12 Days of Christmas – Harry Potter Style

Something big is happening on Pottermore these days. J.K. Rowling have made some sort of advent calendar for the last 12 days before Christmas. Each day a new riddle will appear and when solved, it gives access to new material. It’s like the Christmas song 12 days of Christmas – you just don’t have to remember the right number of Partridges in a Pear Tree nor how many turtle doves “my true love send to me”.

The Riddle:

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The keyword is potions master thus Severus Snape, Snape nor Snivellus will not work. Trust me I tried! The answer is therefore Professor Snape.

End credits

I’ve never seen The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II because I thought Part I was bad. I really wanted my money and time back after the movie ended.

Today I was reading some old reviews of the late Roger Ebert – among them were a review of Breaking Dawn Part II where it was mentioned that the end credits was a photo line up of all the actors and actresses who had been a part of the franchise were pictured. I went to look it up on Youtube and I must admit I was moved to tears. It was beautiful done – not even Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II did such a thing. It’s a shame because it would have been a perfect ending to a great movie franchise. This is the only thing where The Twilight Saga is superior to the Harry Potter film series. David Yates should have made that decision since Harry Potter along with the Lord of the Rings probably is the greatest film franchises that have been made in the last decade.

However The Twilight Saga might be superior to the Harry Potter film series in this regard. It’s not superior to the end credits Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King presents. Alan Lee’s drawings combined with the music by Annie Lennox makes it the most beautiful experience I’ve ever had with end credits. I might be biased since The Lord of the Rings trilogy is among my favorite films. When I heard what the song was about, I was moved to tears as well. It was inspired by Cameron Duncan – a young man from New Zealand suffering from cancer. He was a filmmaker whose work had impressed Peter Jackson according to the bonus features on the Extended Edition.
I’m over and out now because if I dwell with this I might start crying for real.