Happy birthday to our favorite redhead, Ron Weasley! Did you take the birthday poll, sponsored by Pottermore? Check out the results here!
Put on your party hat, because our king’s birthday is tomorrow! To prepare for Ron Weasley’s birthday on March 1, Pottermore asked users to vote on which heroic Ron Weasley moment is their favorite. Books One and Two and the first section of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are available to explore on Pottermore.com, so we’ve taken some of Ron’s most daring and chivalrous moments from these early chapters.
We want to know which of the following heroic deeds impressed you the most, so vote for your favourite below.
We’ll be revealing the results of your votes on Friday – Ron’s birthday – so remember to come back and see if your choice is the winner.
Not only should you vote, but be sure to visit The Fandom tomorrow for a proper celebration of Ron’s 32nd birthday!
“Funnily enough, I planned from the start that none of them would die. Then midway through, which I think is a reflection of the fact that I wasn’t in a very happy place, I started thinking I might polish one of them off. Out of sheer spite. ‘There, now you definitely can’t have him any more.’ But I think in my absolute heart of heart of hearts, although I did seriously consider killing Ron, [I wouldn't have done it],” she told the actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the films and who was “convinced one of the main three had to buy it”.
You can read the whole article at The Guardian
Aren’t they cute?! I found this at Gigei’s Deviantart page and just had to share it!
Lots of websites have Harry Potter fun facts, but this list includes some even a dedicated potterhead might not know.
List 25 brings us these nuggets of wisdom and more.
Rupert Grint dressed up like his female drama teacher and rapped about Ron Weasley for his audition tape. His rap began, “Hello, my name is Rupert Grint, I hope you don’t think I stink.”
…Contrary to popular belief, the ‘t’ at the end of Voldemort is silent. The name comes from the French words meaning “flight of death.”
…An outbreak of lice occurred among the children cast members during the filming of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”
…J.K. Rowling is the first person to become a billionaire (U.S. dollars) by writing books.
…One of the flying cars used in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was stolen off the set. It was discovered seven months later when an anonymous caller informed police of its whereabouts.
What were your reactions to these facts?
How cool is this?! Rupert Grint participated in the Olympic torch relay in London, which is something I’m sure a lot of us would love to take part in. We’re so happy that he was able to have this experience! Way to go, Rupert!
Grint, known for his shock of red hair and for being Harry’s faithful friend, started his turn at Middlesex University and was mobbed as he finished his run.
The 23-year-old actor said that he had not known what to expect, as running was “kind of a new thing” for him.
“I don’t usually run for anything, but it was all downhill so I was OK,” he said. “It was all a bit of a blur. I’m just so proud to be a part of it.”
Some 8,000 people have taken part in the 70-day, 8,000-mile (12,900-kilometer) Olympic torch relay that crossed the length of the U.K. and even ventured into Ireland. The relay ends Friday when the last torchbearer lights the cauldron at the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium, marking the official start of the London games.
Now here’s some really amazing Harry Potter fan art for you! These cartoon styled drawings are fun, lighthearted and are making some folks long for a Harry Potter animated series. They are the work of the brilliant TwiggyMcBones on Deviant art who has even more great drawings you need to check out. Not only has she created art using many of the characters we know and love, but she has also gone one step further and added some characters from the next generation. Make sure you scroll down to the final image to see her piece titled Rose and Scorpius Commission where she has imagined the daughter of Ron and Hermione as Draco’s son’s classmate!
Please visit TwiggyMcBones page on DeviantArt HERE to see more or her amazing Harry Potter Fan Art!
Every year, a really fun book blog called YA Sisterhood hosts massively popular tournaments featuring our favorite characters from Young Adult books! The most popular of these is the YA Crush Tourney, which focuses on the most crushable guys in all of YA literature.
While the men of Harry Potter may not seem like the most obvious choice, there are plenty of them that we seriously love. Think about it!
- Harry Potter
- Ron Weasley
- Draco Malfoy
- Neville Longbottom
- Fred Weasley
- George Weasley
- Cormac MacLaggen
- Seamus Finnigan
- Viktor Krum
Who do you think is the most crush-worthy? Place your nominations for Harry Potter characters (and whatever other YA boys you love!) on the YA Crush Tourney nomination page!