Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Hogwarts Tag

Like pretty much everyone else on Earth, I love Harry Potter, so this tag is perfect for me.

Am I a pureblood, half-blood, or Muggle born?

Probably a half-blood, but my older family members pretend to be pureblood because #status. Also, there’s less of a chance of dying if you’re pureblood. Not dying in a wizarding war would be optimal.

Which wand chose me?

Cedar, unicorn hair, 14 inches, reasonably supple. (My wand is bigger than your wand.)

Did I take an owl, cat, rat, or toad with me?

Can I have a thestral? If not, than an owl. Owls seem to be the most useful, don’t they? Owls deliver mail. What do the other animals do?

Where did the sorting hat put me?

What house did I want to be in?

I’m cool with being a Ravenclaw. I like all the houses, so I don’t have a preference.

What lessons are my favorite and least favorite?

My favorites are probably defense against the dark arts, herbology, and care of magical creatures. My least favorites . . . which ones make me do math? Potions and astronomy sound like they might involve math. I’d rather jump off the Astronomy Tower than take a math class.

The form my patronus takes?

Nacho platter. I operate under the assumption that everybody loves nachos, even dementors. If they saw the nachos, they’d go for the platter and lose interest in my soul.

According to the official test, my patronus is a marsh harrier. I had to Google that. Turns out, it’s a swamp hawk that lives everywhere except the Americas. You learn something new every day, right?

What does a boggart look like for me?

Crippling depression? Irredeemable failure? Complete humiliation? Incurable deadly disease? If those are too abstract, then it’s probably a dead family member or a bug. I freakin’ hate bugs.

Do I partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?

No. In school, I was a loner. Everybody loved sports, and partying, and clubbing. I was just . . . no.

Where would I find myself hanging in my free time?

Where does Hagrid keep the magical creatures? I’d be hanging out with them, probably cuddling Fluffy. Or exploring the castle grounds. Or in the greenhouses.

What would I most likely get detention for?

Wandering into the Forbidden Forest. You can’t call something a Forbidden Forest and not expect me to get curious. If you called it Giant Spider Forest, I’d stay away. This proves that places shouldn’t have vague names.

What career do I want after leaving Hogwarts?

Does Hogwarts need a writing professor? I’m qualified. I could email over my CV right now.

Working in the Department of Mysteries would be awesome, but I’m not good at keeping secrets. I think I’d like to search for new species of magical plants and animals.

Do you want to do this tag? Consider yourself tagged.


  1. I did this one a while back. I can't remember my answers though! I think my boggart would be a huge hairy spider...I hate the things. I'm with Ron, why can't it be butterflies...A nacho platter? OK that's original! The calories might scare some people...

  2. Your Patronus is similar to mine. I got a Sparrow Hawk, though I feel more like it would be a dog really, perhaps a collie.

    I may have to have a go at this one some time.

  3. What a fun tag!!! My Patronus is a hedgehog and love that. Yours looks pretty cool too!! I always thought Ravenclaw was such an awesome house but I am cool to be in Gryffindor.

  4. This is such a fun and creative tag! As always, you make me laugh. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. A thestral looks very cool. I'd probably end up with a cat, but owls are cooler. I think? Herbology and care of magical creatures would definitely be favorite classes. And the Forbidden Forest does look kinda awesome. It would help if I'd actually read these and knew what I was talking about lol...

  6. Hi AJ - for a not particularly Hogwarts lover (surprise, surprise!) ... but Hogwarts reminders are 'everywhere' ... Love the tag though. As Greg mentions the Herbarium ... I'd be in there or out in the garden with the herbs ... and an owl watching over me ... cheers Hilary

  7. I did this tag awhile back - it was so much fun! Great post!