The long awaited Harry Potter Tag

Friday, May 22, 2015 2 Comments

A while ago I got tagged by Melissa to do the HP tag. I think it's safe to say that for a lot of us, HP played a big part in our youth. We practically grew up with the characters and I still reread the books every year (and each time I discover/realize something new!). Weird to say, but Harry and his gang are close to my heart. So here you have it: the long awaited Harry Potter Tag!



1. What's your favorite book?
HP and the Order of the Phoenix. I love the atmosphere in this book. I love Dumbledore's Army, I love the humour that is used in the book and how intense my hatred for Umbridge grows every time I read the book. By the end of the book, everything becomes more serious and dark and you really feel like big things are about to happen.

2. What's your favorite movie?
Definitely the last one. All the characters have grown so much, and the final fight is just SO. EPIC. Everybody's so awesome! Neville is awesome, and Minerva McGonagall is hilarious. ("I've always wanted to use that spell!") Oh my god, I'm fangirling too hard thinking about the last film, haha.

3. What's your least favorite book?
HP and the Chamber of Secrets. Don't know why exactly, it just felt less intruiging and captivating than the other books. Oh and also it's quite a slow read for me - unlike the other books.

4. What's your least favorite movie?
Probably also the second one.


5. Which parts made you cry?
Do you have a minute? No really, I think it would take me hours to write down all the moments that I cried - and still cry when rereading or rewatching. Fred's and Dobby's death were two of the most horrible ones, I suppose.

6. If you could hook up with a character, who would it be?
Wood. Without a doubt. I also really like Lee Jordan for his awesome comments as a Quidditch commentator, but still, Wood is just a hottie.

7. Favorite male character: George & Fred Weasley because their humor is awesome. They can brighten every mood.

Favorite female character: Luna Lovegood. She's quirky, fun and (a little) crazy. My kind of gal!

8. Who's your least favorite character?
Umbridge. For obvious reasons.

9. What's your favorite quote?

10. What would your patronus be?
An owl. DUH.

11. What would your Boggart be?
One of the people I love the most dying.


12. What would you rather have - the elder wand, the resurrection stone or the invisibility cloak?
Invisibility cloak! Crash any party you want, have some laughs when you trick people, being sneaky when you're not supposed to, ... I can imagine living life with an invisibility cloak being so much more fun!

13. Which house would you be in?
I would be a Hufflepuff, according to Pottermore ;-)

14. If you were on the Quidditch team, which position would you play?
I think I'd rather be a Quidditch commentator than actually being on the team.

15. Which would be your favorite class?
Transfiguration.

16. If you could bring one character back to life, who would it be?
Fred, without a doubt. I think having to live without your twin must be horrible.


17. What would your job be in the magical world?
Radio broadcaster or journalist is probably the most accurate. Even though I think being a librarian, or even better, wandmaker, would be an amazeballs job!

18. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?
Oh, this one's a tie. I'd love to meet Emma Watson, because I admire everything she's done for the advocacy of human & women's rights. But also Rupert Grint, because I remember an interview where it was stated that he owns an ice cream truck now as a way of fulfilling his childhood dream. I don't even know what I would ask or tell them, I think I would be fangirling the entire time... But oh well, a girl can dream, right?

19. Were you happy with the ending?
Mwah. For me, the epilogue ('19 years later') wasn't really necessary, and even a bit cheesy. But at the same time I think it was good Rowling ended the series the way she did, because she really did end their adolescent life there, and we get a little peek at their future.

20. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?
A lot. I used to have a website - back in the day - where I played out my own career at Hogwarts and boy, did I have fun! I grew up along with the characters, some of them are so relatable and I feel like HP will always be a part of my life. Every year, I reread all the books, and try to do that in a span of a couple of weeks. During that period life seems so much more magical. And afterwards, I'm always a little sad.


If you want to do this tag on your blog, please do (& let me know). I'd love to read your answers!

See you later!

Elisse

Twentysomething - journalist - crazy cat lady - creatieve duizendpoot - hart verloren in 't stad - fervent lezer