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.


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,


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,


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.


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,


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,