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Harry Potter Readalong: Harry Potter's Secret Heartache

I was seriously just screencapping the trailer to Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing and preparing for bed when I realized it's basically Harry Potter Post Day, which made me go "Fuck" and now this is what you're getting, because I have to go to sleep in like five minutes.

Cho Chang. Don't we all hate Cho Chang? I did, anyway. Because I was 14 and Harry was clearly fated to be with Ginny because she LIKED him, and thusly had my sympathy.


stop being you, Chang. just stop.

The Yule Ball. And the subsequent Best Fight for a While Now. I specifically remember marathoning this book at the same time as my Ron-and-Hermione-ship-doubting friend, immediately post-release, and when I got to "he somehow thought that Hermione had gotten the point much better than Ron had," I phoned her and launched into "I TOLD YOU. I TOOOOOLD YOU" only to discover she was about 20 pages behind. Don't spoil your friends, kids.

*skims some more*


Rita Skeeter's smile flickered very slightly — I love that shit. Every time. People use it and it always makes me happy.

The weird gay bathroom — I seriously think I only think of it this way because he's naked. And it has a hundred wicked-awesome golden taps with inset jewels. Did I mention I love baths? They are the best. We got one of those 'cover up the drainy thing on the side that's supposed to stop the bath from overflowing but really just makes it so your bath is never awesomely high enough' things from Bed, Bath and Beyond for the apartment and it's the most wonderful invention ever. Anyway. This bath is probably the best of all baths, but also, do the prefects have different bathrooms, or is it unisex? Because I call SHENANIGANS on that.


I love the Second Task SO HARD.


The Lestranges — they're a married couple — they're in Azkaban. — *giggles* *rubs hands*



Bertha Jorkins makes me very, very sad.



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