Potter Profile - Devin
April 5, 2009
First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan?
I have two older siblings, and they were quite into the books and
recommended that I read them. I was going through a stage of not being such
an avid reader, but the first chapter of Philosopher's Stone got me hooked:
Now I've read it and the others in the series so many times that I have to
sticky-tape the overused pages together as I go for fear of the books
falling apart. I feel this kind of amalgam of regret and utmost joy from
the fact that I have become hooked on the series; regret, because my mum
sometimes has to hide the books from me if she feels I need to study for an
exam, or at least escape from my bedroom once in a while, but then utmost
joy because of the happiness, satisfaction, excitement, fulfillment, and
hours of thought and daydreaming which come as a result of my obsession.
Guess which one I feel more strongly.
How are you feeling now that the series is over?
I always knew it had to happen; I dreaded it, prayed that it wouldn't
happen, and atttempted to send JK Rowling emails regarding my increasing
worry, but I suppose now I have come to accept it. I'll adopt a nice
demeanour of optimism and look forward to the upcoming Encyclopedia, and if
I can afford it, a trip to the theme park in America when it opens, but
obviously they can't be a substitute for the books. Even the movies, which
I've never been so into, have become a lot more exciting now that I know
that there are no more books to come out, but they can't take over the
months of planning, conspiring, researching and rereading that went into the
release of the actual books. I'll never be able to get up early in order to
be at the bookstore by 9am (that's when it comes out in Australia!) in order
to have the countdown from 10, preceeding only me rushing home to finish it
that day so as to avoid spoilers (as an extra precaution, I turned off my
phone, radio, TV and computer).
Imagine you are sitting in the Great Hall with the Sorting Hat on your head. What would it be saying?
I reckon everyone liked to think that they'd be in Gryffindor; it seems like
the valiant, heroic house, sporting the trio, Dumbeldore and Sirius. By
quite frankly, bravery is not my forte, and I'm a bit of a pacifist which
doesn't seem to go well with Slytherin.
I think the Sorting Hat would say:
"hmm...He's got the brains, could do well in Slytherin..perhaps Ravenc---
are those happy tears?"
ANDDD then I'll wake up from this recurring dream, still void of any magical
ability. I'm sure some of you fans can relate, haha...
If you were a wizard in your 5th year trying to decide what career you might be interested in, what would your options be?
That's a pretty hard question to answer, especially considering the fact
that I'm struggling to decide what to do with my life assuming that I *don't
* get a belated invitation letter to Hogwarts, but I've decided on three
different careers. Firstly, to be a journalist for the Dialy Prophet. I
know that sounds a bit low-key for someone who has just been given a wand
and an endless range of magical capability, but I love writing and could
give a less brutal account than that of Rita Skeeter. Secondly, I think I'd
enjoy teaching. In my head I divide certain Hogwarts subject as
humanities or maths/sciences, so as a humanity person myself, I think that I
would excell in subjects like charms, transfiguration, and defense against
the dark arts. Maybe I'll teach transfiguration.
Lastly, I think Magical Law and Enforcement could be interesting, because it
offers Ministry opportunity in accelling and being promoted, while exploring
my interest in Law.
Which Hogwarts professor do you believe you would get along with best?
I think I'd respect Snape the most, regardless of whether or not I knew that
he would die such an incredible hero. Obviously, he isn't such an easy
person to get along with, so I think Ill go with Flitwick. He seems so nice
and good natured, and his classes look like a lot of fun. I'm quite good at
relating with my teachers, but I think Flitwick also has good relationships
with his students.
If you were at Hogwarts at the same time as Professor Umbridge, would you have joined Dumbledore's Army?
Without question. Admittedly, I don't really do much work at school, but I
think at Hogwarts I'd take a bit of a Hermione'ish stance in that I'd push
forth my education as a priority. After all, who wouldn't, if homework
constisted of writing about and performing MAGIC?! Under Umbridges regime,
my education would be jeopardised by her refusal to teach Hogwarts students
any DADA spells due to Fudge's irrational paranoia, and thus in Dumbedore's
Army, I would learn these spells.
Which "Weasley Wizarding Wheezes" would you use to get out of class?
I think I'd go for the Fever Fudge, because I don't really fancy falling
unconcious, vomitting spectacularly, or having an uncontrollable blood
nose. I'd only ever use them if I was stupid enough to pick Divination as
an elective, because all of the other subjects sound awesome. But their
other products do offer some much more exciting potential... I like the
Headless Hats. My question is, if someone looked at you from above when
you're wearing one, would they see your innards?
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thanks Mugglenet for picking me as fan of the week and for creating this
awesome site, even if it has sucked up hours of my life. Super-thanks to JK
Rowling, who although will never read this, has had a huge literary impact
on my life. Now I'm going to read Half-Blood Prince, they're about to go to