The battle of Hogwarts (May 2, 1998)
N e v e r f o r g e t
“That boy’s soul is not yet so damaged,” said Dumbledore. “I would not have it ripped apart on my account.”
“And my soul, Dumbledore? Mine?”
Endless list of things that should have been in the movies
↳ Prisoner of Azkaban, p 120
“Then you should know, Potter, that Sybill Trelawney has predicted the death of one student a year since she arrived at this school. None of them has died yet. Seeing death omens is her favourite way of greeting a new class.”
This, if we ignore all the heart-wrenching breaks in character that gave this musical so much meaning, is my favourite part. This is my favourite demonstration of Starkid’s incredible knowledge of the very root of Harry Potter: love. After the terrible dissolution of his and Ron’s friendship, all Harry wants is someone to be there, to tell him it’s okay, and I was fine, just fine when James appeared but when Harry said, “Dad?” with that crack in his voice, I just lost it. Because underneath the hero persona and the sass and the douchebaggery, all Harry wants is to be loved, and here is one of the only people who he knows would have, and will, love him until the end of time, who he’d thought had been lost forever, and who could make everything alright, even if he wasn’t really there.
Today we acknowledge a really terrible loss. Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend. Therefore, I feel you have the right to know exactly how he died. You see, Cedric Diggory was murdered, by Lord Voldemort. The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this. But not to do so I feel would be an insult to his memory. Now the pain we all feel at this dreadful loss reminds me, and, reminds us, that though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever. Remember that, and Cedric Diggory will not have died in vain. You remember that, and we’ll celebrate a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true. Right to the very end.
“Because if anyone deserves to be on a Chocolate Frog Card, it’s her.” Inspiration