Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.
look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon
And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.
And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.
What? Just WHAT??
The second one looks like Fawkes omg dumbledore never mentioned his Phoenix survives on animal bones
it’s so weird that harry potter took place in the 90’s
space jam was being filmed while voldemort was taking over the wizarding world
come on and slam and welcome to azkaban
I HAVE THREE WORDS THAT WILL BRING JOY TO YOUR HEART:
little league quidditch
#all brooms fly like 3 feet off the ground#the bludgers are stuffed animals#keepers often get distracted by clouds#the seekers are better at playing tag than catching the snitch#games are over when it’s naptime
When Steve Kloves (who wrote the majority of the Potter screenplays) met J.K. Rowling for the first time, he told her straight up that Hermione was his favorite character. Rowling admitted to being relieved, and who could blame her? It was more likely for Hermione to end up disrespected on screen—she wouldn’t be the first female hero to get butchered in the reels.
But this resulted in an undercutting of Ron’s entire character from the first movie. Don’t believe it? When the trio go after the Philosopher’s Stone, they face a series of tests that demand each of their skills in turn. Time likely demanded that this sequence be cut down, and so Hermione’s test—solving Professor Snape’s potion riddle—was removed entirely. To make up for this, she gets them out of the Devil’s Snare, Professor Sprout’s deadly plant. Hermione shouts to Harry and Ron to relax so the foliage will release them—but Ron continues to panic and moan (in campiest fashion possible because he’s played by a child actor and these things are always requested of them), requiring Hermione to blast the thing with a sunlight spell.
In the book, Hermione is the one who panics. She remembers what her lessons taught her—that the Devil’s Snare will recoil at fire—but balks at their lack of matches while they are being strangled to death. Ron immediately shrieks to the rescue YOU ARE A WITCH YOU HAVE A WAND YOU KNOW SPELLS WHAT ARE MATCHES.
It’s a simple change, but it makes such a marked difference in how both characters come off to an audience. Rather than a near-infant, incapable of following the clearest directions, Ron is the even-keeled nitty-gritty one. He’s a tactician, the one who will find the simplest answer to a problem provided that the situation is dire enough to ensure his clear head. Ron is good under pressure and brave to boot. He’s also hilarious.
It is easy to write this off as an actor problem; Emma Watson matured and improved much faster than her costars in terms of talent—and Steve Kloves liked her portrayal so much that he started giving her many of Ron’s important lines. During The Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black is trying to get to Peter Pettigrew (currently disguised as Scabbers the Rat), but Ron and Hermione are convinced he’s after Harry. In the book, Ron stares up defiantly from his mangled, broken leg and tells Sirius Black that if he wants Harry, he’ll have to get through his friends first.
Yeah, my leg hurts way too much, Hermione. You take this one. But say it’s from me. And in the film, it’s Hermione who boldly steps in the line of fire while Ron sobs in pain and babbles incoherently.
These rewrites not only depict Ron as an idiot coward—they also make him an outright jerk. When Professor Snape snaps at Hermione yet again for being an insufferable know-it-all, movie-Ron gives her a look and drawls, “He’s right, you know.” Wait, what?! Harry, why are you friends with this prick? Well, maybe because the Ron Weasley that J.K. Rowling put on paper was in that exact same situation, and immediately leapt to Hermione’s defense when she was being abused by a teacher—“You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?”
and to piggy back my comments on harry potter it’s interesting to me how white fans of that series are so positive that even if they were purebloods in the harry potter universe, they would fight on the side of the mudbloods. they would forsake their privilege, their wealth, their status, their own family members etc in order to take up arms with dumbledore’s army and fight on the side of righteousness and equality, on the side of good. they like to think that they’d be spies, maybe, sitting in on death eater meetings and sneakily feeding information to the order of the phoenix, using their power and influence for good instead of evil. they have no problem imagining using their privilege for good or wanting no part of it altogether if it meant that everyone couldn’t have the same status and treatment. but when it comes to REAL LIFE and ACTUAL PRIVILEGE and ACTUAL OPPRESSION, they’d rather silence the voices of the same people they’d be fighting with and for if we were in rowling’s universe.
miniseries about the death eaters and the order of the phoenix with tom hiddleston as young snape
#from all the bad choices the movies made #not giving this friendship the importance it deserved is number one by a mile #LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT SOME CANON THINGS ABOUT HARRY AND RON FOR A SECOND #Ron is the person Harry would miss the most in the world should something happen to him #Ron was just ELEVEN YEARS OLD when he decided not to go home for xmas #because Harry would be lonely #Ron completely opened his house and shared his family AND EVERYTHING ELSE HE OWNED WITH HARRY #Harry could barely function when he had that horrible fight with Ron that led to him leaving #HE COULD BARELY FUNCTION #LIKE OK REMEMBER THAT PART OF THE BOOK WHEN HARRY WAS TRYING TO FIND THE SWORD #AND IT WAS ALL COMPLICATED AND IT WAS DARK AND HE WAS ALONE AND SO TIRED #AND WHEN RON CAME BACK HE WAS SO HAPPY THAT SAME PATH SEEMED LIKE NOTHING TO HIM #AND RON #Ok Ron was jealous of Harry yes #but first of all CUT HIM SOME SLACK#he comes from a large family where he was always supposed to wear his brother’s handmedowns #almost never had anything new just his own #and then he becomes best friends with the most famous person in the world #wouldn’t YOU be jealous??? #but even if Ron was jealous he NEVER EVER EVER let his jealousy ruin his friendship with Harry #because it’s the most important thing #TO BOTH OF THEM #the MOST #IMPORTANT #BROTHERS IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORLD#YOU ROBBED ME OF THE MOST AMAZING FRIENDSHIP MOVIES #I DEMAND YOU FIX IT SOMEHOW
HARRY/RON BFFS FOR LIFE OK fuck the hermione/harry and hermione/ron bs most of the fandom talks about this is the brotp we need to talk about ok
i still lay at night wondering how the fuck fred and george knew krum would get the snitch but ireland would win
what the fuck
isn’t this what i said? about how this wasn’t necessary because there are so many things about harry potter to reflect on than heterosexual relationships!