Saturday, 4 April 2015

D is for Don't and Draco

A to Z Challenge - D

D is for "Don't Blink"
This quote is related to the quote from A (Angels have the phone box) and also comes from the episode Blink.  This is another one of those quotes that would be listed in the top 10 sayings of Doctor Who, as well as a list of rules Whovians live by.  I've already explained my love of the episode Blink in the blog post about "A".  What I didn't mention in that post is that the quote "Angels have the phone box" became my house-mate-at-the-time's favourite saying, except that she would say "The angels have my blue box"... so much so that I turned it into a cross stitch for her as a Christmas/going away present when I moved out.  

On another note: I originally designed this pattern back in 2013, and now "Don't blink" could easily be replaced by "Don't breath" and "Don't think" leading many Whovians to ask "well, what can we do then?"
The cross stitch I made for my house mate, based on her favourite quote.
I ran out of time to add the weeping angels.
D is for Draco Malfoy
Draco started off as the stereotypical school bully, surrounded by even more stereotypical henchmen Crabbe and Goyle.  He was the type of smarmy, spoilt, know-it-all teenage boy I wanted to slap all the way through high school, so I was cheering loudly when Hermione punched him in the nose in Prisoner of Azkaban.  However, I loved the way that his character grew and became more 3-dimensional with all those "layers" I was talking about earlier.  One of the things I love most about JK Rowlings' writing is her character development - moving them from the stereotypical into the complex. And kudos to Tom Felton who played him with such conviction in the films.  This was a character that I grew to not so much like as respect.

Who is your favourite Harry Potter character?

Happy stitching!


  1. Such pretty stitching Roslyn.


  2. I love the characters! I'm glad I found this blog :) Luna Lovegood is probably my favorite HP character. I think she was underrated. I also think she should have ended up with Harry XD

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

    1. Welcome! :D I love Luna too (stay tuned for L!).

  3. I love Rowling's character development as well! Love how wonderfully she grows the characters! Draco is definitely a great example of that! It's hard to choose a favorite, but I do love Ron.

    Mary @ Willoughby Editing

    1. I agree - it's very hard to choose a favourite which is why I'm going to write about 26 of them (and narrowing it down to that many is very difficult!)

  4. Dr. Who and Draco Malfoy are both hard to beat! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again.