Potter Profile - Rachel
June 26, 2005
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?
I suppose Order of the Phoenix because we were able to see totally
switched sides of most characters - even Snape which I was surprised about.
We have never really had a reason to like him, other than he was a
cool/mean guy which is always fun. However, in Order of the Phoenix we not
only like him more, we begin to trust him more. We discover that he
was correct about James. He never said anything bad about Lily, and it
turned out she was alright. Also, Dumbledore seems to be weaker than in
other books, I don't know if it is accidental, but either way it means
Harry has to step up to the plate and not only stop depending on
Dumbledore but start depending more on himself for answers. I think that is
the perfect evolution for a boy of 16. The mentor begins to look old
and preachy, and the young one has to become the one with the solutions.
Did you like the third movie or not and why?
I did like it. It was much more stylized than the first two and more
gloomy which adds to it greatly. I also felt like the first two,
although totally worth the money and hours spent watching them, were over
done CG wise. It was like "Ooooo, look, something weird from
wizardland!" Whereas, the third one, although clearly CG-ed, didn't need it to
hold the movie. Instead we were much more interested in the characters
and the effects added to it, but it wasn't all the movie was about.
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would
It would probably be Voldemort or Draco. Not because I am evil
incarnate or anything, but because then I would know what's going on from
every angle. I would know all the answers. It would be fun for about ten
seconds until I realized there were no more surprises.
What do you think of all this "relationship" arguments about who will end up with who, etc.?
I think it is great fun. Before I found MuggleNet I had my own
opinions just from reading the books. I thought, that because relationships
were not the focus of the book, J.K. made it very obvious about what
was going on. One less thing for her to worry about, so she just made it
clear. I have read many quotes on the subject from her and it seems as
though I was right in that assumption. I think the books would be less
entertaining if it was all clue and no real information. So, all that
said, I think she made it very obvious in the books so we would at
least no something for sure. Maybe because everything else is shrouded in
mystery, people believe Potter relationships are as well. Or maybe
they don't really like what the books say, so because there is so much
mystery, they feel thier ship has just as good a chance as any other. I
think Harry ends up alone, and Hermione and Ron get it on.
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
I cried like a wee girl when Neville's mother gave him a gum wrapper.
Who do you think the Half-Blood prince is?
I thought that it would be Regulus Black. The name means "prince" in
Latin. Unfortunately, now I have no idea. BUT I WILL SOON!!!!
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
Big ups to my little sprout, who showed me Harry Potter. MuggleNet for
being the clearest and best Harry Potter website. THANK YOU!