on Jul 05, 2005 02:48 pm
I'm also LookingGlass on fictionalley. I enjoyed your essay, thought you made some really good points, although I felt you repeated a couple when you didn't intend to. I too believe that Draco will hold a very important role in HBP and believe your connection between Ginny, Draco, Harry, and Voldemort. I also agree that Ginny and Voldemort appear to have some unfinished business. However, your arguement lends, in my opinion, the inevitability that Draco will be used, but Voldemort, to work his evil. It may be the most plausible option, but I don't like it.
There were many things that I wanted to comment on but I read it reather quickly without jotting down any notes. If you'd like, I can do a point-counterpoint for you.
Ironic that you mentioned the Valentine's day scene in CoS as I am working on a story about it. Thank whoever selected the featured stories section for getting me back into writing for the fandom, though I can't guarantee that I'll post the story.
Overall, a very persuasive and interesting essay.
Sarah reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 02:28 pm
Wow...I followed the link from the F&I thread, and I have to say I'm duly impressed. You gave me far too much hope for our beloved Draco, I'm afraid! But your thoughts and objectives were coherent (though you seemed to think they were not) and played out very nicely. It all made sense, and better yet, it all seemed logical. I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Draco Luva reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 02:26 pm
*Throws popcorn and dances around computer* Brilliant!! That's the word that comes to mind when I finished this essay. All of your ideas and points were absolutely shocking but eerily likely to happen. The part that had me floored the most was about the Ginevra de Benci portrait with the white ferret, i think thats just too much of a coincidence to be ignored! I must say though that when i read the part about Tom choosing Draco as his HBP, his evil twin of harrys, I couldnt help but feel saddened that Draco could turn completely to the dark side. It seems so likely to happen, especially how you described the reasons as to why, and it makes me think of how he had so much potential in fanon! This essay is truly impressive, and if you are correct in your hypothesis on what book 6 might bring, then i will be sure to call your psychic hotline!
zjk reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 02:26 pm
interesting...very interesting. mi friend and i were having a very long 4 hr discussion about who the hbp (yes we r utterly obsessed) and draco was one of the ppl we considered cud be the hbp, o and theres a chapter in 6th book called Draco's Detour, hmmm yea, gives allot 2 think about.
aka Sailor Mars reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 02:03 pm
Very interesting! Even if none of the Draco stuff turns out, I really think you have a good point about Ron. My eyes were buldging when I read all of his "predictions." I loved your outside references to the artwork, too! Though, I have to wonder how much of this is just coincidence. Very good essay! I absolutely LOVE it and it's got me thinking!
Adelagia reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 01:48 pm
Whew, very interesting indeed. You've certainly given me a lot to think about; your points all have plausibility, and I enjoyed the bit about the paintings. Like many other Draco enthusiasts, I'd dearly love to see more character development for our favourite little malcontent, and if this is the way JKR does it, then all the better. Well done.
tinkertytonk reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 12:47 pm
When I first started reading your essay, I have to admit that I was a little skeptical. I mean, Draco? The HBP? He's supposed to be a pureblood, isn't he? Still, your writing kept me addicted and with all of the points you make and the evidence you have to support it, it's easy to see why you changed my mind. I enjoyed all of the examples of how JKR foreshadows in the books. I also was impressed with how you used the part from OotP when Neville informs everyone that Griselda Marchbanks never mentions the Malfoys. I have read OotP many times, but I never thought anything much of that remark; I never really looked into it too deeply. What I find truly fascinating is the fact that da Vinci has paintings of Ginevra and a white ferret. That was just mystifying for me. I also found out something else (because of course after I read this I went straight to JKR's website to the FAQ). One of the questions was about pureblooded families dying out and JKR replies by saying that in OotP Sirius said that no family is really 'pure' because they cross muggles and squibs off of the family tree and pretend that they don't exist. Because the Malfoys obviously aim for perfection, it is true that they could be not totally pureblooded, thus proving your point further. Anyway, I'll stop rambling now. You got me thinking and that's what an essay should do. Excellent write.
on Jul 05, 2005 12:42 pm
I did some editing for clarity and typos, which I hope is okay. There were three spots where you left a note for yourself to put stuff in - two "(quote)" and one "(CS Lewis reference)". Since I'm really curious about the CS Lewis reference, I marked them all with a double asterisk for you to find easily.
As for the actual essay content, I need to think about it more before I can formulate anything to say, but it was an interesting read and I'm glad I pestered you about posting.
corvidae reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 12:35 pm
very interesting, i love reading the really canon based essays because it draws so many possible corellations that i hadn't bothered to look for before. this is very exciting and some of your points do makes sense. i especially am interested in the white ferret and the ginevra painting. perhaps draco is going to be voldemorts "pet" like the ferret to the queen.
Cancertopia reviewed Single
on Jul 05, 2005 11:50 am
Wow. Now that was an essay.