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He's got the skills to pay the bills - Part 1

This is going to be the first entry in a series (hopefully a brief yet entertaining series) of posts that will explain to the world to anyone who cares to an audience of one why I believe Rupert Grint is one of the most talented out of the young HP cast.

First off, let's be real here...Rupes doesn't get the credit he deserves and I believe the root of this problem can be divided in three parts:
  • Limited exposure of range due to lack of material to work with - let's face it, if movie Ron was anything like book Ron, then Rupert would have been free to display not only a wide range of emotions, but also much more character depth.  I can go on and on about Kloves' treatment of Ron's character, but I won't...perhaps another time, if the mood strikes.  
  • Rupert is not marketable - especially when compared to Dan and Emma, Rupes is simply not very commercial.  Dan is the face of the franchise, ambitious, personable, eloquent, and daring.  Emma, being THE GIRL in the trio, immediately commands focus.  It is also in her favor that she is attractive, intelligent, photogenic, and fashionable.  Rupert, in the meantime, is the ginger with the ice cream truck who utters "kind of," "quite," "really," and a host of other such words that makes an ordinary sentence sound like it's the hardest thing to say.  Very few people in the media bother to dig beneath the surface when Rupert himself doesn't offer much in interviews; his answers are trite and he is obviously not as comfortable as the other two.  This, in turn, deters the media from getting to know him better, especially when there are people like Dan, Emma, and even Tom Felton whose personality and charm are readily available.
  • Choice of projects - Rupert does himself no favors when trying to establish cred because of the roles he chooses.  Yes, he looked quite fuckable in Cherrybomb but the movie itself wasn't great.  Wild Target was adorable but he was a small part of an ensemble; the movie didn't do well, both critically and with the general audience (personally, I enjoyed it a lot since it's so Euro).  Tony was also somewhat Ron-ish and therefore not a huge stretch for Rupert to play.  We know next to nothing about Comrade and the role he is apparently super excited about (Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards) I am actually dreading.

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I still haven't received my e-mail.  Every time I receive a notification on my phone, I eagerly check it to see if it could finally be the message I am waiting for, only to be faced with disappointment when it isn't.  I even check my bulk/junk/spam folder (in vain, of course) to see if it had been delivered there by mistake, even though every Pottermore e-mail I've ever received has gone straight to my inbox.

At this rate, I probably won't get it until September!

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Uh, so I haven't received my welcome e-mail yet.  Had I known that the process would truly be random, I wouldn't have fretted over signing up on the first day!  I would happily settle for getting it sometime this week. It is only fair (in my mind, anyway).

So, as I wait to gain access into Pottermore, what am I expecting?  First and foremost is the Sorting.  I will be satisfied if I end up in either Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, though in reality I am most likely a Ravenpuff.  I JUST WANT TO HANG OUT WITH THE TRIO, OKAY?

Secondly is the extra information we will receive on various characters.  I saw on Snitchseeker that the full backstory on Vernon and Petunia's courtship is now available (I AM REFUSING TO READ IT, since I want to find this out myself whenever I am able to access the site) and surely that would be interesting to know, but I'm looking forward to learning more about the Veil in the Department of Mysteries, the orphanage that Tom Riddle grew up in, the personal lives of various Hogwarts professors and staff, Regulus Black, and any other random Ron info JKR is willing to provide!

Lastly (I'm sure I can come up with more expectations, but it's too early in the morning and I have to do some actual work while I am at work), I want to interact with other HP fans, whether it's in a chat room (like a common room type thing) with other House mates or friends in other Houses, working on "assignments" together (do your worst, Snape!  I'm good at following directions so I am sure I will do well in your class), or various school activities such as Quidditch matches, Hogsmeade visits, etc.

I WANT MY E-MAIL!  Please?

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