK Rowling took some ideas from the video... Hedwig and Harry being a horcrux...
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I don't know... She DEFINITELY did some last minute revisions...
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And this original post was definitely NOT meant as a joke...
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I love how it says "no spoilers" and there kind of were spoilers...
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Yea he, but this was before the book came out.
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I swear, Hank can see into the future...  AMAZING song Hank!! Harry Potter is my life, vlogbrothers is my life, I'd say that's a pretty good mix right there. Honestly though, Hank you really are creeping me out with these predictions...
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He guessed that Hedwig died and Harry's brain is a horcrux!!!
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Is it just me, or was he getting really emotional toward the end?
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No spoilers? You gave away two HUGE parts of the book!
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This was was written before the book.
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He's so genuinely stressed out at the end. Poor boy.
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This is so weird, I was singing along the entire time thinking that this was the first time he posted this...
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what is the first vlogbrothers song posted?
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+Westerlywick you started off by answering the wrong question
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No, the first one was the Helen Hunt song, which inspired Song Wednesday.
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That moment when you guess the ending of Harry Potter
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