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Not to be dramatic but Harry Potter would lose his fucking shit if he knew how y'all treat Ron Weasley
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a concept: Harry Potter with his mother’s hair and father’s eyes instead of vice versa.
Harry with fiery dark red hair and soft hazel eyes please and thank you

i imagine this is how harry and draco’s first meeting would have gone then haha

can you imagine how much more confused arthur would have been in that scene where he first meets harry 😂

his eyes would probably sweep right over harry at the breakfast table, and then he would freeze and have to do a mental tally of his children

I can see Fred and George really going with it too…“Come on Dad, don’t you remember Harry?”“Next you’ll tell us you don’t remember Craig”“Or Ethel”“Or Annie““Or Ryan”

“Or Ron”
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Tbh because there’s no good reason not to.

All the blood status in the hp universe is a metaphor for racism but you know what’s boring? Metaphors for racism that only involve white people. Harry is often described as “dark” and like if James Potter’s family was desi and Lily Evans’s was white, that would enhance Harry’s feelings of otherness while growing up with the Dursleys because lbr Vernon was probs a flaming racist.

“Potter” could easily be an anglicized version of a south Asian last name like Potdar or Potluri, and you could make an argument for a pure blood family like the Potters engaging in and profiting from cultural exchange through the British colonization of India so there was an opportunity to establish generational wealth there.

Also on the night he died, James was making pretty-colored lights for Harry. That was October 31st. In 1981, Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, started on October 27th. It lasts five days.
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Imagine twelve year old Harry not even knowing how awful his childhood with Dursleys had been until he gets to the Burrow.

Imagine him seeing Percy asleep with a book on his lap, and being baffled that a kid might feel comfortable enough in his own home to be so vulnerable in the living room. 

Imagine Molly coming up to the attic to say goodnight to Ron and Harry, and Harry glancing at Ron when he hears her footsteps, trying to figure out what they had done wrong that day.

Imagine him asking George who does all the house chores, and thinking it’s a joke when George answers, “we all do.” 

Imagine Ginny pestering Arthur with questions over the Daily Prophet, and Harry trying to shoot her warning looks to stop it! but then Mr. Weasley looks up and patiently answers every single one. 

Imagine Bill popping in for a visit one evening and Harry being floored when Bill stops to chat with him. 

Imagine Fred chasing after Harry in the yard, playfighting, but Harry actually begins to run for real fear of being hurt. 

Imagine Molly burning something on the stove my accident and tossing it, imagine Harry mentioning to Ron, offhandedly, “she could’ve given that one to me, it’s what I eat at home when I mess up dinner” and not knowing why Ron is horrified.

Imagine Harry seeing what a normal, functioning family looks like, and realizing the absence of love in his own life. 

“What Harry found most unusual about life at Ron’s, however, wasn’t the talking mirror or the clanging ghoul: It was the fact that everyone there seemed to like him.” – Chamber of Secrets
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breaking news: harry potter has quit his job as an auror!

stating that ‘i have no idea why i thought that was a good idea, holy shit’, potter has since relocated to diagon alley and reopened florean fortescue’s ice cream parlour. in a comment, potter said ‘yeah. yeah, this seems more like it’ and added ‘i mean, he gave me ice cream that one time. loved that guy.’
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It always baffles me when people peg Harry Potter as a brainy nerd. Like, no, no that’s you, the writer, who is a brainy nerd (love you). 

Harry Potter was a jock. 

Not one of those stereotypical dumb as doorknobs arrogant jerks you see on TV shows and teen-cartoons (because animators were all the brainy kids that got picked on and thus only remember their experiences with jocks negatively). No I mean, Harry was the school’s ACTUAL golden boy jock. Star of his house team, genuinely nice, intelligent, a little thick when it comes to girls and feelings but genuinely well meaning, wasn’t all that interested in books or studying and would rather hang out and have a laugh with mates than do homework. Seriously, Harry Potter was a jock who had a brain, and a heart of gold. Don’t try to tell me otherwise.
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I always see posts about what we wish was in the movies/they didn’t change, and there are SO MANY THINGS THAT FIT THAT LIST. But honestly the movies did a great job and stayed pretty true to the books. SO, here’s a post to point out the great things the movies did! Please add on and let’s celebrate the movies that brought these amazing books to life!

Adding the word Potter to… “Scared Potter?” “You wish.”

Showing us what Neville forgot was to wear his robes

Bellatrix torturing Hermione by carving the word mudblood into her arm

Barty Crouch Jr. licking his lips (good job David)

Amos Diggory’s reaction to his son dying

“Look at it this way: every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than we are now – students. If they can do it, why not us?” 

In the OotP when they’re in the Hog’s Head a goat walks by… Aberforth owns the Hog’s Head/is the barman

Slughorn’s story about Lily and the fish

Voldemort hugging Draco

Showing Lupin and Tonks reaching for each other and just not touching. It killed me, but I loved it.

Continually having Seamus blow up things through out the movies

“I’ve always wanted to use that spell!”

Showing them just being kids and having fun! PoA scene where the boys eat the candy and make the animal noises

“The spiders… They want me to tap dance! I don’t wanna tap dance!”

“You tell those spiders, Ron!”

The shrunken heads in PoA

Burning The Burrow in HBP (I know people had issues with it but I actually liked it. It was a good way of visually representing how Voldemort and the Death Eaters effected people’s lives on a very personal scale)

Neville giving Harry the gillyweed on GoF - it makes more sense for Dobby to have been able to get it like in the books, but in the film it made Neville more involved and also added another clue to ‘Moody’s’ real identity

All of Filch’s screen time. He’s hilarious

The little glimpses we got of what Draco was up to in HBP. It gave us a slightly wider perspective than just Harry’s POV which made it more interesting, without revealing what he was actually doing

That muggle girl flirting with Harry at the beginning of HBP, showing he still has a life outside of fighting Voldemort and he’s still just a teenage boy

‘Who’d wanna be taught by me? I’m a nutter, remember?’ ‘You can’t be worse than old toad face.’ ‘Thanks, Ron.’ ‘I’m here for you, mate.’

‘Hermione’s got nice skin.’ ‘I think I’ll be going to sleep now.’


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