Look, I made a gif of this most awesome wizard at the Leaky Cauldron!
DUDE IS READING ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ BY STEPHEN HAWKING
I NEVER REALIZED
are you serious
I always assumed wizards just ignored science, because the fact that “magic” exists, can explain anything. But there are MuggleBorn wizards, ones who, until they were eleven, lived in the real world and learned science and things. Did they all just abandon that normal, muggle knowledge, like Harry did? It’s always been there, itching in the back of my mind.
FOUR FOR YOU SCIENCE WIZARD
YOU GO SCIENCE WIZARD
can we point out that he’s doing wandless magic too
like voldemort couldnt even do that shit
molly fuckin weasley couldnt fuckin do that
who are you
pretty sure this whole series has been about the wrong wizard guys
Plot Twist: He is able to do wandless magic because his comprehensive understanding of quantum physics means that he is the only wizard/witch to actually understand how magic works.
Community has pulled off one the most patient easter eggs ever.
In one episode of each of the first three seasons, the word “Beetlejuice” was used off-handedly in a joke. If you’ve seen the movie Beetlejuice, the titular mischievous ghost would appear in the world of the living if anyone said his name three times. So, sure enough, on the third mention by a Community character, this guy appears in the background for exactly two seconds. They patiently waited three years to reach that punchline.
"Your library is your portrait."
Rushed through it… just so i could get to the ending. Felt all the feels in the middle all through the end. And now that am done, all i want is to read it again. The best part about a book is the ending… however, for this book the ending is “suboptional”. This is such a great story, with a “transcendentally awesome” ending (reminds me of One Hundred Years of Solitude…just a little).
Always read the books. This is why they are so much better than the films.
He was meant to have a human death
to show he was just human
a twisted human
he was supposed to die like a mortal
not turn into fucking butterflies
i will reblog this until the end of time
I agree with this a little—in that the movie is different from the book. I would guess that they made a deliberate choice to tell the story this way. Maybe because it’s more visually dramatic, IDK. But Voldemort in the books is a little two dimensional as a villain. He’s the boogeyman in your closet. The monster in your bed. The thing that goes bump in the night and really actually wants to murder you.
We hear so much about him in the books. But we don’t see him that much. He spends a huge amount of time off-screen. I think it works pretty well. In the movies we see Voldemort more. We hear his voice. We see how he moves and cracks his neck. We see the ways in which he is so very, very not human. He’s attempted to shed his humanity and become something else.
I think you can argue that both ideas are powerful for different reasons. Voldemort’s only human, only mortal death in the books addresses that side. He was only a man, no matter what his ambition or powers. But he destroyed much of what made him a person and what I would define as human. He tore himself into pieces and shredded his soul for power and immortality. There isn’t enough humanity or integrity left in his shell to hold him together. He bursts. And he is brought down by a school boy level defensive spell. It’s as if there was so little left of him her burst like a soap bubble.
I think what works well in the book would not work as well in the films because of the sensory aspects a viewer experiences when seeing and hearing Voldemort. Imagine a slab of meat hitting the stones vs this bursting apart. Are they truly saying different things about Voldemort or are they getting at the same thing from different directions? He was a powerful wizard. His death is magical. In the end he is mortal.
I think some of this depends on how you define what makes someone “human.” People fear different things and frankly I fear both of these things. For some people what’s scary is that he was merely a person and for a while he looked handsome and smart and well liked. Only Dumbledore realized how evil he was when he didn’t look it. For other readers/viewers what he’s made himself, the way he’s destroyed his own humanity and despises it is—that’s what’s scary. That someone could try to step beyond their humanity and any morality and succeed for a time.
Sorry, this need for movies and shows to follow the books exactly and have the same messages gets up my nose. Stories are supposed to change with each telling. Whether you like the changes or not—is another matter.
wow, i really love this critique, and now i’m musing on adaptations and changes and life
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