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13 December 2010 @ 06:18 pm
she is haunted by the voices of so many desires  
I originally had this as part of the previous post but then realised how overwhelming that might be... I'm sorry I have no regulatory powers when it comes to the Potter!verse. It's full tilt boogie or absolute zero. There is no middle ground and I'm pretty sure that says I'm unstable... or something.

30 Days of Harry Potter

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9

10. Favorite book moment(s)
It has been ages since I've cracked a spine of any of these so this may be a shoddy recollection (mostly the emotional lasting impressions from that period) because for the last few years I've lived in the land of awesomeness and have a hard time differentiating between that and shite that was shoved down my throat canon. And like most memory, the latter thing is often most remembered. But here goes...





Of course, the most prominent for any H/Hr shipper is also, the ministry stuff in OotP. OMG! DID I NOT BREATHE THAT ENTIRE CHAPTER? I did not. These fucking kids in the fucking MINISTRY and the whole unraveling of EXPOSITION in OotP. Just. THESE FUCKING KIDS!







AND SIRIUS CALLING HARRY JAAAAAAAAMES!!!!!!!!! OH! My heart.







And then this part in HBP:



Guh. Kids + Vows = ASDKFJL!@#!@#$!!!!11!!1


I remember McG not only being a BAMFY HBIC in OotP and HBP but her ferociousness as protector of the school was only exceeded by fierce dedication to protecting her children and I couldn't help but thinking WHY CAN'T YOU BE HARRY'S GUARDIAN?!




Plus there's awesome shit like this:

“If you are of age, you may stay,” said Professor McGonagall. ...and then they fight.




Lioness of Gryffindor indeed.



McG FUCKING RULES!



I also remember being very fond of Luna and her quiet steadfastness. Her understanding of Harry and his longing for a parent. The commonality of the Thestrals? Awesomesauce. She was amazingly supportive without being overbearing and she's a bamfy witch to top it off.



Part of the DA indeed.





Then there's Draco.



Poor little woobie Draco who was forced to become someone he was never meant to be by doing all these dastardly deeds.



ALL of these kids were never meant to become who they are. Oh, poor things. *pets them*



And Snape and his moments.



He is a HORRIBLE teacher and not a very nice human being but somewhere beneath the tortured soul lays a genuinely caring person. The boy who died for love. Oh. Tragic big damn anti-hero he is. Everything he did for Lily. Oh, that just... Just. Also, the fact that he's played by ALAN FUCKING RICKMAN, who's voice and personage I had in my head whilst reading just... NNNNYYYYYYAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHH!! THIS. MAN. OH.




Holy shite, HP gives me word vomit after I've processed a bit.



11. Character you're crushing on
12. Favorite movie scene(s)
13. Least favorite character(s)
14. Moments in the books/movies that made you cry
15. Whatever tickles your fancy
16. How have you participated in the fandom over the years?
17. Your favorite celebs from the movies or fandom
18. If you could change one thing about canon, what would it be?
19. A favorite fanart
20. A favorite quote
21. How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?
22. Your favorite villain
23. Share some HP icons
24. Rant about Steve Kloves something
25. Song that reminds you of HP
26. What aspect of the books has been best translated to film?
27. What aspect of the books has been most poorly translated to film?
28. Hogwarts subject you would most like to take
29. Favorite location
30. Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
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A Figure Of Speech: [harry potter]afigureofspeech on December 14th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
Word. At, like, everything. :D

The kids and their crazy Ministry excursions will never not be awesome. McGonagall is a total BAMF (does it make me a dork for loving that her name's Minerva? Because really. Goddess of wisdom and war strategy all up in here). Luna will always hold a dear place in my heart, for pretty much everything, from her loyalty to her quirkiness to her heartbreaking loneliness and really, how did they manage to find such a perfect actress for her? Seriously, I love that girl to bits. And Draco! *wibbles* *hugs*

And Snape. Oh Snape. Alan Rickman playing him makes Snape a bajillion times more awesome and sympathetic than I ever found him to be in the books; every time he is on screen is just EPICNESS. Especially Even when he's reprimanding Harry and Ron, or being a swoopy bat in the corner. AND HEY THAT GIF LOOKS PRETTY FAMILIAR :DDD
Sunny: HP high fivessunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
It makes you awesome for having a deeper understanding of that literary reference. It's stuff like that which makes me wonder if JK is effing brilliant or just lucky.

Luna is perfection. So is Ivana. Yes. I love her understanding of Luna and all her nuances. Just. Yes.

Rickman is flawless as Snape. He brings so much that I never even knew was there. Oh yeah, some really awesome person turned me on to it ;)
A Figure Of Speech: [books]afigureofspeech on December 15th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Lol I just did a whole essay on references to classical mythology in the first book. JKR totally knew what she was doing.

I love the way she speaks! And I heard she made her own pair of raddish earings for her audition. What's not to love? X)

I don't think I can ever express enough love for Snape's intro scene in DH1. First of all, he was all swoopy and billowy and awesome, and then the whole part with Charity and how he was obviously holding himself so strongly in check so you couldn't tell what exactly he was feeling, what side he was really on... Just ugh. Rickman. He slays me. :D
Sunny: HP Snapesunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I'm still mad at her for taking the easy way out... :-\ *mumble grumble*

What a girl, eh? Love. Her.

OH. BAMF! I had this going on in the cinemas when he did his walk walk fashion baby strut:



and then I was like this when Charity was all, 'Severus, please. We're friends.' THEN HIS FAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!



OH. THIS. MAN.
A Figure Of Speechafigureofspeech on December 17th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
...What was the easy way out, exactly?

ALAN RICKMAN WILL FOREVER BE MY HERO. I LOVE IT WHEN HE SMACKS RON AND HARRY ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD. JUST. UGDDSHBLFCB. LOL I ALSO LOVE THAT I CAN HAVE EXTENDED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HIM WITH MY DAD LIKE I DID LAST NIGHT. :DDD

Stupid photobucket.
Sunny: HP crapiloguesunny_serenity on December 18th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm talking about the Crapilogue of Fail. I'm always talking about one of three things when I talk about JK!fail.

1. Character Assassination
2.Female Writer Subscribes To Man-Writing of Females.
3. The Crapilogue of Fail.

She just hurt mah lil heart and now I am a bitter bitter fangirl. LOL.

ALAN RICKMAN FOREVAR FTW!

*kicks it*
A Figure Of Speech: [harry potter]afigureofspeech on December 22nd, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, after the fifth book I just kinda...stop. I mean, there are parts of the sixth and seventh books that I liked, but they just felt different to me. And I pretty much subscribe to Epilogue, What Epilogue? lol

Now I'm curious though, what exactly do you see as #1 and 2? I've heard other people talk about it, but I don't particularly remember the books that much at this point. Also, I read them both like the night I got them, so I wasn't exactly taking it all in lol.
Sunny: HP crapiloguesunny_serenity on December 22nd, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Same here (all 6 books consumed in as many days), so I couldn't really give you a definitive point as to what moment I was all, 'Y U SO OOC? WTF JK?' I just remember my overall impression of reading HBP was: o____________0 'who are these people and where have my kids gone?' and then subscribing to the EWE theory also.
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dillpickle: Liz Lemonpoppypickle on December 14th, 2010 07:39 am (UTC)
THE POTTER AFFAIR FIC I'M WRITING

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?! I LIVE FOR AFFAIR!FIC.

Photobucket

Sunny: HP OotP Harmony hugsunny_serenity on December 14th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
AND I AM SO GLAD AFTER YEARS I FINALLY FOUND PEOPLE WHO SPEAK MY LANGUAGE!!!! OMG! YOU GUYS MAKE IT OKAY FOR MEEEEEEE. *IZ OVERWHELMED BY THE LOVE* JUST... HOW DO YOU RULE SO HARD?!?! OH! *TACKLE HUGS*

OMG I MUST READ ALL OF THIS! ...also, are there going to be sexy tiems?
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Sunny: HP tensionsunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
Shucks... Oh well, I don't really need sexy tiems for these two to work for me cos they are ohsomuchmore they almost don't need it. It'd just be the cherry on top of the hot fudge sundae that they are.
Samneverpretend on December 14th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
FJKDALJDKA I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR HARRY POTTER POSTS, I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW. SO MANY FEELINGS THAT ARE ALSO MY FEELINGS. A++ KEEP IT UP.

The Department of Mysteries chapter in OotP and the final battle in DH were probs my most intense experiences with this series. My heart was in my mouth oh god. BUT BUT OotP. FAVORITE BOOK ALWAYS. Too many perfect things happened in that book. I think the moment where Hermione is struck down is the closest we ever get to Harry examining his feelings for her, whatever they are (and yeah, it wasn't so much an examination~ as much as a gut reaction but that gut reaction says a lot I think), but anyway. Perfect stunning flawless etc.

Minervaaaa ♥
Sunny: HP tensionsunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
LOL! OMG THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR ME TO PROCESS ALL AT ONCE IT'S ALL AFTER ME IS THE FLOOD SO I DON'T THINK THIS IS IN ANY DANGER OF THIS DYING SOON.

These kids and their gumption. I guess it's very apropos with them being Gryffindor and such. I must needs to do a re-read of it. That whole section of Harry!Panic is askdfj. FEELINGS.
dillpickle: HP Triopoppypickle on December 14th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
I also remember being very fond of Luna and her quiet steadfastness.

Yeah, I love Luna SFM. She's just...she's unique and special and not afraid to be exactly who she is. I have always found her totally inspiring in that way.

The boy who died for love. Oh. Tragic big damn anti-hero he is. Everything he did for Lily. Oh, that just... Just.

I KNOW RIGHT? Like yeah, Snape is fairly awful to Harry, but this man lost the love of his life (first to another man and then to death) and fights to protect her son for 17 years. It's such a complicated, tragic, PERFECT narrative.
Sunny: HP runsunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
Yes. Everything you just said. She is confident and secure in herself whilst being surrounded by all these flaily teenagers.

Oh, Snape. His story is just... *sigh* I have no words. I love him. *pets*
you could be my unintended lovesweet_iolanthe on December 14th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
MCG IS SUCH A FUCKING FIERCE BITCH. I CAN'T EVEN. LOVE OF MY LIFE.

ootp will forever remain my bible. amen.
Sunny: Music TnS booksunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
McG IS THE BIGGEST HBIC TO EVER HBIC EVAR. FIERCE.

I NEED TO RE-READ THIS. DAMN.
you could be my unintended lovesweet_iolanthe on December 15th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
my entire winter break will be about reading fan fiction and these books again.

I JUST NEED TO EXPERIENCE MY KIDS AGAIN, OK?
Sunny: HP subtextsunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Ah, nothing wrong with a lil winter reading full of cocoa and happiness.

IKR?! HAVE FUN BB.