Harry Potter Moment of The Week

Harry Potter Moment of the Week – Luna’s Loser’s Lurgy.

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.

hayley as luna

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?



4 thoughts on “Harry Potter Moment of the Week – Luna’s Loser’s Lurgy.

  1. You don’t know just how my mind stopped and locked on to your post title the moment I saw it. Why have I never known about this blog event? This is a travesty, one that must be rectified immediately! *dashes off*

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  2. You’re so right: Luna is an inspiring character and a rightful role-model ♥ Both the moments you mentioned are so perfectly ‘Luna’ How she brings humor into serious situations and how she always says the best things in the perfect moments! I love how she always manages to make Harry (& Ron) smile and appreciate her 😀 Wonderful pick ^^ and *high-five* for dressing up as her!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you agree with the moments I picked. You’re right, I love how she lightens Harry’s world just that little bit – it’s why he invites her to the party after all! Bringing humor to a serious moment is a gift that I wish I had too! 🙂


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