After a Fashion
NOTES: Silly bit of meta-fluff inspired by a pre-PoA press release.
The two main characters in the Harry Potter literary and movie series' come 'to life' as fashion dolls. Each comes dressed in the clothes made to look like those worn throughout most of the upcoming Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban. The Harry Potter fashion doll comes dressed in denim slacks, a burgundy colored t-shirt, socks, sneakers, blue knit jacket and traditional Hogwarts robe, while the Hermione Granger fashion doll comes dressed in tan corduroy slacks, multi-striped knit top with hood, sneakers, and her Time-Turner accessory. SRP of $14.99. Available April 2004.
"Hey," said Ron, "what's with this 'two main characters' business?"
Hermione had the decency to look sheepish. Harry just scowled. Of course, that was his usual expression where those Muggle movies were concerned. It was possibly the only point on which he and Professor Snape agreed.
"I suppose," said Hermione, "they just have trouble with the idea that there can be -- you know -- three main characters."
"Also," added George helpfully, "you're funny looking."
"Well, not you," Fred said, "just that squirt who plays you."
"No," said George, squinting at Ron, "they're both funny looking."
Ron threw cushions at them, undeterred by his mother's angry cry in the background.
"Look at it this way," said Ginny, "at least you're on the posters. I wasn't even on the poster for Chamber of Secrets -- Dobby got more attention than me!"
Hermione opened her mouth, probably to say that Dobby had received precious little attention through his miserable pre-Hogwarts life, and a movie poster and a Lego toy weren't going to make up for centuries of mistreatment at the hands of wizards. Then she stopped, distracted, and rallied with a new rant.
"ACCESSORY?" she wailed. "A Time-Turner's not an accessory, it's a responsibility! They might as well have made a Lavender Brown fashion doll!"
Forgotten again, Ron settled back to watch the chaos.