Wizards on the Street: New Year’s Anti-Resolutions
Hello there, readers! While most people spent the end of last year trying to decide what things they would change, this interviewer has hit the streets to find out what witches and wizards are resolving to keep doing in the new year – an “anti-resolution” of sorts. To ring in the new year, see how your resolutions compare to the following anti-resolutions! The question of the day: going into the new year, what wouldn’t you change about yourself or your lifestyle?
Luna Lovegood: “Oh, that’s rather hard. I’d have to say… always speak what’s on my mind and ignore what others think of me. Staying true to yourself is important, so I’d like to keep that!”
Seamus Finnigan: “Easy – never stop playing with pyrotechnics! You’ll have to pry it from my hands and I’d like to see ye try.”
Neville Longbottom: “I’m going to keep standing up for what’s right, no matter how hard it can be.”
Gilderoy Lockhart: “My advice to my darling fans would be to keep loving yourself because, unless you can become me, you’re already the best you can be!”
Fleur Delacour: “Ah, it is in my blood to love. I am resolved to love blindly, regardless of what he looks like. That is how I think we are meant to live.”
Rita Skeeter: “Well, as I’m sure you know, a good story is a good story, and I am the only woman who’ll do whatever it takes to get that story. I’ll never stop my wily ways for the sake of people’s ‘feelings.’ I mean, honestly.”
Dolores Umbridge: “Despite the objections from – ahem – lesser wizards, I refuse to remove corporal punishment from my disciplinary measures. Children must be trained to behave properly!”
Cormac McLaggen: “Hmm. Right, well, some people may be coming up with new things to do, but I’m resolved to hold onto my spite towards Potter. How could Weasley have possibly been better at Quidditch than me? I don’t care how many years it’s been – I’ll stay angry.”
How many other witches and wizards are unconsciously bringing old habits into the new year, good or bad? Here’s hoping that, after reading this, you evaluate what things you should hold tight to. Happy New Year!