If I look back…
You may believe Dementors have no souls, and you’d be right, but not for the reason you think: Dementors are made from damned souls, the husks of the once living, those who are too sick and angry to be even ghosts. They hunger for souls the same way the starved hunger for food: to fill up that empty space inside of them, the blackness that created them, to return to the hollow womb that made them. Haven’t you ever wondered why they were so willing to guard Azkaban? After all, what other place could be a better cradle for nightmares than Azkaban?
Hans Christian Anderson had a witch for a mother, you know. She told him the original story of the Little Mermaid. Yes, the little mermaid killed the prince. Stabbed him in the heart, let his blood flow over her legs, and stumbled into the sea, smearing tendrils of his blood after her, like her hair had melted into the sand. And she got her tail back, but it wasn’t the tail she wanted. It was black, like soot, and billowed around her, mere smoke and vapors. It choked her until she could breathe no more. And she died without a soul, chained to that soullessness for eternity, and she harvested the hapless souls of the young, kissing the mouths of children who cried too much or girls who longed for men who weren’t theirs. She tried to fulfill the rest of her contract with the sea witch, to become human — to become something with a soul.
It wasn’t meant to be a story about tragic love or salvation. It was a story about despair. It was, after all, a story about Dementors.
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
October 31st in the Harry Potter worldInspired by [x]
it kind of bothers me that after all this time people still dont understand how sorting works in harry potter
its not necessarily based on the characteristics you possess, its the ones you value, and that my friends is completely different. that is why the sorting hat considers your choice, otherwise why would he bother with your opinion
primary examples would be hermione, wormtail and lockhart
happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
September 1st thoughts
My new Harry Potter paperback set came in the mail! These have the cover illustrations by Kazu Kibuishi. Together, the set spines make Hogwarts castle and the illustrations around the set case are the students and staff around Honeydukes. My favorite part is that the back covers all have a quote from each book.
Are you ready?
Sirius is very good at spouting bits of excellent personal philosophy, but he does not always live up to them. For instance, he says in Goblet of Fire that if you want to know what a man is really like, ‘look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.’ But Sirius loathes Kreacher, the house-elf he has inherited, and treats him with nothing but contempt. Similarly, Sirius claims that nobody is wholly good or wholly evil, and yet the way he acts towards Snape suggests that he cannot conceive of any latent good qualities there. Of course, these double standards exist in most of us; we might know how we ought to behave, but actually doing it is a different matter!
Sirius is brave, loyal, reckless, embittered and slightly unbalanced by his long stay in Azkaban. He has never really had the chance to grow up; he was around twenty-two when he was sent off to Azkaban, and has had very little normal adult life. Lupin, who is the same age, seems much older and more mature. Sirius’s great redeeming quality is how much affection he is capable of feeling. He loved James like a brother and he went on to transfer that attachment to Harry.—JKR. (via courtesiren)
There is no good and evil. There is only power, and those too weak to seek it.