Post by McGorgeousgal on May 14, 2010 12:35:19 GMT -5
I have two challenges, both related to the theme of appearances.
1. We're all agreed that Dame Maggie Smith is the perfect actress to portray Minerva McGonagall, right?
Right. Well, yes. The only problem I have with this is that in the films, the movie people portray McGonagall as an old witch, when in fact, in the wizarding world she is a sprightly seventy-year-old and therefore still in her prime. They could just dye Maggie's hair darker like in the first few films, which worked very well.
Anyway, as we can't do anything about that, I would like to challenge the good writers here to come up with a creative reason on why Minerva makes herself appear older. It can be a satire / parody or not.
This idea came from a fanfic I read recently, that Minerva makes herself appear older so that people won't criticize her for being so young when she starts teaching at Hogwarts right after school.
2. After reading the fanfic 'Crowning Glory', I have to wonder why there aren't more stories exploring why Minerva McGonagall insists on putting her hair up in a bun. So... what exactly is the reason behind putting her hair up?
Some good reasons I've read so far is that her hair got botched by an experimental spell that arouses men (see 'Crowning Glory'), Peeves likes to drop things in girls' hair at Hogwarts, and that Minerva is reminded of Tom's fondness for having her hair down.
you show your age when you drown your rage but I see past those laughter lines, so baby let's split tonight I got a tank full of gas till light, yeah we can drive for miles and miles but you just said
not for all the love in the world, not for all the love in the world
'cause she didn't realize, now that's a lotta love
I read one where Minerva keeps her hair in a bun when in public, because otherwise, Albus cannot restrain himself... ;D he takes her in his arms and snogs her senseless, no matter where they currently are!!! ;D
"For the well experienced mind, death is but the next great adventure"_Albus Dumbledore "No one was born to be servant or slave, who can tell me the colour of the rain?" _Sonata Arctica, 'The Power of one'