Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Mates

Oy Mates!  Today is Michael Di Gesu's HP blogfest!  We have to list 2 Harry Potter characters that would be our mates at Hogwarts, and then say why we chose them.  This is bloody brilliant, if you ask me. (I'm trying to speak all british-y. How am I doing, eh?  Oh wait, no, the "eh" is Canadian).

So turn off the telly, come inside from your gardens, and flush the loo, because here is who I would pick for my besties:

I'm not going with the three main characters because obviously we'd all want them as our mates.  My choice for my two mates would be Tonks and Lupin hands down.  Tonks is a little younger than me and Lupin is a little older, (and I know they aren't kids) but this is my fantasy so don't get your panties in a tizzy.
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Tonks is bad ass because she's an Auror and a metamorphmagus.  She can change her appearance at will, so we'd have loads of fun playing with that.  Lupin is a bad ass because he's a werewolf and the best Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher around.  I'd want him at my back at all times.  Of course I'd be an animagi, most likely a unicorn or something like that (well obvs because I'm all graceful and stuff.  And who wouldn't want a pointy horn you can poke people with?)

And finally, I just love their story.  Their love for each other was strong and unconditional.  Even though I'd lose my best friends at an early age, I would still choose them.

Make sure to click on Michael's name above and visit the other blogfesters to see who their mates would be!

21 comments:

Summer Frey said...

Good choice! I was so sad when...you know...*just in case others haven't read, but really? C'mon! Read it already!*

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I would choose them as well. I love Tonks and Lupin and I wish they got more screen time! I was so sad in book seven as well-just so cruel J.K. Rowling! So cruel!!

Anne N Kenny said...

Great choices! Their side story is so good but sad at the same time.

I think I might pick Fred and George. They have the best shenanigans.

Hart Johnson said...

I love these two, too! (In fact Tonks was one of mine)--Lupin is actually the only marauder I like much, but I adore him. So very well done!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Who doesn't want to hang with a werewolf? Awesome.
Good job, good picks!
HMG

Rachel Morgan said...

"Of course I'd be an animagi, most likely a unicorn or something like that (well obvs because I'm all graceful and stuff. And who wouldn't want a pointy horn you can poke people with?)"

That really made me laugh!!

Donea Lee said...

I love Lupin! So brave ~ :) (and I've always been a dog/wolf person) And, Tonks. What I wouldn't give to change my hair at will!

Carol Riggs said...

Haha, enjoyed reading this. You're amusing. And yes, I agree--such a cool couple!

N. R. Williams said...

I'd like to poke people too, with that magical unicorn horn. Love those two characters.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Marsha A. Moore said...

I really liked their relationship and probably would have developed it a bit more than Rowling did, but then I write fantasy romance for adults. I'd love to be an animagi also!

Jeanmarie Anaya said...

Oh my goodness! A unicorn animagi. THAT IS AWESOME! And yes, I, too, would poke the hell out of people.

Loved your entry!

Meredith said...

Aww, I love these two! Especially Tonks--she's such fun!

Bess Weatherby said...

They would make great friends! And a unicorn? bomb.com I love it!

Susan Fobes said...

Interesting choices! I still can't believe that both died in the end...

Colene Murphy said...

I LOVE that you put as much British stuff in the beginning there that you could think of ;)
AWESOME choices! I thought of Tonks but I would be WAY too jealous of her appearance changy power! Secretly hate her...lol
Great picks!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Abby,

I love your reasoning for your friends. Tonks and Lupin are both wonderful characters. I can see the three of you know.

Thanks so much for joining us on the fun. This has been such a fun blogfest for me and many of the others.

Michael

Melissa said...

Great choices!!! Seriously awesome! Lupin - everyone needs a werewolf. And I like the unicorn choice - you would be pure and awesome but if anyone tried to take advantage of you, they'd be cursed!!

And you'd have a pointy horn!!!

I'm with Colene, I'd be secretly jealous of Tonks metamorph powers!!

But they do have a great love story that transcends age, discrimination and all that!

Jennie Bailey said...

They were such a great couple!! I love that Lupin was holding out, fighting his feelings because times were dangerous. This was a fun blogfest! Wish I had known about it!!

Tony Benson said...

Great choice of friends. Both of them are lovely characters, and would stay with you through thick and thin. A very enjoyable entry.

Margo Benson said...

I love these two and wished they were featured more in the film. Great choice.

Deniz Bevan said...

Yay, love your choice! And wouldn't it be fun to be an animagus?