mr and mrs dursley

Me as a mother
  • Child: mum can you read me a bedtime story
  • Me: of course sweetie *leaves room to get a book*
  • Me: *walks back into the room holding all 7 of the Harry Potter books, the original screenplay of the cursed child and fbawtft, the tales of beedle the bard, Quidditch throught the ages, fantastic beasts and where to find them, all of the dvds for Harry Potter, fantastic beasts and the movie about jk Rowling while wearing all my Harry Potter shirts layered on top of each other, my house scarf, Harry Potter socks and holding a tankard of butter beer and my wand with a time tuner dangling around my neck*
  • Me: mr and Mrs Dursley of number 4 privet dri-
  • Child: you haven't even opened the book
  • Me: I've memorised the first book

Harry Potter is like the gateway fandom. You start reading the books, then all of a sudden you have a sonic screwdriver, you want to go to Rivendell, and you have this awkward fascination with Sherlock Holmes. And you don’t really know how any of it happened, but you’re pretty sure it started with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dursley of Four Privet Drive who were proud to say that they were perfectly normal thank you very much.

No one knew who the tabby belonged to, though they presumed Mrs Figg as the cat had been seen to enter her house. However, it also seemed rather fond of number four’s back garden and the green eyed boy with whom it played most Sunday afternoons when the Dursleys went out. Of course McGonagall would never admit she had a fondness for playing with Harry when she was supposed to be keeping an eye on him.

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much
—  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • My psychology professor: People usually remember something that happened in general but not verbatim. You probably remember the plot to the first Harry Potter book but who here would remember the first line?
  • Me: Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
  • My psychology professor: Okay. You aren't allowed to talk in class anymore.
Harry Potter Rant... Mrs. Weasley vs. Dursleys'

seriously….some ppl dont realize how terrible of a life Harry had… treated like garbage by his only living relatives. ive read posts on ppls thoughts on his childhood…

-him being punished for calling Petunia, Mom
-getting kicked out of their bed when he has a nightmare and tries to crawl in with them
-being told how worthless you are from a young age
-never getting anything new, or nice for a gift
-never getting proper recognition for the work he does around the house
-and just recently… someone posted about when the Dursleys’ realized Harry needed glasses

it just breaks my heart! worse than Cinderella….she had it easy compared to him. she knew the love of a parent, and she didnt have to go back once she found a way out. and she had animal friends! Harry had none of that. he only got friends after he went to Hogwarts. didnt even have a pet. didnt know the love of a parent. 

what kills me….is that McGonigal knew what he was in for, and not even as a cat did she visit him, or send him little things….and she was the one that tried to get Dumbledore to send him somewhere else. HELL! she even knew that ONE of his dad’s best friends was still alive, and she didnt get him to go visit Harry in some way. 

And now… Mrs. Weasley…. she is the mother of all mothers. she loved harry as if he was her own son from birth! she cud see the physical abuse he was going through, how he was mistreated, underfed, and im willing to bet his subtle actions in her house…if he didnt clean something right away, or if he touched something that wasnt his, and being afraid of getting in trouble. or offending the only ppl that were nice to him. 

Now Mrs. Weasley seeing all of this… i am soo shocked that she didnt do something about it. I can totally see her barge into the Dursley’s home and kick the shit out of them! go and check in on Harry at least once a week to see that he was being fed, and still in once piece. Personally bringing him knitted clothes, and homemade goods. Turning her threatening glare on Petunia for being a terrible mother figure to Harry, and Vernon when he tries to tell her off. and both of them just turning white as ghosts, bc we all know there is nothing scarier than an angry momma bear. 

this was oringinally tags i left on another post but

in book five when thendrals are pulling the charrages no one else could see them, and in book two harry hears voices from the castle walls no one else can,and in book six he hears screaming that no one else does. all the things are real but people didn’t believe him and thought he was hearing or seeing things

but image how cool it would be if there actually weren’t any voices and there actually wasn’t anything pulling the carriages

imagine if this wasn’t some super power and his friends weren’t wrong to not believe him

imagine psychotic harry trying to determine what was actually sent by voldemort in his visions and what wasn’t

image harry trying to figure out what is magic and what is just a hallucination

imagine this helping him bc he is able to determine what’s real and not so he knows when mr. weasley is attacked and does save him and he knows what’s not real and doesn’t try to go after the globe so serious is still alive because no one had to come save them

imagine this hurting him because he thinks dementors are figments of his imagination but even when he discovers they’re real he still doubts them all the time esp. bc draco dressed up like one and he doesn’t want to hurt a real person imagine him coming just a little too late to save dudley

imagine psychotic harry with both magic and hallucinations

imagine representation for mentally ill people for ppl with more than just depression or anxiety

imagine representation for mentally ill people that isn’t demeaning or showing them as scary which isn’t there just to make things harder for the antagonist and psychotic people who aren’t the villains

imagine a psychotic person who is the hero of all the wizarding world

just psychotic harry potter

Harry Potter AU: Hagrid

what if Hagrid gets to Private Drive in the first book with baby Harry in his arms, takes a look around, sees that this is a terrible place for Harry to be raised, hears McGonigal’s take on the Dursleys, and says “Oh hell no! Baby Harry is in no way going to stay here! I don’t give a giant squid if they are his last blood relatives. Hagrid out!” And then Harry is raised by Hagrid, with the help of Lupin, and then through the Order Mrs. Weasley takes over and helps teach them about children.