No witchcraft and wizardry can replace a good analogue camera — Colin Creevey can testify to that! When it comes to photography, witches and wizards don’t mind indulging in a little muggle technology. Arthur Weasley, however, still thinks a Lomo Oktomat is some sort of pixie prison.
When I was approximately ten years old I was enchanted by the idea of definitely not being a muggle. I would have been a Ravenclaw, and best friends with Neville I expect (at school I tended to bond with the outcasts, standing up for them if they were bullied — people were wary of me because I wasn’t afraid to KICK THEM VERY HARD).
When the films came along I found them simultaneously irritating for the things they left out or changed (Harry and Lily are supposed too have green eyes for God’s sake) and brilliant for creating such an immersing world. The props really are something to drool over — I want my own Chudley Cannons poster!
Deathly Hallows Part II was a fantastic end to the film series, if only for the fact that for the past ten years I’ve detested Snape, and all it took was that one scene to love him. I mean I still hate him for being a big horrible butt, but now I understand him a bit. It’s bittersweet.
Of course I’m desperate to go to the theme park for a nice cold butterbeer, but uh, I can’t find my humongous sack of gold at the moment…
Like many jealous Brits, I wish they’d make one in the UK. There’s so many locations to choose from: Perhaps they could build the Ministry of Magic or the chamber of secrets, or even the burrow. Forget the 2012 Olympics, build a Harry Potter theme park instead! I fully intend to picket parliament on this.
Here are some witchy and hogwarty photos that evoke some magic for me: