Harry Potter Book Tag

Oct 14, 2015

Harry Potter was almost my first fandom, but I think Power Rangers had it beat by a few years. Still though, I remember waiting in line at Barnes & Noble, SO excited for each new book that released. I grew up with Harry, Hermione, and Ron and I considered them some of my favorite people all throughout my childhood and teenage years. I really don't know who I would have grown up to be if I hadn't had them in my life. So obviously I'm thrilled to fill out this Harry Potter tag=) Thanks to Alice from The Geeky Burrow for tagging me! 

GENERAL

Favorite book? I love all of them so much, but I would say Goblet of Fire. I've read that one more than any of the other six...I think because I loved the Quidditch Cup portion so much. I had so much fun imagining myself there! AND I remember that being the book where I learned how to pronounce Hermione's name correctly. I had been pronouncing it way wrong up she explained to Krum how it's pronounced, haha.

Least favorite book? Chamber of Secrets. Don't get me wrong, I still love it...I just always thought it was a little boring.

Favorite movie? Prisoner of Azkaban, because I love the direction that Alfonso CaurĂ³n took the movies in. I hated it the first time I saw it because so much was cut from the book and I mean, why weren't they wearing their school uniforms anymore? So weird. But now when I rewatch the movies, I really enjoy the artistic bits in the third movie. 

Least favorite movie? Hm. I'm not a huge fan of any of them, honestly. I'm one of those people who can't separate adaptations from their book counterparts,..I feel like I didn't even finish Order of the Phoenix? Or Half-Blood Prince for that matter. Meh.

Favorite quote? This one:


Favorite Weasley? Definitely Molly. She's such a badass mama!

Favorite female character? My very favorite, Hermione<3

Favorite villain? I'd say Snape, because even though he wasn't technically a villian, he was a guy I loved to hate almost the entire series. 

Favorite male character? Sirius! Gah, I loved him. I cried SO MUCH when he died. I kept thinking he would come back...took me a while to come to terms. 

Favorite professor? Hagrid. I talked about him in this post. He only spent a little while as a professor but he really knew his stuff and cared that his students learned about and respected magical creatures.


WOULD YOU RATHER?

A. Wash Snape’s hair, or B. Spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself. As a kid, Lockhart bugged the crap out of me. But as an adult, I think greasy hair is really icky and I would NEVER touch someone else's hair (except my husband's...and maybe someday when I have a kid?), so I'd suck it up and listen to Lockhart.

Duel A. An elated Bellatrix, or B. An angry Molly
Bellatrix, for sure. I'd love to get a chance to kick her ass.

Travel to Hogwarts via A. Hogwarts Express or B. Flying car
Definitely the Hogwarts Express! I've always wanted to ride it, and though I think a flying car would be a lot of fun, I'd rather sit, read, and eat a chocolate frog.  

A. Kiss Voldemort or B. Give Umbridge a bubble bath
I hate Umbridge enough that I pick Voldy.

A. Ride a Hippogriff or B. Ride a Firebolt
Firebolt! I think I'd be awful at it, but it'd be a lot of fun to try (and hopefully not break every bone in my body).

BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION

Is there a character which you felt differently about in the movies vs books?
Almost all of them, haha. I guess the biggest person I felt differently about is Harry...I just plain didn't like him as much in the movies as I did in the books. Does that make me a bad Harry Potter fan?

Is there a movie you preferred instead of the book?


Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?
I thought they were both spectacular as Dumbledore, so I don't prefer one over the other.

Your top thing (person or event) which wasn't included in the movie that annoyed you most?
Okay, I'm not going to choose a person or event. I can't stand that Harry's eyes weren't green! I'm such a whiner, but really, that's the absolute worst.

If you could remake any of the Potter movies, which would it be?
That's a hard question to answer, since I had problems with all of them.

HOGWARTS

Which house was your first gut feeling you'd be a part of?
Ravenclaw.


Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore (or another sorting quiz)?
Hufflepuff! It makes sense, but I'm still a Ravenclaw at heart=P

Which class would be your favourite?
Transfiguration! I know the kids at Hogwarts didn't learn this, but I would love to learn animagus. How fun would it be to turn into an animal at will?!

Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?
Definitely 'accio' because I'm super super lazy.

Which character do you think at Hogwarts you’d instantly become best friends with?
Probably Fred and George. I always manage to befriend fun guys like them=) I think that because I'm so shy, I'm drawn to charismatic people.


MISCELLANEOUS

If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?
The invisibility cloak! The most fun option, by far.

Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change? This can be a character, event, anything.
Well, a lot of people would disagree, but I don't like that Ron and Hermione ended up together. I know, I know, I suck.

Favorite Marauder?
Sirius, most definitely.

If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?
Sirius </3

Hallows or horcruxes?
Hallows! Horcruxes are really creepy.

And that's it! Man, I feel like I've been working on this for hours. But that's okay, it was fun. I'm going to tag Pepi of dePepi, Angie of A Life More Kawaii, and Laney of Zainey Laney. If you lovely ladies choose to participate, please link up your posts in my comments! I'd love to read your answers<3 

On another, totally non-Harry Potter related note, I finally caught up with Doctor Who! I ADORE TWELVE. I can't say I like him more than Ten, but he's a close second. I know he brings a completely different vibe to the show, but Peter Capaldi is such a tremendous actor and I think he's doing something amazing. Does anyone else absolutely love Twelve?

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