Jul. 31st, 2010

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Day 19: A favorite fanart

Um, I don’t have one. I don’t look at fanart. Sorry?
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Day 20: A favorite quote

So difficult! I have many, obviously. The twins, Ron, and Harry all have several great one-liners, of course. Then there’s Dumbledore’s words of wisdom/moments of awesome. McGonagall and Snape are also both extremely quotable. Then there’s all the little moments of wonderful characterization for Sirius and Remus, particularly in the Shrieking Shack scene (“If you made a better rat than a human, it’s not much to boast about, Peter,” for example). But I’m going to go with the line that always stayed with me from Deathly Hallows:

“Does it hurt?”

The childish question had fallen from Harry’s lips before he could stop it.

“Dying? Not at all,” said Sirius. “Quicker and easier than falling asleep.”

“And he will want it to be quick. He wants it over,” said Lupin.


First of all, arguably the most moving, heartbreaking, emotional scene in the whole series. Harry here. Just … Harry.

But also, okay, I guess this does kind of have to do with the characterization thing (characterization is a big thing for me) because, just, I love that it’s Sirius and Remus answering Harry here, not James and Lily. Because even though we know they love Harry and Harry loves them, Sirius and Remus are the ones who ended up being there for him, and they’re the ones Harry trusts. Like, I don’t think James and Lily even could have answered this question for Harry. It had to be Sirius. And actually, if you read this whole scene, you can see that. James and Lily assure Harry they love him, but any concrete question is answered by Sirius and Remus, and I think it’s because Harry knows them. He trusts them. And I just really like that.
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Day 21: How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?

It hasn’t, really. I mean, I don’t hugely participate in fandom anyway, I’m really more of a lurker. I guess it made me aware of fandom and fanfiction and all of that, so I guess I could say it’s connected me to all fandoms I’ve sort of been involved in. But it’s not like I’ve directly discovered any other specific fandoms because of HP fandom.

Wait! I just realized that isn’t true. Mugglenet was where I first heard about Twilight. Which actually turned out to be a good thing, because it was part of the reason I checked it out before it got really insane, so when everyone I knew started getting into it, I’d already read it and could tell them plainly that yes, I had read it, and no, actually, I thought it was crap and hey, maybe teen romance novels shouldn’t a) be marketed as vampire stories when they’re actually not; b) glorify and romanticize emotional abuse and domestic violence; and c) contain incredibly disturbing rape metaphors. You know, maybe.

But that’s also what got me following Cleolinda, so I guess it wasn’t all negative. Also, I love every single member of that film series’ cast, and I can never understand why they chose to be associated with such a shit story. (Really, Dakota Fanning? Really?)

[Man, sometimes I remember what I used to think Twilight was back when the only thing I knew about it was that the three main characters were named Edward, Bella, and Jacob, and there was maybe some sort of love triangle going on, and I get sad that it’s not that awesome. I don’t totally remember what I thought it was, but based on the names I assumed it was set in Victorian England, and for some reason I thought it had something to do with social rules and expectations, a kind of Jane Austen-esque thing. I always wish I could remember more precisely what I thought it was, because whatever it was, it was awesome, and I know I would actually like to read that series.]

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