mock covers of Witch Weekly.
[photo: Emma Watson gazes invitingly into the camera, wearing an off-the-shoulder fuzzy sweater] Hermione Granger Talks Werewolf Welfare, Centaur Rights and the House Elf Protection Act
[photo: Bonnie Wright in a menswear-inspired suit with no blouse, gazing inspiredly upwards and holding a leather portfolio] From Rags to Riches: Quidditch Star, Journalist, Business Woman And Fashion Icon. Ginny Weasley Shares The Secret To Her Success.
[photo: Evanna Lynch in a very fashion photo of her in a leather-and-gauze black evening gown in a snowy wood, a white owl on one black-leather-gloved hand.] Discovered: Crumple-Horned Snorkack. Luna Lovegood Reveals All On Her Successful Swedish Expedition.
Think about it. When they first met at Madame Malkin’s, Draco tried to impress Harry. He didn’t know who Harry was and, no offence, but Harry was more than shaggy dressed. That means he was undoubtedly not Draco’s class. But Draco didn’t care. When they met again on the train, Draco offered his friendship. Harry refused. And that’s when the teasing began. Look at it this way: if Harry would be a girl, Draco would pull on his pigtails, would poke him in the ribs and would lift his skirt. But Harry is a boy, so Draco copes with his feelings in a different way. He follows Harry around to blackmail him somehow, he always starts a fight and he is mean to Harry’s friends to rise a reaction out of him. If that isn’t love or at least liking, I don’t know what else is.
did she get a haircut
no she’s not in uniform
Is that a new bow?
[image description: two screenshots of lavender brown from chamber of secrets and prisoner of azkaban, then a half-blood prince promo shot. in the first two, she is played by a black actress. the third is a white girl.]
The moment when Harry takes Draco’s wand
J. K. Rowling: I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco’s wand, Arthur said, God, that’s the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that’s right. He said, shouldn’t that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren’t even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.
Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it’s these little things -
J. K. Rowling: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.
AUGH! JKR frustrates me as usual. I’m not opposed to the idea behind this the way she’s explaining it, but the way it actually played out in the text was just stupid. Instead of seeming to be about the little things or the difference one individual can make (seriously, even the way she’s describing it, how is that about the difference one individual can make?), it just seemed like man, wand ownership is really easily transferred, that must be inconvenient as all fuck in daily life. It didn’t feel like a MacGuffin or a misdirect, but a let-down on the arc we had been promised.
What if Draco had GIVEN HIM THE WAND instead? How much better would that have been? Because as it is, it’s not a story about the difference one individual can make. It’s a story about the difference a Chosen Savior can make. Which is ACTUALLY THE EXACT OPPOSITE STORY.
Amazing! I too imagined Draco attending healer school in a story I wrote. I guess it just follows naturally from the events of Deathly Hallows…