I was tagged by the lovely Lisa Williams over at https://lisawilliamsxblog.wordpress.com for The Harry Potter Tag! Since Harry Potter is right up there with Disney when it comes to my favorite things on the planet, I’m really excited to answer these questions!
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What House are you in?
Now, this is a bit confusing. When Pottermore first came out, I was sorted into Ravenclaw online. I always thought I was a Ravenclaw, since I’m really into books and learning. Then, I went on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in LA, where they have a room with all sorts of props from the Harry Potter movies, as well as a sorting hat. I tried on the hat and I got Gryffindor. THEN, the “new” Pottermore came out, and after taking that quiz, I got sorted into Hufflepuff. So now, I’ve been sorted into every house (except Slytherin), and it’s left me with a bit of an identity crisis.
However, if I’m going to go by what I feel in my gut, I think I’ll say Gryffindor. Though it may not be obvious to some, I feel like I do brave things every day- brave deeds that seem like ordinary tasks for most people. I get up, I go to work, I make small talk, I contribute to society, and I tackle obstacles head on, all while defending others and putting a smile on my face. That’s what bravery means to me. It doesn’t always mean you must be loud and daring- it’s a quiet sort of courage that gets me through each day, and that’s why I believe Gryffindor is my house.
What is your Patronus?
Pottermore says it’s a Minx Cat, however, I’ve never been particularly crazy about cats. If I had to go with my gut, I’d say my Patronus would be more like a lovable dog. An animal that’s loyal, and kind, and shows you unconditional love and happiness.
What is your wand?
I suppose I have to go with Pottermore on this one! My wand is Laurel with a phoenix feather core, 11 ¾ inches in length, with slightly yielding flexibility. Not sure about the rest, but I think having a phoenix feather core is cool, as it is the rarest of the main cores!
What would your boggart be?
A boggart represents your worst fear, and for me, that is confrontation. Or rather, waiting for the threat of confrontation. I hate not knowing if someone is mad at me or not, and it’s not knowing that’s the worst. I guess the physical representation of my boggart would be one of my closest friends, family members, or authority figure, standing in front of me looking angry, and on the verge of yelling. I’m getting anxious just thinking about it.
What position would you play in Quidditch?
I think I would be a Seeker. I’m good at looking for things, and seeing things when others can’t. Plus, I would hate to keep getting in anyone else’s way as a Chaser, or hurting someone as a Beater. A Seeker is sort of like the “lone wolf” of the sport, flying on the outskirts, just waiting for the right moment to swoop in.
Would you be pure blood, half blood, or muggle born?
I have no idea! I think I would be half-blood, since some of my family members are into Harry Potter and others aren’t. I would consider myself a pure blood if my whole family were hardcore Harry Potter fanatics, and a muggle born if I were the only one interested in the series.
What job would you want after graduating Hogwarts?
I think I would like to be a magical author or historian. Maybe work in the Archives department in the Ministry of Magic? I mean, they must have an Archives, right? I think keeping the knowledge of magic safe and secure sounds pretty cool.
Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose?
It’s a cliché answer, but I would choose the invisibility cloak. I would be too scared to talk to someone who passed away, and I wouldn’t want to duel anyone with a death wand. However, an invisibility cloak is perfect for an anxious soul like mine, who would love to quietly slip away from the world and hide with a good book every now and then.
The fifth one, Order of the Phoenix, is my favorite. It’s the one that got me back into the series as a child after the fourth one sort of dragged on for me. I loved reading about Harry as a teenager, as well as all his angst and romance issues. I can reread that book a hundred times! Prisoner of Azkaban is also a close second.
Least favorite book?
Probably Chamber of Secrets. No real reason, it’s just the one that doesn’t keep me as “in suspense” as the rest of them do.
The films, in my opinion, are not nearly as great as the books, and I don’t really watch them. However, the first one is still a really nostalgic part of my childhood, and it has the John Williams soundtrack! Plus, all the actors were so young and innocent, and I don’t sit there comparing Emma Watson to Belle.
Least Favorite film?
Ironically, Order of the Phoenix. It’s my favorite book, and the movie version could never do it justice, especially not after cutting out so many important scenes (or getting them wrong entirely).
I’m going to cheat and name two: Luna Lovegood and Sirius Black. I love every scene either of those characters are in. Ginny Weasley and Hermione Granger are also kick-ass literary heroines whom I will always look up to.
Leave favorite/most hated character?
I hate Peter Pettigrew with a burning passion. I hate Umbridge as well, but at least her scenes are captivating, just due to the fact that’s she such a horrible person.
Favorite teacher at Hogwarts?
Professor McGonagall! She’s amazing, loyal, and such a badass character. She’s someone you don’t want to mess with, but someone you still want on your side. Also, you’ve got to love her sass toward Umbridge!
Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts?
Since I already wrote Umbridge as my least favorite character, I’ll have to say…Snape (don’t hate me). I’d be terrified of his classes, and I think he was abusive as a teacher. He bullied his students, and no matter what his inner motivations were, that’s still not cool.
Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?
Umm…the movies are crap compared to the books? (I’ll still watch the movies though). I think the “A Very Potter Musical” by Team Starkid is a better representation of the books. Also…I kind of enjoyed The Cursed Child (though I think I’m the only one).
If you could save one character from the final battle, who would you save?
Fred Weasley. His death was so tragic, and I still find myself wincing when I go to reread that part in the books. I think a lot of Potter fans can relate.
The rules are to tag fellow Harry Potter friends, but since I’m new to the blogging community, I don’t really know any other Harry Potter bloggers yet! So, if you see this, please feel free to answer the questions above and comment/tweet me when you’re done! I’d love to meet other Potter-obsessed bloggers!
I tag Girl Enters- https://girlenters.wordpress.com (Give her blog a follow!)
Would any of my followers be interested in doing this?
Hugs and Fishes.