arthur weasley

The Other Weasley's

How many redheads in the wizarding community do you think hear the whole “must be a Weasley” bit?

Like, what if there is some guy named Carter Munroe or something that lives in the London wizarding community whom also has red hair and hand me down robes and a face full of freckles and he is constantly getting asked if he is a Weasley? At first he takes offense to it. He isn’t a Weasley. He’s a Munroe. And perfectly fine with that thank you very much. But as time drags on and he keeps getting asked the question it becomes less annoying and more so something that is just said.

Maybe one day he gets to meet the Weasley family and share all of the most interesting times he had gotten mistaken for one of them- once all of them besides Ginny throughout the course of a single day. And maybe when he first sees them he has to stop and breath for a moment before he regains his thinking because oh my gosh he does look like them. Facial build and everything.

After meeting them all and talking, perhaps he makes friend with the lot of them or even just a few. He hangs out with them more and more and gets seen in public with them and as such the question comes up more and more often but for some reason it gets less annoying and almost more of an endearment as he becomes closer to these lovely people and really he hasn’t met such a nice group in his life.

Molly is a dear and beautifully stubborn in her values, especially when it comes to the safety of her family. Arthur is probably one of the most interesting men he has ever met and has taught him more about muggles than he had ever hoped to know. And their kids are all wonderful in their own rights. Perhaps he hits it off with Charlie and talk of dragons; about misunderstood creatures and how they all hold a unique beauty to them. He ends up playing quiditch with Ron and Ginny and Fred and George; admittedly ending up enjoying a few good pranks with the latter two.

He breaks through Percy’s shell as they talk about profound authors and the struggles and magnificence of becoming a prefect and about how knowledge can bring you a great deal of power. And, when he finally meets Bill, he is just as pleasant as the lot of them and very interesting as well with his work at Gringotts and his girlfriend Fluer is quite the charmer.

Eventually when he is out and about in public and gets asked the question, or statement, rather, about him being a Weasley; he accepts it. Just downright agrees with it because he couldn’t imagine not being flattered at being associated with such a lovely and genuinely kind group of people. He can’t seem to get mad about it or find it silly that someone would ask him such a thing when he has met the Weasley’s first hand and has had such pleasant experiences with the lot of them. This has happened with a few others in similar style, he learned, and the Weasley family just seems to constantly grow as a few mistaken look a likes join their ranks yearly. But if anything they don’t mind. Better to have friends than build enemies for the sake of a question.

Do other people think about this or just me?

Molly and Arthur Weasley raised seven kids on one government salary.

Molly and Arthur Weasley raised those seven children to be courageous and loyal and kind.

Molly and Arthur Weasley were purebloods who made it a point to be known as “the biggest blood traitors there are”.

Molly and Arthur Weasley raised Fred and George during their accidental magic stages without letting the house burn down.

Molly and Arthur Weasley treated Harry as their own child, not because of his fame, but because he was Ron’s friend and he was in desperate need of a family.

Molly and Arthur Weasley made sure that everyone who entered their home felt loved and cared for and well fed.

Molly and Arthur Weasley won money and spent it on a family trip to see their son and help their daughter out of the depression she was sinking into.

Molly and Arthur Weasley sent Easter eggs and Christmas sweaters and fudge to their children while making sure to include enough for friends.

Molly and Arthur Weasley went out of their way to secure two tickets to the Quidditch World Cup on top of the eight for their own family, just to ensure that Hermione and Harry were included.

Molly and Arthur Weasley warned Harry about Sirius Black and tried to keep him with them after Voldemort’s return and tried to shield him from Order business because they remembered how young he was, how utterly unfair it was for the world to expect so much from him.

Molly and Arthur Weasley are so damn important.

Imagine twelve year old Harry not even knowing how awful his childhood with Dursleys had been until he gets to the Burrow.

Imagine him seeing Percy asleep with a book on his lap, and being baffled that a kid might feel comfortable enough in his own home to be so vulnerable in the living room. 

Imagine Molly coming up to the attic to say goodnight to Ron and Harry, and Harry glancing at Ron when he hears her footsteps, trying to figure out what they had done wrong that day.

Imagine him asking George who does all the house chores, and thinking it’s a joke when George answers, “we all do.” 

Imagine Ginny pestering Arthur with questions over the Daily Prophet, and Harry trying to shoot her warning looks to stop it! but then Mr. Weasley looks up and patiently answers every single one. 

Imagine Bill popping in for a visit one evening and Harry being floored when Bill stops to chat with him. 

Imagine Fred chasing after Harry in the yard, playfighting, but Harry actually begins to run for real fear of being hurt. 

Imagine Molly burning something on the stove my accident and tossing it, imagine Harry mentioning to Ron, offhandedly, “she could’ve given that one to me, it’s what I eat at home when I mess up dinner” and not knowing why Ron is horrified.

Imagine Harry seeing what a normal, functioning family looks like, and realizing the absence of love in his own life. 

if you’re ever feeling down just remember that Arthur Weasley would NOT BE ABLE TO CONTAIN HIMSELF IF HE MET YOU. literally, your phone: how does it work? what does it do? why do you have to tap it? why are you tapping so fast? wHY DOES MY FACE HAVE DOG EARS ON IT?? WHY AREN’T THEY THERE IN REAL LIFE? ONLY ON THE SCREEN? WHAT IS HAPPENING?? MOLLY I NEED ONE OF THESE DEVICES

*crying in the corner*

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On June 26, wear all your Harry Potter gear. Have a Harry Potter marathon. Throw a celebration. Draw the deathly Hallows symbol on your wrist. On June 26, 2017, the Harry Potter series turns 20 years old.

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Lee Jordan as Quidditch commentator

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All of them stood back to admire their handiwork. Nobody looking at these tents would guess they belonged to wizards, Harry thought, but the trouble was that once Bill, Charlie, and Percy arrived, they would be a party of ten. Hermione seemed to have spotted this problem too; she gave Harry a quizzical look as Mr. Weasley dropped to his hands and knees and entered the first tent. 
“We’ll be a bit cramped,” he called, “but I think we’ll all squeeze in. Come and have a look.”

I have more school pride for Hogwarts than my actual school.
Why Ginny Should Have Named Her Kids
  • Harry: Albus Severus, you were named after two of the bravest men I ever knew
  • James:
  • Sirius:
  • Remus:
  • Hagrid:
  • Ron:
  • Neville:
  • Arthur Weasley:
  • Mad-Eye Moody:
  • Bill:
  • Charlie:
  • Fred:
  • George:
  • Percy:
  • Dean:
  • Seamus:
  • Aberforth:
  • Krum:
  • Cedric:
  • Draco:
  • That one random dude from the leaky cauldron:
  • Arthur Weasley: Well, I manage my department, and I’ve been doing that for several years now. And, Merlin, I’ve learned a lot of life lessons along the way.
  • Molly Weasley: Your department’s just you, right?
  • Arthur Weasley: Well, yes, Molly dear, but I am not easy to manage.

[Image: a grid of photos of Harry Potter’s parental figures: Molly, Arthur, Lupin, McGonagall, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sirius, James, and Lily. Over all of them but Dumbledore are the words ‘Thank you for giving Harry some decent parenting’ Over Dumbledore are the words  ‘Not you’]

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I don’t know what’s funnier:

1) The method of breeding basilisks.

2) The fact that Newt provides instructions for breeding them.

3) The fact that Newt provides tips for evading the law while breeding a basilisk. 

Also, didn’t he work for that Ministry department??? It’s official. Newt Scamander is the Arthur Weasley of magical beasts. 

//takes a deep breath

ARTHUR WEASLEY IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED CHARACTERS IN THE SERIES AND CERTAINLY THE MOST UNDERRATED OF HARRY’S FATHER FIGURES ok this man:

  • is so passionate about his job and supporting muggle rights that he doesn’t give two shits abt his reputation as a blood traitor even tho it’s apparently the reason he never got promoted at the ministry
  • wrote the book on why u should not enchant muggle objects and literally has a shed full of flying vehicles and shit that he hopes his wife doesn’t find out about??? lmao what a rebel?? i love this guy
  • was concerned about harry before he even met him because ron was worried that he wasn’t responding to letters and when harry came to stay he totally could have been like ‘shit another mouth to feed’ but was really really happy that harry was there and safe??? ‘pls sit next to me at dinner, child, i need to ask you ten thousand questions about muggles’
  • like he was actually the first adult ever besides maybe hagrid to sit there and ask for harry’s opinions and recognize that he had knowledge and thoughts to offer im crying
  • fixed harry’s glasses for him after they broke in the floo ;-;
  • gave zero fucks about what everyone else thought should be done and told harry about sirius black bc he wanted this kid to be aware and safe as possible??
  • dragged the dursleys for not treating their nephew like a human being (and destroyed their living room what a great moment tbh)
  • gives advice that harry remembers years later bc he respects this kind ginger man so much ‘don’t trust something that can think for itself if u can’t see where it keeps its brain’
  • (lol remember that one time molly was upset about death eaters at the quidditch world cup and he made her some tea and then was like ‘i think this needs some whiskey too trust me i’m a doctor’)
  • agreed that harry should be told certain things about the resistance because he knew harry was competent and intelligent enough to handle it but like also kept in mind that harry was a kid in the middle of a war
  • took harry to work with him and made sure he got to his hearing on time and distracted him and ‘smiled at him encouragingly’ when he knew he was nervous im dying this was so sweet
  • was part of the group who threatened the dursleys to keep their hands and shitty attitudes away from harry and he was so ‘light’ and ‘pleasant’ abt it omg this dude was throwing so much shade
  • was ready to fight scrimgeour with remus when the minister wanted to get harry alone and harry had to be like ‘omfg stand down pls’
  • ‘am i about to discover where you, ron, and hermione disappeared to while you were supposed to be in the back room of fred and george’s shop?’ … ‘how did you-?’ …  ‘harry, please. you’re talking to the man who raised fred and george’
  • never raised his voice except for that one time he told a fully trained auror to back the hell off and get out of his way so he could see his injured son and harry literally thought ‘holy shit’ it says so right there in the book u can check
  • fought in the battle of hogwarts and after fred and harry had been killed he went into full on rage mode and teamed up with percy to fuck up the minister for magic
  • owns chickens

bonus: 

‘madame delacour glided forward and stooped to kiss mrs. weasley too. “enchanteé,” she said. “your ‘usband ‘as been telling us such amusing stories!” mr. weasley gave a maniacal laugh; mrs. weasley threw him a look, upon which he became immediately silent and assumed an expression appropriate to the sickbed of a close friend.’