Albus actually found out he would be put in Slytherin before the sorting ceremony in 2017.

The year before, when Harry had made his annual trip to Hogwarts to guest speak in the DADA class, he allowed Albus to come with him. While they were there, James came up with a scheme to get his little brother sorted before his time. Albus was hesitant but agreed in the end. So that night while Harry was fast asleep in one of the castle’s guestrooms, Albus grabbed his invisibility cloak and joined up with James and Fred. After a string of events, which involved Fred causing mischief where he knew he would get caught, him then being taken to the headmaster’s office (with James and Albus following under the invisibility cloak), and the two brothers waiting in the corner until the office was clear again, Albus found himself with the worn hat over his ears and blocking his vision. Although slightly disgruntled, the hat was amused so did go through with sorting Albus, and after some pondering, told him that it thought he belonged in Slytherin.

Albus was horror-struck. When his brother eagerly asked him what house he had been sorted into, he didn’t reply. Even after constant pestering, Albus refused to tell him. James felt cheated, after all it was he who had orchestrated the whole thing, he had a right to know the results! “I bet the reason you’re not telling me is because you were put in Slytherin!” It was meant as a jab, something to provoke Albus into telling him otherwise and revealing his true sorting; James had no idea how correct he was.

The “joke” continued all throughout that following summer. Albus desperately tried to get James to stop by crying out insistently that he wasn’t. And every time James teased him about it he became more afraid that this was how he was going to be treated by all of his family when they found out in September. He would sometimes casually bring up the topic of Slytherin when he dared to see how different people in his family responded, but got varied and ambiguous results.

When September 1st finally arrived, Albus thought his pounding heart was going to burst out of his chest. 
James was at it again, teasing him relentlessly about a truth he thought he had invented. Al felt better when he saw Rose. Naturally, he had told her, as best friends they told each other everything. At least she was ok with it, and she had said he was silly to think everybody else would be different. He knew that his parents would still love him, but would they treat him differently? And although James’ was bound to tease him something awful when he found out that he actually WAS Slytherin, to be honest it wasn’t going to be much different than the way he already teased him. But still, he knew about all of the Death Eaters who had come from that house, EVERYBODY knew about the Death Eaters who had come from that house; they had caused so much death and pain.
The train whistle blew. 
It was getting harder for Albus to breathe again. He had to know, he couldn’t keep in the question that had been tormenting his mind any longer. “What if I’m in Slytherin,” he whispered feebly to his father. 
Harrt crouched down to look him in the eyes. Albus met his gaze with their shared green eyes but his hands were shaking. “Albus Severus, you were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”
Albus shook his head slightly. This was not the answer he wanted. Parents always beat around the bush and avoided answering the question directly when talking to children, he didn’t know why. But he couldn’t accept it today. He 
needed to know what was going to happen. “But just say-“
"Then Slytherin House will have gained an excellent student, won’t it? It doesn’t matter to us, Al." It felt like a balloon had popped in Albus’ chest and he couldn’t hold back the smile. But his father was still talking. "-But if it matters to you, you’ll be able to choose Gryffindor over Slytherin. The Sorting Hate takes your choice into account."
"Really?" Albus said in shock, this was certainly a new aspect he hadn’t anticipated and now he had a choice to make. But he was still feeling warm about what his father had said about accepting him even if he was a Slytherin and he rushed to wrap his arms around him and whisper a "thanks." Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to be put in Slytherin if his father was ok with it.

SDCC '14: Next Mass Effect Gets New Information at SDCC; Male and Female Armor Shown

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New information about the next Mass Effect game has been shared at BioWare’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. You can check out a quick recap below.

  • The next Mass Effect has a “Spiritual Successor” vibe.
  • Frostbite 3 allows the animation team to do things they “couldn’t even imagine before.”
  • Speaking of customization, the team wants to give players as much choice as possible.
  • It’ll be set during Shepard’s life time, but won’t involve him/her. It’s a completely new story.
  • Cooperative multiplayer is more important for BioWare than competitive.
  • Some of the characters from old games may make an appearance.
  • It’s too early to announce composers and races available to the players.
  • The mako will return, and it’s very fast.
  • The game isn’t titled Mass Effect 4, at least for now.
  • No release window was provided during the panel.

Sources

Andrea Rene and Nerd Appropriate

Imagine the Hogwarts staff trying to convince muggleborns of magic in the year 2014.
  • Pureblood:This is an enchanted portrait.
  • Muggleborn:Looks like a telly to me...
  • Pureblood:We can also animate your photographs.
  • Muggleborn:Like a gif?
  • Pureblood:Why do people keep saying that!? What does that even mean!?
  • Muggleborn:Sorry, sorry! How silly of me. Clearly magic. *elbows other muggleborn friend and winks*
  • Pureblood:It is magic damnit!!!

"Oi! Weasley! That terrible potion smell like you! Disgusting isn’t it!?"

"Sod off malfoy!"

"Malfoy, weasley! Quiet!"

"Yes professor…"

"Now class!can anyone tell me about this potion? Yes, miss nott?"

"Armortentia sir"

"That’s correct, now what is amortentia? Yes nott?"

"The worlds strongest love potion, smells like what you love, and yes scorpius, we all heard your comment"

"Well, this is awkward."

Scorpius and rose, having an awkward time at potions

Teddy Lupin headcanon

. Teddy using his metamorphmagus abilities to sharpen his teeth.

. Teddy then threatening to bite the ‘pure blood’ fanatics who pick on him for being a ‘half breed’ with said teeth.

. Teddy being called into Mcgonagalls office expecting to get into serious trouble.

. Minerva offering Teddy a Ginger Newt and telling Teddy his parents would be proud of him for sticking up for himself but he should really do it in a more adult and responsible way.

. Minerva waiting for Teddy to leave before giggling to herself at how terrified the bullies had looked.

Who wants to talk about Teddy Lupin? I do. I am going to talk about my headcanons for Teddy shhh just let it happen

  • Teddy being sorted into Hufflepuff, because he is a sweet soul, fiercely loyal and protective, but also very very firmly believes in honest, hard work being used to achieve goals
  • Teddy is a kultz, just like his mum
  • When he was younger, he had a hard time controlling his transformation abilities and sometimes his hair would change color based on his mood
  • He tried to learn French for Victoire and failed- he is wretched at it
  • Teddy became an Auror after Hogwarts because he wanted to be like his mum

No but imagine the next generation being socially compromised:

  • Teddy Lupin being a genderfluid activist who fights for the recognition and aceptance of the LGBTQIA+ people in the wizard community.
  • Victorie Weasley, among Teddy, fighting for the rights of werewolves, veelas, metamorphmagus and hybrids using her pretty face and her sharp tongue.
  • Dominique Weasley being a rad feminist who’s not taking any of your sexist shit, who’s specially against gender roles in the wizard community and runs an anarcho-punk band with Teddy.
  • Louis Weasley working in the Ministery as ambassador/diplomat because the kid know like thounsands of languages and he charms every person he meets.
  • Molly Weasley actively supporting single parenting.
  • Lucy Weasley founding a self-help club for suporting rape victims of any gender.
  • Fred Weasley and James Potter pranking every bully in Hogwarts and helping students with school anxiety.
  • Roxanne Weasley a.k.a. The-Fuck-Did-You-Said-About-Interracial-Kids.
  • Rose Weasley promoting house friendship and being the feminist queen of Hogwarts who will break all your gender prejuices by being the best student of her year AND the ace of the Gryffindor quidditch team, thank you very much.
  • Hugo Weasley demonstrating against elf abuse and being an honoured member of the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.
  • Albus Potter not giving a shit about house hate, cheering his Gryffindor relatives in quidditch matches and being a fair prefect.
  • Lily Potter being “Teddy ambassador” at Hogwarts, speaking for queer people and fighting all the sexuallity and gender prejuices in her school.
  • Scorpius Malfoy fighting the tradicional blood hate in Slytherin to the ponit of almost being disowned by his grandfather and not caring about being bullied by his own housemates.
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