I thought today would be a very good time to do the Harry Potter tag since I am currently on my way to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I have no idea who created this tag, I can’t remember who’s blog I found this on, but if you want to do it too consider yourself tagged.
1. What is your favourite book?
Goblet of Fire was the book I read the most so I would have to say it’s probably my favourite. Though when I say ‘read the most’ I really mean I read the last 100 pages till that part of the book literally fell out and I had to tape it back together. But I still think GoF had the biggest oh shit moment with Voldemort coming back.
2. What is your favourite film?
Prisoner of Azkaban. Because it’s the point where the film directors really started to understand what they were doing with these movies. It has a really dark plot but still manages to be lighthearted and fun. This video has a great explanation of why PoA works so well (and you should really watch this guy’s other movie reviews because they are brilliant).
3. What is your least favourite book?
Picking your least favourite Harry Potter book is kind of like picking your least favourite pet. It’s really hard and I refuse to do it. But I think the book I read least was Deathly Hallows. I liked it but after being so used to the books taking place at Hogwarts it’s weird reading a HP book that feels more like a typical adventure book.
4. What is your least favourite film?
I think it would have to be Deathly Hallows again. I still liked them, they wrapped up the whole series really well. But I dunno, I had to pick a movie and I like the other ones more.
5. Parts of the books/films that made you cry?
I don’t cry all that often while reading books. I don’t think I cried at all while reading Harry Potter. But the biggest oh shit moment I had was during Half Blood Prince. You know that moment when Dumbledore and Harry get brooms and fly back to Hogwarts and they see the Dark Mark over the castle. I read that and literally had to walk away. And the most annoying thing was I read this the day it was released which meant I couldn’t talk to anyone about it.
6. If you could hook up with any character, who would it be?
Was I supposed to take this question seriously?
7. Who is your favourite character?
Snape. He isn’t nice. But I think that is part of what makes him so interesting.
8. Who is your least favourite character?
Dumbledore. Seriously. I see people constantly hating on Snape but no one talks about how Dumbledore literally expected Harry to die in the final book. There is also the fact that he has been manipulating Harry the whole way through the series. In book 1 Harry asks why Voldemort decides to kill Harry’s family. If Dumbledore had told Harry about the prophecy in book 1 Harry wouldn’t have ended up at the Ministry looking for the prophecy. Basically Dumbledore is the reason Sirius died.
9. What is your least favourite line?
Yeah I refuse to answer this question. I can barely remember my favourite lines from the books, do you really expect me to remember ones I don’t like?
10. What would your Patronus be?
Probably a cat because they spend most of the day sleeping.
11. If you could have the resurrection stone, invisibility cloak or elder wand, which would it be?
I think the invisibility cloak would be the safest bet. People who have the other two always seem to die.
12. Which house would you be in?
13. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?
The guy who played James Potter was at Collectormania Glasgow a few years ago which is the place sort of famous but not really famous people go. But it was cool, I got to see him talk. Apparently he imagined James and Lily as being bohemian types.
14. If you were on the Quidditch team, which position would you play?
Cheerleader? Or some other position that does not involve playing sports. Yes even if those sports are played on brooms.
15. Were you happy with the ending?
Yes. I think it did a really good job of tying up the whole series and yeah some people died but I remember there being rumors in like 2003 about JK killing off people in the last book so I wasn’t that surprised. In fact I remember the rumor being that Ron was going to get killed off.
16. How much does Harry Potter mean to me?