i literally find every iteration of this meme HILARIOUS no matter what fandom it involves
i'm looking over the plans
what's this weird series of rooms accessible only by a hatch in a room on the right hand side of the third floor corridor
oh that's for if we ever need to hide a priceless artifact for some reason
why would we hide a priceless artifact in a school
fucking is it though?? there's a giant snake somewhere
[in the distance]
there's no snake you are wrong stop being wrong
Can we all please take a moment to appreciate Hagrid here? Seriously, everyone always talks about how Harry has no father figure and how terrible it was for Sirius to die because now Harry’s all alone (dont get me wrong, Sirius is my favorite character) but honestly, Hagrid is the best father Harry ever had. He did so much for him, and no one, sometimes not even Harry realizes that. Hagrid gets no where near the mount of credit he deserves. Take a minute and try to imagine where Harry would be with out him and you’ll understand what im talking about.
I think JKR said it was really important to her that Hagrid carried him out of the forest, because he carried him to safety when he was a baby. Hagrid has been there since the beginning, and he was also there at the culmination of Harry’s journey. He’s always cared SO MUCH and been really open with Harry for the most part, which is something Harry needs since people tend to keep secrets from him. Yeah, he’s irresponsible with the monsters, but all of Harry’s father figures were pretty irresponisble, and Hagrid was definitely like, the most solid and reliable out of all of them. And he never left.
Hagrid was also most like a parent in his correction of Harry. For Sirius and Molly, Harry could do no wrong. Dumbledore saw Harry’s flaws, but he depended on them for his own plans to work.
But Hagrid saw Harry for exactly who he was, good and bad. He was the first to publicly defend Harry’s innocence anytime he got blamed for something he didn’t do; but he was also the first to call Harry out on his treatment of Hermione in PoA. He is consistently honest and forthright in addressing Harry’s behaviour and choices, and always acts in the way he believes will be best for Harry’s growth and especially for his moral development.
Harry is the man he is because of Hagrid. No one else did that for him.
Awesome point, awesome awesome.
I also think that everyone forgets how much Hagrid went through as well. I mean yes Sirius was falsely put in Azkaban but Hagrid was denied his magic, expelled from school and could only get a job working in a school full of people who could do magic. Hagrid couldn’t really work in the muggle world very well, what with being half giant. Yet he never grumbled, he was so kind. Plus he was so gentle and sweet. Not many people could become best friends with an enormous spider and actually care for it. Hagrid cared about everybody and everything, not just Harry even after everything that had happened to him.
RUBEUS HAGRID APPRECIATION LIFE.
So, I have been working on this story but I’ve been seriously derailed by this Eliot Rodgers incident. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, as has much of Tumblr, but this has really shaken me. I feel like it’s shaken a lot of women, but I don’t know that it has grabbed men’s attention as much as it should have. So I sort of want to address men here, white men in particular. So, man:
You should understand that you don’t live in the same world as women. That’s why some of the things women do can seem ridiculous and paranoid; it’s because those things don’t make sense in the world you live in. Where you live, the threat of violence is a maybe. That is what you have been taught. And when I say violence, I mean violence from men. Statistically speaking, whether violence is enacted against men or women, the attackers are overwhelmingly male. I don’t want to compare violence from a perspective of man-to-woman and woman-to-man. I want to compare apples to apples, because it’s important.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Can you imagine someone casting their first successful corporeal Patronus, but it comes out enormous and unidentifiable and it just keeps emerging out of their wand… everyone turns to watch, confused and concerned, and the caster just stares blankly at the Patronus until some nerd recognizes the shape and shouts, “Good lord, it’s a Blue Whale!”
never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’
I CANT HANDLE THIS
are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’