Last night I saw Andrew Sim’s post from Buzzfeed “25 Things Every Harry Potter Fan Did Before Deathly Hallows Was Released” and I said YASSS to so many of them I wanted to show you with my own pictures.
#1. You obsessively reread every book, combing for information you might have missed on the previous read through.
This is obvious.
#2. To the point where all your books looked like this.
I barely dare open this one because the spine has split.
#3. Midnight book releases were your jam.
#5. And you definitely slept on the street at least once for a movie premiere, if you were close enough to one.
Order of the Phoenix movie release
Half-Blood Prince movie release
Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie release
Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie release
#6. Your bedroom was wallpapered with posters from the films.
Cue Harry Potter wall from baby Kara’s bedroom!
#7. In fact, your whole room was a shrine dedicated to the series.
Yes I hung a wand from my ceiling.
I took a 6 foot holographic poster from a theater.
#8. You’d spend hours clicking through J.K. Rowling’s website trying to find clues.
This was my life during Christmas break!
#9. And Mugglenet was your homepage so you’d be up to date 100% of the time.
It is still my homepage..
#10. Movie marathons were a common occurrence at your house.
Correction, they ARE.
#11. And of course, you’d accompany the films with themed snacks.
We made pumpkin pasties and butterbeer for our Harry Potter class in college.
#12. You bought any kind of merchandise you could get your hands on.
#13. You spent hours assembling intricate Hogwarts Lego sets.
No. But playing the Lego Harry Potter games, yes.
#15. You frequently visited dumbledoreisnotdead.com, reading so far into every theory that came along.
Also the unplottables LiveJournal.
#16. You got super into role playing on various online forums.
Hogwarts Is Home LiveJournal!! Also, Neopets guilds, so many Neopets guilds.
#17. After Half-Blood Prince came out, you theorised non-stop about Snape’s loyalties.
Whilst in tears.
#18. You spent a lot of time writing or reading unhealthy levels of fanfiction.
Harry Potter and the Amulet of Time! ❤
#19. You listened to Mugglecast so much that you got to the point where you considered Andrew, Ben, Kevin, Eric, Micah, and all the rest of the gang to be your friends.
They’re all I listened to during long vacation car rides to Mexico and California.
#20. If you lived in the right area, you went to all the fan conventions.
Or not, I went to one in Florida.
#21. And if you lived too far or your parents didn’t let you go, you’d just look at photos on the internet and be sad.
I remember when I missed out on Azkatraz.
#22. You made so many online friends who shared your undying love for the series.
Just friends in general. You know who you are.
#23. If you weren’t in a Wrock band, you sure listened to a lot of it.
Harry & the Potters concert 2013
#25. But mainly, your time was spent waiting impatiently for the next book release, so you could devour it in a few hours and repeat the whole cycle.