sometimes i genuinely forget cis people exist and then i see a cis man and have to pause for a second like. ‘what the fuck. who the fuck are you.’
do you ever think about how the series of events that lead to Dumbledore’s death in HBP was literally set into motion by Oliver Wood’s passion for Quidditch
okay but literally I can’t stop thinking about this -
it is of course possible that Draco would have gotten the Death Eaters into the school some other way if the Vanishing Cabinet hadn’t created the perfect opportunity, but it wasn’t looking likely.
so like, it’s reasonable enough to assume that Dumbledore’s death (at the hands of Snape specifically, obviously I know he was going to die soon enough from the curse, but the timing does make a difference so I’m still focused on this) occurred because of the Death Eaters getting into the school. the reason the Death Eaters were able to get into the school was because of the Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement, which Draco repaired.
the Vanishing Cabinet ended up in the Room of Requirement over the summer of 1996, presumably (reasoning for this is in the next paragraph), and Draco discovered it there sometime in his 6th year. but the only reason he had even known what it was, and what it could do, was because he had spoken with….
Graham Montague, a Slytherin who was in 7th year in 1995-1996 (when Harry & co were in 5th year). Montague was shoved into the Vanishing Cabinet in that year by Fred and George Weasley, because he was a part of the Inquisitorial Squad and was presumably about to take points from the Weasley twins for doing something disruptive. and we know that Montague got stuck in a limbo between the two connected cabinets, due to one of them being broken - he could hear things being discussed in Borgin & Burkes, which is how he was able to let Malfoy know that the other “end of the tunnel”, or basically the other cabinet, was in Borgin & Burkes (which, Draco would already have seen as a 12-year-old, in the summer before his 2nd year, when he visited the shop with his father - fun fact, Harry hid in that exact cabinet while Lucius Malfoy was transacting with Borgin).
Montague would never have had this experience at all if the cabinet hadn’t been broken in the first place. but in fact, we know exactly how, when, why, and by whom the cabinet was broken.
it was in the fall of 1992, when Nearly Headless Nick observed that Harry had gotten in trouble with Filch, and prompted Peeves to drop that very same cabinet from a large height in order to cause a distraction for Filch, allowing Harry to get out of trouble.
why was Harry in trouble in the first place? because he was “tracking mud” in the corridors.
why was he tracking mud in the corridors? because Oliver Wood had had him out on the Quidditch pitch all day even though it had been literally storming outside. so Harry came into the castle drenched and splattered with mud.
Dumbledore literally died because of how obsessed Oliver Wood was with winning the Quidditch Cup.
thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.
sorry, one more thing - people keep reblogging this with tags that imply they think that this is like a “headcanon” or just “plausible” and while I get why you would think that, I need you to really understand how canonical this is because it’s Very canonical which is Ridiculous
the bits about the Vanishing Cabinet being the only real way he had to get the Death Eaters in, having heard about it from Montague and how that made him realize he could use them as a passage, etc - that was all clearly laid out in HBP, chapter 27 (The Lightning-Struck Tower).
Montague being shoved into the cabinet takes place in OOTP, chapter 28 (Snape’s Worst Memory).
Draco seeing the cabinet and Harry being in the cabinet is all in CoS, chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts).
and the entire situation with the Quidditch practice and the mud and Harry getting in trouble and Nick getting Peeves to drop the cabinet is in CoS, chapter 8 (The Deathday Party).
it’s the lined-up-dominoes meme, and it’s ridiculous. and it’s all on the page.
It’s better than that.
Voldemort died because Harry was the master of the Elder Wand that Voldemort was trying to use.
Why was Harry the master? Because he overpowered its previous master, Draco, and won its allegiance.
Why was Draco master of the Elder Wand? Because he disarmed Dumbledore in the precise sequence being discussed, which relied on the vanishing cabinet.
Harry defeated Voldemort because of Oliver Wood’s passion for quidditch.
I’m kicking myself, I can’t believe I missed this!!!! thank you for the final connection!!!!!!!
Plot twist: Oliver Wood has been the mastermind all along. Dumbledore who??
it’s jsut fucked up that we bred pigeons to be our companions and then when we no longer had use of them we just abandoned them and now we treate them like menaces and pests and people want them dead they are our FRIENDS
I was drunk but right
Being a teenager is just like * doesnt do homework* *doodles in margins* *wander around house watching youtube* *goes to bed* *plays an instrument badly* *daydreams about going feral and running away to live in the woods* *falls asleep in class*
I can see you’re emotional.
I’ve been thinking about it for a while and like. current e-girl/e-boy is just transphobe friendly emo. like. the rebranding leaves room for those people to disown our roots, and the very proudly queer, gnc beginning of alternative style. there’s no gender neutral terms or language within e-girl/e-boy culture. it’s the exact same style, just cowards want to rebrand it so they don’t have to acknowlege the aspects of emo they don’t like,because all they did before this era was make fun of it and be disgusted by the individuality of it. and it’s so fucking capitalist too. unlike emo/punk/scene, diy is not important, even frowned upon? everything has to be clean cut, and new, and the same. and you know who that benefits? the rich bastards who don’t deserve your money. i hate what it represents. I’m sorry you guys got sucked into the consumerist culture. and another thing. its so shallow. there is no unifying love, theres no culture behind it. it’s not formed out of a need for acceptance, its formed out of a need for transphobes to have a way to use our aesthetic and separate themselves from the people they hated on for so so long. and even now people publicly shame emos and call e-boys and e-girl culture cool and pretty. I’m not trying to attack these people, I’m just really encouraging you to notice the roots of the whole thing because man :////
cis people and binary trans people can reblog just don’t clown on my post
and terfs, truscum and transmeds just don’t fucking interact