Before you know it it’s 3 am and you’re 80 years old and you can’t remember what it was like to have 20 year old thoughts or a 10 year old heart.
Also I am now rereading Lioness Rampant and… were Liam and Roger involved at some point? It would explain how Liam knew about Roger before he made a name for himself at court, and would also indicate that Roger has a thing for redheads.
When the first Lord of the Rings movie came out, my friends and I went to see it, and they know that I am Cecil Baldwin III and my dad and my grandfather are Cecils as well, (…) so they’ve started calling me “Cecil, son of Cecil, Heir to the Baldwin Throne”.
I have the feeling of butterflies in my stomach but they’re probably moths and bats and trapped spirits
When my friend was in fourth grade her teacher asked for an example of irony, and she answered “Harry Potter searching for the final horcrux, but he is the final horcrux” and her teacher started screaming and said “I DIDN’T FINISH THE BOOK OH MY GOD!”
the idea of harry potter not only straddling two worlds between him (the british wizarding world and the british muggle world) but also being met at each end by two entirely different systems of historical dehumanization/subjugation (with harry on one hand being a half-blood in a society built on blood pedigree and on the other hand being black mixed-race in a society built on white supremacy) is at once extremely tragic and extremely compelling narratively
it’s also interesting that either status has a completely negligible effect within the opposite world (i.e. harry’s blood status means nothing in muggle britain and his race means nothing in wizarding britain)
mixed-race harry continues to rise to the top as the most narratively compelling interpretation of the text