Harry Potter Moment of The Week is a weekly blog event hosted by Uncorked Thoughts! Each week Leah suggests a magical topic for discussion.
This week’s Harry Potter MoTW is: Best ‘Luna Moment.’
That’s really a tough one. Luna is one of my favourite characters ever, I (terribly) dressed up as her once at a Harry Potter themed party – yes, it was awesome – although the only picture I have isn’t very good, I had bottle corks on a chain around my neck and a horrific blonde
haystack wig on my head.
I love that Luna is completely unafraid and unashamed to do what she wants, like what she likes and to be exactly who she is. As a young person I found that inspiring. I love that she’s smart too, a lot of emphasis gets put on the quirky nonsense of Luna and it sometimes gets overlooked that she’s a Ravenclaw, or that she’s so incredibly perceptive that she managed to recognise Polyjuice-Potioned Harry purely by his facial expression.
If pushed for my favourite moment – and that’s the point, after all, not an ode-to-Luna, although I may have to indulge in one in the future – I’d say Luna commentating the Gryffindor/Hufflepuff Quidditch match during Half Blood Prince, was one of my highlights. It’s one of those passages that I couldn’t stop laughing at, and in a book filled with a lot of seriousness and death eaters and getting-close-to-the-end stuff going down, that lightheartedness was all the better.
“And Harry Potter’s now having an argument with his Keeper / I don’t think that’ll help him find the snitch but maybe it’s a clever ruse…”
Although special mention does have to go to Luna joining Harry at Slughorn’s Christmas party.
“I don’t think you should be an Auror Harry. / The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They’re working from within to bring down the Ministry of Magic using a combination of Dark magic and gum disease.”
It’s nice to have the reinforcement that two friends can go to a party together and just enjoy each other’s time. With all the ugh-romance going off in that book, it’s good to have the girl-friend rather than girlfriend representation.
What’s your favourite Luna moment? One of mine? Or something I’ve missed?