Friday, 27 April 2012

X

X is for ‘Xenophilius’.
‘Xenos’ and ‘phile’ – the lover of the strange…
He is the father of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter books. He is the editor of ‘The Quibbler’ and lives in a rock-shaped house. His magazine mostly prints out-of-the-world unbelievable things but as the stories begin to emerge in weirder ways, we find that sometimes, he does print sense. He’s never accepted as normal or mainstream and because of his beliefs, even his daughter Luna is considered to be a weirdo. Although, they both are very courageous, I admit. I’ve always felt that his character was dubious, sometimes good and sometimes not so much. I had not, in fact, even thought of him until a fellow blogger suggested it. Lover of strange things, indeed!

Candyfloss textured hair... seriously?!


I'm writing every day of April for the A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge 2012. I'm writing of characters of fiction that are immortal and touch hundreds of lives everyday...

9 comments:

Tony Laplume, Scouring Monk said...

Darn! Now I wish I'd thought of him. Rhys Ifans, who plays him, is a brilliant actor.

JoJo said...

It's shocking how much I identify with Luna. She's one of my fave characters! Great post!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Good choice for the letter X! I'd much rather be a xenophile than a xenophobe.

Wisewebwoman said...

LOL, love the character! Now I must read about Watson!
XO
WWW

S. L. Hennessy said...

He was great in the movies. Xeno pissed me off in the last book, but I guess he was just trying to protect his daughter. And who couldn't love Luna. She's awesome.

"effervescencia" said...

@Tony: Like I said, this idea wasn't completely my own.
@Jo: Identifying with Luna, eh? That's got to be amusing
@Susan: Me too!
@WWW: True, and read some more :)
@SL: Yeah man, I know. Sorta justified bu then again, not so much :P

Martha said...

Great X post. I'm stopping by from the A-Z challenge and following now too. This has been so much fun hasn't it? Have a great weekend!

"effervescencia" said...

@Martha: Thank you, thank you so much. It has been a real pleasure.

Aditya said...

Thanks for the acknowledgement! You've chosen some great characters yourself, Yossarian being one of them. I would've chosen the same with Y.