Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 07.26.07 (#2)

Thirteen Reasons for Loving Harry Potter

(This is not the book exclusively, nor the movies exclusively, and there are no spoilers)

  1. Neville. (Love him.)
  2. Luna was perfectly cast in the 5th movie. Can't wait to see her in the next one/s.
  3. The Weasley twins' antics. So much fun.
  4. Rowling tells a good story. (Not going into editing, nor technical aspects of the books... just the story.)
  5. Phoenixes and unicorns and hippogriffs, oh my!
  6. Trying to make the connection between a character's name, the myth/legend/etc. behind the name, and then figuring out what will happen before the plot gets to that point... (For example - did any of you know that Bellatrix is the name of a star in the constellation Orion, and that Sirius is a star in the constellation of Orion's dog?)
  7. Didn't you ever want to discover that you weren't normal, but really belonged to a part of this other, special world? Did you ever try to escape through a closet (few wardrobes in my area of the states) or try wishing yourself somewhere else or stare at a lightswitch trying to discover telekinetic powers?
  8. Gary Oldman.
  9. Flying cars and motorbikes!
  10. I wanna be an animagus.
  11. John Williams outdid himself on Hedwig's theme.
  12. Come on - it's magic. Like Potter or hate it, it's magic. (And it gets kids reading instead of watching TV.)

Ravenclaw Quidditch Team 016

Ravenclaw Quidditch Team 017
(I'm kneeling at the bottom right of the pic.)

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