time is making fools of us again

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The entire 66 character wand collection made by the Noble Collection, including Luna Lovegood’s first wand only found in the Dumbldore’s Army Set and Mad-Eye Moody’s first wand that isn’t sold anymore.ireadaboutitinhogwartsahistory.tumblr.com

hxcfairy:

blood-noir | fuckyeahharrypottermerch:

The entire 66 character wand collection made by the Noble Collection, including Luna Lovegood’s first wand only found in the Dumbldore’s Army Set and Mad-Eye Moody’s first wand that isn’t sold anymore.

ireadaboutitinhogwartsahistory.tumblr.com

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snapslikethis:

scared-of-clouds:

snapslikethis:

thespian-sherlockian-whovian:

snapslikethis:

i firmly believe that both ginny and harry had nightmares long into adulthood, but

tom riddle haunted ginny’s dreams:
handsome
charming
dark haired
charismatic
brilliant smile
deep, rich voice

and voldemort haunted harry’s dreams:
white, pale skin
slits for nostrils
red eyes with slitted pupils
no lips
long, thin fingers
a cold, high pitched voice

and i have no idea why this is important to me but it is

They’re having nightmares about the same person but he’s different to both of them in those nightmares.

Well, yes.

It boils down to the fact that although Voldemort intimately invaded both Harry and Ginny’s minds, their experiences were still so vastly different that they could only relate to a certain extent.

Harry was possessed by Voldemort, but only for a few moments before he was forced to leave, and it was terrifying Voldemort who did that, whom Harry knew not to trust, whom Harry did not at all want in his mind.

Tom, on the other hand, was anything but sinister, anything but a monster. He invited every confidence, was charming, kind, handsome, and Ginny poured her heart into him. It wasn’t until her problems, her anxiety gave reached a certain point that he had the strength to possess her. She didn’t realize until it was too late that he couldn’t be trusted, and then she was too weak to stop him. She tried, by throwing the diary away, but it was too little, too late.

I don’t know. It’s just interesting (and also horrifying) to think about. They were both so scarred by Voldemort, and they found solace in each other, but it wasn’t the same kind of horror they experienced.

Linds, I think this is a HUGELY important and often overlooked point actually; abuse and assault comes in many forms, and they’re all traumatic.

Harry’s mind was attacked by Voldemort in a very frontal assault kind of way; someone broke into his mind, aggressively, violently.

It’s a violation, it affects your sense of self, of safety. It’s like having your house broken into, being mugged in the street; it shakes you. But for Harry, it was something that he knew he never invited, knew he didn’t want. He was the victim, and no-one ever could, or would, say otherwise.

For Ginny…to some extent she invited Tom in. She didn’t mean to, but she let him in, she showed him her secrets, she turned him loose on the school, and she’s wracked with guilt about that. She was manipulated, deceived. This wasn’t an obvious, outside attack like Voldemort’s attempts on Harry’s minds, this was insidious, a slow takeover of her. It’s an abusive relationship rather than an assault from a hated enemy.

And unlike Harry, Ginny carries a burden of guilt for her possession. She shouldn’t, she’s just as much a victim as him, but this kind of assault, of being mentally worn down and manipulated is not always seen that way, and many people blame themselves for not being stronger, for not recognising it for what it was.

Harry knows it wasn’t his fault; Ginny suspects it IS her fault.

Both experiences are horrible, both are traumatic, both are difficult to get over, but I think something that JKR is emphasising here is that there are many, many different ways that people can be abused, and it’s never their fault.

It’s a central fact of the story I think, the different ways people can be used and abused; Tom Riddle used charm, Voldemort uses magic and fear; the Dursleys use neglect (and violence to some extent); Lucius Malfoy uses money and position; Merope Gaunt used a love potion; Lockhart used memory charms.

It’s a recurring theme, that idea of using someone for your own ends, and how damaging it is.

In which Nikki reads my mind and pulls my thoughts together into something coherent and lovely.

If you’re going to kill Harry you’ll have to kill us too!

No, only one will die tonight.

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itsanexperimentjohn:

theliteralmagpie:

aruf0nsu:

okay so imagine an au where the potters live. harry dates oliver wood briefly. james hears of this and pulls harry aside. stares him in the eye with a deadly serious face
“he’s a Keeper”

You made an entire AU that would alter almost every facet of that series
For a pun
You’re a beautiful person.

"Are you serious right now, Dad?"

"No, I’m not serious. I’m Dad. He’s Sirius."

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burdge:

He nudged Buckbeak’s sides with his heels. 
Buckbeak soared straight into the dark air. Harry gripped his flanks with his knees, feeling the great wings rising powerfully beneath him. Hermione was holding Harry very tight around the waist; he could hear her muttering, “Oh no- I don’t like this- oh, I really don’t like this-“
-page 413, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

burdge:

He nudged Buckbeak’s sides with his heels.

Buckbeak soared straight into the dark air. Harry gripped his flanks with his knees, feeling the great wings rising powerfully beneath him. Hermione was holding Harry very tight around the waist; he could hear her muttering, “Oh no- I don’t like this- oh, I really don’t like this-“

-page 413, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

harry potter meme:

↳ favourite book: harry potter and the goblet of fire

She hated him! Nah, she didn’t.

Brightest  w i t c h  of her  a g e 

First, to Ronald Bilius Weasley. I leave my Deluminator, a device of my own making in the hope that, when things seem most dark, it will show him the light.

To Hermione Jean Granger. I leave my copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard in the hope that she find it entertaining and instructive.

To Harry James Potter. I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts as a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill.

Harry. You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. 

excepttheeyes:

"Gideon Prewett. It took five Death Eaters to kill him and his brother Fabian. They fought like heroes."

(Rose Leslie as Molly Prewett/Weasley, Eddie Redmayne as Gideon and Fabian Prewett, Arthur Darvill as Arthur Weasley)

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