"Well we overheard Mum and Dad talking on the Extentable Ears a few weeks back," Fred told Harry, "and from what they were saying, Dumbledore was having real trouble finding anyone to do the job this year”
“Not surprising, is it, when you look at what’s happened to the last four [Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor] ?” said George.
"One sacked, one dead, one’s memory removed and one locked in a trunk for nine months," said Harry, counting them off on his fingers. “Yeah, I see what you mean.”
Dracorex Hogswartsis: The Dragon King of Hogwarts
3.6 metres long, covered in spikes, with a long snout and a horned, demonic-looking skull… If you’re looking for a real dragon, the Dracorex Hogswartsis is about as close as you’re going to get. In 2004, a partial skull and four cervical vertebrae were discovered in South Dakota’s Hell Creek formation, and it was immediately recognised as a new addition to the paleontological record. It’s thought to belong to the plant-eating dome-headed Pachycephalosaur family, and yet the specimen is flat-headed. Classification is difficult because many Pachycephalosaurs only develop their head features as they mature, and so this might just be a juvenile, but it could also suggest that the dinosaur family tree was still evolving even towards the end of their era—the Dracorex hogwartsia roamed North America in the Late Cretaceous Period, 100–65 million years ago. The specimen was donated to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where it was named Dracorex hogwartsia, meaning ‘Dragon King of Hogwarts’. “Dinosaurs are wonderful for getting kids to explore with their minds…and that’s where Ms. Rowling excels too,” says Dr. Bakker, curator of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. “Her books invite the reader to probe mysteries, solve riddles and learn the craft of fighting ignorance and evil.” In response, J.K. Rowling stated: “I am absolutely thrilled to think that Hogwarts has made a small claw mark upon the fascinating world of dinosaurs…I can’t help visualizing [the Dracorex] as a slightly less pyromaniac Hungarian Horntail.”
All seven Harry Potter books redesigned as gifs. (via Jecamartinez.com)
- Ollivander: Oh you need a wand? Try this one.
- *shit explodes*
- Ollivander: Shit
- Ollivander: I don't fuckin know
- Ollivander: Here try this it kinda killed your parents
- Ollivander: Perf
Marauders Era dream cast
The child actors in Harry Potter would do their actual schoolwork in the movie to make the school setting more real
remus lupins name is like “werewolf mcwerewolf” and his boggart is a moon and he misses classes on the full fucking moon. everyone except hermione is a DINGDONG
J.K. ROWLING ‘The fringe benefits of failure’
“To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang” by Rachel Rostad
Regardless of your opinion on the Harry Potter books (I’ve been madly in love with them since way back in elementary), you should watch this video. Be sure to actually listen to the poet and not immediately jump to the defense of the books that you love. It’s okay to love something and acknowledge that it has flaws.
….You realize, of course, that Hermione Granger lit a teacher on fire when she was eleven, and kept a person alive in a jar for a year when she was fourteen, and studies dark and forbidden magics for kicks, and is one of the brightest and strongest witches of her era. If she came at me, even wandless, I would aparate to Neptune to get away from her.
Hermione Granger also:
- punched Draco Malfoy in the nose for being an idiot
- purposefully performed a confundus charm on whatshsface WHILE HE WAS FLYING just so Ron would win (omfg that is so fucking dangerous)
- literally pulled a fucking Bourne Identity on her parents and managed to set them up in fucking Australia (jesus christ she literally made it so that she NEVER EXISTED wtf that’s so fucking 007)
- Convinced the Ministry of Magic to give her an incredibly dangerous and volatile device that allowed her to ALTER TIMELINES COMPLETELY (just because she was so smart, literally, that is the reason, her “potential”)
- Has enough basic survival skills and badass magic to literally disappear to the middle of nowhere and flourish AND figure out Voldemort’s plot with Harry
- Hermione also figures out not only what Voldemort’s plan is, but generally how to beat it, WAY BEFORE VOLDEMORT EVER DOES. Why? because she is just that much smarter and better at magic than everybody else
in conclusion: Voldemort wishes he could be as awesome as Hermione, that’s why he wants to kill her so bad.
Can we rehave this series with hermione as the protagonist.
Hermione Granger and “That Time I Used the Power of Research and Deductive Reasoning to Make Sure Harry Didn’t Die”
Hermione Granger and “That time I figured shit out and literally ended up petrified for the cause and it took my friends weeks to figure out that I had the research on me”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I Was a Time Lord”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I Realized I was Hot and Smart and Saved Harry’s Ass with Research. Again. All the Time. Really, He Would Have Died Without Me.”
Hermione Granger and “That time Harry was too emo to actually do shit so I did shit in his name because I am the power behind the throne clearly also PS fought evil deatheaters and won”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I told Harry about the Dangers of Copying off Somebody’s else’s work that wasn’t mine and OH LOOK I WAS RIGHT”
Hermione Granger and “That Time I let Harry Decide Where to Go and What To do and we ended up wandering the forests of dean for like 5 months before saving his ass at Hogwarts”