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I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an 'all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was 'don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

  • what she says:I'm fine
  • what she means:In the Prisoner of Azkaban Remus Lupin tells the students that no witch or wizard has ever seen a boggart's true form, but in Order of the Phoenix, Mrs. Weasley asks Moody to check if the cabinet upstairs contained a boggart reason being that he has a magical eye that can see through walls. That means that the boggart couldn't see him so it couldn't transform into his worst fear which means that Mad-Eye Moody is the only wizard that we know of in all of time that knows what a boggart actually looks like but it's never mentioned by anyone ever again.
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WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: BEIJING

Out of all of the international wizarding schools, the Beijing Institute for Witches and Wizards boasts perhaps the most complicated collection of portkeys, and hidden entrances. While it had become incredibly difficult to hide a school in such a densely populated city, the wizarding community has successfully reconstructed the institute to be integrated with both the ancient and modern parts of the city. Unplottable buildings have been built between boutiques in a number of Beijing’s hutongs that can only be accessed by asking for the correct meal items from the right food vendor, modern skyscrapers have been erected in city centre that can only be accessed by portkey or hidden entrances, large hidden courtyards have been laid out in lush parks that can only be accessed by passing through the right columns in the right gallery. The decision to distribute sections of the school around the city had been unanimously agreed upon by the students, who are relishing the opportunity to push their magical potential in new environments. If the invisibility booster installed on enchanted bicycles was to backfire, muggles would be treated to a brilliant vision of colourful bikes crisscrossing the sky.

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R O M A N I A N  S C H O O L  O F  D R A G O N O L O G Y - THE BOYS // THE GIRLS

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things cedric diggory was

  • that tall, good looking one
  • strong and silent
  • an incredibly talented wizard for his age, a hard-working and intelligent student 
  • a fantastic boyfriend to cho
  • a wonderful son to his father
  • a quidditch captain who loved his sport & valued playing fair and offered to do a rematch of the game he won after harry fell off his broom (through no fault of cedric’s)
  • greatest pride & joy of hufflepuff house
  • professor sprout’s favourite
  • harry potter’s first boy crush
  • humble, kind, honest, brave and pure

things cedric diggory was not

  • a death eater
  • not in any alternate reality, in no version of events did this happen
  • im serious
  • fight me

time lord isn’t a race, it’s a fucking social class. it’s also kind of like having a spot in political office & moffat confirmed that in listen, to all the nuvians’ cries of ‘i don’t know anything about my own fandom’

anyway when that post was torn apart by people who’ve actually watched doctor who, the rtd piss babies started reblogging examples of time lord being called a race and, hMMMMM, evERY SINGLE ONE came from an rtd episode

just because rtd is ignorant doesn’t mean his mistakes should be canon. he worked on the show for four seasons, who the hell decided we should throw out the decades of canon that came before that, just because he couldn’t be bothered to fucking fact check?