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The Harry Potter Tag (aka The Best Tag)

Huge thanks to Sofia for tagging me in the best possible survey tag thing (forever ago, yikes!). Harry Potter is my absolute favorite series, fandom, and lifestyle (I went there), so there’s nothing I like more than talking about it. Prepare for some light ramblings.

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RULES: Answer a bunch of Harry Potter-themed questions, then tag some other people to do the same. Simple. Let’s get to it. ⚡

What House are you in?

Slytherin. I went (nearly) my whole life thinking I was in Gryffindor, but then Pottermore came and was like, “Kaiya, you foolish girl. No.” and sorted me into Slytherin twice. (I was distraught the first time so registered a new account and took the quiz again.) I’ve since taken multiple quizzes, read loads about Slytherin House, and have finally come to terms with the fact that I am definitely a serpent. 🐍💚

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What is your patronus?

A dolphin! 🐬 I have no idea what on earth that means, but I’m pleased. Dolphins are cool. Super intelligent and pretty and live in the water, so… Sure. I’m here for it. If I were choosing my own, I’d probably go with an elephant. Or a sea turtle.

EDITED TO ADD: Apparently, “Those with this patronus are typically very social and intellectual. If you have this patronus you’re smart and quick witted. With an excellent ability to understand other people and empathise.” (Credit)

What is your wand?

(I had to log back in to Pottermore for the first time in ~a year to look this up.) Pine, 13″, dragon heartstring core, brittle flexibility. To sum up the blurbs on Pottermore, pine wood indicates “an independent, individual master who may be perceived as a loner, intriguing and perhaps mysterious.” They’re good for creativity and trying new things. Dragon heartstring wands are the most powerful, learn the quickest, form strong bonds with their masters, and can be temperamental. The length probably just means I have a big– you know.

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What is your boggart?

Why isn’t there a Pottermore quiz for this yet? I have no frickin’ clue. I’ve talked about some of the things I’m afraid of before, but my guess would be: wasps or some tangible form of finality.

What position would you play in Quidditch?

I want to say seeker because I’m not good at sports and don’t like them much, and chasing one ball and only really focusing on that seems easiest. I’d be a rubbish chaser or keeper. If not a seeker, I’d be a beater. That’d be fun. (Really, I’m hella lazy. As much as I want to say I’m cool enough to play quidditch, I’d probably just be a spectator.)

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Would you be pureblood, halfblood, or muggleborn?

Muggleborn. Neither of my parents are particularly interested in Harry Potter.

What job would you want after graduating Hogwarts?

I’d love to be a professor! Or I think I’d like to live in Hogsmeade and run a café/bookshop. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Heavily leaning toward professor, though, because I want to live in the castle and see how it (SUPER SLOWLY) modernizes.

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Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?

The invisibility cloak or the wand. I’m not interested in the stone (creepy). The cloak is safest, but the wand would be so useful — not for dueling (no thank you), but for doing everything else. Then again, having a wand would be great for all the things I’d want magic for, lol, so… the cloak. Yeah. I’d go with the cloak.

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Favorite book?

The worst question. I like Order of the Phoenix for its teamwork and overthrowing of a tyrant. I like Half-Blood Prince for its more adultness; I think HP gets more into YA than children’s literature in book six. And I like Deathly Hallows for how different it is; it isn’t set in Hogwarts, the trio have an Actual Fight and resolve it, and the battle is so well written.

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Least favorite book?

Chamber of Secrets. It isn’t bad, but it’s my least favorite. The first book has sentimental value, so I can get past how boring it is through the first half. The third book is great because it introduces non-Voldemort-centric problems, new characters, and Hogsmeade. The fourth is fab; I love the quidditch world cup and the tournament, the introduction of other schools. And I obviously love five, six, and seven.

Favorite film?

Half-Blood Prince. I know it takes a lot of liberties (wtf is up with the Burrow burning?), but I love it as a film. It’s funny and full of teen drama, which I think is perfect for the characters’ ages (16ish). (And the scene where Dumbledore dies and everyone raises their wands — oof. It gets me every time.) I also really like Deathly Hallows 2 for its music and filming. They did the battle so freaking well (minus the weird Voldemort/Harry face combo, flying through the air thing).

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Least favorite film?

Prisoner of Azkaban. I loved PoA, and the film was just too much of a letdown for me to get over. Even now that I’m older and can separate film from adaptation lenses, I just don’t like the third film. I don’t really like the second film either, but that’s because I don’t much like the second book itself.

Favorite character?

Another terrible question. Because I have been so involved in the fandom, I have a lot of head canons about minor characters. I love the whole trio: Ron is problematic and grows a lot, Hermione is an obvious favorite because she’s fucking smart and badass, and Harry is just doing his damned best, okay, despite his problematic narration. I also love (book) Ginny, Draco, Lavender, McGonagall, Pansy, and Hagrid. I love Scorpius (not in Cursed Child, which is fucking garbage).

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Least favorite character?

Snape. Y’all. I get that he’s a great character because he’s complicated, but I cannot stand him. Umbridge is loathed for all of the obvious reasons, but HELLO. Snape is the saaame. Blood supremacist, bully of children. He just happens to “be on the good side” (read: he’s on the good side because he wanted to save Lily [ONLY LILY], but she died and he didn’t have much choice but to remain on the good side because Dumbledore would have seen right through him). Lily was his token muggle friend, but he still loathed muggleborns and joined up with a group to eliminate them. If your love for someone doesn’t change you for the better, you don’t love them. 🙂 Get a grip, Severus.

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Favorite teacher at Hogwarts?

McGonagall. Hands down. I love her. (I love Hagrid, but he really was not professor material. Poor man should have been given the chance to go back to school as a student first.)

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Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts?

Umbridge. What the fuck was she even doing, honestly. The one thing Snape had going for him was that he was a master in his field and he actually taught his students relevant information.

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Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?

Cursed Child is garbage. J.K. Rowling is annoying as fuck and needs to release her micromanaging deathgrip on the written series. Fantastic Beasts is so far a nice spin-off; Johnny Depp should not have been included. (This is probably general consensus, but) Ilvermorny is trash; JKR took 0 time to do any research, and she has just come across stupid and offensive.

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… What a negative note to end this tag on, omg. I just have a lot of feelings about the franchise. (Anyone read fan fiction?) Talk to me about your feelings! Harry Potter friends are the best friends, haha. Also, I’m not actually going to tag anyone in this because the people I would have tagged have already done it. So, do this if you want to! And link back to me so that I can see it and read all of your answers. 🙂

Kaiya xx

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13 thoughts on “The Harry Potter Tag (aka The Best Tag)”

  1. The world of Harry Potter is single-handedly one of my favourite fictional worlds. I’m not even going to take the house sorting quiz just in case all my dreams and hopes are shattered. I feel like Gryffindor seems to be the ideal house because, yeah, they’re brave fools who rush into battles and save everyone. But I feel like in my hearts of hearts, I know I’m a Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff (the forgotten, neglected houses). So to save myself from that, I am going to stay away and continue to convince myself that I am indeed a Gryffindor! Loved this post..my favourite Harry Potter book was the Deathly Hallows as well because I just feel that it just brought everything together so perfectly and everything made sense. JK Rowling is a genius of the highest order and I really do admire her brain.

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    1. Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff aren’t so overlooked anymore! 🙂 There have been a bunch of efforts to give them the love and appreciation they deserve, so I think you should look into it if you think that’s where you ~belong. But! If you choose Gryffindor, that’s where the hat would have put you, right? ❤ Feel free to do this tag, if you'd like! I'd love to read your answers. x

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  2. I am reading book five right now!! Ridiculous, I KNOW, but I finally hopped onboard the Hogwarts express this year…and I LOVE IT!! If this world actually existed, I would spend every vacation wandering Diagon Alley and having beers with Hagrid. For reals!

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    1. Ahhh, thank you! Wouldn’t be a “complete” HP discussion without AVPM. 😉 ❤ Also, Pottermore was such a disappointment. I could do an entire post on it alone.

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  3. I LOVE your answers!!!!! ❤️⚡️💫 ahhhhh!!!! The Harry Potter fandom has literally been MY LIFE (and my first! It’s like the gateway to other fandoms hahaha) so I had a blast reading your answers!

    I’m a hatstall. I’m really most likely a Ravenclaw overall, but I’m going to share a story. 😅 When I first heard about Pottermore I took the quiz and was sorted Ravenclaw. (My inner child who grew up with the series as a smidge disappointed because hello I always wanted to be a Gryffindor! I have a lot of characteristics as Hermione, identified with her, so was upset when I was sorted into Ravenclaw.) I forgot about my account and tried it again. By this second go-around, I’m a sophomore in college 😬 and let me tell you I was sorted into Hufflepuff! I was like “woah there, hat who are YOU?!” But let me tell you, my time in Hufflepuff reassured me of my personality. I aspire to be a Hufflepuff. I have like zero patience overall but my loyalty is fierce and badgers are badass, okay? Hahah but during my small foray into Badgerland, I realized I would love to be a hatstall between Slytherin and Hufflepuff. Once I graduated, I went into a house identity crisis. 😭😭😭 I identified with all four houses and couldn’t decide which fit me best! I took the PM quiz again after the facelift and they sorted me into Gryffindor! (Technically I’ve sorted in all four via PM because I’m a cheat hahaha!) so recently I have accepted that I have traits of all houses, which my Puff side is about to come out here, and all houses have their good and bad qualities; I think I’m most likely a cross between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. (But Maybe Ravenclaw and Slytherin.) heh. Those two houses have more in common than they like to think!

    So now that THAT lengthiness is over, thanks for the share! 😍😍😍☺️☺️☺️ K ❤️

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    1. ❤️❤️❤️ YAASSSSSS, HARRY POTTER LIIIIFE!

      Okay, so, thank you so much for your long comment because it has given me life. I could talk sorting conundrums ALL DAY. I had a huge identity crisis when Pottermore put me in Slytherin. I couldn’t believe it. Lifelong Gryffindor, okay, like… 10 years of solid Gryffindor alliance. But Pottermore rocked my world.

      I totally get the whole relating-to-every-house thing. I definitely have bits of the other three. I found some really cool sorting theories, though, and they helped me come to grips with the fact that — while I share some traits with the other houses — Slytherin is where I ~belong~.

      This is my favorite sorting theory/process. I spent, like, 4 hours reading the posts on this Tumblr a couple of years ago and still think about it all the time. 😬

      Thank you so much for your lengthy comment! If you have time to get into the link there, let me know what you think. 😅⚡️

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    2. First off, YAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!! I’m SO pumped to check out that link! I see a lot of HP house stuff on Pinterest and Tumblr, but seriously; I have to pick one or the other because BOTH suck me in. It’s like an abyss I’ll never leave! 🤣 when I have more free time to check out the link in detail, I shall be back with a reflection and a long ass reply! 😜😳😬

      Oh!! And you are QUITE welcome for the long comment! ❤️❤️❤️

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    3. I abandoned Tumblr because it was ALL I did with my time! Did not help the mental health at all. And the link is a LOT to go through, so take your time! I’ll be around! 🙂 ❤

      P.S. Totally did not know that it would post like a massive preview instead of just the link, so that's… obnoxious, lol.

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