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No, but how sweet is it that during Harry’s first week at Hogwarts Hagrid sent along a note with Hedwig to invite Harry to tea rather than asking him in person so Harry didn’t feel left out and actually got some mail
HAGRID IS SO UNDER APPRECIATED THIS REALLY BUGS ME
lavender brown gets more hate for how she handles unrequited romantic feelings than snape does and i find that incredibly disturbing
let’s all take a minute to stop and think about how Hagrid gave Harry his homemade birthday cake, told him how much he looked like his parents, and fed him sausages before he even started to explain that he was a wizard
let’s stop to think about how his absolute first priority was to let harry know that he was loved and cared for
(Sirius Black at 2am in the Gryffindor dormitory)
eep the hp nerd in me loves this
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.
I kinda (super) am still in love with my Harry Potter tattoo. The lines are wonky because my calf muscles are flexed and there are 3 pretty large scars that have been covered up by the tattoo. But I’m so happy I got it. And now I’m getting to the point where I really want my next tattoo. I want it to be House related (as in the TV show) but there’s just so much to try to think of…
A Ravenclaw uses Alohomora
A Slytherin uses a lockpick
A Gryffindor charges to ram the door down
A Hufflepuff tries the doorknob and finds it wasn’t locked in the first place.
Half of me believes
magic is real; the other
half knows it for sure.
1. Still fresh and slightly bloody while Katie takes a picture.
2. Shiny after washing and removing plastic wrap (ugh why do tattoo artists still use that?)
3. Detail of the Burrow!
4. A flexed muscle picture so my scars are sorta visible through it.
It’s wrapped around my fat, scarred calf so the pictures are skewed a bit but oh my god I love it so much!
The colors will lighten ( including the stars) and it will look so nice. Better pictures with more detail will come as it heals :)