I have a lot of cousins and friends who are really into this whole Harry Potter thing, and most of them hate TLOTR. Personally, I love the lord of the rings, and I can't stand Harry Potter and his twig-wand. Whenever I bring up the subject of TLOTR, they're always trying to get me to admit that there's really no difference between Harry Potter and the lord of the rings, and that I should just shut up. One girl in particular told me that there's really no difference between Mithrandir and Harry Potter except for the age difference. Well, I then proceeded to explain to her that there's a huge difference between Harry and Gandalf. I explained how Gandalf's a Maia and all, but then they told me that I was wrong, and Gandalf's just a regular person with magic too. And these guys have never even read The Silmarillion. Do any of you ever experience this kind of thing?