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Undeniable signs you were (and still are) obsessed with Harry Potter

For a start, you definitely know it’s Wingardium Levio-saa, not Levio-saar.

“I SOLEMNLY SWEAR that I am up to no good.”

If you were just entering your teenage years in the naughties, you probably got caught up in the Harry Potter fever that was sweeping the world at the time.

There were certain details only die-hard Potter fans knew, and things only Potter obsessives did – and let’s face it. You still do some of them.

You attended the midnight releases to pick up your pre-ordered copy

Some might ask why you felt the need to go at midnight when you could go in the morning and be guaranteed a copy all the same, but that’s not the point. It was the EXPERIENCE.

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You got really mad when a friend had read further ahead of you

You were supposed to be in this together. Next thing you know they were on Chapter 20 and acting too smug for words.

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You read (or wrote) dodgy fan fiction

You preferred pairing off characters who hated each other, convinced they harboured a secret desire to be together. The wait in between books/films was extremely long, OK?

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You trashed the films, but still went to see every one

Rupert Grint looks nothing like you imagined Ron to be, and Michael Gambon can take a hike if he thinks he’s replaced Richard Harris as Dumbledore in your eyes. And yet after the book series finished, you clung to the films like a child clings to a beloved teddy bear.

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Your detailed knowledge of minor characters and plot points is second to none

Like, who DOESN’T know that the only Chocolate Frog cards missing from Ron’s collection are Ptolemy and Agrippa? (You can also do extremely well on this quiz with very little effort.)

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It’s your dream to go to the Harry Potter theme park one day

Of course you want to visit many places on this fine earth, but you’d like to have a Butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks and get a magic wand at Ollivander’s first. Sure, it’s a carefully crafted money racket, but IT’S REAL FOR US.

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There’s something sketchy about anyone who hasn’t read the books

Where were you for the entire duration of the ’00s? Worse still were the people who read them but didn’t like them. They obviously have no capacity for pure joy.

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You’ve read The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling

Partly out of a fierce loyalty to J.K. Rowling, partly in case Harry pops up. (Spoiler alert: he doesn’t.)


You re-read the whole series regularly

And you still laugh out loud, seethe with anger (Two words: Dolores Umbridge) or shed a little tear at the exact same moments.

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