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The first thing Snape asks Harry is “Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?” According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning ‘My regrets follow you to the grave’ and wormwood means ‘absence’ and also typically symbolized bitter sorrow. If you combined that, it meant ‘I bitterly regret Lily’s death’.

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awitchfromwildmoor:

I just realised the reason Harry never thought of using the two-way mirror to contact Sirius to see if he was okay. It was because he had resolved since the beginning not to use the mirror, since it would put Sirius in danger, since he’d try to come back to rescue Harry.

Harry’s not wanting to put Sirius in danger is the reason Sirius died.

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Anonymous asked: "Jk rowling unilaterally writing that not a single member of slytherin house fought in the battle of hogwarts and instead every single one of them hid like cowards is honestly one of the laziest most flaccid writing decisions of our time"

everambling:

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Tell me again how JK Rowling is a terrible person.

Tell me again how she doesn’t understand the world SHE created.

Tell me again how she didn’t write a very flawed universe to reflect our own very flawed society.

Tell me again how a bunch of children raised in antagonism and prejudice, children, are cowards for siding with their families.

Tell me again how head of Slytherin Slughorn didn’t stay behind and, oh I don’t know, fucking duel Voldemort.

Tell me again. On anon. Don’t show your face, or anything.