Thursday, November 6, 2014

Harry Potter MotW (4): Favorite Luna Moment

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts

I feel like every scene with Luna contains a 'best Luna moment', but I'm going through The Half-Blood Prince right now and there are two Luna scenes which I absolutely adore. The first one is when Harry takes Luna to Slughorn's Christmas Party
     "I don't think you should be an Auror, Harry," said Luna unexpectedly. Everybody looked at her. "The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy. I thought everyone knew that. They're working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a combination of Dark Magic and gum disease."
     Harry inhaled half his mead up his nose as he started to laugh. Really, it had been worth bringing Luna just for this. (HBP, p. 320)
I love how Luna is just so Luna, and Harry is so used to her by now that he isn't embarrassed by her weirdness, he just goes along with it.

My other favorite moment is when Luna is commentating the Gryffindor vs Hufflepuff Quidditch match.
     "And that's Smith of Hufflepuff with the Quaffle," said a dreamy voice, echoing over the grounds. "He did the commentary last time, of course, and Ginny Weasley flew into him, I think probably on purpose, it looked like it. Smith was being quie rude about Gryffindor, I expect he regrets it now that he's playing them--oh, look, he's lost the Quaffle, Ginny took it from him, I do like her, she's very nice..." (HBP, p. 413-414)
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     Ginny and Demelza scored a goal apiece, giving the red-and-gold-clad supporters something to cheer about. Then Cadwallader scored again, making things level, but Luna did not seem to have noticed; she appeared singularly uninterested in such mundane things as the score, and kept attempting to draw the crowd's attention to such things as interestingly shaped clouds and the possibility that Zacharias Smith, who had so far failed to maintain the Quaffle for longer than a  minute, was suffering from something called "Loser's Lurgy (HBP, p. 415)
Luna is just one of those characters that people cannot help but love.


  1. OMG Luna as a commentator was the best thing ever! I completely forgot about this one, I loved when she was up there XD such a fun commentary hahaha :D

  2. Bwahahahaha, OMG, that was so fantastic!! Again, totally forgot about her being a commentator, but it really was something special. She really gives you so many moments that make you do what Harry did and accidentally inhale your drink up your nose, but then juxtaposes that with her serious emotional intellect. She's brilliant. Excellent picks! Here's my HP MOTW.

  3. LMFAO oh man, you managed to pick two of THE most 'Luna' moments of all! That first one cracked me right up again and I love how Harry just LOVES how weird Luna is and truly enjoys seeing how people will react to her :D And her as a commentator was truly made of win! Quidditch is already exciting but I would pay good money for her to be commentating every time! I remember how Ron thought she should have to position permanently after that ♥