Thursday, November 6, 2014

Harry Potter MotW #66

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the week is a weekly meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share one favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!    For information on how to join up & for upcoming topics, click here.

  Best 'Luna' Moment

Oh wow, this is a loaded question.  It seems like every moment Lunar was in could fit the bill here! From the moment she was introduced she had no problem being memorable - she's such a surprising and endearing character, it's really impossible not to love her!

I think my favorite Luna moment is from way at the end of Deathly Hallows, and unfortunately wasn't in the film.  It's when things are getting really bleak for Harry and co. and he, Ron and Hermione are trying to navigate the battle of Hogwarts under the Invisibility Cloak. Suddenly, they're faced with TONS of Dementors and Harry can not, for the life of him conjure up a Patronus.  That's when Luna, Ernie and Seamus swoop in to save the day:

And then a silver hare, a boar, and a fox soared past Harry, Ron, and Hermione's heads: The dementors fell back before the creatures' approach. Three more people had arrived out of the darkness to stand beside them, their wands outstretched, continuing to cast their Patronuses: Luna, Ernie, and Seamus.
"That's right," said Luna encouragingly, as if they were back in the Room of Requirement and this was simply spell practice for the D.A. "That's right, Harry... come on, think of something happy..."
"Something happy?" he said, his voice cracked.
"We're all still here," she whispered, "we're still fighting. Come on, now..."
There was a silver spark, then a wavering light, and then, with the greatest effort it had ever cost him, the stag burst from the end of Harry's wand..
-Deathly Hallows, Chapter 32: The Elder Wand.
(p.521 of the Bloomsbury UK hardback ed.)

The way Luna encourages Harry warms my heart in a way that I truly cannot describe. ♥ The simplicity of her words just cut through everything else going on. She reaches Harry in a way I'm not sure anyone else could have quite managed, especially with so few words.  I know some people knock Luna for being odd sometimes a lot, but if you can't see past all of that to THIS^^, well...I feel sorry for you.

Gif has nothing to do with my moment this week but...Luna + Patronus = close enough?


  1. YES! Love Luna. She's just what Harry's group needed when they needed it most. Such a perfect scene you chose too Micheline, it makes me want to go back and have a HP readathon!

  2. That is one of my favorite scenes in the entire series. If I'm not crying by that point in the book already then that scene sets me off. I love how it is the people who Harry taught that are able to help him and give him hope when he has nothing left. And Luna is just so encouraging.. ugh... excuse me, I have to stop typing before I start crying in public.

  3. OH THE FEELS. I completely forgot about this scene! Absolutely love it, such an amazing moment!

  4. I forgot about this moment but YES! It's such a good one, and what she does, cutting to the heart of the matter in such a short space of time, that's the essence of her intelligence, which is what I love about her so much. She's quiet and direct, and knows what's most important when it counts. Great choice! Here's my HP MOTW.

  5. I love the fact that she's odd! It's one of my favorite things about her. I didn't even think of this moment, but it's fantastic! I agree that she just got him to focus on her and block out everything else. She's so optimistic all the time, it's amazing.

  6. Luna was actually one of my favourite characters so this moment was so adorable! I really need to re-read this series someday.

  7. Oh man, I totally forgot about this one! I seriously need to do an HP reread because it's been sooo long since the last one. Anyhoo, this is an amazing Luna moment! She's so collected in such an intense situation, and her strength and bravery- I can't even. Lovely pick, Micheline! ❤


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