Hey guys. It's Wednesday. My bad. Better late than never I guess.
HOLLY SHIT DID YOU KNOW THAT HARRY POTTER 7 PART 1 COMES OUT TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT?? I'M SO EXCITED THERE'S LIKE A 30 PERCENT CHANCE I'M GOING TO VOMIT IN THE THEATER.
Ok. So my obsession with Harry Potter started at a very early age. My sister's both read the first book when it came out so naturally I decided I should too. I will admit that when I first started reading it I quit after ten pages declaring ti boring. This was mostly because I was nine so I was FUCKING RETARDED. I picked it up again about a year later and realized there has never been anything better att all ever. By this time the second one was out as well so i immediately devoured that one and patiently awaited the third. Since then my family has made sure to get a copy of the new book on the day it comes out so we can all start reading it. This plan worked out fine for the next two book until I got sick of waiting a week to start it since i was the youngest and had to wait until everyone was done reading it to pick it up. The we became a two book purchase on the day of type of family. No regrets.
When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out a couple years ago I waited outside of Barnes and Noble with my sister for over two hours at the midnight release to get a copy. When I finished it I literally cried. I also cried while reading it due to the loss of some beloved friends, but that was a different kind of crying. I cried at the end of the novel because ti was over. The end of something huge. No more mystery and suspense. I had read ALL of Harry Potter. A very bittersweet moment. However, I did not allow this to get to me too much because I knew I still has the movies. It was not really the end until The Deathly Hallows came out.
I have always been a HUGE fan of the movies as well. I was never one of those Harry Potter snobs wh thought the films butchered the story and only like one of the directors. I think they are fantastic. I see all of the movies at midnight on opening night and I buy them all as they come out on DVD. After the sixth one came out it really hit me that there was only one left. There was one movie left until I couldn't ignore it any longer, Harry Potter would be done. Oh wait. What? You guys decided to split into two movies? HELL YEAH THAT'S THE BEST IDEA EVER. That's like five hours of movie! Thank God. I can put off that depressing idea for at least another six months.
The reason this is such a huge deal to all of us is because we are of a generation that grew up with Harry Potter. In general, my class has been the same age of the characters as the movies have come out. (We're a little ahead now but whatever..) Most of us devoured the books as children in a way our teachers could never get us to read other novels and we all secretly hoped to get our letter one day. For me, Harry Potter was one of the defining aspects of my childhood. And in that sense, when Harry Potter is over, so is a part of my childhood. A part! not all of it. I'm never growing up.
I really can't explain to you how much Harry Potter means to my life, or how often I have played the multiple Harry Potter board games at my house, but I hope all of you will excuse this pointless post i have written and understand that I'm literally not thinking about anything else right now.
-Mada Ginny Larson