Fred & his Quidditch uniform appreciation.
first of all, how dare you
But seriously do you ever think that all those who died in the battle of Hogwarts probably went on the chocolate frogs’ cards . And Teddy opening one before going on the train to Hogwarts and seeing his parents smiling at him, so they were actually there to see him off on his first year.
Sirius totally knowing Remus’ middle name is John but whenever he breaks out the full name he’ll throw in ridiculous middle names like
"Of COURSE he got a perfect score on the Charms exam, HE’S REMUS THADDEUS LUPIN"
"REMUS MICHELANGELO LUPIN, I AM SURPRISED AT YOU"
“Fuck, Remus Elizabeth Lupin—”
"Voldemort Umbridge Potter, you were named after the two worst people I know because frankly you annoy the shit out of me"
Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.
Hp - Ch6 | TALONS AND TEA LEAVES
"Harry volunteered to ride first, doing so out of friendship for Hagrid."
Fantastic beasts and where Hagrid hides them.
Let him swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud
(5,6,7/?) favorite harry potter screencaps
These characters are gorgeous, you know why? Because they’re, essentially, the same boy on opposite sides of the track.
They’re both forced into impossible situations. Draco is forced into Lord Voldemort’s inner circle by his father’s actions and is being pushed and threatened to do things he’d rather not. Harry is forced into a confrontation and destiny he doesn’t want by a prophecy and Voldemort’s actions.
Both are deeply passionate and defensive of their Hogwarts house. Arguably, they both embody the core values of each house. Draco is incredibly sly and cunning and ambitious, desperate to get what he wants. Harry is desperately brave and reckless and courageous. They’re both leaders of their house and even play the same position on their Quidditch teams.
Both boys are famous and influential. Draco has his family’s name and his family’s wealth. Harry has his fame and reputation.
Both boys are used in the war. Harry is used by Dumbledore, prepared and trained to fight Voldemort, manipulated (to a certain degree) into some of his choices. Draco is used by Voldemort to kill Dumbledore, possibly expose Severus as a spy, etc.
There are differences, of course, but, these are, essentially, the same fucking character split into two and pitted against each other—light and dark explored. Bless you JKR.
Will you marry me
I was always rly sad that all the other Slytherin girls were simply Pansy Parkinson’s gang of girls. Like, I’m sure HP was beyond uninterested in figuring them out and also he had his own problems to be dealing with and also beyond Draco and Draco’s immediate lackeys it took six books for him to even remotely process that Blaise & Theodore existed.
I’m sure some ridiculous shit went down in the dungeons with that crew, and I’m not just talking darkly humorous teen girl movie drama but I mean like genuine shenanigans because I’m sorry no ambitious young woman will spend seven years of her life just sitting around listening to Pansy and Draco make obnoxious faces at each other and complain that the trio gets too much attention like who even has time for that I’m don’t remotely need to be the one person accomplishing all the goals and it would still piss me off.
Firmly believe these were the kids standing up to clap for Harry at the end of book 4 and also when he gets Buckbeak to bow. Like, I don’t want redeemed perfect perfect perfect heroes there to suddenly show all Slytherins are light and goodness because, hello, their necks fucking matter to them, sorry, that’s part of the charm of the house. But I do want a bunch of sardonic little jackasses who won’t play second fiddle and are firmly focused on their futures.
HP has the heroism stuff covered? Good, good. Good for him. Nice show when he can pull it off. Save the world. All that rot. We’re rediscovering the underground Quidditch stadium Slytherins of yore built, so that we can hone our skills and get on the Harpies without suffering through the indignity of playing with Flint and his tossers. We’re cultivating friendships with those Durmstrang students whose parents have the cauldron market cornered. We’re sneaking out and partying it up in Paris with the daughters of the French Minister. Never know when they’ll come in handy.
And yeah if the DEs come we will keep a low profile and be assholes and even toe the racist party line. There is jack shit about us that is heroic, Slytherins only get heroic when you take away a loved one and we are like seventeen fucking years old and not special, not the protagonists, we rly only love ourselves right now.
But that is just it. That is what I want. Not Slytherin girls who are Team Harry anymore than they are Team Draco or Team Pansy. Just Slytherin girls who are Team Themselves.
Because obvs. after Hogwarts they will have time to figure out how to be good people as well as ambitious ones and maybe some of them will and maybe the others will just have a kid and decide they love that kid but they also love their privilege, sorry (whoa yeah the Narcissa life). But then they are Slytherins. Good is not unattainable. It’s also nowhere near the first priority. And in their own heads none of them is going to really mean any of the lackeying and Pansy-adoration, because in their own heads none of them is going to feature as a bit player.
The Chamber of Secrets was thought to be just a legend. The story says Salazar Slytherin built the chamber to house a monster capable of purging the school of all those he felt were unworthy of studying magic. However the school had been searched numerous times since the Middle Ages but no chamber was ever found. It wasn’t until the 20th century the existence of the chamber became unquestionable, when several students were petrified and one died as a result of its opening. The entrance turned out to be located in the second floor girls’ bathroom through a hidden passage behind a sink with an engraved snake tap. Only an heir of Slytherin or speaking parseltongue will reveal the entrance. Inside is a labyrinth of tunnels and a large statue of Salazar, yet only his head is now visible as the chamber was flooded prior to its last opening. The monster, a basilisk, was found living within the chamber but was killed in 1993.
"Were you surprised when Jo’s comments about the Ron/Hermione thing, like, it became this huge thing everywhere…"
He liked it best when he was with Ron and Hermione and they we’re talking about other things, or else letting him sit in silence while they played chess. He felt as though all three of them had reached an understanding they didn’t need to put into words.