“I’m ready to die…”
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
“I just got some miniature donkeys. And miniature pigs as well. I got kind of a miniature farm.[…]I’d like to sell ice-cream in Japan, so I’ve got an ice-cream van.”
Emma: Hermione Granger… born to dentist parents, quite strict, kind of brought up quite well…very academic, kind of nerdy, geeky, doesn’t fit in. Then they accept her. She becomes friends with Harry and Ron. And she helps Harry through all the Devil’s Snare and she comes up with the right answer. And she’s really clever and so she’s great, ace team member. She keeps it cool when it’s stressful. She gets petrified. She gets, like frozen by the Basilisk. Then, third film, she punches Malfoy. She’s really, like, girl power-y. She’s got the Time-Turner, she can go back in time. That’s really cool. She loves Buckbeak. She really saves the day. Fourth one, Viktor Krum, he comes, very kind of handsome Bulgarian bonbon. She wears a pretty dress, meant to be her big moment, Ron ruins her night and really she wishes that he’d asked her but he doesn’t get that, so he ruins the whole thing for her anyway. She cries on the steps. It’s really tragic. Next one she starts up Dumbledore’s Army and she encourages Harry to stop being such an angry teenage boy and do something with his life and make things better for everyone else. This one, she really is starting to like Ron at this point and thinks that something’s gonna happen with them. He breaks her heart by going and snogging this really annoying, giggly, stupid girl who likes pink called Lavender. She’s pretending that she doesn’t care when she does. And that’s really bad, and that’s about it. That okay?
HAPPY 77th BIRTHDAY, DAME MAGGIE!
b. Margaret Natalie Smith, December 28, 1934