Potter Profile - Araxie
July 5, 2005
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?
You expect me to PICK? Haha, they're all just too good. Every time I
one of them, I get pretty much absorbed/addicted immediately, which is
good considering that I've read them all at least 50 times each (no
kidding). I suppose that I like them all for their different reasons.
When I finished reading the first one, I had enjoyed it immensely, throughout
whole thing; I could say the same for the following books as well. I wish
I could answer this with something better-sounding than "I can't pick...
You choose the ice-cream flavor for me why don't you." ... Of course, we're
talking about books, not sugary treats in a cone. I'll shut up with
this one now.
Did you like the third movie or not and why?
Another ridiculously tricky question to adequately answer! "Like" is
just such a broad title, isn't it?
When I first saw it, I'm pleased to say, I, unlike many others, just
loved it. Sure, I saw its flaws, and they bug me a little now (acting stuff,
details from the book that would have looked so nice on that big
screen, no Quidditch Cup, etc.), but I can scrape away the slight layer of gunk
to the silvery-shiny surface fairly well, if I do say so myself.
Actually, the acting was just wonderful to watch throughout. It seems that I pick
new favorite scenes every time I watch it again (which isn't TOO often, as
I like to savor its richness if I can), ranging from "Aunt Marge's Big
Mistake" to "Cat, Rat, and Dog" (Shrieking Shack Scene, of which many
dislike because of the missing backstory, but I just love the acting).
And I could just go on and on and on and on about all the little details in
the movie that I liked and/or disliked, but that would take forever and the
person/s reading this will get bored and drift over to the caption
contest (which is also admittedly a lot of fun).
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would
Oh, geez.... These questions, they all only stump me for a minute, but
a minute's long enough for me to come up with a decent response! Let's
see... Definitely not Harry at this point, because he's not exactly in the
best position in the world, is he? Neither is Hermione, because she'll be
worried about him, and the war; ditto for Ron. Would I get to keep my own
brain, or just transfer to a different body without either of us even realizing
Maybe Luna. She seems to oftentimes be oblivious to so many things, and
can just live in her own world. I do that myself half the time, but it's just
that the outside is so INTERESTING, I can't always block it out. But she can
effortlessly suck herself up into another vortex, where Crumple-Horned
Snorkacks and Heliopaths (of which sound irrestitably intriguing to
me!) dwell, Fudge cooks Goblins in pies for his dinner, and the man called
Sirius Black was actually an international singer (and quite good at what he
did, by golly. J.K.R must've had the time of her life writing that one). It
would be nice to be her. She's always so confident in other unseen forces
that she believes others would have faith in, too, if they would just open their
What do you think of all this "relationship" arguments about who will end up with who, etc.?
They can quite confuse me, but I am adamant about a couple things that
will probably happen. Hermione and Ron DEFINITELY have, well, "things" for
each other, or at the very least, Ronnie does. :) The repulsion-attraction
scenario is just so classic it tickles me. I'm NOT entirely sure about
them growing old together, having four kids, and calling each other pet
names like "Love" and "'Mione", but at one point, they will confess some kind
of those feelings for each other. Don't know where, don't know when, and
haven't the slightest idea how it will eventually come about, but I am
sure that it will have to happen. I would be extremely disappointed if it
As for Harry, well.... I would quite like it if he were to get together
with Luna at some point. I really do have to doubt it actually happening,
because Harry probably could only see her as a friend (maybe a tad too weird for
him, I dunno), and/or vice-versa. But I have to say, they would be a very
cute couple indeed. I would love it.
A lot of people think that Harry and Ginny will get together at some
point, but I'm not of that standpoint. Far as I can tell, Ginny's over Harry,
and now he can see her as more of a stable friend. I think
that Neville and Ginny will eventually get together. They have both, in the
length of their fifth years (well, fourth and fifth, oops), come out of
their shells, in a sense. Ginny's not a shy mouse that hides behind the
shadows when Harry approaches the group, and Neville has really shown
some guts (not that he was a wimp before, because I am sure that I would
react to many of the things he has experienced in a very similar way. I am not
always a social butterfly, let me tell you). So, I think that they just might
find each other. Ginny wasn't all too pleased with him at first, but he's
not the pudgy little boy he used to be.
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
There are many, many, many favorite scenes from the books for me to
rehash, but I won't name every one. One of the few that definitely top
the charts would have to be the Graveyard Scene (I capitalize this with a
certain stance of reverance... Can't you tell I love it to bits?). I
just love the desperation of it, the climax, the drama, the beautiful words,
narration... Just amazing. I tell you, if they don't get this scene
right for the fourth movie, I shall not be a happy camper (my favorite part
is when Harry shouts "NOW!" Is that too cool for words, or what?)
Another favorite is the "Give her hell from us, Peeves" scene. You
know, when the twins escape Umbridge and Filch and fly off into the stars.
Could that possibly get any sweeter? That was, by far, the best part of the
fifth book for me when I read it for the first time. It was such a dearly
nice change from the constant trail of gloom lining the pages all the while.
Thank you, thank you, Fred and George Weasley. Long live the King Srs.
Yet another great part is when Harry stands up to the
gradually-growing-bolder Tom Riddle in the chamber: "And I've seen the
real you, I've seen where you are these days... You're a wreck. You're
barely alive. That's where all this power got you. You're ugly, you're
foul..." Too much for words, that stuff. Now that's bravery (and trying to keep the
guy distracted for his own survival, but whatever). It's lines like that
that make you love/like Harry most.
Who do you think the Half-Blood prince is?
I used to think that it could have been Hagrid, seeing as he
technically is "Half-Blood". Then, I thought that it might be Remus, as he is also
"Half-Blood". Then, I thought about Albus, of whom we have virtually no
information on ancestral background (hopefully this will change as the
series progresses). 'Course now, I know that he's supposed to be a new
character altogether, so Jo Rowling reports. It is my guess that he may
be a man of history, but not really still alive. Either that, or he is
McClaggen, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher, with the horn-rimmed
glasses and "Loping Limp". :) Other than those wild assumptions, I have no
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
Just for the heck of it, I think I'll do in with the cliche and say
that I'd "just like to thank Mugglenet for choosing me as 'Fan Of the Week'". No
really, it's a pleasure. I was totally not expecting it. I thought I
was going to get, when I saw your e-mail, a response to a bit of fanfiction
I'd read from another reader, or something. Oh-oh, was that too much
information there? So sorry.
Oh yes, and the weather is just lovely now. Windy, beautiful, balmy
night, half-cloudy, stars peaking through like eyes. *Sighs* There, that was a
random inkling for you. Hope you enjoyed it. Oh yes, and it's also
almost midnight here. Bet you wanted to know that one. I should really stop
now, right? Okie-doke, then. Signing off, A.e.R.