WINNER, 2012 BEST GIF!
Legitimately obsessed with this brilliance.
Reblogging for the third time because this is excellent.
Luna, being a bad ass.
I view this as when Luna, Ernie, and Seamus saved the trio from the dementors while they (Harry, Ron, and Hermione) were on their way to the Shrieking Shack.
If we were looking at a proper, realistic reflection of the United Kingdom and Ireland at Hogwarts? Using a base student population of 400 to give everyone a minimum of one student, there’d be…
England: 317 students
Scotland: 33 students
Wales: 15 students
Ireland (Republic of AND Northern): 35 students
White - British: 303 students
White - Scottish: 29 students
White - Irish: 27 students
White - Other (continental Europeans, Americans, and assorted other Caucasians): 9 students
Asian or Asian British - Indian Subcontinent: 13 students
Asian or Asian British - Chinese: 2 students
Asian or Asian British - Other: 2 students
Black or Black British/Scottish/Irish: 8 students
Mixed: 4 students
Other (Arabs mostly): 2 students
Note that these numbers are not exact and I might add up to ±2-3 students because Ireland doesn’t report ethnicity in its censuses the same way as the UK or break it down as finely. But it gives you an idea of what your Hogwarts SHOULD look like if you’re one of those people who wants to get all politically correct on Rowling’s ass, or whine that the minority you’re a part of isn’t represented enough. Because look at some of those numbers, then look at her books, and realize… she left a lot of shit out, and most of them are a lot more significant to the culture and history of that region than your 0.43% of the region’s population.
oH MY GOD
oh my god
(I tried to cheer myself up by writing this. I mean absolutely no disrespect to the fine man and actor who was Richard Griffiths. May he rest in peace.)
Dudley walked into the living room of Number Four Privet Drive and looked at his mother perched on the edge of her well maintained sofa.
“I think the Hersels were the last of them.”
“They never even liked your father.”
Dudley sat down next to her, rumpling the cushions.
“No, they didn’t.”
“No one really did. He was not a nice man.” Her voice was hollow.
HP meme : seven relationships[7/7] → Bill and Fleur
shoutout to the people who still post harry potter 15 months after the last film and 5 years after the final book
Guys! You know how in he first book of Harry Potter they speak of Nicholas Flamel and his wife, Perranel? It’s from a book series! ‘The Secret Life Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel’ there’s four books if it and I’m already on the third! Look for iiiittttt!!!
Nicholas Flamel was a Frenchman and alchemist in history who did try to create a Philospher’s Stone:
Title: Seconds in May:Two Uncles
Characters: Lee Jordan
Summary:Lee tells his daughter about uncle Fred.
”Two Uncle Georges?”said Vivian crawling to sit on her father’s lap.Lee turned the open photo album towards him. “No, Vi…That’s Uncle George and that… is your Uncle Fred.”
“No laugh, Daddy. Two Uncle Georges.See, same.”
“Not the same. The eyes and noses are a little different and their smiles, see?”
Vi tilted her head and squinted at the picture. “Lotta same. Little not.Why don’t I see…this one?”
“You see him plenty,”smiled Lee. “That’s George.”
“Oh,”said Vivian still confused.
“Uncle Fred died a long time ago. He wanted to make the world safe for you.”
“Like Grandpa’s brother?Fighting No-Nose’s guys?”
“Yes.Voldemort, Vivian. Voldemort and the death eaters.”
“It’s too long…Why I hafta say it?”
” Because we are not afraid,”said Lee kissing her forehead.
Today, we remember those of all Houses who fought bravely but lost everything in the Second Wizarding War while trying to defeat the dark. Let us also celebrate with those who finally, on May 2nd 1998, won.
W e l i f t o u r w a n d s i n m e m o r y .
Sure, Ginny’s good with a wand. She performed stunningly during DA meetings and ended up in the ultra elite Slug Club after impressing Slughorn with her hex work. But Ginny Weasley’s power goes beyond her magical abilities, she doesn’t need a wand to be strong. She’s the girl who survived Voldemort’s mental abuse, didn’t feel the need to change herself or wait around for a boy, and stood up for her friends when they couldn’t stand up for themselves. She’s the girl who wasn’t at all flustered by Harry’s angry outbursts, who wouldn’t accept help in the Ministry of Magic over her “stupid ankle” that was broken because she could take care of herself, who was brave enough to duel Death Eaters in her 5th year, and refused to be locked away at home in the Burrow while the rest of her family was fighting during the Final Battle.
If I had to choose between meeting Ginny Weasley and a Death Eater down a dark alley, I’d pick the Death Eater.
MOST HEARTBREAKING AND TEAR-JERKING DEATHS I’ve ever watched/read.
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN THE GIF.
Harry Potter Etymology | Bellatrix Lestrange
BELLATRIX: “Bella” is a construct of the word “bellum” meaning “war” and “trix” refers to “a woman in power.” Bellatrix is therefore known as the “Female Warrior” and is also the pale yellow star indicating the left shoulder of the constellation Orion, the Great Hunter.
LESTRANGE: To be “estranged” means to be “removed from society.” In French, “etrange” means “strange” or “weird.”