|YOU HUG HIM, MRS. WEASLEY.|
YOU HUG HIM FOR ALL OF US.
Thank you, Reading Rambo, for hosting this group cry. (Expect spoilers, all ye who enter here.)
Good CRAP this is a sad read as an adult. Harry is still so freaking little! He is not emotionally equipped to handle this shit! OK, let's start a little earlier, though.
Sirius' letter on page 496 is another example of him rocking the parenting, and Harry's reaction makes complete adolescent sense. And, because of Sirius' advice (from earlier), Harry finally goes to Dumbledore with a problem. Thank you, Sirius.
Hermione's sudden realization of Rita Skeeter's secret on page 533 reminds me of every episode of House ever. And also this dog:
More tricky timeline stuff when Mrs. Weasley says the Whomping Willow was planted after she was at school. Her time at the school and Lupin's time couldn't have overlapped at all. And then I get all befuddled thinking about whether Bill and Charlie were at school at the same time Harry's parents were, and yes, I guess they were, and I'mma just let Australian Kayleigh deal with this stuff. Also, Hagrid was at school before Mrs. Weasley, right? So what did he do in the years between being expelled and becoming Hogwarts' game keeper? Do we find that out? (Has he already told us?) (I have a sneaking suspicion I would be very happy as a goldfish. "Oh hey, a scuba diver! Holy crap, is that a castle? Oh hey, a scuba diver!")
On page 562 Voldemort says that the Death Eaters "knew the steps [he] took, long ago, to guard [himself] against mortal death." So then, Lucius knew that the diary was a horcrux. Did he know that he was putting it in danger by sending it out of his sight? Did he think Voldie was out of the picture, so why not get a bit of remnant scariness on a work rival of yours? Or had we decided that the Death Eaters knew that the horcruxes were out there, but didn't know which objects they were exactly?
Also in the horrifying graveyard scene, Voldemort lists the Death Eaters who aren't present and whether they suck or not. How surprised am I that Harry doesn't assume Snape is Voldemort's faithful servant at Hogwarts? So surprised. But I guess, since Karkaroff's the one who has likely left forever, who will be killed, and Crouch Jr is the faithful one, Snape was "too cowardly to return" and will pay. Does he pay? I'm going to start OotP the very second I post this.
I love love ferocious Dumbledore, who makes his first appearance after breaking into "Moody's" office. But tell me, hive mind, what we think this means, on page 604: Harry tells Dumble that using Harry's blood made Voldemort stronger than any other blood would have, that Voldemort has some of the protection that Harry's mother left to him, that Voldemort touched his face. "For a fleeting instant, Harry thought he saw a gleam of something like triumph in Dumbledore's eyes." Hmmmm? Was it because a theory of D's was proven correct? Which, do you think?
|Philosophizing sloth is as interested in your thoughts as I am.|
There is so much to talk about, but this post is way too long. But just let me say that the graveyard scene is the best thing of ever. It was so scary and so sad and just SO MUCH compared to anything we've encountered.
So far! (She said ominously.)
|*side eyes OotP*|