Harry Potter Challenge – Days 26-30

Day 26: If you could be able to work one spell without a wand what would it be?

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(image referencing A Very Potter Musical by pettyartist)

Accio everything!  Listen, I’m a lazy person, and I cannot think of anything better than crawling into bed, realizing my book is still on the desk, and whispering, “Accio Harry Potter” in order to avoid getting up again.  And if the real Harry Potter happened to zoom into my room, well.  All the better.

Hah, “real” Harry Potter.  I DON’T CARE.  

Day 27: Would you rather own The Invisibility Cloak, The Resurrection Stone or The Elder Wand? If you had to take a piece of your soul and place it in an inanimate object, which do you choose?

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This is not even a clever attempt to make two questions look like one, but since I am fine with never shutting up about Harry Potter, I will happily answer them both.

I would want the Invisibility Cloak, mostly because I don’t want to kill anyone (Elder Wand) and I haven’t yet lost someone who I would desperately want to see live again.  But the ability to be invisible?  That’s an introvert’s paradise!  I could sneak into the kitchen while my roommate’s friends are partying, not having to worry about making small talk.  I could go for a walk without worrying about…running into someone and having to make small talk.  The Invisibility Cloak = No more small talk, I guess!

As for a horcrux….I know there are smarter answers out there, but I would probably be sentimental.  I would put a piece of my soul in a copy of The Lord of the Rings, or a special t-shirt, or something.  NOT that I would kill someone in order to split my soul, of course.  Of course.

Day 28: Do you listen to Wizard Wrock? What do you think about it?

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No, I don’t really.  Several years ago I ran into a couple of songs I liked.  I remember one that was kind of a Western style duel between Harry and Draco that culminated in shouting spells at each other.  But I can’t seem to find it anywhere.  This is the big hole in my Harry Potter fandom experience:  I’ve done the fanfiction, the fanart, the fanvids…but not the wizard wrock.  Someone educate me!  Top five songs?

Day 29: Did you enjoy A Very Potter Musical?

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YES I DID.  I wrote a whole post about it here, and I’ve mentioned it a couple times in these questions.  It’s hilariously funny, got catchy songs, and they GET Harry Potter on a very fundamental level.  A Very Potter Senior Year had me crying when they went meta, exploring a world post-Harry Potter, ultimately proclaiming that no matter how long its been, Harry Potter will always be important.  *quiet sobbing*  This is THE fan experience that I try to force as many people as possible to try.

Day 30: What affect has Harry Potter made on your life? How much does it mean to you?

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As I mentioned yesterday, Harry Potter has made me who I am.  That’s almost ridiculous, but I spent ten years of my life (the most formative years, too) loving this series and thinking about it constantly.  I think I’ll always love the stories, and I cannot wait to have kids so that they can read them too.

Harry Potter taught me the importance of friendship, bravery, and love.  It gave me a world to become immersed in, to rejoice in wonder and awe and excitement.  Hermione showed me that unattractive smart girls could be heroes.  Voldemort and Snape and Draco reminded me that even the worst people have reasons for the actions, helping me deepen my ability to empathize.  Dumbledore taught me that wisdom is great, but self-sacrifice and trust in others is more important.  And Harry assured me that even when life is overwhelming, when we lean on our friends, we can accomplish great things.

Previous Days:

Day 1: Your favorite book?
Day 2: Your favorite movie?
Day 3: Is there anything in the film adaptations that annoyed you?
Day 4: Least favorite female character and why?
Day 5: Favorite male character and why?

Day 6: Which house would you want to be in?
Day 7: Favorite female character and why?
Day 8: What’s your favorite lesson from the series?
Day 9: Who’s your least favorite male character and why?
Day 10: Horcruxes or hallows?

Day 11: Which character would you say you are most like?
Day 12: Favorite ship?
Day 13: Your least favorite movie?
Day 14: Team Voldemort or Team Harry?
Day 15: Pick three characters to be your best friends at Hogwarts?

Day 16: Expecto patronum! What form does you patronus take and why?
Day 17: Favourite Harry Potter fan adaptation?
Day 18: Least favourite book?
Day 19: Do you prefer the books or films?
Day 20: If you got to meet one member of the cast, who would it be?

Day 21: Pick one character to bring back from the dead.
Day 22: Would you rather read only Harry Potter for the rest of your life or never know it existed?
Day 23: Which scene (book or movie) made you cry the hardest?
Day 24: Which scene did you wish was filmed, but wasn’t?
Day 25: Nineteen years later. Are you happy how it turned out, or do you wish something was different?

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