The Harry Potter Tag

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It is the second to last day of Camp Nano today so I am type type typing away trying to get that all finished up and then cleaned up and the more I list in relation to that the less I feel I will able to achieve that goal….

So I shall stop talking about that and get on to today’s post. It may or may not be secret that I very much like Harry Potter and yesterday I came across this and this post for the Harry Potter tag (which I very much enjoyed reading) and decided to fill it out. One because I love any reason to talk about Harry Potter and two because I was a little bit at a loss as to what to post today so this came at a really good time for me (it being Tuesday night as I write this and me having some time to spare because Snapshot is starting to really grate on me right now…).

Enough rambling from me, on with the tag:

1. What is your favourite book?

It’s a tie between Half Blood Prince and Prisoner of Azkaban. I don’t know what it is about those two in particular but I knew that when I was reading them that they were going to hold a special place in my heart over the other five.

2. What is your favourite film?

Prisoner of Azkaban. I could not really tell you why. All I know is that I love it and I used to watch it on an almost daily basis and to be honest I can quote it an awful lot. Plus it came with super bad-ass Hermione in a different way to the way she was in the first two and Sirius Black made his arrival onto the scene. Also the Marauders’ Map and Lupin. I could actually go on with the ways in which I love this film tbh (Knight Bus, blown up Aunt, the Patronus which still gives me chills when I see it happen etc.) (Also special shout out to Goblet of Fire which is almost definitely my second favourite film and on some days is my fave)

3. What is your least favourite book?

Order of the Phoenix, it just seems unnecessarily long. There were parts of the plot that if I didn’t know about I wouldn’t have felt like I was missing out on anything.

4. What is your least favourite film?

You know part of me thinks that it is Chamber of Secrets. I don’t know what it is about that one but it sometimes just kinda feels like it drags on a bit. I mean I like it, but of the 8 I think that and DH1 are the ones that I have watched from start to finish the least.

5. Parts of the books/films that made you cry?

I don’t really cry at books, so at no point did I cry. I felt emotional at Dumbledore’s death and Dobby’s and to be honest Hedwig’s death was just so not necessary and mildly upsetting (and the English graduate in me over analyses that part of the book like it’s nobody’s business).

As for the films, the wand salute for Dumbledore’s death caused a reaction as did Dobby’s final words, so that’s similar to the books. And then the films finished and I was a slightly tear stained mess in the cinema screen sat next to my equally teary best friend.

6. If you could hook up with any character, who would it be?

Ron Weasley is my King.

7. Who is your favourite character?

I will defend Ron until the end of time. So him. I do love Luna, Ginny and Hermione though.

8. Who is your least favourite character?

Do people forget that Lockhart exists? Because hating Voldemort and Umbridge is easy, but Lockhart was a terrible, terrible human being. And a liar and a colossal douche. And he kind of got what was coming to him in the end if you ask me.

9. What is your least favourite line?

I have honestly never thought about it. There are some lines that I find mildly annoying because of overexposure these days but I wouldn’t say that I really have a least favourite line. I will tell you what bothers me a bit though, Dumbledore’s delivery of ‘did you put your name in the Goblet of Fire’ in the film, why was he so aggressive about it? Calm worked better.

10. What would your Patronus be?

My brain initially went to giraffe (there is a back story to that one that basically comes back to me really loving giraffes). But I am thinking it would be more dog.

11. If you could have the resurrection stone, invisibility cloak or elder wand, which would it be?

Why is it that I want the wand? The wand brought nothing but badness in the wrong hands and I don’t know if I would be the right hands, but I want the wand. I really want the wand.

12. Which house would you be in?

Hufflepuff. Pottermore says so. I used to rebel against it because I honestly fully believed I was more Slytherin, but then I fully read around Hufflepuff and yeaahhhh, pretty accurate. Plus, you know, near the kitchens…

13. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?

Emma Watson. This honestly isn’t even really a question for me.

14. If you were on the Quidditch team, which position would you play?

I’m tall so my answer to questions like this is always Keeper, because it is usually the position I played before I gave up team sports completely. But I am unsure as to whether height would even be a good thing on broom in front of some rings high up off the ground. Agility might be a bit better for that or something, and I have never liked being the Keeper. Sooooo I think I would choose Beater, good way to get rid of aggression.

15. Were you happy with the ending?

I both was and I wasn’t. I liked that it showed that it gave a glimpse into their future, but I am fascinated by how they got to that stage because the Battle Of Hogwarts has to have had long lasting affects on them. So yes I was happy with the ending we were given, it tied everything up, but as with many books I read I had questions that cropped up weren’t answered. I think that’s a good thing though.

16. How much does Harry Potter mean to me?

It was a huge part of my childhood, part of me is still sad that I never got my letter. That final film will always hold a special place in my heart for various reasons and the weird sense of completion and loss I felt when I read those final 3 words is something I will always remember.

all was well

Parentheses count: 6. See you on Sunday!

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