Potter Profile - Natalie
November 14, 2004
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?
My favourite Harry Potter book is the fourth one, mainly because I remember being so excited over how long it was. Yes, the 5th one is longer, but the atmosphere of the 4th book is very exciting with more happiness. I think it's great that Harry shows his depressed side in the 5th book more, but I like the 4th one better. It also has many plots twists and surprises at the end, with a tense, well built-up climax. It has much more substance to it than the other books--much more happens in Harry's school year, and so many new characters are introduced--it's great!
Did you like the third movie or not and why?
Well, I liked it more than the first two, mainly because the mood changes, and there's more of a teen feeling within the movie. It's a little more mature, and emotions are expressed more dramatically in this movie. In the first two movies the actors were just slipping into their characters and everyone was feeling pressured to live up to the books, but by the 3rd film they were more relaxed and felt more confident with giving everything they have to fully develop the characters. But, on another view, this one was the least faithful to the books, considering they left out the Quidditch Cup, the Marauders' background and where they're from, the real stress behind Ron and Hermione's quarreling, the introduction of Cho, flobberworms (the best!) and etc. They did well with what they included though, I'll give them that. Congrats, everyone!
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would
I would definitely say...well, people already say I'm like Luna Lovegood and Hermione Granger combined, as I'm kind of weird at times (I zone out and do random things) and then I'm all brains and I love filling my schedule with over-the-top classes that are well above the usual levels. So, I guess I would like to spend a day in Harry's shoes. He's a great book character, and I think that not enough people (in the books) understand his real feelings and pressure inside. I'd like to feel his emotions and really get a sense of what goes on in his mind. I felt really bad for him in the 5th book--when it seemed his life was bad enough, it got even worse. I cried. So yea, Harry would be someone I'd like to get to know a little more.
What do you think of all this "relationship" arguments about who will end up with who, etc.?
I think it's a little narrow-minded of everyone to immediately pair characters up and assume that the characters are just limited to getting together with only those introduced to us. It just doesn't seem right--because, if you look at most relationships, many people never went to school together like Harry and his friends. I don't see any real major hints that would make anyone automatically put Ron and Hermione together, although I do think Luna and Harry have something in common that they might advance in...who knows? I could care less if Harry and Ron ended up together! As long as they're happy!
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
All Fred and George moments are the greatest--they are so amusing!! Those starring moments stick with me the most. "H.B.--for Humongous Bighead" and the tales of Egypt are great. I think their best moment was when they completely destroyed Hogwarts and tortured Umbridge--I read those scenes so many times, trying to "slip into" Hogwarts and be there, witnessing such events--I really hope the director for the 5th movie lives up to the power of that whole part and really does a great job with it--it's not something you can just throw together. The ending to their legacy was fantastic "off into the glorious sunset." *sigh.* They were the best--Hogwarts and us fans will definitely miss them!
Who do you think the Half-Blood prince is?
I think it'll be Dumbledore--although, like I said about relationships, we shouldn't feel limited to only introduced characters. I was at first thinking Hagrid, but you can't really advance further in any plots with giants--no matter how much it makes sense. The idea of it just doesn't seem to really live up to our expectations--although, J.K. Rowling could pull it off and MAKE it work!!!!! So, right now I'd say Dumbledore is the Half-Blood prince simply because we know nothing of his bloodline (right?) and then, like, at the climax of the 6th book he could unleash his full powers, but then they could backfire....I'll stop there.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
I have sooo many theories I couldn't possibly share them all with you---I'd start ranting for hours and hours!!!! I'd like to send a shout-out to everyone involved in the movies--you all have done a fantastic job, and I really like the chemistry between all of you guys!!! You bring out the magic of the books! I'd also like to say hi to J.K. Rowling and thank her for writing the wonderful books that have touched so many lives around the world!!! And to conclude, and HUGE HELLO to....my pen pals: Sarah, Lauren, Katy, Fiona, Casey, Caroline, and Annie...and then my local friends: Heather, Malia, Kenston, Nathan, and Abby! I love you all my superb friends who are always there for me!!! My family too....hi everyone! *waves* Thanks, Mugglenet for everything you do on the web!!!