The Harry Potter tag

tag from: sarahschaedler

1) Favourite book?

Order of the Phoenix – it was the one book that I thought really showed both Harry’s flaw as a character and his maturation into the hero he has to become to defeat Voldemort. Also, I loved meeting the order and seeing the family dynamic they shared with Harry.

2) Least Favourite book?

Half Blood Prince – not sure why exactly, I just didn’t love it quite as much as the others.

3) Least Favourite movie?

Deathly Hallows part 1 – I thought it moved a bit slowly compared to the others. It was also very dark and I missed some of the more light-hearted humour we found in Half Blood Prince.

4) Favourite movie?

Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s also one of my fave books – basically because I loved learning more about the marauders and it sparked my obsession with Sirius Black. Also, the cinematograph in this film is just beautiful. The soundtrack, the nostalgic shots of the landscape…it’s a work of art.

5) Favourite quote?

“We all have both light and dark inside us, Harry. It’s the part we choose to act on that makes us who we are.” – Sirius Black. As someone who is very aware of her own flaws, I just fell in love with this quote. It acknowledges the good and bad of human nature, but also reminds us that who we become is not determined by fate or environment. It’s a sentiment echoed by the Sorting Hat at the beginning of the novels and a running theme throughout it – Harry isn’t born a hero, he chooses to take on the responsibility and he becomes one during the series. Sirius was born into a dark family, but he chose to defy them and fight for the light.

6) Favourite Weasley?

Fred and George. I know that’s two but..you can’t really separate them, can you? That’d be cruel (looking at you here, J.K)

7) Favourite female character?

Hm…it’s a toss up between Hermione and Prof McGonagall.

8) Favourite villain?

Bellatrix – because I love her fashion sense and how crazily deranged she is :p

9) Favourite male character?

Sirius Black, by a huge margin. He’s my favourite character of the entire series, and I could write an essay about my love for him, but I won’t bore you. It essentially boils down to my obsession with the marauders and my admiration for Sirius rebelling against his dark family.

10) Favourite professor?

Remus Lupin, when he was teaching. Again, I’m marauders-obsessed.

11) Would you rather A) wash Snape’s hair or B) spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?

Definitely B, that sounds pretty funny.

12) Would you rather duel A) an elated Bellatrix or B) an angry Molly?

Bellatrix

13) Would you rather travel to Hogwarts via A) Hogwarts Express or B) Flying Car?

Hogwarts Express. I find driving a normal car stressful enough as it is. Also, the train has the food cart!

14) Would you rather A) kiss Voldemort or B) give Umbridge a bubble bath?

kiss Voldy.

15) Would you rather A) ride a Hippogriff or B) ride a Firebolt?

Hippogriff.

16) Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?

Dumbledore – definitely more likeable in the books.

17) Is there a movie you preferred to the book?

No

18) Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?

Richard Harris

19) Your top thing (person or event) that wasn’t in the movie that you wanted there the most?

Sirius sneaking into Hogsmeade as Padfoot and Harry going up to visit him in the cave. Basically just more Sirius screen time.

20) If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies which would it be?

Fourth.

21) Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?

Ravenclaw.

22) Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore?

Gryffindor, then Slytherin, then Gryffindor again. So let’s stick with Gryffindor.

23) Which class would be your favourite?

Defense against the dark arts – I love the idea of dueling and I think I’d want to be an auror in the wizard world

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

‘Finite Incantantem’.

25) Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with?

Probably Cho Chang because we’d bond over being asian. Hermione too as I’m also quite a bookworm/nerd. I think I really wouldn’t get on with Ginny.

26) If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?

Invisibility cloak.

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

More marauders backstory!

28) Favourite Marauder?

Sirius Black (bet you didn’t see that one coming).

29) If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?

see above

30) Hallows or Horcruxes?

Hallows – way cooler and I already have a little necklace with the hallows symbol on it.

Okay, that’s it! I’d like to encourage every other Harry Potter fan out there to do this tag if you haven’t done so already. It’s super fun and I’d love to read your answers, so please tag me if you do. Any other marauders junkies out there? Would love to hear from you!

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