Today I'm answering a few questions about my fandoms of choice. On Tumblr, the fandom trifecta is Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Supernatural, but to me right now, the fandom trifecta is Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and The Hunger Games. They are what most my questions will be about.
What was the first HP book you read?
The Chamber of Secrets, actually. I decided, since I'd seen the first movie, just to start on the second book. I went back after and read through the first later, of course!.
Which are your favorite and least favorite HP books?
For a long time, my most favorite was The Prisoner of Azkaban, but then The Half-Blood Prince came out... and then The Deathly Hallows... LOL. I used to quite dislike The Order of the Phoenix. I thought it was too angsty and dark. Now I understand it because of the movie and because I've been to angsty teenagerland myself. So I don't really have a least favorite anymore!
Which HP character is your favorite? Which is your least?
My favorite is Hermione, obviously. I also really like McGonagall and Luna and Neville and Lupin and Lily and James and Fred. My least favorite is Umbridge, of course, closely followed by Rita Skeeter and Bellatrix Lestrange.
Which of the HP movies is your favorite?
I really really liked The Order of the Phoenix, so that was my fave for a long time. Now it's The Deathly Hallows Part II.
When in the series did you cry the most?
I don't generally cry when I read, but I did throw the book across the room when Fred died. I cry for movies always, but the most was The Deathly Hallows Part II. I just spent that whole movie crying the first time I saw it because IT'S SO BEAUTIFULLLLLL.
How many times have you read the series or watched the movies?
Oh dear goodness. I can't keep track of the reading anymore. I know I'm well over thirteen reads for The Prisoner of Azkaban. For the movies, it's probably five or six times.
What Hogwarts House are you?
Via the official Pottermore sorting, I am Ravenclaw!
What's your wand according to Pottermore?
If I'm remembering properly, it's redwood and unicorn hair, 10 3/4 inches, rigid. I love the Pottermore wand content. I find it to be very accurate and a ton of fun, but then, I like personality quizzes and such far too much.
What season did you start on?
The first new series, with the Ninth Doctor, which is where everyone should start, unless you want to start with the originals. Haven't seen them yet, though I intend to. But for goodness sake, don't skip Nine!
Which Doctor is your favorite?
Nine. I would totally marry him, except he's like forty or something, but still. I'm very fond of Ten as well. I just like the Doctor, I suppose, in any form.
What companion is your favorite?
This question is much harder. I'm a huge fan of Rose, but I also really love Amy, Rory, and Clara. Donna's pretty darn awesome too. Jack Harkness is only a sort-of companion, I think, but I like him a lot too.
What episode is your favorite?
This is the most difficult question you could ask me. Um, it's definitely one by Steven Moffat. He's a genius. I'll go with "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances," from the first series.
Which episode scared you the most?
Actually, "The Empty Child." Most people would say one of the Weeping Angel episodes or "Silence in the Library," and though I found those episodes absolutely brilliant, they didn't affect me as much as "The Empty Child" did. I actually had trouble sleeping after that one, although I don't know if that was fear so much as a lot of thinking.
Which episode made you cry the most?
"Doomsday," obviously, when Rose becomes trapped in a parallel universe. Since that's such a common answer, I'll tell you the second most, which is a tie between "A Good Man Goes to War" (where Rory sees baby Melody for the first time and then River reveals that she is Melody) and "The Angels Take Manhattan" (where Amy and Rory jump off Canary Wharf and then get locked in the past by the Angels). Third is "Vincent and the Doctor" (where they take Vincent van Gogh to see an art gallery in the present day), and fourth is "Fear Her" (where a girl's picture of her abusive father comes to life and she and her mom defeat it by singing).
Which Doctor Who villain do you hate/fear the most?
Where most people might answer the Daleks or the Weeping Angels, I say the Cybermen. For some reason, I have this thing about modified people. That's probably why "The Empty Child" freaked me out so much. I don't know why I have nightmares about this topic, but. I had to stop reading the Animorphs series when I was in elementary school because of it. The Cybermen give me the creeps for the same reason.
The Hunger Games
Which is your favorite book in the trilogy?
I think I have to go with the majority on this one and say Catching Fire, but I honestly think all the books were brilliant. A lot of people hate on Mockingjay, especially the ending, but I loved it too.
Who were your most and least favorite characters?
My most favorite is Peeta, definitely, and Finnick's backstory made him another favorite. My least favorite is Alma Coin, followed closely by President Snow.
Team Peeta or Team Gale?
Obviously, Team Peeta! A lot of people get upset about this topic because the book is about more than romance, and I feel you, but I don't think the romance detracts from the concept at all. In fact, it strengthens it.
Would you win the Hunger Games?
I would not win. I would probably die in training or something. I'm not physically gifted at all, and I could never kill someone. I think. Probably.
Who would you volunteer for (regardless of gender)?
I'd like to think I would volunteer for just about everyone I love. My friends, my family, maybe even old crushes if I was feeling inspired enough. I don't know if I'd be so brave in action, but it kills me to even imagine any of them getting pulled up.
What part of the trilogy made you cry the most?
I actually did cry reading this one, but not the first time around. In later readings, though, I cried when Finnick died (that one also gave me nightmares) and when Katniss started yelling at Buttercup about Prim being dead. I might have also teared up a bit for when Katniss recognizes that Peeta has been hijacked and then when she tells Peeta she loves him at the end. I can't even imagine what I'm going to be like in the movies. I was nearly inconsolable in The Hunger Games movie when Rue died.
What was your favorite of the Star Wars films?
Episode II: Attack of the Clones, actually. Don't judge me! I thought the prequels created a beautiful and tragic story, very honest and painful. I also really like Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
What's your favorite animated Disney movie?
This is an unfair question! I tend to go through phrases and cravings when it comes to Disney movies. I do almost always end up back with The Little Mermaid, which was my obsession when I was little, or with Beauty and the Beast.
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