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deheerkonijn:

HYPOTHETICALLY

hogwarts AU where Arthur is NOT sorted into Gryffindor, but is instead made a Hufflepuff to the astonishment of every single person in Britain 

Morgana mocks him for a full week, but it has the opposite effect and it turns Arthur into someone who is Super Aggressive About Hufflepuff Pride

everything is black and yellow. everything

he personally deals with other students harassing first-year Puffs

he inspires the House mantra BADGER BLOOD at quidditch games and when the yellow section get going it sounds like a war chant

his game tactics are ruthless and dangerous, and for the first time in a long time Hufflepuff’s quidditch team is taken seriously

his network of close friends spans all four houses, from Merlin and Morgana in Slytherin, to his fellow Hufflepuff Gwen, to Gryffindors Lancelot and Gwaine, to Ravenclaws Elyan and Leon

and by the time he graduates, no incoming student is ashamed to be sorted into Hufflepuff ever again

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) —

haveabiscuit-potter:

accio-percabeth:

BUT DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS
HARRY POTTER HAD SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THAT AMAZING WOMAN THAT THE MOMENT SHE WAS DISRESPECTED HE WAS FILLED WITH SUCH A POTENT RAGE HE WAS ABLE TO CAST AN UNFORGIVABLE CURSE

Okay so I never (like… never) put captions on posts. I’m breaking my own rule for this one.
This scene makes me so fucking emotional and it just reinforces the fact that Minerva McGonagall is such an important (yet drastically forgotten and overlooked) character and person in Harry’s life.
The only other person Harry on whom Harry tried to use the Cruciatus curse was Bellatrix, right after she killed Sirius.
The indignation and hatred Harry felt toward Amycus Carrow spitting in Professor McGonagall’s face equalled that of Bellatrix killing his godfather.
I could go on about how much of a mother figure McG was to Harry for ages (like hELLO SHE WAITED ALL DAY SITTING ON A WALL IN HER ANIMAGUS IN LITTLE WHINGING TO SEE WHERE DUMBLEDORE WAS LEAVING BABY HARRY AND THEN TOTALLY TOLD HIM OFF BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE DURSLEYS WOULD TREAT HIM LIKE SHIT).
But the fact that this scene was left out of the final film - that Harry fucking torturing a Death Eater was deemed not important enough - makes me so angry because this scene shows so much of his character and his deep love and admiration for such an important person… And we all know that Dame Maggie Smith would have killed this on screen.

haveabiscuit-potter:

accio-percabeth:

BUT DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS

HARRY POTTER HAD SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THAT AMAZING WOMAN THAT THE MOMENT SHE WAS DISRESPECTED HE WAS FILLED WITH SUCH A POTENT RAGE HE WAS ABLE TO CAST AN UNFORGIVABLE CURSE

Okay so I never (like… never) put captions on posts. I’m breaking my own rule for this one.

This scene makes me so fucking emotional and it just reinforces the fact that Minerva McGonagall is such an important (yet drastically forgotten and overlooked) character and person in Harry’s life.

The only other person Harry on whom Harry tried to use the Cruciatus curse was Bellatrix, right after she killed Sirius.

The indignation and hatred Harry felt toward Amycus Carrow spitting in Professor McGonagall’s face equalled that of Bellatrix killing his godfather.

I could go on about how much of a mother figure McG was to Harry for ages (like hELLO SHE WAITED ALL DAY SITTING ON A WALL IN HER ANIMAGUS IN LITTLE WHINGING TO SEE WHERE DUMBLEDORE WAS LEAVING BABY HARRY AND THEN TOTALLY TOLD HIM OFF BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE DURSLEYS WOULD TREAT HIM LIKE SHIT).

But the fact that this scene was left out of the final film - that Harry fucking torturing a Death Eater was deemed not important enough - makes me so angry because this scene shows so much of his character and his deep love and admiration for such an important person… And we all know that Dame Maggie Smith would have killed this on screen.

(Source: simplypotterheads)

New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final

(Source: princessmowgli)

blonde-bookworm:

Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows everything that ever happened in the Harry Potter Universe.

(Source: storiesliveinme)

mamalaz:

Mirror of Erised Merlin AU

While Merlin is a Professor at Hogwarts, he visits Arthur every night, even if it is only an image of him in a mirror.

jellyfishingtime:

cleverwittystatement:

celestialdeth:

betweenelsewherenevermore:

whatthebuckybarnes:

imagine a muggle-born Hogwarts student during a Yule Ball enchanting various musical instruments so that they play the Macarena

and all the muggle-borns swarming to the centre of the Great Hall and baffling the entire room with their sychonronised dancing and AYYYY MACARENA *CLAP*

imagine

Just wait until they bust out The Electric Slide

Ladies and gentleman this is Mambo No. 5

YMCA tho

Time Warp

shingeki-no-wammys sent: what about hogwarts AU in which it's they're in the 4th year and comes the Ball time and Jean tries to ask Marco out like Harry did with Cho?(I mean all awkard and stuff and not the rejection part :p)

thechosenchu:

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I’m so sorry I know this isn’t what you asked for but when you mentioned Harry and Cho Chang, this was the only scene I could think of omg ///// This is pretty awkward though????

Anonymous sent: What if HP AU Jean's Boggart is Mikasa telling him he smells or something. AND MIKASA IS IN HIS DADA CLASS

thechosenchu:

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I MADE MISTAKE HOW CAN HUFFLEPUFF BE IN CLASS WITH SLYTHERIN AND GRYFFINDOR

But I just have to make everything jeanmarco this is a real problem

thechosenchu:

Marco probably tells his secrets talks to the portraits so they won’t be lonely or something… if you think Jean is the only one who gets flustered you are sorely mistaken