We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.

Term begins on 1 September. We await your owl by no later than 31 July.


Yours sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall
Deputy Headmistress

I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” 

I was tagged by pettigrew.

Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers.

Name: Samantha
Nickname: Sam
Birthday: July 25th
Gender: Female
Sexuality: eh idk, not big on labels
Height: 5’2”
Time zone: Central
What time and date is it there: 9:40pm, Sat. August 30th
Average hours of sleep I get each night: 8ish
OTPs: River/Doctor, James/Lily, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Remus/Tonks, Beckett/Castle, Ben/Leslie… basically, if it’s canon i ship it.
The last thing I Googled was: constellation/star stuff
First word that comes to mind: Thunder (storming right now)
What I last said to a family member: Goodnight
One place that makes me happy and why: Home ‘cause books, netflix, and cats. :)
How many blankets I sleep under: Normally 1, but in the winter like 5 ‘cause my room’s always coldest.
Favorite beverage: pretty much any kind of fruit juice
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
Something I plan on learning: InDesign.
A piece of advice for all my followers: I’m terrible at giving advice, so I think I’ll let Dumbledore do the talking » “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
You have to listen to this song: Anything by Regina Spektor, but “Rowboats” has been stuck in my head lately.

My blog(s): riversongsmelody, dromedas

Pretty sure most of my dash has done this already, so not gonna tag anyone specific — if you haven’t done it yet, I tag you. :)

simplypotterheads:

Sprectrespecs were large, colourful spectacles that were given away free in an issue of The Quibbler in 1996. They were described as making their wearer look like a “demented, multicoloured owl.” They make wrackspurts, (invisible creatures that floats through one’s ears causing their brain to go fuzzy), visible to the wizarding eye, according to Luna Lovegood.

This boy will be famous, a legend. I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter day in future. There will be books written about Harry, every child in our world will know his name.


House of Black | Astronomical Names↳Regulus Arcturus Black

REGULUS — “The Little King” | “The King Star”ETYMOLOGY:  According to the Babylonians, Regulus is “the star that stands at the lion’s breast” (referring to Leo). Regulus means “the little king” or “prince” in Latin (diminutive of rex — “king”). The star is first believed to have been referred to as Regulus by Copernicus. It is likely a translation of the Hellenistic Greek word Basilikos (“little king”) used by Geminos and Ptolemy, though it could also be a translation of the Babylonian Lugal, which means “king.” The Arabic name for the star is Qalb al-Asad, meaning “heart of the lion.”NOTABLE FEATURES:•  Also known as Alpha Leonis.•  Brightest star in the Leo constellation.•  22nd brightest star in the sky.•  Nearly on the ecliptic (path of the Sun).•  Regularly occulted (covered) by the moon.•  150 times brighter than the sun.•  77 light years away.Sources/Learn More  →  x | x | x | sky guide

House of Black | Astronomical Names
↳Regulus Arcturus Black

REGULUS — “The Little King” | “The King Star”

ETYMOLOGY:  According to the Babylonians, Regulus is “the star that stands at the lion’s breast” (referring to Leo). Regulus means “the little king” or “prince” in Latin (diminutive of rex — “king”). The star is first believed to have been referred to as Regulus by Copernicus. It is likely a translation of the Hellenistic Greek word Basilikos (“little king”) used by Geminos and Ptolemy, though it could also be a translation of the Babylonian Lugal, which means “king.” The Arabic name for the star is Qalb al-Asad, meaning “heart of the lion.”

NOTABLE FEATURES:
•  Also known as Alpha Leonis.
•  Brightest star in the Leo constellation.
•  22nd brightest star in the sky.
•  Nearly on the ecliptic (path of the Sun).
•  Regularly occulted (covered) by the moon.
•  150 times brighter than the sun.
•  77 light years away.
Sources/Learn More  →  x | x | xsky guide