Thursday, 31 May 2012

Harry Potterthon Day 4 : Goblet of Fire

Hi Goddesses

So here we are, halfway through already, and look what we have today - the biggest, fattest book ever lol.

To be fair, although GOF is huge, it's massively enjoyable, and I don't begrudge it any of its 636 pages (unlike Order of The Phoenix, but we'll discuss that tomorrow).  For the most part, GOF romps along, and then, at the end - KAPOW!!!  Fabulous exposition, magic and witchcraft.  Ka and boom!

I love the ending of GOF, and by ending I mean every moment from when they enter the maze.   It's just fabulously paced, shocking (Cedric!) and full of myth.  It's also one of those hugely emotional moments that make Harry Potter so vivid for me.  When Harry and Voldemort's wands collide and invoke Priori Incantatem, I can feel Harry's pain as his parents stand alongside him and protect him from evil.  As I mentioned before, as someone who has lost a parent, these are the moments I most strongly identify with, and my heart breaks everytime he realises he can't hold on to the moment forever.

So today's nails don't capture Mad Eye, the World Cup, the Death Mark, the tents, and all the other things I thought about, and instead they focus solely on those spine-tingling moments in the graveyard.

The thumb represents the maze, and is a mixture of a-England Dragon and Saint George (am I the only one who finds this ironic?  A battle of good and evil within a battle of good and evil lol).

The other nails are all on a base of OPI Metallic 4 Life and feature the bone of a forefather, the flesh of a loyal servant and the blood of a mortal enemy.  The pinkie is the moment Harry and Voldemort's wands fuse together and allow Harry's parents to protect him.

Thank you for all your comments so far.  I think we've all found this a hugely enjoyable challenge, so make sure you check out each and every one of the lovely ladies HPing it with me :)

Sam :

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