Harry Potter is one of my all time favourite things. I cannot get enough of it. So of course I had to take part in this Harry Potter tag when I saw it on Come to the Nerd Side! I’ve seen several Harry Potter tags floating about the geek blog community so this probably won’t be the last one I do!
1. Favourite book?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I love that the book was different and didn’t have Voldemort in it. I love the time turner and Buckbeak and meeting Sirius and Lupin. I love Crookshanks and Sirius’s relationship. I love the Marauders Map. I love the patronus and how terrifying the dementors are. I love the mysteries that unravel in this book and learning about Harry’s dad and friends and them being animagi. I love that there is a werewolf. I love that Harry tries to not be the hero this time. Love it so much.
2. Least favourite book?
I love them all in their own ways. But maybe Half-Blood Prince. I hate how no one listens to Harry about Draco. And the ending is heartbreaking.
3. Favourite movie?
Deathly Hallows part 2. Breaking into Gringotts and escaping on a dragon was epic. And then everything coming together at the end. Though the death of Voldemort was annoying, it was all wrong.
4. Least favourite movie?
The first two. They got much better with the change of director and when they went darker.
5. Favourite quote?
“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
6. Favourite Weasley?
Fred and George are the best. But I do love Ron too.
7. Favourite female character?
Hermione Granger. I love that she is clever and bookish and stands up for what is right (even when it breaks the rules) and isn’t ashamed of who she is. And she creates S.P.E.W.!
8. Favourite villain?
Bellatrix Lestrange. I just love how crazy and psychopathic she is. I have dressed up as her at Halloween several times now!
9. Favorite male character?
Albus Dumbledore or Rubeus Hagrid. Can’t decide! I have art portraits of them both.
10. Favorite professor?
Minerva McGonagall. She’s so badass.
11. Wash Snape’s hair, or spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?
Snape. Because he is one of the best characters, and hello Alan Rickman. (RIP) And I know I would despise Lockhart if I met him in real life.
12. Duel an elated Bellatrix, or an angry Molly?
Pretty sure I would die either way! But at least Molly would make it quick!
13. Travel to Hogwarts via Hogwarts Express or a flying car?
Hogwarts Express. I think the flying car would be terrifying.
14. Kiss Voldemort, or give Umbridge a bubble bath?
I mean maybe I could poison the bubble bath or drown her? This is too difficult.
15. Ride a hippogriff, or ride a firebolt?
As someone who is very clumsy with very little, if any, spatial awareness and a bit of a fear of heights I think the firebolt is out. But as an experienced horse rider I think I’d be comfortable on a hippogriff and less scared of flying!
16. Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies versus the books?
Ginny Weasley. She’s awesome in the books but she’s a boring wet blanket with no personality in the films.
17. Is there a movie you preferred over its book?
NOT POSSIBLE. I enjoyed the films but I thought they could be better.
18. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?
Richard Harris. He just fit exactly how I imagined Dumbledore and Michael Gambon never did.
19. Your top thing (person or event) which wasn’t included in the movie that annoyed you the most?
I was pretty frustrated by how much was missed out when it came to the background behind the horcruxes and Voldemort’s life and how they simplified it all in the last couple of films. Also they missed out the whole point about how Neville could easily have been the chosen one etc.
20. If you could remake any of the Potter movies, which would it be?
If I could I’d remake them all and turn them into a 10 part TV series (like Game of Thrones level quality) so you could get so much more of the detail and the friendships and the depth of the world in there. I wouldn’t miss anything out!
21. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?
Gryffindor. I think I can be brave in a Neville kind of way!
22. Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore?
Hufflepuff (then Gryffindor when I did it again later but I do think really I’m naturally a Hufflepuff)
23. Which class would be your favorite?
Probably Care of Magical Creatures but I would love to master transfiguration and become an animagus.
24. Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?
Accio! I lose everything and I wish that spell was real on a daily basis!
25. Which character do you think you’d instantly become best friends with?
Hermione, because we both love books, learning things and nerding out over stuff. But I’d also love to be friends with Luna Lovegood. I love being a bit eccentric and silly.
26. If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?
Invisibility cloak. I’d love to use it to hide from people when I’m feeling particularly introverted. Also I’d love to sneak into places I’m not supposed to go and explore without anyone knowing.
27. Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?
I wish Sirius had been proven innocent in the third book and that Harry could have gone and lived with him instead of with the Dursleys. It broke my heart when Harry’s hopes were destroyed when Sirius had to return to being on the run.
28. Favorite marauder?
Sirius Black. I love his sense of humour and adventure and that he was such a good friend. And he can turn into a dog.
29. If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?
Carrying on from what I was saying about Sirius above, I wish he hadn’t died because he was the last of Harry’s family (sort of). I just wanted them to be together free and for Sirius to find happiness after having his whole life ruined by Wormtail.
30. Hallows or horcruxes?
Hallows because I’m not evil! And I love the tale of the hallows and the lore behind them. And I really want the cloak! I want to get a deathly hallows tattoo at some point.