Day 13: Least favourite movie. The movie I enjoyed least.. I don’t know. I love all of them. But if I really had to choose, it would probably be the 6th movie.. I didn’t like it when I came out of the cinema and somehow that feeling always stuck. I’ve rewatched it and I’ve grown to like it a lot more over time, but I guess you can never erase your first impression completely. Which is a shame, ‘cause Harry imitates pincers and it’s hilarious.. and it also had fantastic performances by all of the cast, Tom Felton in particular, but still.. I’d have to name this as my least favourite, because at first glance I didn’t get it at all. And also because they left out some pretty vital stuff from the book which I was not too pleased with. So, the Half-Blood Prince it is.
Day 12: Favourite ship. The one ship that has been building up over all the years to blossom into such a lovely relationship. Doh. Of course I’m talking about Ron & Hermione. Don’t agree? Check out this. That will say more than I could put in here!
Day 11: What character would you say you are most like. Considering that people call me smart, I get bossy when I have to work together with people and am also not very accepting of things that I can’t prove with facts, I’d have to say Hermione. I work quite as hard as she does as well, and she and I both appear to be quite aware of our shortcomings. Although if I must be honest, Hermione grew up to be the nicer person out of both of us *lol*
Day 10: Horcruxes or Hallows. I don’t like the idea of killing people to split my soul. Not at all! Living forever? Doesn’t sound like a very nice idea to me. So no Horcruxes thank you. I don’t like the Elder Wand much either and must say that the Resurrection Stone freaks me out. I love the Invisibility Cloak though. So all in all.. I much prefer the Hallows. :)
Day 9: Least favourite male character. I have a particular dislike for both Crabbe & Goyle. Neither of them seems to have any backbone, they just obey Malfoy blindly and they don’t seem to be particularly smart, either. In the end I have to choose Crabbe as the one I disliked most. After all, he was the one who started the fiend fire, right? Assuming it was Crabbe (who I’m fairly sure did it), then he doesn’t have any backbone through most of the series, and when he grows one he uses it to try to murder his friends! Bad move, very bad move. I really don’t like him very much.
Day 8: What do you think would be your favourite lesson. I have absolutely no idea about this one. I’ve always liked the sound of both Transfiguration and Charms. But Charms seems to be the generally more fun class, where everyone is talking and you practise spells that make you laugh and you learn things how to fly and tap-dance.. seriously, what’s not to like about Charms? I’d love to be able to do Transfiguration as well, but it seems hard and I think I’d feel a little bad for whatever I’d be transfiguring. So Charms it is!
Day 7: Favourite female character and why. This is a tricky one. I have many female characters that I love, Hermione, Luna & Ginny in particular. Hermione has always meant most to me though, so I’ll be going with her. She’s smart and bossy, but she’s also very loyal and caring about her friends and would do anything for them. I love that. She could be a bit less narrow-minded every now and then, but she is a good girl and always does what she thinks is right. She’s correct most of the times too, seeing how often she saves Harry & co from unfortunate situations. ;) Not to mention that I love how she slowly but surely falls in love with Ron. Her story is a really good one and I guess that’s why I love her most. Also because I always identified with her when I was younger. Yes yes nostalgia helps me deciding on answers all the time, so what? *lol*
Day 6: What house would you want to be in. Hmm, tough question.. I think I’d want to be in Ravenclaw. I’ve always thought Ravenclaw to be the house for me, ever since I was younger, but I can’t really explain it. It’s just a feeling. I like all of the houses, and I suppose I’d feel at home anywhere, but Ravenclaw was made out to be for bright people and I do think it’d be nice for once to work as much for my studies as I do and not be laughed at about it. :P
Day 5: Favourite male character and why. I have one character I love more than anyone else - and that character is Sirius Black. I took a liking to him already when he was younger: I loved the idea of him being an Animagus, helping his friend like that and felt dearly for him because he was wrongly accused. That he was such a bully when he was younger never quite sunk in, haha. I really love Sirius, I think he feels real, IMO he’s one of the most fleshed out characters from the series. I love his relationship with James, but also with the other Marauders (how cool is that by the way, that he’s one of them?). Besides, he gets some of the best quotes: ”If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” Plus, he & Harry and the family? I loved that dream, so so much. I cried bitterly when Sirius died, because it meant that hope died for Harry as well.
Day 4: Least favourite female character and why. My least favourite character (of the whole books really) is without doubt Dolores Umbridge. She’s the most awful person I ever had the misfortune to read about and I was certainly very cheery when she was attacked by the centaurs. She’s racist, mean, cruel and very self-absorbed (well, safe for the minister). She’s willing to use unforgivable curses on her students (say what?), uses Veritaserum on everyone just because there are things she may want to know and she takes great pleasure in testing whether people are muggleborn or not (and sending them off to Azkaban if they are) under Voldemort’s regime. She made me SICK. I’m surprised Harry never used Avada Kedavra on her. I doubt anyone would miss her.
Plus, she gives pink a bad name. I’m not amused Umbridge, very much not amused.
Day 3: Is there any of the films adaptations that have made you angry because they’ve ignored important parts of the book? Mostly I think the movie adaptations have been rather good. Sure, they’ve missed some things that may have been vital for the book, but at least the movies were watchable. There is one exception to the rule alas and that is the movie of the 6th book, The Half-Blood Prince. I did not have a nice time with this one at the cinema. It’d been a while since I’d last read the book and I couldn’t make sense of certain things that were happening (such as the attack on the Burrow, which turned out never to have happened in the book at all). But the worst part is that if you’ve never read the books, this movie apparently is not understandable and no fun to watch. I was in the cinema with my parents, my uncle, aunt, niece, cousin and his girlfriend. I was the only one who’d read the book. None of the others could make sense of the movie. And thus none of them liked it. I wouldn’t say that it made me angry exactly, but it comes closest. It actually made me rather sad.