I suppose this is what I get for going to bed with Harry Potter on the brain.
this dream, Draco had died. I haven't the slightest clue how, but I
remember thinking it was too good to be true (I was Hermione in this
dream) and that it must be part of the plot that he shows up alive
later. Anyway, the school was in a tizzy, and Harry and I were in this
large lecture room that resembles the ones in Ham-Smith, with tiered
seats and long tables instead of individual desks. Everything was made
of stone, though, instead of wood and plastic and metal. Dumbledore's
office was at the bottom of the lecture hall, through these wide doors,
and he had set up some kind of councelling/comfort thing down there
with a lot of chocolates. They were petit fours, actually. And a whole
lot of the kids were down there, trying to get chocolates rather than
being disconsolate about Draco, and Harry and I (I don't know where Ron
was) went down to investigate but we stayed at the back of the room.
someone else was supposed to teach this class, but whoever it was was
in too much of a state to teach and so Snape was substituting. All of
the kids came back out and took their seats, but the door to
Dumbledore's office was still open and we could see Dumbledore and
MacGonagall through it, talking. Snape had notes for the class and he
started lecturing, walking around the room, but he kept happening upon
things in the lecture which would remind him of Draco - a snake (don't
ask me why), and some kind of creature Draco had had as a pet, and
various other things I don't remember - and he would stop talking,
collect himself, and then start again. Harry and I just kept shooting
looks at each other like o.o Snape also kept taking something out of
his pocket and then stuffing it back in. Then, finally, he got so
pissed off with the notes that he went down to Dumbledore's office, and
he went in and was going to talk to him, but he kept looking through
the doors and seeing all the students... and so finally he just stormed
up through the lecture hall and out. And we were all happy to have no
It's come to my attention that it's been *checks* days
since I was an obnoxious LotR geek. Let's try to remedy that, shall we?
evidence that Boromir was nice-ified in the movies. Not that I
particularly dislike the way he was protrayed... and I adore the movies
so much that this isn't so much a criticism as it's just an interesting
observation of the different ways they executed things. So in the extra
scenes in Two Towers, there was a bit which went something like this:
Denethor: Boromir, something important's happening. Go to Rivendell.
Boromir: But I don't wanna... I want to stay here, with my troops, and be heroic and self-sacrificing.
Faramir: Uh... I'll go, if the task is too menial for my sainted, altruistic brother, whom I worship.
No! You're an annoying, scrawny git who just wants to steal your
brother's accolades! Boromir, get your butt to Elvenhome.
Boromir: All right, all right. *sulk*
Now... that's not what Boromir was like at all. For evidence, I give you Gandalf from Return of the King (book.)
Denethor says... " '...My Boromir! Now we have need of you. Faramir should have gone in his stead.'
would have gone,' said Gandalf. 'Be not unjust in your grief! Boromir
claimed the errand and would not suffer any other to have it. He was a
masterful man, and one to take what he desired.' "
also says of Denethor: "... whatever be his descent from father to son,
by some chance the blood of Westernesse runs nearly true in him; as it
does in his other son, Faramir, yet did not in Boromir whom he loved
They didn't really switch Boromir and Faramir's roles so
much as they made Boromir a much less ambitious and selfish person, and
Faramir into a much less noble man who was driven for the most part by
trying to measure up to his brother and please a father who treats him
By the way, caitirin
, my little LJ pencil icon thing here at home is acting crazy, too... so I don't think it's just yours ^_^