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25 April 2011 @ 05:35 pm
that time i read harry potter wrong...  
No preamble this time. Does Lupin even know about Sirius breaking out? Is that one of the main reasons he accepted the tenure at Hogwarts? Snape is making him the anti-wolf-out potion and oi Marauder Era kids have so. many. unresolved emotional problems. Yowza. I can feel the resentment and appreciation in waves at this exchange. KIIIIIIIDS! Y U NO JUST BE FRIENDS?!?!?!?

Anyway. The other thing I find exceptionally ticklish to my fancy is the essence of awkward that permeates this story. Cuaron was an excellent choice for this atmosphere. I LOVE HIIIIIIIIIIIIM. FAVOURITE DIRECTOR FAVOURITE FAVOURITE. He made the kids write ESSAYS ABOUT THEIR CHARACTERS AND GROWTH AND HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HIM? HE. CARES. ABOUT THE PROCESS. HE UNDERSTANDS THIS. YOU GUYS!!! ICANT.

I don't even care with all those nay sayers that are all: 'He ruined this franchise.' STFU. You know who ruined this franchise? JOANNE KATHLEEN ROWLING. Put it where it belongs people.

Ronald should be allowed to swear. This boy is all indignant and angry and overshadowed and should be given a voice to express all his emotional baggage and feelings. This boy has RAGE, let him have a 'bugger' or a 'bloody' and then work his way up to 'shite' and 'bollocks', yeah? This would've been the perfect time for that. I started swearing in grade 4 and I am sad to say I didn't have any older brothers to help me expand my vocabulary earlier. I'm pretty sure Ron must've been swearing from the age of three. Also, when they go to Hagrid's and find out about Buckbeak's trial Ron's default assuring setting is to make a cuppa! OH MOLLY WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? Honestly, I like Molly in the movies better because Julie Waters is flawless and crazeballs excellent and makes me like a character I loathe on page so... Book!Molly HDU???

While I'm on this book to movie translation: Sirius Black is kind of boring in the books. Gary Oldman and fanon have made him extremely cool and I'll tell you why: EXPOSITION PORTION IS CLUNKY AND BORING. SHOW. DON'T TELL. Telling is boring and lecturey. If I wanted that I'd go to university and sit in monotonous classes all day while Mister Letters Behind My Name Makes Me More Important Than You drones on and on about the Church Reformation as I take a nap in his air conditioned 120 seat classroom.

But oi, with all the assumptions... this is a recurring theme. Assume. Trouble. Psych! This is what really happened.

Through this plot device we come across more anger, frustration and hate that comes a bubblin' up. IMO, this was done better in the movies... not that this is a comparative thinky thingie but this is my Gateway Drug, so.

Speaking of friend. When Harry starts quoting Draco about revenge he's really just looking for someone to agree with his rage. SEE! THEY COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS!!! Granted it'd be for all the wrong reasons but who hasn't had that friend? WHO? Oh, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy is who.

M'kay and then this thing with the Boggart. I. WANT. TO. KNOW. WHAT. HERMIONE. IS. AFRAID. OF. Y WE NO GET TO SEE THIS???? GORRAMIT! It very well could be something trivial OR something as significant as a Dead!Harry. I WANT TO KNOW THIS. *FISTS OF FURY* What d'you guyses supposes the roses the noses is Hermione's fear?


'I've got no chance with these on,' Harry said exasperatedly, waving his glasses.

At that very moment, Hermione appeared at his shoulder; she was holding her cloak over her head and was, inexplicably, beaming.

'I've had an idea, Harry! Give me your glasses, quick!'

He handed them to her, and as the team watched in amazement, Hermione tapped them with her wand and said, 'Impervius!'

'There!' she said, handing them back to Harry. 'They'll repel water!'

First! That's a lot of exclamations points! Does it seem really cool or does it make me kind of weird!? Second, I ask myself for the millionth time: HOW ARE MY KIDS NOT END GAME? KIIIIIIIIIIIIDS. This girl, who shows absolutely no interest in Quidditch whatsoever, is at every. single. game. Harry plays AND AND AND AND aids him as far as is in her control to help him win. How am I on the losing side? HOW? This does not compute. No comprende! Y U HATE ME SO MUCH???

The Dementor attacks gives us insight into how this boy contemplates things. He thinks he's weak because of his susceptibility to them and this kind of makes me love him even more. He very well could have been very nonchalant at this point with Lupin but he doesn't. He opens up about this, albeit reluctantly, but he does.

He obviously trusts Lupin with this information can you imagine him being so candid with Dumbledore? He's kept things from Dumbledore and before this, the only people he had confided in, were Ron and Hermione. Despite being damaged, he retains this crazy positivity towards people and confides in them. HOW DOES HE DO THAT? GAH. THIS BOY SOMETIMES. I wish I was more like that... sometimes... but really, HOW DOES HE REMAIN THIS WAY???? I mean, granted we don't have jaded!Harry yet but still! THIS BOY! This is part of why I love him so fucking much.

Hogsmeade Village. I had completely forgotten how this happened in book!verse. SO. FREAKING. DIFFERENT. in the movie. but. whatever. I think Cuaron just likes the invisibility cloak. LOL. SO. He's all grinning and shit while he's practically begging Hermione to not turn him in and are we flirting Mister Potter?

Cos I think you are inadvertently flirting with your best friend with your charming smile and your mischievous twinkly eyes...

...and I also think that she is completely buying it.


Until next time...
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borg_princess: hermione-detecting bsborg_princess on April 26th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
Lupin's a douche, sorry, but come on. He knew there were secret entry ways into Hogwarts, he knew Sirius was an Animagus, he knew there was a map that could help them monitor the grounds and keep students safe and he divulges NONE OF THIS when it could be useful. I am forever raeg'ing at how everyone hates the one person who is trying to ensure the safety of students and fangirling the characters who put everyone in jeopardy. ARGH.


When Harry starts quoting Draco about revenge he's really just looking for someone to agree with his rage. SEE! THEY COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS

I EXPECTED THIS TO HAPPEN, DAMN IT. I was raised on Enid Blyton, where arch-enemies reconcile and become friends or at least, come to an understanding. I am so disappointed it never happened, particularly as it's SO OBVIOUS that Draco's nastiness comes from wounded pride at being rejected by Harry.

this thing with the Boggart. I. WANT. TO. KNOW. WHAT. HERMIONE. IS. AFRAID. OF. Y WE NO GET TO SEE THIS???? GORRAMIT! It very well could be something trivial OR something as significant as a Dead!Harry.

We do find out- it's McGonagall telling her she failed all her exams. Which, I CALL BS. Come on, how STUPID do you have to be to be in an exam environment for a class in which there is a creature that masquerades as your worst fear and not realize that a teacher whom you respect and who is not that heartless as to blast you out for being a failure (when you haven't even FINISHED all your exams) is obviously a test situation? I CAN'T EVEN.


Especially at this point in the series, I find it ridic Hermione's worst fear is being told she failed exams. She's risked being EXPELLED for Harry's sake, she's seen people get hurt and risk death, but exams are her weak spot? For serious? At least Ron fearing GIANT MAN-EATING SPIDERS is a legitimate fear. This is pathetic. It makes Hermione seem like such a ditz to break down over a teacher telling her she supposedly failed when logic would tell her it wasn't real. UGH.
Sunnysunny_serenity on April 26th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
We do find out- it's McGonagall telling her she failed all her exams.

No no no no no, bb, this is what Ronald assumes. It goes:

'He seems like a very good teache,' said Hermione approvingly. 'But I wish I could have had a turn with the boggart-'

'What would it have been for you?' said Ron, sniggering. 'A piece of homework that only got nine out of ten?'

...and I'll come back with more. Promise.
borg_princess: hermione-srslyborg_princess on April 26th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
I hope this isn't a spoiler or nothing, I'm not quoting DH to you, since you want to see DH II without being spoiled, but from PoA:

Hermione did everything perfectly until she reached the trunk with the boggart in it.

After about a minute inside it, she burst out again, screaming.

"Hermione!" said Lupin, startled. "What's the matter?"

"P -- P -- Professor McGonagall!" Hermione gasped, pointing into the trunk. "Sh -- she said I'd failed everything!"

It took a little while to calm Hermione down. When at last she had regained a grip on herself, she, Harry, and Ron went back to the castle.

Ron was still slightly inclined to laugh at Hermione's boggart

a) OMG. THE HELL. It's a test, and Hermione goes into a trunk (that sounds so bizarre, I'm assuming it's like the magical trunk Moody was locked in for a year? Bigger on the inside, etc.?) and she doesn't get that McGonagall wouldn't be lurking in there to tell her she failed? When she's not even finished everything?

b) She gets so hysterical and it's just so annoying and nearly offensive to me, ugh. It doesn't make sense for Hermione to get so upset over something like that, she's more logical than that, damn it.

c) Oh, Ron. Hermione's so upset- even if I don't agree with the reasons for it- and he finds it funny? He mocks her for it? ASSHAT.