First of all, I just want to say that I’m thinking of giving up my project…of reading all the HP and Ergaon books before November. Feedback? Might be nice.
Second, I’ve decided I’m going to do NaNoWriMo. That’s short for National Novel Writing Month. I might cheat and start thinking/brainstorming/outlining now, since I’ve never done it before…Anyone else want to join me in this venture? We can have writing parties in which all we do is sigh and hit backspace a lot. 😀
Third. I’ve been doing a lot of YouTube searching lately, and I’m seriously considering starting my own channel and doing a little vlogging…What do you think? It could be fun. If you want to see a couple of my favorite bloggers, check out this hilarious channel as well as this awesome one!
Now on to the wonderful world of Harry Potter.
As we know by now, Harry is not really ‘seeing dead people.’ Not exactly. He’s being possessed by Voldy, which is kind of a downer for all parties involved. Harry in particular is not exactly hot on the idea, but he doesn’t exactly have a say in the matter at this point. The conversation that Hermione, Ron, and Ginny have with Harry addressing his run-from-the-issue problem is slightly funny, slightly maddening. Seriously, this guy is thick.
“Ron and Ginny say you’ve been hiding from everyone since you got back from St. Mungo’s.”
“They do, do they?” said Harry, glaring at Ron and Ginny. Ron looked down at his feet but Ginny seemed quite unabashed.
“Well, you have!” she said. “And you won’t look at any of us!”
“It’s you who won’t look at me!” said Harry angrily.
“Maybe you’re taking it in turns to look and keep missing each other,” suggested Hermione, the corners of her mouth twitching.
Oh, Hermione. You make me smile. Same goes for Ginny [my favorite Weasley outside of the twins]. They both are so blunt and honest–and they both have a good sense of humor. Hermione, of course, sometimes chooses to think something isn’t funny, just because it interferes with her school and grades and whatnot.
Then there’s that whole part about leaving for Christmas, and the last meeting of Dumbledore’s Army for the term [sad!]. Everyone is leaving the Room of Requirement, slowly filling out and back to their dorms. Harry lingers–somehow finding something to do while every single other person leaves [except, of course, Cho Chang]. When he turns around, he expects to find Cho smiling and seductive, but BAM! She’s crying.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my twenty years, it’s that guys just do not know how to handle a teary-eyed girl, especially when that girl is crying because someone has died…and especially times a million if that person that died, died with no one else present but that other guy…as a girl, I can imagine what was going through Cho’s head. Craziness.
Well, long story short, Cho kisses Harry, but she’s still crying…and Harry is completely baffled and a little lost. [A little? He’s so lost, he’s in a different country!]
He goes back to tell Ron and Hermione [well, that wasn’t his intention; he tells them because he goes back and they’re there waiting for him]. Ron’s response is typical guy; “Alright, way to go!” but Hermione doesn’t seem particularly happy for Harry. When he tells them that the kiss was, as he says, “wet”, she responds coolly.
[Ron] “What sort of person cries while someone’s kissing them?”
..Hermione looked at the pair of them with an almost pitying expression on her face.
“Don’t you understand how she’s feeling at the moment?…Well, obviously she’s feeling very sad, because of Cedric dying. Then I expect she’s feeling confused because she liked Cedric and now she likes Harry, and she can’t work out who she likes best. Then she’ll be feeling guilty, thinking it’s an insult to Cedric’s memory to be kissing Harry at all, and she’ll be worrying about what everyone else might say about her if she started going out with Harry. And she probably can’t work out what her feelings toward Harry are anyway, because he was the one who was with Cedric when Cedric died, so that’s all very mixed up and painful. Oh, and she’s afraid she’s going to be thrown off the Ravenclaw Quidditch team because she’s been flying so badly.”
A slightly stunned silence greeted the end of this speech, then Ron said, “One person can’t feel all that at once, they’d explode.”
“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”
There’s Ron and Hermione again, with the comic relief at the end of a pretty serious little chat.
So even though Ron and Harry might not understand everything Hermione said Cho’s feeling, I think most girls can probably relate, if not entirely, then to most of that [I’m pretty sure you haven’t had your boyfriend die while in the presence of your present crush; if so, I am so sorry…]. I’m honestly a little shocked that even genius Hermione figured all of that out and was able to relate it all that clearly…clear to me…
Phew. What an emotional life these teenagers lead! I can’t handle it…I’m glad I skipped the first four books, they’re almost worst than this one. The sixth is better, as far as emotions and all go, but the seventh one…yikes.
Looking forward to that…