Happy Birthday Harry… a Tag & a Ramble

harry potter tag

I was tagged by the awesome blogger Sophia Ismaa in the Harry Potter Tag! And since today (July 31st) is Harry’s birthday it seemed like fortuitous timing. Also now I can totally (and completely unjustifiably) pat myself on the back and tell myself I’m working on tags.

So below I answer the questions and possibly ramble about Harry. FYI I took the Pottermore quiz to answer the first three questions in said tag.

House

Gryffindor

(I’m fine with any of the houses but yeah!)

Patronus

my patronus

It’s a Stallion!

Wand

my wand

I wonder what happens if you always lose or misplace your wand?

Boggart

Oh boy, would that be spiders. The only thing Ron and I have ever agreed on. (Well, besides Hermione being awesome.)

Quidditch Position

Probably Chaser. Keeper and Seeker is way to much pressure and I don’t think I have the aim to be a Beater.

Job after Graduating:

Ah, I would insist upon staying at Hogwarts as a librarian. The books. The feasts. The chance to mold the minds of new generations of witches and wizards. The castle. Yeah. I’m never leaving.

Which Deathly Hallow would I choose?

Invisibility Cloak.

And now my indecision kicks in…

Favorite Book:

I love them all for different reasons. But 3-7 are all tops 🙂

Least Favorite Book:

If I really, really had to chose I’d probably say:

chamber of secrets

But then again this is where we meet Dobby for the first time and Lockhart is always so much fun! Maybe the Philosopher’s Stone but then that’s literally the book that introduces us to the world!

Favorite Film

harry and hermione get caught

Okay Goblet of Fire edges out others because I loved seeing the other two schools. But also Harry is such an interesting story you’re taking what seems at first like a children’s book (okay, is) and as the kids get older the story gets darker and darker and a world that expands and themes that get bigger, etc.

Those things do not always translate to the film even when they do work in a book.

Goblet of Fire showed me that the films and the actors were capable of pulling that off.

Least Favorite Film

Eh, if I had to chose I’d probably say one. The world set-up is great but after the first couple of visits you just want to jump back into it!

Favorite Character

Hermione Granger

It’s probably an obvious popular answer but she’s practically an icon at this point for a reason. I also love Luna, Minerva, Rita Skeeter, Fleur, Mad Eye, Hagrid, Draco, Neville and so on and so forth.

Least Favorite Character

ron weasley

I definitely thing Ron got more annoying as he got older. It’s kind of weird to- I don’t remember disliking him as much the first time around as my recent reread.

Unpopular Opinions:

Hm, I didn’t care about Ginny that much in the books or the films.

Umbridge was the better villain. Bellatrix is only popular for that one kill at the end of Phoenix (justifiably though).

Tonks and Lupin both going was bullshit.

Why a twin? Why?

“Mad-Eye” changing Draco into an animal for trying to curse Harry when he had his back turned was too much fun! I don’t care if if was wrong 🙂

I wish Sirius and Snape worked together. They had a lot in common and were both grief-stricken and unable to put the past behind them and move on.

So those are my answers! Again thanks for tagging me 🙂 It’s always fun to revisit the world even if only for a couple of minutes!