The world of Harry Potter... a difficult one to fall into.
I don't know what it is with me, but I just can't fall in love with the books or movies the way I want to. I've read the first three, watched the first two movies. I cannot tell you how many times I had to watch the second movie because I kept on falling asleep throughout it. And when it comes to the books, I have to confess: sometimes I even enjoy the fact that I dislike them. archenemy arch enemy
I'm always predicting the endings to the plot lines. I despise characters everyone seems to like (yes you, Hermoine) and when everyone is fangirling, I simply sit there and try to remember the characters names so I can feel involved.
BUT. As much as I don't like the stories themselves, I do absolutely adore the world. The magic, the wands, Hogwarts... I can't help but think it would be such a wonderful place to live. It seems like there would be endless places to go, things to see, spells to try. So much trouble to get up to, so much fun to have. As much as I am not a fangirl, I also really do like the merchandise. Like this necklace. It's gorgeous, and I really like the Deathly Hallows symbol. Even though I have no idea what it's about, as I haven't read that far (if I ever will.)
I also really like the idea of the houses. I took the test about a year ago, under the pressure of a very Harry Potter obsessed best friend of mine. I ended up a Ravenclaw, but I wasn't surprised. Many fans have told me that I was one before the test. And I sort of like the idea of that too. Because as far as I remember, any mentions of students from Ravenclaw so far have included them carrying books, studying, or generally being productive. Mostly I like the bookish part.
All in all, I want to say kudos to J.K. Rowling. Maybe I don't like your books - and that's no offense to her. I'm sure she doesn't even care, when she has millions of people who do love them. But she has managed to create this world, change so many people's worlds and really have an affect on them with her stories. As someone who likes to write and is aspiring to be an author herself, it's pretty much the dream any author could wish for. So, J.K. Rowling, I'm just letting you know you're goals :D
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Olivia's Question: Which house were you sorted into?