Sunday, April 10, 2016

Letters- HP Headcanon #4

This is so cute! I'm not sure when the person who made this head canon thought Ron was writing these letters, but I can imagine him doing it in their later years at Hogwarts, as he realized he liked Hermione. And then him continuing it after they got together, without ever telling her. Then on their first wedding anniversary, giving her a letter. After that, it was a tradition.
The thing I love about head canons is that they can be interpreted in a different way by each person who reads it. That's how I imagine it happening, but everyone might see it in a different way. 
Also just a shoutout to the person who wrote this awesome comment:


























What are your thoughts on this? Do you like the idea? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you have a magical day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Best Man- HP Headcanon #3


These 9 words have made so many people, myself included, burst into tears. I really can't handle reading anything about George after Fred's death. It just doesn't seem real to me.
I like to think that Fred's spirit was there, standing right next to George. I simply can't imagine anyone taking that place. I'm sure George couldn't either.
There was another head canon I saw:



I love that idea so much. So many people died before seeing their friends and family go through important life moments like getting married. I like to think that they were all there in a spiritual way, like Luna said. 
I hope that Fred was at George's wedding. I hope Lily, James, Remus and Sirius were at Harry's. I hope that Remus and Tonks were at Teddy's. I hope that everyone had their entire families, dead or alive, there to watch them at one of the best moments of their life.

What do you think about this post? Do you agree with the Best Man statement? Do you like the head canon about Luna's wedding? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have an enchanting day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dudley- HP Headcanon #2










I really love this idea. I think it fits pretty well into what actually happened. 
Something I love about this head canon is that this shows how Dudley differs from his parents. Dudley grew up being told not to like Harry and that he was a freak because of his magic, but he got over the prejudice his parents had. He saw Harry for what he really was: an orphan with no true family left, going through a really hard time.

When you think about it, this actually works with the whole "I don't think you're a waste of space" scene. In case you don't remember, this is what happened:


‘Er – no, they don’t,’ said Harry. ‘They think I’m a waste of space, actually, but I’m used to –’
‘I don’t think you’re a waste of space.’
If Harry had not seen Dudley’s lips move, he might not have believed it. As it was, he stared at Dudley for several seconds before accepting that it must have been his cousin who had spoken; for one thing, Dudley had turned red. Harry was embarrassed and astonished himself.
‘Well ... er ... thanks, Dudley.’
Again, Dudley appeared to grapple with thoughts too unwieldy for expression before mumbling, ‘You saved my life.’
‘Not really,’ said Harry. ‘It was your soul the Dementor would have taken ...’
He looked curiously at his cousin. They had had virtually no contact during this summer or last, as Harry had come back to Privet Drive so briefly and kept to his room so much. It now dawned on Harry, however, that the cup of cold tea on which he had trodden that morning might not have been a booby trap at all. Although rather touched, he was nevertheless quite relieved that Dudley appeared to have exhausted his ability to express his feelings.
After opening his mouth once or twice more, Dudley subsided into scarlet-faced silence.

[...]

Then Dudley held out his large, pink hand.
‘Blimey, Dudley,’ said Harry, over Aunt Petunia’s renewed sobs, ‘did the Dementors blow a different personality into you?’
‘Dunno,’ muttered Dudley. ‘See you, Harry.’
‘Yeah ...’ said Harry, taking Dudley’s hand and shaking it. ‘Maybe. Take care, Big D.’
Dudley nearly smiled, then lumbered from the room. Harry heard his heavy footfalls on the gravelled drive, and then a car door slammed.

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Clearly at some point, Dudley realized that Harry wasn't so bad. That quite possibly could have been earlier than Dudley was willing to let on.

Just as a small side note, I'm curious: do you think they should have included that scene in the movie? I think they should have. They did film the scene, but they decided to cut it out. I think it would have shown the other side of Dudley that they never included in the movies. I'm really glad that she decided to include that scene in the book, because it me
ant that we could leave on good terms with him.
I just don't think that Dudley was that terrible. I know he was horrible to Harry when they were kids, but he grew up. There was proof of that in the "I don't think you're a waste of space" scene.
And I know part of how he acted towards Harry was nature, but part of it was nurture too. His parents told him to hate Harry. He wasn't going to go against them.


What do you think of this head canon? Do you think it would work? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have an amazing day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Sunday, March 27, 2016

McGonagall Will Never Die

I can honestly see this happening. McGonagall is just one of those people we love so much, but she is still extremely scary. 
And come on, we all know Death would be scared of her. She could fall off a cliff and survive-- others would call it a miracle but it would totally be because she scared the reaper away.
People are going to come to Hogwarts in the future and she's going to be like, "Oh, you're a Weasley. I taught your parents. And their parents before them, and their parents before them, and their parents before them, and their parents before them..." 
I'm actually imagining that happening right now...
Everyone's just gonna assume she's immortal for goodness sake. Then again, if Death is scared of you, then you practically are immortal.
So I think what we've determined is that Minerva McGonagall is the true master of death. What's that? The Deathly Hallows make someone a master of death? Minerva McGonagall doesn't need that.   

What do you think of think of this post? Can you imagine all this happening? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you have an enchanting day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fatal Flaws


Oh my gods. No. This is not okay. Just no.
Whoever wrote this... I don't have words. I legitimately have no idea what to say.

WHY?!

You know you have a problem when one short paragraph has the power to make you cry. This is just... oh my gods.
I've been trying to write about this for weeks, and I still can't. I just have no way of expressing what I feel about it.
How do people think of these things? And more importantly, why do you try to think about these things? Are you trying to ruin all our lives or something? I guess it is kind of our fault though, cause we continuously read and share these posts... Like I'm doing right now... Well you know what, if I'm going to suffer because of these posts, I'm gonna make other people (aka you) suffer with me.
This post though. This post just gets to me.

What do you think about this? Are the FEELS affecting you too? Let me know in the comments! (It doesn't even have to be a coherent comment. You can comment akldcjfhhgklgl and I'll get the idea)

Hope you have a fantastic day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Why Snape Hated Them- HP Headcanon #1




(I don't own this headcanon)

This is such a perfect idea! Whether this was J.K. Rowling's intention or not, it fits so perfectly. Snape must have seen the similarities between Hermione and Lily. 
Hermione was originally supposed to be with Harry, which means that they were basically going to be another Lily and James (except Hermione didn't hate Harry at first). I am happy that the plan was changed and Harry ended up with Ginny, and Ron ended up with Hermione though. I think it just fits better.
But really, just think about it. Hermione and Lily were both really smart muggleborns who loved learning- which supports the idea that people who didn't grow up knowing about their magical abilities appreciate going to Hogwarts more like I talked about a bit here- and like the head canon said, they were both friends with a Potter. They weren't similar enough that it was like J.K. Rowling was writing the same character twice, but enough of their characteristics were the same that it would make sense for Snape to compare them- thus hating Hermione who reminded him of Lily.
There was another head canon floating around that sort of expands on this idea:





The reason Snape hated the Golden Trio so much was because together they made Lily. Harry had her eyes, Ron had her hair and Hermione was a smart muggleborn.







This post also makes me feel bad for Snape though, because everyday he had to look at these students who reminded him so much of the girl he loved. I can imagine if I was in his situation, I wouldn't really like the Golden Trio either.
My biggest wonder is whether J.K. Rowling did any of this on purpose. When she wrote about Lily did she base them off the Golden Trio (or vice versa)? And was that part of the reason she made Snape hate them, even if she didn't mention it in the books? It's not crazy to think she did it on purpose, since there was a lot of stuff she knew about that she didn't explicitly say.
Some people say that Snape just hated them because Harry was the son of James, they were Gryffindors and all that, but I really think that there was more to it than that. 
Snape's love for Lily was something that ran deep, that he never forgot. None of us will ever forget when this happened:
















Yes I just brought that up.
I'm curious though. What do you think about these theories? Do you think they make sense? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have a magical day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw Are Good Houses

And this is why I'm glad I'm a Hufflepuff... I know that most fans either want to be in Slytherin or Gryffindor, for obvious reasons, but I honestly think that Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are the more desirable houses (no offence if you're in Gryffindor or Slytherin though... You just aren't as good as us XD)
I mean really, Gryffindor had people like Peter Pettigrew, and Slytherin had people like the Blacks (such as Bellatrix), the Malfoys, Lord Voldemort and many other bad wizards. Of course they have good people too, but they have people like that too.
However, Hufflepuff has produced the fewest dark wizards in all of Hogwarts. 
And we don't know of any dark wizards from Ravenclaw other than Quirrel- however there's speculation about whether he willingly let Voldemort posses him. Ravenclaw is very academic based, and I kind of feel like most of them wouldn't turn to Dark Magic like Tom Riddle.
Just generally, Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws don't seem to get into as much trouble as Slytherins and Gryffindors, since their traits aren't as outgoing.
Of course this is all opinion based. I just thought I'd bring it up, since people tend to judge me because I'm in Hufflepuff.
What do you guys think of this? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have a magical day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel Summary:

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them...

Just a small disclaimer: as of right now, I haven't read all of Clockwork Princess. That means, I don't know how I'll feel about how the series ends, or all the plot twits. Now, onto the review...

In case you didn't know, this trilogy is the prequel to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I, along with many other people I believe, actually like these books even more than The Mortal Instruments (which is really saying something). 
The thing I really like about these books is how much they intertwine. Yes, you can read the series separately and completely understand them, but if you read them both, then there will be small things you understand. Like how some of the characters in The Infernal Devices are actually ancestors of characters in The Mortal Instruments (Which is so cool!) There are also characters that are immortal and show up in both series, which I love (Magnus, I'm looking at you...)

Tessa is the protagonist of this story and is a really interesting character. Something I find funny about her is that she seems so surprised that there are female shadow hunters and that women fight, but she's also a really ferocious character herself.
Will and Jem are what I'd call the 'love interests' of the story. They're each really well-rounded and developed characters. At the beginning, they may seem secretive and bad, and you may wonder why anyone likes them, but over time, there is a lot revealed about them that makes you understand them a bit better.
One thing I want to warn people about this series is that there are a lot of characters and different plots going on at once, and it can be hard to keep everything straight all the time. Since it's in third person, it jumps around with what's going on, but the main focus is Tessa (if that makes any sense...). 
Basically, Tessa drives the plot of the book and causes the main conflicts, while everyone else is doing smaller things to lead to the overall conflict. So Will and Jem might be over in Downtown London, while Tessa's at the Institute doing something, and so on. If any of you watch Once Upon A Time, it's kind of like that. Emma's the main character, but it focuses on other stuff too, and there's multiple plots going on at once.

Something really well done with these books though is how many plot twists there are. Honestly, throughout the whole book you could be thinking one thing and then you suddenly realize it's something completely different. Basically the rule is, if you think you know what's going to happen, you're WRONG. 

Have any of you read this trilogy? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have a shadow hunter-y day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dumbledore's Army



I don't think anyone can argue that Harry was a bit of an idiot at times. Not so much in his studies, mostly just with his common sense.
I really feel like he just doesn't know what common sense is. It's actually kind of hilarious. 
Like honestly, why would you make a group called Dumbledore's Army when the Ministry is worried about Dumbledore making an army? 
There are so many other times when he does stuff like this too.

For Example:


























He really is an idiot.

What do you think of these posts? Do you agree with them? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have a magical day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Sunday, February 14, 2016

What The Selection Has Taught Me About Relationships

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I actually found a text post that has to do with love, so I figured today was the best day to post it. Even though I just act like it's a normal day, where I just eat a bit more chocolate and cinnamon hearts (no, I'm not just saying that because I'm single...)
Anyway, hope you enjoy!


I love this post so much! There are so many things about each character that I didn't really like, but they do all have redeemable qualities. 
I think that The Selection Series has a lot of deeper messages beneath the surface. It really shows what a healthy relationship (between family, friends, or lovers) is. And I love this post because it really shows how each elite girl acted differently during a relationship and that together they represent how someone should act and feel during a relationship.
When I read each of the lines, I actually think of a certain part from the series. Like when I see 'Fangirl, like Amberley', I think of when America jokingly called her mom, and she said “If it ends as I suspect it will, Mom will be just fine.”
What do you think of this post? When you read it, do you think of scenes from the book? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you have an amazing day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople