iincantatem:

yeah but Andromeda and Narcissa reconciling after the end of the Second War. Narcissa was adrift and Andromeda lost everything — they needed each other like never before.

Narcissa can’t stop thinking about Andromeda. She comes around with a present for Teddy — a peace offering — but Andromeda slams the door in her face. Harry brings baby Teddy home to Andromeda after a day out and finds the queen of the stiff upper lip sobbing. 

"The nerve, thinking she could show her face here after everything."

"There’s something you should know about your sister," Harry says.

"Harry Potter if this is like your "Severus Snape was a hero" shit …"

Harry tells her what happened in the forest, how Narcissa betrayed Voldemort and saved him. Andromeda knows perfectly well it was all to save Draco but she can’t help but be impressed. Narcissa swallows her pride and tries and tries again, coming to Andromeda’s door every day. After all, where did pride get her and Lucius in the end? 

Finally, Andromeda lets her in. 

It takes time, but years of hatred and betrayal crumble. It’s almost like when they were little girls, practicing hair braiding charms on each other and looking for family namesakes in the stars. Someone is missing, of course. Andromeda and Narcissa are the only people in the world mourning Bellatrix Black. It’s strange and complicated grief, grief only the two of them understand. 

Narcissa grows to love Teddy, the half-blood half-werewolf. Andromeda and Narcissa grow to love each other again. 

earrelatedhumour:

  • fandom please I implore you all to talk about Dean Thomas more
  • literally yelling for a red card during a Quidditch match
  • painting a potter for president banner for his friend HOW CUTE
  • offering to forge a signature so that same friend could go to the village with the rest of them
  • actually he paints banners supporting Harry on two separate occasions four years apart 
  • is it weirder that he keeps doing that or that Harry keeps getting himself into situations where he requires banners
  • good with a quill be still my beating heart the boy is an artist
  • literally not giving a single fuck that their teacher was a “dangerous half-breed” because he respected the hell out of him as a person and educator
  • IF YOU MEAN PROFESSOR LUPIN, HE WAS THE BEST WE EVER - 
  • and he grew up as a muggle so he had already been exposed to werewolf folklore and he had every excuse to be afraid or prejudiced and instead decided to judge him on a human level, even without the familiarity the trio etc. had to him
  • standing up for that same teacher time and time again
  • including to a ministry official who he just generally gave the sass to anyway
  • never losing his faith in Harry even when his very best friend in the whole world and approximately 89% of the wizarding community basically thought the bloke was a nutjob
  • convincing his best mate to join DA 
  • there was a fair bit of an anti-dean sentiment in HBP best to ignore that then
  • never having any animosity towards his friend for getting together with his ex-girlfriend so soon
  • completely supporting and defending Harry while on the run because OBVIOUSLY why stop now after seven years of doing literally that at every single opportunity
  • being completely bemused by but always kind towards Luna
  • helping to dig the grave on the beach
  • running out into the final battle without a fucking wand 
  • evidently winning one at some point
  • everything to do with him and Seamus however you want to view their relationship but frankly I could do a whole other post on that
  • also I met Alfie once and he was so pretty
  • dEAN THOMAS
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burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

45,688 notes   •   August 24 2014, 06:11 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#YES!   #Harry Potter   #fan art   #scars   

bellamyyoung:

meanwhile i’m asking the real fuckin questions

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holmesfan:

tin-pan-ali:

area 51 is just the american wizarding school

aliens is a perfect cover story

hOLY SHIT

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wearethemidnightones:

regulus-blacks-locket:

umbrellasarecool:

khal-blaine:

merrinator:

Things I will forever be upset about:

1. I don’t know what my Patronus is
2. I don’t know what Amortentia smells like to me

3. I don’t know what I’d see in the Mirror of Erised

4. I don’t know what my Boggart would be

5. I don’t know for sure what house I would be in

6. I don’t know the specifications of my wand are.

hug-a-mermaid:

Favorite Muggleborns headcanons (1/?)

tashaturtletwentytwo:

stagdogwolfandrat:





AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.


Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.Harry fiercely defending werewolves.And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.






#can u imagine sirius sending all his letters as howlers#’HELLO HARRY WE MISS YOU A LOT YOU ANNOYING BRAT#THERE’S THIS WEIRD SISTERS CONCERT DURING WINTER BREAK AND WE’VE BOUGHT YOU A TICKET NO OBJECTIONS#LOTS OF LOVE FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GODFATHER#AND I GUESS FROM REMUS TOO’ (via amnesiacbutterfly)

tashaturtletwentytwo:

stagdogwolfandrat:

AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.

Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.
Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.
Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.
Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.
Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.
Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.
Harry fiercely defending werewolves.
And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.

128,755 notes   •   August 17 2014, 04:54 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#perfect   #AU   #Harry Potter   #Sirius Black   #Remus Lupin   #want   

dangerhamster:

Rubeus Remus Potter. You were named after the only two people at Hogwarts who seemed to give shit about me, because come on who else would I name you after? A verbally abusive dickbag who was in love with my mum and gave me shit all my life and someone who convinced a bunch of children that they needed to be soldiers? What kind of awful aspirations would that make you end up having? Come on son I’m not an idiot…

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aitu:

okay but i’ve been thinking about ginny weasley and how great it is that she was always so confident in the dating world and now i’m suddenly desperate for bisexual ginny headcanons

like, ginny being just as confident and popular with girls & nonbinary peeps as with boys, ginny really stretching out her muscles and figuring out what she likes in a partner, ginny calling out anyone who calls her promiscuous when she has never cheated on a datemate, ginny just being as goddamn happy as she deserves to be (except when people say she must be straight because she married harry; then she is angry as fuck and whoever said that finds themselves with an odd rash the next day)

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queermarauders:

Ravenclaws with huge communal bookshelfs that tower to the ceiling. It’s become tradition that when you leave Hogwarts, you leave behind a copy of your favorite book, so they have books dating back centuries.

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#humor   #Harry Potter   #Hogwarts   #perfect   

confusedcaboose:

frxshvixws:

cloudmonstachopper:

oh

THIS FUCKED ME UP..

569,990 notes   •   August 07 2014, 07:27 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

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Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

 - Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00.  (via giidas)
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