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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Things You'll Only Understand If Harry Potter Is Your Life

I am proud to say that Harry Potter is genuinely a huge part of my life. I don't mean I'm a little bit of a fan or I like the movies. I mean I am genuinely a crazy, weird, super Harry Potter lover, the kind that actually frightens most people a little bit. I know there are thousands of others out there who take Harry Potter obsessions to the next level so here are a few things that you will be able to relate to if you are a Harry Potter super fan.

1. You've read each Harry Potter book so much you know the entire thing by heart.
I read the Philosopher's Stone for the first time when I was 6 and since then I've read, re-read and re-re-read each and every one over fifty times each and I'm not exaggerating there. This doesn't apply to just the main books but also to the spin-off books like Fantastic Beasts and so on. We know the books cover to cover and can actually cite parts of it to you if we want and because of this, your HP books might be looking a little worse for wear, like my Order of the Phoenix book!

2. You get upset that certain things weren't included in the films.
Yes the films are amazing but where was Peeves? Where was Nearly Headless Nick's Death Day party? Where was the Pensieve scene with Hepzibah Smith and Hokey the House Elf???? Obviously every single part can't be put into the film but PEEVES? How could they miss him out?!

3. You name every single thing you can after Harry Potter characters.
When I'm trying to name something, I can't think of anything other than Harry Potter characters. When I got my two lil dogs, I knew they were going to be called something Harry Potter related and who do we have now? Luna and Harry of course! I even got them Ravenclaw and Gryffindor jumpers custom made. How adorable do they look?!

4. You get genuinely offended when someone says they don't like Harry Potter.
Like seriously, how do these people get through their lives?????

5. People tag you in every Harry Potter related post on social media.
And I'm not complaining. Whether it's a HP themed proposal, a child dressed as Dobby or a video of the Warner Bros. Theme Park in Florida, I get tagged in every post that even mentions Hogwarts on social media, my obsession is that well known!

6. You know exactly which house you would be in at Hogwarts.
I've known since I was a small child that I was a Ravenclaw and this was confirmed on good ol' Pottermore! Such a wise old thing.

7. If you can have it Harry Potter themed, you will. 
Yep, that beauty above was my 21st birthday cake. Isn't it the most magnificent thing you've ever seen in your life? I almost didn't want to eat it it was that good and it was absolutely huge. It looks amazing on the photo but in real life it was really a work of art. I've also got HP colouring books, pyjamas, bobble heads....you name it, I've got it.

8. You randomly quote lines from the books or movies during everyday life.
My bedroom is full of quotes from wise old Dumbledore, Severus and an abundance of other characters. I always love it when I can quote HP at someone and they'll know exactly what I'm talking about!

9. You have that one character death that will stay with you forever. 
Or about 30 of them. Will we ever be over Dobby? Snape? Dumbledore? I remember reading the Half-Blood Prince when it first came out while I was on holiday and I was actually sitting in my hotel room crying reading that dreaded chapter. Still. Not. Over. It.

10. The yearly struggle: When ITV shows Harry Potter on a Saturday for eight weeks and you're torn because the one currently showing isn't in line with your Harry Potter film cycle.
Do I watch the Chamber of Secrets because it's on ITV right now or do I wait and watch the Half-Blood Prince in my own time because I watched the Order of the Phoenix a few days ago??? THE STRUGGLE.

11. You could easily pass a N.E.W.T in HP knowledge.
People are always shocked by just how much I know about Harry Potter. While I was on holiday last year a rep thought he was a fan and challenged me to a dual (aka a quiz) and it's fair to say I absolutely destroyed him. Yup, he was wounded!

12. When you saw the trailer for Fantastic Beasts, you screamed or cried or both.
It may not be actual Harry Potter but it's the next best thing. A trip back into the magical world gets a yes from me no matter what! Eeeeeeeek.

I could literally go on forever but I better stop now before I get carried away! Can you relate to any of these points?!

Amy x

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  1. Definitely identify with all of these!! My books are so tattered... My cousin and I used to have Harry Potter-offs in the back of my Nan's car when we were younger, good times :)
    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  2. Oh my god, this post is so accurate! I am such a Harry Potter tragic, it was pretty much my entire childhood/teenage years and I still reread it every year!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  3. I consider myself a hugeee HP fan, however it's only just clicked that Peeves is missing!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  4. This post is life. I am also a Ravenclaw (confirmed on Pottermore as well, wahoo) and those doggy sweaters were too adorable xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

  5. Your 21st birthday cake looks incredible! I've just started reading the books (I'd only read the deathly hallows before now) and I adore them x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  6. Oh my gosh this is too relatable. We sound like we could be great friends, :P Harry Potter is my life. Your dogs sweaters are too cute! I visited the Harry Potter WB tour in London on my owe and not going to lie, I shed a tear or two because I was so happy and emotional!

    Sally - DiagonSally

  7. I am SO glad you wrote this post. I can relate to every single one! Harry Potter is my life. None of my friends like the series as much as I do, and it's so frustrating when I have no one to talk to about it.


  8. I LOVE this. I don't think I'm as die hard as you, but Harry Potter will be an important part of my life for the rest of my days, I think! x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

  9. omg im a ravenclaw too!!! yaas this post is awesome! Love your new blog layout!

  10. I recently watched all the films again and I forgot how much I loved it! x
    Trudy | TrudyJohanna

  11. I am a huge Harry Potter fan too, and definitely identified with these! When someone says they don't like Harry Potter, the conversation always gets awkward lol like I don't understand how we are friends haha JK ;)


  12. Yes I love this post! Completely relate to all of these, my books all look worse for wear because of how much I've read them. Me and my best friend had a Harry Potter marathon watching all the films back to back at the beginning of this year and it's amazing how much you realise they've missed out when you watch them like that!
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

  13. This is literally me, like every single point you made in this post I was like "OMG YES" hahah

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  14. 100% agree with this post. I'm currently re-reading HP again!

  15. YES. Everything you just said. I was trying so hard not to cry the first time I went to the Warner Bros Studio Tour, literally touching everything I could because I love it so much! The Harry Potter section as Universal Studios is a dream too, I couldn't agree more with everything here! I believed I was a Hufflepuff until I took the Pottermore test last year and discovered I was actually a Gryffindor, couldn't believe it aha! x

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

  16. This sounds so random but I'm so happy you published this post on my birthday! I LOVE HP and I'll forever secretly judge people who don't haha


  17. This post makes me too happy! I too am a proud Ravenclaw :) I'm also planning on knitting my Millie a dog jumper that's HP Themed! x

  18. For real, this is basically me, as well. I tend to get quite upset by people who say they don't like HP. How is this possible??

    I throw a HP party every year for Harry's birthday and last year we had over 40 people there. We all dress up and eat food and treats from the books. Then my house stays decorated as Hogwarts (with seasonal changes) through Christmas.

    I've visited the Wizarding World twice and will hit up WWoHP in Hollywood in December. On our last visit to London, we went to the Warner Bros Studio and are planning to go back on our next trip there.

    Can't wait to get to more of your blog now :)

  19. this post is perfection. Slytherin for life!! Xx

  20. Hmm well Harry Potter *isn't* my life yet but I definitely understand all this haha. And holy crap, your birthday cake looks amazing!! (Tbh Pottermore kind of disappointed me because I was like 100% sure I'd be in Ravenclaw, only to end up in Hufflepuff??).


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