THIS IS HOW HER HAIR SHOULD HAVE LOOKED THE WHOLE TIME THOUGH
I’ll forever wish they hadn’t overlooked that a crucial part of hermione as a character was the fact that her worth wasn’t in her appearance. That was such an important message for me.
Hermione was one of the first characters I ever strongly identified with, and that had a lot to do with things like her hair.
I’m not a big Harry Potter fan, but now that this was pointed out it reminded me of a post. It was the guy who plays Neville, and he was talking about how when he was first cast he had his real teeth, but as he grew up they straightened out or smth so they made him wear fake crooked teeth because that’s how Neville “was supposed to look.”
That’s just interesting to me, that they would keep something like Neville’s crooked teeth but couldn’t keep Hermione’s hair…
Because a male character can be ugly and still worth something, but a female character is only worth her beauty.
HOW COME WHEN HARRY GETS BITTEN BY THE BASILISK IN CHAMBER OF SECRETS THAT DOESNT DESTROY THE HORCRUX IN HIM SOMEONE ANSWER THIS???
Can we get JKR on the phone ?
yes let me just pull out her number real quick hang on yes hello 911 can i speak to jkr pls
because he didn’t die, he was just injured and then Fawkes healed him. In order to destroy the horcrux in him he had to die.
But if he had to die then how come he isn’t fucking dead?! He’s alive at the end of the seventh book! And JKR already stated that magic cannot bring a person back to life—hence INFERI being unnatural creatures. So… if Harry comes back to life and he’s not an inferi then he wasn’t really dead, just knocked out. So… still makes no sense.
Well remember when he was at the white train station with Dumbledore and he saw the little shriveled Voldemort under the cart? That was his horcrux separated from him, right? I mean that was clearly at least a near death experience, which may have been enough. but I think he came back because he had the sorcerer’s stone? because that stone could bring back the second brother’s lost love, but since she had been dead for so long she was all sad. (and then the second brother hanged himself and it was all very upsetting) harry had only be dead a few minutes so he hadn’t had a chance to decompose or anything when the stone revived him.
I mean if I want to imagine there are no plotholes then yeah I guess this can work, but it still doesn’t do it for me because in the book, Harry literally is like almost dead when Fawkes cries on him and shit. Like, he has the whole end of the year gratuitous hospital wing stay and everything so obviously the basilisk thing was a big deal and also it’s like—how much did any of the other horcruxes need to be touched by the basilisk fang or the sword of Gryffindor in order to be destroyed? And JKR goes over and over again how it’s not OK to bring people back from the dead under any circumstances—that magic doesn’t work that way—not even the sorcerer’s stone. And like, there’s a good reason for that considering that if it weren’t true, why didn’t Dumbledore just get brought back right after dying? Like, they had the body, they had the stone? SOme wizard could have done something right? But no—they couldn’t because when someone dies, there’s no magic in the world that can overcome that. That’s a really imporant theme to me in almost every book.
So here’s what I think happened: JKR wanted Harry to die. She wrote the series and realized that he would have to die. She realized that only by accepting his own death could he truly become a hero. Otherwise, he wasn’t a hero—he was just a boy that a madman tried to kill. She reiterates this a million times—that Harry is just Harry and that it’s his choices that make him a hero. So I think she wrote it with Harry dying a beautiful and tragic death that ultimately allowed Neville to kill Voldemort just as he was destined to—which also brings closure to his storyline since it allows him to avenge his parents. And then JKR sent that draft to her editor and her editor sent it right back and was like, “NO YOU CANNOT KILL HARRY FUCKING POTTER, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING TOO LONG FOR THIS YOU CAN NOT KILL HIM THERE ARE KIDS OUT THERE WE WILL NOT PUBLISH THIS SHIT REWRITE IT!” And like, I get it and I understand it because yeah so many people would have been upset if Harry died, but the scenes after his death are just so forced that I really think JKR didn’t want to write it that way.
Plus there’s the whole idea that JKR writes about Tom splitting his soul into seven pieces and in the books they all say “OK THEN THERE ARE SIX HORCRUXES LET’S GO FIND THEM” and they do that and then all of a sudden Dumbledore says “Oh no, but you were actually a horcrux too-” and everyone stops and counts and they’re like, “Oh, well yeah seven pieces, seven horcruxes, that makes sense” and so it’s ok, but they’re all forgetting that in order to be a corporeal being and not an inferi, Voldemort has to contain a piece of his soul within himself too. So really he split his soul into eight pieces if Harry was actually a horcrux? And you can say “yeah well he didn’t know-it was unexpected” but they even point out in the seventh book that he obviously felt it every time a piece of his soul was ripped out of him and every time one of those pieces was destroyed so I think he would have realized it if Harry was a horcrux and he would have understood the importance of keeping him alive. But JKR had to make Harry a horcrux because there’s no other way he could have been hit with a killing curse and lived a second time unless the killing curse wasn’t killing him, but something inside of him and there’s no other magic that could bring him back if he actually died.