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34 things you’ll only understand if you’re Harry Potter obsessed

Basically, all the things you’ll know if you’re living your best life.

By Bianca Mastroianni
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger

Is there even such a thing as being too obsessed with Harry Potter? Didn't think so.

Anybody who tries to tell you that deserves a face full of Butterbeer, but nonetheless below are all the things you'll only understand if you're a full-blown fanatic.

We're are boarding the Hogwarts express people, hop on and enjoy the ride...

1. YOU KNOW EVERY HOGWARTS HOUSE CHARACTERISTICS AND WHO OF YOUR FRIENDS WOULD BE SORTED IN EACH

2. POTTERMORE IS BOOKMARKED ON YOUR COMPUTER
You’re not just a subscriber but a full-fledged user.

3. LIKE US, YOU CHANGED YOUR SCHOOL CLASS TIMETABLE TO MORE HP-SUITED CLASSES
Because P.E. is obviously Quidditch practice and Science is defs potions class.

4. YOUR MUM NOT-SO-SUBTLY MAILED YOU A HOGWARTS' ACCEPTANCE LETTER
That heartbreaking moment when you realise it’s fake, but appreciate your mother's efforts regardless.

5. YOU OWN A HELL OF A LOT OF HP MERCH
Including the specific wands of each character.

6. YOU'VE TESTED ALL THE RECIPES FROM HARRY POTTER
Those pumpkin pasties were totally not what you expected…

7. DRESS-UP PARTY? OUT COMES THE DOBBY COSTUME
Don't act like you haven't.

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8. YOU’VE RE-READ THE BOOKS A BAZILLION TIMES AND EVEN THOUGH YOU OWN THE NEWEST SET, YOU CONTINUE TO READ FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS EVEN IF THEY’RE FALLING APART

9. WHEN YOU SEE A BIG, BLACK, SHAGGY DOG YOU EITHER THINK "THE GRIM!!" OR "SIRUIS!!"
And then you cry and cry and cry into the next eternity.

10. WHENEVER THE MOVIES ARE PLAYING ON TV YOU CANCEL YOUR PLANS TO WATCH THEM
Even if you have the Blu-ray box set.

11. YOU’VE READ AND OWN “QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES,” “FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM,” AND “THE TALES OF BEETLE AND BARD”
The more the merrier.

12. YOU WILL HAPPILY EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WEREWOLF AND AN ANIMAGUS
Because only amateurs think they’re the same.

13. WHEN YOU THINK OF A MORTAL ENEMY YOU THINK UMBRIDGE OVER VOLDEMORT
We must not tell lies, soz.

14. YOU'RE ANNOYED THAT VOLDEMORTS' BACKSTORY WASN'T PROPERLY SHOWN IN THE MOVIES
There’s a reason he’s so messed up, guyz.

15. YOU CAN NAME AT LEAST TEN SPELLS RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW

16. YOU’VE MORE THAN ONCE WISHED YOU COULD ‘CRUCIO’ SOMEONE WHO’S ANNOYING YOU
Just maybe…

17. A DEATHLY HALLOWS TATTOO IS ON THE AGENDA, IF YOU DON’T ALREADY HAVE ONE
Because DUH!

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Etsy

18. WHEN YOU FEEL SAD YOU BLAME THE DEMENTORS

19. WHEN A NON-HARRY POTTER FAN CALLS SNAPE EVIL YOU'RE TEMPTED TO 'AVADA KEDAVRA' THEM
Yeah that's the killing curse...

20. ON THE TOPIC OF SNAPE – PART OF YOU WILL ALWAYS WISH HE AND LILY GOT A HAPPY ENDING
Always.

21. YOU HAVE GOOGLED WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN OWN A PET OWL
Because you refuse to believe Hedwig is dead.

22. YOU CAN NAME EVERY WEASLEY FAMILY MEMBER WITH EASE
Even you, Bilius.

23. YOU BUY THE MIXED JELLY BEAN PACKS AND PRETEND YOU’RE EATING BERTIE BOTTS EVERY FLAVOUR BEANS
You would even kill for an earwax-flavoured one.

24. YOU’VE MORE THAN ONCE TRIED TO TURN ON A LIGHT BY WHISPERING “LUMOS”

25. EVEN MORE YOU'VE PRETENDED A LIGHTER IS A DELUMINATOR

26. NO LOVE STORY WILL BE GREATER THAN HERMIONE AND RON'S

27. EVEN THOUGH THEIR KISS PANNED OUT DIFFERENTLY IN THE MOVIES, IT WAS EPIC

28. YOU REFER TO THOSE LESSER THAN YOU AS 'MUGGLES'

29. YOU'VE THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD TURN INTO YOUR OWN HORCRUXES
Probably your pet cat TBH.

30. YOU WISH THE MOVIES ALSO EXPANDED ON DUMBLEDORE’S PAST WITH GRINDELWALD
Because if there was ever a tragic love story…

31. YOU GET ALL EXCITED WHEN YOU'RE ON PAGE 394

32. YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR PATRONUS WOULD BE
A pupper, duh.

33. DUMBLEDORE IS STILL YOUR MAIN SOURCE OF INSPO, AND YOU CAN RATTLE OFF ANY OF HIS QUOTES ON DEMAND
“Don’t pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living and above all, those who live without love.”

34. IT’S BEEN YEARS, BUT YOU STILL CAN’T MOVE ON, AND PROBS NEVER WILL

Soz if this slayed you.