|Thumbs up for you.|
And thus, the fun times are over. We're reading chapters 1-12 of Order of the Phoenix. First of all, how important is Fawkes? The most important.
I love how dedicated he and Dumbledore are to each other.
On page 108 Harry has made it to the Order's headquarters and is helping clean up the place, when JK demonstrates her awesomeness once again in listing the dark and suspicious objects in a cabinet: a many-legged pair of tweezers, a coma-inducing music box, a heavy locket that none of them could open oh man guys maybe we should remember this for later, a number of ancient seals, and on, as you know. The locket has to be the least interesting thing in that cabinet. Go, Rowling. (But, shouldn't it have made Harry's spidey senses go berserk? Maybe he didn't notice because he was already on edge.)
Kreacher is such a sad, sad character. Sirius treats him horribly, but you can see where that behaviour's coming from. Kreacher doesn't realize he's saying terrible things to Sirius, but Sirius still has to hear those terrible things. Also, "I [...] caught him snogging a pair of my father's old trousers last week." ...
I'd forgotten, as I do, that Bellatrix and Narcissa are sisters. Some vastly different colouring, there. Could it be a "the seed is strong" situation? IfyouknowwhatImean?
And then finally, finally, we meet Luna.
I love her. I know it's not a revolutionary statement, but seriously.
She is just the best. I kept putting her in Hufflepuff in my head because she's so profoundly decent, but no, Ravenclaw, because of smartness.
|"Wit beyond measure|
is man's greatest treasure."
Harry and Ron's new Divination textbook is written by Inigo Imago. I can imagine what he'd say of Trelawney's dream interpretations.
And now I'll leave you with my question for the week: our golden trio is in their fifth year, in which they must complete their OWL examinations. Fred and George say on page 205 that they were considering not coming back for their seventh year, because what do they need with NEWTs. And then in Potions, Snape says to his fifth year class that next year he'll be accepting some of their ranks into his NEWT Potion class. So, sixth year = NEWT level classes. So. What now? Is year six NEWT preparation and then year seven NEWT exams? I've said "newt" too much. It's lost all meaning. Newtnewtnewt.