howcanyousaytome-i-am-a-king said: How good/weird/coincidental is that, my adult next door neighbour got me into HP too! Also ugh yes, Tonks. She could have been so much more.
That is weird!
And yes! When OOTP came out I was 10 and mostly wore boys’ clothes and my friends had left the school I was at, and she was just so great, someone who was different and cool and funny. And then it was just urgh, what a boring plot you’ve given this character who could’ve been so much, could’ve been different.
harry potter discussions always end up nostalgic or self-revealing it was just a major part of my life aged 7-11 especially
5:56 pm • 17 August 2014 • 2 notes
Harry Potter Q&A: Reblog with your own answers
My house: Slytherin, though some might say Ravenclaw too
Favourite character from the trio: Hermione, I dressed as her when I was 8
Three other favourite characters: Sirius Black (and then when I got into Byron and compared them I understood), I really liked Tonks but I don’t like her plot line in DH, and probably Lupin (this is difficult as when I was younger I wasn’t really into certain characters in books, though I know I loved Sirius ‘cause I reread the Padfoot chapter in GoF constantly)
Least favourite character: not really sure - as I said, I wasn’t really that into many characters or not into them, though maybe Umbridge originally
Favorite book: Prisoner of Azkaban overall, I think
One favourite moment: oh god, that’s difficult - I really love the line in HBP where Harry says if he’s sure he’d be best pals if the Death Eaters if they weren’t constantly trying to do him in
How you were introduced to the series: My adult next door neighbour lent them to me when I was 7. I got my own copies for Christmas that year and reread them (the first four) over the next three days)
What would your favorite lesson be?: Embarrassingly it might be History of Magic, or Arithmancy (I’d be interested in Ancient Runes but I’m not great at languages).
Which hallow would you take?: Invisibility Cloak
Which character are you most like?: I have no idea - I just did an online test and got Hermione, but I’m pretty sure I’m too much of a coward to be her (I’d prefer to be sneaky than stand up for something)
Three spells you’d like to be able to perform: Accio, Patronus, Silencing Charm
Would you have entered your name in the Goblet of Fire?: no
Would you have played Quidditch?: no, I’d be one of those characters in fic who turn up to the matches with a book because their friend is playing
What form would your Patronus take?: a bat possibly
What would be your profession in the wizarding world?: I’d be researching/writing books, or trying to
(Source: wastelandic, via vivianmackerrell)
this turned up and as I spent last night nostalgically reading remus/sirius fic I had to
5:33 pm • 17 August 2014 • 29,877 notes
when you’re doing a ‘which character are you’ quiz and the question is ‘have you ever LARPed’ and your honest answer is ‘well no but me and my friend once dressed as and acted for large parts of the day as Byron and Shelley’
you'll see why I'm doing the quiz when I reblog a thing in a minute
5:14 pm • 17 August 2014 • 7 notes
Prince Hal - John Tufts
Hotspur - Kevin Kenerly
[Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2010);
Henry IV: Part One; Act 5, Scene 4
O, Harry, thou hast robb’d me of my youth!
I better brook the loss of brittle life
Than those proud titles thou hast won of me;
They wound my thoughts worse than sword my flesh:
But thought’s the slave of life, and life time’s fool;
And time, that takes survey of all the world,
Must have a stop. O, I could prophesy,
But that the earthy and cold hand of death
Lies on my tongue: no, Percy, thou art dust
And food for—
For worms, brave Percy: fare thee well, great heart!
Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk!
When that this body did contain a spirit,
A kingdom for it was too small a bound;
But now two paces of the vilest earth
Is room enough: this earth that bears thee dead
Bears not alive so stout a gentleman.
If thou wert sensible of courtesy,
I should not make so dear a show of zeal:
But let my favours hide thy mangled face;
And, even in thy behalf, I’ll thank myself
For doing these fair rites of tenderness.
Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heaven!
Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave,
But not remember’d in thy epitaph!
(Source: etspera, via eighttwotwopointthreethree)
4:37 pm • 17 August 2014 • 28 notes
I am going to reorganise my books for when I move (because I will not have massive bookshelves so it’ll be easier to have certain time periods in certain places etc) and I’m so excited, reorganising books is like the best thing
(once again if anyone has any set texts etc they need to buy (literature wise) and I might have, do ask, as I’ll happily sell them for postage - though not 16th/17th century stuff I need that)
oh no now I'm uncertain how to arbitrarily cut off time periods
also you can tell what sort of focus my degree had from the fact that everything post 1900 will be 'modern'
4:36 pm • 17 August 2014 • 6 notes
“This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,
when we are sick in fortune,—often the surfeit
of our own behavior,—we make guilty of our
disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as
if we were villains by necessity; fools by
heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and
treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards,
liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of
planetary influence; and all that we are evil in,
by a divine thrusting-on. An admirable evasion
of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish
disposition to the charge of a star! My
father compounded with my mother under the
dragon’s tail; and my nativity was under Ursa
major; so that it follows, I am rough and
lecherous. Fut! I should have been that I am,
had the maidenliest star in the firmament
twinkled on my bastardizing.”
— Edmund, King Lear 1.2.442-454 (via thepurposeofplaying)
despite not being that into Lear
I do like Edmund's speeches
1:07 pm • 17 August 2014 • 30 notes
peeps up from nowhere yells about how lovely your sister is crawls away
she would be very pleased about this, she thinks you’re awesome!
10:42 pm • 16 August 2014 • 3 notes
Yeah but somehow this feels less awkward than popping up in you ask and being like: ‘I think we’ve done the required period of occasional interactions and little nods. Let’s talk.’ #tragicallybritish
That’s very true, my usual method is just waiting until such things come up in conversation, even if that takes forever (now I’m trying to work out if there’s any important facts about myself I have not shared on here). Or that thing when it’s been too long to find out simple details about a person so you have to resign yourself to never knowing unless they bring it up because you can’t ask now.
9:51 pm • 16 August 2014 • 1 note
You are now obligated to talk about your brother. Whose existence I was also unaware of.
My brother is nearly 19 and watches all the films and tv ever, which means we end up having conversations like ‘you know that guy who was in X and also Y?’ ‘oh, you mean the one who was in Z?’. He is also much taller than me and likes to mock me for this.
people should realy ask questions if they want to know things about me
as I forgot to tell normal details otherwise
or even not normal ones
9:34 pm • 16 August 2014 • 2 notes
Your sister sounds lovely. I did not previously realise you have a sister.
I have two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. My sister IS lovely, she’s 15, has a black belt in karate, and remembers all the useless things I tell her because she has an amazing memory, so will make comments about plays and writers based entirely on things I’ve told her in the past.
9:16 pm • 16 August 2014 • 5 notes