Monday, July 30, 2007

The Deathly Hallows Meme

...because you know I won't be able to resist this! =)

MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS ALERT. Please skip if you haven't read the book. (and please read the book! you don't know what you're missing. hahaha...)






Name: Jela
Age: 25
Location: Room of Requirement (wish!)
Friending Policy: First impression matters.
Hours it Took You to Finish DH: Almost 7 hours

Former Favorite HP Book:

Prisoner of Azkaban
Canon (or Not Disproved) Ships You Supported:
None, but I really like Remus/Tonks, I want my remaining Marauder to be happy!
Number of DH Theories You Had:
Quite a few, but most of them turn out wrong, don’t they?
Describe Your Best/Favorite Theory:
Harry and Voldemort’s final duel would be sort of other world-y, probably through the veil, and he would get a lot of help from his parents, Sirius and Dumbledore.
What Time Did You Get it at?
Around 7:45 am

What you did/thought about...
The Seven Potters:

It was a cool piece of skullduggery! Up until they were chased by Death Eaters, and then it became terrifying. Poor Hedwig. Poor George’s ears. And our fallen warrior, Poor Mad Eye.
He was redeemed in my eyes with the way he treated Kreacher. I wish Sirius have known this part of Regulus. Still, Sirius is the Black man for me!
Ron Leaving:
It was a good subplot, I can feel Harry’s sense of betrayal, Ron’s resentment and jealousy, and Hermione’s hurt. When Harry thought that something was broken between them, I felt it, too. I was glad they were able to patch things up. Harry’s dialogue about Hermione being a surrogate sister to her, and how Dumbledore gave the Deluminator to Ron because he knew Ron would always want to come back, were nice. Harry got really good at expressing himself.
Godric's Hollow:
The scene of Bathilda Bagshot transforming into Nagini was just scary! I love the tender moment between Harry and Hermione, when they visited Lily and James’ graves and Hermione conjured those flowers, then as they were about to leave, Harry put his arms around Hermione’s shoulders and Hermione put hers around Harry’s waist. I also like the epithet “The last enemy to be destroyed is death”.
Harry's Wand Breaking:
Like Harry, I was counting on the wand’s shared phoenix core to protect from, and ultimately defeat, Voldemort. It felt like a huge blow for me.
The Deathly Hallows:
I love this twist! I never expected this, I’ve always thought that Deathly Hallows was synonymous to the Horcruxes, and that Book 7 would be a straight forward tale of Harry’s quest for the Horcruxes. I like that the story of the Deathly Hallows was hidden behind a children’s tale, and that it was Dumbledore’s weakness, and how Harry was seduced by that same quest, but eventually figured out the right track.
Breaking into Gringotts:
Great adventure! The enchantments placed in the vault were really scary and their narrow escape was suspenseful. I’m glad they released the dragon!
Aberforth and Ariana:
They humanized Dumbledore; without them, Dumbledore might have been another Voldemort or Grindelwald. Aberforth was cool, and I like that he has the same piercing blue eyes as Dumbledore’s. His goat patronus was hilarious! And I never ever want to know what he did to the goat!
Snape Being Good:
I trust Severus with all my heart, and I’m glad Harry finally knew the truth and accorded proper respect to the “bravest man I’ve ever known”.
Harry Being a Horcrux:
I never supported this theory, I have to admit. But it made sense, the way it was presented.
King's Cross:
I gasped out loud when Harry was Avada Kedavra’d by Voldemort; I really thought he was a goner. When he met with Dumbledore at King’s Cross, I knew he’s bound to get back. The child was sort of disturbing. I just don’t like the part when Dumbledore kept on insisting Harry was the better man. Even Harry knows it – in spite Dumbledore’s checkered past, he is the cleverer one, the better man. I’m still Dumbledore’s girl, through and through!
The Epilogue:
Sort of anti-climactic. The bit about Harry naming his son Albus Severus was nice, but the chapter was a letdown after all the actions that happened in the novel.

New Favorite HP Book:

Still Prisoner of Azkaban, though I haven’t really given much thought on how I rank the 7 books.
Canon Ships You Now Support:
Sorry James and Harry – Lily/Snape! And Ron/Hermione, because they took their sweet time before they finally kiss!!!
Number of Your Theories That Came True (or Sort of Did):
The identity of RAB, that Snape is on the good side, Voldemort and Wormtail will die, Harry did not die
Overall Impression of DH:
There were few clunky lines and the epilogue could have been better, but I was amazed at how JK Rowling was able to tie the series together, and still introduce new key plots. I love it, even if I still feel sad up to now by the deaths and the thought that the HP series is really over.
Favorite Part:
The Prince’s Tale is my favorite chapter so far, followed closely by The Bribe and Forest Again.
Least Favorite Part:
The epilogue, unexplained deaths of Remus and Tonks – they deserve better than that!
Saddest Part:
Syet, syet… Dumbledore: “But this is touching, Severus. Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?” Snape: “For him? Expecto Patronum!” (and out came Snape’s patronus, the silver doe) Dumbledore: "After all this time?" Snape: "ALWAYS". Syet, syet talaga! (and yes, I had these memorized.)
Coolest Part:
Hermione’s beaded bag, Potterwatch (ang kulit ng code names!), the battle at Hogwarts, escape with the dragon, when Harry was met by the ghosts of Lily, James, Remus and my Sirius
Best Completely Unexpected Part:
I hate to admit this, but it was Hedwig’s death. It came really early in the story, and I had to re-read that part because I was just shocked that Hedwig would be part of the death toll! Harry calling Hedwig’s name repeatedly was eerily familiar: it brought back memories of book 5 when Harry was repeatedly calling Sirius name to come out of the veil.
Best New Character:
Gellert Grindelwald, because of his role in Dumbledore’s life; Aberforth Dumbledore
Saddest Character Death:
Snape, of course. But I was surprised to feel really sad about Mad Eye Moody. And his death happened early in the book!
Best Magic/Magical Item:
Pensieve, together with Snape’s memories.

Favorite Color:

Your Non-HP Fandoms:
Foxtrot, Heroes, Prison Break, House, Stonefree, etc, etc.
Top Pet Peeve:
people with annoying sense of superiority
Favorite Child HP Actor:
Pwede bang adult actor? Gary Oldman, forever and ever
First Word or Phrase that Comes to Mind:
Describe Yourself in Three Words:
Obsessive, Rambling, Boring
What's in Your Journal:
just doodles about my boring life! Hehehe…

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