Thank you to the wonderful Summer for tagging me.
The funny story is that I actually read the third book first because it was the one my mom bought first without being aware that it was the third book in the series. Though, reading this book first in no way influenced in my choosing it to be my favorite of all time. I read it with no prior understanding or background knowledge on the world of Harry Potter and his friends or his circumstances, but Prisoner of Azkaban was enough to get me hooked. And even after reading all the other books, I found that none could knock Prisoner of Azkaban off its number one spot. One of my favorite moments in the whole series took place in this book: the Shrieking Shack scene–when Harry learns the truth about his parents’ death.
I absolutely loved the first and the third movie but mostly the former. I’ve watched the first movie at least 30 times already more than the other ones- to the point that I think my DVD disc is probably damaged.
Least favorite book?
I just really didn’t care for the second book. At that time I thought it had little to do with the actual plot—but of course I was wrong since it foreshadowed the Horcruxes. Nevertheless, it still doesn’t change my mind that it’s my least favorite book.
Parts of the books/movies that make you cry?
The deaths of Dumbledore, Dobby, and Sirius.
The Harry Potter series probably consists of a majority of my favorite fictional characters of all time. Among my top favorites includes Dobby, the elf. Sure he was quite annoying in the second book–“attempting to save” Harry, but he grew on me. I was bawling my eyes out when he died–both in book and movie.
What would your Patronus be?
Truthfully I actually don’t know and haven’t really thought about it much. Therefore I took quizzes on this one. Don’t ask. The results has been consistent and I always ended up getting the same result which was a stag, albeit, I am quite skeptical of the accuracy of the quizzes. However, for now I’ll just stick to this one.
If you could have the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which one would you choose?
That’s easy. Of course the Invisibility Cloak. The endless possibilities…..
Besides in the original tale that involves the three hallows the one who chose the invisibility cloak he grew up old and accepted death happily:
There were once three brothers who were traveling along a lonely, winding road at twilight. In time, the brothers reached a river too deep to wade through and too dangerous to swim across.. However, these brothers were learned in the magical arts, and so they simply waved their wands and made a bridge appear across the treacherous water. They were halfway across it when they found their path blocked by a hooded figure. And Death spoke to them. He was angry that he had been cheated out of three new victims, for travelers usually drowned in the river. But Death was cunning. He pretended to congratulate the three brothers upon their magic and said that each had earned a prize for having been clever enough to evade him. So the oldest brother, who was a combative man, asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence: a wand that must always win duels for its owner, a wand worthy of a wizard who had conquered Death! So Death crossed to an elder tree on the banks of the river, fashioned a wand from a branch that hung there, and gave it to the oldest brother. Then the second brother, who was an arrogant man, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death. So Death picked up a stone from the riverbank and gave it to the second brother, and told him that the stone would have the power to bring back the dead. And then Death asked the third and youngest brother what he would like. The youngest brother was the humblest and also the wisest of the brothers, and he did not trust Death. So he asked for something that would enable him to go forth from that place without being followed by Death. And death, most unwillingly, handed over his own Cloak of Invisibility. Then Death stood aside and allowed the three brothers to continue on their way, and they did so, talking with wonder of the adventure they had had, and admiring Death’s gifts. In due course the brothers separated, each for his own destination. The first brother traveled on for a week or more, and reaching a distant village, sought out a fellow wizard with whom he had a quarrel. Naturally with the Elder Wand as his weapon, he could not fail to win the duel that followed. Leaving his enemy dead upon the floor, the oldest brother proceeded to an inn, where he boasted loudly of the powerful wand he had snatched from Death himself, and of how it made him invincible. That very night, another wizard crept upon the oldest brother as he lay, wine-sodden, upon his bed. The theif took the wand and, for good measure, slit the oldest brother’s throat. And so Death took the first brother for his own. Meanwhile, the second brother journeyed to his own home, where he lived alone. Here he took out the stone that had the power to recall the dead, and turned it thrice in his hand. To his amazement and his delight, the figure of the girl he had once hoped to marry, before her untimely death, appeared at once before him. Yet she was sad and cold, separated from him as by a veil. Though she had returned to the mortal world, she did not truly belong there and suffered. Finally the second brother, driven mad with hopeless longing, killed himself so as truly to join her. And so Death took the second brother for his own. But though Death searched for the third brother for many years, he was never able to find him. It was only when he had attained a great age that the youngest brother finally took off the Cloak of Invisibility and gave it to his son. And then he greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, equals, they departed this life.
Definitely the Invisibility Cloak….
What House would you be in?
When I took the Pottermore quiz I got Gryffindor. I took other quizzes and I always get the same results so I guess belong in Gryffindor.
If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?
If you were on the quidditch team, what position would you play?
I think I would probably be awful at Quidditch but I’d most likely play it regardless. I’d probably choose to be a Seeker though. It’s kind of a “boring” position and the outcome of the game does rest on your shoulders but I think I would be better in this position than any of the other ones. A beater—I have terrible aim….a keeper-yea everyone will definitely score all the time…a chaser–unlikely to score anyways so I think a seeker is fine…. Besides I can count on my teammates to keep the bludgers from hitting me. 😉
Were you happy with the ending?
This question makes me laugh because I spoiled the ending for myself when I got the last book of the series. There were theories that Harry was going to have to die in the end. Being the “I want a happy ending” type, I couldn’t accept it. So once I got the book, I actually read the epilogue first.
But to answer the question, I can’t say I’m ecstatic with the ending, but I’m quite satisfied. I just wanted more.
How much does Harry Potter mean to you?
I think this e-card explains it lol
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