Thursday, November 28, 2013

Harry Potter MotW #20

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.

  Favorite Magical Item

Oh gosh, this feels completely impossible for me to narrow down to just one...how do you chose a single favorite amongst things like the Marauder's Map, the Pensive, the Sword of of Gryffindor & the Hallows?!  And don't even get this Timelord lover started on the Time-Turner ♥  So bottom line, which item is my favorite?  Well, I'm going to have to go with:

Wand
 "The wand chooses the wizard... it's not always clear why." 
- Ollivander to Harry Potter

A wand is a quasi-sentient magical instrument through which a witch or wizard channels her or his magical powers to centralize the effects for more complex results. 

I would trample over my own mother (sorry mom!) for an actual magic wand!  I absolutely adored JKR's explanation of how wands are used to channel (or hone) one's magical powers.  I also love the use of varying wand woods and cores to make each wand more unique.  My favorite bit of all though is how 'the wand chooses the wizard' I can only imagine what it must feel like to have your wand choose you.

The wand below didn't choose me as much as I chose it, but an exact replica of Harry's wand was the first HP collectors item I needed to have.  I pretty much lost it when my friend surprised me with one for my birthday a few years back :D


6 comments:

  1. OMG the Hallows, should have used the invisibility cloak. never even thought of that. :L Oh well.
    I picked wands a few HPMOTWs back so I opted out even though I love them.
    Great pick!
    I bought myself Sirius' wand in HP Studio Tour Shop. Love it! :D

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  2. Crap, the commenting thing did it again D: It's like something is taking a long time to load and when it does, it reloads the page, I'll have to figure out which widget it looks like is loading >.>

    "I would trample over my own mother (sorry mom!) for an actual magic wand!" HAHA So agreed :D I was so excited when I got my wand in Pottermore >.>

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  3. That is an AWESOME birthday present! I would have totally freaked out, too! I loved reading about wand lore in the books; Harry's wand definitely had such an interesting story to it! :D

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  4. I love that as well! Also cool how it ties later to voldemorts wand!

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  5. DOH! I didn't even consider a wand. Of course, that'd be the most important magical item to have. I love that you got one as a birthday present! I gave my son Dumbledore's wand for Christmas last year :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  6. Can I just have all the magical items?? You're right, it's near impossible to narrow it down. I think I would probably go with wand, as well, just because you could do so much with it! Umm, assuming I actually have some sort of magical ability... secretly. Or else I'd just be waving around a piece of wood. Though your wand that your friend got you is GORGE.

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