Ever since I started reading, I’ve wanted to be: a witch, a demigod, a Lannister, a Shadowhunter, Divergent and a Queen of Narnia, to name a few. Basically, anything other than a mundane Muggle. Sadly, I haven’t gotten my Hogwarts letter, haven’t been claimed by my godly parent and I haven’t even found a magical cupboard yet.
Which is why I’m putting up my fictional bucket list- in no particular order- in the hopes that some fictional character might take pity on me and turn me into a witch overnight.
All right then, here we go-
Become an Animagus
Oh yes, this is the most awesome thing ever! Who wouldn’t want to be able to turn into a cute, furry little animal at will? Then again, I really want my Animagus form to be a Phoenix. Being a beautiful, fantastical flying creature with healing powers has a wonderful ring to it.
Prove my bravery by jumping off a moving train at 7:25 each morning
I know I mentioned above that I want to be Divergent, but if I wasn’t, I’d like to be Dauntless. In which case, jumping off rooftops and moving trains is likely to be my daily routine.
Have a pet dragon
Ever since I read Game of Thrones, I’ve wanted a real fire-breathing dragon. How brilliant is that? Not only do dragons fly, they can also keep growing forever, provided they have the space to grow. This means, that in about 5 to 6 years, I’m going to be able to roam the world sitting on the back of a dragon!! And I’m not going to name my dragon Drogon.
Be claimed by my Godly parent
Like any sane person, I really really want to know who my godly parent is. I would like for it to be… Poseidon, maybe? Or Hecate. Definitely not Zeus, I don’t want an angry (and extremely unreasonable) goddess as an enemy for life (*cough, Hera, cough*).
Shop for my Hogwarts supplies at Diagon Alley
Merlin, yes. One of the best experiences in the magical world is definitely shopping for Hogwarts supplies at Diagon Alley. Gringotts, Ollivander’s, Madam Malkins’, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Eyelops Owl Emporium, Florean Fortesque’s… the possibilities are endless.
Have a parabatai
This is just… wow. A parabatai is like a best friend forever, for your whole life. Parabatai is ‘more than friendship, more than family.’ Parabatai are everything to each other. ‘Whither thou goes, I will go; thy people shall be my people; where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried’ are the parabatai vows. There’s nothing more to be said about it.
Go inside Newt Scamander’s suitcase
What sort of filthy Muggle wouldn’t want to go inside Newt Scamander’s suitcase? There’s Occamys, Billywigs, Bowtruckles, Demiguises, Diricrawls, Erumpents, Nifflers, a Swooping Evil and much more. There’s also a cosy little shed if one wants to enjoy some hot chocolate. It’s an ideal world.
Visit Hotel Valhalla
Going to Hotel Valhalla after becoming an einherji is certainly one of the better options for an afterlife (Tartarus, anyone?). Not to mention the lovely and energizing activities on board: eating, arguing, fighting, all to the death and a daily resurrection! What’s there not to like?
Become a part of the Night’s Watch
Oooh, yes. The one we’ve all been waiting for. The Night’s Watch is a noble place to serve, protecting the people of the Seven Kingdoms from wildlings and the dreaded Others.
“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come” are the vows of the brothers of the Night’s Watch. There is literally no nobler thing to do in all of the Seven Kingdoms.
Visit Charlie’s Chocolate Factory
Chocolate. The best edible substance in existence. What would I not give to visit Charlie’s Chocolate Factory (formerly known as Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory)?! Nothing. Gods, I can practically smell the rivers of chocolate flowing through the factory. And the fudge. And the gobstoppers. And the… okay, you get the point.
That’s it for today!! Let me know the first thing in your fictional bucket list too! If you liked this post, or have any suggestions, please comment!
The Voracious Bibliophile