Jul. 21st, 2010

trinsy: (don't be so daft)
Day 5: Wizard Rock: Discuss

It’s something I still find kind of hilarious, though I know it’s gotten a lot more serious and credible over the years. My first few encounters with it were sort of terrifying, but I definitely have some in my iTunes. The Ministry of Magic is actually really good and I do listen to them occasionally. Mostly I think it’s awesome that Harry Potter has inspired creativity in pretty much every form of artistic expression, even if it’s not something I’m personally very involved with or invested in.
trinsy: (doctor/jack)
Day 6: Your favorite character(s)

I will limit myself to two. First and foremost, Ron. I’ve always felt such a deep connection with him from the moment he showed up. “Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it’s no big deal, because they did it first,” really resonated with me the first time I read it, and even though things in my family are a lot different than they were ten years ago, it’s never really stopped resonating with me. I mean, I pretty much am Ron in my group of friends. Like, I’ve always been surrounded by people who are better than I am, and that’s okay for the most part, I’d rather be an Indian than a chief, etc., but sometimes it gets frustrating. And I think they sort of look to me to be the comic relief and their rock (not really in a “I-rely-on-you-to-support-me” way, more in a “I-expect-you-to-be-a-certain-way-you-are-the-constant” way), and sometimes that gets exhausting. So yeah, I’ve always felt really protective of Ron’s character because I identify with him a lot (and I’d get into how much they’ve destroyed his character in the films now, but I’m saving that for Day 24).

Second, Sirius, more so as I’ve got older. As with Ron, I’ve always felt a connection with him, from “Where is he, Sirius?” onward, though when I first read the books I didn’t really understand it. But as I’ve grown up, and things have happened to me, I’ve sort of come to realize…. Basically, Sirius is the Tenth Doctor (oddly, I always picture David Tennant as my Remus). I don’t think I can explain it any better than that. He wants to happy, he wants to be okay, but more than that, he wants his old, good life back – he wants James back – and he knows that’s never going to happen for him, he knows, but voids don’t go away just because you know they can’t be filled. (As much as I love the “He didn’t want to go at all!” line, I actually think Harry’s wrong there. Yes, Sirius wanted freedom and vindication, but I think Sirius not being able to separate Harry from James in his mind shows that what Sirius ultimately wanted was James back, and that was obviously never going to happen. He was never going to be at peace.) I just … I don’t know how Jo was able to create a character that is so deep and human and real despite the fact that we actually don’t see him that much, but she did. I know everyone loves Sirius for a whole variety of reasons, but that’s my reason. Outwardly devil-may-care, inwardly falling apart. I love that. I love how tragic he is.
trinsy: (Default)
Day 7: Song that reminds you of HP

Um, there isn’t one? Is that weird? Should there be?

I guess that isn’t totally true, I put Before It’s Too Late by Goo Goo Dolls on a Snape fanmix I made after DH came out, so that sort of makes me think of HP. Also Here Without You by 3 Doors Down for the same reason (and I swear that was written about Snape/Lily, even if it was written several years before DH). And Life Is Beautiful by Vega4 because I put it on a fanmix I never posted. But I mean, there isn’t really a song that I hear and instantly think, “Harry Potter!” I just sort of vaguely associate these songs with it if I happen to think about it.

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