Potter Profile - Natalie
December 19, 2004
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?
Definitely 'Prisoner of Azkaban'. As well as an introduction of so many new
characters, such as Lupin and Sirius, we learn new insights into Harry's past,
Harry gets the Marauders Map, and finally meets one of his 'relatives' so to
speak, and learns more and more about his parents!
Did you like the third movie or not and why?
Yes, I loved the third movie, it was brilliant!
It was definitely different from the first two, which I think it needed to be.
The first two were more of an introduction to the whole series, but now Alfonso
Cauron has brought POA to life, the way no one else could have.
With an essence of modern day, as well as the added individuality to each character,
its definitely a turning point in the series, as everyone is coming
into their own sort of light. Its great to see how much the main actors have
grown as actors in portraying their roles from the books.
Emma and Dan compliment each other in their skills and its definitely a
benefit to the films that the actors know so much about their characters having
been on the films for 3 years. I can't wait to see Goblet of Fire!
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would
I would really love to be Dumbledore. Although I'd miss out on all the fun with
the Trio, Dumbledore knows basically EVERYTHING and Im sure I could get up to
some fun, knowing all the secret passageways around Hogwarts, and splashing a
bit of magic around the place as well as having access to a lot of things in the
Wizarding World. Dumbledore always seems so humble, like he knows something that
he's not telling us. He's been around for a long time, Im sure he has plenty of
stories to tell. He's definitely a very intriguing wizard.
What do you think of all this "relationship" arguments about who will end up with who, etc.?
Well I think JK has made it blatantly obvious, not only in the books, but
ESPECIALLY in the Prisoner of Azkaban movie - that Ron and Hermione will
definitely end up together before the end of the series. But Harry is another
story. Many people have argued that he might end up with Ginny or Luna... But
Harry looks to me as the solo kind of guy. He has to face Voldemort alone in
the end, and he has a lot more ahead of him. We see him separate himself from
everyone in OOTP as he kind of prepares himself for what's to come. Even though
we may see some romance for him in future books, I dont think he could be truly
happy until he has faced his destiny and overcome his own inner demons.
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
There are so many great moments in the books that its so hard to choose!
All the moments when Harry gets to see his parents or hear about his parents
are really heart warming. They give the books an essence of love even in
the darkest of times. I think Harrys love of his parents is something that
gives him strength throughout the books, as seen in GOF when Harry faces
Voldemort. But another thing that happened in OOTP that I had kind of been
waiting for throughout the books was transportation by broomstick!! Which I
always thought was their initial purpose for witches and wizards! When Harry
and the OOTP made their way to 12 Grimmauld Place by broom, I was like Yes!
About time!. But one of the happiest moments in the books was in POA when
Sirius asked Harry to come live with him! I dont think I could wipe the smile
of my face when I read that! And how can I forget every time Harry threatens
the Dursleys with magic! Thats a laugh and a half!
Who do you think the Half-Blood prince is?
Well, its definitely someone descended from a royal lineage, as on the 20th
December when The Door is opened on JKs site, she gives a definition of
Prince in one of the riddles.
For a long time I thought it was Dumbledore or his brother Aberforth.
But now Im not so sure. I think it is someone we have already met or
know in the books, as it would be a bit late for JK to be introducing a
new character to the series this late, and if it is someone we already know,
its always a good twist.
If it is Dumbledore, that might make his brother the King. Dumbledore has
always stood up for the lesser valued in Wizarding society, and people of
half-blood have always been labelled less-worthy to be at Hogwarts.(COS) The
half-blood prince is someone I see to be the triumpher over injustices and
prejudices led by pure-bloods.(Godric Gryffindor against Salazar Slytherin)
There are so many theories flying around, about the similarities that might
exist between COS and HBP, as JK has often said that COS was originally slated
to be called the HBP, which leads us to Tom Riddle. Tom Riddle is Half-Blood,
but his loyalties lie with the Pure-Bloods as he has a grudge against his
muggle father for leaving him with nothing but his name, which doubles as a
grudge against any muggle or muggle-related person at all. Which also begs the
question as to why would Voldemort use his fathers bone to come back to his
physical state in GOF? I think JK really wants to emphasise his half-blood
heritage, and it could be of some relevance in future books.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
I have read the Changeling Hypothesis and I think it is ingenious.
As well as The Lost Day and many other theories that are found in the
Editorials on this site. There are so much depth and knowledge that go into
these theories that can make them totally plausible in some situations in the
books, and that can explain a lot of things, where as they seem completely
ridiculous in other situations.
They are many things in the books that we miss and take for granted. Like
sometimes I feel as though a little sign should pop up saying SCENE MISSING
or little nuances that are so cleverly covered up or revealed.
I think JK is writing books that SHE herself would want to read, in other words,
for adults. Some of the things in the HP series are so complex, its a wonder
childrens minds can comprehend what they are reading, but in actual fact youd
be surprised at how much kids really do understand. In saying that, its
completely plausible that JK might throw something in like the Changeling
Hypothesis or other complex understandings.
JKs work is outstandingly brilliant and crafty literature for people of all
ages and nationalities. Shes definitely made kids pick up books and just read again.
Id also like to say THANK YOU to Mugglenet for bringing such a
fantastically awesome site to the world for all the fans of the best wizard
in the universe - Harry Potter.
Hi to Janie, Leah, and Liz my best friends and Harry Potter fans!