The Marauders, the morning after a full moon.
i am freaking out about wizard history and ~magical beings~ pay me no mind
DO YOU GUYS REALIZE HOW COMPLICATED THIS IS
-LYALL LUPIN WAS. FUCKING. IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR REGULATION AND CONTROL OF MAGICAL CREATURES AND YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE FOR ONE FUCKING SECOND HE AND REMUS ARE ON GOOD TERMS nope nuh-uh nope also the story behind lyall’s marrying hope is shady as fuck (he saved her from a boggart that wasn’t actually dangerous and she felt so grateful to him for saving her life that she went out with him)
-”Initially, Lyall was able to keep Remus under control during the full moon by placing him in a locked room and casting several Silencing Charms, but as the child grew, he became more difficult to contain”
-NOPE NO HOLY SHIT
-LYALL FUCKING LUPIN IS A SHIT DAD
-goblins attempted to organize mass resistance to the hierarchical racist classification system wizards tried to implement (in the 1300s, meaning that wizard racism is rooted in a period before colonization efforts etc)
-There is in fact a division of the ministry to deal with ghosts and, presumably, their employment, which i have had so many questions about and still do ever since Binns first appeared
-fucking FLITWICK IS DESCENDED FROM GOBLINS DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS it means he’s probably experienced a lot of shit ok flitwick is bad ass
-bad ass flitwick
-also the fact there are goblin/human and giant/human and veela/human people walking around who are able in turn to have kids (i mean, I assume, as Flitwick is less than half goblin and let’s not forget Fleur) means that, in very simple terms, none of these are separate species at all
-MEANING that everyone is wizards and also by extension human, including elves probably, and that there is just an astounding amount of magic-induced genetic variation that probably adapted as the result of widely diverse environs
-MEANING that the Ministry is the Worst Thing EVer no questions ew holy shit wizards (at least the british ones) are the worst???
-also that all these kinds of people come from a gene pool long predating modern humans in this…fantasy universe (look ok i know i am overthinking it)
- wow we learned a lot today thanks harry potter wiki
this is a transcript of jkr’s process notes from PoA, trying to decide the genders of the professors and L I KE I KNOW SHE DIDNT MEAN HOW I AM READING THIS BC I DOUBT SHE KNOWS WHAT A TRANS* PERSON IS, BUT„„ [YELLING]
ftm remus, FTM HAGRID (whispes NONBINARY HAGRID, ??? heck)
all the marauders AS LADIES
"Death is not the worst that can happen to men, Harry."
"Harry, good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."
"He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it, Harry."
"Harry, how can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"
"Harry, astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other."
"He was a wise man who invented beer, Harry."
i can’t stop thinking about that trans!albus severus headcanon because i have this sinking suspicion that his name at birth was probably like nymphadora hedwig
HP next gen: Muggleborn punk Slytherins, cunning and ambitious, self-respecting, loyal and kind; not letting anyone tell them they got sorted in the wrong House; making it their goal to change their House’s reputation, to make sure everyone is damn proud to be a Slytherin.
Because the witch/wizard dichotomy of the magical world didn’t fit them, nonbinary students started coming up with non-gendered terms. Genderfluid Luna decided she liked “wix” the best because it resembled “mix” while keeping the wi of witch and wizard, and now the Quibbler refers to the magical community exclusively as “the wixen world.”
Emma and Daniel sleeping between takes of Deathly Hallows part 1
People who are close to me know, they so know, that there were days when it was decidedly unglamorous. And I was so tired, I would fall asleep anywhere. They’ll never be released, but the onset photographer has pictures of me falling asleep everywhere. Like on chairs, on the floor, in the middle of a set, all curled up.
Like a cat…There were times when crew members didn’t know where to find me, but they knew I’d be curled up in a ball somewhere.
- Emma Watson
marauders on the train to HOGWARS
james is already detailing new prank ideas and remus is actually excited at the prospect of getting to test out some charms he read about over the summer (and hey he hasnt seen his friends in 3 months why not let james bask in his own glory for a moment before informing him that 2/3 of his ideas are technically illegal)
meanwhile sirius notices that peter’s mom did his hair again
Remus Lupin Had The Worst Dad: an Introductory Look at Chronic Illness, Poverty, Abuse and Homelessness in Wizarding Britain
The Harry Potter books are so utterly British (and JK Rowling is so amazing at writing about the British class system) that I’m already enthralled by the idea of a story about a former Hogwarts student in New York City. We learn virtually nothing about American magical culture in the books, which is probably on purpose because it’s best not to think too hard about the concept of an international wizarding community. Like, why do other countries never intervene when a tiny racist cult is going around killing people and taking over the government in the UK? My personal assumption was that Britain is seen as so backward and eccentric compared to the rest of the wizarding world, that other countries have a total non-intervention policy.
Considering Britain’s disastrous muggle/wizarding conflicts, class system, and inexplicable decision to segregate all children by personality type at age eleven, it hardly feels like a place that’s very in touch with the outside world. Well done, you put all the ruthlessly ambitious kids together in a school house that’s known for producing dark wizards and racist fanatics. What could possibly go wrong? Without the “benefit” of the Hogwarts house system, who knows what wizarding society would be like. — Costume design, JK Rowling’s new Harry Potter movie, and the wizarding fashions of 1920s New York.
(Read the whole thing! Both parts!)
The Wild West had its witches as well, and today they are best known for perfecting our modern dueling techniques.