it's one of the best in the entire series

drmuffinofdoom  asked:

I can't believe that I didn't ask this before now but- do you have any Drarry fic recs??? Pls tell me you do

CRACKS KNUCKLES, lemme go through ye ol archives of my favs >D

Running on Air

eleventy7

Summary:

Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects.

(I’ve rec’d this one before but I will keep pushing it on everyone because its the bEST ITS MY FAVORITE ONE OK I live for the mood and the entire fic is like a walking aesthetic and the characters are portrayed pERFE C T LY goddang)

No Shadow Taller Than Our Souls

khasael

Summary:

Auror Potter and Unspeakable Malfoy team up to investigate a series of missing persons, and it soon becomes apparent that Dementors are involved. Despite their initial misgivings, Harry and Draco find that they need each other’s help, in more ways than one.

(I literally just finished reading this one like 10 minutes ago and it was a good good. A lot of interesting Dementor lore!!)

Reparatio

astolat

Summary:

Draco snorted. “I’m not reduced to penury. I want something considerably beyond money, and I rather think you’re the only one can give it to me.”

“You want the Invisibility Cloak,” Harry said, flatly. He’d half expected as much; it was the only thing he had that Draco could want—

“Don’t be stupid, Potter,” Draco said. “I want my reputation back.”

(I remember really liking this one and I thiiiiink this one has some good good ministry ball courtship-ing and stuff lmao


Actually looking now anything by astolat is good)


The Boy Who Only Lived Twice

lettered

Summary:

Harry Potter is an Unspeakable. Draco Malfoy is the wizard who shagged him. Adventure! Intrigue! Secret identities, celebrities, spies! It’s all right here, folks.

(THE SUMMARY DOESNT LIE. I TREALLY IS SECRET IDENTITIES, CELEBS, aND SPIESsseSSEs. But really this one is so well written and I’m a sucker for spy/thriller types and this blends the wizarding world into the genre so well im cryinnngngg)

Coffee, Cakes and Doorknob Snakes

Omi_Ohmy

Summary:

Harry’s house is trying to kill him, and only one person can help him: pity it’s Draco Malfoy

(this one is just *clenches fist* so pure. The house has so much character I cant even believe. And Draco being the smartie mcsmartpants is my favorite thing ever.)

Open For Repairs

FeelsForBreakfast

Summary:

After the war, Draco works at a tv repair shop and Harry breaks things.

feat. sad boys in jumpers and more ABBA than is probably necessary

(this one melted my heart and rebuilt it. Better. STrONGER. Seriously tho this has everything in it.)

 And basically anything Saras_girl on a03 writes is like a gold standard.~ I might make a more indepth list when I actually compile all the ones I’ve read (theres a lot oh god) but these are goods!

anonymous asked:

can you recommend some korrasami fics?

Of course I can! Man, I don’t even know where to start, but these are some of the ones that come to mind:

March of Progress by @threehoursfromtroy

The Avatar must protect nature, foster peace, and keep the world safe.
The CEO of Future Industries must expand, innovate, and, at the end of the day, turn a profit.

Korra and Asami have fallen in love, and fallen hard. But when their duties come between them, their world convulses around them, and their pasts still haunt them both, can the world’s most powerful couple survive?

~ I’ve recommended this many times and still stand by this fic (and the whole Comes Marching Home series). We get to see the development of Korra and Asami in terms of their relationship, their characterization and their hardships. Also, the author is an absolute sweetheart!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6996448/chapters/15938416

The Everthere by @guileheroine

Korra and Asami on the steady, special road to life partnership. A post-reunion, post(ish)-college roommate AU.

~ So, I’m not usually a fan of AU stories, but this one has left me stunned on multiple occasions. The characterization of Korra and Asami is divine, their relationship progression is so pure and beautiful and the story is captivating. It’s a slow burn story that is definitely worth your time!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/8541466/chapters/19581724

(The characterization in this story reminds me of Nightmares and Daydreams by SorbetLaitier - another sort of slow burn  story that I would highly recommend –> https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10837027/1/Nightmares-and-Daydreams)

Absence of Light by @sniperct

Ten years ago, Avatar Korra opened a spirit portal in the center of Republic City. In the decade since, Korra has overseen a new era of peace. But there are dangers old and new, creeping shadows threatening to strangle and choke out the light and throw the world back out of balance. In the absence of light, what hope remains?

~ I’ve recommended this to some people because it’s honestly one of the best stories that I’ve ever read (this too, has its own series called The Avatar and the Inventor). Here, we have a badass married Korrasami couple and a very interesting/dangerous villain. We also get to see some good ol’ characters from ATLA!

All These Broken Hearts on That Pole by Gummy

Korra knew this was insane. Absolutely utterly mad. The first time she ever stepped foot in a strip club and of course she had to fall for one of the strippers. The entire thing felt like a tired, worn out cliche. But cliche or not, something was happening and she sure as hell wasn’t going to let it slip through her fingers.

~ This is another AU involving a strip club - need I say more? I haven’t read this one in a while, but I would definitely say that it’s worth the read!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/3298841/chapters/7203143

Parts to Play by @darling-gypsum

Asami Sato has been raised her whole life to distrust benders, but now, she doesn’t know quite what to make of the Avatar. The two girls bond as the Equalist threat looms over Republic City, but the threat could be closer than Korra realizes. Asami’s allegiances are tested. (designed to blend the “Asami Equalist AU” into most of the show canon, so Korrasami, Makorra, and Masami ships are all acknowledged and explored) 

Unseen moments in the last two books, as Korra and Asami fly out of and back into each other’s lives.Sequel to “Parts to Play” Books 1 & 2.

~ This is definitely a must-read story! It takes an alternative path in books 1 & 2 with an equalist!asami narrative. Book 3 & 4 are more of what we are used to in the show. The characters really get fleshed out and we get to see lot of behind-the-scenes moments/interactions. A very beautiful story/series indeed! 

Book 5: Light by @asami-snazz

A complete Book 5 story following Korra and Asami from the final and beyond as the couple navigate through their new relationship whilst also dealing with rising anti-spirit tension at home and considerable political instability in the rest of the Four Nations as Korra and Asami are tested more than ever before.

“The canon seemed to be being fired carelessly from the Spirit Wilds. Korra…No…Gut instinct told Asami that the Avatar would be there.”

~ I’ve always had a great liking for this story! Very nice characterization and relationship-building for both Korrasami  with a really neat plot! It starts out fluffy but gets very interesting as the chapter go on! We get to Asami have some amazing moments and we also get to see a bit more about Korra’s mental state. Highly recommend this!

Some other must-reads that are well-known include:

The Seeking Balance series by SimplyKorra (a.k.a weissrose on this site) 

http://archiveofourown.org/series/273651

Spin the Rails series by @lokgifsandmusings and @progmanx

https://archiveofourown.org/series/188699

Venti Sized Crush by ZoeReed

http://archiveofourown.org/works/3954847/chapters/8867536

They say that true love hurts. Well, this could almost kill me by frenetic_core 

http://archiveofourown.org/works/3765220/chapters/8363638

…and a whole lotta others that I want to include (but this list is already getting too long :p). I haven’t bothered adding my own commentary to these last few ones due to their well-known status. But seriously, read them all!!! 

Hopefully you can find some nice stories in there that you haven’t read before. They all deserve the chance to be read and loved!!! Feel free to add on some other stories if you think I missed some good ones (which I know I did).

The Artemis Fowl books advocate for the environment, deal with misogyny in the workplace and the need for feminism, and has some of the best character development arcs like ever over the span of eight books. Also, there’s magic and fairies with guns and time travel and a whole lot of sarcasm and really no downside to reading them

anonymous asked:

Any fic/scenario rec?? :)) idc about the genre

That is… a very serious question my friend. Let me change into my comfy pants (no pants) and I will give you the tip of the iceberg.

@btssmutgalore - Zaddy - Sugar Daddy, Kim Taehyung. 

I CAN NOT HYPE THIS STORY ENOUGH. I actually 100% blame this story for my obsession with Taehyung. I didn’t even consider him before and now… I am wrecked. 

@chanyeolspout - Anything for Her - Single Dad, Park Chanyeol

I would like to reiterate that I didn’t know who Chanyeol was before this story. Literally didn’t know who he was and still fell head over heels for it. That’s how good this story and the writing is.

@kittae - Bon Appetit - Dirty, filthy Zhang Yixing

Okay, so I am sensing a theme, bare with me. I didn’t know who Lay was (I know, I was young and I was so stupid) my EXO bias was Kai because he was the first member I saw. Then I read this story and a monster was awoken inside me. Actual thought process after reading this drabble, “Damn. I should look up a picture of this guy. *Googles Yixing* *falls desperately in love* *dies and is resurrected every time I see his GOD DAMN BEAUTIFUL FACE*” Thanks @kittae, I used to think that there wasn’t anyone that could compete with my Love (capitol L) for Jiyong, but Yixing tho…. 

@kpoppantydrop Strap in nonnie. 

Eyes On Me - Daddy AF Choi Seunghyun 

I almost didn’t write Angels and Demons because after reading Eyes on Me I doubted that I would ever be able to create a comparable Seunghyun. I am still not convinced I did. Bottom line, read this. 

Partition - Dom! Park Jinyoung. 

You know what’s not done enough (besides fat girl fiction)? Stories whose titles are also Beyonce songs that I can listen to the entire time I’m reading it, which only emphasizes the mood. Also… Jinyoung smut, not done enough. 

Sweat, Thighs, Tears - Park Jimin

I’m not going to say much about this. It’s short, just read it. If your sense of humor is anything like mine, it will bring you endless joy. If not…  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Curaçao - Park Chanyeol

I once said that I want this story read at my funeral. I stand by that. My family and friends all know I live a life of filth and sin. They will not be surprised, they will be blessed. You may want to read this in a ice bath that’s been blessed by the pope. 

@noona-la-la-la - Unexpected -  Min Yoongi

How does one summarize this masterpiece… they don’t. Just read it. 

@smutfictionaddicted - 

Eyes on the Prize Zhang Yixing (Lay), Kim Minseok (Xiumin), Kim Jongdae (Chen) and Byun Baekhyun. 

The lineup on this fic should be more than enough to intrigue you tbth. The first story I read by CL and I don’t regret it for a second. Came for Yixing stayed for this amazing writer.  

This Could Be… - Kim Namjoon

This story is…*sigh*… so good. There’s a lot of dirty dom!joon out there which is great, DO NOT GET ME WRONG, but I live for smart/nerd!joon and she provides.  

@tabi-ears - Let’s Not Fall In Love - Choi Seunghyun

I tend to stand by the belief that the best stories are ones where the writer is writing about their bias. I binge read this entire series in a matter of hours. Hours in the middle of the night when I should have been sleeping and then some of the ones when the sun was just coming up. I will wait however long it takes for the next part with bated breath and so should you. 

@eureka-its-zico - Fighter - Jeon Jungkook

I have lost count of the amount of times I have read this story. Aggressive Kookie has never been done so well. C'est vraiment magnifique!

@versigny - Miss Dial - Fratboy! Min Yoongi

The build up is so excruciating and somehow still completely satisfying. If you enjoy pain and suffering, you’ll probably enjoy this too. 

@waitinginthedarke - Exposure - Min Yoongi

This is another series that I binge read until my eyes were practically bleeding. It’s so good. Who doesn’t love fluffy Yoongi stories?? He’s such a smol squish. heart eyeeeees. 

@war-of-hormoan - I did genuinely consider just screen-capping her masterlist and then posting that but I will do this properly. And by properly I mean with a series of gifs that mirror my reactions to the stories because I just love her so much that I get too excited for real words. I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again, I crush hard on Rams. 

Weights & Measures - Min Yoongi

Originally posted by heyyhaleyheyy

The City - Kim Namjoon

Originally posted by livelovecaliforniadreams

For You - Kim Taehyung 

Originally posted by whynooooot

Enjoy! I hope you find something you love!

Link Sketch

Sorry about my absence… ‘Cause of school…

Breath of The Wild at these days is a Masterpiece… Rather: One of the best titles of the series.
Wind Waker is an objective wonderful game, Majora’s Mask hit with its atmosphere and particularity…
Im really tied to the entire series (oot, TP, alttp, oracles ecc…), but BoTW really managed to modernize the franchise (unlike other historical videogame series right last year ehmehm) from the “same prepared old Story”.
I’d have liked ti see more about the past of Zelda and Link, but it’s enough also in this way (best princess ever… With Dazel yeah).

But Link… That damn Hero has no facial expressions in cutscenes ahahahaha

Damian & Tim Genfic Masterlist

Been meaning to make this for a long time, but I didn’t think of it while I was on the computer. So, here comes a masterpost of all the gen stuff that heavily features Damian and Tim’s dynamic, or them as brothers.

These are my personal favorites; I discriminate slightly on the basis of legibility and overall plot. Feel free to add on your favorite genfics if you know of any I missed. :)

Brothers by theLiterator: Short and sweet Young Justice-esque angst-piece.

Faults In Fears by Nmncartoons: A pretty good story all-around, WIP. 

In A Parallel Life by Firestar385: WIP, but one of the best batfam fics on Ao3 today. Has amazing interactions and development for all the characters. 

Found Not Lost by audreycritter: One-shot that looks at Tim’s return from being fake dead. A Good. 

Keep reading

Trouble and strife can cover this world like the dark of night, or like smoke from a suspicious fire, and when that happens…all good, true and decent people know that it’s time to volunteer.
—  A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
New series inspired by, but not in, the Slender Man Mythos

(posting again because I’m not 100% sure my posts are showing up in tags at all - new blog) 

 Hi Slenderverse! I feel a little weird posting this here (it feels like a cry for attention instead of promotion, tbh), but in case anybody is looking for some new series’ to check out, I thought I’d post a link to mine here! I probably won’t do that a lot, since it really does feel like begging for views, but once or twice to get the word out can’t hurt! 

 It’s really a hobby project I started last year inspired by all the crazy cool stuff that’s been made in the Slenderverse, particularly by Marble Hornets, Tribetwelve, and Everymanhybrid. I’ve always admired the work those guys did ever since I found the mythos in 2011, and they inspired me to create something of my own. After 6 years I finally have something semi-together! It’s not finished, for sure, but there are 6 episodes up so far! I posted a new one today!

 I should say outright: THERE IS NO SLENDER MAN IN THIS SERIES. NOR THE RAKE. OR ANYTHING IN THAT CANON. So in case that’s what you were lookin’ for, then sorry. I felt like there were so many great ones that I wanted to create something entirely original. 

 I’m gonna be honest with y’all, its not perfect. It can be really cringey and bad sometimes, I know, but I tried my best to take some of the classic Slenderverse tropes and rework them in a new way. It’s really just an outlet for me to practice my vfx and storytelling skills in a way that won’t be directly connected to my actual professional work. And it’s a hobby, so I can’t always guarantee regular updating. My major in college takes up a lot more of my time than I ever expected it to. If this series actually doesn’t suck (like I’m expecting it to, lol) then I will have told a short story that actually holds a lot more meaning (and means a lot to me personally) than it initially seems.

 So, if you’re interested, here’s my little webseries tribute to my love of the Slenderverse and horror ARGs. If you do decide to click the link, then welcome to the trash fire, and I hope you have fun meeting mary, she’s a character. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_b4VvmzIVwf8bCC-eoMDzg

 note: this blog is the out-of-game source for the series - so feel free to give it a follow for occasional behind the scenes dorkiness. Lots of love, k.

(edit: put in a new link because i too was getting a broken link.. thanks tumblr..)

anonymous asked:

"It's best not to dwell on such minutiae" is one of my favorite line readings of the entire series. GARAK.

So Guess What, @memory-for-trifles has done some investigative journalism for us and turned up that minutiae is the plural and minutia the singular, though most people conflate them into one they call “mi-noo-shuh” because “mi-nyoo-shee” sounds INSANE.

And so now we all have to face surely a DAILY choice of whether we’re going to pronounce minutiae wrong, like an asshole, or pronounce it correctly, like an asshole. THANKS, GARAK, u fucker.

anonymous asked:

Forever mad that Annabeth, who was supposed to be an important character, never got powers. What's the point of even being a demigod? She might as well not even be in the series or just be a regular human, it's so stupid :/.

Anon, are you kidding me?? Her lack of active powers is one of the best things about her!! THIS CHICK IS DOPE AF ALL ON HER OWN.  

Annabeth is one of the most powerful demigods in this entire series, while having no active powers. Sure, all her friends have something extra in their arsenal but none of them have her brain. It was Annabeth versus a centuries old mystery and she won using nothing but the knowledge and wisdom she had spent her whole life collecting. 

She didn’t need to summon lightning, fly, control the tides, shapeshift, use an innate sense of the underground, or charmspeak to defeat Athena’s greatest nemesis. She did something that no other child of Athena had been able to do. She did it alone. With no weapons. No special powers. While wounded. And beat a powerful monster, who lived to punish the children of her old tormentor, with nothing more than psychology. Do you not understand how incredible that is??? 

Annabeth Chase is one of the greatest examples of what a person can do with just their brain power. Of course she has needed help along the way as we all do, but she has won countless games of capture the flag, solved riddles that got people killed with the ease of reciting the alphabet, she found the Mark of Athena, and she literally held up the weight of the world!! All without a single power. 

This girl is the essence of Athena and everything she stands for. This is what it means to be a demigod. She embodies her mother’s legacy and carries it with pride, knowing that by virtue of being a daughter of Athena all the knowledge and wisdom the world has to offer is hers for the taking. She knows what it is she is good at, and isn’t afraid of her talents. She’s not afraid to be proud of herself. She’s not afraid to be in charge. All of this, and a lot more, is what makes her Athena’s favorite daughter. Being a demigod isn’t about what cool powers you get from your parents but rather how you carry on their legacy; how you use what you have inherited from your godly parent to further Olympus’s mark on the world. Jason Grace’s legacy will not be lightning and flying, but how he used his big heart and intelligence to bring more peace to the world of the Gods. Percy Jackson’s legacy will not be toilets exploding and waves crashing (though they will no doubt be fun stories passed around) but rather how his smile reminded people of a warm beach day and how he helped people as much as he could the same way the ocean can float a boat safely to harbor. Annabeth’s legacy won’t be how she didn’t have any powers, but how she accomplished so many great things without them.  

Power does not just come from special abilities. It can come from hard work and dedication and perseverance and the determination to be the best version of yourself. This is what draws Athena to the people she has kids with! She inherited no special powers from her mother and Percy and Jason on their best, most powerful days could not hold a candle to the things that Annabeth can do with her mind. She is hands down one of the most important female book characters of at least the last decade and an incredible example of what it means to seek and use wisdom. 

Annabeth Chase 5ever.  

Hey everyone! So as you may know, the TFP tag - the one meant for the entirety of a 65 episode-long show and a 65 minutes movie - is being commandeered by a SINGLE EPISODE of Sherlock.

Haha, no. We were here first. We’re part of a 30+ year-long fandom. We’re being told to change our tag - a tag we’ve had for 6 years. We lost the TFA tag (lbr Star Wars is bigger than anything, including Sherlock), we’re holding onto TFP.

To the Sherlock fans who think we’re being petty: you don’t understand what this series did for Transformers. You don’t understand the impact of one of the most successful Transformers reboots to date. You don’t understand that this series won Emmys - a feat only accomplished before by Beast Wars back in the ‘90s. You don’t understand that TFP was supposed to be a 5 episode miniseries, only to become a grand retelling of characters we’ve come to know and love over the course of 30+ years.

The animators did every episode in three months when it should have taken five. We got Brian fucking Tyler to do the entire TFP score, creating one of the best Transformers themes we’ve heard. It’s had its ups and downs that we’ll gripe about and dig into as much as someone who loathes the series. But as you may know, nobody hates Transformers more than Transformers fans.

So hours upon hours of animation is less important than your 2 hour episode? A single episode? Alright. But remember that post about liking old guys? We’re gonna do it again.

We’re not just going to hijack the TFP tag, we’re gonna stick a flag in it and claim it for the colonization of Cybertron.

Everyone, stay tuned for a half-month TFP Challenge! We’re gonna do this with class.

Anime Reviews: Yugioh GX

Now some people might say GX was a shit-storm. It was. If you watched the dub at least. Watch the sub and you’ll be surprised. Taking ten years after the original DM series, our protagonist Judai Yuki goes on many adventures while in high school. One thing I loved about the show was its transition from light-hearted to dark and glum. They did well in showcasing emotion and Judai’s change from a care-free bastard to a cynical and realistic one at best. The other characters are interesting as well, not to mention this is literally the only Yugioh series where Spiritshipping (or any gayness for that matter) could become a legitimate thing. Since 4kids are assholes and they never did the fourth season, I suggest you watch the entire thing in Japanese so you don’t miss a damn thing. One thing i disliked, however, was that Judai dueled practically 80% of the entire show. Like my god. We really never got to see most of the other character’s skill development either. At times the story may be stupid or seem pointless as well, not to mention I want to smack Judai for being a dense idiot.
Verdict: 7.5/10

2

Young Justice (1998-2003) #21

“Just drive, okay, Ma?”

Everything done with Cissie’s relationship with her mother is… amazingly heartfelt, in my opinion.

I’ve probably, in a roundabout way, made it clear on this blog that I don’t have much of a tolerance for bad parental relationships in the medium. It sincerely disturbs me – on a lot of levels – when I see such negative relationships as being played “cute” or (especially) “normal.” And it makes me feel almost dirty when it’s apparent that the writers themselves don’t realize what they’re incidentally promoting in these relationships is bad.

But Cissie’s mom – who is an outright bad mother – is different.

Because they fully acknowledge in the narrative that she is a bad mother. That the things she has done to Cissie are wrong, no matter her intentions. And then it shows Cissie making steps to distance herself from that bad relationship, even though it’s painfully apparent that it tears them both up because they love each other.

And they only reconcile when Bonnie does everything she can to change, to do better. And she has to reach out again and again to Cissie.

Then Cissie is guarded, cautious about the attempts. And it’s not shown as being (entirely) childish. It’s smart and deserved. The bridge to their relationship is not as simple as “they love each other” – which they undeniably do. They have to work hard, and Cissie has to make decisions for what’s best for her at the end of the day.

It’s part of the reason I continue to claim that this is one of the most underrated series of its time.

I’ve gotten a lot of anons who don’t seem to think this is the case with Chapter 11, but I’ll add one more piece is that this line:

Would imply that the rouse as been going on for a while.

In addition to the fact, it simply doesn’t make sense that Prompto would wake up and not question why his best friend was trying to beat the shit out of him, 

Prompto would have presumably been with Noctis for the most recent events, Noctis was sitting peacefully in a  train car, abruptly attacked him, and then fell unconscious. I think its reasonable to believe that Prompto would question Ardyn being there, seeing as he should have been present for the entire series of events that lead up to Noctis passing out, and Ardyn was no where to be seen for Prompto. 

anonymous asked:

Speaking of OCs- I'm a whitey that made a black girl OC and if it's okay with you can. I ask you think up a good name? (And maybe if you have any tips so I don't make her offensive and bad- could you?)

sure? i like the names Micah (its one of my cousins) and Shontae. most of the names of ppl in my family (immediate included) are taken directly from the bible so i might not be the best resource for names lmao

and as for not making her offensive? since she’s a black girl Avoid the “strong black woman” sterotype, especially if she is darkskinned. if this is a series and she’s one of the only people who doesn’t end up with a love interest its a Big Side Eye. also don’t base her entire character arc or growth around the white characters. remember she is her own person with struggles that exist outside of those around the white characters (u might think thts obvious but… lord)

trying to make her talk “”“ghetto””” or Whatever  is also a huge fucking alarm bc often nonblacks misuse aave anyways so it sounds really bad and like you’ve never spoken to a black person in ur life. don’t make her the most loud and obnoxious one, again, especially if she is darkskinned. also please dont describe her skin in terms of food? whenever ppl talk about my “chocolate” skintone i try to choke myself out

idk thats like things i have the biggest pet peeve abt black characters? u could probably do a google search for anything else but my ask box is always open if u have specific questions

anonymous asked:

hi i'm asking different hp fans to see what they think. So I've been thinking about the Harry-Hermione Friendship. and I admit to being puzzled as to Why they're friends-Best friends- Harry is always grateful for all the help Hermione gives him, and worries bout her getting hurt, and values her intelligence, but other than that he only mentions how much hermione nags him, and how it's boring going to the library. they dont do fun stuff together, yet, he consider her a 'Best friend' - thoughts?

I have a lot of thoughts.

For me, this friendship is one of the most important in the entire series and I could write you a novel about how much I adore these kids. So, naturally, I couldn’t resist flipping through my Harry Potter books to find some great Harry-Hermione friendship highlights.

(You named a few by the way - Harry does value her intelligence! And worries about her getting hurt! And is grateful for her help! These are all friendship things, I promise.)

But I’ll grant you that it is indeed a relationship that’s understated compared to others, particularly the bond between Harry and Ron. (Not surprising when you consider that Harry is Ron’s Number One Fan.) Rather, the friendship between Harry and Hermione is present is less obvious ways. Oh is it present.

After all,

There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.

In the aftermath of the troll incident Harry points out that Hermione loosens up a lot in regards to breaking rules and is “much nicer for it” – a sentiment not to be taken lightly considering how intolerable she is to the boys at the beginning of the book. And she really does loosen up because not long after this she literally sets Snape on fire because there’s a chance he might be putting Harry in danger. 

However, rule breaking aside, she’s still Hermione Granger and there are certain qualities that go along with that.

Yes, Hermione does nag. She does. That’s one of the ways her caring manifests. School is important – so very important – to this girl and of course she wants her friends to do well. Of course she wants them to try and succeed because she knows that they’re capable of great things. So she pushes them, she can’t help it. And yes, Harry and Ron grumble and roll their eyes, and like her anyway because that’s who Hermione is. And that’s okay.

Just because Harry doesn’t wax poetically about how dear Hermione’s friendship is to him doesn’t mean it’s not there. She gets him thoughtful gifts, she helps him through his schoolwork, she rushes into danger with him over and over again. And – notably:

Hermione is arguably the one person in Harry’s life who never leaves.

Not when the school thinks he’s the Heir of Sytherin. Not when a mass murderer breaks out of prison to come after him. Not when he snubs her for ratting out his Firebolt. Not when his name comes out of the Goblet of Fire. Not when the whole wizarding world turns against him for claiming Voldemort is back. Not when Harry rushes off to the Ministry of Magic against all sound thinking and someone dies. Not when she erases her own parents’ memories of her. Not when they’re on the run from Death Eaters and a corrupt Ministry, hiding in the woods. Not when they’ve run out of food and have no plans, no leads.

Not when Ron runs out on them.

Not when Harry visits his parents’ grave for the first time. Not when he proposes they break into Gringotts, the most secure wizard building after Hogwarts itself. Not when Harry jumps onto the back of a dragon and he calls out “Get up, climb up, come on –”

Not when their friends and family are dying and Voldemort singles Harry out – You have permitted your friends to die for you rather than face me yourself.

Hermione never leaves.

Because another way Hermione’s caring manifests is a deep, unwavering loyalty. People wonder how this girl didn’t end up in Ravenclaw, but I’d say Hufflepuff was a pretty close runner up considering how much she values personal relationships and hard work.

“All - all three of us?” “Oh, come off it, you didn’t think we’d let you go alone?” “Oh course not,” said Hermione briskly. “How do you think you’d get to the Stone without us?”

“At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in,” said Hermione sharply. “They got in on pure talent.”

“…Bitten off more’n she can chew, if yeh ask me, all the work she’s tryin’ ter do. Still found time ter help me with Buckbeak’s case mind… she’s found some really good stuff fer me… reckon he’ll stand a good  chance now….”

She had slapped Malfoy across the face with all the strength she could muster. […] “Don’t you dare call Hagrid pathetic, you foul – you evil –”

“Stop it!” Hermione said shrilly. […] She was looking, not a the spider, but at Neville, and Harry, following her gaze, saw that Neville’s hands were clenched upon the desk in front of him, his knuckles white, his eyes wide and horrified.

He walked resolutely over to the portrait hole, pushed it open, climbed out of it and found himself face to face with Hermione. “Hello,” she said, holding up a stack of toast, which she was carrying in a napkin. “I brought you this… want to go for a walk?”

Ron and Hermione were supposed to be revising for their exams, which would finish on the day of the third task, but they were putting most of their efforts into helping Harry prepare. “Don’t worry about it,” Hermione said shortly, when Harry pointed this out to them, and said he didn’t mind practicing on his own for a while.

He liked it best when he was with Ron and Hermione, and they were talking about other things, or else letting him sit in silence while they played chess. He felt as though all three of them had reached an understanding they didn’t need to put into words…

“Been having a nice little chat with her about whether or not I’m a lying, attention-seeking prat, have you?” Harry said loudly. “No,” said Hermione calmly. “I told her to keep her big fat mouth shut about you, actually. And it would quite nice if you stopped jumping down our throats, Harry, because in case you haven’t noticed, Ron and I are on your side.”

“Then I’ll go back again tomorrow,” said Hermione determinedly. “I’ll plan is lessons for him if I have to. I don’t care if she throws out Trelawney but she’s not getting rid of Hagrid!”

Even through his anger and impatience, Harry recognized Hermione’s offer to accompany him into Umbridge’s office as a sign of solidarity and loyalty.

He and Mr. Weasley took the lead across the station towards the Dursleys, who were apparently rooted to the floor. Hermione disengaged herself gently from her mother to join the group.

“You said it wasn’t just memorizing a bunch of spells, you said it was just you and your brain and your guts – well, wasn’t that what Snape was saying? That it really comes down to being brave and quick-thinking?” Harry was so disarmed that she had thought his words as well worth memorizing as The Standard Book of Spells that he did not argue.

“If you ask me,” said Harry quietly, “McLaggen looked like he was Confunded. And he was standing right in front of where you were sitting.” Hermione blushed. “Oh, all right then, I did it,” she whispered. “But you should have heard the way he was talking about Ron and Ginny!”

“You said to us once before,” said Hermione quietly, “that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we?”

“I – Hermione, I’m sorry – I didn’t –” “Didn’t realize that Ron and I know perfectly well what might happen if we come with you? Well, we do.”

Hermione had taken his hand again and was gripping it tightly. He could not look at her, but returned the pressure, now taking deep, sharp gulps of the night air, trying to steady himself, trying to regain control. He should have brought something to give them, and he had not thought of it, and every plant in the graveyard was leafless and frozen. But Hermione raised her wand, moved it through a circle in the air and a wreath of Christmas roses blossomed before them. Harry caught it and laid it on his parents’ grave.

His voice cracked with the strain, and the stood looking at each other in the whiteness and the emptiness, and Harry felt they were as insignificant as insects beneath that wide sky. “He loved you,” Hermione whispered. “I know he loved you.”

Everywhere he looked he saw families reunited, and finally, he saw the two whose company he craved most. “It’s me,” he muttered, crouching down between them. “Will you come with me?” They stood up at once, and together he, Ron and Hermione left the Great Hall.

And gosh but that list is so incomplete. It doesn’t begin to cover the little things we pick up from Harry’s point of view, the things he notices and says about Hermione in return. How could he not consider her a best friend? Friendship isn’t just laughs and fun. It’s compassion and bickering and loyalty, and frustration, and family.

“She’s like my sister,” he went on. “I love her like a sister and I reckon she feels the same way about me. It’s always been like that. I thought you knew.”

self-appointed judge of boring and/or crap mh ideas, featuring

-tim kills jessica, which is bad AND boring

-tta is one person, an unkillable idea even tho at separate points vids are clearly tim and others are clearly brian and clearly 2+ people are just sharing passwords

-alex is murdering everyone for kicks, when arguably his own motivations are more like Lawful Good. you could say tim’s approach to everything is the best, except for the fact that he did accidentally cause the entire fuckin series. really the moral of mh is that all its characters are doomed from the start and everyone is wrong

-oh the opinions of dweebs that were so wrong i just forgot they ever say anything, namely, that every shot w/o TO in it is filler, ignoring concepts like pacing, establishing shots, crucial plot information, and not constantly having TO onscreen

-we ever had to have an answer to what the ark refers to and the whole series is pointless now

its a thankless job but im here to help