Friday, a-Friday, a-Friday is very very nice.
It's time for another installment in the Harry Potter Readalong hosted by the Hufflepufferific Reading Rambo. This week we're reading the first ten chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Seeeekrits. It's a readalong, so it can get spoilery. Especially in the comments. BE FOREWARNED.
I think chapter 3, "The Burrow," might well be my favourite chapter of all chapters ever. I love meeting the Weasleys and seeing their home, and Mr. and Mrs. W are hilarious together. And I love how Ginny acts all
But feels all
She's so awkward. I love her face.
The last chapters of this section serve to make me feel really bad for the people whose guts I previously hated.
Filch, for one. If he's a squib, and he's the caretaker at Hogwarts, do they make him clean the whole castle by himself, muggle-style? Because that is awful. That can't be right.
|At least he has Mrs. Norris to comfort him.|
His reaction to finding Mrs. Norris petrified is almost too sad.
Then, the idea of Malfoy getting told off by Flint for missing the snitch when it was right beside him, that'll make you feel bad for the kid.
And things are just going to get worse. Poor Draco. I don't think he likes being himself most of the time.
In the same chapter that we glimpse the fact that Malfoy may, in fact, just be a sad little kid, Dobby visits Harry in the infirmary. And hey, ho, wait a second, when Dobby apparates out of Hogwarts Harry is holding onto his arm. Qu'est-ce que le what? Shouldn't Harry have apparated, too?
Now, I didn't get to commenting on all your awesome posts last week, what with Personal Things getting in the way of what's really important (Harry Potter), but I am determined to travel 'round this week, agreeing with your exclamations of horror at how the twins treat that salamander, and disagreeing with you, vehemently, about Dobby being the Jar Jar Binks of the Harry Potter series ("The house-elf's goggling tennis-ball eyes were peering at Harry through the darkness. A single tear was running down his long, pointed nose." What, are you made of stone?
The fact that I've looked for a half hour without finding a Dobby gif I want to use is BESIDE THE POINT).
(Seriously, though, Jar Jar was the worst.)
Final point: the casting of Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart is the greatest thing of all the hyperbolically great things.