#he made the character more than it was tbh #i love book draco but you don’t get to SEE his struggle so much as infer it based on harry’s rather limited POV and in the movies you get tom felton being amazing and deep and showing the downward spiral of someone who made himself incredibly vulnerable at his first meeting harry because he’s sure that all the hype his parents have been doing towards his family and his winning personality are going to garner him all the cool friends but then the years go on and everyone but slytherin hates him and then everyone but his small group of friends hates him and then he’s not even at school at all and he thinks his parents resent him for not succeeding in killing dumbledore and not helping their family get out under voldemort’s control even though those are both impossible requests for someone who is still underage you can see him try and make a decision of what’s right and what’s easy and once he starts thinking for himself you can see him leaning towards the former because none of this is what he signed up for because from the moment his school career began he’s been failing to live up to the expectations he’s set for himself so he rejects everyone around him as lesser and latches onto the one thing that his parents taught him that comes in handy and condescends to anyone who’ll listen and by the end you can see it eat away at him to the point where he’s all but begging harry to save him from dying because he’s once again failed supremely but this time he’s hit the actual rock bottom and his throat is raw from his constant need to resist swallowing his pride and all he wants is a fresh gasp of air and when his parents get him back he flees without looking back because as much as they’ve been worn out by the war draco’s been worn out by so much more in addition to that #and this all happens int he background with no more than a page of dialogue in each movie whereas the main characters have massive arcs and long lingering moments where you see them break down and build themselves back up and tom felton does it all with such cohesion and quiet brilliance that you look back and deem him a main character when he’s really been lost among the massive cast only getting a few words in edgewise and sometimes i wonder if he maybe relates to draco on a level that makes everything that much more rich and nuanced#harry potter #word vomit #spoilers #malfoys appreciation blog ‘∞

*slow claps for 8226 years*

(Source: danandblair)


Ok you know what bothers me? Just one of the many, many things that bother me? How (of course, because they have to ALWAYS and ONLY be the bad guys) the Slytherins are the ones who join Umbridge’s fucked up inquisition shit. In reality? That is literally in direct conflict


Give me a Dark wizard from Hufflepuff who’s working at the Ministry. Who is liked by everyone and couldn’t be more hardworking. No one would ever suspect that he’s the leak who’s been passing vital information about hiding places, Auror movements and raids to that…


I know I don’t post much Harry Potter and follow only a handful blogs who post Harry Potter. So I’m sure this topic has been covered and discussed many times, but I have to say this.

Does anyone else think that the whole concept of Sorting is absolute crap?

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so sometimes i think about harry potter being in the aurors and like

he’d never really thought about child protective services, muggle or otherwise, cause it’d never been relevant, right? like when he was a miserable kid he just thought that…


You know who would be amazingly feminist?

Slytherin girls.

For one thing, snakes were considered a symbol of women’s power in ancient Egypt. So they have that going for them right away.

Secondly, as per canon, most Slytherins are purebloods with families that are…


Reading faramircaptainofgondor's excellent meta about why Sorting in Harry Potter is an outdated, harmful institution that needs to die, It made me think about the truly awful rap Slytherin and to a lesser extent, Hufflepuff get in series.

When it comes down to it,…




Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.

He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a…


I like believing that Slytherins did fight in the battle, fought for their home, where they grew up. They probably dropped the cloaks and ties in order to not be a target.

Slytherins levitating rubble off of students

Slytherins sending the spiders flying out windows