↳ Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin
this is the greatest set ever
Hogwarts Houses and each landscape
Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!
DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED
are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD
can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldn’t even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldn’t fuckin do that
who are you
pretty sure this whole series has been about the wrong wizard guys
Plot Twist: He is able to do wandless magic because his comprehensive understanding of quantum physics means that he is the only wizard/witch to actually understand how magic works.
HE NEEDS A NAME
Is this wizard the Glen Coco of the Harry Potter world?
“He realized that knowledge could be vastly expanded just by looking at the world differently, opening up doors many never dreamed could be opened. Mostly he used it to stir his tea.”
No, this is like, the mad hatter of the Harry Potter world. Vast amounts of knowledge and understanding….spends his days stirring his tea and reading books.
okay, where’s the fanfic about this guy? because i need it
The crest of Tumblr.
This. Is. So. Damn. Cool.
I AM GETTING THIS TATTOOED!
always reblog because i own this tee
Ok, so I just realized:
Because the Games have courage, bravery, and danger.
Because they’re in contact with the Devil.
Because it’s full of people who are intelligent, but not necessarily heroes.
Because everyone is important.
Ah, this is so cool—wait.
Because they’re in contact with the devil.
You’re kidding right? Slytherins are not evil. I don’t know why we still have to defend ourselves. The novels and films gave enough evidence, but the Slytherins around tumblr have proved time and time again that we are not bad. We’re cunning and ambitious, intelligent and brave, determined and resourceful. We show great leadership qualities and like to be in positions of power. [x] What about that is bad?
Maybe Supernatural coincides with Slytherin because we’re perceived to be bad, but we do good, even when people don’t believe it? Maybe because we’ll protect our brothers at all costs? Maybe because if you fuck with one of our brothers, we will fuck you up?
If, after all these years, you still believe Slytherin to be the “bad” house, you need to fucking check yourself.
where is the award
The Harry Potter fandom is so huge that literally everyone has different views and opinions on characters, ships, theories etc, but I don’t think I have ever in my life encountered a Harry Potter fan who doesn’t hate Umbridge with burning passion.
Its good because it makes us unite against a common enemy.
Its strange that the common enemy isn’t the series’s main villain.
When people say these books are children’s books, as if to demean them, I balk. These books dealt with themes that adults do not fully understand or wish to. It dealt with racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, prejudice, and general ignorance. These books taught us that it doesn’t matter how you were raised, but that you get to choose to be kind, loyal, brave, and true. They taught us to be strong under the pressures of this world and to hold fast to what we know to be right. These books taught me so much, they changed me as a person. So just because they’re set against a fantastical backdrop with young protagonists does not mean that their value is any less real.
First book: Starts with the double murder of a pair of twenty-one year olds who were much missed and leaving their baby son a war orphan. A child growing up in abusive conditions that would give Cinderella the horrors. Dealing with peers and teachers who are bullies. The fickleness of fame (from the darling of Gryffindor to the outcast.) The idea that there are things worth fighting and dying for, spoken by the child protagonist. Three children promptly acting on that willingness to sacrifice their lives, and two of them getting injured doing so.
Second book: The equivalent of racism with the pro-pureblood attitude. Plot driven by an eleven year old girl being groomed and then used by a charming, handsome older male. The imbalance of power and resultant abuse inherent in slavery. Fraud perpetuated by stealing something very intimate.
Third book: The equivalent of ableism with a decent, kind and competant adult being considered less than human because he has an illness that adversely affects his behaviour at certain times. A justice system that is the opposite of just. Promises of removing an abused child from the abusive environment can’t always be kept. The innocent suffer while the guilty thrive.
Fouth book: More fickleness of fame. The privileged mistreating and undermining the underprivileged because they can. A master punishing a slave for his own misjudgment, and the slave blaming herself. A sports tournament which involves mortal risk being cheered by spectators. A wonderful young man being murdered simply because he was in the way. A young boy being tortured, humilated and nearly murdered.
Fifth book: PTSD in the teenage protagonist. Severe depression in the protagonist’s godfather, triggered by inherited mental health issues and being forced to stay in a house where abuse occured. A bigoted tyrant who lives to crush everyone under her heel, torturing a teenager for telling the truth in the name of the government (and trying to suck his soul out too). The discovery that your idols can have feet of clay after all. An effort to save the life of someone dear and precious actually costing that very same life. The loss of a father-figure and the resultant guilt.
Sixth book: The idea that a soul can be broken beyond repair. Drugs with the potential for date rape are shown as having achieved exactly that in at least one case, resulting in a pregnancy. Well-meaning chauvinism trying to control the love life of a young woman. Internalised prejuidce resulting in refusing the one you love, not out of lack of love but out of fear of tainting them. The mortality of those that seem powerful and larger than life.
Seventh book: Bad situations can get worse, to the point where even the privileged end up suffering and afraid. More internalised prejudice and
fearhysterical terror of tainting those you love. Self-sacrifice and the loss of loved ones, EVERYWHERE. Those who are bitter are often so with a reason. The necessity of defeating your inner demons, even though it’s never as cool as it sounds. Don’t underestimate those that are enslaved. Other people’s culture isn’t always like your own. Things often come full circle (war ending with the death of a dearly-loved pair of new parents and their orphaned baby son living with his dead mother’s blood relative instead of his young godfather). Even if ‘all is well’ the world is still imperfect, because it’s full of us brilliant imperfect humans.
So… still think that Harry Potter is a kid’s series with no depth?
this is exactly why i turned out the way i am. because these books showed me, from a very young age, that you don’t have to be like the people that raised you. this is why i love this series so much. this series raised me when my parents didn’t. but i very rarely tell anyone that because of the first statement: it’s just a children’s series.
the thing that really worked about harry, hermione, and ron was that they were all the uncomfortable third friend
bless j. k. rowling
Wow this is amazing! People are seriously so talented!