For this post I wanted to do something fun and exciting – and what’s more exciting than Harry Potter? As it’s just been the 20th anniversary of everyone’s favourite franchise I thought it was a great opportunity to do this ‘Harry Potter Tag’ I found on many other blogs. There are 30 HP related questions and I answered them all for you in this post. Enjoy!
1) Favourite book?
Prisoner of Azkaban, without doubt. I feel like the story gets really complicated and interesting in this book and I just love it. Plus it has my favourite chapter of all the books: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs (chapter 18).
2) Least favourite book?
Probably Chamber of Secrets. But I love them all.
3) Favourite film?
Prisoner of Azkaban again. It’s just my favourite story, I can’t help it. I think Alfonso Cuarón did a great job with it as well; it is less fairytale-y than the first two films but not over-the-top dark (like the last 3 films).
4) Least favourite film?
This one’s hard. I’d probably have to go with the Half-Blood Prince though.
5) Favourite quote?
“This is the copy of Advanced Potion-Making that you purchased from Flourish and Blotts?”
“Yes,” said Harry firmly.
“Then why,” asked Snape, “does it have the name ‘Roonil Wazlib’ written inside the front cover?”
Harry’s heart missed a beat. “That’s my nickname,” he said.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
6) Favourite Weasley?
Fred & George. You can’t separate them (let’s ignore what happened in Deathly Hallows, shall we?).
7) Favourite female character?
Oh, this one’s really hard! I actually have no idea; there are so many. Hermione or McGonagall.
8) Favourite villain.
Bellatrix because she is so messed up and crazy and just fun to watch/read about. Or Draco because his character is so complex – you can’t say he’s a 100% villain and there are so many things that make you hate him and feel sorry for him at the same time. He’s just a very interesting and difficult character.
9) Favourite male character?
Now, I know this is controversial but… Sirius. Yes, I realize that he wasn’t perfect but I think one of the points of the whole HP franchise is that no one is. I just find Sirius’ character so intriguing – he’s been through a lot (I don’t just mean Azkaban but also his childhood and how when he was finally free he still really wasn’t) and you can see how it affected his decision. I know he was reckless and he shouldn’t have come to the station or to the Ministry but if I am to be completely honest, I think I’d do the same thing. He felt trapped – moreover, he felt trapped in a house he hated with his whole heart. I don’t blame him for wanting to escape.
10) Favourite professor?
Lupin and McGonagall. Don’t make me choose, I love them both equally.
11) Would you rather A) wash Snape’s hair or B) spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?
Snape’s hair, definitely. I’d rather spent a day with Filch than with Lockhart. He’s horrendous.
12) Would you rather duel A) an elated Bellatrix or B) and angry Molly?
Well, based on the results of their duel I’d have to go with Bellatrix. She was cocky and a bit reckless so I might actually stand a chance if I was to duel her. Molly… well… all I know is you never want to fight an angry mother. They will kill you.
13) Would you rather travel to Hogwarts via A) Hogwarts Express or B) Flying Car?
Hogwarts Express! Flying car would be a disaster, I can barely drive a normal car.
14) Would you rather A) Kiss Voldemort or B) give Umbridge a bubble bath?
Kiss Voldemort. At least there are no naked bodies involved.
15) Would you rather A) ride a Hippogriff or B) ride a Firebolt?
I think I would probably die either way. But in a universe I am not a clumsy mess of a person I’d go with a Hippogriff. So cool!
16) Is there a character you felt differently about in the films?
I mean, it’s a meme but… Ginny.
17) Is there a movie you preferred to the book?
Nah. Books are better.
18) Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?
Both were amazing, I refuse to answer.
19) Your top thing (person or event) that wasn’t in the movie that you wanted there the most?
Harry giving his tournament money to Fred and George.
20) If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies which would it be?
I don’t know, I’d probably make a 3 hour long Goblet of Fire so I could put Winky and Ludo storylines in.
21) Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?
22) Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore?
I don’t remember, I think it was Gryffindor but to be honest I don’t think the Pottermore quiz is any good.
23) Which class would be your favourite?
I think Charms as it’s the most useful and practical one and it might be fun to learn all those cool spells. Wingardium Leviosa!
24) Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?
Accio. I mean, you can’t argue me on that. Also Alohomora so I can just leave my keys at home.
25) Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with?
Ooh, another tricky question. I’d like to think Fred and George but I’m not nearly cool enough. Probably Neville though – and I’d love that. I’d love a best friend like Neville.
26) If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?
Invisibility cloak. Not only because it’s the “right answer” but also because I think it’s the most useful one.
27) Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?
Not really, no. I love them just the way they are.
28) Favourite Marauder?
I can’t choose. Physically impossible. Moony and Padfoot! (Also Prongs, but I didn’t want to put 3/4 as my answer.)
29) If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?
Fred! You need to have Fred AND George, you can’t separate them, just… no. Fred!!!
30) Hallows or Horcruxes?
Hallows. Horcruxes are evil.
And that’s it. I would tag someone but I think it will be for the best if I just leave it up to you – so I’m tagging everyone who like HP and wants to do this tag. Honestly, it was so much fun answering all these questions – even though some of them were quite hard for me to answer.
Please share any of your answers in the comments or let me know what you think of mine. If you decide to this tag as well then please let me know – I’d love to read someone else’s answers! 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget to smile – it’s healthy!