well done jkr

Let’s take a moment to recognize the brilliant symbolism of Draco seeing Harry in the fractured mirror during the bathroom scene in HBP. When Moaning Myrtle mentioned a boy crying in her bathroom, Harry couldn’t even imagine it was Malfoy because he didn’t think the Slytherin had a heart. From the handshake rejection in the very beginning, Harry brushed Draco aside as a cartoonish villain or petty rival, but this scene illustrated a shift in their relationship. Harry realized Draco’s humanity for the first time, and it was by looking in a fucking mirror. They’re both broken in their own ways, but in the end, they’re a reflection of each other.

!!!!!

OK, so watching Game of Thrones last night and the Hound starts talking about how Gendry is complaining all the time and he says something like stop whinging. Now, being an american I’ve never really heard that word used before and didn’t realized what it meant, but obvi from context I was like oh, ok he means complaining

AND THEN I REALIZED THIS IS WHY IN HARRY POTTER THE DURSLEYS LIVE IN LITTLE WHINGING, CAUSE THOSE BITCHES ALWAYS BE COMPLAINING 

Well done, JKR, well done. 

(Also I realize that any British person who read HP would have automatically gotten the joke, but as noted I am just a dumb American)