if helga hufflepuff isn’t ur favorite founder then ur wrong because when all the other founders were like ‘i’ll teach the smart ones’ and ‘i’ll teach the aristocratic ones’ and ‘i’ll teach the ones who r willing to fight bears with their teeth’ helga was just like ‘fuck that i’ll teach anybody who wants to learn’ and thats how u do education
March 7th · 84,692 notes
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Harry Potter meme ♕ seven relationships:
↳ [3/7] Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
“He – well, he must’ve known I’d run out on you. - No, Harry corrected him. He must’ve known you’d always want to come back.”
#do you see this#do you see this friendship#this brotherhood#forged on a chessboard and over a christmas sweaters#created in the carriage of a train with sweets and acts of kindness#this is real and true and important#but this is also fragile#ron weasley is the ultimate underdog#the last boy in a large family#an average student among a fair amount of brilliant people#an okay quidditch keeper in wake of a prodigy#his best friends are a genius and the savior of the wizarding world#he has an inferiority complex a mile long#and then there’s this girl#who he’s head over heels for#utterly lost in#and he thinks his best mate#his brother#would be better suited#because how could ron compete with the one and only harry potter#how#and yet he does#he is perfect for her and she loves everything about him#his temper and his freckles and his stubborn streak and his loyalty#and you want to invalidate that#you want to take away the one person who took away his fears#who assuaged years of feeling not-quite-enough#and you want to try and take that away#why#why ruin his character (via hooks-and-hero-ness)
Can't you imagine it? If James and Lily were alive when Harry and Ron crashed the Ford Anglia into the Whomping Willow and the next day Harry gets a Howler and the whole Gryffindor table would be like 'Oh he's going to get chewed out' and then the Howler explodes and it's full of effusive praise. 'HARRY POTTER, THAT WAS TRULY INSPIRED. CRASHING A CAR INTO A TREE. NOT EVEN PADFOOT WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT. YOU'RE LIVING UP TO THE MARAUDER BLOOD THAT RUNS THROUGH YOUR VEINS.'
AND HARRY SITS THERE TRYING NOT TO SMILE AS HE HEARS LILY IN THE DISTANCE GOING “NO JAMES NO, YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ENCOURAGING HIM HE IS IN SO MUCH TROUBLE.”
"LiLY DON’T GET IN THE WAY OF TRUE INHERITANCE."
AND RON’S LIKE “HARRY I HATE YOU SO MUCH”
March 2nd · 12,848 notes
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#harry potter #james potter #dkjsdlkgjskdfs #I'M CRYING
At twilight on August the 25th 1999, one week before classes were to begin, Hermione Granger Apparated into Hogsmeade, a wand box clutched under her arm.
Headmistress McGonagall was waiting for her outside the Three Broomsticks. The two women greeted each other warmly, and then set off towards the castle. Or rather, towards the grounds outside the castle.
They chatted amiably as they strolled towards the groundskeeper’s hut. Hagrid, sitting outside and darning a pair of enormous socks, looked up as they approached.
“Good evenin’ Headmistress, Hermione,” he said with some gruff surprise.
“Good evening, Hagrid,” replied McGonagall. “May we go inside? I believe Hermione has a proposition to discuss with you.”
If you had stood outside the hut as the evening darkened and the stars rose into the sky, you’d have heard the rumblings of an argument coming from inside the hut. You’d have heard Hagrid’s gruff refusals, Hermione’s calm (and then not so calm) rebuttals, and the very occasional interjection of the Headmistress.
Hermione did not emerge until the moon had fully risen and darkness enveloped the grounds. But in the light of the nearly full moon, you could see a smile on her face.
The Shrieking Shack was no longer widely believed to be haunted, now that the story of Remus Lupin was fully known. Still, the residents of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts avoided it out of a mixture of respect and residual fear.
This suited Hermione perfectly. The interior of the Shack was now stacked with books and bottles of potion ingredients. A cauldron sat in the corner, a telescope pointed out a cracked window, and cushions lined one wall. A table was covered in parchment, broken quills, ink pots and stains. Once a week, Hermione would apparate into the Shack and go over her notes from the previous session while she awaited her student’s arrival.
Sometimes he was late without explanation. Sometimes he would bring a wounded bowtruckle he wasn’t comfortable leaving on its own. Sometimes Fang would follow him and sit in the corner whining while his master sweated and cursed over a cauldron. Hermione was calm but firm, making adjustments as needed and letting Hagrid’s frustrated words roll off her back like water droplets.
The Hogsmeade residents may have turned a blind eye to the goings-on in the Shrieking Shack, but that didn’t mean they weren’t relieved as time went on and there were fewer and fewer roars of anger echoing through the village.
The OWL testers had been warned in advance that they would have an unusual student that year. That didn’t mean they weren’t taken aback when Rubeus Hagrid appeared on their testing scrolls. They all knew of him of course, knew the role he played in the Second War and of the false accusations leveled against him.
They were worried they would have to be kind.
They needn’t have. No one could have Hermione Granger teach them personally for a year and not improve in all aspects. His potions may not have been textbook perfection, he may not have fully transfigured his toad, but Hagrid had clearly worked hard to master his long dormant abilities.
Rubeus Hagrid may not have followed the traditional path to wisdom. But he had a new wand, the (sometimes grudging) respect of his peers, classes to teach and 6 OWLs.
Including the highest score ever recorded on Care of Magical Creatures.
(written and submitted by ppyajunebug; please excuse me, because I have something in my eye. Oh yes, it is my joyful tears. ppyajunebug has a way of bringing those out of me, you see. Their submissions tackle some of the saddest moments in canon, turning them around and making something beautiful out of them.)
March 1st · 12,697 notes
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March 1st · 176,978 notes
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#harry potter #omfg #filed with such questions as #why couldn't they use a time turner to save plot relevant people #i'm not talking about james and lily because lbr everyone was too ???!?!? about voldemort disappearing #but like #barty crouch in gof #hearing the story about his son would have solved a loooot of problems #the first of which could have been figuring out his son was in disguise at hogwarts #suddenly oh! looks like he can't turn the triwizard cup into a portkey anymore #i guess voldemort can't come back after all oh gosh darn
this is what i imagine happened after Lucius returned home from accidentally freeing his expensive house elf after being outsmarted by a 12 year old, and getting thrown down the stairs by aforementioned house elf. Oh and also why Narcissa was so shocked when Dobby showed up at their manor in book 7.
March 1st · 903 notes
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#harry potter #dobby #lucius malfoy #narcissa malfoy #omfg
i loved your post about snape, it was spot on. i don't like snape as a person but he makes an interesting character and jk sure loves parallels. what i don't understand is people's love for peter, he was so much worse than snape (he killed at least 13 people, cedric included) and ruined the lives of all of his closest friends, and unlike snape he has no canon excuse for his behavior. but let's not focus on him, i love the way you draw remus, may i ask you how do you see him?
Thanks so much dearie!
Ooh wait wait let’s focus on him! I like talking about Peter!
I have a huuuugggeeee dislike of him, but like Snape in a lot of cases, I can find my opinion of him clouded by the way he is received by fandom, which generally goes to one of two extremes. On one side, Peter is unreservedly loathed, depicted in fanfiction and fanart as a runty, ugly, and snivelling suck up. He is often left out entirely in depictions of the marauders and the original Order. On the other hand, in response to the former opinion, many people will go out of their way to say they like Peter, and get upset that he’s unrepresented and/or depicted as evil, even in the Hogwarts years; sometimes simply because people love to be contrary, and sometimes because, at least in my opinion, they actually have a point.
Peter was friends with James, Sirius, and Lupin, they liked him enough to let him hang around them, and we know that James and Sirius wouldn’t have let that happen unless they genuinely enjoyed his company in some sense. He was in on Remus’ biggest secret, and was part of the plan that made his young life more bearable. James, Sirius and Lily all trusted him enough to let him become the secret keeper. They trusted and loved Peter, he was a confidant and a friend, and I think fandom forgets that sometimes. If he was merely this weak little tag-along idiot they put up with, he would have been a liability, not the person you trust with your deepest secrets.
We don’t know a lot about what happened between Hogwarts and the night the Potters died, but something happened to make Peter afraid enough to sell out his friends. Whether he was seen as a weak link by the Death Eaters and threatened into service or whether he went to them willingly we just don’t know, but we do know that his strongest motivation was self-preservation. Personally, I’ve always seen Peter as a guy who got caught up in something he was not equipped to handle. I think he did evil things, but was not necessarily evil himself. He was content to live as a rat for the rest of his life, that is until Sirius escaped Azkaban. He did not seek power, or wealth, he sought protection. Self-preservation is a basic, and powerfulhuman instinct.He found himself strong friends in school, and when his life was threatened after Hogwarts, he again sought people that could ensure his safety. Peter was weak, and he knew it. I don’t think he lacked love for Lily, James, Sirius, and Remus. I think he probably hated himself for what he did, and I think we see that in his moment of hesitation that saves Harry’s life, and ends his own, in Deathly Hallows.
I also think he was out of his mind with terror. Unlike Snape, I see blind fear as Peter’s motivation, not maliciousness. He was manipulative and sly but I don’t think he was vindictive.
I don’t think anyone can really be excused of the awful things they do, even if they have a lifetime’s worth of motivation. I think if Peter had been able to live a normal life he would have never proven himself as anything other than a good dude. I think he was an ordinary man amongst great people. I hate Peter a lot, but I also think its important to remember that he was for all intents and purposes a good man until he sold out Lily and James, and neglecting to acknowledge that in our fic and our art is betrayal of the character and of the dynamic of the marauders. I haven’t come across many people who say they like him with any real evidence for it, most people who do are just being contrary, in my opinion. But I do see why people go out of their way to involve him in fic and say they like his character, because it is so often done the opposite way as well.
MOVING ON SORRY THAT GOT AWAY FROM ME GOSH I AM AWFUL.
Ahhh! Thank you! I love Remus with all my heart. When you ask how I see him, what exactly do you mean? How I see him physically or how I see him as a character within the series??
Recently JK was having a lovely chat with Emma and she kind of cast a little bit of doubt on the long-term romantic prospects of Ron and Hermione — what did you think about that?
February 27th · 20,460 notes
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#harry potter #rupert grint #harmony #hermione granger #ron weasley #dkjsdlkgjskdfs #ruuupperttttt yeeesssss
"He knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting on, but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him, speaking bracing words of comfort, not shrinking from him as though he were contaminated or dangerous, was worth more than he could ever tell them."