The janitors send their regards.
Harry Potter is a young wizard who learns that he is the only one who can destroy the evil Lord Voldemort. His two friends, Ron and Hermione watch silently as he engages in battle, and shower him with accolades when he wins. Harry and Ron have an ongoing running joke about comparing wands *wink…
After the events of The Chamber of Secrets, Harry continuously refers to Ginny as “crazy” and “a psychopath”, but also flirts shamelessly with her. Her insight and skills are regularly dismissed because she’s a woman. Ultimately, her main role in the narrative becomes that of telling other people how great and special Harry is, before ultimately dying to save him. We spend an entire book focusing on how this decision made Harry feel. During the course of this book, “The Grief of The Chosen One”, Harry routinely hallucinates Ginny. She speaks to him in cryptic riddles about his future and he orders her to “get out of my head!” before forcefully kissing her. Sometimes she’s naked. This illustrates her sex appeal and rebellious spirit. Supposedly.
Dean Thomas and Parvati Patil transfer out of Gryffindor House and are never featured again. Other Houses still have non-white students, we just rarely see them or develop their characters past cameo appearances. We focus increasingly on Gryffindor House.
In the beginning of Book Seven, Aunt Petunia breaks down in tears and admits Harry is the best man she’s ever known. She begs for his forgiveness and she and Dudley become head of the Harry Potter Fan Club (Muggle Arm). Uncle Vernon, who never saw Harry’s worth, is later killed by his nephew in what is framed by the narrative as a morally defensible course of action.
The Death Eaters are revealed to have been under the Imperius Curse all along, even though we saw them practice the Dark Arts and spout the ideology long before Voldemort returned. Voiceover tells us we misunderstood them and repositions them as heroes. They fight alongside Harry against a coalition of every villain he has ever encountered, headed up by the reanimated corpse of Professor Quirrell. The only Death Eater not to join Harry is Bellatrix Lestrange, who is obviously a psychotic bitch. She is cured of this when Harry meets her, calls her a psychopath and then wows her with a display of his selflessness and all-around goodness, as attested to by his friends. He then forces a kiss on her and she decides he’s a lot more fun than the asexual Voldy. She immediately begins plotting to marry him.
Later Harry adopts a Basilisk’s severed head as his best friend. It lives on his bedside table and he talks to it to illustrate his loneliness and emotional strife. This is easier than having him talk to Ron or Hermione about his feelings, because the focus never has to leave Harry. Nonetheless, the head soon develops a fanbase. It is promptly killed off.
The series ends when Harry acquires a Time-Turner and rewrites the events of the past seven years.
Sorry, I didn’t see this before in my notes, I noticed it when you thanked Claudia. This is brilliant <3
Endless list of things that should have been in the movies
↳ Goblet of Fire, p 571
“All these absences of Barty Crouch’s… he goes to the trouble of making sure his house-elf saves him a seat at the Quidditch World Cup, but doesn’t bother to turn up and watch. He works very hard to reinstate the Triwizard Tournament, then stops coming to that too… It’s not like Crouch. If he’s ever taken a day off work because of illness before this, I’ll eat Buckbeak.”
» asked by marauders4evr
#idk this quote always struck me as unsettling because of the way sirius treated kreacher#like was he self aware and still unable to help himself#was he so bent on offering his family a posthumous *FUUUU*#or did it not register with him?#because he’d been through too much and kreacher was a bigot and that struck too close to home#sirius man#you’ve got a very questionable streak you know#emotionally manipulating harry about the da in fifth year#egging on his rebellions when you knew better deep down#i think you have some sort of remarkable capacity for self-deception#sirius black#hp book quotes#all the blacks though#beautiful people slowly setting themselves on fire
all good points. I think it’s very telling that Sirius is the one to say this. It makes you notice even more about how he treats Kreacher
True! It must have been intentional on jkr’s part to have him be the one to say this because it sounds like a line that would have rung equally true coming from arthur weasley or dumbledore. Like when characters in shows point out the obvious macguffin-ness of a plotline in an attempt to redeem the plotline to the audience, or for humour’s sake. Except in this case it’s quite sad and poignant. Sirius sort of knew he was self-destructing that final year, stuck in Grimmauld Place and forced to sit pretty with his fabulous youthful rebellions invalidated. It couldn’t have played out any other way. So (to his mind) he couldn’t really stop any of his own fucked up juvenile behavior and didn’t even want to.
I remember JKR addressing this on her website once…
”Sirius is very good at spouting bits of excellent personal philosophy, but he does not always live up to them. For instance, he says in “Goblet of Fire” that if you want to know what a man is really like, ‘look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.’ But Sirius loathes Kreacher, the house-elf he has inherited, and treats him with nothing but contempt. Similarly, Sirius claims that nobody is wholly good or wholly evil, and yet the way he acts towards Snape suggests that he cannot conceive of any latent good qualities there. Of course, these double standards exist in most of us; we might know how we ought to behave, but actually doing it is a different matter! ”
i solemnly swear that i am up to no good » peter “wormtail” pettigrew
We expected something
Something better than before
We expected something more
The Weasley’s joke shop? Didn’t one of the owners die? I heard his brother kept it running for a year or two with some help from his younger sibling but it didn’t last. Its all rusty now, the shop. It really is sad, heard from my parents that it was the best shop there ever was.