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celestedoodles:

a beauxbatons student inspired by this post 

opening a new bank account today #gringotts #hp

# hp  # gringotts  

theperksofdefloweringawall:

notyourexrotic:

kitten-pants:

tinasus:

notyourexrotic:

HP Goblet of Fire Headcanon: Beauxbatons was primarily a Muslim wizarding school.

(photo from livesandliesofwizards, which was the first thing I thought of when I ran into this passage while rereading the Harry Potter books)

(and yes I know the horses drink whisky, which is not exactly halal, sshhh)

Its was french. It s
Was so clearly french.

Literally French. …….

….
.

Because French Muslims do not exist and no Muslims ever speak French and Muslim schools don’t exist in France and if they do they must be really shitty and there are no key Muslim educators in France at all and there’s never been any history of Islamic culture and politics in the Pottermore-confirmed Pyreenes, nooooooo, it is très impossible! Astagfirrulah!

except…NO.

learn some fuckin’ social studies and history and current affairs, people.

oh my god france has the biggest muslim population IN EUROPE

ive been studying french for 6 years and at the oral exam i have to do at the end of the year we have to talk about an intrinsically french issue

one of the recommended issues is “the difficulties in the life of a muslim girl in france”

thats how muslim France is 

# hp  # islam  

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.

#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

brutereason:

thelethifoldwitch:

Val was adopted. Her dad, lovely though he was, wasn’t really her dad. She didn’t know who really was though, and her dad was kind, even if she refused to call him “dad”.
She’d never known why he’d fought so hard adopt her. She was the weird kid at the foster home, the one weird stuff happened around, the one who’d managed to warn Gemma that there was an adder by her foot, and managed to tease the adder away. 
(She made things vanish too, though she didn’t know where they went. She could get them to come back, sometimes.)
But Dudley had fought for her, said that yes, the other children were perfectly lovely but Valerian Makepeace was something else, something, he said, pointing to her empty file, no other parents had seemed prepared to accept.
Val was a child Dudley Dursley fought to adopt, and adopt her he did. When things went missing he was never angry. When odd things happened he never demanded to know what had occurred. When the snake crawled up his leg and only Val could get it off he just nodded and said, “just like Harry you are.”
She didn’t really know who Harry was. 
But when, that summer, the year she turned 11, an owl landed on her windowsill, holding a letter in its beak, Dudley smiled. “Just like Harry you are,” he said again.
He explained about magic - or what little he could. Explained how his cousin - no, he wasn’t in contact with Harry much anymore, just that odd moving Christmas card each year - could do magic. Explained how there was a place in London, Diagonally, where she could get the things on the list, if she wanted to go.
Val wanted to go.
Dudley sent a letter to his cousin. The address (Godric’s Hollow, what a funny name, Val thought) neatly written and the letter quickly responded to. A barn owl (named Wendelin, apparently) came with a letter saying to go to a particular corner in London, where Harry would meet them.
Meet them he did, him and his whole family, and extended family, red head after red head, and Harry standing dark haired among them all, two dark haired boys, bickering beside him.
"Val are you?" he said, bending a bit so his eyes, dancing and green, were at her height. "It’s alright, I didn’t know what was going on when I was told. You’re a witch. Have you ever done strange things before?"
Val nodded because she had, though she’d always hesitated to call them magic.
"It’s alright. Would you like me to show you how to do something else strange?"
Val nodded because this was an adult not just, as dad did, accepting the strangeness, but asking for it. When she tapped the bricks, lifted by Dudley so she could reach the top one, she didn’t expect anything to happen.
But they moved.
Behind her the army of redheads cheered, and as her dad lifted her down and touched a kiss to her hair she smiled, properly, widely, as she handed the wand back.
She knew what she was now.
(Image Source)
(Idea of Dudley having a muggle-born Slytherin daughter from ninnieamee)

I just…want to read the entire seven-book series.

brutereason:

thelethifoldwitch:

Val was adopted. Her dad, lovely though he was, wasn’t really her dad. She didn’t know who really was though, and her dad was kind, even if she refused to call him “dad”.

She’d never known why he’d fought so hard adopt her. She was the weird kid at the foster home, the one weird stuff happened around, the one who’d managed to warn Gemma that there was an adder by her foot, and managed to tease the adder away. 

(She made things vanish too, though she didn’t know where they went. She could get them to come back, sometimes.)

But Dudley had fought for her, said that yes, the other children were perfectly lovely but Valerian Makepeace was something else, something, he said, pointing to her empty file, no other parents had seemed prepared to accept.

Val was a child Dudley Dursley fought to adopt, and adopt her he did. When things went missing he was never angry. When odd things happened he never demanded to know what had occurred. When the snake crawled up his leg and only Val could get it off he just nodded and said, “just like Harry you are.”

She didn’t really know who Harry was. 

But when, that summer, the year she turned 11, an owl landed on her windowsill, holding a letter in its beak, Dudley smiled. “Just like Harry you are,” he said again.

He explained about magic - or what little he could. Explained how his cousin - no, he wasn’t in contact with Harry much anymore, just that odd moving Christmas card each year - could do magic. Explained how there was a place in London, Diagonally, where she could get the things on the list, if she wanted to go.

Val wanted to go.

Dudley sent a letter to his cousin. The address (Godric’s Hollow, what a funny name, Val thought) neatly written and the letter quickly responded to. A barn owl (named Wendelin, apparently) came with a letter saying to go to a particular corner in London, where Harry would meet them.

Meet them he did, him and his whole family, and extended family, red head after red head, and Harry standing dark haired among them all, two dark haired boys, bickering beside him.

"Val are you?" he said, bending a bit so his eyes, dancing and green, were at her height. "It’s alright, I didn’t know what was going on when I was told. You’re a witch. Have you ever done strange things before?"

Val nodded because she had, though she’d always hesitated to call them magic.

"It’s alright. Would you like me to show you how to do something else strange?"

Val nodded because this was an adult not just, as dad did, accepting the strangeness, but asking for it. When she tapped the bricks, lifted by Dudley so she could reach the top one, she didn’t expect anything to happen.

But they moved.

Behind her the army of redheads cheered, and as her dad lifted her down and touched a kiss to her hair she smiled, properly, widely, as she handed the wand back.

She knew what she was now.

(Image Source)

(Idea of Dudley having a muggle-born Slytherin daughter from ninnieamee)

I just…want to read the entire seven-book series.

# hp  

dukeofbookingham:

THERE IS A WHOLE CATEGORY OF HOGWARTS ATMOSPHERES ON AMBIENT-MIXER. SO IF YOU HAVE WIFI AND WANT TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE AT THE CASTLE, CLICK HERE.

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hershotsonher:

mixed race harry potter

black hermione granger

gay remus lupin

what if we took the minority metaphors and made them explicit instead of slappin them on straight white people what if

HARRY POTTER SPELLS: a summary

when an unlocking spell is one of the most basic spells you can learn at hogwarts, i really wonder why they bother even locking anything without also enchanting the lock to be alohomora-proof.

# hp  

rebelwithoutabroom:

Harry Potter AU in which Remus Lupin doesn’t leave Hogwarts after Snape tells everyone he’s a werewolf

instead, he fucking stays where he belongs

and, as the howlers start coming, insults exploding at the teacher’s table every morning like clockwork, the students take notice. They see Lupin’s face, and he’s not even angry, he looks fucking resigned to it, like he deserves it.

So, the students take matters into their own hands. 

"You’re the best teacher EVER" is heard on a Monday morning, followed by a “We really like your classes” on Tuesday and “Thanks for being such a cool guy. AND FOR THE CHOCOLATES” on Wednesday.

by Friday, things have escalated to the point that you can’t  go ten minutes without a howler bursting and showering Lupin in compliments.

(It’s a whole month before the fateful “YOU HAVE A VERY CUTE ASS, 10/10 WOULD BANG! ” and the subsequent banning of all howlers for the teachers.

Snape has never looked more constipated in his life.)

hypable:

Fifteen-year-old Cassidy Stay made headlines last month when she quoted Albus Dumbledore at her family’s memorial, and now a report suggests J.K. Rowling responded in the best way possible.
On July 9, Stay’s uncle shot her mother, father, and four younger siblings when he entered their home and wasn’t given the location of his ex-wife. Stay was the only survivor of the shooting because she reportedly played dead after a bullet hit her finger and grazed her skull.
At the memorial service three days after the horrific incident, Stay gave a speech and quoted Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,’” she said to an audience of supporters. “I know that my mom, dad, Bryan, Emily, Becca and Zach are in a much better place and that I’ll be able to see them again one day.”
Read Rowling’s response at Hypable.com

hypable:

Fifteen-year-old Cassidy Stay made headlines last month when she quoted Albus Dumbledore at her family’s memorial, and now a report suggests J.K. Rowling responded in the best way possible.

On July 9, Stay’s uncle shot her mother, father, and four younger siblings when he entered their home and wasn’t given the location of his ex-wife. Stay was the only survivor of the shooting because she reportedly played dead after a bullet hit her finger and grazed her skull.

At the memorial service three days after the horrific incident, Stay gave a speech and quoted Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,’” she said to an audience of supporters. “I know that my mom, dad, Bryan, Emily, Becca and Zach are in a much better place and that I’ll be able to see them again one day.”

Read Rowling’s response at Hypable.com

wolveswithhats:

toughtink:

wolveswithhats:

it’s true that the house system can be very divisive, but at the same time most fans have embraced a certain house and seem to really love that they can “belong” to it, so i imagine the reaction is much the same within the book universe.

I don’t deny that there is a definite sense of “house pride” both in-universe and out, and do like the idea of embracing a team/family so everyone has a place. What bothers me is that the houses are based on quality of character, and determined as such as very young children. Those teen years are very, very important in shaping the type of people these kids will grow into, so if they’re placed in a house based on certain values, it’s naturally going to have a chameleon effect and they’re going to adhere to it. There’s no doubt that some of these kids most definitely do possess these traits and will befriend those will similiar qualities anyway, but it seems much healthier to let them sort their own identities instead of labeling and segregrating them as children. Cliques can and will happen, but the idea that the school itself encourages them is so messed up to me.

You could say that I’m reading way too much into the child psychology aspect and that the Sorting Hat is psychic and just knows, but the idea of pre-destiny is equally scary to me. “you have no say in who you’re going to be, kids. you can and will be ambitious and cruel.”

I guess if they’re going to separate by house, I’d rather it be based on something more arbitrary than virtues and let them figure it out on their own.

within the book universe, i always sort of assumed that the sorting hat sorted based not only on qualities students currently have or currently value, but what it knows they will come to be. for example, neville showed a bit of bravery in his first year, but i get the feeling that the sorting hat might have known what neville would be in his seventh year and sorted him accordingly (or maybe he just wasn’t a good enough finder for hufflepuff lol).

i would also argue that normal, real-world schooling has a tendency to automatically divide students in much the same way, sometimes based on hobbies (band geeks, cheerleaders, jocks, etc), sometimes completely randomly (homeroom), and sometimes based on academic level (honors/gifted classes vs normal vs remedial), and cliques form accordingly. personally, i found more friends in the circles regarding the things that i valued (based on hobbies or academia) than in the randomly thrown together groups.

i don’t even really know what i’m arguing, but it’s an interesting conversation to me. it seems like most criticisms of the house system stems from the books’ views of slytherin as the “bad” house, and taking until book 7 to finally show that not ALL slytherins are secretly evil, which is a super valid complaint.

(I don’t know what I’m arguing either, ha ha)

I think the difference being with real world division is that it’s mostly voluntary choice? Excepting parents forcing their kids into extracurricular activities, students generally choose to pursue these activities themselves based on their existing hobbies. Cliques still form, sometimes unfairly, but it’s still based on personal preferences. I think that’s what mostly bothers me, is that I feel like the element of individuality is stripped away and cliques are pre-established based on mostly subconscious traits. It’d be interesting to see what would happen if they implemented this sort of virtue-based housing system in a real world boarding school.

As for the book seven Slytherins, I swear I remember during the final battle JK wrote something about how all the Gryffindors stayed, most of the Hufflepuffs, some of the Ravenclaws and almost none of the Slytherins? Save for like, Draco, but it was less of a noble choice and more so something to do with his parents? God, I can barely remember anything in those books outside of The Golden Trio Go Camping and Neville Is (Or Totally Should Be) The Real Hero. Does something specific occur that shows that some of the Slytherins are actually decent?

(random, but I thought I remember them saying that every evil wizard came from Slytherin, but then there’s Peter (actually evil) and Sirius (thought to be evil) who were both Gryffindor? Am I remembering that bit correctly? I always thought it’d be more interesting if the Mauraders all came from the four different houses instead of just one, or would have liked to see more breakdown of the structuring of the houses with characters like Peter who don’t really fit the mold.)

that’s true about the picking it yourself vs it being picked for you. i mean, they say the sorting hat takes into consideration the wearer’s preference but that doesn’t equate to choosing your own house.

also, on the “all evil wizards come out of slytherin” thing, i think that was said by like…first year ron, i think?? a lot of readers (especially at the time) took that to mean it was literally canon, but i assume now, looking back on it, it’s more of a way to show that character’s prejudice and misinformation. all four of the mauraders were in gryffindor, despite wormtail being a complete horse-shit human being (he did look up to the confidence and charisma of his fellow gryffindors, so maybe that’s how?). i imagine it’s not hard for the general public to look at a good person who’s supposedly done something evil (sirius) and kind of misremember what house he was in according to what they assume of each house. “no he couldn’t have been in gryffindor, you’re remembering wrong. he was always a slytherin just like the rest of his family, right?” that sort of thing, which of course furthers the stereotype for slytherin.

it would have been nice if the point of gryffindor=/=good, slytherin=/=evil had been discussed more openly in the books.

# hp  

wolveswithhats:

it’s true that the house system can be very divisive, but at the same time most fans have embraced a certain house and seem to really love that they can “belong” to it, so i imagine the reaction is much the same within the book universe.

I don’t deny that there is a definite sense of “house pride” both in-universe and out, and do like the idea of embracing a team/family so everyone has a place. What bothers me is that the houses are based on quality of character, and determined as such as very young children. Those teen years are very, very important in shaping the type of people these kids will grow into, so if they’re placed in a house based on certain values, it’s naturally going to have a chameleon effect and they’re going to adhere to it. There’s no doubt that some of these kids most definitely do possess these traits and will befriend those will similiar qualities anyway, but it seems much healthier to let them sort their own identities instead of labeling and segregrating them as children. Cliques can and will happen, but the idea that the school itself encourages them is so messed up to me.

You could say that I’m reading way too much into the child psychology aspect and that the Sorting Hat is psychic and just knows, but the idea of pre-destiny is equally scary to me. “you have no say in who you’re going to be, kids. you can and will be ambitious and cruel.”

I guess if they’re going to separate by house, I’d rather it be based on something more arbitrary than virtues and let them figure it out on their own.

within the book universe, i always sort of assumed that the sorting hat sorted based not only on qualities students currently have or currently value, but what it knows they will come to be. for example, neville showed a bit of bravery in his first year, but i get the feeling that the sorting hat might have known what neville would be in his seventh year and sorted him accordingly (or maybe he just wasn’t a good enough finder for hufflepuff lol).

i would also argue that normal, real-world schooling has a tendency to automatically divide students in much the same way, sometimes based on hobbies (band geeks, cheerleaders, jocks, etc), sometimes completely randomly (homeroom), and sometimes based on academic level (honors/gifted classes vs normal vs remedial), and cliques form accordingly. personally, i found more friends in the circles regarding the things that i valued (based on hobbies or academia) than in the randomly thrown together groups.

i don’t even really know what i’m arguing, but it’s an interesting conversation to me. it seems like most criticisms of the house system stems from the books’ views of slytherin as the “bad” house, and taking until book 7 to finally show that not ALL slytherins are secretly evil, which is a super valid complaint.