and when did it become okay for one character to be the bully of everybody, huh? because that’s not what harry potter is about. we should totally juST STAB SNAPE!
let me tell you something about Severus Snape. we were best friends in middle school. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then in seventh year, I started going out with my boyfriend James who was totally gorgeous but then he died to protect me and my child, and Severus was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would stop hanging out with him because he used a racial slur against me, he’d be like, “Why didn’t you call me back?” And I’d be like, “Why did you use a racial slur that’s been appropriated by the Death Eaters?” So then, for my life after Hogwarts, which was an all-justice anti-Dark Magic life, I was like, “Severus, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re a Death Eater.” I mean I couldn’t have a Death Eater in my life. There were gonna be people there with their basic human rights! I mean, right? He was an active member of a terrorist organization. So then he told his warlord some information that made him want to kill me and my family, it was so retarded. And then he dropped out of the terrorist organization because he just wanted to fuck me and saw me as an object to be won and not a person to be loved, and he came back like some hero for hearing this prophecy, and all of his hair was all greasy and he was totally a bully, and now I guess she’s on crack.
OKAY, SO, MY DAD COMES IN AND HANDS ME A LETTER TODAY AND HE WAS LIKE “well I don’t know what’s happening but I’m pretty sure this is for you” AND THIS IS WHAT HE HANDS ME:
so naturally I OPEN IT.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WAS EXPECTING TO FIND
someone legitimately took the time and money to write out this letter EXACTLY as it appears in Goblet of Fire, and COVER IT IN STAMPS. THEY EVEN SEALED IT WITH WAX.
I DON’T KNOW WHO THE FUCK DID THIS
WHAT IS HAPPENING
I think it speaks to the fact that Snape was fucking horrible that Neville’s worst fear was not Bellatrix Lestrange, the person who tortured his parents until they could no longer remember who they were, or even Voldemort, whose name the act was committed in, but his school teacher who bullied him nine months at a time for years on end.
I would put this on my wall.
My jaw literally just dropped. THIS IS THE BEST FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN.
I am glad that the Ministry recognizes the need for un-coerced consent. I’m looking at you, Romilda Vane.
I’ve just read that part! awesome fanart is awesome.
Out of context Harry Potter quotes are the best things ever.
- “Tired of walking in on Harry, Hermione and Ron all over the school, Professor McGonagall had given them permission to use the empty Transfiguration classroom at lunchtimes.”
- “Stars winking in front of his eyes, he grabbed the top of the hat to pull it off and felt something long and hard beneath it.
Pretty much every single facet of Wizard society in the Harry Potter books is an anachronism so what I want to know is how are they socially advanced enough to know that segregation based on ethnicity is totally uncool but still think that ballpoint pens are stupid
There’s a lot about the universe of the Harry Potter books that is infuriatingly stupid and I know they’re just books but so much of the characterization and plot develops around these rules that Rowling so weakly and haphazardly establishes that one can’t help but start trying to sift through it all
Like, what is the general metric for common decency in the Wizard world because this is a society where someone can literally scoff at the idea of dying in a car crash as if to suggest wizards have a contingency for that sort of thing that they just don’t feel like sharing with muggles
There’s also a complete absence of consent for pretty much every aspect of daily life. At any moment someone can jinx you and rob your body of its autonomy or make slugs sprout from your face or entirely rewrite your memory and this behaviour is both encouraged and enabled in the education system and so long as it’s not within view of people who are incapable of doing the same thing there is literally no recourse for that kind of shit
The closest thing to any consequence at all is getting shipped off to what is essentially the Boss Level Alcatraz where demons physically feed on your happiness which is a bit of an overkill for pretty much everything Mundungus Fletcher gets away with
Why wasn’t Hermione secretly a murderous misanthrope having the worldview she had and being lucid to this entirely offensive dichotomy? Why do people say they wish they lived in the world of these books? Don’t wish that. This is a horrible horrible awful place where existence is suffering and also someone might turn your snot into aggressive bats
you put up your defenses when you leave
you leave because you’re certain of who you want to leave
you’re putting up your armour when you leave
you leave because you’re certain of who you want to be
#this relationship is so so important to me #if draco doesn’t love his mother to death in fic - and vice versa - you’re wrong #she didn’t want her baby to go away to durmstrang because it was too far away #she risked her life for him not just in the forbidden forest but potentially for making that unbreakable vow - surely voldemort’s reaction to that could have been a mess #it’s like - not even a question to her that draco is above all things #she reacts to the idea of protecting draco above all else with such - resignment seems too negative a term - just #a total sound sense of OF COURSE this is what i am doing there is no other option #and that amount of love and loyalty is staggering #and it’s not going to fall apart in the face of potential differing ideologies or queer leanings or anything else #not when she shows so clearly by the end that draco matters to her more than these idealogies really do #i’m not saying she doesn’t believe in pureblood supremacy or have those beliefs ingrained in her in a very real way #i’m just saying draco means more to her than that