The Harry Potter Tag

I noticed this tag on the Ever-the-Crafter blog, and I have decided to give it a go.

  • What house are you in?

It is predictable, but I am in Gryffindor, the house that values bravery and loyalty. I guess my natural instinct is to go for Slytherin, since I am attracted to everything unknown, and do not mind dark cold basement corridors, but, like Harry Potter himself, I guess I would have chosen Gryffindor, even if Slytherin also feels natural to me. When I went through a selection procedure for the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in North American, I was placed in the Wampus house. 

  • What is your patronus?

It will be some celestial she-wolf; she is a bit of a loner, but very protective of the ones she loves. 

  • What is your wand?

A holly wand with unicorn hair as its core.

  • What would your boggart be?

It has to be a giant insect, for example, a religious mantis, which is at least my size.

  • What position would you play in Quidditch?

A seeker, as it requires minimal teamwork, but a lot of insight and attention.

  • Would you be pure blood, half blood or muggle born?

I do not mind, but half-blood probably, so I can grow up being aware of, and involved in both worlds: the Wizarding world and the Muggle world.

  • What job would you want after graduating Hogwarts?

I will probably work at the Ministry of Magic in some capacity, or I will be a journalist at The Daily Prophet. I like to be in the background, but in the midst of things at the same time.

  • Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?

Another predictable answer, but it has to be the Invisibility Cloak.

  • Favourite book and least favourite book?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is my favourite book. It is unputdownable and so fascinating, especially through the eyes of a child. This is where everything begins and the Wizarding World is introduced, from the strange behaviour of owls and the shooting stars in the northern part of the UK in that very first chapter of the book. My second and third favourites are Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. My least favourite book has to be the last one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I enjoyed the symbolism and mystery implicit in the Deathly Hallows, but most of the action is taking place outside of Hogwarts and there are some dull moments in the book.

  • Favourite film?

The first one, followed by the second one.

  • Least favourite film?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, an awful adaptation of the great book. Some terrible casting and half of the book is not even there.

  • Favourite character?

I love Sirius Black, but it has to be Severus Snape. He is the most enigmatic and misunderstood of all characters. He is playing a dual role throughout almost all Harry Potter franchise, and, clearly, this is a hard role. He is highly intelligent, mysterious, and just one of a kind. He is also the most intriguing, as, outwardly, he projects the image of a threat and dark forces, while, inwardly, harbours deep love and devotion; a fascinating character all around.

  • Least favourite/most hated character?

Aunt Petunia can be annoying, but my most hated character is Peter Pettigrew. He betrayed his friends so callously and they trusted him.

  • Favourite teacher?

Oh, so many. Madam Hooch and her flying lessons is/are pretty cool. I also like Sybill Trelawney. She is very eccentric, but also fun. I would love to take her Divination lessons, to try to open my third eye and see into the future. I imagine crystal-ball gazing and palm-reading sessions are very entertaining.

  • Least favourite teacher?

Dolores Umbridge, do I need to say more?

  • Do you have any unpopular opinions?

Before I found out that Dumbledore was a homosexual man, I actually thought he and McGonagall had a thing going on, some romance. That would have also been nice. After all, in the very first chapter of the first book, they make such a nice “couple”, and Dumbledore does blush profoundly when McGonagall complements him. Hmm…Also, when I read the books for the first time (a long time ago), I though some of Harry’s thoughts and inward assessments were a bit unfair, and he did not strike me as a particularly accommodating and understanding person. Hmm…but then again, every main character has to have his weaknesses to appear “real.”

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