Thursdays have officially been reserved for this meme because it is a Harry Potter meme and with the books finished and the movies all out, I need something to keep Harry Potter in my life. This fabulous meme is hosted by Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts, so hop over there if you want to join!
This week we're choosing:
Our favourite Marauder!
This question is right in the feels! I mean, I absolutely love the Marauders and would love nothing more than for J.K. Rowling to write a book (preferable a series that never ends) about them. I just absolutely love the idea of how Harry and his friends are both mirroring the group around his parents and at the same time are so different. And the Four Marauders have a really special story that includes everything from tragedy to what friendship really means. And of course they are deliciously devious. To the right is some amazing fan art that I found on Tumblr (where else). I'm not quite sure who made it, but I found it on Tiaplay's tumblr.
As you may have noticed, I am trying to evade answering this question because it is really hard. But in the end, I will always have to choose Remus Lupin. His character is absolutely beautiful and I do believe he is what kept the Marauders together. James and Sirius would have become complete idiots without him, I think, and they never would have included Peter into their group. He is the cause they became Animagi and that they had to create the Beauty that is the Marauders Map. He is also an incredibly positive influence in Harry's life, I feel, one of the few. Sirius brings with him the expected amount of emotional turmoil, but Remus protects and teaches Harry. He is one of the reasons, also, why Prisoner of Azkaban is both my favourite HP book and movie! When he, in the film, talks to Harry about Lily and the music is playing, I start crying!
And let's not forget this:
Never will I forgive you for this, J.K.! Never!
So, this is a rather tambling answer, but that is what happens when you get me started on Remus and the Marauders. There is some amazing fan art and fanfiction etc. out there about them!