lavender badger

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Name: Valoryn
Nickname: Val, Valor
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Height: 5 ft. 4 in.
Orientation: Gay (mlm)
Favorite fruit: Pomegranate
Favorite season: Winter
Favorite book series: I dont have a fav series, but Stephen King’s “Needful Things” is my all-time fav book
Favorite flower: Lotus
Favorite color: Pastel lavender
Favorite animals: Frog, Badger, Kimodo dragon
Coffee/tea/cocoa: All! I love some lavender tea but mint hot cocoa and coffee are good too
Average sleep: 2 hours
Cat or dog person: Both! I love me some hajis, but a goblin maji is always good
Favorite fictional characters: Yondu Udonta (Guardians of the Galaxy), Peter Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy), Leland Gaunt (Needful Things), Hunk Garett (Voltron: Legendary Defenders), Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls), Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist), Juice (17776), and David (Camp Camp)

I tag @k-i-ngo @cheetoswithchopstiks @speedyowl152 @plainpilot @theartistickangaroo @itsjustben23  Anyone else feel free to take part in this too! 

None of you asked but here’s what I really appreciate about book!Hermione: she’s really obnoxious sometimes. Like… real fucking obnoxious. You remember in OotP when she got Harry and Ron those damn talking homework planners that they literally burned to get away from? Or how she never really actually consulted any house elves on her house elf liberation movement? Or how she so often refuses to apologize (when Ron thought Crookshanks ate Scabbers, when she reported Harry’s Firebolt, when she badgered Lavender Brown about her fucking dead baby rabbit trying to prove Divination was fake) because she’s so sure she’s right? Hermione is hugely intelligent and good at books and she’s right so often that she never considers she might not be right to the point of being a total dick about it and that’s honestly great because it’s so real. She’s The Brightest Witch of Her Age, of course, but she’s also stubborn and unapologetic to the point of being unreasonable and driving her best friends up the wall and she’s just flawed, bless her. In Hermione we see that being smart is not always the same as being right and that cleverness does not exclude being painfully narrow-minded sometimes and that’s just really really great

And honestly I feel like that never really translated well to movie Hermione after Sorcerer’s Stone, because the films were so fixed on showing us how brilliant Hermione was that they never wanted to show her being wrong. I’ve seen a lot of discussion about how disserviced Ron was in the films, so often being minimized and being reduced to comic relief, but honestly Hermione was treated just as badly by being reduced to Smart without any nuance

My other favorite thing about book!Hermione is that she’s totally black