Nicole
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This blog is a little of everything and a lot of inconsistency. I am Queen of the Queue and over-tag everything, so don't be afraid to ask me to tag something for you. I am planning a hobbit hole and you should talk to me about your dream house. Also Tamora Pierce. And The Posterchildren. As well as anything that's weighing you down (I am nearly guaranteed to be on your side).
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ohremuslupin:

leavinyls:

dykeadellic:

jamespotterwearsglasses:

A study into fandom hate of James Potter.

Um, no. What you failed to mention here has to be the single most important thing about human beings.

You pass by a homeless man on the street and might not give him anything, but if your bff calls and says they need 10 bucks, and theyre so sorry, but they don’t have enough money to buy baby formula, you’d cough up ten bucks that ten seconds ago you did not have.

It is EASY to be nice to the people you love. It is NOT EASY to treat people you dislike the same as you would the people you like. The measure of a (wo)man is NOT how they treat those they consider equal, but how they treat those they do NOT consider equal. James Potter was a bully to everyone he thought was less than him. THAT is the measure of James Potter. Because guess what, Charles Manson treated his followers with the utmost respect because he liked them. Those less than him were murdered. Which do you judge him on? James Potter may not have been a murderer, but he was an asshole and a bully. You do not gloss over that by saying he was a hero to the people he loved because that’s easy to do and takes no effort.

He hated Snape and everything he stood for yet James saved his life. And even James Potter at his worst (aka being a prat when he was fifteen only to later grow out of it) does not cancel out his good qualities.And you are entirely mistaken about him not “giving” to the homeless stranger in your analogy. He joined the Order of the Phoenix, a group dedicated to save lives and fight for the rights of many. There are plenty of characters who deserve all of this disdain, many of which are considered essentially “good” and who have at some point done something extremely cruel, but James Potter is not one of them.

#a round of applause for Bree please and thank yoou #also WHAT THE FUCK #are you really gonna bring this argument up to defend SNAPE? #because if yes i would like to remind you that Snape was the one who told Lily it didnt matter that she was a Muggleborn #and then proceeded to join an organisation that hated Muggleborns and wanted them all dead #do you even understand how fucking hypocritic this is #he was *good* to Lily because he *was in love* with her #and at the same time he didnt give a shit about anyone else with the same parental background as Liily #so how fucking dare you say that about James #*it’s easy being a hero to the people you like* well i guess that”s good and makes it much more easier #because SNAPE DIDNT LIKE ANYONE #Snape hated an innocent child that grew up without his parents because he looked too much like his father #Snape tried to protect this child not because - i dont know - maybe it was the right thing to do? #NO. because he had his mother’s eyes. wow such hero much brave very goodness. #so please take your stupid illogical arguments and go somewhere else to defend a character that even the author of the series doesnt want to # defend (via ohpottermycaptain)

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isaacswolves:

it kind of bothers me that after all this time people still dont understand how sorting works in harry potter

its not necessarily based on the characteristics you possess, its the ones you value, and that my friends is completely different. that is why the sorting hat considers your choice, otherwise why would he bother with your opinion

primary examples would be hermione, wormtail and lockhart

(Source: cedricdigory)

gingerbreaddracula:

mnotecrayon:

shevinefeels:

anotherfirebender:

whiskeyfortheway:

sriusblcks:

#Viktor was obviously deeply in love with her #just remember the fact that he took her to prom #even knowing that he could’ve choose any other girl #remember how he forgot about everyone and danced with her all night #remember how he looked at her while saying ‘write to me, please’ #remember how, a few years later #on Fleur’s wedding #he danced with her one more time #probably being conscient that her heart already belonged to Ron #this is why I love Viktor Krum so much #he just enjoyed being with Hermione #and didn’t care about the future #mostly, because she wasn’t going to be a part of his. (piertotum-locomottor)

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He was chosen to be in the tournament for a reason.

Viktor, I love you! Viktor, I do!

When we’re apart my heart beats only for you!

Not to mention that his first language was almost assuredly not English, and yet he tried so hard to understand and talk to Hermione AND write to her in it afterwards. The fandom always lables him as stupid, but wtf, he’s not exactly in his element.

(Source: simplypotterheads)

quarter-quirrell:

nargles4life:

karasgis:

Ginny Weasley & Tom Riddle

I thought it was really cool and kinda cute until I realized it was Ginny and Tom, then it became horrific. I love it.

This is BY FAR the best fan art I have ever seen. You don’t realise what it is until you properly look at it.

quarter-quirrell:

nargles4life:

karasgis:

Ginny Weasley & Tom Riddle

I thought it was really cool and kinda cute until I realized it was Ginny and Tom, then it became horrific. I love it.

This is BY FAR the best fan art I have ever seen. You don’t realise what it is until you properly look at it.

(Source: alteregoiki)

hiddenhogwarts:

House elves finding blades/razors/etc and leaving nice little notes to the owners telling them that they’re beautiful

House elves figuring out which students aren’t eating and gently leaving small treats near their beds

House elves having a stash of chocolate/comfort food for students when they have anxiety attacks or breakdowns

House elves taking care of the students

ofasudden:

stick-em-with-the-pointy-end:

coconutchris:

superwholockmervenger:

☼ Hufflepuff Common Room

“It was round, earthy and low-ceilinged; it always felt sunny, and its circular windows had a view of rippling grass and dandelions. There was a lot of burnished copper about the place, and many plants, which either hang from the ceiling or sat on the windowsills. The overstuffed sofas and chairs were upholstered in yellow and black, and the dormitories were reached through round doors in the walls of the common room. Copper lamps cast a warm light over the four-poster beds, which were covered in patchwork quilts, and small copper bed warmers hung on the walls, in case of cold feet.”

This is so beautiful and I’m not even a hufflepuff.

Yeah, you’re missing out, Non-Hufflepuff.

(Source: superwherelock)

fandomsandfeminism:

copperbadge:

hiddenhogwarts:

Lupin finding the kids with depression and teaching them Patronuses so the dementors don’t affect them as much

McGonagall keeping a stash of chocolate all of Harry’s third year because she knows which kids will be most affected by the Dementors and also which kids she can bring into her office with that excuse because they’re having a breakdown

Hogwarts teachers desperately trying to make sure all their students with depression avoid the Dementors

Alternately, the kids with depression being the first to face off against a Dementor because they know all the tricks.

The kids with depression defending the other kids when one passes by because they know how to function in the grey.

The kids with depression having the biggest, gaudiest patronuses because they have power.

They’ve already learned how to survive a Dementor long before they had magic.

For all of the Canon Harry Potter’s failings, Harry Potter headcanons literally make the world a better place. 

burdge:

gemdoyle:

a scene that really bothers me in HBP is when Ginny feeds Harry that pie thing and she is like “don’t you trust me?” and then just feeds it to him all nicely 

because I honestly believe that book!Ginny would have said “don’t you trust me?” and then she would proceed to shove the pie in his face and then say “your mistake!” and just like run away laughing her head off and Harry would just be sitting there with pie stuck to his face and a small grin thinking ‘wow this girl is perfect’

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forgive me

givemeexcessofship:

say-zar:

imaginingfreedom:

clown-dick:

id like think im an alternative badass girl who doesn’t give a fuck and doesnt live by societys rules, but in reality i do all my homework and never back talk teachers and i say “please” and “thank you” and “sorry” way too much.

this post is making me rethink my life why

Hermione Granger did all of those things and was still a total badass

I feel better

melodyrae14:

itsraininbritishmen:

floateron:

CHECK OUT your differences in wand technique here and how fluidly and casually Ron throws a curse in comparison to Harry and Hermione Hermione has done the reading and is technically perfect of course Elbow straight; wrist bent Wand tip aligned with left sightline left arm held loosely behind her for balance Harry hasn’t ever done the reading Grip too tight; elbow locked Shoulders raised Left elbow cranked in awkwardly against his body Kids’ll imitate his awful technique and Junior Aurors it’ll make their parents nuts; don’t twist your neck like that I don’t care what Auror Potter does When you save wizardkind you can hold your wand however you want until then drop your shoulders Ron’s been around wand users since birth practiced with twigs and then his brothers’ wands Look at how the movement flows from his center the way he uses his whole body throws out his opposite hand behind him to counterbalance the movement Harry and Hermione get their wands into position and then throw the curse Ron’s spell starts mid-motion because he knows his wand will be in position in time  (helenish)

Mmmmmmm, yes.

There will be a day when I see this and I will scroll past.

Today is not that day

Plus Ron is casting his curse non-verbally. That’s very difficult and it requires training and practice to successfully cast a nonverbal spell. It’s success is determined by the amount of concentration and mental discipline of the witch or wizard. But this is Ron Weasley he likely didn’t put training and practice into casting non-verbal spells, this advanced magic comes to him naturally. The only other time we see him cast a non-verbal spell is when he accidentally made it snow in the great hall, and that was only because Lavender was glaring him down after he said Hermione’s name while he was unconscious in the hospital wing. He felt crappy and his emotions were so intense he unknowingly made it snow. Here he’s trapped in a muggle cafe, with his best friend and the girl he loves. He’s probably scared, and angry but most of all protective. He wants to defeat these Death Eaters without anything happening to his team. His emotions are intense again and that allows him to cast a powerful non-verbal spell. No, not even a spell, a curse. We’ve seen Hermione cast non-verbal spells loads of times but even here she says the curse to ensure it’s potency. Ron is concentrated and disciplined enough in this moment to curse a Death Eater without any words at all.

(Source: harrypottergif)

punkdraco:

thelongarmofthelaw:

drowningheta:

queerpotters:

punkdraco:

he is so smart

wonderful Potter

with his scar

and his broomstick

- actual canon line by Draco Malfoy

#’you have told me this at least a dozen times already’ - actual canon reply by lucius

Is there a link to proof…

(it’s not actually canon)

xcuse you

are you calling me a liar

Dumbledore: Welcome back to another year of Hogwarts!

Dumbledore: I actually don't know why your parents still send you here

Dumbledore: There's like a 30% chance you'll die tragically

Dumbledore: And it just goes up every year

Dumbledore: I guess that just means all your parents hate you

Dumbledore: Great let's have some pumpkin juice

James: Heyyy bff you should totally be our secret keeper yeah??

Sirius: Nah dude. My animagus form, the reflection of my innermost soul, is a dog, the most loyal animal ever. You should probably go with guy who turns into a rat instead, the universal symbol for betrayal.

James: Ahh yeah dude you're right omg kay cool thanks bro

dontbearuiner:

maedhrys:

Harry disappears from the wizarding world for a little while after the fall of Voldemort and only like Ron Hermione and Ginny know where he’s gone

but he’s traveling. he considered backpacking Europe, but then he realized he’d had enough of camping for at least twenty years, so he teaches himself to drive and pulls enough strings to get himself an American drivers’ license and and then he’s off on a roadtrip in a beat-up car that’s still fast as anything. he doesn’t use magic if he can help it because it feels tainted, feels like it belongs to the war, feels like it marks him out again as someone with power and responsibility and the weight of a world on his shoulders. and for now he wants to find out what it is not to be a world-saving wizard, but just to be Harry.

and he meets a lot of strangers (he figures it’s safe enough picking up hitchhikers when they’re more than likely muggles and he’s got his wand if anything bad happens) and he learns what it’s like to be just another face, another car on the road and he learns all sorts of stuff on the radio, tries every genre out there. and it’s nice to listen to stuff that isn’t specifically designed to remind him of the wizarding world, but he finds so much of it surprisingly relatable and sometimes he just breaks down sobbing at the wheel and has to pull over.

and one of the hitchhikers he picks up is a veteran, and Harry doesn’t tell him much but he does say that he’s been a soldier, too, and it’s hard adjusting to a life that you never thought would exist because things were so hard that you could not imagine yourself after. hard to think about settling down and marrying the girl you thought you’d die loving. hard to think that not everyone around you is an enemy. were you a prisoner of war? the veteran asks. or undercover? both, says Harry. and lost, not knowing whether I was on the run or on a mission that was taking a year. I got back alive in the end but something—something’s definitely dead, you know?

how old are you, says the veteran. I’m eighteen, says Harry. the veteran raises his eyebrows. but they both know that some armies, some wars, don’t care about your age.

I think the dead thing is me, Harry says one day, when he’s going seventy in a fifty-five mile zone and the sun is setting in their eyes. when I killed the enemy, I killed myself.

and the veteran looks at him for a very long moment and Harry slows down and looks back at him and at last the man says, no. no, you lived. and you’re going to keep living, son, and one day you’ll be ready to marry that girl, if you love her, and now that you’ve got out of the war, it’s time to get the war out of you.

(they almost have a wreck when Harry pulls over to the side of the road, gets out, sits in the grass and laughs through his tears. flowers start to spring up around him and he feels the magic in his core, but this time it’s peaceful and pure and fun. unspoiled. and he knows it won’t always feel this way but for now things are leaking out of him, joyful things, because he is the boy who lived again, the boy who lived after the war.)

theblueboxonbakerstreet:

what they did with the ages in the harry potter movies really weirds me out 

  • lily and james died when they were twenty-one. let me say that again. lily and james died when they were twenty-one. the movies made them look like they were in their forties which took away from the tragedy of their really young deaths (I’ve outlived them by five years whaaaaaat)
  • I love alan rickman, but let’s break this down. snape is the same age as lily and james and they died at twenty-one and ten years later harry comes to hogwarts. that makes snape thirty-one at the start of the first book. I love alan rickman, but he was in his late fifties when he did the movies
  • same with lupin and sirius: david thewlis and gary oldman were in their late forties and it showed
  • if sirius went to azkaban when he was twenty-one and got out when he was thirty-four, then he spent more than a third of his life in there
  • I think showing them in their thirties makes what they’ve gone through so much more poignant. it really gives the full picture of how young they were to be fighting voldemort and taking on that amount of responsibility
  • this is making me want the bbc or hbo to make a tv series and get everything right that the movies got wrong