Before Photoshop there was…Drew Struzan
do you remember our 'awkward' first date?
[AGGRESSIVELY IGNORES HIS DEATH]
we’re here to fuck shit up.
ron looks like he is ready to kill someone but very confused why
I feel like the above statement is a very good summary of ronald weasley
Um, not it’s not a good summary and it really annoys me that anyone would say it is.
Not having Hermione’s ostentatious intelligence, Ron is often overlooked and singled out as the stupid one of the trio but I don’t see any evidence of this. People think it’s stupid because they compare him to Hermione rather than hold him to his own standard. Ron’s intelligence is about equal to many people’s, dare I say most of you even.
Ron was not confused. I’d like to see a concrete example of a time when Ron didn’t really know what was going on, or a time when he was the only one who didn’t know, because whenever Ron was a little behind in something Harry tended to be too. Ron could handle himself. He could fight. Harry trusted him to be capable. When they had to go to the department of mysteries Harry expressed reluctance to bring Ginny, Neville and Luna along, not Ron. I’m sick of all of this Ron-baiting. He wasn’t thick! He was of average intelligence. This means his intelligence was equal to MOST PEOPLE.
Ron was loyal, solid and dependable. He was a decent person. He was brave and trustworthy and entirely upfront about his thoughts and feelings. He wasn’t sly. These are all fantastic qualities in a person and they are so often overlooked because they’re not ‘showy’.
And also in the above picture, it could also be interpreted as Ron scanning the area and being MORE aware of his surroundings than Hermione who is often thinking strategically or Harry whose gaze is focused on one thing. Ron is more aware of what people who grew up in wizarding society is like. He offers an insight to them from his own experiences. Harry often needs this insight. Hermione is book-knowledgeable about the wizarding world, but as evidenced by her outrage at Hogwarts, A History and it’s failure to inform her of Hogwarts’ use of house elves that can be problematic. Their different perspectives are ALL needed and if we had lost any one of them events might’ve turned out very differently.
The first in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is slated for publication in September 2015, and publisher Bloomsbury will release each of the subsequent titles annually, re-creating the original publishing schedule which started in London in 1997, and so successfully developed readers as they, and Harry and friends, grew older together.
Illustrator Kay has reimagined Harry for a new generation of readers, in a style that nods to Daniel Radcliffe’s portrayal of the boy wizard in the film versions of the novels, and captures the character of Harry in the books.”
- Harry Potter came back
- The fourth doctor came back
- The eighth doctor came back
- The US government left
- The US government came back
- Phil Coulson came back
- Amy Pond CAME BACK
- Eleven left
I was Re-watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and I realized that the Dursleys not only failed Harry (which they did majorly), they failed Dudley as well.
By spoiling him and enabling him to bully and belittle others from such a young age they are partly what made him the way he was.
Like how they showed him to be greedy by showering him with presents on his birthday and not objecting or telling him he should be grateful when he complained and asked for more.
Or by turning the other way (and even encouraging him) when he bullied other children, especially Harry.
It was their responsibility to teach him right from wrong and they failed.
I am not saying Dudley is completely innocent or that he is stuck being a greedy bully but they certainly didn’t do him any favours.
“Dumbledore paused, and although his voice remained light and calm, and he gave no obvious sign of anger, Harry felt a kind of chill emanating from him and noticed that the Dursleys drew very slightly closer together.
'You did not do as I asked. You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.'”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
For the first time in his eleven years, Harry James Potter got to open proper presents at Christmas, all because Ron Weasley wrote home and told his own parents that Harry wasn’t expecting anything.
What the Weasleys lacked in galleons, they more than made up for in heart.
The microscope images above show that DRACO -“Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) Activated Caspase Oligomerizer”- successfully treats viral infections. In the left set of four photos, rhinovirus (the common cold virus) kills untreated human cells (lower left), whereas DRACO has no toxicity in uninfected cells (upper right) and cures an infected cell population (lower right). Similarly, in the right set of four photos, dengue hemorrhagic fever virus kills untreated monkey cells (lower left), whereas DRACO has no toxicity in uninfected cells (upper right) and cures an infected cell population (lower right).
(I urgently need a flask full of DRACO right now)
Via MIT news
“Well, it got more difficult as time went on,” said Neville. “We lost Luna at Christmas and Ginny never came back after Easter, and the three of us were sort of the leaders.”