21. How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?
Ahahahaha... okay, so here goes my sob story. I am already attached to other fandoms and interests so I'm turning this question on its pretty little head and telling you how I got connected to awesome people in the HP fandom instead of how HP connected me to other things. I was all alone. UTTERLY. ALONE.
This isolation was either caused by ignorance or, and this is more likely, the overwhelming factor of how MASSIVE the Potter!fandom is. I didn't know where to start.
It seemed unfriendly.
Sure, I had a few friends that were already HP fans (and H/Hr fans more specifically) but we met through other means like Stargate, Farscape, LOTR and other various fandoms and we could be chatty about Potter but our primary focus was not Potter it was more like omg! we has like for the same thing?! we must squee about ship and ILUSFMRITENAO.
But we never really had in depth discussion where there was dissection of character and motivation and what makes this work and holy crap did you catch that SYMBOLISM and IS THIS A REAL WORD kinds of discussions.
Then I did venture a bit to find groups
and I got sorted into houses
and accepted to various crowds but it always petered out after a while
I was disillusioned by all the lack of stimulation and craptastic movies (I'm looking at YOU OotP!) and got all
so I just
and was back to
and I was resolved to never never never get back into Potter fandom because it was all meh and left a bitter taste in my mouth. But then this really awesome thing happened. DEATHLY HALLOWS CAME OUT AND anythingbutgrey hosted a comment ficathon and a Potter Friending Meme and there, were the greatest people I have ever met
so now everything is
because I can talk about things like this
and not feel like I am stupid or a simpleton or wrong or any of those negative feelings I had previously associated with the Potter fandom because of you guys.
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