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One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one’s mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one’s leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links, you understand, when they are in this form

"Ginny has been possessed before. Let’s assume the idea of “cursing” Harry is just one of Rita’s mean gossipy things, but is it so impossible that once you’ve been possessed by Voldemort, there’s a tiny shred of you that always will be? Maybe a kind of secondary horcrux-y kind of thing?…

First of all, it would be shocking if Harry et al. didn’t suffer from severe PTSD. They were basically child soldiers. While there does not appear to be a ton of mental-health care in the wizarding world, surely the kids of Hogwarts Class of Whatever could stand to have some counseling…

This is basically a confirmation that Charlie Weasley is gay. Is there marriage equality in the wizarding world? Perhaps not yet? We spent all that time on the rights of house elves, but nary a mention of the rights of queer witches and wizards. (Nor any mention of gender nonconformity at all.)"

A Closer Look at the Harry Potter Update.

why had he never appreciated what a miracle he was, brain and nerve and bounding heart?

 you’ve been too busy saving the wizarding world. i can’t say i’m surprised.

HP DRABBLES | send me pairing/character & lyric prompts | ships flexible!

ALL OVER SCHOOL BOYS BEING SNOTTY AND REFUSING TO SHAKE HANDS

J. K. Rowling: I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.
Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it's these little things -
J. K. Rowing: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.

chicklikemeblog:

quinlanskyler:

paintwithwords:

The first thing Snape asks Harry is “Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?” According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning ‘My regrets follow you to the grave’ and wormwood means ‘absence’ and also typically symbolized bitter sorrow. If you combined that, it meant ‘I bitterly regret Lily’s death’.

WHAT.

Mother fucking J.K. Rowling. I just looked up the meanings to see if they were accurate and not just made up and they are legit.

Mind = blown.

hamburglr:

U.K. design studio MinaLima, on their beginnings and the Harry Potter franchise

Since everyone seems to be having HHr feels tonight

Here’s a DH tent drabble I wrote that will break your heart.

And the meaning of Tonks’s Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all.