Quidditch Pitch Interview with Thistlerose

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with Thistlerose
Interviewee: Thistlerose
Date(s): January 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2006, Thistlerose was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

In winter of 2003 I re-read the books. This was about three years after I'd first read them, and this time around I started thinking about the stuff Rowling hadn't written about. Like, how did Ron feel about Hermione kissing Harry at the end of Goblet of Fire? Did Sirius and Remus speak at all after that night in the Shrieking Shack? I started tossing around ideas....Um, then I proclaimed on my livejournal that I'd never written a HP fanfic because I didn't NEED another fandom.... Ten days later, I'd written Respite And the rest, as they say…
Sometimes I have a feeling and I just need to convey it to a maximum number of people, and the best way is to turn it into a story. Sometimes it's just some random thing I've seen or heard – like a song, or light shining through colored glass.
For reading, Ron. I've always loved him, partly because he's just such a typical BOY. In a series where magic is commonplace, a comparatively normal, accessible character like Ron is a welcome thing. He's such a doof... Fairly average in some respects, but his loyalty to his friends makes him extraordinary.... You know, for writing. Yes, there's a difference! I'm drawn to Sirius and Remus, as individuals and as a possible romantic couple. Their history is just full of my favorite thematic elements: brotherhood, betrayal, redemption, and tragedy. And they're such mysteries. I love exploring the possibilities.