Literally! Throughout Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, Cho Chang and Ginny Weasley have been juxtaposed—both in the air of the Quidditch field and on the ground—as Harry’s possible love interests:
“Yeah,” said Ron slowly, savoring the words, “we won. Did you see the look on Chang’s face when Ginny got the Snitch right out from under her nose?” (OotP, chap. 31, p. 704)
Boy, did Ginny ever get “the Snitch right out from under” Cho’s nose! As we see yet again, when “Ginny play[s] Seeker against Cho” in Half-Blood Prince and Gryffindor beats Ravenclaw 450 points to 140, the other Snitch that Ginny was “Seeking” enters the Gryffindor Common Room and stumbles upon the big celebration of the Quidditch win:
“Harry looked around; there was Ginny running toward him; she had a hard, blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her.” (HBP, chap. 24, pp. 532-33)
Just a few odds and ends to throw out. Arabella sent me a note about Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, making the 2010 TIME magazine 100. You can find her entry here. Robert Pattinson also made the list. Besides playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Pattinson has also appeared in a few other minor movies. 🙂
The next item is a Youtube video called “Harry Potter Starts a Band.” I didn’t particularly like it although it involved some great editing. It was too dark (lightwise), too hard to understand, and had too much Michael Gambon in it. It was almost like the movie of Half-Blood Prince. 😉 There may be some bad language in it; I couldn’t tell since the guys in it were so hard to understand and annoying to boot. There’s definitely bad language in the comments section. Anyway, if you’re interested in Youtube mixed videos, check it out and let us know what you think. H/T to The Torch Online. Continue reading
Hello patrons of the pub, and welcome to gender studies and Harry Potter!
In the new, wonderfully edited book Hog’s Head Conversations: Essays on Harry Potter (which you should go buy. Just sayin’) I wrote the chapter titled “Ginny Weasley: Girl Next-Doormat?” To get things rolling, here’s the intro to the chapter: Continue reading