I’m pretty sure I’ve stated before that I didn’t grow up being a fan of the fantasy or magic genres, but it all began to change once I started playing the Fable and Elder Scrolls video games in 2010. I made a post in early 2013 about me finally becoming a fan of the LotR world because of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Well, I’ve once again become a new fan of something that’s considered a geek staple: Harry Potter.
Despite everyone raving about it, and having a flatmate ten years ago (omg😐) who was completely obsessed with it, I never managed to have any remote interest. That started to change last year, when I barely started to have the thought “maybe I should just give the movies a chance.” But, it didn’t happen until November.
The first one was OK — a bit slow, but I didn’t let it affect my continuing to watch the rest. They finally began picking up, and I think I experienced my first bit of feels at the end of The Goblet of Fire. The Order of the Phoenix was great. I’d quickly grown to love Sirius Black, only to end up with even more feels there. I just kept waiting for the moment when Ron and Hermione would finally realise they liked each other. And omg, Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Just take me now 💀 — the feels!
*SPOILERS* I never believed for a second that Snape was evil — or maybe I did, but I didn’t want it to be so. And then, BAM! Feels, followed by the truth, further causing just the worst feels.
*SPOILERS* However, the biggest thing on my mind when the last movie ended — I still absolutely do not ship Harry and Ginny. I mean, like, no. I was so relieved to find out from that former flatmate that I’m not crazy for thinking that way. I mean, sure, they got married, they have children, and they’re happy, so I’ve accepted it as fact. But I still just don’t get it.
Anyway, those were just a few thoughts from a brand new Potterhead. No promises that I’ll ever read those massive books, but it’s not off the table.
Favourite Characters (in no real order):
-Hermione, Harry, Ron (probably in that order?)
-probably others I’m forgetting 😬
Favourite Ship: Lupin & Tonks ❤️
Where would the Sorting Hat put you? Who else here is a Hufflepuff?