Timeless Thoughts

Timeless Thoughts: Harry Potter

Timeless Thoughts is a monthly linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where you write about something you miss from your past â€“ an item, a place, an event, anything. Timeless Thoughts is held on the first Saturday of the month, and runs for two weeks.

Just so you know, Harry Potter is truly alive and kicking and still inspiring young minds even in 2015. However, there is still this feeling I miss when it comes to Harry Potter and that’s when each book/film came out for the first time.

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I am huge Harry Potter fan. I remember the first time I read Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone in primary school and I couldn’t put it down. It was around the time my reading teacher was telling me that I should be reading 3 pages a night. B*tch, where? I devoured that book in one night and the rest was history.

J.K. Rowling had me wanting to whiz down Diagon Alley, play Quidditch and sincerely hope that I would receive my Hogwarts acceptance letter when I turned 11 (I’m still waiting). The fantastical creatures that she created and the characters she portrayed amazed me, and she is one of the reasons I wanted to become a writer from such a young age. She’s magical, man.

What I miss is the first time a new Harry Potter book/film came out. Seriously, does anyone else miss the feeling of excitement knowing that a new instalment is coming and it’s something fresh/new/exciting . You have no idea what’s coming and it makes you feel all tingly and as soon as that book is in your hands, you’re jumping up and down like a giddy fangirl/boy. Best. Feeling. Ever.

When you crack open the book for the first time and read a few pages and you might cry because omg, I’m reading more of Harry’s adventures and I wish I was there and Lordt, Rowling is ASDFGHJKL;’\

I remember going to the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 midnight premiere and crying when the film was finished. I remember the whole audience burst into applause when the film was over and there were so many emotions running through the room. That’s what I miss – because there will never be another completely fresh new Harry Potter book/film because the series is done. That part of the HP world is complete for us and although there are other things coming out (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them; The Cursed Child), it doesn’t feel the same.

Whilst I can never experience the joy and wonder and awe from reading a new HP book again, I can still read it and feel a sense of thrill because J.K. Rowling is amazing like that.

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15 Comments

  • Tara

    Girl, I’m so with you on missing the releases of the new books! I remember getting the fifth, sixth, and seventh book on the release day! Heck, I even skipped class for the last book (and maybe for the sixth one)! I bought the book and then hid in my favourite coffee shop and devoured the book in about seven hours! Guh. I remember first reading Harry Potter in my freshman year of high school, and it forever changed my life. It’s because of Harry Potter that I befriended some awesome people IRL and online. It’s because of Harry Potter that I joined its fandom and participated for over a decade from 2001 to about 2013. It’s because of Harry Potter I became a huge Anglophile to where I even preferred the UK English.

    akdslfljksadlkjfka;sfd In other word, I’m so with you on the Harry Potter bandwagon. Going to the Harry Potter World in Universal Studios Japan was an experience I cherish! I’m forever a Slytherin, and I have my Slytherin scarf (and a Ravenclaw scarf) knitted by my friend that I wear every winter to show my love for Harry Potter 😀

    • Chynna

      You rebel, you! My mum always bought me the book, so when I got home the book would be waiting for me. Glorious feeling, I tell ya! Harry Potter got me to befriend a lot of awesome people online, too! I actually used to roleplay as Luna Longbottom on Twitter for about 2 years, but I’m still in contact with a few people from those days 🙂 YOU KNOW BOUT DAT UK ENGRISH, DOE. Hahaha.

  • Pauline

    This has reminded me to do this link up aha!

    I actually haven’t seen or read any of the Harry Potter movies/books. I think all my knowledge on it is based on Tumblr/Twitter/the internet! I really need to read it and catch up on what I’m missing, I was supposed to over the summer but just didn’t have time 😛

  • Maroon Caludin

    I remember my mom getting me the first book. I had started it then stopped. Then, one night bored I started it again and was hooked. My mom then went out and got me the others (which was up to 4 at the time). I love the series. And I love the new illustrated version too. The art is beautiful!

  • Raisa

    Oh gosh, I remember the excitement when a new book was announced! My mom would buy it for me as soon as it dropped. I couldn’t put the books down, and I’d be done in days. XD

    What’s your house? I always get sorted into Ravenclaw when I take quizzes, but honestly I wanna be a Hufflepuff coz they’re so chill.

    • Chynna

      Haha, I just replied to Tara that my mum would do exactly the same! I think I cried when I finished the last book and absolutely BAWLED when I watched the last film. Emotional times, man.

      Slytherin, represent!

  • Nancy

    Oh man, I feel like I am missing out a lot by not getting into Harry Potter! Though it is amazing how the series have been kicking along for so many years.. Along with the fact that people watched the characters grow up. “Now what happens to the actors post-HP era?” I’m happy to see people inspired by Harry Potter, even though we won’t know when that letter to Hogwarts will happen ;).

    • Chynna

      It’s so weird, because anything else Harry Potter characters are in, I’m like “Oh, Hermione. Oh, it’s Ron. Oh, it’s Harry!” Hahaha. Although, Emma Watson who played Hermione has done pretty good to break out of that role.

  • ariane

    I too, miss Harry Potter. I remember myself reading it countless times haha. I still hate that Harry ended up with Ginny tho, but ill get over it. Love the necklace! 🙂

    • Chynna

      I thought I was the only one who thought that! I thought he would have ended up with Luna, or something. JK messed up on that one, I think. (Secretly I’m a Draco/Harry shipper – lol)

      • Tara

        GIRL I LOVE YOU SO MUCH NOW! Not only are you a HP slasher, but you’re just like me in thinking that Luna would have been way better with Harry! I’m not big on het pairings, but Luna with anybody is my thing. Harry/Luna makes way more sense than Harry/Ginny! I hate that pairing so much, so yeah LOL.

        AND LUNA IS MY GIRL. She’s one character I was able to really get into when writing fanfics! In my mind, her, Neville, and Draco make the best trio friendship ever XD In fact, one of my favourite pairings is Draco/Neville and they are best friends with Luna, hahahahaa!

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