Last month, I watched Maureen Keavy on BookTube do The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag which inspired me to do my own. She merged three different sets of questions together so I’m going to do the same. Click here to watch her video response. I, like the rest of the universe, adore Harry Potter. I was lucky enough to visit the Warner Brother’s Studio in London earlier this year (I’ve included some of my favourite photos from there/House of MinaLima) and have been a devoted fan of the books/films ever since they were released. Harry Potter is life! I hope you enjoy this post but be warned, spoilers are ahead. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
1.) Which Harry Potter book is your favourite?
The Order of the Phoenix. I loved the creation of Dumbledore’s Army, the reveal of the prophecy and the infuriating Dolores Umbridge!
2.) Which Harry Potter book is your least favourite?
The Half-Blood Prince. There was nothing really wrong with this book, I just liked it the least. Plus Dumbledore dies which I’m still recovering from…
3.) Which Harry Potter film is your favourite?
The Prisoner of Azkaban. I love how it was directed and the cinematography was stunning. It was much darker than the first two films.
4.) Which Harry Potter film is your least favourite?
The Half-Blood Prince. Once again, I just liked this one the least and had way too many Dumbledore feels.
5.) Which Harry Potter quote is your favourite?
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light…” – Albus Dumbledore. It reminds us to always find the good within the bad. The positive from the negative.
6.) Which Weasley is your favourite?
Ron. He is the perfect, loyal companion to Harry and my favourite OTP with Hermione!
7.) Which female character is your favourite?
Luna Lovegood. She is quirky, sweet and hilarious. I don’t think anybody can dislike Luna!
8.) Which villain is your favourite?
I’m going with Draco Malfoy. For a villain, he undergoes major character development and growth. Draco is the perfect rival for Harry throughout their school years who ultimately ends up choosing the side of good.
9.) Which male character is your favourite?
Severus Snape. I love him. He’s the best character overall and I wish some HP fans wouldn’t hate on him so much. Sure, he could’ve treated Harry better but he was secretly protecting him for years. He was the ultimate hero in my eyes.
10.) Favourite Hogwarts Professor?
Remus Lupin! Even though he only taught Defence Against the Dark Arts for one school year, he was by far the best Professor. Lupin taught Harry how to cast a Patronus and set all kinds of fun classes for his students. He was also one of the Marauders. I was devastated when he died…
WOULD YOU RATHER?
11.) Wash Snape’s hair or spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?
Even though Snape’s hair would be super greasy, I would wash it because he is my favourite character.
12.) Duel against an elated Bellatrix or an angry Molly?
Well, Molly kills Bellatrix so I definitely wouldn’t go up against her!
13.) Travel to Hogwarts via Hogwarts Express or Flying Car?
Hogwarts Express all the way! You get to spend time with friends and eat all the snacks you want. The car nearly kills Harry and Ron!
14.) Kiss Voldemort or give Umbridge a Bubble Bath?
Kiss Voldy! I am not going near Umbridge and I certainly don’t want to see her naked!
15.) Ride a Hippogriff or ride a Firebolt?
Hippogriff, because how often do you get to have that majestic experience?
BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION
16.) Is there a character which you felt differently about in the movies vs. the books?
Voldemort. He was so much scarier in the books. In the films, he is almost laughable. I still cannot get over the scene where he hugs Draco awkwardly. That is something the Dark Lord we read about never would have done.
17.) Is there a movie you preferred instead of the book?
I loved watching all the films bring the Harry Potter stories to life but nothing will ever compare to the books. Fact.
18.) Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?
Richard Harris hands down. Michael Gambon was so aggressive and intense which was not how Dumbledore was described in the books. RH did a much better job portraying the authentic, soft and quirky Headmaster. RIP…
19.) Your top thing (person or event) which was not included in the movies that annoyed you the most.
Most people say the absence of Peeves but that never bothered me. In The Philosopher’s Stone, Hermione has to solve Professor Snape’s Potion Puzzle under the trapdoor before they can move forward. I absolutely loved that part and was really disappointed when it wasn’t included in the film adaptation. Does anybody else agree?
20.) If you could remake any of the Harry Potter films, which would it be?
The Half-Blood Prince because it was my least favourite.
21.) Which Hogwarts House was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?
Ravenclaw. I love the colour blue and value knowledge very highly.
22.) Which Hogwarts House were you actually sorted into on Pottermore (or any other online-sorting quiz)?
Ravenclaw! Through and through…
23.) Which class would be your favourite?
Divination. I would love learning about the fates and foreseeing the future.
24.) Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?
Accio. It would make me a lot lazier but life much simpler.
25.) Which character at Hogwarts would you instantly become best friends with?
Luna because we are both unique and quirky.
26.) If you could own one of the three Hallows, which one would it be?
The Invisibility Cloak. I have no interest in the Elder Wand and the Resurrection Stone would cause all sorts of issues. As a self-confessed introvert, the cloak could help me remove myself from social situations without any awkwardness.
27.) Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?
It’s really hard to fault the books and J.K Rowling’s genius but if I had to pick, I really wish she hadn’t killed off Sirius Black. After everything Harry had been through, he deserved to have a stable father figure in his life.
28.) Favourite Marauder?
Moony because I love Remus Lupin.
29.) If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?
Hedwig! Still not over this one. Plus Sirius and Dumbledore and Snape and Fred and Dobby…
30.) Hallows or Horcruxes?
Hallows because they are slightly less life-threatening.
31.) Which parts of the books/films made you cry?
I always cry at the scene (both book and film) where Harry stares into the Mirror of Erised and sees his parents. Also all the major deaths had me bawling like a baby.
32.) What would your Patronus be?
Mine would be an owl because they are my favourite animal. However, on Pottermore, my Patronus is a White Swan.
33.) If you could meet any member of the cast who would it be?
Emma Watson who plays Hermione because she’s such an amazing woman and I would love to pick her brain about so many things.
34.) Have you played any of the video games?
Yes! I used to have The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets game on PC but I have also played the entire Harry Potter Lego on my phone which was so much fun.
35.) If you were on the Quidditch Team, which position would you play?
I would be a Seeker. I think I could be pretty quick and nimble whilst flying.
36.) Were you happy with the ending?
Yes, it was a wonderful close to a wonderful series.
37.) How much does Harry Potter mean to you?
Harry Potter means everything to me. I remember reading the first book at 11 years old and falling madly in love. I recently started collecting the Illustrated Editions and I cannot wait to share them with my children someday.
38.) Do you think you could ride on a broom?
After a few tries I’m sure I would get the hang of it!
39.) What would you do if you had the Marauder’s Map?
If I was at Hogwarts, I would explore all the hidden passages. I would also play pranks on my friends.
40.) What spell would you make up and what would it do?
Beautify! It would instantly style my hair and do my makeup. I’m terrible at both those things so a spell for that would really come in handy.
There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this tag. Feel free to do it too and link it below so I can read your responses. Harry Potter is a universal love that we all share and if that isn’t magic, I don’t know what is…
Peace & Love xoxo