THE DURMSTRANG INSTITUTE:founded by nerida vulchanova, the durmstrang institute is an austere wizarding school with a reputation for its acceptance of the dark arts.
Do you ever think about how Remus Lupin got on the Hogwarts Express to travel to Hogwarts and fell asleep in a compartment by himself and then woke up to find that James Potter’s son had sat down in the same compartment as him?
because I do
I have such a rampant mistrust for the Sorting Hat. What kind of enchantment lasts a thousand years after its caster’s death? How is this snide piece of regrettable fashion such a master Legilimens that it knows exactly how 11 year old kids are going to turn out? What does it think about while it sits in the Headmaster’s study for untold centuries?
That fucking hat is a Horcrux and nobody can convince me otherwise. And it’s been learning the innermost secrets of every kid to pass through Hogwarts for a millennium and absorbing their power.
The Sorting Hat is going to rise up and murder us all.
Also, in canon Dumbledore questions the Hat’s judgement. So yeah it’s a horcrux and also not an entirely infallible one.
My guess is that it was made by Salazar or Rowena, or perhaps by an unnamed immediate successor of theirs, perhaps with guidance by them and/or the rest of the Founders.
I like the idea of it being Salazar. Bearing in mind, then, given the role it played in later books (like Chamber of Secrets), that Voldemort’s most prized ancestor wasn’t gunning for him to win.
If I’m being honest, I definitely envisioned it as Godric’s horcrux. For one thing, the song says it’s his hat, and it was his idea to have the hat continue the legacy of sorting after he was gone… And Godric strikes me as the grandiose, “look how noble I am” type of historical figure. Plus his whole quarrel with goblins of yore over the sword really rubs me the wrong way. I’m a Gryffindor myself (but I also waver between Gryff. and Slytherin much of the time), but I have this unyielding certainty that Godric was way more of an ass than the tales made him over to be.
He doesn’t have to have committed cold blooded murder. Maybe there was a super noble, totally righteous duel, and Godric capitalized on the outcome in the hopes of providing the school with a guardian. Or, that’s what he told himself…
totally godric’s you can smell the gryffindor on it why the fuck would it be able to do magic regarding the sword but not the cup/necklace/diadem??? if salazar would chose a horcrux you bet your sweet ass it would be somehting more valueable than an old ugly hat
RIGHT??? Salazar’s would have been… like… “This is the cloak that was worn on the eve of the slaughter of five hundred Muggleborn scum. It was woven from thread of gold and encrusted with opals snatched from the claws of a jealous dragon. Cloak yourself, student, that we may judge your mettle!”
Meanwhile Godric is in the background scrambling to find an even shinier cloak while Helga and Rowena roll their eyes so hard they rupture an optic nerve.
what do you mean you don’t like harry potter
are you feeling well
do you need to sit down
Young Draco taking care of Malfoy Manor’s white peacocks and attempting to create an army with them.
#by young draco you mean 13 year old draco because he will never grow out of wanting a peacock army#lucius tells him it’s a waste of time and effort but really he just wishes he thought of it first#cissy rolls her eyes at both of them but doesn’t say anything (x)
For example today I was wearing a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Hogwarts. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of preps stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.