Saturday, February 20, 2010
I know it's cool to say "I don't like Harry Potter" now, but I really did enjoy the books. What I did NOT like was the portrayal of Voldemort in the films. I always considered him to be really regal, and I thought that his sense of royalty was borne out of an intense vanity. He wants to be feared because he wants to be important, which is a very childlike quality and a big part of why I like the character. There's a scene in one of the books where Dumbledore keeps calling Voldemort by his real name Tom, and "Tom" has a small tantrum and insists he be called by his new name. It humanized the shit out of the character and told us everything we needed to know about who he was and why he turned out the way he did. I appreciated that, and tried to illustrate that self-importance here in this off-the-cuff doodle.
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