HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: MY THOUGHTS + DISCUSSION PART 2 // HP CHATS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! All of this year I’ve been doing a deep-dive into the Harry Potter, talkign about the general wizarding world and some of my favourite theories that I’ve discovered along the way! I have genuinely loved doing this series on my blog and sharing it with you, it’s sparked some amazing discussions that I’ve really loved! So, in the future I’m thinking I might even do similar deep dives for other series!

However, all that being said, as much fun as this has been and as much as I love the hP series for kicking off my love for reading on my own as a child, we do need to mention she who must not be named because I don’t condone her actions or beliefs. I do not stand with J K Rowling or her beliefs and I am so so sorry to everyone she has hurt and contonues to hurt. I started this series with the entent to discuss one of my childhood favourite series but, I no longer wish to promote the series on my blog so this series will be the end of my focus on the Harry Potter series on my blog. 

Instead of donating more money to JK Rowling by buying new sets of the series or new HP merch, consider donating to one of these organisations isntead:

Homeless Black Trans women fund The Okra Project | Trans Law Center | Black Trans Femmes in the Arts

*spoilers for the whole series*

You can find my thoughts on the other books in the series here.

In part one of my discussion for this book I talked A LOT about certain characters and how I felt about them so for this post, being a part 2 I thought I would talk more about the actual book, rather than a total focus on the characters.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: MY THOUGHTS + DISCUSSION PART 1 // HP CHATS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! All of this year I’ve been doing a deep-dive into the Harry Potter, talkign about the general wizarding world and some of my favourite theories that I’ve discovered along the way! I have genuinely loved doing this series on my blog and sharing it with you, it’s sparked some amazing discussions that I’ve really loved! So, in the future I’m thinking I might even do similar deep dives for other series!

However, all that being said, as much fun as this has been and as much as I love the hP series for kicking off my love for reading on my own as a child, we do need to mention she who must not be named because I don’t condone her actions or beliefs. I do not stand with J K Rowling or her beliefs and I am so so sorry to everyone she has hurt and contonues to hurt. I started this series with the entent to discuss one of my childhood favourite series but, I no longer wish to promote the series on my blog so this series will be the end of my focus on the Harry Potter series on my blog. 

Instead of donating more money to JK Rowling by buying new sets of the series or new HP merch, consider donating to one of these organisations isntead:

Homeless Black Trans women fund The Okra Project | Trans Law Center | Black Trans Femmes in the Arts

*spoilers for the whole series*

You can find my thoughts on the other books in the series here.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX: MY THOUGHTS + DISCUSSION // HP CHATS

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m bringing you the next instalment in my Harry Potter breakdown series! I’ve been having so much fun exploring each book in-depth and searching for theories relating to each book! I’ll be doing a post for each book in the series, talking about different fan theories and random things I’ve noticed while reading the books! I’m having a blast re-reading the series, especially when I’m thinking about different fan theories in relation to whichever book I’m reading, it’s a lot of fun!

*spoilers for the whole series*


You can find my thoughts on the other books in the series here.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE: MY THOUGHTS + DISCUSSION // HP CHATS

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Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire

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Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m bringing you the next instalment in my Harry Potter breakdown series! I’ve been having so much fun exploring each book in-depth and searching for theories relating to each book! I’ll be doing a post for each book in the series, talking about different fan theories and random things I’ve noticed while reading the books! I’m having a blast re-reading the series, especially when I’m thinking about different fan theories in relation to whichever book I’m reading, it’s a lot of fun!

*spoilers for the whole series*


You can find my thoughts on the other books in the series here.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS: MY THOUGHTS + DISCUSSION // HP CHATS

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m bringing you the next instalment in my Harry Potter breakdown series! I’ll be doing a post for each book in the series, talking about different fan theories and random things I’ve noticed while reading the books! I’m having a blast re-reading the series, especially when I’m thinking about different fan theories in relation to whichever book I’m reading, it’s a lot of fun!

*spoilers for the whole series*


You can find my thoughts on book one here.

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HOW I FEEL ABOUT J K ROWLING ADDING TO CANON // HP Chats!

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for years but have been putting off simply because I just don’t want to write it! Last year I intended to write a whole series about different aspects of the Potterverse but found that as much as I enjoy Harry Poter as a series of books, I actually don’t like talking about it with other people because it’s so exhausting. But, this year I want to make an effort to actually talk with you guys about the series more because I plan on re-reading it at some stage, even if it makes me a bit uncomfortable because there are so many differing opinions!

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I NEED AN EARLY HOGWARTS PREQUEL (ROWLING, PLEASE FEED MY FANDOM NEEDS) // BOOK CHATS!

Hey Guys! Today is a day… If you’ve been following my blog lately then you know I’ve been struggling a bit with life and school and family in general but that I’m trying to push through (you can read more here). So, because life is sucky right now, I thought I would try and get my mood up by talking about one of my favourite topics – Harry Potter, or more specifically why I would kill for some early Hogwarts era prequels (not Fantastic Beasts). 

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First of all, let me introduce you to my absolute favourite YouTube video of all time. You can find it here and I urge you to watch it before you finish reading this blog post. Anyway, now that you’ve me the SuperCarlinBrothers and your life has been completed (you’re welcome), you know all about one of my favourite theories of all time! ANd now I can finally start this post!

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I know that we all want to read about The Marauders (which I have talked about here & here) but let’s go back a little (a lot) further and think about how amazing it would be to read about The founders of Hogwarts and how Hogwarts was built. Following the video, if you watched it, wouldn’t it also be fantastic to also learn about the origin or objects like The Pensive, The Veil and The Mirror???

If it’s true that The Ministry was built around The Veil isn’t that kind of amazing?? Wouldn’t it be amazing to learn about the origins of these objects or even just Hogwarts in itself? Even if you don’t care about the theory, I still think learning about how Hogwarts came about and getting to know the Sorting Hat and the founders would be really cool! And, it would also give us some really cool insight into how Hogwarts and the houses have evolved from the very beginning to the Harry Potter Hogwarts years!

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DO YOU WANT ANY HP PREQUELS OR ARE YOU SICK OF ALL THE HP CONTENT SUCKING YOUR WALLET DRY??

WHAT KIND OF HP PREQUEL WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ?

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MY THOUGHTS & FEELINGS ON ALBUS DUMBLEDORE // HP Discussions

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Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a new HP Discussions post. In the past, I have talked about my thoughts on Johnny Depp being in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and how I feel about The Marauders, which you can find here

I have been wanting to talk about Harry Potter lately, as my re-read of the series has been getting into the later books (current read: Order of The Phoenix). So, I figured, what better way to do that than to bring back my HP Discussions series???

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So, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most famous and popular HP characters. He is by no means the most controversial (*coughs* Snape can choke) but, I do think there is still a lot of discussion surrounding him. When I was younger and first reading the series, Dumbledore was one of my favourite characters. He’s exactly who a young reader wants to read about. He’s weird, he’s funny and he’s wise.

Until a few years ago I did really enjoy him. I think he’s an interesting and complex character. He’s easy to love – who doesn’t love a wacky and wise old man? What’s not to love? Well, a lot actually. It turns out he’s also hella problematic.

So, what’s the tea?

Well, first up, and yeah I’m gonna rant here, he let a child be abused. And, if you’re going to argue Harry wasn’t being abused (mentally and verbally, at least) then you can click out of this post and never come back. He knew Harry was being abused but did nothing. Yes, I know why (Lily’s spell blah blah blah) but, that’s barely an excuse. He allowed a child to be abused and why is no one talking about this more???

I’m sorry. You’re telling me, Dumbledore left a baby with a bunch of Muggles who already hated magic and never knew he was being abused? You’re telling me that Dumbledore thought Harry was living in a cupboard and not being fed for days on end for shits and gigs??? You’re telling me he didn’t know about the physical and mental abuse the Dursley’s were subjecting The Boy Who Lived to. You’re telling me, Dumbledore dropped Harry Potter off as a baby and never bothered to check up on him until 11 years later when he turned up at Hogwarts.

No, okay Dumbledore knew and nothing about this is okay. What Dumbledore did cannot be excused under any circumstance. Dumbledore never even considered asking the Dursleys if they would adopt Harry, he just left a baby on their doorstep. McGonagall told him they were deplorable people (I think she called them the worst kind of muggle imaginable???) but, no I’m Dumbledore and I have a beard with bells and I know better. Lol, see ya in a few years kid!

You can’t tell me that he let Harry be abused for 17 years so the fame would never go to his head or for the sake of a shitty spell Lily cast. Sorry, Dumbledore, but I’m calling bs on that one.

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“You have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment? You have used me… I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter…”

And even if you can excuse all this. There’s the fact that once Harry came to Hogwarts Dumbledore started grooming him to become a soldier. He raised a kid to die and nothing about this is okay. Sure, it makes for a really interesting plot point and sort of summary to a seven book/ 8 movie storyline, but also it’s super f*cked up and I’m really mad.

There are so many problematic things about the Harry Potter series, like for instance, why are former terrorists (Death Eaters) working in Government and teaching children (Snape, Karkaroff)??? But, aside from Snivellus Snek, the main character in the series who really gets my goat would have to be Dumbledore. SO many characters in the series idolise him and I think in a way he even idolises himself, or at least the idea of him. But, particularly in the seventh book we really get to see what a terrifying type of man he was. Dumbledore once dabbled in dark magic (Hence, Grindelwald), he raised a child to die, he allows Quirrel to work at Hogwarts knowing he’s #sketchy af (he asks Snape to keep an eye on him), he barely tells Harry anything, he lets an abuser and former terrorist teach at his school (*coughs* Snape can choke) and completely ignores the students’ and other teachers worries about said teacher.

And as the cherry on the top, Harry and Ginny name one of their children (Hell yes I’m bringing this up, don’t @ me) after him because who else could you name your kid after? Your dead parents? The people who practically raised you (Molly, Arthur, Hagrid)?? Your actual family (Molly, Arthur, Hagrid, Lupin, Sirius)??? I just… why?? (*coughs* it was the psychological manipulation but don’t mind me).

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*you should give these articles a go, I’m sure I missed a bunch of stuff as I’m still re-reading the series, but these articles are all really good!

Why I Don’t Like Dumbledore

14 Reasons Why We Hate Dumbledore

Why Albus Dumbledore Sucks

14 Reasons Dumbledore Is Actually A Massive Jerk

Albus Dumbledore (If you read any of these articles read this. Warning: this is very long but very worth it)

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SO, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT ALBUS PERCIVAL WULFRIC I’M PRETENTIOUS AF BRIAN DUMBLEDORE?
MY MUM THINKS I’M OVERREACTING (She’s only seen the movies & also loves Snape [ew]) BUT I KIND OF DON’T THINK I AM. WHAT ARE YOUR OPINIONS ON THIS DISCUSSION?

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How I Feel About The Marauders // HP Discussions

I don’t really care about The Marauders. Okay, so now that I’ve got your attention! Today I will be talking about The Marauders from the Harry Potter series and maybe this will be controversial??
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I, like most other HP fans, would love to have more books in the HP series but I think its safe to say that most fans would kill for a prequel like this. Though, if I’m honest I would much rather read a prequel focusing on the Peverell Brothers (which coincidentally, I have talked about here). I would rather read a book that goes into the beginnings of Hogwarts with the founders, or the formations of the Ministry. I would, of course, read a book focussing on The Marauders, but I would also love to read pretty much anything else.

WHY WOULD I READ IT? & WHY DON’T I CARE?

I would totally read a Marauders prequel because, 1. more Hogwarts and 2. I’m doing it for Harry! At this point it feels like I owe it to Harry to read more about his family.

Why don’t I want to read it? Well, mostly because I don’t care. But, also because I don’t know when this book would be set. I could read it if it was set in their senior years or around when they all join The Order. But, if it ended up being set around the beginning r middle of their time in school then I doubt I would enjoy it. I don’t want to read about bullies – I just don’t care. I would love a prequel just like everyone else but also let’s be real, do I want to read a book about 2 kids bullying people and 2 other people indirectly bully others?

I know that the Marauders, particularly Sirius and James, the primary bullies did grow up and get their heads out of the asses, but still…

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THIS COULD GO SO, SO WRONG

Honestly, at this point, I feel like we all have some pretty intense ideas of who we think each of the characters are and how we think they act and think. We all have our own headcanons and ideas of how a prequel would turn out. So, if we actually got a Marauders novel, would we actually like it or would we deem it non-canon like a certain play?

At this point, we know that a certain author will never actually confirm in her books or movies whether or not some characters are gay. So, for all the people who ship Sirius and Remus, fanfiction might be the only option.

Basically, I’m really pessimistic and I just feel like at some point Rowling will write one because she needs money and it will be very underwhelming.

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PREQUELS I NEED IN MY LIFE // BOOK CHATS

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a post I wouldn’t normally write but I have recently felt inspired so I figured why not give it a go? Today I’m talking to you guys all about the prequels I want to read!

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A PEVERELL BROTHERS DEATHLY HALLOWS PREQUEL

Because which Harry Potter fan doesn’t really want to read this? I would honestly love to see a whole film just about the creation of the hallows and just to see how Death follows them around and if that would be the road Rowling goes down. I mean, not everyone believes this is how it all went down, and honestly if she just made a book of short stories about the brothers on Pottermore I would love it. I JUST WANT TO KNOW ALL THE THINGS

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MRS WHO, MRS WHICH, MRS WHATSIT

I know, I can’t have this from the original author but, like, if V E Schwab or Stephanie Garber wants to randomly write a story about these three wonderful ladies I would be totally down with it. I’ve only read book 1 but these ladies are super sketchy and I love them so PREQUEL PLEASE

 

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QUEUE THE CLICHE PREQUEL IDEA: THE MARAUDERS

Yep, eventually, this will happen guys. Okay, we know what good Ol’ J. K. is like, she just can’t stop with the Potterverse – give it a couple of years and we’ll have a prequel in the works and let’s be real, probably a movie deal too.

I want this, though I feel, not as much as everyone else. I want to know more about how the Marauders made the map and how the hell they all managed to graduate. I want to learn about what Harry’s parents were like in their prime (and only) time. I want to know how Lily felt when she finally gave in and said yes to James. I want confirmation that Sirius and Remus were more than friends (though it’ll never happen because Rowling only ever makes her characters gay affter she kills them – and they would be alive in this series/book).

I JUST WANT TO KNOW ALL THE THINGS

What was James’ first Quidditch practice like? What did they eat for breakfast? What were their favourite classes? I HAVE TOO MANY QUESTIONS

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