things i’ve learnt from harry potter

if you know anything about me, you know that i am a potterhead. proud of it. and seeing as these movies are the only constant in my life and, at times, the only things that keep me sane, i felt that i should at least give my take on the valuable life lessons the movie franchise has taught me (yes i know they were books first, calm down. for the sake of this post, i am making movie references.) so here we go:

things i’ve learnt from harry potter
 
1) not everyone who wears a turban is your friend
 
 
case en point, professor quirrell. okay, not everyone is a horcrux and has voldemort on the back of their heads, but you never know what’s under there. they just might.
2) when in doubt, ginger out
 
 
if there is still some ginger-prejudice going on, you should stop it. now. if harry potter has taught you anything, its that ginger people make great friends to have because they let you stay at their house when your family is being sucky. and ginger mothers knit great sweaters. you can trust all gingers. except the girls. never trust ginger girls (i have still not forgiven ginny for opening the chamber of secrets)3) spiders are evil

*shivers* spiders are the type of creatures that will lure you into their den, contain you under the pretense of truthful information, and then send their millions of children to see you to their death. do not trust them, i repeat, DO NOT TRUST THEM. 0/10 would not recommend


4) starring as a ‘small’ role in a major movie will springboard you into blinding fame


so this isn’t necessarily applicable to my life at all, but still: even if you hate your decision, do not bite the hand that feeds you.

5) there is hope for us yet

puberty is real and neville longbottom is proof. hang in there guys, our time will come.

6) girls with colours as their first and last name are not to be trusted

mean girls moment. sorry not sorry. but either way, you shouldn’t trust her because she has a colour as her first and last name. suspicious, hmm? and she was really annoying which did not help her cause.

 

7) the author is not always right

 

okay, so hermione and ron have a historical love story and they are perfect for each other and best friends and blah blah blah – but don’t tell me you’ve never imagined the epilogue with hermione married to draco and then the movie just ends and you’re like “what the heck happened in nineteen years.” seriously. i love the canon ship, but draco and hermione make sense too. think about it. like. just. yeah.
anyway, the point of the story is that everything is not as it seems. things change. you are the author of your own life. adapt and change8) magic should be real

it really should. it’s a bit sad to imagine your life in a world that only exists in your heart *deep sigh*, but we do what we gotta do.
those were just some valuable life lessons i have learnt from my favourite movie franchise. feel free to share anything you’ve learnt too 🙂
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