Anonymous said: top 5 harry moments
- WALKING TO THE FOREST TO DIE everything from harry waking up in dumbledore’s office to voldemort killing him is just exquisite — harry’s realisation that dumbledore had been grooming him for death and harry being hyperaware of his own body, “brain and nerve and bounding heart” is all so gorgeous and sad and wonderful, and he’s so brave. HE’S SO BRAVE. I’M SO FUCKING SAD IT’S BEEN 7 YEARS
- destroying dumbledore’s office i love this scene because after 4 books of harry keeping shit to himself and sitting on his feelings you get lots of minor, small explosions post-cedric dying and then THIS, it’s a NUCLEAR BOMB OF ANGER and it’s so satisfying to read but also the most painful thing in the world, ever
- politely asking the sphinx to move, please this cracks me up every time. if someone was like show me ONE THING that DEFINES harry james potter AS A HUMAN AND A CHARACTER i would show them this scene. life-threatening wizard competition. dangerous magical creature. “can you move, please?” my son
- torturing amycus after he spit on mcgonagall this means A Lot to me because harry just straight up crucios that fucker without any hesitation or warm-up and puts so much feeling behind it. anything where harry is morally grey is my favourite because he’s The Saviour and the Master of Death and it’s like yeah, and he just crucio’d a dude so hard he flew across the room and passed out
- "you don’t have to call me ‘sir’, professor" any scene where harry backchats snape is fantastic but i distinctly remember reading this scene and being like OOOHHHH OOOOOHHHH SICK BUUURRNNNN OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH
Wait….who doesn’t do this? They’re best dipped in a Wendy’s Frosty.
Enna has just been captured, and Sileph is being all nice to her because he wants her to teach him the fire magic and I don’t like it and I don’t trust him. It’s pretty clear to me that he cares nothing for her, even if he pretends he does. He only cares about his ability to learn the fire magic.
I’m going to bet that Sileph is 100% evil. I hope Enna does teach him the fire magic and he burns himself up in the process. And while we’re on the subject of happy endings, then Enna will run home to Finn and all will be right again.
Just got finished reading The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I really enjoyed reading it a whole lot, and I had a few comments about the ending that I wanted to share.
Oh by the way, there are spoilers ahead:
I like that everybody works together in the end to restore justice. Ani is captured and it looks as if she might become a damsel in distress, but she finds a way to free herself, and then her guard keeps the big baddie from killing her. Then her friends jump into the fray and the Prince runs to the aid of a man who he believes Ani may be in love with. It’s all very noble and endearing (except for the killing people in battle part)
But I do question whether the prince knows that Ani kept Ungalod from killing him with that little gust of wind, and what kind of difference it would make if that were general knowledge (I suspect only Ungalod knew she did it). I understand that Ungalod was a murderer and bad person in general, but I keep thinking that if somebody else had interfered in the duel in order to make the bad guy win instead of the good guy, it would be seen as the worst kind of dishonesty and treachery, right? The bad guys are using sorcery to give them an unfair advantage in the fight. But since the “good guys” did it, it’s okay? I dunno, perhaps I’m reading too much into this, but it irked me that Ani interfered and then the prince was still given the sword and all the things that went along with his first kill, etc.
Maybe I’ve been reading too much Tamora Pierce lately, but my first thought upon reading that scene was “that doesn’t seem very chivalrous….”
I think the way the Circle kids all become famous mages at fourteen is incredibly unrealistic. In fact, most of Tammy’s heroines end up becoming renowned. What sort of message does that send to children - that fame is the only goal worth pursuing?
What on earth is this person talking about? At no point in those books did I get the impression that the Circle kids were pursuing fame and fortune. In fact, all any of them really wanted from the beginning was to learn to control their magic and to fit in somewhere, maybe be a part of a family. They became “famous” because their magic is unique, and because they all did extraordinary things while pursuing their OTHER goals and attempting to be good, honorable people.
In other news, who really wants to read a book about an ordinary person living an ordinary life where nothing really interesting happens? I like reading about famous people who perform great deeds and lead interesting lives, fictional or otherwise. In no way does that indicate that I think fame is the only goal worth pursuing…