September 18th, 2006
|02:24 pm - Character Love Meme|
Totally stolen from jedibuttercup:
Name a character, and I will tell you in no less than 100 words why I love that character.
Fandoms you may question me on are: Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI (Vegas), Firefly/Serenity, Harry Potter, The Invisible Man, The Lord of the Rings, Numb3rs, ReBoot, Star Trek (DS9), Stargate SG-1, The Sentinel
Of course, you could also ask about any of the other fandoms I've written for or admitted to watching, but I can't guarantee being able to come up with a love-paragraph about any given main character for every one of them. :-)
Current Location: work
Current Mood: optimistic
|Date:||September 19th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, you would pick Peter.
I don't hate the guy--he's too pitiful for that. I imagine he had the youngest-child place in the Marauder gang; the one the others looked out for, thought of as weak and in need of protection, and probably pestered to death when they were bored. I have as much sympathy for how he must have spent his time at Hogwarts as I do for Neville. They're both seen as having lesser powers and skills, not being cool (except by association), not being leaders.
Right now the difference that makes me adore Neville and hold off judgment on Peter is their demonstrations of courage. Neville is, at his core, a true Gryffindor; there's not a speck of cowardice in the boy. Peter, otoh, seems to have a ridiculously high sense of self-preservation.
But he was a Gryffindor. And he was a Marauder.
And like many fans, I'm waiting to see if he'll find his courage at the end, and turn on Voldemort--the creature who forced him to betray his friends. I think it's possible, but I've been wrong before.
I hope I'm right.