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The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

A couple of days ago, I saw this Ultimate Harry Potter tag on Aprilius Maximus’ Youtube and thought it might be nice to do it too. I’ve mashed the two they’ve done together into one big HP tag, mashed some questions together and put them into three categories: favourites, … or … and the general questions. Let’s go!

Favourite and Least Favourite Book?

I think my favourite book is Deathly Hallows, because even though it is also the saddest, it’s probably the one with the most action happening, and I love my action. As for least favourite, I haven’t really thought about it, but I’m going to have to say Order of the Phoenix, because it has my least favourite DADA professor (Umbridge) who I just LOATHE, and one of my favourite characters in the entire series dies. Yeah.

Favourite and Least Favourite Movie?

If I said Deathly Hallows were my favourite two movies, I’d probably be lying, because those are the two I’ve seen the least of all of them (so I guess they’d be my least favourites). I guess Philosopher’s Stone is my favourite, because it’s the one that started it all, and they’re all still so cute. In second place, it’s Prisoner of Azkaban, because honestly in my opinion that’s where the trio (at least Harry and Ron) look most like their characters.

Favourite Quote?

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Favourite Character?

My favourite female character is Luna Lovegood; I can just identify with her so much, and I love her outfits in the movie and just ugh I love Luna! And male character is Sirius Black. I don’t really know why exactly, but I just like him the best.

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Favourite Weasley?

I.. Ehm.. No I can’t. I love all of them equally. Except maybe Percy. But I CANNOT PICK JUST ONE WEASLEY THAT I LOVE THE BEST BECAUSE I – Ginny.

Favourite Villain?

I’m going to have to say Barty Crouch Jr. because even though he was terrible, it was so unexpected when we found out it was him, which is like so well done? I mean I did not see that coming. Also he’s played by David Tennant in the movie and David Tennant is amazing.

Favourite Professor?

Professor McGonagall, without a doubt, because she’s so bamf and her whole attitude towards Umbridge in the fifth book is FABULOUS. In the movies, she’s amazing too – especially in Deathly Hallows pt 2, where her ‘I’ve always wanted to use that spell’ will ALWAYS make me cry.

Favourite Marauder?

Like I said before, Sirius Black, I just think he’s amazing and even though he was a bit of a dick when he was at Hogwarts, he kind of grew over that (okay maybe that fight between him and Snape in the fifth book showed that he wasn’t really over it, but come on). Yes Sirius. WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE, WHY?!

Wash Snape’s hair or spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?

Wash Snape’s hair, I guess, that’s over quicker than having to listen to Lockhart for a whole day. Although I guess I’d have to chase Snape down (remember that quote by, I think, Fred or George Weasley?)

Duel an elated Bellatrix or an angry Molly?

Bellatrix. Honestly. I would not want to duel with an angry Molly, I mean DID YOU SEE WHAT SHE DID TO BELLATRIX? DID YOU SEE THAT?

Travel to Hogwarts via Hogwarts Express or flying car?

Hogwarts Express because I like being in trains, and there’s the lunch trolly and friends and you can go to the bathroom if you need to and yeah cars suck basically. Even if they’re flying ones.

Kiss Voldemort or give Umbridge a bubble bath?

Drown eh give Umbridge a bubble bath. I’d just throw her in and remove the ladder, he he he he he *evil grin*.

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Ride a Hippogriff or a Firebolt?

Preferably neither, but if I have to choose I’d go for a Hippogriff. It’s bigger, so I won’t fall off that easily. I guess. Maybe it’ll be even easier to fall off because it’s an actual animal, but I don’t know, I just never really saw the appeal of riding a broomstick.

Hallows or Horcruxes?

Hallows, because a Horcrux means I will have to kill someone and literally rip my soul apart. Yeah no, I’d rather have the hallows, or at least one of them in my posession.

Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?

I love both of them, but I’m going to have to say Michael Gambon, simply because I like his Dumbledore better. Everyone is always like ‘his Dumbledore is so agressive’ and then quote the whole ‘DID YA PUT YA NAME INTO THE GOBLET OF FIYAH, said Dumbledore calmly’, and then cringe about it, but honestly I liked his Dumbledore. When I was younger, I didn’t even realise it was a different actor, I just thought they’d changed his appearance, just like they did with Flitwick.

Is there a character which you felt differently about in the movies than you did in the books?

Well not really that, but there are characters I feel differently about now than I did when I first read the books.

Is there a movie you preferred instead of the book?

No, I honestly love the movies, but the books are all so much better.

Your top thing (person, event, etc) that wasn’t included in the movie that annoyed you the most.

Let me spell it out for you: P E E V E S. Also I would have loved to see a bit more of the relationship between Tonks and Lupin, and Bill and Fleur, and Teddy Lupin. I mean it was all so suddenly in Deathly Hallows that Bill and Fleur were an item, and that Tonks and Lupin were suddenly together (okay we had a scene with them in HBP but that’s about it), and they did actually cast someone for Teddy but THEY CUT THAT SCENE. WHY?!

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

ALL OF THEM. Literally all of them only so I could add the above things. And give them a proper haircut for Goblet of Fire.

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Which class would be your favourite?

I think Defense Against the Dark Arts, but only if it were taught by Lupin. Otherwise I think Charms and Transfiguration would be interesting, mostly because it’s working with spells.

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

Accio. Definitely. Because I am lazy af.

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

Ron, I guess, because we both love food a lot and we’re both quite funny (yes, honestly I am funny sometimes).

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

I’d love to change the prejudice against Slytherins, against all houses actually, but mostly Slytherins. Because they are all put down to be evil people and I really don’t like that.

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

FRED WEASLEY. Because losing a brother is awful, but losing a twin brother is even worse. (Marvel I am looking at you). As much as I would love to bring back most of the dead characters, Fred will be the first one I’d bring back.

Parts of the books/movies that made you cry. 

Probably everything from the moment Fred dies to the moment Harry goes into the forest and sees his parents again. Honestly, in the movie that part makes me cry so so hard. Seeing Fred lying on the floor, and seeing his family around him, and then that moment Harry looks away AND SEES TONKS AND LUPIN THAT JUST BREAKS MY HEART.

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

If I’m going by their looks in the movies, I’d say 6th year Draco Malfoy, because he’s too hot. Hot damn.

What would your Patronus be?

A cat. Without a doubt.

If you could have any of the Hallows, which would you choose?

One part of me (the Slytherin part) says the wand, because then I’d be able to do extraordinary magic. But the Hufflepuff part in me (yes, it’s there) says the invisibility cloak. Can’t I just switch between those two, have the Elder Wand whenever I feel really good, and then have the cloak when I feel like I want to hide? Yes that’d be good.

What House would you be in? What house did you think you belonged to in the beginning?

At first, like almost everyone else I guess, I thought I was a Gryffindor. Because it was the house of the good guys. Then, as I got older, I started to feel more drawn to Slytherin. Because I started to see that they couldn’t all be evil, and that they were just pictured so because the story was told from the perspective of a Gryffindor. So I officially branded myself a Slytherin. Then Pottermore came along, and I did the quiz like five or six times. I got Slytherin each time, so I’m 100% Slytherin (though I wouldn’t mind being Hufflepuff either).

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If you could meet any of the cast members, who would it be?

I was lucky enough to meet Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Rickman, and technically I could say I met Rupert Grint and James & Oliver Phelps as well (didn’t get a picture, nor an autograph, but I was at the same place they were on the same day, yay). Other than them, I would love to meet Emma Watson because then I’d have the trio complete. And I’d love to meet Domhnall Gleeson, because recently my crush on him came back. Thank you Star Wars.

Have you played any of the video games?

I played the first three normal computer games very often when I was younger. Recently I played both Lego games a lot, they are also my favourites. I don’t really like the normal games that much, so the Lego games are the perfect solution!

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

To be honest, I am not really the sporty type, but I’d probably be a Beater (I guess it’s the safest position in the team). I’d rather just be a supporter (though I think I wouldn’t be that much into Quidditch to be honest, because I am just not into sports in general).

Were you happy with the ending?

Yes. There’s not really much I can add to that, other than the fact that I would have loved for some characters to not be dead.

How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

Everything. Most of my friends love Harry Potter, and it’s a thing we can bond over. My older sister loves Harry Potter, and that’s probably one of the reasons we have a good relationship. I would love for my future boyfriend/husband/whatever (like I’ll ever get married, ha ha ha) to love or at least like Harry Potter too, because I don’t know if I can be in a relationshop with someone who hates part of my youth.

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