anonymous asked:

Are you sure you're not looking too far into it?

i hate this. this is a question we’re asked so much and i hate it because of how purely biased it is.

people can make theories on how the three brothers built the veil, about how draco is secretly a werewolf, about how harry being a horcrux is what forced the dursleys to be horrible.

people make theories about the naming conventions of the weasley family, about how draco was secretly on harry’s side all along, about how mrs norris or crookshanks was the potter family’s cat before it ended up where we see it in the books.

people make theories about how you can only be a gryffindor if you ask to be one, about the scientific intricacies of felix felicis, about a million million irrelevant things in harry potter….

yet we’re going too far by suggesting that maybe, just maybe, JK Rowling harbours some discriminatory and prejudiced beliefs, having grown up in a society welcomes such things. people suggest that we’re looking too far into it when we she gives an entire race of greedy, selfish goblin bankers hooked noses and short statures and we have the audacity to claim that that’s antisemitic - because no, jewish people have never ever been described as greedy, selfish, short, hook-nosed bankers before, have they? that’s definitely not a historical trope at all. (spoiler alert: they have and it is!)

i’m not suggesting JK Rowling should be perfect! pobody’s nerfect! we all have prejudice in our own ways, but part of being a good person is accepting how we need to keep trying to eliminate those prejudices, and calling out others who harbour them. i think, as a fan, it is our DUTY to call out those we love the most! to stop them and tell them “what you’re doing if offensive and harmful” - because if we don’t, who will?? it is our responsibility to call out and bring light to the shitty and offensive parts of harry potter, no matter how much we love it!

after all, as a wise old man once said,

Seriously though it would have been so easy to have canon gay characters in the Harry Potter series. All this stuff that JK Rowling said about not having enough time or would distract from the original trio is nonsense. Case in point:

Seamus gave a great roar of delight then ran to give Dean a lung crushing hug before pulling him down into a desperate kiss that was hungrily returned. Harry supposed ‘best friends’ was no longer an accurate description of the pair. 

or:

There were duels all over the stairs and in the Hall, Death Eaters everywhere Harry looked. He saw Alicia and Katie share a passionate kiss before they raced down the corridor to join the battle.

or maybe:

“Did I know in my heart of hearts what Gellert Grindelwald was? I think I did, but I closed my eyes. I chose to be blinded by my love for him. A choice that has haunted me ever since” 

or perhaps:

As Harry entered the great hall he walked past Lavender and Parvati who were sitting opposite the latter’s twin with their bodies pressed close together while their hands held the others in a death like grip that showed no signs of ever being let go.

or even:

“Albus Severus” Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear him, who tactfully turned to talk to Oliver and Marcus as they waved off their own three boys. 

See all I had to do was just add in a sentence or not even that and suddenly ….. wow a gay character. That wasn’t too hard now was it JK. 

Concept: a movie theater that only shows Harry Potter films. The movies will be in 4D. The temperature will drop when dementors are present. Fans will blow on you during quidditch scenes. Enticing smells will be pumped in during feast scenes but don’t worry about feeling hungry because the theater will serve Bertie Botts, treacle tart, drumsticks, butterbeer, chocolate frogs and those tiny little pies that Mrs. Weasley makes. Instead of loyalty cups, you get discounts if you wear a Weasley sweater.

  • dumbledore: attention students! this week we've decided to change the house colours because i lost a bet with professor grubbly-plank. so! your new house colours will be...
  • dumbledore: hufflepuffs get heliotrope and lemon. don't know how that's gonna look, but hey, you'll be easier to spot!
  • dumbledore: ravenclaws are looking fashionable in vantablack and 'pinkest pink', not sure how we're gonna manage that.
  • dumbledore: slytherins get cerulean, just like draco's eyes in bad fanfics. sorry, orbs.
  • dumbledore: and gryffindors wear tie-dye exclusively now. yes, even your underwear.

What if Atlantis is just a Greek wizarding school.

Muggles originally knew of the island in Ancient Greek times, but then as new spells and magic was created, muggles thought it sank/mysteriously disappeared, after anti muggle spells were cast on the island to hide the school.

  • Dumbledore: I've found the perfect place to raise Harry until he's old enough for school.
  • McGonagall: With Remus and Sirius?
  • Dumbledore: Nope...
  • McGonagall: Hagrid's?
  • Dumbledore: Not exactly...
  • McGonagall: At Hogwarts with me?
  • Dumbledore: No...
  • McGonagall: I give up. Where?
  • Dumbledore: Well, now I'm not sure I want to tell you.