thirty days of harry potter

The Hogwarts Houses and the superb things I think they'd be able to do if they paired off
  • Gryffindor/Slytherin: systematically destroy the world
  • Hufflepuff/Slytherin: systematically change the world
  • Ravenclaw/Slytherin: systematically take over the world
  • Gryffindor/Hufflepuff: destroy white supremacy
  • Gryffindor/Ravenclaw: destroy the patriarchy
  • Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff: destroy heteronormativity
Day 13: Least favorite movie

This is the movie I’ve watched least, probably only three or four times. I only watch it when I’m doing a rewatch of the whole series.

The problem with this movie for me is how it jumps from one thing to another. The pacing is just really wonky and I don’t like some of the cuts they made and I still dislike the graveyard scene because it goes by too fast for me. (That’s one of my biggest problems with the Shrieking Shack scene in Azkaban, too: it seems like they’re shooting off their lines in double time so they can get to the time turner stuff.) And I hate the way Dumbledore acts in this one. This was the movie where Gambondore started going off the rails. I know it’s not Michael Gambon’s fault but probably the director’s because Gambon PROVED that he could act Dumbledore very very well in HBP. It’s just in this movie he’s so. not. Dumbledore.

Seriously.

It’s odd because I love a lot of individual things about this movie: the casting (Moody, the Crouches, Krum, Cedric, everyone was cast very well (for their parts as they were in the movie) to me), certain scenes (the twins betting on the dragon, the Yule Ball, etc.), some of the changes, etc.

I do love the extended cut they show on ABC Family, though, because the scenes they add in fix the pacing. (And most of them have Alan Rickman in them so there’s always that.)

Day 12: Favorite Ship

Sirius/Lupin.

Since I was about eleven. I dunno, I just loved it. I was firmly convinced Lupin was gay so the whole Lupin/Tonks thing was out of nowhere for me. (I do like Lupin/Tonks, though, so it’s all good. And there’s nothing saying Lupin isn’t bisexual, man!)

Fun fact: David Thewlis, who plays Lupin in the movies, was also convinced Lupin was gay until he found out about Tonks. I wanted to give him a high five when I read that.

But yeah, Sirius/Remus for all of time. <3

(Other ships I like: Harry/Ginny, Harry/Luna, Neville/Luna, Ron/Hermione, Harry/Happiness. I wasn’t terribly picky about who ended up with who as long as they were all happy, you know?)

#nerdybookchallenge day thirty-one: best fictional place ever.

And the answer, of course, is Hogwarts. I know, they’re kinda racist and there are a lot of government issues and the students have a tendency to get seriously injured or maimed but come on, that’s not that different from our world except they also have magic! And butterbeer! And cauldron cakes! I wish Hogwarts was a real place, even if I didn’t go to school there. Maybe I could be a teacher now.