Durmstrang once had the darkest reputation of all eleven wizarding schools, though this was never entirely merited. It is true that Durmstrang, which has turned out many truly great witches and wizards, has twice in its history fallen under the stewardship of wizards of dubious allegiance or nefarious intent, and that it has one infamous ex-pupil. The first of these unhappy men, Harfang Munter, took over the school shortly after the mysterious death of its founder, the great Bulgarian witch Nerida Vulchanova. Munter established Durmstrang’s reputation for duelling and all forms of martial magic, which remain an impressive part of its curriculum today. The second dark period in Durmstrang’s history came with the Headmastership of Igor Karkaroff, an ex-Death Eater who fled his post upon the return from exile of Lord Voldemort, fearing the latter’s retribution. Karkaroff was an unprincipled and egotistical man who encouraged a culture of fear and intimidation among the students, and many parents withdrew their children from Durmstrang while he was in charge. The ex-pupil who has done more than any other to cause damage to Durmstrang’s reputation is Gellert Grindelwald, one of the most dangerous wizards of the twentieth century. However, in recent years Durmstrang has undergone something of a renaissance, and has produced such international luminaries as international Quidditch star Viktor Krum. Although believed to be situated in the far north of Europe, Durmstrang is one of the most secretive of all schools about its whereabouts, so nobody can be quite certain. Visitors, who must comply with memory charms to erase their knowledge of how they got there, speak of vast, sprawling grounds with many stunning views, not least of the great, dark, spectral ship that is moored on a mountain lake behind the school, from which students dive in summertime.

TIL Durmstrang was founded by a badass lady witch. 

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Luna Lovegood 

So cute!

Luna Lovegood 

So cute!

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beastlyworlds:

Drawing Ginny with Harry was so much fun I did another tiny watercolour of her :>

:D

beastlyworlds:

Drawing Ginny with Harry was so much fun I did another tiny watercolour of her :>

:D

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victoria-q-nerdballs:

mixedupjournals:

This is quite possibly the most “GB” comic I’ve ever drawn.
GB

GET OUT OF MY HEAD

victoria-q-nerdballs:

mixedupjournals:

This is quite possibly the most “GB” comic I’ve ever drawn.

GB

GET OUT OF MY HEAD

zipper-teeth:

Hermione sketch by Skottie Young
(via SkottieYoung.com: Hermione Daily Sketch)

zipper-teeth:

Hermione sketch by Skottie Young

(via SkottieYoung.com: Hermione Daily Sketch)

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In Honor of International Women’s Day: Favorite one liners from bad ass females.

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sofapizza:

the cross-over i didn’t realize i was waiting for until now.

sofapizza:

the cross-over i didn’t realize i was waiting for until now.

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Argus Filch to Play the Doctor (But Not in the Way You Think)

Today in Doctor Who 50th anniversary news, BBC America and BBC Cymru Wales a co-producing a TV movie about the creation of Doctor Who, starring David Bradley, he of curmudgeonly characters Argus Filch and Game of Thrones' Walder Frey, as original First Doctor William Hartnell.

Read more here!

the-lion-wakes-tonight:

Inspired by (x)

I LOVE THIS! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jill: recipe for butterbeer:
Jill: 7 parts Rootbeer or Cream Soda
Jill: 1 part butterscotch schnaaps
Jill: 1 part vanilla vodka (for an extra kick!)
Susana: man thank gods wizards don't have college
Susana: think of all the shit kids get up to at hogwarts
Susana: except now they can drink, fuck, and apparate

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belatedmedia:

The Goblet of Hunger Games

Colin Creevey: I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

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Awesome Harry Potter Fan Decodes Wizarding Genetics: It's All About Trinucleotide Repeats

Magical ability could be explained by a single autosomal dominant gene if it is caused by an expansion of trinucleotide repeats with non-Mendelian ratios of inheritance. - Andrea Biology major Andrea admits she was not a biology major yet when she read the Harry Potter books. So it is only recently that she’s come across J.K. Rowling's statement that the wizarding gene is dominant (that is, it's much more likely to be passed from parent to child, and much less likely to be present in the genome unexpressed). Andrea also noticed the confusion surrounding Rowling's statement, with a lot of folks seeming to think that the author had gotten one of the basic foundations of genetics wrong. If the wizarding gene was dominant, how could you explain muggle-borns, wizards born to non-wizard parents? And how to explain squibs, the rare non-magical offspring of wizard parents? Andrea wants Rowling to know that she's got her back, and sent her a six page scientific paper supporting her claim. Fortunately, she also shared it with the internet. And while I would be the first to admit that I don't remember much from AP Biology and have a childish enjoyment of the simplicity of the Punnet square, I believe this is the crux of her argument:

Read more, or just go check out her Tumblr.

BAMF Girls Club Brings Together Some of Our Favorite Badass Ladies

We are a fan of badass ladies ‘round these parts, it is no secret. Feeding right into that soft spot, the awesome team over at Comediva are now bringing us a sort of parody/showcase of what might happen is some favorite BAMFy fictional characters (and Bella) became roommates. Sort of like The Real World, but with more side-braids and tortured backstories. Obviously, no one video can capture everyone’s favorite BAMF girls, so we’ll throw it out to you to lengthen the list. Who’s your favorite? Why? How do you think they’d interact with the other girls in the house? (via Gender Focus)

Legend of Korra Fandom: That was awesome! And the wait for next season won't be so bad right?
Doctor Who Fandom: Oh...
Sherlock Fandom: -rocking back and forth- Just one more year... just one more year...
Supernatural Fandom: BUT WHY OCTOBER???
Harry Potter Fandom: *gross sobbing* *lots of dying whale noises*
Avengers Fandom: And then we get Iron Man 3, and then Thor 2, and Captain America 2, and meanwhile there's a steady stream of comics we can always read while scrolling through pictures of Tom Hiddleston's face.
Young Justice Fandom: THIS IS SOME BULLSHIT.