No, I haven't read the books but I did watch each and every movie. Fine, I realize that it's not the same thing and as a book lover, I know that you shouldn't ever watch a movie before reading the book but when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone came out, I though it was too 'kiddie' for my cool self and opted to watch the movie instead.
Now that I have seen all 8 movies (although seriously, the first of the Deathly Hallows shouldn't count because it BLEW) I am ready to go back and read the books. Better late than never, right?!? In preparation for that, I also wanted to have a little fun and decided to join Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's interactive website for all Potterites to get together and geek-out to their fullest! (no offense).
I am not going to lie, Pottermore isn't a horribly fun website... or at least I can't see the enjoyment in it. That being said, I haven't spent a lot of time searching it out past finding my name, my wand and, of course, my house. Maybe it is a blast and I am totally missing out but I am not thinking I will stick around all that long to find out. If you think it's just awesome, please leave me a comment below and convince me I am wrong!! ;)
Nevertheless, here are the nitty-gritty details of my 'Pottermore' experience:
My name is not cool and not in my taste as far as web-names would go but I had very little choice in the matter. After entering all my details, a list of five names popped up for me to choose from and this one seemed the best. From now on, please refer to me as 'Stormy'.
If you want to 'friend' me, my Pottermore name is:
After quickly browsing my way through the beginning of Harry's story, I found myself on Diagon Alley (which, in all honesty makes me smile everytime I say it... yes, I tend to be that childish). My favourite place was Ollivanders where I got to choose my wand. Pardon me... my wand got to choose me.
Through a series of questions, it was determined that I my wand is as follows:
Sycamore with Unicorn core, 13 1/4 inches, Hard
Dude, it has a UNICORN core... that's friggin' awesome!! I hope it's a bad-ass unicorn and not something from rainbow bright!!
Now, for the moment everyone has been waiting for... my house!
The sorting hat was actually the coolest part of the journey thus far. At first I thought that all the questions were the same for everyone but when my husband later joined, I realized that they weren't and that was pretty cool.
For as long as I can remember, my husband (an original Potter groupie) has assumed he would triumph as a Gryffindor member, leading the parade and that I would be in the sissy Hufflepuff house. Remember the rainbow bright unicorn mentioned earlier!?! I was also a little afraid of how things would turn out!
I am pleased to annouce that I am NOT a sissy, nor am I am evil sorcerer but am happily at home in Ravenclaw. I am quite happy, if not proud of my classing. What made it even better was when my husband was placed in Slytherin. HAHAHA! #winning
So, overall, my experience was actually a little bit of fun and I am glad that I did it. Will you find me getting my 'Potter' on anytime soon? Not likely. But, for now... I will delight in the fact that my husband isn't the awesome wizard he assumed he was!