Potter Profile - Jessica
May 31, 2009
First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan?
There were a few near-misses involved with me becoming a fan. First, when I was
about eight my friend told me to avoid this 'evil' book where a snake would look at
you and you died. Then I heard on the news about a Goblet of Fire release, and it
sounded absolutely insane. Finally, one of my older friends (a real Potter nut) made
me read Philosopher's Stone. I really should send her something nice.
How are you feeling now that the series is over?
It was a bit upsetting, but all good things come to an end. I've become more
involved in the fandom since 2007, so it doesn't really feel like it's over. Just
different, with a lot less to get excited for. Besides, as long as there's still
hope for an encyclopedia, it's never really over.
What is your favorite moment from the books?
Probably the chamber scene in Chamber of Secrets. It has so many subtle hints for
future books and Harry really shines for the first time. He does it all without any
help... no Dumbledore, no Snape, no Ron and Hermione. Just him, Fawkes, a sword and
a very big snake. Plus the overall cuteness of the 'Princess and the Dragon'
What is your favorite moment from the movies?
The whole battle at the ministry. People said it wasn't done justice but I really
liked it. The Good vs Evil cloud thingies were pretty awesome symbolism, and the
kids held their own. Then we have Dumbledore vs Voldemort. That was just visually
If you could spend the day as one GOOD character from the books, who would it be?
Ginny Weasley. She's the girl everyone wants to be. Pretty, tough and smart, not to
mention she gets the hero. Plus she's a tomboy and plays Quidditch professionally,
which rocks. Get up, do some training, win a match, write an article for the Prophet
and spend the evening with Harry. Sounds like a good day to me.
If you could spend the day as one EVIL character from the books, who would it be?
Bellatrix. She's just so crazy and evil, though I could do without the loving
Voldemort part. Easily the most powerful woman in the series (the most powerful bad
woman at least) I'd like to see what it would be like just to go nuts and live as
MuggleNet has a new book out, "Harry Potter Should Have Died". Thoughts?
It's metaphoric mostly, right? Maybe he should've died, maybe not. Maybe the fandom
should be dead, but the fact is both aren't. Things happen for a reason, but I'm all
for reading about different way things can happen. Or will happen. I might have to
get myself a copy, you guys are usually pretty insightful with all that.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Big metaphoric hugs to every fansite out there for being a place where
slightly-in-the-Potter-closet fans like myself can go nuts and be our real,
obssessed selves. Especially MuggleNet, which may sound like a sell-out but this
site's the reason I got into a lot of the fandom-type things. Plus I can wait for
Movie 6, though I am slightly terrified on what they'll do to butcher my favourite
book in the series.