history-of-magic

fuckyeahbatgirls  asked:

9, 10, 22, 23?

9. Most disliked character(s)? Why?

The Batgirl of fucking Burnside.

You know, I didn’t think DC could go worse than de-ageing Barbara Gordon, stripping Oracle from her history while keeping TKJ, then magically healing her so that she could go back to being Batgirl. But then along came the Batgirl of Burnside.

Now she’s all that and infuriatingly infantilised, and Oracle was insultingly reintroduced as a dark part of her past that she’s overcome – a manifestation of her trauma and anger, rather than a reclamation of identity and purpose. Then Rebirth took a second stab and retconned Oracle into being the superhero identity she took when she was in a wheelchair – then ditched the moment she could walk again in favour of gallivanting about the rooftops because lol what is character growth.

Batgirl of Burnside is the fucking worst.

10. Most disliked arc? Why?

There are so many answers I could give because lol comics are terrible, but for long-term damage? Brian Azzarello’s entire run on Wonder Woman. Rucka repaired a lot of the bullshit, but we are never going to be rid of that daughter-of-Zeus origin.

And, shit, I guess the Finches’ first WW arc for the way they fucked over Donna Troy. The fact that Dan Abnett had the opportunity to retcon that bullshit away in Rebirth and didn’t pisses me off no end.

OH. DID I MENTION FUCKING “RISE OF THE BATMEN”? Like, congratulations, James Tynion, all the absolute shit that’s been thrown at Kate Kane since the beginning of n52 – Bette’s mauling and reinvention as (ugh) Hawkfire, the butchering of Kate and Maggie’s relationship, the unmitigated disaster that was Beth’s return, Red Alice, Marc Andreyko’s rape plot that he insisted wasn’t a rape plot – and you managed to top it in a single arc. To not only make Jacob Kane a villain, but to do so in such a way that poisons everything we’ve known of their relationship until that point and undermines Kate’s autonomy – retconning him into a manipulator who has been grooming her to be the soldier he wants for almost her entire life? fuuuuuuuuuuck. yooooouuu.

22. Popular character you hate?

I dunno? I’m not really a fan of Conner and Palmiotti’s reimagined Harley Quinn – but it’s miles better than the earlier n52 reimagining, and I wouldn’t say I hate it. Just don’t have any interest.

(On the other hand, I actively hated their take on Starfire – again with the fucking infantilising – but I’m not sure how popular that book was.)

23. Unpopular character you love?

Again, dunno about unpopular? There are plenty of characters I wish were more popular, though. Like, come on, Marvel, put Faiza Hussain in a comic again.

I don’t understand why all of the muggle-raised students (besides Hermione) find their homework at Hogwarts to be so boring. If I went to a real-live magic school, I’d never get tired of studying! An essay about damn werewolves? Hell yeah! History of Magic? How the hell are those little bastards falling asleep during that, even if the Professor’s got a droning voice? I love listening to normal history, but magic history? They get to spend their class period listening to stories about about sorcerers pulling wacky shenanigans and shit, and they’re fucking calling it boring and taking flippin’ naps! Little fuckers. I’d appreciate my magical education.

Dennis Creevey goes on to spend his twenties researching the history of wars in the wizarding world, from 100 AD throughout the years until the war his brother died in, with a focus on Muggleborns. 

He attacks history as an academic discipline, looking at causes and effects, analyzing key players, and common threads, rather than on recounting events like the torturous history classes of his youth. It comforts him - Colin didn’t die in an isolate bloodbath, but in a triumphant turning point in the arc of history.

After his third book is published, and perused by the school board, he’s offered a Professor Binn’s teaching post at Hogwarts. History of Magic is soon a much more beloved subject in the castle. 

  • Ron: Can I borrow your potions book?
  • Hermione: Borrow?😂you have to earn🙅💦I keep grinding💯nonstop🏃‍♀️💨RIP Merlin👴History Of Magic Chapter 13🙏
6

promo for the hpminorcharnet: Professor Binns

“Easily the most boring class was History of Magic, which was the only one taught by a ghost. Professor Binns had been very old indeed when he had fallen asleep in front of the staff room fire and got up next morning to teach, leaving his body behind him.”

anonymous asked:

hello! i've been trying to research magic, but unfortunately most books i find are specific wicca, which i'm not interested in. do you have any book reccomendations that arent wicca centric? thank you! i love your blog :^)

Oh heckin yes I do My amazon wishlist is literally like six pages long… ALL BOOKS

WARNING: This Is Going To Be Extremely Long!

First though I want to note that while I 100% understand your feelings about the Wicca stuff (being a very NOT Wiccan Witch), not all books that are Wicca leaning are bad! I’ve gotten loads of useful information from books that tended to be a little new agey. That’s where being objective comes in! With ANY book, you should take it with a grain of salt, and some with a whole shaker. But it’s up to you to pay attention to misinformation and conflation, and to know how to do research to prove or disprove that something in a book you read is true or not. Does that make sense?? 

Anywho, a couple of books that are still kind of “Wicca-y” but great:

Those are all books from my personal collection that I would recommend! Now as for the Non-Wicca Books, Let’s dive in! Not all of these have I read or owned, and they are in no particular order. You’ll notice most of them relate to “Traditional Witchcraft” or West Country, because that is where my practice is focused. 

PHEW!

That was a lot! Okay anon I hope this gives you a good starting place! 

constantly-disheveled.tumblr.com/ask

Ravenclaw Headcanon

Professor Longbottom is the head of Gryffindor house and the Ravenclaws don’t understand why, because if Professor Potter killed Voldemort, shouldn’t he be head of house? So as Ravenclaws do, they pushed the subject even though it wasn’t their business (mostly because Gryffindors just shrug it off and move on). Ravenclaws asked headmistress McGonagall why, and she just responds with “Because Professor Longbottom is a more exemplary Gryffindor.” And the Ravenclaws are like “what? No?” So they take the matter to Professor Potter and ask him. He just laughs and says, “I fought because I had to, because I was chosen by Voldemort, and was magically linked to him, I had no way out. And Neville was chosen by the death eaters. He faced more enemies personally, and he could’ve ran and hid, but he was the face of the revolution here. Neville stood his ground while I was in hiding.”
And all the Ravenclaws become awestruck and ask for more information, and both professors just brush off the subject. And because the Ravenclaws are who they are, when history of magic has it’s lesson on the war at hogwarts, they pay more attention than anyone and soon have a deeper understanding and respect for Professor Longbottom.

Modern Day Hogwarts!AU

Originally posted by rose-wexsley

  • Oh my GOD being a Witch/Wizard in the 2010-2017 era would be so much fucking fun I swear I’ve never wanted to be a modern witch more than I do now
  •  Imagine every Friday night to celebrate the weekend, whatever year you’re in has a battle of the bands tradition, where everyone gathers in the Hufflepuff common room to rock tf out.
  • Pureblood student’s learning muggle music and instruments and LOVING it.
  • Every person in the year having mad hangovers the next day, and being dragged to the Quidditch pitch. All of the older students who attended the battle the previous night would all be dying, some of them even conjuring their own potions in an attempt to stop their hangovers.
  • FUCKING FIRST/SECOND YEARS DABBING 
  • “10 points to Ravenclaw” *AGGRESSIVELY DABS* 
  • If you weren’t in Hufflepuff yourself, the Hufflepuffs would be so fucking annoying. In EVERY SINGLE HOUSE EVENT they would all be chanting this song. (Even better if there was a Hufflepuff vs Slytherin Quidditch match and all the fucking Hufflepuff’s start shrieking the snake part)
  • I’m convinced there would be a Wizarding equivalent to social media apps like vine, instagram etc. Imagine the fucking vines that would be made through the school year im dyigreqdasiuf
  • Some Ravenclaw students using the room of requirement as a gym, because they know not only the importance of a healthy mind, but a healthy body too. Some Gryffindor students tagging along too when they notice what they’re up to, interested in muggle ‘leg day’, as they call it.
  • Piercing’s getting banned but most students being like lol fuck ya, wearing nose rings, septums etc all the time without fail.
  • Skater kids would enchant their skateboards to be able to hover, riding them in the corridor to their classes. Some teachers like Professor Longbottom would let it slide, others such as Filch wouldn’t be as forgiving.
  • Voldemort would become a meme.
  • He would definitely be a meme oh my god I am CONVINCED of this
  • In the History of Magic studies, the selected teacher would be expressing how dangerous and fearful the Dark Lord had once looked, one of the Slytherin students yelling out, ‘He doesn’t even have a bloody nose?! Dark Lord my arse.”
  • Muggle born students would take their pureblood friends to Muggle music festivals like Glastonbury and Reading Leeds, and they would go OFF. 
  • Wizards/Witches enchanting their camping tents so it’s like a small cabin, so it wasn’t uncomfortable to sleep in after a long day of seeing all the bands.
  • Kids who stay over the Christmas holidays would so stay up and play beer pong for New Years- all the Ravenclaws using advanced magic to cheat.
  • In Charms class, the students in their last year would do the mannequin challenge, making objects levitate while someone records it all.
  • Gryffindor students being annoying little fucks and trying to see how many teachers they could get to dab over the year. This turns into an annual house event for students, Slytherin always winning.
  • For Halloween all the older students enchanting their image to look like professors, which may become problematic through the day.
  • Hufflepuffs coming to class stoned, but never get told off for it. Sure, the odd point or two will be taken away if it’s that obvious, but those little shits always get away with it. Bonus points because their common room is so close to the kitchen.
  • If you haven’t heard this song before, I believe the Gryffindor would change the lyrics to “Gryffindor sound, we aint fucken around, fuck our classes man so we keep it underground, cause potions each day got me feeling like shit but it’s all worth while when the weekend hits.”
  • Slytherin students playing odds on, getting their Gryffindor mates to jump into the black lake to see the giant squid. 
  • Muggle borns taking their pureblood friends to rugby/hockey/soccer games, and them not having a fucking clue what’s going on.
  • KIDS IN THE CHOIR USING THEIR FUCKING FROG’S TO DO DUBSTEP AND TRAP BEATS FUCK 
  • Students using Snapchat to record small snippets of Mandrakes screaming then slow it down- Professor Longbottom finds this hillarious.

    FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THIS LET ME SEE WHAT YA’LL GOT

james: scuffed elbows, tapper of nails, drums fingers on knees, leans on walls, leans on tables, leans on anything stationary, also leans on people, terrible at chess, greets with a hug, ink stained knuckles, scar on temple from dolohov’s bludger, loves a girl, loves the girl, sings off-key, runs in the morning for fun, wanted to be a holyhead harpy when he was seven, ridiculously blind, chipped a canine in a fight with avery after he called sirius a traitor, takes stairs two at a time, only child but not really, playing card house architect, has never been seen with unrolled sleeves, kissed sirius after winning the quidditch cup, sends his mum flowers every week, meetings with mcgonagall every fortnight to discuss the others, named his owl quaffle, sprints down corridors after sirius, buys remus chocolate and hides it for him to find, sleeps shirtless, wakes up most nights from nightmares, bounces knees relentlessly, overflowing with energy, cannot stand still, can’t remember last time his mind shut up, wants to grow old so badly it hurts

sirius: cheekbones to die for, thinks he’s a connoisseur of firewhiskey, is not, has never had a spot, always has an arm round someones shoulders or a knee draped over their leg, rocks on chairs, asked out mcgonagall for odds on, rarely takes his shirt off, has a kitten called seraphina who he carries around in his pocket, once bet dumbledore five galleons he could beat him in a stare-off, lost, immaculate nails, has long conversations with lily where they plait each others hair and gossip about james, was the first to notice when marlene stopped eating, sits at the top of astronomy tower and shreds letters from his mother, president of protect the bees, won’t sleep with less than two pillows, spends a lot of time by the lake with remus, writes puns on parchment and leaves them round the castle, write’s pete’s charms essays for him when he’s bored, very proud of regulus when he catches the snitch, sits on the floor, sits on tables, sits on james, can’t cook pasta, has a map of all the places he wants to visit, infatuated with fresh air, can’t stand the city,  never wants to go back there

remus: reigning champion of ‘how many objects can we put on sirius whilst he naps’, terrible prefect, cracks knuckles, bites inside of cheeks, too tall to fit under tables, sarcastic little shit, stronger than he looks, runner of the hogwarts betting pool, mastermind of pranks, never gets caught, bites nails till they bleed, sits on windowsills, probably knows the nooks and crannys of the school better than the founders, memorises lyrics accidentally, owns too many jumpers, odd socks, sleeps in class a lot, slammed crabbe’s head into a desk so hard he broke his nose in three places, drinks hot chocolate by the gallon, has a book club with lily, official group photographer, terrified of the violent anger that bubbles under his skin, doesn’t talk in class but laughs under breath, drinker of tea, hates eggs, main seller of banned substances, uncomfortable with affection, except sirius, grammar pedant, can’t swim, falls asleep whilst reading, thought he was a monster until he was fourteen, has to remind himself he’s not on a daily basis, sometimes needs someone else to do it, loves the others with his whole heart

peter: marshmallow lover, chews the end of quills, dreams in black and white, cannot tie a tie to save his life, always leaves his bag somewhere, allergic to oranges, crosses his fingers when lying, twenty twenty vision, good at history of magic, has weird memory for dates, laughs at jokes even if he doesn’t understand them, trousers always just too long, watery eyes all year round, jumps at loud noises, wants to fit in so badly, spills ink over most of his work, burns in the sun, trips down stairs a lot, keeps wand behind his ear, nearly burnt one off once, always sides with james, daydreams in lessons, gets through four cauldrons a year, only one to like liquorice wands, notes up entire arm, never has parchment, found the kitchen in his first month, sleeps through every alarm, normally late for breakfast, eats toast without butter, worries about not being brave enough, doesn’t want to be average, would rather not fight, thinks the war has enough soldiers without him, terrified of them and what they can do

9

“It was nearly midnight, and he was lying on his front in bed, the blankets drawn right over his head like a tent, a torch in one hand and a large leather-bound book (A History of Magic, by Bathilda Bagshot) propped open against the pillow.”

                                      ― Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

1136. O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s are weighted differently by subject. To receive an O in Potions or Arithmancy, for example, a student must get 75% of the questions correct and, in the case of Potions, perform admirably in the practical exam. To receive an O in History of Magic, a student must get 90% of the questions correct. To receive an O in Divination, a student must get every question correct, thus proving that they successfully predicted the questions on the exam.

sirius black: a few facts

  • flamboyant as fuck
  • would probably lose a drinking contest to a house elf
  • sees more colours than most others
  • im talking “why do you own this pair of shoes twice” - “oh my god prongs one of these is onyx and the other is clearly midnight blue are you taking the mickey”
  • sleep walks and has to be tucked back in very gently
  • shit at most games bc he gets fidgety and distracted, but will pout for hours if he loses
  • his intimidating/sexy glare is actually him zoning out
  • astonished at the simplest facts bc “NO ONE TOLD ME THE MUGGLES HAVE BEEN TO THE MOON HOW THE F”
  • when he borrows something he returns it either (1) broken (peter’s quill), (2) glittery (james’ pants) or (3) after two years (also james’ pants) or (4) all of the above (don’t ask)
  • hates wearing baggy or thick clothes so he’s always whining about being cold and demanding cuddles
  • the one time in history of magic he raised his hand it was to ask if quentin the queer was gay and prof binns actually floated away backwards through the wall

Imagine the grassroots movement it must have taken for Muggleborns to enter mainstream wizarding society. Imagine the Muggleborns who had to fight for their right to exist in a world they weren’t entirely sure existed, they just knew there had to be somewhere for people like them, who could make sweaters grow and shrink and cows come home without being called. 

There was a war, and had it not been for the sheer number of under-served Muggleborns in Britain, the trained, experienced wizards would have won. 

But, with the rage that comes with being an underprivileged minority, somehow the Muggleborns fought for their right to exist.

Masterlist

ALL TITLES THAT DO NOT HAVE A LINK ARE WORKS IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE POSTED SOON!!!

Scenarios- 

College Professors

Let Me Teach You A Little Something

  • Jimin- A Little Faster Baby
  • Jungkook- I’ll Teach You How To Feel Good
  • Taehyung- Take It Slow Love
  • Namjoon- Here Use This
  • Yoongi- Wanna Join Me?
  • Seokjin- It’s As Easy As Pie
  • Hoseok- Let Me Help

Asking you to start a family

Playing with your baby bump

You bring his Idol crush and keeping eye contact during a sexual performance

Biggest Kink

Cock Blocking

  • Jimin- Dude What The Hell?
  • Jungkook- Just Cause I’m Young
  • Taehyung- Well That Wasn’t The Plan
  • Namjoon- Can’t A Guy Get Some Privacy
  • Yoongi- You Should Be Running
  • Seokjin- Are You Kidding Me
  • Hoseok- That Was Unexpected

My Sick Hyung Jungkook (Sister Scenario)

Reactions-

GIF Sets-

Smut One Shots-

Jin-

Namjoon- Un-Rude Awakening

                  Too Much? Too Bad!

                  This Will Only Hurt for a Minute (Vampire Smut)

                  Expensive Girl

                  Let’s Try Something New

Yoongi-

Hoseok-

Jimin- 2J Threesome

           Let Me Show You What I Can Do

Taehyung- Prove It!

Jungkook- Can’t Keep My Hands To Myself

                    Saturday Afternoon

                    2J Threesome

                    Tell Me What To Do

Fluff One Shots-

Jin-

Namjoon-

Yoongi-

Hoseok- Scars To Your Beautiful

Jimin- Outcasts Like us Need to Stick Together

            Baby You Didn’t Have To

            I Just Want To Be With You

Taehyung-

Jungkook- MAMA 2016 Incident

MTL-