25 Things Every HP Fan Did Before Deathly Hallows Was Released

Hi Steffibun,

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.

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I barely dare open this one because the spine has split.

#3. Midnight book releases were your jam.
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#5. And you definitely slept on the street at least once for a movie premiere, if you were close enough to one.

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Order of the Phoenix movie release

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Half-Blood Prince movie release

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Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie release

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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!
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#7. In fact, your whole room was a shrine dedicated to the series.

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Yes I hung a wand from my ceiling.

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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!
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#9. And Mugglenet was your homepage so you’d be up to date 100% of the time.
It is still my homepage..
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#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.
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#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.
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#17. After Half-Blood Prince came out, you theorised non-stop about Snape’s loyalties.
Whilst in tears.
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#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.

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LeakyCon 2011

#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.

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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.
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Giffy

Hi Steffibun! I hope you had a wonderful weekend after your weird Friday. I don’t have much for you this week but I wanted to catch you up on a few things. And gifs.
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I’m going to the gym again! And we’re trying to eat better by grocery shopping at Sprouts every Monday and planning at least 3 dinners a week. Here’s our groceries for this week!
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101 in 1001 tasks I’ve completed recently: (69/101!)
3. Schedule doctor and dentist appointments each year
5. Buy a family car (okay so this isn’t done quite yet, but we’re buying Grayson’s dad’s truck very soon!)
11. Make 10 recipes from pinterest
35.Buy a lottery ticket when there’s a crazy big jackpot
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The Oscars are on Sunday! One of my goals is to watch all the best picture nominated movies one year. I’ve only seen the most popular 3 from this year, but I do plan on watching them all eventually. Three of them I can rent for $5 on google play so I may be spending lots of Saturday on the couch.
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The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
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I’m playing WoW again. This is all I have to say.
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Yes, I’m still reading The Cuckoo’s Calling. Page 181. Yes, I read less than 10 pages a day.
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Ok that’s all I have, I hope this made you smile! I love you bye!
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Bonus gif. Oh you say gif like jiff?
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And last picture because this is us as cats during the last month of the DCP.
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My Life Looks Like This

Happy Tuesday Steffi! I know you are not feeling well and this is a most inopportune time to have tiny chickens in your brain, but it could be worse! At least you have 9 whole days to get better.

I don’t have anything prepared for today, but I thought you’d like some pictures from the past couple of weeks of my life.

We went to Tucson Comicon and I looked like this:
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We met Kiba the cosplaying corgi and she looked like this:
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Ludo graduated puppy school and he looked like this:
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Our friend Kim goes to class also with her dog, Mason. He looks like this:
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(PS Mason no longer has balls and he looks like this:)
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Grayson took me to a Bengals game and we looked like this:
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Our view of the field looked like this:
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Next week we will look like this:
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PS You still have to do your 1/2 punishment. I love you BYE!

I want to be the best there ever was ♫♪♫

Hi Steffi,

I may or may not spend some time trying to recite the pokerap. I am no where close, but SOMEDAY. My brother introduced me to this gem and maybe someday I’ll be able to do all the voices too. Except the screeching birds, that’s just unnecessary. I burst out laughing every time I hear vilePLUUUME. Just imagine this moment, I couldn’t find a gif of the ‘hoo!’:

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