Types of Humor
  • Gryffindor:dirty jokes, do-it-for-the-vine, loud and hearty guffaws, physical pranks, at themselves and each other, knee-slapping, random tickling attacks, tears of relief and joy, raucous celebratory laughter
  • Ravenclaw:high and clear, musical laughter, intelligent jokes, punchlines, horrible wordplay and puns, obscure inside jokes, mischievous twinkles, waiting for the other shoe to drop, elaborate pranks
  • Hufflepuff:warm and chuckling laughter, snorting milk, sputtering water, laughing until you can't breathe, teasing and ribbing, team-effort pranks, false innocence, irony, the onion headlines, dad jokes
  • Slytherin:dark jokes, lets-play-serious-or-joking, best friend insults, throw your head back laughter, red face and teary eyes, knowing smirks, weird news, lewis carroll, inventive pranks, dangerous dares

I’ve seen so many people share gifs/photos of Dumbledore when he says, “Happiness may be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.” and then he ignites the candle:

And everyone uses it as a metaphor that Dumbledore was the one who brought light/goodness to the wizarding world, yadda, yadda, yadda.

But here’s the thing that very few people have pointed out. (In fact, it was a pain to find a gif of this.)

Right before Dumbledore lights the candle, he puts it out!

In order to bring the light, Dumbledore brought darkness.

And I think that that’s a much more powerful metaphor for who Dumbledore actually was and what he actually did.

I know I shouldn’t romanticize someone who is basically evil personified. But I pity Voldemort’s so much. The fact that his mother chose to die instead of raising him. Jo said herself that if Merope chose to stay he would have not turned out the way he did. She referenced to a study that children (in orphanages) who aren’t born and raised to a mother’s love and instead raised in a clinical environment in their beginning years actually become impaired in an important part of their brains (as shown by brain scans). This particular Mark Twain quote is my justification for my infatuation for the character to the people who think I’m a bad person for liking him: “But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?” I like writing fanfiction for myself where he does experience the love of friendships because I don’t think love is something anyone should be completely bereft of. (And I consider myself a canon purist)


❀ Hermione Granger

It was Hermione. But she didn’t look like Hermione at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she was holding herself differently, somehow - or maybe it was merely the absence of the twenty or so books she usually had slung over her back.