Posts tagged harry potter
Posts tagged harry potter
“We were dancing everywhere. We’d be on breaks between filming, we were doing them. I remember there was a trip out to go see a band and we all went back to Emma’s house in London for a bit and we waltzed in her kitchen, just doing the dancing. Just practicing.” - Matt Lewis
I think that one aspect of Slytherin/power that isn’t explored by JKR at all is the idea that wanting power doesn’t have to be “wanting power over others” or “wanting the power to DOMINATE THE WORLD.” (In general, Rowling gets rather fixated on certain types of power and about how “those who are best suited for power are those who have never desired it,” thus screwing over all Slytherins because by definition they desire power, but I’ve talked about this a bit.)
Anyway, one aspect of Slyth that gets overlooked is that Slytherins want power - but power doesn’t have to be about dominating others, it can be as simple as wanting power over your own life, the power to control your own destiny. And people who want power are often people who haven’t had power; someone who’s never been able to determine the course of their own life or who’s been oppressed by others is more likely to want power for themselves.
And that’s a form of ambition, and to ignore that in favor of a sweepingly negative characterization of Slytherin is always one thing I’ve disliked about the series. Power doesn’t have to be something you impose on others; ambition is simply the desire to do something, it doesn’t have to necessarily mean becoming Minister for Magic or being remembered for what you’ve done, as long as you’ve accomplished whatever it is you set out to do.
A team of students at the University of Munich has put together a working “Magic Clock” that shows the locations of certain people, much like the Weasley household’s clock in “Harry Potter.” It isn’t actually enchanted, of course, and works by more prosaic Internet-age methods — but in practice it actually looks quite magical.
OH MY GOD I WANT ONE
#LET’S TALK ABOUT ALL THE FEELINGS I HAVE ABOUT HARRY/LUNA #ughhh their relationship is stunning #unlike almost everybody close to harry her life has never been about him and i find that so refreshing and such a huge reason why they would have been so good for harry #she’s this soft serene force of nature in this world full of shit #she is one of the very very very few who never gave a damn about him being the boy who lived because she’s luna and she’s got her own story and nobody else gets to be the lead in it but at the same time she sees all the hurt and goodness in him and recognizes the pain of losing a parent and so he’s kind of fascinating to her not because he’s famous harry potter but because to her he’s another fascinating gorgeous magical creature only painfully painfully human #she’s like a breath of fresh air for him because she doesn’t unload anything onto him or ask anything from him and aldskfjalfkj they could have been SO. BEAUTIFUL. #SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A MISFIT AND HAVE EVERYBODY HATE YOU AND CALL YOU NAMES BEHIND YOUR BACK WHEN YOU’VE DONE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT TRY TO ADJUST TO THE SHIT LIFE THROWS AT YOU #SHE #GETS #IT #she has this warped but crystal clear perspective on things and he’s got this fire to him and they would have balanced each other out so gorgeously #he would have kept her grounded while she would have taught him to lighten up and enjoy life more #she would have been his escape and he would have been somewhere for her to belong#all my creys #the best ship that never was #still not over it
#can we just stop and appreciate Harry’s face in this scene? #I mean, he’s literally waiting for someone to say something about Hermione’s blood status #she’s the only Muggleborn in the slug club full of purebloods and well known people #and Harry’s there just like “say something I dare you” #and if you look at her face, you can see the actual hesitation and somewhat fear of what will happen next after telling of her parents occupation #Harry truly is acting like Hermione’s big brother, which I absolutely love #i just adore this scene
the Weasley house, in gingerbread!
IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE IT’S GINGER.
Casual holiday reminder that the Weasley twins once bewitched snowballs to repeatedly hit Voldemort in the face.
Fandom: Harry Potter
“She lifted her head up and wiped her mouth. Ron tasted like Chocolate Frogs.”
I almost had it all again.
I’m literally watching this movie right now and holy shit it’s so accurate