Harry turned to look at Ron, who was watching him almost nervously, as though waiting for his opinion.
“It’s a bit small,” said Ron quickly. “Not like that room you had with the Muggles. And I’m right underneath the ghoul in the attic; he’s always banging on the pipes and groaning…”
But Harry, grinning widely, said, “This is the best house I’ve ever been in.”
Ron’s ears went pink.
- HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by J.K. Rowling (p. 40)
I literally CHEERED the first time I read this.
It always really bummed me out that the Weasleys got so downplayed in the movies—I mean, we didn’t even get to SEE Charlie. He got a passing mention during the Goblet of Fire movie, and we’re just supposed to accept and believe Movie-Hipster!Bill randomly met Fleur and fell in love with her. And let’s not forget Ginny. Poor, poor Ginny. Bonnie Wright, I’m sure you are a lovely girl and, let’s be real, some gorgeous ginger locks, but you have the personality of a house plant on screen.
The screenwriters never really got across Ron’s inferiority complex within his own family, or how special Ginny was for being the first Weasley girl in quite some time. Do not let me down for Part 2, Kloves. If this line isn’t in the movie I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN LIKE A HORCRUX.
Don’t mind me reblogging posts that are months old… just trying to clean out my “like” page. But, obviously, seconded to everything Alex says.
Best fictional family ever, or what? Sure, they’re British so they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but I wish I could spend Guy Fawkes Day or whatever with them. (That reminds me: I always thought it was sort of fucked that Ron and Hermione would always stay at Hogwarts with Harry over Christmas. Weren’t they homesick at all? Didn’t their parents want to see them?)
“Hey, look - Harry’s got a Weasley sweater, too!” Fred and George were wearing blue sweaters, one with a large yellow ‘F’ on it, the other a ‘G.’
“Harry’s is better than ours, though,” said Fred, holding up Harry’s sweater. “She obviously makes more of an effort if you’re not family.”
“Why aren’t you wearing yours, Ron?” George demanded. “Come on, get it on, they’re lovely and warm.”
“I hate maroon,” Ron moaned half-heartedly as he pulled it over his head.
“You haven’t got a letter on yours,” George observed. “I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid - we know we’re called Gred and Forge.”
If I remember correctly, this was the first time Fred and George made me laugh out loud, so it is also the first moment I realized I was helplessly in love with them.
My gift to the Potter community: Dancing Weasleys.
Whaaaat I don’t even know. If someone can tell me what video this is from, I will break my self-imposed ban on HP7 clips.