I have this fantasy of an alternate universe in which Cam’ron’s a Harry Potter fan, so he can rap “Avada Kedavra; another cadaver.”
Or maybe it’s more of a Writer line?
andyhutchins replied to your post: Also, as you might have heard me mention before
You have no idea how many Harry Potter lines I’ve written.
The only crew coming consistently with the Harry Potter lines is Young Money. (“You be Harry Potter and I’ll be Hermione” — why do you ship H/Hr, Nicki Minaj? — “Bitches on my stick but my name’s not Harry Potter” — Cho Chang or Ginny Weasley, Weezy?) I totally hope YM goes to the Deathly Hallows premiere in costume. Weezy’s been rocking the glasses, so he’ll obviously be Harry. Birdman can go as Dumbledore, Drake has that Neville Longbottom nerd-steez down. Mack Maine and Jae Millz can be Fred and George. Lil’ Chuckie would have to be Dobby.
(Fact: Dwayne Carter’s lawyers established a secret plea bargain that ensured he would be out of prison in time to go see DH on opening night.)
My great love is for Hermoine Granger, one of Harry’s best friends, a girl born to human parents with magical abilities, who I believe is perhaps the greatest and most progressive popular romantic heroine of a generation. When makeover narratives were the single most prevalent romantic storyline in popular culture, Hermione got the guy in the library, dressed up for the Yule Ball, and returned placidly to her regular routine. Hermione didn’t transform herself because she never particularly felt the need to be transformed.
Her concern for house elves—magical creatures who are essentially wizards’ slaves—started out as comedy and ended up as the early articulation of the novels’ great moral concerns for equality, as well as one of the most moving sequences (and some of the best writing) of Deathly Hallows. Ultimately it is she, rather than Ron or Harry, who undergoes real and prolonged torture at the hands of the Death Eaters, and it’s she who survives that torture with her dignity and her friends’ secrets intact.
The things that make Hermione a scold, a nerd, a pain, a victim in the early pages of Harry Potter and the [Philosopher’s] Stone are the things that make her a heroic, lovable woman. What changes is how she expresses her intellectualism and her social convictions.
Alyssa Rosenberg: “‘Harry Potter’: Why It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye,” The Atlantic, November 18, 2010
Also note that the only role the transformation played in the narrative was to smack down Ron and Harry’s cluelessness.
Harry and company’s daring raid on the Ministry of Magic to purloin another horcrux is hobbled by a) bloat, b) poor staging, and c) a failure to remind us what a horcrux is. I’ve read all the damn books and seen all the movies, and I still need the occasional refresher.