Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Potterthon Poll: Who's Your Favorite Hogwarts Student?

It's Poll Time!

Hogwarts students are BADASS. ^ PROOF
What better way to celebrate your love of all things Potter than a bloody fight to the death between our favorite characters! Oh, wait... yes, I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, too. It already happened. Well, here's the next best thing: over the next four weeks, we'll be featuring polls helping us narrow your favorite characters down to only four. Personally, I don't think it'll be Harry.

This week, tell us who your favorite Hogwarts student is, and if you're feeling loquacious, leave a comment telling us why!



Have we missed your favorite character from the poll? Hold up! Don't vote yet! Leave a comment, tell us who we've rudely overlooked, and their name will be up ASAP. Remember to head over to our giveaway form, as voting and commenting will gain you extra entries.



In other news, J.K. Rowling's first new book in five long years FINALLY has a cover. Love it? Hate it? Don't care, just want what's inside? Well, whatever you think, don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a pre-order of THE CASUAL VACANCY!

51 comments:

  1. I could really hardly choose. Impossible question. :)

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    1. I had SUCH a hard time picking between Neville/Luna/Hermione/Forge! IMPOSSIBLE!

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  2. Hi Sarah! This is a great poll! I love how the last day of July is Harry's birthday! I already voted for Hermione because she is awesome and for the brilliant idea she came up with in the Order of the Phoenix.
    My favorite character not on that list already is Severus Snape because I adore anti-heroes and how multi-dimentional he is!

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    1. Hehe! Thanks Rachel! Hermione is BRILLIANT. I asked my husband on the weekend if, should we ever have a daughter, I could call her Hermione. "Sure," he says. I DIE.

      LOVE HER.

      AND SNAPE! ASDFGHDFHAGDSKH! My favorite HP character, too... well, actually, it's a dead tie between him and Dumbledore O__O
      Stay tuned--there'll be a poll featuring him next Wednesday, with Favorite Faculty member. I think it's going to be a SERIOUSLY close tie between him and Dumbledore ;D

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  3. As much as I'd love to answer Neville because of his final act of badassery, I have to go with Hermione. I have always been the kind of student everyone kinda hates (when they don't need help with their homework, that is), because like Hermione studying comes natural to me. I don't know how many times I've used the phrase "to the library"! And the way Hermione always stands up for what she believes in, be it the rights of house elves or standing by her friend in his quest even as her love leaves them, makes her the single most impressive female character ever. Ever.

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    1. Ooooh, Nina, I'm in a really similar boat with Neville. He is SOOOO badass come the end of the books and I LOVE his growth throughout the series, but I think I maybe kind of possibly voted for Forge :P

      Hermione is AMAZING. I ADORE her. It's a hard pick for number one for me with Forge/Neville/Luna/Hermione :)

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    2. Forge should get ALL THE VOTES just for standing up to Umbridge with that exam chaos!

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  4. I find it funny how so far, Harry Potter himself has 0 votes xD

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    1. Oh goodness, I KNOW, right? I actually wondered if it might be these case, but I'm surprised my man Neville doesn't have any votes yet!

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  5. OMG I CAN'T CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE CHARACTERS! I LOVE THEM ALL SARAH! Argh. But I guess if I HAD to choose my absolute favourite (I'm really sorry Fred and George and even my awesome Luna!) but it would have to be Neville! He's the character everyone expected no greatness from but he has developed over the years of teh books and became someone as badass as the main hero, Harry, and he was someone that was full of surprises which I loved most about him!

    As for JK Rowling's new book cover, unfortunately I found it to be SO BORING! Like I mentioned to people earlier, it reminded me of a tin soup label or something like that haha. Just wanted something more eye-catching, you know?

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    1. YESSSSSSSS! More votes for Neville! He's level with Luna now! *DANCES* I LOVE HIM. Oh, Erin, seriously, you NAILED it. I've LOVED watching him grow throughout the series!

      AND THE COVER! YES! I was really surprised by it. To be honest, I don't hate it as much as everyone else seems to. The vintage, first-half-of-the-20th Century feel to it I can dig... but... err... yeah. I expected more.

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  6. I am in love with Luna Lovegood because I feel like out of all the characters I relate to her most. First of all, I am a Ravenclaw, so we have that in common. Secondly, she is a dreamer and sometimes that makes her a little weird or strange to other students and I can totally relate. Third, she gets mocked and people pick on her but in the end she is still awesome! I think Luna is a great character. Now all I need are Radish Earrings!

    Oh, and the new cover....kind of disappointing. It’s sort of bland. I wish that it had a little more going on. I don’t know, maybe they were taking a modern art approach or something. Oh well. I won’t judge a book by it’s cover!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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    1. I kind of like the new cover, but I agree on being dissapointed. I had hoped for LOVE, you know? AND HELL YES TO LUNA! I ADORE her :D

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  7. That was too hard! and now I'm running late to work cause I took too long to choose. Ahha.
    Well, not quite yet :P

    I went with the twins BUT I prefer Fred. I don't know why but I have ALWAYS preferred him to George.

    But I also love Neville and Hermione(from the books, she's annoying in the films).

    And I love love love Draco. There's just something about his bad guy persona that I believe to be false. It's all bravado I tell you, BRAVADO. He's actually a cutie underneath <3

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  8. EASY. I didn't even have to think. LUNA's my girl.

    Also, I must make fun of you (but secretly hate you for being smarter than me) for using the word loquacious. Yeah, I had to look that one up. So thank you, Sarah, for making feel bad about myself. I'll go eat a whole pie by myself now. The worst part is, I don't even like pie. Do you see what you have reduced me to?

    ;)

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  9. Hermione for sure and YAY she's winning! I loved how practical and smart she is :)

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  10. I was going to go for Neville but I can't betray my I'd Get Sleazy for Fred Weasley pact.

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  11. BUT THIS IS THE HARDEST QUESTION EVER. EVER. EVERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

    WHY IS THERE NOT A 'ALL OF THEM' OPTION? :(

    I... they.... bah. I love the twins, but I LOVE Hermione and how she's never tried to hide who she is just to fit in. And yeah she can be a know-it-all at times, but I LOVE her for that and damn, those boys would be lost without her. AND NEVILLE. The boy who might have been! The boy who proved to us he is a true GRYFFINDOR at heart. And Luna... so FREE and inspiring and... I COULD GO ON FOREVER HERE.

    But my vote? It went to Ron. Throughout the entire series, he has probably been the one I enjoy reading the most. He can be a right git at times, lacking any tact or sensititivty, but there's something about his lack of filter that amuses me.

    He's far from perfect, he has many flaws and insecurities, but he is so wonderfully REAL. He makes me laugh with his wit and sarcasm and he's LOYAL - he may have left at one point, but what truly counts is he did all he could to COME BACK. And you know what? I could sum up my entire explanation in just four words:

    WEASLEY IS OUR KING!

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  12. I don't think you should be allowed to ask this question!! Where's Dobby?? Like a lot of others have said, there are just too many characters to choose from in HP. Even when you hate them, you love to hate them. I almost said Bellatrix because she is the perfect crazy villain for me. Even more than Voldemort.

    In the end, I had to pick Neville. Not only because of his actions but because he's always been brave behind that shy interior. He never let the actions of others intimidate him and he was always true to himself. I love that.

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  13. I tried to base my pick on the first book, so that's why I choose for Hermione. Despite the fact that she could be a bit annoying, I liked that she was so smart and she wasn't scared to let everybody know that. It's a good thing to know your best side :) I also found her a very loyal friend and she was such a great help in this book. And I recognize myself a bit in her, haha. Not that I'm very smart, but I'm always try to achieve perfection. I'm afraid that my grades aren't good enough. I always want to help other people and I like to make my homework on time :p

    And if I could have a second pick, I think I'll go with The twins. They brought most of the humor into the books and I like that :)

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  14. I picked the twins - they've always been my favorites, although I, as everyone it seems, prefer Fred over George. But seriously both of them have a knack of making me laugh in the most serious passages - they are absolutely gorgeous.

    About the cover.... well it really looks kind of boring, but it fits to what we know about the story yet, huh?

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  15. I like Bill. I know he doesnt play a big part, but i really liked him in the books. Also the weasley twins.

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  16. Had to go for Harry, he's an excellent character with realistic flaws.
    As for the cover of the new book, I have to say I was a little disappointed with it - it's a little plain! But I'm hoping the book surprises me :)

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  17. Fred and George, because I fell in love with them in their first lines in HP1, and just about died of love by the 7th book. Seriously, they're the greatest! I love the carefree, but also very passionate, personalities! ;)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  18. Why, Harry Potter is my favorite! I just love how much his character grows, and he is the character we're following through all seven books... I spend the whole time I'm reading rooting for him at Quidditch, or crying whenever he loses someone, or feeling pissed off when people don't believe him about Voldemort. Of course, I pretty much love all the HP characters, but Harry will always be my favorite.

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  19. Who to vote for? I love Harry & Neville & Fred & George & Ron & Hermione & Luna - definitely a dilemma :)

    But, I voted for Harry! :)

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  20. I actually chose Draco Malfoy...he's an interesting character, with various sides to him showing through as the books progressed. And even though he was often a jerk, some of the things he did were quite hilarious to read about...he's a funny one, that Malfoy. LOL

    -Lauren

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  21. Hmmm...
    I wasn't actually sure who to chose-but I chose Harry-mainly because my dad always calls me "Hicky Potter", and also because I like how he changes in the books (becomes more confident etc), but how he always has courage!

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  22. FRED AND GEORGE! Though Luna was definitely a close second! I love her, but Fred & George will always have my heart! :D

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  23. Fred and George definitely made Hogwarts more interesting. I cried when Fred died :(

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  24. I've seen all of your Pottermore post but unfortunately, I havent read any Harry Potter book... >_< I know! shame on me! don;t hit me XDDDD (though I probably deserve it XD)
    Im very glad so see your contagious enthusiasm about POttermore =D I may be picking up the first book soon ^_^

    take care dear!! hope you are doing awesome! =D

    Dazzling Reads

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  25. HERMIONE! I love her so much as she's such an awesome, loyal, supportive know-it-all! My second pick would be the Weasley twins. I love all of the characters so much and it's so hard to pick my favourite!

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  26. i have not read the books/cries/ however i loved the movies[ i watched them when no one was home] i have to say i adore luna lovegood

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  27. GAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! I think I sat in front of the computer debating the merits of each character to myself for like 10 minutes. THERE ARE MORE POLLS AFTER THIS? I may have combusted before then.

    Okay, so I had it narrowed down between Neville and Luna buuuuut... I ended up going for my man Neville in the end. It's just... ahhh. Neville had so much weighing him down (I don't know how he managed to do anything with his situation) and yet he came out of the 7th book as one of the biggest heroes. He grew in leaps and bounds throughout the series and yet he was still so humble and modest and just... NEVILLE! Plus, he has some serious gardening skills!

    Why is that snazzy button for Potterthon not on my blog yet??? :| *remedies immediately*

    Sonia

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  28. Malvina BeatriceJuly 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    I love all the other characters more than main.

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  29. I actually quite like the cover for The Casual Vacancy, although I'm intrigued to know what it will be like as it doesn't give much away! I voted for Hermione - although I have a few favourites, I love her character and how she develops through the books.

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  30. You know what, I don't think Harry will come out as number one either. I do love him, but I love lots of other characters too. Like Neville, Ron, Fred & George. Luna too! There are so many! :D

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  31. I love the Luna Lovegood character, just because I'm absolutely IN LOVE with her name!! x) (Luna as in moon that shines, love as in Mimi loves you, and good as in YOU'RE SO GOOD, Sarah! <3) Hehe but I looooooooove how everyone in the poll is pretty much coming over Harry. He has an awesome name too, but a lot of the times, it's the secondary characters that steal hearts. :')

    So I love this. Even though I know no Potter. Books are on my shelf and will fix that ASAP ;) <3

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  32. Hard question, yikes! But I do love me some Luna.

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  33. My fave is Hermione..wow im really surprised that Harry isn't the most favored..
    -JennyC

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  34. is difficult but i choice Neville Longbottom

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  35. Neville!!!! Love that dude, we see him grow up from this awkward kid to bad-ass mofo!!!

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  36. Gah! This one is hard. Naturally your first thought is Harry, but in the end I went with Hermione--basically cos that girl is filled with lots of awesomeness!

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  37. Draco/Luna. But I voted for Luna :D

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  38. This one's so hard! I had to really sit and think about it lol...I finally chose Hermione, but if you were to ask me again tomorrow, I might say someone else haha ;-)

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  39. as much as I love Harry, my vote goes to the twins Fred & George Weasleys, they always makes me laugh, and I crying when finally one of them dies :(

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  40. Ron Weasley (*^3^) no reason cause it's love

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  41. Ron has always been my fav since the beginning he is just so funny and lovable!

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