Randomosity on Fridays: Harry Potter Edition

I am SO EXCITED for tonight because I'm going to go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Yes, I am totally jealous of you people who saw it at midnight. I would've been there, but you know, work the next day on 4 hours of sleep isn't exactly fun. So yes, I settled for tonight.

I don't know about you, but I totally associate Harry Potter movies with the winter holiday season, probably because many of the movies came out during the winter. But there's just something very...wintery about it all. Maybe it's the snow and scarves and such (I don't see much snow).

In any case, here's the Potter themed Friday 7 (for the 7th movie)!

1. As promised, here's another look at my sister's Dark Marked shoe. This time a close-up. We bought a pack of fine-tipped Sharpies - easier to maneuver. She found me a reference, and I drew it on. I penciled a rough sketch first, outlined in Sharpie, and then shaded and put in the green patterns.

Plus, I've had a lot of practice drawing it onto her arm with eyeliner when she dressed up as a Death Eater or Slytherin for Halloween / midnight premiers / conventions.

Trust, Sharpie is a lot easier.

2. I was totally not interested in reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone when I first heard about it. I was wrangled into buying it for an after-school class I was taking. Finished the first book in a week. Later, I bought Books 2 and 3 together. Read Chamber of Secrets in 2 days. Read Prisoner of Azkaban in a day. Best. Assignment. Ever.

3. I was Sirius Black for Halloween one year. I made the sign out of cardboard, which took me forever because I couldn't, for the life of me, find an exacto knife. So I carved out those rectangles with a razor blade. Think I ended up with a blister on my finger. But it was kind of worth it.

4. For the 6th book, we pre-ordered a copy, but my sister also wanted to go to our local Borders' midnight release party. There was a trivia contest where prizes got better as the questions got harder. Luce got a low-level prize - a temporary tattoo -but the store guy gave her 2 because she was waving around the Azkaban sign I'd made for my costume. Prize of the night though was a copy of Half-Blood Prince at midnight. You wouldn't have to wait; you'd get the book first. My sister won that prize. Freaking EPIC.

5. My favorite book of the 7 is Prisoner of Azkaban. This is also my favorite of the movies. My least favorite book is Order of the Phoenix (too long!). I adore the Marauders (wish there was more about them), and I have a total school girl crush on Professor Lupin. If I were to be sorted, I'd totally be Ravenclaw. Beyond doubt, my sister is a Slytherin.

6. For the first 2 movies, my sister, friends and I would play Where is Oliver Wood? And we'd spend the entire movie looking for him in the background scenes. Loved that guy.

7. If you haven't, you should totally check out Potter Puppet Pals. My favorite one is The Mysterious Ticking Noise.

What are your Harry Potter stories? Which books did you like best and least? Who are your favorite characters? Which House do you belong in? Are you excited about the movie?!

I'm off to see the movie tonight! Happy weekend everyone!!!

P.S. My sister was looking at Noble Collections' Harry Potter catalog while I wrote this post. We were discussing Lucius Malfoy's awesomesauce pimp cane - you know the one with the silver snake head handle and hidden wand (totally want it!) - when my sister says, "That's because he's a classy man. I mean look at him."


Emy Shin said...

My favorite HP character changes depending on when I'm asked the question, but I love Snape. The complexity of his character is something that appeals to me more and more as I grow older. (I just plain disliked him in the first few books.)

Lydia Kang said...

OMG, that puppet show was funny. Especially when Dumbledore shows up with no clothes one. What's up with that?
My favorite HP books are the first, Azkaban, and the last. Probably no one agrees with me on the last one!

Loren Chase said...

My favorite books in the series would have to be the first and the last... The first one because I was being introduced to this wonderful new world. This small skinny boy with a scar on his head was the hero. It made me believe in magic. The last book because I waited years to read it. Yes, years. I'd heard so many bad things about it I didn't want to ruin the world and ending I had crafted in my mind. But I finally dove in, and although I was surprised with the grittiness and some content I ate it all up.

Beverly Ealdama said...

one time i went to a pre-screening of the 3rd movie at grauman's chinese theatre. it was awesome.

ps. i think http://www.sharpieuncapped.com would really like those shoes :)

Ariana Ferrone said...

Love it! I am also a Slytherin - got my scarf and my wand ready for tonight's showing!

Also, my favourite Harry Potter/Internet spawn is A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel. Hilarious.

(Bonus story: When I was reading Deathly Hallows after getting it at midnight, I cried when I read the name "Ariana." Felt like JK's gift to me!)

Christina Lee said...

Well...howwas it?

You DREW that??? Awesome!

I love that you dressed as Sirius!

Ishta Mercurio said...

I still haven't read them. #epicreadingfail

But, I wanted to cheer you on with your NaNo-ing. You can do it!

Krispy said...

Emy- Snape is indeed a very complex dude, but yeah I wanted to smack him the first few books.

Lydia- Yeah, the naked Dumbledore thing is an inside joke from that group. One of their earlier Potter Puppet Pals segments had to do with that. Haha. I did LIKE the last one, but I don't know if I love it. I do think it did its job though.

Loren- Wow, you waited years?! I do not have your willpower. I pretty much stayed up all night reading it, but part of it was fueled by my desperation to avoid spoilers!

Krispy said...

Beverly- I want to see something at Grauman's! Thanks for the link. I will def check it out. :)

Ariana- Thanks for sharing your HP stories! I definitely have to check out this musical; I love musicals AND HP, so that's a win-win for me!

Christina- Thanks! I think Sirius needs more love. And I quite liked the movie! They did a good job.

Ishta- Thank you! It's ok. There's a number of books I haven't read that qualify me for #epicreadingfail.