“Oy, Potter!”

“What now?” he muttered wearily, turning to face Angelina Johnson, who looked as though she was in a towering temper.

“I’ll tell you what now,” she said, marching straight up to him and poking him hard in the chest with her finger. “How come you’ve landed yourself in detention for five o’clock on Friday?”

“What?” said Harry. “Why… oh yeah, Keeper tryouts!”

Now he remembers!” snarled Angelina. “Didn’t I tell you I wanted to do a tryout with the whole team, and find someone who fitted in with everyone! Didn’t I tell you I’d booked the Quidditch pitch specially? And now you’ve decided you’re not going to be there!”

“I didn’t decide not to be there!” said Harry, stun g by the injustice of these words. “I got detention from that Umbridge woman, just because I told her the truth about You-Know-Who.”

“Well, you can just go straight to her and ask her to let you off on Friday,” said Angelina fiercely, “and I don’t care how you do it. Tell her You-Know-Who’s a figment of your imagination if you like, just make sure you’re there!”

She turned on her heel and stormed away.

One slip and I am dead.



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knockturnalleywitch:

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees - Puddlemere United Quidditch fight song. (Diagon Alley)

“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”

i am in charge of your children

"A gang of chattering girls separated Snape from James and Sirius, and by planting himself in the midst of this group, Harry managed to keep Snape in sight while straining his ears to catch the voices of James and his friends."

Order of the Phoenix, chapter 28

The winters are hard. But the Starks will endure. We always have.

wintersoldierfell:

remusyoulittleshit:

fralle-chan:

Okay so, the marauders map can see people even when they’re hidden underneath the cloak of invisibility, right?

Yet Death can’t find people hidden under that cloak…

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

JUST HOW DID A GANG OF TEENAGERS MANAGE TO CREATE THAT MAP??????

Remus Lupin is a genius, Sirius Black doesn’t like rules, James Potter thinks he can do anything, and Peter brings them snacks and encourages their combined insane genius, that’s how.

Okay, I actually think there’s a really good answer to this.

We know from HP2 that the Chamber of Secrets doesn’t appear on the map, even though lots of other secret passages do, and we know from HP7 (most notably, anyway) that the Room of Requirement doesn’t appear on the map. Yet people under the invisibility cloak show up under their real names, as do polyjuiced people or animaguses in their animal forms. 

The difference between the latter (expected) edge cases and the former (actual) edge cases is that while the latter consist of relationships between what the map knows and people, the former consist of relationships between what the map knows and… Hogwarts.

The marauders aren’t smarter or more powerful than Death; they don’t have any special perceptive gifts that Death doesn’t have. What they did have was a magical castle founded by four of the greatest wizards who ever lived. I think the reason that the map knows so much, but hides a select few things, is that the map isn’t powered by those wizards—it’s powered by Hogwarts itself.

Think about this: the fish Lily made for Slughorn disintegrated when she died, but the map still works just fine even after all four Marauders are gone. Whatever made the map go, it wasn’t a charm any of them put on it. It was the borrowed wisdom of the place they lived in.

That’s one of the things that makes the map such a beautiful microcosm for the series, really: it’s proof that you don’t need to be stronger than Death to do amazing things, as Voldemort thought. On the contrary: it’s okay to ask for help from those who came before you and those who have more wisdom, courage, strength, or resources than you.

Because at Hogwarts, help will always be given to those who ask for it.

mydaenerys:

Game of Thrones Ladies + Minimalist (insp.)

HW