I’ve been indulging in my Harry Potter addiction again recently, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite moments of the books/movies with you. I haven’t reread them, so this is a non-comprehensive, random list, but I thought some of you might enjoy it. :)
1. When Hermione hits Draco
I’m generally a very non-violent person, but there’s just something so satisfying about Hermione losing her shit and backhanding Draco. I think she slaps him in the book, but punches him in the movie? Either way, it’s glorious.
2. “There’s no need to call me “Sir”, Professor.”
Possibly my favorite line in the books. I distinctly remember laughing out loud at that. People always forget how witty Harry is, but he can be the king of sass when he’s not getting ready to sacrifice himself (again).
3. When Ginny lies about tattoos
I don’t have the books here, but the internet yielded this.
Ginny: You’d think people had better things to gossip about. Three Dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it’s true you’ve got a Hippogriff tattooed across your chest.
Harry: What did you tell her?
Ginny: I told her it’s a Hungarian Horntail. Much more macho.
Harry: Thanks. And what did you tell her Ron’s got?
Ginny: A Pygmy Puff, but I didn’t say where
It’s just one example, but when Ginny isn’t inappropriately fangirling over Harry, she’s right up there with him in terms of wit. They really didn’t bring that across in the movies at all, did they?
4. Naughty boy
Remember when McGonagall caught Harry flying and asked a teacher to borrow Wood to introduce him to Harry, and Harry thinks Wood is something she wants to beat him with? Yeah, I giggled. (Also, how serious is McGonagall about Quidditch though.)
5. Fred & George
Basically every scene (apart from that one in Deathly Hallows), but I especially love the one in Chamber of Secrets when Fred and George walk ahead of Harry telling everyone to make room because the Heir of Slytherin is coming through. They didn’t believe it could be Harry for a second, but instead of being all sappy about it, they make one big joke out of the situation. My kind of people.
6. McGonagall and the suits of armor
How adorable is she? Truly one of my very favorite characters.
7. When Sirius offers Harry to live with him
It’s bittersweet in retrospect, but I was really happy for Harry the first time I read the book!
Ron, Harry and Hermione’s friendship
ALL THE SCENES for this one. But here’s three:
– when Ron and Hermione decide to ditch school and go Horcrux hunting with Harry like it’s not even a question
– when Ron, Harry and Hermione face all the challenges to get to the Philosopher’s stone together
…and Ron just getting himself beat and Hermione’s speech about bravery to Harry
– when they all stay at Hogwarts for Christmas to take Polyjuice
8. When Remus and Sirius find out the truth
…and they just hug and apologize while Harry, Ron and Hermione are like !!!
9. When Draco shows up wearing leather pants
Oh wait, that wasn’t in the books.