Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge
Intend to start this once I submit my bachelor thesis and present it at my university’s thesis conference! So, in give or take a week. (Yikes)
Not that anyone’s actually reading this, but as it’s just for my sake and I’m challenging myself to actually complete this (doing really well so far *cough*), I thought I’d continue.
So, Day 2: my favourite character would be Harry Potter. Which is a very weird thing to say for a Slytherin. And I usually prefer side-characters. And I actually have a habit of criticising Harry a lot. But what can I say? I grew up with Harry. I identified with him. I identified with how unhappy he was at home [Dursleys], and with how Hogwarts represented his true home; this majestic escape that I longed for as well. And so every step of the way, every chapter, every book, I lived it all alongside Harry. My heart broke when Sirius died not only because I loved Sirius (after Harry, he is my all-time favourite and I just.. miss him and feel he doesn’t get enough credit a lot of the time), but it also broke because Harry’s heart broke. So, yeah.. despite Harry his many flaws, he is and will always be my favourite character for that reason. For allowing me to live his story alongside him, experience happiness through him when I was not able to at home, and regain my fighting spirit with him as well. Now no longer in a Dursley-ish home, thanks very much :)
After Harry and Sirius, other beloved characters would be Remus, Regulus, Luna, Ginny, Lily, and Severus. And characters I love to hate and dissect (mentally, lol) would be Tom Riddle Jr, Barty Crouch Jr and Umbridge. Severus also half-belongs to this last category, can never decide with that guy because he’s been such a selfish jerk-face! xD But Harry is more forgiving than I am a lot of the time. Have never ever forgiven Albus and never will. Whole lot more forgiving towards Severus. Must be the Slythern in me! Anyhoooo.. end rant. And end day 2 :)
If you actually read all this: THANK YOU! :D