Posts tagged Harry Potter

Posted 2 months ago


okay, most of what i do re: harry potter is criticism, and hp is flawed in such a number of ways, but sometimes i just sit here and

i mean, you all have a comprehension of just how drastically harry potter changed literature, yeah? like. it revitalized it. it blew the literary scene apart. the new york times had to create a separate bestseller’s list for children’s lit just because harry potter existed. harry potter changed reading.

so many people on tumblr were born in the ’90s. when the first book came out, most of us couldn’t read. but we grew up in a world where everyone, everyone, everyone was reading harry potter, no matter how old they were; we grew up in a world where the most popular story in the entire world was a fantasy children’s book.

it’s sort of difficult to grasp, sometimes, the extent to which harry potter is not just a book. the extent to which what is basically a series of fun, interesting, and fairly good novels is such an enormous, enormous part of our lives, a cultural touchstone, a truly universal reference point, something so many people have shaped their lives around, a foundation for all of the stories we would read and watch for the rest of our lives— for so many of us, the first books we ever loved

the extent to which so many of us can’t call ourselves “fans” of harry potter, because it would like being a “fan” of, like, having lungs.

it’s not even about liking it or disliking it. it’s just a part of us.

(Source: swanjolraven)

Posted 6 months ago


James calling Harry mate, tho.

Like him just being his dad’s little buddy.

Falling asleep on the sofa together.

Him insisting on sitting on his dad’s lap at dinner and pilching food from his plate.

Harry calling Lily “wuv” a and refusing to call her mum bc that’s what dad calls her.

Stealing his dad’s glasses and putting them on his own face upside down.

Sitting on the sofa, side by side on a lazy morning in just their pajama bottoms.

Endless trips on his shoulders.

James just talking to baby, then toddler Harry in an endless stream of conscious fashion, and being shocked when the little bloke starts talking back.

Posted 7 months ago


THE MAGIC BEGINS » 10. Saddest Scene

↳ “He looked in the mirror again. A woman standing right behind his reflection was smiling at him and waving. He reached out a hand and felt the air behind him. If she was really there, he’d touch her, their reflections were so close together, but he felt only air — she and the others existed only in the mirror.

She was a very pretty woman. She had dark red hair and her eyes — her eyes are just like mine, Harry thought, edging a little closer to the glass. Bright green — exactly the same shape, but then he noticed that she was crying; smiling, but crying at the same time. The tall, thin, black-haired man standing next to her put his arm around her. He wore glasses, and his hair was very untidy. It stuck up at the back, just as Harry’s did.

Harry was so close to the mirror now that his nose was nearly touching that of his reflection.

"Mum?" he whispered. "Dad?"

They just looked at him, smiling. And slowly, Harry looked into the faces of the other people in the mirror, and saw other pairs of green eyes like his, other noses like his, even a little old man who looked as though he had Harry’s knobbly knees — Harry was looking at his family, for the first time in his life.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 12

Posted 7 months ago
Posted 8 months ago


"Harry, laughing with the others, was glad to have an innocent reason to look at Ginny; he had received several more Bludger injuries during practice because he had not been keeping his eyes on the Snitch… Yet Harry could not help himself talking to Ginny, laughing with her, walking back from practice with her; however much his conscience ached, he found himself wondering how best to get her on her own." - HBP 

tbh i find it hard to believe that Hermione was the only one who cottoned on to Harry’s colossal crush on Ginny before he kissed her. the boy was not subtle.

Posted 1 year ago

The Legend of Trevor the Toad Pt. 1

  1. Norie: You know Neville's toad, Trevor? Why the hell was he always trying to hop away to freedom?
  2. Me: I think it's because Neville used him as a shoulder to cry on. That poor toad just could not take any more of Neville's bullshit.
Posted 1 year ago

“We’re going to make them proud, Neville. That’s a promise.”

(Source: dmalfo-y)

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The magic used in the map’s creation is advanced and impressive; […] it was also enchanted to forever repel (as insultingly as possible) the curiosity of their nemesis, Severus Snape.”

(Source: scaredpotter)

Posted 1 year ago

Fleur Delacour

Posted 1 year ago

Harry Potter meme:
One House
 » Slytherin

(Source: draconiforss)

Posted 1 year ago


is anyone else’s favourite part of harry potter the daily grind of hogwarts life? when i’m watching the movies i always think they’re missing something and i just realised it’s the part of the book where they’re like chilling in the common room doing homework and all the birthday & christmas presents they get each other every book and dinners in the great hall and stuff

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

hp meme: two books/movies 

harry potter and the goblet of fire (2/2)