The boy who lived. Every child in our world truly does know his name.
I had been keen to write up a tribute post to Harry Potter for a while, and when I stumbled across this lovely post (thank you Toni! :)), I knew that it would do perfectly! I did add in a few of my own questions though, as I’m a bit of a fanatic! It’s a few weeks late, but I’m planning on seeing Deathly Hallows Part II for the second time on the weekend, so it is timely on that respect!
Character: Such a tough one to start off with. I’d have to say it’s a tie between three characters…
Luna Lovegood: Love her attitude about life! She has the best quotes, and, well… she’s just lovely. And Evanna Lynch is perfect! Plus, seeing as I’m blonde, she’s the one that get to dress up as – can’t get any better than that! I’ve made my own cork necklace especially for such occasions 😉 (keep reading for a pic!)
Draco Malfoy: Oh, how I wish J.K Rowling had spent more time exploring his character… yep, I’m one of those fans who believe that he’s a seriously misunderstood character. He’s in a unique position, which gives his character so many interesting sides… I guess that’s what fanfic is for, right? 😛 Not to mention… Slytherin Prince = HOT.
Remus Lupin: He’s gorgeous! 🙂 My favourite of the Marauders… I just can’t help admiring him. Being a werewolf, having to struggle through life, and watching all of his friends die before him – when in all likelihood he probably should have been the first to go… so brave. And he gives out chocolate. Win!
Book: Prisoner of Azkaban. Loved finding out more about Remus and Sirius, and their past. Also adore the whole Time Turner sequence – brilliant!! 🙂 And… I dunno. I just love the whole atmosphere of the book. It’s just before things at Hogwarts take a turn for the worse, but it’s also more mature than the innocence found in the first two books. Which is, of course, charming in itself, but I love this book for finding a balance. Oooh, and we’re introduced to Hogsmeade – love it!
Film: Deathly Hallows Part I. Not just because it’s one of the more recent ones, but because it has the most focus on character, over plot. I know that some people saw this as a negative point, but I loved every moment. It’s wonderfully faithful to the book, a perfect setup for the end. And Dobby… too beautiful for words. I have to say though, right behind this one is Chamber of Secrets. I’ve watched it so many times, along with Philosopher’s Stone, so it’s very quotable. And very funny. 😀
Moment: Talk about an impossible task! What sticks out for me is a moment in Deathly Hallows during the Battle of Hogwarts, where Luna, Seamus, and Ernie cast Patronus Charms to protect Harry, Ron, and Hermione, because they don’t have enough fight in them to cast their own. Very sweet! 🙂 I enjoy the whole part in Order of the Phoenix where everyone’s staying at Grimmauld Place – seems like a house full of things to explore. And I love when we go back into Snape’s memories and past. Heartbreaking! May I just say, for the record, I totally knew that he was in love with Lily 😉
House: Ravenclaw. I would love to say Slytherin, but I don’t think I’m evil enough. 😉
Class: Charms. Swish and flick!
Professor: Minvera McGonagall. Hands down. (although Snape gives her a run for her money…)
Spell: Levicorpus! What fun 😀 As for a useful spell… Alohomora!
Potion: Draught of Living Death. And Amortentia, because of the awesome sounding name!
Book: Hogwarts, A History. I’m sure I’d actually read it…
Profession: A professor, I believe!
Shop: Flourish & Blotts, followed by Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop.
Food/Drink: Has to be Butterbeer, Chocolate Frogs, and Cauldron Cakes. Mmmmm.
Patronus: A frog! 😀
Animagus: A cat, naturally. You get to sleep all day.
Creature: Phoenix – preferably, Fawkes. And Dobby, not that he’s a ‘creature’ as such… awww!
Boggart: *shudders* most likely spiders, like poor Ronald…
Death Eater: Bellatrix Lestrange, all the way! 😀
Mirror of Erised: I think I’d probably see myself with some novels published…
When the final book came out, I was actually working – at a book store, appropriately enough. Dressed as Luna, while my fellow colleagues (who are all middle aged and older!) dressed as Tonks, Harry, and Dumbledore. Too epic. The whole book store was full of people waiting to get their hands on Deathly Hallows. We counted down. Funnily enough, immediately after we yelled “ZERO!” our store CD player, which was playing a specially mixed Harry Potter CD, started blasting out the Hogwarts Song: “Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, teach us something, pleeease!” *giggles* Best. Timing. Ever. My boss ripped open the boxes, and I gazed with wonder at the piles of Harry Potter books… until I had to start selling them a millisecond later!
Felt like the longest shift in existence. The lunch break was extra torturous – I bought Deathly Hallows, and then sat staring at it the whole time. I didn’t want to start it, because then I’d have to stop… never again have I possessed such will power 😉 But gosh, it was epic fun, selling the books on the release date – the joy on everyone’s faces, watching people walking out of the shop having already started reading… 🙂
Going to see the midnight screening of Deathly Hallows Part II – the final film, ever! – was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had, related to Harry Potter. I dressed as Luna, of course. There were so many people dressed up – I saw many Bellatrixs, many Tonks, many non-distinct Gryffindors and Slytherins… and even saw a Voldemort wearing a bald cap! Dedication. While we were watching the film, everyone was so respectfully quiet – except when some like NEVILLE did something EPIC and then we all just erupted into cheers. We saw the Part I film directly before Part II as well, which definitely made for a better time – it followed on so perfectly that it felt like it was just one massive film!
I can’t wait until I have time to re-read the series again 🙂
Please share any of your thoughts about the end of Harry Potter with me!! I’d love to hear them 🙂
It’s not really goodbye, after all!