science fact: it is impossible for me to stop reading this passage once I’ve started, even though I know the pain that’s coming…
I do mostly agree with you, but I think that being unwilling to actually look at all the thing’s he’s suffered through includes PTSD. It was something he had to suffer through, he didn’t really get much help or acknowledgement for it.
It’s a double standard and it’s a case of taking things at face value without considering why he’s acting this way. It’s such a huge pet peeve of mine, I feel like a lot of adults do this irl when it comes to teenagers, they dismiss them acting out or making bad decisions as peer pressure/just another typical angry teenager etc without bothering to understand what’s going on that’s really making them act that way.
OotP was when Harry was the most vulnerable and the most human, it was sort of like his transition stage, where he openly acted out and lashed out etc against everything that was happening to him and the unfairness of it all. It keep building up and up and spills over the edge finally when Sirius dies and he loses it. But he didn’t give up. He kept fighting, and that’s such an important lesson to be learned from OotP.
He went from this:
“Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human”
“THEN - I - DON’T - WANT - TO - BE - HUMAN!” Harry roared, and he seized the delicate silver instrument from the spindlelegged table beside him and flung it across the room; it shattered into a hundred tiny pieces against the wall. Several of the pictures let out yells of anger and fright, and the portrait of Armando Dippet said, “Really!”
“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANY MORE”
- Chapter 37, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Sirius represented much to you that you had never known before,” said Dumbledore gently. “Naturally, the loss is devastating…”
“But while I was at the Dursleys’…” interrupted Harry, his voice growing stronger, “I realized I can’t shut myself away or — or crack up. Sirius wouldn’t have wanted that, would he? And anyway, life’s too short… Look at Madam Bones, look at Emmeline Vance… It could be me next, couldn’t it? But if it is,” he said fiercely, now looking straight into Dumbledore’s blue eyes gleaming in the wandlight, “I’ll make sure I take as many Death Eaters with me as I can, and Voldemort too if I can manage it.”
- Chapter 4 , Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
I’m sorry, how can you not love this boy to pieces
Well I don’t. And I’m not a Malfoy or Snape “apologist” either. Why is it so hard to have an opinion, which we can back up, without being criticised?
Maybe because you’re reblogging something where the person who posted it clearly disagrees with you?
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but why are you seeking out arguments if you don’t want to be criticized?
Zeina was asked a question, and she answered it. There was no reason to reblog a post that you didn’t agree with and add an argumentative comment.
And I’m not sure you can back up your Harry hate to be honest. I honestly don’t think that I have ever seen a legitimate ‘Harry is a complete dick’ argument, and certainly not one that doesn’t completely refuse to accept the concept of emotional trauma affecting behaviour. I don’t think you can argue that point without ignoring canon evidence about WHY Harry acts the way he does at times.
I always find it bizarre that people are in the Harry Potter fandom when they don’t like the character of Harry. Same for people who don’t like Percy but love PJO. I get that you don’t have to like every character - God knows I don’t - but if you dislike the central character, the protagonist, I don’t see how you can enjoy the books. Doesn’t it annoy you to sit and read books from the viewpoint of a character you can’t stand?
And the fact that you see everything through the eyes of the protagonist usually means you’re sympathetic to their POV. Hitchcock used to say that that audience sympathies depends on where you place the camera. Place it with the burglar and the audience will worry about him being caught; place it with the homeowner and they’ll WANT him caught.
I don’t know, I just find it weird.
has no one seen my not-actually graphs harry deserves your love & respect graphs? bc he is and does and ily all
Book Quotes: - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry suddenly realized that there were tears on his face mingling with sweat. He bent his face as low as possible, wiping them off on his robes, pretending to do up his shoelaces, so that Lupin wouldn’t see. "You heard James?" said Lupin in a strange voice.
my response to the recent JKR interview in 2 parts:
1. color an old harry/ginny sketch
2. laugh because NO TAKESIES BACKSIES JO
But imagine when Sirius arrived at Godric’s Hollow the night James and Lily were murdered and Hagrid comes out of the house and see’s Sirius standing there completely horrified and he tries to comfort him but Sirius doesn’t really respond or even look at him. But then Harry see’s Sirius and his crying ceases a bit and he just whimpers “pafoo” and tries to grab for Sirius and that’s what snaps him back to reality and leads him to say “Give Harry to me, Hagrid, I’m his godfather, I’ll look after him” and I think I broke myself.
this is how i really imagined him
wow okay yes.
The only time they ever got close in the films was GoF AND THEN THEY CUT IT ALL OFF IN OOtP AND I’VE NEVER BEEN MORE HEARTBROKEN TO SEE A FICTIONAL CHARACTER GET A HAIRCUT.
i never reblog anything but superatural, but this is honestly the most beautiful drawing of a fiction-character i have ever seen. i am highly frustrated that daniel didn’t look like this omg
This is honestly 482,649,693,626,485,610,790.27% perfect
idk man PoA came pretty damn close
But really can you imagine how much fun Harry would have had with an animagus as a father? James giving little five year old Harry stag-rides on his back prancing along in the backyard, James going to “mow the lawn” and then Harry looks out his window…
After the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry went to tell Andromeda personally about Lupin and Tonks. It was maybe the first time he broke down after everything happened, and it was also the first time he met Teddy. He explained to her that Lupin had made him godfather, that he’d like to be as involved in Teddy’s life as possible.
He went to Andromeda’s often in Teddy’s early years. He split his time fairly evenly between the Weasleys’ and the Tonks’ house in the immediate aftermath of the war. She didn’t have much family left. She listened to him and he listened to her. They spent lots of nights talking…it was rather therapeutic for both of them. Andromeda would tell Harry stories about Sirius and James and Lupin as boys, when she’d see them at Hogwarts or when they came to visit. One night, she thanked Harry for straightening Remus out and sending him back home to pregnant Tonks.
Andromeda and baby Teddy were kind of assimilated into the Weasley’s house for that first set of Holidays. Eventually, she and Mrs. Weasley became good friends.
Harry, of course, got Teddy a toy racing broom for his first birthday.
Although he saw him often, it was a long time before Harry was comfortable being alone with Teddy because, you know, he was still a baby. That changed when he took Teddy to the World Cup for his second birthday. They went together every year after that, eventually with the full Potter/Weasley clans in tow.
Harry never missed a birthday or holiday. When Teddy turned five, he came dangerously close. His team of aurors were tracking down a well known death eater out of country. Still, he apparated “home” to be there.
Teddy was ring bearer for he and Ginny’s wedding.
Harry always, always talked about Lupin and Tonks to Teddy. It was the one thing Harry and Mrs. Tonks really disagreed on in how to raise Teddy. Not because she had a real objection to it, but because it hurt her to talk about them. Harry lost it a bit and said that he deserves to know what they look like, what their names are, how they behaved. When he calmed down, he explained about the Dursleys’ was like, how he didn’t know any of those things. Harry insisted that Teddy deserved to always know who his parents were—not to burden him with the knowledge, like Neville had been, but so that knew, always, that it was okay to talk about it.
Harry came over to Andromeda’s every Saturday for supper and would spend all day there. He taught Teddy how to play Quidditch, took him to the sea. He taught him his first spells when he was five.
Harry was the one to take Teddy to their graves. The year James Sirius was born was a hard one for Teddy. For one, Harry’s attention was for the first time divided between him and another child. For another, it really, truly hit him, seeing he and Ginny action, what he was missing by having dead parents. He was so damn angry about it and started acting out. He got into a huge row with Harry and told him he couldn’t understand, not at all, and to stop pretending liked he could. Harry took Teddy to his parents’ graves and said, yes, buddy, I really do. Tears and hugs and long conversations ok? It changed the dynamic of their relationship.
He kept his mirror sliver but gave the whole one to Teddy.
Harry exposed Teddy to all kinds of muggle culture-fairs, cinema, fairy stories, music, the zoo, etc.
Teddy would come to Harry and Ginny’s all the time for supper. He became their preferred babysitter when they went out to dinner, although they never really knew what state the house/kids would be in when they got home.
Harry got Teddy his first owl when it was time for him to gather his Hogwarts supplies. He wrote him all the time.
I always thought that Hagrid gave the motorbike to Harry, eventually, but Ginny would ride it before Harry did. They gave Teddy the motorbike, ok? Just go with it.
Harry absolutely gave Teddy dating advice which was, you know, a damn adorable moment.
Teddy didn’t make the Quidditch team the first year he tried out. He was fairly upset by it. Ginny and Harry took turns training with him over the summer, and he made the team fifth year. He was a fantastic keeper. Harry came to watch his matches.
Teddy got two boxes of sweets every month-one from Mrs. Weasley and one from his grandmum. He also got a “T” sweater every year. (bonus Weasley headcanon: Eventually Mrs. Weasley broke it to her children that she wasn’t at all able to keep knitting them sweaters because there were so many grandchildren. The only one upset was Harry.)
He spent his summers divided evenly between the Potters’, Weasleys’, and his grandmum’s houses.
When Teddy realized that his grandmum was dying, he nearly fell apart. It was a long illness and it was really Ginny and Harry that got him through all of that. They were at the house constantly because Andromeda didn’t want to leave her house and Teddy wouldn’t leave her.
I’ve never really thought about them before, so I made these up on the fly but they are from this point forward my headcanons
HP and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry turned his back on Dumbledore and stared determinedly out of the opposite window. He could see the Quidditch stadium in the distance. Sirius had appeared there once, disguised as the shaggy black dog …
"There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry," said Dumbledore’s voice. "On the contrary…the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength."
AND HARRY SITS THERE TRYING NOT TO SMILE AS HE HEARS LILY IN THE DISTANCE GOING “NO JAMES NO, YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ENCOURAGING HIM HE IS IN SO MUCH TROUBLE.”
"LiLY DON’T GET IN THE WAY OF TRUE INHERITANCE."
AND RON’S LIKE “HARRY I HATE YOU SO MUCH”
“Anyway – it doesn’t matter – Sirius won’t care if it’s unusual, he’ll come back, I know he will!” And so strong was his belief, Harry actually turned his head to check the door, sure, for a split second, that he was going to see Sirius, pearly-white and transparent but beaming, walking through it towards him.
Anywhere is better than here.
But I’m just harry.
harry james potter (deserves your respect & love)
(pt 1 because all my harry love cannot begin to be contained in one set of graphs. this boy went through a helluvalot and gave the same and damn you if you don’t adore him)