Uncle Neville coming over to the Potters’ house on Sundays, and drinking just a little too much, resulting in slurred conversations with Albus Severus. 

“You know… in my day…. a Slytherin named Severus would have been the last person I’d play wizards chess with…” *glances pointedly at Harry* “But you’re alright kid, you’re alright.”

The best thing about the Harry Potter series is how real it is. JK Rowling knows that you don’t have to be an adult to deal with very adult problems. 

The reason Potter spoke to me as a child was that it didn’t coddle me the way the other books written for my age group did, and it didn’t need to be gritty or edgy to be scary or sad.

The pain of fighting with a friend, or not fitting in at school, or the death of a loved one… I know that pain, most readers do. 

People teasing me for reading and writing about a “children’s book”, but Potter helped me grow up and grow more as a person than any other story or influence in my life- and yet still, every time I revisit Potter and the grounds of Hogwarts, I feel like a kid again. 

It’s that duality of the magic and the reality that makes the series so powerful to so many people. It’s that duality that’s going to make this series last for a very long time.

FOLLOW SUNDAY: fudgeflies • mandrakescry sybilltrelawneys • mountaintrolls • hazwarts • firewhiskyy • i-m-p-e-r-i-u-s • mufffliato • ronaldeats • potterphile • oculousreparo • episkey-maximus • foreverhermione • dalekdna • grov-r • dracoslittlewhorecrux • thetwincores • weasleyfireworks • hr-granger lustgood

anonymous asked:

who is ashley and what happened???

Ashley was known as fudgeflies until today. She created simplypotterheads and is literally the heart and soul of this blog as she goes out of her way to organise things for our followers, and everything is paid with her own money because the adds don’t even begin to cover anything. (Please click on the add when you’re on the website, but not more than once or twice a day and never in a row, or we could get the account suspended)

Ashley has always had a reputation as an opinionated woman and that’s why it was a pleasure following her. I have very little time for people who don’t own to their opinions but Ashley did. As usual on tumblr, whoever has an opinion also gets hate, and Ashley was unfortunately used to it.

But today someone crossed a line by sending her hate about her son. People used her her ten year old kid as a way to get under her skin. That was what it took for Ashley to decide she was done with this website and delete her blog. And she has every right too, and if I had been her, I would probably have taken SPH down too. But Ashley didn’t because in spite of everything she is better than those assholes.

Tbh the idea that the dumbass who sent hate might actually win something from SPH kind of makes me sick to my stomach. The idea that people think it’s okay to insult a child who’s not even on tumblr just to piss his mother off makes me angrier than I’ve been in a while. The idea that Ashley is only the tip of the iceberg and other people keep deleting their blogs as a result of Anon hate is what it needs to convince me that this website is the seventh circle of hell.

Tumblr users pride themselves on being the bigger people, but the more I’m here, the more I think it’s a huge collective lie.

fudgeflies replied to your post:Emma’s quote is such bullshit. Harry and Hermione are true equals?? And Ron is what, the lame sidekick? Bitch no. Hermione is a sidekick too. She is not Harry’s equal. Get your head out of your ass. Those movies have made her think way too much of Hermione. It’s a trio not a duo. Hermione is a SIDEKICK too.

i just wanna shout that from the rooftops tbh, that ron was harry’s thing he’d miss the most, not hermione.

yes!! and when harry and ron were fighting and he had to hang out with hermione all the time he didn’t like it, he wanted ron back. their friendship meant the world to him. hermione was never the most important, she and ron both did so much to help.

So, I decided to make a follow forever:

Ashley — Jacki — Andrea — Nita — Clara Alyx

a-c: alwayssnapesdoe • beyond-ddiana

d-f: dirtydelacour • dursle-y • dalekdna • dracoslittlewhorecrux • episkey-maximus • fallingfor-styles • fudgeflies • firewhiskyy • friendlyslytherin

g-i: golldensnitch • georgina-weasley • grin-t • hazwarts • hogwarts-welcomes-you-home • hrgranger • h-0-g-s-m-e-a-d-e • i-m-p-e-r-i-u-s • imron-ronweasley 

j-l: lustgood • livingdeaths • lunaforgetmenot • lupi-n

m-o:  mandrakescry • mufffliato • meowmalfoy • mrslytherin • ohdear-prongs • ohmysnivellus • occupation-fangirling • f-awk-es • oculousreparo • openthesnitch • obbliviated

p-r: potterphile • pottersword • purebloodslytherin • pelleqrino • peetavanhouten • ronweasleyy ~ ronaldweasl-y • riddl-e • rweaselys • ruthless-games • rawenclaw • rweaselys

s-u: sybilltrelawneys • salazarslocket • siriuslyaweasley • theshipqueen • tributes-magic • thetwincores • thefamousscar • theweasleyfamily • timelordemort

v-x: v-i-t-o-r-k-r-u-m • verbane • weasleytwin-s • wickedleviosa • winterspeach 

y-z: — 

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10) If on Pottermore: do you like the house you’re in?

Yes, I’m proud to be a Slytherin. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

21) Favourite line?

Mr. Mooney presents his compliments to Professor Snape and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.

Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Mooney and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.

Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a Professor.

Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slime-ball.