It bothered me that there were no Squibs allowed in Hogwarts. Fine, I can get that Squibs would not be able to do any wand magic, and would not be able to fly a broomstick. They still apparently possess enough innate magic to see the school and other magically hidden locations. Out of the classes at Hogwarts that the kids take, a Squib could take and benefit from the following classes: History of Magic, Astronomy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, MUGGLE STUDIES, Potions (there will be little foolish wand-waving here), Arithmancy, Ancient Runes, and partially theoretical classes on Defense Against the Dark Arts and Charms.
That’s a long list of classes. And some of them are particularly upsetting to me because there’s stuff like History of Magic being left out- that’s their own history they’re being barred from learning. Since Squibs are often forced into the Muggle world, a Squib would make an ideal Muggle Studies teacher and would no doubt be able to teach a more realistic and informative class than someone going off of biased wizarding texts. Squib kids looking into living in the Muggle world would absolutely benefit from learning Muggle studies, especially if they’re from a mainly pureblood family who doesn’t venture out all too often.
And then there’s the rest of them! Arguably you could have a Squib gifted with prescience, and Divination is supposed to be a very accessible branch of magic. Squibs being excellent at taking care of magical plants and animals and making groundbreaking advancements, Squibs working in tandem with each other to breed different magical herbs for potions, Squib potion masters creating all sorts of amazing concoctions. Squibs working with muggleborns and using logic and science to advance magic theoretically, Squibs being huge pro-muggleborn/pro-muggle advocates, Squibs making star charts and Squibs going into the muggle world to use their healing potions in their jobs as nurses and doctors.
Squibs being so completely shut out of magical education was such a sore point for me in the books, especially viewing the treatment of our only prominent Squib- an angry, bitter, glorified janitor often at the mercy of brats with wands. I’m not justifying or endorsing his abusiveness at all, but this was an awful character to use to explore people without magic in a society that bases your worth on it. A lot of time Rowling seems to validate Wizarding prejudices more than she challenges them. While I really enjoy reading the headcanons about Hogwarts being very accessible to people with disabilities, I can’t bring myself to see that as the case with Squibs being treated as they are.
on a scale from Matilda to Carrie how well do you handle having telekinesis and terrible parents
Molly Weasley knowing her youngest is trans long before Ginny comes out, and reassuring her daughter that “we’ll still get you new clothes as quick as we can, dear. Ron’s hand-me-downs just wont do, will they?”, whenever Ginny worries about her transitioning being a burden to her family.
Molly Weasley immediately accepting the fact that Ron likes girls, “but also wouldn’t mind dating a guy like Krum”, and instead of making a big deal about it, just tells him embarrassing tales of her romantic life.
Molly Weasley finding out about Aspie Hermione and helping her sew weights into her robes and making her stim toys and teaching her spells to help with noise. (And never hesitanting in any of this, even when’s she’s mad at Hermione, because her anger will never overshadow her need to care).
Molly Weasley send the Twins constant letters reminding them to study, as well as little ways she finds to improve focus, and reminding them that even if their ADHD makes it too hard sometimes, she’s still so proud of them.
Molly Weasley doing everything she can to help Percy feel comfortable with his OCD, even in the chaos of the Burrow, and never going into his room because she knows it makes him paranoid, and not getting mad if his compulsions get in the way of her cleaning.
Molly Weasley meeting Ginny’s new friend Luna, who switches pronouns whenever, and always making sure to ask Luna for the proper ones whenever they see each other.
Molly Weasley sending howlers to anyone at Hogwarts who makes fun of Harry for the panic attacks he has. (Malfoy ends up with quite a few of them).
Molly Weasley happily accepting that she’ll never have grandchildren from her ace aro son Charlie, who prefers dragons to people anyway.
Molly Weasley sending extra care-packages to Hogwarts, with strict instructions to “give to whoever needs it most”.
Molly Weasley being a safe place for all her kids to turn to, even the ones she didn’t raise.
Molly Weasley being a Mother with a capital M.
I’m honestly such a sucker for fan-made movie posters.
Ok so earthbenders can metal bend, waterbenders can blood bend, and firebenders can lighting bend. What special thing can an airbender do?
sometimes i think about castiel and all the fuckin junior league demons he has to fight. do you think he ever gets irritated with that? like imagine you are a grown-ass adult man minding your business and you keep getting called out to fight by punk third graders. these demons are brand new they barely remember the declaration of independence. they’re giving castiel all kinds of shit trying to start something and castiel is like, give me a break, i babysat the fuckin dinosaurs
chris evans + left boob + text posts aka i’m so sorry
btvs - that came out wrong: part one
We’re a strange pair, aren’t we?
another set of commissioned dragon hoards ! the cat hoarder and the kitten hoarder are best friends and sometimes let their charges meet for playdates
Happy birthday, Harry Potter!
To celebrate Harry’s birthday (and my undying love for the series), I made my own covers! I created patterns (Thanks for the inspiration Scandinavia!) using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted them. You can view the whole project here! :)
(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)