Harry Potter Moment of the Week 2017 #17

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme that is hosted by the wonderful Lunar Rainbows!

I know a few of you have asked me to go ahead and write the post about how I got into Harry Potter and why I still love it. There’s a free week coming up in May, so I’ll use this blog meme to tell that story since it’s already Harry Potterish!

What other settings/world would Harry Potter characters do well in? (Like who would win the Hunger Games, who would do well in the Mines of Moria, who would be a good addition to the Avengers, etc.)

I’m going to break this one down by setting/world so that I can fit a few characters into each. I’m going to leave off settings and worlds in books I haven’t read.

The Hunger Games – I think the most likely to win the Hunger Games would have to be Ginny. She’s badass and fearless so I could see her being able to survive and not being afraid to kill the other people in order to do so.

Avengers – I would love to see Hermione and Harry in the Avengers. Harry for his strength of character and determination. Hermione because every time someone says something inaccurate or offensive, I could see her saying, “Well, actually…” and then giving a full textbook explanation of why they’re wrong. While this could be considered “femmesplaining,” we all know Hermione would be correct.

Ketterdam – Is it just me or would Fred and George be absolutely hilarious if they were dropped into Leigh Bardugo’s Ketterdam? I could see them pulling pranks on EVERYONE. It. Would. Be. EPIC!

Westeros – Let’s be real… the only one of the Harry Potter characters who could survive in George R. R. Martin’s Westeros is Ron. He’s great at hiding but also is a loyal friend. I could see him doing well on the King’s Council….so long as he didn’t oppose the Lannisters too openly.

Wonderland – Luna and Neville would be perfect here! With the array of fantastic characters and species of animals, both of them would fit in wonderfully.

What other settings/world would Harry Potter characters do well in?

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week 2017 #16

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme that is hosted by the wonderful Lunar Rainbows!

If you could change one thing from the fifth film, what would it be?

Honestly, I don’t know. At this point in the films, the only thing I really remember starting to bother me was the casting changes, but that happens when anything this extensive is filmed. The Hunger Games was only four movies adapting from three books and they had cast changes between films. I suppose it’s only fair to expect that cast changes happen, but as a fan THEY IRRITATE ME!

What would you change about the fifth film if you could?

​Harry Potter Moment of the Week 2017 #15

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How did Lockheart add to the overall storyline?

I think he added a good bit of depth to the wizarding world. Before him, we had good wizards, evil wizards, and quidditch players. But with adding Lockheart to the story, we get to see that the wizarding world also has celebrities. It has people who faked it to make it. It has people who are, or believe themselves to be, larger than life. I think the presence of his character was incredibly important for the storyline because it brought the entire wizarding world more parallel to our own, muggle/no-mag world.

I also think it gave us a glimpse at what Harry might have been like if he wasn’t sent to live with the Dursleys. As McGonagall says, everyone would have known who he was. He would have been famous. Lockheart shows us exactly how that can go to someone’s head.

What do you think Lockheart added to the overall storyline?

​Harry Potter Moment of the Week 2017 #14

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What’s your favorite Fred and George moment?

This is a tough one to answer because there are so many great moments with these two. I think probably my favorite is toward the beginning of The Chamber of Secrets when they fly Arthur Weasley’s car to help Ron break Harry out of his room to bring him to the Burrow. They went out of their way just to do something nice. While it made Harry’s escape possible (because, as later established, Ron can’t drive well AT ALL) it also is a starting point for putting essential layers on the character development of the twins.

What’s your favorite Fred and George moment?

​Harry Potter Moment of the Week 2017 #13

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Would you have joined Dumbledore’s Army? Even with Unbridge breathing down your neck?

Most definitely, yes! The kids who joined learned so much more than the kids who didn’t. Also, they gained a practical knowledge of spells that probably meant the difference between life and death during the battle of Hogwarts. While obviously it wasn’t enough on its own  (FRED! 😭) I’m sure it did help quite a bit.

Plus I feel like it’s important to point out that sometimes a little rebellion is good. Resistance is important. So Umbridge is breathing down your neck isn’t a good enough reason not to join. In this case, there is so much more to gain than could be lost.

Would you have joined Dumbledore’s Army?

​Harry Potter Moment of the Week 2017 #12

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What’s your favorite Harry Potter fanfic?

I…actually have never read a fanfic, Harry Potter or otherwise. If any of you have recommendations to good ones, maybe I’ll check them out? I’m willing to read them, I just never have before.

What’s your favorite Harry Potter fanfic?

​Harry Potter Moment of the Week 2017 #11

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Which cast member do you think was a perfect fit for their character?

I mean so many of the cast members fit their character so well, so this is a tough one to answer. In the end, when it comes to perfection, I have to go with Dame Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall. She’s authoritative but fun and she really digs into every role she plays. For me, she IS Professor McGonagall.