I'm seeing the midnight showing of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
- Part 2 so I felt the need to post this before I leave for the show tomorrow. The Harry Potter
fandom has been and always will be a place I truly feel I belong, and has been such a constant part of my life, be it through reading the books, seeing the movies, meeting other fans, and creating various works like the above image. I started reading the books after one of my dads gave me the first three. I think I was in middle school at the time and I was skeptical about the books; I often recieved books for presents from relatives, thinking I’d like them, and very rarely did they wow me (not that I didn’t appreciate the thought). But my dad seemed to really like these ones, so I gave them a shot, and I was hooked. I’m now 27 years old and my love for the series has only grown with each new book and movie release (my dad is still a fan too; he loves Kreacher and thinks J.K. Rowling should write her next book about him).
I’m excited for the movie, I’m also sad that it’s coming to an end. But I know the fans will keep it going for years, decades, hopefully forever, and the story will never be really finished or over or done or gone. That’s what this image is trying to represent; even though it will all end with the last movie, the magic of the story, and the community that has grown from it, will never end.
Thank you Dan, Rupert and Emma for letting us watch you grow as actors on screen, and for breathing life into Harry, Ron and Hermione. Thank you Tom, Matthew, Bonnie, Evanna, and all the other young actors and actresses who spent their youth as supporting parts in Harry's world. Thank you all you brilliant thespians who signed on to play relatively small roles which you brought to life beautifully. Thank you all the behind-the-scenes magic makers who managed to bring the books to the screen faithfully and without letting the CGI overshadow the characters and the story being told.
But most importantly, thank you J.K. Rowling. Without you, none of this would have happened. You’ve changed and blessed many people’s lives for the better, and given us a world to treasure long after the books are read and the movies are finished.