Still I Wait
An HOH blog
Erin, 21, Michigan. HOH college student, currently learning ASL and how to be an adult. Starbucks aficionado and employee.
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egriz:

Regeneration outtake.

(Disclaimer: I love Capaldi)

3 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |17,990 notes

my-flourish-and-blotts:

My best friend just got sorted into Hufflepuff, as a Gryffindor, I’m so FUCKING PROUD. Look at that badger, fluffy badger, cutie lil badger. Welcome, badger. Badger, badger.

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |164 notes

"My Dream? I Want To Live In A Fantasy World”

Post 500 *-*

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |647 notes
mugglenetmemes:

Hogwarts combined houses; which one are you? http://ift.tt/1lRBj08

mugglenetmemes:

Hogwarts combined houses; which one are you? http://ift.tt/1lRBj08

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |340 notes
mugglenetmemes:

Am I the only one that thought this made no sense? http://ift.tt/1nnil3x

mugglenetmemes:

Am I the only one that thought this made no sense? http://ift.tt/1nnil3x

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |340 notes

extra-credit-turtle:

Ah yes, the first of September. Where I can choose between ranting about Hogwarts,or make a Green Day pun.

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |382 notes
daily-harry-potter:

MRW my phone brings this uphttp://daily-harry-potter.tumblr.com

daily-harry-potter:

MRW my phone brings this up
http://daily-harry-potter.tumblr.com

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |285 notes
daily-harry-potter:

Switched banks this weekend..http://daily-harry-potter.tumblr.com

daily-harry-potter:

Switched banks this weekend..
http://daily-harry-potter.tumblr.com

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |354 notes
sslkarina:

It’s time to go back home  - https://weheartit.com/entry/135113063

sslkarina:

It’s time to go back home - https://weheartit.com/entry/135113063

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |430 notes

J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” novels have a great many concerns that express the series’ larger themes of fascism, democracy and diversity. Among them is the struggle for the rights of house-elves, who play an enormous role in the functioning of the wizarding world even as they reap almost none of the rewards of the magical economy.

The house-elves emerge as characters in the “Harry Potter” novels much in the same way that children themselves might become aware of the workings of the economy as a whole. When Rowling’s characters initially enroll in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, they think certain things there come to pass by magic. Food appears, beautifully prepared, on dinner tables. Beds are made, fires are lit.

But Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione come to learn that most of these tasks are performed by house-elves, who work not just at Hogwarts but in the homes of many wizarding families. In almost all cases, they are bound to their employers by magic, which is convenient for wizards in two ways: They can force these virtual slaves to do even the most dangerous and disagreeable tasks, and they can do it without paying the house-elves.

Ultimately Harry, Hermione and Ron decide that their concern for non-magical persons and certain classes of magical beings means that they must become advocates for house-elves’ rights as well.

But that is not the end of their education. They also learn that if you want to help people, you have to listen to what they want and need and respect their wishes. When the main characters in Rowling’s series inadvertently free a house-elf named Winky from her rigid wizard employer, they are initially surprised when she is devastated and becomes an alcoholic. The wizards saw her release as a simple matter of her rights, but Winky lost her home and what she perceived to be her family. Instead of just forcing her out of bad conditions, Harry, Hermione and Ron needed to convince Winky that a new kind of life would be better and then deliver on their promises.

And at the end of the “Harry Potter” novels, the three young characters get a powerful illustration of what solidarity really means.

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |412 notes
singingtowers:

goddamnit

singingtowers:

goddamnit

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |517 notes
hillaryphotography:

Hope everyone was able to get to the platform on time today!

hillaryphotography:

Hope everyone was able to get to the platform on time today!

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |597 notes

Let the welcome back feast BEGIN!

mugglenet:

image

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |848 notes
18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |1,494 notes
daily-harry-potter:

Emma on the celebrity leakshttp://daily-harry-potter.tumblr.com

daily-harry-potter:

Emma on the celebrity leaks
http://daily-harry-potter.tumblr.com

18 hours ago on September 2nd, 2014 |1,404 notes