Posted on October 6th, 2011
I know you guys have read a lot of sad posts lately, for which I’m eternally grateful. But how about a smiley post for a change? If this one doesn’t make you smile, I’ll eat a Bowtruckle.
I’ve been thinking about this wee project ever since the spring, when we were on a hike with Grammie and Papa and E picked up a stick (natch) and started gesturing grandiosely with it. We knew the li’l gaffer had potential.
This is also a shout out to Skye, who is my Harry Potter buddy. We’ve been peers on the Harry Potter Geek-Out Fan Scale for a long time, but recently she has been putting me to shame. Through her dedication, she is the one responsible for me a) getting tickets to the midnight VIP premiere to HP 7.2, and b) getting a beta-test membership on Pottermore.com. (We are both Hufflepuff! GO NICE PEOPLE!) So this is my attempt to give back.
(By the way, BD, if you still haven’t read past book one, I’m sorry. You don’t get to watch this. Go do your reading RIGHT NOW.)
A note about the camel: I asked E, after we did all the filming, “So, if you had a Patronus, what do you think it would be? What animal do you relate to?” Instead of saying “Yeah,” (which is what he says when he doesn’t understand the question) he thought for a second or two, and said matter-of-factly, “A camel.” So there’s no quibbling about this.
A note about the costuming: I had no idea, when I bought that hoodie for myself, that it would have such an illustrious future. Same goes for that chopstick.
Coming soon: the Gag Reel!