Fan Focus: Victoria – December 1, 2013
How did you become a Harry Potter fan?
I first became a fan when I was seven and I was bought a set of the first four Harry Potter books for my birthday by my parents. At the time I liked reading but would only do so occasionally. That was until I got my hands upon the Harry Potter books. Ever since then I have loved Harry Potter and read all the book as soon as I got them. So in a way I have Harry Potter to thank for getting me into reading which is something I still enjoy to this very day.
What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?
Well, this is kind of a group of memories, but all the time I have spent with the University of Lincoln’s Harry Potter Society (UoLHPS). I joined in September when I discovered them and since then I have made so many new friends all of whom love Harry Potter as much as I do. We have had many events from our very own sorting ceremony to playing wizard’s chess and even having our very own Halloween party at the shrieking shed! But if I had to choose one memory, for sure it would be the trip we took last Wednesday (20th Nov) to the studio tour at Leavesden Studios. It was a truly magical experience with all the Christmas trimmings, which made the day even more special. So without UoLHPS, I would have never had this experience so it those guys I have to thank for this wonderful memory.
What would your Patronus be and why?
I’ve always thought my Patronus would be some sort of dog, though it took me a while to figure out just what kind. Though I think something like a Husky would be a good fit for me. Like a Husky, I am loyal and stick by my friends being there to help others when they need me. I am also hard-working and work well in a team just like Huskies do in sled teams. I’m also friendly with more or less anyone I meet as I’d rather be friendly with people in hopes of making new friends than distant and people getting the wrong idea. So overall I’d like to think a Husky would be a good fit for my Patronus.
If you could have one prop from the set of the films, which would it be?
If I could have any prop, it would have to be Luna’s roaring lion hat. While I am a Hufflepuff through and through, there was no badger-themed hat to my knowledge. So Gryffindor has always been my backup house, so to speak. Also with Luna being my favorite character from the series, it would be amazing to have something as special as that from my favorite character. I already have one of her wands, earrings, and necklace, so the hat would be the gem in my Luna collection.