HP + winks



Originally located in Arnhem Land, The Australian College of Sorcery and Witchcraft was a sprawling campus of large huts that eventually coalesced into one single structure. The college detached from mainland Australia soon after British settlement in order maintain their practices and culture. Ever since, the school has been drifting haphazardly in the ocean, although it never strays far from the Australian coast for ancient magic keeps the school tethered to Australian soil. Every year, a team of witches and wizards must be employed to anchor the floating campus so students aren’t forced into a cat-and-mouse chase at the beginning of the year in order to attend school (a frustrating endeavour which often results in the postponing of classes due to a large number of absences). To students’ great enjoyment, various creatures (including the occasional mermaid) can often be found sunbathing around the perimeter of the campus which gently slopes into the water. Due to their exposure to unusually friendly oceanic creatures, the college boasts incredibly extensive courses in aquatic-life studies, and is held in high esteem by the international wizarding community for its innovations in water magic. 


the coolest part of harry potter to me is that the wizarding world is a really neat example of how innovation is born from necessity, and how a lack of necessity will ultimately stunt a society by hundreds of years of advances



JK Rowling said she would have made Seamus/Dean canon but she felt it would be distracting from the main trio

Literally how much space do you need to have a line about Dean asking Seamus to the Yule ball

Look, I’ll try

"Parvati had tried to ask Dean to the ball, but he told…


The Yule Ball that should have happened

none of the gifs are mine



Why did Barty Crouch Jr. quit drinking?

Because it was making him Moody.




Why did Barty Crouch Jr. quit drinking?

Because it was making him Moody.







This little scene broke my heart. The girl who believed in nargles, in wrackspurts and blibbering humdingers, has become the girl who believed no more.


See, the thing that nobody understands, is that Luna believed in things that had proof. She’s a Ravenclaw, a genius, an expert in the unseen but proven. I mean, if she’d started talking about Thestrals before Harry had been able to see them, saying that there was an invisible winged horse pulling the carriages that only people that had witnessed death could see? You’d have thought THAT was crazy, too. 

Luna knows Nargles and Wrackspurts are out there. As far as she knows, there’s proof of it. 

But seashells hanging in a door? Those don’t do anything, nothing but give you a false sense of security.

It’s not that Luna doesn’t believe. It’s that now, as always, she’s frank and straightforward. Seashells can’t keep the evil at bay. Nothing can.

Thank you. She is not a naive little kid who believes everything you tell her. She just knows some things we don’t. Because she looks harder.

well now hold on a minute, this makes no sense. Because there was absolutely no proof of crumple horned snorkacks or whatever they were and she still believed in them. Even when the supposed ‘horn’ from one turned out to be a lie she still believed in them. Even though we know she never found proof of them during her career as a naturalist, she continues to believe in them.

Same with Nargles and Wrackspurts, there was never any proof of any of the things she believed in, that was what hermione had such a problem with. If Luna had mentioned Thestrals and someone was like yeah right, she could pull out a book and prove it to them. The things she believed in were just that, her personal beliefs. Things above the norm of the majority. Like muggles who believe in aliens. yes they might believe in them, might believe without a doubt they were abducted, but try convincing someone else when you have no verifiable proof.

this reference to muggles believing something that isn’t proven is definitely an out of character thing to say, so I think irishwolfling made a good observation.   

Luna Lovegood