A mischievous, yet adorable creatures that look like a cross between a mole and a duck-billed platypus who like to steal shiny things. The animals have a magical pouch that allows them to store their treasures.
my new fanart of Newt and my first fanart of Pickett, the Bowtruckle,
who has an attachment issues so Newt carries him in his chest pocket
most of the time :3 (art by me: Spider999now aka Nruparca on IG)
“Christmas was coming. One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow. The lake froze solid and the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban. The few owls that managed to battle their way through the stormy sky to deliver post had to be nursed back to health by Hagrid before they could fly off again. No one could wait for the holidays to start. While the Gryffindor common room and the Great Hall had roaring fires, the draughty corridors had become icy and a bitter wind rattled the windows in the classrooms.
You couldn’t have just made her a mentally ill woman. You couldn’t have at least given us that after your sorry excuse for a paragraph that said all disabilities would be “fixed”.
No. You had to go and all but say that instead of being a woman with mental disabilities, Ariana was really just the lost member of the Exorcist who has a demon leeching onto her!
And now, thanks to you, I have to see people on my Facebook post headlines like this. Because now there’s something “wrong” with Ariana. There’s something bad about her. There’s something evil.
You are seriously about to make one of the biggest mistakes of your writing career and the disabled community is already beginning to suffer for it.
You’re…okay I don’t actually know if you’re better than this at this point but the optimist in me wants to say that you are!
Give Ariana some goddamn dignity. Don’t make her a demon. Make her a mentally ill woman whose brother resented her, his negligence and arrogance leading to a duel that caused her untimely death. It’s tragic but it’s supposed to be tragic. It shows how a mentally ill woman was treated back then and parallels how the disabled community as a whole is treated now.