My name is Kyle and I am a 32 year old male office manager in Oklahoma City (just goes to show that Harry Potter fans can be of just about any age or persuasion.) I grew up with Star Wars so I'm no stranger to the fantasy and adventure genre.
Potter Profile - Kyle
October 5, 2003
How and when did you get in to Harry Potter?
For the last 10 years or so, I've been much too busy with work to read much and hadn't found anything that piqued my interest enough to invest the time necessary to tackle a book series. Earlier this year, my niece and nephews brought over the first Harry Potter DVD to watch with me. Within 5 minutes I was completely hooked and as soon as it was over, I piled them into the car and went straight to Blockbuster to rent the second movie that had recently come out. The next morning, I was at Barnes & Noble when they opened to buy the first 4 books in a hard back set and put in my order for the 5th. I had read the first 4 books in less than 2 weeks and once the 5th book came in, I finished it in about 3 days. I love the Harry Potter books more than any I have ever read and doubt that the experience of reading them could ever be topped for me. I just can't wait for the last 2 books in the series to be released so I can finally have some closure.
Which Harry Potter book is your favorite?
I think my favorite book would have to be The Prisoner of Azkaban (but The Goblet of Fire would have to be a very close second.)
What character can you relate to most?
I suppose I can relate to Harry the most because I too never knew my parents and started school in a new place with no friends in the sixth grade.
Are you satisfied with the handling of the "boy/girl stuff" in book 5?
I am. I believe the 5th book accurately shows how awkward relations between the sexes are at that age. I'm not too sure what I think of Harry's relationship with Cho though. She seems chock full of drama and I don't think Harry really needs all that "silly girl drama" on top of what he's already got going on.
What did you think was the most exciting thing that happened in book 5? What was the most disturbing? What left the biggest impression on you?
I think that Doloris Umbridge finally being taken away kicking and screaming was the most exciting part of the book for me. The most disturbing thing was Doloris Umbridge and the thing that left the biggest impression on me was also Doloris Umbridge. In short, I thought Doloris Umbridge absolutely ruled book 5 and made it by far the darkest of the series so far.
Was the character that died the one you thought it would be? (Be honest now!)
No, I kinda thought it would be Hagrid but I'm sooooo glad it wasn't.
Which house would you like to be in and why? Do you think the Sorting Hat would place you in that house?
If it were up to me, I would want to be in Gryffindor because I feel like I already know them and I like to be thought of as brave. The hat would probably put me in Slytherin because I'm a rather cunning sort that has grand ambitions of world domination. Did I just say that?
Do you have any interesting HP stories to share?
I don't really have a story but I haven't seen a crowd like the one I found myself in the morning I went to pick up book 5 since the premier of The Empire Strikes Back. WOW!
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
I'm trying not to concoct any theories. I'm just going to patiently sit back and wait to find out
what J. K. Rowling has in store for her fans next. I am more than confident that our faith in this fantastic author is well founded and all of our expectations will be greatly exceeded.