I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

Spoilery Harry Potter thoughts

It was interesting reading Odor of the Peni- er, Ordure of the Fee, nix. er. That Book.
What was interesting was something I've noticed more since hearing Delany read a short story that's one of my favorites of his: the alteration of internal monologue. Snape sounds like Alan Rickman to me, now: when I read Snape saying things, I hear that flat dry caustic voice. Similarly, McGonagall sounds like Maggie-Smith-with-a-spotty-Scottish-accent. Some of the scenes in the book were funnier to me, because of this. Other parts- Dumbledore explaining everything at the end- were infuriating. Richard Harris was a wonderful Dumbledore, but good heavens he spoke slowly as D.
More curiously, I found my mind wondering who would play what characters in the book. I've had some thoughts on casting: Jennifer Saunders (Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous) as Trelawney; Jane Horrocks (Bubble from AbFab) as Dobby's not-liberated elf friend; but the best one I've come up with so far, by like miles, is:
Joanna Lumley as Rita Skeeter.
LOOK at this woman:

GAZE upon her. Now slap a pair of harlequin glasses onto her, and slip a quill between two fingers.

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