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Head of Slytherin

I don’t generally adhere to Pottermore; I rather prefer examining canon as is, and drawing conclusions myself from the text.

However, I did think this was pertinent given the topic of today…and it’s from the Pottermore book that JK released a while ago.  In a section about Horace Slughorn, she explained that Slughorn was overly jubilant and relieved upon hearing about Voldemort’s defeat.

This was because Slughorn surmised that if Voldemort had fallen, he couldn’t have created Horcruxes, and therefore, Slughorn was innocent.  Dumbledore tried to question Slughorn about it, and then Slughorn resigned.

But that’s in November 1981.

We know that Snape was already at Hogwarts and teaching.

We also know that Snape didn’t take the Defence Against the Dark Arts post.

…so what was he teaching, if not Potions?  Did he teach something else prior to Potions?  Was he, due to his youth, taken on as an assistant to Slughorn, and he was suddenly elevated when Slughorn resigned?  Or had Slughorn moved on from Potions to DADA?  (Would he even risk it?)  

Or is it just a timeline mistake from JK?

It’s a curiosity.  I love the idea that Snape was very young when he took the position of Head of Slytherin – perhaps in an absence of other candidates, but also as a demonstration of confidence and faith from Dumbledore.

…but I also quite like the idea of Snape starting at Hogwarts without the position, and it being dramatically thrust upon him due to Slughorn leaving.  Just as Dumbledore tells Snape that he must do his duty and aid Harry, I could imagine him telling him to focus his efforts on aiding his old house – that those children needed him.

And the reason I love that is because I think Snape at Christmas of 1981 would’ve been a complete mess – mourning Lily, and coping with his own Death Eater trial.  I think becoming Head of Slytherin would’ve been a fantastic distraction.

Still.  Although it’s a lovely thought, I can’t quite reconcile it with canon - I can’t fathom what else Snape would plausibly be teaching at Hogwarts, and I am certain he was a teacher in the 81/82 term.

Tom Riddle Timeline : 1926 - 1940
  • Friday, December 31, 1926: Tom Marvolo Riddle is born at Wool's Orphanage in London, England, UK.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 1929: Tom Riddle is only a few months shy of his 3rd birthday. The stock market on Wall Street in New York City (USA) crashes. The Great Depression begins, ushering in a global recession.
  • Sunday, August 19, 1934: Tom Riddle is now 7 years old. Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
  • Monday, January 20, 1936: Tom Riddle is now 9 years old. King George V dies, and his son ascends the throne as King Edward VIII.
  • Saturday, March 7, 1936: Germany invades and occupies the Rhineland, beginning Hitler's conquest of Europe. In May, Mussolini's Italy takes Ethiopia.
  • Saturday, August 1, 1936: The Summer Olympic Games in Berlin take place. The games were the first to be televised, and the radio broadcasts reach 41 countries. Over 70 hours of coverage is aired. Blackouts would occur from time to time, and the quality was generally poor. The opening ceremony was held at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. After the parade of nations and a speech by the president of the German Olympic Committee, the games were declared open by Adolf Hitler. Writer Thomas Wolfe, who was there, described the opening as an "almost religious event, the crowd screaming, swaying in unison and begging for Hitler. There was something scary about it; his cult of personality". Germany wins the most medals (89), with the United States placing second in numbers (56). The UK places 10th, with 14 medals.
  • Friday, December 11, 1936: King Edward VIII, the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary, abdicates the British throne. He does so to wed Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. He famously said, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility, and to discharge my duties as king, as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." His brother, Prince Albert, Duke of York, succeeds to the throne as King George VI. George VI's elder daughter, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), becomes first in the line of succession, as heiress presumptive.
  • Thursday, May 27, 1937: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are coronated at Westminster Abbey in London. The return procession to Buckingham Palace was over six miles in length, making it the longest coronation procession up to that time; crowds of people lined the streets to watch it, over 32,000 soldiers took part, and 20,000 police officers lined the route. The event was designed to be a public spectacle, which was also planned as a display of the British Empire. May 1937 included a programme of royal events lasting nearly the entire month to commemorate and mark the occasion. In the lead up to the coronation, guests from across the Empire and around the world assembled on Buckingham Palace, and official receptions were held to welcome them; amongst those attending were Indian princes, and, for the first time, native African royalty. For the event itself, the prime ministers of each Dominion took part in the procession to the abbey, while representatives of nearly every country attended. Contingents from most colonies and each Dominion participated in the return procession through London's streets. It was also the first coronation to be filmed, as well as the first to be broadcast on radio.
  • Monday, December 12, 1937: The Daily Express reports that Lloyd's of London was "quoting 32 to 1 odds against Britain being involved in a war before December 31, 1939".
  • Tuesday, December 21, 1937: The Walt Disney animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, California (USA). It is the first full-length, cel animated feature film. The film goes on to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine, 6 days later. The film opens to a tremendous critical success, with many reviewers hailing it as a genuine work of art, recommended for both children and adults. By May 1939, its total international gross of $6.5 million made it the most successful sound film of all time. Noted filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Charlie Chaplin praised the film as a notable achievement in cinema; Eisenstein went so far as to call it "the greatest film ever made". The film inspired Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to produce its own fantasy film, "The Wizard of Oz", in 1939. Within two years, Disney completes "Pinocchio" and "Fantasia", and had begun production on features such as "Dumbo", "Bambi", "Alice in Wonderland", and "Peter Pan".
  • Thursday, December 22, 1937: A strange fish was found on a fishing trawler in East London, South Africa, part of the British Empire (Commonwealth). It was later identified as a coelacanth, previously thought to be extinct.
  • Saturday, December 25, 1937: George VI delivers his first Royal Christmas Message. At four minutes, it was the shortest Message to date.
  • Wednesday, December 29, 1937: The new Constitution of Ireland goes into effect. The Irish Free State was abolished, and the country was renamed simply "Ireland", or "Éire".
  • Friday, December 31, 1937: Tom Riddle turns 11 years old, and is visited by Albus Dumbledore, the Transfiguration Professor at Hogwarts, at Wool's Orphanage. Tom learns that he is a wizard.
  • Sunday, February 20, 1938: Tom Riddle is 11 years old, several months shy of his 12th birthday. Hitler gives a three-hour internationally broadcast speech in the Reichstag, Berlin (Germany), vowing to protect German minorities outside of the Reich, and reiterating demands for "restoration of German colonies". Later on, the House of Commons continues to endorse Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement towards Germany.
  • Thursday, March 10, 1938: Hitler orders his generals to prepare for an invasion of Austria.
  • Saturday, March 12, 1938: The German army crosses the Austrian border at 8:00 AM, completing "Anschluss" (union) with Austria.
  • Monday, March 14, 1938: Hitler visits Vienna. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain makes a speech in the House of Commons on "the Austrian situation", saying the government "emphatically" disapproved of Germany's deed, but that "nothing could have prevented this action by Germany, unless we and others with us had been prepared to use force to prevent it."
  • Sunday, March 20, 1938: Thousands of demonstrators march in London to protest the Bombing of Barcelona, and the Chamberlain government's refusal to allow arms to the Republicans [in the Spanish Civil War].
  • Sunday, April 10, 1938: 50,000 attend a "Save Spain" rally in Hyde Park, protesting the British government's policy on the Civil War.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 1938: On Budget Day in the United Kingdom, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Simon introduces the biggest peacetime budget in the nation's history. Taxes on income, gasoline and tea were increased to help pay for the national rearmament program.
  • Friday, June 24, 1938: The Royal Air Force launches a new recruitment campaign, and receives 1,000 inquiries on the first day alone.
  • Saturday, June 25, 1938: Douglas Hyde becomes the 1st President of Ireland.
  • Sunday, July 5, 1938: The famous psychoanalysist Sigmund Freud, 82 and frail, arrives in Paris on the Orient Express, having fled persecution by the Nazis in his homeland of Austria. After a few hours of rest, he continues on his way to London, where he had been granted asylum. The next day, he establishes a residence at a rented home near Regent's Park in London. Freud was also made a British citizen upon his arrival in Britain, despite normally requiring five years' residence.
  • Monday, July 18, 1938: Queen Marie of Romania [Princess Marie of Edinburgh], 62, last Queen consort of Romania, and wife of Romanian King Ferdinand I, dies of pancreatic cancer. She was one of Queen Victoria's five crowned granddaughters and one of three to retain their position as consort after the conclusion of World War I, alongside the Queens of Norway and of Spain.
  • Thursday, July 28, 1938: The Cunard White-Star liner RMS Mauretania is launched.
  • Sunday, August 7, 1938: The RMS Queen Mary sets a record for east-to-west Atlantic crossing of 3 days, 23 hours and 48 minutes. On August 14, the RMS Queen Mary sets a record for the eastbound Atlantic crossing of 3 days 20 hours 42 minutes.
  • Friday, August 26, 1938: Germany sent notes to Britain and France asking them to compel Czechoslovakia to accept the demands of the Sudeten Germans, including giving them the right to autonomy. The British government announces the mobilization of the Royal Navy in response to German military exercises.
  • Saturday, August 27, 1938: Winston Churchill makes a speech in Theydon Bois, saying that war was not inevitable, "But the danger to peace will not be removed until the vast German armies which have been called from their homes into the ranks have been dispersed. For a country which is itself not menaced by anyone, in no fear of anyone, to place over 150,000 soldiers upon a war footing is a very grave step." Churchill said that Europe's fate lay in the hands of "the extraordinary man at the summit of Germany. He has raised the country from defeat; he has brought it back again to the foremost ranks of power. It would indeed be a fatal act if he were to cast away all he has done for the German people by leading them into what would almost certainly become a world war."
  • Tuesday, August 30, 1938: The British cabinet holds a meeting on the Sudeten crisis, and then issues a vague statement to the public: "At the conclusion of the meeting the ministers expressed their entire agreement with the action already taken and the policy to be pursued in the future."
  • Wednesday, August 31, 1938: Winston Churchill writes the Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax, urging the formation of a united front with France, the Soviet Union and the United States.
  • Thursday, September 1, 1938: At 11:00 AM, Tom Riddle boards the Hogwarts Express for the first time. He sets off from King's Cross Station in London. Later that evening, he is Sorted into Slytherin.
  • Sunday, September 4, 1938: A Royal Air Force plane crashes into a residential area in the Edmonton region of London, killing the pilot and twelve other people.
  • Saturday, September 10, 1938: Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, heir apparent to the throne of Spain from 1907 to 1931, dies at the age of 31 in a car accident. He crashed into a telephone booth, and appeared to have minor injuries, but his haemophilia led to fatal internal bleeding.
  • Monday, September 12, 1938: Hitler makes a bombastic speech in Nuremberg, declaring that "the oppression of Sudeten Germans must end". The speech was broadcast live to the United States by CBS Radio and was the first time that many Americans had ever heard Hitler speak. The British cabinet held a meeting almost as soon as Hitler was finished speaking. They were relieved that Hitler had only demanded "justice" for Sudeten Germans, and had not committed himself to war.
  • Thursday, September 15, 1938: Thomas Wolfe, 37, an American writer and playwright, dies of miliary tuberculosis of the brain, after a bout of pneumonia. The next day, The New York Times wrote: "His was one of the most confident young voices in contemporary American literature, a vibrant, full-toned voice which it is hard to believe could be so suddenly stilled. The stamp of genius was upon him, though it was an undisciplined and unpredictable genius.... There was within him an unspent energy, an untiring force, an unappeasable hunger for life and for expression which might have carried him to the heights and might equally have torn him down." TIME wrote: "The death last week of Thomas Clayton Wolfe shocked critics with the realization that, of all American novelists of his generation, he was the one from whom most had been expected."
  • Monday, October 3, 1938: Irish troops take over the forts of Dunree and Leenan on Lough Swilly, ending 247 years of British military presence in Ireland.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 1938: Winston Churchill delivers a now-famous speech to the House of Commons, calling the Munich Agreement "a total and unmitigated defeat". In the British periodical "The Week", Claud Cockburn writes that Charles Lindbergh, the famous American airman, had recently told a meeting of the Cliveden set that "the Luftwaffe could defeat the British, French, Soviet and Czechoslovak air forces combined".
  • Sunday, October 16, 1938: Winston Churchill gives a radio address to the United States, outlining the threat of Nazi Germany, and the need of both Britain and the United States to arm themselves. The speech was titled "The Defence of Freedom and Peace", but subtitled "The Lights are Going Out", an allusion to the famous comment attributed to Sir Edward Grey at the beginning of the First World War, "The lamps are going out all over Europe".
  • Sunday, October 30, 1938: A radio drama performance of "The War of the Worlds", directed and narrated by Orson Welles, airs over the CBS radio network in the USA. It becomes famous for allegedly causing a nationwide panic among people who thought the drama about an alien invasion by Martians was a real news broadcast, but such accounts have been wildly exaggerated.
  • Tuesday, November 1, 1938: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in a special race at Pimlico Race Course in front of a crowd of 40,000.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 1938: The Halifax Slasher scare begins in West Yorkshire, England, when two young women reported being attacked by "an unseen assailant with a mallet or hatchet". Scotland Yard is called to assist as reports of the "slasher" grow. The case is dropped on December 2, when it is revealed to have been a mass hoax.
  • Sunday, November 20, 1938: Queen Maud of Norway ["Maud of Wales"], consort of Norwegian King Haakon VII, and the youngest daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra; the aunt of King George VI, dies from heart failure.
  • Thursday, December 1, 1938: Britain introduces a "national register" for war service.
  • Saturday, December 31, 1938: Tom Riddle turns 12 years old.
  • Tuesday, March 15, 1939: Tom Riddle is now 12 years old, and is set to attend his second year at Hogwarts in September. The Nazis take Czechoslovakia. Over the course of the next few months, Nazi Germany allies with Italy, as well as Soviet Russia.
  • Friday, August 25, 1939: Britain signs a Mutual Assistance Treaty with Poland.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1939: It is the day before Tom Riddle is set to take the Hogwarts Express from King's Cross in London. The British fleet mobilizes; Operation Pied Piper begins in London. On the morning of Thursday, August 31st 1939, news outlets across Britain were all reporting the same thing. In the coming days, millions of vulnerable civilians would be evacuated from the country's centers of industry and shipping for their own safety. The government feared aerial bombardment of cities and towns, something the world had so recently witnessed during the horror of the Spanish Civil War. "Evacuation Begins To-Morrow," were the words printed in large type across the front page of newspapers like the Express and Echo in Devon, which quoted the government announcement on evacuation: "It has been decided to start evacuation of the school-children, and other priority classes, as already arranged under the Government's scheme, to-morrow, Friday September 1st. No one should conclude that this decision means war is now regarded as inevitable."
  • Friday, September 1, 1939: At 11:00 AM, Tom Riddle boards the Hogwarts Express, and sets off for Hogwarts. Operation Pied Piper begins evacuations of London. Nazi Germany invades Poland. On September 1, 1939, Muggle children arrive at their school, clutching their gas masks and rucksacks which they had been required to bring to school for over a week in anticipation of the evacuation. They are organized in squads of fifty, with at least five teachers per squad. A banner giving the school name and colors leads each squad. Teachers wear bright-red armbands with the school numbers in black lettering. They were then marched to the train stations. Some mothers followed behind weeping, and a few had to be restrained by the police, from joining their children or snatching them back. Other children mustered at their local primary school, carrying their gas-mask, toothbrush, change of underclothes and label. Many of the evacuees thought they were going on vacation. In his Mass Observation diary, Joseph Welbank describes a conversation with a school mistress the night before the evacuation. "I said 'I bet the kids feel miserable don’t they?' She said 'No fear, they are looking forward to it. Some of them are sorry there wasn't a war last September. They want the holiday. That's the best way to look at it." This shows that many of the children did not know what was really going on, or why they were being evacuated. Some younger children had even arrived with shovels and pails, having been told by their parents that they were going to the seashore. The biggest problem for the evacuees during the long journey was a lack of food and water. Teachers had forbidden the children from bringing any water, the "official" reason being to avoid broken glass, but in truth, they did not want to worry about children having to use the bathroom. Fruit, such as apples, oranges, and pears, were used as thirst quenchers. When the children arrived at the railway platforms, they were loaded onto whatever train was available, with little effort to control their destinations. School groups and families were broken up in the rush to get everyone on trains. Parents were told that their children would send them a postcard notifying them of where they were once they had reached the reception area. One mother was overheard saying, "She (her youngest child) cried a lot last night…wish I knew where she was going." Other parents saw the disorganization and secrecy as reasons to evacuate their children privately.
  • Sunday, September 3, 1939: Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany. By this point, nearly 1,437,000 people had been moved from British cities without a single casualty or accident. Evacuees are lower in number than anticipated by the British Muggle government. In London, only half of the schoolchildren went at this time. Nationwide, 827,000 schoolchildren, 524,000 mothers and children under five, 13,000 expectant mothers, 7,000 handicapped people, and 103,000 teachers and helpers were all evacuated. Aside from the complaints of mistakes in the evacuation, most of the hosts' grievances regarded child guests who were "verminous, bed-wetters, liars, thieves, had no respect for property, unclean habits, rude, quarrelsome, stuck-up, gave no assistance in the home, and would be too expensive to keep". Most of these problems were "diseases of poverty," which helped to make the middle and upper classes, as well as the poor people of the countryside, aware of the "deep and shameful poverty which exists to-day in the rich cities of England". E.A. Stebbing wrote in his diary for Mass Observation, "If good can come out of evil, then this war is surely doing good in showing people how other people live. There is no doubt that people in this district have been taken aback by the habits and conditions of the life of slum children." The hosts would have been more sympathetic to the conditions of their evacuees had London been bombed, but since it was not, they felt that the exposure to these dirty habits and "diseases of poverty" was unnecessary and their moods quickly changed from sympathetic to hostile. There was also the question of decent clothing. Many slum children were ill prepared for evacuation. Some arrived with little clothing, and others had clothes that were not suited for the wear and tear of country living. Kind foster parents felt it their duty to re-outfit children who came ill prepared. They often did this at their own expense, and then asked the parents to pay later, which caused issues because many parents could not afford new clothes for their children. In some towns, charitable funds were organized for children who had insufficient clothes or shoes and the government secretly distributed thousands of pounds for the poorest and most "necessitous cases". The children in London, who had not been evacuated, were left without school for several months. Since the government had expected more people to take part in the evacuation, they had re purposed many of the schools for the war effort, and sent all of the teachers to the country with the evacuated children. Doctors and social workers began to note the physical deterioration of the children left behind, because of the absence of school supervision, medical services, and school milk. The government was reluctant to re-open the schools in the evacuation areas, because it meant admitting the evacuation had failed.
  • Monday, September 4, 1939: British Royal Air Force attacks the German Navy.
  • Tuesday, September 5, 1939: United States proclaims its neutrality; German troops cross the Vistula River in Poland.
  • Sunday, September 10, 1939: Canada declares war on Germany; Battle of the Atlantic begins.
  • Wednesday, September 27, 1939: Poland surrenders to Germany. Nazis and Soviets divide up Poland.
  • Thursday, November 30, 1939: The Soviets attack Finland.
  • Monday, January 8, 1940: Tom Riddle is now 13 years old, and midway through his second year at Hogwarts. Rationing begins in the UK. Great Britain begins issuing ration books containing coupons for bacon, butter and sugar. Shortly after, tea, jam, biscuits, breakfast cereals, cheese, eggs, milk and canned fruit rationing were introduced. Later, as the war continued, many more items of both food and non-food items were introduced including meat, petrol, clothes, tea, and soap were rationed. The Ministry of Health records that 43% of the unaccompanied schoolchildren had returned home. Overall, Operation Pied Piper is considered to have failed, because by the beginning of 1940, almost 700,000 evacuees in England and Wales had returned home.
Marauder Timeline

Snape’s Worst Memory happened after Sirius’ werewolf prank.

I’ve seen countless posts talking about how the werewolf prank was the climax of the big war between Snape and the Marauders.  

It sort of makes sense - you can see the progression of James maturing from attacking Snape at the lake to saving him by the Whomping Willow.  There’s a beautiful idea in James not realising just how serious his behaviour had been over the years, and then when Sirius takes things a step too far, James realises and not only saves Snape, but calms things down moving forward.

Only, sadly, the timeline is the other way around.

The distressing, inconvenient truth is that after Sirius recklessly sent Snape down to a transforming werewolf, putting his life into danger (and it must’ve been in danger to invoke a life debt), James thought it was absolutely fine to bully Snape at the lake because he exists.  

Here’s how it fits together:

Lily reassures Snape that they’re still friends - best friends.

“…thought we were supposed to be friends?” Snape was saying, “Best friends?”

“We are, Sev…”

Moments later, Lily challenges Snape about the events on the night of the werewolf prank:

She dropped her voice. “And you’re being really ungrateful. I heard what happened the other night. You went sneaking down that tunnel by the Whomping Willow, and James Potter saved you from whatever’s down there –”

Snape’s whole face contorted and he spluttered, “Saved? Saved? You think he was playing the hero? He was saving his neck and his friends’ too!”

Despite their disagreement, they finish their discussion as friends:

Harry doubted that Snape had even heard her strictures on Mulciber and Avery. The moment she had insulted James Potter, his whole body had relaxed, and as they walked away there was a new spring in Snape’s step…

Later, Snape’s Worst Memory happens:

And the scene dissolved…Harry watched again as Snape left the Great Hall after sitting his O.W.L. in Defense Against the Dark Arts, watched as he wandered away from the castle and strayed inadvertently close to the place beneath the beech tree where James, Sirius, Lupin, and Pettigrew sat together. 

But Harry kept his distance this time, because he knew what happened after James had hoisted Severus into the air and taunted him; he knew what had been done and said, and it gave him no pleasure to hear it again… He watched as Lily joined the group and went to Snape’s defense. Distantly he heard Snape shout at her in his humiliation and his fury, the unforgivable word: “Mudblood.”

Following which, Lily cuts ties with Snape completely:  

“I can’t pretend anymore. You’ve chosen your way, I’ve chosen mine.”

“No – listen, I didn’t mean – ”

“ – to call me Mudblood? But you call everyone of my birth Mudblood, Severus. Why should I be any different?”

He struggled on the verge of speech, but with a contemptuous look she turned and climbed back through the portrait hole…

It is impossible for the timeline to be the other way around, as it would mean Lily and Snape becoming best friends again after he called her a Mudblood.

Yuuri’s school for magical bratty ice-skating children

Or the AU in which Yuuri used to be muggleborn Slytherin during the 2nd Wizarding War who despite being magical still decided to become a muggle figure skater as that sport doesn’t really exist in the wizarding world and he won’t let go of his dream that easily.

Everyone else is still a muggle figure skater and canon happens until they are all in Hasetsu and Yurio suddenly has a big magical accident. Turns out there was an error in the system and somehow Yurio’s magic was left undetected until now and he really needs to learn control it fast. Of course he wants nothing to do with those stick waving freaks especially since the pig also seems to be part of that weird cult that wants to kidnap him and teach him “magic”. He has no time for that crap. He needs to prepare for his senior debut.

But in the end even Yurio has to grudgingly agree that he needs to find a way to stop the magical outbursts or he won’t be able to train properly let alone perform in a competition. Yurio is about to get (forcefully) shipped off to the nearest school for magic when Yuuri intervenes and manages to get permission to be Yurios magic teacher for the next couple of months until he either manages to control his magic or fails which would mean no skating and boarding school for Yurio. Yuuri knows exactly how hard it is to practice figure skating without a coach or resources in a magical society where ice skating is nothing more than a fun activity you can do in case a lake freezes over and he doesn’t want Yurio to have the same problems he had if he can help it. And with that Yuuri becomes a teacher and Yurio his unwilling student.

Of course as a muggle Viktor has no idea about any of this and simply assumes Yurio is secretly teaching Yuuri some jumps at first.

Something I’ve been mulling over is First Wizarding War timeline. I find the wiki timeline somewhat off in terms of Voldemort’s rise to power, so I put this together for my own reference. It’s by no means comprehensive, but gives a rough idea in terms of timeline and how bad things were and I’m posting it in case anyone else is interested. This is how I write my personal timelines, I’m sorry.

1945 – Tom Marvelous Riddle graduates from Hogwarts.  He is stunning on the outside, a fabulous painted Easter egg. He’s charming, handsome, smart, and has a little gang of angsty, goth, dark glamour nerd followers. On the inside, he’s what Dumbledore suspected: rotten and stinky. He’s already opened the Chamber, killed Myrtle and framed Hagrid. He paid a little visit to kill off daddy dearest and his grandparents. He knows about Horcruxes because Sluggy dropped the ball and was an idiot. He applies to Hogwarts for the first time but is rejected; he rejects Slughorn’s offers to help him land a Ministry job; and goes to work at Borgin and Burkes.

1946ish - He flirts/schmoozes Ms. Smith, goes all Gollum/my precious and kills her, frames her poor old house elf, steals the cup and locket, and skips town whistling.

Late 1940s, Early 1950s – Vague, vague, very vague: Albania, dark magic, coming up with an evil bad guy sketchbook, working out anagrams for Tom Marvolo Riddle.

1956-1957 – Jazz hands! I’m back, England, and I’m Voldemort now, bitches. LORD VOLDEMORT. He comes to Hogwarts 10 years after Hokey’s memory. He’s at Hogwarts to apply for the Defense position and also to hide his tiara. Here, his appearance is markedly different. He’s not quite skin crawling, but you do a double take and his voice is chalk on the board. He’s going by Lord Voldemort now. Rumors of his doings have already reached Dumbledore, who is disappointed and angry. His followers-the old school crowed-are known as Death Eaters, but they aren’t notorious yet. These things are largely unsubstantiated, rumors, but they do exist and are known.

1950s-1970ish –The rise of Voldemort: bad guy building an army Disney montage.  He’s still flapping around and continuing to research his dark arts. He’s getting fuglier. He’s splitting his soul and making horcruxes. He’s also working hard to incite fear and amass an army. He’s collecting followers, gaining support, negotiating with werewolves, giants, etc. Vry vry busy.

1970-1981 – The Wizarding War is in full force. Dumbledore says in the first chapter that there’s been precious little to celebrate for eleven years, he says that twice, just for emphasis.  Voldemort is actively at war with the Wizarding World and vice versa.  This, ironically, marks the entirety of Lily’s time in the Wizarding World (cue sobs).   It’s not like things ramped up in James and Lily’s 7th year; it’s maybe that they just became more aware of the goings on. JK tells us that the FWW, while longer than the SWW, wasn’t as bad, largely because the Ministry hadn’t been overtaken and Voldemort couldn’t radically infiltrate and control the entire society the way he did during the second war. But it wasn’t a frolic in a field of daisies, obviously, because the bastard used werewolves, inferi, giants, and all manner of dark creatures. He used the Imperius on Ministry officials, half of Diagon Alley was shut down, the Ministry issued worthless “safety” pamphlets, and the Prophet was spewing misinformation or no information at all. Things were basically a gigantic cluster. No one knew who was on what side, all vry confusing. People were terrified for their lives and their family’s lives. The Ministry was more fucked than usual, which is saying something. Muggles are dying. Like people disappearing and being tortured left and right. Dark marks over houses. Terror. Panic. Confusion. Other negative descriptors. Bad shit, ok?

1978 – MWPP/Jily  joins the Order. I think it’s fair to say that the Order has been in existence for some time and they are some of the youngest members.

Late 1979/1980 – the Prophecy is made and Snape is like OMG master what I heard and Voldemort was like say what? and the Potters went into hiding. Harry is born! Maybe the giants fall. Crouch lets Aurors use the Unforgivables.

1981 – The Order is systematically dismantled based on information from Peter the spy. Voldemort announces the prophecy, it’s the POTTERS. Snape goes OH HELL and tries to backtrack but too late. Harry doesn’t die but his parents die trying to protect him. The Wizarding World is like really? Then it’s over now? Partay! (Sorry Potters.) They build a statue. Sirius goes to Prison. Peter becomes a rat. Voldemort pulls a Dark Lord Sauron and skedaddles the hell out of dodge. Death Eaters torture Fralice, the other tragic OTP, people are SUPER outraged. Man (so many) Death Eaters go to prison. The rest call cursed! and move on with their lives.

So that was a mess but that’s the First Wizarding World according to Lindsey.

daemon654  asked:

Hello I was wondering do you have any ships? I mean do you ship anyone in harry potter? I personally love dramione! Also what do you think of Draco Malfoy annnd lets say ron wesley?

Oh man I have a lot of ships and some ships depends on when in the timeline of hp and how I’m feeling that day. So here’s a list of ships that I like: Sirius/Remus, Remus/Tonks, James/Lily, Molly/Arthur, Lucius with himself (what a narcissist), Marlene/Dorcas, Luna/Ginny (such a pure and healthy ship), Harry/Draco, Bill/Fleur, Dumbledore/his socks (I’m joking please don’t take that seriously), Rose/Scorpius in the event that Drarry happened, Albus/Scorpius in the event that cannon happened, Theo/Blaise, Dean/Seamus, Salazar/Helga, Lavender/Parvati, I sometimes ship Hermione/Viktor, I also sometimes ship Lee Jordan/Fred, Frank/Alice, sometimes I ship Teddy/Victoire, Hermione/Pansy would be an interesting ship. For the sake of this getting too long I’ll stop. I ship a lot of people together and I also don’t ship some people at all. Like Neville, Charlie, McGonagall, etc. To me these people are very happy with their lives and their careers and don’t have any desire for a partner. The only person I really ship with Harry is Draco. I never saw Harry and Ginny going beyond being friends. I’ve never really shipped Dramione but I can see the appeal. I don’t think I’ve ever considered Draco and Ron, seems like a weird ship to me. Wow this is long, my bad. 

The Prince’s Tale:  Talking to Dumbledore’s Portrait

Forget Harry Potter as a whole series - you could write a dissertation on The Prince’s Tale chapter in itself; it’s an astonishing information dump of a chapter, where we suddenly discover how the series hangs together.  

But one of the most fascinating sentences in The Prince’s Tale is rarely discussed:

And the scene shifted. Now, Harry saw Snape talking to the portrait of Dumbledore behind his desk.

It’s so inconsequential, you barely see it.  But this is Severus Snape - wanted murderer - standing in the Headmaster’s Office at Hogwarts, talking to the portrait of Albus Dumbledore.  

This is before the scene at Malfoy Manor; and therefore, before the disagreement between Yaxley and Snape as to who holds the correct information about Potter’s leaving date - but after Snape has murdered Dumbledore.  

Why is this important?  

Well, Severus Snape is appointed headmaster after the Battle of the Seven Potters - and therefore after the scene at Malfoy Manor:

Severus Snape, long-standing Potions master at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry, was today appointed headmaster in the most important of several staffing changes at the ancient school. Following the resignation of the previous Muggle Studies teacher…

So Snape is in Hogwarts - in the Headmaster’s Office, no less - when he is supposed to be on the run for Dumbledore’s murder.  Yet here he is, chatting away to his portrait master seemingly without a care in the world.

But it’s not because he’s already headmaster - because he isn’t.  He hasn’t strolled up to the castle with Ministry approval; this is happening whilst Snape has no legitimacy at Hogwarts, and if the staff knew he was there, they’d surely hunt him down.  

Previous summers notwithstanding, I find it implausible that the teachers would leave the grounds en masse for their holidays, leaving the castle vulnerable to a hostile takeover - so he hasn’t waltzed into the castle because McGonagall and Flitwick fancied a week in Majorca.  

So how did Snape get into the castle without being caught?  

Well, when would they all have been busy?  When would all of the staff have been otherwise occupied, and not expecting any sort of an ambush?

The day of Dumbledore’s funeral.  

Originally posted by dracoxslytherin

How fantastically beautiful that Dumbledore’s portrait was briefing Snape, his most trusted spy, on his next steps in the war - whilst the rest of the wizarding world stood outside, sobbing over Dumbledore’s death at the hand of his apparently traitorous member of staff.  

ohgez  asked:

Hello! Brightki referred me to you. Do you think you can help me find a SS/HG fic? Time travel AU where HG disappears in RoR to 1st war era. HG/SS spy behind enemy lines, HG is disguised as Pure/HB? They return to RoR together in the future where Potter's are alive .Fic I'm thinking​ of ends with HG/SS returning to the RoR in the future where they run into an alive and older Lilly Evans (Potter) where she and SB and James(?) Are teachers at Hogwarts. The kids in the Halls recognize them as the

Continued:

The kids in the Halls recognize them as the 1st war heroes, and eventually HG meets HP in this timeline. He pulls our her old diary that she left in the past that mentions him. Trying to find it has been driving me mad for ages. I think I remember a portion of the story where HG has to befriend the Black sisters and gossip about LE when she confronts SS at Hogwarts gala. SS.HG stay at Malfoy manor and Lestrange Manor where HG gets tour from Rodolph L. Hope you can help, its been drivin us nuts

Hello! You’re looking for An Unwritten Future by Aurette. Happy rereading!

Summary: Still struggling with the aftermath of the war, Hermione decides to leave everything behind to go find herself. She travels further than she could have ever imagined without going anywhere at all. Along the way, she discovers someone she mistakenly thought she’d known…

— Kairou ♡

THIS TIME LINE IS GOING TO BE THE END OF ME

  • potters go into hiding (sometime during pregnancy - reasons unknown. but NOT because they knew, specifically, that voldemort was after them, because he doesn’t decide that until after. i don’t think they knew about the prophecy, so - fall 1979-spring 1980)
  • trelawney tells dumbledore prophecy (sometime during pregnancy, shortly before hearing it - spring 1980)
  • snape tells voldemort about the prophecy (we’re told he immediately goes and tell shis master - spring 1980)
  • voldemort decides it is the potters he wants to go after (after july 1980). 
  • snape immediately goes and tells dumbledore that voldemort is  after the potters; begs him to intervene. (IT IS COLD AND RAINY AND WET AND NO LEAVES ON THE TREES so fall. or winter 1980)
  • i’m going to call this going down in fall of 1980, and here’s why: it is cold and nasty outside when snape goes and begs dumbledore. we know that a spy (peter) was active within the order for round about a year, so fall 1980. i def think voldemort may have decided ‘YES, THE POTTERS’ immediately after harry was born, but he would’ve been born in hiding and that information may not have been common knowledge. it may not have reached him until fall 1980. i think he approached peter in his quest to get to the potters or get information about them. WHAT IF HE APPROACHED PETER AS A WEAK LINK TO THE ORDER AND IT WAS DIVULGED THAT THEY’D HAD A BABY BOY IN JULY. hmmm.
  • snape starts working for dumbledore on voldemort’s orders (well he thinks it’s his orders - september 1981 - we know this happened before voldemort’s downfall because he tells bellatrix that he took the potions position on voldemort’s orders)
  • dumbledore either discovers fidelius charm. this is my thought, personally. that he was always on the lookout for new enchantments, new charms, new wards, and came across this in his research. he tells the potters about it and offers to be their secret keeper (october 1981)
  • peter becomes secret keeper (october 1981)
  • boom DEAD (october 1981)

this is the only timeline that makes any kind of sense to me and it still doesn’t make very much sense but it is the best my mind can do

JK’s choices for James Potter

I wrote a piece a while ago on the topic of Snape’s Worst Memory, and how it slotted into the HP timeline, and then I followed it up with a post about Snape presumably creating Sectumsempra in retaliation to the werewolf prank.  (We, of course, appear to see Sectumsempra in action for the first time in Snape’s Worst Memory.)

I also discussed Remus, and why he didn’t react during Snape’s Worst Memory, and I read with interest @rowan-berry‘s comments on that post.

They reminded me of something I’d been meaning to post about:  the curiosity of JK Rowling’s decisions when it comes to James Potter.

For the first four books, James Potter was an absolute hero - and the only dissenting voice was Severus Snape, who frankly, nobody took seriously anyway.  Dumbledore compared Snape and James to Draco and Harry, so most readers assumed Snape/Draco and James/Harry were alike - most of us didn’t dream that Snape/Harry and James/Draco were the parallels.

…and everyone else waxed lyrical about James - he was brave, and wonderful, and brilliant, and talented, and cut down too soon…  

Originally posted by jesimahcah

And I get the ‘twist’ of James being a bully; I think it served an important narrative function.  But what I find somewhat baffling is how JK made it very difficult to fully redeem James after - and I think there were two easy paths that JK could’ve chosen which would’ve made it easier for the reader to forgive James for his actions towards Snape.

1)  Show James maturing by realising the consequences of his actions, and ceasing his bullying.

If we put the werewolf incident after Snape’s Worst Memory (it’s the other way around in canon), it puts James in a much better light.  We would still see his horrible bullying of Snape ‘because he exists’ - but it would’ve been thematically interesting to see him get cold feet when Sirius takes things a step too far.

James saves Snape, acts heroically - and it dawns on him how serious the whole battle between them has become.  I like the idea of him pulling Sirius in, and backing down.  I like the idea of him choosing to be a better man than that, and I like the idea that Lily really warms to him because of it.

Of course, Lily has already cut ties with Snape - but I could see her being relieved that James prevented Sirius’ prank from going ahead - and I could see her approving of the fact that James saved Snape even though he didn’t like him.  It’s emblematic of James doing the right thing, even if he doesn’t particularly care for the person involved.

But the way around that it is, well, it’s devastating.  Here’s a kid who is tricked into going to meet a werewolf by Sirius, and James saves his life.  Then, a few months later, the same two boys are hanging him upside down, filling his mouth full of soap and stripping him naked because:  a) they’re bored and b) he exists. 

Originally posted by bartholinemoans

The level of disconnect between the two events borders on sociopathic.  No wonder Snape rants that James was only saving Sirius, Remus and himself from getting into trouble.  In the first scenario, you could believe that James was thinking of his friends, but he also saved Snape because it was ‘right’.  In the second - in canon, it’s easy to assume that Snape’s life was simply not a factor, and James really was just saving Remus and Sirius.  

2)  Give James a real reason to dislike Snape’s Slytherin stance on the train.

One of the things that I think is particularly cruel about Snape’s alignment with Slytherin is that he clearly had no real understanding of what the house was about.  

The statement that causes James to pay the two any attention on the Hogwart’s Express is Snape saying:

“You’d better be in Slytherin,” said Snape, encouraged that she had brightened a little.

James is disparaging about the house, stating a Draco-esque line of:

“Who wants to be in Slytherin? I think I’d leave, wouldn’t you?”

In itself, it marks James out as a Draco style character, firmly placing your sympathies with Snape.  

…but how much more interesting would it have been if JK had utilised James’ background at this point?  

Snape was living in the Muggle world, with one Muggle parent and a seemingly disengaged magical parent.  He clearly knew very little about Slytherin for him to wish that Lily, a Muggleborn, would be in the house - at a time when Voldemort was rising.

Originally posted by not-infires-its-inspires

How devastating would it have been in hindsight if James had responded with something like:

“Slytherin?  You both hate Muggleborns then?” James said, raising his eyebrow at the pair.

Lily looked at Snape, confused.  “I am a Muggleborn.”

“Slytherins don’t hate Muggleborns,” Snape retorted, hotly.  

“They do.  I should know.”  Sirius scoffed.  “My whole family have been in Slytherin.”

“Blimey,” said James, “and I thought you seemed all right!”

“Maybe I’ll break tradition.  Where are you heading, if you’ve got the choice?”

James settled back in his seat.   “I’m going to be in Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart!  Like my dad.” 

Lily nudged Snape, her voice low and her face troubled.  “It’s not true is it, Sev?  You said it didn’t matter that I was Muggleborn.”

“Of course it’s not true.  Slytherin is the best house.  You’ll see.”  

James laughed out loud.   “Don’t you read the Prophet?  Didn’t you see the front page yesterday?”

Snape fell completely silent, his cheeks flushing red.  Sirius smirked at his lack of response.  

“Or Monday?  Or last Friday?”  James’ grin grew wider as Snape stayed silent, and then James looked directly at Lily.  “Slytherin is full of dark wizards and most of them end up in Azkaban!” 

Lily’s face paled at his words.  “Sev?”

James leant back triumphantly.  “It sounds like you don’t know anything about magic at all, Sev.”

Snape scowled.  “Come on, Lily.  Let’s go and find somewhere else to sit.”  

That scenario makes James entirely more sympathetic, even if he remains a little obnoxious.  It gives him a reason to interject, and explains to Lily why he has a problem with Snape.  Snape is unwilling to admit that James knows more than him about magic, so he doesn’t back down on his judgement of Slytherin.

It also helps to flesh out Lily’s house choice.  She was already nervous about the concept of Azkaban from Snape’s stories, so it’d be credible that she would shy away from a house connected to it.  It also gives her the idea of being in Gryffindor and it shows her trusting James’ judgement over Snape’s - which is important thematically for later.

It also gives Snape another reason to choose Slytherin; he doesn’t just do so because he wants to follow in his family’s footsteps, but because he’s now stubborn - now that James has told him he’s wrong to want to be in that house, he wants to be proven right.

Originally posted by theharrypottertwin-blog

It makes for a horrible heartbreaking moment when, as an adult, Dumbledore talks about him having been sorted too soon.  It makes you wonder what sort of decision Snape would’ve made in different circumstances.  

But crucially, neither of these things happened.

And I find that fascinating, because it makes James oddly unsympathetic.  It’s not that he wasn’t great to his friends, and it wasn’t that he wasn’t loving to his family.  James had a lot of finequalities, but his unwavering and unrelenting hatred and bullying of Severus Snape - when young Severus Snape had done nothing to deserve his ire - really damages his character.

And although the above scenarios wouldn’t have legitimised his bullying, it would’ve really helped the narrative - because it would’ve either clearly shown us that James was wrong, but then he changed…or that James was entirely wrong to bully Snape, but he had a logic - and a perceived justification - behind his dislike.  

I find it curious that JK didn’t explore either avenue, because I think it would’ve made James’ character more powerful.  

Fandom Timeline

Just the start of an epic fandom timeline I’m making. Message me more add ons!

500

  • The Chinese Army led by Mulan defeated the Huns

965

  • Odin finds a frost giant child and adopts him, giving him the name Loki.

1409

  • Odin hides the Tesseract in Norway

1500

  • The Emperor gets a new groove (and gets turned into a llama)

1818

  • Fantine dreams a dream
  • Rapunzel and Eugene become in-tangled 

1820

  • Love an open door for Hans and Anna
  • Elsa needs to let it go

1850

  • Hill Valley is founded

1855

  • Clara Clayton is born

1857

  • Buford Tannen is born

1861

  • Doc’s emergency money is first printed

1865

  • Hill Valley becomes a city

1866

  • Clara Clayton gets diphtheria

1881

  • Albus Dumbledore is born
  • Seamus McFly, Maggie McFly and Martin McFly immigrate from Ireland to the USA

1884

  • Buford Tannen shots 12 men

1885

  • William Sean McFly is born
  • Clara Clayton dies

1902

  • Arthur McFly is born

1903

  • Sylvia McFly is born (maiden name unknown)

1908

  • Doc’s parents (the Von Brauns) arrive in Hill Valley

1910

  • Sam Baines is born

1915

  • Stella Baines is born

1916

  • James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes is born

1917

  • Doc’s father changes their name from Von Braun to Brown due to hostility towards Germans ignited by the start of WWI

1918

  • Steve Rogers is born

1919

  • Margaret “Peggy” Carter is born

1920

  • Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown is born

1924

  • Nico DiAngelo is born

1926

  • Tom Marvolo Riddle (later known as Lord Voldemort) is born

1928

  • Steve Rogers meets Bucky Barnes for the first time
  • Hazel Levesque is born

1930

  • Abraham Erskine begins his research on the Super Soldier Serum

1933

  • Johann Schmidt begins searching for the Tesseract

1934

  • Maria DiAngelo dies

1935

  • Minerva McGonagall is born

1937

  • Biff Tannen is born

1938

  • George McFly is born
  • Lorraine Baines is born

1939

  • Howard Stark launches Stark Industries

1940

  • Howard Stark demonstrates the properties of Vibranium having discovered it in Africa.
  • Abraham Erskine injects Johann Schmidt with the Super Soldier Serum but it goes horrifically wrong, turning Schmidt into Red Skull.
  • Abraham Erskine is rescued by Peggy Carter
  • Doc Brown works on the Manhattan Project

1941

  • America joins the war.
  • Steve Rogers begins trying to get recruited by the US Military. He is rejected five times.
  • Howard Stark works on the Manhattan Project

1942

  • Johann Schmidt discovers and takes possession of the Tesseract.
  • Milton Baines is born

1943

  • Abraham Erskine sees Steve Rogers at a recruitment offices and offers him a chance to join the US Military through Project Rebirth
  • Abraham Erskine is assassinated
  • Through Erskine’s Serum and Howard Stark’s Vita Radiation, Steve Rogers becomes Captain America

1945

  • Captain America and the Howling Commandos capture Arnim Zola.
  • Bucky Barnes falls off a train and is presumed dead
  • HYDRA discovers the Obelisk
  • Steve Rogers disappears after crashing the Valkyrie off the coast of     Greenland
  • Howard Stark discovers the Tesseract during his search for Steve Rogers
  • Seattle Grace Hospital is established

1946

  • Toby Baines is born

1949

  • Sally Baines is born

1950

  • Howard Stark and Peggy Carter found S.H.I.E.L.D.

1951

  • Nick Fury is born

1953

  • Richard Webber is born

1954

  • Joey Baines is born

1955

  • Adele Travis (later Webber) is born
  • Doc Brown comes up for the idea of the Flux Capacitor
  • George McFly and Lorraine Baines meet and fall in love
  • Lightning strikes the clock tower in Hill Valley
  • George McFly and Lorraine Baines kiss for the first time

1961

  • George McFly and Lorraine Baines get married

1962

  • Doc Brown’s mansion is destroyed in a fire

1963

  • David McFly is born

1964

  • Phil Coulson is born

1966

  • Linda McFly is born

1968

  • Mark Sloan is born
  • Marty McFly is born
  • Douglas Needles is born
  • Jennifer Parker is born

1969

  • Bruce Banner is born

1970

  • Tony Stark is born

1971

  • Clinton “Clint” Barton is born

1975

  • Callie Torres is born

1976

  • Christina Yang is born

1978

  • Grover Underwood is born
  • Fred Weasley is born
  • George Weasley is born
  • Meredith Grey is born

1979

  • Hermione Granger is born

1980

  • Alex Karev is born
  • Ronald Weasley is born
  • Harry Potter is born
  • Neville Longbottom is born
  • Izzie Stevens is born
  • George O’Malley is born

1981

  • Jane Foster is born
  • Ginevra “Ginny” Weasley is born
  • Luna Lovegood is born

1982

  • Maria Hill is born
  • April Kepner is born

1983

  • Grant Ward is born
  • Alice Grey tried to commit suicide
  • Maggie Pierce is born and given up for adoption

1984

  • Natasha Romanoff is born
  • Lexie Grey is born

1986

  • Tony Stark graduates MIT at the top of his class

1987

  • Henry “Hank” Pym uses his shrinking Pym Particles to becomes Ant-Man
  • Leo Fitz is born
  • Jemma Simmons is born
  • Leah Murphy is born

1988

  • Daisy Johnson later called Mary Sue “Skye” Poots is born
  • Ellis Grey won her first Harper Avery award

1989

  • Thalia Grace is born
  • Werner Reinhardt is set free from the Rat

1990

  • Agent John Garrett of S.H.I.E.L.D. steps on an IED bomb and is mortally wounded. Cybertek fits him with biomechanical prosthetic body parts and he becomes the first test subject of HYDRA’s Project Deathlok.

1991

  • Howard and Maria Stark are assassinated by HYDRA
  • Tony Stark becomes the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company after inheriting Stark Industries
  • Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger begin attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

1992

  • Ginny Weasley finds Tom Riddle’s diary in her cauldron
  • Ginny Weasley opens the Chamber of Secrets (enemies of the heir, beware)

1993

  • Annabeth Chase is born
  • Percy Jackson is born
  • Sirius Black escapes Azkaban

1994

  • Jason Grace is born
  •  The Triwizard Tournament begins at Hogwarts
  • Harry Potter, Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour and Viktor Krum become the champions for the Triwizard Tournament

1995

  • Bruce Banner meets Betty Ross at Harvard. They start dating
  • Natasha Romanoff joins Russia’s covert espionage facility and quickly earns the codename “Black Widow”
  • Lord Voldemort returns to power
  • Cedric Diggory dies
  • Dolores Umbridge becomes Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts
  • Harry Potter and Hermione Granger found Dumbledore’s Army
  • Harry Potter and Cho Chang begin dating

1996

  • The Battle of the Ministry
  • Sirius Black dies
  • Wizarding World admits Voldemort is back
  • Cornelius Fudge resigns as Minister of Magic
  • Emmeline Vance dies
  • Ron Weasley starts dating Lavender Brown
  • Albus Dumbledore begins searching for Tom Riddle’s Horcruxes
  • Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley begin dating

1997

  • Severus Snape kills Albus Dumbledore (on Dumbledore’s orders)
  • Rufus Scrimgeour is killed
  • Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody is killed
  • Hedwig is killed
  • George Weasley loses his ear

1998

  • Clint Barton is sent to kill Natasha Romanoff
  • Natasha Romanoff joins S.H.I.E.L.D. after Clint Barton swears to spare her life if she does so
  • The Battle of Hogwarts
  • Fred Weasley dies
  • Colin Creevey dies
  • Lavender Brown dies

1999

  • John Garrett meets Grant Ward
  • Preston Burke joins Seattle Grace Hospital

2001

  • Thaddeus Ross creates the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project, based on Project Rebirth in WWI
  • Miranda Bailey started her internship at Seattle Grace Hospital

2004

  • John Garrett returns to Grant Ward after leaving him in the wilderness for five years.
  • Grant Ward joins S.H.I.E.L.D. as a sleeper agent for HYDRA
  • Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons graduate the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Techonology

2005

  • Bruce Banner joins the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project
  • Bruce Banner tests the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project on himself. The serum based on Abraham Erskine’s Super Soldier Serum is what turns him into the Hulk
  • Meredith Grey, Christina Yang, Izzie Stevens and George O’Malley and Alex Karev are first year interns at Seattle Grace Hospital

2006

  • Luke Castellan steals Zeus’s Masterbolt
  • Percy Jackson kills the Minotaur
  • Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood enter the Underworld
  • Percy Jackson duels Ares for the Masterbolt
  • On the run, Bruce Banner tries to shoot himself in the mouth in the Arctic Circle but fails as he turns into the Hulk who spits out the bullet.

2007

  • Annabeth Chase is captured by Dr. Thorn
  • Bianca DiAngelo dies
  • Percy Jackson, Thalia Grace, Zoe Nightshade and Grover Underwood rescue Artemis, goddess of the hunt, and Annabeth from Dr. Thorn (a Manticore)
  • Zoe Nightshade dies
  • Thalia Grace becomes Artemis’s new lieutenant
  • Percy Jackson becomes the child of the Prophecy

2008

  • Melinda May earns her nickname “The Calvary” after an incident involving Inhumans in Manama

2009

  • Percy Jackson hears the Great Prophecy for the first time
  • The Battle of Manhattan
  • Jason Grace, Praetor at Camp Jupiter, disappears
  • Percy Jackson goes missing
  • Jason Grace, Piper McLean and Leo Valdez go to Camp Half-Blood
  • The Prophecy of the Seven is set in motion
  • The Second Giant War begins
  • Natasha Romanoff is attacked by the Winter Soldier and shot through the abdomen
  • Nick Fury puts Phil Coulson in charge of Project T.A.H.I.T.I.

2010

  • Percy Jackson wakes up at the Wolf House
  • Percy Jackson arrives at Camp Jupiter
  • Frank Zhang, Percy Jackson and Hazel Levesque free Thanatos
  • Athena Parthenos is retrieved
  • Tony Stark is wounded and captured by the Ten Rings
  • Tony Stark escapes the Ten Rings using a suit of armour powered by Arc Reactor technology
  • Tony Stark and Obadiah Stane fight in their respective suits of armour. The public sees and, when Stark wins, he is called “Iron Man”
  • Nick Fury approaches Tony Stark about the “Avengers Initiative” but Stark declines
  • Bruce Banner begins looking for a cure for his Hulkness
  • Zola Grey Shepherd is adopted

2011

  • Tony Stark appoints Pepper Potts CEO of Stark Industries
  • Jane Foster discovers a subtle aura in New Mexico
  • Bruce Banner travels back to Culver University
  • Ivan Vanko attacks Tony Stark at the Grand Prix of Monaco
  • Justin Hammer orchestrates Ivan Vanko’s escape from prison so that they can work together on Hammer Industries own armour suit
  • Tony Stark gets palladium poisoning
  • Thor’s coronation is interrupted by someone breaking into Odin’s treasure room
  • Ivan Vanko hijacks Justin Hammer’s presentation at Stark Expo. James Rhodes, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark and Happy Hogan fly to stop him
  • Thor, Sif, Loki and the Warriors Three go to Jotunheim to seek justice for the actions of the Frost Giants who raided Odin’s treasure room
  • Odin strips Thor of his godly powers and throws him out of Asgard after Thor’s attack on the Frost Giants
  • Jane Foster, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis detect a possible Einstein-Rosen Bridge in a desert and find a powerless Thor at its epicentre
  • Tony Stark accepts a position as a consultant to S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • The Frost Giants invade Asgard
  • Thor destroys the Bifrost Bridge to prevent Loki from committing genocide against the Frost Giants and is thereby stranded in Asgard unable to return to Earth.
  • Jane Foster vows not to give up looking for Thor after trying to open a wormhole to Asgard
  • Tony Stark arrives in New York to approach Thaddeus Ross about “putting a team together”
  • War Machine aka James Rhodes fights the Ten Rings
  • Callie Torres has a car crash
  • Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres is born

2012

  • Phil Coulson tries to convince Nick Fury to shut down Project T.A.H.I.T.I. The project is not shut down
  • Steve Rogers’ body is found frozen in the Valkyrie in the Arctic
  • Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is sent to join Erik Selvig at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility where Selvig is researching the Tesseract.
  • Steve Rogers’ body is thawed and sent to New York City
  • Steve Rogers wakes and tries to run from the S.H.I.E.L.D Headquarters
  • Loki makes a deal with Thanos to recover the Tesseract from Earth in exchange for a Chitauri army with which he can conquer Earth
  • Loki goes to the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility to recover the Tesseract with the Sceptre and uses the latter to control the minds of several S.H.I.E.L.D agents including Erik Selvig and Clint Barton
  • Nick Fury activates the Avengers Initiative in response to the threat posed by Loki
  • Heimdall sees Loki on earth with the Tesseract and informs Thor and Odin
  • Phil Coulson calls Natasha Romanoff and gets her to go and track down Bruce Banner
  • Bruce Banner joins the Avengers Initiative
  • Steve Rogers joins the Avengers Initiative
  • Odin transports Thor to Earth
  • Loki is captured by the Avengers
  • Loki escapes the Avengers and commandeers Stark Tower
  • The Chitauri invade New York City through a portal opened by the Tesseract
  • World Security Council deploys a missile at New York City
  • Iron Man takes the missile through the portal and it destroys the rest of the Chitauri fleet, closing the portal in doing so
  • War Machine battles the army of the Ten Rings
  • Phil Coulson is revived using Project T.A.H.I.T.I.
  • Pepper Potts is injected with the Extremis Virus
  • Lexie Grey dies
  • Mark Sloan dies
  • Adele Webber dies

2013

  • Grant Ward joins Phil Coulson’s new team
  • Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons join Phil Coulson’s new team
  • Melinda May joins Phil Coulson’s new team as a pilot
  • Mary Sue “Skye” Poots joins Phil Coulson’s team as a double agent for the Rising Tide
  • Jemma Simmons is infected with the Chitauri virus
  • Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz research a cure for the Chitauri virus
  • Jemma Simmons is cured of the Chitauri virus
  • Erik Selvig is declared mentally unstable and committed
  • Jane Foster gets infected with the Aether
  • Lorelei is freed from prison
  • Thor, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Ian Boothby and Erik Selvig battle Malekith and his army in Greenwich
  • Coulson’s team are assigned to clean up after the Battle of Greenwich
  • Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen find a piece of the Berserker Staff

2014

  • Skye gets shot by Ian Quinn
  • GH325 is used to heal Skye
  • Lorelei arrives on Earth
  • Assassination attempt on Nick Fury’s life
  • Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff team up with Sam Wilson
  • Captain America and Falcon begin their search for the Winter Soldier
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. collapses
  • Grant Ward is revealed as a HYDRA agent by a secret message from Skye
  • Nick Fury appoints Phil Coulson the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Pietro and Wanda Maximoff are made into Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch using the Sceptre
  • Star-Lord travels to Morag
  • Star-Lord teams up with Gamora, Groot, Drax the Destroyer and Rocket.
  • Star-Lord’s groups begins calling themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy

2015

  • Derek Shepherd dies
  • Marty McFly arrives in the future

anonymous asked:

3, 4, 9 & 14!!

3. Who was your first kin? 

dave strider; i kinda lost that when dave split from me and now he has all my dave timeline shit and i’m just d now

4. What is your favorite memory?

rosie teaching me in the kitchen in one of my timelines how to bake pancakes. it was at her place so it was HUGE and BRIGHT and happy and we were just laughing and i was covered with pancake batter it was amazing.

9. Who is your most obscure kin?

homestuck : daniel lalonde, a roxanne/mom lalonde swapped alpha dave based off an au my moirail made
other : a noncanon harry potter character who was around during the marauders era and dated remus lupin,, it’s stupid n cliche, but it’s a really nice one

14.  Who from your canon do you miss most?

Halexander from my kingdomstuck timeline, Remus from my hp timeline, and Dirk from any canon.

anonymous asked:

Can you explain the Lily and James being in hiding thing please?

Oh, boy.  I will try.

This, as far as I can tell, is the canon timeline.(Please correct me if I’ve missed something, alright?)

Harry was born on July 31st, 1980. We don’t know if he was a few weeks early, a few weeks late, or right on time, so his conception date is somewhere between mid-October to mid-November 1979 (conception date for a baby actually due on July 31st is November 7th). They definitely thought Harry would qualify for the prophecy, so his due date had to be within that time frame…

For the longest time, we all thought that James and Lily had gone into hiding one week before the Fidelius charm is cast, in late October, 1981, as is mentioned in PoA. This makes sense until we talk about the prophecy in later books. Whether JK didn’t take this into account when she wrote PoA or not, I don’t know, but it seems likely.

Sybill Trelawney’s first prophecy was made in 1980-best as we can tell, early 1980. Dumbledore gives us a closer approximation of the time when he says, ”On a cold, wet night sixteen years ago, in a room above a bar at the Hog’s Head Inn…” (OotP, 37) Working backwards, it’s 1980, cold & wet implies early spring. Also, the prophecy tells us that the baby approaches, so she is pregnant when the prophecy is made.

The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches … born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies … and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not … and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives … the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies …

Dumbledore tells Harry in OotP “‘As you and your friends found out to your cost, and I to mine that night, it is a place where it is never safe to assume you are not being overheard. Of course, I had not dreamed, when I set out to meet Sibyll Trelawney, that I would hear anything worth overhearing. My-our-one stroke of good fortune was that the eavesdropper was detected only a short way into the prophecy and thrown from the building.’ ‘So he only heard…?’ ‘He heard only the first part, the part foretelling the birth of a boy in July to parents who had thrice defied Voldemort. Consequently, he could not warn his master that to attack you would be ti risk transferring power to you…’

Here, we find out that someone overheard the prophecy-a follower of Voldemort’s-which is how Voldemort finds out about it at all.

The story picks up in the Prince’s Tale, ch 33/DH..
“Harry seemed to fly through shifting shapes and colors until his surroundings solidified again and he stood on a hilltop, forlorn and cold in the darkness, the wind whistling through the branches of a few leafless trees….”

Here, we are given the same picture, that it’s still cold, that it’s forlorn, It’s very windy, and the trees are mostly leafless. Early spring, right? Certainly not summer, when the leaves would be full, when it would be warm. And it could be fall, but that doesn’t hold water with what we’re told later.

“‘Well, Severus, What message does Lord Voldemort have for me?’
‘No-no message-I’m here on my own account!’
Snape was wringing his hands: He looked a little mad…
‘What request could a Death Eater make of me?’
‘The-the prophecy…the prediction…Trelawney…’
‘Ah, yes,’ said Dumbledore. ‘How much did you relay to Lord Voldemort?’
‘Everything-everything I heard!’ said Snape. ‘That is why-it is for that reason-he thinks it means Lily Evans!’
‘The prophecy does not refer to a woman,’ said Dumbledore. ‘It spoke of a boy born at the end of July…’
‘You know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down-kill them all-’
'If she means so much to you,’ said Dumbledore, 'surely Lord Voldemort will spare her?’ Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?’
'I have-I have asked him-’
'You disgust me,’ said Dumbledore, and Harry had never heard so much contempt in his voice. Snape seemed to shrink a little. 'You do not care, then, about the deaths of her husband and child? They can die, as long as you have what you want?’
Snape said nothing, but merely looked up at Dumbledore.
'Hide them all, then,’ he croaked. 'Keep her-them-safe. Please.’
'And what will you give me in return, Severus?’
'In-in return?’ Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, 'Anything.'”

So…Snape told Voldemort everything, Voldemort thought it meant the Potters and was going to come after them. My problem with this, in terms of the timeline JK sets up for us-that it all happened while she was pregnant-because it mentions that they have a son, two or three times, implying that she’s already given birth.

However, Snape wouldn’t sit on this information, right? He would tell Voldemort about the prophecy immediately. And Voldemort wouldn’t sit on knowledge like this, he would decide a course of action-who to go after-immediately. For me, logically, it does stand to reason that the prophecy, Snape telling Voldemort about the prophecy, Voldemort deciding it was the Potters, and Snape coming to warn Dumbledore all happened within a very short period of time.

JK gives an interview in 2007, in which she gives some clarification as to her intentions for Lily and James and when they went into hiding:

So that’s what they did, they left school. James has gold, enough to support Sirius and Lily. So I suppose they lived off a private income. But they were full-time fighters, that’s what they did, until Lily fell pregnant with Harry. So then they went into hiding.

She doesn’t say that they go into hiding when Harry was born, or after, but when Lily was still pregnant. This is further confirmed by Lily’s letter to Padfoot, which establishes that during Harry’s first birthday in July, they’d been in hiding for quite some time.

Are there a few gaps in this? Yes. But JK has written this amazing, intricate series and this-timelines, it’s her biggest flaw. That there are a few holes in not the least bit surprising.

She does give us the confirmation that they went into hiding while she was pregnant, and as it’s the same interview where she tells us Dumbledore was gay, that Neville marries Hannah Abbot, and those are widely accepted as canon, I think we ought to consider this canon as well.

to summarize:

1977-1978-Lily & James get together, possibly defy Voldemort once
1978-1979-Lily & James get married, fight full time in the Order, narrowly escape Voldemort three times
Oct-Nov 1979-Harry is conceived
early 1980-prophecy is made
early 1980-prophecy is told to Voldemort, who decides to go after the Potters
early 1980-Snape warns Dumbledore
early 1980-the Potters go into hiding, presumably at Godric’s Hollow, which (my headcanon, is a place that Dumbledore found for them, since it is his neighborhood, so to speak, and he would be familiar with it)
July 1980-Harry is born
October 1981-Fidelius charm is cast
October 31, 1981-dead

I hope that this has been helpful and not a rambling mess.

sebuah-cerita  asked:

assalamu alaikum mas herri. saya mau tanya, gimana sih kita tidak mudah terdistraction pada saat harus fokus pada satu hal? apalagi pada media sosial. terima kasih sebelumnya mas :)

Wa’alaikumsalam wr wb.

Wah, ini masalah saya banget! Belakangan saya sedang mengkampanyekan diri sendiri agar membatasi interaksi dengan hal-hal yang mendistraksi tujuan hidup. Berada di era serba digital dan terkoneksi seperti sekarang membuat kita seolah terpenjara modernisasi. Bukan teknologi yang kita kendalikan, tetapi justru kitalah budak-budak mereka. Berapa banyak di antara kita mendapatkan kebahagiaan tatkala menemukan Wi-Fi gratis? Dunia terasa begitu cepat berputar ketika batere tinggal 5%? Atau hidup seolah selesai saat HP mati? Ini berlebihan, tapi nyata lho. Ya, setidaknya tentang Wi-Fi gratis itu yang saya rasakan ketika jalan sama temen-temen di mall–ehehe saya anak mall juga gini-gini, cuma bagian emperannya.

Nah, sebenarnya membuka tumblr ini juga bagian dari distraksi saya. Ada banyak message tapi belum saya balas karena menunggu ujian selesai *maaf ya* Tapi berhubung ini saya banget, jadi saya balas dengan mengalir.

Terkait dengan banyaknya distraksi dalam suatu hal yang kita ingin fokus ke sana, setidaknya ada dua hal yang harus kita pahami sebagai akar masalah. Yaitu:

  1. Terlalu banyak informasi yang kita serap, pada akhirnya mengecilkan kualitas pemahaman terhadap informasi-informasi itu. Maksudnya begini: kita selaku anak muda harusnya punya prinsip menjadi seperti huruf T. Ada dua garis yang menyusun huruf T; vertikal dan horizontal. Vertikal adalah kemampuan kita mendalami sesuatu “deepening” (fokus). Kita harus benar-benar ahli di satu bidang dan menjadi kompetensi kita. Kalau perlu hidup-mati kita untuk satu hal itu. Jadi totalitas dalam mendalami sesuatu. Itu prinsip deepening. Garis kedua adalah horizontal yang artinya meski kita mendalami sesuatu, tapi jangan sampai “horizon” atau cakrawala berpikir kita cetek, cakrawala ilmu pengetahuan kita sedikit. Jangan! Pelajari sebanyak mungkin hal, at least dasar-dasarnya. Ini disebut “widening”. Nah, dalam kasus kita ini, kebanyakan dari kita justru terdistraksi oleh hal-hal horizontal, bukan hal-hal yang penting. Kualitas informasi horizontal kita menjadi minimalis, dan parahnya pendalaman (fokus) kita terhadap sesuatu jadi menyusut. Yang vertikal tidak dapat, yang horizontal malah aneh-aneh. Terlalu banyak informasi yang tidak berhubungan dengan kebutuhan esensial kita. 
  2. Terlalu banyak informasi yang tidak menambah kualitas diri, bahkan termasuk junk (sampah) yang membahayakan. Bahaya bagi banyak hal seperti kualitas informasi, waktu yang terbuang, menguras pikiran, menjauhkan kita dari dunia nyata, dsb. Sekarang, kebanyakan dari sosial media berisi hal-hal “copy dari grup sebelah”, “repath”, “reblog”, “BC”, dsb yang tidak bisa kita filter karena langsung masuk ke HP, muncul di timeline atau wall, dsb. Mirip spam di e-mail. Yang ironi adalah kadang kita tanpa sadar membaca itu semua. Bayangkan berapa banyak detik yang terbuang untuk membaca sesuatu yang tidak menambah kapasitas kita? Padahal kalau dikonversi ke waktu yang produktif, kita bisa menghasilkan banyak hal.

Eyvah, semoga jelas akar masalahnya dan bisa dicari solusi masing-masing dari kita. Namun, di sini saya coba berbagi jawaban. Jawaban universal yang bisa saya sampaikan adalah pengendalian HP. Ini jawaban mainstream yang sudah ada di mana-mana. Lalu, bagaimana dengan prakteknya? Kalau saya sih seperti ini:

Bunuh semua hal yang mendistraksi fokus kita di HP seperti apps yang benar-benar tidak digunakan dengan kategori; jarang dipakai, identik dengan apps lain, atau terlalu banyak notifikasi. Saya telah menghapus hampir semua dan yang tersisa hanya WA (komunikasi utama), FB (pertemanan umum), Path (pertemanan khusus teman dekat), Instagram (khusus foto), twitter (propaganda politik, tapi udah jarang dipakai), dan tumblr (share tulisan). Jadi masing-masing ada fungsinya dan berbeda audiens. Selain itu, sudah saya uninstalled. Alhamdulillah HP juga makin kenceng, hehe. Eit, satu lagi. Matikan notifikasi kalau perlu. Tenteram deh dunia.

Keluar dari lingkaran arus informasi berkaitan dengan dua akar masalah di atas; seperti keluar dari grup WA, grup FB, unfollow akun ga penting, atau yang suka nyebar berita hoax, atau menyebar kebencian, atau suka share yang aneh-aneh, dsb. Intinya timeline-mu adalah duniamu. Selama kita membiarkan junk informasi masuk, kapasitas diri tidak akan meningkat. Saya sangat strik dalam hal ini. Bayangkan, kita membaca message di grup bisa 30 menit lebih. Kalau baca buku udah berapa halaman itu? Coba deh dicek lagi sejauh mana lingkaran itu memberikan kebermanfaatan buat kita. Kalau engga, jangan takut untuk memutusnya.

Kendalikan penggunaan HP. Ini yang paling penting. Semua apps hanya akan nyala kalau HP nyala. Semua mati kalau HP mati. Belakangan saya belajar untuk tidak peduli kalau HP saya mati, bahkan saya biarkan sampai besok atau sesempatnya nge-charge. Kalau internet mati, saya sengaja ga beli lagi, biar pakai Wi-Fi aja di rumah, kampus, atau di tempat publik. Saya juga balas yang penting-penting aja seperti keluarga. Ini berhasil membuat tenang dan kita bisa sibuk dengan yang lain. Setidaknya, beberapa hal yang mendistraksi kita tereliminasi. Tadinya saya sering pakai HP saat di tramvay, metrobus, atau di mana-mana dengan alasan pembenaran: memanfaatkan waktu. Tapi itu banyak salahnya. Kita jadi tidak bisa menikmati setiap momen yang kita lihat, setiap langkah yang kita jejak, setiap suara yang kita dengar, dan setiap ide yang muncul di kepala. 

Itu yang saya lakukan @sebuah-cerita, mungkin yang lain punya strategi berbeda. Mari berbagi.. :)

what if ron was a homestuck and wanted to name his daughter terezi weasley and hermione had to be like “sweetie no” and talk him down to rose so the poor kid wouldnt get made fun of. what if all the weasleys were homestucks. fred karkat weasley. dominique calliope weasley.  scorpius hyperion eridan malfoy