you can be in seattle where is 9am aND IN MIAMI ITS FUCKING 12PM?? it would literally take you 48 HOURS, (THATS TWO FULL DAYS)to travel the 2,735 miles between those two states. an d youRe in the sSAME fUCking coUNtrY what tEh fCUk
BUT LIKE WHAT EVEN ARE STATES?? WHO MADE THEM UP??
TEXAS IS LITERALLY BIGGER THAN THE WHOLE OF THE UK
but they’re not even coUntrY tIme zoNEs??? m8 u can be in omaha ne and in columbus ne its fucking 1 hour ahead of you THEY’RE BOTH IN THE SAME STATE???WH AT?/?
AND DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HAWAII
‘we were unable to calculate the route and time by road’ you know fucking why? bECAUsE tHERE ISNTT A FUCKING ROAD. HAWAII IS LITERALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN WHAT TH E FU CK AMERICA WHAT THE FUKC
Last night after walking down Regent Street and marvelling at the Christmas lights and how very much I love London(which happens anytime I walk around central London), I sat waiting in Leicester Sq. Me and my Hufflepuff fellow @andyouknowitis were off to see the midnight showing of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
After a little while, the scarves began to emerge. A girl sat down next to me wearing a Slytherin scarf. Later replaced by a girl in a Ravenclaw scarf. Two Gryffindors came up to me and went ‘Would you mind taking a picture of us? We saw you and thought ‘She’s wearing a Hufflepuff scarf, we’ll ask her’. Me and the two girls got chatting about fandom and the excitement for the movie and they wandered off. I sat back down and then two girls in robes walked by and grinned at me.
A guy dressed as Newt walked by and jokingly cursed a group of people, more friends in scarves began to appear, wands came out, hugs were had. The cinema was crowded, full of posters and people squealing over them. In the very long queue for food, one guy found out how long the adverts were and I asked whether he was a Ravenclaw, turned out he was.
Eventually we all found our seats, shuffling around in the dark trying to place drinks and popcorn, balancing the IMAX glasses and jostling for space. The lights dimmed, the Warner Bros logo appeared on screen and we all cheered. Here we were, one big nerdy family in the middle of the night about to experience new wizarding world material.
The movie was brilliant, we all laughed a lot, we cheered and clapped and gasped. We marvelled at the beauty on screen and were so very aware of how much we just really bloody love magic.
It’s been nine years since the last book came out, back when most of us were in our teens and early twenties. And yet he we still are, smiling at the people in scarves and laughing in a movie theatre, nearly ten years on. Older and adulter but still very much in love with this fandom.
After the movie, we wandered off to House of Minalima, a place in Soho run by the people behind the art of Harry Potter. We got to talk to them and look at all the amazing things surrounded us. The creaky, wobbly old house imbued with magic whilst the drunken Muggles cavorted outside. It felt like the Leaky Cauldron, hidden away in London at 3am. We chatted to Potterheads, it’s London, you don’t talk to random people but with this, how could you not?
The world has been a bit rubbish of late, it’s terrifying and scary and a lot of unkind people seem to be winning. But we still have Harry Potter, we still have kindness and joy and excitement and magic. We need that, we revel in it and thankfully this fandom ain’t going anywhere. In ten years time I’d still like to be grinning at people in fandom scarves like we’re part of a secret society. We got this Potterheads, we ain’t going nowhere.
“Well I didn’t approach him although he was approached with my full blessing because I thought he’d be amazing in the part. I can’t say much because there are surprises in the movie. But I’m really happy with his performance and I think fans will be too.” - JK Rowling on Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them' [x]
Harry Potter rated by explicit representation of LGBT+ characters
nothing. thanks, jk. 0/10
chamber of secrets:
nothing. thanks, jk. 0/10
prisoner of azkaban:
elaborate werewolf=AIDs metaphor without explicitly calling Remus gay and ignoring that gay people were the ones overwhelmingly affected by the AIDs crisis (and later placing him in a heterosexual relationship). snape has a visceral hatred of remus and while substituting for remus' class, has his students write an essay about how to kill werewolves. pretty sure using her metaphor, this classifies as a hate crime. thanks, jk. -20/10
nothing. also failed to mention remus in any substantial way, getting rid of the one character that could arguably be placed in the LGBT community. 0/10
order of the phoenix:
"who's cedric, your boyfriend?" fuck you, dudley. umbridge has apparently created laws discriminating against werewolves, remus cannot get a job. presumably this is the fault of snape's early fuckery. thanks, jk. -10/10
nothing. thanks, jk. 0/10
remus dies. also, relationship between grindlewald and dumbledore is described but never mentioned as anything other than platonic. out of world confirmation that dumbledore is gay without ever giving us explicit in book confirmation because it "is not relevant to harry's journey". Horrible. -1000000/10