Hogwarts Tag

So this is a bonus tag but as soon as I saw this I had to do it! I am obviously a massive Harry Potter fan and I will never pass up a chance to talk about Hogwarts!

So, I’m going to get straight into the questions. Also, I tag EVERYONE!!



Am I a pureblood, half-blood, or muggle born?

Well my mum has read the first 3 books and getting to the others and watched all the movies and my dad doesn’t read, he has seen all the movies though because he didn’t really have a choice haha. So I would probably say Half-Blood.

Which wand chose me?

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Did I take an owl, cat, rat, or toad with me?

I would probably choose an owl. Even though I love cats I think owls are awesome and would be handy as!

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Where did the sorting hat put me?

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What house did I want to be in?

I always thought I would be Gryffindor and I was very okay with that!

What lessons are my favourite and least favourite?

Favourites:
Care of Magical Creatures – I love animals and my favourite class in school was Ag and this is the magical equivalent!
Charms – This is the basic kinda spells so I think this would be important and who doesn’t want to make things fly!
Potions – Not with Snape as a teacher though as it seems like he actually doesn’t care about his students, he just expects everyone to be shit so doesn’t actually try and properly teach them and I can’t stand that.
Transfiguration – Who doesn’t want to learn how to turn a desk into a pig?! This is also a really handy skill if you are in a pinch and need something.
History of Magic – if it had a different teacher that was actually engaging! I love learning about history but how do they expect anyone to pass this class if everyone is asleep or zoned out!
Astronomy – I love looking at stars and I would love to learn more about them. In school, we only learnt a little about the planets in science class but I have always been curious.

Least Favourite:
Herbology – I have never really been into gardening or anything as I’m more of an animal person so I don’t think I would love this subject. I think learning about some of the plants would be a bit interesting though.
Muggle studies – I don’t honestly see the point of this subject but if you were a pure blood or a half-blood that was raised mainly in the wizarding world then I think it would be interesting. But I would definitely not be an Arthur Weasley.
Ancient Runes – And this is mainly here because I don’t fully know what it is or understand what you actually learn.
Divination – I’ll pass!

The form my Patronus takes:

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I don’t really like the Patronus quiz thing. I have done this test about 4 times and obviously got all different things as I’m pretty sure it’s completely random as I’m pretty sure I answered the tests the exact same at least 3 of the times. And I remember getting a Mastiff dog the first time, which is honestly a dog breed I do not like and then I got I a different bird which I had never even heard of and when I looked it up it was a bird not found in Aus, so of course I didn’t know it. Then I got something else that I don’t remember and then I got the Sparrow. At least I know what a sparrow is but I still don’t think this test is that great.
On the Expecto Patronus info page, it says that the Patronus is usually something that is common where you live and that is why cats, dogs & horses are the most common. But that was not the case at all in any of choices I got as I have never even seen a mastiff in person I don’t think and Sparrows are kinda rare to see where I live, you only see them occasionally.

What does a boggart look like to me?

Okay so I honestly do not know any of my fears so I have no clue what my Patronus would be. I obviously have a fear I guess but I haven’t experienced it yet to actually know it.

Do I partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?

I would definitely give Quidditch a go, I don’t think I would be good at it as I don’t have the best hand eye coordination. I would probably collect Chocolate Frog cards! I would also give Wizards chess a go too. I haven’t played chess a tonne so I’m not that great but I think it would be fun.

Where would I find myself hanging in my free time?

Near the lake, of course, sitting near the lake reading would be awesome! Or just chillen in the common room near the fire in the comfy lounges in winter.

What would I most likely get detention for?

Probably ‘talking back’ to the teacher or talking in class..! Oh and probably sneaking to the kitchens in the middle of the night!

What career do I want after leaving Hogwarts?

Auror would be cool but I’m going to go with something to do with animals as I would love to work with animals!
I did a quiz on BuzzFeed, which you can find HERE and it said I should be a Wandmaker, which would be interesting! I think wand making is a little understated but you would get to go on awesome adventures to harvest the wood from wand trees and collect the cores for the wands!



And that is all! I’m going to take a few people, not my most recent followers like I do on my normal Tag Sunday.  But if you want to do this tag then feel free!!!! I tag EVERYBODY!!!!

I tag: Bree @ In Love and Words // Maya @ Fire-Breathing Book Dragon // Destiny @ Howling Libraries // Stephanie @ TeacherOfYA



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Tag Sunday – The Happiness Tag

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I was tagged by the awesome Olga @ Olga’s Oddish Obsession to do the Happiness Tag! Make sure you go and check out her answers HERE! And thanks for the tag! It’s fun to get away from tags that are about books sometimes. And for that reason I will not be using books as an answer for the first question as it’s kinda obvious, I wouldn’t have a bookish blog if I didn’t love it.



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1. Food & cooking!

Olga used this same answer, well food, in hers but I can’t not use it when food is amazing! I love cooking and I basically never follow a recipe, I just make things up, don’t use measurements or see a recipe and alter it. Some of my favourite things to cook and eat are creamy garlic prawns, marinated pork & noodles, Mac N Cheese Lasagna & my Mum’s spaghetti and meatballs.

I’ll insert a pic below what I made tonight for dinner.

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It has butter, garlic, cream, chicken stock, garlic powder, onion flakes, curry powder, mushrooms, prawns & rice.

2. Movies & TV Shows

I love watching tv & movies! At the moment I’m rewatching Supernatural Season 10 as I want to continue with Season 11 & 12. I watched up to the send of season 10 last year on Netflix and was waiting for them to get the newer seasons but they never did and now they have removed Supernatural from the Australian & New Zealand Netflix and will soon be removing it from all the rest as well. Which sucks, so instead of using Netflix I am now downloading them from online. Other TV Shows I love are Orange is the New Black, The 100, That 70s Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Mrs Browns Boys & Two Broke Girls.

3. Music

I don’t listen to music as much as I used to, mainly because I use most of my spare time to read but I still listen to music at least once a day. I’m currently loving the new Katy Perry album, mainly Swish Swish, Bon Appétit & Power

4. Photography

Photography is in my family and I love it. There are only 2 of my 5 cousins that aren’t into photography, the rest of us are and my Mum, Aunty, Uncle & Grandfather. I mainly photograph landscapes & flowers. I occasionally post my photography on my main Instagram (@duskangel222) if you wanted to check it out, there isn’t a lot on there, but some. Oh and if anyone was wondering I use a Canon 750D for my photography but I need to get more lenses as the one I have is the one that came with it and it doesn’t zoom very far in and I just want more out of it, so I will have to buy new ones for it.

5. Animals

I love basically all animals! I own 3 cats, well one is mine the other two are actually my dads. But yeah I have 3 cats, I really want a dog and so does my dad but we have very different ideas of what type of dog I want compared to what he wants. He wants a chihuahua that he can take in his truck with him, he has had 3 over the years and wants another because when he was with my Mum he wasn’t allowed because she hates dogs. Whereas I want a big dog, preferably a Husky as they are my favourite and so gorgeous.  I also wouldn’t mind a Rottie, Labrador or something similar. Our town’s crime rate has gone through the roof and I want a dog that could also be a guard dog. At the moment our neighbour has a Rottie and if he doesn’t know you, you would not step in that yard and if someone comes in our yard he doesn’t know he goes off and has jumped the fence in the past, so with him around I feel better about being home alone with all the ferals that have moved into town. But once I move out I won’t have him around so that’s also another reason I want a dog now, so by the time I move out it would be old enough. But outside of pets I also love wolfs, horses & pandas. I have a wolf tattoo and already kinda know what the next one will be!

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Yes, there will be Harry Potter involved in this list.

1. Bon Apétit by Katy Perry

2. In the Street (That 70s Show Theme Song) by Cheap Trick

3. Hedwig’s Theme

4. Do the Hippogriff by Patrick Doyle

5. No Diggity by Blackstreet



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Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 2 people in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest 2 followers! These will also be only followers that I follow back as well as there is no point in tagging someone I don’t follow.

Delphine @ DelphineTheBabbler

Heather @ HeatherLaurenReads



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June 2017 World of Wizardry GeekGear Unboxing

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So I’m back for another World of Wizardry Unboxing! This month I got a Ravenclaw themed box! I don’t know if I will be getting next months box, it will depend on if I have some spare cash before they finish selling.



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

So first I’ll tell you all you need to know about this Subscription box.

Here is the link to the website.

This subscription box is based in the UK and I live in Australia.. So, I will have UK pricing and Australia, but only shipping prices for Australia.

They also offer an automatically renewable subscription that is cheaper than a non-subscription. All will be linked to the  correct pricing below!

REMEMBER THAT THE AUD PRICES WILL CHANGE AS THE CONVERSION RATES CHANGE ALL THE TIME!

THIS SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE OFFERS:

STANDARD GEEKGEAR BOX:

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Geek Gear boxes (Non-Subscription) is £24.99 or $41.69
Geek Gear boxes (Automatic Renewal) is £19.99 or $33.37

HARRY POTTER THEMED BOX (WORLD OF WIZARDRY):

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World of Wizardry box (Non-Subscription) is £24.99 or $41.69 AUD
World of Wizardry box (Automatic Renewal) is £19.99 or $33.37 AUD

WORLD OF WIZARDRY WEARABLES:

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World of Wizardry Wearable box (Non-Subscription) is £24.99 or $41.69 AUD
World of Wizardry Wearables box (Automatic Renewal) is £19.99 or $33.37

MYSTERY MIXED PAST BOX:

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Mystery Mixed Past Box is £12.99 or $21.69 AUD

OTHER:

You can also purchase Gift Cards for any amount from £10.00 to £300.00.

SHIPPING:

Shipping to Australia is £5.99 or $10.00 AUD
Which is extremely good compared to a majority of international subscription boxes!



WHAT I RECEIVED

As always I will write under each photo what is written in the book next to it.

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Goblet of Fire Print

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See below the two variations that could have came. I like both prints but I think the one I got was my favourite. You can see in the photo above that in the background of the coloured flames is the towers of the Quidditch Pitch which I think is a tool addition.

Also in the front of the book GeekGear has added the following note

“Over the last few months we have made some amazing changed – one being out Prints! These are now ALL Licensed exclusives approved by Warner Bros and exclusive to us!’

So that’s cool!

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Exclusive Pin Series!

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Start collecting with our first ever No. 0001 World of Wizardry Pin!

So by the sound of that there will be a pin in each box from now on! Which is awesome and if they are all as cute as this one I will be happy! Also there was 3 variations that you could have gotten of this pon! There was Classic which is just the normal 1, there was the Silver edition that was 1 in 50 & Gold which is 1 in 100! So that was awesome that I got the Silver one when I never get the exclusive items!

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World of Wizardry Deck of Cards

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And you can see below what the cards themselves look like!

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House Scarf

A beautiful scarf, wear if with pride!

Show your love for the Wizarding World!

I couldn’t fit it all in one pic, so there is a pic of each houses section of the scarf!

Lightning Strike Necklace

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Flying Ford Anglia Figure

The famous car has been restored to its original condition and you can now proudly show it off on your shelf!

An exclusive figure by GeekGear!

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The Shirt.

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I honestly don’t like this shirt. The colouring I think is what is weird for me because the blue is too dark and the brown kinda colour is just a bit weird. On the Ravenclaw House logo on Pottermore the Raven is a darker brown but the crest behind it is Blue and silver.. So I don’t know, the colours just don’t look right to me. You can see in the booklet photo below this, the design which would have been on the other house’s shirts!.

The Booklet!

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Well that is all for this months GeekGear World of Wizardry box! I really liked this book except the shirt, I wish I had got any of the other houses as they all looked awesome, just Ravenclaws didn’t look right to me. And even though I’m not a Slytherin or Hufflepuff I would have worn those shirts if I had received them because they look cool. But the Ravenclaw one will be put in a giveaway at some point.

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June Duodecathon TBR/Possible Reads

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So if you don’t know the duodecathon is a monthly ReadAThon. There is challenges for this ReadAThon but the cool thing about this one is you have the option to pick from 12 challenges. So there is 12 challenges for the 12 months of the year and the idea is that you participate each month so that by the end of the year you have completed all the challenges!

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with travelling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you have read

So I  haven’t been participating all year as I have either not had time at the beginning of the year with my Diploma taking up most of my time Jan-March and I honestly was having such a good reading month in April I honestly just forgot and then it was too late and then in May I had already done 1 ReadAThon and I just didn’t feel like doing another.

And I will be choosing the Read 1,200 pages challenge for this ReadAThon. I think this will be easy, the ReadAThon runs for 7 days so that is only 171 pages a day which I do anyway, well lately I have been. I have been having awesome reading months and reading tonnes! I read a 400 page book yesterday so I’m pretty sure I will be able to handle 171 pages a day!

Also as you can tell from the title this will be more likely Possible Reads.. I have basically been picking up whatever I feel like lately, so this is just some of my options! It will also depend on what books I finish before the ReadAThon as I may very well pick up and read a book on this list before the ReadAThon starts if I feel like reading it.


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Since receiving my copies of the Gryffindor Paperback & Hardcover 20th Anniversary editions I have felt like rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the extra info in  20th Anniversary editions!

Pages:  368

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I want to reread Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets using the Illustrated edition! I did this with the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition when I first got it but I have had the Chamber of Secrets one for ages and still haven’t done it! I have flicked through the book but I probably haven’t actually looked at every illustration in it!

Pages: 259

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This one and the next book will definitely depend on what I feel like at the time as to whether I will read them or not! I have a few contemporaries on my shelves, most of them are from The YA Chronicles subscription box and I want to try and knock them off my TBR shelf. Everything Everything I did purchase myself as it is a diverse book in the fact that the main character has a condition that not many people have and very few know about.

Pages: 310

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This is a book I received from The YA Chronicles and this isn’t a book that I would have bought for myself if I hadn’t received from them. This is a YA Contemporary Romance which is okay sometimes but majority of the time I won’t pick up. So it will depend how I feel at the time as to whether I will read this or not. I prefer contemporaries that have something else going on besides the romance, for example Geekerella was mainly about the TV Show and the convention and everything else so I could concentrate on that rather than the romance side of things being the main thing. I don’t care for romances that much in books, especially cheesy or instalove type romance. So hopefully this is a good book…

Pages: 328

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This may be a book I pick up before the ReadAThon honestly as I picked it up last night and read the synopsis and I am intrigued! This book is classed as a Sci-Fi/Dystopian/Fantasy and they are my 3 favourite genre’s so how can I say no?!

Pages: 488


So if I read those 5 books I would have read 1,753 pages. But as I said they are just possible reads.

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Top 5 Wednesday – Books for Gryffindors

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This Meme is hosted by Thoughts On Tomes and the prompts can be found on Goodreads.

This week’s prompt is: Books For Your Hogwarts House
— Show your Hogwarts House Pride, and tell us the top 5 books that represent your house!


1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
3. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
4. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
5. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (except that the name would more imply Ravenclaw than Gryffindor!)


Let me know what Hogwarts house you are in?!

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May 2017 World of Wizardry GeekGear Unboxing

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Okay so I have started getting the World of Wizardry Boxes again! I stopped for 2 months but I had some extra cash to get May & June, I don’t know if I will be getting every single months, it will just depend on whether I have the money.

And as I said in the last unboxing I am changing every couple months as to which Hogwarts house I will be getting. I got one Slytherin Box and this month and next months will be Ravenclaw and then I will go onto Hufflepuff for the next couple months after that!


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

So first I’ll tell you all you need to know about this Subscription box.

Here is the link to the website.

This subscription box is based in the UK and I live in Australia.. So, I will have UK pricing and Australia, but only shipping prices for Australia.

They also offer an automatically renewable subscription that is cheaper than a non-subscription. All will be linked to the  correct pricing below!

REMEMBER THAT THE AUD PRICES WILL CHANGE AS THE CONVERSION RATES CHANGE ALL THE TIME!

THIS SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE OFFERS:

STANDARD GEEKGEAR BOX:

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Geek Gear boxes (Non-Subscription) is £24.99 or $41.69
Geek Gear boxes (Automatic Renewal) is £19.99 or $33.37

HARRY POTTER THEMED BOX (WORLD OF WIZARDRY):

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World of Wizardry box (Non-Subscription) is £24.99 or $41.69 AUD
World of Wizardry box (Automatic Renewal) is £19.99 or $33.37 AUD

WORLD OF WIZARDRY WEARABLES:

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World of Wizardry Wearable box (Non-Subscription) is £24.99 or $41.69 AUD
World of Wizardry Wearables box (Automatic Renewal) is £19.99 or $33.37

MYSTERY MIXED PAST BOX:

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Mystery Mixed Past Box is £12.99 or $21.69 AUD

OTHER:

You can also purchase Gift Cards for any amount from £10.00 to £300.00.

SHIPPING:

Shipping to Australia is £5.99 or $10.00 AUD
Which is extremely good compared to a majority of international subscription boxes!


WHAT I RECEIVED

As always I will write under each photo what is written in the book next to it.

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Exclusive Licensed Harry Potter Mug

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An awesome dementor Harry Potter Mug

Licensed by Pyramid International and exclusive to us!

Exclusive Licensed Harry Potter Hogwarts Print

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Licensed by Pyramid International and exclusive to us!

You won’t find this awesome art piece anywhere else!

Magical Frog Mould

Create your very own chocolate frogs with this exclusive silicone frog mould!

Magical Lunch Tin

Enjoy your lunch in style with this exclusive world of wizardry lunch tin!

You might not get an infinite amount of storage for your delicious goodie but I bet it’ll taste good!

Magical House Notebooks!

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Start writing your magical story in this magical notebook!

House Wristbands

Show off your house pride with these awesome house themed wristbands!

Monthly Exclusive T-Shirt

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Grab your broomstick and try to catch the flying keys! Remember to catch the right one of the door won’t open!

An exclusive design on a high quality gildan soft style T-shirt.

The Booklet!

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June World of Wizardry hint!

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And that is all for the May GeekGear World of Wizardry Unboxing!

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Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite Minor Characters in Harry Potter

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This Meme is hosted by Thoughts On Tomes and the prompts can be found on Goodreads.

This week’s prompt is: Favorite Minor Characters
–Minor characters are less than a sidekick or a side character (but not in our hearts!) Everyone will have a different definition of what makes a minor vs a side character but just as an example, I’d consider Ron and Hermione side characters, while Lavender Brown, Oliver Wood, and Dean Thomas are minor characters. Results may vary so don’t get tooooo caught up in it 🙂

I’m going to do specifically minor characters from Harry Potter!

Yes I’m saying ‘ I love’ on all these, that’s the point!


1. Luna Lovegood

I just love how awkward and hilarious Luna is in the books!

2. Arthur Weasley

I love how Arthur is obsessed with the muggle world as much as we all are with the wizarding world!

3. Bill Weasley

I love how Bill is with Fleur and also how he is there for Harry in the latter movies if he needs him and he gives him some good advice!

4. Nymphadora Tonks

She is fun and hilarious when we first meet her and then later on she is so passionate and won’t give up on her feelings for Remus it’s amazing!

5. Neville Longbottom

I don’t really need to explain this one! Neville is our loveable gryffindor!


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