Possibly the best character in the whole Harry Potter series. As we do not know whether he is good or bad, throughout the entire series. When we think he is good he seems to do something to make us think he is bad. Then when he seems bad and evil something else happens to change our minds again. Severus Snape is the most complex character and the mystery of it all really does keep us hanging on right until the very end. We do not find out the truth until we get to the Prince’s tale.
No-one could have taken the role on the way Alan Rickman did. He really became Snape bringing him to life and the delivery of the lines are just so perfect. I just love the way he speaks and sounds so awkward at times.
I think I started the 30 day Harry Potter challenge at just the right time, to have it finishing days before the final film is released in theatres. I found it very good going through each day and deciding my favorite or least favorite characters and things about the franchise. A very good challenge for any Potter fan to have a look back at everything about the series.
I also feel a certain sense of achievement by finishing the 30 day challenge. I tried a normal film one a couple of months back and it totally failed at about 14 days. So a good achievement right in time for the final film coming out in two days . . . or three days.
Harry Potter Challenge – Day 30: What affect has Harry Potter made on your life and how much does it mean to you
I think it made me realise how incredible books can be if they are written in such a fantastic way and how much you can fall in love with a different world. You are taken on an amazing journey and can relate to everything the three main characters go through and how difficult it really is growing up. The things you are put through at school and what everything means to you as you do grow.
We love Hogwart and wish we could have gone to school there and that magic and wizards are actually real. It is incredible how J.K. Rowling managed to create all of this in such incredible depth.
I have not seen any of ‘A Very Potter Musical’
I have never listened to Wizard Wrock . . .
Harry Potter Challenge – Day 27: Would you rather own The Invisibility Cloak, The Resurrection Stone or The Elder Wand
Without a doubt the invisibility cloak . . . the things you could find out and do without anyone having any idea of what you are up to. I think that would just be the best thing!
Harry Potter Challenge – Day 26: If you could be able to work one spell without a wand what would it be
Expecto Patronum to create a Patronus would probably be one of the best spells to be able to use without a wand!
Harry Potter Challenge – Day 25: Nineteen years later. Are you happy how it turned out, or do you wish something was different
In all honesty I am not entirely sure if I was completely happy with it all. I was never a big fan of Harry and Ginny together to find out they stayed together all of those years. But I guess it was a nice way to tie everything all up. But maybe a few years later rather than 19 years later would have been a little bit better? Or just leaving it all for us to decide what happened to them all would have been another option. But Rowling does have the whole Harry Potter world stories so I guess she knows best!
Harry Potter Challenge – Day 24: Any particular scene you wished would have been put in the movie but it wasn’t
I wish we could have had the whole prefect story-line in the films as I felt it was a very important part in the book, just showing something that caused some friction between Harry/Ron and Hermione. As it did give a little edge between them and made sense of why Harry had felt a little more alone. I can understand why they took this out as a prefect would not travel well to different countries as I am assuming it is a very English school thing!
The worst part of the books which made me cry had to be the death of both Tonks and Lupin. It really had me sobbing as they had become my favorite relationship in the books and was so shocked when they died. It was not a nice moment at all. But then to have that followed by the truth about Snape, I found myself crying constantly whilst reading the last book. Everyone just seemed to be getting killed off! But the Tonks/Lupin was the worst crying moment, I just hope I will be able to hold myself together whilst watching the final film.
No contest at all it has to be Harry Potter. Twilight should not even be mentioned alongside Potter! They do of course have one person in common and that’s Robert Pattinson who has appeared in both franchises. Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga.
Harry Potter Challenge – Day 21: Out of all the characters that died, if you could bring one back, who would it be
Without a doubt I would bring back Sirius. I thought he gave Harry more hope than anyone ever has, and he was again taken away too soon. Such an incredible character in the short time he was with us in the books/films. He had passion and cared very deeply for Harry. Even if he did keep forgetting that he was not actually his best friend James.
He would be my choice of the cast member I would love to meet. He is such a fantastic actor and has done so many great films, with incredible performances. How many different roles he has taken on over the years and how he became Snape. Exactly as you would picture Snape.
This is such an easy choice, it has to be the books! While the films are very good adaptations of the books, it is just not the same. You fall in total love with the books and the characters, everything about them are just incredible. So much depth is placed in the Harry Potter world.
The magic of the books make you have your favorite characters and moments. You care deeply for the characters and what happens to them. Which I felt made the last book so much more difficult at times. We grow so attached to the characters and to the Harry Potter world.
Another hard choice, as each book really does have something special in it. I think that my least favorite book has to be the Chamber of Secrets. Mainly because it was quite difficult to stay interested in the book. It was just missing a little something that the rest of the books have.
Harry Potter Challenge – Day 17: Are you excited about The Deathly Hallows movie or scared it won’t do the book justice
I thought the first part was very close to how it was in the book, and hoping for the same from the second film. Keeping it as close as possible to the book is more important than the previous six installments as this is the end after all. I am very much looking forward to the Battle of Hogwarts, as think it will look incredible on the big screen. Not long to find out now!!!
Very easy choice for this one, none of the other Professors even come close to McGonagall. She really is just brilliant in every way. Strict but still so brilliant in every way. Her love for the quidditch team and doing plenty to try and help them get one over on Snape and Slytherin. Constantly trying to help out Harry, Ron and Hermione yet dis-paring that they always seem to be where trouble is occurring, even if they are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I am going for the very obvious choices of picking everyone’s favorite Hogwart’ students in Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger! Who wouldn’t want to be best friends with those three? The adventures they find themselves in each year they are at Hogwarts. They would always look out for you and be there for you. You would never have more loyal and trustworthy friends.
No contest at all, you have to be team Harry or you wouldn’t keep reading and watching! You really do love him from the very start and stick with him until the very end. You go through so much with him, growing up and having to deal with all the talk of being the chosen one. The awkward teenage phase and when he starts to notice girls more. You really cannot be team of the man who must not be named. It is all about the boy wizard who we see grow into a man.
Pretty tough one really as each film has so many good points and a couple of bad points. I am going for ‘Order of the Phoenix’ mainly because I think it feels like two totally different films and they had to leave so much out from the book that parts of it don’t really make very much sense. But from the start of the film it’s not very strange compared to the end as it seems to jump about too much, without really explaining somethings.
This one is so easy to answer and I am guessing not many people will go for this relationship. But my favorite in the whole series is Tonks and Lupin. It’s not really highlighted in the films, and hardly gets so much of a mention. But in the book it really blew me away, how she started changing because he rejected her. He did not want to harm her with being a werewolf and thought she was best well away from him. But they do get together and married in the end. Also contributed to sobbing whilst reading the Deathly Hallows.
Not for the know-it-all brainy side of her, I’m not stupid but not as smart as Hermione. I am thinking more than she has two male best friends and doesn’t seem to get on with other girls as well as she does with the boys. That’s what I’ve mainly been like, very rare that I’ve had female best friends for very long. I just find males much easier to get on with, the same as Hermione.
For this one I’m going for Horcruxes mainly because I think its brilliant that Voldemort split his soul into so many pieces. Which everyone thought was so impossible. For Dumbledore to then start finding them and explaining to Harry that they must all be destroyed before Voldemort can die.
How manipulative each horcrux can be, with the diary possessing Ginny Weasley and the necklace making Harry/Ron and Hermione see very strange things if they wore it for too long. Just showing how powerful Voldemort really is.
Probably a very obvious and popular choice for this one! We aren’t supposed to like him at all, after what he done to Harry’s parents and Sirius Black. But he has to be my least favorite character in the whole series. Not one good thing can be said about him at all. Don’t forget that he was Ron’s pet rat Scabbers for a while as well, which just makes him even worse.