1. Who is your favourite character to write, and why? What about your favourite character to read about?
My favorite character to write is probably Draco Malfoy. Aside from the fact he's just my favorite character in general, I really enjoy getting into his mind and figuring out what he would be like and what he would do in certain situations. Plus I get to write a character that isn't my own gender, so that definitely gives me challenges because I have to think like a male would think, and a very rich, elitist one at that. His character poses a variety of difficulties for me which is why I enjoy writing Draco so much!
As far as favorite character to read about, it's probably either Draco or Hermione (and them together ). I enjoy seeing how people can manipulate these characters and change them into their own while still retaining canon characteristics without overdoing it. I also just like reading a variety of things from light, fluffy romance to dark, angsty dramas with these characters because I know how resilient they are and that they can handle basically anything thrown their way.
2. If you could be any magical creature, which one would you be?
DRAGON. Dragons are my fave magical creature just because they're so freakin' COOL. Like, yeah I want to be able to breath fire and kill my enemies instantly! I would feel so BA as a dragon, even if I was a smaller one (I'm only like 98 pounds and 5'6") because I'd just feel so powerful and in control of my own destiny. Plus I can fly! I've always loved dragons since a young age, which is most likely due to my early entrance into fantasy fiction as a child. And then maybe I could go to Romania and visit Charlie Weasley and have a blast with other dragons. DRAGONS!!!
3. What do you think would be the most useful spell/magical power?
Ooh this one's a toughie. I can only pick one? Well I guess that "Reparo" would be very useful to fix things (duh), if not always obviously. I'm sure many witches and wizards over the years have fiddled with spells to extend their purpose, so why couldn't "Reparo" have been fiddled with as well? Magical powers, however, well that could be anything! I'd like to think that Legilimency/Occlumency would be very useful due to their use in espionage, wars, and many other things. While it could be used irresponsibly for government purposes, I think that knowing Legilimency/Occlumency would benefit a lot of people from getting secrets shared they don't want the public to know, or also getting the truth without having to use veritaserum or torture.
4. What are your favourite genres/eras to read and write?
I love a good angst/drama. I can't get enough of those. Eras...well I guess most of my page is Hogwarts Era or Post-Hogwarts, but I read and write quite the variety, but if I have to pick just one, probably post-Hogwarts because JK only gives us a bit of insight when it's Next-Gen time, but I want to know what they do right after the battle of Hogwarts, after finishing Hogwarts, etc.
5. What about the Dramione ship makes them your OTP?
Okay so I could go on for DAYS about this, but instead I'll just copy and paste what I posted in the ship thread because I worded it decently there.
If you take away their blood status, they are literally equal in every way--prideful, smart, and ambitious. They're the top of their class, and if they were to actually hold normal conversations together, they would be very intelligent ones about literature and other intellectual things.
After Hogwarts, or even during, Draco would have to have someone of quality by his side, or he'd get bored with said wife and find another and another and so on. No offense to Romione shippers, but it really felt to me like Hermione sort of settled for Ron, because that's what she was supposed to do, wasn't it? You, the best friend gets the girl and whatnot.
Also, redemption. Draco is in dire need of it, and who else to give it to him than the Golden Girl Hermione Granger? She'd help him restore good faith to the Malfoy name (if you're talking post-war era here) or help him break from his family traditions (any era really). Plus, it's rare to see the anti-hero get the girl, so that would be another contributing factor to a non-canon ship.
Finally, my last point is that they are very similar to Snape and Lily in that she's a Gryffindor and he's a Slytherin. It's a forbidden love, which only heightens emotions and makes it all that much more interesting to write about. However, Snape & Lily was more toxic/obsessive than really love, so with Draco and Hermione, it could develop really well.
Ooh and think about this: Pride & Prejudice-- Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
Thank you so much for the wonderful questions, marauderfan!
Edited by MadiMalfoy, 04 January 2015 - 10:21 PM.