as posted in the hp_commonroom community:
Luna Lovegood is one of my favorite characters in the entire series. I love that she's smart and she is in Ravenclaw for a reason, despite those who think she is simply "loony" and stupid. She is the sweetest character, only standing for what is good. She sees things others don't, when it comes to mythical creatures and when it comes to people. She was one of the few who believed Harry in the fifth book, when she was introduced, even when it wasn't the popular opinion. She may daydream a lot, like when she was the commentator for the Quidditch game, but she notices things other people don't. She appreciates things for who and what they truly are, like when we saw the friendship picture she painted in her bedroom. She reminds me of a troubled genius who can't really connect with anyone other than those who are of the same mindset and of the same mental capacity as her. She is one of those girls that is so nice, yet a little different, so she's ostracized by the masses. She seems like one of those people who is very idealistic, like when her shoes were lost, but she always knew that they would eventually turn up. People take her things, not because they think she's weird, but because they're jealous of her. She's not at all afraid to be herself. She does not care about what others think. She's not deaf to the criticisms of her made by her peers, but she doesn't listen and she is secure enough in herself that she can be herself even in the face of adversity. She can believe whatever she wants to believe in, even if not everyone believes it. She is one of the strongest characters in the books. This is why I love her.