Sunday, 30 November 2014

I've Fallen Out of Love With Harry Potter

Something big happened on 1st September this year, you know what that was? The Potter fandom woke up for one whole day to reminisce and talk about a series that means insane amounts to them. Me? If I'm truthfully honest, I had more important things on my mind, like the fact that I had a virul and yeast infection, but I also just forgot. Now don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't still enjoy Harry Potter or that I now dislike it, because I do enjoy and I don't dislike, I've just - grown up and lost some of my love for it.

I'm sorry super fans, don't get your wands in a twist, but it's true. I'm close to 20 now and while I know some people who still obsess over Harry Potter like there's no tomorrow, I don't find myself doing that, in fact, I closed down my Harry Potter like page on Facebook around two months ago now because the ship had sailed. I still own the books, and companions, the films, the games, my Hufflepuff scarf, a bloody card game for crying out loud, but it doesn't mean I get excited about it anymore, and I think I can finally see where people who haven't read the series are coming from.

I didn't have the best childhood. I went through a tough time in my first year of primary, I then had to grow up pretty quickly around my Mum and then my body started to get ahead and I was pretty much the same maturity I am now by the age of 14, which wasn't a good thing. I'd read the books by then. Enjoyed them? Yes. Watched the films too. But I still never considered myself a 'die-hard fan' because I wasn't obsessed. It wasn't 'life' as people would say. It's a book series that impacted my childhood, but I'm not a child anymore, I'm a fully grown adult, who's delved into more pressing, important life issues that relate to me more personally like depression and anxiety and careers and such. Not to say that Fantasy isn't for me anymore, bring on the imagination, I just don't fall in love with Harry Potter again and again like I know others do. Is that a bad thing? I don't think so, I think falling out of love with things happens all the time..

It's the same with clothes, or films, or things, or family, you love the look, you love the actor, you love the thing, you love the person, but with time, the clothing doesn't look as good, the cinematography is a little weaker, the thing is out of date and that family member is a bit of a w*nker, so it's only normal, right? We can't love everything forever. We can't promise to hold onto something for years, because things take their place, make a bigger impact, take up a bigger, better place in our hearts, and there's nothing we do. We don't make that decision, it makes itself. I still consider myself a fan, but 'in love'? Nadah. Sorry Charnell..

Have you fallen out of love with anything lately?

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