let’s all take a minute to stop and think about how Hagrid gave Harry his homemade birthday cake, told him how much he looked like his parents, and fed him sausages before he even started to explain that he was a wizard
let’s stop to think about how his absolute first priority was to let harry know that he was loved and cared for
#he made the character more than it was tbh #i love book draco but you don’t get to SEE his struggle so much as infer it based on harry’s rather limited POV and in the movies you get tom felton being amazing and deep and showing the downward spiral of someone who made himself incredibly vulnerable at his first meeting harry because he’s sure that all the hype his parents have been doing towards his family and his winning personality are going to garner him all the cool friends but then the years go on and everyone but slytherin hates him and then everyone but his small group of friends hates him and then he’s not even at school at all and he thinks his parents resent him for not succeeding in killing dumbledore and not helping their family get out under voldemort’s control even though those are both impossible requests for someone who is still underage you can see him try and make a decision of what’s right and what’s easy and once he starts thinking for himself you can see him leaning towards the former because none of this is what he signed up for because from the moment his school career began he’s been failing to live up to the expectations he’s set for himself so he rejects everyone around him as lesser and latches onto the one thing that his parents taught him that comes in handy and condescends to anyone who’ll listen and by the end you can see it eat away at him to the point where he’s all but begging harry to save him from dying because he’s once again failed supremely but this time he’s hit the actual rock bottom and his throat is raw from his constant need to resist swallowing his pride and all he wants is a fresh gasp of air and when his parents get him back he flees without looking back because as much as they’ve been worn out by the war draco’s been worn out by so much more in addition to that #and this all happens int he background with no more than a page of dialogue in each movie whereas the main characters have massive arcs and long lingering moments where you see them break down and build themselves back up and tom felton does it all with such cohesion and quiet brilliance that you look back and deem him a main character when he’s really been lost among the massive cast only getting a few words in edgewise and sometimes i wonder if he maybe relates to draco on a level that makes everything that much more rich and nuanced#harry potter #word vomit #spoilers #malfoys appreciation blog ‘∞
#Okay Draco Malfoy is my favorite character in this entire series and anyone who still dismisses his character as shallow or as the stereotypical antagonist is fucking wrong okay? Draco Malfoy wasn’t the one who made all of the wrong choices or bad decisions. Draco Malfoy wasn’t given any damn choices to make. He had to go through his later years at Hogwarts after becoming a Death Eater knowing that if he accidentally slipped up or accidentally did something that the Death Eaters wouldn’t look kindly upon he likely would have been handed over to Voldemort and been either tortured or killed. #And that’s not the only thing either once his father escaped Azkaban and went back to the Death Eaters ranks he wasn’t looked at the same and was obviously thought of as a fool and wasn’t given any of the responsibilities or duties amongst the Death Eaters that he had at one point poor Draco took that burden upon himself even blaming himself for his fathers failure and took it upon himself to try to restore his family’s name he has the Dark Lord operating out of his house for god’s sake and countless Death Eaters including his merciless aunt breathing down his neck every minute just waiting for him to fail and waiting to rip him apart when he does #we start to see his composure slip over the last three movies struggling to keep that stony face of ‘I don’t care’ and ‘I won’t let this affect me’ and when we finally see him lose that composure for the first time it’s in front of the person who he least wants to see it it’s in front of the exact person that he has struggled to keep that air of perfection around for so long and when Harry is brought in to his home and Draco is asked to identify him he can’t do it out of fear that Harry has already seen him and his weakness #Draco probably knows that Bellatrix won’t even hesitate to kill him if he were to keep Harry’s identity a secret and he doesn’t care he’s finally decided that despite his family’s name and what he has been told to do all of his life he wants to fight for what is good and not what is easy #Just god bless Draco Malfoy and Tom Felton okay? #rant over
it’s even better than that because he’s trying to protect trevor’s ears instead of his own XD I love you neville<3
#and ron is so badass he doesn’t even need to cover his ears #he’s all like ya’ll mad?
Ron is used to it because Percy loves to sing in the shower.
but omfg the knight in the background is all like wHO DARE COMES TO ATTACK ME
yeah but dean and seamus are holding hands
DEAN AND SEAMUS
THIS GIF JUST GOT BETTER AND BETTER
I love it how when Snape draws out his wand there are audible gasps but when Mcgonagall draws her wand there people are screaming out of the way.
They just know better.
damn snape is piss-OH MOTHERFUCKING SHIT, MOVE OUT, CLEAR THE WAY, MCGONAGALL IS PISSED.
I will stop reblogging this when it stops being awesome.
Ron and Harry’s imaginary predictions for their Star charts in Divination which actually happen during their fourth year. - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Page 196)
want to start circling this around again, because I am still amazed by the fact that I managed to see this
Translation: The Irish kid’s been blowing shit up since the day he got here, ask him
I will always wonder how that child would be…
The next Next Gen is looking terrifying
in a good way
The best thing about this is the fact that ‘Weasley’ is part of the DNA process
Previously unreleased Goblet of Fire stills