Ok but so back to the beginning of this section when they're practicing Stunning spells, and Ron's all black and blue from falling a-stunned and this is one of those moments when I'm like,
because can you not stun someone while they're already lying down? I assume the principles are the same.
Continuing with Things I Have Confuseds About, is Dumbledore off-limits to students except those he gives his password to? Because that seems sort of restrictive. I mean, he doesn't have a doorbell at the gargoyle so you can buzz up and be like, I'm having scar-mares again, sir. I feel like there should be a way for students to access him besides just shouting words at the gargoyle and hoping for the best.
OH MY GOD ALL MY NOTES ARE CRITICAL. But seriously, 'He preferred to fight rather than coming quietly.' Make your verbs agree, JK (or JK's editor. I know she's famous by now but you need to be a sister and tell a gal when she's got her skirt tucked into her panties. Linguistically speaking).
Oh no wait, here we go. Remember last section when Harry called RSkeet a cow and Dumbles was all *whistles innocently*? And then now this time Harry falls asleep in Divination and D-dore is like, 'Quite understandable.' ALBUS! I am loving your face all the time. I take umbrage whenever JK uses the adjective 'twinkling' for anything that's NOT him. (Except for when Un-Moody is discovered and '[t]here was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he was giving off burning heat.')
Like a BAMF.
Oh and hey, oh man. I sort of thought Neville's parents were dead because I'd forgotten that they are insane on account of all the torture and that is way, way worse.
I am so depressed now. Let's cheer ourselves up with how Mrs Weasley and Bill surprised Harry before the third task. Awwwwwww, you guys. And then the Fat Lady's friend winks at Bill! SO SCANDALOUS. Bill, you rogue.
Alright, TriWizard maze time. Everybody's mazing, Fleur screams, Harry is like, That sucks but also that's one person down, and it is REFRESHING to see him acting like a human being and not a perfect angel baby, Krum is Stupified and then SPEAKING of babies, when Voldemort shows up looking like some half-baked creepy baby? Babymort! I can't take you seriously.
I definitely did.
So after the exciting! maze! and Cedric's astonishing! death! and Voldemort's creepy! return! the Death Eaters show up and it is non-stop monologuizing from here on in.
Bellatrix would never bore us in this manner.
but another part is like
Let's get back to cutting off hands and stuff.
Crouch off to the Dementors for 'accidental' kissy times, Sirius and Severus have to make besties, Harry is safe-ish, the end. Oh and ok, when Dumbles is like, 'Severus...you know what I must ask you to do.' And Snape is all 'slightly paler than usual, and his cold, black eyes glittered strangely.' IS DUMBLE-D ASKING WHAT I THINK HE IS ASKING? Because for me, that moment where Snape does That Thing That Dumbledore Asks Him To Do has the most feels. Let's talk about that later, because now the Great Character Massacre has begun, and we are all going to need some baby alligator lovin'.