Hey, all! Happy Wednesday! I found this Harry Potter Questionnaire here, and decided to tweak it a bit, adding some of my own questions and subtracting some others. Enjoy, and feel free to fill it out and post it as well!
1. If you went to Hogwarts, which house would you be sorted into?
If there were a house that combined Slytherin and Ravenclaw, that’d be me! (Slytherclaw? Ravenin?) But Pottermore has sorted me into Slytherin, which I sort of get.
2. What would your Animagus be? Your Patronus?
Well, an Animagus is an animal you can voluntarily turn into, so…probably something that could fly. A hawk, or an eagle. As for a Patronus, you don’t have control over that, but that might be a cougar (so a giant, fiercer cat) or a horse (because I loved horses when I was a kid).
3. What would your career be like after graduating from Hogwarts?
I would have loved to be a Madame Pomfrey type – healing the sick and injured. But I don’t even have the stomach to watch hospital shows on TV…so I would get into wand-making. I think it would be awesome to help new witches and wizards get the most important tool they need to start their journey.
4. Have you ever been to a HP midnight release?
I’ve only been to one, but I wish I had gone to more! I attended the last book’s midnight release. I still remember the fun events at the bookstore I picked it up at, and the experience of my friends and I all in the car at 1 AM, reading to ourselves 🙂
5. How many times have you re-read the books?
I have listened to the audiobooks 2-3 times each. My family listened to them on roadtrips. The books, actually probably only 3 times each, tops! It’s my goal to re-read the series again, soon.
6. Whose death was the saddest?
There were a lot. I read the final book on a family vacation and had to take a reading break after every death…I took a lot of reading breaks. Fred’s death was pretty terrible. Lupin AND Tonks was such a shock. But I think Dumbledore’s had one of the biggest impacts. The rest of the series would have played out much differently had he lived it.
7. If you went to Hogwarts would you rather have a cat, an owl, or a rat?
Okay, so the only useful animal is an owl. Did the kids who didn’t have an owl just borrow the school’s owls? Did they have to rent them? Did they have to take care of their own owls, come to think of it? SUDDENLY SO MANY OWL QUESTIONS! I am a cat person, so I would have loved to have a cat.
8. What do you think of the Deathly Hallows being split in two?
I thought it worked very well, with how much ground they had to cover! Unfortunately EVERY franchise after HP had to split the last installment in two, and none of them did it as effectively.
9. Have you read the Tales of Beedle the Bard?
I have, but only once! Perhaps I’ll re-read that one as well when I re-read the book series.
10. When did you first become a Potter fan?
I believe I joined the series as the third book was coming out. I was instantly hooked. I made my family listen to them on audiobook, and got them hooked as well.
Book? I remember loving Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when I first read them. That might change on the re-read, though!
Movie? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The Knight Bus, Hogsmeade, the Shrieking Shack, Buckbeak the Hippogriff, everything!
Female character? Hermione Granger, through and through.
Male character? Dumbledore. So many great quotes came from him. Although in hindsight he made a lot of questionable decisions regarding Harry. These comics make me laugh every time.
Professor? Minerva McGonagall
Magical creature? I always found Thestrals fascinating: a creature you could only see if you witnessed death.
Spell? I am constantly losing things (like car keys…) so Accio would be useful. Also Wingardium Leviosa, to move heavier things – imagine how easy it would be to rearrange the furniture!
Potion? Who wouldn’t want some Felix Felicis – liquid luck?!
Magical Subject? I don’t think I could choose! Transfiguration…or Care of Magical Creatures…or Charms (Charms seems significantly underrated. Most useful objects wizards use, like Hermione’s bag in Deathly Hallows or the tents at the Quidditch World Cup in Goblet of Fire are mentioned to be charmed – I could charm SO MANY THINGS!)
Quote? “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.” – Hermione Granger
Hogwarts House? Ravenclaw
Place? Too many! Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, the tents at the Quidditch World Cup, HOGWARTS IN GENERAL, etc. etc. etc.
Weasley? Molly Weasley. Let’s be real.
Couple? Ron and Hermione
This or That
Butterbeer or Firewhiskey? Butterbeer, because I’ve tasted it before at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida! And whiskey isn’t my favorite liquor.
Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade? Tough one. Probably Diagon Alley.
Books or Movies? Is this even a question? Books all the way. Although I am very glad the movies were made as well as they were.
Half Blood Prince or Deathly Hallows? Deathly Hallows. I have more memories of reading that one. And the two movies were better.
Philosopher’s Stone or Chamber of Secrets? Chamber of Secrets
Snape or Slughorn: Both have their flaws. I don’t think the reveal of Snape’s past redeemed him fully for how he treated not only Harry, but the majority of the other students at Hogwarts. And Slughorn played unfair favorites. But Snape had the better character arc (and I still posit that he was a vampire. Just sayin’).
Lupin or Sirius? Lupin, although he could be entirely too serious sometimes (HA! SIRIUS/SERIOUS!)
Harry/Ginny or Harry/Hermione? I think Ron & Hermione are far more dynamic than a Harry & Hermione relationship would have been. I wish Ginny had been more of a rounded character in both the books and the movies, but I still rooted for her and Harry to get together.
Kreacher or Dobby? Dobby. Although I do like how much of a curmudgeon Kreacher was.
Dan or Rupert? Confession time: I had such a crush on Daniel Radcliffe when the first movies came out. My poor 10-year-old heart couldn’t take it.
Bellatrix or Narcissa? Bellatrix. Mostly for the greatest scene ever, in which she dies and Molly Weasley is a badass.
Hedwig or Crookshanks? Crookshanks’ attitude is my favorite. Although Hedwig makes me cry to think about :’-(