Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!
When we meet Neville in his first year at Hogwarts, we couldn’t have imagined he’d turn out to be the hero we see at the end of the series.
The biggest turning point came in Order of the Phoenix when Harry and Dumbledore discuss Sybill Trelawny’s prophecy.
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches… Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies… and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not… and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives… the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies…
Melissa from Readerly Geek and I try to have fun by asking What If about each part of the series. We also try to explain the whys behind the plot points in the series. From did Voldemort pick the Potters over the Longbottoms to how would Neville handle the Triwizard Tournament and would Dumbledore care for Neville as much as he did Harry in this alternate universe.
Art used by permission from Prydester on DeviantArt, see more here.
More Episodes from Potterweek
This is our third year of Potterweek. Here’s a recap of what’s coming up this year and what’s already on the feed:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie commentary with Nicole of We the Immigrants, Geeky Gatherings, How to Fangirl for Adults, and Common Room, and Debbie of The Geeky Twin, You Haven’t Seen, and Common Room!
Potter as YA with Greg of Adventures in Poor Taste!
7/25 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie commentary with Megan Gotch aka The Nerdy Girlie and Katie Elhoffer of Elhoffer Designs. Big kudos to our podcasting intern Kristen!
7/27 The Dursleys: A Look at Harry’s Only Living Family Members with Kris of No Extra Words!
7/28 Relationships in Potter: Ginny + Harry, Snape/Lily/James with Alice of Girl Who Roams and Kayla of Epicfied!
7/31 Religion in Potter with Stefani and James (my friends from work!).