harry potter reread: order of the phoenix pt iv
  • i reckon draco might have a fear of the dark, given his reaction to the prospect of going into the forbidden forest for a comc lesson. “‘What prefers the dark?’ Harry heard Malfoy say sharply to Crabbe and Goyle, a trace of panic in his voice. 'What did he say prefers the dark - did you hear?’” WHAT PREFERS THE DARK?? NOT THAT IT BOTHERS ME. DID ANYONE HEAR??? AGAIN, I DON’T CARE, BUT WHAT WAS IT???
  • “Hermione … had turned scarlet with suppressed rage … [she] had tears of fury in her eyes now … [and was] shaking with fury.” hermione’s reactions to umbridge are also my reactions to umbridge
  • watching how much harry absolutely flourishes at and adores leading dumbledore’s army really makes me wish that he would grow up to teach defence against the dark arts instead of being an auror…i’m just not too keen on the idea of him reliving the traumas of his childhood over and over because it’s instilled into him that it’s his “duty” as the chosen one or whatever to catch dark wizards. “Harry felt himself positively swelling with pride as he watched them all.” like just look at him here! he loves teaching!! i won’t get into my thoughts on the epilogue now, but after the shit he endures throughout this series if i had to be given an ending on his future i would much prefer it if it was chill and happy and allowed him to keep students at hogwarts happy as well. the boy deserves a lifelong break after deathly hallows, geez
  • “'Well?’ Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. 'How was [kissing Cho]?’ Harry considered for a moment. 'Wet,’ he said truthfully. Ron made a noise that might have indicated jubilation or disgust, it was hard to tell. 'Because she was crying,’ Harry continued heavily. 'Oh,’ said Ron, his smile fading slightly.” get your mind out of the gutter, ronald
  • i love how clearly annoyed hermione is at harry’s (and ron’s) insensitivity towards cho. “'Is it Cho?’ she asked in a businesslike way … 'Did you kiss?’ Hermione asked briskly … Hermione looked at the pair of them with an almost pitying expression on her face.” she’s so done with these boys. she just does not have time for this shit. like ron’s reaction to her explaining how confused cho must be feeling is essentially 'people can have more than one emotion at once??’ poor hermione. you marry this boy
  • “They sat in silence for another twenty minutes … Harry staring into the fire, wishing more than anything that Sirius’s head would appear there and give him some advice about girls.” you’ll be waiting a long time for that to happen harry
  • god, i know there are certain valid reasons for harry not to be told specifics about the order and what voldemort is planning but…after arthur’s attacked, harry’s convinced that he’s the secret weapon, not the hallows or the prophecy and it totally fucks him up. “I’m the one Voldemort’s trying to use, that’s why they’ve got guards around me everywhere I go .. if Voldemort’s possessing me, I’m giving him a clear view into the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix right now! … He had no alternative: he was going to have to return to Privet Drive, cut himself off from other wizards entirely.” this is so fucking heartbreaking. harry panics that he’s going to get the people he loves killed, through absolutely no fault of his own, and he doesn’t even hesitate in attempting to return to his abusive childhood home in order to protect them. and all of this anxiety and misery could’ve been avoided if dumbledore had just confided into harry instead of ignoring him all year - he didn’t even look at harry ONCE when he and ron were brought to his office!! god i’m SO MAD!!! DUMBLEDORE’S ASSHATTERY PUTS HARRY THROUGH SO MUCH UNNECESSARY BULLSHIT
  • “'Well, that was a bit stupid of you,’ said Ginny angrily, 'seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.’ Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he wheeled round. 'I forgot,’ he said.” jesus christ, i don’t know whether to laugh or cry. it is a bit funny that harry can be so clueless, but on the other hand this is literally the first time in three books that ginny’s possession has even been mentioned. like harry never went to her beforehand to comfort her, or even talk about it?? and then it’s just?? dropped completely??? did jkr forget as well or what?
  • will i ever be over neville keeping the gum wrapper his mum gives him as a christmas present? sources say no
  • some death eaters murder broderick bode, an unspeakable who winds up in st mungo’s after attempting to steal the prophecy under the imperius curse, by sending him a devil’s snare plant as an anonymous christmas present. obviously this is terrible and all but alongside the plant they also send a hippogriff calendar, presumably to make the plant seem more innocuous. but it’s just so funny to me to imagine a bunch of death eaters in a department store during the holiday period trying to find something inconspicuous. 'what about this? a notepad with snitches on it?’ 'merlin’s beard, nott, why the hell did you drag us here? we’ve got the bloody plant, we don’t need any of this!’ 'it’s called CUNNING, goyle, although that’s a word with more than five letters in it so i understand if you haven’t heard it before. now help me decide between some self-toasting socks and the hippogriff calendar’
  • when harry and cho head to hogsmeade “a large gang of Slytherin girls passed them, including Pansy Parkinson.” and look i know i’m reaching here but that’s jkr’s fault for not giving even a SMIDGEN of queer representation in this series (do not try and tell me that dumbledore counts) but i’m just going to pretend that all of those slytherin girls are actually having a massive dating sesh in hogsmeade together. lesbian slytherin gang out for valentine’s day. excellent
  • “'Women!’ [Harry] muttered angrily, sloshing down the rain-washed street with his hands in his pockets. 'What did she want to talk about Cedric for, anyway? Why does she always want to drag up a subject that makes her act like a human hosepipe?’” *stares into the camera like jim on the office*
  • “'That’s the trouble with Quidditch,’ said Hermione absent-mindedly, once again bent over her Runes translation, 'it creates all this bad feeling and tension between the houses.’” hermione just. hermione just gets it, y’know. i love her so much
  • “'The Inquisitorial Squad, Granger,’ said Malfoy, pointing towards a tiny silver 'I’ on his robes just beneath his prefect’s badge.” draco what is with your obsession with badges?? i bet he jumped at the chance to make those after umbridge suggested the idea. #notsquadgoals
  • what the actual fuck?? fred and george shove montague into a VANISHING CABINET and they’re just like 'yeah it could take weeks for him to come back, whatevs.’ i know they’re planning on skedaddling hogwarts anyway but jesus
  • i wonder what moody would think if he knew that harry only realised it wouldn’t be wise to drink from a cup that umbridge had given him because one of the kittens on her wall had blue eyes that reminded him of moody’s magical one
  • “'Now that you mention it,’ said Hermione happily, ’d'you know … I think I’m feeling a bit … rebellious.’” i love hermione and i know she doesn’t actually care about rules to the extent people think she does but this so reads like a middle aged mum going for another glass of wine at her book club
  • when harry is in snape’s memory he spots a girl eyeing up sirius, “though [Sirius] didn’t seem to have noticed.“ mhm. you don’t say. interesting.
  •  "Harry stared at Wormtail for a moment, then back at James, who was now doodling on a bit of scrap parchment. He had drawn a Snitch and was now tracing the letters 'L.E.’. … Harry noticed that his father had a habit of rumpling up his hair as though to keep it from getting too tidy, and also he kept looking over at the girls by the water’s edge.” unbelievable. subtlety, thy name is james potter
  • “James whirled about: a second flash of light later, Snape was hanging upside down in the air, his robes falling over his head to reveal skinny, pallid legs and a pair of greying underpants.” alright this is clearly a downright shitty thing for james to do and i am disappointed in him but…..why….would you not…wear clothes underneath your robes……
  • i love that remus and sirius are basically harry’s dedicated if not vastly underqualified adoptive parents. harry’s so perturbed by snape’s memory that he BREAKS INTO UMBRIDGE’S OFFICE and RISKS EXPULSION to firecall sirius, and most of their conversation is wasted because remus and sirius are waxing nostalgic about how stupid they all used to be, especially james, remember when he used to mess up his hair to impress the girls, moony? those were the days. then when harry lets slip snape cut off his occlumency lessons sirius shouts “'I’m coming up there to have a word with Snape!’ … and he actually made to stand up, but Lupin wrenched him back down again. 'If anyone’s going to tell Snape it will be me!’” these nerds. they’re almost like a sitcom couple except most sitcoms don’t usually end in horrible devastating death and heartbreak 
my Steven Universe ships (be prepared)
  • otp: larsadie
  • just plain ol' ships: rosegreg, connverse, poly cool kids, Lars/Sadie/Jenny, Sadie/Jenny, garnet, pearlmethyst, jaspidot, lapidot
  • eh: pearlrose and pearlnet
  • don't like: lasper, steven/any gem, greg/amethyst
  • notp: ronaldie

i know spanish teams are ugly as fuck but i’m still shook that player from malaga who was ‘marking’ cristian ronald looked back to see if he was there and let the ball pass so ronaldy could score like… $$are u a man……or a mouse$$

anonymous asked:

So in that video Fifa posted today where a player from every nt congratulates another nt for qualifying Antoine is the one congratulating Argentina. Like if this bitch doesn’t eliminate them I’m gonna 1- sue 2- unstan 3- both

ok but what about ronaldy congratulating france? whose idea was that. i wanna sue

afusionoffandoms  asked:

But don't forget! We see a lot more pets at the end of the last movie, so we know for sure more pets were allowed towards modern time. I'm pretty sure more would be allowed today, especially since I as a Ravenclaw would absolutely love to have a pet that was either perfectly suited to my personality and habits, or one that was super special and unique (not necessarily exotic, just unique, like a cat with moustache markings) and I would push towards having those rules slacked at Hogwarts.

Personally I don’t tend to take the movies as canon but I see your point. Actually let’s be honest they were never very strict about pets in the first place RONALD

I think the main thing is that it’s still a school, even if it’s a magic one, so the pets need to be fairly low maintenance. I mean owls and cats can pretty much look after themselves so they wouldn’t take away from the student’s learning time. I can’t say I know much about looking after toads but rats are probably fairly self sufficient, especially since we know most students would have rats that were magical in someway as shown in PoA

Basically I think it’s just a case of minimal care required, and a magical being to some extent. I mean you couldn’t take a dog for example because a. you’d need to walk it and b. dog’s aren’t commonly classified as magical creatures. A fish on the other hand, you’d probably get away with 

I actually have an encyclopaedia of magical creatures with all the real animals considered magical in it and I’d love to look some up for you but sadly it’s not high on my priorities of things to bring to uni so