Not for the first time, I find myself wishing that J.K. Rowling would go all “Tolkien” on us and write a book or three about wizarding culture.
For example religion. Religion is never mentioned in the books (probably for the best) yet the practice of godparents seems to be very widely spread. For many people, godparents is now just an act of guardianship, but it has a fundamentally Christian base. Does the wizarding world still carry that religious background in having a godfather/godmother?
I’d love to know what marriage laws are for gay, trans and queer people. Do they have a potion or some sort of spell for gender reassignment surgery? What about the open-ness towards LGBTQ people? I’ve always read into Albus Dumbledore’s character as never being ‘out’ (This could be because J.K. just sort of threw in a gay character after the books were out. Mhmmgh.) perhaps because the wizarding world (or Dumbledore’s family?) were and are very close-minded. Werewolves, which seem to be the closest thing that we were given to LGBTQ matters, are treated extremely poorly in the UK, but how about in France or Russia? Do social matters differ at all or is the structure of Earth’s wizarding world fairly flat?
Do all magical governments follow their muggle counterparts in organization and hierarchy? The Ministry of Magic seems to follow the government of Great Britian, but what about countries in Africa? China? Mexico? How much do muggle crises (like WWII, the Arab Spring, 9/11) affect wizarding life?
Do international wizarding governments get along with each other? America was touched upon once in Goblet of Fire, and barely anything was given. I’d give anything to read about Middle Eastern or Japanese wizards. Imagine the fashion! Wizard robes + traditional wear. Ah, it’d be fantastic!
Are some parts of the world more parallel with muggle pop culture? Something that always sort of bothered me about the HP books is how many wizards and witches treated muggles. They acted like non-magical folk were odd and stupid, when really, muggles are so ignorant about wizarding-matters because the Ministry made it that way, and really, juggles think wizards are weird for walking around in full cloaks in the middle of the summer.
When did house-elves become widely used in slavery? (House-elves are enslaved. I don’t care if they “like it” or not. It’s slavery.) Goblins being treated as outcasts, yet given power over most of Great Britain’s money? So many questions. ..
Of course, the HP fans could all just come together and write our own HP lexicon. *massive winky face* But until then… We could have had it all.
not all character development exists to make someone a better person
people turn into assholes, too. They become more manipulative, arrogant, clingy, irritated… complex.
and that’s okay, that’s important.
✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
people who can sew should run the world and foodstuffs should be sacrificed to them
i was watching the first avenger and wondering how Bucky knew Steve was getting his ass kicked in the back of some random alley behind a movie theatre
like does he just check alleyways whenever he’s walking down a street to see if Steve’s started another fight he can’t finish
the answer is probably yes
headcanon that, even when brainwashed, Bucky still stops at alleyways and looks down them to find nothing
and he never knows what he’s looking for
Can we have another “Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.” post with the words
i love harry but he should have used that COMMUNICATION MIRROR that sirius gave him to COMMUNICATE it frustrates me so much