Anonymous: "Do you still care about starkid?"
Of course. Clearly since my blogs theme completely changed I’m not as enamored with them as I used to be and I’m not very up to date with what they’re doing, but I just moved into an apartment about a month ago and the universe high-fived me and gave me a roommate that likes them so I’m currently having a relapse.
Anonymous: "Hiiiiiii, I saw your post with tips for going to the Harry Potter theme park and was wondering if you knew if the wait times for the new Gringott's ride have gotten better?"
Oh yes it’s much better now! Most of the summer crowds have died down and they seem to have worked out some of their issues with the ride so the line is MUCH shorter. I was there a little over a week ago and it was a 20 minute wait…Much better than the 6+ hour one when it opened.
Anonymous: "Did James and Lily get married before or after Lily got pregnant? Was that ever said in the books or in an interview? I've always wondered that."
Unless I missed it in an interview, I sadly don’t think we’ve ever been told but I assume it was before she was pregnant.
“One of the most horrifying things about war is how it leaves children fatherless and motherless.” The most powerful way she could dramatize that idea, she says, was to kill a set of parents that were dear to readers. “I had no intention of killing [Lupin],” says Rowling. “But then it dawned on me he had to die.”
(Luke Newberry as Teddy Lupin)
Anonymous: "Wait so with your Gideon and Fabian set Bill is in it so like how old was he? And that means the other Weasley kids were born when they had died?"
Yes, so Gideon and Fabian were said to have died in the second half of 1981, so if I’m doing my math right and depending on which month they died, Molly would have been 31-32 years old when they were killed, Bill would have been 10 or 11, Charlie was 8 or 9, Percy was 4 or 5, Fred and George were 3, Ron was 1, and Ginny was either just born or a few months old.
Here goes nothing:
Until I met Adam, my now fiancé, I had never heard of Cystic Fibrosis, the illness he was diagnosed with at birth. Six years later, it is perhaps the most impactful aspect of my day-to-day life. Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system, responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus. People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system. The mucus causes impairment of the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections which lead to irreversible damage. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF. There is currently no cure. From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy.
Adam goes through thousands of dollars of medication a month. He is currently on three different medications for his stomach alone (the second to counter the side effects of the first, and the third to counter the side effects of the second). He is almost always unwell. He is in and out of hospital far too often. His lung function is dropping. Consistently.
Life expectancy is 37.
Adam and I are getting married in November, and I would like to spend as many anniversaries with him as possible. On October 26th, I’m going to be running 8 kilometres in the Great Strides 2014 event to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. The cost of living for people with CF can be crippling, and CFV have helped Adam and I time and time again. They are a fantastic not-for-profit organisation whose main goal is to improve the quality of life for families and adults living with Cystic Fibrosis.
Running 8 kilometres is going to be a massive feat for me, but it is not half so hard as the challenges many CF sufferers face on a daily basis. If you are able, I would appreciate absolutely anything you can donate. I know that I am asking a lot, and I understand that not everyone is in a position to do so—which is absolutely fine!—but this cause is too close to my heart for me not to explore every avenue. I need to do everything I can to help.
I would really appreciate it if you could reblog this post—if not for me, then for this adorable photo of my fiancé on his second birthday.
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Thank you so much for reading.
I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole, the old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything
Anonymous: "Would you ever consider changing your marauder faceclaims from the popular ones since most of us are bored with them?? that came out rude but I'm just curious"
Not as long as those who remain are loyal to them.
"Gideon Prewett. It took five Death Eaters to kill him and his brother Fabian. They fought like heroes."
(Rose Leslie as Molly Prewett/Weasley, Eddie Redmayne as Gideon and Fabian Prewett, Arthur Darvill as Arthur Weasley)
Anonymous: "I think you're JKR in disguise"
Anonymous: "Don't you think Teddy is too, erm, cool to be a Hufflepuff?"
We need to have a chat about your views on Hufflepuff.
“Tell them whatever you like. But make it quick, Remus. I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”
Anonymous: "Why did you put all the next gen kids in Gryffindor. Honestly."
Alright alright alright alright apparently I can no longer ignore this SO LEMME JUSTIFY
1. Most of the parents are both from Gryffindor and it’s known that Hogwarts houses often run in families. I mean Molly and Arthur are a prime example. All of their children were in Gryffindor, so it IS possible for that to happen. You would think with 7 children, one might go to a different house, but they didn’t, so fuckin work with me here. And on top of that, we know absolutely nothing about the next gen characters so throwing them into random houses wouldn’t have felt right (and then people would’ve bitched about that too, let’s be honest, because SOME PEOPLE on this website can’t appreciate the effort that goes into edits and have to rip it to shreds if it doesn’t agree with their headcanons).
2. Most of them are Weasleys. So…
3. But lemme break this down one by one:
Harry Potter (Gryffindor) & Ginny Weasley (Gryffindor)
- James (canon Gryffindor)
- Albus (Gryffindor) - My justification for this is that in the epilogue the idea of being in Slytherin really upset/bothered Albus, even after the “bravest man I ever knew” talk and honestly the only reason it was brought up was because James Sirius was being a little shit and taking the mickey so I see him going to Gryffindor.
- Lily (Gryffindor)
Remus Lupin (Gryffindor) & Nymphadora Tonks (Hufflepuff)
- Teddy (Hufflepuff)…wow, not Gryffindor
Ron Weasley (Gryffindor) & Hermione Granger (Gryffindor)
- Rose (Ravenclaw)…wow, not Gryffindor
- Hugo (Gryffindor)
Bill Weasley (Gryffindor) & Fleur Delacour (Beauxbatons)
- Victoire (Gryffindor)
- Louis (Gryffindor)
- Dominique (Beauxbatons)…wow, not Gryffindor
George Weasley (Gryffindor) & Angelina Johnson (Gryffindor)
- Fred (Gryffindor) And I think we can all agree we’d like him to have a bit of Fred & George’s spirit in him so he needs to be Gryffindor
- Roxanne (Gryffindor)
Percy Weasley (Gryffindor) & Audrey (?)
- Molly (Gryffindor)
- Lucy (Ravenclaw)…wow, not Gryffindor
Rolf Scamander (?) & Luna Lovegood (Ravenclaw)
- Lorcan (Ravenclaw)…wow, not Gryffindor
- Lysander (Hufflepuff)…wow, not Gryffindor
or switch the houses whatever
Draco Malfoy (Slytherin) & Astoria Greengrass (?)
- Scorpius (Slytherin)…wow, not Gryffindor
So does it really, truly seem that ridiculous for me to put them where I did?
Could they have gone to other houses? Sure! Do I think my placement for everyone is perfect and I’ll accept nothing else? NO. I just had an idea and made manips and I’m annoyed at getting people bitching at me every day for it. If it bothers you so much then go make your own edits and shut up.
"Hey, I saw your fancast edit for next generation HP. I was wondering if you had some kind of story for why Dominque would go to Beauxbatons while both her siblings went to Hogwarts. I figure there's some headcanon behind it, and I'd love to hear it. :)"
I just really really love the idea of one of their kids taking after Fleur (and we know from the books that it was an option to send your kids abroad to study). I have it in my head that Dominique was infatuated with France and she loved when they went to visit Fleur’s family there and begged and begged for years to go to Beauxbatons.
Also, this is completely and totally pushing it unless Bill and Fleur had Dominique quite a few years after they had Victoire, BUT it would be cool if by the time Dominique was born, or within a year or two, Gabrielle had a daughter as well and her and Dom got along really well and the two desperately wanted to go to school together and Fleur’s parents agreed to look after Dominique while she was there (but she would’ve had to have been born about 5-6+ years after Victoire unless Gabrielle had a baby in her teens and that seems a bit unrealistic, but it was a cute idea lol)
Otherwise, just the idea of holiday/summer reunions between Dominique and Victoire and Louis and all the catching up on things like Teddy and what all the cousins got up to that year makes me really happy.
And also I really wanted to use Elizabeth Olsen and she looks hella cute in the uniform.
Anonymous: "HEY THERE, OY!! Listen to me, and not those celery sticks who say your fancast for the next gen isn't good enough for them. It's your opinion, your choice, you are free to express yourself, and you didn't insult anyone with that post. So you go hun, you post your fancast, cause nobody has the right to yell at you because you didn't include their fancast. And if they do, I'm gonna find them and stove their computers up their hoohas they will fart their posts. Cheers!"
Very eloquently said. I pray you find $100 on the ground every day for the rest of your life and also that you will marry me. And to everyone else who has sent me something nice, thank you so much, I appreciate it a lot!