This blog was created to keep the magic alive, long after the movies and books are over. I try to post things that show Harry Potter being applied to real life with lessons and jokes and stories. Enjoy!

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conorayne:

josiephone:

alwaysactually:

lusilly:

some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”

wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”

"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"

implying that magical children would know literally nothing outside of the wizarding worldimage



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shoujo-goddess:

owlmylove:

during a quidditch game the Ravenclaw announcer narrates “and the seeker’s taking a dive, he’s turning down, can he-” before a muggleborn darts in and yells “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT” into the mic and every muggleborn in the entire arena loses their minds

"oh an excellent-" another muggleborn grabs the mic and yells "SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOT SHOT SHOTS! EVERYBODY!!" and there is no hope of recovering the crowd of dancing muggleborns after that

excepttheeyes:

Most of these actors are too old, some of the edits are still messy but I’m tired of staring at them on photoshop, and we’re never going to agree on houses for everyone BUT I think I should get a solid B for effort. (list of actors can be found here)

drunkblogging:

jewist:

Guys this no-kill animal shelter in Illinois, USA is going to be shut down unless the raise $5,000 by August 1st which is in 3 days. They have raised $3,320 so far but are still not at their goal. PLEASE donate any amount of money to help keep this no-kill shelter alive. And please reblog this post to spread the word.

Here is a link to where you can donate:
http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/newton-county-dogs/208762

PLEASE REBLOG THIS AND DONATE!!!

thismighthurt:

Harry Potter designs are now available on my Teepublic store! Only $14 for just two days!

kateordie:

bevsi:

if-dementors-were-pink:

can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda

and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind

and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move

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Sometimes I get huffy about tumblr but then I see that 260,000 people got the same kind of chills I did reading this…

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queensamwise:

hi friends i;;; hate to do this and i know there are many others in much worse situations but i ;;;

am really struggling this month with the bills- power bills are much higher because i need to run the air all the time in the florida summer heat, my rent payments for my old apartment and new apartment are overlapping for the month of august (meaning im about to have to pay rent, almost a thousand dollars total, for 2 apartments in 1 month even though im only living in one) and my hours are much fewer in the summer because all the students are gone and off campus/// im trying to not even THINK about the fact that all of my medications for the month are about to run out and need to be refilled;; ahh

if there is anything you can spare at all, even a dollar or two, there is a link on my sidebar to my donation page or if you’d prefer the ease (and less service fees) of paypal you can contact me in a private message and i can give you my paypal info;;; like i said, anything helps, even if it’s just boosting this post

i dont have much to offer in terms of repayment but ive been told im a moderately good writer/poet (there are tags on my sidebar for both my writing and poetry) so maybe i could do something for you or;; anything

again im so sorry to bother you all and even what you think to be the smallest bit of help is GREATLY appreciated

thank you so much

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ravenclawdia:

songs about friendship, community, gratitude and love

the hpa launched an esther day campaign today and i’ve been thinking about esther day a lot because of that and because of leakycon so i did a thing. because i can’t think about things without making a playlist about them. apparently. a bigger, messier, constantly evolving version of this is on spotify.

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Thank God you inherited your mother’s brains.

(Source: allisonaergnt)

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Anonymous asked:
Do the students ever "get it on"? Or are there like enchantments preventing that

Have you ever read a fanfic!!??

Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)

nivalingreenhow:

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 

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queensamwise:

hi friends i;;; hate to do this and i know there are many others in much worse situations but i ;;;

am really struggling this month with the bills- power bills are much higher because i need to run the air all the time in the florida summer heat, my rent payments for my old…

lupinmeblack:

Marauders Appreciation Week 

day iii » marauders AU

∟  Modern Day Marauders + internet                        

herhmione:

you’re lying if you think minerva mcgonagall didn’t love the marauders to pieces we all know that they were her favorite students we all know she’d let james and sirius get away with little things and let remus off the hook for not having the best quality work the few days around the full moon and make sure peter was always paired up with one of his friends and basically mcgonagall was like the marauder’s extremely strict mother