The Harry Potter Tag!

When doing our usual weekend catch up of lovely blogs, and making notes during the week of which ones to read, we came across the Hogwarts Tag over on "Under To Wonder" by the wonderful Danielle. This was at the top of our list to get stuck into, as, as you know, we LOVE Harry Potter. We had never seen a Harry Potter Tag before and really wanted to do it! :) Danielle had just recently made a new Hogwarts Tag, which is really cool, but we ended up reading both and wanted to start with the original Harry Potter Tag first, so you can get to know a bit about our Harry Potter love first and foremost! :) Thank you Danielle and we hope you all enjoy!

1. What is your favorite book?
Kelly: Oooh that's a tricky one because I love all of them. With it being a series (obviously) each book you read just tells you more, takes you further into the wonderful world and is equally as magical I feel. Saying that I have always had a soft spot for "The Prisoner of Azkaban" I love the story, I love Sirius Black and I enjoyed how everything comes together at the end. 
Lucy:  Hmm, I'm going to have to say that I love the first one, 'The Philosopher's Stone' for being so wonderful and magical and first taking me into the incredible world of Harry Potter. I love that everything is so new and exciting and all these amazing things are introduced to us. But I think my favourite would have to be 'The Prisoner of Azkaban". Like Kelly said, there is just something about that story, it's simply awesome how we find out everything about Sirius Black, it's so intricate and detailed and I love the journey that book takes you on. I also love that it's Harry finding family after all he has been through. :)

2. What is your favourite film?

Kelly: Hmm, I love "The Philosophers Stone" because it's so exciting seeing everything for the first time. You really do feel like how you imagine Harry felt and it's awesome! They did such an amazing job with EVERYTHING! I also love the movies as the cast get older and love "The Half Blood Prince" It has a different feel with the romance and humor and always make me laugh! "Or maybe it's the pincers?" :p
Lucy: Ooh I'm not sure I have a favourite, I think I'm the same as with the books. The first film because it's so cute and I got so excited to see all the castle, the train, the sweets, the shops, etc in real life. Then the third one because Sirius Black came into it! :)

3. What is your least favourite book?
Kelly: I honestly couldn't tell you. I used to think I wasn't as keen on "The Chamber of Secrets" but when I last read it, I was like "how did I think that?" I loved the story and how Harry, Ron and Hermione put clues together to find out more, it's interesting and exciting. So yeah, I really don't have a least favourite. Sorry but I love them all! 
Lucy: I don't think I have a least favourite! How could I possibly dislike one??! I truly love them all! :)

4. What is your least favourite film?

Kelly: For some reason I want to say "The Goblet of Fire" but then as I'm thinking of reasons why, my head is thinking of the reasons I like it! Haha! Again, all the movies are unique to themselves and the books, once my younger self accepted the fact that they weren't going to be able to include everything from the books in the movies, I started to just enjoy what they had included. I have been to the Warner Bros studio tour in London twice and walking round you really do just think "wow." To think that the props and sets you are looking at were once just images in your head is quite something. I honestly don't think I ever watched the movies and thought "that doesn't look right" which means that everyone involved in designing etc did a pretty cool job!
Lucy: Hmm, again, I don't think I have one. I love having Harry Potter movie days. They are just the perfect movie to snuggle up with a nice big mug of tea or coffee (in my big Harry Potter mug) and watch! :)

At the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, in London, with Dad and Jen, drinking Butterbeer! :) 

5. Parts of the books/ films that make you cry.
Kelly: Without a shadow of a doubt I am going to have to say I not so much cry but definitely tear up when Fred dies! It's horrible and I hate just the thought of it. I got sad at the other deaths but that one was like "WHY?" To this day, I hate that, that had to happen! :(
Lucy: I have to agree with Kelly. There are emotional parts in all the books and films and they all pull at my heart strings, but Fred dying was a 'no no' for me. I really wish JK Rowling would change that. :p Reading it and watching it got me very emotional. I can't watch that bit in the movie. When I first saw it I remember getting mad, as they panned over it quite quick and although I didn't necessarily want to watch that part for ages, it was like I wasn't ready to let go of Fred yet and I didn't want to leave George crying, It felt like such a huge deal to me that it should have taken up 30 minutes of the movie, till I somewhat had an ounce of closure.

6. If you could hook up with any character, who would it be?

Kelly: For some reason, I think the idea of saying I want to "hook up" with someone at Hogwarts is kind of weird. Can I be all polite and say date? In that case, it would be Ron as he is my absolute favourite! :) 
Lucy: Hmm, I don't actually know as far as hooking up, but I would love to hang out with Fred and George. In real life too, as Oliver and James Phelps just seem really fun and cool! :)

7. Who is your favourite character?
Kelly: I'm going to choose different ones for the movies and the books here. I fell in love with Fred and George in the books, an obvious reason being that they are twins. It was cool reading how they interacted with each other and they always made me laugh. I love Luna both in the books and the movies, she is so cute and innocent and care free. I love that she is just Luna! :) Then hands down in the movies I love Ron!! :)  
Lucy: For me, I would say Fred and George as I can relate so much to their goofy, twin antics and I love everything about them! Also I adore Sirius Black and think he is the absolute coolest. Ooh and I do love Hermione because I love everything she represents! :)

8. Who is your least favourite character?

Kelly: Definitely Umbridge, I laugh when you see memes about her being worse that Voldermort, it's so true!! Ooh and Bellatrix...I hated her being so happy when she killed Sirius! :(
Lucy: Most definitely Umbridge and Bellatrix and of course Voldermort! :p

Stocking up on some Harry Potter goodies in Diagon Alley! :) 

 9. What is your least favourite line?
Kelly: That's a good question but I can't think of an answer right now, I think I need another book and movie marathon..or a good think! I will say that, I hate bullies, so anything Draco Malfoy usually says, irks me! 
Lucy: Haha, I can't think of one I don't like at all now, but ditto to what Kelly said! :p

10. What would your patronus be?
Kelly: I am going to have to say an Alsation/German Shepherd dog. Not just because it's my favourite dog but because of why I love them and that is, because to me they represent protection. A dog that is beautiful up close, is smart and knows how to look after you! After all, isn't that what a partonus does? :)  
Lucy: Mine would be a grizzly bear! Bears are my favourite animal and since I can remember I have wanted one as I pet, or at least to adopt one and look after it. I think it would be great as my patronus as it would be awesome at looking after me! :)

11. If you could have the Ressurection Stone, Invisibility Cloak or Elder Wand, which would it be?
Kelly: Definitely the invisibility cloak. I want to say it's because of the story and because out of the three brothers, he obviously got the best deal, but really it's because it would be pretty cool to be able to be a bit sneaky and go to certain places without being seen...that probably sounds kind of stalkery though doesn't it? :p  
Lucy: The Invisibility cloak without a doubt. I love all the adventures Harry got to go on with it. I think it's the coolest and would be the most fun.

12. Which house would you be in? 
Kelly: I want to say Gryffindor obviously and last time I was in L.A at the Warner Bros tour, their sorting hat did say Gryffindor, so yay! I'm not sure I'm as brave as Harry though so part of me thinks I would be in Hufflepuff!
Lucy: Kelly was rather pleased with herself when the sorting hat said Gryffindor!! I'm pretty sure mine said Slytherin! :p I think I would probably be sorted in to Hufflepuff though. I'd love to be brave and go on adventures and I think I'd do ok but I'm probably better suited to Hufflepuff! :)

13. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?
Kelly: As if there would really be any doubt to what my answer is going to be!!! ;) Rupert Grint!!! Please!!! Since seeing him/growing up with him (we're the same age) in these movies, I just love him. I have watched every other movie he has been in and he just makes me smile. I think he is super talented and love that he always seem nervous in interviews even though he's probably done like a billion! This might sound weird but if I'm having a down day, his voice makes me happy and is so comforting to me. I don't know if it just reminds me of home but it just makes me relax! :p (weirdo right?) 
Lucy: Kelly is obsessed with Rupert Grint, she absolutely adores him and I have to say that I think he would be really awesome to meet too, as he genuinely comes across so laid back and cool. Also, he owns and ice cream van...hello!!! I think we'd all get on perfect! :p And as I mentioned above, I think Oliver and James Phelps would be awesome to meet too!

14. If you were on the quidditch team, which position would you play?
Kelly: I'd probably say and Luc could be like Fred and George!!! :) I don't like being in goal so I couldn't be a keeper and I'd probably take forever trying to find the Snitch! 
Lucy: I have to agree with Keg, it would be fun to be like Fred and George! :)

15. Were you happy with the ending? 
Kelly: It's been a while since I read the last book but yes I remember being very happy with how it all ended. I loved how everything came together in the end and I think J.K Rowling did an amazing job! The whole series is just amazing and I think J.K Rowling is just beyond brilliant for coming up with the whole thing. It's truly a magical world not just because of the wands and spells but because you get transported to this wonderful place with all these amazing characters!
Lucy: Again, I have to 110% agree with Keg! JK Rowling is truly fantastic and each time I read the books or watch the movies I can't quite believe how she created such an amazing and wonderful world! Ooh but I would still love to talk to her about the whole Fred thing!!!

16. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?
Kelly: It means so much to me because it's part of my childhood. I grew up with the books and the movies so it brings back so many happy memories of Mum taking me to the book shop to get the next book or having family trips to the cinema! Nowadays, it's something me and both my sisters still get so excited about that it just makes me happy. We've been to the Warner Bros studio tour in London twice and look forward to our next trip there, again happy memories! I also got to take my little sister to the Harry Potter parks at Universal which made me smile. I'm rambling but it's just comfort, it's home, it's magical and I just love it!! :)
Lucy: I will always love it for many reasons. One being how much the books take you to a whole other world and the sheer joy I get from reading them. To me they are masterpieces and I absolutely can not wait to read them to my kids one day. Two, the world in which that has now been created through the movies, has bought so many amazing family trips and memories that I hold so close to me and treasure. When my sisters and I walked into the Warner Brothers Studio Tour for the first time, we all looked at each other and could have cried! Yep, it's moments like that I won't forget! :)

We hope you enjoyed this Harry Potter Tag, we encourage everyone who loves Harry Potter to please take part and join in, send us your blog links or simply comment below! :)

Have a magical day!
Love Lucy and Kelly xxx

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