Potter Profile -
July 20, 2006
Give us your review of Half-Blood Prince.
I was dumbstruck, and this is not something I'm just saying, I actually did not speak for hours. I found Harry's obsession with Draco really annoying (I have a tendency to agree with Hermione...), and I loved the sort of... political twist to it all, which fitted in beautifully with the previous book.
I have seen some people complain that it was too much information and not enough action and things like that, but to me that was really the best part, as I am one of those who love to make up theories and who literally dies every time JKR drops a teeny weenie hint; a book full of information is pretty much the way I picture heaven.
It is my favourite, not only because of all the new info, but also because Harry was a lot more grown up, and not as angry as in OOTP. He is starting to realize, and also accept, what he is in for. I absolutely adored the relationships, which perhaps is not all that strange as I have been shipping Hr/R and G/H since I was introduced to the internet fandom one year ago.
I think that this book above all the others prove how normal Harry really is. He is essentially just like any one of us, except for all of that "having to vanquish Voldy" business. The only thing I didn't like was the length. I would have wanted it to be longer.
Did you like the fourth movie or not and why?
I loved it, for many of the same reasons as I loved the latest book. It was because of all those details which were added. Of course, the director has changed a lot of things, and I hate him into the flames of hell and back for it, but I still think it was the best one yet. The first two were too fluffy by far, and the third was just... wrong... Oh, and I must ad this: If anyone who reads this were at the midnight premiere at Fokus cinema in Tromsø, I was the one who screamed "I love you" at the start... Don't try to understand it...
If you could spend the day as one EVIL character from the books, who would it be?
Voldemort. If you are going to be evil, why not go all the way? And anyway, my ambition is world domination, so I think we fit pretty well. I bet no one would even know the difference... *Editor's Note: Insert 'MWAHAHAHAHAHA' here*
Which GOOD character would you want to be for a day?
Well, that's a thoughtful one... Probably Nymphadora Tonks, as she (like Voldy) is a lot like me in many ways.
If you could have any magical power what would it be?
Well, if I could actually have one I would most likely have cheated and asked for the power to give myself all the powers I wanted (Editor's note: definitely an illegal move), but I hardly think you would see that as a very interesting answer. I think I would choose to become a Metamorphmagus. Think of the possibilities...
What is your favourite moment of the series so far?
Another thoughtful one... I think it is the scene in HBP where Harry tells Scrimgeour that he is Dumbledore's man through and through. Not only that comment but the entire scene.
Is Snape REALLY good or evil and is Dumbledore REALLY dead?
I was in denial a long time after HBP came out, and refused to believe that Dumbledore was dead. After much arguing inside my head, I have however come to the conclusion that he is most likely dead. Something fishy is definitely going on though. And then there are Snape's loyalties. I do not think that they are what they would seem on the surface, and am therefore convinced that he is on the light side, or perhaps his own.
Will Harry survive the 7th book?
I think so, but that's probably just me... The odds are against him, but then again, this is not logic, this is fiction, so you never know...
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
No theory at the moment (well, at least not any that you would find interesting), and a shout-out... hmm... Boycott the Coca Cola Company! (For rainforest-chopping and being a general meanie). (Editor's note: go Pepsi!)