Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Literary Dinner Party (or The Dinner Party I'd Love To Have, Minus A Few People)

I'm going to try and do this with only Harry Potter characters.

1.  One character who likes to cook. Mrs. Weasley.

2.  One character who has money to fund the party. Malfoy. Not that he'd want to. Actually, Harry would have the gold, too, wouldn't he?
3.  One character who might cause a scene. Again, Malfoy. Along with Crabbe, Goyle, Pansy Parkinson, and any of the other Slytherins. (You're not invited! Any of you!)
4.  One character who is funny/amusing. Ron, Dobby, and Luna.

5.  One character who is super social/popular. Viktor Krum. And when I say him, I mean popular, because he's nowhere near being super social.

6.  One villain.
Voldermort. And Bellatrix. And Umbridge. The list of people those three tormented could wallpaper my bedroom . . . five times over.
7.  One couple (doesn't have to be romantic). Then I'd have to say Luna and Ron/Harry/Hermione, because the exchanges they had were hilarious.

8.  One hero/heroine. Now you're all expecting me to say Harry, aren't you? But this prompt said one hero/heroine not the hero/heroine. So I'm going to name a few people and what they did to help Harry along the way (SPOILER ALERT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ THE BOOKS BUT REALLY SHOULD):
Ron: He supported Harry the whole time with just about everything and clued him in with the things Harry didn't know about the wizarding world.
Hermione: Can we just say that she was the brain of this trio?
Ginny/Luna/Neville: The Department of Mysteries. Need I say more?
Neville: I have to mention him twice because he's just so awesome. Chopping off Nagini's head was one of the greatest highlights in the seventh book.
Dumbledore: Let's say sacrificing himself, teaching Harry about love, and devising a whole plan that lasted since Harry was born just about sums it up.
Snape: Dedicating his whole life to Lily/Harry so Harry could live and defeat Voldemort.
Sirius: The Department of Mysteries. *Sniff*
Dobby: Malfoy Manor. *Double Sniff*
9.  One underappreciated character. This answer is dedicated to nevillegirl from Musings From Neville's Navel. I'd have to say Lupin, because Harry was more focused on Sirius (though I can see why, seeing as he's the only "family" he had left) even though Lupin was a better role model. He wasn't nearly as reckless as Sirius was and, hello? Patronuses?

10.  One character of your own choosing. Hermione. She's the first one I'd invite to my Literary Dinner Party. ("Hello, long-lost twin!") ;)

I tag you all! See if you can come up with your own Harry Potter Literary Dinner Party or base it off of another book or do whatever the heck you want! Leave a comment! :D


Boquinha said...

I'd attend this. I'm invited, right? Can I sit by Neville and Luna and Ron? Are any professors coming? What are we supposed to wear? What food will be served? Where will it be hosted? Oh, so many questions!

The Magic Violinist said...

Yes! Everyone I know who would like this is allowed to come. (You can afford it, Harry, right)? And Luna will be delighted to enlighten you all about Crumple-horned Snorkacks and Blibbering Humdingers. Professors McGonagall, Sprout, Flitwick, Snape (if he promises to be nice to everyone), Hagrid, Dumbledore, and everyone else will be invited! :D Food will include everything from Mrs. Weasley's cooking to chocolate frogs and pumpkin pasties. It will be hosted at Hogwarts, of course!

Boquinha said...

And Butterbeer to drink, right?

The Magic Violinist said...

Of course. ;) Along with pumpkin juice and fire whiskey (for Ron).

Dr. Mark said...

So basically, this would be some sort of feast in the Great Hall? OK. I'm in, if I'm invited. All the food in the books always sounded so good so whatever is there will be fantastic!

The Magic Violinist said...

Yup! :D Professor McGonagall expects you not to be late.

Dr. Mark said...

It all depends on whether or not I can land that Ford Anglia without interference from the whomping willow. I'll do my best!

The Magic Violinist said...

Professor Sprout begs you to come by broom. She can't handle another visit with the Whomping Willow.

Rich said...

WHOA WHOA WHOA, BACK IT UP! I have the awnser to quiston 4 and 5! (Even though there not part of Harry potter...) Buster and Babs bunny! :D And... if I am invited... I need a map... P.S and if there are any "alive" trees were this is going to be, tell him is is awesome, and don't crush my flying car, :D

Boquinha said...

I say that since it's a literary party, only people who have read the books are allowed in. If they've only seen the movie, they can go to the movie party. :P

The Magic Violinist said...

Yes, Rich, you may go to the movie party. ;) Peeves won't be there, since the movie people somehow failed to put him in all 8 movies (wait, did they even put him in at all)? Shame on you, movie people! ;)

musingsfromnevillesnavel said...

That's odd. I thought I commented here already. Anyway.

I loved this. I had a post-in-the-works like it and wondered if I can use the list thingy to organize it more?

The Magic Violinist said...

Of course! :D I'm excited to see the post!