Well hello again my dears, Officer Panty Flashes here with a brand spanking new HP piece for you all. I know, you're all saying 'But Officer Panty Flashes! Harry Potter month is almost over!' I know, trust. It's been a long month.
Anywho.... Today I am beyond excited to give you a piece from one of my favorite people and my absolute favorite Harry Potter expert. I'm gonna be honest with you all, cause we are all friends here. I had not read a HP fic before this month. HOWEVER with much prompting from this guest columnist I finally did. And I. Am. Hooked. For real ya'll... After I read Isolation by the illustrious Bex-Chan, I immediately read her other Dramione stories and started going through all of her favorite stories on FF.net. I think I probably have about 8 HP fics under my belt now...and that is from someone who has not read the actual books yet! They are on my list, I promise!
Okay, now that I have babbled incessantly, I am pleased to give you, only slightly late, a fantastic perspective on why Harry Potter is so beloved. Ladies and gents, wizards and witches, I am now turning it over to the magical Miss Bex-Chan....
And thus, we finally enter the magical world of Harry Potter.
With seven books, eight films and many a humorous parody under its belt, it is no wonder that J.K Rowling’s series holds the number one spot for the most fics on our beloved ff.net, with over 500,000 stories posted.
So, let’s take a trip to Hogsmeade, treat ourselves to a Butterbeer in The Three Broomsticks, and have a little chat about the tale of the young wizard who captured the imagination and hearts of billions.
Just in case you’ve been living under a soundproof rock for over a decade, let me get you up to speed. Harry Potter finds out he is a wizard when he is eleven-years-old and is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he meets Ron Weasley, a clumsy but loyal companion, and Hermione Granger, the brightest witch of their age. These three, dubbed ‘The Golden Trio’ by fans, embark on a series of adventures with their friends to try and defeat Voldemort and his sinister band of Death Eaters.
This is literally just the first page of Hogwarts; A History, my loves. To summarize Harry Potter into a few paragraphs is a bit like trying to coerce a herd of Hungarian Horntails into the Vanishing Cabinet; impossible and rather dangerous…
The books and films have everything you could wish for; romance, action, humour, mystery, fantasy and hundreds of wand innuendos to keep you on your toes! Add over 200 characters and an open-ended epilogue into that bubbling cauldron of genius, and you have all the ingredients for some beautiful fanfictions! (Snape would be so proud!)
Oh, and did I mention the mancandy? Feel free to indulge in a fangirl squeal over Daniel Radcliff, Tom Felton, Rupert Grint and Alan Rickman (don’t you dare argue with me!). And for the boys, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch have distracted quite a few Quidditch players over the years! Wipe that drool off your chin.
With the final film looming only a few months from now, I beg you, if you know a Harry Potter fan, offer them a shoulder to cry on. With fans of all ages and certain FFA members who are over twenty and still waiting for their Hogwarts letter (ehem…), I ask you to raise a glass of Firewhiskey to toast Rowling and the Boy-Who-Lived!
With a wide and colourful spectrum of possible ships, ranging from Dramione to Dumblegall, you are bound to find something that will beguile your broomstick! So, send the Forum an Owl for some fic recs or potter pics, and enjoy Harry Potter Month!
Thank you Bex for taking the time to put this together for us! You are truly fantastic babe! Alright babes, you know why you should read now grab a mug of Butterbeer, get a nice cozy blanket ( mine is black and green, thankyouverymuch) and head on over to FF.net to read one of the AMAZING stories from this much-loved fandom. Don't for get to review and tell them I sent you.
Officer Panty Flashes