Okay, so diehard Harry Potter fan coming through.
I spent all of Thanksgiving weekend reading Harry Potter. Except today, because I was like CRAAAAP, HOMEWORK. But yeah, I got through Harry Potter 1-4 and the first 100? pages of OotP. While I was reading, I got excited whenever I understood something British. Being an American makes this kind of stuff exciting. So when Hermione mentioned wine gums in GOF, I was excited to know that I knew what she meant thanks to Charlieissocoollike. (THANK YOU CHARLIE AND I LOVE YOU.) And then when I understood the British slang, it made me happy. I noticed more things and felt what the characters felt in greater intensity this time too. There was this one part in the 4th one where Harry and Ron are trying to get dates for the Yule Ball and Ron says how this was all stupid and Harry should just go with Ginny. But then Ginny says how she can't go with Harry because she already agreed to go with Neville and then there was one sentence saying that she looked miserable. I FELT SO BAD FOR HER RIGHT THERE. She definitely still really liked Harry there and reading those words, I was like CAN I PICK UP THESE WORDS AND HUG THEM? I wanted to give Ginny a hug really bad. Poor girl, she could have almost gone with Harry. AND WHAT IF SHE DID AND HE PAID ATTENTION TO HER AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE AN AMAZING NIGHT. GINNY WOULD DIE INSIDE. LIKE I WOULD IF THAT HAPPENED. Ah well. A fangirl can't always have what she dreams of.
I cried a lot while reading of course. Especially during the 4th and 3rd ones. My little sister saw me and asked me why I was crying. And my reply to her question was, "I'M NOT CRYING." Yeah, biggest lie ever. I had not read the first four in a while and since I had read them, I grew up a lot, I think. And by grew up a lot, I mean became an even more emotional girl who is more prone to crying. I think seeing the characters all grown up and then going back to when they were young affected me greatly too. So sometimes I'd be like "Harry had to go through this and he's only FOURTEEN?!" I guess that also had to do why I cried so much.
Reading the third book was kinda...weird. It is my favorite one out of the series and it still is. But whenever they would be hatin on Sirius, I'd be thinking NO SIRIUS IS A GOOD GUY. STOP BEING MEANN. There was this one part in the book when Harry has a dream with Sirius and Pettigrew in it and he says how Pettigrew resembled Neville. And I got so mad. I was like SKDFJD DO NOT COMPARE AT ALL. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU HARRY. Because of course, NEVILLE IS SO FREAKING AWESOME. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. And Pettigrew is the one character in all of characters that I have ever read that I hate the most. No lie. Peter Pettigrew is the fictional character that I hate the most out of all fictional characters.
Last night, after I finished GOP, I went on the Internet for a little while and experienced what I call Harry Potter withdrawal. Symptoms including feeling really bummed out, craving anything HP-related, and difficulty finding something funny unless it was HP-related.
So I gave in to my cravings and found these on the Internet. THESE VIDEOS ARE AMAZING AND THEY MADE ME CRYYY.
My tears and smiles are forever when it comes to the Harry Potter series.
These characters, they are like my brothers and sisters. This series has impacted me so much, it has been a huge influence on my childhood and I hope I treasure it as much as I do now when I'm older. The characters are not just characters. Harry Potter is not just a book. It's a world that I wish was real. Even if it is not real physically, it is real inside of me. The troubles, emotions, experiences of the characters. I've been there with them going through the same things. They will forever be a part of me. It has had as much of an impact on me as actual things have had on me. I don't love them like I love other characters. They have been a huge part of my life for ten years and after these years, I am not going to let them go. They have a huge place in my heart. And they always will have.