Okay, so I love Harry Potter, like any other normal person right? LOVE Harry Potter. So to honor his birthday and awesomeness because let’s be
serious sirius I think about Harry Potter and all of his awesome pals and the world on a day-to-day basis all year round. So let’s see if I can think of 50 things I love about Harry Potter some will be obvious and some maybe not so much.
1. Hermione Granger
… is so, so, SO relatable to me. The girl has ridikkulus hair, like me. It makes me feel good about being me, and she reads to solve problems…so yeah there’s that.
She's loyal to a fault. Seriously Ron and Harry love her and she loves them, but still they'll always be bros.
Can we take a moment to let the tears fall out for the Bellatrix torturing Hermione scene in Deathly Hallows?
2. Sirius Black
He is the first person to give Harry real hope of getting tf away from the Dursley’s. He was James’ best friend and has been loyal to him and Lily and Harry (technicaly) for 12 years…in Azkaban!
3. Dobby the House Elf
The movies never do him enough justice, Dobby died a Free badass Elf and everyone should know and remember it.
It’s where the magic happens, it’s where shit gets good and fun and it makes me feel at home.
5. Lee Jordan
HOW do people not mention Lee Jordan enough??? I think it’s a problem that I never see people talk about his badassity. I’d marry him just for the commentaries.
7. The professors
Remember that time McGonagall hated Umbridge and told her she was incompetent as a teacher? Or that time when everyone was so sick of Umbridge’s shit that when the twins fucked shit up and left Hogwarts with a bang Flitwick was all lol I wanna troll her too and called Umbridge to help take care of the swamp and reveals he could have taken care of it himself but “I didn’t think I had the authority to do it”??? BECAUSE I REMEMBER AND I STILL LOVE FLITWICK AND WANNA CUDDLE HIM IN MY ARMS FOR BEING THAT SASSY SHITMASTER THAT HE IS!
#Flitwickftw #teamFlitwick #Ravenclawpride
Another person/character that I don’t see enough love for. I know the movies were anti-Peeves which is nicely said…RUDE! Because aside from the twins and sass-master professors, and sassy pants Lee, Peeves did some of the most hilarious things in the series.
9. Colin Creevey
Aka my baby. I still cry thinking of him because in my mind he will ALWAYS be the sweet, big-eyed, Harry-worshipping little boy that did everything in his power to help his freaking hero and JUSTWANTEDAFUCKINGAUTOGRAPH!
Seriously the only sport I can actually truly understand every time… no joke.
11. Quidditch World Cup
How can I leave out the event of all events?? The Quidditch World Cup is where we get to experience a bit of international wizards, we get Krum. We get to see Wizards betting (weird that that excites me but seriously, wizards are like me and you). “Krum catches the snitch but Ireland wins the cup”
12. Wizard art.
Say it with me folks: WIZARD. ART. The portraits and images on the newspaper move and talk and WHO isn’t fascinated by that?? Can we get some technicalities for this please?
13. Sassy Harry
You know what I mean, don’t deny you love troll Harry. Like that time he told Vernon he had a godfather and Vernon didn’t believe him and Harry was all “he was my mum and dad’s best friend. He’s a convicted murderer but he’s broken out of wizard prison and he’s on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though…keep up with my news…check if I’m happy…”
14. Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes
Do I need to explain this? At all?
15. The Dark Mark
Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking folks…”wtaf is wrong with you?” “are you death eater?”
No…maybe…sounds cool in theory. But the Dark Mark looks cool even though only guys get it…and Bella. But it DOES open up magical tattoo possibilities so lets all roll with it, k?
I’d just really like to know what I’d turn into.
HOW COOL WOULD IT BE TO BE AN ANIMORPHAGUS THOUGH??
18. Patronus charm
Mine is a lion because it is and that’s all you need to know. ’Tis a big lion with a sexy lion mane.
But these babies are just another line of protection how awesome is that?
19. Seamus blowing up everything.
20. Does anyone remember that Dean Thomas DREW?! The kid had a legit hobby that we seem to never talk about enough about, seriously, remember that fact??
21. The Marauder’s Map
Who doesn’t want this map in their life?? Want to avoid someone? Map. Want to find that kid that owes you money? Map. Want to sneak out and avoid Filch? Map.
Probably the charm I’d use most in my life because I’m super lazy and hate getting up to get stuff.
Again…lazy. Running late? Accio your stuff to your bed, get changed and then apparatus tf out.
They’re so complex and unique to their wizards that I NEED ONE.
Who doesn’t want to send their friends (or kids) howlers? I’d be that one friend that would send stupid howlers to my friends just to scare them in the Great Hall.
26. “NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH”
27. Grawp, does anyone remember him? Seems like no one does these days.
28. Augusta Longbottom
AUGUSTA BADASS LONGBOTTOM. She was only there for what? A page? That’s all she needed to win me over. I LOVE her. LOVE HER. She got away from the Death Eaters when they were all crazy and rude about Neville going against them and she whooped their asses and told Neville to keep it up instead. Then she comes to the castle to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts and when they tell her Neville’s out there fighting she’s beaming and goes to help him. She knew he had that in him and she embraces it because that’s her Neville.
I just have a soft spot for magical creatures…well some at least I’m no Hagrid.
30. Cedric Diggory
I didn't pay much attention to Cedric when he first made an appearance…you know prisoner of Azkaban and he tried to get a rematch since Harry fell off his broom and whatnot. (Such a Hufflepuff <3). He was just SUCH an example of Hufflepuff house that I can't help but adore him. He was cute and charming and smart and kind and a good sportsman that it makes his death way more upsetting. Also, much like Harry he didn't like boasting about himself. I mean can we remember how embarrassed he was when Amos kept going on and on and on and ON about how awesome Cedric was?
Let’s talk about the ships I ship and shall die with, now okay? Here’s a few for yas.
31. Fleur x Bill
32. Ginny x Harry
I know people hate this ship and whatever I ship this so hard. I realize after a while that the reason they work so well is because they’re both asshole sass-masters and can be that together, quite openly. Harry never once tries to get Ginny to stop being all “punch his fucking face in” “pretty girly Ginny” ever. He knows better than to try anything funny because Ginevra Molly Weasley doesn’t need anyone to save her except herself.
33. Ron x Hermione
Again, pretty much everyone hates it but again… WHATEVER I SHIP IT, FIGHT ME.
34. Molly x Arthur
35. Young Snape and Young Lily
Y’know before sassy pants got all jealous and elitist and you know…jerk-mode. Their friendship was really sweet in my book so I liked them together as kids, as friends.
36. Remus x Tonks
I know, I know, he’s too old for her. “It came out of the blue” any other reasons you guys have, I know. I’m a pretty canon shipper, I can’t really help it at this point.
37. Sirius x Remus
Okay I know what I just said…but ummmm for reasons all my own I ship it.
38.“WHY ARE YOU WORRYING ABOUT YOU-KNOW-WHO?
YOU SHOULD BE WORRYING ABOUT U-NO-POO
THE CONSTIPATION SENSATION THAT’S SWEEPING THE NATION!”
39. “But I’’m your brother!”
40. Kingsley Shacklebolt
Not gonna lie I fell in love with his name first and his awesomeness later.
41. Room of Requirement anyone?
Remember how I said I’m lazy? Yeah this is where I’d be found because the room itself would do things for me.
42. Slughorn hiding from his problems by becoming a chair.
43. Dumbledore’s Army
Kids taking charge and taking action in their lives and futures because the government is corrupt and they need to be prepared? What’s not to love?
44. Luna Lovegood
She believed in anything and everything even if no one else did. I think we need more of that, the purity of Luna in this world. Plus, remember her bedroom?? I cried giant unattractive tears.
All roads lead to the twins and Lee Jordan.
“So, people, let’s try and calm down a bit. Things are bad enough without inventing stuff as well. For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes. That’s a basilisk, listeners. One simple test: Check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs. If it has, it’s safe to look into its eyes, although if it really is You-Know-Who, that’s still likely to be the last thing you ever do.”
Slytherin has such a shit reputation but they’re awesome at life. They’re loyal, they choose how to demonstrate that loyalty. They’re not all evil, they are cunning and know when to get involved and when not to. They are ambitious and honestly, THAT’S NOT A BAD THING AT ALL.
Gryffindor isn’t just a bunch of jocks. They’re brave, a bit too invested in their courage at times but they like to be brave for good reason and like to help people and are stubborn believers in their cause.
My awesome, awesome house of nerds. Procrastinators galore. The house where homework gets done when it gets done. Where you can experiment with everything because you have too many questions to wait to get around to it in class. The house with the bookcases that get rearranged constantly because “I WANT THEM BY COLOR, JANE” “I WANT THEM BY AUTHOR, NED” the house where creative minds share ideas and read their stories and show off their art pieces because they can and because they need honest critique.
My house of awesomeness. Let’s get one thing quickly out of the way okay folks? Hufflepuffs are NOT weak. Hufflepuffs are NOT useless. I will go full Death Eater and hex you until you wish you were jello. Fight me. Hufflepuffs are loyal. Hufflepuffs are caring. They know what’s right and what isn’t and tend to go with that logic in mind. Hufflepuffs see the good in people and tend to give people a chance (I can so see them and Slytherins being fast friends). Hufflepuffs are kids being kids, they can be and do whatever they please.
50. Selfless Hermione
Hermione Jean Granger, the Brightest Witch of her Age. The girl who saved Harry's life pretty much every single time. The girl that selflessly for the sake of absolute morality and goodness decided to MAKE her parents forget her, leave her life behind and possibly die. She knew she could die by going to find Voldy and helping Harry. But she knew above everything else that she would definitely die if Voldy wasn't stopped as would her parents. Hermione gave up everything she had for the greater good. I know lots of other characters gave up a lot too but this one just kind of hit a special kind of spot for me. Plus she endured massive torture by Bellatrix because she was keeping Harry safe (and lying about the sword). Hermione is a force to be reckoned with and I think we need to remember that a little.
What about you guys? What do you love about Harry Potter? 😀 TELL ME!