Harry Potter meme

This is a Harry Potter Meme that I got from Journey Woman.

If you’re doing the meme let me know in the comments so I can come and see. Also feel free to do your own answers in the comments. There are some HP 7 spoilers ahead, but you will be warned in advance if you want to stop reading.

1) Harry begins Hogwarts and sorted into a house. Which house do you think you would be sorted in?
Gryffindor = Brave
Ravenclaw = Smart
Hufflepuff = Loyal/hardworking
Slytherin = Sly, looking for the easy way

That’s really hard to say.  I’m not sly.  I’m loyal and fairly hardworking, but have aspects of sloth, so I wouldn’t say Hufflepuff.  I’m fairly smart, but not super smart and I’m not sure how smart a Ravenclaw must be.  In some ways I’m brave; in other ways a total wimp.  So, I don’t know about Gryffindor.  It would be fun to sit under the hat and find out. 

2) The Mirror of Erised, instead of showing a reflection, shows what the subject wants more than anything. What would the Mirror show you?
It would show me with a big grin on my face and a look of confidence.  The Husband would be by my side and The Kidlet in my arms.

3) In The Chamber of Secrets, Harry’s new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is a celebrity with an overdeveloped case of ego. Which current celebrity do you think is overblown?
Since politicians are celebrities today, I’m going to say GWB.

4) Harry calls Fawkes (Dumbledore’s phoenix) to him by exhibiting loyalty. What non-family member would be able to call your phoenix?
Q, my sister and friend. 

5) In The Prisoner of Azkaban we first see a Boggart, which takes the form of whatever the person fears. What would your boggart turn into?
Like Harry Potter, I fear fear itself.  I guess my boggart would turn to a dementor.  I better work on my patronus!

6) Harry is able to fight off dementors by using a patronus charm which calls upon a very happy memory. What would your happy moment be?
Our wedding day, but after everyone left and we were chilling out and went out to dinner.  It was relaxing, yet joyful.  Later that night, we fell asleep with a fire in the fireplace and slept quite fitfully and I dreamt of bizarre bugs running around on the floor until The Husband turned off the fireplace (it was gas).  That was weird – anyone ever sleep with a fire burning?  Also, (back to the subject) a patronus can be cast by thinking general positive thoughts, so I think of strength and desire to live.  In fact, I’ve been doing this recently when I have a nasty headache and it can be helpful.  Pain?  Expecto Patronum!!!

7) In The Goblet Of Fire Fred and George try to put their names in the goblet even though they are not old enough. What “mature” activity did you try too early?   Hmmm, looking at porn when I was 12 and 13.  Not a healthy way to learn about sex.

8)In The Order of the Phoenix Harry discusses what he wants to be when he gets out of school. What did you want to be when you were 15?
I can’t remember, but at 16 I had a volunteer job at a school for kids with disabilities.  I met a boy with no arms and a disfigured leg.  He had a great head on his shoulders, though, and he impressed me a lot!  He could play soccer (no need to worry about hitting the ball with his hands), swim, eat politely, write, type, …  I figured out that summer what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and I’ve been doing it ever since.  I owe that boy a debt of gratitude and I often wonder where he is and what he’s doing today.

9) The kids take their defense against the dark arts in a room of requirement where the room becomes whatever you need. What would your personal room of requirement be–when would it appear?
It would be a room with the book I’m currently reading or want to read next and would have the guarentee of no physical or mental pain.

10) In the Half-Blood Prince we are exposed to Felix Felicitas, a potion that will make you have a wonderful wonderful day. Tell us about a day that you would like to live over again–a wonderful day.
I really don’t know.

10 1/2) I’m adding my own – What’s your favorite theme of the Harry Potter books? 
Choice.  Over and over, Harry learns that he has both good and bad within him.  In fact, he has parts of Voldemort, the ultimate, evil incarnate in him.  Yet, he is good because he chooses good. 

I also love the Patronus Charm because it shows how it takes tremendous strength to battle depression and fear and that the best way to do it is by thinking our happiest thoughts.  Again, our thoughts and actions make us what we are. 











11) In the Deathly Hallows, Hermione blanks her parents memory of her existence. Is this something you would do to protect those you loved?
Yes.  She does this to protect their lives.  If I survived, I could always go to them and restore their memories.  When I was young I had a dream that God wanted to blow up the planet I was on – there were three planets.  My parents kept following me from planet to planet, so I ran from them because I didn’t want them to die too.  In the morning, the three planets (the white, the blue, and the green planets) were different rooms of the house with white, blue, and green carpeting.  I had been sleep-walking and my parents had been following me. 

12) We find that Dumbledore entrusted Snape to kill him. Do you have anyone that you would trust enough to kill you if you asked them to?
I don’t know and I hope I never have to find out. 

13) Many beloved characters do not make it to the end of the book. What fictional characters deaths affected you. (Besides the ones in Harry Potter)
Movie: Return of the King
TV: Colonel Henry Blake
Books: Where the Red Fern Grows

J.K. Rowling, thank you for the journey.


3 Responses

  1. I like your 10 1/2 question!

    I wonder what your parents thought when you told them about your dream.

  2. As for #13 I’d have to mention the Movie “Old Yella”…… nothing like the loss of innocence as the result of the loss of man’s best friend.

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