Slashcast Insider Interview with Anneke

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Title: Slashcast Insider Interview with Anneke (vampireanneke)
Interviewer: emmagrant01
Interviewee: Anneke (vampireanneke)
Date(s): August 18, 2007
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: online here as a transcript, scroll down; WebCite
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Slashcast Insider Interview with Anneke is a podcast posted to Slashcast as "Episode 19".

The interviewer is emmagrant01, the interviewee is Anneke, the place is Prophecy just after the last Harry Potter book was released.

The Interview Series

See Slashcast Insider Interview Series.

Excerpts

I'm Anneke, I'm from southern California. I've been into Harry Potter since right before the first movie. Um, read all the books before the movie and got addicted, and now I can't stop dressing in the costumes. I'm more known through the anime circles, and so I socialize a lot with Harry Potter people through the anime circles.... I enjoy just getting to dress up in the costumes and it's almost- there's this sort of secret sub-culture between the costumers because you sort of pretend you're a little bit the character and you make fun of the characters, especially playing somebody serious like Lucius Malfoy. Um, it's fun to not be... to take the character in a humorous way, a humorous take they would never do in the books. It's kinda fun, 'cause laughter's the most fun thing to do in the world, you know? It makes life enjoyable.
The most surprising thing I found about Deathly Hallows is I finally actually like Harry. I have not liked him in any of the other books, and I was like, "Wow, I actually like Harry, finally. He's finally a decent character." So, but um, I liked that it did wrap up things, and I think the most amazing thing was that- I've gone to these conventions a lot and all the theories have been thrown around, and no one was exactly right about anything. It was- there was enough to throw you off. Even if you thought Harry would die, he came back to life. Even if you thought Harry was going to die and come back to life, you didn't exactly... There was enough to throw you off of it. The whole hallows theme brought in - that was just, like, left field and all the people who had the theory about Harry being the horcrux- but then you had the tiara come in, so you're like, "Well, there went that theory," and then the Harry-is-the-horcrux came right back at you. So I like how she did keep the readers- you know, as you're reading, she kept you guessing.
Um, I actually liked the epilogue. I mean, I know a lot of people didn't. I have more issues with the interviews after the epilogue, um, because she gave you enough information that you can then twist and, you know, mess around, which actually, I think, in regards to your previous question, you know, new pairing? Actually, I've sort of fallen in love with the idea of Draco and Luna. Before she did the interviews - afterwards, she said who Luna married - I kinda liked the idea of Draco marrying Luna and... Just like, when she was at the Malgoy manor being tortured, Draco's kinda confided in her like he did Moaning Murtle, you know. So I can see them actually getting together, then. Then the interviews afterwards just sort of crushed that idea, you know, so. I didn't mind the epilogue, it was the interviews, you know, afterwards that just destroyed anything you could do with the epilogue.