If you were that old, and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn’t just stand there and watch children cry. Amazing though, don’t you think? All that pain and misery and loneliness…and it just made it kind.
'Cause if we've got no honor
then we've got no shame
- Where do you live?
- Mostly inside my head.
- Mostly inside my head.
Book Quotes: - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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The moment when Harry takes Draco's wand
J. K. Rowling: I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.
Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it's these little things -
J. K. Rowling: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.
I identify with being a vlogger, and that’s how I started on YouTube, was doing vlogs and music videos. I’ve shifted because I found my passion for film and now I identify more as a writer/director, and I still do vlogs and stuff, that’s still a thing that I do, but in terms of the problem that we’re addressing, saying "genre gap", the most important thing that people need to know, is that whether you wanna know it or not, and whether it makes you feel like people are being sexist or not, film is a boy’s club. It is. And to not address it is doing everyone a disservice. You go work in the film industry, there’ll be very few women on set in positions of power. If you’re the director, the men will not listen to you. It’s from ignorance; they don’t understand how to take orders from a woman and it’s something you have to handle with graciousness. You’ve never had [a woman] as someone competent in charge, you’re seeing a woman as someone you tell what to do, and this is a problem in this genre, and I think it is wonderful that women on YouTube have a genre like makeup gurus where it is all them, you know, like that is something that they have and no one can take that from them. I’m sure there are male makeup gurus or the like as well, but that is something that women really do have, and they are not being devalued and they are not being told that they’re worthless, we’re just addressing a completely separate issue. Where is Tina Fey right now? Where is Tina Fey, on YouTube? Don’t you think if Tina Fey was born in our generation that’s what she’d be doing right now? She wouldn’t be working under a bunch of male writers, trying to work her way up on TV, she’d be doing that and then running her own show on YouTube. And that’s what I feel like, you know, girls need to be watching women that are succeeding and are pursuing passionate creation, I think, and that’s really important.