the kings in Romania thing. aren't the "kings" the dragons? that's how i understood it.
Indeed! A metaphor :D
on that note, sorry for the lack of posting still! We’re still here, just super busy; I hope you don’t mind an inactive blog in your follow lists for awhile. We’ve also received a number of really nice anons—thank you very much for the love! ^__^
Julia edit: wheee looks like our jobs and various commitments got the better of us. Thanks so much for all your support & kind words and I hope we can post some new material soon!
Um..about your chatlie weasley edit.. umm.. we don't have a king in Romania. Just sayin'.
It’s a metaphor!
I couldn’t resist sorry.
Apologies for the late acceptance letter. Or maybe you were taking classes all along?
what do you think of rita skeeter?? (besides the obvious)
Rita’s 100% selfish and revels in it. Sure, she might have some redeeming quality somewhere, but would she even care? She clearly loves her job and holds nothing back, has no boundaries nor shame, stomping all over both the alive and dead. Her quill is the only thing she holds sacred. She has few loved ones if any. She travels too much for them and they’re all hassle, no payoff; she needs concrete incentives, not evidence. She gets a kick out of the attention her stories get and her sheer power through words. There’s a terrifying appeal to that kind of thrill and freedom. I don’t think she has many regrets.
I completely understand why JKR thinks she’s so fun to write. My thoughts on her are biased because I write an OC who’s her grandniece, and she’s a Rita-lite who I’ve essayed endlessly about. She describes Rita as a “rubbish writ[er], brilliant businesswoman,” and has this anecdote to sum up Rita’s familial love: “Great-Aunt Rita always said she would take me to the Prophet headquarters, but let’s face it: the woman is much better at being a liar than an aunt.” Which sums up my headcanon for her and her writing as well.
Terrible, knows it, sassy about it. I love to hate her :D
How do you feel about Lord Voldemort?
I don’t feel strongly one way or another about Voldemort. I like him in the story and how he’s Harry’s literal inner darkness, but from a villain sense—and it’s not only HP—I’m not too interested in the singular archvillain. I’m more afraid of and chilled by the corrupt Ministry, the propaganda, and UGHbridge, and I actually remember those parts being hard to read through when I was younger because they made really uncomfortable. Voldemort is one man, ultimately mortal and a coward. He is really really hard to kill, but to me, the series is more about the fear of him and the manipulation of that fear fuels his power. Half the fight is just convincing people to speak his name let alone take up arms against him.
I agree with Gina. Voldemort is scary as the Big Bad, but I find the Ministry’s corruption and the way it turns into a fascist, racist oppressor in the seventh book the most chilling aspect of the books. Voldemort is evil, but Umbridge is nasty and sadistic whilst convinced she’s doing the right thing. That absolute faith in her own beliefs and willingness to oppress those around her is terrifying. The most chilling thing about Voldemort, however, was his mental link with Harry, the way he played on Harry’s fears and anxieties to try and bring him to his downfall. Sirius’ death, for example. That’s also horrifying! Sorry, this answer wasn’t very deep - I’m not too good with the meta!
what are your weirdest headcanons?