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selkiesblog · 23 minutes ago
Dramione short fic (2 shots only)
Plot: An incident happens in the climax of the battle of Hogwarts, and Hermione is attacked. Now she confronted with a question of who attacked her and if Draco could be the possible culprit of this crime
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zoprys · 25 minutes ago
Unrequited [wolfstar]
[ cw ; angst, miscommunication, slight mention of crappy home life, sad vibes ]
600 words - just a little blurb
(Remus Lupin’s POV)
“I’m telling you guys, Evans will say yes this time!” James explained as he collapsed on the couch next to Remus.
“And how many times have you told us that exact statement prongs?” Peter huffed as he sat crisscross on the floor.
“It’s diff-”
“Mate, we love you, and we understand that you fancy Evans too much for your own good, but Pete is right. It’s never different and maybe you should accept it.” Sirius cut him off and plopped down on the chair across from them.
“Moony! Tell them you agree with me and that it is different this time!” James grabbed onto Remus’s arm so he would have no choice but to look into his sad brown eyes.
“James. We just don’t want to see you heartbroken, a person can only handle so many rejections.” Remus hated to see James look so dejected. He knew from personal experience that longing for a person who doesn’t love you back is a hurt unimaginable to those who haven’t gone through it. He just didn’t understand why James couldn’t see that Lily was probably never going to say yes to him.
James Potter was probably the only person Remus knew who could bounce back so well after being told he wasn’t good enough. It scared Remus. One might think because he knew someone who could do it that would make it easier, that was not the case. Here’s the thing, Remus had realized he was in love with his best mate in 4th year, it was currently 7th year and Remus just sat back and did nothing about it.
He could pull a James and ask out Sirius until he finally caved, that might have been the Gryffindor thing to do. Instead he chose to watch from the sidelines as Sirius snogged girls right in front of him. It might have been considered cowardly but Remus was not going to lose a best friend over something as stupid as his feelings that would never be reciprocated.
(Sirius Black’s POV)
Sirius Black didn’t know what he was doing with his life. He was confused and didn’t know how to process anything happening in his life. A year ago he had figured out that he might slightly be in love with his best friend Remus Lupin.
The realization came to him as he was in the Astronomy tower drinking away his woes with Marlene McKinnon. She opened up to him about the fact that she’s been dating Dorcas Meadowes for a couple months now, and that led to a conversation about self discovery and Marlene told him he might be like her. At first he shoved it down, deep down where all those types of thoughts go. But the most he thought about it the more he realized it was true. He was in love with Remus Lupin.
The problem here? Sirius was no James Potter. Sirius couldn’t handle someone breaking his heart. He already had enough of that at home and besides, that was his job. He was the Hogwarts Hearthrob and he was the heartbreak prince. It wouldn’t bode well for his reputation to be shattered by Remus telling him he didn’t think of him in that way.
Keeping his feelings hidden was for the better. It was extremely hard, but it was for the better. He would continue his heartbreaker persona by snogging all the girls who came to him, and in those moments he could forget Remus for just a fraction of a second. He hated himself for being so cowardly but he was not about to lose his best friend over something as stupid as his feelings that would never be reciprocated.
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Not your father
A/n: Set during the HBP with Death Eater Draco. Angst. 
It was never how he imagined his life would turn out, you both knew that and it was blindingly obvious when anyone took a second to look at Draco as anything more than his father’s son. 
The summer you spent at Malfoy Manor after Lucius got sent to Azkaban wasn’t as much fun as the previous one when Narcissa had let you and Draco run wild around the house. 
No, that summer was spent stepping on eggshells around the woman whose husband was in the worst place one could imagine and trying to comfort Draco.
You always saw a dark side in Lucius, at just 11 you were pretty sure that 11-year-old Draco hadn’t come to his conclusion about muggle-borns by himself and when you finally saw Lucius a year later in Flourish and Blotts being incredibly rude to an 11-year-old Ginny you confirmed your theory of this wicked man’s brainwashing. 
It wasn’t until third year that you really got close with Draco after you had to take him to the infirmary. Of course, by then you knew his very vocal position on people of different origin than him and yourself but there was a good side of him that you saw, even if it was buried under a mountain of horrible comments.
As soon as you were allowed to leave to Hogsmeade on weekend trips you accompanied Draco and his friends and, although it took him a few long weeks, he eventually asked you out on a date and later that year to be his girlfriend.
And it was good until summer came and Draco asked you to come with him to the Quidditch world cup. Usually, seeing Quidditch with your boyfriend in some of the best seats in the stadium wouldn’t have been a concern but you knew you were going to have to meet Lucius. Thankfully, possibly due to your blood status, Lucius liked you and agreed you should date Draco. Narcissa was happy, as long as Draco was. 
Once the Triwizard Tournament was announced you were regularly at Draco’s side to watch the competition, letting him complain about Potter and staying up late together to finished your homework. And of course, the yule ball, where Draco was the perfect gentleman and dancer you were sure his mother trained him to be. 
That summer was the first time you’d visited the Manor and Narcissa promptly invited you to stay the whole summer, noticing how happy Draco was one night while you played hide-and-seek in the dark. And staying with the Malfoy’s was far more fun than you’d imagined it would be. Possibly you were too blinded by your love for Draco to notice Lucius absence and whatever strange was happening behind those big door of the dining room. 
Arriving back at Hogwarts for your 5th year was like going back to reality from your dreamland with Draco, not a nice feeling. Then the rules started coming down hard and fast thanks to Umbridge. Thankfully as you were Draco’s girlfriend and Draco kept to the rules, Umbridge didn’t hate you. Of course, there were still quite a few late-night rendezvous in Draco’s dorm with a silencing charm. 
Then the drama started and was over before you and the rest of the school knew the full story. Draco’s whole demeanour changed and you watched him close up as his father was taken away. As Narcissa loved you and thought it would help Draco come to terms with what he needed to do, she invited you back to the Manor for summer. 
And that is where you are now. Draco’s room. Fixing your eyes on the luxurious decor to avoid seeing his pale, drained face. Now you were sure there was nothing worse than seeing someone you loved losing themselves. 
“You should go home.” Draco finally said, causing your eyes to snap back onto his. He was standing in the middle of the room, pacing, as you sat on the bed. 
All you could manage was shaking your head. “Draco Malfoy.” You began, standing up and taking a step over to him. “I love you so, so, so much and I am not going to let you fall into the trap of thinking you’re like your father. And there is no chance I’m leaving.”
“But what if I am, Y/n. How do you know?” He was stressed out, so drained it looked like he hadn’t slept or eaten in a week. 
You knew because no matter what he did you would love him, forever. “Draco, I’ve known you weren’t like him since I saw Lucius bullying Ginny Weasley when we were second years.” You reached your hands out to him to make him stop the mindless walking. “We’re all products of our system and your system was a bad one, he’s been talking this into you since you were born and I know you don’t have to do this. Look me in the eyes and tell me you want to do this.”
Draco’s face softened, slightly. His jaw rested slightly and he stopped looking around anxiously. “I don’t. But I have to.”
“I know.” You told him as you pulled him down to place a kiss on his cheek. “Your place at the moment is out there with them.” You nodded to the door.
“No, my place will never be anywhere but your side.” Draco frowned, looking unhappy. 
You looked at him with a frown. “Draco, I know but for now I think the best move to make is keeping your head down and doing what you need to until this is all over.”
He looked defeated but you weren’t sure if it was because of your words or his day. “Can we just cuddle now?” He asked, with that sweet smile you had missed. 
“Yes, whatever you need.” You told him as you pulled him onto the bed. He toppled on top of you, finally letting the muscles in his body relax as you embarrassed him. 
He was quick to fall asleep, on your chest as you ran your hands through his blonde locks. It was the best (and only) sleep he’d gotten in weeks.
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citrusdarling7 · 4 hours ago
Dumbledore's Villainhood
description- an essay i wrote when i should have been doing actual course work
warnings- mentions of abusive households, spoilers for the HP series, mentions of death, and dumbledore slander. (duh)
I have read the Harry Potter books around twenty times, along with dozens of fanfictions based off of the series. My friends and family have suffered through hour-long rants on subjects such as Snape being the worst character, racism in the writing, and how characters such as Fleur and Lavender are a projection of Rowling’s own internalized misogyny. (Warning: spoilers for the Harry Potter series below!)
The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling is arguably one of the most well known book series in modern times. With over 500 million copies sold worldwide, these books have been read by millions of people. The story follows orphaned main character Harry Potter as he learns he is a wizard and has a mortal enemy that he will consequently face every book. Harry begins to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is presided over by Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore was written to represent the Mentor character that is so commonly found in any Hero’s Journey type of story; however I do not believe Dumbledore deserves any praise. I believe that Albus Dumbledore was the true villain of Harry’s story.
Before I dive into the prompt, I would like to first clarify that this is actually not how Rowling had intended for her character to be interpreted. Although she has to be accredited with the fascinating world-building of her series, I don’t like to provide her with any unnecessary praise. Rowling has shown through her social media that she is transphobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic, and racist. Her judgment is incredibly flawed and therefore reflected in her work; Rowling truly believes that Dumbledore should be praised.
In the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, young Harry is sent to live with his non-magical Aunt and Uncle proceeding the murder of his parents. While standing on the end of the street and conversing with Professor McGonagall, Dumbledore says, “It’s the best place for him— His aunt and uncle will be able to explain everything to him when he’s older. I’ve written them a letter.” (pg 14.) The Dursley’s were incredibly neglectful towards Harry, border lining on the edge of abuse. Harry often went days without meals and spent weeks locked inside the cupboard under the stairs. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, book number six, Dumbledore finally explains why he allowed a child to grow up in such horrible conditions. Since Lily Potter sacrificed herself to protect Harry, that protection would continue as long as he spent at least one day a year with her blood relatives. Dumbledore could have easily found a magical family to take Harry in, and have the boy visit his aunt and uncle once a year. It was completely unnecessary for him to be raised by them, yet Dumbledore simply did not care.
Throughout the series, Dumbledore manipulated nearly everyone around him in a variety of ways. One example of this was his relationship with Rubeus Hagrid. In the year 1945, the Chamber of Secrets was opened by Tom Riddle, (young Voldemort.) During a flashback scene, a suspicious Dumbledore has a conversation with Tom Riddle and asks, “Is there anything that you wish to tell me?” (pg. 245) regarding the Chamber. Dumbledore already knew that Riddle was the one to open in, yet he stood aside and did nothing when Hagrid was later blamed. Once Dumbledore was appointed as Headmaster of Hogwarts, he allowed Hagrid to become a gamekeeper for the school. Poor Hagrid views Dumbledore as his savior, which the old man uses to his advantage. Dumbledore was constantly having Hagrid risk his life and freedom by running errands for him. On page 59 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hagrid performs magic after Uncle Vernon insults Dumbledore. After his expulsion from Hogwarts, Hagrid was banned from doing magic. He is so blindly devoted to Dumbledore that he is willing to break laws to “defend his honor.” When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again in book two, Dumbledore stands aside and allows Hagrid to be taken to Azkaban, the wizard prison, even though he knows Hagrid could not have opened the Chamber.
Dumbledore is consistently described as a great and powerful wizard. Readers are meant to believe that there is nothing the man can not do. It is true that Dumbledore was extremely talented. We know this because of his part in defeating Grindelwald in the 1940’s, the various awards given to him by the Ministry, and him being appointed Headmaster of the school. Yet Dumbledore did very little to help defeat Voldemort, instead opting to use two generations of child soldiers. The Order of the Phoenix was an organization that he started in the 1970’s, which was made up of mostly 18-20 year old's that were fresh out of Hogwarts, Harry’s parents included. During the May 2nd 1998 Battle of Hogwarts, the majority of the fighters were teenagers. And where was Dumbledore? Well, he was conveniently dead by then, after plotting with Snape in the previous book to have him be “murdered.” Dumbledore was selfish and careless when he essentially raised Harry to be a sacrificial lamb, knowing that he was Voldemort’s 7th horcrux all along.
“Help will always be given at Hogwarts, Harry, to those who ask for it.” Dumbledore loves to emphasize how Hogwarts can essentially be a home and family for those who do not have one. That is, if they are in Gryffindor. Although Rowling paints members of Slytherin house to all be evil and conniving, that is not at all true. (Not that Rowling considers Snape to be the only redeemable Slytherin, which I completely disagree with.) Horace Slughorn and Regulus Black are examples of Slytherin characters who bravely fought against evil in their own special ways. In Regulus’ case, he sacrificed his life to further hide one of Voldemort’s horcruxes. Slughorn was able to put past his sense of pride and divulge vital information to Harry, even though it embarrassed him. But Dumbledore believes that being sorted into Slytherin House is like having the world EVIL branded across your forehead. When a young Tom Riddle was sorted into Slytherin, Dumbledore no longer made any attempts to help the boy. Much like Harry, he was a half-blooded orphan who had no idea of his heritage before coming to Hogwarts. Seeing as Harry was a Gryffindor, he was given extra favors and help from Dumbledore that prevented him from becoming evil, which was a very real possibility. Even after his time as a student at Hogwarts, Tom Riddle returned to the castle seeking out a job as a teacher. Dumbledore refused him the job, which would have been an excellent opportunity to keep Riddle in check and prevent him from becoming the monster that is Lord Voldemort. But Dumbledore turned him away, and is therefore responsible for the man he later became.
Although the Harry Potter series is marketed towards elementary school children, I have realized that as you mature, there is so much more that you will take away from the book series. Rowling’s intended themes are one of love, death, and friendship. Looking deeper, you realize that the story is essentially the story of two boys. By the neglect and manipulation of Dumbledore, one became the greatest villain, and the other the greatest hero.
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belladonnablack · 4 hours ago
Remember in philosopher's stone when the centaurs Ronan and Bane kept exclaiming "Mars is very bright tonight" because Mars is literally the Roman God of war and I'd like to think JKR was foreshadowing the battle of Hogwarts there.
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princeicarus · 8 hours ago
friendship is their remedy to all ills
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messed around with colors (red. one color. sorry if ur colorblind idk). can i even call this an artstyle? yeah i’m gonna
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bookishable · 10 hours ago
slytherin is chipped china mugs steaming with hot tea. dark green tropical leaves that are leathery to the touch and exude the scent of freshness. jewellery made from gleaming silver. the sound of the wheels of a bicycle against concrete as you try to pedal faster than everyone else. a balcony in an isolated city, the building complete with window shutters. fabric matching the colour of paint. the deep sea green of a churning ocean, a lighthouse in the distance. diving headfirst into a project. leaders, dreamers and rebels.
ravenclaw is staying up for hours to finish that painting you’ve been doing instead of anything else for days, but throwing away the finished result. wishing upon a shooting star even though you know it won’t come true. wandering along an isolated beach, collecting seashells that catch the eye. soft morning light that filters through white curtains casting shadows on the wall. long hair tied back messily. the wingspan of a bird of prey high up in the clouds, looking down upon the world from a different perspective. a spiral staircase curling deep into the ground. knitted sweaters made from soft cotton. glitter running through your veins. the inky blue of a night sky, almost black, or the bronze of a wax seal. marble set with cracks and lines of colour. not believing everything you think.
hufflepuff is blackberry picking in the autumn and the sweetness of the berries as you crush them on your tongue. the world bathed in gold. squinting against the sunlight and closing your eyes to savour a moment in time. running through the ruins of a stone building and weaving through the carpeted hallways. handwritten letters folded into envelopes. feeling heartbeats with your palm. yellow flower petals curling into one another as they dry. wrapping your hands around a mug containing a hot drink and letting the warmth bleed into your skin. the patience to try again.
gryffindor is the crash of waves on the shore, the spray of salt water slowly dampening your hair. the feeling of anticipation before a test, and the elation after finishing it. the steep climb to the top of a hill and looking down on the view as the wind whistles past your ears. chipped nail varnish that you don’t have the energy to repaint. fireworks spraying the night sky with a thousand colours. the papery texture of a crumpled map, leading somewhere brand new. watching clouds float past and searching for the different shapes. music. gilded walls. the vast emptiness inside a library where the pages seem to whisper. red bricks splashed with rain water. a ripped-edged masterpiece.
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hogwartsschooldiscord · 12 hours ago
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Oof, ok this might actually be the most effective plan to defeat Harry that Voldy has ever had! For more fun content like this, join us at Hogwarts School Discord! (or check out the link in our bio!)
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cursebreakerfarrier · 13 hours ago
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“𝑵𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆 𝒃𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 𝑵𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒂 𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒎. 𝑨𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕 𝒏𝒐 𝒐𝒏𝒆'𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇.” — Harvey Fierstein
-> Gale’s a good depression curer ❤️ I’m in the midst of redoing his profile (this is me redoing the redo) and I’m super excited to finish it!
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Hufflepuff: People who sleep without socks on worry me
Slytherin: People who sleep WITH socks on are not to be trusted
Ravenclaw: People who sleep are weird
Gryffindor: I was a sock once
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incorrect-hogwartsyay · 15 hours ago
Hufflepuff: If you rearrange the letters of Peru, you could spell Europe.
Ravenclaw: That's... That's not true
Hufflepuff: Well... You have to rearrange them.
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Slytherin: We all know you're in love with them..
Ravenclaw: I'm not in love with Gryff, shut up.
Slytherin: I never said who.
Ravenclaw: Shit, okay, hold on, JUST LISTEN—
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