animagis

Sirius Black Imagine

-Imagine you love dogs.

-Imagine Sirius Black is head over heals for you.

-Imagine you see Sirius in his animagi form.

-Imagine you start cuddling/kissing/patting/etc with the dog.

-Imagine Remus and James seeing you two and being like ‘C’mon Sirius! Leave the girl alone!’

-Imagine the adoreble dog becoming Sirius and you being completely shocked about it.

-Imagine him showing you that heart-melting, sh*t-eating grin of his.

-Imagine him walking away with the guys, and leaving your embarassed self behind

  • james potter: right, I'm a stag, peter, you're a rat and sirius
  • sirius black: a black dog
  • james potter: I know you've got your heart set on the black dog but
  • sirius black: a black dog
  • james potter: don't you think the fact a black dog is an omen of death might
  • sirius black: james, my name is LITERALLY 'dog black'
  • james potter: yeah, I know, but
  • sirius black: a black dog

Do you ever think about how when Ron’s wand broke 2nd year, just using spell-o-tape wasn’t enough to fix it. It kept backfiring in ways that were really bad, like making himself eat slugs, or kinda just. being defective in general.

Hagrid’s wand was snapped his 3rd year. But he still uses it, disguised as an umbrella. And it works.

Like we know Ollivander didn’t fix it, since he was surprised to hear Hagrid had the pieces. Not to mention since Hagrid was expelled, it would be extremely illegal to fix it. Hogwarts works as a groundskeeper, and lives in a one room wooden hut that he made himself. He’s not going to have the money to ribe someone to fix it, and then there’s also the fact that because of his heritage, even if he could bribe someone to fix it, they probably wouldn’t. And sure, Dumbledore probably knows that Hagrid fixed his wand, there’s a certain level of deniability there. He wouldn’t have actually gotten involved with the wand mending process. Especially when Hagrid was just accused of killing a student.

So that means Hagrid would have put his wand back together himself.

The 3rd year transfiguration examination was to turn a teapot into a tortoise. Only inanimate objects into animals. Part of the reason animagi are so rare is because they’re human to animal transformations. The first time we meet Hagrid, he gives Dudley a tail, and correctly animates the boat he and Harry are on. Silently.

Harry and co. didn’t even attempt to learn silent casting until 6th year. Anything Hagrid learned after 3rd year would have been self taught.

Hagrid is one powerful wizard and holy shit combined with his resistance to magic with his giant heritage forget McGonagall holy shit Hagrid is terrifying

It’s second year when the three boys finally realize that Remus is only gone around the full moon.

They confront him about it after winter holidays and suddenly Remus is being plied with chocolate after every full moon.

It’s Sirius who relentlessly researches. Partly because he knows he can’t trust anything his parents have told him, and partly because its Remus and Sirius can’t bear to see him in pain. There has to be a way to help.

It’s almost thanksgiving when a Ravenclaw, intensely ambitious, asks McGonagall about animagus transformations.

“Very dangerous, should only be attempted by those who know exactly what they’re doing and have considerable experience.” Might as well have been an invitation to try for the boys.

They might have given up after a couple of weeks when it became apparent that it was a lot more work than anticipated. BUt a quiet voice belonging to one Peter Pettigrew had boosted their efforts justa week in with his quiet realization 

“Wait, James, Sirius, can animagi get lycanthropy?”

It was almost spring when McGonagall walked in on the three boys in an empty classroom, trying to figure out how exactly one might keep a leaf in their mouths for an entire month.

She raised her eyebrows at them and walked out. If anyone could do it, it would be them and she’d be damned if she deprived that Lupin boy of any comfort.

The fact that a note appeared in front of James at breakfast the next day suggesting a light sticking charm had nothing to do with her at all. 

And when a note appeared in front of her in a similar fashion, the fall of the boy’s fourth year, simply saying We did it, thank you. In James Potter’s handwriting, McGonagall was in no way at all holding back tears.

About 20 years later a big black dog follows the deputy headmistress to the headmaster’s office.

Where there was a dog only moments before, stood a man, looking older than he should have, but alive and free due to the fact that he had loved that scarred boy so many years ago and still did.

At some point probably
  • Remus: Do you think that your Animagi animals say something about you?
  • James: Definitely! Sirius is energetic and loyal but he'll bite back if he feels threatened. That's why he's a dog!
  • Sirius: And James, you're like the king of the forest, wanting to look out for your friends and family.
  • Peter: So, why am I a rat?
  • Other three: ...
  • Sirius: I bet it's because you like cheese.
  • Other three: -Murmurs of agreement-
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“Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them that my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her… I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they worked out the truth… and they didn’t desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.“

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WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: GREECE

The Greek Institute for Advanced Magic is tucked away on a remote, rugged island where the beach meets gorgeous turquoise waters. It is the transfiguration capitol of the wizarding world, with the highest population of Animagi dwelling in the community. Greece is also one of the few countries to recognize centaurs as beings rather than beasts in honour of Chiron, and the school employs a number of them as professors and assistants. Students have a wealth of information at their hands: the cavernous library of the school contains rows upon rows of scrolls and formulas collected over hundred upon thousands of years. There are classes for amulet studies, curse casting, theurgic and goetic magic, and even extended research of love potions and enchantments. According to legend, the ghosts of Orpheus, Pythagoras, and Empedocles have been sighted on school grounds, usually wandering about by the water, and it is said that those who see them are bound to pass their next examination with flying colours.

i will never get over the fact that to become animagi james, peter and sirius had to keep a mandrake leaves in their mouth for an entire month. i mean can you just imagine how many times they would have to keep doing it over and over because

• sirius forgets about the leaf and tries to whistle during a quidditch game and nobody is allowed to talk about that time when a random leaf came flying out of his mouth in front of the entire hogwarts population

• they accidentally swallow it for the first thousand times

• peter swallows it first and james and sirius laugh at him saying you’ll turn into a mandrake now just you wait, and peter is terrified and they’re laughing so hard that they both choke on their leaf

• lily refuses to kiss james obviously because what the bloody hell potter your breath smells like bug droppings and james spits it out because he’s had enough and sirius drags him in a corner and shoves another 20 leaves in his mouth without a word

• they keep spitting their leaves in snape’s cauldron to make his potions go wrong

• whenever they hear mcgonagall’s voice they panic and swallow the leaves

• sirius keeps spitting the leaf in people’s faces and hair when they say something he doesn’t agree with

• finally sirius black the master of sticking charms decides to stick the leaf inside his mouth and solve this bloody problem once and for all and ends up sticking his tongue to the roof of his mouth

• james chews on the leaf and sirius is mad because “WHat IS WRoNG WITh YOU" and james just shrugs like “it tastes nice m8" just to make sirius chew it and vomit later because “ahahaha i didn’t chew it at all i can’t believe you fell for that" but he honestly secretly had chewed it and he loved it and he doesn’t know it yet but it obviously has something to do with the stag inside him

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marauders locations: beech tree at the edge of the lake · gryffindor common room · gryffindor boys' dormitory · forbidden forest · secret passages · quidditch field · restricted section · shrieking shack · whomping willow
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But apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew and, of course, your father, Harry, James Potter. Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her, I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth. And they didn’t desert me at all. Instead they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.

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favourite friendships (1/7): The Marauders

“For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends… I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But […] they didn’t desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.”

But imagine if Animagi could understand other animals

Peter would be really subtle about it.

James would be pretty subtle but people would remark that he tends to have rather long conversations with his owl.

Sirius would go right up to a random student and curtly say, “Listen mate, you have got to stop feeding your cat canned food. He's this close to scratching your eyes out. He hates it! And honestly, I don’t blame him. Have you ever had canned pet food? It’s disgusting! Get him some nice fish. Also, he thinks that your singing is atrocious.”

ANIMAGI by J.K. Rowling

from  Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

An Animagus is a witch or wizard who can transform at will into an animal. While in their animal form, they retain most of their ability to think as a human, their own sense of identity and their memories. They will also retain normal human life expectancy, even if they take their animal form for long periods of time. However, feelings and emotions are simplified and they will have many animal desires, feeding off whatever their animal body craves, rather than demanding human food.

It is immensely difficult to change oneself into an Animagus and the process, which is complex and time-consuming, can go dramatically wrong. As a result, it is believed that fewer than one in a thousand witches or wizards are Animagi.

An Animagus has a great potential advantage in the spheres of espionage and crime. For this reason, an Animagus Registry exists on which all Animagi are expected to log their personal details and the precise appearance of their transformed self. It is usually the case that distinctive markings or disabilities belonging to the human body will transfer to the animal self. Failure to enter oneself onto the Registry may result in a stretch in Azkaban.

When the process of becoming an Animagus goes wrong, it often goes seriously wrong. Impatience with the long and complicated process is generally at the root of such disasters, which usually take the form of horrible half-human, half-animal mutations. There is no known cure for such mistakes and those who make them are often forced to live out their days in their pitiable condition, being unable to become fully animal or fully human.

Talent in both Transfiguration and Potions is necessary to become an Animagus. No responsibility can be taken for any physical or mental problems resulting from following these instructions.

  1. For the space of one entire month (from full moon to full moon), a single leaf from a Mandrake must be carried constantly in the mouth. The leaf must not be swallowed or taken out of the mouth at any point. If the leaf is removed from the mouth, the process must be started again.
  2. Remove the leaf at the full moon and place it, steeped in your saliva, in a small crystal phial that receives the pure rays of the moon (if the night is cloudy, you will have to find a new Mandrake leaf and begin the whole process again). To the moon-struck crystal phial, add one of your own hairs, a silver teaspoon of dew collected from a place that neither sunlight nor human feet have touched for a full seven days, and the chrysalis of a Death’s-head Hawk Moth. Put this mixture in a quiet, dark place and do not look at it or otherwise disturb it until the next electrical storm.
  3. While waiting for the storm, the following procedure should be followed at sunrise and sundown. The tip of the wand should be placed over the heart and the following incantation spoken: ‘Amato Animo Animato Animagus.’
  4. The wait for a storm may take weeks, months or even years. During this time, the crystal phial should remain completely undisturbed and untouched by sunlight. Contamination by sunlight gives rise to the worst mutations. Resist the temptation to look at your potion until lightning occurs. If you continue to repeat your incantation at sunrise and sunset there will come a time when, with the touch of the wand-tip to the chest, a second heartbeat may be sensed, sometimes more powerful than the first, sometimes less so. Nothing should be changed. The incantation should be uttered without fail at the correct times, never omitting a single occasion.
  5. Immediately upon the appearance of lightning in the sky, proceed directly to the place where your crystal phial is hidden. If you have followed all the preceding steps correctly, you will discover a mouthful of blood-red potion inside it.
  6. It is essential to move, at once, to a large, secure place where your transformation cannot cause alarm or place you in physical danger. Place your wand-tip against your heart, speak the incantation ‘Amato Animo Animato Animagus,’ and then drink the potion.
  7. If all has gone correctly, you will feel a fiery pain and an intense double heartbeat. Into your mind will come the shape of the creature into which you are shortly to transform. You must show no fear. It is too late, now, to escape the change you have willed.
  8. The first transformation is usually uncomfortable and frightening. Clothing and items such as glasses or jewellery meld to the skin and become one with fur, scales or spikes. Do not resist and do not panic or the animal mind may gain the ascendancy and you could do something foolish, such as try to escape through a window or charge a wall.
  9. When your transformation is complete you should find yourself physically comfortable. You are strongly advised to pick up your wand at once, and hide it in a place of safekeeping, where you will be able to find it when you regain a human form.
  10. To return to a human form, visualise your human self as clearly as you can. This should be sufficient, but do not panic if the transformation does not occur immediately. With practice, you will be able to slip in and out of your animal form at will, simply by visualising the creature. Advanced Animagi can transform without wands.

Generally wizards prefer to have their clothes Transfigure with them, to escape the embarrassment of reappearing naked. However, it is possible to leave clothes behind if one wishes to give the impression of having gone for a bath or something similar. The longer a witch or wizard has been an Animagus, the better they will become at choosing the precise form of their transformations.

The animal into which one turns, if an Animagus, seems always to be that which becomes the Patronus. There is no known instance of the Animagus form changing to match the Patronus if the latter changes, but the Animagus who can also produce a Patronus is highly unusual and no study has ever been done on sufficient numbers to draw firm conclusions.