Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sidekick Showcase [93] - A bit Peevy

Sidekick Showcase is a monthly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on the first Saturday of the month, then whichever day during the month that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the month's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, click the 'Sidekicks' link in my header and enter the link for your post. Here, you can also see anyone else that posted during the month to visit their Sidekick Showcase's as well.

Topic ideas for February are: Favorite minority character, Favorite Couple or Favorite Smaller than average character.

I'm going with smaller than average character -

My choice is Peeves
from The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

What makes Peeves so great in my eyes? Well for me he's the Weasley twins of the ghost world. I love the pranks he pulls throughout the series. The way he drives Filch bonkers were some of my favorite moments in the books. Yet despite all the problems he causes he is loyal to the school. Unlike filch he doesn't take to Dolores Umbridge. He even takes a command from a student for the first time ever when the Twins tell him to "Give her hell from us, Peeves!". That may have been my favorite part of the series. I remember laughing out loud and sitting up with a cheer from me.


“Give her hell from us, Peeves."
And Peeves, whom Harry had never seen take an order from a student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset.”

“Which way did they go, Peeves?" Filch was saying. "Quick, tell me."
"Say 'please.'"
"Don't mess with me, Peeves, now where did they go?"
"Shan't say nothing if you don't say please," said Peeves in his annoying singsong voice.
"All right- PLEASE."
"NOTHING! Ha haaa! Told you I wouldn't say nothing if you didn't say please! Ha ha! Haaaaaa!" And they heard the sound of Peeves whooshing away and Filch cursing in rage.”

“Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, 'It unscrews the other way.”


  1. Agreed!!! Peeves always stole every scene he's in.

  2. I love Peeves too, he make very scene he's in so fun :)

  3. I'm going with a smaller than usual character, too, Matt. I haven't participated in Sidekick Showcase in a long time, but this one inspired me so much I wrote my post in just half an hour :)
    Have a great weekend!

  4. The twins' "Give her hell from us, Peeves" quote is one of my all-time favorites from the series! And he did such a great job of carrying out their request, lol.

  5. It's the main thing I dislike about the movies. Maybe the only thing really as Peeves was such a fun character. :D

  6. I really wish we could have seen him do his thing on the big screen. :D

  7. Awesome thanks for dropping by and joining in this month. I'll be by to see who you picked shortly haha :D

  8. I love that even went out of her way to help him in his mischief. I would have loved to see that in the movies. But the scene with the twins may be my favorite scene in the books. :D

  9. *haha* Great choice, Matt! I love the comparison you made - Peeves is kinda like the Weasley twins!

  10. Thank you :D I always thought he was the twins hopped up on sugar and with a get out of trouble card. While they may not have liked him much if he pranked them I'm sure the twins loved to see him prank others.

  11. Those quotes put a pep in my step. I love the "say please" one. I haven't read this series. I know. I'm not proud, but my youngest is getting close to being ready to read it with me. Great sidekick! I'm not sure who I'll pick yet.

  12. I'm going to go with...Clive of Wallbanger, since he's the first person that came to mind! Too bad Peeves wasn't featured enough in the movies. Pffft.

  13. OH my! I forgot about him. lol. Great pick!

  14. YAY, I loved Peeves as well! He reminds me of myself haha Great pick :)

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