November 28th, 2010
|02:20 pm - Harry Potter Meme|
A Harry Potter meme snagged from heleypenely! (I always say 'Harry Potter' with a faux-British accent. lol)
01. How did you first get in to Harry Potter? Was it love at first sight or did it take some convincing?
I didn't start reading HP until the day the 4th book came out. My brother is 3 years younger than me and he read the books, but I always thought they were kids' books. Plus, up to that point, I did NOT read fantasy books. At all.
But I was really bored that day, and when my brother left his book on the couch I started reading that first chapter of Book 4. You know, without any Harry in it at all? And I was immediately hooked, so I put the book down and went and started reading Book 1 (because obviously I could never, EVER read a book series out of order).
02. What are your top three favorite characters and a paragraph on why?
Remus Lupin. He just seems so great, and he's always overlooked. Because he's a werewolf, because it was Sirius who was James' best friend, etc. But he was always on the good side, very smart, trustworthy. And I loved that James and Sirius would lead him into trouble and he would go, because they were his friends but also because he wasn't used to actually having friends.
Fred Weasley. I'm not sure why he was always my favorite twin, since really, everything was always Fred AND George. But I love the twins. I think they are so, SO funny. They would always make me laugh out loud. I adored their irreverence. And for some reason I always liked Fred more (WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY UPSETTING, IN THE END).
And I really have to say Harry was one of my favorite characters. I respected his loyalty and courage, I understood his need to understand what was going on, I liked that he was always getting into trouble. He wasn't perfect, but he was genuinely a good person, a good character, and I don't think we see a lot of that anymore.
03. Who is your favorite villain in the series and why?
Dolores Umbridge. No one, absolutely NO ONE (though Snape came close, in the beginning book or two), could infuriate me as much as Umbridge could.
04. Is there a character you disliked in the books but preferred in the movies or vice versa?
Luna Lovegood. I didn't really see her appeal in the books, and I didn't see the point of her character getting wrapped up in all the drama that seemed to follow Harry around. But I really like her in the movies!
05. What is your favorite magical location, apart from Hogwarts?
Probably the Three Broomsticks. lol
06. If you could work at any shop or restaurant in Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley, which would it be?
Ollivander's. I like observing people, and I think it would be fascinating to see how the wand chooses each wizard/witch.
07. What would your Boggart and Patronus be and why?
I honestly have no idea. Um....a coffin, maybe? I'm afraid of the dark and I'm claustrophobic, so.....
As far as my Patronus....hmmmm. Maybe a fox.
08. What is your favorite chapter in each book?
lol I have no idea. Generally, I think the beginning-of-the-end is usually pretty good. I feel like Rowling uses the entire last third of a book to wrap up the story.
09. What was your favorite plot twist in the series?
Scabbers was Pettigrew. All the stuff in Prisoner of Azkaban, it was so unexpected and then when you looked back, the clues were there - I just hadn't noticed them. Amazingly plotted.
10. Who is your favorite Marauder, Order of the Phoenix member, Death Eater, and why?
Marauder - James. Okay, I know I said earlier that Remus was one of my all-time favorite characters but I think that within the context of the 4 friends, James' role would be the most interesting. He wasn't a goody-goody like Remus, a loser like Peter, or a rebel with something to prove like Sirius.
Order of the Phoenix - Tonks. It's entirely possible that's because I started shipping Tonks/Lupin, though.....
Death Eater - Bellatrix Black. She's so delightfully bad, no apologies, but you know she's not simply evil but also crazy. Then think about how she's related to Sirius, and the Malfoys, and Tonks, and it just makes me think Black family Christmases back in the day must have been something.
11. What profession would you pursue in the magical world?
I have no idea. Nothing with Magical Creatures, not an Auror....maybe somewhere in the Ministry. Muggle Rights or something like that, maybe.
12. Who is your favorite magical inhabitant at Hogwarts?
Peeves. Peeves cracks me up. Combine Peeves with the Weasley twins, and you've got real hilarity.
13. What would you make a Horcrux?
Uh....assuming I had no problem killing someone, you mean? Probably this ring that I wear every day.
14. What do you think was Harry's greatest vice and his greatest virtue?
Vice - Too much faith/trust in Dumbledore.
Virtue - Sense of justice/rightness
15. If you could be any character in the series, who would you be? Their burdens would be yours, so choose wisely!
Fleur. Then I'd be really pretty/accomplished (she WAS the Beauxbatons champion), but more importantly, I COULD SLEEP WITH BILL.
16. What character past reveal was your favorite in the entire series?
Dumbledore's. Or Voldemort's....no, Dumbledore's.
17. Who is the better friend: Ron or Hermione?
Idk, guys and girls approach friendship in different ways.....I suppose Hermione's friendship was more useful.
18. What is your favorite moral lesson from the series (e.g. good vs. evil)?
That action must be taken to stop injustice against anyone.
19. Do you agree with the outcome of Harry's sacrifice? Would it have been better if Rowling had done the opposite?
I never thought Harry would die. If he had, I would have been irritated. So yes, I agree with the outcome.
20. What did you think of Deathly Hallows: Part 1? What did they do right and what did they do wrongly? What do you hope for with Part 2?
I'm not the biggest fan of the movies in general, but the acting was well-done, and I liked the story of the Three Brothers. And I didn't fall asleep in the theater (I've done that for the first 4 movies), so that was good. I do think that if you hadn't read the books, you would have had no clue what was going on.
I've realized the part I'm really excited to see on screen is the relationship between Snape and Lily. I'm curious to see how they show his memories.
I always loved the twins too - and was sooooo sad when Fred died :-(
You're right about Umbridge - she really is pure evil. Not sure that is shown enough in the movies.
And although I actually liked Luna in the books that is nothing compared to how much I like her in the movies - she might be the best actor cast at all.
I COULD SLEEP WITH BILL. HAHAHA!
I have such a crush on Bill, omg
Well he IS the rock-star type in Harry Potter ;-)
|Date:||December 1st, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)|| |
Rupert's performance on the DH Part 1... just wonderful! 0___0
Tonks/Lupin? Raaa! Of Couuuurse!!! XDDD
Ikr? And Teddy! Teddy is so adorable.