38. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
It’s only after an extensive talk about Harry Potter while sewing skirts with my classmate, that I realize that nothing much happens in this book and that it’s amazing how there are details that interweave across books and how well they are pulled together. The only major parts happen towards the end, OBVIOUSLY. HUHUHUHUHUHUHU not Dumbledore!!!!!!! I never actually cry during the scene itself but in the chapters preceding and succeeding it, you really get to see how large a part he plays. You get to see how he is so righteous, selfless, and brilliant. His humanity is emphasized and it just hurts a lot, like when he tears up because Harry affirms that he is his man through and through, even Fawkes could sense it. It shows how regardless of how much you’ve seen and come to know, even the littlest thing can render you speechless and bring tears to your eyes. I find it so sweet how he is so powerful, yet able to humble himself, as seen when he says, “I’m not worried Harry, I’m with you.” ‘Til the very ends he was selfless, righteous and brilliant to the core. Damnit he used his last moment to stop Harry from possibly sacrificing his life and saving him. Even when suffering from the effects of the potion, he was able to undo all the enchantments around Hogwarts in a matter of seconds, without obstruction. I believe that he definitely deserved to be put to rest at Hogwarts: “He will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him.” Why the hell did Snape have to be put in the situation where he had to make the Unbreakable Vow??????? Why did Dumbledore order him to? DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD:
Oh well, last Sunday (yes, this is a week late) while we were having dinner in Capitol Commons, I saw a rainbow moon! He lives on, all his vibrance and amazing-ness casting a soft glow within the night. Anyway, it was a full moon with a rainbow band around it. I couldn’t get a clear picture, oh well.
HOW COME WHEN HARRY GETS BITTEN BY THE BASILISK IN CHAMBER OF SECRETS THAT DOESNT DESTROY THE HORCRUX IN HIM SOMEONE ANSWER THIS???
Can we get JKR on the phone ?
yes let me just pull out her number real quick hang on yes hello 911 can i speak to jkr pls
well Fawkes saves him, so maybe saved the horcrux too? Phoenix tears and all that.
id like think im an alternative badass girl who doesn’t give a fuck and doesnt live by societys rules, but in reality i do all my homework and never back talk teachers and i say “please” and “thank you” and “sorry” way too much.
this post is making me rethink my life why
Hermione Granger did all of those things and was still a total badass
37. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
Need I be reminded again why this is my favorite of the series? Ooooh, I love the Order so much (group – as well as the book). It’s amazing how quickly they assemble. Despite the fact that they are stationed in different places, as well as different social positions, they are so closely interconnected. It’s such an intricate, efficient system that’s on top of everything. How quickly everyone is alerted. It’s a matter of minutes, as seen during Harry’s hearing. Arthur probably alerted Dumbledore about the change of time and venue since Courtroom 10 was only used in the days when Voldemort was in power. Their reflexes were fast and sharp, picking up on anything and everything. I find them all really cute, like a diverse family all living at 12 Grimmauld Place. It acts as their home; they go on with their lives and occasionally drop by to regroup – yet are all present when there’s a call (Mad-Eye looking at the Boggart for Mrs. Weasley; Lupin and the others coming to check on Mrs. Weasly when she’d tackled it). They come at such odd times, but there’s an assurance that someone will always be there to look in and contribute with their area of expertise, which given their lot, is quite varied. In the midst of all the commotion, the whole group has a connection that really only belongs between direct relatives. They may only see each other occasionally, but they never seem to drift. Tjhere’s an understanding, almost omniscient, of each of their situations. They – and the house – remind me of the prophecies: old, dusty, unassuming, stoic in appearance, though warm to the touch. A warmth that stems from its core.
Each character is so rich. All of them have their own backstories. Intriguing and here you get to know so much more about their dynamics, relationships, and dissect their past at your leisure.
I’m ashamed, but I wish we had gotten to know more about Bellatrix. And from where her devotion issues, all that malice. She’s so wicked, obsessive, and bold. Her and Sirius, they seemed like they were having so much fun while dueling. Actually, I really want to get to know everyone in the Black family tree.
Speaking of, DAMNIT SIRIUS D:. HOW COULD HE JUST DIE. UGH BELLATRIX, AS MUCH AS SHE IS INTERESTING, I HATE HER. HUHUHUHU Sirius and Harry had become so close. They had almost become like James and Sirius, then he as just ripped from existence. That was the worst way he could have died, and considering Harry, after all his loss. There was no closure, just the stupid veil. The stupid mirror left to him. This mirror that he and James used to use. Just as they started getting to know each other more. They were both so much alike, so rash and empathic towards each other. James would have been so happy Sirius was acting as Harry’s father. HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN AFTER WE GOT TO SEE SIRIUS IN HIS YOUTH. THE IMPLICATION OF THE POTENTIAL HE NEVER GOT TO USE. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIM AND HARRY. AND WHAT ABOUT LUPIN DD: THAT MUST HURT, ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS DEAD (Pettigrew is as good as dead). He and Harry loved each other. As Ron said, he must really like Harry since he was living off rats (Book 4).
Although it’s apparently his fault Sirius had died, Dumbledore is everyone’s saving grace. Everyone respects him. For a good reason, he’s so calm, cheerful, and lighthearted. He shifts so easily into formidability, with a cold righteous fury that dances in his eyes. Aside from his words, pollitically correct stands, and pure logic that kicks ass, his whole being is intensified by the lack of his benign, twinkling eyes.
Lets face it, all the true Hogwarts teachers are the best. [Obvious pick at Umbridge right there!! For what she directed at Hagrid]So when Professor McGonagall was hit by four stunning spells, I couldn’t hate Umbridge more. I also found stuff about Professor McGonagall that explain why she’s so intense abut Quidditch and the Gryffindor-Slytherin match in the third book. According to Pottermore, she sustained an injury from a foul by Slytherin during their defining match. Another prominent teacher is Flitwick. He and Peeves, especially, know their loyalties. They are too cute, listening to and providing Fred and George with a sort of memorial. He and McGonagall know their limits. And whenever it is implied that they are helping cause chaos or helping the trio, my heart soars. I love it when they are deliberately ignorant or feigning and acting on personal interest. The humanity, it’s an assurance that they have just as much fun as the students. It serves as a glimpse into their own experience at Hogwarts.
I’m still really curious about the Department of Mysteries. The veil, though!!! I feel like Hermione couldn’t hear the voices because she wasn’t close enough to anyone she had known that died. Another reason would be that she was too narrow-minded, like her opinion of Divination.
And, as promised, my Harry Potter notebook!!!
This used to be such a beautiful notebook. I’d gotten it for Christmas in 2009. The colors overlapping into flowers created an aesthetic image. I’d been saving it. It’s worn along the edges and joints now. If you look closely, you can see that an area below the center of the elastic is thinning. Harry Potter has been harsh. I could still call it beautiful. It surpasses the state of my journal. The only notebook filled with things even more important to me than its physical appearance. Each other notebook had its contents regulated and refined to the point that writing in it had ceased.
I’m not going to lie, I did try to preserve it.
But the contents had become more feverish as if I’d been bursting with questions. Which I was, hahaha.
Slowly it deteriorated and I hadn’t had much concern for capitalization, apparently.
The latest questions: (Added August 26,2014)
What is Professor Grubby-Plank’s first name?
What is another name for the Room of Requirement?