I saw a #Space Australia post on my dash and now I am thinking about what if the Wizarding World knows about aliens in the same way they know about magical creatures? What if they are ‘allied’ with aliens who visit/crash-land on Earth to keep them from Muggles? What if there’s a magical space station on the moon that you could take a portkey to? WHAT IF THERE ARE SPACE DRAGONS?!
Basically, I need more Wizards IN SPACE!!!(and Charlie finding new breeds of dragons)
‘’Beauxbatons was likely devised from the French “beaux bâtons,” literally translated as “beautiful sticks”. In French, “baguette” is the word used for “wand” but “bâton” might be a reference to it, although it would be more likely translated as “staff”. ‘’
Mr Diggory’s head rolled its eyes. ‘Says he heard an intruder in his yard. Says they were creeping towards the house, but they were ambushed by his dustbins.’
‘What did the dustbins do?’ asked Mr Weasley, scribbling frantically.
‘Made one hell of a noise and fired rubbish everywhere, as far as I can tell,’ said Mr Diggory. ‘Apparently one of them was still rocketing around when the please-men turned up –’ (GOF, chapter 11)
Kind of amusing, really, if you imagine somebody ambushed by dustbins, but then there is also this:
‘Arthur, you know Mad-Eye,’ said Mr Diggory’s head, rolling its eyesagain. ‘Someone creeping into his yard at the dead of night? More likely there’s a very shellshocked cat wandering around somewhere, covered in potato peelings. (…) (GOF, chapter 11)
Alastor Moody seems to suffer from a severe case of PTSD, not unlike many soldiers who came back from the battlefield.
It seems to me that the wizarding world isn’t exactly understanding when it comes to trauma survivors and doesn’t really deal with them well. (Mr Diggory wasn’t the only one with the reaction of this kind.) Paranoid, nutter - this is how he is usually seen.
There should be a Wizarding school for us Nordic people right there where three countries meet.
The Houses could be inspired Nordic animals such as wolf, reindeer, bear etc.
Icelanders (and other Nordics that live in the islands) could come by the boat (inspired by vikings) or some other epic way.
Lots of Nordic mythology
Celebrating polar night / midnight sun
Northen lights are a big part of the school culture
Castle is inspired by nordic castles
Most of the classes are spent outside wandering in the nature
Founders come from different countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland (for example)
Nordic shamanism? History?
Me and my friend used to gather inspiration pictures for the school back in 2014. (check this out: http://pohjoismaa.tumblr.com/ ) We had all the ideas of the founders, houses, color themes and such. We were so exited about this and them we forgot this.
For example: idea for color themes & houses
I think we Nordic people are much alike so im L I V I N G for the idea of a NORDIC WIZARDING SCHOOL.
There seems to be a general consensus that Draco got most of his poor traits from his father and most of his good traits from his mother. So I wonder, what would have happened had Lucius been killed in the prior to 1981 and Draco had been raised solely by Narcissa?
Narcissa is fiercely loyal, especially towards her family, especially towards her son. She would (and does!) protect him at all costs as we see in both HBP and DH. So imagine how she would have reacted had she not had the (sometimes conflicting) loyalty to her husband or at least no reason to follow his idol.
Because had Lucius died in the first war, killed in action in a raid or something, the Dark Lord would have most likely brushed his sacrifice off saying something like he was not strong enough. After her husband’s death and that disrespect, Narcissa would most definitely have turned on the Dark Lord. Even if she still hated muggleborns, even if she still believed in pureblood supremacy, you can bet that she would be against the Dark Lord. When Bellatrix’s ideals were a threat to Draco’s life, Narcissa threatened her right back and hexed her for being in the way. If she would turn on family, just think what she would do to the man who took her husband away from her.
She would have gone straight to the Order of the Phoenix, plying her way with all the information she had learned from Lucius, all the tidbits she had overheard while eavesdropping in her own home. Imagine Sirius’ shock when he walks into the Order meeting and finds he ex-cousin (re-cousin?) sitting primly on Dumbledore’s right hand bouncing baby Draco on her knee, the Black mask of indifference firmly set on her face. That meeting runs long. Narcissa has more information about the Death Eaters organization than the Dark Lord ever intended anyone to have, especially an unMarked woman. Safe houses, hierarchies, inner circle members, spies, double agents, dark creatures who have been bullied or enticed into fighting, corrupted Ministry employees, intended targets, she tells them everything. But only after acquiring the vow of every single person in the room that they will protect her and Draco. She forces Dumbledore to make an Unbreakable Vow.
She had skillfully rid the Manor of the Dark Lord–an apparently weak woman, openly mourning her husband is poor company–but she still knows well enough to act meek when Death Eaters come by the Manor. They continue to drop hints at tea, make pointed insinuations at dinners and introduce her to the ‘particular friends’ at the occasional ball she deigns to attend. Through this, she maintains the Order’s dependence on her, feeding them each bit of information she gets; new targets (the Potters go into hiding), new members (Wormtail is outed before he has opportunity to do harm), relocated safe houses (after the the Hogsmeade location raid student recruitment for the Death Eaters dropped dramatically).
Regulus comes to the Manor one afternoon on the pretense of a family dinner and tells her that he knows she is the one feeding the Order information. She has her wand digging into his throat before he can say “Bludger”. Instead of threatening her, he begs her to take him with her; he has crucial information about how to defeat the Dark Lord. At the next meeting, Sirius walks in and chokes on air when he sees his brother sitting on Narcissa’s right playing peek-a-boo with Draco.
Draco and Harry are not enemies at Hogwarts. They meet as toddlers at Sirius’ post war celebration. Narcissa allows the friendship because while Lily might be a muggleborn, she was also instrumental in the Dark Lord’s death and besides, James is a pureblood, even if his line has always been rather liberal. Harry isn’t scared off when the Sorting Hat tells him that he would do well in Slytherin because even though Ron said, “there’s not a witch or wizard that went bad that wasn’t in Slytherin,” Harry knows that Reg and Cissy (”Regulus and Narcissa, Harry, please. I don’t care what Sirius says, he’s an idiot!”) were in Slytherin House and they’re both heros. Draco isn’t surrounded by poisonous frienemies or bulking lackeys because his longtime friend Harry is there with him and when some of the other Slytherins prove less than kind, Harry and Draco leave them in the dirt (quite literally, maybe Uncle Moony shouldn’t have taught them that spell so young) and find worthy friends from other houses. The Dark Lord doesn’t return, most everyone lives and all because Narcissa does revenge better than anyone.