Smehkaleen

...And Other Ramblings

  • 1st September
    2014
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  “A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform  packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with  the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it.
  Smoke from the engine drifted over the heads of the chattering crowd, while cats of every color wound here and there between their legs. Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.”

Happy September 1st, y’all!

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  • 31st August
    2014
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animagi-werewolf:

Here is a reason why Jily is the ultimate OTP:  while the others OTPs are doing whatever they are doing, James and Lily Potter are saving the fucking wizard world with their orgasms. 

fuck yeah, Jily

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  • 31st August
    2014
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siriusdarkgrey:

lily evans running into class late and out of breath and saying “sorry im late i was… doing stuff.” james potter swaggering in after her and saying “im
stuff.”

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  • 31st August
    2014
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It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew— and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents— that there was all the difference in the world.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This quote is fantastic and one of the most meaningful in the entire series. Not only does it stress the importance of choice and free will, setting the stage for Deathly Hallows, it’s one of the most crucial indicators of Harry’s character and his parent’s characters. She didn’t need to include that small detail, “so did my parents,” but Rowling did. James and Lily understood their sacrifice and purpose much like Harry. 

So if anyone tries to argue that James was douchebag and Lily was a bitch, you’ve missed details like this that show the complete opposite. We never learn a lot about Lily and James, but what we do know is that they were real people who grew up and fought because that’s what they wanted to do. They didn’t work for the good guys out of guilt/selfish need for redemption/obsession with the past. Lily and James were two selfless people whose love literally saved the world.

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