What if Quidditch isn’t even a big deal in the states sort of like Soccer isn’t. What if we have a totally different sport named Quidditch, and call Quidditch something else (like Soccer…)

I’m just saying…

Somehow I’m imagining American Quidditch has no snitch and is played on the ground (British Quidditch you fly while in American Quidditch you run, as in British Football you use your feet not your hands while in American Football you use your hands not your feet). Instead of brooms and flight charms you use speed spells and glowing armor-looking forcefields for pads, because it’s flashy. Entirely different balls are used, but by the same names and are worth 3 times the amount of points for scoring.

that’s already canon actually. If you read the Quidditch through the Ages tie in JKR wrote, something called “Quadpot” is more popular in America.



If you don’t love Ginny Weasley, you’re wrong.

On today’s episode of: scenes that should’ve gone in the FUCKING movie



If you don’t love Ginny Weasley, you’re wrong.

On today’s episode of: scenes that should’ve gone in the FUCKING movie

(Source: dissolvorays, via glompcat)

are there no depths she will not sink to.

are there no depths she will not sink to.



"It would be hard to imagine Dumbledore being fooled by these two boys. It also would be inconceivable to imagine Dumbledore responding emotionally as McGonagall did, with ‘a tear glistening in her beady eye.’ She is sentimental and lacks discernment."


Ummmm…Dumbledore is every bit as emotional as McGonagall. Neither character is particularly shows emotion. Both are rather stoic and logical. Also, Dumbledore is not in the scene to which the author is referring: it’s highly likely that he would have had a similar reaction because HEY, THEIR BEST FRIEND HAS BEEN PETRIFIED AND THEY’RE UPSET ABOUT IT. IT’S ENTIRELY SENSICAL TO BE MOVED BY THAT. And Dumbledore certainly sheds tears over Harry. He even states that the reason he couldn’t bare to give Harry the full knowledge of the prophecy/Horcruxes was because HE CAME TO CARE FOR HIM TOO MUCH.

If only I could rant like this in my thesis without it being deemed unprofessional.

Author, you are dismissed (but your essay isn’t because it’s still relevant to my topic -_-).

I don’t even know this essay, but I have to mention the reason McGonagall was so upset was because it was Hermione who was Petrified? Like why wouldn’t it upset McGonagall that her favorite student was attacked and is hospitalized? i thought it was pretty clear she was so easily moved because she has an emotional attachment to Hermione too.


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)

I LOVE that Hermione is insecure and frazzled and haunted by a fear of failure in the books, because god, so am I? So are a lot of people? She really helped me. She showed people you can get through it.

It’s amazing to see her grow. Hermione freaks out about the Devil’s Snare in the first book because she sometimes cracks under pressure- but by the time we get to the seventh book she’s grown, she’s gotten herself used to these situations and she’s able to repeat Ron’s line to her (“Are you a witch/wizard or what?”) in a high stress situation.

Hermione grows, and she stuggles and she needs support like a human being, but her growth is wonderful. It makes all the amazing, heroic moments she has shine brighter because she had to work through her own issues to get there.

(via glompcat)




Thinking about Slayers Hogwarts AU oh god why. HP AUs are so important though.

The best part is that the main four tv cast members easily go one in each house! So you get house unity, but it’s Slayers style house unity, which means a dysfunctional-family-wreaking-havoc-together-and-making-fun-of-each-other-a-lot.

Amelia is a noble who comes to the school, and everyone is like lol this tiny, rich, overenthusiastic Gryffindor girl, but then she turns out to be Hogwarts quidditch’s BEST BEATER by far. She and her older sister are both muggle born. Although she gets along with Zel and Gourry pretty quickly, at first she’s wary of befriending Lina because of the black and white views she starts out with (Slytherin= bad in her mind). 

Zelgadis was cursed as a child, and despite doing everything they could, St. Mungo’s couldn’t reverse it so he comes to Hogwarts and tries not to draw attention to himself by hiding in the library/the Ravenclaw tower all the time. Once he befriends the rest of the group though, it’s near impossible not to be noticed.

Gourry doesn’t pay much attention in school at all, so consequently he’s not very good at most magic. But he is a pretty damn awesome dueler, and also the quintessential Hufflepuff. Basically a giant golden retriever in a Hogwarts robe. 

Slytherin!Lina’s parents are a witch and a muggle, and although she is extremely skilled, she often feels like she’s in her (graduated) older sister’s shadow. Most of the students are scared of her, and she doesn’t understand why. She didn’t mean to cause that explosion in the entrance hall during her first year.

Oh god, Hogwarts AUs, my secret weakness

Lina would be the terror of the school ofc. The teachers aren’t sure how she keeps getting into the library’s Restricted Section, but she definitely knows hexes that aren’t taught in class, aside from the ones she’s made up herself. She frequently gets detention because her arguments of “Those guys were bullying first years, so why shouldn’t I beat them up (and take their spending money)?” don’t really convince most of the staff. She doesn’t see anything wrong with dark magic, but she’ll also beat up anyone who uses it to be an asshole.

In her first year, Lina (mostly against her will) becomes friends with her fellow Slytherin, Naga. But Naga abruptly drops out of school and runs off to do some mysterious thing that she never explains. When Lina befriends Amelia two years later, she never manages to figure out that Amelia’s related to that other weirdo who has a tendency to climb high things and fall off.

Gourry of course steps in to try and defend Lina when she’s bullying bullies and then just follows her around forever. Every time they have a Hogsmeade weekend, the proprietor of The Three Broomsticks considers banning them for good because of all the noise and mess they make, but never actually does so because they spend so much money there.

Zelgadis meanwhile is just trying to study. He has no idea how any of his idiot friends manage to pass all of their classes. That said, he’s happy to learn how Lina sneaks into the Restricted Section


Femslash February fic- Breaking and Entering

Finally finished this! Pairing is Hermione/Ginny from the Harry Potter series, set during the summer before Hermione’s fourth year.


Hermione really should have known better than to try a dive and twist. She should have stuck to what she’d known- slow and steady wins the race. But Ron’s mocking had caught up with her after her fifth missed catch. “I think my Aunt Muriel flies better than you, Hermione!”

When he’d dared her to try a sharp dive “anything above a mile an hour” – she knew he had expected her to refuse. In fact, his and Harry’s pleading for her not to really try it when she’d said “Well maybe I will!” had just fueled the fire.

She had wanted to show them what it felt like to have to put up with friends doing ridiculous and reckless things out of the blue- maybe now they’d know how she felt having to watch them fly around and beat themselves black and blue, and for what? A stupid game?

Now, with the ground coming at her at over ninety miles an hour, hearing Ron’s shocked gasp no longer seemed quite worth it. She tried desperately to slow down, pull up, but it was far too late.  The end of her broom collided hard with the ground, and she was bucked off it like a rider thrown off a wild horse and sent tumbling head over heels.

She managed to land feet first thanks to doing an entire rotation in the air, but her leg folded under her awkwardly when she finally hit the dirt. She felt a sharp pain shoot up her ankle and hissed. Lovely. Just…lovely.

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