In honour of Harry’s 39th birthday, I thought it was about time I jumped on board with the Harry Potter Tag. I believe this particular set of questions originated with ZombieGoddess Beauty so make sure you check out her answers too.
I am a Ravenclaw to the core. Reading, studying, and learning new things have always been my favourite ways to pass the time, so really it is the only house for me.
A Marsh Harrier – this is what Pottermore assigned to me, and actually it seems quite fitting as a Ravenclaw to have a bird patronus. I grew up watching falconry shows with my dad too, so it is even more perfect that my patronus is linked to happy childhood memories.
I am quite pleased with my wand from Ollivander’s. It is a 10 3/4″ chestnut wand with a phoenix feather core and is of a hard flexibility. Once again, there is the bird connection, and I feel this want will do me proud.
Snakes for sure – thank goodness I didn’t end up in Slytherin, because I am petrified of snakes! Although maybe if I was a Parselmouth and could speak with them, they would be less scary.
Cheering from the crowd. I have a feeling that me and broomsticks, we wouldn’t get along so well.
I consider myself a half blood – my Dad has read the books and watched the films almost as much as I have, but my Mum has never gone anywhere near them.
I always wanted to go into teaching, so I would definitely say a Hogwarts professor – I am undecided on which subject I would teach though, because they all sound interesting to me.
Definitely the invisibility cloak – just think of all the fun you could have exploring Hogwarts with that!
The Goblet of Fire. I loved meeting the characters from the other wizarding schools, and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges that made up the tournament. I think as well Cedric’s death came as such a shock that it has always stayed with me, whereas in the books that came after this one, I was always half expecting a character to die.
I think I would have to say The Half-Blood Prince for this one. I just find Harry a bit whiny and annoying in it.
The Deathly Hallows. Parts one and two count as one film don’t they, because I don’t think I could choose between them.
The Prisoner of Azkaban – I think this is because it was the first film where the book was just too long to fit everything in, and I wasn’t a fan of how they got around that. It is probably the film I have watched the least amount of times because I am always really disappointed with it.
It has to be Neville – just the way he develops from a scared little boy who really isn’t that great a wizard to being one of the bravest heroes of the Battle of Hogwarts. I loved watching him grow and finally accept that Gryffindor was the right house for him.
If I can pick a runner up too, I would definitely say Luna. I love her quirky nature and how she doesn’t let other people stop her from being her wonderful self.
My gut reaction to this would be Dolores Umbridge, but then I think we are supposed to despise her, so actually JK Rowling did a fantastic job in creating a character we all love to hate. Thinking about it for a bit longer, I think in actual fact my least favourite character would be Pansy Parkinson – she is a nasty, vicious bully who just seems to get worse and worse as she grows up.
As much as I hate to be disloyal to my head of house, Professor Flitwick, the only choice for my favourite teacher has to be Professor McGonagall. Isn’t she everyone’s favourite?
This is a trickier one. Obviously Dolores Umbridge has to be a contender, but actually I think my absolute least favourite has to be Professor Slughorn. Something about him just makes my skin crawl, and the way he name drops and sucks up to the witches and wizards that he think might elevate his position just sets my teeth on edge.
I’m not sure how unpopular this opinion is these days, but I love Draco Malfoy. The poor boy never really stood a chance at being good growing up in the family that he did, but I think deep down he wanted to be a decent person. Just think, if he had ended up in Gryffindor with Harry and Co, instead of in Slytherin, how different his story would have been. I also always wanted Neville and Luna to end up together and I was really disappointed when it turned out they had married other people.
18. If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?
Just one? It would have to be either Nymphadora Tonks or Remus Lupin, just so that Teddy doesn’t grow up an orphan. I think I would have to go for Tonks, simply because Teddy was also a Metamorphagus and might need her help managing his abilities. If he had inherited the lycanthropy instead, I would save Lupin.