At last, we come to my Reasons Why I Love Harry Potter conclusion *sobs* This last reason is one that really takes the cake for me. I mean, yeah, Rowling's series is packed with gloom and doom, right? Voldemort is a nasty piece of work, isn't he? The Death Eaters??? Professor Freakin' Umbridge?????
That's why I appreciate Rowling's balance--she gives us the darkest of the dark, and the brightest of the bright.
She makes us laugh moments before we're forced to cry.
These are some of the best examples (to me) of LOL characters in the series:
The Weasley Twins
Naughty + Sneaky + Sarcastic = Awesome
Luna "Loony" Lovegood
She says it like it is. Believes in things/creatures everyone else knows doesn't exist. Has a heart of gold. What's not to love?
A kid in a grownup's suit. With a kickass bike. And a really bad hair day... every day.
Dobby the house elf
Refers to himself in the third person tense. Is more afraid of dirty laundry than his Death Eater ex-master. Gets seriously. Pissed. Off. When people talk trash about Harry. Can we clone him??
There they are, folks--LOL characters top off what makes the world of Harry Potter an epic win.
Anybody else who makes you laugh out loud??