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HP meme

I am bored, so I meme:


Your House? Gryffindor

Favourite book? Prisoner of Azkaban.

Favourite teacher? Professor Lupin, hands down.

Favourite class? Defense Against the Dark Arts (Potions sounds ljust like Chemistry, which I hated!)

Favourite spell? Obliviate. Wouldn’t that be handy?

Favourite ship? I guess Remus/Sirius, although I don’t really read it

Favourite Character? Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Teddy Lupin

Character you think is the best written? Well, Sirius is the most intriguing.

Character you never expected to like in the end? Kreacher and Dobby. I really hated the house elves before the final book. Well, I can't recall what I thought of Dobby in the books anymore but I hated him in the films.

Character you’re most like? Gah, Hermione, I guess. I always loved school.

Character you want to be like? I think Neville, an ordinary fellow who rises to the occasion but doesn’t have to save the day, every day.

Character you’d most want to spend a day with? Remus Lupin

Character you’d shag in a heartbeat? Sirius Black

Top five favourite scenes in the entire series?
Harry conjuring his first patronus and thinking he’s seeing his father; Hagrid first appearing and telling Harry he’s a wizard; Anything involving Harry getting glimpses of his parents in the Mirror of Erised or old photos; Sirius reveals he is good and asks Harry to come to live with him. (I am STILL so bitter that that never happened!); Lily, James, Sirius and Remus accompanying Harry to the showdown with Voldemort

First generation (MWPP) or second (trio)? Marauders.

Death Eaters, the Order, or Dumbledore’s Army? Oh, Dumbledore’s Army, I guess.

What would your Patronus be? I’d want it to be a leopard or lion

What would your Animagus form be? Definitely a cat. A biggish one would be nice!

If you could live anywhere in the WW, where would it be? I really can’t say. Somewhere in a city, probably. I’d enjoy visiting the muggles and then sneaking around the corner into the magical realm only I could see, like 12 Grimmauld Place.

If you could have any career in the WW, what would it be? I’d work for the newspaper or write a good biography of Dumbledore.

And ultimately…were you happy with Deathly Hallows? Yes, I was. I think she wrapped it up very well, apart from the epilogue.

Also, I keep seeing ads for that movie "Stardust." A flyer for it was even in my HP box from Amazon! It looks like complete caca, yes? I can't believe what big names agreed to be in it!

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isis2015
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
Also, I keep seeing ads for that movie "Stardust." A flyer for it was even in my HP box from Amazon! It looks like complete caca, yes?

Oh my god, yes. Every time I see it, I marvell at just how awful it looks. It reminds me of the trailers for that one fantasy movie about the dragons. It was based on a book. From the looks of those trailers, it's no wonder I can't remember its name.
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, Eragon. My friend who's a HUGE fantasy buff read that book but refused to go to the film, based on the horrible-looking trailer, so if they can't capture the target demo, then yeah, no go. Same with this one, looks like, except it looks even worse. They keep trying to capitalize on the success of Harry Potter & LOTR but these cheesy adaptations look just dreadful!
fosfomifira
Jul. 24th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
wherein I rant like a true pissed off comic fan
As a Stardust fan, I can say with complete and utter trust that the movie sucks ... and I haven't seen more than a few minutes worth of footage. It's a shame, really, because the novel - and especially the illustrated novel, which is gorgeous - is rather pretty. It's supposed to be a Victorian fairy tale, mostly harmless, but above all things, subtle and I'm not seeing any of that in the ads.

Why someone decided it was a good idea to make a movie out of the books, I don't know. The casting is horrible - Claire Danes not only doesn't look anything like the girl on my icon, she just can't act out of a water paperbag without doing the trembling chin thing. I have no idea what Robert de Niro is doing or why they've played up his character so much. Michelle Pfieffer ... it pains me, but she's ruining the part and there are some things that look amazing on an illustration but just won't work on a movie (cf. a charriot pulled by goats).

/rant.

*takes breath*

So, yep. Stardust? Bad, bad idea.
fosfomifira
Jul. 24th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
Re: wherein I rant like a true pissed off comic fan
Hope you're not a Claire Danes fan. Got a bit carried away on the previous comment.
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: wherein I rant like a true pissed off comic fan
Hee, I'm really not a fan of hers! I liked her a lot in My So-Called Life and also in Romeo + Juliet. I even liked her in Terminator 3. BUT ... the way she and Billy Crudup hooked up when Mary Louise Parker was pregnant was just so tacky, it totally turned me against her and now I really can't stand the sight of her. She, Jude Law & Tom Cruise should just make movies together so I can avoid them all in one go!
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
Re: wherein I rant like a true pissed off comic fan
Oh wow, I haven't read Neil Gaiman but he's highly spoken of, so this being an adaptation of something of his just looks ... godawful. :-/ Some things just don't translate, especially most fantasy novels (apart from Harry Potter & LOTR).
cmonkatiekatie
Jul. 24th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
Favourite book? Prisoner of Azkaban.

me too, me too! I always feel sorry for people who say GOF is their favorite. Okay, not really, but did they read POA?

Favourite teacher? Professor Lupin, hands down.

and again!!

What's obliviate? Refresh my memory.


halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
What's obliviate? Refresh my memory.

Hee, are you being funny? :) If not, it's the "wipe someone's memories" spell, like what they did to the blokes who caught them in Tottenham Court. I guess it's like the Men in Black curse! ;)
emiliglia
Jul. 24th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
*hides from meme*

I have Stardust and mean to read it once I finish HP... The book is supposed to be really good. *shrug* I read American Gods by Neil Gailman and loved it, so I went out and bought all his books. So I have nothing to say in support of the movie, but the author's amazing, so I'd imagine the book to be good.
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've heard very good things about him and his books but that movie looks really, really cheesy. :-/ I think his fans are going to avoid it like the plague. (See fosfomifira's rant above!)
gobsmackit
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
I haven't read Stardust, but I've really enjoyed what I'v read by Neil Gaiman, and I hope it's not bad , on his behalf. :/
gobsmackit
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
*e. *winner*
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
LOL! If only we could edit comments! :)
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize until now it's based on a Neil Gaiman book, but it just looks BAD, basically embodying all the horrible clichés about sucky fantasy films pre-LOTR. And, apparently, there's no shortage of them afterwards, either!
bachlava
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
I keep seeing ads for that movie "Stardust." A flyer for it was even in my HP box from Amazon! It looks like complete caca, yes? I can't believe what big names agreed to be in it!

I know! The book was actually rather good, but as soon as I heard they were making a film, I was like, "WTF? Ack!" It's fundamentally very uncinematic. Hollywood, where is they judgment?
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
It just looks BAD. (Although everyone assures me the book is quite good.) My only guess as to why Robert DeNiro is in it is that, like Sean Connery, he kept turning down good fantasy franchises and finally said yes to a sucky-looking one.
ficangel
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
I almost want to give Stardust a chance, just because it's Neil Gaiman and he's insane...but it's Neil Gaiman and he's insane. A lot of what makes his books works is his prose style, and that's not going to translate easily onto film. (I fear the day when American Gods becomes a twinkle in some producer's eye, for example.)

Ooh, I would so wind up in the Ministry if I was in the WW. Either in magical law or as an Auror. Since I can lay money down now that I would be in Slytherin, also, I would also be completely smirky and obnoxious about good not always having to equal pleasant and get myself hexed frequently.
halfdutch
Jul. 24th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
You are made of sterner stuff than me because I just cringe in horror every time I see those Stardust trailers. Blech, even if the source material rocks, that just looks dreadful!

Oh, heh, I couldn't imagine myself working for a corporation or the government, even a magical one! ;) And darn those hexes! (What's to say you aren't being hexed on a regular basis, already? With your run of current luck, I wouldn't rule it out! )
philomel
Jul. 27th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
I really hated the house elves before the final book.

Same here. And now at the end of all things, I think I'd be a more than willing recruit for S.P.E.W. ;) Poor Dobby though. Also, speaking of Kreacher, I kept expecting him to show up again in Deathly Hallows, perhaps that Harry would call him to his aid. But maybe that would've been too much of a risk, in case Bellatrix and/or Narcissa had gotten to Kreacher as well.

Anything involving Harry getting glimpses of his parents in the Mirror of Erised or old photos.

Oh, that's a good one! I really loved the way they used that scene in the film version of OotP.

A few months ago, I was all kinds of excited for Stardust, as it's one of my favorite books by one of my favorite contemporary writers. But the trailers have me fretting the adaptation. It looks as though they've taken a charming, relatively spare adult fairy tale and turned it into a CG-heavy bit of empty flash. Sometimes, of course, trailers simply suck, and don't convey the quality of the actual film. But in this case, I dunno.... :/
halfdutch
Jul. 27th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
True, I think Kreacher fighting on Harry's side was probably heroics enough. I loved the detail that they can apparate in and out of places wizards can't, and that the purebloods never gave it a consideration!

Still haven't seen OotP -- soon, I think! ;)

And someone on my flist just gave Stardust, the film, a rave but it really looks dreadful. :-/ And that cast doesn't do much for me, honestly. Maybe if my nieces dragged me to it, but otherwise, think it's a miss! Fantasy films are so easy to botch!
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