Since I live in Suriname I haven’t been able to really be a big part of the HP fandom when it comes to premieres and such, so I don’t really have a lot of moments to share. Even the last premiere I couldn’t watch through live stream ‘cause I had to go do a school project. So, I’d like to tell you guys my first experience with Harry Potter.
I was 11 years old when when I first saw a picture of Dan and Rupert as Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley in a dutch teenage magazine. I read the story that accompanied it and I remember thinking: “A movie about magic? That’s original.” I was a little cynical about it. I hadn’t heard about the books then.
A couple of weeks later my mother called from work and asked me if I wanted to see a new movie she heard about. Of course I said yes. It was only after I arrived at the theatre that I realized it was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I went in thinking I wasn’t going to enjoy it and I came out with stars in my eyes. That’s pretty much where my love for HP started. I read the books quite a few years later, but I will never forget my first experience with the boy who lived. It was magic. x
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins - Day 29: A character you’d like to see more of on your dashboard | Ginevra Molly Weasley
JKR: “The backstory with Ginny was, she was the first girl to arrive in the Weasley family in generations, but there’s that old tradition of the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter and a seventh son of a seventh son, so that’s why she’s the seventh, because she is a gifted witch.”
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins - Day 28: A ship you wish everyone else is into | Harry & Ginny
She was the only real thing in the world…
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins - Day 27: Favorite friendship | Harry & Ron
“Dobby knows, sir! Harry Potter has to go into the lake and find his Wheezy —”
“Find my what?”
“— and take his Wheezy back from the merpeople!”
“What’s a Wheezy?”
“Your Wheezy, sir, your Wheezy — Wheezy who is giving Dobby his sweater!” Dobby plucked at the shrunken maroon sweater he was now wearing over his shorts.
“What?” Harry gasped. “They’ve got … they’ve got Ron?”
“The thing Harry Potter will miss most, sir!” squeaked Dobby.
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins - Day 26 - Really emotional moment | Fred’s death
“No — no — no!” someone was shouting. “No! Fred! No!” And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred’s eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last
laugh still etched upon his face.
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins - Day 25: Favorite Class | Defense Against the Dark Arts
Defence Against the Dark Arts (sometimes written as D.A.D.A.) is a mandatory subject taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in which students learn how to magically defend themselves against Dark Creatures and the Dark Arts.
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins - Day 24: Scariest Scene | Harry fighting the basilisk
Something huge hit the stone floor of the Chamber. Harry felt it shudder — he knew what was happening, he could sense it, could almost see the giant serpent uncoiling itself from Slytherin’s mouth.
Then he heard Riddle’s hissing voice:
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins - Day 23: The Order, D.A., or Death Eaters | Dumbledore’s Army
“Yeah, the D.A.’s good,” said Ginny. “Only let’s make it stand for Dumbledore’s Army because that’s the Ministry’s worst fear, isn’t it?”
Harry Potter Challenge: The Magic Begins- Day 22: Favorite Patronus/your patronus | Kingsley Shacklebolt’s Lynx
(I did a quiz once and it said that my patronus is a Lynx)