when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires
the most aggravating fans are the ones that become huge fans of a villainous character but just can’t handle the fact that the villainous character does villainous things and instead said fans invent a million assbackwards headcanons about how the villain is TOTALLY not a villain at all and is some tragic blob where nothing is their fault even up to and including murder and genocide
i am just so baffled by this
peter capaldi is a blessing on this world
Oh god I was so worried about this too
The more he talks about this upcoming season and the stuff he won’t put up with, the more I’m starting to believe he killed Steven Moffat and keeps telling everyone he’s on vacation while writing all his episodes himself.
that is brilliant news what are you talking about
- do you usually sleep with your closet door open or closed?
- do you take the shampoo from hotel rooms?
noope not unless they’re in cool-looking bottles
- where is your next vacation?
washington cs and then pittsburgh to unfortunately encounter meeks
- who do you think reads these?
- do you have a calendar in your room?
- what’s your plan for the day?
ummm icc and do sims stuff and go to bed
- are you reading any books right now?
i’m currently in the process of rereading beautiful creatures but also icefire and game of thrones
- do you ever count your steps when you walk?
- do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?
- do you chew your pens and pencils?
noope not really
- what is your “song of the week”?
The Devil Within - Digital Daggers
- is it okay for guys to wear pink?
- do you still watch cartoons?
- what do you drink with dinner?
water wow so excite
- what do you dip chicken nuggets in?
- what is your favourite food/cuisine?
ITALIAN WITHOUT A DOUBT
- when was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
umm not in recent memory
- can you change the oil on a car?
- what is your usual bedtime?
usually around 3:30ish
- are you lazy?
- afraid of heights?
NOT AT ALL
- occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
a vet and a marine biologist
- hot tea or cold tea?
- tea or coffee?
- favourite kind of cookie?
- can you swim well?
- can you hold your breath w/o manually holding your nose?
The Return of the King
NO I AM NOT DONE WITH THESE MERLIN FEELS. @_@
(also I feel I should clarify that the butterfly is a sign of the King’s return - not that Arthur has actually reincarnated as an insect, as hilarious as that would be.)
jk rowling unilaterally writing that not a single member of slytherin house fought in the battle of hogwarts and instead every single one of them hid like cowards is honestly one of the laziest most flaccid writing decisions of our time
Or it could be the truth about Slytherins as a whole. While the house is most known for being the vilest and meanest kids in the whole school, everyone would assume, “Those guys are gonna be on the side of the Death Eaters and wreck shit”. When in actuality, most of them wouldn’t do anything for any side, because Slytherin’s only care about themselves.
This was proven time and time again in the books, along with the traits for the other houses. The Gryffindors believe that you should sacrifice yourself for others, the Ravenclaws believe that whatever the wise or most knowledgeable choice is has to be the right way, and Hufflepuffs believe that you should always do the right thing, no matter what. Slytherins believe that whatever will make you more powerful or better than others is right.
Plus, of all the lazy and flaccid novels of our time, you chose one detail in one book of an entire series of widely acclaimed novels. Trust me, work in a book store, there is a whole lot worse books out there.
okay, first let’s start with the fact that you’re pigeonholing an entire demographic of people you know nothing about who were actively classified as Slytherins by JKR’s Pottermore test. please, by all means, go up to a little eleven-year-old who self-identifies as Slytherin because they don’t agree with JKR’s assumption that having ambition and drive and goals automatically makes you evil, and tell them to their face that they are “vile” and “mean.”
"Slytherins only care about themselves"—ah, right. well, silly me, I guess I just dreamed up that entire part where Narcissa Malfoy cared more about her son’s life than her own to the point where she was willing to lie point-blank to Voldemort without so much as the slightest twitch in her facial expressions or her defenses. how about the point where Andromeda Tonks was a pureblood witch, a Slytherin, who grew up to marry a Muggle-born of her own choice, regardless of being exiled by the pureblood snobs in her family?
oh, wow, I guess I must just be imagining this entire section of the Pottermore welcome letter, too:
Slytherins are actively and consistently described as people who take awhile to warm up to others, but who, once they decide that they care about you, are not afraid in the least to put you and your needs in their highest consideration. the only other house with more consistent emphasis on loyalty to family and friends in the entire series is Hufflepuff—not Gryffindor, and not Ravenclaw. but yes, please, go on to tell me how Slytherins are so vile and evil despite sharing a fair amount of similar qualities to the house most renowned for kindness.
I don’t even know where you’re taking your facts from, because no where does it ever say that Gryffindors believe in “sacrificing themselves for others.” no, Gryffindors are brave and they are daring—which, in a negative context, can just as easily translate to showoffy and prideful. that in no way translates to self-sacrificing (Harry was naturally self-sacrificing. not the entire house). Ravenclaws don’t believe that wisdom is “right,” they simply prize it, thus fostering a nature of competitiveness which can border on downright vindictive around the time for finals and exams, I’m sure. Hufflepuffs believe in “doing the right thing” in the sense of “what they personally believe is right.” which, believe it or not, gives Hufflepuffs quite the potential for being downright terrifying should they ever convince themselves that they are “doing the right thing” while working for an evil cause, all the moreso since their loyalty is known to be unwarvering.
but yes, clearly, rather than thinking critically about the series, let’s just try to push the agenda of “every single Slytherin was born inherently evil and they’re all awful, selfish pricks.”
using Hogwarts just as an example, roughly 25% of people in that school are going to be sorted into Slytherin, or else the house wouldn’t have stuck around for two centuries. I’m sure the 25% isn’t an even percentage and that some years fluctuate, but still: 25%. you cannot possibly tell me that every eleven-year-old walking through those doors is even pureblood (only 20 pureblood families are ever specified by JKR, meaning others likely died out, and there is no way in hell that 20 families alone, even through intermarriage, could provide enough children each and every year to accomodate 25% of a school with hundreds of students), much less that they were inherently born evil and vile and cruel.
if you truly love a series, then sit down and accept it when someone writes a valid criticism of it rather than going out of your way to defend an author who made very poor choices in her work. if you honestly think that this is the only flaw the HP books have, or that “widely acclaimed” = “flawless work,” you’re sorely mistaken, too. the romanticization and forgiveness of Severus Snape, the portrayal and excusal of literal child abuse, the continued stereotyping and pigeonholing of an entire house in a series supposedly tackling themes like “appearances can be deceiving” and “people should be judged by their choices, not their abilities or the actions of their families”—all of these are severe flaws in the series and should be talked about so people can stop casually glossing over them and pretending they don’t exist.
just because there are worse books out there doesn’t excuse a good book (or any series at all) from criticism.