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27th Sep '16 9:16:30 AM Nepsis
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*** Luna was bumped up to friend status after she helped Harry come to terms with the loss of Sirius. Harry recognized that Luna's personality made her kind and compassionate, not to mention forgiving of Harry's angry outbursts. When Luna told Harry how people treated her because she was different, Harry could relate because he had spent most of that past year being called a liar and a nutcase. Luna is the reason that Harry was finally able to make headway against the Ministry's propaganda, by having her father publish the interview. Harry probably would have found the paintings strange if anyone else had done the same thing, but he recognized that this was Luna's way of showing that she cared. Harry had spent many lonely summers in Privet Drive, and had actually even questioned (in Chamber of Secrets) whether or not Hogwarts and his first real friends had just been some wonderful dream. So Harry could easily relate to Luna's loneliness and her need to have reminders of her friends around at home.
10th Nov '15 6:23:39 PM whisperstar13
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Well Harry and Hermione (Maybe Neville) are probably the only ones who like her for who she is.. and don't tease her unlike what her House does. I mean..her House steals her shoes?

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* Well Harry and Hermione (Maybe Neville) are probably the only ones who like her for who she is.. and don't tease her unlike what her House does. I mean..her House steals her shoes? shoes?

* I frankly don't see why this is even a question. Yes, it'd be weird if Harry found something like that painted on, say, Hermione's or Neville's wall, because he knows they've been weird enough to think of doing something like that. However, he knows what an oddball Luna is, and probably even sympathizes her over some of it likely stemming from the loss of her mother - it'd make sense for him to not be creeped out by it. "Oh, no, this lonely, friendless girl who I know is a total weirdo did something that only someone who's a totally lonely, friendless weirdo would do on their bedroom wall!"
4th Mar '15 10:17:52 AM live_bed_show
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*** And would you really say that Hermione is always the nicest to her? Sure, she doesn't call her "Loony" but at times she's downright rude about Luna's beliefs.
5th Mar '13 8:07:45 AM katrgoko
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**** You must live a damn lucky and sheltered life if you never have to deal with such people...
18th Nov '12 11:31:32 AM ClarinetLady
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** Who says she painted it recently? She could've done it after the battle at the Ministry.
15th Jul '12 1:33:59 PM timemonkey
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*** A Vague aquantence? They speant months in the DA together, she and her father are directly responsable for winning most of the school and many civilians over to Harry's side after the Ministry started their smear campaign against him, she risked her life for his foolishness at the Ministry, they bonded over the death of their loved ones, he flat out prefers her company over that of cooler fangirls by the start of the next school year, takes her to Slughorn's party and is glad she enjoys herself, answers Hermione's summons to the DA and risks her life against the Death Eater's AGAIN and can recognise Harry in full magical disguise by just his expression. I'd say the Casual Aquaintence ship sailed after the fifth book and she's now bumped up to second tier best friend status.



***** Who said she did it without permision? The only one to go into her room was Harry, who is also the only one whe wouldn't have been able to contact to ask/tell. For all we know Ginny, Hermione and the others were asked and gave full permision.




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** Let's also factor in that she hasn't been able to interact with Harry socially for months. Last she saw him was at Dumbledore's funeral then he was out of the wizarding world for his protection and sending him owls would be a security risk. Then she saw him at the wedding, which involved Harry being under cover, no way to chat as just friends without risking Harry's safety and ended with the party crashed by Death Eaters and the Trio disappearing for several more months. She may have just been laying on her bed, thinking about Harry and then decided to paint him, then added Ron and Hermione to complete the Trio and then decided to add in Ginny and Neville to complete the picture.
12th Jul '12 7:29:30 PM EMY3K
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***** How is painting a picture of your friends in the privacy of your own home more creepy than hating a child for the the fact that he's the son of the murdered bully who used to pick on you in school?
22nd May '12 1:24:06 PM SharleeD
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*** Was Ginny necessarily making fun of Luna behind her back when she said that? Or was she just identifying the girl using a term the others might well have heard before from other students? It everyone in Ginny's class calls Luna "Looney", she might have fallen into the habit of using that name simply because that way, her classmates recognize who she's talking about more easily than "Luna".
22nd Jan '12 10:49:07 AM PrincessofEllabur
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* Forget absentminded, how about just this: she has few (read: no) friends, it's wartime, her only actual friends are at the front of a battle and away from her, she's worried and concerned for them and lonely to boot. This isn't walking in on some random girl in your class caressing a locket she made of your face; Luna isn't Helga Patacki; she's an artist who loves her friends dearly and can't do anything else at the moment. It also happens to be exactly what Harry needs to see at that point in the story; something pure, a sign that he has a place, and something to fight for---even if it comes from a place he might not have immediately considered. ( Though I do think that Harry thinks fondly of Luna; after all, being the only two people at a moment who can see Thestrals must be something of a bonding moment, no?)

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* Forget absentminded, how about just this: she has few (read: no) friends, it's wartime, her only actual friends are at the front of a battle and away from her, she's worried and concerned for them and lonely to boot. This isn't walking in on some random girl in your class caressing a locket she made of your face; Luna isn't Helga Patacki; she's an artist who loves her friends dearly and can't do anything else at the moment. It also happens to be exactly what Harry needs to see at that point in the story; something pure, a sign that he has a place, and something to fight for---even if it comes from a place he might not have immediately considered. ( Though I do think that Harry thinks fondly of Luna; after all, being the only two people at a moment who can see Thestrals must be something of a bonding moment, no?) no?)

Well Harry and Hermione (Maybe Neville) are probably the only ones who like her for who she is.. and don't tease her unlike what her House does. I mean..her House steals her shoes?
23rd Dec '11 8:41:31 PM Durandal
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** Building on the idea that she might have just been bored and done it for fun, keep in mind she's a witch, and a rather talented one at that. The main reason you'd find a giant mural of you on your friend's wall creepy is because it probably took them weeks to do it, and that implies obsession. Luna could have just magic'd it together in an afternoon.
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