naming your kids after constellations is literally so much cooler than naming your kids after dead people tbh harry should’ve continued on the glorious black family tradition

  • hagrid:[points to friendly domestic pet dog]
  • hagrid:FANG
  • hagrid:[points to mythical three-headed canine beast creature most well known for guarding the entrance to the Greek underworld but which now guards a magical stone with the potential to grant literal immortality]
  • hagrid:fluffy :)

Personal work done after an amazing concept by Cory Loftis! The cool thing about it was the painting creation process. I’m not a good painter, so I made a 3d version of it and tweaked on Photoshop to looks like a painting. So, it’s like 2 works in one! heh! =)
Done with 3ds Max, V-ray, Ornatrix and P
“It’s S-P-E-W. Stands for the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare.” (x)

Things I Associate With the Hogwarts Houses:
  • Slytherin:the first snow of winter, vodka, coy smirks across the room at your lover, black silk, the feel of satin against your skin, a wife and a mistress sharing a knowing smile across the coffin at the funeral, Arctic Monkeys songs, Lana Del Rey songs, the look of trees in winter, foggy mornings, the flash of gray eyes, whispered threats, film noirs, black tie events, lacy black lingerie, fur coats, the smell of expensive perfumes, the scent of old paper, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, jazz funerals, New Orleans, making threats against any person who dares cross you or anyone you care for, mirrors draped in black, silent comforts from a loved ones, New York high society, burning photographs, spilt wine, the way your chin trembles while you’re trying not to cry, sucking in deep breaths of frigid air, being pricked by the thorns of a beautiful flower, crying alone in your bed late at night, every song that’s ever made you feel like you could rule the world, Russia, grunge, romantic languages
  • Gryffindor:running through wheat fields, walking barefoot through grass as night falls, slamming doors, loud arguments, angry tears, a room warmed by a crackling fire, cable-knit sweaters, Dublin, having a drink with your friends, whiskey, brown, silent prayers, kissing a cross for good luck, coming home for Thanksgiving, loss of innocence, dark wood, heavy quilts, the burn in your chest when you hold your breath for a long time, rolling Irish fields, modern houses done in all dark woods and glass, weathered hands, callouses, freckles, the feeling in your stomach you have right before you ask someone on a date, Rome, The Killers songs
  • Ravenclaw:intelligent conversation, biting remarks, academic debate, English boarding schools, opals, Indie music, old records, perfectly written research papers, silver rings, days spent in bed reading, nails bitten down to the quick, eye-rolling, bitter laughter, sly smiles, angry blushing, independent films, witty banter, flirting in another language, school uniforms
  • Hufflepuff:the happy laughter of small children, stealing an extra cookie off the plate, cute little cottages nestled on the edges of forests, letting someone cut you in line, the feelings of saying “I do” at the altar, the feeling of catching your breath after a good run, C.S. Lewis novels, silent prayers, smiling at your friend from the back of the room, encouraging nods, standing to applaud someone, silent self-doubt, skinned knees, mismatched socks, silly drawings, curious glances, shy giggles, laughing until your sides hurt, “We’re Going to Be Friends” by The White Stripes, crystals, your first day of college, inspiring speeches, dark curly hair, happy blushing, your first kiss, playing hopscotch, whispering encouraging things to someone who’s doubting themself

Random Headcanon: The reason the Wizarding World in Harry Potter uses such arse-backwards technology isn’t cultural elitism. (Well, not entirely.) Rather, it’s because if you enchant anything more complicated than a screwdriver, it tends to become sentient over time. Devices that use electricity are particularly bad for this, and almost always “wake up” eventually. Arthur Weasley’s car going rogue and running off to live in a forest is actually a fairly favourable outcome; the students still tell horror stories about what happened to the guy who smuggled in (and subsequently enchanted) a digital wristwatch.

Imagine Hermione, working in magical law and drafting new werewolf legislation and naming it after Remus.

Those laws being unanimously voted in with no deliberation by a ministry that has been rebuilt by Remus’ friends and acquaintances.

Werewolves slowly coming forward to register themselves in a new department because Hermione makes sure she takes them out of the magical beasts division. Kingsley specifically hiring a werewolf to run the registration office, because it makes sense and it proves they’re finally making a change for the better.

Werewolves not being called werewolves, they’re ‘people afflicted with lycanthropy’ because first and foremost, they are human.

People afflicted with lycanthropy allover the country registering with the ministry, setting up support groups, getting help from the ministry and having access to employment schemes because it’s now illegal to discriminate based on lycanthropy when hiring, and knowing it’s all thanks to Lupin’s Law.


Dark Lord Funk - Harry Potter Parody of “Uptown Funk”


one thing I never see anyone take into account is the fact that Hogwarts must be crawling with cats. you’re allowed to bring either a cat, an owl, or a toad. if we assume only 1/3 of the students bring cats with them, that’s still, like, HUNDREDS OF CATS.