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poelemics:

harry potter spin-off tv series meme (006/?)

hog’s head inn | upon the reading of the final will and testament of aberforth dumbledore, dean (stewart-jarrett) and seamus (garfield) find themselves the joint owners of the hog’s head inn. it’s only after settling in that they realize there are a few strings attached. first there’s demelza (mavor) the barmaid, who spouts prophesies in a mix of homer, ibsen, and sunday comic strips. then there are the regulars - professors aurora sinistra (bassett) and septima vector (aghdashloo) and their love affair which mostly seems to consist of gossiping about other patrons and very elegant eye sex; rival quidditch coaches dave baxter (hardy) and darius nightray (elba) and their ongoing gobstones feud; and cassander guthrie (rush), who might have once been the head of the department of mysteries, but also might be a pathological liar. he does, after all, claim to have known dean’s father.

or, the harry potter sitcom.

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nymre:

Luna and Cho /talking/ about nargles during class. I can’t write dialogues lmao I really want this (friend)ship to exist. 

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THE MALFOY FAMILY
Sanctimonia Vincet Semper

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Harry Potter + Space

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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.

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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 karakamos)

Reblog because I love the books and I love Hermione and equating “strong” with “perfect” is one of the worst messages we can give girls.

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chamberofweasleys:

THE MAGIC BEGINS ϟ 2. Favourite book

-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanI love all the books, but ‘the Prisoner of Azkaban’ has always been my favourite, even when I finished reading ‘the Deathly Hallows’ When I was little, I used to love it so much because it introduced the Marauders and it’s the only book Voldemort is not there (me always being with the good side). I have to admit the first one, the fact it introduced the Marauders, is basically the main reason now. And also the fact it introduced Sirius Black too, one of my favourite characters, and one of the most important relationships in the series, the one with Sirius and Harry. I think from the third book and on, Harry is kind of a different person, the fact Sirius is there for him, in a way, helped him to be what he end up being. Also I love the fact there are so amazing things introduced in this book, like a whole new side of Hogwarts with the Marauders Map, a new Hagrid being a teacher, the dementors, Hogsmade, Trelawley, the art of divination, profecies, expecto patronum…

chamberofweasleys:

THE MAGIC BEGINS ϟ 2. Favourite book

-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I love all the books, but ‘the Prisoner of Azkaban’ has always been my favourite, even when I finished reading ‘the Deathly Hallows’ When I was little, I used to love it so much because it introduced the Marauders and it’s the only book Voldemort is not there (me always being with the good side). I have to admit the first one, the fact it introduced the Marauders, is basically the main reason now. And also the fact it introduced Sirius Black too, one of my favourite characters, and one of the most important relationships in the series, the one with Sirius and Harry. I think from the third book and on, Harry is kind of a different person, the fact Sirius is there for him, in a way, helped him to be what he end up being. Also I love the fact there are so amazing things introduced in this book, like a whole new side of Hogwarts with the Marauders Map, a new Hagrid being a teacher, the dementors, Hogsmade, Trelawley, the art of divination, profecies, expecto patronum…
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According to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book, the home of Harry’s parents, James and Lily Potter, had been left untouched since the night that Voldemort murdered the couple and left Harry with his signature lightning bolt scar. Stuart Craig was inspired by the village of Lavenham, in Suffolk, when it came to recreating the Potters’ cottage in Godric’s Hollow.

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schmergo:
I like reading all three of these as actual short stories,

schmergo:


I like reading all three of these as actual short stories,

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rumbellehasthephonebox:

kittykitpanda:

rumbellehasthephonebox:

kittykitpanda:

Sirius Black high-fiving Lily Evans every time she raises her hand in class.

Sirius asking James to high five her when he is took sick to come to class.

Remus Lupin doing it with a sigh and an immediate apology when neither Sirius or James is available.

Peter being overly enthusiastic about being asked to do it, and slapping Lily in the face by accident.

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"

"We’ll be at Hogwarts in ten minutes," said Professor Lupin. "Are you alright, Harry?"

Harry didn’t ask how Professor Lupin knew his name.

"

-The first time Lupin addresses Harry by his name

Rereading the books, this interaction breaks my heart. Because the first time you read it, you assume Lupin knows who he is because he’s Harry, and that he recognises his scar or he’s seen Harry’s picture in the papers, maybe. But once you’ve read the books, you know that it’s because Lupin’s seen that face before. Harry looks only a little older than James did when Lupin first met him - he probably still has photographs of the Marauders at that age. Harry looks about the age that James did when he found out that Lupin was a werewolf - a terrible, dangerous, Dark creature - and told Lupin that he didn’t care. He looks exactly like James did when he was a teenager - except with Lily’s eyes.

Lupin recognises Harry because it’s the face of his best friends’ son. He probably held Harry as a baby, not long after he’d been born, with James and Lily smiling happily over him. He probably watched Harry toddle around their house in Godric’s Hollow when he was first learning to walk. 

And it reminds Lupin of everything he lost that night when James and Lily died, and Sirius went on the run. 

That’s how he knows Harry’s name.

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reservoir-fantasy:

It was Hermione.

"But she didn’t look like Hermione at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material…” - Ch23 | THE YULE BALL

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10 Favorite | Birds

006. Scops Owls

10 Favorite | Birds

006. Scops Owls

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prongsvssquid:

I have a thing for drawing beat up and bruised post-battle James and Lily idk why

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alluringalliteration:

Okay I know the time frame totally doesn’t work but- Imagine Draco Malfoy getting all puffed up and arrogant and starting to say “I don’t think my father-” and Harry slyly interjecting “-the inventor of toaster strudel-” “-would be too happy to-” and then stopping in confusion when Harry, Hermione, and every other Muggleborn in earshot start practically crying with laughter.

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