I think it was amazing. And not just for us, or for the other cast members, but for her as well. Here is a girl who was pulled into this magical world only to have to say goodbye to it almost just as quick. Her character changed people, then, and now. This brought it back, and let her come back to it all one last time. She didn’t have to say goodbye yet. She could still be Looney Luna Lovegood one more time, and even if it was a different cast, and it was a staged reading and a musical, it kept her character alive for her. She got that chance, and she took it. And it’s been a year since the last movie, and she’s still our Luna. Neville’s still in love with her, and even though it’s different, it’s also the same.
That one touch, having her in the play, gave it magic. It made it seem even more real than it had before, and that’s saying something.
No. I dont think I will. At least not for a really long time. My theme is Pottermore related. Aka, Harry Potter. And Harry Potter is a big part of me.
Ok. Story time. Here we go.
I started reading the Harry Potter series in 1st grade. That was when I first discovered magic. And, when you’re the kid who doesn’t really have any friends and spends recess with her head tilted down, looking for shells in the sand on the playground, magic was a good thing to have. Harry Potter gave me something to believe in. And even though I sometimes got made fun of as the girl who brought “a big book” to school everyday, I loved reading, and Harry Potter gave me the strength to deal with the insults and the loneliness of elementary school. Every year until I turned eleven, I would count the days until I would be old enough to receive my Hogwarts letter. It was something to look forward to when I got up in the morning, because I was another day closer. But then, I turned 11, and there were no owls, or letters. So, yeah, me and my little kid mind were kinda crushed. But I kept hope. I kept reading the books and they kept giving me the strength they had since I’d first started reading them.
Then, when I would watch the movies, the books would come alive. I would be able to see everything happen right before my very eyes and it just made it all so much more real. Every year, I would go see the movies when they came out, and it felt like I was growing up alongside these characters. They were like long-distance friends.
Growing up, as everything around me changed, and I changed myself, the Harry Potter series was a constant. It was always there, and they were growing just as I was, granted they were older than me so it was like they were growing a lot faster.
Then, when the series ended, that stability wasn’t there anymore. But the magic still was, if I looked hard enough. I found that Harry Potter would never really end. It was like that quote from Sirius Black. “The ones that love us never really leave us.” Harry Potter would never die, at least not for me. It would still be there, lying in all those books, the movies, the memorabilia. It was all still there, and now, instead of something to keep waiting on, it was something to remember, to treasure. Harry Potter was a major aspect in all the things that made me who I am today. I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t been introduced to the series when I was a kid.
My theme is Harry Potter related because every time I look at my tumblr, it brings it all back. Privet Drive, the cupboard under the stairs, the letter with the wax seal. It makes me happy, and I’m not here to make other people happy. I reblog what I like because I like having it on my page. I like the fact that I can find things that make me smile and reblogging them is like tucking them away into a special box of memories. It’s something I can look back on when I’m feeling down in the dumps and it always makes me feel better.
So no. I’m not going to change my theme. And I dont care if you think it’s getting old, because in my mind, it’s not. It’s an extension of something that I love so much, and that continues to make me a better person with each and every day I walk this earth. And if you don’t like that, well, tough. I’m sure there are a ton of other blogs out there with themes you’d like better. Why don’t you go follow one of them?
And I just rambled. A lot. I’m sorry. I just felt like explaining it all I guess.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled fangirling…
Not very far. I mean…I’d pretty much be in the same neighborhood as I am now.
But if I move……I get a dog.
I’m gonna get a little black lab retriever puppy and name it Padfoot.
I’ve been doing research and stuff because I MIGHT BE GETTING A DOG.
Oh, and if I do move, I’ve gotta have a painting party. Invite the choir kids. Even though I’m terrified at how that could turn out.
and right now, I’ve already done almost all of my Gryffindor bios, but I haven’t started on the other houses. I’m looking for someone who knows what they’re talking about when it comes to these characters and would be will be willing to help me, and maybe help me run the RP when it’s ready. But right now all I’m worried about is getting these characters written, because right now I still have exactly 50 more bios to do. I know it’s a lot, but…yeah.
If you’re interested, drop a message in my ask and we’ll talk.
”Born as the seventh month dies” July 31st marks the day when magic was born! Thank you for being 99% of my childhood. Sincerely, A non-11 year old girl still waiting for her letter.