The Magic Begins- Day 12
Favorite Canon Ship
Bill & Fleur
They’re just so lovely. And I appreciated how Fleur was nothing like everyone assumed. Everyone seemed to expect her to be selfish or vapid or cruel, just because she was beautiful. And I think their relationship was lovely.
The Magic Begins- Day 9
A character you feel the need to defend:
Merope Gaunt. Her story is so, so sad. And if she hadn’t been so abused and felt so trapped, everything could have been different.
image by MirrorCradle
The Magic Begins- Day 8
A scene you really wanted to see in the movies, but wasn’t.
OMG. Besides ALL OF THEM?
To name a few: Anything with the marauder’s, more of Snape’s memories, Hermione and the potions riddle in book 1, the brains in the ministry of magic, all of the history of Merope and Morfin Gaunt, every scene with Winky, and Dumbledore’s funeral.
But by far, the one i wanted to see was the Longbottoms at St. Mungos. It would have meant we would had to have actually seen Neville as a character and not a chubby comic relief. We would have had to see his confidence and skill blossom into the book 7 bamf we all loved.
But, that scene, with his parents, how fragile they were. The candy wrappers. The idea that he could easily have been in Harry’s place, and Harry in his. Neither boy’s fate was better than the other. The painful scars of war. guh. I wish they would have at least filmed it and released the scenes.
The Magic Begins- Day 6
Day 6: Most Powerful Quote
“It’s real for us.” - Severus Snape
Oh. This quote. It’s tattooed on my body, and I’ve experienced it for half my life.
The fandom is brilliant, full of love and wonder, and sincerely has been such a part of my life.
We listened to Mugglecast for hours on end. We spent all our money at Harry Potter conventions where we made amazing memories. Spent sleepless nights on message forums discussing The Pillar of Storge, if Mrs. Figg’s animagus was Crookshanks, and whether or not Snape was evil.
The midnights we spent together, celebrating books, films, Pottermore, and the boy who lived…
We lived when we did not know whether or not all would be well.
We stayed with Harry until the very end.
It is real for us. It always was, and it always will be.
The Magic Begins- Day 5
Your House/Favorite House
Picture from almostlikethis
Ravenclaws! We’re the brains, but it doesn’t mean we have to be boring or unimaginative.
Fellow Ravenclaws include Garrick Ollivander, Filius Flitwick, Gilderoy Lockhart, Quirinus Quirell and Luna Lovegood.
The Magic Begins- Day 3
This one is really difficult for me. I mean, aside from the first two, when I was a wee little middle schooler, I went to midnight releases for all the movies. And I always was super excited to see the movies, overwhelmed while watching them, and underwhelmed when I left because I always wished they’d have tried a little harder to be true to the books. And I know, I know, the movies have to stand alone, you can’t fit everything, blah blah blah.
But yea, I don’t LOVE the movies. I don’t own any of them. But I enjoy them when they’re on. (Except 3. Hate 3. Have seen 3 Two and a half times, and no more.)
But I’ma go with Goblet of Fire. Most fans hate it, and there are So many ridiculous, lazy mistakes in it. But. The graveyard scene, with the Death Eaters, Fetal!mort and Priori Incantatem, make that whole movie worthwhile.
The Magic Begins- Harry Potter Challenge
Day 2: Favorite Book
Half Blood Prince. Hands down.
Partly because I loves me some Voldy, and HBP is pretty Voldy-centric. I love all the memories and the detective work on the part of Dumbles, and to a lesser extent, harry.
But I also think this book is just the most interesting in the series. There is this undertone of anxiety and dread as you read it, knowing that the end of the series and a conclusion to the story is near. Everything from The unbreakable vow at Snape’s house, The Slug Club, Hagrid losing Aragog, and the trio beginning to understand the weight of the task that has been handed to them.
The sub-plot of the Potions book- glory that harry neither worked for or deserved, that at times seems to be more of a responsibility than he can handle?
It’s beautiful. And brilliant.
And the scene in the cave. guh. A beautiful depiction of fear, pain, sacrifice, and duty that is made even more compelling when the truth about the locket is revealed after dumbledore’s death.
This is probably the book i have re-read the most.
The Magic Begins- Harry Potter Challenge
Day 1: Favorite character:
Tom Marvolo Riddle. Lord Voldemort. The Dark Lord. He Who Must Not Be Named. You Know Who.
I love the way Jo crafted this character. From the very beginning, his character brings up the question of nature versus nurture. Was he inherently evil, or did his circumstances mold him into what he became?
I love his intelligence, his daddy issues, his foolish pride, his ability to create an image of fear that was almost more powerful than he was, and his weird relationships with both Nagini and Bellatrix.
For this reason, book two and book six are my favorite reads, as those are when we learn most about his past.
So, I have a challenge for you!
My sister and mother recently happened by an orphaned coupon for 25 free photo prints at CVS, and gave it to me.
And, as I prepare to move to England, I have been collecting interesting post cards and beautiful photos to decorate my walls with, since they’re so easy to transport.
So, here is your challenge! Submit a photograph, a painting, a drawing, anything. It can either be something you created or captured, or maybe something from the interwebs that inspires and compels you.
I will get prints of the best 25 that are submitted, and they will inspire me on my adventures. :]
DO IT! :] The coupon expires in just a couple of days!