sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Two ways of looking at a magpie)
( Dec. 16th, 2005 03:58 pm)
I was reading something today that brought up that old HP argument, Weasleys vs. Malfoys and it once again made me ask: Are there any really happy families in HP canon? )

Phew! That was a lot longer than I expected it to be. I just started babbling about families. The basic idea being that this is why it drives me crazy when any family gets made one-dimensional either way, because it seems like it really goes against canon to both say a family is just completely negative or to say a family--usually the Weasleys--is ideal. I honestly don't even know if JKR *could* write One Big Happy Anybody's Family, because she just seems too aware of how people, especially families, fuck each other up and hurt each other. It’s not just that Voldemort comes from a bad family and Harry from a good one, it’s that while Harry’s family was good and then gone, Voldemort’s was just always gone. (Which of course probably means he never bonded and a sociopath is an expected result, but anyway…)
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Watching and waiting)
( Aug. 25th, 2004 09:29 pm)
I've been reading [ profile] ajhalluk's continuing essay on bullying in the Potterverse and the twins came up, specifically, whether or not they have any "real malice." That's made me think about my own impressions of them, which I don't think will be backed up by specific scenes because it's been a while and I don't have Twins scenes imprinted in my memory. However, I do remember what I thought about them in GoF, probably because it was part of one of the things I liked best about that book.

Weasleys and money. )
This has been a great discussion weekend on lj--which makes it very hard for me to concentrate on what I should be doing. ::sigh:: But I did get some things done and WILL finish the assignment I gave myself today. I WILL. I hope.

Anyway, these discussions got me thinking, for some reason, about Percy and Sirius again, and their leaving of their families. More on them inside. )
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Magpie on the Shore)
( Jun. 26th, 2003 12:03 pm)
Continuing in my usual need to see twins everywhere, I wanted to talk about Sirius and Percy in OotP. It's long. Why do these things always get so long when I write them?? I'm cutting the whole thing so there's no spoilers whatsoever, with handy Percy and Sirius titles for easy skipping!

Percy )

Sirius )

I have not yet written a post on Draco in OotP, particularly with regards to H/D. I think that might be next for me...Yes, my Little Dragon. Soon....


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