I'm an older fan; a lot older than I want to admit sometimes. Even though I love the books I question a lot of stuff then them and why JKR did some of the things she did. I don't understand why she had to kill off so many of the characters, especially Severus Snape. IMO, he was the most interesting character in the books and deserved a chance at a life that wasn't filled with sacrifice, pain and guilt. He at least deserved a better death. Who of us actually believe that the youngest potions master in the UK wouldn't have been prepared for Nagani's bite? After Arthur being bitten and almost dying he would have always carried an antidote for the bite AND would have had plenty of other potions on himself such as a blood replenisher. If you are going to kill off a smart character then please do it and let them keep their dignity intact by killing them in a way that is intelligent and doesn't make me roll my eyes over the lack of understanding you have for your own character. I don't feel that woman did that. And yes, I called her That Woman, lol. When I think about how she wrote Severus Snape that's how I feel about her. And I also hate his death because I wanted to see him and Harry have to get along after everything was said and done. I think it would have been interesting to have read about them finally coming to an understanding and having a truce. Not saying they had to love or even like each other but they both went through trauma no one else went though so the struggle to get along would have been interesting. She killed off all of Harry's potential father figures except for Arthur Weasley, who with all his kids probably wouldn't have had time for Harry. I think Harry would have needed Severus, Sirius or Remus to have coped with the after affects of the war. I believe Harry would have had survivor's guilt and who knows what kind of mental issues. Who would have known how he felt better than Snape? It would really have made a better story IMO. That's why I love fanfiction. So many writers have written the kind of stories I want to read and agree with some of what I think makes more sense.
I like the downtrodden and I don't like being told I'm not supposed to like something so that may be why I like Slytherin (plus I'm sneaky). Of course Snape probably had a lot to do with it too. I admit I have a soft spot for those Malfoys too.
I am one of those people who saw the movies before I read the books. I like things about each of them. The books are better because they just couldn't show everything in the movies, but I love the movies because I get to look at and listen to Alan Rickman as Severus. They ain't lying - he's the voice of God. :) I've met him several times and I can honestly say he is the sexiest man I've ever met (but please don't tell my hubby I said that, hehe). And he has it without even trying. Can't explain it but I think others who have met him know what I'm talking about. :)
My favorite books are: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Saratoga Trunk, Frenchman's Creek, Gone With the Wind, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Salem's Lot, Interview with the Vampire, Devil's Bride, Harry Potter series, The Dead Zone, Dark Prince, Horns and so many more.
Favorite authors: Jane Austin, Christine Feehan, Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Jo Beverly, Emily Bronte, Suzanne Collins, JK Rowlings, Charles Dickins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Joe Hill and others.
I love to read, travel, the theatre and writing. I am also interested in film production and have worked on several independent films. Would love to do that all the time! I have a lot of ideas for stories but I just can't stop reading the wonderful ones here to write my own. Maybe some day...