Well I'm 16 years old kickin' it up in New York State of the USA. I never
really use the "kickin'" type of vocabulary, I just thought it had
sounded...ummm interesting? Haha, well my name is Billy and as some if not most
of you may think, just because I live in New York doesn't necessarily mean that
I live in New York City! Well yes I've been there, but only twice. I live in a
small town which is never really on the map, right in the middle of Western New
York. I live around 6 hours from the big apple. If some of you have ever heard
of Buffalo (hint: Buffalo wings), Niagara Falls, or Rochester, I live near
there. Those of you who had entered the Christmas 2003 Wallpaper Contest should
know me for sure, haha. I absolutely love computers, the internet (obviously),
hanging out at the movies or at parties, drawing, and ice-skating. I'm the more
creative type of person, I absolutely love graphic design and acting that I do
it as much as possible. I've found that I officially stink at math (try failing
the NYS Math Course 1 regents 3 times!), so I know my career doesn't lie there.
When I go to college in a couple of years, I plan on majoring in graphic design
with a minor in acting. I've got a lead role in the musical "Hello, Dolly!" this
year for my school's spring musical too. I'm portraying Barnaby Tucker; anyway,
on to the questions.
Potter Profile - Billy
December 20, 2003
How and when did you get in to Harry Potter?
I never meant to be anti Harry Potter, but at one time I was. Before the
film version of the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone was released, I believed
Potter was a stupid child's story for little kiddies. Well I thought I might see
the movie in November of 2001 because I thought it looked "ok". So I saw it and
guess what? I fell in love. No not with Harry, haha, but with the whole
storyline. I became fascinated with the Potter series and bought the books and
read all of them within a month at least. Yes, yes, scream at Billy for watching
before reading. But what can I say? I hadn't a very large interest in reading
before I took my first dose of Potter. I soon had started visiting many Harry
Potter fan sites, although I haven't the slightest idea of how I actually found
them all. My first was probably MuggleNet, where I expanded my knowledge of the
Potter phenomena. Soon I became a Potter fanatic and couldn't wait for the
Chamber of Secrets to be released in theaters in November of 2002 and the Order
of the Phoenix to be published on June 21st, 2003. My obsession for Harry has
died down a bit since then, but notice I only said a bit, I'm still the overly
Which Harry Potter book is your favorite?
Prisoner of Azkaban can
answer this question without a doubt. This book was by far the most mysterious
for me. As I am a teenager, I knew pretty well what Harry's feelings were
throughout the entire book (as I'm sure many could as well). The environment
that the evil, soul-sucking dementors brought in their presence was absolutely
thrilling. I think I was most interested in what was behind their hoods as I
read further into the book. My favorite scene however would have to be when
Harry creates his first corporeal patronus, I'm very anxious to see that in the
film version. Let's see how well the invisionaries at Warner Bros. can adapt the
movie from the book on June fourth.
What character can you relate to most?
Well this is rather
difficult to answer because I could relate myself to many different characters
in many different ways. For instance, I'm most like Hermione in that I always am
worried about my school work and I can tend to be, oh how can I put it,
"over-concerned" I guess with others' affairs, sort of like how she's always
getting on Harry's and Ron's case about not getting their homework done. In
other words I'm most like Luna Lovegood, dreamy and off in my own little world
at times. But ah, I guess if I had to choose one character I'd have to choose
Harry. Harry tends to be very "self-centered" and depressed about stupid little
things in life that are really not that big of a deal. He's very confused about
different issues in his life right now as well, such as friends, who he can
trust, and what not. In a way you could say I'm just a worry-wart, but I don't
know I guess that's just my personality.
Are you satisfied with the handling of the "boy/girl stuff" in book
The way J.K. Rowling put it, I had expected a lot more. She had made
it sound almost as if Ron was going to propose to Hermione! As for the Harry-Cho
relationship, well let's put it this way. In my opinion, Cho needs to grow up
and stop being such a cry baby. I can understand her feelings, but she didn't
have to take them all out on Harry and make him all bent out of shape. I think
Harry chose the right path, he needed to understand that he didn't need Cho to
find inner love and happiness.
What did you think was the most exciting thing that happened in book 5?
What was the most disturbing? What left the biggest impression on
The most exciting scene in the book would have to be when the few
members of the D.A. entered the Department of Mysteries. As I was reading it
felt like such an epic adventure that I, personally, would've loved to take. The
fight between the death-eaters in the Death Room left me at the edge of my seat.
It was quite suspenseful, I was so scared for Sirius's life. On a second note,
another one of my scene favorites was when the statues of the Fountain of
Magical Brethren came to life and protected Harry from opposing spells. The most
disturbing scene in the book that left the biggest impression on me was of
course when Sirius fell into the archway. Although, many think he's long gone
and dead, but I believe otherwise.
Was the character that died the one you thought it would be? (Be honest
To tell you the truth, I honestly did not think that Sirius would
be the one to kick the bucket. Well, I still don't think he actually died, but
that story's for another day. I really thought it might be someone like Hagrid
or one of the Weasleys. When JK mentioned it would be a "fan" of Harry's, Colin
Creevey's name came immediately to my mind. But then she said that he/she was a
fairly major character, so I gained a new inclination. I must confess something
though. As like thousands of other dedicated fans that waited until midnight the
day of the book's release, I waited as well. When I received the book, I was
swelled with anticipation to see who would die. I was very shocked, but didn't
realize what Harry meant by "She killed Sirius! I'm going to kill her!" Until I
read that it was Bellatrix Lestrange, I didn't know who "her" was.
Which house would you like to be in and why? Do you think the Sorting Hat
would place you in that house?
It's crest is a lion and only those brave
and true at heart are housed. You guessed it, Gryffindor. I can be very brave
when I'm in a tricky spot, and am valiantly able to stick up for myself (as
someone once told me) when it comes to tight situations. I would dread being
placed into Slytherin. I am certainly not mean, foul, or anything of the sort.
As for being tirelessly hard working and witty, well, let's just say I wouldn't
exactly fit into Hufflepuff. For my intelligence I might be put into Ravenclaw,
but I believe my true loyalty and most characteristics reside in Gryffindor. If
the sorting hat even tried putting me in any other house, I'd ring it's little
stitches out. Well, maybe I wouldn't be that harsh, but who knows?
Do you have any interesting HP stories to share?
All I can really
think of is being #245 or something like that waiting in a Border's Book store
line for the fifth installment. People started getting snippy with me saying "I
think we're supposed to be ahead of you!" and I'm just thinking "Listen, with
500 people here in a confusing zig-zag line, it's pretty hard to stay in the
exact order. Besides, calm yourselves, we're all going to get the same
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've
concocted, a shout-out?
It's really hard to come up with your own
special theories because others have probably already came up with them. I often
think about the "Snape is a vampire" theory, and the whole bit about little Mark
Evans. Oh and nobody can forget the whole theory behind Harry's aunt Petunia, I
think she's a squib in denial But that's all I can really think of as of now. As
for a shout out, I'd really like to thank Eric of MuggleNet Staff for his
continuous support and friendliness. He's really been a great friend for the
short time I've know him, and I think he deserves a lot more respect and
recognition than he actually gets sometimes. That really sounds like I'm sucking
up? Doesn't it Eric? Haha! Well I've enjoyed this Potter Profile, it's really
been great and I wish the best to the next lucky winner!