i just love the idea that hermione granger had enough of a good reputation by third year that she was granted the power of legal time travel despite being 13/14 and had once deliberately set one of her teachers on fire?
So at the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius says to Hermione, “You really are the brightest witch of your age,” with an emphasis on the “are,” implying that someone previously had told him that Hermione was super fucking smart and he was just then affirming it
But like, who told him that? He didn’t really get a chance to talk to Harry or Ron or Lupin between “I didn’t kill your parents” and “oh shit werewolf” and “I’m about to get the dementor’s kiss.”
So I like to think that it was Crookshanks who told him, coz Crookshanks and Padfoot were friends, right? I can imagine Crookshanks just going on and on about Hermione, like “My human is the best human, she’s so smart and lovely and perfect, just wait till you meet her, I love her so much”
my biggest pet peeve is when people write lupin as the wet blanket mom friend prefect type, like…did you read prisoner of azkaban tho??
literally shoots chewing gum up peeves’ nose 20 seconds into his first lesson ever
passive-aggressively puts snape’s boggart in drag after snape insults neville in front of his class
and THEN, gives zero fucks about snape’s increasing rage as word gets around that HE DID THAT
speaking of gives zero fucks: gives zero fucks about trelawney’s attempts to crystal gaze for him
somehow miraculously bullshits his and harry’s way out of repercussions after snape catches harry with the map and has every right to put harry in detention for the rest of his life (AND he keeps composure while his teenage self is savagely badmouthing snape right in front of him, no less)
is prepared to straight up murder his former best friend in cold blood in front of 3 of his students and totally would have done it if not for harry’s intervention
gives harry the map back because, fuck it, he’s not a teacher anymore, give em hell, kid
like i get the whole tea/sweaters/laid-back-professor aesthetic, but remus lupin is a magnificently flawed and sometimes straight up terrifying character…he’s so much more than fandom’s portrayal of him as this mild-mannered, careful person, and i think that part of the reason he’s so interesting to me is that he seems just like that at first, but you have all this dark shit lurking just beneath the surface. one of my favorite moments in the entire series is when he goes into that extremely scary place and he’s about to murder peter, because you know that each DADA professor so far has had some dark secret, and even beyond the werewolf reveal, remus’ payoff is SO good. he’s such a good character honestly
Tom Felton: He’s a sweetheart. Everyone’s like, “Oh, he’s horrible,” but I feel really sorry for him. Harry has it easy. He has all these great influences saying, “Do this, do that, be the hero,” and Draco doesn’t even have that option. It’s, “Go and be evil or Voldemort is going to kill you,” which is pretty horrific really.But as much as he is a sweetheart, Draco’s delightfully horrible most of the times and I’ve had a lot of joy in doing that.
I’ve got 99 problems and Sirius Black going from an abusive home to having his best friends murdered to spending 12 years falsely imprisoned to never having his name cleared before his untimely death is all of them
Sirius did not escape Azkaban in order to kill Peter Pettigrew
He had known about Peter for twelve years. Sirius only escaped when he realized Peter was near Harry. And when Sirius did escape, the first place he went was Privet Drive, just to get a look at his godson.
It was always about protecting Harry. The possible revenge was just a perk.
serious question: has whoever designed lupin’s wolf form in the prisoner of azkaban film ever actually seen a wolf? because that thing is not even remotely canine. i mean, it’s not like it was a plot point in the book that they were basically indistinguishable from regular wolves or anything