Oh my goodness, I love it!! ^w^Jaquelyn looks wonderful, still having the same essence of Jack, and is very soft and cute, which still suits the character! She's lovely! :3 And Sam looks great, capturing the softer essence of Sally, but still looking manly enough. This is awesome!
Very nice! I really think this could certainly have worked just as well... that is to say, the romance woulda worked fine, but the whole "Santa Claus" incident would have been about the same level of "oops".... Very good work, and a great realization of an idea
It was a beautiful movie, but I didn't really enjoy the characters too much. Possibly the inclusion of Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter AGAAAAAIN... It just didn't hold the magic and interest that NBC did. Or Betelgeuse. Or Edward Scissorhands. Maybe it's just an era thing..! Perhaps you have any wild ideas for some fun 63 we could do? ;]
=< And for some reason, that thought doesn't excite a colossal pervert like me at all!
Thar be gold in them thar wizardin robes. Now I just have to pay more attention to the story/characters/series... aw, hell, I have a friend who has read all the books and seems to know what's what. I'll just quiz her, heh.
One Piece has enough delicious GB going on with it, already, but you made a good choice!
Oh, LOTR! Now this is something I've read! I saw a really cute anime GB of one of my fave characters in that... here: [link] (mmm Boromia)
Although I fear that I might end up focusing on my OTP from those books more than making proper character sheets. >__>
Do your worst! Nothing can top fish-faces and sunken-eyed goth wannabes!
Quiz, huh? XD
How do Tonks and Lupin hook up? In fact, who is Tonks? XD
Sirius: death by curtains?!
What's the deal with Draco? His alliance? His family? I hear both good and bad - that his father is a prick, a death eater, though he does actually care for his wife and son. This confused me a tad as from what I saw in the two movies was Lucius having shame for poor Draco. But this could be turned around easily just as the whole Snape fiasco.
What's your opinion of Snape? In particular, his loyalty? I mean... personally, I think the book Snape has had his love capabilities ripped from him (from abuse at home, school, denial from the one who warmed him temporarily), and only felt or admitted love for Lily. I really enjoy this idea. Though I always see it played as Snape treating Harry as a replacement or a bizarre romantic extension of Lily.
I understand that this care could extend to Harry, but wouldn't it simply be like a man coveting a scarf left behind by a late loved one because it carries their scent? I'm not at all a fan of all this Snape/Harry slash that pops out all over(not only for the obvious implications but that it just seems so... sordid)... it sort of ruins the uniqueness and "black purity" of Snape's character for me. I mean, I realise that some parts of Snape's gestures can be viewed several ways, such as his outward antipathy towards Harry. It is widely accepted that he feels antagonism towards the boy as the child reminds Snape of James, a fact that causes superficial, juvenile resentment. Though one could argue that this resentment is borne from Harry's doting upon the memory of his late father whilst Snape toils every day to see that he is kept safe.
Saying that, I do feel that the Snape of the movie seems to harbour more affection for Harry than the original Snape of the novels. Blahity, blah, blah.
I saw a cute looking Luffy girl that I think was canon... did he draw more?
I...I think Gimli x Legolas is adorable. >>; Although Boromir and anybody is nice.
The hobbits would end up looking like Lolis as girls. Actually, they wouldn't. If I remember correctly, don't female hobbits have hairy feet, too? (Oh gawd, I think female dwarves probably have facial hair...
Hobbit women seem to look just like human women, albeit tiny and stocky and I guess they DO have hairy feet (I'm pretty sure they groom it or something ) Here's a picture of Sam on his wedding day [link]
Dwarf women are not mentioned in the Tolkien book canon as far as I remember and what Aragorn said in the movie can be taken as joke XD This is how I imagine dwarfish women :3 [link]
How can you ignore the greatest romance in the series?? [link]
>What's your opinion of Snape? In particular, his loyalty? I mean... personally, I think the book Snape has had his love capabilities ripped from him (from abuse at home, school, denial from the one who warmed him temporarily), and only felt or admitted love for Lily. I really enjoy this idea. Though I always see it played as Snape treating Harry as a replacement or a bizarre romantic extension of Lily. [etc.]
I actually think Alan Rickman managed to capture Snape's love and devotion PERFECTLY (seriously, I want to go to England have all his babies :C)
Snape looks emotionless outwardly, but that's just a face he puts on to protect himself (LOL so cliche). Inside he is a DEEP ROMANTIC. He fell in love with Lily early on and was very devoted to her ever since. A part of the narrative a lot of people miss is how Lily and Snape grew apart. Snape wanted to become a powerful wizard, but not in the same sense as Voldemort. Voldemort wants power so he can lord it over other people, Snape simply did not want to be weak anymore, so he devoted himself to the Dark Arts. When he was in fifth year, the rift between himself and Lily became more pronounced than ever when he called her a Mudblood in a moment of humiliation and she called him Snivellus (a hurtful nickname) out of hurt. Even if they apologized to each other aftewards, they knew their relationship had been damaged, but agreed to stay friends, even if at a distance. On the surface it seems that Snape hated James forever because he stole Lily away from him, BUT if you think about it Snape gave them his blessing. Snape wanted Lily to be happy and he knew James was a competent wizard and could defend her from Voldemort and the Death Eaters. He still disliked James on the surface and was not afraid to show it, but when you think about it, Snape was perfectly capable of deeply hurting him but never took the chance beyond some repairable hexes. When James and Lily got married, Snape was sure she was safe because James was a pureblood, so Voldemort would likely leave them alone. BUT THEN!! *dramatic drumroll* James and Lily joined the Order the Phoenix, making them an active target for Voldemort. Had they not done that, had they lived quietly, it's entirely possible that Snape would have moved on with his life and maybe falled in love with someone else. Because Snape is a romantic man, he could not believe Lily, the smart one, would do something so stupid as defying the most powerful Dark Wizard. So he blamed James on this decision entirely and began hating him again for putting poor Lily in danger.
So Snape's hatred for James from this point on is not because of his previous bullying, but because he believes it's James's fault that they became enemies of Voldemort. Shortly after Snape informed Voldemort of the prophecy, not knowing he was dooming a young child to die (the last part might be my own speculation). Voldemort then tells Snape that he intends to kill the Potters, and from that point on Snape becomes obsessed with Lily, because it would be his fault if she got killed. Snape begged Voldemort to spare Lily, Voldemort agrees if she obeys and steps out of the way (as you know, she doesn't).
After Lily dies, she is completely cemented in Snape's mind because he believes it's his fault. That's how he is so devoted to her for more than 15 years. When Harry arrives to Hogwarts, Snape wants to protect him, but he finds it extremely hard to get close to someone who looks so much like James, the one partly responsible for the death of his beloved. As you know, he protects Harry, but scorns him as well.
My general opinion of Snape? Love him, but mostly because I'm infatuated with Alan Rickman. Snape does not mature a lot emotionally, as he constantly bullies Gryffindors to get back at them because he was bullied by a Gryffindor when younger. For the most part he seems to be a fair, but strict teacher; EXCEPT when it comes to Harry and Hermione, who remind him of Lily (Hermione is a brilliant Muggle-born witch) too much and make him always go overboard. Seriously it's hard to forgive a full-grown man who treats children like he does :C Apart from the bullying, I like him a lot, he's very smart and very accomplished wizard; he is usually equally fair when needed (he does punish Crabbe and Goyle) with the sole exception of Harry and Hermione (and Ron by extension) u_u
The dude seriously needs to unwind, and I'm pretty sure he would be much better had Lily survived; he definitely would have gotten over her.
>What's the deal with Draco? His alliance? His family? I hear both good and bad - that his father is a prick, a death eater, though he does actually care for his wife and son. This confused me a tad as from what I saw in the two movies was Lucius having shame for poor Draco. But this could be turned around easily just as the whole Snape fiasco.
It's hard to talk about Draco without personal opinion surfacing. Basically he is the son of a pureblood family who all his life was taught anyone other than pureblood is inferior in every way. When Harry Potter first goes to school, Lucius tells Draco to go make friends with him because at the time there was a possibility Harry would be the new Dark Lord. If you recall the first movie, Draco tried to make friends with Harry when they first met, but Harry was not impressed with his attitude towards Muggle-borns. Draco was hurt (or humiliated?) that Harry would choose a blood-traitor like Ron over him, so he started bullying Harry and Ron from that day on, belittling them whenever he saw them. A very immature thing to do, but I guess a lot of people forgive Malfoy because he was 11; but he is a bully nevertheless. Later he met Hermione, whom he was taught was his inferior in every way, but she proved to be a better witch than most of the purebloods we meet. Malfoy probably felt insulted or threatened by her existence, added to the fact that she's friends with Harry and Ron, so he starts belittling her every time they meet. This sort of explains his attitude for five books. Since he was little, he was taught pureblood are THE SHIT and everyone else is insignificant, so he has serious privilege issues and they show. Since he wants to prove that Harry, Ron and Hermione are less than him (a half-blood, a blood traitor and a Muggle-born respectively), throughout books 1-5 he bullies them and tries to get them into trouble with the most underhanded ways possible. His father is rich and has connections, so Draco has preference with a few teachers (namely Snape and Umbridge), so he manages to get away with being a little shit. Other teachers, like McGonagall, punish him rightly when they catch him. Lucius is a snob who thinks he can get away with anything because his family is noble and he has money; and until book 6, he DOES get away with it.
Everything changes in book 6 for the Malfoy family. Previously they were in Voldemort's good graces because they had used their influence to help him, but in book 5 Lucius failed to retrieve something important for Voldemort and got caught to boot. As a result, the Malfoy family is in disgrace (including Bellatrix, whom you will remember is Narcissa's sister) in Voldemort's eyes. To punish Lucius, Voldemort makes Draco a Death Eater. Draco thinks this is an honor at first (because either he's stupid or he really got fed those lies), but his parents know better. Voldemort then orders Draco to complete a near-impossible task: to kill Dumbledore. Initially Draco is excited, but his mother realizes he's likely to die trying. Desperate she begs Snape to help her son kill Dumbledore. Unbeknownst to her, Dumbledore had already asked Snape to kill him because he was slowly dying from a curse Voldemort indirectly cast on him. Snape agrees to help Narcissa because he knows he'll look good in front of the Death Eaters killing Dumbledore (he's a double-agent, remember?).
Draco, being a dumbass; refuses Snape's help to kill Dumbledore, trying increasingly desperate schemes to kill the wise headmaster. Slowly during the school year, he starts to realize that being a Death Eater is not all fun and rainbows because he knows Voldemort will kill him if he does not complete his task. This is a huge turning point for Malfoy (Draco and family); because they realize they are nothing but pawns in the eyes of Voldemort, but they are in too deep with him to break away. After this, the family still obeys the Dark Lord, but with reluctance. At the end of book 6, Draco manages to corner Dumbledore and has the perfect opportunity to kill him, but he does not. Dumbledore tells Draco that he is not a murderer and that he should join the good side. Draco seems to be on the verge of agreeing but then the rest of the Death Eaters arrive; which cancels everything because if Draco shows weakness he knows they will kill his family. Still he is unable to kill Dumbledore in cold blood. Fortunately for Draco, Snape arrives and kills Dumbledore, saving Draco's reputation with the Death Eaters (and his family by extension!).
After that, both Lucius and Draco are full-fledged Death Eaters at Voldermort's command, but they are not happy. They torture at his command (I'm not sure about killing). At the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, Narcissa sees a moment of weakness in Voldemort, and she seizes the chance to betray him and escape with her family. Because of this, the family does NOT go to jail after the Second War is over, since they betrayed Voldemort knowing full well they would be killed had Harry lost the battle.
Some people forgive Draco for bullying after he spent so much time unhappily obeying Voldemort, others don't. Personally I don't fully forgive him, but he did not deserve to be turned into a criminal against his will
Again, movies do no justice!! In the movie Sirius is sort of pushed into the veil with an odd expression on his face, so there seems to be the possibility that he will return or live or something (CRUEL, SO CRUEL)
In the book, it's made quite clear that he is hit by a Killing Curse (Avada Kedavra). It didn't matter if he fell through the archway or not, he was dead before toppling over. The only thing the veil did was make sure no one could recover his body and give him a proper grave. This is highly symbolic because Sirius was an outlaw for so long, living without being part of society; he was sort of "disappeared" already.
IN SHORT, IT WAS NOT DEATH BY CURTAINS to be still continued
...Awww. Death by curtains would have been so novel...
Bah, how infuriating! I had heard of the whole curtain theory from the book offhand. I asked my friend about this AAAGES upon ages ago, and she stated quite clearly that Sirius fell into a magical portal thingy, in turn, resulting in his demise. Or perhaps I interpreted it just so because death by curtains = cooler than everythang eva.
Johnny Depp is being is best impersonation of Oscar Wilde, complete with 19th century cane, glasses and knickers Helena is wearing most of her Bellatrix costume, minus the stupid beehive. She's currently channeling Mrs Lovett in terms of personality only. Burton has a purple velvet cape, the silver mask Lady Gaga has in Pokerface and absolutely nothing else XD
>How do Tonks and Lupin hook up? In fact, who is Tonks? XD I know there are time constraints, but the movie did her absolutely no justice. She's this spunky witch who is about five years older than Harry, making her the youngest Order of the Phoenix (an organization made to fight Voldy Moldy). Unlike most of the older members of the Order, she was not old enough to know what was going on during the First War, so in the beginning she does not take everything as seriously as the "adults" do. She cracks jokes about everything and brings humour with her, which was BADLY needed in book five since everyone was so SRS BSNS. Unlike Sirius though, she never encourages the younger ones to break the rules for fun. She's cousins with Sirius Black because all pureblood families are related. Her mother (Andromeda) is sister with Narcissa (Draco's mother) and Bellatrix (you know who, right?). She's rather clumsy with her hands, but otherwise a very talented witch. She's a Metamorphomagus, which means she can change her appearance at will into virtually any human form (sort of like Envy in FMA), a very useful skill for espionage. Because she in the Order, she meets with Remus Lupin and eventually the two of them fall in love. However, being a werewolf in a wizard community has a huge stigma (sort of like having AIDS) and initially Lupin rejects her because he does not want his stigma attached to her and ruin her life while she is so young so she gets depressed over this (because she knows he loves her!). At the end of book 6 nearly everyone tells Lupin to stop being an ass and get with the one he loves, because love is a precious thing (big theme in the books). They get married and are happy for a bit, but then Tonks gets pregnant. This horrifies Lupin because he fears he has passed on his werewolf condition on an innocent child (again, AIDS theme!) and becomes stupid and abandons Tonks for a while. Harry calls him out on his douchebaggery (there is some fan divide on whether this was the right thing to do or not, personally I agree with Harry) and Lupin eventually goes back to his wife. It's assumed Tonks forgives him for bailing out on her for a while, because next time we see the two, they are strong together. They have a son (Ted) and both die killing Death Eaters in the Battle of Hogwarts.
That is all that shall be said on that matter. [embers still crackling, of course]
Seriously, there are far too many mature themes in a series primarily aimed at kiddies (the first book was totally different, I remember that much). Not that I didn't enjoy all these awesome little fan-drops, because all this can turn Remus into an adorably attractive and frustrating woman. Bingo!
I had no idea how young Tonks was. O_o; WOW.
Whaaaaa. I saw them holding hands in death in the movie. 'Twas sad.
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...Aids Werewolves are still better than Twilight.
What he's wearing right now seems okay enough, but you're right in saying that overalls might be better suited, epecially since in the original there was sort of an emphasis on how she was a simple ragdoll, so she wore a plain (one piece) patchwork dress. One piece clothing does seem to be the thing Dr. Finkelstein would invest on his creations
Will Jaquelyn be as oblivious to love as Jack was? XD