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…
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.
I like reading all three of these as actual short stories,
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.
"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.
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
I have a thing for drawing beat up and bruised post-battle James and Lily idk why
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.
Harry Potter characters objects
okay okay but hear me out: wizarding tattoos
tattoos of cats that wind around your ankles, birds that fly across your back when you move, a wand that moves when you move your own wand, a map on the back of your hand that shows your current location
the possibilities are endless
Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.
so when i was 7 or 8 i’d “write letters to hermione granger” and set them out on the piano in the living room every night with my stuffed toy owl and every morning i’d have a letter from hermione back, sitting at the foot of my bed, and hermione and i corresponded like that for months and i’d just like to thank my mom for writing out a “letter from hermione” for me every single night
That is the cutest thing I’ve ever read oh my god
together, or not at all (x)