The Harry Potter tag

An obvious first tag for my blog 🙂 I got these questions from Pretty Purple Polka Dots and it’s a pretty old tag but fun nevertheless. If you love Harry Potter and haven’t done this tag yet, do it on your blog and let me know!

Favourite Book?

My favourite is Prisoner of Azkaban – I am a huge Marauders fan, and this book has some of my favourite characters introduced.

Least Favourite Book?

If I had to choose, I’d say my least favourite book is Order of the Phoenix – for such a long book, it doesn’t feel like a huge amount happens. Plus this is the first book I ever cried at!

Favourite Movie?

The Philosopher’s Stone – it’s so faithful to the book and the trio are so cute in it.

Least Favourite Movie?

Probably Goblet of Fire – I really would have liked to see it as 2 movies so it could be more faithful.

Favourite Quote?

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Favourite Weasley?

Arthur – he’s just so cute and passionate about the rights of everybody.

Favourite Female Character?

My girl Luna – I took a lot of strength from her when I was in high school and didn’t really fit in anywhere.

Favourite Villain?

Bellatrix – especially Helena Bonham Carter Bellatrix, she just makes the character come to life.

Favourite Male Character?

Sirius – he gets a lot of hate in the HP fandom, when actually he really loves Harry and just wants the best for him. For me he is a very relatable character, and I think it is totally understandable that he still acts like he did when he was in his late teens when he never really gets the chance to be an adult.

Favourite Professor?

Lupin – if only there were more teachers like him in the world who care about every individual student and have a great subject knowledge and love for what he teaches.

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Least Favourite Character?

Peter Pettigrew – I really value loyal friends and he is basically the worst friend you could have. He only liked the marauders in school for their popularity, then dropped them as soon as someone more powerful came along.

Would you rather a) wash Snape’s hair or b) spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?

Well, Lockhart was like a pre-cursor to the social media “influencers”, many of which only tell you how great they are anyway, so probably I’d just put up with him ranting.

Would you rather duel a) an elated Bellatrix or b) an angry Molly?

Molly – you could probably talk to her if you ever ended up on the wrong side of her. Bellatrix would just kill you on first sight.

Would you rather travel to Hogwarts via a) Hogwarts Express or b) Flying Car?

Hogwarts Express – I bet the train ride from London to Northern Scotland would be beautiful, and I couldn’t open my eyes if I had to be in a flying car.

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Would you rather a) kiss Voldemort or b) give Umbridge a bubble bath?

Kiss Voldemort – he’d hopefully just Avada Kedavra you and you wouldn’t have to deal with the shame.

Would you rather a) ride a Hippogriff or b) ride a Firebolt?

Hippogriff. I bet it would be amazing, although you’d have to attach a strong harness first!

Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?

Ginny – why was she so boring in the movies? There was no chemistry between her and Harry, she had none of the fun spark of the books…

Is there a movie you preferred to the book?

No – although PS does a pretty good job.

Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?

Richard Harris, such a gentle Dumbledore and so close to the book Dumbledore of the first few books.

Your top thing (person or event) that wasn’t in the movie that you wanted there the most.

For the Marauder’s storyline to be developed properly – it’s not especially important to the overall plot, but I love them.

If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies which would it be?

The Goblet of Fire – I’d want it to be as close to the book as possible.

Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?

Given that I got into the books when I was 7 or 8, in the late 90’s, there was only really one house I wanted to be in – Gryffindor.

Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore?

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Which class would be your favourite?

I would love to be in one of Lupin’s DADA classes – or to be in Fake!Moody’s class on the Unforgivable Curses, he seems like he would have been a good teacher is he wasn’t so batshit insane.

Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?

In the muggle world I’d want to learn Accio so I could do a lot more without my glasses on! In the Wizard World you need Expelliarmus, Harry showed that.

Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with?

Probably Harry – he’s just so open-minded, as long as you’re a good person he’ll be your friend.

If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?

The Elder Wand – I would like a powerful wand, although I’d like to think I wouldn’t boast about it.

Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?

Not really change but I’d like to have a book series based in the Marauder’s timeline.

Favourite Marauder?

Remus – although I love Sirius, I think Remus was the good guy at school, studied hard and didn’t bully people, whereas Sirius was a bit of a knob at school.

If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?

Sirius – I’d want Harry to have his family he always wanted, and to have someone who would always want to be on his side. It’d be interesting to read Deathly Hallows with Sirius alive in it.

Hallows or Horcruxes?

Hallows definitely – I couldn’t kill anyone (although being immortal would be useful)

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

I’ve never really wanted to get with any character in the series. Maybe someone random like Charlie Weasley?

What would your patronus be?

My beautiful Bedlington terrier Scruffy.

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

Beater – you could get all your aggression out!

Were you happy with the ending?

It was fine – Harry got what he wanted and Voldemort is dead. I think whatever Jo wrote people wouldn’t be happy.

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