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July 18: Accio Deathly Hallows (no spoilers)

by vlogbrothers • 1,795,118 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...

Wow, there were some fairly accurate predictions here. lol 
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Why does everyone find this so odd? Harry Potter (such as the plot points Hank mentioned) is often really predictable and cliche. And the horcrux thing (which is also really cliche, in the way that the villain and the hero are linked, and one needs the other to survive in some way or another) among a few others, were common fan theories at the time on forums.
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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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Little did he know...
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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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+Pascale Audette I'm pretty sure it would be 'aksio' if it came from the greek, seen as a double consonant of that type in greek causes that effect but not in latin to my knowledge, although i may just be completely wrong.
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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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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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Wow. You're so right. This is when the Vlogbrothers became popular. Good job Hank, JK Rowling!
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+Ashley Meijer Thank you Harry Potter!
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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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I cried after reading the books
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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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And just when you thin it can't get any better... Hank, live long and DFTBA
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He's so genuinely stressed out at the end. Poor boy.
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And seven years later I got to see Hank perform this song with his band in a club in San Francisco. I bet 2007 Hank never thought that would happen. 
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How did you know of these events? What- How- Are you a time lord or something?
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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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You managed to predict so many things! Wow! :)
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Daan de Bock Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
Supervet. Zeker als je +Hank Green al kent van +YouTube 
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+Hank Green do you you have a time turner that goes into the future
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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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Ah, this was THE video! :')
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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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This is like the third time he successfully predicts the future.
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i just realized you predict the death of hedwig!
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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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It matters if Snape is good or bad it matters to me give me book 8
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happppy birthday to this song :)
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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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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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New favorite song hank! Wow u guessed a lot of things pretty bang on!
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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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7 YEARS LATER AND WE GET TO FINALLY SEE WHAT HAPPENS <3 So fitting for the next couple of weeks! <3
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Damn, he got a LOT of predictions right
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no spoilers huh? Well you called a few things or almost called a few things.
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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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This is surprisingly accurate seeing as it came out 4 days before Deathly Hallows did
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Yeah me too. I was only 7 when it came out
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Its crazy how accurate his speculations are.
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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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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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I always read it as a-K-io. That is also hiw Daniel Radcliffe probounces it.
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OMG how did he know all this stuff before it came out?! HES A WIZARD
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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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and he predicted snapes unbreakable vow
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Oh wait no, I was 12, daaaanggg
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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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wow hank told the future harry was a horcrux
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I wonder how much Hank freaked out when he read that Hedwig actually did die...
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Very impressive predictions Hank! Omg this song is made of awesome!
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I find it weird that there are less views on this than subscribers to the channel. I thought that this was like essential nerdfighter viewing
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I don't know, but last time I looked they were gaining like 2000 a day
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Happy 7th birthday Accio Deathly Hallows.
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I love this song so much it could actually me cry
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OMG HE MUST HAVE BEEN TO THE FUTURE!!!!
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This was written before the book came out. They aren't spoilers, they are predictions.
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remember that time hank predicted literally every big reveal in the seventh book
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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 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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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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Hank Green Used Fore Sight!
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show us the tardis that you are using for those on point predictions!
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So now I feel stupid pronouncing Accio "AK-aio" in my mind. Also he was nearly right about both the book predictions in the song!
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You'd think that but you'd also think the creator of Avatar the Last Airbender would have done the same with the Characters' names
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+Roenazarrek M. Night did that to make it seem more asian. I watched the interviews before the movie was released. that was his reasoning.
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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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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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holy crap you published this on my birthday! What the hell.
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This is the song that made Hank a rock star. I wanna cry.
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OMGosh! He knew about Hedwig and Harry being a Horcrux! Whoa.
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As a new nerdfighter, I find it funny to be watching this at the same time Deathly Hallows 2 is on TV.
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And harry was a horcrux
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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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Oh goodness, this made me sad when he mentioned Hedwig...
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ikr hank is physic  
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If he had known about his future music career....
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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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I'm pretty sure he did a cover of this but with added commentary after having read the book, but I can't find it. Does anyone know where it is?
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This was surprisingly accurate... and great :)
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He didn't mean to put spoilers in anyway... wow, he is a good guesser
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its pronounced Accio (A ss ee o)
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I found your comment Bwahahahaha
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Is it just me, or was he getting really emotional toward the end?
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Oh my god, all of his predictions were like spot on...
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I can't believe he was right!
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Haha funny it ends up mattering so much whether Snape is good or bad! #thetruehero  
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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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You're scaring me, Hank.  We need to see your tardis.
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Just made the saddest face at "or if Voldemort killed Hedwig just for yucks." I'd forgotten about Hank's predictions.... and I'm still not over Hedwig.
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He guessed that Hedwig died and Harry's brain is a horcrux!!!
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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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He looks like the creepy guy from Buzzfeed. Yeah.
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OH MY GOD. Thank you for pointing that out!! (I LOVE THAT GUY AND I LOVE HANK TO SO THAT'S REALLY COOL O_____O)
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+Danielle Adonis +Faye Pazon -- Ze Frank? ZF inspired John and Hank, and they even have a video or two with him as well.
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That moment when you guess the ending of Harry Potter
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7th birthday to ADH. Wow what 7 years has done.
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Wow, it's actually terrifying how accurate his guesses on plot points of the book are! Hedwig, Harry being a horcrux...wow!
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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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Hahaha it was my first vlogbrothers' video, it's amazing to watch it again!!! :D
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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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"If voldemort killed hedwig just for yucks"  oh the feels... I remember back when I was like 9 years old and this book came out... Holy shit I was 9 years old!? It took me 4 days to read that book. And the feels... they are all coming back
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lol voldermort did kill hedwig and harry is a horcrux!
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