661. Whilst the gryffindor head of house hates careers advice because every student that comes in wants to be an auror, the ravenclaw head of house hates it because every student that comes in sits down and says “I have no idea what to do with my life please help me I don’t want to waste all my potential but also there’s no job that sounds interesting enough for me to want to do it for the next 40 years what do I do?????”
368. Decades after the fall of voldemort, it becomes trendy to get a tattoo of the dark mark to prove you’re #edgy. Many people dislike this but it’s the slytherins who lead the fight against this ‘fashion’ and present a workshop to their peers on the impact of the wizarding war and how much it affected their families
- daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley - slytherin queen bee - lucy was always the worst about stealing clothes. She always had multiple items of clothing from each one of her cousins, including at least four of Albus’ quidditch jerseys (she argued he had an endless supply) - her biggest fear was that her family would forget her. She knew it was stupid but she always felt like the least important member of the family and she felt that if she were to leave no one would remember her. more headcanons here
“Young girls are told this whole idea that they have to be this kind of princess and be all delicate and fragile and that’s bullshit”
I agree and disagree. Rowling said that Albus became ‘quite asexual’ and lived a life of celibacy after Gellert. I don’t exactly agree with that in terms of realistic representation.
Asexual people do not experience sexual attraction, they are not necessarily sex repulsed or completely uninterested in sex. Also, not experiencing that kind of attraction does not mean that they cannot be aroused or that they may not want to experience that kind of affection with their significant other. It really depends on where they are on the spectrum.
We have no knowledge of Dumbledore ever having any kind of relationship other than whatever he had with Gellert, which does not tell us much about his sexuality. Personally I don’t think that it is so easy for someone to suddenly become asexual. Choosing celibacy is quite different from suddenly not feeling sexual attraction. Sexuality is fluid of course, but this still doesn’t sit well with me.
Personally, I headcanon Albus as asexual and demi-romantic. Rowling’s claim about him living this kind of life AFTER Gellert makes me think that they had been intimate. Nevertheless I attribute this to Albus’s romantic feelings more than anything else. When Dumbledore talks about Grindelwald with Harry he introduces the subject with a phrase along the lines of 'and then of course he came’. He seems to still remember quite vividly how they connected and how Gellert’s ideas inflamed him… I think that he fell in love because he found someone whom he had formed an amazing connection. His phrasing, even as an old man, implies that he still saw Gellert as 'the one’. Demiromantic people tend to fall (rarely) for someone to whom they have a really strong emotional connection. All of Albus’ comments are not focused on Gellert’s appearence and promote the emotional and intellectual connection he experienced.
So for me he just felt (a unique for him) romantic attraction and he wanted to be with the person he had this feeligs for completely; in every way that would bring them closer.