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A Slight Obsession

A Slight Obsession

I think it’s time to admit that I have a slight obsession. It’s nothing big, really. Nothing to worry about. It’s not like it consumes half my time and then I’m constantly thinking about it… Ok who am I kidding? I’m a total addict. Everyone knows. I have a bit more than a slight obsession with Harry Potter… Since I was 9 years old I just loved the series, but I had periods of obsessing over it less and more. Currently I’m obsessing over it a lot. It started from the summer break, when they were releasing Deathly Hallows P2. It kind of all came back to me… And it never went away.

I’m very proud of my obsession. And I’m starting to get a bit tired of defending it… So I’ve decided that, once and for all, I would make a post about just WHY I love Harry Potter just that much. I don’t think I need to defend it, but I’d like to have a quick answer in store if somebody dares call it ‘Just a Book’. So in no particular order, here’s a list of 7 reasons why I love Harry Potter.

1. It’s not just a book.

It’s 7 books, plus 3 extra ones. Also 8 movies. Also 2 beta websites, a theme park, a studio tour and 2 musicals. Is that clear?

2. The author.

I once wrote a four page essay about J.K. Rowling for school. The requirement was for two pages and for me four was keeping it short. The things she went through in life and how she survived them, to me, are just spectacular. I can relate to her in so many ways and I just can’t thank her enough…

3. Tom Felton.

I’m not usually one to fangirl. Justin Bieber, One Direction, all of that, I don’t like that. But I am perfectly insane over Tom Felton. Seriously. Just look at him:

I MEAN HOW CAN YOU NOT BE IN LOVE WITH THAT? (I have a feeling this post will embarass me in the future…)

4. Evanna Lynch.

She is just PERFECT for the role of Luna Lovegood. Also, she is such a Potterhead it’s just amazing. I feel like she’s part of the family (and by that I mean the Potterhead family).

5. The Weasleys.

The Weasleys are the ultimate family. A mother who stuffs them with home cooked food and knits sweaters. A father who knows how to take care of his family. A pair of awesome prankster twins. A badass little sister. GINGER HAIR. What more can you ask for in a family?

6. A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel.

If you consider yourself a Potterhead and don’t know what AVPM or AVPS is, you should go on youtube and do some research. These two musicals show what the Muggles can do. The star of the musicals, Darren Criss, later became very well known for his part as Blaine in Glee. But first, he was a Starkid, and a Starkid he shall always be… Also, I go to Pigfarts.

7. The FANDOM.

My previous post was about this. The Harry Potter fandom has just made my year. I can’t explain just how amazing it’s all been for me.

There are LOTS of other reasons why I love Harry Potter, and I would have loved to list them all, but unfortunately that would bore you all to death. So I’ll just leave you with this quote…


About Maya Kind Of Writes

Hello! I'm Maya, and when I'm not procrastinating on the internet, going to school, or reading, I write.

8 responses »

  1. When I got a new computer, the first thing I downloaded was virus protection, the second was Google Chrome, the third was a Severus Snape collage to use as my wallpaper. I’ve got it bad, too.

  2. Moment Matters

    There are 3 extra books? I’m must not be the lead fan but I also love Harry Potter too much. And like the quote, J.K. Rowling shaped my childhood, can relate to her story. I wish they re-elease the whole movie series in 3D though, that’ll be great!

    For the record, not a single series, not even the Hunger Games, can stood in level with Harry Potter. It’s not just about the money in box office, it’s about the totality of the experience =))

  3. I think you started it off best, its not just seven books, its a whole experience. Some of my friends had HP birthday parties through all of High School and somehow it wasn’t ever nerdy to play Lions vs Snakes on brooms in the backyard. Kudos for returning to one of the greatest experiences of all time.


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