Fan Focus: Destini – June 8, 2014
Age 24 – USA
How did you become a Harry Potter fan?
During my childhood my mom and I moved almost each year and we always had *just* enough to get by, which was my resilient mother, I’m sure. At 10, we had just moved to a new town and I was bored & lonely, miserable as only a kid can be. Mom surprised me with SS. I devoured it, then CoS, then PoA. Each book and film release marks a special occasion in my childhood, from staying up late for the SS film, to driving my own car full of friends to DH, to seeing the final films with my now fiance.
What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?
For the release of HBP at fifteen, big year for Potter fans, I went to the midnight book release of Prince as Hermione, time turner in hand, and it the first time I was allowed play passenger in a friend’s car. My friend and I met a few other fans, a middle-aged woman and her niece. We became fast friends and spent the hours leading up to the nights activities at a nearby mall, joking and shopping and having a blast. The people we met there made an impact on me, though I haven’t spoken to or seen them since that night. I’d keep it in the pensieve so I could try to find them now and tell them how great that was.
What was your reaction to the news about Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them?
YESSSSS finally something else to be excited about in our little Harry Potter fandom! I can’t wait to see it.
If you could have one prop from the set of the films, which would it be?
Oh, easily the first snitch that opens at the close. The film crew designed it perfectly, just as I had imagined a snitch to look, with the delicate scroll designs on the outside. So pretty!