try to understand the students.
They hate it. They would much
rather be tragically understood,
wallow in self-pity, stew in
their own -"
These are the classic words
of the late Hogwarts Headmaster,
Phineas Nigellus, who summed
up the content of book 5 in
the Harry Potter series - ANGST!
Of the teenage kind! (Dum dum
years it's been since the last
book came out, hasn't it? Something
like that. When the date for
the 5th book was announced,
fans around the world rejoiced
whilst feeding their home-made
potions to various family members.
What with the 2 movies occupying
our time inbetween, it still
felt as if it'd been a good
3 centuries since the last book.
After being nearly burnt at
the stake, JK Rowling finally
admitted defeat, and gave the
fans another book ("Take it
and die!!" she was said to have
cursed). So, 2 days after finishing
the book, on this momentous
occasion (Wednesday of course!),
I give to you, my opinion! *Sound
of polite coughing*
is finally acting like a teenager!
He's moody, bitchy, selfish,
what more could you ask for?
I haven't anything (well, much)
against the teenagers of the
world, as I'm only a year out
of them as I type this, but
c'mon, you know what I'm talking
about. Harry has always been
rather deluded and kinda spoilt
since arriving at Hogwarts anyways
- school rules mean nothing
to him, and Dumbledore would
let him off even if he set fire
to every student there! *Cries
of protest* Ahhh, but I like
wee Harry, so quiet you at the
back. After everything he's
been through, especially year
4, twas nice to see Mr Potter
finally let off some steam....admitedly
at his closest friends. And
unleashing that temper of his
at the teachers was quite funny
at times, especially towards
Snape! My favourite character
for those not in the know. Not
enough Snape! Then again, if I was writing these
books, Harry would just be some
background character with Snape
dancing vigourously in the foreground.
Got some personal info on him
in this book - Snape was ever
a kid? Who'd have thought it,
ay? But his worst memory chapter......even
Snape-haters (curse you!) must
feel a twinge of sympathy. How
humiliating, being dangled upside
down like that. Now is it me,
but wouldn't normal people wear
clothes *underneath* their robes.
I asked this question to my
mum and sister, who shot disgusted
looks in my direction, with
murmers of "pervert." I'm sure
it's been mentioned that Harry
wears jeans under them. In case
of instances like this! Either
Snape was some kind of exhibitionist,
or his trousers were in the
wash. Grey pants, interesting.....Aaaaanyways,
don't you think James and Sirius
were total bastards in that
scene? And their whole showing-off
attitudes sadly familiar? Still,
Snape is still a bitch himself,
so obsessed with his past that
he has to take it out on his
long dead enemy's son. I thought
after the whole Occlumency scenes
(wasn't that a great chapter?),
Harry and Snape would come to
some kind of understanding.
Naw. There's another 2 books
yet Truds, you idiot! Plenty
more opportunites for sly piss-taking,
bitching sessions, and SHOUTING
AT HARRY WITH THE CAPS BUTTON
PRESSED FIRMLY DOWN!
now we arrive at the much-hyped
(how awul!) death. Ms Rowling
was playing with our poor emotions
throughout the book, suggesting
that hmmm, maybe *this* character
dies! No wait, still alive,
it's *that* one! Nyah! Nope,
it's all *them* lot! I kept
thinking a character had finally
copped it when another would
say "There's a pulse! Sorry
about the confusion and panic,
you can cross this guy off your
list!" In all honesty, I though
it was gonna be out of Hagrid,
Mr/Mrs Weasley, or Dumbledore.
Ooops, it's Sirius Black! You
know, the fangirl favourite
across the internet, with about
a billion fanfics dedicated
to the gorgeous pairing of him
and Lupin? Him. Dammit! I've
always thought he was a cool
character, not one of my faves,
but still up there. We were
finally getting to know the
tall gaunt guy when he goes
and dies on us, how selfish
ay? I had a feeling it would
be him. Let's make Harry more
mentally unstable by killing
the only person who he truly
loves! It'll make great reading
for book 6! Which it will I
think, how much scenery-chewing
do you expect Harry to do next
time round? Still, I felt the
faint suggestion of tears in
my eyes, especially in the scene
with Harry looking into the
mirror. But how did he forget
that his godfather gave him
a prezzie at christmas?? A boy
who's not used to receiving
gifts manages to forget he was
ever given one by one of his
role models? Foolish Potter!
*Sings tunelessly* Heee had
it comin'! *Dum dum* Heee had
it comin'! *Dum dum* Heee onllly
haaad himself tooo blaaaame!
*Dum dum dum*
my collection of random thoughts
and opinions sorted out into
the rather sexy list you see
beneath this sentence:
is great! Umbridge is a complete
and utter cow (or should I say
Dumbledore vs Voldemort - needs
an uncut bitch slap session.
Lockhart! (Why does Word have
no problem with that name??)
Not enough Snape. More snarling,
gliding, and lip curling please.
Have a new-found love for McGonagall!
10 points to Gryffindor for
Is there anyone nice in Slytherin?
My Slytherin scarf and mug say
it's unfair representation.
More Occlumency lessons!
Harry shouldn't have any problem
with murder, take Quirrell for
Ron x Hermione? Harry x Ginny
x all her other boyfriends.
When's the next book out? Stuff
it, I want film 3!I
finish this by asking a Snape
question. No please, come back,
it's a question that demands
an answer! I've been waiting
patiently (mainly) to find out
where Dumbledore sent Snape
at the end of book 4. Where?
I thought this question would
be answered in this here book,
but alas, looks like I've got
another long wait on my hands!
Ms Rowling has probably forgotten....Will
we ever discover what made Snape
turn away from being a Death
Eater, why it is that Dumbledore
trusts him? Heh, that sounds
awful, but I was relieved over
Sirius's death. Not that it
was him of course, but that
it wasn't Snape! Cos I kinda
made a small promise to myself
that if Snape died, I wouldn't
want to read any further! Sad
as that may be. And why wasn't
Snape fighting alongside the
Order of the Phoenix near the
end? Or was that explained already?
I was up at 3am reading the
last few chapters, forgive me
Slytherin scarf around neck,
whilst sipping a latte from
her Slytherin mug* Ahh well,
shall see you back here again
in a few years. I hear the next
book is going to be the size
and thickness of a generously-sized
bungalow, ideal for dropping
on children from great heights!
I can see it now - "Harry Potter
accused of crushing a class
of school children, and paper-cutting
those in the surrounding vicinity.
Police are investigating.