so sometimes i think about harry potter being in the aurors and like
he’d never really thought about child protective services, muggle or otherwise, cause it’d never been relevant, right? like when he was a miserable kid he just thought that was what it was like being an orphan. but then he sees cases come through the department where parents are murdered and there’s kids sitting in their waiting room with copies of the quibbler and water waiting while an auror sits down with a family tree and tries to find whatever relatives this kid might have in the wizarding world, going back maybe even five generations to find anyone living and vaguely related to this child to drop them off with
and he goes to shit apartments in diagon alley after noise complaints and finds children who are black and blue with hexed, bleeding skin who insist they were just playing with a weasley’s wizard wheeze, no really mr. potter
and he thinks about how merope gaunt stumbled into a muggle orphanage and left them a child who would grow up learning fear was the key to harmony, and becoming a god meant safety
and really, how was the headmaster of a school the person who made the call about where he ended up, how was the system so haphazard that a man who wouldn’t be part of his life for another ten years got to make the biggest decision of his life
harry thinks about his cupboard
and then harry potter sits down with hermione and ron and neville (cause of course neville would want a stake in this) and says, “we need to change the wizarding world again.”
and they do.
Hi! This is a sideblog that Mags uses to keep track of cool story ideas she found on tumblr in a somewhat more permanent form than bookmarks. I’ve got a queue of 53 that I’ll post pretty frequently and then I’ll do things whenever I feel like reblogging. Hopefully it’ll be interesting to use for you too!
Woah, I’m actually reblogging things?
So I got tagged by robalyn but I’m not going to spread this b/c reasons.
1. what’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week?
probably graduating, ngl.
2. what’s your favorite animal?
I am very partial to cuttlefish because they are so cute and smart
3. do you have pets? if so, tell me about them. if not, what kind of pets would you want and what would you name them?
Weeeeell, I have a tiny black-and-white cat named Blitz, but she’s a moody little thing and the only thing that warms her heart is sitting in Dad’s lap so we don’t interact much. She sleeps on my bed during the day sometimes. I am very much a cat person, though.
4. who was the last person you texted or messaged? what did you say?
The last person I texted was Mom, telling her that I was leaving to go to graduation. (Last night obvs)
5. are you READY for school to get out??? and/or graduation????
HELL YES I AM READY TO WRECK MY SLEEP CYCLE
6. what do your favorite shoes look like?
They’re black tennis shoes with little magenta/white highlights. They’re sooo comfy omg
7. what are you doing this summer? what’s gonna be the HIGHLIGHT?
My plans kinda fell through so I don’t know! I’m probably going to internet a lot and maybe get a job.
8. do you sunburn easily? i have a sunburn in the pattern of my dress from today….
(Ooo, ouch.) Pretty easily. I end up wearing hats/long-sleeved shirts/sunblock if I want to go outside.
9. how are you with spicy food??
I can handle moderate spice but I don’t really like more than ~1 star.
10. what’s your favorite type of food?
OKAY SO LAST NIGHT my whole family (+andy) went to this brazilian steakhouse where you can get all-you-can-eat meat, and they just bring cuts of it out on skewers and slice it off for you right there and I ate soooooo much meat. That’s my favorite, right there.