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Lavender Brown by Prydester Lavender Brown by Prydester
Just felt like drawing lavender brown, I really like to think of her as the Galinda Upland of Hogwarts.

it's a shame there is no real description of lavender in the books.

LOVE her in the 6th film. I still like to think she somehow survived greybacks attack. we never really find out if she does.

Jessie Cave inspired.
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Nellie92 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Nice job
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RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
guessed who this was before i read the title. good job
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Aimweij Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that she survived or maybe changed into a ghost
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cronomatt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Amazing drawing. :D

What would be your reaction be if I told you that the entire book 6 romance subplot was a tribute to a super-influential 1989 anime, Ranma 1/2? (the same way Harry Potter's name was a tribute to the movie "Troll") Both the introduction of Cormac and the re-writing of Lavender Brown's personality being the result.

Ranma(Ron), Akane(Hermoine), Shampoo(Lavender) and Kuno (Cormac).
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RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
i'm pretty sure that's not what j.k. rowling was going for
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cronomatt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Why do you say that?

Its really not that farfetched. J. K. Rolling is an excellent writer, but a few things are directly taken from other people's work. Just a small few. 

For example, the main adult charachter in the movie called 'Troll' is by the name of Harry Potter. This was several years before the first book was released.

By the time her 6th book came out, the trope name of 'Takahashi couple' was already well known by writers, and Ron and Hermoine fit the trope to a tee. Lavender Brown's personality and attitude toward Ron did a complete 180 to a toned down yandere like Shampoo, and a Griffondor upperclassmen we never heard of with the exact same persona as Kuno.

The 6th book focused the most on Ron and Hermoine's relationship, and Kuno and Shampoo were the most prominent characters at first in the love dodecahedren for the first Takahashi couple, Ranma and Akane. If it was just one character, I would agree that it wasn't what she was likely going for. But introducing Cormac AND completely changing Lavender Brown's attitude toward Ron makes it a little too odd to be a coincidense. If it wasn't a tribute, why did she change her personality? It isn't a big issue story-wise because she isn't an important character, but its an unnecessary inconsistency unless it was a reference. Until Book 6, there was no person that was outwardly obsessed with Ron.
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RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
because j.k. rowling isn't obsessed with anime.
people aren't necessarily trying to follow tropes, it just happens.
it's not a tribute.
they're very separate things. it is far-fetched.
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cronomatt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
"because j.k. rowling isn't obsessed with anime."

Except the trope name of Takahashi couple was already well known by the time it came to writing for the sixth book, throwing that excuse under the bus, even if we disregard the fact we don't know what kind of shows she likes to watch. Ranma 1/2 is a rather old anime, aired on an anime channel back when she was a kid. (And one doesn't need to be an anime obsessed fan to know about it, cause its significance back then was on the level of dragon ball and sailor moon. I am not exaggerating, Rumiko Takahashi is the richest woman in japan, and half of all anime tropes stem from Ranma 1/2, even if the show itself wasn't that talked about in the 2000s, mostly due to its subject matter.)

Either way, pulling off a well-written love-hate relationship that aren't from adult shows is hard, as their aren't many references in non-adult fiction. As a writer, I doubt she would of been remiss into looking into the original shows that reflect those types of character relationships. To do otherwise would of been incredibly unwise as a writer.

"people aren't necessarily trying to follow tropes, it just happens.  it's not a tribute."

By implying things 'just happen'-ed to work out that way, you are implying things were set up from the beginning and just simply worked out to be similar...

Except you already know for a fact that it wasn't. :/

Until the 6th book, Lavender Brown absolutely loathed Ron because of his sarcastic attitude. Why did she have a complete 180? Never established. And Cormac was only introduced in the book that was also his last book, and his existance wasn't even practical. A year older Griffondor student that was well-known to be really handsome but also a notorious womanizer?  Seems like someone who would of been easily mentioned is several of the earlier arcs.

Even you have to admit, Book 6 Lavender Brown and Cormac simply existed for the sole purpose of Ron and Hermoine's relationship in that book and that book only, not as part of 7 book storyline like so many other plotlines, but just a cameo. And their identities, age and personalities resembled Shampoo and Kuno's just as much as the name Harry Potter(HP) sounds like the name Harry Potter(Troll 1). So if your argument is that she is not known for making obscure references, the main title character contradicts you. The fact that not one, but two out of the blue characters identical to the original Takahashi story were created for that book only, since we can count Book 6 Lavender Brown as a completely separate character, that her referencing it is highly likely.
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RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
lots of stories have similar subplots. it's not specific enough, spaz.
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hatTrickftw Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Similar subplots that involve either a) an extremely uncommon name like Harry Potter for the main character, or b) 2 identical characters from a *tropenamer* show being created or re-written out of thin air for just the 6th book out of 7?

Either show me some examples of such ultra-specific-similar-yet-coincidence stories, as you claim, or it'll sound like you're, as they say in England, 'taking a piss'.

Your words mean absolutely nothing to me or anyone else without some logic backing it up, and trying to insult me by calling me a spaz isn't lending you any credibility. And trying to block me after you started a fight and simply 'wanted to win an argument' only makes you what anyone would think you are...a petulant child and nothing more. And I'm not going to let you start an endless cycle like I know you would, so you'll just have to reply to my real account.
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RomioneShipper4Ever Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
actually i remember that she didnt die and also in harry potter wiki it dosnt name her.
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Lyenta Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
naaah she isn't dead, no one is. you know why because they will all live, in our hearts.... and continue to live in the lovely fan arts and fiction:D
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Actually, Rowling does list her as dead. She's dead. Sorry ^^;
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Prydester Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
i am genuinely upset
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm sorry :pat:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
She's so cute! Pretty and girly, and I love the jewelry and flirty look! :D
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tinkerbell456123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
In one of the last scenes in the movie, we see either Parvati or Padma and Proffesor Trelaney (spelled wrong?) covering up a body, i think we are supposed assume its Lavender, sadly. Her death was the only one i REALLY cried in, because since i read the books i already knew who died. But yah its really stupid that they killed her off in the movie when they didnt in the books. She was a good character, even though a little annoying.
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Vulchak Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
ItsMeBrownMindPopper is a really sick Harry Potter fangirl. She's a real sick-in-the-head. "Harry Potter is better than...", Harry Potter is the greatest...", Harry Potter this, Harry Potter that. Someone tell this girl to spot acting like a selfish, shallow, Harry Potter-sick fangirl jerkass.
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Prydester Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
i shall keep that in mind, however might i suggest easing up on the mass commenting about your distake for this deviant?
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TheWayIlove Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE the way you drew her)))
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slytherinsocks Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
LOVE IT so so so much :)
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sabzlovingart127 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
LOVE this. you've characterised her so well!
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noa12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice :)
I always found it peculiar that her name is made out of two colors..
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