H is for Harry Potter


Thank you all for yesterday’s comments on G is for Game of Thrones. I continue the A-Z today with;

H is for Harry Potter


Ah, Harry Potter. I love the books and fandom SO much! I have so many good memories connected to Harry Potter, and so much to be thankful for because of it.

I got into Harry Potter through the first movie, and instantly fell in love with it, and Snape; who was my first H.P crush!

After watching the movie a bunch of times, I started reading the books and venturing online. 

2002 was a tough and somewhat strange year for me. I fell pregnant, and was going through a bout of serious depression. Sometimes I couldn’t leave my bed, let alone my house. Reading the Harry Potter books got me through that time. I had somewhere to escape into when real life was too much for me. Be it re-reading the first four books, or popping online to read theories or role play on the Warner Bros. H.P boards, the series offered me light at the end of a dark tunnel.

By the time Order of The Phoenix was released in June 2003, my first born was four months old, and I was getting to grips with my depression. And my exploration into the world of Harry Potter was just beginning.

Now well and truly hooked on the series, and wanting answers to the questions swirling in my head – like what was the deal with Snape’s worst memory? What was behind the veil Sirius had disappeared through when he died? (*sobs* Sirius’ death was so hard) And what was in the locked room at the Ministry of Magic? I began exploring online a little further and also for the first time in almost five years, started writing again when I delved into the world of fanfiction – though I admit, my first story was terrible!

As more time wore on, and I got more involved with fandom, through fanfic I started to make a lot of online friends, including two I’m lucky enough to still call my best friends, almost seven years later; Karen and Kim. I love you, ladies! <3

I seemed to have spoken a lot about the Harry Potter fandom, but not about the books themselves, so here’s some random likes/ dislikes. 

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I very much like canon couples, and though I read fanfic exploring other relationships, the couples from the books will always be my favourites. 
I LOVE dark characters, with a mysterious/ misunderstood past – my favourites being Regulus Black and Draco Malfoy. I think they’re their respective generations counterparts to each other. Both grew up in pureblood families, with that ideology thrust upon them. Both joined Voldemort for the wrong reasons, and then got in way too over their heads. Regulus redeemed himself by trying to destroy the locket horcrux. I hope after the war Draco learned the error of his ways and redeemed himself. I like to think his relationship with Asteria Greengrass helped him do that.


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10 comments:

  1. They gave you the escape you needed. I admit I've never read the books, but I have seen all the movies.

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    1. They sure did. If you ever get the chance to read them, I would Alex. :)

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  2. I've battled the big D, too. Glad you found your answer. Writing turned out to be mine. and I made some excellent friends on a Stargate fan site... too many years ago to keep track of at this point.

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    1. Reading and writing is an excellent way to not only make friends, but also escape problems too. I'd be lost without both.

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  3. That's what's so awesome about good reads... escaping. Glad Harry Potter got you through a difficult time. First time visitor from A to Z.

    H = Handy Hyperbole

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Tia!

      Agreed, it's the reason I write and want to be published, to offer someone else the same escape H.P and other books offered me.

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  4. Glad it helped your depression. I really loved the Harry Potter books and the movies were wonderful. I love the cannon pairings as well but also enjoy alternative ones.

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    1. They are fantastic books. I'm a sucker for canon pairings, but when wrote well, I'm open to trying others.

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  5. Sadly, I have never read Harry Potter. My oldest kid is getting closer to the age of reading them, so my plan is to read it along with him. So hopefully in the next few years, I will finally read a HP story.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Suzi. You're missing out! Hopefully your oldest will be interested in them, and then you can share the experience together. :D

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