I reblogged a post earlier today talking about how some movies are actually much better than the books they are derived from, and it got me thinking about this infamous moment from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Now, I really love thinking about media, and one of my pet projects is the translation of stories from one medium to another.
One of my pet peeves is when people sink into that “the books are better” mentality, often condemning the movies simply because they changed things from the books
This line is a great example of this mentality in action. It’s one of those things that bothers people immensely about the Goblet of Fire movie. People don’t like this particular line for one simple reason. In the book, the scene goes like this:
“Did you put your name in the Goblet of Fire, Harry?” Dumbledore asked calmly.” (pg 242, GoF)
Fans like to hold this moment up as emblematic of how the Harry Potter movies don’t understand the characters - e.g., they think Dumbledore is angry and panicky while he’s much calmer in the books. I think this moment is emblematic of how people don’t understand how adaptations work.
Prompt: Anonymous: U r the best writer on tumblr!!!! :D could you write a Cedric x reader where they have been dating since fourth year? Maybe they’re in 7th year and they just slept together for the first time so the next morning they wake up super happy and romantic and they want to get married (he never dies :P) and the whole one shot is just super fluffy???? I’m a hopeless romantic :P thank u!!!
A/N: Idk about best but thank you!! And this is such a cute idea, I’m a hopeless romantic too lol
AU where Cedric doesn’t die whoooooooooooo. I’m sorry I couldn’t find a good gif and I’m sorry this is so short.
Warnings: implied sexy times, but it is really just super fluffy y’all know me
You woke up to the pale morning sun in your eyes. You rolled over to see Cedric sleeping next to you. You felt heat rush to your cheeks remembering what last night had entailed. When you tried to fall back to sleep you felt the sheets shift. You closed your eyes, a smile played on your lips.
“Good morning,” his voice was rough and tired. He began to press his lips against the nape of your neck. “I know you’re awake.” His arm slid around your waist. You pretended to snore. Cedric laughed and began to tickle you. You rolled over to face him, a huge smile plastered on both your faces. Your mind wandered to last night’s activities. Cedric’s lips brought you back to reality.
“Good morning,” you mumbled against his lips. His fingers absently drew circles on your hip. He searched your eyes. He was smiling like an idiot. You shook your head and laughed. “What?” He attacked your lips with his. You could feel his smile causing you to smile.
“I love you. I love you. I love you,” he rambled out. You repeated his words. The two of you laid there in silence for a bit. But it wasn’t because you didn’t have anything to say, you just didn’t know how. Cedric was the first to break the silence.
“I need you,” if you hadn’t been so close you wouldn’t have heard him. “You leave me so overwhelmed and I love it. I love you with my entire being if I lost I don’t- I don’t know what I’d do. You are my everything. Please-” You pressed a soft kiss on his lips. Once you pulled apart, you laughed. He stared at you, there was a bit of fear in his eyes.
“You’re so dumb,” you continued to laugh. “I love you so much that I cannot believe that you would even consider me leaving you.” He laid there his arms wrapped around your waist. You just stared into is deep brown eyes.
“I mean it. I know you are the one and if you feel the same please do me the honor of becoming mine forever.”
“Cedric Diggory we aren’t even out ofHogwarts yet.”
“It doesn’t matter. I know you are the one and I am going to marry you. I don’t care how long I have to wait.”
“I want to marry you and I will marry you. Just wait for me, ok? I love you.
“I can’t wait to marry you and spend every day with you. I can see it now, it’ll be perfect I already know. I can’t wait to grow old with you.”
“Don’t get too ahead of yourself now,” you giggled, pushing him away. He kissed you passionately.
“I love you, (Y/N),” his voice almost reached a yell.
“Cedric…shhhhh do you want to get us in trouble.
“I love (Y/N)(L/N)!” You smacked both your hands over his mouth while you laughed softly. You couldn’t wait to spend the rest of your life with Cedric.
godddd the worst thing about watching the goblet of fire movie is that when you see them entering the arena for the third task and you hear the cheerful trumpet music… but you just KNOW ya boy cedric ain’t making it out alive
headcanon that harry and draco are super in denial about their feelings for each other so they constantly snap at one another and yell and do anything to get a reaction from the other but during the tri-wizard tournament it kinda stops because draco is actually really scared about harry going through these tasks i mean, they’re meant for wizards way more advanced and even if he did defeat voldemort when he was one, he could be seriously hurt. draco doesn’t make the “potter stinks” badges and instead talks to harry and tells him to be careful but all harry does is give him a weird look and walk away because shit, he doesn’t need this right now. however though instead of ron being the one that is at the bottom of the lake for harry, it’s draco, and it’s a total blow to the stomach, because obviously hermione must be down here for harry, and he tries to untie the rope holding hermione down but the merpeople wont let him and they try to attack him so he backs off. but okay, cho must be for harry because he doesn’t know the other girl except that she’s always near fleur, but the same thing happens when he tries to get cho and by this time hermione is gone and cedric is taking cho, and all that is left is draco and the girl. fleur is no where to be seen and theres only draco and this small girl in the water now so harry accepts the fact that draco is tied down here for him and unties him easily and still saves the girl after harsh attempts at being hurt by the merpeople, and the only thought in his head is that draco is the thing he’d miss most.
Harry Potter and The Shiny Red Rock of Life
Harry Potter and the Room That No One can Find Cuz it’s a Secret
Harry Potter and the Guy From Wizard Guantanamo Bay
Harry Potter and Cup That Wasn’t Up to Fire Code
Harry Potter and the Firebird People
Harry Potter and the Nickname That Was Better Then Voldemort
Harry Potter and the Three Things of Death
Harry Potter and the Cursed Bros Bein’ Bros
tbh it’s too bad oliver wood graduated the year before the triwizard tournament, if only bc we missed out on what would’ve been an amazing running gag of oliver repeatedly losing his fucking mind because he has to go a full year WITHOUT. QUIDDITCH.
*during the second task* “OH YEAH YOU ALL WERE SO RIGHT WHO NEEDS TO WATCH FLYING BROOMSTICKS, PEOPLE FALLING OFF SAID BROOMSTICKS, PEOPLE GETTING HIT IN THE FACE ON OCCASION, AND LISTENING TO LEE JORDAN’S WITTY-ASS COMMENTARY WHEN WE CAN DO THIS INSTEAD, SIT IN FRONT OF A LAKE AND WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO COME BACK FROM FUCKING DEEP-SEA DIVING YOU’RE RIGHT THIS IS SOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER”
“mister wood, we must ask you again to please remove the voice amplifying charm and sit back down”
“NO NO NO I’M BEING SOOOOO SINCERE RIGHT NOW. IN FACT, LET ME SHOW MY ENTHUSIASM BY PROVIDING COMMENTARY–”
*oliver is tackled by staff members and is removed from the area*
*being dragged away* “LAST YEAR WE HAD DEMENTORS SHOW UP TO A MATCH. DEMONTORS. HARRY LOST ALL THE BONES IN HIS ARM ONCE. ONE TIME HE CAUGHT THE MOTHERFUCKING SNITCH IN HIS MOUTH.
YOU CAN’T EVEN FOLLOW YOUR OWN FUCKING RULES, IT’S A TRIWIZARD TOURNAMENT, HOW CAN THERE BE FOUR CHAMPIONS??? IN QUIDDITCH WE STICK TO OUR RULES. WE HAVE NINE ON EVERY TEAM, EVERY. FUCKING. GAME. WE HAVE A YEARLY WORLD CUP, WE DON’T GET CANCELLED BECAUSE PEOPLE DIE. (not at hogwarts anyway) WHAT DOES THE TRIWIZARD TOURNAMENT GOT THAT QUIDDITCH DOESN’T, HUH?! WHAT DOES THIS GOT?!?!”