Will we ever get enough of Harry Potter?
I know I won’t!
I have a growing collection of Harry Potter memorabilia too… #emptywallet
I have seen the Harry Potter tag on a number of blogs (Xpectopatronerd, Sarah Withers Blog, Between the Pages, Louise Bodle ) and being a complete Potterhead I really wanted to do it even though I haven’t been tagged – I would love to see yours so please add the link in the comments!
Apparently this tag originated from ZombieGoddessBeauty – thank you!
And, without further ado…
What house are you in?
Ravenclaw and proud! I have been sorted by Pottermore twice, as well as doing the Ultimate Harry Potter Sorting Quiz and they all agree on Ravenclaw.I think most people who know me would say this is accurate.
In Ilvermorny, I would be a Thunderbird, once again according to Pottermore.
What is your Patronus?
I’m not sure if I’m happy with this one or not – according to Pottermore my Patronus is a Basset Hound. While happy with it being a dog I might have preferred something slightly cooler like a collie, husky, etc. The information J.K. Rowling has provided says that witches and wizards rarely have their favourite animal as their patronus, but they can change in response to a traumatic event.
What is your wand?
According to Pottermore, Laurel wands cannot perform a dishonourable act, though can perform powerful and lethal magic. Laurel wands cannot tolerate laziness in their user and may be easily stolen away. However, if they do bond with their first user, they can emit a spontaneous lightning strike if another witch or wizard tries to steal it. That’s pretty cool!
Phoenix feather is the rarest wand core, capable of the greatest range of magic. The allegiance of such wands is hard to win.
Overall, sounds like an amazing wand! In reality, I have a replica of Hermione’s wand, plus Ravenclaw robes in case of Book Day or other emergency necessiating some Harry Potter geekiness.
What would your Boggart be?
I’m generally fine with insects and other creepy-crawlies but I am terrified of earwigs. I blame my older sister for telling me they crawl into your ears and burrow into your brain…so possibly a giant earwig. On a more serious note, it would perhaps be someone I love being disappointed in me or one of my mistakes ending up hurting someone else. That would be a true nightmare come true.
What position would you play in Quidditch?
I think I would be a Chaser. I used to play Hockey (field hockey for Americans reading this) and I always played Wing as I was a fast runner (no more, would expire on the side of the pitch after 5 minutes nowadays).
Would you be pureblood, halfblood, or muggle born?
I would like to say this wouldn’t really matter, in a post-final Battle of Hogwarts age. However, I am only a little younger that Rowlings’ characters so I would probably have attended Hogwarts while blood still mattered to many. Considering my upbringing I would most likely be muggleborn. However, my granny told me some pretty amazing fairy stories and folklore when I was younger so I wouldn’t be surprised if she turned out to be a witch rather than a muggle. That would make me half-blood, right? (technically a quarter…)
What job would you want to have after graduating Hogwarts?
I am currently a teacher so maybe a teacher in Hogwarts or another magical school? I would love to find out more about magical education before Hogwarts. I couldn’t see competitive pureblood families not finding some way to teach their wonderful Tarquin some tricks to get him ahead when he goes to school. Is there a primary school where magic is not taught, yet accepted? Is there support available for children who manifest their magic violently?
If I were a Hogwarts teacher I would probably be Bathsheba Babbling and teach Ancient Runes! (I love languages!)
Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose?
The Invisibility Cloak – would definitely be useful when sneaking into the Restricted Section of the Library! So much information, just waiting to be discovered…
I think it will always be The Philosophers Stone because that’s what started us on this crazy, amazing journey! My mum handed it to me one day, after having had it recommended by a friend. I read it from cover-to-cover, then turned it over and read it again…and have many times since.
Least favourite book?
The Chamber of Secrets. I have still never been able to pinpoint exactly what stopped me loving this one as much as the others – partially the high expectations I had after the Philosopher’s Stone I guess. I also disliked Gilderoy Lockheart and Hermione’s starstruck behaviour and I didn’t like the scene with the Flying Car (unpopular opinion – hides from people throwing stuff)
To be honest I would need to watch the movies again to answer this – I have always thought the books have been better. My gut instinct is The Prisoner of Azkaban because I liked the darker tone.
Least favourite film?
Once again, would have to watch them again to be sure but I remember watching the first movie cheering at the things they got right (Professor McGonagall was just how I imagined her, Hogwarts Castle and the Hogwarts Express looked truly magical) and yet feeling disappointed about the things that were being left out (Peeves anyone? The Dead-day party?) and the stilted acting.
It would maybe be The Goblet of Fire as I wanted a better introduction to other magical schools or The Order of the Phoenix as so much was left out.
Hermione Granger, despite the fact I wasn’t sure how to pronounce her name the first time I read the books. In her I saw someone who used books to solve problems and came from a muggle background, yet grasped every opportunity the magical world had to offer. I felt this way when I was accepted into a top school in my country, alongside children who had grown up unaware of the privileges their private education and affluence had brought them. I wanted to prove myself, just like Hermione did in Hogwarts.
I also love Luna, Lupin, Sirius, Neville, Harry and the Weasley twins.
I felt quite sympathetic towards Draco Malfoy and have always wanted to know more about him. In fanfiction, I usually like stories where we learn more about the Slytherins.
In addition I also wanted to see more of Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff – it always seemed like the main competition was between Gryffindor and Slytherin, yet the other two houses have lots to offer too.
Least favourite character?
Peter Pettrigrew because of his continued betrayals of his friends.
Dolores Umbridge and Lucius Malfoy made good baddies, but at times I also really disliked Dumbledore as he seemed to think Harry was old enough to face up to Voldemort but not old enough to be told, straight, what was going on.
Favourite Hogwarts Professor?
Professor McGonagall and Professor Lupin. Am I cheating choosing two?
Least favourite Hogwarts Professor?
Gilderoy Lockheart and Horace Slughorn as they are both selfish and don’t protect their pupils.
If you could save one character from the final battle, who would you save?
Fred, in a heartbeat.
I don’t think there was any resolution to the story where Snape survived, but Fred’s death was just cruel.
What did you think?
I would love to hear more about your opinions on Harry Potter – if you do the tag, please add a link in the comments!