No story lives unless someone wants to listen. So…
J.K. Rowling, Lord Voldemort and Rupert Grint partipating in the London Olympic games 2012.
Tuesday 31st July 2012- Happy Birthday to both my heroes.
I feel like this, above any other perhaps, is the post that warrants a long caption. But as it always seems to be when I feel I have something important to say, I can never seem to get the words out. So thank you Jo, for Harry, for Ron, Hermione, for the twins, for all the memories and every moment. Thank you for giving me somewhere that will always represent happiness and security for me. Thank you for giving me something to aim for, someone to look up to, and thank you for opening up the world of books and paper and imagination that your books welcomed me into. Thank you for teaching me the values of bravery and love and music above everything else. I could exhaust every thank you in the world and still not have said enough. Nothing will ever be enough, so here is perhaps the best I can do- Happy Birthday Jo, and the wonderful character you created, and I love you both more than any words could possibly describe.
“The Casual Vacancy is set in a small community, which involves writing characters who are adolescents all the way up to people in their sixties. I loved nineteenth century novels that centre on a town or village. This is my attempt to do a modern version. As a writer you have to write what you want to write; or rather what you need to write. I needed to write this book.”
Potterhead vows: if the Queen is on your dash, you must reblog.
“This may surprise people, but it is the truth. In many, many ways, Hufflepuff is my favorite House. There comes a point in the final book where each House has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge… The Slytherins, for reasons that are understandable, decide they’d rather not play. The Ravenclaws: some decide they will, some decide they won’t. The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, stay – as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of fool-hardy and show-offy people. That’s just the way it is. I’m a Gryffindor, I’m allowed to say it. There’s bravery and there’s also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason. They weren’t trying to show off. They weren’t being reckless. That’s the essence of Hufflepuff House. Now my oldest child, my daughter Jessica, said something very profound to me not very many days ago actually. She said to me – and she, by the way, was not Sorted into Hufflepuff House – but she said to me, “I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.” I can only say to you that I would not be at all disappointed to be Sorted into Hufflepuff House. So I’m a little upset that anyone does feel that way.” -Jo Rowling
“Jo locks herself in the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh to work on the crucial final chapters of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. It’s January 11th, 2007 and the end of 17 years of writing.”
But the only exception actor-wise to my sort of “didn’t intrude” rule was Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna. I hear her voice when I write Luna. And I even put painted pictures on the ceiling of literally Luna’s room in tribute to Evanna, because she, the actress herself, is so creative. She’s so talented and I know her well. So she influenced the real Luna.