30 harry potter challenge

Day 11: What is your dream pairing?

I’ve always been crazy about the “opposites attract” kinda pairings, like:

The Permanent Frown vs The Smartass

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The Relativity of Good and Bad

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The “You Don’t Make Sense But Apparently I’m the Only One Who Understands You” squad

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Darkness vs Light

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Too Awkward To Function vs Literally Won’t Shut Up (but deep down they’re both equally dorks)

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And let’s not forget the “This Relationship Is Built Solely On My Endless Patience and the Fact That Murder Is Illegal” squad

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Preferably one is a bit grumpy and kind of introverted, not good with expressing themselves but still feels very strongly and deeply. While the other one is more open and kind of mischievous, doesn’t take things too seriously, or the literal incarnation of sunshine and happiness. Whenever I find this kinda pairing it’s Christmas.

The Love Yourself Art Challenge!

Day 1: Draw yourself in street clothes!

Day 2: Draw yourself in fancy clothes!

Day 3: Draw yourself in pajamas!

Day 4: Draw yourself with your family!

Day 5: Draw yourself with your friends!

Day 6: Draw yourself with your pet! (Psst: If you don’t have a pet, draw yourself with your friend’s pet, or your dream pet!)

Day 7: Draw yourself as a mermaid/merman!

Day 8: Draw yourself as a Hogwarts student! (Psst: Don’t forget your wand!)

Day 9: Draw yourself as a camper at Camp Half-Blood! (Psst: Don’t forget your camp necklace and and to clue us in as to what cabin your from)

Day 10: Draw yourself as a bender (or non-bender)!

Day 11: Draw yourself as your favorite animal! (Psst: This one has to be a real animal)

Day 12: Draw yourself as your favorite mythical creature!

Day 13: Draw yourself as a hobbit, dwarf, wizard, or elf!

Day 14: Draw yourself as a magical girl!

Day 15: Draw yourself as a monster!

Day 16: Draw yourself as a Muppet!

Day 17: Draw yourself as a Jedi Knight or a Sith Lord!

Day 18: Draw yourself as a cowboy!

Day 19: Draw yourself as an alien!

Day 20: Draw yourself as a toy!

Day 21: Draw yourself as a sea creature!

Day 22: Draw yourself as a bird!

Day 23: Draw yourself as a piece of furniture!

Day 24: Draw yourself as a super hero! (Psst: Don’t forget your sidekicks and or trusty butler!)

Day 25: Draw yourself as a super villain! (Psst: A Villain is only as good as their henchmen!)

Day 26: Draw yourself as a Pokemon trainer! (Psst: Remember to draw your team!)

Day 27: Draw yourself like your in the Zombie Apocalypse! 

Day 28: Draw yourself as a robot! (Or just a cyborg, whatevs you feel like doing!)

Day 29: Draw yourself with someone your love! (Psst: It doesn’t have to be a romantic love, you just have to care for them a lot!)

Day 30: Ask 3 people to describe you as best they can, and then draw yourself based on those descriptions!

Day 30 : DO WHAT YOU WANT
HOGWARTS !

Both Ravenclaw ! Though they both have some Gryffindor traits, to be honest. I mean… rules ? They’re made to be broken. And they’re brave and reckless. But I think to them, knowledge is the most important thing, so they’d naturally be sorted into the Ravenclaw house.

30 Days Challenge

All 30 days are tagged 30 days challenge !

30 Day Shipping Challenge

Day 9: The most believable relationship. 

Ron and Hermione for the win.

Started off not liking each other much…

Originally posted by travisjculver

Then becoming best friends. And like friends who don’t really understand their feelings, they bicker….and bicker….and bicker some more. It happens.

They may bicker at each other, but let someone else try it. Fire and brimstone will rain on your house.

Originally posted by hogwartsfansite

They may like each other, but that doesn’t mean they don’t do foolish things that can hurt the other sometimes….

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But in the end, they chose each other.

Originally posted by savysami

They are believable because lots of relationships start off as friends. The road my be rocky, but it’s always rewarding once you come to the end of it.

Day 30: Harry Potter changed my life! It changed my view on english, because I didn’t liked it for a Long time! I learned so much about life, friendship, family, Love and everything. My life without Harry Potter Not possible! I wished that some people would understand, that Harry Potter isn’t just a Fantasy-children-Book! It’s so much more!!!!

Complete challenge: http://leffie-draws-fanart.tumblr.com/30%20day%20otp%20challenge%20hiccstrid

I actually wanted to literally draw Hiccup and Astrid cosplaying Ron and Hermoine - but I guess that I slipped slightly more into a Harry Potter AU drawing - hope you don’t mind! :-)

I Know What You Want

(Day 14 of 30 day OTP challenge - Geeking out over something… and in this case not geeking out exactly, more like being excited about something)

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Harry had gotten Draco the best Christmas present he could possibly thing of. And he couldn’t wait to give it to Draco!

Firstly, he knew his boyfriend loved the Weird Sisters obsessively much. 

Secondly, he knew that the band would be having a concert later the following year and the tickets to that concert were not available for purchase yet.

And thirdly, Harry hated using his fame and name to get perks in life but he was willing to bend his own rule in certain situation and for certain people.

And he had bent that rule quite a lot for Draco Malfoy and their first Christmas together. He wanted it to be perfect and he wanted to buy Draco the perfect gift. And he had.

He had gotten two tickets to the upcoming concert! Well, they were more of a ‘promised tickets’. The real tickets would arrive when the time comes. But for now, two promised ticket were hidden in a beautiful red and green envelope with Draco’s name written in gold on it. The promised tickets were for the best possible seats and accompanied with two backstage passes. 

Harry was practically vibrating in his seat in excitement. Draco should get home any second now and Harry couldn’t tear his eyes off the fireplace. 

He didn’t wait long before the fire lit green and Draco stepped through the floo, dusting his robes. Harry was on his feet in the blink of an eye. He greeted Draco with a long and passionate kiss.

“Mm, that’s a nice welcoming. I should floo in several times a day if you’re going to greet me like this every time.” Draco said with a smirk. 

“I’ll greet you some more later. The dinner’s ready. And I thought we could exchange presents before that.” Harry couldn’t quite keep his excitement in check. 

“Alright then.” Draco agreed in amusement. He was about to take out Harry’s present from his robes and enlarge it when Harry insisted he be the first to give his present to Draco. 

Draco looked positively intrigued. His eyes followed Harry’s hands and the red and green envelope in them. 

“Here you go. Merry Christmas!” Harry said, voice almost cracking with excitement.

Draco wasted no time and opened the envelope. He took out its content and froze to the spot. Not a muscle moved. It was like he was petrified. Harry was getting concerned. 

“Draco, if you don’t-”

“Are you pulling my leg?” Draco cut him. “Are those real?” he waved the tickets in Harry’s face. His grey eyes were wide and begging for an answer. Harry noticed his hands were shaking a little.

Harry nodded woodenly. Then he found his voice. “Yeah, they’re very real.”

Draco shrieked with joy and flung himself at Harry. His arms closed around Harry’s neck in an almost painful embrace. He rained kissed upon Harry’s face, expressing his excitement and thanks.

“You’re the best! Going on a date with you was the best decision of my life!” Draco exclaimed and looked fondly at the tickets, then beamed at Harry. “This is going to be much fun!”

“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”

 

 30 days aesthetic challenge
Day twelve: Hogwarts house

Ravenclaw  

#HerondaleGlroyBookTag | August Book Photo Challenge

Day 30: August Haul Freebie

I am putting up my August Book Haul today so I am doing a freebie for this. This is my Hufflepuff edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Auror - A Dangerous Job

(Day 9 of 30 day OTP challenge - Hugging)

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As an Auror, Harry Potter had a dangerous job. Draco wasn’t happy with it. Actually, he was quite unhappy with it. He tried not to voice it often because Harry seemed to love his job. But Draco absolutely 100% detested it.

He was sick and tired of waiting for another mission to end and hope that it would be Harry coming home via the floo and not another Ministry worker informing him that his husband had died in action.

Or sometimes it was St. Mungo’s calling. Draco hated those calls as well. He hated seeing Harry injured and sometimes - even unconscious. He couldn’t take it for much longer.

As a matter of fact, he was at his limits. Harry had gone missing during the last mission three days day. There were no clues and no theories. Nothing. The Ministry had told Draco that missing Aurors rarely turned out alive. 

So Draco had been on Calming Drought and a few other stronger potions the past two days. He had panicked, he had shouted, he had even cried himself to sleep. The bags under his eyes were worse than ever and he hadn’t bothered to style his hair so it just sticked out miserably. He had put one of Harry’s favourite shirts on. It made him feel both worse and better. 

His stomach growled loudly and Draco realized he’d barely eaten anything. He stood up to go to the kitchen when the floo activated. Draco watched it with fear. His heart was beating fast and he was unintentionally holding his breath in anticipation. 

The first thing he realized was that the person who stepped through the floo was an Auror. Those crimson robes - he could recognize them anywhere. And the second thing he realized, not even a second later, was that the said Auror was Harry Potter. 

Draco pounced. A surge of energy run through him and he crossed the distance between them in record time. He clutched at Harry, arms winding around Harry’s waist. He buried his face in the crook of Harry’s neck and let relief wash over him. 

Harry hugged him back. One hand was gently petting Draco’s hair. 

“Ron told me you took my disappearance… badly.” Harry mumbled. “Maybe… I think I’ll look for another job. I… I love you more than I love being an Auror.”

Draco hiccuped and his hold around Harry tightened. He couldn’t speak. The tears were making it too difficult. So, instead, Harry spoke again.

“Thanks for never telling me to quit.”

Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge - Day 8

#8 – Most underrated character

Charlie Weasley.

There are a lot of Weasleys. They’re hard to keep track of. It’s useful that they all have the red hair and freckles branding, just so you can see them coming. But of all the Weasleys there are, Charlie is the one left over, and I never understand why.

Fred and George are the troublemakers. Bill’s the smart, cool one. Ginny’s the badass love interest. Ron’s the best friend. Percy’s the stuffy, stuck up one. And Molly and Arthur are self-evident. Charlie is the other one.

Hang on a second… Wait just one moment… because that is about as true as a Rita Skeeter article.

In the first book, I found Charlie Weasley fascinating. He was the Gryffindor seeker, Captain of the Quidditch team and went off to farm dragons. He is literally a dragon farmer. How is that not the coolest job ever? Sure, sure, Bill’s a curse breaker, but Charlie farms dragons, people.

In case you have not read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or have forgotten your third year Care of Magical Creatures lessons, or just didn’t take it as an OWL subject. Or if you’ve had a confundus charm placed on you and you’re getting dragons and puffskeins mixed up, I’ll give you a brief description of what a dragon is.

A dragon is a living, flying, fire-breathing, flesh-rending, claw-wielding, killing machine.

And Charlie farms them.

Well, he works on a ‘dragon reserve’, so it’s probably more like a wild life park than a farm. But that just means the dragons aren’t tame. Wild dragons. This is the job he chose. No wonder Molly’s worried about her children dying, her two eldest seem to have started their career interviews much like this:

McGonagall: Mr Weasley, have you any ideas of what sort of career you would like to pursue?

Bill: Something really dangerous, but with opportunities to travel.

And

McGonagall: Mr Weasley, what are your plans after leaving school?

Charlie: I’d like a job where I work with animals… with a life expectancy lower than 30.

He spends all day patrolling an area that is actively seeking to house MASSIVE KILLING MACHINES with bad tempers and murder weapons for limbs.

Other reasons Charlie is underrated:

His little brother sends him an owl saying ‘hi, I’ve got an illegal dragon, can you take it off my hands?’

And his response is ‘Sure, I’ll just send some of my mates over to pick it up on their way to Romania. How about you sneak around the castle after dark with a baby killing machine, and they’ll take it from there?’

So that was paraphrased, but it’s not that far off. Here’s the actual text, just to prove exactly how many fucks Charlie Weasley does not give:

‘Dear Ron,

How are you? Thanks for the letter - I’d be glad to take the Norwegian Ridgeback, but it won’t be easy getting him here. I think the best thing will be to send him over with some friends of mine who are coming over to visit me next week. Trouble is, they mustn’t be seen carrying an illegal dragon.

Could you get the Ridgeback up the tallest tower at midnight on Saturday? They can meet you there and take him away while it’s still dark.

Send me an answer as soon as possible.

Love, Charlie’

Yes, it’s another letter. I’m sensing a theme. But Charlie here is the most chill anyone has ever been about an illegal dragon, and that includes Hagrid. It might be the most chill anyone has ever been about anything. He actually starts his letter with “How are you?” and “Thanks for the letter.” WTF dude? Your brother’s letter was a request for an illegal dragon smuggling operation… HOW ARE YOU? That’s not the first question anyone else in the world would ask. But no, international dragon smuggler Charlie Weasley is too busy whistling Little Green Bag while wearing shades and riding on a dragon to be bothered by such petty things.

Seriously, how often does this happen to him that he can just take it as a matter of course? Dear diary, today was a little disappointing, I only managed three illegal things. In future I will try harder.

Maybe his innate calm has something to do with when he was born. Charlie was born in 1972. His formative years were during the First Wizarding War. His uncles, Gideon and Fabian were part of it. His family were considered blood traitors. When you grow up in that sort of environment, you’re bound to lose perspective a bit. Nothing seems too bad, even dragons, after you fell asleep with nightmares of Voldemort lurking under your bed. Sure they can breathe fire, but are they as scary as random murder, imperiused family members, and armies of animated corpses? I think not.

And who are these friends? They are barely mentioned in the book, but they are good enough friends that they will go out of their way (no one can tell me that Scotland is on the way to Romania from anywhere, unless they’re from Iceland. Are they from Iceland?) to pick up illegal and flammable contraband, of a living variety, to take on a VERY LONG broomstick journey just because Charlie floos them and says ‘hey, my brother Ron… no not that brother. The other one. The youngest one. Honestly, I don’t have that many brothers… yes, that’s the one. He’s got an illegal baby dragon in Hogwarts and I need you to pick it up and bring it on over to Romania for me. Cool? Cool.’

Then they get there and Ron’s not even there to meet them, just two other random first year students (well, less than random, because one of them is Harry Freaking Potter) and a dragon in a box. But do they ask questions? No. Pfft. They came here for a dragon. There’s a dragon. What’s the big deal. They are described as ‘cheerful’, and even take the time to show Harry and Hermione the gear they’re going to use to dangle Norbert(a) from their broomsticks.

Why are they even using broomsticks at all? I doubt an unregistered portkey is really going to give them difficulty, seeing as they are smuggling an illegal dragon out of the country. Can you not side-along apparate a dragon?

Yes, Hermione, I know you can’t apparate into or out of Hogwarts’ grounds.

It is possible that they could have apparated just outside of Hogwarts Grounds, hopped on their brooms, picked up the dragon from the tallest tower, flown back, then apparated away again. All with a baby dragon.

I guess the point of this whole exploration into the logistics of dragon smuggling is that Charlie is the kind of person who has friends who are willing to risk life, limb and liberty for him. And do it cheerfully. Either that, or he just attracts the sort of crazy, madcap troublemakers who think that smuggling dragons a-broomstick is a good time. Either way he’s a man I’d like to meet.

Then, in Goblet of Fire, we finally actually meet the man, but his appearances are entirely overshadowed by Bill. Which is sucktacular. I get it, I get it, Bill’s cool. He’s got an earring. He wears dragon hide. Sure. Bill’s awesome.

But Charlie transports four nesting mother dragons to Hogwarts just so the Wizarding World can hold the Hunger Games Triwizard Tournament. And he survives.

I don’t know what was involved in that transportation, but I’m willing to bet it was not the most fun road trip ever.

“Are we there yet?”

“You asked that like, three seconds ago.”

“I know, Charlie. It’s just that Bob’s on fire.”

“Again? Tell him he’ll have to wait until we see the next lake. I don’t have time to put him out right now.”

And then, after Goblet of Fire, Charlie becomes the Weasley Family Ghost, occasionally mentioned, but seldom seen. His page on the Harry Potter wikia is full of ‘It can be assumed that’ and ‘It seems’. He gets so little page time compared to the others that there’s very little concrete that can be said about him. But he charges straight into the final battle. He’s supportive of Harry and Ron. He’s Bill’s best man, and he’s clearly a cool head in a crisis. He was also a really good seeker. All things I would like to see more of.

It’s even worse in the films. I couldn’t remember him being in them, and I am reliably informed by the HP wikia that he only appears in the photo of the family in Egypt in PoA. He’s the only member of the family that doesn’t appear in person.

I’ve even just had a look for him on the new Pottermore and he doesn’t have a page. He doesn’t have a page! I think I might have accidentally wandered into the wrong universe. He’s not even mentioned on the Weasley Family page. WTF?! Has he been written out of canon? Am I genuinely in an alternate universe? *Checks books* Nope. Charlie’s definitely still there. Should I start a petition about this? 

Most underrated? I think so.

My only consolation in this is that if Charlie knew about this, he probably wouldn’t even care.

He’s also the only member of the Weasley family not to be paired up at the end, like the characters in a Shakespearean comedy. He’s more interested in dragons than women, apparently. Maybe some of you are reading into this that JKR just forgot about him, or didn’t care. But let’s look at it another way. He already has his happy ending before the books even begin. Him and his psychotic killing machine pets, living it large in Romania. Who needs romance when you’ve got dragons?

If you don’t picture him walking slo-mo towards the camera with dragon fire exploding out behind him, not batting an eyelid, then you are imagining him wrong, just so you know.

Charlie Weasley. Redefining cool as fuck since 1972.

30 Day Shipping Challenge

Day 6: The best kiss. 

Omg so many great kisses out there. Imma just do six lol

1. Ron and Hermione. Although I like their book kiss better

2. Corey and Topanga’s first kiss. Because it’s so innocent and so cute!!

3. Robin and Starfire’s first kiss because its what the world had been waiting for.

Originally posted by renbismark

4. Anytime Jackie and Hyde would kiss.

Originally posted by zenmasterscentral

5. Gomez and Morticia. Strange but beautiful love, and their kisses looked as if they would sweep you off your feet.

Originally posted by disneyskellington

6: Wednesday and Joel. That was adorable.


positivity + self-care challenge :)

hello, wonderful people.

i’ve come with a challenge for each and every one of you.

i challenge you- yes, YOU, the person reading this- to complete a 30-day positivity and self-care challenge! :)

a couple of weeks ago, i was inspired to write up something on here about self-care/self-confidence/etc. the original plan was to simply make a post encouraging everyone to take steps to make themselves happy and healthy, but i recently decided that it might be more fun (and more likely to actually be done) if i made it a challenge. because, yknow, who doesn’t love a good challenge?

the rules are simple…
1. message me saying that you’re starting the challenge. i’m gonna to make a list of everyone that’s doing it, and i want youuuu to be on it! ideally, this list will also allow me to keep track of your start and finish dates, so i can send you a lil message when you complete it. :)

2. reblog this post to nominate all of your followers. this’ll also let them know that you’re completing the challenge so they can help cheer you on!

3. begin the challenge. go through the list of tasks below, completing one each day unless a day is skipped, in which case, you can double up to catch back up. you can go in any order you’d like!

4. enjoy the positivity!!!! by the end of the challenge, you’ll have helped spread happiness to others as well as encouraged your own happiness and self-confidence. :)

and finally…

TASKS:
     ☆post a list on tumblr of at least ten things you love about yourself that aren’t appearance based. these could be about your personality, skills, interests, etc. the more, the better, because- hey- you’re pretty awesome!
     ☆identify the people in your life who make you happy, and thank them for all they do for you in person, with a text message, in a hand-written letter, or through any other form of communication that you’d like. these people might be your parents or guardians, friends, teachers, neighbors, grandparents, other relatives, etc.
     ☆do three things that make you happy. this could include doing a hobby, playing a sport, eating your favorite food, reading a book you love, etc.
     ☆listen to your favorite upbeat songs and sing along.
     ☆exercise!!!
     ☆try to eat three good meals and drink plenty of water today. a healthy body is a happy body!
     ☆send your favorite tumblr blogs a message telling them why they’re your favorite. try to send a good-length message to at least five. they’ll definitely appreciate this, even if they’re well-known.
    ☆give at least four compliments today. one must be to yourself, and one must be to someone you don’t usually talk to. these could be given verbally or over the internet.
     ☆make a list of things you’re grateful for. take extra care to appreciate those things today.
     ☆share an inspiring story of your own on tumblr. talk about the event itself and how it changed your life for the better.
     ☆try to sleep for about eight hours.
     ☆make a long list of things that make you happy. post at least a portion of this list on tumblr.
     ☆post a list on tumblr of at least five things you love about your appearance. if you’d like, you could also include an awesome selfie.
     ☆spend time outside. if the weather is nice, try to stay out for at least an hour. while you’re outside, you could try to write a poem, draw, write a journal entry, do some other creative activity, or simply enjoy the scenery. fresh air is always good for you!
     ☆give someone who needs a pick-me-up a high-five or hug.
     ☆reach out to five people on tumblr that follow you but you’ve never talked to. thank them for following you, give them a compliment (could be about their blog or something else entirely), and try to start a conversation with them.
     ☆go out of your way to do nice little things for people today. this could include holding the door for someone, offering to pick up someone’s trash for them, asking someone how their day has been, sending someone a kind text message, doing someone a favor, etc. helping others always feels good! :)
     ☆take a long, relaxing shower or bath.
     ☆give a shoutout to someone on tumblr. talk about why you like them/their blog and encourage your followers to follow them.
     ☆give someone a random gift.
     ☆try to smile at everyone you see, even strangers. it might seem silly, but who knows, it might really improve someone’s day!
     ☆make a list of your greatest accomplishments and why you’re proud of yourself for achieving them. then, make a list of future goals and why you want to achieve them. you can post one of these lists, both, or neither; whatever you prefer.
     ☆smile and say something nice to yourself in the mirror. suggestions of what to say: “i love you”, “i believe in you”, “you’re a great/awesome/strong/brave/smart/funny/kind/thoughtful/amazing person”, “you’re beautiful, inside and out”, or “i’m proud of you.”
     ☆make a list of all your talents. these could be academic, athletic, artistic, relationship-related, serious, funny, random, crazy, anything at all! give yourself a pat on the back for being such a talented person. :)
     ☆try meditating, taking a nap, laying in a hammock, or relaxing in some other way for at least thirty minutes.
     ☆create the greatest dance party playlist ever and post it on tumblr. test it out by dancing for at least five minutes.
     ☆make a list of the best things that have happened recently, no matter how small; if it made you happy, put it on the list. keep this list, and continue to add onto it each day.
     ☆forgive someone else for something verbally or over the internet. then, forgive yourself for something.
     ☆think of a list of your own positivity and/or self-care tasks and make it a goal to try and complete them, even after this challenge is done! if they’re not too personal, post them on tumblr and encourage your friends to complete them as well.
     ☆pick at least three of your favorite tasks from this list and make it a goal to keep doing them regularly after you finish the challenge.

have fun spreading the love and happiness!!! :)

xoxo nova.