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I like watching the books (??)

This post answers the question for Day 19. I haven’t yet answered the question for Day 17 (and Day 18 is here) because it requires me to embed videos in the blog post, which requires me to switch on my laptop and I might not be able to do that for a while. It didn’t occur to me (until now) that I could just skip a post and come back to it later, which is why I spent all these days not writing a post and trying to find a solution to the no-laptop problem.

Day 19: Do you prefer the books or the films?

Usually? The answer is always books.

In case of Harry Potter though, I see the entire Harry Potter fandom and all of its source material as a gigantic mish-mash of happiness and feels and all good things you can think of.
Which is why it is really difficult for me to choose.

Also, if this question was asked to me a couple of years ago, I’d say books.
Because I was this super-crazy girl who thought movies are just, like, okay and that they don’t tend to impact your lives in the same way that books do. (I mean movies in general, not Harry Potter).
While the latter half of that sentence still holds true to a certain extent, I have realised that movies can be just as awesome as books and can teach you just as much and evoke just as many feelings.
Yes, at moments like these, I realise I’ve grown up quite a lot. But I digress.

If you absolutely held a gun to my head, I’d end up answering this question with “books” but really, that’s just unfair.

Because yes, books were written first and they had the original J K Rowling magic and they contain a part of my soul and nothing could ever come close to this perfect set of book series that started it all for me.

But now, after it’s been years since I first read the books, I happen to be watching the movies more often than reading the books.
The movies help me satisfy my Harry Potter cravings because I’m not much of a re-reader (Harry Potter is still an exception), and a single scene can make me miss the entire series with a new vigour.
I have fallen in love with the actors who play my favourite characters, I’ve grown up with them (although they’ve grown up faster, I think?) and now I feel so proud to see Emma Watson being the ambassador of HeForShe and Rupert Grint owning an ice cream truck and distributing ice cream to children.
I love it when I spot Harry Potter actors in other movies and I will forever associate them with their Harry Potter characters.

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I hope this answers the question.

Until the next post! 🙂

My Patronus is Sherlock! (According to BuzzFeed)

Day 16 was missing in our Tumblr Challenge list so Leanna on the suggestion of Tanvi, decided that the prompt should be “Expecto Patronum! What form does your Patronus take and why?

Thank you both of you, it’s a great prompt.
We’ve always wondered about this, haven’t we?
I think it’d be an owl.
It is supposed to be my spirit animal, and what with all the Athena connections (I’m the daughter of Athena, who is the Goddess of wisdom, war strategy, inspiration, arts and loads of other awesome things) I believe it could be true.

Leanna’s post has these awesome pictures of owls (I especially love her display picture, ever since I first saw it!)
and wow! If that’s going to be Patronus, bring it on Dementors!

And the customary BuzzFeed quiz that everyone’s doing told me this:
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All I could think was Sherlock!

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And what’s with BuzzFeed saying the same for all three of us??
(Tanvi, Leanna and I have, apparently, all got Patronuses that are otters)
Come on BuzzFeed! You’re not even trying.

Tell me in the comments if you got something else on the quiz!

Congratulations to everyone who completed this challenge (especially if you did it on time) and if you haven’t yet completed, don’t worry! We’re getting there 😀

My Social Life at Hogwarts!

Day 15: Pick three characters to be your best friends at Hogwarts.

Let me get started on answering this question right away because I’ve daydreamed about this more often than I care to admit.

Also notice how the question says best friends, because I really plan to have more than just 3 friends when I go to Hogwarts and since I’m hoping to be a part of the years of The Golden Trio, I will quite possibly be friends with just about everybody, including Draco Malfoy (and if he looks anything like Tom Felton, then definitely Draco Malfoy).

Hermione Granger

Hermione is so awesome!
I’ve always connected to her ever since I started reading the books and I always wished for a friend like her.
So my first choice for friends at Hogwarts is Hermione Granger, hands down!
And well, think about it (because I have), we both could sit in the library and read tonnes of books.
She’d appreciate the company, and the fact that we’d both be quiet and lost in our own books wouldn’t matter to her (or me) a bit.
Oftentimes, you make conversation with people just because you’re sitting with them and feel the need to fill those awkward silences. We wouldn’t need to do that at all.
We’d also end up studying for the exams together and again, she’d appreciate hanging out with me as opposed to Ron and Harry because, don’t get her wrong, she loves those two but they’re extremely annoying when it comes to studying! Those two really don’t care, do they?

(Although I’d probably disappoint her in this case because I don’t get much studying done myself!
But the fact that it’s magic studies coupled with the fact that I’d be with Hermione might bring about a change in me. Yes, I’m hoping Hermione rubs off on me.)

I’d also set up Ron and Hermione as soon as I could, and I’d be there for her every time she felt like she required some girl advice because both the boys are hopeless!

The times we aren’t in the library reading, we’d be hanging out and discussing books. We’d totally fangirl.
I’d just go crazy shipping my OTPs and Hermione would come up with extremely well thought out fan theories and headcanons and we’d become this fangirling duo at Hogwarts just like Greddy and Forgy are the mischievous duo. Which brings me to my next pick of friends:

Fred and George Weasley

Can you even imagine the amount of fun I’d have at Hogwarts if I hung out with these two?

And I wouldn’t have to worry about attending boring classes ever again, although of course, Hermione would drag my ass to them whether I liked it or not. And she’d see through the twins’ tricks every time!

But I’d have access to the Marauder’s Map!!
I’d sneak out with them, help them in their elaborate plans and just be there as moral support, if nothing else.
(And they’d like it if someone anonymously- or not- blogged about the successful and the not-so-successful tricks they played on various teachers and students… Three guesses as to who’d volunteer. Because everyone needs a blogger- even Sherlock Holmes!)
I’d persuade Hermione to convince Harry to lend us the Invisibility Cloak every once in a while, when he’s not too busy trying to save the world using it. 
And because I’d be friends with Hermione, I would, by extension, be friends with the trio.
This is a win-win!

Luna Lovegood

(Yes I’m choosing one more, shut up! Gred and Forge are one unit, they do not count separately. If you’re not convinced, I’ll post a few really really sad posts trying to prove my point, but I have decided to spare you- and myself- the feels. Every single mention of Fred and George doesn’t have to be sad. That sort of defeats their purpose in the books.)
(Also- how could I not choose Luna?
For someone who loves Luna as much as I do, I haven’t been appreciating her enough this past month)

So, Luna!
I don’t really know what to say about our time at Hogwarts.
That is because I have no idea what it’ll be like.
Luna is so unpredictable- which is exactly why I’d like to be friends with her.
We’d talk about Nargles and Wrackspurts and she’d also randomly spout wisdom and I’d realise all over again why I admire her so much.
We’d both be in Ravenclaw so she’d be my house-buddy!
We’d sit together in classes and along with Hermione, we’d probably become this girl trio.
Of course, I’d first have to convince Hermione just how awesome Luna actually is… It would be good for Hermione too.

Luna is one of the most loyal friends I’ve come across in the books and I’d never take her friendship for granted.
The best thing about her is that she accept me the way I am (which is fortunately true for most of my current friends as well) and I’d do the same for her.

I’ve been pretty irregular here as far as the challenge is concerned, and I’d like to thank Aditi at My Crazy High School Life for reading my blog yesterday and commenting on various posts which reminded me how much I love blogging and so I ended up writing this post (I was planning to, of course, but got busy and finally did it today).
Thanks Aditi, my fellow Potterhead, you did not forget to be awesome! 🙂

“The world is not divided into good people and Death Eaters”

Day 14: Team Harry or Team Voldemort

Everybody seems to be answering this question with “TEAM HARRY FTW!!”
and “Who’d even choose Voldemort like siriusly?”
To be honest, my response on hearing the question was same; followed by “Why would you even ask this question?”
But then I’ve been thinking about it for a while (and since I’ve been not blogging every single day, I got time to do that) and I thought about it in a different way, sort of like Leanna’s post, but slightly different.
(She does explain the Draco and Narcissa part nicely though)

She asks the question, Under what circumstances would you join Team Voldy?
And think about it, it is really easy to choose Team Harry after having read Harry Potter and seeing how it ends and every thing that actually happens and there’s a clear distinction between the good guys and the bad guys.
But what about if you were actually there?
And you didn’t know who was good or bad?
As somebody who was, say, 17 before Harry was even born and Voldemort had power, would you join the Order or Voldemort?
What if your family was pureblood, or better yet, somebody from your family was a Death Eater?
What if we’re scared about defying Voldemort?
What if The Dark Lord has done some harm to our families?

Of course, in spite of saying all of this, I’m still, willingly, Team Harry.
I try my best to always be a good person.
I’m not a racist, sexist or a homophobe and I try to be as tolerant and accepting of others as possible.
I have no desire to be powerful either, not really.
I wouldn’t know what to do.
So you know, it is safe to say, I’d be Team Harry anyway.

But what I’m trying to say is, we should think about whether we would be so confident about joining Team Harry under any circumstances…

A combined post

Day 13: Your Least Favourite Movie
And
Day 18: Your Least Favourite Book 

I racked my brains.
This is what my brain came up with:

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The question about least favourite book literally makes no sense.
It doesn’t even register in my head for the few moments it would require me to come up with an answer.

The one about my least favourite movie, maybe I can think of if I watch all the movies once now (marathon them, I mean) (Wow! Now there’s an idea!) and then decide which one was not the most interesting.

But right now, I can’t do it for various reasons.
One of them being that I don’t want to.

The Harry Potter movies have now become a thing that I watch parts of every time they come on TV.
I rarely (if ever) sit down by myself to watch them.
Harry Potter movies on TV equals excitement for me.

It doesn’t matter which movie it is, or what scene is on when I watch.
Five minutes of watching Harry Potter is enough to create a torrent of emotions in my mind regarding the entire series and the effect it has had on my life.
Oftentimes it so happens that I watch a particular scene which makes me realise something (be it about the series or myself) that I didn’t know before.
Then I have to sit down and think- once again- about how this series is so brilliant and how it is full of surprises and how I can never stop loving it ever.

I know I didn’t answer the questions asked, but that my response was sufficient for the questions asked.

It’s a Riddikulus shipping business!

Yes, yes.
I know.
I disappeared.
But I’m back now so that’s good.
Although I don’t know if I can post everyday.

Anyway,
Day 12: Your Favourite ship

I ship Harry/Ginny (Hinny), Romione, Jily, Remus/Tonks, Molly/Arthur and practically every cute ship there is to ship.
I don’t have a favourite.

So here’s what I’m gonna do instead.
I’m going to treat you.

Here are some of the funniest ships ever, starting with my personal favourite!

Drapple:

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This is mind blowing actually!

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Tom Felton on Drapple is the best thing ever!!!

Surely you’ve heard of Scorange too?
Taking the Drapple legacy ahead:

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Then there’s ChickRon:

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Flarry (No this isn’t Fleur and Harry but in fact….) :

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Yes it’s a ship. I’m not kidding.

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Wolfstar:

This ship is actually only half funny because I actually ship it.
Like, actually.

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So long people!

Musings about the Mirror of Erised (for the most part)

Day 11: Which character would you say you are most like?

“I’m like Luna in the sense that I don’t give a damn what anybody thinks about me.
I do my own thing anyway.

I’m like Hermione because I think reading has the solution to every problem (and doesn’t it?)

I relate to the Patil twins because we share the same surname.”

Yes that’s all I could come up with when I first gave the question a thought.

That would make for drab reading, I know. But I literally did not know what to do.

As usual, Leanna came to my rescue.
She’s one Nerdfighter who takes not forgetting to be awesome very siriusly.
Just like her, I did the Buzzfeed quiz called Which Harry Potter character are you?

Before I tell you my answer, let me show you an interesting thing:

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So the question is, which object do you most desire?
And one of the options is “The Mirror of Erised”
I mean, how does that work?

If your most desired object is The Mirror, then what would you see in it once you got it?
And if all you’d see is yourself standing there happily then what was the point in getting that mirror in the first place?

Or alternatively, if you choose the mirror because you don’t know which object you want, how do you know it is not just the mirror that you want?

Yeah okay. I’ll shut up.
Even I don’t know what I’m saying.

Anyway my result was this:

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It is kind of creepy that they know about the self-doubt thing.
Because it’s been happening a lot lately.
The loyalty to loved ones thing is very true.
I am fiercely loyal.
Even to my fandoms.

And I like to think I’m easygoing and funny!
Hehehe…

Well that’s my answer for yesterday’s question.
I’ve fallen one day behind now but I’ll catch up, I suppose.

That reminds me of a funny and cute joke I once heard.
A Mama Tomato, Papa Tomato and Baby Tomato are walking down the road…
Baby Tomato falls behind, so Papa Tomato shouts at him,
“Tomato, Ketchup!”

(Hey look! I’m funny!)

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