convo:minerva

anonymous asked:

are you there? i know you are going through your asks when here properly but i have a timely question and if it is allright with you can you answer it with the first thought in your mind? the question is sev/minerva (or sev&minerva). you say your thoughts move around alot on things but if you had to post right this moment about sev and minerva then what part of their relationship are you thinking about right present and now? (hopes making sense)

I am here (a rare weekend to myself, although I am meant to be doing something else, but I keep getting sidetracked with Tumblr).

I like your ask - you’re bang on the money; my thoughts do float and flutter in the wind, and one moment I am thinking about a platonic pairing, and then a romantic pairing, and then the two hating each other…and everything in between…

My CURRENT headcanon with Severus and Minerva is all based in the era where Severus became a teacher.  I can’t find the previous discussion (darn it), but this was all sparked by a post about Slughorn leaving Hogwarts in the 81/82 year, and what that meant for Severus (i.e. he didn’t walk in as Head of Slytherin or the main Potions teacher - and he was perhaps semi-apprenticing in the role, as we learnt that Minerva did under Dumbledore…but arguably had both positions land in his lap because of Horace suddenly departing).

I also think a lot about Minerva’s position at Hogwarts, and how it feels that she is heavily invested in the school…and how she would feel that this ‘barely out of school’, 'oddball’, 'greasy’, 'wannabe Death Eater’ is suddenly lining up to be Head of Slytherin.  I think a lot about how Minerva and Severus seem to complement each other in teaching style, and how - if Horace was supposed to be mentoring Severus - Minerva may have ended up mentoring Severus instead.

And I just love the idea of young Severus being a rather uncontrolled, emotional young man - perhaps wearing his heart on his sleeve a little too much at this stage in life.

I like to think of Minerva eyeing him suspiciously after the Potters have died - not at all recalling his early fondness for Lily Evans, but misinterpreting his grief as being for his beloved Dark Lord…because no matter what Albus said, she doesn’t trust him - she can’t trust him.

And I can just imagine it coming to an almighty row…that Severus stumbles across Minerva berating Dumbledore about Severus - about his employment, about his loyalties, about his behaviour…

…and Severus just explodes.  

And that’s what’s in my head at the moment - a furious young man who feels as if Minerva (and perhaps, by extension, Dumbledore) doesn’t trust him, doesn’t accept him and doesn’t believe in him.

I can just imagine him losing his temper at that point, because he’s lost EVERYTHING and now he’s attached to this godforsaken school for the next however-many-years, and he’s just pledged his all to Dumbledore, and he knows that Lucius has told him that he’s going to evade Azkaban through his contacts whilst he’s still quietly terrified at what might be in for him at the trial…and yet NOTHING seems to be enough.

So he flies into a rage - and it’s a rage that’s mixed up with his own feelings of shortcomings and not fitting in when he’s been in other social circles - and he erupts, saying that Minerva only doesn’t trust him to be Head of Slytherin because he’s a halfblood instead of a pureblood…but not only is he going to be Head of Slytherin, but those kids need him and he’s going to be the best Head of Slytherin that they’ve had - and Minerva had best watch out because that house cup has his house’s name on it…

…and that’s how their Slytherin vs Gryffindor cup rivalry starts…

Athena/Minerva

Originally posted by ofallingstar

Small devotional acts.

  • Wake up early
  • Read a book you enjoy
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Pay attention in your classes
  • Use more olive oil in cooking
  • Play poker/a game that involves strategy
  • Think critically, but kindheartedly
  • Dedicate more time to studying
  • Incorporate owls into your life
  • Learn self-defense
  • Listen to music that reminds you of her
  • Go do something new
  • Wear makeup or jewelry that make you feel connected to her
  • Write something. A sentence, a story, a poem 
  • Don’t be afraid to fight for what is right
  • Watch a video on something you find interesting
  • Journal!
  • Buy some new supplies 
  • Learn more about an era that’s interesting to you
  • Defend those who need it
  • Do one thing a day that you’re passionate about
  • Get some new books
  • Be the one who can see both sides of an argument
  • Become more motivated where it’s needed
  • Take a day off if you need it (know your limits - don’t push yourself!)
  • Always seek the truth
  • Write down the little things you find interesting
  • Practice self confidence - know how smart you are!
  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries 
  • Spend more time in bookstores and coffeeshops
  • Embrace curiosity (in yourself and others)
  • PRACTICE LOVING YOURSELF
  • Many, many, many things not said here
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I LOOK FABULOUS!!

a hair extension potion made by Anna! He’ll probably lose his hair in a couple of days ahahaha

idea by @draceempressa and was drawn by me :D

Friendly reminder

That whilst Harry lost his parents, that day, Minerva MC Gonagall lost four of her students. One of them used to be a head girl the other the head boy and all of them were her dear friends. Who btw. where also part of the order. She hears that Sirius Black. **Sirius Black** , Potter’s best friend , killed him, his wife and Peter Pettigrew, also one of his closest mates. She learned that , without reason but only the order of a dark lord, he killed his friends and laughed at their corpses.

She learns that their lovely son will grow up without knowing his parents.
She hears that he will have to stay with the muggles who hate him and his kin. And don’t tell me she didn’t know that.

Then, 11 years later she meets the boy and he looks just like James. Except for his eyes. Of course. Don’t tell me she didn’t , just for a second, felt that thug in her stomach. The grief. Don’t tell me she didn’t want the very best for that boy so many people loved and lived and died for.
(Because I honestly don’t think Remus wanted to keep on going after he heard what happened)

Then, again, two years later it turns out that Black is actually innocent. Don’t you think she felt absolutely horrible and guilty for letting him being shipped off to azkaban when he was in fact innocent. FOR 12 BLOODY YEARS!!!

And then, in Harry ’s fifth year Black fucking dies?? I mean, bugger off arsehole! Sirius Black, finally free. And then? He falls into the bloody veil and leaves as well. He wasn’t even hit by the bloody avada kadavra! By that time she lost four of her former students!

And last but not least. Two years later. Remus Lupin dies. As the last of the mauraders, he dies with his wife’s hand clasped in his own.


DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT HOW AWFUL IT HAD TO BE FOR MINERVA BLOODY MC GONAGALL? A TEACHER THAT OUTLIVED HER OWN STUDENTS. THE STUDENTS THAT WERE THE VERY HEART AND SOUL TO HER HOUSE? WHO WERE ALWAYS JUMPING AROUND, PRANKING PEOPLE AND ALWAYS, I MEAN ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS FOUND A WAY TO CHEER OTHER PEOPLE UP?

and it didn’t even stop there. I mean, she had to watch her own pupils die once again during the battle of hogwarts. Just so she could then, later on, be the headmaster for their sons and daughters and brothers and sisters.

ALL I WANT TO SAY IS:

SHE NEVER GAVE UP. SHE NEVER LOST HOPE. SO, THANKS MINERVA MC GONAGALL FOR BEING SUCH A BADASS.

SO, SHOUT OUT TO
MINERVA MC GONAGALL

1145. After retirement, McGonagall initially travels a lot and is happy to have time for herself, but eventually becomes incredibly bored. She finds a way to pass time with Arthur Weasley, helping him with his Muggle modifications. With her Transfiguration abilities she inevitably outgrows Arthur. Hogwarts students want to know who is the ancient woman with the cool sunglasses and the flying Lamborghini who visits sometimes, but the adults keep it a secret to see what kind of rumors arise.