harry-potter-the-the-philosopher's-stone

favourite examples of harry potter being a sassy lil shit: in the philosopher’s stone, when dudley’s talking about them going to different secondary schools, he tells harry that kids get their heads shoved in the toilet on their first day, then says “want to come practice?”

harry’s response? “No thanks. The poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it — it might be sick.“

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Only a person who wanted to find the Stone - find it, but not use it - would be able to get it. That is one of my more brilliant ideas. And between you and me, that is saying something.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.”  

Casual reminder that in the books, ordinary wizard chess isn’t shown to involve any destruction of the pieces at all.

“Ron also started teaching Harry wizard chess. This was exactly like Muggle chess except that the figures were alive, which made it a lot like directing troops in battle.”

Casual reminder that this means that when Ron Weasley battled and beat McGonagall’s giant chess set, he was dealing with stakes he had never witnessed before.

Their first real shock came when their other knight was taken. The white queen smashed him to the floor and dragged him off the board, where he lay quite still, face down.

‘Had to let that happen,’ said Ron, looking shaken.” 

Casual reminder that not only did he win in this high-stake situation, Ron Weasley still let himself be taken by that same white queen to do so, even though this particular chess game was far, far bigger and more dangerous than any he had ever prepared himself for.  

“He stepped forward and the white queen pounced. She struck Ron hard around the head with her stone arm and he crashed to the floor - Hermione screamed but stayed on her square - the white queen dragged Ron to one side. He looked as if he’d been knocked out.”

Casual reminder that Ron Weasley, even at the tender age of twelve, was intelligent, courageous, wise and goddamn awesome
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Making of…”Harry Potter”…

Scenes from “ Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”,  “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”,  “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince“, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″