Well anyway, it's been eighteen years since that happened - May 2nd 1998. Some of my favourite characters died in that battle. Lupin for one - I liked Lupin. Poor old Lupin, he could never have survived though really when you think how ill and thin he was - all that teeth gnashing and growling, the life of a werewolf is not particularly happy. He was the only decent Defence Against the Dark Arts they had. Professor Quirrel was hopeless (it didn't help that under that turban of his, Voldemort stuck to the back of his head like a limpet), then there was Professor Gilderoy Lockhart - very vain, had tickets on himself and was a liar to boot, not to mention a cowardly custard! (ended up in St. Mungo's for the insane after having his memory wiped) Alastor (Mad-Eye) Moody who was in actual fact Barty Crouch Jr. a Death Eater, that horrible witch Professor Dolores Umbridge ugly evil toad need I say more?
Then there were the Weasleys - red hair, vacant expression, hand-me-down clothes - obviously a Weasley. The twins Fred and George who kept us entertained with their hijinks and pranks are no more - no more twins. There is only George since Fred is no more, says Fred just before he died, "You actually are joking Perce, I don't think I've seen you joke since you were -"
And Snape - remember him? Severus, aka "Smelly" who we all thought a rotter was actually one of the goodies, well he popped his clogs too. YOu only find out he's a goody then he's dead but perhaps that's for the best, I mean we've been with Snape from the very beginning - he was the character you most wanted to hate yet he was popular which is probably more due to the actor who played him (Alan Rickman) than just Snape himself.
Who knows what the next generation of children will bring - will they love Harry Potter like the hundreds of children before them? Who knows, but .... Curiosity is not a sin… But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed.
What still want more?
You tell 'em boys
Hermione and the twins
"Mr Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business.
Mr Prongs agrees with Mr Moony and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor.
Mr Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slime-ball."
That's all .. Sorry, can't hang out, it's Quidditch season. You know how it is...