Today, thought I'd answer a few questions about my fandoms of choice. On Tumblr, they think of Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Supernatural as the fandom trifecta, 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. *Spoilers ahoy*
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.
Which is your favorite and least favorite HP book?
For most favorite, for a long time it was The Prisoner of Azkaban, but then The Half-Blood Prince came out... and then The Deathly Hallows. Haha. :) I used to quite dislike The Order of the Phoenix; I thought it was too angsty and dark. Now I understand it, partly because of the movie but also 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?
For favorite, Hermione, obviously. I also really like McGonagall and Luna and Neville and Lupin and Lily and James and Fred... For least favorite, 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, funnily enough, so that was my fave for a long time. Now it's The Deathly Hallows Part II, naturally.
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 think I just spent that whole movie crying the first time I saw it. And I still cry a lot every time I watch it. Because IT'S SO BEAUTIFULLLLLL.
How many times have you read the series? 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?
I believe, 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, I think. Unless you want to start with the originals. Haven't seen them yet, though I intend to for reference. 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, 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. I'm such a Moffat fan. He's a genius. I'll go with my favorite being "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances," from the first series.
Which episode scared you the most?
Actually, also "The Empty Child." Most people would say one of the Weeping Angel episodes or "Silence in the Library," I think, 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, which is the episode where Rose becomes trapped in a parallel universe. Since that's such a common answer, I'll tell you the second most is tied between "A Good Man Goes to War" (where Rory sees his and Amy's 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 he sees how valued his work is), and, in case you were interested, fourth is "Fear Her" (where a girl's picture of her dead, abusive father comes to life along with the other drawings 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, my answer is actually 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 even know why, but I have nightmares, sometimes, about modified people. I had to stop reading the Animorphs series when I was in elementary school, because even though when I read it, and like, during the day, I was fine, I'd have nightmares later. The Cybermen give me the creeps for that 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 nonetheless.
Who were your most and least favorite characters?
Most is Peeta, definitely, and once I got Finnick's backstory in Mockingjay he become another favorite. Least favorite is Alma Coin, followed closely by President Snow.
Team Peeta or Team Gale?
Obviously, Team Peeta! A lot of people get all up in arms about the romance/teams thing, and like to go on about how the book is about more than romance, and I have to say I feel you, but I don't think the romance detracts from that concept at all. In fact, it strengthens it.
Would you win the Hunger Games/how long would you survive?
I would not win and I would probably die in training or something. I, like, don't even know what I'd do with myself if I got put in the Games. I'm not physically apt at all, and I could never kill someone. I think. Probably.
Who would you volunteer for (regardless of gender)?
I 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 actually 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 think I actually did cry for this one, reading it, 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 because I love the prequels! I thought they made up a beautiful and tragic story, very honest and painful, really. I also really like Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
What faction from the Divergent trilogy are you?
Since there's no official test, it's hard to say, but in fan-made quizzes, I appear to be Divergent (when that's an option) or Erudite (when Divergent isn't a choice). Seems about right.
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 almost always end up, though, back with The Little Mermaid, which was my (very severe) obsession when I was little, or with Beauty and the Beast.
That was a fairly thorough analysis of my fandom experience, although without much discussion of romance, because I shall discuss that elsewhere. If you can think of any more questions about these fandoms, let me know, because I love questions! Thanks for reading and see you next time for our September humor post!
If you'd like, go ahead and give me your own answers on some of these!
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I'm an unpublished novelist, primarily of YA fantasy, and a freelance editor. I love psychology, cats, social justice, and love! I'm also a huge fangirl. Basically, stories are my life.
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